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Smoothie Saturdays: Spinach apple

Jul 13, 2019 - 5:04 PM

Enjoy this nourishing and cleansing smoothie

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Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app disabled due to vulnerability

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:29 PM

The vulnerability lets other people listen to another person's iPhone without consent

APPLE WATCH SERIES 4. Screenshot from livestream.

Apple's star designer Jony Ive to set up own firm

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Ive will pursue 'personal projects' but also continue to work closely 'on a range of projects with Apple,' the California tech company says

JONY IVE. Apple's Chief Design OfficerJony Ive speaks onstage during the 2017 New Yorker TechFest at Cedar Lake on October 6, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for The New Yorker/AFP

Apple recalls Macbook Pros over battery fire risk

Jun 21, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The recall affects 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina displays sold between September 2015 and February 2017. Apple adds it will replace batteries free of charge.

MACBOOK PRO TROUBLE. This file photo taken on September 07, 2016 shows the Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Apple says U.S. tariffs on China would backfire

Jun 21, 2019 - 11:01 AM

Apple says the tariff proposal by Trump would hurt Apple's ability to compete and also end up reducing the tech giant's contributions to the US economy in taxes and investments

APPLE. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California.Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

First 5G iPhones to launch in 2020 – report

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:02 PM

5G is reportedly coming to two new iPhone models: a 5.4-inch and a 6.7-inch one

IPHONE X. A customer touches the screen of the new iPhone X at the Apple Store Union Square on November 3, 2017, in San Francisco, California. File photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

Latest iOS beta reminds you to unsubscribe from paid services during uninstalls

Jun 18, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Apple's iOS 13 beta appears to be prompting users if they have a subscription to an app they're uninstalling from their device

U.S. antitrust hammer for Big Tech: What happens next?

Jun 05, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Each firm has different issues, but any probes could center on whether they abused their dominant position and stifled competition

Developers sue Apple over app store fees

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:52 PM

The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in California, claims Apple cornered the market with its iOS App Store, collecting a 30% commission on all app sales and in-app purchases

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Power Mac Center opens its first Mobile Care Service Center

Jun 04, 2019 - 1:56 PM

Apple users can now get their products repaired at Power Mac Center's service center at The Podium

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'Sign in with Apple': A more secure alternative to Google and Facebook sign-ins?

Jun 04, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Apple promises it won't profile users or track their activity with its own app sign-in option

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All the top announcements at WWDC 2019: iOS 13, iPadOS, macOS Catalina

Jun 04, 2019 - 8:28 AM

The new version of iOS, and macOS arrive along with the very first version of iPadOS

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iTunes is saying goodbye 18 years after its debut

Jun 03, 2019 - 4:10 PM

The iconic music app is expected to be phased out

What we expect to be announced at Apple’s WWDC 2019

Jun 01, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Here's a quick list of what we expect will be talked about during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference

WWDC BEGINS AGAIN! Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Centerin San Jose, California on Monday, June 4, 2018. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Apple unveils first new iPod model in 4 years

May 29, 2019 - 9:45 PM

The new-generation iPod touch is announced for more than two dozen countries at Apple's online shop starting at $199

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‘Boycott Apple’ movement gains steam on Chinese social media

May 22, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Some Chinese consumers claim they’re switching from Apple devices to Huawei

Apple tops forecasts as pivot to services shows progress

May 01, 2019 - 9:56 AM

'Our March quarter results show the continued strength of our installed base of over 1.4 billion active devices, as we set an all-time record for services,' says CEO Tim Cook

Apple cancels AirPower wireless charger project

Mar 30, 2019 - 1:16 PM

'After much effort, we've concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have canceled the project,' says Apple senior vice president of hardware engineering Dan Riccio

CANCELLED. An AirPower mat is seen charging multiple devices during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 12, 2017. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

U.S. judge recommends partial ban on iPhone imports to U.S.

Mar 27, 2019 - 11:40 AM

A US trade judge rules Tuesday, March 26, that Apple had violated a Qualcomm chipmaker patent

APPLE. In this file photo taken on March 18, 2019 an iPhone 6S is plugged into a battery charger on March 18, 2019 in Washington DC. An International Trade Commission judge on March 26, 2019, ruled that Apple violated a Qualcomm chipmaker patent and said she will recommended banning imports of some iPhone models. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

'Final Fantasy' and 'The Sims' creators making games for Apple game service

Mar 26, 2019 - 7:09 AM

Apple has gotten videogame luminaries aside from the Hollywood stars for its AppleTV+ service

APPLE ARCADE. Ann Thai, senior product marketing manager of the App Store at Apple Inc., speaks during a company product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019 in Cupertino, California. Photo by Michael Short/Getty Images/AFP

Here's a dose of creative inspiration from Apple TV+ 'storytellers'

Mar 26, 2019 - 6:11 AM

Hear from Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Jennifer Aniston, Ron Howard and more Hollywood luminaries in this Apple TV+ promo

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WATCH: Apple's retro opening for its March 25 event

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:27 AM

Iconic Apple products star in the retro-inspired opener for its special event

IPHONE CAMEO. A retro film-inspired introduction video shows Apple's hit products through the years, including the iPhone. Screenshot from Apple

Everything Apple announced at its March 25 event

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:01 AM

Apple has new subscription services for games, news, and on-demand video, and a new credit card

