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No, Bloomberg, end-to-end encryption isn't a worthless 'marketing device'

05/15/2019, 12:05 pm

Seriously, Bloomberg used to be a respected publication. However, its latest opinion column on technology has taken the recent WhatsApp security flaw to mean that all security, specifically end-to-end encryption is a "smokescreen" by technology companies.

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Apple Pay tipped to launch in 13 new European markets through Monese

05/15/2019, 09:05 am

Support for Apple Pay is set to expand to a large number of European markets in the near future, as bank Monese advises customers will soon be able to use Apple's mobile payments platform in 13 new countries, including Bulgaria and Greece.

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A full ban on sale & purchase of Huawei 5G & other networking gear in the US appears imminent [u]

05/15/2019, 08:05 am

U.S. President Donald Trump will allegedly sign an executive order this week blocking American companies from using any telecoms equipment made by Huawei, according to a report.

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Apple contributes to new Statue of Liberty audio tour and AR app

05/14/2019, 08:05 pm

Apple reportedly lent a hand in -- or at least facilitated -- the creation of a new iOS app designed for the soon-to-open Statue of Liberty Museum, with the title serving both as a modern location-based audio tour and an augmented reality tool that brings Lady Liberty into the homes of millions.

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Apple, executives face another class action over misleading financial statements

05/14/2019, 06:05 pm

Apple's almost universally positive financial outlook, offered in investor conference calls following quarterly earnings reports, are again under scrutiny as a class action complaint takes issue with comments made by CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri in the quarter leading up to a revenue guidance correction in January.

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Satechi's M1 Wireless Mouse recharges over USB Type-C

05/14/2019, 03:05 pm

Accessory producer Satechi has introduced the M1 Wireless Mouse, a Mac-compatible Bluetooth-based peripheral that uses a USB-C port for recharging, rather than relying on the more established but older microUSB or using replaceable batteries.

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Assorted iCloud services were unavailable for a small number of users

05/14/2019, 12:05 pm

A small number of Apple customers experienced issues with iCloud, with problems relating to iCloud Drive, Notes, Storage Upgrades, and Photos reported as in progress, just six days after Apple's most recent major outage of its online services.

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Disney gains immediate operational control of Hulu, with full $9.2 billion buyout by 2024

05/14/2019, 10:05 am

Disney is taking control of Hulu, an announcement on Tuesday advised, with Comcast agreeing to a deal to provide operational control of the streaming service to Disney, as well as to sell its stake to the media giant for at least $9.2 billion within the next five years.

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Apple's self-driving car could have variable light control to protect privacy of riders, doors that open extremely wide

05/14/2019, 08:05 am

Apple is working out ways its "Project Titan" self-driving vehicle could be improved to give its users more privacy via a band-based lighting system, as well as a door system that can provide far greater access to the inside of the car than how current doors can open.

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Man defrauds Apple of $1M in refunds on claims company sent empty boxes to customers

05/14/2019, 12:05 am

A Michigan man on Monday admitted to running an "empty-box" fraud scheme that cost Apple some $1 million in refunds for products that were claimed undelivered.

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WhatsApp vulnerability left iOS open to spyware attack

05/13/2019, 10:05 pm

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Monday disclosed the recent fix of a VoIP-related vulnerability that allowed nefarious parties to remotely install spyware on both iOS and Android handsets.

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Idaho judge denies warrant to compel suspect to unlock smartphone with biometrics

05/13/2019, 02:05 pm

An Idaho court has denied a warrant asking for authorization for law enforcement to make a smartphone owner unlock their device with their fingerprint, with the decision the latest in an ongoing debate on whether or not police and security services have the right to unlock biometric security on a device like the iPhone's Face ID or Touch ID.

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Tim Cook inaugurates Apple Carnegie Library with help from DC's mayor

05/11/2019, 06:05 pm

Apple drew special attention to the launch of its Carnegie Library store in D.C. on Saturday, bringing not just CEO Tim Cook but retail head Deirdre O'Brien, marketing chief Phil Schiller, and the city's mayor, Muriel Bowser.

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Apple's latest iPhone privacy ad touts iMessage encryption

05/10/2019, 08:05 pm

Apple on Friday published a third installment to an ad series focusing on iPhone privacy, with the latest commercial throwing a spotlight on the company's end-to-end encrypted iMessage platform.

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Cool Holdings plans purchase of Apple Premier Partner Simply Mac from GameStop

05/10/2019, 09:05 am

Simply Mac, the largest Apple Premier Partner in the United States, is set to change hands this summer, after Cool Holdings revealed its plans to acquire all outstanding capital stock of the retailer from its parent company, GameStop.

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Apple temporarily escapes new tariffs in escalating US-China trade war

05/10/2019, 09:05 am

U.S. President Donald Trump made good on a trade war deadline on Friday, increasing tariffs on some Chinese imports. While Apple products have so far evaded impact, that may be short-lived.

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Rare Apple-1 hits auction block next week, estimated to fetch more than $600,000

05/09/2019, 09:05 pm

An extremely rare Apple-1 computer is scheduled to go up for auction on May 16 as part of a special online-only sale from British auction house Christie's, which estimates the unit will sell for between 300,000 and 500,000 pounds ($378,000 to $630,000).

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Apple Park's 'rainbow' designed by Jony Ive for celebration honoring Steve Jobs, campus opening

05/09/2019, 07:05 pm

Rumors about a multi-arch rainbow structure adorning Apple Park's main "spaceship" building have circulated since the peculiar addition was spotted in a drone flyover on Wednesday. According to a report on Thursday, the rainbow is part of a stage designed by Jony Ive's design team for an upcoming special event.

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Apple ranks as Ireland's biggest company thanks to funneled international income

05/09/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple has claimed the top spot on an Irish Times list of the country's biggest companies in 2019, if largely because of its tax avoidance strategy.

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Apple shares first official photos of Carnegie Library store in DC

05/09/2019, 11:05 am

Apple on Thursday previewed its Carnegie Library store in Washington, D.C., set to open on Saturday at 10 a.m., saying it will help the Library once again serve a public good despite much of it being turned into a private store.

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