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Apple rolls out improved Maps to all users in the US

01/30/2020, 01:01 pm

On Thursday afternoon, Apple announced that all users in the United States have access to a redesigned Maps with faster and more accurate navigation, plus comprehensive views of landmarks.

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NFL will release Super Bowl performances to Apple Music as a visual album

01/30/2020, 11:01 am

The NFL will be releasing all musical acts from Super Bowl LIV to Apple Music, including performances from Demi Lovato, Shakira, and more.

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Apple TV+ set to buy 1980s dramedy with 'Damages' and 'X-Men' star Rose Bryne

01/30/2020, 11:01 am

Industry reports say Apple is close to ordering "Physical," a new series, set in 1980s Southern California and starring Rose Byrne as a housewife who turns to aerobics for success.

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Apple supplier Qorvo acquires ultra-wideband chipmaker Decawave

01/30/2020, 09:01 am

Both UWB chip supplier Decawave and microwave communications firm Custom MMC, have been acquired by Qorvo, a semiconductor firm company that supplies Apple with processors for the iPhone.

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Future iPad or iPhone could both recognize and display handwriting

01/30/2020, 08:01 am

Apple is continuing to investigate handwriting recognition for touch screens, but the latest research also covers displaying handwriting on an iPhone or iPad screen.

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Apple nixed Xnor.ai's involvement in Pentagon's Project Maven following acquisition

01/29/2020, 11:01 pm

Apple reportedly directed artificial intelligence startup Xnor.ai to cease work on U.S. Department of Defense initiative Project Maven after it acquired the company in January.

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Apple ordered to pay $838M for infringing Caltech Wi-Fi patents

01/29/2020, 07:01 pm

A federal jury on Wednesday found Apple and Broadcom in infringement of patents owned by California Institute of Technology, awarding the university $1.1 billion to be paid by the two tech companies.

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Two more Apple Stores closed in China due to coronavirus concerns

01/29/2020, 06:01 pm

Apple this week temporarily shuttered two stores in China as the new coronavirus outbreak continues to wreak havoc with businesses in the region.

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Review: VocoLinc's Smart Power Strip is an easy but fickle way to upgrade 'dumb' devices

01/29/2020, 02:01 pm

If you've got a couple devices you're looking to make smarter, the Vocolinc smart power strip features three HomeKit-enabled smart outlets, three convenient USB outlets, and boasts an attractive price point to boot.

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HomePod lands in India 23 months after launch

01/29/2020, 12:01 pm

The HomePod is now available to purchase in India for the first time, with the regional launch of Apple's smart speaker also offering the audio device at the equivalent of $280 after sales tax, and potentially even lower at some retailers.

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Foxconn says coronavirus will not impact manufacturing, Apple has alternatives ready

01/28/2020, 11:01 pm

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn on Tuesday said provisions have been made to meet production obligations in China as the region faces a deadly coronavirus outbreak, a situation the iPhone maker is closely monitoring.

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Google developing all-in-one messaging app for businesses

01/28/2020, 07:01 pm

Google has seeded select employees with an unreleased app that combines the functionality of Gmail, Hangouts Meet, Hangouts Chat and other services in what appears to be a play at competitors like Slack.

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Apple reportedly starting online sales in India in Q3 2020

01/28/2020, 06:01 pm

Following years of speculation, sources familiar with the matter say that Apple's first-party online store in India will open in late 2020, perhaps as soon as July.

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Apple's Cook discusses impact of coronavirus in China, one Apple Store closed

01/28/2020, 06:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday discussed fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in China, saying the developing situation has so far caused at least one Apple Store to shut down and limited employee travel.

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Ring's app caught spying on users, sharing data with third-parties

01/28/2020, 02:01 pm

Amazon's Ring for Android app is loaded with third-party trackers harvesting a "plethora" of customer data, a new investigation claims -- and an Amazon engineer for the product wants it completely shut down.

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Ex-Apple designers detail how the original iPad was created

01/28/2020, 12:01 pm

Bethany Bongiorno and Imran Chaudhri worked on the first iPad back in 2010. Now having left Apple, they've revealed how Steve Jobs drove the teams and what they were surprised by in that original iPad.

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Nintendo details 'Pokemon Home' iPhone app and service subscription

01/28/2020, 11:01 am

Nintendo has announced a February release date for Pokemon Home, how much it will cost, and what games are compatible with the service.

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Filmic brings promised two-camera simultaneous shooting to new app

01/28/2020, 08:01 am

The eye-catching demo at the iPhone 11 Pro launch has now become a reality as Filmic brings the ability to record video from two cameras simultaneously -- but not to its Filmic Pro app. Instead, it's in a new, free app called DoubleTake.

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Apple explored iPhones and iPads that dock inside larger devices like MacBooks

01/28/2020, 07:01 am

A newly published patent reveals that Apple has explored iPhones and iPads that could be docked inside larger devices similar to a MacBook Pro in order to provide extra functionality when needed.

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Apple reportedly held preliminary acquisition talks with MGM

01/27/2020, 08:01 pm

In efforts to to build out its fledgling Apple TV+ streaming service with original programming and exclusive content, Apple recently agreed to discuss a potential acquisition of media titan MGM, according to a report on Sunday.

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