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Apple Pencil could gain hover-based gestures in future iPad

06/11/2019, 08:06 am

Future iPhones and iPads could work without the user touching the display, with Apple exploring the possibility of using the proximity of fingers or the Apple Pencil to the screen to enable selections and gestures in situations where touching the device isn't desirable.

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Amazon trumps Apple & Google in latest global 'brand value' report

06/11/2019, 08:06 am

Amazon is now the world leader in terms of brand value, eclipsing both Apple and Google, according to annual Kantar research rankings.

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Goldman Sachs exec says winning customer loyalty with Apple Card more important than profitability

06/10/2019, 10:06 pm

The head of Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs' consumer banking business in an interview on Monday addressed concerns that the new credit card offering is not structured for maximum profitability, and implied customer engagement is more important than sheer financial gain.

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Compared: Brydge Pro vs Apple Smart Keyboard

06/10/2019, 11:06 am

We've been using the Brydge Pro keyboard for the 2018 iPad Pro for quite some time now, and one of the most frequent requests we've received is to directly to compare it to Apple's Smart Keyboard. So, let's talk about them.

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G20 countries agree to work on new rules to curb corporate tax loopholes

06/09/2019, 09:06 am

The coalition of countries known as the G20 will be working to make tech companies like Apple and Google pay a fairer amount of tax, after agreeing there is a need to implement new tax rules to prevent major organizations from working around existing laws to pay as little tax as possible.

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Man jailed for not unlocking iPhone adds fuel to device search warrant debate

06/07/2019, 03:06 pm

A Florida man was thrown in jail for 44 days for refusing to unlock two iPhones in his possession during a traffic stop, an incident fuelling the ongoing privacy debates over how law enforcement can legally gain access to a smartphone's contents via passcode or biometrics, without being unconstitutional.

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Apple denied dismissal of 'unwieldy' dust filter class action lawsuit

06/07/2019, 10:06 am

An attempt by Apple to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit over a lack of air filters in the design of MacBooks and iMacs has been denied by a California District Court judge, as the motion to dismiss the "unwieldy" complaint was apparently "also unwieldy" in its own right.

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PSA for parents: Apple Camp reservations start on June 17

06/07/2019, 10:06 am

On June 17 Apple will open up U.S. reservations for Apple Camp, its annual retail program meant to hook kids on its products by way of various creative and coding projects.

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Powerbeats Pro up for preorder in Australia and China

06/06/2019, 09:06 pm

Following a start to preorders in France, Germany and the UK last week, Apple on Friday quietly initiated sales of Beats' Powerbeats Pro headphones in Australia and China.

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Powerbeats Pro teardown reveals audio driver similar to AirPods, less capacious case battery

06/06/2019, 06:06 pm

Aftermarket repair firm iFixit on Thursday posted its teardown of Beats' Powerbeats Pro, revealing the headset's components and construction share a number of similarities with Apple's latest AirPods model.

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Weezer headlines WWDC 19's Thursday night Bash

06/06/2019, 01:06 pm

Attendees to the annual WWDC Bash on Thursday evening will be able to enjoy a performance from the multi-platinum alt group Weezer, Apple has revealed, with the free party for conference visitors starting from 7pm pacific time.

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Apple shares free 'New York' font from original Macintosh for developer use

06/06/2019, 10:06 am

Apple has quietly released a free, revamped version of its "New York" font, intimately familiar to anyone who used the first-generation Macintosh and many of its successors.

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Apple reportedly in process of acquiring self-driving shuttle company Drive.ai

06/05/2019, 11:06 pm

Apple is reportedly in the process of acquiring once-promising self-driving shuttle firm Drive.ai in a deal that will bolster the tech giant's own autonomous vehicle initiative with seasoned engineers and segment experts.

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Apple lists mystery 3-meter "Pro" Thunderbolt 3 cables on Mac Pro specs sheet

06/05/2019, 03:06 pm

Apple has included a collection of "Pro" Thunderbolt 3 cables in its list of accessories for the new Mac Pro, including the odd option of a 3-meter cable, a length that is not typically covered by the standards governing Thunderbolt 3 cable specifications.

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Foxconn struggling to maintain US workforce, with 155 layoffs in Indiana

06/05/2019, 09:06 am

According to the U.S. Labor Department, Apple supplier Foxconn is still having problems meeting promised hiring goals, and has laid off 155 employees in Indiana, moving the positions to Mexico.

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Cook: iPhone is 'made everywhere,' but US would be 'hurt most' from tariff

06/04/2019, 07:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a CBS Evening News interview aired Tuesday touched on hot-button issues like the U.S.-China trade war, saying his company has not yet been impacted by the international scrum. He also commented on recent scrutiny of Apple's outsized presence in the tech sector, its efforts to curb so-called device addiction and more.

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Apple Car could have battery-filled floor and reinforced wide-opening doors

06/04/2019, 04:06 pm

Apple is continuing to come up with new designs for essential elements of a car, potentially as part of its "Project Titan" vehicular efforts, with ideas surrounding how to improve the floor assemblies and doors that make up a considerable portion of a vehicle's body to be stronger and to accommodate more batteries.

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The Apple Park 'spaceship' uses 692 steel saucers to protect against earthquakes

06/04/2019, 09:06 am

The main ring at Apple Park is one of the few buildings in the entire U.S. to use base isolation against earthquakes -- meaning that it should survive all but the biggest California tremors.

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Apple folds bug reporting into Feedback Assistant, discontinues Bug Reporter

06/04/2019, 12:06 am

In a major change to its bug reporting system, Apple on Monday announced the deprecation of its standalone Bug Reporter service, the capabilities of which are now folded into the Feedback Assistant app for iOS and Mac.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks privacy, App Store monopoly, more in interview

06/03/2019, 08:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is slated to appear on CBS Evening News on Tuesday to discuss a range of issues including the tech giant's push for consumer data privacy, allegations of monopolistic practices and more.

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