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Tim Cook says $30M Carnegie Library Apple Store is more than about selling iPhones

05/03/2019, 02:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook hopes the soon-to-open Apple Store at the Carnegie Library will be more than a retail outlet, one that reportedly cost $30 million to renovate, suggesting the focus is on community and creativity, rather than selling iPhones and other products.

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These top Mother's Day gift ideas are perfect for Apple fans

05/03/2019, 01:05 pm

Many moms are happy with a card, flowers, or a meal out. If you want to go a step further, here are some Apple-related Mother's Day gifts you can spring for.

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Facebook offers FTC greater oversight of data collection policies to end federal probe

05/03/2019, 12:05 pm

Facebook is willing to face increased government oversight of its activities relating to data collection to end the privacy-related federal probe sooner, a report into negotiations between the social network and the Federal Trade Commission alleges, along with paying a billion-dollar fine.

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Google's iPhone-challenging Pixel 3a XL spotted in the wild with 6-inch display

05/03/2019, 09:05 am

One of Google's anticipated mid-range Pixel phones, the Pixel 3a XL, has reportedly already been spotted at a Best Buy in Springfield, Ohio, setting the stage for Apple's next wave of competition.

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Apple & other tech companies lobby efforts kill Ontario 'Right to Repair' bill

05/03/2019, 08:05 am

Another 'Right to Repair' bill that would have made device producers provide the resources for consumers and third-party repair outfits to fix devices has been put to rest, with intensive lobbying from tech companies including Apple said to be behind the killing of the legislation.

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US DOJ requests hearing on remedies in Qualcomm antitrust case, cites concern over 5G rollout

05/02/2019, 11:05 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice in a filing on Thursday preemptively requested a hearing on potential remedies should Qualcomm be found liable in an antitrust case leveled by the Federal Trade Commission.

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No, Adobe did not cancel its popular $10 Creative Cloud Photography plan

05/02/2019, 08:05 pm

A number of visitors to Adobe's website recently noticed the popular $9.99 a month Creative Cloud Photography plan replaced by a $19.99 option, but the company says the change only impacts some customers and is not permanent. At least not yet.

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Google adding automatic deletion option for Location Services and Web & App Activity data

05/02/2019, 10:05 am

Google is offering users a new way to try and safeguard their privacy, by providing an option to automatically delete logs of Web & App Activity as well as Location History data after a specific period of time, rather than requiring users to manually delete it.

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Foxconn CEO headed to Wisconsin after Trump meeting at White House

05/02/2019, 07:05 am

Terry Gou, the CEO of Apple assembly partner Foxconn and candidate for the presidency of Taiwan, has met with President Donald Trump on his visit to the United States, ahead of a visit to the controversial project in Wisconsin to build new facilities.

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Parental control apps clap back at Apple statement on MDM technology

05/01/2019, 06:05 pm

Parental control and screen time monitoring apps are fighting back against Apple's decision to strike the titles from the App Store over alleged security risks, saying in separate blog posts that the tech giant's reasoning is flawed and its statement on the matter misleading.

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California tables Right to Repair bill following pressure from Apple, others

05/01/2019, 05:05 pm

Following pressure from lobbyists, including a last-minute play by Apple, a California right to repair bill was pulled by its cosponsor for a second time, giving tech companies opposing the legislation a one-year reprieve.

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What are 5G and mmWave, and when will you be able to realistically use them?

05/01/2019, 02:05 pm

Carriers in the United States are rolling out 5G mobile networks, which promises to revolutionize mobile communications for everyone. With the hype it is generating, and the discussions surrounding how Apple will adopt the technology, it's worth taking a moment to work out what exactly 5G is, as well as what to realistically expect in the coming years.

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Apple opposes logo for new German bike path, claiming too many similarities

05/01/2019, 01:05 pm

Apple is reportedly fighting the logo for a new German bike path, arguing that it bears too much similarity to its own.

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ACLU says US border agents have 'near-unfettered' ability to seize iPhones, other devices

05/01/2019, 09:05 am

The American Civil Liberties Union has shared data that shows U.S. border agencies are "asserting near-unfettered authority" to search and seize devices such as iPhones and iPads from anyone at points of entry without a warrant, violating two U.S. Constitutional amendments.

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Apple's Carnegie Library store in Washington D.C. opening May 11

05/01/2019, 07:05 am

Apple will be opening its Apple Store at Carnegie Library on May 11, telling customers to "create the next chapter" at the Washington D.C. location in a six-week StoryMakers Festival that celebrates the creative history of the location.

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Apple loses industrial design team member to Airbnb

04/30/2019, 10:04 pm

Apple's industrial design group has lost another employee, as 8-year veteran Miklu Silvanto was recently hired away by Airbnb to contribute to a project launched by the home rental giant's Samara design studio.

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Samsung posts weakest profit since 2016 because of weak chip, smartphone markets

04/30/2019, 09:04 am

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday reported Q1 operating profits of $5.4 billion, its lowest quarterly figure since 2016, blaming dropping chip prices and slowing display orders.

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Sprint, T-Mobile extend merger deadline to July 29

04/29/2019, 10:04 pm

T-Mobile and Sprint on Monday extended the deadline to complete a proposed $26 billion deal that would merge the two wireless market competitors into a single entity, allowing the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission more time to approve the agreement.

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Apple's millennial leap from fading Golden Age icon to flexible, flashy plastic fashion

04/29/2019, 06:04 pm

Apple's deft transition in the late 90s from an aging icon into a fresh, modern brand with the ability to capture the attention of buyers is now virtually ancient history. But it provides some perspective on Apple's current position, which is frequently characterized as being one mistake away from doom. There are also lessons for Apple's competitors.

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Apple-marketed robotics firm Anki goes into shutdown mode

04/29/2019, 05:04 pm

Anki -- a robotics company once heavily promoted by Apple -- is shutting down on Wednesday, forcing nearly 200 people out of work.

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