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2019

Apple opens Texas recycling lab, increases program efforts ahead of Earth Day

Thursday April 18, 2019

Apple is expanding its recycling programs in a number of ways, including quadrupling the number of places in the United States an iPhone will be accepted for recycling, and the opening of a Material Recovery Lab in Texas to find ways to improve the environmental effort in the future.

2019 iPhone predicted to have triple-lens camera with super-wide lens, improved selfie camera

Thursday April 18, 2019

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting that the triple-lens camera system on at least two models of the 2019 iPhone lineup will have a wide-angle lens, and the selfie front-facing camera will be improved as well.

Apple chip supplier TSMC sees biggest profit drop since 2011

Thursday April 18, 2019

Apple chip partner TSMC has fallen short of earnings expectations because of the global smartphone market slowdown -- but the worst appears to be over.

Force-sensing gloves could control an iPhone by detecting gestures and how objects are gripped

Thursday April 18, 2019

Apple wants people to be able to interact with devices using gloves and other items of clothing, by taking advantage of conductive strands in the fabric to give the wearable garments a force-sensing capability that could be used by an iPhone or another connected device.

Editorial: Why is Samsung's Galaxy Fold graded on a curve?

Thursday April 18, 2019

Samsung Electronics is a multibillion corporation that leads the world in producing advanced displays, solid state storage and other components; builds an astounding array of home appliances-- including the majority of the world's high end televisions-- and has built smartphones for many years before iPhone even appeared. So why is the company handled like a small child when it makes sloppy, incompetent mistakes?

Facebook 'unintentionally' harvested email contacts from 1.5M users

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it "unintentionally uploaded" the email contacts of some 1.5 million users without their express consent since May 2016, a mistake for which the company is taking steps to correct.

Facebook confirms plans for voice assistant to match Siri, Alexa & Google Assistant

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it's working on its own voice assistant, carving out a space among competitors like Apple's Siri and Amazon Alexa.

Wisconsin governor wants to renegotiate Foxconn deal, says promised jobs unlikely

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is calling for the state to renegotiate its deal with Foxconn, arguing that the Taiwan-based manufacturer has broken its end of the agreement and won't be able to create the 13,000 jobs it once promised.

Comparing Apple News+ head-to-head, versus Amazon Kindle Magazines

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Subscribing to read magazines on your iPad is nothing new. Amazon has been doing it for years with Kindle Unlimited, Texture used to do it until Apple bought them, and used it as the core of Apple News+. They're very different, however, and choosing which is right for you comes down to what they offer beyond magazines.

Early reviews of Samsung's $2K Galaxy Fold marred by many broken screens [u]

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Some of the first reviews of Samsung's $1,980 Galaxy Fold are beginning to hit the internet, but multiple reviewers say they've already managed to break its main 7.3-inch display.

Sonos speakers enable voice control for Apple Music via Amazon's Alexa

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Owners of Sonos speakers in the U.S. and U.K. can now use Alexa voice controls for Apple Music, continuing the rollout of Apple's service across Alexa-capable devices.

Hands on: JBL's fully-wireless Powerbeats Pro rival, the Endurance Peak

Wednesday April 17, 2019

AppleInsider is currently testing one of the newest options in the world of fully wireless earbuds for your iPhone or Apple Watch, JBL's fitness-focused Endurance Peak.

T-Mobile working with Apple to bring robocall screening to iPhones

Wednesday April 17, 2019

With the help of Apple, T-Mobile is aiming to bring a new anti-robocall technology to iPhones "in the near future," a report said on Wednesday.

Qualcomm keeps quiet about Apple deal value following lawsuit settlement

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Qualcomm has no intention of revealing how much it will benefit from a payment and licensing agreement reached with Apple at the start of a potentially expensive patent licensing trial, CEO Steve Mollenkopf advises, insisting the legal dispute is behind the two companies as they work on new products.

Apple said to be unifying Find My Friends & Find My iPhone, developing Tile-style tracker

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Apple is reportedly working to merge Find My Friends and Find My iPhone into a single app, and even compete with Tile by launching a new object-tracking tag.

The pay's the thing -- collapsed Bill Gates & Steve Jobs rivalry musical 'Nerds' producer sued for $6M

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Carl Levin, the producer of the ill-fated Broadway musical "Nerds" about the rivalry between technology titans Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, has become the target of a $6 million lawsuit alleging he lied to investors about the show's funding in order to secure more backing.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou declares run for presidency of Taiwan

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Foxconn's chairman, Terry Gou, said on Wednesday that he's running to become President of Taiwan, a move that could trigger political and economic waves including at Apple.

Editorial: The big loser in the Apple - Qualcomm settlement isn't Intel, it's Android

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Without Apple buying its 5G modems in annual volumes greater than 200M units, Intel had little chance of staying afloat in competition with Qualcomm. However, the Open Handset Alliance of Android phone makers is the bigger casualty of the deal, because they're losing the strongest marketing point they've had to rival iPhones in ten years: exclusive access to Qualcomm's leading 5G modem chips.

Apple self-driving car project advancing, discussions about sensors being had with suppliers

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Apple is stepping up its automotive efforts as part of "Project Titan," with the firm reportedly in discussions with a number of component suppliers about LiDAR sensors that could be used in the iPhone maker's next generation of self-driving vehicle systems.

Apple looking at updated 4.7-inch iPhone based on iPhone 8 for spring 2020

Wednesday April 17, 2019

A Taiwanese report claims that Apple may revive the iPhone 8 with updated internals early in 2020, but analysts are wary of the proposition.