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Apple is completely rebuilding Maps from the ground up

Back when iOS 7 launched, Apple made a big push to challenge Google with Apple Maps. Unfortunately for Apple, its first-party maps app fell short of what Google Maps could offer. Over the years, things have improved, but Apple is looking to challenge Google once again this year with a …

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Apple plans to turn off USB data access on iPhones

Apple has been the at the centre of a debate regarding user privacy and demands for backdoor access from authorities. They have held steadfast against calls from the US government, but tools allowed police to bypass the security measures Apple put in place. That could all change if Apple decides …

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Apple bans cryptocurrency mining on iOS devices

The App Store guidelines are constantly changing under Apple’s watch. Whether the changes are for the better remains to be seen but Apple has now stated in no uncertain terms that Cryptocurrency Mining is completely banned on iOS devices. Apple Insider first discovered the multiple guideline changes that affect the …

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Apple begins to chip away at €13 billion payment in Irish tax

Back in 2016, the European Commission ruled that Apple owed €13 billion in back-taxes, which the governing body branded as ‘illegal state aid’. While Ireland and Apple are still disputing the ruling, the iPhone manufacturer has now paid out €1.5 billion ($1.76bn) towards the overall sum. The money is currently …

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Apple’s iPhone SE 2 renders suggest it might launch in June

When the rumour mill started turning for the impending iPhone SE 2, many believed it would sport Apple’s polarising notched display. Subsequent reports shocked onlookers when the handset was supposedly spotted in the wild looking much like the company’s classic iPhone 4. It seems that the notched display isn’t totally …

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Apple CEO attributes second quarter success to iPhone X

iPhone X sales have been in question since the release of the expensive premium handset, with analysts constantly lowering expectations throughout 2018. Apple CEO Tim Cook has since defended sales of its flagship smartphone, crediting the iPhone X for the company’s best-ever second quarter for sales. Apple surprised analysts on …

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