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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Facebook 'unintentionally' harvested email contacts from 1.5M users

Facebook 'unintentionally' harvested email contacts from 1.5M users

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it "unintentionally uploaded" the email contacts of some 1.5 million users without their express consent since May 2016, a mistake for which the company is taking steps to correct.

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Facebook confirms plans for voice assistant to match Siri, Alexa & Google Assistant

Facebook confirms plans for voice assistant to match Siri, Alexa & Google Assistant

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it's working on its own voice assistant, carving out a space among competitors like Apple's Siri and Amazon Alexa.

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Wisconsin governor wants to renegotiate Foxconn deal, says promised jobs unlikely

Wisconsin governor wants to renegotiate Foxconn deal, says promised jobs unlikely

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is calling for the state to renegotiate its deal with Foxconn, arguing that the Taiwan-based manufacturer has broken its end of the agreement and won't be able to create the 13,000 jobs it once promised.

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FeatureComparing Apple News+ head-to-head, versus Amazon Kindle Magazines

Comparing Apple News+ head-to-head, versus Amazon Kindle Magazines

Subscribing to read magazines on your iPad is nothing new. Amazon has been doing it for years with Kindle Unlimited, Texture used to do it until Apple bought them, and used it as the core of Apple News+. They're very different, however, and choosing which is right for you comes down to what they offer beyond magazines.

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Early reviews of Samsung's $2K Galaxy Fold marred by many broken screens [u]

Early reviews of Samsung's $2K Galaxy Fold marred by many broken screens [u]

Some of the first reviews of Samsung's $1,980 Galaxy Fold are beginning to hit the internet, but multiple reviewers say they've already managed to break its main 7.3-inch display.

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FeatureHere are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018 & 2019

Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018 & 2019

Once an expensive niche option — and still that way in some cases — CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the intros in 2018 and 2019, the latest being Toyota, Nissan, and Hyundai models announced ahead of the New York International Auto Show.

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Sonos speakers enable voice control for Apple Music via Amazon's Alexa

Sonos speakers enable voice control for Apple Music via Amazon's Alexa

Owners of Sonos speakers in the U.S. and U.K. can now use Alexa voice controls for Apple Music, continuing the rollout of Apple's service across Alexa-capable devices.

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Apple's ultraportable MacBook is on sale from $799 ($500 to $600 off) while supplies last

Apple's ultraportable MacBook is on sale from $799 ($500 to $600 off) while supplies last

Just in, another $50 price drop, matching the lowest prices ever. Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo has just issued steep discounts on 12-inch MacBooks with savings of up to $600 off and free expedited shipping, plus 0% financing incentives.

Hands-OnHands on: JBL's fully-wireless Powerbeats Pro rival, the Endurance Peak

Hands on: JBL's fully-wireless Powerbeats Pro rival, the Endurance Peak

AppleInsider is currently testing one of the newest options in the world of fully wireless earbuds for your iPhone or Apple Watch, JBL's fitness-focused Endurance Peak.

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T-Mobile working with Apple to bring robocall screening to iPhones

T-Mobile working with Apple to bring robocall screening to iPhones

With the help of Apple, T-Mobile is aiming to bring a new anti-robocall technology to iPhones "in the near future," a report said on Wednesday.

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ExclusiveKiller deals: Save up to $300 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro on top of recent price drops

Killer deals: Save up to $300 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro on top of recent price drops

Extended for a limited time only, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking hundreds off quad-core Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros, as well as six-core 15-inch MacBook Pros with our exclusive coupon. These discounts are on top of Apple's recent price drops on 2TB and 4TB models, potentially savings shoppers up to $700 compared to Q1 pricing.

Qualcomm keeps quiet about Apple deal value following lawsuit settlement

Qualcomm keeps quiet about Apple deal value following lawsuit settlement

Qualcomm has no intention of revealing how much it will benefit from a payment and licensing agreement reached with Apple at the start of a potentially expensive patent licensing trial, CEO Steve Mollenkopf advises, insisting the legal dispute is behind the two companies as they work on new products.

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Apple said to be unifying Find My Friends & Find My iPhone, developing Tile-style tracker

Apple said to be unifying Find My Friends & Find My iPhone, developing Tile-style tracker

Apple is reportedly working to merge Find My Friends and Find My iPhone into a single app, and even compete with Tile by launching a new object-tracking tag.

