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Apple's Johny Srouji supposedly not considering Intel CEO position

01/25/2019, 11:01 pm

A report in January pegged Apple SVP of hardware technologies Johny Srouji as a potential candidate to become Intel's next CEO, but a new rumor claims the executive recently informed staff that he is not leaving the Cupertino tech giant.

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Apple's Australian tax bill falls to $164M despite rising profits

01/25/2019, 11:01 am

Apple's Australian tax bill dropped AUD$18.8 million to $164 million in 2018, despite revenues climbing from $8.04 billion to $9.08 billion, and gross profits rising from $756 million to $900 million, a report revealed on Friday.

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If you've got mystery artists in your Spotify history, here's why

01/25/2019, 10:01 am

A number of Spotify listeners are encountering unknown artists in their play histories, something that appears connected to a 2018 security breach at Facebook.

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Apple posts 'Shot on iPhone' film 'The Bucket' to celebrate Chinese New Year

01/24/2019, 11:01 pm

In commemoration of Chinese New Year, which falls on Feb. 5, Apple on Thursday posted to its YouTube channel a special "Shot on iPhone" short film created by renowned director and screenwriter Jia Zhangke.

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Apple to compensate 'Shot on iPhone Challenge' winners for use of photos

01/24/2019, 08:01 pm

Apple caused a bit of a stir in the artistic community this week when it announced a "Shot on iPhone Challenge" that select works from ten iPhone photographers to plaster on marketing materials like billboards, all presumably without pay. The company has since updated terms of the contest to note winning artists will indeed be compensated for their work.

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Apple iPhone modem supplier Intel cites weak demand in Q4 earnings miss

01/24/2019, 07:01 pm

Slowing iPhone sales have seemingly impacted another major tech industry player, as Intel on Thursday blamed lower-than-expected revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018 in part on weak modem demand.

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Tim Cook talks reveals plans for Prague Apple store in talk with Czech Prime Minister

01/24/2019, 05:01 pm

One of Apple CEO Tim Cook's meetings at the World Economic Forum on Thursday was with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who managed to secure a promise of an Apple store in the country's capital, Prague.

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Apple sued over Bluetooth communications in devices going back to iPhone 3GS

01/24/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has become the target of a new lawsuit from Rembrandt Wireless Technologies over infringement claims on two patents related to Bluetooth, following after a successful case where Samsung was ordered to pay $11.1 million in a similar lawsuit.

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Mac malware attack found to hide payload in advertising graphics

01/24/2019, 02:01 pm

A new way of attacking macOS with malware has been detailed by security researchers, with malicious online advertising found to have used steganography to disguise its payload within the ad's image files, in order to fool security systems.

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Fulfilling a WWDC promise, Microsoft Office 365 arrives on the Mac App Store

01/24/2019, 01:01 pm

Now you can download Microsoft Word, Excel and most of the rest of the suite from Apple's Mac App Store, and sign up for a subscription with an in-app purchase.

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Sonos looking to battle Apple & Beats in high-end headphone market

01/24/2019, 11:01 am

Sonos is reportedly poised to challenge Apple and other high-end headphone makers, entering that market by 2020 with some unique features in tow.

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Tim Cook's continuing Davos meetings include leaders of Austria, Italy & Dubai

01/24/2019, 10:01 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is apparently meeting with a host of world leaders during his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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The first smartphones without ports aren't from Apple

01/24/2019, 09:01 am

Perhaps beating Apple to the punch on where many people see the iPhone headed, two Chinese brands have teased the first smartphones without any physical buttons, or even any connector ports.

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Environmental & poisonous gas sensors on a future iPhone could save your life

01/24/2019, 08:01 am

Apple is exploring the possibility of integrating miniature gas sensors in HomeKit devices and the iPhone that could detect poisonous gases and other environmental hazards and alert the user to their presence.

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Apple lays off more than 200 employees from 'Project Titan' autonomous vehicle team

01/24/2019, 01:01 am

In what is being billed internally as a restructuring effort, Apple this week released more than 200 employees from its "Project Titan" group, a secretive branch of the company focused on developing self-driving car technologies.

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Hulu drops cost of ad-based tier, but hikes Live TV option to $44.99

01/23/2019, 02:01 pm

Hulu on Wednesday announced significant changes to its pricing schemes, making it cheaper to get in the door of the streaming service, but more expensive for access to Live TV.

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Egypt calls for more direct presence from Apple amid pressure on iPhone prices

01/23/2019, 11:01 am

The Egyptian government has been talking with Apple about the prospect of implementing a more direct corporate presence, according to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli.

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YouTube TV goes nationwide in time for Super Bowl, but some markets missing channels

01/23/2019, 10:01 am

Live streaming service YouTube TV is now officially available across the U.S., though some small gaps remain and other regions may lack access to one or more of the four major broadcasters.

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Tim Cook spotted eating with Brazil's Bolsonaro, Microsoft's Nadella & others at Davos

01/23/2019, 09:01 am

Attending this week's World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down for dinner with a high-profile collection of fellow guests, including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and the newly-elected far-right President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro.

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Apple's second-generation AirPods with health tracking features coming first half 2019

01/23/2019, 07:01 am

The second generation of Apple's AirPods will arrive in the first half of 2019, according to supply chain sources, with the wearable devices expected to include health tracking functionality that will make them more attractive in the overall wearables market.

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