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2019

Tim Cook successfully lobbied White House to help Apple avoid China trade war fallout

Monday March 04, 2019

A report on Monday delves into Apple CEO Tim Cook's lobbying efforts, both with officials in the White House and counterparts in China, detailing a series of deft moves that has kept Apple above the fray in the U.S.-China trade war.

Apple claims Qualcomm stole idea for smartphone boot-up tech from engineer

Monday March 04, 2019

The latest installment of Apple and Qualcomm's worldwide legal scrum kicked off in San Diego on Monday with a startling allegation claiming one of Qualcomm's patents-in-suit is based on an idea introduced to the company by an Apple engineer.

Apple buys patent portfolio from defunct home security camera maker Lighthouse

Monday March 04, 2019

Apple has snapped up a batch of U.S. patents from a defunct home security camera company, Lighthouse AI, potentially in efforts to expand its own artificial intelligence-powered user identification technology.

Carnegie Library's transformation into D.C. Apple Store will complete in April

Monday March 04, 2019

Apple's restoration of Washington D.C.'s Carnegie Library as part of its conversion into a massive retail outlet for the iPhone maker could open to the public soon, after the building owner advised current expectations is for it to be completed in late spring.

Video: Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 4 for iPhone & iPad

Monday March 04, 2019

Apple has released iOS 12.2 beta 4 to developers, it comes with a number of notable changes over the past three beta releases.

Apple rolls out fourth developer betas of iOS 12.2, macOS 10.14.4, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2 [u]

Monday March 04, 2019

Apple has rolled on to its fourth generation of builds for the current round of betas, with new versions of iOS 12.2, tvOS 12.2, watchOS 5.2, and macOS 10.14.4 available for testing by developer beta participants.

Lutron ships Smart Fan Speed Control with Apple HomeKit

Monday March 04, 2019

Lutron on Monday shipped its HomeKit-compatible Smart Fan Speed Control, letting people upgrade their ceiling fans without having to pay hundreds of dollars for a new model.

US & China said nearing end of trade war impacting Apple's bottom line

Monday March 04, 2019

The Trump administration is reportedly nearing a deal that could halt the trade war hurting the U.S. and China, and by extension Apple's iPhone business.

'High severity' kernel security flaw found in macOS file system

Monday March 04, 2019

Google's Project Zero has revealed a "high severity" flaw in the macOS kernel, one which could allow an attacker to make changes to a file without macOS being informed, an issue that could lead to infected files being opened and allowing more malicious activities to become available to abuse.

Apple hunts for program manager to help respond to Siri criticisms

Monday March 04, 2019

Apple is searching for a Siri engineering program manager to keep tabs on how the world is reacting to the AI assistant and transform any criticism into real-world improvements.

New USB 4 is enhanced Thunderbolt 3 with advanced connection bandwidth sharing

Monday March 04, 2019

USB 4, the next version of the connectivity protocol, is said by the USB Promoter Group to offer computer users a throughput of up to 40Gbps and other features of Thunderbolt 3, following the contribution of the Thunderbolt protocol specification to the group by Intel.

Qualcomm v. Apple modem patent suit kicks off in San Diego court

Monday March 04, 2019

A San Diego federal court on Monday began hearing an eight-day trial brought by Qualcomm, charging that Apple violated three patents through its use of Intel modems in iPhones.

UE's Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker gets customizable patterns & colors

Monday March 04, 2019

Logitech's Ultimate Ears on Monday debuted myBoom Studio, a site where people can customize their own version of the popular Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker.

Facebook embroiled in yet another privacy scandal, this time involving your phone number

Monday March 04, 2019

Facebook has come under fire yet again for another privacy issue, with the social network not providing its users with any way to opt out of having their phone number, submitted to enable two-factor authentication to secure the account, used by others to look up their profile.

Tim Cook being 'intrusive' to Hollywood in quest for family-friendly video fare

Monday March 04, 2019

Apple's efforts to produce original video content is reportedly being monitored a bit too closely by the company, with comments from executives including CEO Tim Cook said to be causing friction with producers working on shows and films.

Last call: Apple's top-of-the-line 2017 MacBook Air discounted to $999 ($550 off)

Monday March 04, 2019

Back by popular demand! AppleInsider readers can take advantage of an exclusive $550 instant discount on Apple's loaded 2017 13-inch MacBook Air. Priced at $999 for the Core i7 model with 512GB of storage, this matches the absolute lowest price we've seen on the top-of-the-line configuration.

Amazon drops Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar to $1,499 ($300 off), matching Black Friday pricing

Sunday March 03, 2019

Matching the lowest price we've ever seen on Apple's current Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Amazon has the standard model on sale for $1,499.99 while supplies last. This $300 discount on the quad-core notebook also stacks with free shipping for fast delivery to your door.

Security researcher hands Apple details of Keychain bug, calls for explanation regarding lack of macOS Bug Bounty program

Sunday March 03, 2019

Linus Henze has informed Apple of all details regarding a bug he discovered in the macOS Keychain security software, and has done so without payment from the company. He previously withheld the information in protest of the company's lack of a Bug Bounty for Mac, but now says the problem is too important to keep to himself.

Review: Philips Hue Outdoor Sensor is the first outdoor motion detector for HomeKit

Sunday March 03, 2019

The Hue Outdoor Sensor is the first outdoor HomeKit sensor, and adds motion, temperature, and light sensors to automate the outside of your Apple-centric smart home.

Crime blotter: iCloud catches a BMW thief, NFL player's iPad pinched, and more

Sunday March 03, 2019

A theft and chase at the first Apple Store, an NFL star's iPad is taken, and massive thefts from Best Buy and Walmart in Florida, all in this week's roundup of Apple crime.