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Apple hunts for program manager to help respond to Siri criticisms

03/04/2019, 10:03 am

Apple is searching for a Siri engineering program manager to keep tabs on how the world is reacting to the AI assistant and transform any criticism into real-world improvements.

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Qualcomm v. Apple modem patent suit kicks off in San Diego court

03/04/2019, 09:03 am

A San Diego federal court on Monday began hearing an eight-day trial brought by Qualcomm, charging that Apple violated three patents through its use of Intel modems in iPhones.

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UE's Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker gets customizable patterns & colors

03/04/2019, 08:03 am

Logitech's Ultimate Ears on Monday debuted myBoom Studio, a site where people can customize their own version of the popular Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker.

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Crime blotter: iCloud catches a BMW thief, NFL player's iPad pinched, and more

03/03/2019, 08:03 am

A theft and chase at the first Apple Store, an NFL star's iPad is taken, and massive thefts from Best Buy and Walmart in Florida, all in this week's roundup of Apple crime.

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Samsung rumored offering foldable display samples to Apple for future iPhones

03/02/2019, 03:03 pm

Samsung Display has allegedly sent samples of a foldable display to Apple, which could point to a 2020 iPhone using the technology.

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Flash coupon: Extra 10% off all iPhones, including iPhone XS and XS Max, with prices as low as $89

03/01/2019, 11:03 am

Boost Mobile has issued a flash coupon valid on all phones, including new and used iPhones, with prices starting at just $89. Pick up an iPhone 8 for $449, an iPhone XR for $585, or an iPhone XS Max for $899. This deal is valid March 1 only and supplies are limited, so don't delay.

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Apple's 'There's More to iPhone' campaign highlights environmental and data protection features in new videos

03/01/2019, 09:03 am

Apple has rolled out an advertising campaign titled "There's more to iPhone" to the United Kingdom and France, with a trio of videos and a corporate microsite highlighting how Apple and the iPhone handles and protects a user's data, recycles devices, and offers software improvements that even help older models go faster.

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New York state demands info on iPhone apps sharing private data with Facebook

03/01/2019, 08:03 am

The New York state government sent out a barrage of letters this week, asking for documents and other information from Facebook and the developers of at least 11 iPhone apps accused of sending private data to the social network.

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Foxconn employees endure reduced salaries and benefits in wake of reduced Chinese iPhone demand

03/01/2019, 07:03 am

Foxconn is feeling the pinch from the reduced sales of iPhones in Greater China, with reports of a culling of employee benefits and salaries, as well as mass resignations, coming out of the Apple assembly partner's largest facility used for iPhone production.

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Comcast's Xfinity Mobile simplifies phone number theft with default '0000' PIN

02/28/2019, 05:02 pm

In what appears to be a heinous oversight, Comcast set the default PIN code for all Xfinity Mobile customer accounts to "0000," opening the door to phone number hijacking and, in some cases, identity theft.

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MWC Barcelona 2019 taunts Apple's absence in 5G and foldable screens

02/28/2019, 12:02 pm

Media coverage from this year's MWC Barcelona, nee Mobile World Conference, has worked to establish a narrative that Apple is dangerously behind other companies in releasing support for 5G mobile networks and the foldable screens that enable a phone to convert into a tablet. Yet the last decade of MWC shows that vendor announcements aren't really worth very much.

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If Qualcomm wants its 5G modems in the 2020 iPhone, it has to wrap up the legal battles now

02/28/2019, 12:02 pm

Qualcomm may miss out on an opportunity to supply 5G modems for the 2020 iPhones, Barclays suggests, warning the window to make the necessary arrangements to provide the components is narrowing, with matters not helped by the chip producer's ongoing legal activity with Apple.

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Airbnb, American Airlines, Dexcom & others getting Siri Shortcuts

02/28/2019, 09:02 am

Several prominent apps have gained Siri Shortcuts compatibility this week, and more prominent names are coming between March and April.

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Foldable iPhone heating system could prevent damage in cold weather

02/28/2019, 09:02 am

Cold weather will make OLED screens brittle, and will pose a problem for bendable phones. Apple is working on a series of sensors and micro-heaters to keep a foldable iPhone warm, to prevent damage.

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New FAA rules banning fully charged lithium-ion batteries as cargo won't stop you from using iPhones on flights

02/27/2019, 04:02 pm

The United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration has introduced rules banning lithium-ion batteries from being included as cargo on flights with passengers on safety grounds, and has applied a new and more restrictive maximum charge limit, but the rule change does not directly affect iPhone or iPad owners and other device users.

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Cellebrite iPhone hacking tools selling on eBay for as little as $100

02/27/2019, 03:02 pm

Meant to be used only by law enforcement, Cellebrite hacking tools for iPhones and other smartphones are reportedly selling on eBay for sums as low as $100.

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NHL 'Shot on iPhone' campaign displays player-taken photographs outside arenas

02/27/2019, 02:02 pm

Apple is once again using its "Shot on iPhone" campaign to highlight the camera quality of its smartphone range, this time in a partnership with the NHL that involves billboards outside arenas featuring photographs taken by the team's players.

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Apple spotlights iPad Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X in music & theater education

02/27/2019, 12:02 pm

In what Apple is calling a first in a series of looks at innovative technology use in the classroom, the company is highlighting how its products are used for production of music and theater at the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts.

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Apple pulls duplicate App Store VoIP titles accused of exploiting search categories

02/27/2019, 11:02 am

Apple has scrubbed a number of VoIP apps from the App Store following a report that some developers were creating clones to capture more search traffic.

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'Worst of the bad news' is behind Apple when it comes to iPhone sales

02/27/2019, 10:02 am

Though Apple's March-quarter iPhone shipments will likely be disappointing, there are signs that a recovery is underway, according to an analyst report issued on Wednesday.

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