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Apple Dings App After Facebook Used It To Conduct Shady Research On Users

Apple said Wednesday that Facebook violated the company’s policies when it surreptitiously used a research application to gobble up private data on users. The social media company admitted to the caper on Tuesday. Facebook paid users ages 13 to 35 up to $20 per month to install the iOS or Android “Facebook Research” app and use the program to sell their ...

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Apple Disables Group Chat App After Major Flaw Exposed Users To Privacy Breaches

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Apple temporarily disabled a new group chat application Tuesday after a flaw was detected that exposed users to privacy data breaches. The Silicon Valley company dinged the Group FaceTime feature in iOS and macOS to fix a major security flaw, which allowed anyone to call a phone or Mac and listen in before the other person picks up. The bug ...

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Apple Blames China’s Floundering Economy For Recent Dwindling Holiday Revenue

Apple issued a rare earnings warning Wednesday after the iPhone makers claimed China’s recent economic downturn caused the company’s revenue stream to dip lower than expected over the Christmas holiday. CEO Tim Cook blamed slow iPhone sales over the holiday on China’s recent economic downturn. Most of the unforeseen drop in sales revenue is a result of economic deceleration in ...

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Apple Is Dropping $1 Billion To Put 5,000 Jobs In Texas With Expansions Planned In Major Cities

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Apple is investing $1 billion to nearly double its workforce in Texas and is hiring thousands more employees in offices across the U.S., the company announced Thursday. Apple is building on to its Austin, Texas, campus and adding 5,000 new jobs on top of the 6,000 strong workforce already employed. The tech company is also establishing new campuses in San ...

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Report: Apple Moves User Data To China, Despite Privacy Concerns

  by Eric Lieberman Apple recently gave control of certain user data to a Chinese state-owned telecommunications operator, after moving the information earlier in the year, according to multiple reports. Based off of a social media post published Tuesday by China Telecom, the company has taken charge of Apple’s iCloud system for Chinese users, TechCrunch reports. Before, users in that country had their ...

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Apple Says It Will Start Telling Public When Government Wants To Shut Down Apps

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  by Eric Lieberman Apple revealed Friday that it will start publishing reports on government requests to shut down apps on its software platform. The new policy, announced in its bi-annual transparency report, is potentially in response to intensified criticism Apple receives for sometimes capitulating to foreign officials’ commands. China, for example, has been trying to clamp down on certain technological capabilities that empower people with digital freedoms, ...

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An Intern At Apple Stole And Then Leaked Critical iPhone Source Code, Says Report

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  by Eric Lieberman A former intern at Apple reportedly leaked a portion of source code for iOS, the proprietary iPhone operating system. Reports of the stolen data first surfaced earlier this week after the exclusive computing language was found online on GitHub, a web-based hosting service where anyone can post computer code for communal use. But now the culprit ...

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Thanks to Trump, Apple discovers that America has workers too

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After a decade of keeping profits overseas and outsourcing in Asian countries, Apple has suddenly discovered America’s workforce – thanks to President Trump’s domestic policies. The world’s most valuable publicly traded company laid out its plans Wednesday in a statement that was full of big-dollar figures, though it said that much of the money reflected Apple’s current pace of spending. ...

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FCC Chairman Asks Apple to Turn on FM Radio Chips in iPhones

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai urged Apple on Thursday to activate FM radio receiver chips in iPhones to assist those during and after natural disasters. “It is time for Apple to step up to the plate and put the safety of the American people first,” Pai said. Apple is the last of the major phone manufacturers to leave the ...

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Siri Plans to Stop Taking Orders and Start Giving Them

Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company is going to focus on developing self–driving car “systems” instead of the car itself. In an interview with Bloomberg Television, he explained this qualifies as a “MOA” effort as in “The Mother Of All AI” projects. The decision to concentrate on software, rather than both hardware and software is a  for ...

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How to shoot a great portrait on iPhone 7 Plus

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Apple released a set of videos to demonstrate how to take a variety of pictures using the iPhone 7 Plus. One video demonstrates how to take a great portrait with Apple’s newest device. The video explains that first, the phone’s camera app should be switched from “photo mode” to “portrait mode. Portrait Mode uses the iPhone 7 Plus’s twin-lens rear ...

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Apple, plagued by bad news, jumps on the Trump train

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Apple is pledging to dump one billion dollars to create an “advanced manufacturing fund” just after being threatened with import restrictions and reporting disappointing iPhone 7 sales. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced earlier this week that the company will put $1 billion into a fund to create U.S. manufacturing jobs later this month. “I’m proud to tell you that we’re ...

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