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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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Apple will be more transparent with finances in Ireland after status change

02/11/2020, 08:02 am

Six of Apple's Irish entities will now be required to make certain financial information publicly available, thanks to the company shifting to "limited" status.

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Apple using hashes to flag & evaluate emails to hunt down child abuse images

02/11/2020, 07:02 am

In a court filing, Apple has revealed how it is able to monitor emails passing through its systems for images of child abuse, with the iPhone maker keeping a look out for hashes pertaining to specific photographs and videos which are automatically flagged for inspection.

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Apple's AR & VR headset may not need external input for orientation & motion detection

02/11/2020, 07:02 am

New Apple research describes how augmented reality headsets may not need external markers to tell when a user is moving, and may also be able to detect when the user puts it on.

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Foxconn iPhone plant at Zhenghzou reopens with 10% of workforce

02/10/2020, 07:02 am

Apple supplier Foxconn is said to have reopened Zhenghzou, its most critical iPhone production plant, but only a tenth of the workforce has returned.

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Taika Waititi slams Apple's MacBook Pro keyboards in Oscar speech

02/10/2020, 06:02 am

Taika Waititi, winner of this year's Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for "Jojo Rabbit," says Apple's keyboards make him want to go back to using a PC.

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Coronavirus may halve China's first-quarter smartphone sales

02/10/2020, 05:02 am

Research into both the manufacturing and retail impact of the outbreak claim that closed stores and delayed launches will reduce smartphone sales in China by as much as 50% for the first quarter.

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How to clean your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

02/09/2020, 11:02 am

You've spent a lot of money on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and you don't take enough care of them. Here's how to clean them -- and, crucially, what you must not ever do.

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Apple applies for license to install new GPS testing facility at Apple Park

02/07/2020, 11:02 am

Filings with the FCC request permission for a special license to install GPS equipment show that Apple is planning to increase its GPS testing. It's the first time Apple has requested such a license.

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Coronavirus forcing Apple to postpone February 10 China retail reopen [u]

02/07/2020, 07:02 am

Apple's Deirdre O'Brien has written to Apple Store staff in China to explain the company's plans for reopening in China under the ongoing coronavirus threat, and how the date for reopening stores is still to be determined.

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Foxconn telling iPhone assembly staff to stay home because of coronavirus

02/07/2020, 07:02 am

Key Apple supplier Foxconn has told its Shenzhen staff not to return to work after the current and extended holiday just yet, because of continuing coronavirus concerns.

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