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Microsoft Edge Chromium now available for macOS

01/15/2020, 12:01 pm

Anyone interested in trying Microsoft's redesigned Edge Chromium browser can now download and use the first release version.

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Apple reportedly taps Taiwan's ASE for mmWave 5G iPhone and iPad Pro

01/15/2020, 10:01 am

Component manufacturer Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is reported to have become one of Apple's suppliers for the antennas needed on the mmWave 5G "iPhone 12" and for the iPad Pro too.

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India considering offering subsidized loans to Apple, Samsung

01/15/2020, 09:01 am

India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology may begin offering incentives to smartphone manufacturers in hopes of enticing more Apple and Samsung suppliers to open factories in India.

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Google now lets iPhones act as FIDO hardware keys for better security

01/15/2020, 08:01 am

Following an update to Google's iOS Smart Lock app, iPhones can now be used as a Fast Identity Online (FIDO) security key. This replaces the physical hardware keys previously required -- and brings the iPhone into line with Android phones.

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Apple braces for legal fight with DOJ over Pensacola shooter's iPhones

01/14/2020, 10:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly building a small team of specialists to defend the company's encryption policies as a legal showdown with the Department of Justice looms.

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Trump tells Apple to 'step up to the plate' and unlock Pensacola shooter's iPhones

01/14/2020, 07:01 pm

President Donald Trump waded into the encryption battle on Tuesday with a tweet calling on Apple to "unlock" iPhones at the request of law enforcement agencies, suggesting the company should do so because of help it receives on trade and "other issues."

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'Little America' executive producer Lee Eisenberg signs big contract with Apple

01/14/2020, 04:01 pm

Lee Eisenberg has just signed a multi-year contract with Apple, launching a new production team to help create content exclusively for Apple TV+.

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Apple Watch alerts YouTuber to potential tachycardia

01/14/2020, 01:01 pm

Joel Telling, who presents the YouTube channel "3D Printing Nerd," went to the emergency room after his Apple Watch Series 4 alerted him to an elevated heart rate.

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Apple denies Barr's request to unlock Pensacola shooter's iPhones

01/13/2020, 09:01 pm

Apple on Monday denied a public request from U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr to unlock iPhones owned by a Saudi Air Force cadet accused of killing three people at a naval base in Pensacola, Fla., refuting the AG's claim that it has not provided "substantive assistance" in the investigation.

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Apple's 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' to make appearance at PAX South this week

01/13/2020, 08:01 pm

Apple will promote its upcoming Apple TV+ comedy series "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" at the PAX South gaming expo in Texas on Friday, potentially signaling an early screening of the show ahead of an official debut slated for early February.

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Apple introduces 'Reality Converter' app to view, edit USDZ 3D objects on Mac

01/13/2020, 06:01 pm

Apple on Monday debuted a beta version of Reality Converter, a Mac app that allows developers to convert, view and customize USDZ 3D objects using a simple drag-and-drop interface.

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Attorney General Barr demands Apple unlock iPhones in Pensacola shooting

01/13/2020, 03:01 pm

US Attorney General William Barr has publicly asked Apple to unlock a pair of iPhones used by the gunman who killed three people in Pensacola, Florida in December, complaining Apple has so far provided no "substantive assistance" to the investigation.

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Dave Bautista to join Apple TV+ 'See'

01/13/2020, 01:01 pm

Former WWE wrestler and "Guardian of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista will join Apple's "See" in its second season.

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Samsung skips from Galaxy S10 to 'S20' for upcoming refresh

01/13/2020, 09:01 am

The next model in Samsung's Galaxy S product line will feature a quad-camera array, but apparently won't have the name "S11," as leaked images of the smartphone show Samsung is skipping a number of generations by going for the name "Galaxy S20."

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Billy Crudup earns Apple TV+ first award win for 'The Morning Show'

01/13/2020, 06:01 am

Billy Crudup has been named best supporting actor at the Critics Choice Awards for his role in "The Morning Show" on Apple TV+, winning the service its first award.

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Recycling robot 'Daisy' part of Apple's effort to end mining for resources

01/11/2020, 01:01 pm

Apple's efforts to improve its recycling has an end goal of becoming a "closed-loop" manufacturer in the future, an extremely difficult goal to accomplish, and one that would end the need to mine for new materials if achieved by the iPhone maker.

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Apple initiates Smart Battery Case replacement program for iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

01/10/2020, 06:01 pm

Apple on Friday activated a service program to replace faulty Smart Battery Cases designed for iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, noting certain units may not operate as expected.

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Apple's Mac mini is the little Mac that could, 15 years later

01/10/2020, 03:01 pm

It's always been a fan favorite, but 15 years to the day after Steve Jobs announced it, the Mac mini has been through more ups and downs than any other Mac.

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Update Firefox now, because the Department of Homeland Security is telling you to

01/10/2020, 10:01 am

A recent release of Firefox had a bug severe enough, that the US government is telling everyone to update to guarantee online safety.

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Build a working Apple I with the new SmartyKit

01/10/2020, 09:01 am

The new do-it-yourself package by SmartyKit gives you all the pieces you need to build the Apple I with no soldering required.

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