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Apple agrees to open iPhone NFC for UK's Brexit app by end of 2019

04/09/2019, 10:04 pm

After months of talks and behind-the-scenes negotiation, Apple has agreed to make iPhone's NFC stack available to a UK government app designed to confirm the status of citizens following a planned departure from the European Union.

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Apple reportedly removes pro-democracy music from Apple Music in China

04/09/2019, 09:04 pm

Apple recently pulled songs by pro-democracy artists from its Apple Music service in China, according to a report on Tuesday, suggesting the company has again caved to content gatekeeping requests lodged by the Chinese government.

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Functional Apple W.A.L.T. prototype from 1993 shown off in new video

04/09/2019, 02:04 pm

A functional version of the Apple W.A.L.T., a concept "telephone Mac" from 1993 that did not enter mass production, has surfaced in a video, with the distant ancestor to the iPhone shown to have features including online banking access, a touchscreen, and other advanced features.

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Qualcomm loses fight against handing data over to EU antitrust officials

04/09/2019, 12:04 pm

Qualcomm on Tuesday lost a court challenge against a European Commission request, which sought more data in its antitrust investigation of chip deals with companies like Apple.

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Yahoo reaches $117.5M settlement for data breaches affecting 3 billion accounts

04/09/2019, 09:04 am

Yahoo has reportedly reached a $117.5 million settlement with the victims of multiple data breaches earlier this decade, which ultimately impacted some 3 billion accounts.

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Healthcare an opportunity for Apple to 'lead digital disruption' versus rivals

04/08/2019, 12:04 pm

Whereas Apple's other recent service announcements are in well-trodden ground, the company "has the potential to lead digital disruption" with healthcare, Morgan Stanley analysts claimed on Monday.

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UK proposes creating regulator to fine tech firms slow to take down harmful online content

04/08/2019, 10:04 am

Apple and other tech companies may face fines and have their services blocked if they are not able to handle harmful online contact in an effective manner, the United Kingdom government has suggested, proposing the creation of a regulator that could create new rules social networks and other online entities should follow concerning terrorist messages and abuse images.

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Key EU countries block draft of digital tax on tech corporations like Apple

04/08/2019, 09:04 am

This weekend, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Denmark blocked a draft proposal of tax that would affect major tech corporations operating in the European Union.

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Apple executive Andreas Gal suggests he was detained at border for voicing political views

04/06/2019, 12:04 am

Apple employee and former Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal recounted a November run-in with U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in an interview published Friday, saying he might have been singled out because of his political leanings.

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Netflix drops AirPlay support citing unnamed 'technical limitations'

04/05/2019, 07:04 pm

For reasons unknown, Netflix recently disabled the ability to stream content from an iOS device to Apple TV using Apple's AirPlay protocol, a move that limits customer options.

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Apple scraps plans for first Australian 'global flagship' store

04/05/2019, 01:04 am

Apple has shelved plans to build its first global flagship retail store in Australia, as heritage authority officials effectively blocked development of the proposed Federation Square site by declining a demolition permit application.

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Samsung expects 60 percent dip in operating profit for Q1, worst performance in 4 years

04/05/2019, 12:04 am

Apple "frenemy" Samsung is expecting a bleak first quarter of 2019, with the company estimating operating income to come in down more than 60 percent on the year due to drooping memory chip prices and sluggish smartphone sales.

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Apple's Tim Cook calls sports a 'great unifier' in call to ESPN

04/04/2019, 11:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook took a break from running the world's most valuable company on Thursday to call in to ESPN for quick chat about his alma mater Auburn University, whose basketball team is heading to the NCAA Final Four for the first time.

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Apple hires senior Google AI scientist as director of machine learning

04/04/2019, 05:04 pm

Apple recently poached Ian Goodfellow, a noted artificial intelligence expert, away from Google as part of efforts to build out a quickly growing team focused on the development of AI and machine learning technologies.

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Amazon plans over 3000 'Project Kuiper' satellites to spread global broadband

04/04/2019, 11:04 am

Amazon on Thursday revealed "Project Kuiper," an attempt to put thousands of satellites into low Earth orbit for worldwide internet access.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to talk rogue AI at Purdue on Apr. 17

04/04/2019, 09:04 am

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is scheduled to speak at Purdue University on Apr. 17, with the theme "What IF we lose control of technology?"

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Verizon flips switch on 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis

04/03/2019, 08:04 pm

Verizon on Wednesday activated its 5G Ultra Wideband network in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis, offering customers in the area up to 1 Gbps data speeds over the world's first commercial 5G network for mobile devices.

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Apple promotes former M&A chief Adrian Perica to VP of corporate development

04/03/2019, 06:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated its organizational chart with the addition of former mergers and acquisitions boss Adrian Perica, who now serves as the company's vice president of corporate development under CEO Tim Cook.

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Latest Facebook-related security breach finds millions of records exposed on Amazon servers

04/03/2019, 02:04 pm

Security researchers have uncovered multiple instances of Facebook user data being exposed publicly on Amazon cloud servers, though it's not immediately clear to what extent either company is to blame.

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Apple promises to pay Cupertino $9.7M for transport projects in exchange for delaying tax changes

04/03/2019, 01:04 pm

Apple is proposing to pay $9.7 million towards eco-friendly transportation projects in Cupertino after the city agreed to delay tax changes that could have cost it $9 million per year.

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