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Apple Watch subsidized for those on Devoted Health Medicare Plan

10/07/2019, 06:10 pm

Devoted Health, a Florida-based plan for senior citizens, is the first private Medicare plan to cover the Apple Watch as a benefit.

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Federal court uncertain it can uphold $600M VirnetX ruling against Apple

10/07/2019, 07:10 am

Part of a $600 million judgment against Apple over alleged patent infringement may not necessarily be heading to VirnetX, with a Federal Circuit panel suggesting it may not be able to uphold part of the award due to ongoing litigation that could invalidate patent claims at hand.

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Tim Cook's rapport with President Trump rare among company leaders

10/05/2019, 11:10 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook's ability to nudge the Trump administration into altering policies that could have hurt the iPhone maker is down to a carefully cultivated relationship between the CEO and the U.S. president, a report claims, one that functions despite each having different ideologies.

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Tim Cook offers tribute to Steve Jobs on 8th anniversary of his passing

10/05/2019, 09:10 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook has marked the 8th anniversary of the passing of company co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs with a post to Twitter, publishing a photograph of the luminary outside the Fifth Avenue Apple Store.

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Jony Ive subject of new National Portrait Gallery commission

10/04/2019, 06:10 pm

The National Portrait Gallery in London unveiled its latest commission on Friday, revealing a portrait of Apple CDO Jony Ive as captured by famed photographer Andreas Gursky.

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Developer of BlueMail sues Apple over 'Sign in with Apple,' App Store 'monopoly'

10/04/2019, 05:10 pm

A developer of messaging products and software behind apps like Followapp and BlueMail on Friday filed a multi-pronged lawsuit against Apple, claiming the tech giant infringed on patented technology with "Sign in with Apple" and subsequently used its alleged monopoly over the App Store to suppress BlueMail's consumer reach.

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Spotify asked for more information about Apple in antitrust investigation

10/04/2019, 01:10 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has asked Spotify to provide information on Apple's alleged anti-competitive behavior, and specifically how it pertains to Spotify's business.

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Apple's Cook continues European tour, discusses journalism, climate change, more in Italy

10/03/2019, 08:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his European tour on Thursday with a visit to Italy's Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori, where he discussed a range of topics including climate change, "fake news," human rights and more in front of a crowd of budding journalists, teachers and students.

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Apple acquires motion capture firm IKinema [u]

10/03/2019, 06:10 pm

An unsubstantiated report on Thursday claims Apple has acquired UK-based firm IKinema, a specialist in real-time procedural animation and supporting technologies.

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Apple production 'The Banker' to close AFI Fest in November

10/03/2019, 02:10 pm

"The Banker", starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, is set to close out Hollywood's American Film Institute Festival on November 21.

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Apple, Tim Cook, Deirdre O'Brien jointly file in support of DACA

10/02/2019, 04:10 pm

Apple has filed a brief with the Supreme Court supporting the preservation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, with CEO Tim Cook and SVP for Retail and People Deirdre O'Brien putting their names on the filing alongside the company for the first time.

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Microsoft teases dual-screen Surface Neo notebook, Surface Duo folding phone for 2020

10/02/2019, 11:10 am

Microsoft has uncharacteristically revealed a future Surface product that it doesn't plan to ship until 2020, with the Surface Neo consisting of a dual-screen notebook with an extra keyboard and stylus support.

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Microsoft takes on AirPods with $249 Surface Earbuds

10/02/2019, 10:10 am

Microsoft has launched its own competition to Apple's lauded AirPods, with the introduction of the Surface Earbuds claimed to be productive earwear with 24 hours of battery life and improved microphones.

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Microsoft reveals ARM Surface Pro X, Intel Surface Pro 7, AMD Surface Laptop 3

10/02/2019, 10:10 am

At Microsoft's media event in New York on Wednesday, the Windows producer expanded its Surface hardware line with new models, including updates to the Surface Laptop line and the Surface Pro, and the debut of the ARM-powered Surface Pro X.

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Apple's Cook addresses App Store monopoly, Apple TV+ launch, iPhone 11 in interview

10/01/2019, 07:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his annual European press tour this week with a visit to Berlin, where he met app developers, visited local Apple stores and discussed a range of pressing topics in an interview with a local journalist.

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Apple Card PDF statements not itemized for some, fix coming soon

10/01/2019, 11:10 am

If you've checked your September Apple Card statement, you may have noticed itemized transactions missing.

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Apple supplier TSMC counter-sues GlobalFoundries as patent fight intensifies

09/30/2019, 10:09 pm

Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in a series of patent lawsuits lodged on Monday claims segment competitor GlobalFoundries infringes on owned patents, with the filings representing the latest volley in what has become a tit-for-tat legal battle.

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US denies Apple tariff relief on remaining five Mac Pro parts

09/30/2019, 06:09 pm

After the U.S. Trade Representative's office granted in part Apple's request for tariff exemptions on Chinese-made Mac Pro parts earlier in September, a move that helped inform a decision to assemble the computer domestically, the government body on Monday denied identical appeals on five remaining components.

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Apple News+ subscription launches in UK and Australia

09/30/2019, 02:09 pm

Apple News+, Apple's paid subscription offering content from magazines and publications has gone live in two more countries, with users in the United Kingdom and Australia now able to sign up and read from over 150 outlets via their iPhone or iPad.

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Tim Cook visits Bavarian Design Center, Algoriddim in Germany trip

09/30/2019, 09:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook has embarked on a trip to Germany, taking the time to meet with music mixing app developers Algoriddim along with Apple employees at one of the company's design centers in the country, as well as posing with a beer stein to celebrate Oktoberfest.

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