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'Little America' was a passion project for Apple as well as its producers

01/23/2020, 08:01 am

The makers of Apple TV+ show "Little America" say that it was Apple's passion for the idea about immigrants coming to the US that made them sign with the service.


Apple is working on fingertip and face mapping tools for VR and AR

01/23/2020, 06:01 am

Two new Apple patents describe methods to improve how a user can touch and interact with VR objects, plus how headsets could be more easily adjusted to fit better.


Adobe Flash disabled in latest Safari Technology Preview

01/22/2020, 09:01 pm

Presaging what will be the final nail in the coffin for Adobe Flash on Safari, Apple on Wednesday disabled support for the much-maligned multimedia plug-in in the latest version of Safari Technology Preview.


Apple spent $7.4M on lobbying efforts in 2019, well below outlays from Amazon and Facebook

01/22/2020, 06:01 pm

FAANG companies -- Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google -- spent record amounts on respective bids to influence politicians over the course of 2019, with Apple bolstering its lobbying efforts to a new high of $7.4 million.


Apple TV+ nears series order for Scott Z. Burns new anthology 'Extrapolations'

01/22/2020, 03:01 pm

Apple TV+ is close to sealing the deal on a new series based on Scott Z. Burns' climate change anthology "Extrapolations."


Apple's Intelligent Tracking Protection can be exploited to track Safari users, says Google

01/22/2020, 02:01 pm

Apple's enhanced privacy tools in Safari to prevent tracking can be used to continue tracking users, Google researchers intend to reveal in a paper, with a total of five different attack vectors identified in Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention system.


UN urges US investigation into Bezos iPhone hacking

01/22/2020, 01:01 pm

The United States and other governments need to investigate the hacking of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' iPhone, experts in the United Nations have urged, while details of the report show how the attack stemming from a message sent by Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman allowed attackers to acquire a considerable amount of data from the device.


Amazon Music gaining on Spotify & Apple Music with 55 million subscribers globally

01/22/2020, 01:01 pm

Amazon Music continues to gain momentum, and is presently in third place in the streaming music race with a paid user base of over 55 million subscribers.


Foxconn pledges 2020 production in troubled Wisconsin factory

01/22/2020, 12:01 pm

Foxconn will be getting its Wisconsin factory up and running in 2020, company chief Terry Gou has promised, insisting the Apple assembly partner will start mass production at the troubled facility at some point this year, despite its slow progress.


Apple Distinguished School list now includes Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

01/22/2020, 11:01 am

The West Indies-based veterinary school joins the short list of universities to be recognized by Apple for providing an exceptional learning environment for students.


Sonos cutting support for older devices starting in May

01/22/2020, 08:01 am

Sonos is dropping support for certain devices starting in May, and is warning users that legacy devices in a mix will prevent newer devices from gaining crucial updates as well.


Saudi royalty implicated in Amazon Bezos' phone-hacking scandal

01/22/2020, 08:01 am

The 2018 hacking of Amazon Jeff Bezos' smartphone led to the leaking of compromising information to a newspaper, a private investigation into the affair claims, with the hack allegedly involving a malformed video sent from the WhatsApp account of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.


Apple looking at leasing 200,000 square feet in New York City's 11 Penn Plaza

01/22/2020, 07:01 am

As part of its ongoing expansion, Apple is reportedly looking at leasing a large portion of the newly refurbished 11 Penn Plaza, in New York City.


Senators flout impeachment trial electronics rules by wearing an Apple Watch [u]

01/21/2020, 04:01 pm

Senators taking part in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump may be breaking the rules regarding electronics, as a number were spotted keeping their Apple Watch on their wrist instead of taking it off before heading to the chamber where such devices are usually banned.


Cook plans meeting with President Trump during Davos breakfast

01/21/2020, 03:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will eat breakfast with US President Donald Trump's at Davos tomorrow, in a continuation of the rare and unusual working relationship between the two men.


Sonnet Fusion Dual SATA SSD card offers Mac Pro storage expansion over PCIe

01/21/2020, 01:01 pm

Sonnet is giving Mac Pro owners an extra option to boost the capacity of their workstation with high-speed storage, with the Fusion Dual 2.5-inch SSD RAID PCIe 3.0 card enabling solid-state SATA drives to be installed via one of the expansion slots.


What Apple surrenders to law enforcement when issued a subpoena

01/21/2020, 01:01 pm

Apple won't unlock iPhones or other devices for law enforcement, but it can and will provide substantial data about a user when it gets a subpoena. Here's what Apple has access to you from your device -- and what it doesn't.


France will not apply digital tax on Apple & others while trade discussions continue

01/21/2020, 10:01 am

France's tax aimed at internet multinational companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, and Apple, has been postponed as U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron work together to avoid a rise in tariffs.


Disney+ expanding to Europe sooner than expected

01/21/2020, 08:01 am

The streaming service has pulled forward its launch date in most European countries, and also announced local pricing which is more expensive than its US fees.


Apple supplier Pegatron looking for factory site in Vietnam

01/21/2020, 07:01 am

Apple assembly partner Pegatron is considering a diversification of its production facilities with a new operation in Vietnam, a plan that would help move some of its manufacturing outside of China and potentially mitigating any future issues over US-China trade tensions.