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Counterfeit iPhone trafficker sentenced to 3 years in prison

07/30/2019, 04:07 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has sentenced a Chinese national to over three years in prison for trafficking counterfeit Apple goods into the United States from China, including fake iPhones and iPads, as part of a criminal conspiracy that made over $1.1 million in the United States alone.

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Apple to test third-party API displaying insurance claim data in apps

07/30/2019, 03:07 pm

Apple is poised to start testing an API by the private CARIN Alliance that should let people see health insurance claims in apps, possibly including iOS's native Health.

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Apple recruits VR & Xbox engineer Nat Brown for unknown graphics work

07/30/2019, 02:07 pm

Apple has hired Valve and Xbox veteran Nat Brown to work on unspecified graphics technology, according to Twitter posts.

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LG begins AirPlay 2 & HomeKit update process for some 2019 TVs

07/30/2019, 02:07 pm

LG on Tuesday said it's now rolling out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to select 2019 TV models in the US via a software update.

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AT&T rebrands DirecTV Now as 'AT&T TV Now,' plans separate 'AT&T TV'

07/30/2019, 12:07 pm

DirecTV Now, AT&T's internet TV service, is officially rebranding as "AT&T TV Now" later this summer in what's promised to be a smooth transition.

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Capital One hack exposes data of 100M+ customer accounts

07/30/2019, 09:07 am

A Seattle woman has been arrested and charged with hacking into Capital One and gaining access to over 100 million customer accounts at the U.S. bank.

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Apple teases new store openings in Japan for 2019

07/29/2019, 10:07 pm

Apple this week posted a pair of images to its regional website in Japan teasing what appears to be plans to open two new brick-and-mortar stores in the country later this year.

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Huawei-Google smart speaker project shut down by US restrictions

07/29/2019, 02:07 pm

Huawei was working with Google to take on Apple's HomePod and Amazon's Echo smart speaker range with a jointly-produced device, a report claims, but the close collaboration came to an abrupt end in May, just before restrictions were placed on Huawei by President Donald Trump and the U.S. government.

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Google's Pixel 4 phone implementing system similar to Apple's Face ID

07/29/2019, 01:07 pm

Google on Monday previewed a pair of features coming to its Pixel 4 smartphone, including "Face Unlock," apparently directly competing with the Face ID technology on Apple's X-series iPhones.

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Trump expects Apple to build manufacturing plant in Texas

07/26/2019, 06:07 pm

President Donald Trump, in response to questions regarding a tweet on Friday proclaiming Apple will not receive tariff relief for its new Chinese-built Mac Pro, said he believes the tech giant will erect a manufacturing plant in Texas.

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US states could also investigate Apple & others over antitrust concerns

07/26/2019, 07:07 am

The US Attorney General William Barr has met with a number of state attorneys general on Thursday to talk about Apple and other major tech firms, discussing the impact of the companies on competition and looking into antitrust motions against the firms.

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Apple to contribute to second SoftBank Vision Fund, investments will focus on AI

07/25/2019, 09:07 pm

SoftBank on Friday announced the establishment of a new Vision Fund focused on the advancement of artificial intelligence technologies, with the Japanese firm kicking in $38 billion alongside promised investments from Apple, Foxconn, Microsoft and a variety of financial institutions.

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Apple begins limiting Apple Music free trial period to one month

07/25/2019, 05:07 pm

A banner ad recently posted to Apple's website suggests the company might soon change Apple Music's free trial period from a generous three months down to one for new users.

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New Beats PowerBeats Pro ad features runners chasing the Icelandic Sun

07/25/2019, 10:07 am

Apple has released a new commercial promoting the Beats PowerBeats Pro, one featuring a group of runners chasing the Sun in Iceland to highlight the long battery life the wireless headphones offer athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

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NBCUniversal's challenger to Apple TV+ & Netflix is launching in April 2020

07/25/2019, 10:07 am

NBCUniversal's still-unnamed streaming service will launch in April, CEO Steve Burke said during an earnings call on Wednesday.

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Survey says 76% of retail IT decision makers prefer Apple hardware in stores

07/25/2019, 09:07 am

In a survey of 700 "retail IT decision makers," 76% said that Apple tech is better to use in stores than either Windows or Android, according to the Apple-focused device management firm Jamf.

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Apple Maps may add AR view highlighting the route ahead while driving

07/25/2019, 08:07 am

A future version of the Maps app could provide more intuitive navigational instructions to drivers in the future, by using augmented reality to superimpose the route to take on top of a live view of the road ahead, indicating which lanes a driver should take.

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Samsung to launch redesigned Galaxy Fold in September

07/24/2019, 09:07 pm

After an embarrassing delay, Samsung on Wednesday announced its first folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, will launch this September after undergoing a redesign to account for screen reliability issues.

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Anti-robocall legislation sails through House by a landslide

07/24/2019, 07:07 pm

A bipartisan act designed to combat unwanted robocalls in the U.S. passed the House of Representatives in a decisive 429-3 vote on Wednesday, pushing the legislation one step closer to ratification.

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LG will roll out out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to 2019 smart TVs on Thursday

07/24/2019, 10:07 am

AirPlay 2 and HomeKit will start arriving on LG smart televisions starting Thursday, the South Korean electronics giant has confirmed, with Apple's streaming and smart home platforms able to interact with the firm's 2019 range of TVs.

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