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Topic: General

Apple looking at Face ID laser tech to improve iPad & iPhone typing

10/17/2019, 08:10 am

Displays in a future iPad or iPhone could use lasers to detect touch, with the employment of VCSEL sensors and other technologies potentially monitoring the deflection of the screen to determine levels of 3D touch or to provide a more improved typing experience.

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Apple hit with new iPhone throttling class action in California

10/16/2019, 08:10 pm

A fresh class action lawsuit lodged in California seeks to bring Apple to task for quietly building iPhone-throttling battery management tools into previous versions of its iOS operating system, an action that allegedly hindered and interfered with device performance.

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Apple warns developers of upcoming App Store Connect outage

10/16/2019, 01:10 pm

Apple has alerted developers to an upcoming maintenance period for the Apple Store's tools and services, with access to App Store Connect and the Developer ID notary service set to be unavailable for up to eight hours on Sunday.

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Some Apple, FaceBook, Amazon, Google documents for US antitrust probe submitted

10/16/2019, 06:10 am

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has confirmed that Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all started sending data for examination -- but not everything that has been requested yet.

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Apple, Facebook reportedly vie for choice NYC office space

10/15/2019, 07:10 pm

Apple and Facebook are reportedly fighting for a chance to lease four floors of an iconic Manhattan post office that is currently undergoing renovations for office use.

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Apple simplifies developer content uploads with Transporter app for Mac

10/15/2019, 05:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday released on the Mac App Store a revamped version of its Transporter developer tool for macOS, delivering an easier method of transferring a variety of content types to the company for final consumption on one of its online stores.

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NBC extends exclusive ad sales contract with Apple, to expand to Apple Stocks

10/15/2019, 04:10 pm

NBCUniversal plans to build on an exclusive ad sales partnership with Apple after seeing substantial growth from Apple News, with the company set to extend the business into Apple's Stocks app upon contract renewal.

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Nest Wi-Fi, Nest Mini, Pixelbook Go updated during 'Made by Google' event

10/15/2019, 11:10 am

Google made a number of other announcements at its event on Tuesday alongside the new Pixel 4 and the Pixel Buds, with the stage used to cover a new Nest Mini, the Pixelbook Go, Nest Wi-fi, and updates on the Stadia game-streaming service.

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AirPods competitor Google Pixel Buds 2 coming in early 2020 for $179

10/15/2019, 10:10 am

At Tuesday's Google release event, the company announced Google Pixel Buds 2, offering significant improvements over the last iteration -- but if you want them, you're going to have to wait a while.

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Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL boasts first radar-based depth-sensing functionality

10/15/2019, 10:10 am

Google has updated its Pixel smartphone lineup with the launch of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, a pair of smartphones that include a radar sensor to enable in-the-air gestures and to detect the user's presence.

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Disney posts three-hour trailer for Disney+ with 'basically everything' coming

10/15/2019, 09:10 am

In order to build hype for their new streaming service, Disney+, Disney has uploaded a three-hour long trailer to YouTube highlighting most of the titles that will be available to watch at launch.

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NBA stars tout Powerbeats Pro in new ad

10/14/2019, 04:10 pm

A new Powerbeats Pro ad titled "NBA Unleashed" has gone up on the official Beats by Dre YouTube channel and features some notable NBA players.

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Netgear expands Orbi family with Orbi Mesh WiFi system

10/14/2019, 10:10 am

Netgear expands its Orbi line with new dual-band Mesh WiFi system, designed to provide reliable and customizable Wi-Fi coverage to large homes.

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Review: iFrogz Airtime Pro wireless earbuds are a solid alternative if you can't wear AirPods

10/13/2019, 12:10 pm

New Airtime Pro wireless earbuds from iFrogz offers a lower cost alternative to Apple's AirPods, and one that may fit some people's ears better.

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Review: BRV-Mini speakers pack big sound in a portable package

10/12/2019, 01:10 pm

If you're looking for a portable speaker that can keep up with you on all your adventures, take a look at Braven's BRV-Mini. Their small size hides big sound in a tough, but diminutive package.

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Apple told Apple TV+ content creators not to besmirch China, report says

10/11/2019, 11:10 pm

Following a series of decisions that demonstrates Apple's willingness to kowtow to Chinese government wishes, a report on Friday claims company executives exhibited similar patterns of behavior in preparing content for the upcoming Apple TV+ video service.

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Hong Kong legislator urges Tim Cook to put 'values over profits, pls!'

10/11/2019, 11:10 am

Hong Kong's IT legislator has written an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, and is urging him to unban the controversial HKMap Live, citing freedom of expression and citizens' safety as chief concerns.

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PC component manufacturer clones new Mac Pro case

10/11/2019, 09:10 am

The Dune Pro PC case has not only lifted the design of the Mac Pro's version, but also the presentation of the case itself, something which could call the attention of Apple's legal team.

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Apple reportedly aims to integrate own 5G modem in iPhone by 2022

10/11/2019, 02:10 am

Apple has reportedly set an aggressive 2022 deadline to develop an in-house cellular modem for use in iPhone and iPad, a project that could lead to baseband module integration in the company's system-on-chip designs by 2023.

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Apple's Lisa Jackson explains successes, struggles of environmental initiatives

10/10/2019, 08:10 pm

Apple VP of environmental, social, and policy initiatives Lisa Jackson in an interview published Thursday detailed the company's ongoing pursuit of environmentally responsible manufacturing and operations, saying that while Apple is off to a good start, there is much left to achieve.

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