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Apple Purchases Shazam

The sound-recognition app was one of the iPhone's first

(Newser) - Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones, the AP reports. The companies didn't disclose the price of the acquisition announced Monday. Technology news site Recode previously... More »

Students Working 11-Hour-Days to Assemble iPhones: Report

Teens say their school is 'forcing' them to do the work

(Newser) - Teenage students have been working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X at Apple's main supplier in Asia, six of them tell the Financial Times . The students, ages 17 to 19, say their school has been "forc[ing]" them to work at the factory in Zhengzhou, China, that is... More »

Jennifer Aniston Making TV Return With Reese Witherspoon

They're starring in and producing a new drama for Apple's streaming service

(Newser) - Friends star Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television and she's partnering with Reese Witherspoon, the AP reports. The Apple streaming service said Wednesday the actresses will star in and produce a behind-the-scenes drama series about a TV morning show. The new series marks a TV reunion for its... More »

Weird iOS Glitch Forces Awkward Typos

There are 3 ways to fix it, for now

(Newser) - "I" is one of the most common words in the English language. But for some iPhone users, it's impossible to type. According to MacRumors , a bug in Apple's iOS 11 has messed with the predictive text function on some iPhones. The result is that when users type... More »

Paradise Papers Reveal Apple Found New Tax Haven

The channel island of Jersey

(Newser) - The financial secrets of many of the world's elites are trickling out thanks to the release of what are being called the Paradise Papers. The massive leak of internal documents from Bermuda-based law firm Appleby is spurring headlines like this one: "Lewis Hamilton avoided taxes on £17m... More »

2 of the World's Biggest Chipmakers May Merge

Broadcom offers $103B for Qualcomm

(Newser) - Broadcom made an unsolicited $103 billion offer for rival chipmaker Qualcomm, the tech industry's largest attempted takeover that is destined to come under intense regulatory scrutiny, the AP reports. The company said Monday that it wouldn't have pushed forward with the proposed buyout if it wasn't confident... More »

Her iPhone X Video Went Viral. Then Her Dad Was Fired

Brooke Amelia Peterson calls her preview an 'innocent little video'

(Newser) - Apple has fired an engineer after his daughter posted a video of a top-secret iPhone X . The Verge reports last week's sneak peek on YouTube of the latest iPhone went viral and got Brooke Amelia Peterson's dad sacked. Sites such as 9 to 5 Mac urged readers to... More »

iPhone X Is a Step Toward 'Invisible' Tech

Reviewers discuss Face ID, battery life, and the phone's legacy

(Newser) - It took only minutes for the iPhone X to sell out worldwide before any detailed reviews came in. Tech analysts don't think early adopters will be disappointed, except perhaps when it comes to cost. Forbes notes Apple's highest-priced iPhone yet—$999 for a 64GB model, $1,149 for... More »

Preorders In for iPhone X, but There's Already Controversy

Rumored production issues and too much hype regarding demand are the buzz right now

(Newser) - The iPhone X will officially ship on Nov. 3, but those vying for Apple's latest smartphone were able to try to preorder on Friday—and the first available batches sold out in mere minutes. CNET reports only a few models were left after just 10 minutes of opening the... More »

There's a Big Problem With New MacBook, and It's Tiny

Essayist wants to know why one speck of dust can fell the computer

(Newser) - Casey Johnston bought a new MacBook Pro that soon developed an annoying problem: Every time she pressed the space bar, it went two spaces instead of one. As she recounts at the Outline , Johnston brought it into the Apple store three times and got the same, surprising diagnosis: Must be... More »

Apple Teams Up With Spielberg to Revive '80s Show

It's bringing back Amazing Stories in bid to take on likes of Netflix

(Newser) - Apple is teaming up with no less than the likes of Steven Spielberg for its first major push into TV programming. The iPhone maker is bringing back Spielberg's 30-year-old anthology series Amazing Stories in its attempt to build an online video subscription service to challenge those of Netflix, Amazon,... More »

Only 3 Non-Tech Brands Make 'Most Valuable' Top 10

Apple is No. 1, followed by Google and Microsoft

(Newser) - If you wanted to create a brand from scratch and make it a valued household name, the tech sector is probably a good place to start. Per City AM , Interbrand looked at some of the world's biggest brands, then ranked their value—and seven that made it into the... More »

Apple's New Watch Goes on Sale With a Glitch

Its touted new feature, cellular connectivity, doesn't work very well

(Newser) - Talk about a PR mess: Apple's new smartwatch goes on sale Friday in stores as the company scrambles to fix a glitch with its biggest new feature, reports the Wall Street Journal . The $399 Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE is supposed to allow users to connect to cellular... More »

Behold Apple's New iPhone X

It's the 'biggest leap forward since the original iPhone'

(Newser) - It was an iPhone bonanza on Tuesday, with Apple announcing not one, not two, but three new iPhones during its annual conference, ABC News reports. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus—starting at $699 and $799 respectively—are a continuation of the iPhone as we know it and feature... More »

Leak Reveals Big Changes for iPhone 8

No more home button, for one

(Newser) - We now have the best idea yet of how Apple's iPhone will be updated in its 10th anniversary edition . The final version of iOS 11 leaked over the weekend, apparently confirming the pricey iPhone 8 will get rid of its home button in favor of a bezel-free display with... More »

New iPhones Expected to Be Unveiled on Sept. 12

'Wall Street Journal' sets a date for next Apple showcase

(Newser) - Those waiting to upgrade their iPhones can expect to see the new options on Sept. 12. The Wall Street Journal reports that as the date for the next Apple product unveiling. Assuming that's the case—last-minute production glitches could throw off the schedule—customers should be able to order... More »

Tim Cook Memo: 'I Disagree With the President'

Apple CEO denounces 'hate and bigotry' in response to Charlottesville

(Newser) - The backlash against President Trump's inflammatory remarks on Charlottesville continues, including two White House business councils being shuttered after members started defecting. The latest voice to enter the mix: Apple CEO Tim Cook, who Wednesday sent a memo to employees decrying "hate and bigotry" in general, and Trump'... More »

One Stock Has Helped Dow's Rise More Than Any Other

It's Boeing, not Apple

(Newser) - The Dow eclipsed 22,000 for the first time in its 121-year history on Wednesday, helped to the mark soon after the opening bell by a strong earnings report from Apple. The index fell below the mark at points during the day but closed in milestone territory at 22,016,... More »

No, a $1,400 iPhone Doesn't Make Sense

Tech writers disagree amid rumors of a pricey new phone from Apple

(Newser) - Apple is coming out with a new iPhone later this year, and the hottest rumor isn't so much about tech specs as price. For its 10th-anniversary phone, Apple is said to be considering a price tag north of $1,000, and perhaps as high as $1,400, for the... More »

Say Goodbye to 2 of These iPods

Apple discontinues the Nano and Shuffle—but it's upgrading the Touch

(Newser) - It's only been three years since fans said goodbye to the iPod Classic, but they'll now have to prep for another period of nostalgia-infused mourning. "Today, we are simplifying our iPod lineup," an Apple spokesperson said in a Thursday statement, per TechCrunch . The company has confirmed... More »

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