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Bill Gates to Apple: Help investigators access phones or risk regulation

Bill Gates rarely shied away from confronting Apple when he was Microsoft’s CEO, and new comments to Axios today suggest that he has a new issue with Cupertino: Unbreakable encryption. Without mentioning Apple’s name, Gates raised the prospect that the company might be on the wrong side of the encryption debate, specifically when it comes to …

Apple plans FaceTime improvements for iOS, HomeKit support for macOS

Although Apple reportedly scaled back its upcoming release of iOS 12 to focus on squashing bugs and improving stability, a new Bloomberg story spotlights several key features the company expects to add to the iOS and Mac platforms. Apple is currently working on an iOS update codenamed “Peace” and a macOS update called “Liberty,” expected …

Apple HomePod review: Only Siri fans should consider this bass bomb

Apple’s “smart speaker” HomePod was released last Friday, and if you’re considering buying one, you’ve probably already read our earlier coverage — and perhaps visited an Apple Store to hear one for yourself. Assuming you have the $349 to spend, my advice last week was to bring one home, audition it in your room of …

Apple Park nears completion, but it’s stunning even unfinished

Apple’s new headquarters isn’t completely finished just yet but already it looks stunning. Employees have moved into select areas of Apple Park despite the multi-billion dollar construction project still needing some cosmetic work done. When the iPhone X was announced, the company even brought in members of the media to see the new Steve Jobs …

Apple adds live news videos and Winter Olympics coverage to iOS and Apple TV apps

Coinciding with the start of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, Apple has added live news videos to its TV apps for iOS and Apple TV, as well as a dedicated PyeongChang 2018 section of its News app for iOS. In the United States, the additions provide easy access to both text and …