Apple Slips Native Advertising Into News App


Apple recently updated its iAd specifications to allow the display of sponsored posts directly in users’ news feeds in the Apple News app for the iPhone and iPad. The ads will appear in native-banner format and can link to articles in the News app. They will be set in the same default font as News articles and will have the same look, with a title, text excerpt and a small image. They will carry a small tag indicating they’re sponsored content. Apple’s move may reflect its ongoing competition with Facebook.

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Users of Microsoft's 'free' Windows 10 find unexpected ads on lock screen

Article Image Microsoft recently began running advertisements directly on the lock screens of Windows 10 devices, catching users by surprise with marketing on their PCs and tablets.

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Cook et al Dig In Heels in iPhone Encryption Battle


CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday took Apple’s battle with the FBI directly to the public, penning an open letter in defense of the company’s resistance to a court order mandating it to create a way to access data in the iPhone used by the San Bernardino terrorists. A federal magistrate issued the order because the high level of encryption built into the device had impeded the FBI’s investigation. Cook called for a public discussion of the issues surrounding Apple’s objections to the demand.

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Google’s Pixel C review roundup: Gorgeous hardware, half-baked software

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Google’s premium Pixel C is now available directly from the company, but early reviews are mixed, to say the least. Everyone likes the form factor, but quality control issues and software scaling cloud what should have been a flawless release.

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The Department of Defense plans to unveil its Iron Man-style TALOS suit in 2018

Taking a page directly out of Marvel’s Iron Man franchise, the United States Department of Defense announced it’s just two years away from debuting the innovative and futuristic Tactical Light Operator Suit, or TALOS.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/08/department-defense-plans-to-unveil-its-iron-man-style-talos-suit-in-2018/

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Apple's Beats by Dre support team debuts native Twitter videos

On Monday, Apple’s Beats by Dre began publishing product instruction videos directly to its customer support Twitter account, inserting brand awareness and outreach options directly into users’ chosen social media streams.

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UK enacts new tax to cope with companies like Apple, Google diverting profits overseas

A new tax in the U.K. directly targets companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Google, which have been accused of shifting profits overseas to avoid paying taxes in countries where they nevertheless do business.



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Google planning to sell wireless phone service, reports say

Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday.

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Gameover Zeus botnet reanimated, exposing the harm in "open" Android, Windows malware platforms

Apple’s iOS and OS X platforms aren’t directly affected by the rampant malware infestations that plague Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be victimized by it, as the collateral damage and smokescreen of a reanimated botnet targeting unpatched, vulnerable systems demonstrates.



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