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Spain looks to adopt digital tax that has angered the US

Spain’s government approved Tuesday the introduction of new taxes on digital business and stock market transactions, following similar steps by other European countries

Apple warns China virus will cut iPhone production, sales

Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won’t meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

U.S. regulators probing 5 tech companies’ acquisitions to 2010

Federal regulators are ramping up their investigation of the market dominance of giant tech companies, demanding detailed information on five companies’ acquisitions of smaller firms back to 2010.

Spin Control: Inslee gives, gets apples as Legislature starts up

Apples made their way into House chamber, State of the State address.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Spokane developers create app to help transgender people transition

The app, which released for Android and Apple devices last week, is intended to be a first-of-its-kind, safe and secure way for people in the midst of transition to receive …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Ex-HBO head to make TV, movies for Apple’s streaming service

The former head of HBO, Richard Plepler, has signed an exclusive production deal with Apple to make TV shows and movies for the iPhone maker’s new streaming service, Apple TV …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Apple, Google, Amazon want one language for smart-home devices

Apple, Alphabet’s Google and – three of the biggest smart-home and voice-assistant providers – are joining forces to make internet-connected homes easier to set up and safer to use.

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Stores report brisk sales of WSU’s Cosmic Crisp apple. Here’s where to get them in Spokane.

After more than 20 years of research and development, the shiny, orange-red Cosmic Crisp apple debuted this week in grocery stores, including at all of the Rosauers, Safeway and Albertsons …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Apple launches new privacy website, but policies unchanged

Apple is expanding its website on privacy with more explanations about its commitments, though its policies and practices aren’t changing.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Apple commits $2.5B to combat California housing crisis

Apple has committed $2.5 billion to ease California’s housing crisis, eclipsing similar pledges by fellow Silicon Valley giants Google and Facebook to address a lack of affordable housing in a …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Apple resumes human reviews of Siri audio with iPhone update

Apple is resuming the use of humans to review Siri commands and dictation with the latest iPhone software update.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Apple has a lot of lose if it crosses China’s party bosses

Under pressure from China, Apple has removed a smartphone app that enabled Hong Kong protesters to track police. It has cut off access in mainland China to a news app …

Apple takes on Netflix with a $5-a-month streaming service

Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price – $5 a month beginning on Nov. …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Apple rolls out new streaming TV service for $5 a month

Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price – $5 a month beginning on Nov. …

Apple announces Sept. 10 launch event to unveil the latest iPhones

Apple announced the date for unveiling its next iPhones and potentially a slew of other products. The launch event will take place Sept. 10 in the Steve Jobs Theater at …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Cracked iPhone screen? You’ll have more places to fix it

Apple said Thursday that it will offer tools and parts to independent phone-repair shops in the U.S. and later in other countries

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Apple apologizes for use of contractors to eavesdrop on Siri

As part of the apology posted Wednesday, Apple reiterated an earlier pledge to stop keeping audio recorded through Siri unless consumers give their permission.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

The Apple credit card is here

The Apple credit card designed primarily for mobile use is here.

UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019

Trump refuses to shield Apple’s Mac Pros from China tariffs

The pledge made in a Friday tweet rebuffs Apple’s attempt to shield its products from taxes being imposed on goods made in China as part of Trump administration’s trade war …

Apple buys Intel’s smartphone modem division for $1 billion

Apple snaps up Intel’s smartphone modem division for $1 billion as iPhone maker gears up for next generation of wireless technology.

UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

Justice Department launches antitrust probe of Big Tech

The U.S. Justice Department opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.

UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

Apple says it’s fixing bug in Walkie Talkie app

Apple says it’s fixing a security flaw affecting the Walkie Talkie app on Apple Watch.

UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Report: Apple to shift assembly of Mac Pro from U.S. to China

Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro computer in China, shifting away from a U.S. assembly line it had been using for that product in recent years, according to a …

UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Apple buys more self-driving car technology in latest deal

Apple buys struggling self-driving car startup as it continues to explore the potential of robotic vehicles.

Apple says it plans to turn Seattle into ‘key engineering hub’ with 2,000 new workers

Apple plans to add 2,000 software and hardware jobs in Seattle within the next five years, starting with 200 additional jobs this year, company officials said Monday at a news …

Apple plans to add 2,000 jobs in Seattle

Apple plans to add 2,000 software and hardware jobs in Seattle within the next five years, starting with 200 additional jobs this year, company officials said Monday at a news …

Motley Fool: Take a Bite of This

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has reaped huge profits from its iPhones, Mac computers and a host of other electronic devices and services.

Congress launches Big Tech antitrust probe

The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech.

UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Apple previews new software as it diversifies beyond iPhones

Apple executives previewed a large set of privacy and speed-focused changes to the company’s phone and computer software Monday, some intended to help it diversify to offset eroding sales of …

UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019

Supreme Court allows consumers antitrust suit against Apple

A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps.