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Apple among companies sued over 'brutal' child labor

12/15/2019, 06:12 pm

A class suit representing multiple plaintiffs from the Democratic Republic of Congo has been filed against Apple, Google, Tesla and others. It claims tech companies have knowingly exploited underage labor in local mining for cobalt, used in lithium-ion batteries.

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iPhone 5G rumors, Touch ID, Apple's butterfly keyboard suit on the AppleInsider podcast

12/06/2019, 08:12 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about Qualcomm making iPhone 5G a priority for 2020, and Ming Chi Quo has a prediction about in-display Touch ID. Plus BMW indicates a change in direction and stops charging for CarPlay.

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Sundar Pichai minted CEO of Alphabet as Google co-founders step aside

12/03/2019, 06:12 pm

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was on Tuesday tapped to replace Larry Page as CEO of parent company Alphabet, a final step in what has been a graduated withdrawal of responsibilities for Google's co-founders.

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Russian bank exec says Apple Card has 'few innovative features' [u]

11/18/2019, 08:11 am

Sberbank's chief technology officer David Rafalovsky says the credit card industry is failing to really use technology to innovate for its customers, including Apple Card.

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Apple TV+ subscriptions & ads predicted to generate $25 billion per year by 2025

11/15/2019, 06:11 am

JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee says that more than three years after Tim Cook started highlighting Services revenue investors are starting to appreciate that aspect of the company -- and Apple TV+ plus the potential of dramatic advertising revenue growth will lead the charge.

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A4 to A5: How Apple outflanked its fragmented competition in silicon

11/07/2019, 10:11 am

Apple's A4 project helped deliver the custom silicon for the very first iPad, positioning the company in a race against time with the world's leading mobile chip designers. Although it ran into stiff competition along the way, Apple succeeded with an implementation that was markedly different from its peers. Here's how they did it.

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How Apple's dramatic rise in computing flipped an OS myth

11/05/2019, 09:11 am

The history of personal computing is often told in terms of operating systems: the dramatic battle between IBM's DOS PC vs Apple's Macintosh; the emergence of fiefdoms of promising independents such as Amiga OS, NeXTSTEP and BeOS; and ultimately the crushing destruction of any PC OS competition under the homogenous, global and permanent rule of Microsoft's Windows platform. But these stories often resulted in inaccurate conclusions, because the OS platform wasn't the only important factor in picking winners and losers.

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Editorial: Google's acquisition of Fitbit looks like two turkeys trying to make an eagle

11/01/2019, 12:11 pm

Google is acquiring American wearable maker Fitbit in a $2.1 billion dollar move that looks a lot like the ad-search giant's previous attempts to buy its way into a hardware business.

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Google buying FitBit for $2.1 billion to advance fight against Apple Watch

11/01/2019, 09:11 am

Google has announced that a deal is in place for it to buy FitBit, in a share purchase deal worth $2.1 billion.

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Apple should adopt these Pixel 4 features for iPhone 12

10/29/2019, 01:10 pm

There are a lot of exciting features in the Google Pixel 4. Even if the entire Pixel 4 package is flawed, there are still features that it has, that we like so much that we hope Apple adopts them for the next generation iPhone.

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Editorial: Apple isn't revamping its HomeKit team, but maybe it should

10/28/2019, 11:10 am

Bloomberg believes that Apple is hiring people to overhaul how the company's HomeKit devices work with third-party products. The report is based on disprovable information, yet it is true that Apple both should and could do much more with the technology.

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Editorial: How Apple beat Samsung in the 2010 global ARM race

10/27/2019, 01:10 pm

Apple hasn't been outpacing Samsung in mobile Application Processor design over the past decade simply due to a first-mover advantage or by just having smarter people designing its silicon. Here's a look at how Apple first snuck past a larger and more entrenched silicon rival to gain its lead in advanced mobile chips, and why it matters to the future of tech.

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iPhone 11 versus Pixel 4 -- Benchmark and hands on comparison

10/22/2019, 01:10 pm

Google's Pixel 4 is the ideal, undiluted Android experience, and has features to separate itself from the rest of the pack. AppleInsider puts it side-by-side versus Apple's iPhone 11 lineup to see how they compare in specs and benchmarks.

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Alexa and Google Home spying apps easily made it through approval

10/21/2019, 06:10 am

A security research organization in Germany placed eight 'smart spies' in both the Amazon Alexa and Google Home app stores to demonstrate how easily eavesdropping and phishing can be done over smart speakers.

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US House to deliver final report on big tech antitrust probe in 'first part' of 2020

10/18/2019, 04:10 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to deliver a final report on an investigation into potential antitrust breaches by big technology companies, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, in the first part of 2020.

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Interbrand names Apple as top brand for seventh year running

10/17/2019, 09:10 am

Citing Apple's move to create an ecosystem using products and services, Interbrand assigned a 'brand value' of $234.2 billion, an increase of 9% on last year.

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Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max versus the Pixel 4 XL compared

10/16/2019, 10:10 am

Tuesday's launch of the Google Pixel 4 XL revealed the search giant's vision of a flagship smartphone, but how does it compare against the Apple equivalent, the iPhone 11 Pro Max? AppleInsider runs the numbers.

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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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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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