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Huawei files motion to toss ban on US government purchases

05/29/2019, 05:05 pm

Huawei on Tuesday night petitioned for summary judgment in a lawsuit against the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which blocked U.S. government agencies from buying its products.

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Apple's first Latin American flagship store to open in September, construction well underway

05/29/2019, 03:05 pm

Originally scheduled to open its doors in early 2019, Apple's first Latin American flagship store is back on track for unveiling in an upscale Mexico City mall later this year after undergoing a major redesign to consolidate two stories of floorspace into one.

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Amazon shrinks Echo Show with new $90 5.5-inch model

05/29/2019, 11:05 am

Amazon has revealed a new model in its Echo product lineup, with the Echo Show 5 being a compact version of the original screen-based assistive device, this time equipped with a 5.5-inch display and a low price tag of $90.

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Apple Card expected to earn Apple $1B annually with minimal risk to Apple

05/29/2019, 09:05 am

Apple Card could earn Apple $1 billion dollars in revenue within a few years of its launch, analysis of the upcoming credit card suggests, with the service likely to be "almost pure profit" to the iPhone maker while partner Goldman Sachs handles the vast majority of the risk and its operation.

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Qualcomm requests stay to antitrust ruling as it seeks appeal

05/29/2019, 12:05 am

Qualcomm in a filing on Tuesday asked Judge Lucy Koh to temporarily hold off on the enforcement of provisions outlined in an antitrust ruling handed down last week, arguing remedial action could irreparably harm the company's licensing strategy as it prepares an appeal.

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Apple comments on AirPods' environmental impact, touts recyclability

05/28/2019, 08:05 pm

A searing article that lambasted Apple over the "disposability" of its hugely popular AirPods earbuds seemingly struck a nerve. The company recently agreed to speak publicly on the matter and in doing so revealed details about its AirPods recycling program, which costs recyclers more to process than can be extracted from the device.

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True Tone and white balance may be controlled by an iPad's backlight in future

05/28/2019, 11:05 am

Future iPhones and iPads may offer the True Tone functionality in hardware rather than software, with Apple suggesting the backlight of a display panel could use a combination of colors to provide the perfect illumination for the screen that matches the ambient light of the user's environment.

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Honey I Shrunk the Chips: How die shrinks help make processors more powerful

05/27/2019, 03:05 pm

As companies like Intel and TSMC plan future processors and chip designs that use extremely small scale production processes, AppleInsider takes a moment to explain what die shrinking is, how it can benefit everyone involved, and how it's now an extremely difficult feat to perform.

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Australian teen hacker escapes jail term for accessing Apple's corporate network

05/27/2019, 07:05 am

An Australian teenage hacker who accessed Apple's corporate network and downloaded gigabytes of internal data has been spared a custodial sentence, and has been urged by the court to use his skills for good and not for further criminal behavior.

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Former Apple retail chief Ahrendts says 'mission accomplished,' denies reported criticisms

05/24/2019, 08:05 pm

Speaking publicly for the first time since leaving Apple in April, Angela Ahrendts in an interview Friday reflected on her tenure as the company's head of retail, calling it "mission accomplished."

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DOJ might green-light T-Mobile and Sprint merger, report suggests

05/24/2019, 06:05 pm

A recent meeting between U.S. Federal Communication Commission chairman Ajit Pai and the head of the Justice Department's antitrust division could presage unification over a planned T-Mobile-Sprint merger, a deal that DOJ staff recommended against.

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Apple buys asthma-monitoring startup Tueo Health

05/24/2019, 04:05 pm

Apple has reportedly bought Tueo Health, a startup that was developing asthma-tracking technology for use with sleeping kids.

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C by GE smart home lineup gains HomeKit support after multiple delays

05/24/2019, 02:05 pm

GE has finally brought HomeKit support to the C by GE app for iOS, enabling the company's line of smart lights, smart wall switches, and other devices to work with Apple's smart home platform after years of waiting.

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Huawei tossed from SD Association, Wi-Fi Alliance, RAM spec group

05/24/2019, 01:05 pm

Compounding Huawei's woes, the Chinese company has been removed not just from the Wi-Fi Alliance, and RAM spec controller JEDEC, but also from the SD Association, preventing it from offering official SD/microSD support in future devices.

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Second Taiwan Apple store to open soon in Taipei's Xinyi District

05/24/2019, 02:05 am

Apple on Thursday quietly adorned construction barriers protecting a new retail location in Taiwan with company branding, confirming rumors that the tech giant will soon open a second outlet in the region.

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Snapchat employees abused company data access tools to spy on users

05/23/2019, 05:05 pm

According to a report on Thursday, a number of Snap employees abused privileged data management tools to snoop on Snapchat users, in some cases potentially gaining access to location and contact information, as well as saved Snaps.

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Revived bill proposes safeguards against warrantless data searches at US borders

05/23/2019, 12:05 pm

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have reintroduced a bill that would block the government from searching iPhones, MacBooks, and other devices at the border without a warrant.

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Proposed US Senate bill would hand $700M to rural telecoms to avoid Huawei & ZTE

05/23/2019, 08:05 am

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators have proposed a bill that would hand $700 million in grants to rural telecom providers to cover the cost of stripping Huawei and ZTE gear from their networks.

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Speech enhancements to clean up iPhone audio could kick in after unclear call complaints

05/23/2019, 08:05 am

Calls between iPhone users could benefit from automatic audio filtering to improve the quality of the sound heard by each user, a system that would only come into effect once it knows one user is having trouble hearing what is being said by the other.

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Instagram website source code exposed private information of thousands

05/22/2019, 10:05 pm

A security researcher discovered a flaw in Instagram's website that left user contact information exposed for months, potentially allowing nefarious actors to create databases containing the phone numbers and email addresses of thousands.

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