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Apple CDO Jony Ive discusses AirPods design as new model poised to ship

03/23/2019, 07:03 am

Apple's chief design officer Jony Ive in an interview published Friday offered perspective on why AirPods -- like iPod and iPhone before it -- has over the past months graduated from popular tech product to pop culture phenomenon.

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Huawei's CFO probably owns more Apple products than you

03/22/2019, 07:03 pm

When Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng was arrested in December, the one-time heir apparent to the Chinese communications equipment giant and current focus of a U.S. criminal case was carrying an iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro and MacBook Air.

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Apple's Tim Cook tours China, meets with Vice Premier ahead of March 25 event

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Beijing this week, touring businesses and local landmarks, as well as meeting with China's Vice Premier Sun Chunlan.

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Premium channel providers don't know full plan for Apple's video service

03/22/2019, 12:03 pm

Media companies that have signed up to offer their services through Apple's soon-to-launch video service are apparently still in the dark about what exactly Apple will reveal, JP Morgan claims, but apparently the amount Apple will pay will be on a par with other similar services.

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Apple's video service needs to hit Android & desktop to impact revenue, says Macquarie

03/22/2019, 11:03 am

Apple's video streaming service will be a "large-scale newcomer" to the market, but it needs to come to Android and Smart TVs to move the financial needle, says Macquarie.

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Japan Display's financial woes aggravated by Apple LCD factory deal, OLED iPhone

03/22/2019, 07:03 am

Japan Display is reportedly seeking investment to ease its financial burden to Apple over the construction of an LCD factory, with reduced demand for the iPhone and a shift towards OLED making the future tougher for the iPhone display panel supplier.

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Comcast debuts $5-per-month 'Xfinity Flex' streaming platform and 4K HDR set-top box

03/22/2019, 01:03 am

In the shadow of an expected debut to Apple's hotly anticipated streaming service, Comcast on Thursday announced Xfinity Flex, a new platform that offers Xfinity Internet customers access to a range of video on demand services and subscription streaming apps for a low monthly fee.

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Vox reportedly joins Apple news service, other Vox Media properties not available at launch

03/21/2019, 09:03 pm

A report on Thursday claims Apple has signed explanatory news website Vox to an upcoming subscription service expected to debut alongside a video streaming solution at a special event on March 25.

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New York Times CEO compares Apple news service to Netflix, cautions against partnership

03/21/2019, 07:03 pm

New York Times CEO Mark Thompson in an interview on Thursday offered a pessimistic take on Apple's news subscription service, saying publishers should not rely too heavily on third-party services for digital distribution.

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Apple looking at ways to simplify device connectivity, including generating a mesh network in an emergency

03/21/2019, 05:03 pm

Wearable devices like the Apple Watch and Internet of Things hardware could have an easier time connecting to iPhones and other devices in the future, with Apple coming up with multiple ways to deal with inter-device connectivity, including the ability to make a wide-area network where Internet access isn't available.

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Apple's video service will treat original content as loss-leader for subscriptions

03/21/2019, 02:03 pm

Apple's anticipated video streaming service will focus on trying to sell subscriptions to other video services, a report claims, as the original shows the company has spent heavily in producing will effectively be freebies to draw users to pay for third-party content.

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Apple pays $5.6M to acquire Italian app backend startup Stamplay

03/21/2019, 12:03 pm

Apple is rumored to have acquired Stamplay, an Italian startup that aims to simplify cloud-based development of apps for businesses, with Apple believed to have paid around 5 million euros ($5.6 million) for the company.

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Facebook stored 'hundreds of millions' of unencrypted passwords on internal servers

03/21/2019, 12:03 pm

Adding to multiple security controversies, Facebook is reportedly investigating problems which led to "hundreds of millions" of unencrypted, plain-text passwords being stored on internal servers.

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Apple missing from list of companies supporting OpenXR AR and VR spec

03/21/2019, 11:03 am

The Khronos Group has ratified and publicly released a provisional specification for OpenXR, an open standard for AR and VR platforms, but while many major firms are supporting the effort, Apple does not appear to be publicly offering its own support.

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Bill payment app doxo adds Apple Pay option to pay 45,000 services

03/21/2019, 10:03 am

Popular bill-payment service doxo has added Apple Pay as an option for users to make payments to companies, enabling Apple's mobile payment platform to pay household bills and other fees for more than 45,000 billers.

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Your Mac could wirelessly power keyboards and mice at a distance in the future

03/21/2019, 08:03 am

Mac peripherals including keyboards could work without needing to be recharged with a cable or have new batteries installed, as Apple has been working on a wireless power supply system capable of transmitting power to peripherals like keyboards and trackpads over short distances.

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Qualcomm sees South Korean antitrust fine lowered to $200M

03/20/2019, 10:03 pm

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission on Thursday reduced damages in a decade-old antitrust case involving Qualcomm, with the U.S. chipmaker now facing penalties that amount to roughly $200 million.

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The Wall Street Journal reportedly joins Apple News service, NYT and Washington Post decline

03/20/2019, 05:03 pm

According to a report on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal plans to join Apple's widely rumored for-pay news service, one of only a handful of top-tier publications thought to be participating in the initiative.

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Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said to attend Apple's March 25th event

03/20/2019, 11:03 am

David Solomon, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, is thought to be attending Apple's event on Monday, with his appearance suggesting there could be some potential discussions about the rumored co-branded credit card currently under development by the two companies.

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Apple's WWDC 2019 scholarships have a March 24 deadline

03/20/2019, 08:03 am

Students and select groups of others can now apply for scholarships to attend WWDC 2019 in San Jose, but they'll have to act fast to have a chance.

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