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IRS suing Facebook for $9B in unpaid taxes

02/19/2020, 11:02 am

The Internal Revenue Service has gone to court to sue Facebook, claiming the social media giant owes in excess of $9 billion in taxes by selling its intellectual property to a subsidiary in Ireland -- a transaction the IRS believes Facebook severely undervalued.


Larry Tesler, who showed Steve Jobs around Xerox PARC, dies aged 74

02/19/2020, 10:02 am

Computer scientist Larry Tesler was the inventor of copy-and-paste as we know it today, and was also the guide that showed Steve Jobs the Xerox PARC systems that would inspire the Macintosh.


Adobe Photoshop delivers dark mode, better object selection for 30th anniversary

02/19/2020, 09:02 am

Adobe Photoshop has turned 30 years old, and in honor of the milestone, Adobe is releasing new updates to both Mac and iOS versions of the creative software with dark mode support better content-aware fill tools, and more.


Apple is pushing its services, but iOS is not adware yet

02/19/2020, 09:02 am

Apple has not turned iOS into adware, yet we do get get more notifications of services than we did. That's still a long way from having Mail's inbox showing us banner ads for golf games and dating sites, though.


Apple demands halt to publication of tell-all App Store book over confidentiality issues

02/19/2020, 07:02 am

Apple is taking legal action against former german App Store manager Tom Sadowski and publisher Murmann Verlag to stop circulation of a book about his work, under allegations it reveals confidential "business secrets" that the author wasn't allowed to disclose.


Apple reopens 10 more stores in China following coronavirus closures

02/19/2020, 06:02 am

Apple's retail efforts in China are slowly being brought back to normal during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, with the iPhone maker reopening 10 more stores in the country, including the first store it closed due to the epidemic.


Bose updates SoundTouch and Lifestyle speakers with AirPlay 2

02/19/2020, 05:02 am

A firmware update is being rolled out to Bose SoundTouch and Lifestyle speakers to bring the promised compatibility with Apple's AirPlay 2.


First Alert adds Apple AirPlay 2 support to Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector

02/18/2020, 09:02 pm

First Alert on Tuesday issued a software update that adds AirPlay 2 support to its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide alarm-cum-speaker, fulfilling longstanding customer requests for integration with Apple's audio streaming technology.


Apple Music upgrades album catalog by showing 'Other Versions'

02/18/2020, 12:02 pm

Apple has started to roll out its "Other Versions" feature for Apple Music, offering subscribers of the music streaming service the option to listen to songs from alternate versions or secondary deluxe releases of an artist's albums.


Adjustable smart fabric with built-in buttons could make Apple Watch accessories smarter

02/18/2020, 07:02 am

Apple is working on new ways to use fabrics as part of the design of its devices and accessories, including a system for adjusting how tight a piece of fabric is at specific locations, and creating fabric domes that could be used as a switch.


Apple's 'iPhone SE 2,' iPad Pro reportedly on track despite coronavirus

02/18/2020, 06:02 am

Industry reports suggest the low-cost "iPhone SE 2" and a refresh of the iPad Pro line will still launch in March, with the iPad Pro refresh arriving shortly thereafter --although the impact of the coronavirus raises questions about Apple's over-reliance on Chinese manufacturing.


Tim Cook issues memo to staff regarding coronavirus outbreak

02/17/2020, 07:02 pm

Tim Cook has released a memo to Apple staff, discussing the impacts of the coronavirus has made Apple's return to normal conditions somewhat slower than anticipated.


Patent troll targets Apple in touch screen patent infringement case

02/17/2020, 05:02 pm

An infamous patent troll has resurfaced, and is suing Apple and many others over the infringement of four patents dealing with capacitive keyboards and sensors used in the iPhone 11, third-generation iPad Pro, and similar products by other vendors like Microsoft and Samsung.


Apple, Google, Facebook lobby EU over AI regulation plans

02/17/2020, 01:02 pm

Senior Artificial Intelligence executives from technology firms, including Apple, are in Brussels to make their case as the European Union aims to set regulations on artificial intelligence that could drastically affect machine learning globally.


HQ Trivia app closes down, ends with drunken presenters asking for jobs

02/17/2020, 06:02 am

The makers of the high-profile HQ Trivia app have gone bankrupt, and its last live broadcast featured drunk presenters looking for work, while paying the final prize money out of their own pockets.


Apple launching program to store content closer to consumers

02/15/2020, 05:02 pm

Apple Edge Cache is a new service that enables better content delivery to end users with Apple-managed servers inside an internet provider's network.


Former iPhone chip designer hits back at Apple for anticompetitive practices

02/14/2020, 03:02 pm

As the legal battle wears on, former Apple engineer Gerard Williams III now claims Apple has been headhunting employees at Nuvia as part of an anticompetitive campaign against him.


Apple shares an inside look at a 'Little America' episode

02/14/2020, 02:02 pm

The latest behind-the-scenes look at the Apple TV+ show 'Little America' aims to show how a lack of dialogue can highlight personal connections between characters.


Apple's ARKit release left Google flat-footed

02/14/2020, 01:02 pm

While Apple and Facebook push forward with augmented reality and virtual reality hardware, Google, burned by Google Glass and a late start to a smartphone AR framework, lags behind.


2000 iPhones doled out to quarantined cruise ship passengers

02/14/2020, 12:02 pm

Crew and holiday-makers quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship because of the coronavirus are being given iPhones for easy access to information, and online medical consultations.