Apple hires an ex-Microsoft exec to revamp its smart home business, and catch up to Google, Amazon

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Apple finally releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using FaceTime. The bug enabled interlopers to turn an iPhone into a live microphone while using Group FaceTime. Callers were able to activate another person’s microphone remotely even before the person has accepted…
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Apple recently hired a prominent obstetrician, signaling interest in women’s health

Apple has hired Christine Curry, an obstetrician who is known for treating pregnant women with the Zika Virus, according to several people familiar.
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Facebook’s latest privacy scandal sparks feud with Apple

The Apple-Facebook standoff over consumer privacy is heating up amid news the social media colossus had been tracking the iPhone habits of customers as young as 13. Apple, run by Chief Executive Tim Cook, stripped its nemesis, helmed by Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, of key developer privileges it needs to test its products on the…
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Apple iPhone outlook has nowhere to go but up: analyst

Apple’s iPhone problem is bad — but it’s also as bad as it’s going to get. That’s according to an influential tech analyst, who says Wall Street’s current forecasts for iPhone sales are overly pessimistic, despite a warning from the company earlier this month that cited sluggish demand in China. “The current market consensus on…
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Apple is in talks with private Medicare plans about bringing its watch to at-risk seniors

Insurers are finding reasons to provide Apple Watches to members.
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Apple warning shakes European shares as tech stocks tumble

Apple’s first sales warning in nearly 12 years sent European shares sliding on Thursday, with the tech sector particularly badly bruised as chipmakers that supply the iPhone maker fell sharply.


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Amazon is blowing out Apple Watches at deep discounts, today only

Apple Watch Sale On Amazon

If you’re been dying to get your hands on a new Apple Watch but you’re reluctant to part with all that cash, today is most definitely your lucky day. Amazon is blowing out refurbished Apple Watches at deep discounts, and three different generations of Apple Watch are covered in the big sale. You can snag an Apple Watch Series 1 for just $ 185, the Apple Watch Series 2 starts at just $ 212, and Apple Watch Series 3 models can be had for as little as $ 296! These prices are only good for one day though, and these are refurbs so supply of the more popular models will probably sell out.

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  • Renewed products look and work like new. These pre-owned products have been inspected and tested by Amazon-qualified suppliers, which typically perform a full diagnostic test, replacement of any defective parts, and a thorough cleaning process. Wireless devices have batteries tested to have at least 80% capacity relative to new at the time of sale. Packaging, wall plug and charging cable may be generic (headphones not included). Wireless products on Amazon Renewed come with the 90 day Amazon Renewed Guarantee.

Refurbished Apple Watch Series 2, 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band: $ 212.98

Refurbished Apple Watch Series 2, 42mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band: $ 269.00

Refurbished Apple Watch Series 2, 38mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band: $ 269.00

Refurbished Apple Watch Series 2, 38mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band: $ 269.00

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Stocks Fall Sharply After Apple Lowers Revenue Guidance – U.S. Commentary

After recovering from an initial move to the downside in the previous session, stocks remained firmly negative following an early sell-off on Thursday. With the sharp pullback on the day, the major averages more than offset yesterday’s modest gains.
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Delta also issued a warning, making investors jittery.
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Apple warning shakes European shares as iPhone suppliers, luxury stocks tumble

Apple’s first sales warning in nearly 12 years sent European shares sliding on Thursday, with the tech sector particularly badly bruised as chipmakers that supply the iPhone maker fell sharply.


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Tim Cook blamed China for Apple weakness: Here’s what he said about the country in 2018

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook blamed an economic slowdown in China, and the Sino-U.S. trade war, for the downgrade of its revenue forecast, but he was positive about the region throughout 2018.
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Companies from Apple to Ford are flashing warning signs about the Chinese economy

The trade war between the world's two largest economies is starting to slow their pace of growth, especially in China. The tension is beginning to bleed into balance sheets across the U.S. — in Detroit, on Fifth Avenue and Silicon Valley.
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‘Bad Lip Reading’ folks hilariously spoof an Apple keynote

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It’s hard to believe, but the folks over at Bad Lip Reading have been at it for 7 years now. To give you a sense of how long they’ve been around, their first video was a parody of Rebecca Black’s Friday. Since then, the BLR YouTube channel has pumped out a steady stream of funny videos that dub comical soundbites over otherwise serious or mundane clips.

