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Apple's Craig Federighi Confirms There's No October Event in the Works

This shouldn’t come as any surprise given that it’s already the 20th of October, but Apple has no plans to hold an event to introduce new products this month. Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi confirmed there will be no October event in an email to MacRumors reader Luke. “Will we see an October keynote …

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Apple Trails Google, Amazon, and Microsoft Among Ideal Employers in Recent Survey

Apple has ranked fourth, behind Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, in a recent survey of the most ideal employers for tech professionals in the United States. Apple ranked ahead of Facebook, IBM, The Walt Disney Company, and Tesla. The online survey was conducted by tech careers site Dice between June 2017 and August 2017. There were …

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New Apple Pay Tutorial Video Highlights Peer-to-Peer Payments

Apple this evening introduced a new series of tutorial videos, this time highlighting Apple Pay on the iPhone. One of the videos, which is unlisted, goes through the steps necessary to use Apple Pay Cash, the peer-to-peer Apple Pay feature Apple plans to add in a future iOS 11 update. Apple has already demonstrated most …

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Apple Developer Site Down as Developers Report Possible Hack [Update: Apple Says No Breach]

Apple’s Developer site has been down for a couple of hours now, and while it originally seemed like the outage was related to maintenance, a few reports trickling in from developers suggests there could potentially be another cause. Several developers are reporting that all of their developer account addresses have been updated with an address …

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Apple Eyes Lease at The Culver Studios, Bidding on Drama Starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon

Apple is reportedly seeking to move its original content division to an iconic California studio where movies like Gone With The Wind and The Matrix were shot, in order to serve as a base for its big push into Hollywood production. According to the Financial Times, Apple is interested in leasing space at The Culver …

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Apple Uses Hidden Web Page to Recruit for a 'Critical' Company Role

A hidden web page has been discovered on Apple servers containing a job description for a “talented engineer” to work on a “critical infrastructure component” and an invitation to apply for the position at the Cupertino-based company. The web page, originally located at us-west-1.blobstore.apple.com but since taken down, was discovered on Saturday by ZDNet’s Zach …

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Apple Sets Aside '$1 Billion War Chest' for Hollywood Programming

Apple has earmarked $1 billion to acquire and produce original television content over the next year to compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The plans could see Apple procure and produce as many as 10 television shows, according to people familiar with the matter, thanks to …

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Apple Adds to Video Team With Hire of Former WGN America Head

Former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios Matt Cherniss has jointed Apple to help oversee the development of the company’s worldwide video unit, reports Variety. Cherniss will serve under Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, two former Sony executives who joined Apple earlier this year to lead Apple’s video programming efforts …

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Game-Streaming Platform Twitch Launches First Desktop App for Mac

Popular game-streaming platform Twitch officially launched its first desktop app on Thursday, allowing Mac users to enjoy all the features of the existing web-based platform within a standalone native application. Based on the CurseForge platform acquired last year, the Twitch Desktop App lets users watch live streams, clips, and video on demand, all while chatting …

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