Day: April 24, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook Attends State Dinner at White House and Will Meet With Trump on Wednesday

Apple CEO Tim Cook is attending the first state dinner of the Trump administration, which is honoring French president Emmanuel Macron, according to CNN. Cook is accompanied by Apple vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson. Guests at the dinner, which is taking place in the White House State Dining Room, will …

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Maker of 'GrayKey' iPhone Unlocking Box Suffers 'Brief' Data Breach, Receives Money Demands

Grayshift, the company that makes the GrayKey iPhone unlocking boxes that have been sold to multiple law enforcement agencies across the United States, recently suffered a data breach that allowed hackers to access a small portion of the GrayKey code, reports VICE’s Motherboard. GrayKey box, via MalwareBytes Last week, unknown hackers leaked portions of the …

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Apple Discontinues Financing Options in the United Kingdom

Apple has stopped offering financing options to customers in the United Kingdom, as indicated by the elimination of its UK financing page, which was removed from the UK Apple site this afternoon. Apple previously allowed customers in the UK to sign up for financing on Apple products through PayPal Credit or Barclays when checking out …

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Apple Watch Boosts Verizon Activations Amid Phone and Tablet Subscriber Loss

Verizon, the largest carrier in the United States by subscriber count, saw a monthly subscriber increase of 260,000 during the first quarter of 2018, reports Bloomberg, largely due to an increased number of smart watch activations. The company actually lost phone and tablet subscribers last quarter, but the dip in subscribers did not hurt its …

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Instagram Releases New 'Data Download' Tool for Downloading Photos, Videos, Messages and More

Instagram today released a new Data Download feature which is designed to let Instagram users download a copy of their photos, videos, stories, profile info, comments, and messages to comply with the European Union’s upcoming GDPR privacy law. While the privacy law is only applicable in Europe, Instagram has made the new download tool, accessible …

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Apple Releases iOS 11.3.1 Update With Fix for Third-Party Display Repair Issue

Apple today released iOS 11.3.1, the thirteenth official update to the iOS 11 operating system. iOS 11.3.1 comes nearly one month after the launch of iOS 11.3, an update that introduced a Battery Health feature for keeping tabs on your iPhone’s battery status, Business Chat for Messages, new Animoji for iPhone X, and more. The …

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Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Security Update

Apple today released a new security update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, which comes nearly one month after the first version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 was released to the public. The new macOS High Sierra security update can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the …

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Spotify Expands Free Tier With On-Demand Playlists and Data Saver Mode

Spotify held an event in New York City today, unveiling a new version of its free music streaming tier that introduces a few new features for those users not paying for Spotify’s $9.99/month main subscription plan. The new free tier allows users to pick and choose which music they want to listen to on-demand, but …

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Apple Will Start Paying Back Taxes to Irish Government Next Month Amid Legal Battle With European Regulators

Apple will start paying 13 billion euros in back taxes to the Irish government from May, according to the Financial Times, nearly two years after the European Commission ruled that the company received illegal aid from the country that saw its tax bill significantly reduced over the past few decades. As expected, the report states …

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Best Buy One-Day Sale: Save Up to $265 on MacBook Pro and Up to $100 on 2017 iPad

Best Buy today has debuted a limited one-day sale on a few of the latest models of Apple’s MacBook Pro without Touch Bar and the fifth-generation iPad. The savings bring the cost of the entry-level MacBook Pro configuration down to $1,049.99, from $1,299.99. Students and parents of students can save even more and get the …

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Apple Seeking OLED Display Price Cut From Samsung Amid Rumors Next iPhone X Will Start at $899

Apple wants to reduce the price it pays Samsung for OLED displays used in current and future iPhone X models, according to DigiTimes. The report, citing industry sources, claims Apple is requiring Samsung to lower its price to $100 per panel, down around 9.1 percent from the $110 that research firm IHS Markit estimated the …

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