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Apple’s acquires company behind ‘Star Wars’ SFX

When you go to theaters to see the latest Star Wars movie, the special effects – particularly the faces of aliens – will now be driven by Apple technology. That’s because Apple has purchased Faceshift, a Zurich-based company that has created cool tech to capture a person’s facial expressions in real time. Techcrunch reports that […]

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Conspiracy theorist think Apple owns this mysteryious car company

A new electric car company has revved up Apple Car conspiracy theorist who think the mysterious automaker might actually be a shell company for Apple’s automotive ambitions. Faraday Future has already pulled in $ 1 billion in investments and is stocking up on top Tesla talent (just like Apple), but little else is known about the […]

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Chinese ad company apologizes for snooping on iOS users

The Chinese mobile ad company responsible for malicious code discovered in 256 iOS apps has come forward and apologized after being named and shamed by Apple. “We’ve identified a group of apps that are using a third-party advertising SDK, developed by Youmi, a mobile advertising provider, that uses private APIs to gather private information, such as […]

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Apple scoops up privacy-loving A.I. company

Apple is beefing up its Artificial Intelligence tech with the purchase of Perceptio, a small startup that worked on creating advanced AI systems on smartphones. Perceptio’s specialization was figuring out how to run complex neural network algorithms without needing to share as much user data. That would seem to fall in line with Apple’s goal […]

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Kindness company tries to sell you on paying it forward

When a man in Australia created a service where you could pay him to send glitter bombs to unsuspecting enemies, his story went viral and a crushing number of requests shut down his website. Jesse Weinberg wonders if what worked for vengeance might also work with kindness. Weinberg’s Kindness & Co. will send you a […]

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Apple’s new Company Store will actually sell iPhones, iPads, and Macs

For the first time ever, Apple fans will soon be able to buy an Apple device directly from the company’s Cupertino headquarters. Apple’s Company Store at 1 Infinite Loop is set to reopen this weekend, and along with selling special products like shirts, jackets, mugs, pens, the Company Store will now stock iPhones, iPads, and […]

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Apple snaps up company to improve its Maps

A new acquisition from Apple suggests that the iPhone maker might be getting into the map-making business. The company paid as much as $ 30 million for a 12-person San Francisco startup that specializes in parsing location data into visualizations, according to reports. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do […]

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Apple’s Infinite Loop company store will reopen this Saturday

Apple’s official Company Store at One Infinite Loop is set to reopen this Saturday, September 19. The store has been closed for renovations since June 15. For those unfamiliar, the Infinite Loop Apple Store is open to the public, although it’s a bit different to your regular Apple Store. It doesn’t sell Macs, iPhones, iPads, […]

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Jony Ive denies that Apple is turning into a luxury company

Jony Ive sure loves his designer goods, but don’t suggest to him that products like the new high-end Apple Watch Hermès are turning Apple into a luxury company. “We don’t think in those terms,” Ive says in a new interview. “I’m not comfortable with words like exclusive.” This from the guy who made a $ 17,000 […]

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Senior director of Apple Music has left the company

In a surprising move, Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers has left Apple — just two months after the new streaming service was launched. Rogers was key in shaping Apple’s online radio strategy, leading to the launch of Beats 1. Prior to joining Apple in August 2014, he worked as CEO at Beats Music. It’s […]