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Apple redesigns Investor Relations webpage, incorporates Newsroom feed

05/16/2019, 05:05 pm

Apple on Thursday pushed out a redesign for its Investor Relations webpage that provides easy access to current and historical financial data, and integrates a live feed from the company's Newsroom.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now on sale via Verizon, but can only use 5G network in two cities

05/16/2019, 01:05 pm

Samsung's first 5G-compatible smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, is finally going on sale in the United States on Verizon, but prospective owners will only be able to use the new connectivity speeds in parts of just two cities for the moment: Chicago and Minneapolis.

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Former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts joins Airbnb's board of directors

05/16/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple's recently-exited retail VP, Angela Ahrendts, on Thursday joined the board of directors for home rental giant Airbnb.

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Apple could have used pinhole-sized sensors in display to keep Touch ID on the iPhone X

05/16/2019, 11:05 am

Before the introduction of the iPhone X and Face ID, Apple was considering ways to implement Touch ID on a smartphone without using an externally visible fingerprint reader, with one technique involving a series of pinholes in the display panel that could allow a fingerprint to be captured through the screen.

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Apple facing renewed boycott efforts in China following trade war escalation

05/16/2019, 10:05 am

The increase in tensions between the United States and China in its ongoing trade war, as well as restrictions against Huawei, is fueling anti-US sentiments in China, prompting more online calls from critics of the political maneuvers to boycott Apple products.

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Apple Developer Academy in Naples opens up 2019 applications

05/16/2019, 10:05 am

The Apple Developer Academy at the University of Federico II in Naples, Italy has opened up its annual applications, though there are just 400 spots available for a year's worth of free training.

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Huawei faces dual US bans, Dutch accusations of carrier backdoor

05/16/2019, 09:05 am

The U.S. government has leveled a dual blow against China's Huawei, both blocking it from acquiring American technology and preventing American telecoms firms from using Huawei equipment.

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Apple overtakes Berkshire Hathaway to retake third on Fortune 500 list

05/16/2019, 08:05 am

Apple has regained its position of third place on the Fortune 500 list of companies following a brief slip in 2017, with the iPhone maker also identified as the most profitable company on the list in 2018, a title it has managed to hold onto for five years in a row.

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Evolve launches its first iPhone-connected skateboards with new GTR series

05/15/2019, 02:05 pm

Australian e-skate maker Evolve opened up preorders for its new GTR boards on Wednesday, its first to offer an iPhone app.

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No, Bloomberg, end-to-end encryption isn't a worthless 'marketing device'

05/15/2019, 12:05 pm

Seriously, Bloomberg used to be a respected publication. However, its latest opinion column on technology has taken the recent WhatsApp security flaw to mean that all security, specifically end-to-end encryption is a "smokescreen" by technology companies.

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Apple Pay tipped to launch in 13 new European markets through Monese

05/15/2019, 09:05 am

Support for Apple Pay is set to expand to a large number of European markets in the near future, as bank Monese advises customers will soon be able to use Apple's mobile payments platform in 13 new countries, including Bulgaria and Greece.

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A full ban on sale & purchase of Huawei 5G & other networking gear in the US appears imminent [u]

05/15/2019, 08:05 am

U.S. President Donald Trump will allegedly sign an executive order this week blocking American companies from using any telecoms equipment made by Huawei, according to a report.

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Apple contributes to new Statue of Liberty audio tour and AR app

05/14/2019, 08:05 pm

Apple reportedly lent a hand in -- or at least facilitated -- the creation of a new iOS app designed for the soon-to-open Statue of Liberty Museum, with the title serving both as a modern location-based audio tour and an augmented reality tool that brings Lady Liberty into the homes of millions.

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Apple, executives face another class action over misleading financial statements

05/14/2019, 06:05 pm

Apple's almost universally positive financial outlook, offered in investor conference calls following quarterly earnings reports, are again under scrutiny as a class action complaint takes issue with comments made by CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri in the quarter leading up to a revenue guidance correction in January.

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Satechi's M1 Wireless Mouse recharges over USB Type-C

05/14/2019, 03:05 pm

Accessory producer Satechi has introduced the M1 Wireless Mouse, a Mac-compatible Bluetooth-based peripheral that uses a USB-C port for recharging, rather than relying on the more established but older microUSB or using replaceable batteries.

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Assorted iCloud services were unavailable for a small number of users

05/14/2019, 12:05 pm

A small number of Apple customers experienced issues with iCloud, with problems relating to iCloud Drive, Notes, Storage Upgrades, and Photos reported as in progress, just six days after Apple's most recent major outage of its online services.

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Disney gains immediate operational control of Hulu, with full $9.2 billion buyout by 2024

05/14/2019, 10:05 am

Disney is taking control of Hulu, an announcement on Tuesday advised, with Comcast agreeing to a deal to provide operational control of the streaming service to Disney, as well as to sell its stake to the media giant for at least $9.2 billion within the next five years.

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Apple's self-driving car could have variable light control to protect privacy of riders, doors that open extremely wide

05/14/2019, 08:05 am

Apple is working out ways its "Project Titan" self-driving vehicle could be improved to give its users more privacy via a band-based lighting system, as well as a door system that can provide far greater access to the inside of the car than how current doors can open.

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Man defrauds Apple of $1M in refunds on claims company sent empty boxes to customers

05/14/2019, 12:05 am

A Michigan man on Monday admitted to running an "empty-box" fraud scheme that cost Apple some $1 million in refunds for products that were claimed undelivered.

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WhatsApp vulnerability left iOS open to spyware attack

05/13/2019, 10:05 pm

Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Monday disclosed the recent fix of a VoIP-related vulnerability that allowed nefarious parties to remotely install spyware on both iOS and Android handsets.

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