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The Absher app, available in the Apple and Google apps stores in Saudi Arabia, allows men to track the whereabouts of their wives and daughters. Apple App Store/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Gizmodo's Kashmir Hill tried to disconnect from all Amazon products, including smart speakers, as part of a bigger experiment in living without the major tech players. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Why We Can't Break Up With Big Tech

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An Apple executive talks about group FaceTime during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Apple says it has disabled group FaceTime after a bug was revealed letting callers eavesdrop on recipients before they accepted a call. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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People walk past an Apple store in Beijing in December 2018. Apple CEO cited weaker-than-expected iPhone sales in China as the company lowered its quarterly revenue estimates Wednesday. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple already employs more people in Austin than it does in any other city outside of its California headquarters. The new campus will be near its existing facility in the North Austin area. Apple hide caption

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Different apples need different controlled storage environments. For example, Honeycrisps are sensitive to low temperatures so you can't put them in cold environments right after they've been harvested. And Fujis can't take high carbon dioxide levels. Getty Images/Westend61 hide caption

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Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer, speaks about the new Apple Watch Series 4 at the company's product-launch event in Cupertino, Calif., on Wednesday. The new Watch includes a sensor allowing users to take an electrocardiogram they can share with their doctor. Stephen Lam/Reuters hide caption

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Apple, the world's most valuable publicly traded company, became the first to reach the milestone $1 trillion market value. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple Becomes World's 1st Private-Sector Company Worth $1 Trillion

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Tim Cook visited the NPR offices in Washington, D.C., in 2015. On Monday, he spoke with NPR about Apple users' privacy and the importance of trade to global relationships. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Apple Requested 'Zero' Personal Data In Deals With Facebook, CEO Tim Cook Says

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A child plays with a mobile phone while riding in a New York subway in December. Two major Apple investors urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone use among children. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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The Nasdaq composite index, which includes many tech stocks, has lost nearly 7 percent since March 12. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tech Stocks Have Lost Some Of Their Luster, Dragging The Stock Market Lower

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The iOS 11 control center is displayed on the iPhone 8 Plus in New York in September. Apple says its iOS devices are among those affected by the Meltdown vulnerability. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Apple says that it slows the processors in some of its older phones, such as its iPhone 6s Plus, to match their aging, less powerful batteries. Cole Bennetts/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple Says It Slows Older iPhones To Save Their Battery Life

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The FBI is struggling to access the cellphone of the Texas church shooter, which is reportedly an iPhone, reigniting the debate over encryption. Brandon Chew/NPR hide caption

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