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DoorDash confirms 4.9M accounts accessed in major server breach

09/27/2019, 08:09 am

Food delivery app DoorDash has become the latest company to admit there has been a security breach of its servers, with the personal details of almost 5 million app users including names and addresses accessed by an attacker in May 2019.

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Apple plots theatrical releases of Apple TV+ films before streaming release

09/27/2019, 07:09 am

Apple will be making some of the movies it commissions for Apple TV+ available to view at cinemas, a report claims, with the streaming service seemingly following in the footsteps of rivals Amazon and Netflix by pushing for a theatrical release of its films.

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A big conference on Micromobility is coming to Berlin, and Apple will be there

09/26/2019, 11:09 am

Analyst Horace Dediu was one of the first analysts to correctly recognize what Apple was accomplishing in mobile computing with the iPhone. He has recently focused on the future of personal mobility -- an area Apple has investigated in some depth, although the company hasn't yet revealed a clear strategy. On October 1, Micromobility Europe will discuss the state of the art in Berlin, and AppleInsider has learned that Apple will be in attendance.

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Apple wins UN Climate Action award for environmental work

09/26/2019, 08:09 am

The United Nations has included Apple in its 2019 Climate Action Awards for the company's efforts in using renewable energy sources, and donation to social intervention causes.

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Apple looking at big expansion of HomeKit with Ultra Wideband

09/26/2019, 08:09 am

A future version of HomeKit could provide the ability to control items at a socket level depending on where the user is, with Apple investigating the possibility of making electrical outlets that can provide granular control of power to devices, as well as knowing the location of nearby smartphones, tablets, and other items.

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Facebook to face DOJ antitrust investigation, report says

09/25/2019, 09:09 pm

Less than a month after a group of state attorneys general opened an investigation into Facebook over potential antitrust violations, a report on Wednesday claims the U.S. Department of Justice will soon begin its own inquiry into the social network's business practices.

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Apple donates to preserve grasslands in Kenya, fight climate change

09/25/2019, 06:09 pm

A large swath of grassland in Kenya is the site of Apple's latest environmental conservation initiative, with the company donating an unknown sum toward a project that aims to combat climate change by harnessing the power of nature.

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Amazon updates Eero, Ring product ranges in wave of announcements

09/25/2019, 02:09 pm

Just as it did last year, Amazon used its September event to launch a large number of new products from across its vast empire of subsidiaries. AppleInsider collects together some of the less prominent announcements to come out of Seattle on Wednesday.

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Amazon wearables launch with Echo Frames smart glasses, Echo Loop ring

09/25/2019, 02:09 pm

Alongside a host of other announcements, Amazon has debuted wearables with glassed called Echo Frames and a ring named the Echo Loop, all aimed at integrating Alexa further into people's lives.

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Amazon takes on AirPods with Alexa-powered Echo Buds

09/25/2019, 02:09 pm

Amazon has revealed the Echo Buds, the retailer's attempt to capitalize on the wireless earphone trend led by Apple's AirPods, with its version including Alexa as well as Bose-developed active noise cancellation.

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Amazon's Echo range updates take the smart speaker fight to HomePod

09/25/2019, 01:09 pm

Amazon has used its special event to launch new Alexa-powered devices in the Echo range, including the Echo Studio speaker, a refreshed Echo, and the Echo Dot with Clock.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger says left Apple board because 'paths were conflicting'

09/24/2019, 07:09 pm

Disney CEO Bob Iger in an interview on Tuesday explained his departure from Apple's board of directors, saying the tech giant's recent interest in the entertainment industry puts the companies on "conflicting rather than converging" paths.

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Apple leads the entire US PC market in consumer satisfaction

09/24/2019, 09:09 am

Apple is continuing to be one of the top-performing computer producers in the PC market, customer satisfaction ratings reveal, with it topping the ACSI rankings for the second year in a row.

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Apple investment in Chinese wind farms providing 134 megawatts to grid

09/24/2019, 08:09 am

The first three wind farms funded in part by the Apple-sponsored China Clean Energy Fund are online, and generating power for the Chinese grid.

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Amazon's AirPods competitor may include fitness-tracking features

09/23/2019, 03:09 pm

Amazon's rival to Apple's AirPods will include fitness-tracking capabilities, a report claims, with the online retail giant's audio accessories set to be accompanied by a new audio-focused Echo that includes a woofer for better sound quality.

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Disney now accepting pre-orders for Disney+ streaming service

09/23/2019, 09:09 am

Disney has begun taking preorders for their new streaming service, Disney+, which gives users access to Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic content, all from one service.

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Trailers for Apple TV+ thrillers 'Truth be Told' and 'Servant' now available

09/23/2019, 09:09 am

Trailers for two new Apple TV+ thrillers "Truth be Told" and "Servant" were aired during last nights Emmy Awards, giving viewers a sneak peek at two new shows Apple has to offer.

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US government grants Apple requests for Mac Pro tariff relief

09/20/2019, 10:09 pm

The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Friday lifted tariffs levied on certain computer parts imported from China, a move that also granted in part Apple's request for a reprieve on Mac Pro parts.

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T-Mobile customers get 3% Daily Cash for in-store Apple Card purchases

09/19/2019, 10:09 am

Apple Card owners will soon be able to receive 3% Daily Cash rewards from T-Mobile in-store purchases, making it the first major US carrier to provide the highest-level cashback bonus to users of the Apple and Goldman Sachs credit card.

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Holographic elements could give Apple AR headset an immersive experience

09/19/2019, 08:09 am

Apple's rumored augmented reality headset may use a holographic combiner to project light onto the wearer's eyes, while an eye-tracking system for monitoring the gaze of the user could be used to provide more information about an environment based on where the user is actively looking.

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