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Europe to hit Apple with its 'largest tax penalty' ever

Margrethe Vestager, the EU's competition commissioner, has distributed a 130-page judgment on Apple's Ireland operations, the Financial Times reports, ahead of an official ruling on Apple's tax structure expected on today.<p>The European Commission started to look into Apple's Irish tax rate in 2014, …

Margrethe Vestager

Even CEO Tim Cook is suggesting Apple could be forced to build a 'surveillance OS'

This time, the words are coming directly from Apple CEO Tim Cook, and he's warning about a not-too-implausible dystopic future in which the government could force tech companies to build software that spies on their users.<p>From an interview with Time magazine:<p>And the way that we simply see this is, …

Tim Cook

Google's Android has too many flavors and Apple isn't the only one who thinks so

Hiroshi Lockheimer, the chief of Google's mobile software, must both fend off Apple and fight Android "fragmentation." His modus operandi: Lighten up, everyone.<p>Walking through Google's campus on a warm February afternoon, Hiroshi Lockheimer pauses and points to two tourists smiling at their …

Why Successful People Choose To Wear The Same Outfit Every Day

Steve Jobs wore jeans, black turtleneck and sneakers on most working days. Mark Zuckerberg prefers going to office in his jeans,T-shirt, and a hoodie …

Tim Cook

In Employee Email, Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For Commission On Interaction Of Technology And Intelligence Gathering

Early this morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email out to employees about the FBI’s request to unlock an iPhone with the subject line ‘Thank you for your support’. The email outlines some responses to Cook’s open letter last week and paints the issue of Apple’s refusal to cooperate as one of …

Why Apple -- and Not Google -- Is in the FBI’s Crosshairs

Google’s mobile operating system runs on more phones around the world than Apple’s. And like Apple, Google has publicly embraced the kind of …

Privacy

Apple CEO Tim Cook Takes a Bold Stand Against the FBI

Just a brief note today in praise of Apple CEO Tim Cook. His decision to defy a court order in an extremely high-profile case is probably not as big …

Apple Music Is 11 Million Subscribers Strong and Has Its Sights on This Competitor

Image source: Apple<p>There was a clear divergence in <b>Apple</b>'s recently reported first-quarter results. On the device side, every listed product experienced flat or declining growth. Sales of the iPad dropped 25% from last year's total; the Mac line reported a 4% decline; and the signature iPhone …

Music Industry
Privacy

This Is the Real Reason Apple Is Fighting the FBI

The first thing to understand about Apple’s latest fight with the FBI—over a court order to help unlock the deceased San Bernardino shooter’s …

Privacy

Here's why the first iPhone wasn't as powerful as it should've been

It's full of interesting tidbits, including why the iPad Pro, the bigger-screened iPad that Apple debuted last fall, was delayed. It also offers more evidence that Apple will indeed release a smaller, 4-inch iPhone next month.<p>But one fun bit of information from the piece, which is written by Brad …

Steve Jobs

Apple is going to war with the US government to protect its customers

"The government is asking Apple to hack our own users"<p>Apple has formally opposed an order from a US judge to help law enforcement break into an iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters. In a rare open letter published on Apple.com, CEO Tim Cook says the FBI is essentially asking the …

Privacy

What does the 'i' in your iPhone stand for?

While cutting-edge design, technology and distinct features all very well describe Apple products, have you ever paused to wonder what the ‘i’ in …

Tim Cook and Jony Ive Talk Apple Campus 2, Apple Watch in New Interview

Apple executives Tim Cook and Jony Ive sat down with <i>Vogue</i> this week to discuss a range of design-oriented topics, from the company's spaceship-shaped second campus to the Apple Watch.<p>On Apple's second campus, which is under development in Cupertino, Tim Cook shared some details on the giant pile of …

Tim Cook

New rumor says the iPhone 7 may be the iPhone 6s you always wanted

Your next iPhone may be everything you wished the iPhone 6 and 6s (and Plus!) were.<p>According to a new rumor, the iPhone 7 (and Plus!) will lose the rear camera bump along with the antenna bands that go across the rear of the device.<p>The bands will instead stop at the end of the curvature, and …

Mobile Technology

Apple's Working On A Breakthrough iPhone Charger

Apple is working with partners on long-distance wireless charging technology, according to a new rumour.<p>Sources speaking to Bloomberg have confirmed that the iPhone-maker is in the early stages of developing technology that can charge Apple devices from a distance, with plans to launch it as soon …

Wireless

I switched from Android to iPhone for two months. Here's what I learned

Commentary: This Google fanboy lived with an iPhone for two months. What made him go back to Android?<p>Android users are embracing the iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, 30 percent of new iPhone buyers had switched from an Android device in the July-to-September 2015 quarter. And this week, …

East Asia cold snap 'kills 85 in Taiwan'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1222000/1222322_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518164359_ef4766ebde30a60fa760186957806ec9<p><b>A cold snap sweeping across East Asia has killed at least 85 people in Taiwan and stranded 60,000 tourists in South Korea.</b><p>Taiwanese media reported …

Weather

This leaked photo claims to give us our first look at the 'iPhone 5se'

Following up a Friday report from 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman that Apple's long-rumored 4-inch iPhone will be called the 'iPhone 5se,' we might now have our first look at the smaller device.<p>On Sunday, a photo claiming to show the iPhone 5se surfaced over at Apple blog One More Thing, purportedly showing …

Mobile Technology

Apple could be making a big change to the way it updates iPhone software

Apple's update cycle for the iPhone has stayed relatively consistent over the past few years: New versions of the iPhone come with a new update, usually signified with a new number (such as iOS 9).<p>After that, updates are delivered with a point — such as 9.1 — and include smaller features and bug …

Tim Cook

Tesla had problems with its Falcon Wing doors — but crazy car doors have a long history

Not only are they they electronic — they're packed with a variety of sensors that can detect how much room there is around the car to prevent dings and dents.<p>From the get-go, people recognized that there would be engineering challenges associated with putting together doors as complex as those …

Lincoln Continental

BMW could ditch side mirrors in favor of cameras

This premium midsize sedan deserves a serious look<p>Too bad because they look awesome<p>Aftermarket nuts, rejoice<p>This is the first red Type R we've …

Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1B In 2014 To Remain Default Search Engine On iOS

There’s always been plenty of speculation around how much Google pays Apple to include its search services inside iOS devices, and we finally have some clarity over that figure. Information raised as part of an ongoing legal case between Oracle and Google shows the search firm compensated Apple to …

CNN

Microsoft is now selling more powerful Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 models

Microsoft is boosting its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 lineup today. Both devices will now ship with powerful new models that include 1TB of storage, an Intel Core i7 processor, and 16GB of RAM. If you're interested in either of the new devices, be prepared to spend a lot of cash. Microsoft's top …

Meet the man who taught Steve Jobs to think different

Steve Jobs reminisced about acid trips and, despite his status as a “master of the universe,” was also a total hippie, according to legendary <i>Whole Earth Catalog</i> founder Stewart Brand.<p>Brand is making a rare appearance today at San Francisco’s Obscura Digital for an event entitled “The 1960s …

Silicon Valley

5 killer features in Audi’s upcoming all-electric SUV

1/<p>Like the e-tron concept, Audi will most likely include piloted driving technology in its upcoming all-electric SUV.<p>Automakers are all rushing to …

OLEDs

First UK drive: Mercedes-Benz GLC 250d

<b>Which of the many Mercedes letter combinations is this?</b><p>The GLC, or C-class sized crossover. It’s a BMW X3 and Land Rover Discovery Sport rival that …