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08/01/2019, 03:08 pm

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Equifax can't pay the $125 you expected, and you probably don't want its credit monitoring

08/01/2019, 11:08 am

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is informing those affected by the Equifax credit breach that they likely won't get their promised $125, and instead is pushing consumers toward credit monitoring from the same firm that allowed the data to be taken in the first place.

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Intel sold smartphone modem business to Apple because only serving Apple was unattractive

08/01/2019, 12:08 am

Intel CEO Bob Swan in a Wednesday interview explained the reasoning behind selling his company's smartphone modem assets to Apple, saying the exclusive nature of its relationship with the iPhone maker made staying in the business unattractive.

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Verizon adds four US cities to growing 5G network

07/31/2019, 06:07 pm

Verizon on Wednesday activated 5G Ultra Wideband services in select areas of Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., bringing the number of U.S. cities with access to the speedy mobile network up to nine.

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Apple moves high-profile software exec over to AR team

07/31/2019, 03:07 pm

The head of program management for Apple's software team, Kim Vorrath, has reportedly moved to an augmented reality team within the company, perhaps signalling accelerating work in the field.

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Facebook's TV streaming & video call set-top codenamed 'Catalina,' launching this fall

07/31/2019, 11:07 am

Facebook is reportedly talking to Disney, Netflix, and others about putting their streaming services on a new Apple TV-like set-top that would also offer video calls.

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Spotify grows to 108M paid subscribers, 232M in total

07/31/2019, 08:07 am

Further raising the bar for Apple Music, Spotify on Wednesday announced that its paid Premium subscribers climbed 30% year-over-year in the June quarter to 108 million, while total listenership -- including its free ad-based tier -- rose 29% to 232 million.

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Powerbeats Pro now available for preorder in South Korea

07/30/2019, 10:07 pm

Nearly three months after Apple began taking orders for the Powerbeats Pro in the U.S. and Canada, and almost four months after the device was unveiled, the fully wireless Beats headset went up for preorder in Korea Mexico this week.

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Samsung reports 56% profit decline in Q2 on weak memory chip sales

07/30/2019, 08:07 pm

Apple supplier and smartphone segment competitor Samsung Electronics on Tuesday reported a 56% decline in operating profits for the second quarter of 2019, blaming the downturn on continued weakness in the global memory chip market.

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Apple now selling updated LG UltraFine 5K Display [u]

07/30/2019, 06:07 pm

Apple is selling a new version of the LG UltraFine 5K display at retail and online, with better speed from the USB-C ports, and more power deliverable to a host computer.

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Counterfeit iPhone trafficker sentenced to 3 years in prison

07/30/2019, 04:07 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has sentenced a Chinese national to over three years in prison for trafficking counterfeit Apple goods into the United States from China, including fake iPhones and iPads, as part of a criminal conspiracy that made over $1.1 million in the United States alone.

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Apple to test third-party API displaying insurance claim data in apps

07/30/2019, 03:07 pm

Apple is poised to start testing an API by the private CARIN Alliance that should let people see health insurance claims in apps, possibly including iOS's native Health.

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Apple recruits VR & Xbox engineer Nat Brown for unknown graphics work

07/30/2019, 02:07 pm

Apple has hired Valve and Xbox veteran Nat Brown to work on unspecified graphics technology, according to Twitter posts.

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LG begins AirPlay 2 & HomeKit update process for some 2019 TVs

07/30/2019, 02:07 pm

LG on Tuesday said it's now rolling out AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to select 2019 TV models in the US via a software update.

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AT&T rebrands DirecTV Now as 'AT&T TV Now,' plans separate 'AT&T TV'

07/30/2019, 12:07 pm

DirecTV Now, AT&T's internet TV service, is officially rebranding as "AT&T TV Now" later this summer in what's promised to be a smooth transition.

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Capital One hack exposes data of 100M+ customer accounts

07/30/2019, 09:07 am

A Seattle woman has been arrested and charged with hacking into Capital One and gaining access to over 100 million customer accounts at the U.S. bank.

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Apple teases new store openings in Japan for 2019

07/29/2019, 10:07 pm

Apple this week posted a pair of images to its regional website in Japan teasing what appears to be plans to open two new brick-and-mortar stores in the country later this year.

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Huawei-Google smart speaker project shut down by US restrictions

07/29/2019, 02:07 pm

Huawei was working with Google to take on Apple's HomePod and Amazon's Echo smart speaker range with a jointly-produced device, a report claims, but the close collaboration came to an abrupt end in May, just before restrictions were placed on Huawei by President Donald Trump and the U.S. government.

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Google's Pixel 4 phone implementing system similar to Apple's Face ID

07/29/2019, 01:07 pm

Google on Monday previewed a pair of features coming to its Pixel 4 smartphone, including "Face Unlock," apparently directly competing with the Face ID technology on Apple's X-series iPhones.

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Trump expects Apple to build manufacturing plant in Texas

07/26/2019, 06:07 pm

President Donald Trump, in response to questions regarding a tweet on Friday proclaiming Apple will not receive tariff relief for its new Chinese-built Mac Pro, said he believes the tech giant will erect a manufacturing plant in Texas.

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