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2019

Apple's iCloud and iTunes targeted in patent infringement suit

Monday May 20, 2019

An Irish business, Data Scape Limited, has launched a Texas lawsuit against Apple accusing it of violating a data sync patent by way of iCloud, iTunes and the devices those services run on.

US Justice Department likely to block Sprint & T-Mobile merger

Monday May 20, 2019

Only hours after FCC chairman Ajit Pai expressed his support for Sprint and T-Mobile's proposed merger, the U.S. Justice Department was reported to be against the deal over antitrust concerns.

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 update is faster with better camera & USB-C

Monday May 20, 2019

Google is continuing to push its Google Glass smart glasses as a way for businesses to improve how employees work, by updating the Enterprise Edition of the eyewear with better performance, an improved camera, and this time making the headset run on Android.

Pandora debuts overhauled Mac app with notifications, keyboard shortcuts & Modes

Monday May 20, 2019

Pandora on Monday released a redesigned 2.0 Mac app for its radio streams and on-demand music, taking advantage of newer tech including station Modes.

Review: Synology Network Attached Storage device, model D1019+

Monday May 20, 2019

The last few years have seen a decrease in internal storage on the Mac, as SSDs have gained prominence. A way to extend that is with a network attached storage device -- and the Synology D1019+ is an excellent choice for the office or the home.

Today's best deals: MacBook Pros on sale from $1,099 at Amazon, plus $200 off MacBook Airs

Monday May 20, 2019

Kicking off the week, Apple authorized retailers are knocking hundreds of dollars off current MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops. Save $200 to $500 on upgraded systems plus bonus perks, such as sales tax incentives and fast, free shipping. These deals deliver the lowest prices available while supplies last.

These are the best cases for 2018 iPad Pros

Monday May 20, 2019

These are the best cases for the 2018 lineup of iPad Pros running the gamut from ultra-protective, thin and minimalist, to those that integrated keyboards.

Steve Jobs proposed an Apple Card as far back as 2004

Monday May 20, 2019

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs floated the idea of an Apple Card in 2004, though that incarnation would've been far different, according to one of the company's former creative directors.

Apple offers second developer beta of iOS 12.4, first public beta version [u]

Monday May 20, 2019

Apple has moved on to the second round of betas for its latest operating system testing cycle, issuing a new build of iOS 12.4 for developers to try out on their devices just five days after the first.

FCC chairman says he'll recommend Sprint & T-Mobile merger

Monday May 20, 2019

U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said he'll recommend approving a proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, following a series of promises the carriers made for their $26.5 billion deal.

Mystery 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display surfaces at Apple Store

Monday May 20, 2019

An unannounced LG monitor has made an unexpected appearance at retail, with the discovery of the 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display recently acquired from an Apple Store suggesting the new Mac display may receive a full formal launch in the near future.

Lutron's Aurora dimmer for Philips Hue lighting installs over a light switch

Monday May 20, 2019

Lutron on Monday launched a new dimmer, the Aurora, intended exclusively for Philips Hue smartbulbs that clips on over an existing light switch.

New global smartspeaker data shows Apple's HomePod remains a bit player

Monday May 20, 2019

Apple and the HomePod remain a marginal factor in the global smartspeaker market, not even in the top five brands, according to new research estimates.

Toshiba to buy back memory division shares from group including Apple

Monday May 20, 2019

Toshiba is buying back shares of its memory division sold to Apple, Dell, Kingston and Seagate, having survived a financial crisis that threatened the entire company.

Transcend ships Mac-ready ESD350C portable SSD with USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds

Monday May 20, 2019

Memory specialist Transcend has launched the ESD350C, a Mac-compatible portable SSD with USB-C, most significantly able to operate at USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds.

Editorial: After mocking Apple over 5G, Huawei has now lost nearly every technology supplier

Monday May 20, 2019

During the legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm that threatened to delay 5G-capable iPhones, Huawei mockingly announced to the media that it could supply Apple with its own 5G modems. But now the tables have turned: Qualcomm is established as an iPhone supplier while Huawei has to scramble to deliver devices without leading chips from Qualcomm, Qorvo, Xilinx, Intel, and a variety of other suppliers of U.S. technology.

Huawei has now lost most of its RAM, flash, processor suppliers after US blacklist [u]

Monday May 20, 2019

Infineon, Qualcomm, Western Digital and more have all stopped supplying Huawei after a deeper ban on selling to Huawei or buying from the company has commenced in the United States.

Huawei touts its 'substantial contributions' to Android and says it will continue supporting current phones

Monday May 20, 2019

In response to Google's revoking its license to use Android, Huawei has announced that it will continue to provide support and updates to current phones and tablets.

Tim Cook donates to New Orleans music school after Tulane University speech

Monday May 20, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the donation of Apple products including music software training to the center, which was founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He attended a performance at the school following his commencement speech at Tulane University.

Google suspends Huawei's Android license, forces switch to open-source version

Sunday May 19, 2019

Following newly-authorized rules by the Trump administration, Google has reportedly terminated Huawei's Android license, forcing it to move to the Android Open Source Project.