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How TV Streaming Has Hurt the Middle Class

Seems Netflix doesn't pay most creatives very much

(Newser) - Think the streaming wars are a boon for Hollywood types? Creatively, maybe so—but it turns out the current system leaves many working writers and actors struggling in ever-pricier Los Angeles, Fast Company reports. With shorter seasons, lower pay, and no residuals, many mid-level creatives with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and... More »

'Made in China' May Have High-Tech Spying Implications

Bloomberg reports Beijing implants tiny devices in electronics destined for US

(Newser) - Beijing seems to have figured out a relatively simple way to spy on government contractors and some of the biggest businesses in the US: Implant tiny microchips in the tons of electronic equipment being assembled in China and destined for America. A story by Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the US... More »

Apple Releases Hefty New iOS Update

It landed in iPhones, iPads, and iPods on Monday

(Newser) - Apple has released the newest edition of its mobile operating system. As the tech behemoth promised last week while unveiling several new devices , the iOS 12 update was made available for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch on Monday, USA Today reports. The new iOS will be supported by the new... More »

Here's What Apple Debuted at Today's Event

Including 3 new iPhones, among them the company's most expensive one yet at $1.1K

(Newser) - Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the iPhone XS Max, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year's dramatically... More »

New iPhone Names Leaked by Apple's Own Site

ATH spotted names in sitemap file

(Newser) - Some of Apple's thunder may have been stolen by ... Apple. The company is slated to reveal its new line of iPhones at 1pm ET Wednesday, and the expectation has been that three new ones are coming, including its most expensive model to date, reports the AP . In advance... More »

More Bad News for Alex Jones

This time, his Infowars app is removed from the App Store

(Newser) - Silicon Valley thwacked Alex Jones again when Apple permanently yanked his Infowars app from the App Store on Friday, the Verge reports. Apple had no comment but pointed Buzzfeed to its app guidelines, which forbid a whole host of content including "defamatory, discriminatory, or mean-spirited" material or anything "... More »

Guy Who Invented iPhone's Autocorrect Apologizes

But Ken Kocienda isn't really that sorry, as he explains

(Newser) - You may not know the name Ken Kocienda, but you've likely cursed him. Or at least one of his inventions. As Kocienda explains in a piece at Wired , he worked as an engineer at Apple back when the iPhone was being invented, and he played a crucial role in... More »

Amazon Just Joined Apple in Elite Club

It's the second trillion-dollar company

(Newser) - Less than a month after Apple became the first US company to reach a valuation of $1 trillion, Amazon has become the second. Shares gained 2% to hit a record high of $2,050.27 Tuesday, and with nearly 488 million shares outstanding, that puts the 24-year-old company’s value... More »

$666 Apple Computer Worth About 450 Times That Now

Working Apple-1 goes up for auction next month

(Newser) - A piece of computer history that helped launch a trillion-dollar company is hitting the auction block, per the AP . A fully functioning Apple-1 being auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction in September is one of only 60 or so remaining of the original 200 that were designed and built by Steve... More »

Teen Hacks Apple, Has Excellent Folder Name

Australian 16-year-old saved stolen files in one called 'hacky hack hack'

(Newser) - A 16-year-old kid in Australia managed to hack into Apple's computer systems multiple times over the course of a year and steal secure data, and the best part of the story is the name of the folder in which he saved instructions and stolen files on his laptop: "... More »

Silicon Valley Swap: Apple Gets Back Top Engineer From Tesla

Doug Field rumored to be working on Project Titan autonomous-car initiative

(Newser) - One Silicon Valley wheel just circled back to its starting point. A top Apple engineer who left in 2013 to join Tesla as its chief vehicle engineer is back with his former employer. The Verge reports that Doug Field, who'd been the VP of Mac hardware for the Cupertino... More »

Lisa Jobs Recalls Asking Dad About Namesake Computer

Steve Jobs told her he didn't name it in her honor, only to reverse course years later

(Newser) - In an excerpt of her upcoming memoir in Vanity Fair , the oldest daughter of Steve Jobs recounts their complicated relationship when she was growing up. The Apple co-founder adamantly denied paternity until court-ordered DNA tests forced him to start providing support, and Lisa Brennan-Jobs writes about that and their sometimes... More »

Apple Just Made Big Move Against Alex Jones

iTunes removes much of Infowars content

(Newser) - Alex Jones now has a lot more to vent about on his controversial Infowars network, but it will be harder for his fans to hear it. Apple removed five of six Infowars podcasts from iTunes, including the popular Alex Jones Show, reports BuzzFeed News . After the Apple decision, Facebook pulled... More »

History Gets Its First Trillion-Dollar Company

After Apple shares crossed the $207 mark

(Newser) - Apple has become the world's first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion. Apple shares rose 2.7% to an all-time high of $207.05 around midday, though the Washington Post reports they subsequently dropped "amid fast-moving trade," putting the company below the $1 trillion... More »

Apple Employee Allegedly Stole Self-Driving Car Tech

Zhang Xiaolang was arrested as he was about to leave for China

(Newser) - A former Apple engineer was arrested as he was about to board a flight from San Jose to China Saturday, accused by US prosecutors of stealing tech secrets from the firm with the plan of passing them along to a Chinese startup, the Washington Post reports. Zhang Xiaolang, once a... More »

Apple and Samsung Settle Epic Patent Infringement Battle

The companies filed a notice in federal court that they have agreed to drop the case

(Newser) - An epic legal battle between smartphone titans is finally over. Apple and Samsung have settled their seven-year patent dispute over Apple’s allegations that Samsung copied the iPhone’s design and software, reports CNN . Terms were not available, but according to the Wall Street Journal , the companies filed a notice... More »

Apple, Oprah Winfrey Announce Multi-Year Deal

The programs will be released worldwide as part of a lineup of original content

(Newser) - Apple says it has reached a multiyear deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programs for its streaming service, reports the AP . Apple said Friday the programs will be released worldwide as part of a lineup of original content. Apple has yet to launch its service, whose major competitors will... More »

Jury: Samsung Owes Apple $539M for Copying iPhone

Ruling seen as a big win for Apple

(Newser) - A jury has decided Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages for illegally copying some of the iPhone's features to lure people into buying its competing products. The verdict reached Thursday is the latest twist in a legal battle that began in 2011, the AP reports. Apple contends... More »

Apple Has 12 Employees Arrested: Leaked Memo

'Leakers do not simply lose their jobs at Apple'

(Newser) - Irony alert: Apple uncovered 29 "leakers" in the company last year and had 12 of them arrested, according to an internal memo leaked to Bloomberg . "Leakers do not simply lose their jobs at Apple," the memo reads. "In some cases, they face jail time and massive... More »

Apple's Wozniak Dumps Facebook: 'More Negatives Than Positives'

Apple co-founder has deactivated his account over data commotion

(Newser) - One of the biggest names in tech says he's defecting from one of tech's biggest platforms. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told USA Today in an email Sunday he's leaving Facebook due to privacy concerns in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data-mining scandal. "Users provide every... More »

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