Apple Supplier Responsibility 2016 Progress Report reveals 97% work-hour compliance, carbon emissions reductions

Article Image Apple’s annual Supplier Responsibility Report reveals key facts about progress made with the company’s partners in 2015, including an industry leading 97 percent work-hour compliance rate, and a massive reduction in carbon emissions.

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Amazon bans cheap USB-C cables in wake of Google engineer’s crusade

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Amazon has agreed to formally disallow the sale of cables that don’t conform to the USB-C specification after one Google engineer found a number of faulty cables — including cables that destroyed hardware. It’s a small step, but an important one.

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Apple & Google have faced 63 All Writs Act-related orders to access devices, ACLU says

Article Image The U.S. federal government has invoked the All Writs Act at least 63 times to compel Apple and Google to help unlock devices involved in investigations, the American Civil Liberties Union said on Wednesday.

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Oculus Rift review roundup: Virtual Reality still trying to get real

Oculus is shipping the long-awaited Rift but it comes with flaws typical of first-gen products, according to initial reviews from major tech sites.

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Apple launches new, experimental Safari Technology Preview browser for developers

Article Image Apple on Wednesday launched a new developer-focused, experimental version of Safari for Mac, offering a sneak preview of features that may soon come to the browser for OS X and iOS.

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Apple partner Foxconn finally seals the deal with Sharp for $3.5B

Article Image Two key Apple suppliers will officially join forces, as Foxconn has entered into a deal to purchase display maker Sharp for $3.5 billion, bringing to an end months of speculation and negotiations.

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Maker culture: junk robots, DIY tablets, 3D-printed dice, and more

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Some of these featured projects are niche, some are simple novelties, and some have practical uses in the real world. The single unifying concept here is that someone had an idea, created something awesome, and then shared it with everyone.

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Buy now or wait? Apple's new iPhone SE vs. the rumored 'iPhone 7'

Article Image It’s one of the most common questions any prospective smartphone buyer asks: Should I buy now, or wait? The launch of the iPhone SE — an uncharacteristic-for-Apple mid-cycle upgrade — makes the answer slightly more complex this year.

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Apple claims reversal of $120M verdict against Samsung violates US Constitution

Article Image In reversing a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung for patent infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit stepped beyond the bounds of the Constitution, a lawyer for Apple argued this week.

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iPhone SE event spurs traffic spikes to Apple's websites in China, India

Article Image Although the announcement of the iPhone SE — and 9.7-inch iPad Pro — triggered a relatively modest increase in global traffic to Apple’s website on March 21, the same day saw significant surges in China and India, according to research figures published on Wednesday.

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Cowen upgrades Apple to 'outperform,' envisions OLED iPhones with new form factors

Article Image Cowen and Company upgraded its outlook on AAPL stock to “outperform” on Wednesday with a $135 price target, telling investors it believes Apple will return to growth with this fall’s “iPhone 7″ and beyond.

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OS X 10.11.4 hidden framework hints Apple could rebrand it as 'macOS'

Article Image Following the naming conventions of iOS, watchOS and tvOS, Apple’s Mac operating system could soon return to the name “macOS,” if code spotted in the latest release of El Capitan is to be believed.

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Dell Sells IT Services to Raise Cash for EMC Deal


NTT Data on Monday announced in a regulatory filing that it has agreed to purchase Dell’s IT services business for just over $3 billion. Dell reportedly agreed to the sale to help finance its pending $67 billion purchase of EMC. It has 28 bankers underwriting $10 billion of its financing package for the deal, which began with eight banks, but “Dell reported in previous public filings that it would consider divestitures as it worked to finalize its acquisition of EMC,” Dell spokesperson David Frink pointed out.

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New ransomware uses disk-level encryption to hold your computer hostage

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Ransomware is getting even more devious with Petya, which goes after your master boot record to encrypt the whole drive.

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Hackers breach computer networks of prestigious US law firms

Hackers broke into the computer networks at some of the country’s most prestigious law firms, and federal investigators are exploring whether they stole confidential information for the purpose of insider trading, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Apple still doesn't know how FBI hacked San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone without their help

The FBI’s announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that they can’t keep the government out of even an encrypted device that U.S. officials had claimed was impossible to crack.

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Apple's multi-year deal with MLB takes iPad Pro out to the ballgame

Article Image Apple has signed a multi-year deal with Major League Baseball to supply coaches with 12.9-inch iPad Pro units running custom software for displaying player statistics, stat breakdowns, interactive data, game footage and more.

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As FBI's iPhone exploit remains secret, Apple's security operation in transition

Article Image Apple got more than it bargained for in its stand against government snooping. With the FBI keeping mum on methods used to extract data from an iPhone tied to last year’s San Bernardino terror attack, Apple must patch a security hole it knows nothing about, a task one report suggests is made more difficult by a recent reorganization of its security team.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, other tech leaders call on North Carolina to repeal anti-LGBT law

Article Image More than 80 high ranking executives and business leaders on Tuesday signed an open letter asking Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal a recently passed law that effectively allows for lawful discrimination against the LGBT community.

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