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Headlines

Apple Inc. plans to use drones and new indoor navigation features to improve its Maps service and catch longtime leader Google, according to people familiar with the matter.The Cupertino, California-based company is assembling a team of robotics and data-collection experts that will use drones to capture and update map information faster than its existing fleet of camera-and-sensor ladened minivans.

bloomberg.com by Mark Gurman and Alan Levin, 3 min read

I/O-wise, the new MacBook Pro is possibly the most open device Apple has ever built. There is literally not a single proprietary port on it. You get four universal high-speed ports that can each draw or supply power, send and receive data and transfer video and audio. It’s really pretty neat.

medium.com by Adam Geitgey, 5 min read
News

In honor of World AIDS Day, Apple is offering more ways than ever for customers to join (RED) in its mission to create an AIDS-free generation.

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Cook met with USA TODAY to discuss the company’s expanded corporate partnership with (RED), the 20-person organization founded by U2 singer Bono that has had an outsized impact on those suffering from HIV/AIDS by providing life-saving medicines.

usatoday.com by Marco Della Cava, 5 min read
Reviews

A large number of iCloud users have reportedly received spam in the form of unsolicited Calendar event invitations over the last week.

macrumors.com by Tim Hardwick, 1 min read
Rumors

Rumors continue to stack up claiming that next year’s iPhone will ship with a curved display, but The Wall Street Journal suggests that such a smartphone is just “one of more than 10 prototypes being considered.”

cultofmac.com by Luke Dormehl, 1 min read
Others

You love technology, but not everyone does. For many people computers are confusing, even scary. Malevolent actors know this, and try to deliberately trick people online. From ads that look like download buttons to ransomware pop-ups, the web is full of deception-based design, intended to take advantage of the less technically inclined.

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howtogeek.com by Justin Pot, 4 min read

Investigators have warned consumers they face potentially fatal risks after 99% of fake Apple chargers failed a basic safety test.

bbc.com, 2 min read

We are sorry that some of our users are receiving spam calendar invitations. We are actively working to address this issue by identifying and blocking suspicious senders and spam in the invites being sent.

macrumors.com by Juli Clover, 1 min read
Finally

Truth is, there’s no one right way to migrate. I’ve tried them all, and they all have their issues. Let’s walk through the options and consider their strengths and weaknesses.

sixcolors.com by Jason Snell, 5 min read

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