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Face ID, Touch ID unlocks can't be compelled by law enforcement, rules federal judge

01/14/2019, 11:01 am

The police cannot force a person to unlock their iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID, a U.S. federal judge has ruled, a move that effectively provides users the same protection for the biometric security for their devices as previously afforded to passcodes.

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Over 96% of Apple Health Records trial users found it easy to use

01/14/2019, 08:01 am

Apple's Health Records, the company's platform for storing and sharing personal health data between patients and caregivers, has been given very favorable reviews by some of its first users, with a survey revealing the vast majority not only found it easy to use, but helped them understand their health.

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HomePod heads to Hong Kong & mainland China on Jan. 18

01/13/2019, 05:01 pm

The HomePod, available in the U.S. for nearly a year, will at last ship to Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland on Jan. 18, Apple said in a rare Sunday announcement.

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Qualcomm pushed for iPhone exclusivity in response to $1B incentive payment demand, CEO says

01/11/2019, 11:01 pm

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf took the stand to defend his company at a trial with the Federal Communication Commission on Friday, saying the chipmaker pushed for exclusivity on iPhone because Apple demanded a $1 billion "incentive payment" to secure the deal.

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Apple spends $150M a year on United flights, Shanghai is No. 1 destination

01/11/2019, 05:01 pm

A pair of promotional banners created by United Airlines to tout its various business relationships with big-name companies reveals a sneak peek into Apple's global operations, with the tech giant reportedly spending some $150 million each year on flights for employees.

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IMDB and Amazon shifts into free video streaming with ad-supported Freedive

01/11/2019, 09:01 am

Amazon is expanding its video streaming horizons by launching a new service IMDB Freedive, an advertising-supported on-demand service that provides access to movies and TV shows that is separate from its existing subscription and paid Prime Video offering.

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Truck carrying secured Apple payload crashes in San Jose, killing one

01/11/2019, 09:01 am

A box truck carrying "a very special load" for Apple reportedly crashed on Highway 101 in San Jose on the morning of Jan. 9, injuring one man and killing another, 64-year-old Richard Bartolo.

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VLC plans AirPlay support for Android as app nears 3B downloads

01/10/2019, 07:01 pm

Videolan, developer of the ubiquitous VLC media player, is looking to bake support for Apple's AirPlay protocol into its main app, a move that would allow Android users to stream content to compatible devices like Apple TV.

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Apple will disrupt healthcare like the iPhone did to the mobile industry, says John Sculley

01/10/2019, 03:01 pm

Former Apple CEO John Sculley says that current CEO Tim Cook is on to something, and will shake up the healthcare industry like it did to the mobile world with the iPhone.

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Ring camera support teams may have access to all video recorded by users [u]

01/10/2019, 03:01 pm

People with Ring indoor or outdoor cameras may have had any some of their private videos seen by teams working for the company, an expose claimed on Thursday. [Updated with additional Ring response]

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Scosche introduces trio of wireless charging mounts for the car and home

01/10/2019, 01:01 pm

Scosche has used CES to launch a variety of charging accessories for mobile devices and other hardware, including two Qi charging mounts for vehicles and a table-top charging system that also keeps the work surface tidy.

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CompuCom begins offering Macs, iPhones & iPads plus support as a service

01/10/2019, 11:01 am

Office Depot's CompuCom has launched "Device as a Service for Apple," intended to provide businesses not just with support for Apple hardware but the devices themselves, including iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

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Zerodium hikes bounties for Apple vulnerabilities to as high as $2M

01/10/2019, 11:01 am

Zerodium -- a security firm that pays for exploits discovered by outside researchers -- this week increased its bounties for Apple-related vulnerabilities across the board, offering as much as $2 million for the most sensitive ones.

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked on February 20 could reveal foldable smartphone alongside new Galaxy model

01/10/2019, 10:01 am

Samsung has confirmed it will be showing off its newest flagship smartphone model in a Galaxy Unpacked event on February 20, one that could potentially feature a commercialized version of a foldable smartphone concept it revealed in November.

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iPhone-connected clothing that could monitor your health is being researched by Apple

01/10/2019, 09:01 am

Should Apple's invention come to pass, your clothing might keep tabs on your health and be the communications bridge between all of the Apple devices that you carry on your person.

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Volkswagen poaches Alexander Hitzinger from Apple's "Project Titan" team for self-driving vehicle role

01/09/2019, 01:01 pm

Volkswagen has poached an Apple executive for its commercial vehicles division, with the hiring of Alexander Hitzinger also working on the manufacturer's self-driving vehicle efforts after a stint on Apple's "Project Titan" car program.

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Apple thanks Korean police for seizing $900,000 of counterfeit accessories

01/09/2019, 11:01 am

Apple will be thanking the Korean police for seizing and preventing the sale of counterfeit accessories for its products worth 1 billion won ($892,000), by presenting a plaque to investigators who apprehended local criminals behind the trade.

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AT&T lying to customers by showing '5G E' on devices, under fire from other carriers

01/09/2019, 09:01 am

AT&T has been criticized by rival carriers Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile for attempting to mislead customers by marketing some smartphones as using "5G Evolution" technology and displaying a "5G E" connectivity logo on the screen, despite the devices involved being incapable of connecting to a 5G network.

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Apple recruits strong Facebook critic to keep up privacy standards

01/09/2019, 08:01 am

Apple has reportedly hired Sandy Parakilas, an outspoken critic of privacy practices at Facebook, to serve as a product manager on its privacy team.

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Qualcomm fires back at Tim Cook, calls lack of settlement commentary 'misleading'

01/09/2019, 08:01 am

Qualcomm says that Apple CEO Tim Cook is being 'misleading' when he commented that there have not been any recent settlement discussions over the pending iPhone modem court case.

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