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Tim Cook to deliver Stanford commencement address in June

02/21/2019, 08:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will address graduates of Stanford University at the school's 2019 commencement ceremony on June 16, according to a press release on Thursday.

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Apple 'Project Titan' vehicle could turn out to be an electric van

02/21/2019, 10:02 am

Apple's long-rumored "Project Titan" vehicle may not necessarily be for a "car," with a German magazine suggesting that, while still in the prototype stage, the eventual product may in fact end up being an electric-powered van.

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HP expands Apple device-as-a-service program to 20 more countries

02/21/2019, 10:02 am

HP is expanding its "Device as a Service" program in a number of ways, with the support service that covers Apple devices in enterprise environments being made available in more countries in Europe while at the same time being enhanced to help predict when users will have issues with their hardware.

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Goldman Sachs & Apple credit card with added iPhone features about to enter testing

02/21/2019, 07:02 am

Apple and Goldman Sachs are continuing to work on a project that could result in a jointly-produced credit card, one that offers extra functions in the Wallet app that may help users manage their spending and their accounts more effectively, without requiring a separate card-specific app.

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Samsung's Galaxy S10 guns for Apple with triple-lens camera, true edge-to-edge display

02/20/2019, 02:02 pm

Samsung on Wednesday debuted four different tiers of the Galaxy S10, its latest flagship smartphone and main iPhone competitor, including one with 5G connectivity.

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The Galaxy Fold is Samsung's $1980 7.3-inch folding smartphone

02/20/2019, 02:02 pm

The first product to debut in Samsung's Feb. 20 press event is the Galaxy Fold, its first-ever foldable smartphone, with an eye-watering price.

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Use an iPhone to update the Nike Adapt BB sneakers, or you'll brick them

02/20/2019, 11:02 am

NikeOwners of the Nike Adapt BB, self-lacing sneakers that can be tied and loosened via a smartphone app, are reporting their high-tech footwear has been bricked by the Android version of the app, an issue caused through a faulty delivery of new firmware.

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The Nest Secure has a hidden microphone, and Google didn't tell owners for 18 months

02/20/2019, 08:02 am

Owners of Google's Nest Secure system are upset about a microphone on the product suddenly being enabled for Google Assistant -- one that they weren't aware existed.

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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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