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Beats $249 Powerbeats Pro boast "Hey Siri" support, shipping in May

04/03/2019, 01:04 pm

Beats has launched its Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones, the brand's first foray into completely wire-free earphones that offers the same benefits of Apple's AirPods but in a design that is more useful for listening while working out or playing sports.

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Apple & Beats Powerbeats Pro coming soon, announces Hollywood billboard

04/03/2019, 12:04 pm

Powerbeats Pro, a take on Apple's AirPods wireless headphones concept by Apple-owned Beats, has been spotted in pre-launch advertising in Hollywood.

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Proposed bill would make it easier to press charges against tech execs for privacy breaches

04/03/2019, 12:04 pm

A new bill introduced by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren would make it easier to bring criminal charges against corporate executives for the way they handle data breaches and privacy.

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Apple touts workplace synergy in 'The Underdogs' ad

04/02/2019, 07:04 pm

A new short film released by Apple on Tuesday depicts how the company's products and services come together in the workplace to make a seemingly impossible task possible.

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Apple employee assailed by U.S. Customs, ACLU complaint claims

04/02/2019, 06:04 pm

Apple employee Andreas Gal, former executive of Apple acquisition Silk Labs, was allegedly harangued and penalized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials when he demurred to device search requests.

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Ten-year Apple career plaque signed by Steve Jobs goes up for auction

04/02/2019, 05:04 pm

The latest Apple memorabilia up for auction includes a plaque, signed by then-CEO Steve Jobs, commemorating one worker's 10 years with the company.

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Editorial: CBC again attacks Apple's repair policies, but still lacks knowledge of how it really works

04/02/2019, 02:04 pm

Six months after the last attack on Apple's repair policies and practices, CBC has produced another report objecting to Apple's reluctance to dealing with water-damaged iPhones, with it again lacking an understanding of how and why Apple's repair department works the way it does.

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Apple is working on skid recovery and automatic safety systems for self-driving cars

04/02/2019, 10:04 am

Apple's self-driving vehicle technology has the potential to make being a passenger even safer than before, with the company coming up with ways to determine how fast the car is moving along a road without using traditional sensing technology, as well as how the wheels slip in hazardous conditions.

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Apple signs California initiative promising to narrow gender wage gap

04/01/2019, 09:04 pm

Apple on Monday was announced as one of 13 inaugural corporate signatories to a state-led campaign that seeks to close the gender pay gap in California, an issue that impacts a range of industries across the nation including the high-paying tech sector.

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Former Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs calls off takeover bid

04/01/2019, 07:04 pm

Former Qualcomm CEO and chairman Paul Jacobs has ended a campaign that would see the company his father co-founded go private, according to a report on Monday.

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Apple ditching plans for Israeli store after rejections by mall owners

04/01/2019, 09:04 am

Apple has reportedly scrapped plans to launch any Israeli retail store in the near future, despite potentially lucrative sales.

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MacBook Air & iPad Pro competitor Surface Book 2 gets quiet update

04/01/2019, 09:04 am

Microsoft has given its Surface Book 2 line of hybrid tablets a refresh, quietly updating the 13.5-inch model of the tablet-notebook devices with an optional eighth-generation quad-core Intel i5 processor, while at the same time cutting the price of the existing base configuration by $200.

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Mark Zuckerberg joins Tim Cook in calls for privacy, electoral integrity legislation

04/01/2019, 08:04 am

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is following Apple CEO Tim Cook and other major privacy advocates in calling for governments to "regulate the internet," by offering up suggestions for how lawmakers and regulators could create new rules that the social network and other tech firms should follow to protect elections, reduce harmful content, and to enhance privacy.

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Apple crime blotter: 'virtual kidnapping,' Floridians warned about iCloud scam, movie money iPhone theft & more

03/31/2019, 08:03 am

Apple iPhone and iCloud-related scams, Texas seeks to ban lewd unsolicited AirDrops, money printed for motion pictures used to buy an iPhone, iPads pinched from a children's hospital ward, and a dubious iPhone theft in a New Orleans hotel, all on the Apple crime roundup.

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Apple engineer who led development of A7 through A12X chip cores departs company

03/29/2019, 05:03 pm

A key Apple engineer responsible for leading development teams working on proprietary processor core designs has left the company after nine years of service, according to a report on Friday.

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Man pleads guilty to hacking celebrity Apple accounts for spending spree

03/29/2019, 03:03 pm

A man has pleaded guilty to U.S. Justice Department charges of hacking into the Apple accounts of famous athletes and musicians, using them to embark on a spending spree.

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New AirPods H1 chip exposed in teardown, still not able to be repaired

03/29/2019, 09:03 am

A teardown of the second-generation AirPods reveals Apple made relatively few changes to the physical design of the wearable accessory, but like the original, it is still a product that is practically impossible for users to perform repairs on at home without ruining them completely.

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Apple's AirPods took 60 percent of fully wireless earbud market in holiday quarter

03/29/2019, 08:03 am

Apple's AirPods claimed 60 percent of fully wireless earbud sales during the December quarter, according to new estimates, beating out other well-reviewed buds from the likes of Jabra and Bose.

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Apple Card: no multi-user support, no penalty rates, foreign transactions, more

03/28/2019, 07:03 pm

While Apple News+ and Apple TV+ were the focus of Monday's "It's show time" event, Apple's first foray into the credit industry -- Apple Card -- arguably stole the show. Apple painted the product in broad strokes on stage and in its promotional material, but with a dearth of details, questions about the upcoming service remain.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, other top executives to testify at Qualcomm trial

03/28/2019, 06:03 pm

Apple's top executives, including CEO Tim Cook, are scheduled to take the stand at April's Apple v. Qualcomm jury trial in San Diego, Calif., according to court filings made public this week.

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