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The pay's the thing — collapsed Bill Gates & Steve Jobs rivalry musical 'Nerds' producer sued for $6M

The pay's the thing — collapsed Bill Gates & Steve Jobs rivalry musical 'Nerds' producer sued for $6M

Carl Levin, the producer of the ill-fated Broadway musical "Nerds" about the rivalry between technology titans Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, has become the target of a $6 million lawsuit alleging he lied to investors about the show's funding in order to secure more backing.

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Amazon knocks up to $200 off current iPad Pros, $20 off 2019 iPad Airs, delivering the lowest prices ever

Amazon knocks up to $200 off current iPad Pros, $20 off 2019 iPad Airs, delivering the lowest prices ever

Just in time for Mother's Day and graduation gift-giving, Amazon has issued triple digit markdowns on Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, delivering the lowest prices seen to date on the latest models. Apple's new 2019 iPad Air is also $20 off while supplies last.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou declares run for presidency of Taiwan

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou declares run for presidency of Taiwan

Foxconn's chairman, Terry Gou, said on Wednesday that he's running to become President of Taiwan, a move that could trigger political and economic waves including at Apple.

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EditorialEditorial: The big loser in the Apple - Qualcomm settlement isn't Intel, it's Android

Editorial: The big loser in the Apple - Qualcomm settlement isn't Intel, it's Android

Without Apple buying its 5G modems in annual volumes greater than 200M units, Intel had little chance of staying afloat in competition with Qualcomm. However, the Open Handset Alliance of Android phone makers is the bigger casualty of the deal, because they're losing the strongest marketing point they've had to rival iPhones in ten years: exclusive access to Qualcomm's leading 5G modem chips.

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Apple self-driving car project advancing, discussions about sensors being had with suppliers

Apple self-driving car project advancing, discussions about sensors being had with suppliers

Apple is stepping up its automotive efforts as part of "Project Titan," with the firm reportedly in discussions with a number of component suppliers about LiDAR sensors that could be used in the iPhone maker's next generation of self-driving vehicle systems.

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Apple looking at updated 4.7-inch iPhone based on iPhone 8 for spring 2020

Apple looking at updated 4.7-inch iPhone based on iPhone 8 for spring 2020

A Taiwanese report claims that Apple may revive the iPhone 8 with updated internals early in 2020, but analysts are wary of the proposition.

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Latest Apple 'Shot on iPhone' video uses iPhone XS to showcase nature's fury around the world [u]

Latest Apple 'Shot on iPhone' video uses iPhone XS to showcase nature's fury around the world [u]

Apple has published a new video in its 'Shot on iPhone' series to its YouTube channel. 'Don't Mess with Mother' shows Mother Nature in all its forms from undersea life to plants and an avalanche.

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FeatureWith AirPower dead, what does the future hold for Apple's wireless charging tech?

With AirPower dead, what does the future hold for Apple's wireless charging tech?

AirPower is dead. While that particular accessory will never see the light of day, there are technologies that were going to be shown off in the AirPower that can still be scavenged from the corpse — and some limitations that Apple is now unshackled from, now that the AirPower is gone.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Apple pulls TikTok from India's App Store in compliance with government ban

Apple pulls TikTok from India's App Store in compliance with government ban

Following weeks of legal wrangling, Apple and Google on Wednesday complied with government demands and removed popular video sharing app TikTok from their respective app stores.

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Class action suit alleges 'misleading' Apple financial statements amount to securities fraud

Class action suit alleges 'misleading' Apple financial statements amount to securities fraud

A new class action lawsuit takes Apple to task over an always rosy outlook on future financials, claiming company executives made materially false statements concerning the health of its main business, iPhone, leading up to a revenue guidance correction in January.

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Intel exits 5G smartphone modem business on heels of Apple-Qualcomm settlement

Intel exits 5G smartphone modem business on heels of Apple-Qualcomm settlement

Apple supplier Intel on Tuesday announced plans to exit the 5G smartphone modem business, with the decision arriving on the heels of a settlement reached in the wide sprawling Apple v. Qualcomm legal battle.

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Planned T-Mobile-Sprint merger reportedly unlikely to pass DOJ scrutiny, T-Mobile CEO Legere disagrees

Planned T-Mobile-Sprint merger reportedly unlikely to pass DOJ scrutiny, T-Mobile CEO Legere disagrees

A report on Tuesday claims the U.S. Department of Justice in April told T-Mobile and Sprint that a planned merger will not pass muster as currently structured, putting the massive $26 billion deal in jeopardy.

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Apple to integrate Qualcomm's 5G chips in iPhone by 2020, report says

Apple to integrate Qualcomm's 5G chips in iPhone by 2020, report says

A surprise settlement in a years-long legal battle over licensing and patents has opened the door for Apple to adopt Qualcomm 5G modems, but the chips are not expected to reach iPhone until 2020.

