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Unicode Consortium finalizes 230 new emoji arriving on the iPhone in 'iOS 13'

02/05/2019, 04:02 pm

The final list of new emoji that will be added to the roster in "iOS 13" and "macOS 10.15" in 2019 has been decided upon by the Unicode Consortium, with the 230 messaging icons including some proposed by Apple depicting disabilities.

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HomePod holding at 6 percent of growing US smartspeaker market

02/05/2019, 01:02 pm

The HomePod took 6 percent of the install base for U.S. smartspeakers in the December quarter, new research data claims, illustrating the uphill battle Apple faces versus Amazon and Google in an emergent marketplace flooded with cheaper alternatives.

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Sonos Architectural by Sonance launches as AirPlay 2-compatible speakers embeddable in walls

02/05/2019, 10:02 am

Speaker producer Sonos has introduced a new line of its audio appliances with AirPlay 2 support designed for deeper integration with the home, with the Sonos Archiectural by Sonance collection of indoor and outdoor speakers designed to be installed into walls and ceilings, out of sight of the user.

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Apple agrees to pay French government $571M in back taxes

02/05/2019, 07:02 am

Apple has made an agreement with the French government to make a payment reported to be around 500 million euros ($571 million), to cover back taxes owed by the iPhone producer to the country, following the completion of a lengthy audit.

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Hololens creator Avi Bar-Zeev departs Apple's AR headset team

02/04/2019, 03:02 pm

Avi Bar-Zeev, a major figure in the augmented reality and virtual reality industry and co-inventor of the Hololens who was reportedly working on Apple's rumored headset, departed the company in January after two and a half years of employment.

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The first MFi USB-C to Lightning cable is up for pre-order, $3 cheaper than Apple's

02/04/2019, 07:02 am

Accessory producer Anker has opened preorders for its first USB-C to Lightning cables, giving iOS device owners a slightly cheaper alternative to Apple's own cable that can be used to charge iPhones and iPads.

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Apple crime blotter: Roger Stone's iCloud, a Siri school shooting threat, and Find My iPhone solves a kidnapping

02/03/2019, 09:02 am

Roger Stone is a big Apple user -- and that may be a problem for him, given that Apple has handed over data from his iCloud account in accordance with a warrant. That and more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

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Apple's rumored gaming subscription could be a big change for mobile gaming

02/02/2019, 11:02 am

The suggestion that Apple could launch a subscription service for gaming is an interesting proposition, but is there much weight to the idea? AppleInsider examines ways the service could exist, and whether the rumors make sense at all.

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Apple rumored to sell Apple TV 4K, HomePod at cost

02/01/2019, 07:02 pm

Shedding light on Apple's hardware pricing strategy, and offering a glimpse into the company's push into services, blogger John Gruber claims the tech giant sells the current generation Apple TV 4K at cost and the HomePod at a loss.

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Apple removes Siri team lead as part of AI strategy shift

02/01/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple executive Bill Stasior, who has led the Siri team since joining the company in 2012, has been removed as head of the project in a sweeping strategy shift favoring long-term research over incremental updates, according to a report on Friday.

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Foxconn says Wisconsin facility will do both manufacturing and R&D

02/01/2019, 02:02 pm

Foxconn's $10 billion facility in Wisconsin will handle both manufacturing and research, the company said on Friday, trying to staunch controversy over statements it made earlier this week.

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Apple agrees to bend to Russian law and store user data on local servers

02/01/2019, 12:02 pm

Apple will at last comply with a 2014 Russian law requiring data on citizens to be stored on local servers -- something that could affect both Apple and the country's political dissidents.

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Apple restores Google enterprise developer certificate after five-hour ban

01/31/2019, 11:01 pm

Roughly five hours after Apple revoked Google's enterprise developer certificate over an illicit data gathering campaign, the iPhone maker late Thursday restored access to the program just as it did for Facebook hours earlier.

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Apple restores Facebook enterprise certificates following 'Facebook Research' fallout

01/31/2019, 06:01 pm

Facebook on Thursday saw its Apple enterprise certification restored after the privileges were revoked due to developer guideline violations, meaning the company can bring a clutch of integral internal apps back online.

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Apple's Fifth Avenue 'cube' will reopen in first half of 2019

01/31/2019, 11:01 am

Apple will be re-opening its flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City in the first half of 2019, management of the company that owns the property claims, with the famous "glass cube" store expected to complete its renovations within the next six months.

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Intel promotes CFO Bob Swan to CEO position following six-month search for Krzanich's replacement

01/31/2019, 10:01 am

Intel has announced it is retaining interim CEO Bob Swan as the new permanent head of the company following the departure of Brian Krzanich, with the former CFO insisting the core strategy of the chip producer won't be changing while at the same time working to improve on execution.

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Ultraviolet video streaming service shutting down on July 31

01/31/2019, 09:01 am

Digital movie locker service Ultraviolet has warned it will be shutting down on July 31, with the rise of the competing Movies Anywhere and other movie storage options thought to have prompted the shutdown of the service.

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Facebook issues memo on Apple Enterprise Certificate fiasco as employees vent frustration

01/30/2019, 08:01 pm

Facebook is conducting internal damage control after Apple yanked the social media giant's enterprise developer certificates, a move that effectively disabled internal apps used by thousands of Facebook employees.

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Apple has revoked Facebook's enterprise developer certificates after sideload violations [u]

01/30/2019, 11:01 am

Apple has stopped Facebook from being able to use its internal apps by revoking its enterprise developer certificates, in response to reports the social network ignored guidelines relating to user privacy by distributing apps outside the app store, and paid users to install the spyware.

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Foxconn's $10 billion facility in Wisconsin for 'knowledge' and not large-scale manufacturing

01/30/2019, 06:01 am

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is re-evaluating what it wants to do with its location in Wisconsin and is saying that the site will be more research-oriented than a manufacturing boom for the region.

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