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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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Apple made informal bid to buy Tesla at $240 per share in 2013

05/21/2019, 08:05 am

Apple's automotive ambitions could have been augmented with the acquisition of Tesla, an analyst claims, with the iPhone maker said to have made a "serious bid" to buy the electric car producer in 2013, a move that could have brought technology developed under "Project Titan" to commercialization far earlier.

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

05/21/2019, 12:05 am

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

05/20/2019, 09:05 pm

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

05/20/2019, 07:05 pm

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

05/20/2019, 03:05 pm

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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Mystery 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display surfaces at Apple Store

05/20/2019, 10:05 am

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

05/20/2019, 09:05 am

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

05/20/2019, 08:05 am

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

05/19/2019, 06:05 pm

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

05/17/2019, 10:05 am

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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US cellular carriers say stopped sale of customer location data to third parties

05/17/2019, 02:05 am

Major U.S. cellular carriers recently confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission that they have, for the most part, stopped selling customer geolocation data to third-party aggregators, a questionable practice first discovered a year ago.

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Apple redesigns Investor Relations webpage, incorporates Newsroom feed

05/16/2019, 05:05 pm

Apple on Thursday pushed out a redesign for its Investor Relations webpage that provides easy access to current and historical financial data, and integrates a live feed from the company's Newsroom.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now on sale via Verizon, but can only use 5G network in two cities

05/16/2019, 01:05 pm

Samsung's first 5G-compatible smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, is finally going on sale in the United States on Verizon, but prospective owners will only be able to use the new connectivity speeds in parts of just two cities for the moment: Chicago and Minneapolis.

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Former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts joins Airbnb's board of directors

05/16/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple's recently-exited retail VP, Angela Ahrendts, on Thursday joined the board of directors for home rental giant Airbnb.

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Apple could have used pinhole-sized sensors in display to keep Touch ID on the iPhone X

05/16/2019, 11:05 am

Before the introduction of the iPhone X and Face ID, Apple was considering ways to implement Touch ID on a smartphone without using an externally visible fingerprint reader, with one technique involving a series of pinholes in the display panel that could allow a fingerprint to be captured through the screen.

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Apple facing renewed boycott efforts in China following trade war escalation

05/16/2019, 10:05 am

The increase in tensions between the United States and China in its ongoing trade war, as well as restrictions against Huawei, is fueling anti-US sentiments in China, prompting more online calls from critics of the political maneuvers to boycott Apple products.

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Apple Developer Academy in Naples opens up 2019 applications

05/16/2019, 10:05 am

The Apple Developer Academy at the University of Federico II in Naples, Italy has opened up its annual applications, though there are just 400 spots available for a year's worth of free training.

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