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2019

Apple's Irish tax escrow investments lost 16M euro in 2018

Thursday July 04, 2019

Ireland's investment of escrowed back taxes paid by Apple on the orders of the European Commission are not performing as well as they could be, with a report claiming the fund declined in value by 16 million euros last year.

Apple MacBook Pros with Touch Bar drop to $1,499 on July 4

Thursday July 04, 2019

B&H Photo and Best Buy have issued new price cuts on popular 2018 MacBook Pros, delivering savings of up to $350 off and prices as low as $1,499 for the 4th of July holiday.

Apple seeks to avoid Korean antitrust penalties by offering remedial action

Thursday July 04, 2019

Apple Korea has proposed consent decree to the country's Fair Trade Commission. If accepted, this means Apple will change how it operates in Korea, but will not plead guilty to accusations of exploiting carriers and potentially avoid fines.

Apple may switch butterfly keyboard for scissor version in MacBook Air

Thursday July 04, 2019

Apple will be making yet another change to its MacBook keyboard mechanism, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts, with a touted refresh of the MacBook Air for later in 2019 potentially switching out the butterfly mechanism for a more traditional scissor-based version.

Google, Facebook under investigation in UK for abusing market power

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Silicon Valley monoliths Google and Facebook are once again facing government scrutiny over potential abuses of market power, with the UK's Competition and Markets Authority taking aim at the companies in a wide-reaching probe into online advertising platforms.

Apple's iPhone privacy ad campaign continues with new billboards

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Apple recently erected new billboard advertisements in Canada to promote what has become an intense focus on consumer data privacy, continuing a campaign launched at CES 2019 in January.

Apple issues second macOS Catalina, tvOS 13 public betas for testing

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a second beta versions of its upcoming macOS Catalina and tvOS 13 operating systems, offering users a chance to test out the latest and greatest Mac and Apple TV features before they go live this fall.

Apple's App Store generated 80% more revenue than Google Play with a third as many installs in first half of 2019

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Apple's iOS App Store continued to dominate the worldwide market in terms of revenue gained from premium apps and in-app purchases over the first half of 2019, with the online storefront generating nearly 1.8 times the revenue of rival Google's store for Android devices.

Judge denies Qualcomm request to stay FTC antitrust ruling enforcement

Wednesday July 03, 2019

An attempt by Qualcomm to delay an antitrust ruling against the chip producer from being enforced has been shut down by District Judge Lucy Koh, at the same time as striking a variety of evidence from the record used by Qualcomm to state its case.

iPad Pro vs Surface Pro features and specs showdown

Wednesday July 03, 2019

In this iPad Pro vs Surface Pro comparison, we look at features, specifications, and how both fare vs the MacBook Air.

MacBook Pro images demonstrates reason for battery recall

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Photos have been shared of a designer's Mid-2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro that has suffered a catastrophic battery failure, images that illustrate why Apple recently instigated a recall program for some units of that particular model.

Hands on with Apple's FaceTime Attention Correction feature in iOS 13

Wednesday July 03, 2019

In the latest iOS 13 beta, Apple is leaning into its augmented reality prowess to fix a common eye contact issue had during FaceTime calls. AppleInsider goes hands on and dives into the new feature to find out how it works.

Woot knocks iPad Pros down to $569, Best Buy drops MacBooks to $849

Wednesday July 03, 2019

July 4 deals are heating up as we head into the holiday, with Amazon-owned Woot offering flash savings on current and closeout iPad Pros. The latest models are on sale for $659, with closeout devices as low as $569. Best Buy has also launched its 4th of July sale, with savings of up to $450 off current devices.

Laurene Powell Jobs joins Leonardo DiCaprio to form Earth Alliance

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Laurene Powell Jobs, billionaire philanthropist and wife of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is partnering with actor Leonardo DiCaprio and investor Brian Sheth for Earth Alliance, a philanthropic effort to help fight threats to the environment and to promote conservation.

HomePod 'Hey Siri' responses to AirPods ad prompts complaints

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Apple device owners are complaining about the company's latest AirPods commercial, as a version of the ad spot triggers Siri in HomePods due to the actor saying the verbal prompt 'Hey Siri.'

iOS 13 beta fixes FaceTime eye contact with image manipulation

Wednesday July 03, 2019

The third developer beta of iOS 13 tackles a long-standing problem with video calls: realistic eye contact between participants.

HP, Microsoft, Google follow Apple in planning China production cuts

Wednesday July 03, 2019

After reports that Apple is investigating a production shift out of China, other firms including Sony, Dell and Nintendo are also planning to move manufacturing of devices such as consoles and smart speakers away from the country because of U.S. tariffs.

Samsung reportedly completes Galaxy Fold redesign, release date still unknown

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Samsung has reportedly finished a redesign of its Galaxy Fold smartphone following an ignominious pre-launch promotional campaign that saw pre-release review hardware fail in droves.

iOS 13 might let users transfer iPhone backup data with a cable

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Graphical assets and a code snippet in Apple's latest iOS 13 beta suggests the upcoming operating system will allow users setting up a new device, or restoring a device from a backup, to transfer critical data over a wired connection.

Corel, recent buyer of virtualization software firm Parallels, acquired by private equity firm KKR

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Longtime software maker Corel, which in December purchased popular cross-platform virtualization software maker Parallels, was itself recently acquired by private equity firm KKR, according to a report Tuesday.