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Google adding augmented reality results to search, expanding Google Lens

05/07/2019, 01:05 pm

During its I/O developer keynote on Tuesday, Google announced that it's adding augmented reality to general search with the ability to drop a result into the surroundings on a mobile device, and is upgrading Google Lens as well.

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Apple design lead Jony Ive to discuss iPhone design with Stephen Fry

05/07/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive will be making a public appearance at an Irish book festival in June, in a session talking to celebrity Stephen Fry about the design of the iPhone and other Apple products, as well as how they have helped change the world.

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Former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts upset 'finely tuned balance'

05/07/2019, 10:05 am

Former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts upset a "finely tuned balance" at the company's stores in the name of branding, a report suggested on Tuesday, with interviews with employees supposedly indicating the brand push was more important than helping customers.

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Apple self-driving car could use 'confidence' algorithm to speed up sensor processing & decision-making

05/07/2019, 08:05 am

Self-driving vehicles in Apple's "Project Titan" could reduce the amount of processing required to recognize objects and to understand the layout of the road ahead, using a "confidence" algorithm that can allow a car's computer to get just enough data from sensors to perform the processing.

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold doesn't look like it's coming back any time soon

05/07/2019, 07:05 am

Potential owners of Samsung's Galaxy Fold may have a longer wait than anticipated to receive the flexible smartphone, if at all, as the South Korean electronics giant has started to warn customers who preordered the device their orders may end up being cancelled, and with no anticipated future shipping date set by the manufacturer.

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Apple hit with second class action complaint over iPhone 7 'Loop Disease'

05/07/2019, 12:05 am

Apple on Monday was hit with a second class action complaint targeting the so-called "Loop Disease" audio chip issue, a problem known to manifest in some iPhone 7 units after prolonged use.

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Apple removes three dating apps thought to violate FTC child protection act

05/06/2019, 07:05 pm

Apple and Google recently removed three dating apps from their respective app stores after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission discovered children under the age of 13 were able to sign up and use the services.

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Editorial: Arguing over iPhone 'Right to Repair' is good, but a solid middle-ground is needed

05/06/2019, 02:05 pm

The debate over whether or not to have the so-called "Right to Repair" guaranteed has both sides offering some compelling arguments for and against the introduction of support-related laws, but for the moment, the consumer loses out while the dispute rages on.

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Responsibility, foundation, and speed biggest lessons learned by Angela Ahrendts during Apple tenure

05/06/2019, 12:05 pm

"Never forget where you came from" is one of the important lessons former Apple Retail chief Angela Ahrendts learned during her tenure at the company, her first interview after leaving the iPhone producer reveals, one which covers both her departure and her arrival at the tech titan.

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Tim Cook says that Apple has bought 20 to 25 companies in the last six months

05/06/2019, 10:05 am

Apple is now typically buying a company every two to three weeks, CEO Tim Cook said in an interview during Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting this weekend.

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Mozilla issues Firefox fix following weekend of extension woes

05/06/2019, 07:05 am

Mozilla is recovering from a few days of browser extension failures in Firefox, a problem caused by an expired signing certificate that the company has fixed for users of the current release of the browser -- but not for those on legacy versions.

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Apple Pay now accepted for some UK government services, wider rollout planned for 2019

05/03/2019, 09:05 pm

The UK government is now accepting Apple Pay and Google Pay payments for select services through its gov.uk website, a change in policy that is expected to reach local governments and other institutions later this year.

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iPhone 7 'Loop Disease' audio chip issue targeted in class action complaint

05/03/2019, 07:05 pm

A new class action complaint seeks damages and a hardware recall from Apple over the so-called iPhone 7 "Loop Disease," an issue that causes audio problems on impacted handsets and can ultimately render the device inoperable.

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Massachusetts judge granted warrant to unlock suspects iPhone with Touch ID

05/03/2019, 04:05 pm

Law enforcement can compel a suspect to unlock their iPhone using Touch ID under a warrant, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled in April, muddying the waters in the ongoing battle in courts over whether the contents of a mobile device secured with biometrics are protected by the Fifth Amendment, or not.

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Tim Cook says $30M Carnegie Library Apple Store is more than about selling iPhones

05/03/2019, 02:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook hopes the soon-to-open Apple Store at the Carnegie Library will be more than a retail outlet, one that reportedly cost $30 million to renovate, suggesting the focus is on community and creativity, rather than selling iPhones and other products.

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These top Mother's Day gift ideas are perfect for Apple fans

05/03/2019, 01:05 pm

Many moms are happy with a card, flowers, or a meal out. If you want to go a step further, here are some Apple-related Mother's Day gifts you can spring for.

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Facebook offers FTC greater oversight of data collection policies to end federal probe

05/03/2019, 12:05 pm

Facebook is willing to face increased government oversight of its activities relating to data collection to end the privacy-related federal probe sooner, a report into negotiations between the social network and the Federal Trade Commission alleges, along with paying a billion-dollar fine.

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Google's iPhone-challenging Pixel 3a XL spotted in the wild with 6-inch display

05/03/2019, 09:05 am

One of Google's anticipated mid-range Pixel phones, the Pixel 3a XL, has reportedly already been spotted at a Best Buy in Springfield, Ohio, setting the stage for Apple's next wave of competition.

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Apple & other tech companies lobby efforts kill Ontario 'Right to Repair' bill

05/03/2019, 08:05 am

Another 'Right to Repair' bill that would have made device producers provide the resources for consumers and third-party repair outfits to fix devices has been put to rest, with intensive lobbying from tech companies including Apple said to be behind the killing of the legislation.

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US DOJ requests hearing on remedies in Qualcomm antitrust case, cites concern over 5G rollout

05/02/2019, 11:05 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice in a filing on Thursday preemptively requested a hearing on potential remedies should Qualcomm be found liable in an antitrust case leveled by the Federal Trade Commission.

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