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Apple to reportedly provide 'dev device' iPhones for bug hunting, introduce Mac bounty

08/05/2019, 10:08 pm

Apple will furnish vetted security researchers special iPhone variants in efforts to suss out hardware and software vulnerabilities, according to a report on Monday that also claims the company intends to institute an official bug bounty program for Mac in the coming weeks.

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Apple under investigation by Japan's FTC over supply contracts

08/05/2019, 09:08 pm

Japan's Fair Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Apple's dealings with local parts makers, some of which signed contracts with the tech giant that could violate antimonopoly laws.

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Apple Card Preview program invitation emails going out now in US

08/05/2019, 12:08 pm

Apple has published a new webpage for Apple Card, and is providing early access to the soon-to-launch credit card to a small number of customers in a preview.

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AT&T adds free Spotify Premium option to Unlimited &More plans

08/05/2019, 11:08 am

AT&T is increasing the media options it is providing subscribers of its Unlimited &More plans from Tuesday, with customers able to use Spotify Premium at no extra charge, a move that follows shortly after Verizon's similar Apple Music offer was introduced.

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Group of 12 rare Apple-1s displayed at Vintage Computer Festival

08/05/2019, 09:08 am

A group of 12 Apple-1 computers were brought under the same roof as part of the Vintage Computer Festival West at Mountain View's Computer History Museum, making it one of the biggest gatherings of the extremely rare Apple computers in recent history.

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CEO Cook asks for end of 'finger pointing' following two mass shootings

08/04/2019, 12:08 pm

Following a second mass shooting in a 24-hour period in the United States, Apple CEO Tim Cook has expressed his support for the victims and families while also declaring a need for politicians to stop arguing and to 'address this violence for the good of our country.'

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Amazon, Google follow Apple's lead on voice assistant review policies

08/02/2019, 10:08 pm

Following Apple's decision to temporarily halt Siri grading as it evaluates the program's privacy safeguards, Amazon and Google this week followed suit and updated their respective policies on human reviews of recorded voice assistant audio.

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Senate bill would raise big tech antitrust penalty to 15% of revenue

08/02/2019, 01:08 pm

U.S. Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal introduced a new bill on Friday, the "Monopolization Deterrence Act," which if passed could impose stiffer penalties on companies like Apple and Facebook if they're caught in anticompetitive practices.

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Foxconn may sell newly-founded $8.8B Chinese display factory

08/02/2019, 10:08 am

Apple assembly partner Foxconn is reportedly considering the sale of an $8.8 billion display panel factory in China in reaction to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.

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Neato robotic vacuums set to get Siri Shortcuts in the fall

08/02/2019, 07:08 am

Neato, a company that specializes in robotic vacuums, has announced that it will be adding in support for Siri shortcuts in the fall.

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Apple suspends Siri quality control program, will let users opt out in update

08/02/2019, 12:08 am

Apple has temporarily suspended its Siri quality control program after a Guardian expose last week claimed private contractors are privy to "highly sensitive recordings," revelations that immediately raised the brows of privacy advocates.

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FCC adopts new rules to battle foreign robocalls, spoofed texts

08/01/2019, 05:08 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to adopt an expanded set of rules that will enable the agency to more vigorously pursue international robocallers and bad actors sending spoofed text messages.

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Apple sued over spellcheck functions on Mac, iPhone & iPad

08/01/2019, 05:08 pm

An app developer for Apple's older Macs is suing, arguing that a large number of Apple devices and apps violate patents related to spellchecking technology.

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AppleInsider is growing, are you a good fit for our team?

08/01/2019, 03:08 pm

AppleInsider is looking for passionate, energetic journalists with the determination to build and break influential stories on all things Apple.

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Equifax can't pay the $125 you expected, and you probably don't want its credit monitoring

08/01/2019, 11:08 am

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is informing those affected by the Equifax credit breach that they likely won't get their promised $125, and instead is pushing consumers toward credit monitoring from the same firm that allowed the data to be taken in the first place.

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Intel sold smartphone modem business to Apple because only serving Apple was unattractive

08/01/2019, 12:08 am

Intel CEO Bob Swan in a Wednesday interview explained the reasoning behind selling his company's smartphone modem assets to Apple, saying the exclusive nature of its relationship with the iPhone maker made staying in the business unattractive.

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Verizon adds four US cities to growing 5G network

07/31/2019, 06:07 pm

Verizon on Wednesday activated 5G Ultra Wideband services in select areas of Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., bringing the number of U.S. cities with access to the speedy mobile network up to nine.

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Apple moves high-profile software exec over to AR team

07/31/2019, 03:07 pm

The head of program management for Apple's software team, Kim Vorrath, has reportedly moved to an augmented reality team within the company, perhaps signalling accelerating work in the field.

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Facebook's TV streaming & video call set-top codenamed 'Catalina,' launching this fall

07/31/2019, 11:07 am

Facebook is reportedly talking to Disney, Netflix, and others about putting their streaming services on a new Apple TV-like set-top that would also offer video calls.

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Spotify grows to 108M paid subscribers, 232M in total

07/31/2019, 08:07 am

Further raising the bar for Apple Music, Spotify on Wednesday announced that its paid Premium subscribers climbed 30% year-over-year in the June quarter to 108 million, while total listenership -- including its free ad-based tier -- rose 29% to 232 million.

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