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Topic: General

Apple removes Zoom web server in stealth Mac update

07/10/2019, 06:07 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out an automatic update for Mac users that removes a local host server created by video conferencing app Zoom, protecting users against the threat of unwanted webcam access.

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U.S. to investigate planned French tax on Apple, other tech giants [u]

07/10/2019, 05:07 pm

President Donald Trump is planning to launch a probe into France's intent to implement a digital tax initiative targeting large internet companies, an investigation that could lead to tariffs or trade restrictions.

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Apple posts searchable transcripts for WWDC 2019 videos

07/10/2019, 04:07 pm

Whether they missed out or need to be reminded of something, developers can now explore searchable video transcripts of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in June.

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Foxconn's Wisconsin factory starting production in May 2020 with just 1,500 jobs

07/10/2019, 02:07 pm

Foxconn will launch its controversial Wisconsin factory in May 2020, Governor Tony Evers said this week, but the display and network hardware facility will only start up with 1,500 jobs.

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Tim Cook and Eddy Cue arrive at Sun Valley to talk Apple TV+

07/10/2019, 01:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been spotted alongside SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue arriving at the annual Allen & Co. Sun Valley Conference, where the pair are expected to talk with the chiefs of other tech companies and media moguls abut the upcoming Apple TV+ service.

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Apple's 'Made in LDN' program aims to fight crime with education

07/10/2019, 11:07 am

Apple is holding a series of summer workshops in London in association with City Hall, teaching about coding, film-making, music production, and other subjects to young people at risk of becoming involved with the UK capital's gangs.

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Former Apple retail head Ahrendts says worker retention hit almost 89% under her watch

07/10/2019, 10:07 am

In spite of criticisms, the retention rate for Apple's retail workers grew from 61% to "nearly 89%" during the past five years, former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts told a podcast this week.

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Apple could raise keys on an iPad keyboard for better typing in the future

07/10/2019, 08:07 am

A future iPhone or iPad could provide a more tactile experience when using the onscreen software keyboard, by adding raised and lowered sections to a flexible screen to indicate to the user where keys and other elements are, without needing to directly look.

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Health insurer Anthem recruits from Apple to bolster digital plans

07/09/2019, 04:07 pm

In the past several months, U.S. health insurer Anthem has reportedly hired a half dozen Apple veterans to improve its digital offerings, including high-level employees with valuable industry experience.

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Apple and other tech giants to testify to House antitrust panel next week

07/09/2019, 04:07 pm

Representatives for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google have been asked to testify in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel on July 16, addressing worries of diminishing competition amidst the mega corporations.

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VirnetX reverses ruling invalidating patents used against Apple

07/09/2019, 02:07 pm

VirnetX has won another battle in its patent lawsuit with Apple, convincing the US Court of Appeals to vacate and remand decisions by the US Patent Office's Trial and Appeal Board that invalidated two patents. The new ruling gives VirnetX more leverage in receiving the $439 million the courts declared Apple owes.

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WarnerMedia announces HBO Max with content from CNN, DC, Adult Swim & more

07/09/2019, 01:07 pm

WarnerMedia on Tuesday revealed a long-promised streaming service as HBO Max, which while including HBO shows will go beyond them to offer content from a variety of Warner brands.

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Apple quietly pulls 12-inch MacBook from sale

07/09/2019, 09:07 am

Amid changes to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, Apple has removed the 12-inch MacBook from its online store's product lineup, a move that will push consumers towards models from the other two MacBook varieties.

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Flaw in Zoom's Mac client allows websites to turn on user cameras without permission

07/08/2019, 10:07 pm

A security researcher on Monday revealed a zero-day flaw -- and the questionable use of a local host server -- in the Mac client of popular video conferencing service Zoom that allows websites to force a user into a call with their camera enabled.

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Apple heads to Sun Valley 2019 conference as Apple TV+ launch looms

07/08/2019, 11:07 am

This week Apple executives are once more slated to attend Allen & Co.'s annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, where they will hobnob with fellow corporate leaders from companies like Amazon, Facebook, Disney, and AT&T.

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Apple I manual expected to fetch over $10,000 at auction

07/08/2019, 10:07 am

A manual for Apple's very first computer, the Apple-1, is currently up for auction, with the rare 12-page document forecast to sell for over $10,000.

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Mozilla teases launch of Apple News+ competitor

07/06/2019, 01:07 pm

Mozilla, creator of the Firefox web browser, has begun testing the waters regarding a paid news subscription service it plans to offer later this year.

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Ive replacement Jeff Williams 'more visible' in product creation than CEO Cook

07/05/2019, 11:07 am

COO Jeff Williams -- who's taking over for exiting design chief Jony Ive -- is typically "more visible" in product development than CEO Tim Cook, a report said on Friday.

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Apple's India retail plans could speed up under new sourcing rules

07/05/2019, 08:07 am

Apple could have an easier time opening its first stores in India, a long-time goal of the iPhone producer, after the country's finance minister advised a local sourcing requirement will be eased to encourage more foreign investment.

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Apple paid Samsung estimated $683M in Q2 for missing OLED purchase target

07/04/2019, 11:07 pm

Samsung on Friday released a bleak earnings forecast for its second fiscal quarter of 2019, projecting operating profits more than halved from last year due to ongoing weakness in the company's bread-and-butter memory chip business.

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