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US temporarily eases Huawei prohibitions to buy time for telcos

05/21/2019, 12:05 am

In a bid to ease an expected transition away from Huawei hardware, the U.S. government on Monday loosened buying restrictions imposed on the Chinese telecommunications giant, allowing the purchase of goods needed to maintain existing infrastructure.

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Australian 'big four' bank NAB adopts Apple Pay, Westpac lone holdout

05/20/2019, 09:05 pm

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Monday announced immediate support for Apple Pay, becoming the third of Australia's "big four" banks to integrate with Apple's payments platform after a failed boycott.

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Unsecured database exposed private information of millions of Instagram influencers

05/20/2019, 07:05 pm

An unsecured database thought to be owned by a Mumbai-based social media marketing firm exposed the personal information of millions of Instagram influencers, including those not affiliated with the company.

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Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 update is faster with better camera & USB-C

05/20/2019, 03:05 pm

Google is continuing to push its Google Glass smart glasses as a way for businesses to improve how employees work, by updating the Enterprise Edition of the eyewear with better performance, an improved camera, and this time making the headset run on Android.

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Mystery 23.7-inch LG UltraFine display surfaces at Apple Store

05/20/2019, 10:05 am

An unannounced LG monitor has made an unexpected appearance at retail, with the discovery of the 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display recently acquired from an Apple Store suggesting the new Mac display may receive a full formal launch in the near future.

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New global smartspeaker data shows Apple's HomePod remains a bit player

05/20/2019, 09:05 am

Apple and the HomePod remain a marginal factor in the global smartspeaker market, not even in the top five brands, according to new research estimates.

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Toshiba to buy back memory division shares from group including Apple

05/20/2019, 08:05 am

Toshiba is buying back shares of its memory division sold to Apple, Dell, Kingston and Seagate, having survived a financial crisis that threatened the entire company.

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Google suspends Huawei's Android license, forces switch to open-source version

05/19/2019, 06:05 pm

Following newly-authorized rules by the Trump administration, Google has reportedly terminated Huawei's Android license, forcing it to move to the Android Open Source Project.

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Lady Gaga rumored to play Apple Park's formal opening event

05/17/2019, 10:05 am

Perhaps signaling the financial muscle Apple brings to bear, rumors claim that pop superstar Lady Gaga will sing for the formal opening of Apple Park this weekend.

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US cellular carriers say stopped sale of customer location data to third parties

05/17/2019, 02:05 am

Major U.S. cellular carriers recently confirmed to the Federal Communications Commission that they have, for the most part, stopped selling customer geolocation data to third-party aggregators, a questionable practice first discovered a year ago.

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Apple redesigns Investor Relations webpage, incorporates Newsroom feed

05/16/2019, 05:05 pm

Apple on Thursday pushed out a redesign for its Investor Relations webpage that provides easy access to current and historical financial data, and integrates a live feed from the company's Newsroom.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 5G now on sale via Verizon, but can only use 5G network in two cities

05/16/2019, 01:05 pm

Samsung's first 5G-compatible smartphone, the Galaxy S10 5G, is finally going on sale in the United States on Verizon, but prospective owners will only be able to use the new connectivity speeds in parts of just two cities for the moment: Chicago and Minneapolis.

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Former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts joins Airbnb's board of directors

05/16/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple's recently-exited retail VP, Angela Ahrendts, on Thursday joined the board of directors for home rental giant Airbnb.

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Apple could have used pinhole-sized sensors in display to keep Touch ID on the iPhone X

05/16/2019, 11:05 am

Before the introduction of the iPhone X and Face ID, Apple was considering ways to implement Touch ID on a smartphone without using an externally visible fingerprint reader, with one technique involving a series of pinholes in the display panel that could allow a fingerprint to be captured through the screen.

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Apple facing renewed boycott efforts in China following trade war escalation

05/16/2019, 10:05 am

The increase in tensions between the United States and China in its ongoing trade war, as well as restrictions against Huawei, is fueling anti-US sentiments in China, prompting more online calls from critics of the political maneuvers to boycott Apple products.

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Apple Developer Academy in Naples opens up 2019 applications

05/16/2019, 10:05 am

The Apple Developer Academy at the University of Federico II in Naples, Italy has opened up its annual applications, though there are just 400 spots available for a year's worth of free training.

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Huawei faces dual US bans, Dutch accusations of carrier backdoor

05/16/2019, 09:05 am

The U.S. government has leveled a dual blow against China's Huawei, both blocking it from acquiring American technology and preventing American telecoms firms from using Huawei equipment.

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Apple overtakes Berkshire Hathaway to retake third on Fortune 500 list

05/16/2019, 08:05 am

Apple has regained its position of third place on the Fortune 500 list of companies following a brief slip in 2017, with the iPhone maker also identified as the most profitable company on the list in 2018, a title it has managed to hold onto for five years in a row.

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Evolve launches its first iPhone-connected skateboards with new GTR series

05/15/2019, 02:05 pm

Australian e-skate maker Evolve opened up preorders for its new GTR boards on Wednesday, its first to offer an iPhone app.

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No, Bloomberg, end-to-end encryption isn't a worthless 'marketing device'

05/15/2019, 12:05 pm

Seriously, Bloomberg used to be a respected publication. However, its latest opinion column on technology has taken the recent WhatsApp security flaw to mean that all security, specifically end-to-end encryption is a "smokescreen" by technology companies.

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