Apple is bringing manufacturing jobs to the US with a billion-dollar fund

Following a strong second fiscal quarter in 2017 in which its revenues hit nearly $53 billion, Apple is taking on a mission to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US with the creation of a billion-dollar fund that aims to do just that. To be clear, that’s just the initial amount that Apple is injecting into the effort. […]

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Surprise! The HomePod actually sounds incredible

Apple wants the HomePod to feel like a speaker first, assistant second.   “Hey Siri, what’s the weather like?” That was the first of many questions I asked the HomePod Apple installed in the corner of its WWDC demo area, and the answer was the same each time: silence. Sure, the hazy light on top […]

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Apple offers two-week window for iTunes refunds… in Europe

In case you needed another reason to be jealous of Europe (aside from access to the Autobahn and Yotaphone 2, naturally), Apple has one. Now you can return pretty much any iTunes purchase for a full refund within two weeks. Don’t go thinking this will allow you to beat Infinity Blade 3 in one sitting […]

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Critical flaw forces Apple to push first automatic OS X security update

A critical security issue in the network time protocol (NTP) has prompted Apple to push an automatic OS X update for the first time ever. Google researchers discovered the flaw which could allow a remote attacker to “send a carefully crafted packet that can overflow a stack buffer and allow malicious code to be executed.” […]

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Apple’s Tim Cook ‘deeply offended’ by fresh allegations of factory worker mistreatment

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he’s “deeply offended” by fresh allegations of poor working conditions in its suppliers’ Chinese factories. Contractors hired by Apple to assemble its latest products have been exposed before, and while the firm has tried to be more proactive in recent years, a new BBC investigation suggests the same problems still […]

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Facebook will auto-enhance your photos, if you use an iPhone

Look, Facebook kind of has to be good at this whole photo-filter thing. Like, come on: It owns Instagram, of all things. As it happens, you can already use various filters to tweak your photos from the Facebook app before you upload them to the site. Now, though, Zuckerberg & co. are taking things one […]

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Apple found not guilty in iPod antitrust lawsuit

Today, Apple was found not guilty in an iPod antitrust case that was brought against it almost a decade ago. The decision comes after a week-long trial that accused the Cupertino company of forcefully locking in consumers into iTunes software and preventing them from using other services thanks to the now-defunct FairPlay DRM. Prosecuting attorney […]

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Apple worked to block ‘100 percent’ of iTunes competitors from iPods

The federal antitrust case Apple’s fighting isn’t looking any more favorable for the hardware giant since we last reported on it. Former iTunes engineer Rod Schultz testified on Friday that he’d worked on a project to block “100 percent of non-iTunes clients” in addition to keeping any third-party software from interfering with iTunes, according toThe […]

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Google’s new YouTube show reaches out to iOS developers

Despite the ongoing battle between Android and iOS, the truth is you’re likely loading up Google services on it either way. Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Drive — take your pick, asHomescreen.is shows (generated based on the most popular apps among @Engadget Twitter followers), they’re popular. Now Google has a new webseries devoted just to iOS developers (to […]

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Apple’s online store now accepts PayPal, lets you spread the cost

Apple already provides a variety of ways to pay for Macs and iPhones, but there’s certainly nothing wrong with adding another alternative. Perhaps that’s why the company has decided to add PayPal to its online store in the US and the UK. While you’ll now be able to charge the cost of a new iPad […]

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Bose products are reportedly returning to Apple’s stores

  ou probably didn’t shed too many tears when Apple yanked Bose products from its stores, but less variety in audio gear is rarely a good thing. It sounds like the two companies can’t stay mad at each other for very long, however — a source for 9to5Machas leaked retail data that reportedly shows Bose […]

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Apple confirms WWDC 2014 will begin on June 2nd

Apple’s just announced that its annual developer conference, WWDC, will commence on June 2nd and run through June 6th. In a departure from its traditional application process, the company has already opened ticket sales on its website, but will now select attendees randomly instead of a first-come-first-served basis. That means we’re no longer likely to see […]

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Study shows which Android and iOS versions are most likely to crash apps

If you’ve ever argued that your new smartphone is more reliable than what you’re replacing, you now have some evidence to back up your claims. Crittercism hasposted a study showing that apps running in newer versions of Android and iOS (such as KitKat and iOS 7.1) are considerably less likely to crash; you’re practically inviting headaches if you stick […]

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Office for iPad review

Office for iPad review: three beautiful apps, each with strong competition When Apple announced that its iWork suite would be bundled, free of charge, with new iOS and Mac devices, it seemingly slammed the door on Microsoft’s Office ambitions for the iPad. How could Microsoft bring its pricey Office suite into a world of free […]

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Will Samsung’s next phone be metal like the iPhone?

Rumors emerging from South Korea suggest that Samsung is concerned that the build quality of the iPhone and the HTC One puts its Galaxy Phone in a cheap light. Will they soon be made of sterner stuff? There’s something about the plastic nature of Samsung’s phones that make them slightly less attractive. To me, that […]

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iOS 6.1.3 screen lock bypass uncovered (video)

Remember how yesterday’s release of iOS 6.1.3 was supposed to fix a security holethat allowed one to bypass the lock screen? Well, turns out Apple’s got a bit more work to do. Today, a new lock screen sidestep was revealed by YouTube user VideosdeBarraquito, and this time around, running iOS 6.1.3 won’t do you any good. The bypass involves […]

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