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'Star Wars' director Rian Johnson says Apple won't let bad guys in movies use iPhones

02/26/2020, 05:02 am

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and "Knives Out" writer/director Rian Johnson has revealed that movie villains generally won't be spotted using iPhones -- because Apple specifically does not allow it.


FTC to issue $1.7M in refunds to victims of tech support scams

02/25/2020, 03:02 pm

Nearly 58,000 people will be receiving refunds after being tricked into believing their computers were infected with viruses and malware, by scammers claiming to be from Apple and Microsoft.


Why Apple will move Macs to ARM, and what consumers get

02/25/2020, 12:02 pm

There are obvious hardware benefits if and when Apple shifts to ARM processors, and also underlying software ones, which mean that the move is going to bring advantages both to the company and to us.


Johnson & Johnson and Apple partner on new stroke risk study

02/25/2020, 09:02 am

Willing participants age 65 and over can help Apple and Johnson & Johnson find out if the Apple Watch is a viable method for reducing the risk of stroke.


Apple's AR plans include accurate handling of real and virtual objects

02/25/2020, 07:02 am

A new Apple patent describes a system of registering when a user is or is not touching a real object in a virtual space, and doing so with depth measurement from fingertips and calculated from camera angles.


Apple leasing 220,000 square feet of offices in NYC's 11 Penn Plaza

02/24/2020, 03:02 pm

Apple's continued plans to expand in New York City has apparently resulted in signing a new lease, with the iPhone maker taking control of 220,000 square feet of office space near Madison Square Garden.


US backs EU's call for a global digital tax deal

02/24/2020, 12:02 pm

The French government warns that failure to reach a single, international digital tax system would make business hard for firms including Apple -- and the US Treasury agrees.


US Supreme Court upholds VirnetX's $439M patent win over Apple

02/24/2020, 10:02 am

Despite a last-minute argument from Apple that the judgment was "exceedingly unjust," the US Supreme Court has refused to allow a further appeal in the company's dispute with VirnetX.


Remembering Steve Jobs on what would be his 65th birthday

02/24/2020, 08:02 am

How the circumstances of Steve Jobs's birth, and his decisions over education, would shape both his entire life -- and the entire world through the creation of Apple and the Macintosh.


Apple researching all-glass iPhone with wraparound touchscreen

02/21/2020, 06:02 am

New Apple research describes an all-glass iPhone which can display information, icons, and images on any surface -- with the entire device touch sensitive.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.