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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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App developer Panic reveals 'Playdate' handheld gaming system

05/22/2019, 07:05 pm

Panic, a developer known for macOS and iOS apps like Transmit and Coda, on Wednesday announced plans for its first hardware offering in Playdate, a small handheld gaming device set to launch in 2020.

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Apple summoning media to WWDC 2019 keynote with unicorn emoji invites

05/22/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple has started to send out invitations to members of the media to attend the keynote address of WWDC 2019, an event that typically has Apple providing a first look at operating system updates and features it will be releasing later in the year.

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ARM severs ties with Huawei, creating crisis for future phone designs

05/22/2019, 10:05 am

Chip designer ARM is reportedly cutting off business with Huawei, a move that could potentially cripple the Chinese smartphone maker on top of the existing U.S. restrictions.

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LG's 23.7-inch UltraFine 4K display goes on sale via Apple's online store

05/21/2019, 03:05 pm

Apple has started to sell a 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display through its online storefront, a monitor replacing the now-discontinued 4K and 5K UltraFine displays that only surfaced on Monday via an Apple retail outlet with no fanfare.

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Apple's deal to sell on Amazon directly is crushing small resellers by design

05/21/2019, 10:05 am

Apple's deal to get an official presence on Amazon has resulted in not just Apple being forced to share data on sales with Amazon, but also many smaller resellers either going out of business or struggling with alternative platforms like eBay, Etsy, and Walmart.

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Vizio's 2019 TVs with upcoming AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support now on sale

05/21/2019, 09:05 am

Vizio has started to make its 2019 line of smart televisions available to purchase, with the collection of 4K-resolution screens all set to offer support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in an update to the SmartCast 3.0 software arriving this summer.

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