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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

U.S. temporarily eases Huawei prohibitions to buy time for telcos

U.S. temporarily eases Huawei prohibitions to buy time for telcos

In a bid to ease an expected transition away from Huawei hardware, the U.S. government on Monday loosened buying restrictions imposed on the Chinese telecommunications giant, allowing the purchase of goods needed to maintain existing infrastructure.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Australian 'big four' bank NAB adopts Apple Pay, Westpac lone holdout

Australian 'big four' bank NAB adopts Apple Pay, Westpac lone holdout

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Monday announced immediate support for Apple Pay, becoming the third of Australia's "big four" banks to integrate with Apple's payments platform after a failed boycott.

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Unsecured database exposed private information of millions of Instagram influencers

Unsecured database exposed private information of millions of Instagram influencers

An unsecured database thought to be owned by a Mumbai-based social media marketing firm exposed the personal information of millions of Instagram influencers, including those not affiliated with the company.

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Apple's iCloud and iTunes targeted in patent infringement suit

Apple's iCloud and iTunes targeted in patent infringement suit

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.

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ExclusiveKiller 2019 MacBook Pro deals: Save $150 to $230 on new models

Killer 2019 MacBook Pro deals: Save $150 to $230 on new models

Apple's brand-new 2019 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros are hitting store shelves, and AppleInsider is the first to offer readers triple-digit savings of up to $230 off the newly announced computers with our exclusive promo code. These record-breaking markdowns bring prices down to as low as $1,649 (and even eight-core models are eligible for the coupon).

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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ReviewReview: Synology D1019+ Network Attached Storage device

Review: Synology D1019+ Network Attached Storage device

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 DS1019+ is an excellent choice for the office or the home.

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

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

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.

VideoThese are the best cases for 2018 iPad Pros

These are the best cases for 2018 iPad Pros

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.

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Steve Jobs proposed an Apple Card as far back as 2004

Steve Jobs proposed an Apple Card as far back as 2004

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.

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FeatureComparing the Microsoft Edge browser for Mac vs. Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and Mozilla's Firefox

Comparing the Microsoft Edge browser for Mac vs. Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and Mozilla's Firefox

There are solid features in Microsoft's new Mac browser - and significant ones still to come - but for Edge to be a compelling browser for Apple users, it's got to offer you more than you're getting with Apple's own Safari.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Mystery 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display surfaces at Apple Store

Mystery 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display surfaces at Apple Store

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Toshiba to buy back memory division shares from group including Apple

Toshiba to buy back memory division shares from group including Apple

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

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

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

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.

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VideoThe best iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max battery cases

The best iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max battery cases

For a while after the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, there were no choices for battery life-extending cases — but that's all changed. Now, six months after release, what are best battery case options for the pair?

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Hands-OnHands On: PDFpen 11 brings Split View and precision page number positioning to the Mac

Hands On: PDFpen 11 brings Split View and precision page number positioning to the Mac

The new update of both PDFpen and its sister app PDFpenPro turn this into as much of a PDF creator as it is an editor. You can now use word processor-like split views to show different parts of your document, and you have better controls for changing fonts.

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

25,000 Linksys routers are reportedly leaking details of any device that has ever connected to it

25,000 Linksys routers are reportedly leaking details of any device that has ever connected to it

The flaw that may have been leaking data since 2014 reportedly exposes routers that haven't had their default passwords changed, and it can even help lead hackers to physically locate devices and users in the real world.

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Tim Cook tells Tulane University grads that 'my generation has failed you'

Tim Cook tells Tulane University grads that 'my generation has failed you'

Apple's CEO has delivered a commencement speech to students at Tulane University in New Orleans and urged them to do better than his generation, and to be bold in what they try to achieve.

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Steve Jobs' legacy & Apple Park celebrated by Lady Gaga concert

Steve Jobs' legacy & Apple Park celebrated by Lady Gaga concert

As rumored, Lady Gaga christened the new classic Apple logo-themed stage in the center of Apple Park with a concert, celebrating not just the opening of the headquarters, but what founder Steve Jobs did for the arts and the world.

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T-Mobile 'crazy in love' promotion of OnePlus 7 Pro tweeted from iPhone

T-Mobile 'crazy in love' promotion of OnePlus 7 Pro tweeted from iPhone

It was so hard to contain the excitement of having #OfficiallySwitchedtoAndroid that even a media influencer working for T-Mobile forgot to actually use the BKK OnePlus 7 Pro she was "crazy in love with" and instead tweeted out her new device relationship status from her iPhone.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

FeatureHere are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018 & 2019

Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018 & 2019

Once an expensive niche option — and still that way in some cases — CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the intros in 2018 and 2019, the latest being retroactive upgrades for some Lexus models.

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Spotify begins testing 'Car Thing' voice assistant accessory

Spotify begins testing 'Car Thing' voice assistant accessory

In the next few weeks Spotify will begin a U.S. test of its first hardware, an auto accessory offering hands-free music control.

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Apple Music promotes Tyler, The Creator's "Igor" with tickets to live performance and stream

Apple Music promotes Tyler, The Creator's

Apple Music will be streaming a performance of Tyler, The Creator's new album "Igor" on May 22, with the music streaming service promoting the album by offering free tickets to see the artist perform live in a show in Los Angeles.

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ReviewReview: 5.11's AMP24 backpack can take your Mac or iPad into the brush

Review: 5.11's AMP24 backpack can take your Mac or iPad into the brush

5.11's AMP24 backpack is more concentrated on outdoor adventures — or even combat — than on carrying MacBooks and iPads to the office, but it could also be the last one you ever need.

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VideoHow to make Google automatically delete the data it stores about you [u]

How to make Google automatically delete the data it stores about you [u]

Google has now begun to roll out its new feature that lets you limit how long it saves information about you. Here's how to use it.

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TipsHow to turn Macs and iPhones into the best and fastest research tools

How to turn Macs and iPhones into the best and fastest research tools

There's a reason why so many college students use Macs and iPads. While you need to prepare carefully, and you need certain apps and tools, these devices are superb for research projects.

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Lady Gaga rumored to play Apple Park's formal opening event

Lady Gaga rumored to play Apple Park's formal opening event

Perhaps signaling the financial muscle Apple brings to bear, rumors claim that pop superstar Lady Gaga will sing for the formal opening of Apple Park this weekend.

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Apple launches UK-only 'Behind the Mac' page promoting Mac music making

Apple launches UK-only 'Behind the Mac' page promoting Mac music making

In a slightly unusual move Apple has launched a new U.K.-only promo page, "Behind the Mac," selling people on Macs for all stages of music production.

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