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Apple snaps up massive manufacturing space in Milpitas, California

10/20/2018, 06:10 pm

Apple has reportedly secured a 10-year lease for a Milpitas warehouse measuring almost 314,000 square feet, raising questions about the company's intentions.

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Remaining artifacts from Steve Jobs' Jackling mansion may be headed to auction

10/20/2018, 10:10 am

Woodside, California is considering auctioning off items of historical and architectural significance that it collected from the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' Jackling mansion immediately prior to the 2011 demolition of the property.

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Tim Cook lambastes Bloomberg for iCloud spy chip report, calls for retraction

10/19/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook has uncharacteristically spoken out about the Bloomberg report that claimed that the Chinese had inserted a spy chip into the company's iCloud server, and is completely denying that Apple was impacted.

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Apple repair policy critic vows to fight 'counterfeit' battery seizure by U.S. customs

10/19/2018, 12:10 pm

Prominent YouTube repair personality and repair shop owner Louis Rossmann has objected to the seizure of original batteries worth $1,000 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection under the suspicion they are counterfeit, ten days after participating in a report attacking Apple's repair policies.

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Google charging Android device makers up to $40 per phone to install apps

10/19/2018, 10:10 am

Google's recent EU ruling-driven rule changes for licensing access to the Google Play Store and the company's other apps to Android devices could cost some vendors as much as $40 per unit, according to internal documents, but the high fee could be significantly reduced down or eliminated entirely if Google's clients preinstall specific apps onto European smartphones.

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U.S. intelligence director: 'no evidence' of Chinese spy chips in iCloud servers

10/19/2018, 09:10 am

The U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, claims that the government has seen "no evidence" so far that Chinese spy chips were planted onto motherboards that then made their way into servers at companies like Apple.

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Jony Ive 'proud' of Apple Watch, explains design team's late Apple Park move

10/19/2018, 09:10 am

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive believes the Apple Watch is more than a timepiece and is "truly proud" of the wearable device, according to a recent interview covering the design team's move into Apple Park, and the responsibility the company has to examine how its products impact the world.

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iPhone XR may reduce ASP but should outpace iPhone 8 shipments by 50 percent

10/19/2018, 09:10 am

The iPhone XR will fare far better than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in terms of shipments, Robert Cihra of Guggenheim Securities predicts, but while the low cost could hurt the overall iPhone average selling price, the release will probably help drive demand and fourth quarter revenue.

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Chinese consumer group demands Apple compensate stolen Apple ID owners

10/19/2018, 08:10 am

The China Consumer Association is calling on Apple to fully compensate people who lost money as a result of stolen iCloud accounts, arguing the company is downplaying a recent security breach.

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Apple sued over FaceTime technology

10/18/2018, 07:10 pm

Patent troll Uniloc on Thursday filed a fresh legal claim against Apple -- its third in as many weeks -- asserting the tech giant's FaceTime technology infringes on an internet telephony invention developed by Hewlett-Packard.

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Samsung starts 7nm chip production, trailing behind A-series supplier TSMC

10/18/2018, 10:10 am

Samsung has commenced production of chips using a 7-nanometer process, a move that brings it in line with Apple's A-series chip partner TSMC, giving the iPhone supplier potential competition for future iPhone processor orders.

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Apple working on high-voltage battery power converters intended for sports cars

10/18/2018, 09:10 am

Apple is continuing to explore ways to improve cars and other vehicles, possibly as part of Project Titan, as the iPhone producer has come up with ways to refine power transfer systems used in electric vehicles to run low-power equipment.

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Intel splitting manufacturing group into three parts after repeated 10nm delays

10/17/2018, 03:10 pm

Intel is preparing to make changes to how manufacturing will be managed after the arm's leader retires in November, with claims the group will be spit into three segments with separate leaders, as the company attempts to catch up with its repeatedly delayed product launches.

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Apple's refreshed Privacy website now allows US users to request stored personal data

10/17/2018, 11:10 am

Apple launched a refreshed privacy website on Wednesday, updating the minisite to better educate its customers on how the company works to protect the user's personal data across all of its products and services, as well as opening up a system for US users to request all of their data from Apple.

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Alphabet sued over failing to disclose Google+ privacy vulnerability

10/17/2018, 09:10 am

An investor has launched a lawsuit against Google's parent company, Alphabet, arguing that the company deceived fellow investors by failing to reveal a Google+ bug that could have exposed profile information people didn't set to public.

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Facebook waffles on Portal video chat device privacy, can be used for ad data

10/17/2018, 08:10 am

Facebook's recently launched Portal video calling devices could help the social network target advertising towards its users, it has been revealed, with data collected by the hardware potentially combined with other information for marketing purposes.

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Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla announce plans to deprecate TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in 2020

10/16/2018, 09:10 pm

Four tech industry titans, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla, this week announced plans to move from Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 to modern, more secure versions of protocol.

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Beats Studio 3 Skyline Wireless headphones debut in new colors with gold trimmings

10/16/2018, 02:10 pm

Apple has revealed that the Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones are getting a minor update, with three new colors available, all accented with gold trim and branding.

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Google complying with EC ruling by charging Android vendors for Play Store, Google apps

10/16/2018, 02:10 pm

Google will start to charge Android smartphone and tablet producers a licensing fee to include the Google Play Store and other essential apps on devices sold in Europe, as a way to comply with the European Commission's antitrust decision.

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Amazon introduces waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with better display, audiobook support

10/16/2018, 11:10 am

One of Amazon's dedicated e-readers, the Kindle Paperwhite, received a major upgrade on Tuesday, gaining features like waterproofing, an enhanced display, and audiobook support.

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