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Huawei-Google smart speaker project shut down by US restrictions

07/29/2019, 02:07 pm

Huawei was working with Google to take on Apple's HomePod and Amazon's Echo smart speaker range with a jointly-produced device, a report claims, but the close collaboration came to an abrupt end in May, just before restrictions were placed on Huawei by President Donald Trump and the U.S. government.

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Google's Pixel 4 phone implementing system similar to Apple's Face ID

07/29/2019, 01:07 pm

Google on Monday previewed a pair of features coming to its Pixel 4 smartphone, including "Face Unlock," apparently directly competing with the Face ID technology on Apple's X-series iPhones.

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Trump expects Apple to build manufacturing plant in Texas

07/26/2019, 06:07 pm

President Donald Trump, in response to questions regarding a tweet on Friday proclaiming Apple will not receive tariff relief for its new Chinese-built Mac Pro, said he believes the tech giant will erect a manufacturing plant in Texas.

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US states could also investigate Apple & others over antitrust concerns

07/26/2019, 07:07 am

The US Attorney General William Barr has met with a number of state attorneys general on Thursday to talk about Apple and other major tech firms, discussing the impact of the companies on competition and looking into antitrust motions against the firms.

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Apple to contribute to second SoftBank Vision Fund, investments will focus on AI

07/25/2019, 09:07 pm

SoftBank on Friday announced the establishment of a new Vision Fund focused on the advancement of artificial intelligence technologies, with the Japanese firm kicking in $38 billion alongside promised investments from Apple, Foxconn, Microsoft and a variety of financial institutions.

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Apple begins limiting Apple Music free trial period to one month

07/25/2019, 05:07 pm

A banner ad recently posted to Apple's website suggests the company might soon change Apple Music's free trial period from a generous three months down to one for new users.

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New Beats PowerBeats Pro ad features runners chasing the Icelandic Sun

07/25/2019, 10:07 am

Apple has released a new commercial promoting the Beats PowerBeats Pro, one featuring a group of runners chasing the Sun in Iceland to highlight the long battery life the wireless headphones offer athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

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NBCUniversal's challenger to Apple TV+ & Netflix is launching in April 2020

07/25/2019, 10:07 am

NBCUniversal's still-unnamed streaming service will launch in April, CEO Steve Burke said during an earnings call on Wednesday.

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Survey says 76% of retail IT decision makers prefer Apple hardware in stores

07/25/2019, 09:07 am

In a survey of 700 "retail IT decision makers," 76% said that Apple tech is better to use in stores than either Windows or Android, according to the Apple-focused device management firm Jamf.

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Apple Maps may add AR view highlighting the route ahead while driving

07/25/2019, 08:07 am

A future version of the Maps app could provide more intuitive navigational instructions to drivers in the future, by using augmented reality to superimpose the route to take on top of a live view of the road ahead, indicating which lanes a driver should take.

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Samsung to launch redesigned Galaxy Fold in September

07/24/2019, 09:07 pm

After an embarrassing delay, Samsung on Wednesday announced its first folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, will launch this September after undergoing a redesign to account for screen reliability issues.

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Anti-robocall legislation sails through House by a landslide

07/24/2019, 07:07 pm

A bipartisan act designed to combat unwanted robocalls in the U.S. passed the House of Representatives in a decisive 429-3 vote on Wednesday, pushing the legislation one step closer to ratification.

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LG will roll out out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to 2019 smart TVs on Thursday

07/24/2019, 10:07 am

AirPlay 2 and HomeKit will start arriving on LG smart televisions starting Thursday, the South Korean electronics giant has confirmed, with Apple's streaming and smart home platforms able to interact with the firm's 2019 range of TVs.

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Facebook fined $5B by FTC over Cambridge Analytica scandal charges

07/24/2019, 09:07 am

The Federal Trade Commission confirmed on Wednesday it has agreed to a settlement by Facebook for violating consumer privacy in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with the social network paying a $5 billion penalty and agreeing to new restrictions.

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Apple's Siri is the first of four lawsuit targets over voice recognition technology

07/24/2019, 08:07 am

Apple's Siri has become the subject of a lawsuit from Parus Holdings, alleging the virtual assistant infringes on a pair of patents relating to the use of voice to browse for data, with practically all major products from the iPhone producer in the firing line in the legal action.

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Apple, other tech firms petition FCC for short-range 6GHz Wi-Fi tethering

07/23/2019, 09:07 pm

Apple is among several major U.S. tech firms petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to approve a limited form of 6-gigahertz Wi-Fi, spectrum also in demand with the cellular and utility industries.

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DOJ announces massive antitrust review examining Apple, Google & others

07/23/2019, 05:07 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a long-anticipated antitrust review of major tech corporations, including the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

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Apple & Tennessee State University partner on bringing coding to historically black schools

07/23/2019, 04:07 pm

Apple and Tennessee State University have joined together on the HBCU C2 Presidential Academy, meant to expose students at historically black colleges and universities -- HBCUs -- to opportunities in programming and app development.

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US Attorney General Barr doubles down on encryption backdoors call

07/23/2019, 03:07 pm

The US Attorney General William Barr has waded into the ongoing encryption debate, claiming the encryption of data is putting the security of America at risk by stopping law enforcement officials from being able to track criminals, and calling for the creation of security-defeating backdoors that somehow do not weaken encryption.

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No, Apple isn't favoring its own apps in App Store search [u]

07/23/2019, 01:07 pm

Tripp Mickle from the Wall Street Journal alleges that Apple is favoring its apps unfairly in iOS App Store searches. Not only does Apple deny it, but testing with devices associated with iCloud accounts seems to disprove the allegations.

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