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Apple removes three dating apps thought to violate FTC child protection act

05/06/2019, 07:05 pm

Apple and Google recently removed three dating apps from their respective app stores after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission discovered children under the age of 13 were able to sign up and use the services.

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Editorial: Arguing over iPhone 'Right to Repair' is good, but a solid middle-ground is needed

05/06/2019, 02:05 pm

The debate over whether or not to have the so-called "Right to Repair" guaranteed has both sides offering some compelling arguments for and against the introduction of support-related laws, but for the moment, the consumer loses out while the dispute rages on.

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Responsibility, foundation, and speed biggest lessons learned by Angela Ahrendts during Apple tenure

05/06/2019, 12:05 pm

"Never forget where you came from" is one of the important lessons former Apple Retail chief Angela Ahrendts learned during her tenure at the company, her first interview after leaving the iPhone producer reveals, one which covers both her departure and her arrival at the tech titan.

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Tim Cook says that Apple has bought 20 to 25 companies in the last six months

05/06/2019, 10:05 am

Apple is now typically buying a company every two to three weeks, CEO Tim Cook said in an interview during Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting this weekend.

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Mozilla issues Firefox fix following weekend of extension woes

05/06/2019, 07:05 am

Mozilla is recovering from a few days of browser extension failures in Firefox, a problem caused by an expired signing certificate that the company has fixed for users of the current release of the browser -- but not for those on legacy versions.

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Apple Pay now accepted for some UK government services, wider rollout planned for 2019

05/03/2019, 09:05 pm

The UK government is now accepting Apple Pay and Google Pay payments for select services through its gov.uk website, a change in policy that is expected to reach local governments and other institutions later this year.

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iPhone 7 'Loop Disease' audio chip issue targeted in class action complaint

05/03/2019, 07:05 pm

A new class action complaint seeks damages and a hardware recall from Apple over the so-called iPhone 7 "Loop Disease," an issue that causes audio problems on impacted handsets and can ultimately render the device inoperable.

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Massachusetts judge granted warrant to unlock suspects iPhone with Touch ID

05/03/2019, 04:05 pm

Law enforcement can compel a suspect to unlock their iPhone using Touch ID under a warrant, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled in April, muddying the waters in the ongoing battle in courts over whether the contents of a mobile device secured with biometrics are protected by the Fifth Amendment, or not.

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Tim Cook says $30M Carnegie Library Apple Store is more than about selling iPhones

05/03/2019, 02:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook hopes the soon-to-open Apple Store at the Carnegie Library will be more than a retail outlet, one that reportedly cost $30 million to renovate, suggesting the focus is on community and creativity, rather than selling iPhones and other products.

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These top Mother's Day gift ideas are perfect for Apple fans

05/03/2019, 01:05 pm

Many moms are happy with a card, flowers, or a meal out. If you want to go a step further, here are some Apple-related Mother's Day gifts you can spring for.

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Facebook offers FTC greater oversight of data collection policies to end federal probe

05/03/2019, 12:05 pm

Facebook is willing to face increased government oversight of its activities relating to data collection to end the privacy-related federal probe sooner, a report into negotiations between the social network and the Federal Trade Commission alleges, along with paying a billion-dollar fine.

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Google's iPhone-challenging Pixel 3a XL spotted in the wild with 6-inch display

05/03/2019, 09:05 am

One of Google's anticipated mid-range Pixel phones, the Pixel 3a XL, has reportedly already been spotted at a Best Buy in Springfield, Ohio, setting the stage for Apple's next wave of competition.

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Apple & other tech companies lobby efforts kill Ontario 'Right to Repair' bill

05/03/2019, 08:05 am

Another 'Right to Repair' bill that would have made device producers provide the resources for consumers and third-party repair outfits to fix devices has been put to rest, with intensive lobbying from tech companies including Apple said to be behind the killing of the legislation.

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US DOJ requests hearing on remedies in Qualcomm antitrust case, cites concern over 5G rollout

05/02/2019, 11:05 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice in a filing on Thursday preemptively requested a hearing on potential remedies should Qualcomm be found liable in an antitrust case leveled by the Federal Trade Commission.

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No, Adobe did not cancel its popular $10 Creative Cloud Photography plan

05/02/2019, 08:05 pm

A number of visitors to Adobe's website recently noticed the popular $9.99 a month Creative Cloud Photography plan replaced by a $19.99 option, but the company says the change only impacts some customers and is not permanent. At least not yet.

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Google adding automatic deletion option for Location Services and Web & App Activity data

05/02/2019, 10:05 am

Google is offering users a new way to try and safeguard their privacy, by providing an option to automatically delete logs of Web & App Activity as well as Location History data after a specific period of time, rather than requiring users to manually delete it.

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Foxconn CEO headed to Wisconsin after Trump meeting at White House

05/02/2019, 07:05 am

Terry Gou, the CEO of Apple assembly partner Foxconn and candidate for the presidency of Taiwan, has met with President Donald Trump on his visit to the United States, ahead of a visit to the controversial project in Wisconsin to build new facilities.

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Parental control apps clap back at Apple statement on MDM technology

05/01/2019, 06:05 pm

Parental control and screen time monitoring apps are fighting back against Apple's decision to strike the titles from the App Store over alleged security risks, saying in separate blog posts that the tech giant's reasoning is flawed and its statement on the matter misleading.

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California tables Right to Repair bill following pressure from Apple, others

05/01/2019, 05:05 pm

Following pressure from lobbyists, including a last-minute play by Apple, a California right to repair bill was pulled by its cosponsor for a second time, giving tech companies opposing the legislation a one-year reprieve.

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What are 5G and mmWave, and when will you be able to realistically use them?

05/01/2019, 02:05 pm

Carriers in the United States are rolling out 5G mobile networks, which promises to revolutionize mobile communications for everyone. With the hype it is generating, and the discussions surrounding how Apple will adopt the technology, it's worth taking a moment to work out what exactly 5G is, as well as what to realistically expect in the coming years.

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