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Apple inventions again point to work on health-tracking AirPods

03/16/2017, 05:03 am

A trio of Apple patent applications published on Thursday detail the inner workings of a wireless earbud system packed with sensors for taking biometric readings, suggesting the company is developing an advanced set of AirPods.

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Apple Park Flyover imagery, informational data shows up in latest Apple Maps update

03/15/2017, 11:03 pm

Apple in a recent update to its Apple Maps service added satellite and drone imagery, as well as related geolocation tags, covering Apple Park, the company's headquarters that is currently under construction in Cupertino, Calif.

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Apple's U.S. forestry programs generated more than 13,000 metric tons of wood in 2016, created jobs

03/15/2017, 09:03 pm

Two years after Apple partnered with The Conservation Fund to protect more than 36,000 acres of vulnerable forestland in Maine and North Carolina, the ambitious project is showing returns, with more than 13,000 metric tons of wood harvested between the two states last year.

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Apple's Brickell City Centre store in downtown Miami to open on March 25

03/15/2017, 12:03 pm

Apple's first store in downtown Miami -- Brickell City Centre -- will see a grand opening on Saturday, March 25, the company has announced.

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Samsung plays catch-up with Apple, promises monthly security updates for unlocked US phones

03/14/2017, 04:03 pm

Samsung will soon start providing monthly security updates to unlocked Galaxy smartphones in the U.S., according to the company, offering a level of maintenance more comparable to Apple.

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Apple Park HQ buttressed by Central & Wolfe 'AC3' campus in Sunnyvale, Calif.

03/14/2017, 02:03 pm

Alongside the soon-to-open Apple Park, the iPhone maker's lesser-known "AC3" Central & Wolfe campus is also nearing completion, boasting many of the same environmental efforts that the main campus will provide.

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Rare functional Apple-1 hits auction block in May with $320,000 estimated price

03/14/2017, 01:03 pm

A vintage Apple-1 computer is going on sale via auction in May, with the rare computer and an archive of documents, including the manual and notes of phone calls with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, estimated to sell for up to $320,000.

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Apple issues sixth betas of watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2 to developers

03/14/2017, 01:03 pm

Accompanying the latest beta releases of iOS and macOS that arrived on Monday, Apple on Tuesday pushed out new builds of watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 for testing.

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Hacker, iOS researcher Jonathan Zdziarski hired by Apple's device security department

03/14/2017, 01:03 pm

Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski has attracted the attention of Apple, and has accepted a position within the iPhone manufacturer's Security Engineering and Architecture team.

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Apple & others back Google in opposing FBI warrant for overseas emails

03/14/2017, 11:03 am

Apple has reportedly joined Amazon, Cisco, and Microsoft in signing an amicus brief in support of Google, which a Pennsylvania court recently ordered to hand over emails from foreign servers in compliance with an FBI warrant.

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LG UltraFine 5K disconnect saga seemingly over, third parties used to retrofit RF shielding

03/14/2017, 09:03 am

Continued testing of the LG UltraFine 5K displays has discovered that while the new monitors are very slightly sensitive to high-powered RF emissions like from a very close cell tower or military radar like any monitor, the interference problems are rectified, with older monitors retrofitted by authorized third parties even less sensitive to the same emissions.

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Snap poaches Apple News media manager to work on Discover section

03/14/2017, 12:03 am

Snap, formerly known as Snapchat, recently hired Donna Ogier away from Apple to work on Discover, the money making app section dedicated to news and entertainment content.

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Apple snubs Nokia's Withings on new HomeKit accessories webpage

03/13/2017, 08:03 pm

Apple recently revamped its online list of HomeKit-compatible products to include status updates on upcoming products. While the catalog includes products from a number of manufacturers, it fails to mention a security camera from major brand Nokia's Withings subsidiary.

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Nintendo Switch exploit discovered, leverages old iOS WebKit jailbreak method

03/13/2017, 10:03 am

Hackers have worked out a way to "jailbreak" the Nintendo Switch by attacking the game console's web browser, a technique that reused a vulnerability discovered in early 2016 commonly used to jailbreak iPhones running iOS 9.3.

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Intel buying Mobileye for $15.3B to expand further into self-driving technology

03/13/2017, 09:03 am

In the largest purchase of an Israeli tech company ever, Apple chip partner Intel will dole out $15.3 billion for Mobileye, a company known for anti-collision, driver assistance, and autonomous driving solutions.

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This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' delays, the CIA's iOS hacking tools, Apple fights 'right to repair' & more

03/11/2017, 02:03 am

Though "iPhone 8" is still months away from an expected debut, two reports hinted that the device could miss a September launch window -- and might not even be the device people are predicting. Apple, meanwhile, tried to assure people that many exploits gathered by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, uncovered by WikiLeaks, have already been fixed.

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WeberHaus will offer HomeKit-enabled smart homes in Europe this year

03/10/2017, 02:03 pm

Apple's smart home connectivity platform will be offered to more buyers of new homes in Europe, as pre-fabricated house builder WeberHaus has confirmed its home control systems will include support for HomeKit, starting later this year.

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Apple retains top spot on Laptop's tech support rankings for third year straight

03/10/2017, 11:03 am

For a third consecutive year, tech publication Laptop has once again awarded the best score in its Tech Support Showdown to Apple, commending its support via phone calls, online chat, and social media accounts.

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Japan's national security could block Apple suppliers Foxconn & TSMC from Toshiba memory stake

03/10/2017, 09:03 am

The Japanese government is preparing to vet the security of potential bidders for a majority stake in Toshiba's memory business -- something that could give U.S. companies an edge, but stop Apple suppliers Foxconn and TSMC, a report said on Friday.

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Apple lobbies against 'right to repair' proposal in Nebraska

03/09/2017, 09:03 pm

As reported earlier this year, Apple has sent delegates to officially oppose the passage of a so-called "right to repair" bill in Nebraska that would require the company to provide consumers and third-party repair shops access to service manuals and parts.

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