While the BLR YouTube channel usually focuses on politics or sports — their NFL videos are some of the funniest and most widely viewed clips they have — they recently decided to focus their comedic talents on Apple. In effect, they took a few regular Apple keynotes, stitched them together, and replaced the audio with all sorts of tomfoolery that’s well worth watching.

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Apple now has dozens of doctors on staff, showing it’s serious about health tech

The hires could help Apple win over doctors and suggest it will build applications that can help people with serious medical problems.
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Apple Watch alerts man to life-threatening heart problem

Ed Dentel wasn’t expecting an Apple Watch update to potentially save his life.
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Struggling Apple is slashing the price of the new iPhone XR

Apple is pulling out all the stops as it scrambles to prop up sputtering sales of its new iPhone XR. The Silicon Valley giant on Tuesday took the unprecedented step of advertising a trade-in deal on its website that gives the new iPhone XR an effective price as low as $ 449. That’s despite the fact…
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Don’t become a pawn to Apple addiction

Dear John: Avid reader here. Now, about the recent [column] concerning Apple: My fear is that when you stop feeding the beast (Apple), they’ll come out with an iOS update that’ll spank us for not going out to buy the latest and greatest iPhone. Somehow or other they will slow down our phones and get…
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Amazon says it will allow Apple Music on Alexa devices

Amazon said Friday that Apple’s music-streaming service will soon be available on its Alexa-powered devices, signaling a further thaw in the relationship between the tech titans. The announcement also ends a nine-month period of exclusivity in which the music-streaming service was only accessible through Apple’s HomePod smart speaker. Beginning on Dec. 17, users will be…
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Apple CEO Tim Cook and Ivanka Trump are visiting schools in Idaho together on Tuesday

Apple CEO Tim Cook and adivsor to the president Ivanka Trump will visit Idaho's Wilder School District on Tuesday to see the progress that Apple has made through a ConnectED grant that helped it issue iPads to all students in the district's schools.
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Apple Defends iPhone App Fees

Simplicity is supposed to be a selling point for Apple Inc.’s iPhone. It may be a problem at the U.S. Supreme Court.

The court will hear arguments Monday on accusations that Apple is using its market dominance to jack up prices for iPhone apps. A ruling against Apple, letting a lawsuit go forward, could add to pressure the company already faces to cut the 30 percent commission it charges on app sales.

The case turns on what happens when iPhone users buy something at the Apple App Store. In allowing the suit, a federal appeals court said the transaction is a simple one in which consumers buy directly from Apple. Apple says it’s more complicated, with the company serving as a middleman connecting app developers with users.

The distinction is critical because of a 1977 Supreme Court ruling that says only direct purchasers of a product can collect damages for overpricing under federal antitrust law. That decision was designed in part to ensure companies don’t have to pay twice for the same misconduct.

Apple is part of an app economy that will grow from $ 82 billion last year to $ 157 billion in 2022, according to App Annie projections.

Apple and its tech-industry allies say a decision allowing the consumer lawsuit could open other companies that run online marketplaces and platforms to expensive antitrust claims. A broad ruling could affect Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc., Etsy Inc. and DoorDash Inc., Apple and its supporters say.

‘DoorDash to Etsy’

“Any matchmaking service that operates on the internet from DoorDash to Etsy is going to be subject to duplicative damages,” said Marianela Lopez-Galdos, director of competition and regulatory policy at the Computer & Communications Industry Association, which backs Apple in the case.

But Apple’s critics say its control over the App Store makes it unlike other internet marketplaces. Apple decides what apps can be sold, gives developers a limited number of prices they can charge and tells users the App Store is the only place they can get apps, lawyers pressing the suit say.