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Netflix says it doesn't expect Apple TV+ or Disney+ to 'materially affect' income

Netflix says it doesn't expect Apple TV+ or Disney+ to 'materially affect' income

Netflix on Tuesday said that it doesn't see much threat from two upcoming competitors, Apple TV+ and Disney+, each launching towards the end of 2019.

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Apple, Qualcomm reach modem licensing deal to end 'no license, no chips' trial

Apple, Qualcomm reach modem licensing deal to end 'no license, no chips' trial

Apple and Qualcomm have hammered out a deal, concluding a high-stakes patent licensing trial scheduled to start on Tuesday before it even really began.

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ReviewReview: The iMac 5K with Intel i9 & Vega graphics encroaches on iMac Pro territory

Review: The iMac 5K with Intel i9 & Vega graphics encroaches on iMac Pro territory

The 2019 iMac spans a wide range in terms of performance, with the most powerful of the lot the 27-inch iMac 5K with the Intel i9 processor. AppleInsider goes in-depth with this beast of a machine.

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Leaked docs show Facebook weaponized user data against competitors, with little regard for privacy

Leaked docs show Facebook weaponized user data against competitors, with little regard for privacy

In the past, Facebook executives including CEO Mark Zuckerberg regularly wielded user data as a tool to reward partners and smash rivals, according to some 4,000 pages of leaked emails, messages, and other documents spanning from 2011 to 2015.

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VideoReview: Logitech Slim Pro Folio is a great iPad keyboard, though not necessarily slim

Review: Logitech Slim Pro Folio is a great iPad keyboard, though not necessarily slim

The Logitech Slim Folio Pro Keyboard is a new option for 2018 iPad Pro owners. It is a capable backlit keyboard that runs less than Apple's own Smart Keyboard Folio but tacks on a few more features.

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2018 MacBook Air Retina display spec changed to 400 nits, but hardware is unchanged

2018 MacBook Air Retina display spec changed to 400 nits, but hardware is unchanged

Apple has made a quiet change to the MacBook Air's specifications on its website, with an update to the Apple website revealing the 13-inch Retina-equipped model's panel has changed from 300 nits of brightness to 400 nits.

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ReviewReview: Wynd is a portable air purifier that could benefit from HomeKit integration

Review: Wynd is a portable air purifier that could benefit from HomeKit integration

Air quality has become a bigger concern for many in recent years. We've seen a handful of different monitoring devices as well as larger air purifiers, but Wynd is a new class of device that combines both a tracker and purifier into a compact package.

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Apple's temporary Fifth Avenue store coping with bed bug infestation

Apple's temporary Fifth Avenue store coping with bed bug infestation

Apple's Fifth Avenue temp store — handling traffic during renovations at its iconic New York City cube — has reportedly been dealing with a bed bug problem for weeks.

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Tim Cook says Apple is 'heartbroken' over Notre Dame fire and will donate to rebuilding work

Tim Cook says Apple is 'heartbroken' over Notre Dame fire and will donate to rebuilding work

Apple's Tim Cook has tweeted relief that there were no serious casualties in the Notre Dame fire, and said that the company would be donating to efforts to rebuild what he described as a "symbol of hope."

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TSMC's 6-nanometer process could be used in 'A14' chip in 2020 iPhone

TSMC's 6-nanometer process could be used in 'A14' chip in 2020 iPhone

Following its work on a 7-nanometer chip production process, TSMC has revealed it has created a 6-nanometer version that has the potential to be ready for mass production in time to make Apple-designed A-series chips destined for the 2020 iPhones.

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OWC ships Aura Pro X2 SSDs for upgrading select Macs

OWC ships Aura Pro X2 SSDs for upgrading select Macs

OWC on Tuesday launched several Aura Pro X2 SSD drives and upgrade kits, meant to enhance speed and capacity on a select range of older Macs.

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Apple working on ways to use an iPad as a display for the Mac

Apple working on ways to use an iPad as a display for the Mac

The next version of macOS is expected to add a feature, codenamed "Sidecar," which lets you extend your Mac's desktop to a second monitor or even iPad — functionally the same way as the third-party Luna Display and other software utilities.

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Razer Core X Chroma Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure adds 4 USB-A & Gigabit Ethernet

Razer Core X Chroma Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure adds 4 USB-A & Gigabit Ethernet

Gaming peripheral producer Razer has introduced an updated version of its Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure, with the Core X Chroma offering a better power supply than the original model, increased connectivity options, and customizable RGB lighting.

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