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MacBook Air & iPad Pro competitor Surface Book 2 gets quiet update

04/01/2019, 09:04 am

Microsoft has given its Surface Book 2 line of hybrid tablets a refresh, quietly updating the 13.5-inch model of the tablet-notebook devices with an optional eighth-generation quad-core Intel i5 processor, while at the same time cutting the price of the existing base configuration by $200.

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Mark Zuckerberg joins Tim Cook in calls for privacy, electoral integrity legislation

04/01/2019, 08:04 am

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is following Apple CEO Tim Cook and other major privacy advocates in calling for governments to "regulate the internet," by offering up suggestions for how lawmakers and regulators could create new rules that the social network and other tech firms should follow to protect elections, reduce harmful content, and to enhance privacy.

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Apple crime blotter: 'virtual kidnapping,' Floridians warned about iCloud scam, movie money iPhone theft & more

03/31/2019, 08:03 am

Apple iPhone and iCloud-related scams, Texas seeks to ban lewd unsolicited AirDrops, money printed for motion pictures used to buy an iPhone, iPads pinched from a children's hospital ward, and a dubious iPhone theft in a New Orleans hotel, all on the Apple crime roundup.

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Apple engineer who led development of A7 through A12X chip cores departs company

03/29/2019, 05:03 pm

A key Apple engineer responsible for leading development teams working on proprietary processor core designs has left the company after nine years of service, according to a report on Friday.

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Man pleads guilty to hacking celebrity Apple accounts for spending spree

03/29/2019, 03:03 pm

A man has pleaded guilty to U.S. Justice Department charges of hacking into the Apple accounts of famous athletes and musicians, using them to embark on a spending spree.

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New AirPods H1 chip exposed in teardown, still not able to be repaired

03/29/2019, 09:03 am

A teardown of the second-generation AirPods reveals Apple made relatively few changes to the physical design of the wearable accessory, but like the original, it is still a product that is practically impossible for users to perform repairs on at home without ruining them completely.

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Apple's AirPods took 60 percent of fully wireless earbud market in holiday quarter

03/29/2019, 08:03 am

Apple's AirPods claimed 60 percent of fully wireless earbud sales during the December quarter, according to new estimates, beating out other well-reviewed buds from the likes of Jabra and Bose.

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Apple Card: no multi-user support, no penalty rates, foreign transactions, more

03/28/2019, 07:03 pm

While Apple News+ and Apple TV+ were the focus of Monday's "It's show time" event, Apple's first foray into the credit industry -- Apple Card -- arguably stole the show. Apple painted the product in broad strokes on stage and in its promotional material, but with a dearth of details, questions about the upcoming service remain.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, other top executives to testify at Qualcomm trial

03/28/2019, 06:03 pm

Apple's top executives, including CEO Tim Cook, are scheduled to take the stand at April's Apple v. Qualcomm jury trial in San Diego, Calif., according to court filings made public this week.

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Review: Logitech's Z606 offers 5.1 surround & Bluetooth at a low price, but not much more

03/28/2019, 02:03 pm

Logitech's Z606 speakers can deliver adequate 5.1-channel sound for a connected Mac, iPhone, or iPad, but you're probably better off buying higher-quality stereo speakers or headphones.

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Apple maintains max score on LGBTQ equality index for 17th year running

03/28/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple has once again claimed a score of 100 -- the highest possible -- on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, gauging U.S. businesses' treatment of LGBTQ people both in and outside of the workplace.

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Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren focusing 'right to repair' on farmers, not tech

03/27/2019, 12:03 pm

After a call for the breakup of major technology corporations like Apple, Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren so far appears to be focused more on the farming industry than tech when it comes to advocating the right to repair.

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Apple Pay coming to Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia very soon

03/27/2019, 09:03 am

Mobile banking service N26 has teased it will be making its Apple Pay-supporting service available to customers in European countries that are not currently listed as supporting Apple's mobile payment system, a tweet that could be an indicator of imminent Apple Pay expansion on the continent.

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Apple expands App Store Search Ads to 46 more countries

03/27/2019, 08:03 am

Apple expanded the availability of Apple Search Ads into more markets on Tuesday, with developers now able to place advertising for their app in the App Store to target potential customers in an additional 46 countries.

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European Parliament passes controversial 'Article 13' Internet copyright bill

03/27/2019, 08:03 am

The European Union has voted to pass its new copyright rules with "Article 13" intact, a section of the EU Copyright Directive, a controversial rule change that critics believe could hurt creativity and make user-generated content harder to produce and distribute.

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Apple services chief Peter Stern described as well-liked, but not interested in solving media industry woes

03/26/2019, 10:03 pm

Apple vice president Peter Stern, who is in charge of rounding up partners for products like Apple News+ and Apple TV+, is reportedly well liked and -- much to the chagrin of media executives -- operates in the best interests of Apple, not publishers.

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Apple avoids iPhone import ban as ITC rejects Qualcomm patent infringement claims [u]

03/26/2019, 05:03 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission in a final determination on Tuesday nullified Qualcomm's bid for an iPhone import ban, finding a leveraged patent covering power efficiency technology to be invalid.

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Apple profiles dance choreographer Hope Boykin to promote AirPods

03/26/2019, 04:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday published a marketing profile of New York-based dance choreographer Hope Boykin, looking to sell AirPods as more than a convenient pair of wireless earbuds.

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US FTC orders Comcast, Google, AT&T & others to share full details on data collection practices

03/26/2019, 04:03 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued letters to several major internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast, ordering them all to detail their respective data collection practices.

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ITC judge recommends partial iPhone ban in Qualcomm patent fight

03/26/2019, 02:03 pm

A U.S. ITC judge has made the recommendation that Qualcomm is granted its request for an import bank against Apple in the ongoing legal wrangling between the two tech giants, with the ban potentially preventing some models of iPhone from being imported into the United States.

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