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Apple to replace Intel chips in Macs with its own

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Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel Corp, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The initiative, code-named Kalamata, is still in early developmental stages but is part of a bigger strategy to make Apple’s family of devices work more similarly and seamlessly together, ...

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Apple to release cheaper MacBook Air this year

So, you love Apple products but you also love still having money in your bank account — what’s a shopper to do? Why, buy one of Apple’s rumored less-expensive MacBook Airs allegedly dropping later this year, of course. Predicting what’s going on inside the minds at 1 Apple Park Way is a notoriously tricky proposition, but analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has a track record ...

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Apple pushes fix to latest text bomb bug

Apple has tackled a bug that causes its devices to freeze if they encounter a specific character from the Telugu alphabet – a language native to India. Following the glitch’s discovery, pranksters had used the symbol on social media, private messages and even Uber’s app to cause problems. Apple has now issued a software update for its iPhones, iPads, Mac computers, smartwatches and ...

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VW looks at Apple for electric-car design guidance

Volkswagen is looking at Apple products for guidance on how to style its new generation of electric cars, its top designer said, as the automaker aims to turn profits on battery-powered vehicles when they launch in 2020. The U.S. tech giant has brought about a design aesthetic with its iPhone and iPad that set it apart from rivals such as Samsung ...

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Apple’s iPhone battery ‘slowdown’ to be optional

A software update will let iPhone owners switch off the “battery saver” feature that slows down some models, Apple has confirmed. The option to switch off the feature will appear on the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, SE, 6S, 6S Plus, 7 and 7 Plus models. Last month, Apple apologised after it was found to be deliberately slowing down some of ...

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Apple CEO warns of social media dangers

Apple CEO Tim Cook is the latest in a series of tech entrepreneurs and c-level executives to warn of the potential risks of social media. Speaking in the UK on Friday, Cook said: I don’t have a kid, but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on. There are some things that I won’t allow; I don’t want ...

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‘Text bomb’ is latest Apple bug

A new “text bomb” affecting Apple’s iPhone and Mac computers has been discovered. Abraham Masri, a software developer, tweeted about the flaw which typically causes an iPhone to crash and in some cases restart. Simply sending a message containing a link which pointed to Mr Masri’s code on programming site GitHub would be enough to activate the bug – even ...

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Congress has questions for Apple about batterygate

 The drama surrounding Apple’s old iPhone batteries isn’t over yet.Four U.S. House Republicans sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday asking for answers on batterygate. In December, Apple admitted to throttling the speed of older iPhones to increase batteryperformance, a long-time conspiracy theory among iPhone users that turned out to be true. As a result, Apple issued an apology to its customers, and announced reduced pricing for out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement, from $79 to ...

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Apple health data used in murder trial

Health data has provided crucial evidence at a trial in Germany, in which a refugee is accused of rape and murder. Apple’s Health App accurately records steps and has been pre-installed on the iPhone 6S and newer models. Data suggesting the suspect was climbing stairs could correlate to him dragging his victim down a riverbank and climbing back up, police ...

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Apple investors want action over iPhone ‘addiction’ among children

Two of the largest investors in Apple are urging the iPhone maker to take action against smartphone addiction among children over growing concerns about the effects of technology and social media on the youth. In an open letter to Apple on Monday, New York-based Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) said the firm must do more to help children ...

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