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Apple promises 1,200 new tech jobs in San Diego by 2022

03/06/2019, 03:03 pm

During the next three years Apple will bring 1,200 more jobs to the San Diego area, with some hires coming by the end of 2019, the company announced on Wednesday with the help of San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg pledges 'privacy-focused' future amid ongoing scandals

03/06/2019, 03:03 pm

Facebook is embarking on a "privacy-focused" roadmap, shifting away from the public focus that has landed it in multiple scandals, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday.

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Tim Cook visits Washington D.C. for American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting

03/06/2019, 03:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, meeting with White House officials and business leaders as part of his role on the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, with the aim of improving the future prospects of the United States' workforce.

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'Save the Internet' bill seeks to reinstate net neutrality regulations

03/06/2019, 11:03 am

Wednesday's submission of the "Save the Internet Act" is attempting to reverse a repeal of regulations by the Federal Communications Commission in 2017.

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European Union digital tax on Apple, Google, Amazon unlikely to be enacted

03/06/2019, 11:03 am

The European Union appears to be abandoning plans for a tax on digital services, which at one point would have impacted Apple's sales along with the likes of Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

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Samsung reportedly developing two more foldable phone models in 'see what sticks' strategy

03/05/2019, 11:03 pm

Looking to take an early lead in the nascent foldable phone market, or attempt to force the form factor into the mainstream, Samsung is reportedly developing two new designs that will build on its recently announced Galaxy Fold.

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Former Apple engineer contributed 'nothing at all' to Qualcomm patent-in-suit, Qualcomm says

03/05/2019, 08:03 pm

Apple in court proceedings on Tuesday argued a former engineer should be credited on a Qualcomm patent being asserted against the tech giant, claims the chipmaker refutes.

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Apple says Norwegian political party's logo might be confused with its own, objects to trademark

03/05/2019, 06:03 pm

In a relatively rare action, Apple in February filed an official objection with the Norwegian Industrial Property Office opposing the registration of a trademark affiliated with that country's Progress Party, or Fremskrittspartiet, claiming the logo is too similar to its own well-known mark.

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Rival streaming services could push Disney CEO Bob Iger off Apple's board

03/05/2019, 06:03 pm

Plans by Apple and Disney to launch rival video streaming services this year could potentially sever the companies' long-standing ties in the boardroom.

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FBI director says there may be 'solutions' to end-to-end encryption debate

03/05/2019, 05:03 pm

FBI Director Christopher Wray once again hammered home his opposition on end-to-end encryption on Tuesday, suggesting that there are "solutions" for letting law enforcement bypass security measures without exposing consumers.

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New 'Spoiler' vulnerability in all Intel Core processors exposed by researchers

03/05/2019, 04:03 pm

A function of Intel's processors dealing with speculative execution has another vulnerability that affects all Intel-based computers including Apple's Mac, researchers have revealed, with "Spoiler" potentially allowing an attacker the ability to view the layout of memory, and in turn potentially access sensitive data stored in those locations.

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Apple rolls out changes to female British voice on HomePod and iOS

03/05/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple has made another change to the British voice of Siri on its devices, with iOS and HomePod users now able to hear an updated version of the female voice following similar upgrades recently made to the male version in February.

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WebAuthn becomes official hardware login standard for browsers like Apple's Safari

03/05/2019, 10:03 am

The World Wide Web Consortium and the FIDO Alliance have certified WebAuthn as an official Web standard, allowing users of compatible browsers -- Safari among them -- to turn to hardware logins instead of passwords.

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Apple's car of the future may use fiber optic heads-up display

03/05/2019, 09:03 am

Passengers in an Apple-designed car of the future may find the vehicle to have a unique interior lighting system, consisting of fiber optic-based segments that could become practically invisible when not in use by blending into the car's various surfaces, and could even offer indicators to drivers within the windscreen.

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Tim Cook successfully lobbied White House to help Apple avoid China trade war fallout

03/04/2019, 09:03 pm

A report on Monday delves into Apple CEO Tim Cook's lobbying efforts, both with officials in the White House and counterparts in China, detailing a series of deft moves that has kept Apple above the fray in the U.S.-China trade war.

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Apple claims Qualcomm stole idea for smartphone boot-up tech from engineer

03/04/2019, 08:03 pm

The latest installment of Apple and Qualcomm's worldwide legal scrum kicked off in San Diego on Monday with a startling allegation claiming one of Qualcomm's patents-in-suit is based on an idea introduced to the company by an Apple engineer.

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Carnegie Library's transformation into D.C. Apple Store will complete in April

03/04/2019, 03:03 pm

Apple's restoration of Washington D.C.'s Carnegie Library as part of its conversion into a massive retail outlet for the iPhone maker could open to the public soon, after the building owner advised current expectations is for it to be completed in late spring.

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US & China said nearing end of trade war impacting Apple's bottom line

03/04/2019, 11:03 am

The Trump administration is reportedly nearing a deal that could halt the trade war hurting the U.S. and China, and by extension Apple's iPhone business.

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New USB 4 is enhanced Thunderbolt 3 with advanced connection bandwidth sharing

03/04/2019, 09:03 am

USB 4, the next version of the connectivity protocol, is said by the USB Promoter Group to offer computer users a throughput of up to 40Gbps and other features of Thunderbolt 3, following the contribution of the Thunderbolt protocol specification to the group by Intel.

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Facebook embroiled in yet another privacy scandal, this time involving your phone number

03/04/2019, 08:03 am

Facebook has come under fire yet again for another privacy issue, with the social network not providing its users with any way to opt out of having their phone number, submitted to enable two-factor authentication to secure the account, used by others to look up their profile.

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