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Topic: General

BlackBerry phones could be gone for good as last major firm stops making them

02/03/2020, 02:02 pm

TCL Communication says it will cease production of BlackBerry phones later this year when its rights to the name expire. It's the latest and perhaps lowest point in the incredible decline of the hit phone that was destroyed by the iPhone.


Apple News adds to its 2020 Election coverage with literacy guide

02/03/2020, 09:02 am

Apple has announced updates to how its coverage of the 2020 US Presidential election will feature a guide to help readers guard against misinformation and seek out reliable news.


New iPad Pro, 'iPhone SE 2' and more -- what to expect from Apple in 2020

02/03/2020, 08:02 am

Apple looks like it's going to have a busy year, with updates to nearly its entire product line. Here's what we're expecting Apple to release -- or at least announce -- in 2020.


Apple supplier Wistron to assemble key iPhone component at new India plant

02/03/2020, 06:02 am

Alongside the assembly of iPhones from other suppliers' components, Wistron will also assemble printed circuit boards for the devices.


Review: The BenQ ScreenBar saves space while brightening up your desk

02/02/2020, 04:02 pm

Whether you've got a small desk setup or you're just tired of giving up space for a desk lamp, BenQ's ScreenBar is here to save the day with its over-the-monitor light.


Apple releases new Apple Arcade 'A New World to Play In' ad on YouTube

02/02/2020, 01:02 pm

The new Apple Arcade ad "A New World to Play In," highlights the appeal of the service to all ages, and how it's available worldwide across all Apple devices.


What the EU mandate for a common smartphone charger means

02/02/2020, 12:02 pm

Over strong objections from Apple, the European Union is pressing ahead with plans to make all manufacturers use the same chargers -- at least within the EU. Here's what's really been decided and what impact it will have on users.


Apple Arcade promotion takes over Apple website

02/02/2020, 07:02 am

The regular Apple website has been transformed with the addition of Apple Arcade characters listening to AirPods, gathering around an Apple TV, and driving over a MacBook Pro.


Apple's end-to-end encryption threatened by new proposed bill

02/01/2020, 04:02 pm

Senator Lindsey Graham is pressing for new laws that would combat online child abuse, but do so by removing all end-to-end encryption and giving law enforcement open access to private data.


Apple's January in review: $91.8 billion, Mac Pro, Coronavirus, and Apple TV+ awards

02/01/2020, 12:02 pm

What a difference a year makes. Apple began 2019 as a technology company but it's started January 2020 as a television, news, gaming and financial firm too.


Mockups of 'iPhone 12' demonstrate flat sides and smaller dimensions

02/01/2020, 09:02 am

New 3D prints are showing off a trio of sizes for Apple's forthcoming 2020 "iPhone 12," and allege that the company is bringing back some familiar design features.


Coronavirus forces Apple to close all stores and offices in China until February 9

02/01/2020, 07:02 am

Apple has closed its 42 Apple Stores in China, and an unspecified number of local Apple offices, in response to the Coronavirus and what the company calls "an abundance of caution."


Apple activates limited on-site iPhone repairs in select US cities

01/31/2020, 07:01 pm

Apple recently added an option for customers to receive on-site service for certain iPhone repairs in select metropolitan cities across the U.S., with work fulfilled by Apple Authorized Service Provider Go Tech Services.


FCC finds 'one or more' carriers broke law by selling customer location data

01/31/2020, 06:01 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday said it completed a comprehensive investigation into alleged wrongdoings by wireless carriers that collected and sold customer location data, concluding the companies "apparently" broke the law.


Dating apps under investigation for allowing minors to sign up

01/31/2020, 05:01 pm

The U.S. House Oversight and Reform subcommittee is investigating a number of popular dating apps, including Tinder and Bumble, on claims that they allow minors to sign up for the services, and are potentially matched with sex offenders.


Judge denies Apple request to dismiss iPhone 7 'Loop Disease' class action lawsuit

01/31/2020, 05:01 pm

Apple's motion to toss a class action lawsuit targeting an iPhone 7 audio defect dubbed "Loop Disease" was denied in part by a California judge on Thursday, allowing three claims to move one step closer to injunctive relief.


Apple TV+ drama 'Foundation' to become Ireland's biggest-ever production

01/31/2020, 11:01 am

The Apple TV+ dramatisation of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" novels is to employ over 500 people and will be the largest single production ever made on location in southern Ireland.


Apple suppliers mixed over threat from China's Coronavirus

01/31/2020, 10:01 am

Supply chain sources say that while fabrication firms TSMC and UMC report no change in operations, Taiwanese chip design firms are expecting an impact on demand because of the Coronavirus.


Apple TV gets new underwater screensavers featuring coral reefs, sharks, and jellies

01/31/2020, 09:01 am

The Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K have 11 new underwater screensavers, available in both 1080p and 4k.


Apple supplier Japan Display secures $936M bailout from Ichigo

01/31/2020, 09:01 am

Japan Display has been given a much-needed bailout, agreeing on Friday to an investment of up to 100.8 billion yen ($926 million) from Ichigo Asset Management, funds that will help keep the beleaguered Apple supplier in operation.