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College student caught trafficking drugs through iOS app, title still available on App Store

02/19/2019, 11:02 pm

A UC Santa Cruz student was indicted last week on charges of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine, business he allegedly conducted through an app made available on Apple's iOS App Store.

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HomePod sales up in fourth quarter, Amazon and Google extending lead

02/19/2019, 11:02 am

Smart speakers such as the HomePod have helped almost double the global shipments of the product category in the fourth quarter of 2018, but while Apple's speaker is seeing increased sales, it is seemingly falling behind its rivals in terms of overall market share.

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AirPods Wireless Charging Case may not need precise location on a charging pad

02/19/2019, 10:02 am

A future version of the AirPods Wireless Charging Case may not necessarily require users to carefully line it up on a wireless charger for it to receive power, with Apple proposing a system where it could be placed in practically any position on an AirPower-style charging pad and still be able to inductively charge.

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Apple executive team shakeups causing multiple projects to be put on hold

02/18/2019, 04:02 pm

Changes in personnel and organization at Apple have been so dramatic in recent times that the company has had to pause multiple projects, a report indicated on Monday.

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Huawei cloning Apple parts, rewarding employees for tech theft

02/18/2019, 10:02 am

China's Huawei uses "dubious" tactics to try to reverse engineer technology from Apple and other competitors in the electronics market, a report charged on Monday.

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Apple partners with Dream Corps to expand Swift coding lessons to larger audience

02/18/2019, 09:02 am

Beginning in Oakland, Calif., Apple is partnering with Dream Corps to expand "educational and workforce development opportunities" across the U.S., and has Swift programming at the core of the expansion.

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Apple recruits former smartlock developer Sam Jadallah to head up home initiatives

02/17/2019, 07:02 pm

Apple's latest significant hire is Sam Jadallah, who will reportedly be heading up the company's smarthome efforts.

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'AirPods 2' rumored to launch in spring alongside AirPower, feature new black color option

02/15/2019, 05:02 pm

Echoing earlier rumors, a report claimed on Friday that Apple will ship second-generation AirPods product this spring, including a new black color option.

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Apple to acquire voice app firm PullString in deal worth below $100M, report says

02/15/2019, 05:02 pm

As part of a larger push into voice recognition and artificial intelligence technology, Apple has reportedly agreed to purchase PullString, a San Francisco startup focused on the development and publication of voice apps for Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant and "internet of things" hardware.

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Healthcare tech firm Epic Systems says it won't consider any Apple buyout offer

02/15/2019, 03:02 pm

Despite its potentially lucrative nature, the CEO of healthcare IT firm Epic Systems says she won't consider any possible takeover offer by Apple.

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FTC & Facebook negotiating record-breaking billion-dollar privacy violation fine

02/15/2019, 12:02 pm

Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are in talks over a privacy violations fine that could cost the former billions of dollars.

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Apple's latest conflict minerals report says five smelters & refiners removed during 2018

02/15/2019, 09:02 am

Apple on Friday submitted its latest annual conflict minerals report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing that it asked suppliers to kick out five smelters and refiners during 2018.

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Samsung poised to challenge Apple at retail in US with first full-scale stores

02/15/2019, 08:02 am

Looking to push beyond its modest retail efforts so far, Apple rival Samsung is planning to open three full-scale U.S. stores on Feb. 20, the same day it announces the Galaxy S10 and its first foldable phone.

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Allstate acquires iPhone repair outfit iCracked, joins 'right to repair' fight against Apple

02/15/2019, 07:02 am

Insurance firm Allstate is expanding its offerings in the field of consumer protection plans by acquiring repair outfit iCracked, a purchase that could allow customers of its plans to more easily repair their iPhones and iPads, and could also give the company more sway in pushing for right-to-repair legislation in the United States.

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Samsung app leaks new Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds earphones, fitness bands

02/15/2019, 01:02 am

Samsung inadvertently unveiled a slate of new wearable products in an app update on Thursday, revealing images of unannounced devices like a new Galaxy Watch and a set of wireless earphones dubbed Galaxy Buds that will likely debut at a special media event slated for Feb. 20.

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Apple's Beats releases 'NBA Collection' Studio3 Wireless headphones in six team colors

02/14/2019, 08:02 pm

Some five months after Apple inked a deal to make Beats the official supplier of audio products for the National Basketball Association, the company on Thursday announced availability of "NBA Collection" Studio3 Wireless models that sport colors and livery from six teams.

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Apple reportedly acquires digital marketing firm DataTiger

02/14/2019, 05:02 pm

According to recent regulatory filings, Apple has acquired U.K.-based digital marketing firm DataTiger in a move that could bolster the tech giant's already prodigious marketing apparatus.

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Amazon bailing on $2.5 billion NYC headquarters after coming under fire from lawmakers

02/14/2019, 12:02 pm

Under pressure from citizens and lawmakers, Amazon has pulled the plug on a large facility in New York City and is walking away from billions in incentives.

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Disney boots Apple off top US spot in 2019 'Brand Intimacy' study

02/14/2019, 12:02 pm

Entertainment megacorporation Disney has, for the first time, replaced Apple at the top of MBLM's annual "Brand Intimacy" study in the U.S., gauging the emotional attachments manufactured by brands.

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Director of Apple's '1984' & 'Think Different' campaigns retires from Apple's ad partner

02/14/2019, 09:02 am

Lee Clow, the founder of Apple's main ad partner TBWA\Media Arts Lab, is retiring after spending a large part of his career working on Apple's most iconic campaigns including Think Different, Mac vs PC, and the 1984 Super Bowl commercial.

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