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Apple iPhone modem supplier Intel cites weak demand in Q4 earnings miss

01/24/2019, 07:01 pm

Slowing iPhone sales have seemingly impacted another major tech industry player, as Intel on Thursday blamed lower-than-expected revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018 in part on weak modem demand.

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Tim Cook talks reveals plans for Prague Apple store in talk with Czech Prime Minister

01/24/2019, 05:01 pm

One of Apple CEO Tim Cook's meetings at the World Economic Forum on Thursday was with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who managed to secure a promise of an Apple store in the country's capital, Prague.

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Apple sued over Bluetooth communications in devices going back to iPhone 3GS

01/24/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has become the target of a new lawsuit from Rembrandt Wireless Technologies over infringement claims on two patents related to Bluetooth, following after a successful case where Samsung was ordered to pay $11.1 million in a similar lawsuit.

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Mac malware attack found to hide payload in advertising graphics

01/24/2019, 02:01 pm

A new way of attacking macOS with malware has been detailed by security researchers, with malicious online advertising found to have used steganography to disguise its payload within the ad's image files, in order to fool security systems.

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Fulfilling a WWDC promise, Microsoft Office 365 arrives on the Mac App Store

01/24/2019, 01:01 pm

Now you can download Microsoft Word, Excel and most of the rest of the suite from Apple's Mac App Store, and sign up for a subscription with an in-app purchase.

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Sonos looking to battle Apple & Beats in high-end headphone market

01/24/2019, 11:01 am

Sonos is reportedly poised to challenge Apple and other high-end headphone makers, entering that market by 2020 with some unique features in tow.

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Tim Cook's continuing Davos meetings include leaders of Austria, Italy & Dubai

01/24/2019, 10:01 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is apparently meeting with a host of world leaders during his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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The first smartphones without ports aren't from Apple

01/24/2019, 09:01 am

Perhaps beating Apple to the punch on where many people see the iPhone headed, two Chinese brands have teased the first smartphones without any physical buttons, or even any connector ports.

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Environmental & poisonous gas sensors on a future iPhone could save your life

01/24/2019, 08:01 am

Apple is exploring the possibility of integrating miniature gas sensors in HomeKit devices and the iPhone that could detect poisonous gases and other environmental hazards and alert the user to their presence.

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Apple lays off more than 200 employees from 'Project Titan' autonomous vehicle team

01/24/2019, 01:01 am

In what is being billed internally as a restructuring effort, Apple this week released more than 200 employees from its "Project Titan" group, a secretive branch of the company focused on developing self-driving car technologies.

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Hulu drops cost of ad-based tier, but hikes Live TV option to $44.99

01/23/2019, 02:01 pm

Hulu on Wednesday announced significant changes to its pricing schemes, making it cheaper to get in the door of the streaming service, but more expensive for access to Live TV.

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Egypt calls for more direct presence from Apple amid pressure on iPhone prices

01/23/2019, 11:01 am

The Egyptian government has been talking with Apple about the prospect of implementing a more direct corporate presence, according to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli.

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YouTube TV goes nationwide in time for Super Bowl, but some markets missing channels

01/23/2019, 10:01 am

Live streaming service YouTube TV is now officially available across the U.S., though some small gaps remain and other regions may lack access to one or more of the four major broadcasters.

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Tim Cook spotted eating with Brazil's Bolsonaro, Microsoft's Nadella & others at Davos

01/23/2019, 09:01 am

Attending this week's World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down for dinner with a high-profile collection of fellow guests, including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and the newly-elected far-right President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.

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Apple's second-generation AirPods with health tracking features coming first half 2019

01/23/2019, 07:01 am

The second generation of Apple's AirPods will arrive in the first half of 2019, according to supply chain sources, with the wearable devices expected to include health tracking functionality that will make them more attractive in the overall wearables market.

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Apple's Tim Cook meets with power brokers at Davos, says education efforts 'for the people'

01/22/2019, 05:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Davos, Switzerland this week for the annual World Economic Forum, where corporate and political leaders gather to discuss their plans for the future.

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Apple says the iPhone is a valuable readiness aid in a world impacted by climate change

01/22/2019, 03:01 pm

To a degree, Apple could actually benefit from the impacts of climate change with the iPhone a crucial part of a customer's readiness for a crisis, the company said in an unusual statement made public on Tuesday.

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Apple locks Fortune's 'Most Admired Company' title for 12 years in a row

01/22/2019, 09:01 am

Unfazed by iPhone sales or claims of stagnation, Apple on Tuesday claimed the top spot in Fortune's annual "World's Most Admired Companies" list -- for the 12th year in a row.

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Apple Upper East Side store in NYC wins AIA award for interior architecture

01/21/2019, 10:01 pm

Apple recently received an award from the American Institute of Architects for the extensive repurposing of a Manhattan bank into a high-tech retail outlet, an undertaking that married painstaking exterior and interior restoration with newly fabricated design elements.

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Japan could expand local privacy rules to cover multinationals like Apple

01/21/2019, 12:01 pm

Japan should consider legal changes so it can enforce domestic privacy rules on foreign tech firms like Apple and Google, according to a government communications panel.

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