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Apple's COO Jeff Williams is unsurprisingly more like Cook than Jobs

07/22/2019, 10:07 am

Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams has been touted as being very similar to CEO Tim Cook in terms of his management style in a profile article, which shouldn't come as a surprise to anybody. Despite claims that he is being groomed to replace Cook, it is unlikely he will be taking over as the company chief anytime soon.

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Google settles three lawsuits over age discrimination, minors & illegal Wi-Fi hotspot data

07/21/2019, 01:07 pm

Clearing some of its legal plate, Google this week reached settlements for three different lawsuits, most notably a 2010 class action over illegal Wi-Fi data scooped up by Street View vehicles.

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TSMC's 5-nanometer process may start with Apple 'A14' in early 2020

07/19/2019, 09:07 am

Apple could shift the 2020 A-series processor to a 5-nanometer production process, comments from TSMC CFO Lora Ho suggests, with a shift to mass production of the processor architecture node tipped to commence in the first half of 2020, spurred on by 5G smartphone demands.

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Apple to open office in Vancouver's new 400 West Georgia tower

07/18/2019, 08:07 pm

Apple has plans to open a massive office facility in one of Vancouver's trendiest high-rise developments, according to those familiar with the matter.

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Qualcomm may face second EU antitrust fine over price fight with Icera

07/17/2019, 05:07 pm

Already coping with a $1.1 billion ruling from 2018, Apple modem supplier Qualcomm is reportedly facing a second fine from the European Commission -- this time over its price war with Icera, later absorbed into Nvidia.

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Two Apple ads get nominations for Outstanding Commercial Emmys

07/16/2019, 05:07 pm

Two ads from Apple partner TBWA\Media Arts Lab were nominated for Outstanding Commercial Emmys on Tuesday, potentially marking the last year in which the company has no original TV shows up for awards.

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Apple may fund original podcasts exclusive to its own services

07/16/2019, 03:07 pm

Apple may be expanding its original content efforts into podcasts, with a report claiming the iPhone maker will be funding productions of audio-based shows that it will offer its customers exclusively via the Podcasts app, taking a similar strategy to Spotify.

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Review: Moment's new bags are great for photographers & non-photographers alike

07/16/2019, 01:07 pm

Moment recently took the wraps off its new line of bags and we've been taking them with us on our mobile photo shoots to try them out. Here's what we thought.

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Apple in Washington DC for House Judiciary Committee antitrust hearing

07/16/2019, 09:07 am

Executives from Apple and other major tech companies will be answering questions from the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, as part of an investigation into whether dominant firms have too much control, and if there are antitrust concerns that should be addressed.

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Online Apple Store went offline for an hour for unknown reasons

07/15/2019, 02:07 pm

The online Apple Store briefly was inaccessible for customers, displaying the famous "Be right back" message for a period of time on Monday, a usual indicator of updates or changes to the store, but in this case may have been just downtime for maintenance.

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Lawmakers suggest Apple could do more to aid privacy reform

07/15/2019, 01:07 pm

Apple's calls for stronger privacy legislation aren't backed up by action, privacy advocates and U.S. Lawmakers suggest, claiming the iPhone maker isn't doing enough to help produce better privacy laws, and in some cases is lobbying against some efforts.

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Eve Extend increases range of Bluetooth HomeKit accessories

07/15/2019, 09:07 am

Eve Systems has launched the Eve Extend, its Bluetooth range extender that allows items within the Eve product line to connect to a HomeKit network by acting as an access point, enabling the devices to function without needing Bluetooth connectivity with a nearby iPhone or iPad.

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NFL, NBA to tap into iPhone to boost fan experience in stadiums

07/14/2019, 06:07 pm

Major sports leagues have to rely on technologies to make fans engage more with the games, as well as to offer more revenue-generating opportunities, the commissioners of the NBA and NFL have advised at the Sun Valley conference, with iPhones used by fans in stadiums a possible trove of data for managing sales and the overall visitor experience.

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Facial recognition bolstered by mass database scraping, but not from Apple

07/13/2019, 02:07 pm

Progress is being made in the field of facial recognition by the use of multiple photograph databases consisting of subjects who were not aware of their misuse, a report claims, but while many companies and researchers are collecting and sharing the images and resulting data, Apple is not one of the sources.

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France approves digital tax measures against Apple despite US pressure

07/13/2019, 12:07 pm

The French government has approved proposals for a tax on digital services, one that affects Apple and other major tech companies, despite concern the measure is unfairly targeting US-based companies in a bid to claw back tax revenue.

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Tesla requests iCloud data for engineer who allegedly stole Autopilot secrets

07/12/2019, 05:07 pm

Tesla has subpoenaed Apple for access to the iCloud data of an engineer who allegedly stole thousands of Autopilot source code files right before leaving to work at XMotors.ai, the U.S. research branch of China's Xpeng.

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Facebook reportedly fined $5B over Cambridge Analytica fiasco

07/12/2019, 04:07 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reportedly approved a $5 billion settlement with Facebook to resolve the latter's privacy violations in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Amazon at work on new Echo to tackle HomePod, other high-end smartspeakers

07/12/2019, 08:07 am

Amazon is reportedly preparing a higher-end Echo to compete with the audio quality of smartspeakers like the Apple HomePod, Sonos One, and Google Home Max.

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Japan Display inks $738M bailout deal, including reported $100M from Apple

07/12/2019, 01:07 am

Ailing LCD manufacturer Japan Display on Friday said a consortium led by China's Harvest Group has successfully raised the requisite funds to execute an 80 billion yen (about $738 million) bailout plan, $100 million of which is thought to come from Apple.

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Apple adds Lightning-to-Ethernet, audio Lightning-to-USB-C adapters to MFi program

07/12/2019, 12:07 am

Apple this week announced expansions to its MFi program, informing third-party manufacturers of standards authorizations for new adapters including LAN cables with support for Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology.

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