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Tech against Trump: tech firms push back on Trump order

This past weekend saw a lot of debate and discussion following the erratic implementation of U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration executive order. However while many people talked, a number of technology firms and leading representatives of the industry took action. Some provided legal support for those affected and others pledged …

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Apple joins firms calling for block of Snooper’s Charter

It didn’t take long for politicians to jump on the recent attacks in Brussels, as further evidence that the Theresa May driven Investigatory Powers Bill, more colloquially known as the Snooper’s Charter, is needed. This despite many of the world’s major tech firms claiming otherwise and now Apple has joined the likes …

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Steve Wozniak isn’t too sure on the Apple Watch

While Steve Wozniak may not work at Apple anymore, he is still pretty outspoken on the company’s plans and products. Recently, the Apple co-founder was asked what he thought current CEO, Tim Cook, was doing right or wrong and it seems that Wozniak may still be unsure on the Apple’s …

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Apple voices more concerns for Investigatory Powers Bill

Apple has once again raised concerns about the British government’s plans to introduce the Investigatory Powers Bill, waiting until the final moments of the public consultation to submit its eight page brief on its problems with the snooping act. It joins a number of consumer groups and other tech firms …

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Apple opposes Investigatory Powers Bill encryption weakening

Last week a draft of the Investigatory Powers Bill was released by the British government, showing that it had roped in some of the Snooper’s Charter Clauses into the new piece of anti-terror legislature. While it would have ISPs keep records on every customer’s internet history for over a year, …

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Tim Cook slams rival tech firms over data collection

Collecting data on your customers in order to sell to advertisers is a bad idea according to CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, who took a moment during the annual Champions of Freedom dinner, hosted by public interest research group, the Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC), to criticise his technological competitors. …

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Russian Siri is embarrassed by gay queries

Russia isn’t well known for its tolerance of homosexuality, with a law passed back in 2013 banning gay “propaganda” discussion with under-18s, making life very difficult for people who identify as homosexual in the country. Apparently that head-in-the-sand mentality extends to the Russian version of Apple’s digital assistant, Siri, as well, …

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Tim Cook lashes out at US religious freedom laws

Head of Apple, Tim Cook, has spoken out against US based religious freedom laws, which let individuals ignore anti-discrimination laws as long as their religion allows it. Cook however believes that the laws, which as many as 20 US states have instigated, are merely a sanctioned lack of tolerance, often specifically …

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Apple acquires $848m stake in Solar power plant

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As part of his keynote address to the Goldman Sachs conference, Tim Cook has announced that Apple has purchased an $848m stake in a new solar plant, to be built in Monterey County, California by First Solar. For its stake in the new plant it will get 130 of the total 230 …

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Apple could have made a larger iPhone ‘years ago’

The iPhone is finally joining the ranks of plus sized handsets this year with the iPhone 6, featuring a 4.7 Inch display. While it appears that Apple has been slow to increase its screen size, CEO Tim Cook has stated that the company could have done this years ago but …

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Europe is suspicious of Apple’s Tax deals

The European Commission has officially opened up an investigation in to Apple’s tax paying habits after growing suspicious that the company has made unwarranted deals that go against EU law. However, Apple has said plenty of times that it does in fact pay its fair share of taxes. The investigation …

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A man is suing Apple over unwanted IOS 7 upgrade

A man residing in Apple’s home-turf, California, has filed a lawsuit against Tim Cook. Mark Menacher is seeking the removal of the IOS 7 install file from his and his family’s IOS devices. You might be wondering how much money he wants to get out of suing Apple, after all …

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Tim Cook to explain Apple tax position to Senate

Like many of the world’s mega corporations, Apple is guilty of doing some tax… avoidance. Not tax evasion, that would be illegal, but tax avoidance; everyone does it. Amazon and Google have been dragged across the public coals for their schemes that help them pay very little, despite their billions …

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Tim Cook apologises for Apple Maps mess

It’s a well known fact by now that more than a few iOS 6 users are hunting Apple down for replacing Google Maps with their own solution. Problems have ranged from graphical glitches to locations appearing kilometres from reality. Here is the full letter from the Apple CEO, with the …

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Are Apple losing their edge after death of Steve Jobs?

Apple’s sales figures may still be staggering, but ValueWalk published an article yesterday claiming that Apple may be losing their cutting edge after the death of Steve Jobs. Author Brian says that pundits are already wondering if Apple are losing their edge, due to a lack of ground breaking products …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook passes on $75m dividend payments

Apple have said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that CEO Tim Cook has asked to be excluded from a newly set up company program through which employees can gather dividends on their restricted stock units that are still vesting. The Telegraph says that Apple have …

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Apple won’t produce laptop/tablet hybrid

Some companies have been selling tablet/laptop hybrids in the last year, but Apple said they have no plans to release such a computer. Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke out during the second quarter earnings call this week and dismissed the concept as a ‘compromise’ for the end user. He said …

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Apple CEO offers employees cut price hardware

As my colleague reported earlier today, Apple are being watched for the working conditions of their partner factories in China. On more positive news, new CEO Tim Cook is building employee moral by giving them some benefits. Cook said that employees will be getting $500 back on the purchase of …

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Apple issue invites for iPhone event Oct 4

Apple have issued invites to an event on October 4th which is based around the new iPhone. The email they sent to selected members of the press was called ‘Let’s talk iPhone’ and it will take place at their HQ in Cupertino. This event comes at a strong time for …

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iPhone 5 to be unveiled October 4th

It looks as if the cat is out of the bag. According to All Things Digital, Apple are going to be holding a big event on Tuesday October 4th. At this event they will unveil the iPhone 5. We will be glad to get this over, because it appears that …

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