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Third-gen AirPods could adopt new internal design, sell alongside second-gen model

05/08/2019, 09:05 am

Apple is reportedly poised to keep selling second-generation AirPods well into 2020, possibly alongside radically redesigned third-gen earbuds.

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Apple Pay launches in Iceland with support from Arion Banki and Landsbankinn

05/08/2019, 07:05 am

Apple Pay is continuing its rollout to new territories, with the mobile payments system now available to use in Iceland for the first time for customers of the financial institutions Arion Banki and Landsbankinn from Wednesday onwards.

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2019 iPhone XR with dual cameras and square camera bump could look like this

05/08/2019, 07:05 am

The 2019 version of the iPhone XR may join the updated variants of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in having a square camera bump, renders of the smartphone speculate, but rather than using a triple-camera setup like its stablemates, the model is supposedly going to have just two cameras.

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Apple site shortlist hints at first potential retail outlet for India

05/08/2019, 07:05 am

Apple is getting closer to opening its first major outlet in India, a report claims, with the iPhone maker said to have produced a shortlist of upmarket locations in Mumbai that could host an Apple Store, if it can gain the favor of the country's government.

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Google to phase out 'Works with Nest' program as it introduces stringent home device privacy policies

05/07/2019, 10:05 pm

Google on Tuesday announced major changes to its handling of Nest, including an end-of-life for the "Works with Nest" program that allows app developers and hardware makers to interface with Nest devices.

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Apple's Tim Cook meets WWDC 2019 scholarship winner in Florida

05/07/2019, 09:05 pm

While in Florida for SAP's annual Sapphire user conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook took time out of his schedule to visit meet Worldwide Developers Conference scholarship winner Liam Rosenfeld at an Orlando Apple store.

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Google Assistant response speed getting improved by on-device processing

05/07/2019, 03:05 pm

The Google Assistant will be quicker to respond to user queries faster by performing processing on the device, the search company revealed at Google I/O, with the next generation of the virtual assistant able to quickly switch between apps and help with multitasking in Android than for previous versions.

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Google reveals Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones, Nest Hub Max with added camera

05/07/2019, 03:05 pm

As to be expected, Google used its Google I/O developer conference to announce new hardware, with the additions for 2019 including the Pixel 3a and 3a XL and an updated Google Home Hub under the name Nest Hub Max.

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Android 10 Q will include dark theme, iOS-style location controls, Focus Mode & more

05/07/2019, 03:05 pm

Google revealed more details about the next version of Android at its I/O developer keynote on Tuesday, promising features like a native dark theme and iPhone-style location controls for apps.

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Google adding augmented reality results to search, expanding Google Lens

05/07/2019, 01:05 pm

During its I/O developer keynote on Tuesday, Google announced that it's adding augmented reality to general search with the ability to drop a result into the surroundings on a mobile device, and is upgrading Google Lens as well.

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Apple design lead Jony Ive to discuss iPhone design with Stephen Fry

05/07/2019, 12:05 pm

Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive will be making a public appearance at an Irish book festival in June, in a session talking to celebrity Stephen Fry about the design of the iPhone and other Apple products, as well as how they have helped change the world.

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Former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts upset 'finely tuned balance'

05/07/2019, 10:05 am

Former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts upset a "finely tuned balance" at the company's stores in the name of branding, a report suggested on Tuesday, with interviews with employees supposedly indicating the brand push was more important than helping customers.

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Apple self-driving car could use 'confidence' algorithm to speed up sensor processing & decision-making

05/07/2019, 08:05 am

Self-driving vehicles in Apple's "Project Titan" could reduce the amount of processing required to recognize objects and to understand the layout of the road ahead, using a "confidence" algorithm that can allow a car's computer to get just enough data from sensors to perform the processing.

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold doesn't look like it's coming back any time soon

05/07/2019, 07:05 am

Potential owners of Samsung's Galaxy Fold may have a longer wait than anticipated to receive the flexible smartphone, if at all, as the South Korean electronics giant has started to warn customers who preordered the device their orders may end up being cancelled, and with no anticipated future shipping date set by the manufacturer.

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Apple hit with second class action complaint over iPhone 7 'Loop Disease'

05/07/2019, 12:05 am

Apple on Monday was hit with a second class action complaint targeting the so-called "Loop Disease" audio chip issue, a problem known to manifest in some iPhone 7 units after prolonged use.

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Apple removes three dating apps thought to violate FTC child protection act

05/06/2019, 07:05 pm

Apple and Google recently removed three dating apps from their respective app stores after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission discovered children under the age of 13 were able to sign up and use the services.

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Editorial: Arguing over iPhone 'Right to Repair' is good, but a solid middle-ground is needed

05/06/2019, 02:05 pm

The debate over whether or not to have the so-called "Right to Repair" guaranteed has both sides offering some compelling arguments for and against the introduction of support-related laws, but for the moment, the consumer loses out while the dispute rages on.

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Responsibility, foundation, and speed biggest lessons learned by Angela Ahrendts during Apple tenure

05/06/2019, 12:05 pm

"Never forget where you came from" is one of the important lessons former Apple Retail chief Angela Ahrendts learned during her tenure at the company, her first interview after leaving the iPhone producer reveals, one which covers both her departure and her arrival at the tech titan.

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Tim Cook says that Apple has bought 20 to 25 companies in the last six months

05/06/2019, 10:05 am

Apple is now typically buying a company every two to three weeks, CEO Tim Cook said in an interview during Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting this weekend.

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Mozilla issues Firefox fix following weekend of extension woes

05/06/2019, 07:05 am

Mozilla is recovering from a few days of browser extension failures in Firefox, a problem caused by an expired signing certificate that the company has fixed for users of the current release of the browser -- but not for those on legacy versions.

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