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2019

'Save the Internet' bill seeks to reinstate net neutrality regulations

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Wednesday's submission of the "Save the Internet Act" is attempting to reverse a repeal of regulations by the Federal Communications Commission in 2017.

European Union digital tax on Apple, Google, Amazon unlikely to be enacted

Wednesday March 06, 2019

The European Union appears to be abandoning plans for a tax on digital services, which at one point would have impacted Apple's sales along with the likes of Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

Fitbit challenging Apple Watch with $160 Versa Lite smartwatch, new Inspire & Ace 2 fitness trackers

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Fitbit on Wednesday launched a handful of new wearables to challenge the Apple Watch, led by the Versa Lite, a less expensive version of its Versa smartwatch.

Apple's videogame routines used to protect users from viruses and malware in new utility

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Digital security expert Patrick Wardle has unveiled a new software tool at the RSA Conference 2019 that uses Apple's existing GameplayKit software to help protect users from malware and suspicious activity on their Macs.

Hunter Douglas brings promised HomeKit support to window blinds

Wednesday March 06, 2019

The number of HomeKit-ready window shades and blinds grew this week, thanks to the addition of long-delayed support by Hunter Douglas.

Old iPad and iPhone games left behind by march of iOS could come back to life

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Gameclub has been launched with the aim of developing updates to classic iOS games currently can't be played on modern iPhones and iPads, both to introduce these games to new audiences and to preserve the history of gaming on the App Store.

Dialog Semiconductor expects growth after $600M Apple chip deal concludes

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Dialog Semiconductor is anticipating a drop in revenues for 2019, in part due to the completion of a $600 million deal with Apple, but at the same time the rest of the chip design firm's business is expected to show growth, a claim that investors seem to be happy about.

Online Chinese stores now cutting iPhone XS Max price by up to $250

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Two months after mass discounts previously led to price cuts on some iPhone models, vendors in China are expanding that to now also include the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Back for 1 day only: Apple's 2017 12-inch MacBook on sale for $799 ($500 off)

Wednesday March 06, 2019

Back by popular demand, B&H Photo has Apple's Mid 2017 12-inch MacBook on sale for just $799 during its DealZone event. This $500 discount, which is valid for 24 hours only, also stacks with free shipping for easy delivery to your doorstep.

Samsung reportedly developing two more foldable phone models in 'see what sticks' strategy

Tuesday March 05, 2019

Looking to take an early lead in the nascent foldable phone market, or attempt to force the form factor into the mainstream, Samsung is reportedly developing two new designs that will build on its recently announced Galaxy Fold.

LG TV support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2 to launch mid 2019

Tuesday March 05, 2019

LG has narrowed the timeline for adding HomeKit support to its 2019 television models, specifying the release as arriving "mid-year."

Former Apple engineer contributed 'nothing at all' to Qualcomm patent-in-suit, Qualcomm says

Tuesday March 05, 2019

Apple in court proceedings on Tuesday argued a former engineer should be credited on a Qualcomm patent being asserted against the tech giant, claims the chipmaker refutes.

Apple says Norwegian political party's logo might be confused with its own, objects to trademark

Tuesday March 05, 2019

In a relatively rare action, Apple in February filed an official objection with the Norwegian Industrial Property Office opposing the registration of a trademark affiliated with that country's Progress Party, or Fremskrittspartiet, claiming the logo is too similar to its own well-known mark.

Rival streaming services could push Disney CEO Bob Iger off Apple's board

Tuesday March 05, 2019

Plans by Apple and Disney to launch rival video streaming services this year could potentially sever the companies' long-standing ties in the boardroom.

FBI director says there may be 'solutions' to end-to-end encryption debate

Tuesday March 05, 2019

FBI Director Christopher Wray once again hammered home his opposition on end-to-end encryption on Tuesday, suggesting that there are "solutions" for letting law enforcement bypass security measures without exposing consumers.

New 'Spoiler' vulnerability in all Intel Core processors exposed by researchers

Tuesday March 05, 2019

A function of Intel's processors dealing with speculative execution has another vulnerability that affects all Intel-based computers including Apple's Mac, researchers have revealed, with "Spoiler" potentially allowing an attacker the ability to view the layout of memory, and in turn potentially access sensitive data stored in those locations.

How to stop Apple's Shortcuts app from crashing, and how to fix what caused it

Tuesday March 05, 2019

If the Shortcuts apps continually crashes the moment you open it, you've hit a bug in how iCloud syncs the shortcuts and their positions in your library. Here's how to fix it.

Apple's Swift Playgrounds 3.0 enters first public beta

Tuesday March 05, 2019

Apple on Tuesday issued the first beta of Swift Playgrounds 3.0, the next version of its iPad-based teaching tool for the Swift programming language.

Apple rolls out changes to female British voice on HomePod and iOS

Tuesday March 05, 2019

Apple has made another change to the British voice of Siri on its devices, with iOS and HomePod users now able to hear an updated version of the female voice following similar upgrades recently made to the male version in February.

Apple Store repair policy update allows servicing of iPhones with third-party batteries

Tuesday March 05, 2019

Apple has changed its policies regarding repairs via Apple retail outlets, with customers who have replaced the battery of their iPhone with an aftermarket model installed by a third-party repair shop now able to be repaired at the Genius Bar as well as at Apple Authorized Service Providers.