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ICYMI: Native Union cables, iDevices Instinct Alexa-powered switch & more

08/25/2019, 12:08 pm

Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out including an Alexa-powered switch, new USB-C to Lightning cables, and a smart water leak detection system.

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Brief Thoughts: Questionable RF lawsuit, Apple TV+ vs. Disney+, Siri listening & more

08/25/2019, 10:08 am

Every week has dozens of things going on at any given time, too many to talk about in real-time. Here's what we think about this week's radio frequency revelations and lawsuits, Disney rolling heavy at the D23 expo in regards to Disney+, the workers responsible for listening to Siri recordings, an inadvertent iOS 12 jailbreak restoration, and Google's Android rebranding.

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Trump 'regrets' not applying tougher tariffs in China trade war

08/25/2019, 08:08 am

A clarification over an admission by President Donald Trump that he had "second thoughts" about his handling of the trade war with China suggests more could be in store, with the White House Press Secretary insisting Trump wanted to be tougher on the tariffs.

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Qualcomm can maintain licensing tactics pending appeal, court says

08/23/2019, 10:08 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday granted Qualcomm's request to stay enforcement of an antitrust ruling handed down in May, allowing the chipmaker to continue what was deemed to be anticompetitive business practices.

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AT&T settles FTC data throttling case from 2014

08/23/2019, 09:08 pm

A court filing made public on Friday reveals the U.S. Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement agreement with AT&T over allegations that the mobile carrier slowed down, or throttled, data transfer speeds of certain customers.

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Apple partners with Australian MVNO Macquarie Telecom to serve businesses

08/23/2019, 12:08 am

Australian mobile virtual network operator Macquarie Telecom on Friday announced a new partnership with Apple that will see the carrier deliver iPhones, iPads and apps to small and medium-sized enterprise customers.

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Titanium Apple Card shows signs of wear after just one month

08/22/2019, 10:08 pm

With its sleek white finish, deep etchings and flush surfaces, Apple's titanium Apple Card is quite the looker. The card's durability is now question, however, as early customers report significant signs of wear after just one month.

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Apple loses bid to toss suit alleging ex-engineer was not credited on Find My iPhone, Passbook patents

08/22/2019, 10:08 pm

A California court this week denied Apple's motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claims the company failed to cite ex-engineer Darren Eastman as an inventor on a clutch of patents covering Find My iPhone and Passbook.

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States and 12 phone carriers agree to implement anti-robocall technology

08/22/2019, 05:08 pm

As Congress considers legislation designed to put an end to robocalling, state attorneys general and 12 telephone companies intend to take action and on Thursday announced an agreement to implement spam call identification and blocking technology.

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Satechi launches pair of 4K60 compatible USB-C Multimedia Adapters

08/22/2019, 12:08 pm

Satechi has released two new USB-C adapters-- one that features a multitude of multimedia solutions, and another designed to make multi-monitor setups a breeze.

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Apple seemingly stops sales of 'Designed by Apple in California' photo book

08/21/2019, 11:08 pm

After nearly three years in print, Apple appears to have halted sales of "Designed by Apple in California," a massive photo book that chronicles 20 years of the company's iconic consumer electronic designs.

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JPMorgan to shut down Chase Pay app in early 2020

08/21/2019, 06:08 pm

JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday notified customers of its Chase Pay mobile payments solution that the service will soon be unavailable for in-store use, leaving a once-touted payments platform dead on a road already littered with failed products.

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Apple says clean Apple Card with a microfiber cloth, avoid contact with leather and denim

08/21/2019, 05:08 pm

With physical Apple Cards now making their way into the hands of consumers across the U.S., Apple this week offered up a few tips for cleaning, caring for and storing the titanium card with its specialized finish.

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PSA: You cannot stop Instagram or Facebook from using your photos with a post

08/21/2019, 04:08 pm

Celebrities and other online personalities are unwittingly circulating a hoax claiming Instagram is changing its privacy policy, one that can supposedly avoided by publicly posting the statement, with it being the latest incarnation of a chain message that has existed for years.

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President Trump praises Tim Cook's communication skills

08/21/2019, 02:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been praised by President Donald Trump as a 'great executive,' due to how Cook contacts Trump over major political and business issues directly, a technique that other company leaders do not attempt.

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Apple delays policy to limit third-party tracking in kids apps, fields developer concerns

08/20/2019, 10:08 pm

Apple earlier this year announced plans to limit third-party tracking technology in kids apps as part of an initiative to protect youngsters from unwanted advertisements, but the company has delayed those plans as it works to get developers up to speed with the new regulations.

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DOJ working with state attorneys general on big tech probe

08/20/2019, 08:08 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice is consulting a group of state attorneys general on what promises to be a wide-ranging antitrust probe into major technology industry firms Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

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Apple creates Swift tutorial for Girls Who Code non-profit

08/20/2019, 07:08 pm

Apple is partnering with young women's non-profit Girls Who Code to deliver a specialized Swift tutorial serving students from sixth through 12th grades, it was announced on Tuesday.

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Apple buys two Cupertino city center office buildings for $290M

08/20/2019, 04:08 pm

Apple is continuing to cement its position as a major part of Cupertino, with the iPhone maker expanding its real estate portfolio with the purchase of two office buildings within the Cupertino City Center district for $290 million.

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Apple Card is now accepting applications in the United States

08/20/2019, 09:08 am

Apple on Tuesday officially launched Apple Card, its branded credit card created in partnership with Goldman Sachs, with customers in the United States now able to apply from their iPhones without an invitation, and use their account the same day once accepted.

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