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2019

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 [u]

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.

Surfer retrieves working Apple Watch six months after losing it in the ocean

Wednesday April 24, 2019

A man from Huntington Beach, Calif. has recovered an Apple Watch he lost surfing in the Pacific Ocean six months ago, still in working order.

Alexa voice recognition audit teams had access to customers' location data

Wednesday April 24, 2019

More allegations about how owners of the Amazon Echo smart speaker range are having their privacy infringed by the retailer have surfaced, with the latest claim involving an internal team of Alexa auditors having access to customer data that can reveal their home address.

Apple reports fewer self-driving test cars on California roads

Wednesday April 24, 2019

For the first time, Apple in April reported a decrease in the number of self-driving test vehicles it has on California's public roads.

Power button class action suit for iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 will be heard on Oct. 25

Wednesday April 24, 2019

A class action lawsuit against Apple concerning sleep/wake button issues with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 is going to be heard in a Californian court, with the lawyers bringing the lawsuit against the iPhone producer putting out a call for potentially affected device owners ahead of the October trial.

Samsung to spend $116B in next decade to overtake chipmakers TSMC, Intel, Qualcomm

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Samsung this week said it intends to spend $116 billion by 2030 in order to beat the likes of Intel, Qualcomm, and TSMC for a lead role in logic chip manufacturing.

Apple retains leads in laptop technical support, but gap is narrowing

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Apple has claimed the top spot on Laptop Magazine's 2019 customer service ratings, scoring 91 out of 100 based on a mix of phone and online performance.

AT&T says the Galaxy Fold will ship on June 13, Samsung still has no date set

Wednesday April 24, 2019

While Samsung itself has not given any specific shipping dates for a revised Galaxy Fold after multiple review unit failures forced a delay, AT&T representatives are insistent that it will be shipped to customers on Thursday, June 13.

Skeptical investors undervaluing Apple's services, Morgan Stanley raises AAPL to $234

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Investors consistently undervalue Apple's Services, and iPhone sales are strong, which has led Morgan Stanley to raise the target price for Apple stock to $234.

It's back: Apple's quad-core 13 inch MacBook Pro (512GB) on sale for $1,499, the lowest price ever

Wednesday April 24, 2019

After initially selling out within hours, Amazon's $500 off discount is back on Apple's latest Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar that's equipped with a 512GB SSD. With stock available on May 3, now is the time to order the upgraded MacBook Pro at the lowest price ever before inventory runs out.

Designers have social duties beyond a product's launch, says Apple's Jony Ive

Wednesday April 24, 2019

A designer's obligations to the world don't end after a product ships, said Apple chief design officer Jony Ive in an interview published this week.