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Apple Upper East Side store in NYC wins AIA award for interior architecture

01/21/2019, 10:01 pm

Apple recently received an award from the American Institute of Architects for the extensive repurposing of a Manhattan bank into a high-tech retail outlet, an undertaking that married painstaking exterior and interior restoration with newly fabricated design elements.

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Japan could expand local privacy rules to cover multinationals like Apple

01/21/2019, 12:01 pm

Japan should consider legal changes so it can enforce domestic privacy rules on foreign tech firms like Apple and Google, according to a government communications panel.

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Apple employees donated $365M over eight years via internal Giving program

01/21/2019, 11:01 am

Apple's internal Giving program has raised more than $365 million for non-profit organizations around the world since its creation, a feature on the charitable efforts by the iPhone maker's employees reads, with more than a quarter of a million hours of employee time volunteered in 2018 alone.

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Apple's homepage again honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

01/21/2019, 10:01 am

Apple is commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States by using its homepage to highlight the work and life of the civil rights activist.

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Crime blotter: A Walmart iPhone theft ring, New Hampshire delivery scammers sentenced

01/20/2019, 02:01 pm

Police are seeking a pair of thieves nabbing Apple gear late at night from WalMarts, 1400 iPads lifted by civil servant, FedEx employees nabbed for grabbing Apple packages, and more in the latest Apple-related crime blotter.

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Apple to streamline team management in Apple Developer Program and App Store Connect

01/18/2019, 07:01 pm

Apple in February will change the way it handles development teams for organizations, unifying individual memberships into a single set of roles across the Apple Developer website and App Store Connect.

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Apple & Qualcomm relationship broke down over concerns of proprietary code misuse

01/18/2019, 03:01 pm

Rather than patent royalties, the ongoing fight between Apple and Qualcomm may have originated over concerns about code, according to leaked emails.

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Microsoft suggests shift to iPhone as Windows 10 Mobile end of support date announced

01/18/2019, 02:01 pm

Microsoft is recommending users of Windows 10 Mobile devices migrate to other platforms, including iOS, after the software giant confirmed the end of support for the mobile operating system by the end of 2019.

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Apple & other tech giants cited by Austrian group for failing to meet GDPR

01/18/2019, 09:01 am

An non-profit organization, noyb, has launched a complaint with the Austrian government against Apple, YouTube, and several other major tech companies, saying they've failed to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

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Google pays Fossil $40M for smartwatch IP to compete with Apple Watch

01/18/2019, 08:01 am

Google's attempts to take on the Apple Watch in the wearable devices market with Wear OS may receive a boost, after the revelation the search giant will be paying watch maker Fossil $40 million to buy the company's smartwatch-related intellectual property.

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Major data broker Acxiom backs Tim Cook's call for data privacy regulations

01/18/2019, 01:01 am

Responding to Apple CEO Tim Cook's crusade for strict data privacy regulations in the U.S., Acxiom, a premiere data broker, said it supports a unified set of laws governing data sharing practices while at the same time denying it is part of a so-called "shadow economy."

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Apple's HomePod launches in China and Hong Kong

01/17/2019, 07:01 pm

As promised, Apple on Friday kicked off sales of HomePod in China and Hong Kong, bringing the Siri-infused speaker to customers in the region nearly a year after the device launched in 2018.

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Walmart ditches plans to compete with Apple & others in streaming video arena

01/17/2019, 03:01 pm

Walmart is reportedly abandoning plans to launch a Netflix-like streaming video service, which could take one more threat out of the equation for Apple's own upcoming launch.

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Apple tapped as contender for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot studio

01/17/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple appears to be one of the companies vying to pick up Bad Robot, the production studio founded by Star Trek, Star Wars, and Lost director J.J. Abrams.

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China lambastes Apple, others for 'incorrect' references to Hong Kong & Taiwan

01/17/2019, 09:01 am

A think tank linked to the Chinese government is criticizing Apple, Amazon, Nike and other foreign companies for using "incorrect labels" in reference to Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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County tax incentives likely to double for Apple's new $1B Austin campus

01/17/2019, 08:01 am

County tax incentives for Apple's second campus in Austin, Tex. could potentially more than double a quoted $16 million estimate, a report revealed this week.

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Tim Cook renews call to Congress for federal data privacy law reforms, suggests creation of 'data-broker clearinghouse'

01/17/2019, 05:01 am

The U.S. Congress should implement comprehensive federal privacy legislation to protect and empower customers against "data brokers," Apple CEO Tim Cook has declared, calling for lawmakers to introduce landmark reforms that fundamentally change the rules by which companies should abide regarding the collection and storage of user data.

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Apple to reportedly reduce new hires amidst slumping iPhone sales

01/16/2019, 05:01 pm

Apple plans to reduce the number of new hires for certain divisions after the company missed revenue guidance for the December quarter on weak iPhone sales, according to a report issued on Wednesday.

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American Data Dissemination Act seeks to legislate how the tech industry uses your data

01/16/2019, 02:01 pm

Senator Marco Rubio has announced the American Data Dissemination Act, a data privacy bill that aims to shore up existing privacy laws and establish a minimum standard for tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook to obey.

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Motorola Razr revival with foldable display could cost more than an iPhone XS Max

01/16/2019, 10:01 am

The Motorola Razr could be making a comeback as part of a deal between Lenovo and Verizon in the near future, but the iconic flip phone's return could introduce a foldable display as part of its redesign, as well as a hefty price tag of $1,500 that outweighs even the iPhone XS Max.

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