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Ex-Uber engineer indicted over Google self-driving car trade secret theft

08/27/2019, 02:08 pm

Antony Levandowski, the former head of Uber's self-driving vehicle efforts, has been indicted by a California federal grand jury for stealing trade secrets from Google, taken from the search giant's own self-driving efforts before changing employer.

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Hands on: Satechi's new 72W charger can charge your MacBook on the go

08/27/2019, 02:08 pm

Are you looking to charge on the go? Satechi's 72W USB-C PD car charger can charge your iPad Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or iPhone all from the safety of your car.

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Microsoft announces October event, Surface line expected to get updates

08/27/2019, 01:08 pm

Microsoft has alerted the press to an event that will likely see the unveiling of new Surface devices, similar to the event that took place in late 2018.

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Apple may not use mechanical switches in a future MacBook keyboard at all

08/27/2019, 10:08 am

Future keyboards could use light to determine how far a key is pressed, a design that could replace the switches in a traditional mechanical keyboard with a system that takes up less space and potentially being capable of more presses than existing versions.

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'Toy Story' poster signed by Steve Jobs to hit auction

08/26/2019, 11:08 pm

Apple fans will get a chance to get their hands on a piece of history this week when a poster for Pixar's "Toy Story," signed by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, goes up for auction.

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Apple to donate to Amazon rainforest preservation and restoration efforts

08/26/2019, 05:08 pm

Apple plans to contribute funds to ongoing efforts in the Amazon, which continues to make headlines as a series of devastating wildfires and uncontrolled blazes wreak havoc in the world's largest tropical rainforest.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook donates $5M to charity

08/26/2019, 04:08 pm

Apple chief Tim Cook last week donated 23,700 shares of owned company stock to an unidentified charity, an amount worth over $5 million on the day of the transaction.

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EU citizen settlement app may not land on iOS before Oct. 31 Brexit

08/26/2019, 01:08 pm

European Union nationals wanting to remain in the United Kingdom after the Brexit process has concluded are still unable to apply for residency via an iPhone, with the government still not saying when the app will be available to use on roughly half of the country's smartphones.

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ICYMI: Native Union cables, iDevices Instinct Alexa-powered switch & more

08/25/2019, 12:08 pm

Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out including an Alexa-powered switch, new USB-C to Lightning cables, and a smart water leak detection system.

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Brief Thoughts: Questionable RF lawsuit, Apple TV+ vs. Disney+, Siri listening & more

08/25/2019, 10:08 am

Every week has dozens of things going on at any given time, too many to talk about in real-time. Here's what we think about this week's radio frequency revelations and lawsuits, Disney rolling heavy at the D23 expo in regards to Disney+, the workers responsible for listening to Siri recordings, an inadvertent iOS 12 jailbreak restoration, and Google's Android rebranding.

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Trump 'regrets' not applying tougher tariffs in China trade war

08/25/2019, 08:08 am

A clarification over an admission by President Donald Trump that he had "second thoughts" about his handling of the trade war with China suggests more could be in store, with the White House Press Secretary insisting Trump wanted to be tougher on the tariffs.

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Qualcomm can maintain licensing tactics pending appeal, court says

08/23/2019, 10:08 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday granted Qualcomm's request to stay enforcement of an antitrust ruling handed down in May, allowing the chipmaker to continue what was deemed to be anticompetitive business practices.

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AT&T settles FTC data throttling case from 2014

08/23/2019, 09:08 pm

A court filing made public on Friday reveals the U.S. Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement agreement with AT&T over allegations that the mobile carrier slowed down, or throttled, data transfer speeds of certain customers.

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Apple partners with Australian MVNO Macquarie Telecom to serve businesses

08/23/2019, 12:08 am

Australian mobile virtual network operator Macquarie Telecom on Friday announced a new partnership with Apple that will see the carrier deliver iPhones, iPads and apps to small and medium-sized enterprise customers.

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Titanium Apple Card shows signs of wear after just one month

08/22/2019, 10:08 pm

With its sleek white finish, deep etchings and flush surfaces, Apple's titanium Apple Card is quite the looker. The card's durability is now question, however, as early customers report significant signs of wear after just one month.

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Apple loses bid to toss suit alleging ex-engineer was not credited on Find My iPhone, Passbook patents

08/22/2019, 10:08 pm

A California court this week denied Apple's motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claims the company failed to cite ex-engineer Darren Eastman as an inventor on a clutch of patents covering Find My iPhone and Passbook.

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States and 12 phone carriers agree to implement anti-robocall technology

08/22/2019, 05:08 pm

As Congress considers legislation designed to put an end to robocalling, state attorneys general and 12 telephone companies intend to take action and on Thursday announced an agreement to implement spam call identification and blocking technology.

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Satechi launches pair of 4K60 compatible USB-C Multimedia Adapters

08/22/2019, 12:08 pm

Satechi has released two new USB-C adapters-- one that features a multitude of multimedia solutions, and another designed to make multi-monitor setups a breeze.

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Apple seemingly stops sales of 'Designed by Apple in California' photo book

08/21/2019, 11:08 pm

After nearly three years in print, Apple appears to have halted sales of "Designed by Apple in California," a massive photo book that chronicles 20 years of the company's iconic consumer electronic designs.

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JPMorgan to shut down Chase Pay app in early 2020

08/21/2019, 06:08 pm

JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday notified customers of its Chase Pay mobile payments solution that the service will soon be unavailable for in-store use, leaving a once-touted payments platform dead on a road already littered with failed products.

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