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Second Taiwan Apple store to open soon in Taipei's Xinyi District

05/24/2019, 02:05 am

Apple on Thursday quietly adorned construction barriers protecting a new retail location in Taiwan with company branding, confirming rumors that the tech giant will soon open a second outlet in the region.

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Snapchat employees abused company data access tools to spy on users

05/23/2019, 05:05 pm

According to a report on Thursday, a number of Snap employees abused privileged data management tools to snoop on Snapchat users, in some cases potentially gaining access to location and contact information, as well as saved Snaps.

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Revived bill proposes safeguards against warrantless data searches at US borders

05/23/2019, 12:05 pm

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have reintroduced a bill that would block the government from searching iPhones, MacBooks, and other devices at the border without a warrant.

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Proposed US Senate bill would hand $700M to rural telecoms to avoid Huawei & ZTE

05/23/2019, 08:05 am

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators have proposed a bill that would hand $700 million in grants to rural telecom providers to cover the cost of stripping Huawei and ZTE gear from their networks.

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Speech enhancements to clean up iPhone audio could kick in after unclear call complaints

05/23/2019, 08:05 am

Calls between iPhone users could benefit from automatic audio filtering to improve the quality of the sound heard by each user, a system that would only come into effect once it knows one user is having trouble hearing what is being said by the other.

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Instagram website source code exposed private information of thousands

05/22/2019, 10:05 pm

A security researcher discovered a flaw in Instagram's website that left user contact information exposed for months, potentially allowing nefarious actors to create databases containing the phone numbers and email addresses of thousands.

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App developer Panic reveals 'Playdate' handheld gaming system

05/22/2019, 07:05 pm

Panic, a developer known for macOS and iOS apps like Transmit and Coda, on Wednesday announced plans for its first hardware offering in Playdate, a small handheld gaming device set to launch in 2020.

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Apple summoning media to WWDC 2019 keynote with unicorn emoji invites

05/22/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple has started to send out invitations to members of the media to attend the keynote address of WWDC 2019, an event that typically has Apple providing a first look at operating system updates and features it will be releasing later in the year.

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ARM severs ties with Huawei, creating crisis for future phone designs

05/22/2019, 10:05 am

Chip designer ARM is reportedly cutting off business with Huawei, a move that could potentially cripple the Chinese smartphone maker on top of the existing U.S. restrictions.

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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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US 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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