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June 2019 in review: The Mac Pro arrives at WWDC, and Jony Ive departs

12/29/2019, 10:12 am

In June, Apple revealed the Mac Pro and announced iPadOS at its annual WWDC, and then admitted that Chief Design Officer Jony Ive was leaving the company.

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May 2019 in review: New MacBook Pro, new iPod touch, and controversy from Adobe

12/28/2019, 08:12 am

Apple released new MacBook Pro models, and a new iPod touch, which you'd forgotten about. And, Adobe managed to revive all the criticisms of its subscription Creative Cloud.

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April 2019 in review: Apple settles with Qualcomm to get its 5G modem

12/27/2019, 03:12 pm

The month after a lot of product releases always goes the same way with people immediately looking to what's next. In April, though, we may have had a lot of rumors, but we also had legal battles, security issues, and a clear path forward for 5G on the iPhone.

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March 2019 in review: AirPower is dead, Apple TV+ lives, and Apple Card is born

12/27/2019, 08:12 am

Apple had its usual March event with its usual hardware updates. But, it was also the start of a new type of Apple event launching many new Apple services.

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February 2019 in review: Security problems, iPhone sales woes, and Apple controversies

12/26/2019, 03:12 pm

It was in February 2019 that we learned Apple's plans for the year included at least 11 devices -- and it felt like it was this month that the company was embroiled in that many controversies.

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January 2019 in review: Apple sales down, China worries up

12/26/2019, 08:12 am

2019 arrived with stories of iPad Pro models that could be bent, but we forgot all of that as Apple profits seemed set to tumble to the ground.

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Apple's 5G 'iPhone 12' may use sensor-shifting technology to stabilize images

12/20/2019, 06:12 am

A new rumor claims that Apple's forthcoming 5G "iPhone 12" will come with sensor-shift stabilization, meaning that the actual camera sensor and not just the lens will move within the phone case to keep an image steady.

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Apple opens security bug bounty to all researchers

12/20/2019, 06:12 am

A revamped Apple Security Bounty sees the company setting out much higher rewards for anyone finding bugs in its software, especially in beta releases. It also now covers all Apple operating systems, and no longer requires an invitation.

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Apple TV+ signs comedy star Sharon Horgan to first-look deal

12/19/2019, 01:12 pm

Writer and actor Sharon Horgan has signed a deal with Apple TV+ that gives Apple first refusal on all her future works for an unspecified number of years.

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Apple earned 66% of the entire smartphone market's profits in 2019

12/19/2019, 08:12 am

Research claims that while the entire market's smartphone profits declined by around a tenth in 2019, Apple continued to dominate with 66% of all profits and the nearest competitor being Samsung on just 17%.

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Apple Pencil could better simulate drawing on paper with haptic feedback

12/19/2019, 07:12 am

Adding onto research on tablet screens that could simulate a textured surface, Apple is looking at ways to include sensors and haptics in the tip of a stylus to better simulate the feel of paper underneath the Apple Pencil.

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Apple, Amazon, Google under pressure by new contract disclosure law in Japan

12/17/2019, 06:12 am

Japan's government is introducing a new contract disclosure requirement for firms like Apple, Google and Amazon, with the law intended to prevent any large firm from abusing its market power.

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Amazon's Alexa can now play Apple Podcasts on Echo devices

12/16/2019, 10:12 am

The whole of Apple's Podcasts library is now available on Amazon Echo devices and can be played by asking Alexa for particular shows or episodes.

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Apple among companies sued over 'brutal' child labor

12/15/2019, 06:12 pm

A class suit representing multiple plaintiffs from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been filed against Apple, Google, Tesla and others. It claims tech companies have knowingly exploited underage labor in local mining for cobalt, used in lithium-ion batteries.

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Three Apple products make 'Time' magazine's best gadgets of the decade list

12/15/2019, 05:12 pm

"Time" magazine has selected what it calls the most significant ten gadgets that made their first appearance in the 2010s -- and Apple has three entries.

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North Carolina officials hint that Apple may still build new campus there

12/15/2019, 12:12 pm

A year after Apple appeared certain to base a new campus in North Carolina, but instead picked Austin, Texas, the local council raises hopes the company may yet come to the region.

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Tim Cook touches down in Singapore, visits students and game developers [u]

12/11/2019, 03:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his Asia tour on Wednesday, with the executive taking to Twitter to chronicle his time in Singapore.

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Apple developing 'Powerbeats 4' with 'Hey, Siri' support

12/11/2019, 12:12 pm

Details within iOS 13.3 confirm Apple's plans for a "Powerbeats 4" which can be triggered using the "Hey, Siri" phrase, as with AirPods and AirPods Pro.

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Apple engineers reveal how they prevent Mac Pro overheating

12/11/2019, 08:12 am

Apple's new Mac Pro is the most powerful Mac ever made, and with that power comes extreme heat. To make the Mac Pro and the Pro Display XDR function, Apple engineers had to find new ways to handle those temperatures and keep the machine quiet.

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A maxed-out Mac Pro will cost you $53,000 -- without display

12/10/2019, 12:12 pm

Apple has still to release certain higher-storage and graphics options, but on pre-order day, the maximum specification 2019 Mac Pro you can buy costs $52,748. Without the screen, or the separate stands for that display. But you can get cash back if you buy with Apple Card.

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