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Apple changes British & Australian Siri voices on HomePod

02/13/2019, 11:02 am

Apple has stealthily updated Siri's British and Australian voices on the HomePod, apparently seeking to make them clearer and more natural-sounding.

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Humanity is killing itself with fat, and we're going to show you how the Apple Watch can save you

02/13/2019, 07:02 am

Apple's attempts to make its users more aware of their health over the years has introduced many new products and services, all with the goal of getting users in shape, but considering the sedentary way many people live their lives, especially those who work from home, maybe the heavy-handed push to get fitter is warranted.

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Poor customer service is tarnishing Apple's image in India

02/13/2019, 01:02 am

A report on Tuesday illustrates Apple's struggle to offer high quality after-sales service to customers in India, a product for which the company is known globally but is unable to provide due to strict retail laws in the country.

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Apple rumored to launch subscription News at March 25 event, 'AirPods 2' and new iPad mini not expected

02/12/2019, 05:02 pm

Apple is planning to hold a March 25 press event at the Steve Jobs Theater, located at Apple Park in Cupertino, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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Publishers balk at Apple's news subscription proposal over revenue split, access to subscriber data

02/12/2019, 03:02 pm

Publishers are objecting to plans by Apple to offer a subscription news service, according to a report, with the revenue distribution between Apple and the publishers themselves seemingly the sticking point preventing the rumored service from taking off.

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Apple may have been paid $9.5B by Google in 2018 to stay default Safari search option

02/12/2019, 02:02 pm

Google may have paid Apple close to $9.5 billion in 2018 to remain the default search engine in Safari, Goldman Sachs analysts said in an investor memo this week.

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WWDC 2019 likely a lock for June 3 to June 7 in San Jose

02/12/2019, 10:02 am

Though unconfirmed, this year's Worldwide Developers Conference will almost certainly be held between June 3 and June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

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Apple-designed inter-car communications could make 'Project Titan' safer

02/12/2019, 09:02 am

Apple's "Project Titan" self-driving vehicle project could be made safer by allowing vehicles to communicate with each other, the company suggests, with knowledge of the position and range of other cars on the road able to help both the automated driving system and drivers themselves enhance their situational awareness while in transit.

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Tim Cook optimistic on favorable outcome for Apple in US & China trade talks

02/12/2019, 07:02 am

Trade talks between the United States and China could have a favorable outcome, Apple CEO Tim Cook believes, expressing optimism that the two countries could arrive at an agreement that has the potential to ease tensions that are affecting Apple's sales in the valuable market.

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Apple names first head of marketing for augmented reality

02/11/2019, 09:02 pm

Apple veteran Frank Casanova was recently named senior director of worldwide product marketing for augmented reality, the company's first such position related to the burgeoning AR field.

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Apple sued over RIM-developed USB charging technology following preemptive action

02/11/2019, 08:02 pm

Non-practicing entity Fundamental Innovation Systems International on Monday filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming the tech giant infringes on multiple patents covering USB charging and communication technologies.

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Amazon acquires mesh Wi-Fi router startup eero as part of smart home push

02/11/2019, 05:02 pm

Amazon on Monday said it has reached a deal to acquire eero, manufacturer of a range of popular mesh networking hardware that helps users distribute Wi-Fi signals throughout their home.

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Samsung 4K and 8K televisions with AirPlay 2, iTunes Store support go on sale

02/11/2019, 03:02 pm

Samsung has made its 2019 of 4K and 8K-resolution smart televisions available to purchase and pre-order, with the screen range notably featuring support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and access to iTunes Movies and TV Shows, allowing access to video content offered by Apple without requiring an Apple TV.

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Samsung teases first foldable phone in new promo video

02/11/2019, 02:02 pm

Samsung on Monday released a video to drum up attention for its first foldable phone, slated to be revealed at a Feb. 20 press event.

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'The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs' wins Grammy for Best Opera Recording

02/11/2019, 12:02 pm

One Grammy winner that flew under the radar Sunday night was "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs," which won for Best Opera Recording despite some high-profile competition.

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Tim Cook joins other CEOs in urging Congress to protect 'Dreamers'

02/11/2019, 09:02 am

Apple has joined a coalition of more than 100 companies in applying pressure to the US Congress to pass immigration legislation that protects "Dreamers," a group of more than 700,000 immigrants working and living in the country legally that are under threat of deportation under the Trump administration.

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AirPods, Apple Watch, MacBook supply chain partners expecting mixed fortunes from 2019 lineup

02/11/2019, 08:02 am

Firms in Apple's supply chain for MacBooks, AirPods, and the Apple Watch are anticipating mixed fortunes for 2019, with variations to the level of production anticipated across all three product ranges due to Apple's own strategies and anticipation for new models.

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Apple Sunnyvale office described as 'black site' with tenuous work conditions

02/11/2019, 08:02 am

A new report gives a rare look into the Sunnyvale, Calif. Apple Maps satellite office on Hammerwood, where workers decry working conditions and describe it as a "black site."

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Apple looks to offload property for Stockholm store blocked by popular resistance

02/08/2019, 12:02 pm

With its original plans to build a Stockholm store mothballed, Apple is reportedly looking to sell back the Kungstradgarden property it intended to occupy.

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The rise of emoji is causing big problems inside the US judicial system

02/08/2019, 10:02 am

The increase in the use of emoji in daily life is reportedly causing issues for the United States legal system, with courts slowly coming to terms with the how to interpret the iconography in evidence and its appearance in other court filings.

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