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2019

Which to buy - Apple Smart Keyboard Folio vs Logitech Slim Folio Pro

Thursday April 25, 2019

With the introduction of the Logitech Slim Folio Pro, iPad Pro owners now have a second option to Apple's Smart Keyboard. For the $50 savings Logitech provides, many will consider it -- but which one should you go with?

New iPad Pro models with better antenna tech on the way for 2020, with 5G in 2021 says Ming-Chi Kuo

Thursday April 25, 2019

Apple will be using an "LCP Soft Board" in its next generation of iPad Pro models, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, the first time the company will be using the technology in the product line, one that could potentially help improve the tablet's wireless communications and set it up for the introduction of 5G in 2021.

Sealed iPhone loaded with data likely just a demo unit sold in error

Thursday April 25, 2019

A man reportedly bought what was packaged as a new iPhone, only to find what appears to be personal data from a previous owner -- but there are hints that it may be a demo unit, resold by a third-party vendor.

Renders of '2019 iPhone' depict square camera bump as part of rear glass

Thursday April 25, 2019

New renders of what the 2019 iPhone lineup could look like have been published, continuing to depict the long-rumored triple camera setup with a bump made from the rear glass of the device, as well as suggesting the notch and bezels will reduce to provide users with a seemingly higher screen-to-phone proportion.

New report claims Apple spending less on Amazon Web Services, not more

Thursday April 25, 2019

Despite hints to the contrary earlier this week, Apple's spending on Amazon Web Services for cloud infrastructure is actually on a long-term decline, a report said on Thursday.

Apple's new 2019 AirPods drop to a record low $139, plus $10 off the Wireless Charging Case

Thursday April 25, 2019

While supplies last, Amazon has issued a double-digit price drop on Apple's new AirPods with Charging Case, bringing the price down to an all-time low $139.99. Apple's Wireless Charging Case is also on sale for $69.99 after a $10 cash discount.

NSA recommends White House end phone metadata collection program

Thursday April 25, 2019

The U.S. National Security Agency is recommending that the White House not push to renew a controversial metadata collection program, originally exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013.

Apple proposes simplified location detection using tiny gas sensors in iPhones

Thursday April 25, 2019

A future iPhone or Apple Watch could determine its general location by gases, Apple has proposed, with the use of miniature sensors inspecting the air to determine if the user is inside or outdoors, and potentially even narrowing down to a specific room, without relying on GPS or signals from communication networks.

Apple recalling some AC wall plug adapters and Apple World Travel Adapter Kits

Thursday April 25, 2019

Apple has launched a voluntary recall of some AC wall plug adapters shipped between 2003 and 2010, designed for use primarily in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

Verizon names 20 more 5G cities, T-Mobile says mmWave 5G will be urban-only

Thursday April 25, 2019

Verizon on Thursday announced 20 further U.S. cities set to get 5G, including the fastest version of the standard, millimeter wave (mmWave) -- a technology T-Mobile's CTO says won't make it beyond urban borders.

HomePod's multi-user support could use iPhones to secure Siri queries using personal data

Thursday April 25, 2019

The HomePod could offer support for Siri with multiple users in the future without worrying about a user's personal data being accessed, with Apple coming up with a method to authenticate the speaker is authorized to make potentially sensitive queries using the presence of a nearby iPhone.

No, '250 scientists' didn't warn that AirPods are a cancer risk

Thursday April 25, 2019

Over the last month, a UK tabloid and the Medium blogging platform helped launch a wave of articles later syndicated by Yahoo and other clickbait sites implying that large group of scientists were very concerned about the health risks of AirPods. The problem: the petition was signed in early 2015, before AirPods were even announced. Its concerns were not linked to the extremely weak Bluetooth Low Energy protocol that AirPods use.

Bug in Apple's iTunes and iOS App Store stopping some users from downloading or updating purchases

Thursday April 25, 2019

An unknown number of users are currently unable to buy new apps or download updates because of a bug in Apple's iOS App Store, with impacted users being prompted to accept new terms and conditions in an infinite loop.

Mac malware jumps more than 60% in three months, massive uptick in adware

Thursday April 25, 2019

The threat of malware has increased for Mac users in a short space of time, a report from Malwarebytes claims, with detected threats up by more than 60% from the fourth quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019, and adware becoming more prevalent with an increase of over 200% for the same period.

Intel lays off dozens from autonomous vehicle program, acquires LiDAR startup

Wednesday April 24, 2019

In a claimed effort to streamline operations, Intel recently shaved "several dozen" people from its roster of employees working on autonomous vehicles at the company's Silicon Valley Innovation Center in Palo Alto.

TikTok returns to App Store in India following week-long ban

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Popular Chinese video sharing app TikTok is again available on India's app stores, ending a week-long, court-ordered ban that restricted downloads of the title in its largest growth market.

Expecting to pay up to $5B for Cambridge Analytica, Facebook sets aside $3B for FTC fines

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Facebook is preparing to pay a record-setting fine to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations following the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, as the social network is earmarking $3 billion to go towards its expenses and a potential $5 billion fine, depending on how it negotiates with the regulator.

Apple's will to 'hurt Qualcomm financially' illustrated by Qualcomm's opening statement

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Slides of Qualcomm's opening arguments against Apple have been published, exposing more detail of Apple's long plan to hurt Qualcomm financially to force reduced modem chip payments.

AT&T CEO says faster 5G networks will cost more and be capped

Wednesday April 24, 2019

The CEO of AT&T has proposed higher pricing for 5G connectivity, suggesting data plans for the next-generation mobile networks could be closer to that of broadband packages, including both allowances of data and tiered maximum speeds.

MindNode 6 mind mapping app adds new Focus mode to Mac and iOS

Wednesday April 24, 2019

The longstanding mind map app MindNode has been updated to add new features to its Mac and iOS versions. Both now feature a Focus mode that concentrates the map on one topic and the iOS edition also lets you select multiple elements to edit or move together.