Apple announces own credit card, the Apple Card

Mar 26, 2019 - 4:26 AM

It's only available in the US for now however

Aiming for reinvention, Apple eyes streaming, services

Mar 24, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Apple is expected to launch its own video streaming service, plus a subscription news service described as a 'Netflix for news'

APPLE. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Apple's Tim Cook urges China to continue to open up its economy

Mar 23, 2019 - 6:28 PM

'We see that as essential not only for China to reach its full potential, but also for the global economy to thrive,' Tim Cook says

Apple brings first iMac refresh in almost 2 years

Mar 21, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Intel's latest processors finally come to the iMac

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Second generation Apple AirPods released

Mar 21, 2019 - 6:49 PM

The new AirPods are said to deliver 50% more talk time, and connect to devices two times faster

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What to expect at Apple’s March 25 event

Mar 21, 2019 - 4:38 PM

Here's what we tentatively know about Apple’s video-streaming service and some other potential announcements for its upcoming event

New Apple iPad Air, iPad Mini announced

Mar 19, 2019 - 10:44 AM

The iPad Air and iPad Mini join the current iPad roster including 2018’s 9.7-inch iPad, 11-inch iPad Pro, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro

IPAD. The Apple iPad family from left to right, the new iPad Air, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the 11-inch iPad Pro, the standard iPad, and the iPad mini. Photo from Apple

'Tim Apple' goes viral on social media after Trump gaffe

Mar 08, 2019 - 9:35 AM

US President Donald Trump thanks 'Tim Apple' for the tech giant's investments and job creations

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France unveils new tax for global internet giants

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Having failed to persuade his European partners to introduce an EU-wide tax, France will go it alone with its own new mechanism

Apple devices led the wearables market in Q4 2018 - report

Mar 06, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The worldwide market for wearables also grows to 31.4%, reaching 59.3 million units shipped

Apple eyes starpower as it takes on Netflix, Amazon Prime in streaming wars

Feb 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Apple is believed to be investing at least $1 billion in content and has acquired the rights to a new series starring and co-produced by American actresses Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon

Some airline, hotel booking apps on iOS found recording user screens – report

Feb 08, 2019 - 3:53 PM

The apps do not ask for permission to make screen recordings, prompting quick action from Apple

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Apple replacing retail boss as pressure on for sales

Feb 06, 2019 - 1:03 PM

The departure of Ahrendts is a surprise, given her position as a key Apple executive and the perception she could be in the running to inherit the chief executive's crown from Cook, an analyst says

AHRENDTS. In this file photo taken on September 12, 2017 Apple senior vice president of retail Angela Ahrendts speaks during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus n Cupertino, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP

What to expect from Apple's iOS 13

Feb 04, 2019 - 5:44 PM

We round-up some of the features and reported changes we should expect to see in Apple’s upcoming update

Once red-hot smartphone market sees cooler trend

Feb 03, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The smartphone remains a must-have device, but sales are slowing down

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Apple issues fix for FaceTime eavesdropping bug

Feb 01, 2019 - 11:34 PM

Apple fixes its Group FaceTime security bug, which allows callers to listen in to people they're calling, regardless of whether the person on the other end picks up or not

FIXING FACETIME. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Chinese engineer charged in theft of Apple car secrets

Feb 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM

An internal investigation finds Chen had taken pictures of the project and backed up his Apple work computer to a personal machine, along with more than 2,000 files including schematics, manuals, and diagrams, according to the complaint

Apple profit stable as service gains offset iPhone slump

Jan 30, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Revenue growth in music, movies, apps, and other services offsets slowing iPhone sales

FaceTime bug lets callers eavesdrop as Apple promises fix this week

Jan 29, 2019 - 1:29 PM

(UPDATED) Apple has temporarily disabled Group Facetime, presumably to fix the issue, though it did not specify any actual reason behind their move

Apple puts brakes on car team but keeps eye on road

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Apple confirms a report that they have reduced the staff of their self-driving car project

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Apple's Tim Cook calls for privacy bill with right to delete data

Jan 17, 2019 - 11:58 PM

'In 2019, it's time to stand up for the right to privacy – yours, mine, all of ours,' the Apple CEO writes in Time magazine.

PRIVACY. Apple CEO Tim Cook ask US legislators to pass a law strengthening data privacy. Photo by Shutterstock

Apple replaced 11 million batteries in 2018 – report

Jan 17, 2019 - 2:23 PM

The replacement program is cited by Apple CEO Tim Cook as one of the factors for weak iPhone sales

Apple COO claims Qualcomm would not sell them chips for newer iPhones – report

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:22 PM

Apple's soured partnership with Qualcomm may have hurt its chance to release a 5G iPhone early

APPLE. People queue before the opening of the new Apple Store Liberty, the first Italian flagship store of Apple in Milan, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Piero Cruciatti/AFP

Apple will again launch a trio of iPhones later this year – report

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The successor of the XS Max will reportedly sport 3 rear cameras

Apple warning pummels markets worried about growth outlook

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:37 AM

Apple cites steeper-than-expected 'economic deceleration' in China and emerging markets for cutting its revenue outlook for the latest quarter

TIM COOK. Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 4, 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

Qualcomm paves way for ban on some iPhones in Germany

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:20 AM

Qualcomm posts security bonds totaling $1.53 billion that would be awarded to Apple if the Munich iPhone ban is overturned by a higher court