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Apple pays $1.77bn of total $15bn tax fine to Ireland

Apple pays $1.77bn of total $15bn tax fine to Ireland

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Meanwhile, Apple and Ireland are still pursuing appeals against a 2016 European Commission's decision, saying the iPhone maker's tax treatment was in line with Irish and European Union law.

Apple Begins Removing CallKit Apps From Chinese App Store, Citing New Cybersecurity Laws

Apple Begins Removing CallKit Apps From Chinese App Store, Citing New Cybersecurity Laws

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Apple has begun removing applications that use the CallKit framework from the Chinese version of its App Store after the nation's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology moved to more strictly enforce recent cybersecurity regulations, per a report in 9to5Mac.

Apple-Samsung iPhone design copying case goes to jury

Apple-Samsung iPhone design copying case goes to jury

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San José, United States, May 20 – Jurors return to a Silicon Valley courtroom Monday to put a price on patented iPhone design features copied by Samsung in a legal case dating back seven years. Apple is seeking slightly more than a billion dollars in damages, while Samsung wants a figure closer to $28 million.

Sketchy report says Apple planning $199 ‘HomePod’ with Beats branding

Sketchy report says Apple planning $199 ‘HomePod’ with Beats branding

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According to a new report out of Apple’s supply chain via Sina, the company is purportedly planning a $199 HomePod under its Beats brand. While a lower cost HomePod has been rumored in the past, this is the first time we’ve heard it falling under Beats branding…

Apple told by China to remove apps with CallKit active

Apple told by China to remove apps with CallKit active

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Last July, Apple gave in to the Chinese government and removed VPN apps from the Apple App Store in that country. Now, Beijing wants Apple to remove apps that use the company's CallKit framework. CallKit allows developers to use Apple's calling interface on their apps. Other such interfaces are available, but CallKit provides a more native feel for a third party app. It's thought the Chinese object to the use of VoIP that is used by developers with CallKit. Last year, Apple had to remove the Skype app from the App Store in China due to the same reason. At the time, several U.S. lawmakers ...

Apple pays Ireland first tranche of disputed taxes

Apple pays Ireland first tranche of disputed taxes

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DUBLIN: Apple has paid 1.5 billion euros ($1.76 billion) into an escrow account set up by the Irish government to hold 13 billion euros in disputed taxes, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said.The European Commission ordered Apple in August 2016 to pay the taxes it ruled it had received as illegal state aid, as part of its wider drive against what it says are sweetheart tax deals usually used by smaller states in the bloc to lure multinational companies and their jobs and investment

Apple sets sights on East Coast campus

Apple sets sights on East Coast campus

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A lot of attention has been placed on where Amazon's new facility will be. Much of that has to do with how that comany went about searching for a location. However, it seems Apple is also seeking to build a new campus, albeit much more quietly than Amazon. It is no secret that Apple is a California company, that is where it was founded and where its brand new space station campus is

Apple clamps down on calling apps in China to obey local laws

Apple clamps down on calling apps in China to obey local laws

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China has been giving Apple grief over more than VPN apps, it seems. The 9to5Mac team has obtained messages telling iOS developers to remove CallKit (a framework that uses an Apple-made calling interface for other apps) from their apps if they want t...

Hands-on: Nano brings the full Reddit experience to Apple Watch [Giveaway]

Hands-on: Nano brings the full Reddit experience to Apple Watch [Giveaway]

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While many developers are now ditching Apple Watch support for its user base, some smaller developers are looking to get on board and adopt the platform. For Apple Watch, one notable omission has been Reddit Apple Watch clients.

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