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2019

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.

US survey reveals iPhone XR most popular model, middling Services uptake

Wednesday April 24, 2019

The iPhone XR was the most popular iPhone model sold in the United States for the quarter ending March 2019, a survey has revealed, while the company's move towards pushing services apparently has quite a way to go before iTunes, Apple Music, and others are actively being used by the majority of iPhone owners.

How to protect yourself against calls from fake Apple support

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Calls from bogus Apple support representatives are on the rise. Scam-artists are using Apple's name, and spoofing phone numbers, in order to phish for personal details from customers. There are occasions when Apple will phone you, but it won't be about your iCloud account.

Samsung Galaxy Fold teardown suggests poor design decisions with 'massive gaps'

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Before Samsung chose to hold back launch for a redesign, the Galaxy Fold was inherently vulnerable to debris reaching the display, according to a new teardown.

How Apple Watch went from rumor to shipping product on April 24, 2015

Wednesday April 24, 2019

It feels like we've always had Apple Watches, but it's only a very few years since the first ones were shipped to customers. Yet if it's still really a new product, you can trace rumors of Apple's work on it back to at least 2010.

Goldman Sachs raises AAPL target to $182 citing stabilizing Chinese demand

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Analysts at Goldman Sachs have improved their view of Apple's share, raising the stock's 12-month target price from $140 to $182 under the belief demand in China is no longer an issue, at the same time as anticipating Apple will beat its guidance for the upcoming financial results.