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UK Man Blames Apple For His Divorce

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Ridgewood NJ, file this under there is a lesson in this somewhere,a UK man is suing Apple for ~$6.3m, the cost of his divorce. He blames Apple for his deleted texts syncing to the couple’s iMac, which is how his wife learned he was cheating.

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DOJ Targeting Apple with Antitrust Suit

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Ridgewood NJ, the US Justice Department is preparing to file a lawsuit against Apple, possibly as soon as Thursday, alleging that the tech giant has violated antitrust laws by restricting competitors’ access to hardware and software features of its iPhone. This legal action would escalate the Biden administration’s ongoing antitrust crackdown on major US technology firms. Currently, the Justice Department is already pursuing a lawsuit against Google for monopolistic practices, while the Federal Trade Commission is actively investigating antitrust allegations against Meta (formerly Facebook) and Amazon.

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Does Anyone Really Know What Time it is: Apple Watch Ban

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Ridgewood NJ, the prohibition on the sale of Apple’s flagship smartwatches, the Series 9 and Ultra 2, will persist in the foreseeable future following a ruling by US trade regulators in a patent dispute. The Biden administration opted not to override the decision, impacting the sales of these watches in the United States.

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NJ Transit Police Warn on Apple iPhone “NameDrop”

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Ridgewood NJ, have you recently updated your iPhone? If so, there is a new feature that can quickly share your info. The feature is called NameDrop and can be used to share your contact information with others in close proximity. This could include your photo, name, birthday, phone number, email address or more with just a few taps.

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BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TAKES ON SILICON VALLEY

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Ridgewood NJ, given the numerous regulatory enforcement cases being brought against or contemplated for technology giants, it appears  that the Biden administration has declared war on Silicon Valley. Now the long anticipated trial of the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google, which began last Tuesday.

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Apple Spending Big On AI Looking to Upgrade Siri

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Ridgewood NJ, Apple is looking to catch up in the AI race ,reportedly spending millions of dollars a day on AI  product research with the goal of creating a Siri that can automate tasks involving multiple steps. Most of the budget is dedicated to model training, which requires a lot of expensive hardware. The company has been working on large language models for four years, but it is unclear what it has achieved with its multi-year lead. Apple’s internal chatbot apparently boasts greater capabilities than OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 model, but is less intelligent than GPT-4.

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Apple’s highly anticipated AR/VR headset could push the technology to the mainstream

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Apple’s highly anticipated AR/VR headset could push the technology to the mainstream. The AR industry will benefit from Apple’s ‘it just works’ philosophy. While the exact uses for the headset are not known yet, Tim Cook has said before that AR is for communication and connection, and other reports say that the device will offer access to iPad apps, games, entertainment, and a version of Apple Fitness Plus. Apple is expecting to sell under a million units a year. Its release may result in a gold rush of app designers trying to replicate the success of early iPhone developers.

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Unrest Rocks Cities Across China as COVID Lock-down Protests Grow

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Ridgewood NJ, Apple (AAPL) shares are declining on indications the COVID-19 unrest in China will limit production of iPhones . Protests in Chinese manufacturing hubs such as Zhengzhou are creating headaches for Apple executives and President Xi’s lieutenants who are becoming decreasingly concerned over the implosion of the Chinese economy .

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Violent protests break out at Foxconn’s ‘iPhone city’ Complex

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Ridgewood NJ, protests have broken out at Foxconn’s iPhone factory in Zhengzhou. The protests started after workers learned that bonus payments would be delayed. Footage of the protests on social media show workers clashing with riot police and hazmat-suited officials. The workers have been forced to live and work on-site due to Foxconn’s strict Covid-19 controls.

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Best Undetectable iPhone Spy Apps 2022

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How do you feel when you want to know something so badly but can’t because you do not have access to it? 

Perhaps, you want to know what your kids are doing on their phones, monitor their activities, and ensure their safety online. Or you are wondering what your employees are behind you regarding your company. 

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Apple is Reportedly Planning to Release New MacBook Models in October

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Ridgewood NJ, Apple is reportedly planning to release new MacBook models in the fourth quarter of this year. New 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros could be shipping by early 2023. The laptops will likely look similar to their predecessors but will include more powerful M2 Max chips with 12 CPU cores and up to 38 GPU cores. A 15-inch MacBook Air is planned for next spring at the latest and a 12-inch model is expected to launch by early 2024. Apple usually holds a hardware event in October.

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WalletHub : The Wrong iPhone 14 Plan Could Cost Individuals $1,146 & Families $5,013

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Ridgewood NJ, this year, 24% more Americans plan to buy the new iPhone, according to the personal-finance website WalletHub’s new 2022 iPhone Survey. However, as the iPhone 14 release date approaches on September 16 (October 7 for the Plus variant), WalletHub found that people can save $1,146 – $5,013 over two years by picking the right plan.

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Apple iPhone 14 with Satellite Connectivity

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Ridgewood NJ, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the iPhone 14 will have satellite hardware, but support for satellite communications depends on agreements between Apple and operators. Satellite connectivity will only be able to be used for emergency texting and voice services. Apple is most likely to partner with Globalstar for the feature. T-Mobile and SpaceX recently announced a plan to provide a satellite-to-cellular service in 2023.

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Apple Employee Group Claims Compelling Reasons Why many Employees should be able to Continue to Work from Home

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Ridgewood NJ, some Apple employees have formed an internal advocacy group called Apple Together to push back against the company’s return-to-office plans. The group is collecting signatures for a petition that claims Apple’s mandate ignores compelling reasons for why many employees should be able to continue to work from home. Apple Together is advocating for a system where individual employees can talk with their direct managers to decide expectations on a case-by-case basis. The petition is still connecting signatures and has not yet been formally sent to Apple’s senior leadership.

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