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Apple Watch price changed, Nylon Bands introduced

Apple Watch price changed, Nylon Bands introduced

Apple Watch is the best selling smartwatch in the world - so says Tim Cook. "But most importantly to us," said Cook, "customers love it." To this point, Cook has introduced a number of new bands for the Apple Watch - why? Because "about a third of our Apple Watch wearers regularly change the bands." The newest band in the Apple-made collection is the Woven Nylon band. Oh, and they've lowered the price of the Apple Watch, too.

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Apple Renew harvests the parts from your old iPhones

Apple Renew harvests the parts from your old iPhones

Apple is zeroing in on the environment and efforts to preserve it, detailing a slew of achievements, current efforts, and future goals at its event today. Among other things, the company has introduced an R&D project called "Liam" that takes apart recycled iPhones, harvesting the individuals materials for reuse in other items like solar panels and tools. As well, the company has some goods news about its renewable energy efforts.

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Apple makes encryption stand: “we will not shrink” insists Cook

Apple makes encryption stand: “we will not shrink” insists Cook

Today at the Apple Town Hall meeting, CEO Tim Cook took the stage after showing off a brief history of the company. They showed 40 years of the company in 40 seconds, which was little more than a quick flash of words such as "Lisa" "1984" "iMac" and more. After letting us know that Apple's 40th birthday was coming up on April 1st, he took a moment to talk about something far more important.

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iOS bug allows hackers access to iMessage photos and videos

iOS bug allows hackers access to iMessage photos and videos

One reason that people like using iMessage is because of the sense of security that it gives. After all, just look at how difficult it's been for the FBI to access the messages from the San Bernardino shooter's phone. But it looks like your iMessages might not be as secure as you think, and Apple is ready to fix the problem later today.

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Ford’s first CarPlay vehicle will be the 2017 Escape

Ford’s first CarPlay vehicle will be the 2017 Escape

Ford has announced that the upcoming 2017 Escape will be the manufacturer's first vehicle to support Apple's CarPlay infotainment system. The smaller sized SUV will be running Ford's SYNC 3 Connect platform, which they announced at CES this year as supporting CarPlay as well as Android Auto for smartphone connectivity. The new Escape is scheduled to start hitting Ford dealerships in May.

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iPhone SE may look more like 5s than 6

iPhone SE may look more like 5s than 6

Back in July of 2015 we showed you an Apple patent for a metal cutting method which would lend itself to a flat-edged iPhone. Today we're to understand that Apple may well be using this method to shape the sides of the iPhone SE. For those of you unfamiliar with the iPhone SE, it's a not-yet-official device that may well appear very soon (maybe even at next week's Apple event) with specifications that'll have it replacing the lowest-tier iPhone available on the market. And it won't likely be changing shape from the iPhone 5s - not much at all.

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Apple engineers would rather quit than create an iOS backdoor

Apple engineers would rather quit than create an iOS backdoor

Given the very high profile and tragic circumstances surrounding the San Bernardino case, even some of those siding with Apple's views fear that the government might win this case, opening up a can of worms for the future. But even if it does, the FBI might hit a snag in getting cooperation from Apple's minions. Several Apple employees, both former and current, are already mulling their options should that day come, going as far as considering quitting instead of being forced to break the security they themselves worked hard to strengthen.

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Intel’s latest partnership could pave the way for Siri on Macs

Intel’s latest partnership could pave the way for Siri on Macs

Siri has always been a great help on iPhones and iPads, so naturally Apple fans want her to be everywhere. So far, however, the company has not budged to make Siri available on the desktop. Perhaps it's just waiting for the proper hardware pieces to fall in place. If so, then maybe Intel's new partner could very well make those wishes finally come true. With Sensory's TrulyHandsfree speech recognition, any Intel current and future Intel system-on-chip could, in theory, have always-on speech recognition.

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German court says Apple infringed on OpenTV streaming patent

German court says Apple infringed on OpenTV streaming patent

You win some, you lose some. Apple has been both on the giving as well as the receiving end of patent infringement lawsuits. And it doesn't always win those. In Germany, the Dusseldorf District Court ruled that Apple infringed on patents held by Swiss company Kudelski and its OpenTV unit. These patents relate to video streaming technologies and, as such, Apple is being ordered not to use such software in its devices sold in Germany, including iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV.

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Wozniak talks FBI, Apple Watch in Reddit AMA

Wozniak talks FBI, Apple Watch in Reddit AMA

Steve Jobs, and now Tim Cook, might be the biggest personas in Apple, but Steve "Woz" Wozniak isn't that far behind. Co-founder and former Apple employee, Wozniak left the company twice in the 80s, not out of spite as some drama might paint, but in an attempt to live a "normal" life, as normal as forming startups can be. Although long out of the big tech picture, some have come to see Wozniak as some calmer voice close to Apple that, as shown in his Reddit AMA, isn't that shy from sharing what he thinks Apple might be doing wrong.

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iPhone SE tipped to tote iPhone 6s’ 4K-capable camera

iPhone SE tipped to tote iPhone 6s’ 4K-capable camera

Reliable tip or late Christmas wish? The upcoming 4-inch iPhone SE is shaping up to be a rather divisive smartphone, at least based on the latest batch of rumors. Initially thought to be merely a minor update to the iPhone 5s with which is shares the same display size, the new mid-year smartphone might turn out to be the iPhone 6s' kin instead. In addition to looking like the much larger flagship, the iPhone SE is now believed to also sport the same 12-megapixel camera sensor as well.

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Apple amps up the rhetoric in latest response to DOJ

Apple amps up the rhetoric in latest response to DOJ

Apple has just filed a legal response to the Justice Department's response to Apple's response to the court order on behalf of the Justice Department. That simplified yet still confusing chronology of legal filings only shows the circus surrounding the tussle between Apple and government agencies, specifically the FBI, over unlocking the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. After being on the receiving end of some colorful remarks from the DOJ, Apple's latest legal statement fires back by saying how the Founding Fathers would be appalled by the DOJ's order.

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