When a user buys an app, Apple collects the money, keeps the 30 percent commission and gives the rest to the developer. The company told the high court it passed $ 26.5 billion on to developers last year.

The app store is “really unique,” said Mark Rifkin, one of the lawyers pressing the suit. “Apple has put itself in the distribution chain, and it makes us deal with Apple in a way no one else does.”

Apple says the focus of the lawsuit is the 30 percent commission, something it says is paid by the developers, not the app purchasers. Although the consumers say they pay for the commissions through higher app prices, Apple says those are the type of “pass-through” damages barred under the Supreme Court’s 1977 Illinois Brick v. Illinois ruling.

Hundreds of Millions

“The party first and directly injured by an alleged overcharge has the entire damages claim,” Apple argued in court papers. The company’s lead Supreme Court lawyer, Dan Wall, declined to discuss the case in advance of the argument.

The suit, filed in federal court in Oakland, California, seeks class-action status and potentially hundreds of millions of dollars.

Apple’s supporters include ACT/The App Association, a developer trade group whose sponsors include Apple, Microsoft and eBay. The group says the appeals court ruling threatens to disrupt what has been an innovation-friendly system for developers and platforms.

App Association President Morgan Reed said the appeals court misunderstood the relationship between developers and platforms, improperly looking at platforms as distributors that buy from vendors and resell to customers, rather than as conduits that simply connect the two.

That distinction “sounds small” but is “at the core of a multitrillion-dollar global industry,” Reed said.

‘Intangible Rights’

Thirty-one states support the consumers, urging the Supreme Court to allow the lawsuit and also to eliminate the direct-purchaser requirement altogether by overturning the Illinois Brick decision.

“Illinois Brick’s rule is increasingly difficult to apply in the modern world, with its growing commerce in intangible rights through new platforms,” the states argued. “This case is a prime example.”

Most states already allow downstream purchasers to collect damages, and the group says courts have been able to ensure that companies don’t have to double-pay. The states are led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a Democrat.

Antitrust cases sometimes, but not always, divide the Supreme Court along ideological lines. In its most recent term, the court voted 5-4 to throw out a lawsuit that accused American Express Co. of thwarting competition by prohibiting merchants from steering customers to cards with lower fees.

The court will rule by June in the latest case, Apple v. Pepper, 17-204.

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Stocks Close Sharply Lower Amid Steep Drop By Apple – U.S. Commentary

Stocks moved sharply lower over the course of the trading day on Monday, adding to the notable losses posted in the previous session. With the sell-off on the day, the Dow continued to give back ground after reaching its best closing level in a month last Thursday.
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Apple shares slide 5 percent on lowered profit forecast by iPhone XR supplier

iPhone anxiety is hitting Apple’s stock again. Shares of the tech giant slid as much as 5 percent Monday on a profit warning from a parts supplier for the company’s new iPhone XR — a new, lower-priced model that has been positioned to drive big sales. Lumentum, which builds laser sensors for the iPhone XR’s…
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Apple launches repair program for iPhone X units with faulty displays

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Though not a widespread problem by any means, some iPhone X users over the past few months have experienced issues with non-responsive and temperamental displays. In light of this, Apple today launched a new replacement program for iPhone X users who have encountered this particular touch issue.

Per an Apple support document, impacted devices tend to exhibit one or two behaviors. Specifically, impacted iPhone X units will either not respond to touch at all or will react even when not touched. Either way, it’s undoubtedly a frustrating usability issue, especially for a device that was priced in excess of $ 999.

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Alumns from this failed health tech start-up now hold key roles at Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and others

In 2012, Quanttus set out to make a smart watch that could measure blood pressure around the clock. It failed but the dream lives on, as Quanttus alumns spread out to companies like Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Fitbit, Nike, Samsung and more.
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Laptops and tablets on sale: Apple iPads, early Black Friday Dell deals, MacBook Air, HP, Samsung, Asus, and more this weekend

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It’s not quite Black Friday, but there are still plenty of deals to enjoy on this regular Friday. And if you’re in need of a new laptop or tablet, there are plenty of deals available to shop from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and the Dell Store.

