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Apple executives receive over $30M each in vested stock bonus

10/03/2018, 07:10 pm

Members of Apple's leadership team on Monday reaped a batch of vested restricted stock units worth more than $30 million, a bonus for exceeding board-mandated performance metrics.

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Cable & ISP groups sue to block California's net neutrality protections

10/03/2018, 03:10 pm

Four industry organizations have leveled a joint lawsuit against the state of California, hoping to stop net neutrality rules that could impact how they do business.

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Tim Cook will deliver keynote at European Union's privacy conference

10/03/2018, 02:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be speaking at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners on October 24, delivering the keynote during the public 'Debating Ethics' session at the European conference.

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Amazon updates Fire TV Stick with 4K, Dolby Atmos, all HDR standards

10/03/2018, 09:10 am

Amazon on Wednesday launched a new version of its Fire TV Stick, adding not just 4K video but support for Dolby Atmos surround sound and all three major HDR (high dynamic range) formats.

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Wi-Fi spec naming getting simplified with new numbering scheme

10/03/2018, 09:10 am

The Wi-Fi Alliance is rebranding the terms used to identify different types of Wi-Fi connection in a bid to simplify the naming system for the general public, with 802.11ac being retroactively renamed "Wi-Fi 5" and the next-generation 802.11ax technology arriving next year as the more easily understood "Wi-Fi 6."

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Availability shrinking for LG UltraFine 5K Display at Apple Stores

10/03/2018, 08:10 am

The online Apple Store is no longer offering in-store pickup for the LG UltraFine 5K Display for a large number of outlets around the globe, a possible indication that the screens may be replaced by a new model, potentially even the anticipated Apple-produced displays.

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Apple joins other tech giants denouncing Australia encryption backdoor proposals

10/03/2018, 07:10 am

Apple is joining Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook in opposing a proposed law in Australia that would force companies to provide law enforcement officials access to encrypted data for the purposes of fighting crime, or face steep penalties.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks privacy, China and Alex Jones with HBO's VICE News Tonight

10/02/2018, 08:10 pm

In a one-on-one interview with HBO's VICE News Tonight, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed a series of hard-hitting questions from correspondent Elle Reeves concerning data privacy, Apple's dealings in China, the Alex Jones controversy and more.

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Apple to reveal Q4 2018 earnings on Nov. 1

10/02/2018, 06:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced plans to report quarterly earnings for the fourth quarter of 2018 at the end of trading on Nov. 1, when company executives could reveal an initial glimpse at iPhone XS and XS Max sales performance.

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Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 & Surface Studio 2

10/02/2018, 05:10 pm

At a Tuesday press event Microsoft revealed three new computers in its touch-capable Surface line, leading with the Surface Pro 6, a competitor to both iPads and MacBooks.

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Tim Cook to appear on HBO's Vice News to discuss privacy, more

10/02/2018, 05:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear in a one-on-one interview with HBO's Vice News on Tuesday, where he is set to discuss hot-button issues including data privacy and encryption.

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Apple donates $1M to Indonesia earthquake and tsunami relief efforts

10/02/2018, 12:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced Apple is donating $1 million to help relief efforts taking place in Indonesia after the recent earthquake and tsunami, in a continuation of the iPhone producer's charitable efforts following major disasters over the years.

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Apple, Huawei both using 7nm TSMC processors, beating out Qualcomm and Samsung

10/02/2018, 09:10 am

Huawei may be the second smartphone producer to use processors made using a 7-nanometer process, following Apple's use of the A12 chip in the iPhone XS, with the designed-in-house Kirin 980 processor thought to be using the same production process as Apple.

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Apple Pay Cash sightings in France, Germany suggest rollout imminent

10/02/2018, 07:10 am

Apply Pay users in France and Germany may gain the ability to use Apple Pay Cash in the near future, with sightings of the set-up process and support pages indicating the launch of the personal payments feature likely to launch in the two countries very soon.

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Steve Wozniak's 'Woz U' boot camp accused of shoddy courses, heavy-handed sales tactics

10/01/2018, 03:10 pm

Though associated with one of the famous co-founders of Apple, Steve Wozniak's "Woz U" programming boot camp has over-promised and under-delivered, a report charged on Monday.

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Verizon 5G Home internet service goes live with free Apple TV offer

10/01/2018, 12:10 pm

Verizon has launched its 5G Home Internet service in four cities, competing against normal home broadband with a cellular-based version boasting connection speeds of up to 300Mbps, with an Apple TV 4K offered to tempt customers to sign up to the service.

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Flagship Apple stores host Today at Apple events in tandem with The Big Draw Festival

10/01/2018, 12:10 pm

Thoughout October Apple will be hosting special Today at Apple events in partnership with the worldwide Big Draw Festival.

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Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee reveals 'Solid' plan for users to take control of personal data

10/01/2018, 10:10 am

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, hopes to hand back control of personal data to individuals, with the launch of an open-source platform called Solid to control where data is stored and what entities have access to the information.

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Net neutrality law enacted in California, US Justice Department promptly sues

10/01/2018, 09:10 am

The U.S. Justice Department is launching a lawsuit against the state of California over newly-signed net neutrality regulations, which could impact both internet service providers and their customers.

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Apple may be fighting saturated smartphone market in US, but iPad still has room for growth

10/01/2018, 08:10 am

Apple's efforts to continue growing its market share in the United States may be facing resistance from the market itself, as Pew research data indicates high levels of saturation for smartphones and cellphones, leaving few relatively few brand new customers to acquire.

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