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A thread on Reddit late Monday linked to a cache of Dropbox usernames and corresponding passwords allegedly gleaned from a Dropbox breach, but the company maintains its servers were not infiltrated and instead placed blame on an unnamed third-party service. Along with the approximately 400 usernames and passwords posted to Pastebin in plain text, hackers claimed to be in possession of access data for up to 7 million accounts taken directly from Dropbox servers, reports...
After the European Union's antitrust watchdog pressured reform, Ireland's government is expected to announce changes to its tax residency policies, phasing out the popular multinational tax loophole employed by Apple to save billions of dollars. Source: European Commission According to two sources familiar with the matter, Ireland will "phase out" the well-known "Double Irish" tax arrangement large U.S. corporations like Apple and Google use to save billions of dollars...
In an interview discussing Finland's recent sovereign debt downgrade, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Apple's iPhone and iPad helped kill Nokia and the paper industry, both vital cogs in the country's economy. Finland Prime Minister Alexander Stubb. | Source: Alexander Stubb via Twitter Stubb told CNBC on Monday that Apple's popular iOS devices were contributors to the downfall of Finland's economy and the subsequent performance of its debt rating, which Standard &...
Dropbox-owned Mailbox on Monday announced that an open beta of a forthcoming Mac version is now available to all comers, while the original iOS app receives new gesture customization features and UI tweaks for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In a post to its Twitter account, Mailbox confirmed that its Mac beta client is now available to the general public. The developer released an initial public beta to select users in August. Along with open availability, the latest...
With new iPad Air and iPad mini models expected to be introduced on Thursday, a newly leaked logic board claimed to be from a 2014 iPad Air purports to show an A8X processor, as well as an Elpida RAM module with 2 gigabytes of memory. The alleged iPad Air board was discovered on Monday by Apple.club.tw, which took a closer look at the Elpida RAM module. The numbers on the chip suggest that it hosts 2 gigabytes of RAM, which would be double that of previous generation...
Apple on Monday pushed an update to the public beta of its next-generation desktop operating system, granting members of the prerelease program access to a sixth revision that brings it up to speed with the version released to developers late last week. Public beta members will find the new version available via the Updates tab in the Mac App Store. While the exact changes are not enumerated, it likely matches up with the third "golden master" version that registered...
Though Apple has been rumored to be working on a redesigned MacBook Air with a high-resolution Retina display for some time, the device will not launch at this Thursday's media event in Cupertino, Calif., according to a new report. Citing sources familiar with the matter, John Paczkowski of Re/code reported on Monday that the rumored new MacBook Air will not debut. He did, however, reiterate that the company is in fact planning to launch a new iMac with a...
New data shows the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5s were the top three selling smartphones at all four major U.S. carriers over the last month, giving Apple complete dominance of its home market. The latest monthly wireless store survey from Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley shows that Apple's flagship 4.7-inch iPhone 6 was the best selling smartphone at AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile in September and through the first portion of October. The larger...
James Comey, director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, has once again slammed Apple's iPhone and devices running Android that can hold secure, encrypted data that is inaccessible by law enforcement, saying that such capabilities allow users to "place themselves beyond the law." Comey's remarks came during an interview with 60 Minutes, during which he said he believes unbreakable encryption of user data has "gone too far." He said he's concerned that even...
Apple is set to expand the availability of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus later this month, as the company announced on Monday that the handsets would begin rolling out in three dozen new countries -- including rising key markets India and China -- on Oct. 17. The small principality of Monaco will join India and China in the Oct. 17 launch, with Israel following on Oct. 23 and the Czech Republic, French West Indies, Greenland, Malta, Poland, Reunion Island and South...
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