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Apple, other tech firms petition FCC for short-range 6GHz Wi-Fi tethering

07/23/2019, 09:07 pm

Apple is among several major U.S. tech firms petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to approve a limited form of 6-gigahertz Wi-Fi, spectrum also in demand with the cellular and utility industries.

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DOJ announces massive antitrust review examining Apple, Google & others

07/23/2019, 05:07 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a long-anticipated antitrust review of major tech corporations, including the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

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Google settles three lawsuits over age discrimination, minors & illegal Wi-Fi hotspot data

07/21/2019, 01:07 pm

Clearing some of its legal plate, Google this week reached settlements for three different lawsuits, most notably a 2010 class action over illegal Wi-Fi data scooped up by Street View vehicles.

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Israeli spyware claims to beat Apple's iCloud security

07/19/2019, 07:07 am

NSO Group, which previously hacked WhatsApp, is advertising that it is able to gather all of an individual's cloud-hosted data from Apple, Google, Microsoft and more, using its Pegasus malware.

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Google Assistant voice recordings reviewed by humans include private conversations

07/11/2019, 12:07 pm

Some voice snippets uploaded by Google Assistant are being reviewed by human contractors, as with Amazon Alexa, and can potentially include sensitive conversations, reports say.

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Apple and other tech giants to testify to House antitrust panel next week

07/09/2019, 04:07 pm

Representatives for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google have been asked to testify in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel on July 16, addressing worries of diminishing competition amidst the mega corporations.

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Chrome OS gaining support for iPhone tethering via USB soon

07/08/2019, 01:07 pm

Chromebook owners will reportedly soon be able to get 4G data via a USB-connected iPhone, saving power versus tethering over Wi-Fi.

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Google, Facebook under investigation in UK for abusing market power

07/03/2019, 09:07 pm

Silicon Valley monoliths Google and Facebook are once again facing government scrutiny over potential abuses of market power, with the UK's Competition and Markets Authority taking aim at the companies in a wide-reaching probe into online advertising platforms.

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HP, Microsoft, Google follow Apple in planning China production cuts

07/03/2019, 07:07 am

After reports that Apple is investigating a production shift out of China, other firms including Sony, Dell and Nintendo are also planning to move manufacturing of devices such as consoles and smart speakers away from the country because of U.S. tariffs.

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Microsoft should have been Apple's challenger in mobile, says Bill Gates

06/24/2019, 09:06 am

It should have been Microsoft posing the main competition to Apple in mobile platforms, not Google, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates commented in a recent interview.

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Apple publicly acknowledges contributors to iCloud

06/21/2019, 10:06 am

Apple has published an extensive list of third-party software that it's been using in the making and running of its iCloud service, including contributions from Google and Facebook.

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iPad wins again, Google cancels upcoming tablet products

06/20/2019, 03:06 pm

Google is officially abandoning its tablet efforts, including two unannounced devices, a spokesperson revealed on Thursday.

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Used Google Nest cameras connected to the Wink hub are spying on users [u]

06/20/2019, 07:06 am

Second-hand Google Nest Cam Indoor models can send images of your home to the Wink hub of the camera's previous owner, but Google has announced a fix.

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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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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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Mac Pro, ARKit, Sign on with Apple and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

06/14/2019, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is back, rejecting Victor's reality and replacing it with his own more British one, via ARKit 3. He also talks about how there is nothing wrong with the Mac Pro yet some people think there is, and there is room for another new Mac.

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Google teases triple lens camera system and square bump on Pixel 4

06/12/2019, 03:06 pm

Google has started to tease the Pixel 4, an upcoming refresh of its Android smartphone, by tweeting an image of the mobile device's rear featuring a large square camera bump, one that seems similar in concept to the one rumored to be included in Apple's 2019 iPhones.

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'Sign in with Apple' better than using passwords, says Google authentication chief

06/12/2019, 02:06 pm

The head of Google's account sign-in teams is seemingly positive about Apple's introduction to the authentication space with "Sign in with Apple," revealing in an interview it would be preferable to use Apple's button than to manually enter usernames and passwords.

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DOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim looking to the past to combat tech giant monopolies

06/12/2019, 09:06 am

The head of the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust efforts, Makan Delrahim, drew comparisons on Tuesday between past monopolies like AT&T and the state of the modern tech industry, including companies like Apple and Google.

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Elizabeth Warren calls on DOJ antitrust head to recuse himself from Apple & Google probes

06/11/2019, 09:06 am

Democratic Senator and U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is urging the chief of the Justice Department's antitrust division to recuse himself from investigations into Apple and Google, noting that he has lobbied for both corporations in the past.

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