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Apple is temporarily closing more stores due to COVID-19

Apple Apple will temporarily close more than 20 of its retail locations in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas as coronavirus cases continue to climb in those states. In an update on its website first spotted by Bloomberg, the company indicates five Apple Stores in Georgia, five in North Carolina and about a dozen in Texas …

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Apple will produce Ridley Scott’s upcoming Napoleon biopic

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Apple is determined to land more big-name movies as it grows its TV+ service. Deadline has learned that Apple will back and produce Kitbag, a Ridley Scott-directed movie starring Joaquin Phoenix of Joker fame as Napoleon Bonaparte. The movie will document the rapid rise of the French emperor through the lens of his …

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The next MacBook Pro may bring back the MagSafe connector

Engadget Apple is planning a new design for the MacBook Pro that will mark the return of the the MagSafe charger, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and analyst Ming-chi Kuo (as reported by 9to5Mac). The laptop will come in 14- and 16-inch sizes and likely be revealed in the third quarter of 2021. The new …

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After white supremacists storm US capitol, Apple expands racial justice initiative

An artist’s rendering of the Propel Center in Atlanta, one of the programs Apple will invest in. Apple Another angle on the center. Apple Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised a “major” announcement today, and now it has hit the wires: Apple has announced new programs in its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, or …

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Apple Suspends Parler From App Store, Amazon Kicks It Off Web Hosting Service

Apple has suspended Parler, a conservative social media service, from its App Store, saying the app’s owner hasn’t done enough to deal with threats of violence on the platform. Meanwhile, Amazon dealt the service a potential death blow by kicking it off its web hosting service, citing the same reason, BuzzFeed News reported. UPDATE (Jan. …

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Amazon cuts off Parler’s web hosting following Apple, Google bans

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Amazon Web Services is suspending Parler’s access to its hosting services at the end of the weekend, potentially driving the service offline unless it can find a new provider. “Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan …

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Apple kicks Parler out of the App Store

Hollie Adams via Getty Images Apple has removed Parler from the App Store for failing to moderate its community. On January 8th, Apple gave the company, which operates a social media network popular with Donald Trump supporters and the far-right, 24 hours to take a tougher stance on content the company said “encourages illegal activity.” …

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Big Tech’s Freedom of Speech Purge Pushes People to Censorship-Resistant Blockchain Social Media

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>During the last few days, the world has watched the Big Tech and social media crackdown after the incident that took place at Capitol Hill a few days ago. During the last 48 hours, U.S. President Donald Trump, a great number of right-wing supporters, and literally anyone who speaks out against the …

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Google bans Parler from Android app store

Enlarge / Google’s corporate headquarters. Alex Tai | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Google has banned the conservative social media app Parler from its Play Store for Android. In a statement to Ars, Google said it was enforcing long-standing policies requiring that social media apps remove “egregious content like posts that incite violence.” …

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Apple releases limited edition AirPods Pro to celebrate the Year of the Ox

Apple has launched a pair of limited edition AirPods Pro for the Year of the Ox, and it’s cute enough that even those who don’t celebrate the Lunar New Year may be inclined to buy it. The pair’s charging case comes engraved with a special ox icon, which is also printed on the box the …

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