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Senators want tech companies to reveal dollar value of user data

06/24/2019, 10:06 am

Major tech companies like Apple will have to reveal how much user data is worth to the company, a bipartisan proposal from senators suggests, with the 'Dashboard Act' requiring firms who make money off data collection practices to disclose revenue generated by it, as well as what is being done to protect it.

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ICYMI: M&D headphones, ROLI keyboard, new Ring cams & more

06/22/2019, 11:06 am

Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out.

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Apple Pay rolls out to Greece, Portugal, Slovakia on Wednesday

06/22/2019, 10:06 am

Apple Pay will be going live in a number of European markets on Wednesday, according to local reports, with expansion into Slovakia, Greece, and Portugal expected to occur on the same day via a variety of local partner financial institutions.

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Gallium Nitride chargers: What they are, and why they're great

06/21/2019, 03:06 pm

Chargers using gallium nitride are starting to enter the market, capable of delivering high quantities of power to devices while staying a reasonable size, and even taking up less space than conventional chargers. AppleInsider explains what's changed in chargers, and how it can help redefine the accessory industry.

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Qualcomm uses evidence from settled Apple case in bid to stay antitrust ruling

06/20/2019, 08:06 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday formally objected to a Qualcomm court filing containing internal Apple documents aired in a separate lawsuit, evidence the chipmaker is attempting to leverage as it seeks to delay enforcement of a recent antitrust ruling.

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Apple issues security software update for 802.11n AirPort Base Station

06/20/2019, 02:06 pm

Apple has issued a security update for the 802.11n AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule units, the first one in over a year and a half.

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Apple's Tim Cook to accept 'Champion' award from K-12 LGBTQ group

06/20/2019, 11:06 am

GLSEN, an organization promoting LBGTQ-friendly spaces in K-12 schools, announced on Thursday that Apple CEO Tim Cook is receiving a "Champion" award for his efforts in promoting likeminded causes.

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Samsung exec says Galaxy Fold finally 'ready to hit the market'

06/19/2019, 03:06 pm

Originally intended to launch in April, the Galaxy Fold is finally on the verge of reaching the public, a Samsung executive said.

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Microsoft partners on touchscreen 'Kano PC' to challenge iPad in education

06/19/2019, 01:06 pm

Microsoft is partnering with company called Kano on the "Kano PC," an 11.6-inch touchscreen tablet meant to teach kids how computers work and how to use them for simple coding projects.

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Bernie Sanders says government should examine Apple, Google, Facebook breakup

06/19/2019, 09:06 am

The potential breaking up of major technology companies like Apple should be examined, presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has suggested, seemingly joining calls to curtail the influence of firms that are accused of being monopolistic in nature.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 expected to launch Aug. 7

06/19/2019, 08:06 am

Samsung is reportedly gunning to launch its next top-end phone, the the Galaxy Note 10, at an "Unpacked" event on Aug. 7 -- with one version of the phone approaching tablet sizes.

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Tim Cook jumps to 69th spot on Glassdoor's list of top CEOs

06/19/2019, 01:06 am

Apple chief Tim Cook on Tuesday was once again named to job website Glassdoor's list of the top 100 CEOs in America, marking his seventh consecutive appearance on the annual employee rankings chart.

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Google Calendar was down for some users across the globe [u]

06/18/2019, 12:06 pm

Google endured an outage for Calendar, the search company's widely-used scheduling tool, with users unable to access the web-based organizational aid for multiple hours on Tuesday, an issue that disrupted work for many businesses around the world.

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Apple loses $500 million bidding war for J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot

06/18/2019, 08:06 am

J.J. Abrams production company Bad Robot is finalizing a near $500 million partnership with WarnerMedia, with other suitors Disney, Sony, and Apple losing out.

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Beddit offers peek at sleep tracking features in app beta program

06/17/2019, 04:06 pm

Beddit, the Apple-owned sleep-tracking firm, has launched a customer beta program enabling users of the sleep monitor to try out new features and to have their say about the product's companion app, which could help shape future Beddit features and those of Apple's own offerings.

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Review: SecureData SecureDrive BT SSD can be unlocked by Face ID

06/17/2019, 02:06 pm

The SecureData SecureDrive BT portable SSD offers encrypted storage of data within a slimline device, secured via a companion app for iPhone that can unlock the drive using Face ID or Touch ID instead of entering a passcode, or for enterprise users there are extra options to enhance the security by location and even time of day.

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Apple Camp registrations now open in US, Canada, and Mexico

06/17/2019, 08:06 am

Apple has started accepting registrations for the 2019 Apple Camp sessions at Apple Stores, with younger users able to sign up to take part in four different sessions covering music, art and design, coding, and movie creation using iPads and other accessories.

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Huawei expects $30B revenue hit, 60M fewer phones sold due to US ban

06/17/2019, 08:06 am

Founder Ren Zhengfei says Huawei will cut back on production while it works to find alternatives including developing its own smartphone OS, forcing a drop in revenues of $30 billion.

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Apple's Tim Cook warns about 'chaos' & surveillance in Stanford speech

06/16/2019, 06:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook took an unusually dark tone in part of a Stanford University commencement speech on Sunday, highlighting the "chaos" caused by Silicon Valley, and the threat of corporate and government surveillance.

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Apple's iOS soft keyboard target of new patent lawsuit

06/14/2019, 07:06 pm

Apple's vaunted iOS keyboard, a piece of user interface technology that helped usher in the smartphone revolution, is in infringement of a nearly 20-year-old patent covering similar input solutions, according to a new lawsuit.

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