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Default Samsung messaging app randomly spamming contacts with pictures

07/03/2018, 09:07 am

An unusual glitch in Samsung Messages is causing some phones to randomly send photos to contacts without prompting users first.

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New SD card format will transfer at nearly a gigabyte per second

07/02/2018, 11:07 am

The SD Association has published a new version 7.0 specification for SD cards, with updates in two areas significantly increasing the potential capacity of the future memory cards, as well as boosting the data transfer rates to almost 1 gigabyte per second.

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Dell reverses course, going public in $21.7B proposal

07/02/2018, 09:07 am

Apple rival Dell on Monday announced plans to take the PC maker public again, by way of a proposed common stock deal pegging its market cap at $21.7 billion.

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AT&T's DirecTV Now follows Sling TV, YouTube TV in hiking monthly fees

07/02/2018, 08:07 am

As of August 1, prices for all of DirecTV Now's packages will increase by $5, making the cheapest buy-in for the live TV service $40 per month for 60-plus channels.

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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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