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Apple's iOS soft keyboard target of new patent lawsuit

06/14/2019, 07:06 pm

Apple's vaunted iOS keyboard, a piece of user interface technology that helped usher in the smartphone revolution, is in infringement of a nearly 20-year-old patent covering similar input solutions, according to a new lawsuit.

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Apple restricts online Apple Store access to newer versions of Safari and macOS

06/14/2019, 07:06 pm

In a move presumably designed to protect customers from potential online threats, Apple recently changed access requirements of its online store to restrict compatibility to more current versions of macOS and Safari.

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Logitech's Circle 2 wired camera to support HomeKit Secure Video later this year

06/14/2019, 05:06 pm

Logitech on Friday announced support for Apple's HomeKit Secure Video, a set of tools designed to protect and store data from streaming video cameras, will be rolled out to wired versions of its popular Circle 2 camera later this year.

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Former Apple event venue Flint Center is closing

06/14/2019, 01:06 pm

The Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino is to be permanently closed, the college's board of trustees has voted, with the center that has previously played host to a number of important Apple events potentially being turned into student housing.

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Apple updates enterprise certificate rules to curb abusive apps

06/14/2019, 12:06 pm

Apple has changed its rules governing the use of enterprise certificates by developers, giving it the ability to review apps under the scheme at any time and without warning, in order to prevent abuse of the program to circumvent the App Store's rules.

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Folding phone misery continues for Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X

06/14/2019, 08:06 am

Consumers wanting to own their own foldable smartphone have a while longer to wait, after AT&T cancelled all pre-orders for the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Fold, while Huawei has advised it will be holding back the launch of its own flexible screen launch to perform more testing before releasing the Mate X.

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President Trump had closed-door meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook [u]

06/13/2019, 04:06 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump said he met with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the White House on Thursday, but failed to go into detail about what was discussed.

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Top Father's Day gifts for dads who love Apple

06/13/2019, 03:06 pm

Father's Day is June 16, so if you were planning to buy someone more than just a card or a nice meal, now's the time. Here are some last-minute tech gifts that neatly tie into the Apple ecosystem.

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Apple Xinyi A13 store previewed ahead of Saturday opening

06/13/2019, 01:06 am

Apple on Thursday offered a sneak peek at its Apple Xinyi A13 store in Taipei ahead of its grand opening this weekend, showing off a glass and stone pavilion design that shares elements common to recent flagship locations.

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Facebook's defunct Research app gleaned private data from 187,000 users

06/12/2019, 06:06 pm

Facebook's Research app, which was banned by Apple in January for violating App Store Review Guidelines, managed to collect personal and potentially sensitive information from some 187,000 users since 2016, according to a report on Wednesday.

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Google teases triple lens camera system and square bump on Pixel 4

06/12/2019, 03:06 pm

Google has started to tease the Pixel 4, an upcoming refresh of its Android smartphone, by tweeting an image of the mobile device's rear featuring a large square camera bump, one that seems similar in concept to the one rumored to be included in Apple's 2019 iPhones.

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Apple pursuing 630,000 square feet in Seattle's South Lake Union

06/12/2019, 01:06 pm

Apple is reportedly seeking to lease two towers at 333 Dexter Avenue in Seattle, which would give the company about 630,000 square feet of added office space.

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Apple has been working on AR glasses for years, and iOS 13 is only the latest sign

06/12/2019, 10:06 am

Rumors have circulated about an Apple-produced augmented reality headset or smart glasses for quite a few years, but so far the iPhone producer has yet to officially confirm the hardware is in development. The additions made to ARKit in iOS 13 as well as a plethora of patents and other reports indicate Apple is closer to revealing its work than ever before.

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First 40-gigabit USB4 products shipping as soon as late 2020

06/12/2019, 10:06 am

Even though standards like USB-C and USB 3.2 are still gaining traction, the first devices with USB4 still using the USB-C connector should arrive towards the end of 2020, according the USB Promoter Group.

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DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim looking to the past to combat tech giant monopolies

06/12/2019, 09:06 am

The head of the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust efforts, Makan Delrahim, drew comparisons on Tuesday between past monopolies like AT&T and the state of the modern tech industry, including companies like Apple and Google.

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Goldman Sachs CEO testing Apple Card, foresees great interest in product at launch

06/11/2019, 09:06 pm

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, who has been testing a beta version of Apple Card alongside employees at Goldman and Apple, is expecting high levels of consumer interest in the card based on early feedback.

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FTC asks court to deny Qualcomm request for stay in antitrust ruling

06/11/2019, 09:06 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission in a court filing on Tuesday asked District Judge Lucy Koh to deny Qualcomm's request to delay enforcement of an antitrust ruling handed down in May.

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Monitor Roundup: The best alternatives to Apple's Pro Display XDR

06/11/2019, 03:06 pm

Apple's Pro Display XDR is certainly impressive but not everyone is going want to spend over $5,000 on a monitor. If you're looking for a high-quality monitor with a lower price tag, these are our top picks.

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Apple joins governing board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

06/11/2019, 03:06 pm

Apple has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a group of companies working to improve cloud services across the industry, with the maker of iCloud signing up as a Platinum End User Member of the organization.

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iCloud for Windows app with OneDrive Files On-Demand now in Microsoft Store

06/11/2019, 02:06 pm

Apple has released a new iCloud for Windows app that makes iCloud function closer to Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service in Windows 10, with the app now available to download from the Microsoft Store.

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