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How and why to use FIDO Security Keys for Apple ID

In a world that needs Apple’s recently-improved Lockdown Mode to protect good people against bad actors, high-risk individuals should consider using physical security keys to protect their Apple ID.

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US judge temporarily blocks Microsoft's Activision deal at request of FTC

A federal judge has granted an injunction against the $69 billion deal, ahead of a hearing scheduled for later this month.

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6 ways iPadOS 17 makes iPads more productive

Tweaks to Stage Manager, better PDF handling, new Safari tools, interactive Lock Screen widgets, Freeform additions and a much smarter keyboard are the most helpful features in the upcoming release.

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EU to offer $8.7 billion in aid to make chips, communication tech

The funding, which was planned by 14 member nations, is expected to attract another $14.7 billion in private investments.

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WWDC: What’s new for enterprise admins and device management?

Apple Silicon, new Macs, and the new Vision Pro are the hardware stars at WWDC 2023, but IT pros need to know what Apple has to help them manage devices better.

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Apple Silicon remains the star of WWDC

I don’t believe for one second that Vision Pro could exist without Apple Silicon, which is why Apple’s processors are the true stars of its developer show.

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Who wants a regular laptop with a 100-in. screen?

The augmented reality PC is finally here. Though the PC is real, the display is virtual — even Apple might make one!

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US working on new laws to ban investments in Chinese tech firms

The new regulations will stop the flow of US investments into Chinese firms working on advanced semiconductors, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.

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WWDC: Apple gets back to the Mac in PC sales attack

In a mixed-up reality, Apple hopes to boost Mac sales with new models designed to reflect the excitement over its AR news at WWDC.

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20 seconds to smarter Chromebook multitasking

Ready to give your ChromeOS productivity a pleasant push forward? Google's magnificent new multitasking improvement is exactly what you need.

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China appeals to Japan to halt export restrictions as chip war escalates

Japan’s decision to ban the export of chip-making technology to China comes days after the latter banned the use of semiconductors manufactured by US-based chipmaker Micron.

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After China's Micron ban, US lawmakers urge sanctions on chips from CXMT

After the Chinese government said it was banning the use of some Micron chips due to security risks, US lawmakers lobby for a ban on one of its biggest Chinese competitors.

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UK announces $1.2B chip strategy, faces criticism over funding size

Two years after the UK government promised it would introduce forward a national semiconductor strategy, a new policy paper outlines its efforts to make the UK an industry leader.

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Meta is working on its own chip, data center design for AI workloads

The Facebook parent said that it is working on a new AI-optimized data center design and the second phase of its 16,000 GPU supercomputer for AI research.

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Is Apple’s supply chain creaking?

Reports from Apple’s third-party repair program claim that access to parts has become limited — is this a supply chain challenge?

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Micron to invest $3.6B for Japanese production of DRAM chips

Having already invested billions of dollars in the US chip sector, Micron has announced it will be the first company to bring extreme ultraviolet lithography production methods to Japan.

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Europe must lead in semiconductor manufacturing: EU Commissioner

While European research has been vital for advanced chip manufacturing, it is not enough to make the bloc industry leaders, the EU Commissioner said.

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India’s Tata joins Apple’s exclusive iPhone-manufacturing club

Tata Group has reportedly joined the world’s exclusive group of iPhone manufacturers and will begin building iPhones in India later this year.


Foxconn commits $500 million to set up new manufacturing unit in India

The new unit in the state of Telangana is expected to create 25,000 new jobs, the state’s IT minister KT Rama Rao said via a tweet.

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Post-PC? Apple gives iPads Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro

The Apple tablet now has a host of pro apps available, making it an even more viable PC replacement.

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