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MediaTek gets HomePod Wi-Fi chip orders, angling to be iPhone modem supplier

07/02/2018, 08:07 am

MediaTek is potentially getting closer to potentially becoming an iPhone modem supplier, after supply chain sources of a report claim the Taiwanese manufacturer is probably going to supply Wi-Fi chips to Apple for the HomePod.

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Five reasons to not buy the Amazon Fire TV Cube

07/01/2018, 12:07 pm

Amazon's new Fire TV Cube shows promise as a set-top box with hands-free voice controls, but after a short period of using the device, it is apparent there are some issues that need to be ironed out to make the Cube better.

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This week on AI: 2018 iPad, Apple Watch & MacBook Air updates, unlimited carrier plans & more

06/30/2018, 12:06 am

Some of the stories you were most interested in this week included this year's rumored MacBook, iPad, and Apple Watch updates, the graphics tech in macOS Mojave, and which carrier to pick for an unlimited iPhone plan.

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Microsoft's next Surface product might be just pocket-sized

06/29/2018, 02:06 pm

Microsoft's long-rumored "Andromeda" device will be a "pocketable" Surface product, further smearing the line between phones, tablets, and laptops, according to a leaked internal document.

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How do a pair of HomePods compare to a $180 soundbar?

06/29/2018, 12:06 pm

The HomePod offers great audio quality, and as a pair, fantastic stereo music playback. But are two HomePods enough to replace a soundbar in a home theater system that is half the price of a single speaker? AppleInsider finds out.

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Qualcomm's bid to block iPhone imports 'magnifies' antitrust practices, consumers contend

06/28/2018, 09:06 pm

A group of consumers suing Qualcomm over alleged antitrust practices on Thursday filed a motion to prevent the chipmaker from obtaining a U.S. International Trade Commission exclusion order targeting iPhones with Intel modems, saying an import ban would simply amplify anticompetitive behavior.

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AT&T fined $5.25M for '911' call outages that impacted more than 15,000 users [u]

06/28/2018, 06:06 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and AT&T on Thursday issued a joint statement saying the telco will pay out $5.25 million to settle a government probe into two "911" service outages.

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Apple mulls system for helping visually impaired navigate environment

06/28/2018, 08:06 am

Apple has considered ways to help the sensory impaired travel between locations, by using a combination of sensors to model the local environment, then providing tactile feedback to the user advising what objects and structures are near them.

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Apple mulls subscription bundle of Apple Music, News and original video content, report says

06/27/2018, 08:06 pm

Apple is reportedly mulling a subscription bundle that incorporates the company's existing services, namely Apple Music and products sold through the News platform, with a slate of original TV shows widely rumored to be in production.

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Apple once again rumored to transform LA landmark into retail store

06/27/2018, 07:06 pm

A report on Wednesday revived rumors of Apple's interest in turning the Tower Theater, a designated historic-cultural monument in downtown Los Angeles, into a retail outlet, though hard evidence of the company's plans remains elusive.

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Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine slapped with $25 million verdict in Beats royalty suit

06/27/2018, 05:06 pm

Steven Lamar, a former business partner of Beats Electronics founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, has been awarded a $25 million verdict in a lawsuit against his former associates involving royalties for Beats headphones.

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Disney clears DOJ antitrust hurdles for 21st Century Fox takeover

06/27/2018, 02:06 pm

Vying against Comcast, Disney has passed a critical obstacle in its push to acquire 21st Century Fox: antitrust approval from the U.S. Justice Department, contingent on divesting itself of some of Fox's assets should a deal go through.

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Foxconn's Wisconsin deal riskier for taxpayers than originally thought

06/27/2018, 09:06 am

Foxconn's upcoming $10 billion display factory in Wisconsin is more lucrative to the Apple supplier than first thought, with state and municipal sweeteners adding almost an extra $1 billion in benefits above an existing incentive package worth $3 billion, increasing the burden on taxpayers.

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YouTuber Mark Rober has been developing VR tech for Apple's self-driving car project

06/26/2018, 08:06 pm

According to a report on Tuesday, popular YouTube personality Mark Rober has been working with Apple's special projects group since 2015 on the development of virtual reality technology for self-driving cars.

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Apple slips into second place in 2018 'Most Valuable U.S Brands' list

06/26/2018, 10:06 am

Apple clung on to second place in Brand Finance's "U.S. 500 2018," ranking the most valuable U.S. brands, but saw itself eclipsed by a new leader -- Amazon.

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Apple's Schoolwork now available, lets teachers dole out homework on the iPad and iPhone

06/26/2018, 09:06 am

Apple has released the Schoolwork app, which in conjunction with Classroom provides a wide array of teacher and student collaboration, and performance monitoring.

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WPA3 will improve your Wi-Fi security, if your router supports it

06/26/2018, 08:06 am

The Wi-Fi Alliance has started to certify wireless devices for WPA3, a new security protocol replacing the aging WPA2, with it boasting enhanced authentication and encryption measures to protect both consumer and enterprise networks from unauthorized access.

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Apple, other tech firms met with intelligence officials to prepare for midterm elections

06/26/2018, 02:06 am

Eight tech giants, including Apple, met with U.S. intelligence officials at Facebook's California headquarters last month to discuss this year's midterm elections and prepare for potential interference from Russia and other foreign governments.

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Tim Cook talks social advocacy, Apple News curation, more in interview

06/25/2018, 11:06 pm

In an interview that kicked off Fortune's CEO conference on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the company's penchant for wading into the sometimes murky waters of social advocacy, as well as other areas typically avoided by corporate America.

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Watch Apple CEO Tim Cook talk leadership, social issues at 'CEO Initiative' series

06/25/2018, 07:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to sit down and discuss CEO leadership with Fortune executive editor Adam Lashinsky on Monday, a live-streamed event that will kick off the publication's "CEO Initiative" series.

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