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Apple 'taking a deeper look' at Maps changes after Crimea debacle

12/02/2019, 07:12 am

In a statement following assignment of the Crimea Peninsula to Russia in Apple Maps and Weather, Apple says that it will re-evaluate how it handles disputed borders going forward -- but no changes have been made as of yet.

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Cyber Monday Deal Alert: Save $10 on the Disney+ annual subscription

12/02/2019, 06:12 am

Anyone interested in signing up for Disney+ has every reason to do so on Cyber Monday, as Disney is offering a $10 discount on their first annual subscription payment, temporarily bringing the cost down to $59.99 for a whole year of access.

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Last call: Get Parallels Desktop 15 plus PDF Expert and 11 other apps for just $36

12/02/2019, 12:12 am

Mac users who need to run Windows applications within macOS can take advantage of a deal on Parallels Desktop 15, with the virtualization software available as part of the 2020 Limited-Edition Mac Bundle on Cyber Monday valued at over $1,200.

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Best discounts on AirPlay 2 speakers

11/30/2019, 10:11 am

Current Cyber Monday sales make now a great time to upgrade your audio setup to take advantage of Apple's AirPlay 2. Here are some of the speakers on the market compatible with the technology which are available right now at a considerable discount.

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Black Friday Flash Giveaway: Enter to win a free 10.2-inch Apple iPad

11/29/2019, 09:11 am

In honor of all the Thanksgiving and the Black Friday sales happening right now, AppleInsider is holding a flash giveaway that will hand over a 32GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad valued at $329 to one lucky Twitter follower in the next 72 hours.

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Flash Giveaway: Enter to win a free pair of Apple AirPods Pro

11/28/2019, 09:11 am

In honor of Thanksgiving and the Black Friday sales happening right now, AppleInsider is holding a flash giveaway that will hand over a set of AirPods Pro valued at $249 to one lucky Twitter follower in the next 24 hours.

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Apple Maps, Weather app now shows Crimea as Russian territory

11/27/2019, 05:11 pm

Following months of pressure from Moscow, Apple recently updated its Apple Maps and Weather apps to display Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia, inviting swift condemnation from Ukrainian politicians.

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Lawmakers target iOS location privacy features in ongoing antitrust probe

11/26/2019, 09:11 pm

U.S. lawmakers in charge of a sprawling antitrust probe into "Big Tech" are scrutinizing a number of privacy-minded improvements Apple rolled out as part of iOS 13, including restrictions pertaining to location data, noting the new limitations are not applied to first-party apps and services.

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Floppy drive signed by Steve Jobs expected to fetch $7,500 at auction

11/26/2019, 06:11 pm

A Macintosh System Tools floppy disk signed by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is up for auction, with the piece of tech memorabilia estimated to sell for at least $7,500 when the gavel drops in December.

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Senators Elizabeth Warren & Sherrod Brown push for Apple Card probe by CFPB

11/26/2019, 12:11 pm

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown are amping up their attacks against Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs' alleged gender bias for applicants, pushing the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to examine the claims for violations of fair lending laws.

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Apple working on privacy-based lighting system, unique headlights for car

11/26/2019, 11:11 am

A future car designed by Apple could offer increased privacy via the use of 'synchronized windows,' as well as side mirrors capable of automatically adjusting their positions based on the driver's head movements.

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iPhone 11 Ultra Wideband could be at core of Apple Car keyless entry

11/26/2019, 10:11 am

Apple is considering the possibility of using an iPhone or Apple Watch to provide keyless entry for its long-rumored Apple Car, with the use of Ultra Wideband to help make the system more precise at determining the range of the user from the car than current keyfob-based systems.

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Apple pays $467,000 settlement for accidental U.S. sanctions violation

11/26/2019, 08:11 am

Apple says that it had inadvertently paid a blacklisted software company, violating U.S. sanctions, but has rectified the situation after working with officials.

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Judge dismisses class action involving iTunes and Apple Music data privacy

11/25/2019, 08:11 pm

Apple on Monday won final judgment to dismiss a class action complaint claiming the company unjustly profits from the aggregation and sale of iTunes and Apple Music user data.

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Apple's 2019 holiday ad uses iPad to bring families together

11/25/2019, 12:11 pm

Apple has released its 2019 holiday ad "The Surprise" to YouTube, highlighting how the iPad can ease holiday and travel tensions, and to bring families together after a tough year.

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Review: Kano Star Wars the Force Coding Kit makes coding fun for kids

11/24/2019, 04:11 pm

This Star Wars coding kit helps even the littlest Jedi master the force by learning to code. Kids will make and play with over 100 characters, ships, planets, sound, and more as they learn about coding syntax.

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Tim Cook talks data privacy and DACA in interview

11/22/2019, 05:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued to hammer home Apple's corporate values in an interview aired Friday, calling data privacy one of this century's top issues and vowing to fight for immigrant protections until his "toes point up."

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Over 1.2B profiles found in unsecured server shows severity of data collection by tech firms

11/22/2019, 04:11 pm

The discovery of an unprotected data store containing 1.2 billion records of personal information gleaned from data brokerage services offers a glimpse into not only the kind of resources scammers and hackers can acquire about a large number of potential targets, but also the amount of data online services share or sell with other entities.

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T-Mobile breach exposes personal customer information

11/21/2019, 10:11 pm

T-Mobile on Thursday reported a recent data breach in which potentially sensitive information, including customer names and billing addresses, was leaked to an unidentified attacker or attackers.

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AirPods shipments to double to 60M in 2019 on high demand for AirPods Pro, report says

11/21/2019, 09:11 pm

Shipments of Apple's AirPods headphone line are expected to hit 60 million units in 2019, doubling previous year estimates on the back of strong demand for the new AirPods Pro model, according to a report on Thursday.

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