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2020

World governments 'moving fast' to overhaul taxes for tech giants

Friday January 31, 2020

A consortium of 137 countries has agreed to revamp tax rules to close decades-old loopholes for multinational corporations. It's prompted by the rise of digital firms but Apple, for one, has been a vocal supporter of reform.

Apple TV+ to sign 'SNL' star Cecily Strong for musical comedy

Friday January 31, 2020

The creators of "Despicable Me" are reportedly close to signing a deal with Apple TV+ to produce a musical comedy starring "Saturday Night Live" regular Cecily Strong.

Apple seeks to simplify two-step verifications with standard SMS format

Thursday January 30, 2020

Apple's WebKit engineers are working on a standardized format for SMS messages containing one-time passcodes, an initiative that could one day better protect users by streamlining two-step authentication logins.

EU lawmakers snub Apple's pleas, overwhelmingly vote to push for charging cable standard

Thursday January 30, 2020

The European Parliament in a landslide vote on Thursday called on the EU Commission to adopt rules that would establish a common charger standard for mobile devices, guidelines Apple argues would stifle innovation and create waste.

IBM CEO Rometty to step down in April, cloud SVP Krishna to take over

Thursday January 30, 2020

IBM CEO Virginia "Ginni" Rometty, who helped architect a fruitful enterprise partnership with Apple, on Thursday announced her retirement after more than four decades at the company.

You can now purchase a sim-free iPhone and pay over time with Apple Card

Thursday January 30, 2020

You can now snag yourself a brand new SIM-free iPhone and pay over time with no interest -- if you have an Apple Card, and existing wireless service.

Apple rolls out improved Maps to all users in the US

Thursday January 30, 2020

On Thursday afternoon, Apple announced that all users in the United States have access to a redesigned Maps with faster and more accurate navigation, plus comprehensive views of landmarks.

Review: Doqo adds a keyboard, trackpad, battery, & USB-C hub to iPad Pro

Thursday January 30, 2020

The Doqo SmartDock is yet another iPad Pro accessory that aims to merge Apple's top-of-the-line tablet with a MacBook. It combines not only a keyboard and trackpad, but a case, battery pack, and USB-C hub into a single encompassing device.

Ends today: 16" MacBook Pro drops to $2,099, plus month-end savings on Apple AirPods, iPads, HomePod

Thursday January 30, 2020

Fresh price drops are in effect on Apple products as retailers compete for end-of-month purchases, translating into some of the lowest prices of the year. Save on HomePods, iPads, Apple AirPods and even new 16-inch MacBook Pros, with discounts reaching $1,900 off. In many cases, supplies are limited so check out the deals today before they run out.

NFL will release Super Bowl performances to Apple Music as a visual album

Thursday January 30, 2020

The NFL will be releasing all musical acts from Super Bowl LIV to Apple Music, including performances from Demi Lovato, Shakira, and more.

Apple TV+ set to buy 1980s dramedy with 'Damages' and 'X-Men' star Rose Bryne

Thursday January 30, 2020

Industry reports say Apple is close to ordering "Physical," a new series, set in 1980s Southern California and starring Rose Byrne as a housewife who turns to aerobics for success.

Apple supplier Qorvo acquires ultra-wideband chipmaker Decawave

Thursday January 30, 2020

Both UWB chip supplier Decawave and microwave communications firm Custom MMC, have been acquired by Qorvo, a semiconductor firm company that supplies Apple with processors for the iPhone.

Apple Pencil haptics could give feedback to users without shaking the stylus

Thursday January 30, 2020

A future Apple Pencil could give more information to the user wielding it using haptic feedback, with Apple examining ways to create a shear force to physically inform users of touch events, via a small sensation at the fingertips.

Future iPad or iPhone could both recognize and display handwriting

Thursday January 30, 2020

Apple is continuing to investigate handwriting recognition for touch screens, but the latest research also covers displaying handwriting on an iPhone or iPad screen.

Apple Watch may have a flat Digital Crown that recognizes gestures

Thursday January 30, 2020

One new Apple patent details how a device like flat Digital Crown could be made to include an optical sensor to register gestures, incorporating mechanisms and sensors to guarantee a proper watch band fit.

Apple nixed Xnor.ai's involvement in Pentagon's Project Maven following acquisition

Wednesday January 29, 2020

Apple reportedly directed artificial intelligence startup Xnor.ai to cease work on U.S. Department of Defense initiative Project Maven after it acquired the company in January.

Apple was world's No. 1 smartphone vendor in Q4, report says

Wednesday January 29, 2020

Led by demand for the hugely popular iPhone 11, Apple's share of the global smartphone market topped all competitors in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to statistics released on Wednesday.

Apple ordered to pay $838M for infringing Caltech Wi-Fi patents

Wednesday January 29, 2020

A federal jury on Wednesday found Apple and Broadcom in infringement of patents owned by California Institute of Technology, awarding the university $1.1 billion to be paid by the two tech companies.

Apple signs exclusive deal with former Starz and HBO programming exec

Wednesday January 29, 2020

As it builds out a slate of original content, Apple recently inked an exclusive producer deal with Carmi Zlotnik, a former head of programming at Starz and HBO responsible for supervising production of hits like "Band of Brothers," "The Sopranos," "American Gods," "Outlander" and more.

Two more Apple Stores closed in China due to coronavirus concerns

Wednesday January 29, 2020

Apple this week temporarily shuttered two stores in China as the new coronavirus outbreak continues to wreak havoc with businesses in the region.