There’s a good variety of tablets available this weekend that will serve everyone from the professional to young kids. For the former, there’s the Apple iPad Pro 10.5 Inch 512GB for $ 846.95 that can serve as a nice alternative to a laptop. But if you want to treat your kids, the PBS KIDS Playtime Tablet Android 7.0 is $ 82, offering content that will keep your kids entertained with some light educational material. Read more…

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Apple might have positioned its new iPhone XR as the “budget” iPhone of the current generation, but if you’re looking for a recent iPhone and want to save a few hundred dollars, Apple has introduced an intriguing deal you should check out. Recently, Apple began selling refurbished 64GB iPhone 8 models from its online store. That’s $ 100 cheaper than the current suggested retail price of a brand new iPhone 8 from Apple or a third-party retailer.

Apple tests and certifies all of its refurbished devices itself and includes a 1-year warranty, so even if something goes wrong, you’re still covered for a year. Apple guarantees that all refurbished devices come with a brand new battery, a new outer shell, and a new white box, but you might not get the original packaging.

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iPhone XR vs. Galaxy Note 9 speed test: Apple continues to impress

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On paper, the iPhone XR shouldn’t put up much of a fight against the Galaxy Note 9 when it comes to speed. After all, Samsung’s latest oversized flagship has 8GB of RAM compared to the iPhone XR’s paltry 3GB, but the internet won’t ever be satisfied with assumptions. Therefore, PhoneBuff on YouTube decided to pit the two 2018 phones against each other in a speed test. But does Apple’s “budget” phone even stand a chance?

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Apple Profit, Revenues Top Wall Street View, Outlook Disappoints; Shares Down 4%

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Thursday reported an earnings and revenues for the fourth quarter that trumped Wall Street estimates, helped by strong demand for its pricier iPhone X and XS. However, shares slipped over 4 percent in extended session after the iPhone maker issued a weak revenue outlook for the holiday season quarter.
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Apple shares sink as Xmas sales forecast disappoints

Apple shares have plunged in after-hours trading after the iPhone maker’s forecasts for revenues in the the crucial Christmas period missed expectations.
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Italian anti-trust watchdog fines Apple and Samsung for allegedly slowing down their phones on purpose

Apple was fined an additional $ 5.7 million for allegedly failing to give clear information to customers about how to maintain and replace their batteries.
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Take a Break From Apple Picking and Shop These 89 Online Sales

It’s Friday, which means your weekend starts this evening and you have a little over 48 hours to do whatever your heart desires. For many of you, as evidenced by our collective Instagram feeds, that means visiting a pumpkin patch or going apple picking with a crew of sweater- and scarf-clad …

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Apple will host major event at Brooklyn Academy of Music

Apple is finally coming to the Big Apple for a big product release. The iPhone maker revealed on Thursday that it will host a major event on Oct. 30 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPad Pro family at BAM, as well as updates…
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Apple acquires Danish company with futuristic green screen technology

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One of Apple’s strengths is that it doesn’t acquire companies without a mapped out strategy in mind. Every time Apple makes an acquisition, it’s because Apple has a specific idea of how to incorporate the target company’s technology into its own line of products and services. In stark contrast, some other tech giants — like Google, for example — tend to go on acquisition sprees and snatch up companies without really thinking about or expressing an end-goal. Google’s 2013 acquisition of Boston Dynamics is a prime example.

With that said, every Apple acquisition tends to be big news because it can often signal the type of features we might eventually see in future Apple products. When Apple purchased AuthenTec in 2012, for example, the company’s fingerprint authentication technology was built into the Touch ID feature that shipped on the 2013 iPhone 5s. With that said, Apple a few months ago made a rather interesting acquisition that hasn’t been made public until now.

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