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Apple boycott by Chinese firms supporting Huawei is escalating

12/24/2018, 11:12 am

Huawei's chief financial officer's arrest in Canada amidst the trade dispute between the US and China has led Chinese firms to urge its employees to boycott Apple in retaliation -- and sanctioning those that don't comply.

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Crime blotter: AirDrop Cyberflashing rises, iPad theft leads to high-speed chase, and Apple scams large and small

12/24/2018, 08:12 am

Two Apple thefts in the same part of New Jersey, an indictment for a professor who spent thousands of federal grant money on Apple purchases, and more, in AppleInsider's latest in an occasional series, looking at the world of Apple-related crime.

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YouTuber admits aspects of viral HomePod glitter bomb video were faked

12/21/2018, 10:12 am

A viral video featuring a booby-trapped HomePod box that pranked package thieves with a glitter bomb has been criticized for faking some of the reactions of the would-be "thieves," who were in fact acquaintances of friends of the video's creator.

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Apple overhauls reporting of US government data requests, offers more detail with greater delay

12/20/2018, 05:12 pm

Apple on Thursday published a transparency report for the first half of 2018, revising how it breaks down data search requests from U.S. government agencies, as well as the overall design of its transparency subsite.

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AI guru John Giannandrea is Apple's newest senior vice president

12/20/2018, 01:12 pm

Apple has announced that John Giannandrea has been named to the company's executive team as senior vice president of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Strategy.

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Apple looks to lease space in new MIT building at Boston's Kendall Square

12/20/2018, 12:12 pm

Apple has reportedly signed a letter of intent to lease space at a new building in Boston, likely to cope with overflow at its existing office in the city.

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Virtualization software maker Parallels bought out by Canada's Corel

12/20/2018, 10:12 am

Parallels, a developer of virtualization software popular with Mac owners, has been acquired by Corel -- best known for software such as CorelDRAW, WordPerfect, and WinZip.

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Apple Maps could get easier to use on the iPhone with ARKit advancements

12/20/2018, 10:12 am

Apple could help people navigate an unfamiliar area with Apple Maps more naturally with an iPhone using an AR view of a map, with directions able to change based on the movements of the user.

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T-Mobile delays rollout of video service poised to challenge cable, Apple & others

12/20/2018, 09:12 am

The U.S. branch of T-Mobile is pushing out the launch of a video service it's hoping will pose a challenge to the cable TV industry, and could also compete not just with other internet TV services but Apple's upcoming video platform.

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Washington D.C. government sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

12/19/2018, 03:12 pm

The attorney general for Washington, D.C. itself announced that the region is suing Facebook for its role in Cambridge Analytica's illicit collection of private data.

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Waze celebrates 'Tim Cook Day,' says Apple Maps' botched launch led to success

12/19/2018, 12:12 pm

The poor reception of Apple Maps in 2012 was a turning point for Waze, fueling enough interest in the navigation app to lead to its $1 billion acquisition by Google a year later, Waze's CEO said in a interview published on Wednesday.

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Facebook enabled Apple devices to obfuscate data sharing from users, report says [u]

12/18/2018, 10:12 pm

A damning report on Tuesday provides further details on Facebook's shady data sharing practices, already under intense scrutiny for the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, suggesting the social media giant enabled Apple devices to surreptitiously collect information about users without their -- or apparently Apple's -- knowledge.

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Apple again sends users unsolicited push notification, advertises Apple Music compatibility with Amazon Echo

12/18/2018, 08:12 pm

For the fourth time in less than two weeks, Apple has used the push notification mechanism of a native iOS app for what amounts to an advertisement, this time touting Apple Music compatibility with Amazon's line of Echo devices.

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AT&T rolls out mobile 5G service in 12 US cities, connection requires accompanying Netgear hotspot

12/18/2018, 07:12 pm

AT&T on Monday announced its standards-based mobile 5G network is now live in 12 U.S. cities, though customers will need Netgear's Nightawk Mobile 5G Hotspot to access the speedy wireless platform.

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Apple's new Austin campus won by $41M in incentives

12/18/2018, 03:12 pm

Williamson County commissioners in Texas voted 5 to 0 on Tuesday to approve tax-funded handouts to Apple as it works to establish its second, $1 billion campus in north Austin.

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Apple remains in violation of Chinese court order after iPhone software update, Qualcomm says

12/17/2018, 09:12 pm

Despite a software update pushed out to iPhone users in China on Monday, Qualcomm believes Apple remains afoul of a court ruling that found certain models of the handset in violation of two patents.

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Need a last minute gift? Grab these Apple gift ideas for delivery before Christmas

12/17/2018, 01:12 pm

Let's face it: it's easy to get distracted during the holidays, especially if you've got children or travel to take care of. These are a few Apple-related products you can still order to ship in time for Christmas.

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France to hit Apple, other tech giants with new digital tax in January

12/17/2018, 10:12 am

France will introduce a new tax aimed at major technology companies, including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, with the digital tax attempting to extract funds from the tech giants while other efforts to reform European tax law are underway.

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Apple poaches Tesla car designer Andrew Kim

12/17/2018, 09:12 am

Tesla Senior Designer Andrew Kim has started working for Apple, and is only the most recent move back to the company after a stint with the car manufacturer.

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Steve Jobs wanted ultra-optimized US manufacturing, Apple vets say

12/16/2018, 06:12 pm

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs was, for a time, deadset on U.S.-based manufacturing of computers, an effort which collapsed after just eight years.

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