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Google unveils Pixel 3 phone, Pixel Slate tablet & Google Home Hub

10/09/2018, 12:10 pm

Firing its latest salvos at Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft, Google on Tuesday announced several new devices, led by its Pixel 3 and 3 XL Android smartphones.

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Apple's Tim Cook visits Shanghai amid alleged Chinese iCloud spy chip debacle

10/09/2018, 10:10 am

Apple's CEO is making a surprise tour of Shanghai, possibly in response to the controversy over a report claiming Chinese spy chips were inserted into Apple servers.

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Apple's work on electromagnets could help protect future iPads and iPhones when dropped

10/09/2018, 10:10 am

Apple is considering ways it could use electromagnets to make changes to the way accessories or devices can magnetically connect to each other, including correcting alignment issues for covers and potentially helping a case provide even more protection for a dropped iPhone or iPad.

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Devialet reveals $999 Phantom Reactor, hints at possible AirPlay 2 support

10/09/2018, 08:10 am

Devialet on Tuesday revealed the Phantom Reactor, a smaller version of its signature Phantom speaker intended to be affordable beyond the wealthy.

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Security researcher cited in Bloomberg's China spy chip investigation casts doubt on story's veracity [u]

10/08/2018, 10:10 pm

Security researcher Joe Fitzpatrick, one of the few sources named in Bloomberg Businessweek's bombshell China hack investigation, in a podcast this week said he felt uneasy after reading the article in part because its claims almost perfectly echoed theories on hardware implants he shared with journalist Jordan Robertson.

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Apple's iPhone network provisioning tech target of patent lawsuit

10/08/2018, 06:10 pm

Apple is again in the crosshairs of Uniloc, with the patent aggregator alleging the process by which iPhone and cellular-connected iPad and Apple Watch models infringes on owned intellectual property.

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Google+ shutting down in wake of allegations of weak user data security

10/08/2018, 02:10 pm

Google has confirmed it will be closing down the social network Google+ in August next year as part of a data protection initiative called Project Strobe, but a report alleges the initiative itself was caused through Google wanting to avoid regulatory scrutiny from exposing the private data of hundreds of thousands of users.

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Facebook Portal sets up video chat hardware fight with Amazon, Google

10/08/2018, 09:10 am

Facebook has launched its own smart device in the form of the Portal -- a pair of smart assistants specifically designed for connectivity through the social media venue.

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No evidence of spy chips, Apple insists in letter to US Congress [u]

10/07/2018, 09:10 pm

Apple hasn't detected unusual transmissions or other evidence servers were infiltrated with Chinese spy chips, the company's VP of Information Security insisted in a letter to Congress on Sunday.

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Exploit the power of iOS 12 and your new iPhone XS with these ten apps

10/06/2018, 08:10 am

You've got a new phone, now make it work hard for you. With every iPhone update there comes a flood of new iOS apps and upgrades. Some of them are essentials, some just show what the new iOS is capable of -- and a very few are both. AppleInsider picks the ten most notable new or significantly updated apps.

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Apple launched investigation into Bloomberg's China hack claims, 'found nothing'

10/05/2018, 09:10 pm

Apple reportedly launched a wide-reaching internal investigation into an explosive report claiming Chinese spies compromised its servers in what boils down to a complex supply chain hack, but came up empty in its examination.

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Firefox gets support for Google's WebP image format, leaving Apple Safari as main holdout

10/05/2018, 02:10 pm

Mozilla this week announced that it will support Google's compressed WebP image format in Firefox, leaving Apple's Safari as the one flagship browser without any compatibility.

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UK's GCHQ, U.S. officials cast doubt on iCloud server spy chip report

10/05/2018, 09:10 am

A report claiming Apple and almost 30 other companies were targeted by Chinese spies embedding chips in hardware has faced more scrutiny over the last 24 hours, with government officials and security agencies sharing doubts over the story's accuracy.

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Apple running free coding sessions across European stores for EU Code Week

10/05/2018, 08:10 am

On Friday Apple announced plans to offer some 2,000 free coding workshops across its European stores between Oct. 6 and 21, reflecting its participation in EU Code Week.

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Boot Camp users may want to wait to install the latest Windows 10 update

10/04/2018, 02:10 pm

Users of Boot Camp may want to hold off on the October update for Windows 10, as users are reporting instances of file deletions and issues with Intel drivers, both of which are causing problems for some using Microsoft's operating system on their Mac.

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Apple might enhance Apple Pencil, touchscreens with ultrasonic technology

10/04/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple is looking into ways to use ultrasonic-based technology to perform touch sensing, including creating new layers for touch screens and potential changes to the Apple Pencil to include ultrasonic transducers for more accurate movement detection.

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Apple exploring use of ear detection in future over-ear headphones

10/04/2018, 10:10 am

Apple is examining ways to improve the listening experience when using earphones, including automatically adjusting the audio based on a user's ear shape in over-ear headphones, and even automatically switching channels between the left and right ear cups if the headphones are worn the wrong way around.

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Apple tops Interbrand's Best Global Brands list for sixth year running

10/04/2018, 08:10 am

For the sixth year in a row, Apple is leading an annual brand ranking published by consulting firm Interbrand, although Amazon is nipping at the iPhone producer's heels.

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Apple denies claim China slipped spy chips into its iCloud server hardware [u]

10/04/2018, 07:10 am

A Bloomberg report claims Apple, Amazon, and almost 30 other companies were the subject of hacking by Chinese spies embedding chips in hardware for surveillance purposes, a story that Apple has now twice refuted as "wrong and misinformed."

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Apple sued over AirDrop technology

10/03/2018, 08:10 pm

Patent troll Uniloc returned to form on Wednesday after a months-long hiatus from lobbing allegations against Apple, this time challenging the company's AirDrop file sharing technology with a 2006 Philips patent.

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