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Samsung issues global recall of Galaxy Note 7, replacement program announced

09/02/2016, 07:09 am

After a week of analysis of 35 dramatic battery failures, Samsung has issued a global recall for the Galaxy Note 7 "phablet" -- but the process will take some time, and how it will be executed is not known.

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Apple activates official Twitter account ahead of Sept. 7 event

09/02/2016, 12:09 am

It seems Apple has finally decided to curate an official corporate presence on Twitter, as evidenced by the activation of a long-dormant verified account bearing the company's name on Friday.

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Samsung says Apple's Supreme Court position could encourage abuse of patent system

09/01/2016, 03:09 pm

Preparing for its upcoming battle with Apple at the U.S. Supreme Court, Samsung this week submitted a written argument suggesting that Apple's position could open the door to deep abuses of the American patent system.

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Misfit debuts Apple-exclusive Ray fitness tracker colors, new Shine 2 options

09/01/2016, 12:09 pm

Wearable device maker Misfit on Thursday unveiled new color options for its Shine 2 and Ray fitness trackers, the latter of which is slated to arrive at Apple's retail stores this fall in Apple-inspired colors.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 bursting battery shipment stop may escalate to a recall

09/01/2016, 12:09 pm

The hold on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipments because of quality issues that began on Wednesday may escalate to a wider consumer recall for the device, according to reports out of South Korea.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls EU tax ruling 'total political crap,' cites potential anti-US sentiment

09/01/2016, 03:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook called the European Commission's recent ruling that left his company saddled with a 13 billion ($14.5 billion) tax bill "total political crap" in an interview published Thursday, suggesting Apple was targeted in the European Union probe.

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Dropbox confirms exposure of 68M account credentials, says no evidence of improper access

08/31/2016, 08:08 pm

Dropbox has confirmed reports claiming a data breach in 2012 disclosed the credentials of more than 68 million accounts, but notes an internal investigation uncovered no indication of improper account access.

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Samsung announces Gear S3 iOS-compatible smartwatches, one with LTE

08/31/2016, 04:08 pm

On Wednesday, Samsung updated its Tizen-based smartwatch offerings with the LTE-connected Gear S3 Frontier and wi-fi Gear S3 Classic, promisimg iOS compatibility for both at some point.

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CBS All Access follows in Hulu's footsteps with more expensive 'ad-free' option

08/31/2016, 03:08 pm

CBS on Wednesday announced a new tier for its All Access streaming service, allowing people to watch TV shows without commercial interruptions -- in most cases.

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Samsung stops shipments of 'exploding' Galaxy Note 7 phones

08/31/2016, 01:08 pm

After multiple reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery exploding during charging, the company has delayed rollout of the new "phablet" in undisclosed markets for additional quality control testing.

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Apple opens job positions for Turi 'machine learning division'

08/31/2016, 01:08 pm

Not long after confirming its takeover of artificial intelligence and machine learning firm Turi, Apple is already beginning to make related hirings, referring to the company as its "new machine learning division" in official listings.

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Judge tosses key claims in Monster lawsuit against Beats

08/30/2016, 11:08 pm

A California superior court judge on Monday threw out key claims in a lawsuit alleging Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre swindled audio company Monster out of its investment in the Beats by Dre headphone brand just prior to Apple's acquisition in 2014.

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Apple debuts new 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

08/30/2016, 05:08 pm

Answering the call of power users -- and avid iPhone photographers -- Apple on Tuesday expanded its iCloud storage options to include a 2-terabyte tier priced at $19.99 per month.

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Google to bring Waze ridesharing San Francisco-wide, may set stage for driverless service

08/30/2016, 05:08 pm

Google is reportedly taking its first real steps into ridesharing via its Waze navigation app, entering into competition with Uber and Lyft, and potentially setting up a tougher market if and when Apple launches its self-driving car.

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BitTorrent app Transmission once again source of macOS malware

08/30/2016, 04:08 pm

Once again, BitTorrent client Transmission has distributed malware to some users through an altered installer, with downloaders of the software on Aug. 28 and 29 probably infected by the "Keydnap" package.

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Turkey's deputy PM encourages Apple to move in wake of EU tax ruling

08/30/2016, 01:08 pm

On Tuesday the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey extended an open invitation for Apple to move its international operations to that country, in the wake of a E.U. ruling ordering Ireland to collect $14.5 billion in back taxes from the company.

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New Apple patent would allow touch-sensing surfaces made using Liquidmetal tech

08/30/2016, 12:08 pm

An Apple patent published on Tuesday could potentially be applied to building touch-sensing surfaces, including screens, using material concepts first developed by Liquidmetal Technology.

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Tim Cook responds to $14.5B EU tax bill with open letter, says decision will be reversed

08/30/2016, 08:08 am

After being hit with a $14.5 billion tab for alleged unpaid back taxes, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook published an open letter to the "Apple Community" on Tuesday, saying he is "confident" that the decision from the European Commission will be reversed.

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Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board as firms prep driverless cars

08/29/2016, 07:08 pm

Alphabet executive David Drummond, leads a number of Google investment arms including GV, recently stepped down from Uber's board as the two companies work to bring their respective self-driving car projects to market.

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Apple event invite inspires wild speculation about 'iPhone 7' iris scanning, bokeh, more

08/29/2016, 03:08 pm

As has become customary with Apple event invitations, fans are dissecting the minimalistic graphic associated with its Sept. 7 keynote invitation, in a futile attempt to glean clues. In reality, all of the guesses are probably just some form of wish fulfillment.

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