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Apple confirms its plans to close retail stores in the patent troll-favored Eastern District of Texas
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Apple has confirmed its plans to close retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas — a move that will allow the company to better protect itself from patent infringement lawsuits, according to Apple news sites 9to5Mac and MacRumors, which broke the news of the stores’ closures. Apple says that the impacted retail employees will […]

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Apple to release 16-inch MacBook Pro, 6K monitor and iPhone with bilateral charging in 2019, says report     – CNET
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A note by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests 2019 could be a busy year for Apple.

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Apple to buy AI voice startup PullString, report says     – CNET
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It’s the same technology that helps power apps on Alexa and Google Home Assistant

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Apple Tells App Developers To Disclose Or Remove Screen Recording Code
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Apple is telling app developers to remove or properly disclose their use of analytics code that allows them to record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps — or face removal from the app store, TechCrunch can confirm. In an email, an Apple spokesperson said: “Protecting […]

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Apple to Raise Barrier Against VR, AR Websites
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The next upgrade of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 12.2, will come with an annoying surprise for VR and AR developers. It reportedly will block Web access to the accelerometer and gyroscope in Apple mobile devices by default. That means users will have to grant permission to any Web apps or sites that need those […]

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company in April     – CNET
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The former Burberry CEO, who joined the iPhone maker in 2014, is leaving “for or new personal and professional pursuits.”

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Apple Squashes FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug
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Apple has suspended its Group FaceTime application following reports that a bug in the software allowed callers to eavesdrop on the people they were calling. The flaw let a person making a FaceTime call listen through the phone of the person called before the call was accepted or rejected. It reportedly also allowed access to […]

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Apple is Planning 3D Cameras for Next Year's iPhones; Three Rear Cameras Setup For This Year's Phone; and Dark Mode for iOS 13: Report
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Apple plans to launch iPhones with a more-powerful 3-D camera as soon as next year, stepping up the company’s push into augmented reality, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. From the report: The rear-facing, longer-range 3-D camera is designed to scan the environment to create three-dimensional reconstructions of the real world. It will work up to about 15 […]

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Apple Rumored Plotting a Game Subscription Service
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A “Netflix for Games” type of service may be in Apple’s future. Apple has been developing a subscription service that will function for games much like Netflix does for movies and TV series, according to a report. It’s still unclear what the subscription fee would be or what kinds of games would be offered on […]

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