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Apple Card Disaster Relief Program eases financial burden in times of crisis

10/09/2019, 06:10 pm

Apple is now offering a disaster relief program for the Apple Card, which halts interest and delays one payment to those who apply.

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News app Quartz removed from Chinese App Store amidst Hong Kong protests

10/09/2019, 05:10 pm

Apple has removed Quartz from the Chinese App Store at the behest of the Chinese government, shortly after reinstating the previously removed protest app HKMap Live.

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OWC Mercury Elite Pro Thunderbolt dock offers up to 28TB drive capacity

10/09/2019, 12:10 pm

Peripheral and Mac upgrade specialist OWC has introduced the Mercury Elite Pro Dock, a Thunderbolt 3 dock that also offers external drive storage with up to 28 terabytes of capacity alongside expanding the variety of a connected Mac's ports.

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Xbox One controller available from Apple, but there are better places to buy

10/09/2019, 11:10 am

Apple has started to sell the Xbox Wireless Controller, a peripheral for Microsoft's game console that is also compatible with the iPhone and iPad. While it has made an appearance in the online Apple Store, gamers interested in using it for Apple Arcade may want to consider buying it elsewhere.

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Apple Environmental Report demystified - what it all means to the consumer

10/09/2019, 08:10 am

The production of consumer electronics is damaging to the environment, and there's no real way around that. Apple has been striving to help offset the damage they're doing by adopting more environmentally sound practices, but how much does it help?

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MeeBot 2.0 educational robotics kit ships as Apple Store exclusive

10/08/2019, 02:10 pm

The MeeBot 2.0 from UBTech Robotics has just launched as an Apple Store-exclusive kit, one that enables children to learn how to build their own robot at the same time as learning basic coding skills to make it move and dance.

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Linksys Aware uses mesh Wi-Fi network for motion-tracking in the home

10/08/2019, 01:10 pm

Linksys has introduced a new surveillance feature for its mesh Wi-Fi routers called Linksys Aware, a subscription which can allow some Velop routers to perform motion sensing using Wi-Fi signals, providing alerts to the homeowner when activity is detected.

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Apple Watch subsidized for those on Devoted Health Medicare Plan

10/07/2019, 06:10 pm

Devoted Health, a Florida-based plan for senior citizens, is the first private Medicare plan to cover the Apple Watch as a benefit.

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Federal court uncertain it can uphold $600M VirnetX ruling against Apple

10/07/2019, 07:10 am

Part of a $600 million judgment against Apple over alleged patent infringement may not necessarily be heading to VirnetX, with a Federal Circuit panel suggesting it may not be able to uphold part of the award due to ongoing litigation that could invalidate patent claims at hand.

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Tim Cook's rapport with President Trump rare among company leaders

10/05/2019, 11:10 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook's ability to nudge the Trump administration into altering policies that could have hurt the iPhone maker is down to a carefully cultivated relationship between the CEO and the U.S. president, a report claims, one that functions despite each having different ideologies.

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Tim Cook offers tribute to Steve Jobs on 8th anniversary of his passing

10/05/2019, 09:10 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook has marked the 8th anniversary of the passing of company co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs with a post to Twitter, publishing a photograph of the luminary outside the Fifth Avenue Apple Store.

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Jony Ive subject of new National Portrait Gallery commission

10/04/2019, 06:10 pm

The National Portrait Gallery in London unveiled its latest commission on Friday, revealing a portrait of Apple CDO Jony Ive as captured by famed photographer Andreas Gursky.

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Developer of BlueMail sues Apple over 'Sign in with Apple,' App Store 'monopoly'

10/04/2019, 05:10 pm

A developer of messaging products and software behind apps like Followapp and BlueMail on Friday filed a multi-pronged lawsuit against Apple, claiming the tech giant infringed on patented technology with "Sign in with Apple" and subsequently used its alleged monopoly over the App Store to suppress BlueMail's consumer reach.

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Spotify asked for more information about Apple in antitrust investigation

10/04/2019, 01:10 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has asked Spotify to provide information on Apple's alleged anti-competitive behavior, and specifically how it pertains to Spotify's business.

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Apple's Cook continues European tour, discusses journalism, climate change, more in Italy

10/03/2019, 08:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his European tour on Thursday with a visit to Italy's Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori, where he discussed a range of topics including climate change, "fake news," human rights and more in front of a crowd of budding journalists, teachers and students.

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Apple acquires motion capture firm IKinema [u]

10/03/2019, 06:10 pm

An unsubstantiated report on Thursday claims Apple has acquired UK-based firm IKinema, a specialist in real-time procedural animation and supporting technologies.

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Apple production 'The Banker' to close AFI Fest in November

10/03/2019, 02:10 pm

"The Banker", starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, is set to close out Hollywood's American Film Institute Festival on November 21.

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Apple, Tim Cook, Deirdre O'Brien jointly file in support of DACA

10/02/2019, 04:10 pm

Apple has filed a brief with the Supreme Court supporting the preservation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, with CEO Tim Cook and SVP for Retail and People Deirdre O'Brien putting their names on the filing alongside the company for the first time.

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Microsoft teases dual-screen Surface Neo notebook, Surface Duo folding phone for 2020

10/02/2019, 11:10 am

Microsoft has uncharacteristically revealed a future Surface product that it doesn't plan to ship until 2020, with the Surface Neo consisting of a dual-screen notebook with an extra keyboard and stylus support.

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Microsoft takes on AirPods with $249 Surface Earbuds

10/02/2019, 10:10 am

Microsoft has launched its own competition to Apple's lauded AirPods, with the introduction of the Surface Earbuds claimed to be productive earwear with 24 hours of battery life and improved microphones.

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