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FTC opens task force to keep tabs on competition in US tech market

02/26/2019, 01:02 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced the formation of a task force to track competition in U.S. technology markets, potentially putting tougher scrutiny on the practices of companies like Apple, FaceBook, Google, and Microsoft.

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Appeals court upholds AT&T's $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner

02/26/2019, 11:02 am

A D.C. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower-court ruling in favor of AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, a 2016 deal valued at $85.4 billion.

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Apple's future AR smart glasses could help you find things in your house

02/26/2019, 08:02 am

Apple is working on an AR mapping app for an iPhone or smart glasses, with identification of not just distant locations, but also on a smaller scale, like a car dashboard or items in your house.

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Huawei's debuts $2,600 foldable Mate X, hits new smartphone price record

02/25/2019, 07:02 am

Huawei has become the latest mainstream smartphone producer to reveal a folding smartphone, but the $2,600 Mate X takes a different approach from Samsung's recently-launched Galaxy Fold by putting the screen on the outside of the bend, rather than inside.

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Tim Cook meditates on Apple Park on what would've been Steve Jobs' 64 birthday

02/24/2019, 03:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook reflected on the significance of Apple Park on Sunday as he marked what would've been co-founder Steve Jobs' 64th birthday.

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Apple VP of Health says FDA was 'very critical' in Apple Watch clearance, relationship with agency is 'good'

02/22/2019, 06:02 pm

In an interview published Friday, Apple VP of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai discussed the company's newfound interest in health and medicine, suggesting products like Apple Watch Series 4 and the Health app are stepping stones to more advanced devices and services.

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iPhone, Android apps share sensitive health, financial data with Facebook without user's knowledge

02/22/2019, 12:02 pm

Facebook has been accused of taking advantage of its position to violate the privacy of its users, with an investigation claiming apps that deal with sensitive data, including financial and health-related information, is sharing some of that data with the social network.

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Apple asking federal circuit court to reconsider $439M VirnetX ruling

02/22/2019, 10:02 am

Apple is continuing its attempts to get out of paying VirnetX $439 million after being declared to have infringed on the firm's patents, with the iPhone producer urging the federal court circuit to reconsider the verdict just weeks after the federal U.S. Court of Appeals denied Apple's appeal over the verdict.

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Facebook to rein in suspect market research programs following reprisals from Apple, public

02/22/2019, 12:02 am

After taking heat for running ethically questionable data gathering initiatives, Facebook will shutter its Onavo Protect virtual private network app and stop recruiting new users for Facebook Research as it moves to more transparent paid programs.

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Tim Cook to deliver Stanford commencement address in June

02/21/2019, 08:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will address graduates of Stanford University at the school's 2019 commencement ceremony on June 16, according to a press release on Thursday.

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Apple 'Project Titan' vehicle could turn out to be an electric van

02/21/2019, 10:02 am

Apple's long-rumored "Project Titan" vehicle may not necessarily be for a "car," with a German magazine suggesting that, while still in the prototype stage, the eventual product may in fact end up being an electric-powered van.

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HP expands Apple device-as-a-service program to 20 more countries

02/21/2019, 10:02 am

HP is expanding its "Device as a Service" program in a number of ways, with the support service that covers Apple devices in enterprise environments being made available in more countries in Europe while at the same time being enhanced to help predict when users will have issues with their hardware.

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Goldman Sachs & Apple credit card with added iPhone features about to enter testing

02/21/2019, 07:02 am

Apple and Goldman Sachs are continuing to work on a project that could result in a jointly-produced credit card, one that offers extra functions in the Wallet app that may help users manage their spending and their accounts more effectively, without requiring a separate card-specific app.

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Samsung's Galaxy S10 guns for Apple with triple-lens camera, true edge-to-edge display

02/20/2019, 02:02 pm

Samsung on Wednesday debuted four different tiers of the Galaxy S10, its latest flagship smartphone and main iPhone competitor, including one with 5G connectivity.

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The Galaxy Fold is Samsung's $1980 7.3-inch folding smartphone

02/20/2019, 02:02 pm

The first product to debut in Samsung's Feb. 20 press event is the Galaxy Fold, its first-ever foldable smartphone, with an eye-watering price.

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Use an iPhone to update the Nike Adapt BB sneakers, or you'll brick them

02/20/2019, 11:02 am

NikeOwners of the Nike Adapt BB, self-lacing sneakers that can be tied and loosened via a smartphone app, are reporting their high-tech footwear has been bricked by the Android version of the app, an issue caused through a faulty delivery of new firmware.

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The Nest Secure has a hidden microphone, and Google didn't tell owners for 18 months

02/20/2019, 08:02 am

Owners of Google's Nest Secure system are upset about a microphone on the product suddenly being enabled for Google Assistant -- one that they weren't aware existed.

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College student caught trafficking drugs through iOS app, title still available on App Store

02/19/2019, 11:02 pm

A UC Santa Cruz student was indicted last week on charges of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine, business he allegedly conducted through an app made available on Apple's iOS App Store.

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HomePod sales up in fourth quarter, Amazon and Google extending lead

02/19/2019, 11:02 am

Smart speakers such as the HomePod have helped almost double the global shipments of the product category in the fourth quarter of 2018, but while Apple's speaker is seeing increased sales, it is seemingly falling behind its rivals in terms of overall market share.

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AirPods Wireless Charging Case may not need precise location on a charging pad

02/19/2019, 10:02 am

A future version of the AirPods Wireless Charging Case may not necessarily require users to carefully line it up on a wireless charger for it to receive power, with Apple proposing a system where it could be placed in practically any position on an AirPower-style charging pad and still be able to inductively charge.

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