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Apple Contemplates Moving 15 to 30% of Production Capacity Outside of China Over Trade War: Report

Apple is exploring a shift of anywhere from 15 percent to 30 percent of its production capacity outside of China to somewhere in Southeast Asia, according to a new report from the Nikkei Asia Review. The potential move is getting billed as a “fundamental restructuring” of Apple’s supply chain. Read More >>

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iPhone 11: Everything We Know So Far

With roughly three months until the launch of new iPhones, Apple fans are already frothing over what may be in store for the next generation. Read More >>

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iOS 13 Will Remind You to Cancel Those Bloodsucking Subscriptions

Competition is great for the consumer, but it also means you end up having to keep tabs on umpteen different subscriptions for services like streaming music, movies, and even games. In an effort to ensure none of them get forgotten along the way, it appears as if iOS 13 will include some handy reminders about who you’re automatically paying every month. Read More >>

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iOS 13 Will Finally Support NFC ID Scanning in a Few Countries

iPhones have had NFC chips since the iPhone 6, but previously, Apple only allowed NFC to be used for making purchases with Apple Pay. But in iOS 13, Apple is expanding the use of NFC to other apps, and even though iOS won’t officially be available until later this autumn, countries including Japan and Germany are already planning to allow citizens to scan in their ID cards via NFC on their iPhones. Read More >>

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Apple Man Has Words For Non-Apple Men and Women

Apple and CEO Tim Cook have always branded the company as fundamentally different than its competitors on privacy. iOS devices collect and use less data on their users than companies like Google and are generally considered more secure than their Android equivalents, and the company has been loudly tooting its own horn on the matter as it introduces competing services like Apple sign-in for third-party sites. Apple and Cook have also been more aggressive fighting hate speech and misinformation, banning conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones and making clear their view that Big Tech needs to do more. Read More >>

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Can You Actually Use iCloud on Windows and Android?

Whisper it quietly, but a few holes are starting to appear in Apple’s walled garden: AirPlay on TVs. Apple Music on Android. iCloud on the web. And now, a revamped, updated iCloud app for Windows. As Apple shows hints of being more cross-platform-friendly than it has been in the past, is its iCloud suite now usable across Windows and Android? Read More >>

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How ‘Sign in With Apple’ Improves on Google, Facebook, and Twitter’s Options

Amongst the reveals we saw at WWDC 2019 was a new technology for apps and the web: “Sign in with Apple.” It’s supposedly a more private way to sign into apps and services, according to the company. But if Apple’s version is more private, what are you actually giving away when you sign in with a competing sign-in option from Google, Facebook, or Twitter? And how does Apple plan to do things differently? Read More >>

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G20 Countries Agree on Approach to Shut Down Big Tech’s Tax Loopholes

The group of 20 finance ministers meeting in Fukuoka, Japan reached a tentative agreement on Saturday to “compile common rules to close loopholes used by global tech giants” such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, Reuters reported—with a particular focus on reducing the practice by some companies of routing profits through countries that offer rock-bottom corporate tax rates, like Ireland and Luxembourg. Read More >>

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Apple’s iOS 13 ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ Feature Is Sounding Pretty Good

Many of us are familiar with the uniquely infuriating hell that is automed calls, or robocalls, and, I hate to say it, but the problem isn’t getting any better. A recently announced iPhone feature arriving with iOS 13, however, might help quiet some of those unknown callers by kicking them straight to voicemail. So far, I’m loving what I’m hearing. Read More >>

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6 Reasons It Might Be Worth Buying an iPod Touch in 2019

Hey – there’s a new iPod Touch in town, and it’s in line to get the latest iOS 13 upgrade later this year (dark mode and all). But why on earth would you want a hobbled iPhone? Apple wants to sell it to you because it’s committed to services like the App Store and TV+ and a cheap iOS device lets it get those services into the hands of more people. Read More >>

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How People Talked About iTunes When it First Launched

It’s official. Apple has announced that it would begin killing off iTunes, one of the company’s most important software products ever. And, to be honest, there isn’t much love lost, since iTunes has become widely reviled by most users in recent years. But that wasn’t always the case. Read More >>

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Apple’s 3D Touch Looks Like Its on Its Way Out

Rumoured to be on its way out last year, it looks like Apple's 3D touch feature is being phased out according to people who have had hands-on time with the iOS 13 beta. Read More >>

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Why Apple Might Soon Be the Best Choice For Tracking Your Period

Reproductive health tech is going through some growing pains. On the one hand, there’s been a lot of progress now that menstruation—and all it entails—isn’t quite so taboo. For instance, there’s now a wearable that’s conducting clinical studies about how various factors could lead to more accurate fertile window predictions. But there’s also been some troubling developments. Recently, a popular pregnancy tracking app was found handing private data to employers, and another fertility app was found to be funded by anti-abortion groups. At this year's WWDC, Apple threw its hat into the ring by expanding its period tracking options via a new Cycles Tracking feature on the Apple Watch and iPhone. None of it was revolutionary per se, but there’s reason to believe that Apple might be the company that gets it right. Read More >>

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The Best iOS 13 and macOS Catalina Updates Apple Didn’t Announce at WWDC

During the WWDC 2019 keynote on Monday, we heard about a tonne of features coming to iOS 13, the new iPadOS, and macOS Catalina—but Apple itself admitted that there was much more it didn’t have time to showcase. Here are some of the best and coolest software tweaks heading to iPhones, iPads, and Macs later this year. Read More >>

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It Looks Like Apple Is Finally Killing the Dashboard in macOS Catalina

It had a long run, but it seems in the next major release of macOS—macOS Catalina—Apple is finally killing off its Dashboard feature once and for all. Read More >>