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White House won’t back bill forcing tech companies to break encryption

The White House is refusing to publicly support new draft legislation that would give judges the right to force tech companies like Apple to help law enforcement break encrypted data. The measure was put forward by Sens. Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, respectively the Republican chair and top Democrat of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Both […]

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Apple tops ranking of most innovative companies for tenth straight year

When it comes to innovation, American-based corporations are pushing the envelope more than any other nation and Apple is leading the charge. According to the latest rankings from Boston Consulting, Apple was the world’s top innovator for the tenth year in a row, followed closely by Google. Six of the top 10 companies on Boston […]

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European court rules Apple and other tech companies are violating privacy

In a landmark decision Tuesday, the European Court of Justice ruled that European Union regulators can override the Safe Harbor agreement, a 15-year-old accord that has — until now — allowed Apple, Google, Facebook, and about 4,500 other U.S. companies to transfer data from European users to the U.S. The court believes that the current […]

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Slide over, car companies are ready to take the wheel

The future of automobiles is getting closer every day. German auto maker Mercedes Benz showed off a “car of the future” prototype self-driving car in California on Wednesday and futurist and Steve Jobs wannabe Elon Musk’s new Tesla Model S… Read more ›

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Virtual reality is going to make everyone sick — including companies that dump billions into it

When my kids and I walked into a coffee shop one sunny day last month, we were greeted by a row of tables holding laptops with gaming demos. My son gravitated toward the biggest display, a huge TV screen with… Read more ›

7 Awesome Companies Apple Should Buy After Missing The Boat On Oculus

When Facebook snapped up virtual-reality company Oculus VR this week, it got us wondering what other interesting startups Apple might want to buy before Mark Zuckerberg can get his hands on them. While Oculus is most well known for its… Read more ›     

NYPD Commissioner Says Apple Is In Cahoots With Insurance Companies Over Kill Switch

Smartphone crime has become an epidemic. Especially in places like New York City where the crime rate went up for first time in twenty years thanks to thieves mugging people for their iPhones. As a response to the iPhone crimewave,… Read more ›     

Apple Tops List Of Companies Targeted Most By Patent Trolls

patentcasesApple is no stranger to lawsuits and with all the cash its been making the past few years, the lawsuits from patent trolls have been piling up. According to a new study on lawsuits from non practicing entities (patent trolls,) Apple got slammed with the more patent lawsuits (171 total) in the last five years […]

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HBO Created Apple TV App Entirely In-House, Still Shackled By Cable Companies


HBO Go and ESPN recently got added to the Apple TV, but only if you pay a hefty, monthly sum to a cable or satellite company for a bunch of other channels you never watch. The TV industry is evidently broken. You can have unlimited access to stream HD content for the price of a couple cups of coffee each month, but you can’t pay for HBO a la carte.

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