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Google Calendar was down for some users across the globe [u]

06/18/2019, 12:06 pm

Google endured an outage for Calendar, the search company's widely-used scheduling tool, with users unable to access the web-based organizational aid for multiple hours on Tuesday, an issue that disrupted work for many businesses around the world.

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Apple loses $500 million bidding war for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot

06/18/2019, 08:06 am

J.J. Abrams production company Bad Robot is finalizing a near $500 million partnership with WarnerMedia, with other suitors Disney, Sony, and Apple losing out.

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Beddit offers peek at sleep tracking features in app beta program

06/17/2019, 04:06 pm

Beddit, the Apple-owned sleep-tracking firm, has launched a customer beta program enabling users of the sleep monitor to try out new features and to have their say about the product's companion app, which could help shape future Beddit features and those of Apple's own offerings.

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Review: SecureData SecureDrive BT SSD can be unlocked by Face ID

06/17/2019, 02:06 pm

The SecureData SecureDrive BT portable SSD offers encrypted storage of data within a slimline device, secured via a companion app for iPhone that can unlock the drive using Face ID or Touch ID instead of entering a passcode, or for enterprise users there are extra options to enhance the security by location and even time of day.

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Apple Camp registrations now open in US, Canada, and Mexico

06/17/2019, 08:06 am

Apple has started accepting registrations for the 2019 Apple Camp sessions at Apple Stores, with younger users able to sign up to take part in four different sessions covering music, art and design, coding, and movie creation using iPads and other accessories.

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Huawei expects $30B revenue hit, 60M fewer phones sold due to US ban

06/17/2019, 08:06 am

Founder Ren Zhengfei says Huawei will cut back on production while it works to find alternatives including developing its own smartphone OS, forcing a drop in revenues of $30 billion.

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Apple's Tim Cook warns about 'chaos' & surveillance in Stanford speech

06/16/2019, 06:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook took an unusually dark tone in part of a Stanford University commencement speech on Sunday, highlighting the "chaos" caused by Silicon Valley, and the threat of corporate and government surveillance.

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Apple's iOS soft keyboard target of new patent lawsuit

06/14/2019, 07:06 pm

Apple's vaunted iOS keyboard, a piece of user interface technology that helped usher in the smartphone revolution, is in infringement of a nearly 20-year-old patent covering similar input solutions, according to a new lawsuit.

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Apple restricts online Apple Store access to newer versions of Safari and macOS

06/14/2019, 07:06 pm

In a move presumably designed to protect customers from potential online threats, Apple recently changed access requirements of its online store to restrict compatibility to more current versions of macOS and Safari.

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Logitech's Circle 2 wired camera to support HomeKit Secure Video later this year

06/14/2019, 05:06 pm

Logitech on Friday announced support for Apple's HomeKit Secure Video, a set of tools designed to protect and store data from streaming video cameras, will be rolled out to wired versions of its popular Circle 2 camera later this year.

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Former Apple event venue Flint Center is closing

06/14/2019, 01:06 pm

The Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino is to be permanently closed, the college's board of trustees has voted, with the center that has previously played host to a number of important Apple events potentially being turned into student housing.

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Apple updates enterprise certificate rules to curb abusive apps

06/14/2019, 12:06 pm

Apple has changed its rules governing the use of enterprise certificates by developers, giving it the ability to review apps under the scheme at any time and without warning, in order to prevent abuse of the program to circumvent the App Store's rules.

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Folding phone misery continues for Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X

06/14/2019, 08:06 am

Consumers wanting to own their own foldable smartphone have a while longer to wait, after AT&T cancelled all pre-orders for the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Fold, while Huawei has advised it will be holding back the launch of its own flexible screen launch to perform more testing before releasing the Mate X.

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President Trump had closed-door meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook [u]

06/13/2019, 04:06 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump said he met with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the White House on Thursday, but failed to go into detail about what was discussed.

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Top Father's Day gifts for dads who love Apple

06/13/2019, 03:06 pm

Father's Day is June 16, so if you were planning to buy someone more than just a card or a nice meal, now's the time. Here are some last-minute tech gifts that neatly tie into the Apple ecosystem.

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Apple Xinyi A13 store previewed ahead of Saturday opening

06/13/2019, 01:06 am

Apple on Thursday offered a sneak peek at its Apple Xinyi A13 store in Taipei ahead of its grand opening this weekend, showing off a glass and stone pavilion design that shares elements common to recent flagship locations.

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Facebook's defunct Research app gleaned private data from 187,000 users

06/12/2019, 06:06 pm

Facebook's Research app, which was banned by Apple in January for violating App Store Review Guidelines, managed to collect personal and potentially sensitive information from some 187,000 users since 2016, according to a report on Wednesday.

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Google teases triple lens camera system and square bump on Pixel 4

06/12/2019, 03:06 pm

Google has started to tease the Pixel 4, an upcoming refresh of its Android smartphone, by tweeting an image of the mobile device's rear featuring a large square camera bump, one that seems similar in concept to the one rumored to be included in Apple's 2019 iPhones.

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Apple pursuing 630,000 square feet in Seattle's South Lake Union

06/12/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple is reportedly seeking to lease two towers at 333 Dexter Avenue in Seattle, which would give the company about 630,000 square feet of added office space.

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Apple has been working on AR glasses for years, and iOS 13 is only the latest sign

06/12/2019, 10:06 am

Rumors have circulated about an Apple-produced augmented reality headset or smart glasses for quite a few years, but so far the iPhone producer has yet to officially confirm the hardware is in development. The additions made to ARKit in iOS 13 as well as a plethora of patents and other reports indicate Apple is closer to revealing its work than ever before.

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