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How to factory reset a MacBook Pro, and when to do it

02/20/2020, 01:02 pm

When you're preparing a MacBook Pro to sell, these are the steps you need to take to put the machine ready for a new user -- and making sure all your personal and account details are removed.

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Apple considering allowing third-party apps to replace defaults on iOS, HomePod

02/20/2020, 07:02 am

The HomePod may be opened up to third-party music services, and Apple may also allow iOS users to permanently swap the default email and browser apps for alternatives.

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Apple Stores, Foxconn 'cautiously' trying to return to normal in China

02/20/2020, 06:02 am

At the same time that Apple takes tentative steps to reopen all of its retail stores in China, the company's main iPhone assembler Foxconn has announced that it will be "cautiously" resuming production in its main iPhone manufacturing plants.

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EU unveils wide-ranging digital strategy with global implications for Apple & other big tech

02/19/2020, 11:02 am

A newly-published digital strategy marks the start of the European Union's plans to debate and implement regulations that will have lasting effects on users in the EU and big technology companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon.

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Larry Tesler, who showed Steve Jobs around Xerox PARC, dies aged 74

02/19/2020, 10:02 am

Computer scientist Larry Tesler was the inventor of copy-and-paste as we know it today, and was also the guide that showed Steve Jobs the Xerox PARC systems that would inspire the Macintosh.

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Apple is pushing its services, but iOS is not adware yet

02/19/2020, 09:02 am

Apple has not turned iOS into adware, yet we do get get more notifications of services than we did. That's still a long way from having Mail's inbox showing us banner ads for golf games and dating sites, though.

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Supply chain sources predicting 12-inch iPad Pro in the spring

02/18/2020, 08:02 am

A supply chain source is predicting a 12-inch iPad Pro for the spring, but it isn't exactly clear where they're getting the information.

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Apple's 'iPhone SE 2,' iPad Pro reportedly on track despite coronavirus

02/18/2020, 06:02 am

Industry reports suggest the low-cost "iPhone SE 2" and a refresh of the iPad Pro line will still launch in March, with the iPad Pro refresh arriving shortly thereafter --although the impact of the coronavirus raises questions about Apple's over-reliance on Chinese manufacturing.

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Patent troll targets Apple in touch screen patent infringement case

02/17/2020, 05:02 pm

An infamous patent troll has resurfaced, and is suing Apple and many others over the infringement of four patents dealing with capacitive keyboards and sensors used in the iPhone 11, third-generation iPad Pro, and similar products by other vendors like Microsoft and Samsung.

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Apple, Google, Facebook lobby EU over AI regulation plans

02/17/2020, 01:02 pm

Senior Artificial Intelligence executives from technology firms, including Apple, are in Brussels to make their case as the European Union aims to set regulations on artificial intelligence that could drastically affect machine learning globally.

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Former iPhone chip designer hits back at Apple for anticompetitive practices

02/14/2020, 03:02 pm

As the legal battle wears on, former Apple engineer Gerard Williams III now claims Apple has been headhunting employees at Nuvia as part of an anticompetitive campaign against him.

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Apple's ARKit release left Google flat-footed

02/14/2020, 01:02 pm

While Apple and Facebook push forward with augmented reality and virtual reality hardware, Google, burned by Google Glass and a late start to a smartphone AR framework, lags behind.

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2000 iPhones doled out to quarantined cruise ship passengers

02/14/2020, 12:02 pm

Crew and holiday-makers quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship because of the coronavirus are being given iPhones for easy access to information, and online medical consultations.

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Apple reopens Beijing stores with temperature checks, limited hours, crowd control

02/14/2020, 11:02 am

Beijing's Apple Stores are open for about half the hours that they are normally, and are subjecting visitors to temperature checks and maximum occupancy limits because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Beijing Apple Stores reopening on Feb 14, rest remain closed

02/13/2020, 08:02 am

Apple plans to reopen some of its Apple Stores in Beijing as the threat of the coronavirus continues to keep other locations closed.

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iPhone 11 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S20 - $999 premium smartphones head-to-head

02/12/2020, 03:02 pm

Apple's iPhone 11 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S20 are the lower-end gateways into super-premium smartphones, and the long-time competitors are pushing for bigger specs than ever to win over customers.

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FTC demanding info from Apple & other big tech companies about past acquisitions

02/11/2020, 01:02 pm

The Federal Trade Commission announced that it is launching a probe into past acquisitions made by Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, Google, and Facebook, going back to 2010.

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BlueMail restored to Apple's Mac App Store after dispute [u]

02/11/2020, 12:02 pm

Apple has now approved a newly submitted version of BlueMail to the App Store, four months after the developers sued for allegedly removing the app unfairly.

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Apple Pay expected to see transactions of $686 billion by 2024

02/11/2020, 12:02 pm

New research into contactless and payment systems such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, expects the market to grow around three times -- and Apple to benefit the most.

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Apple joins Microsoft, Samsung, Intel in FIDO security alliance

02/11/2020, 08:02 am

Apple is now a member of the FIDO alliance, a body that aims to increase user security while reducing reliance on passwords. It's one of the last major technology firms to join.

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