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Apple officially acquired NeXT 23 years ago, changing everything

02/07/2020, 01:02 pm

Most college students today have only known Apple as the fashionable, popular, commercially competent, and trend setting global technology giant it is today. However, 23 years ago Apple Computer, Inc. was struggling to survive while trying to sell Macs in a PC world centered around Microsoft Windows. Things began to change after Apple acquired NeXT in a surprise deal that was announced in the last week of 1996 and was completed on February 7, 1997.

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Review: VocoLinc L3 SmartGlow Color Bulb packs a ton of features in at a fair price

02/07/2020, 01:02 pm

If you're looking for an attractively-priced, feature-packed HomeKit smart bulb for your home, the VocoLinc L3 SmartGlow Color Bulb should be on your short list.

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DHS skirting Supreme Court order by using purchased location data

02/07/2020, 10:02 am

The Trump administration has bought access to a commercial database capable of mapping the movements of millions of cellphones and is now using it for immigration and border enforcement.

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Google Maps turns 15, rolls out new app features

02/06/2020, 08:02 am

Google Maps turns 15 today, and in honor of the service's birthday, Google is revamping its Google Maps app for both iOS and Android.

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NYPD ditching paper patrol logs for iPhone app

02/05/2020, 06:02 pm

On February 17, the New York Police Department will retire the tradition of handwritten memo books in favor of documenting a patrol on a custom iPhone app.

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All the changes in iOS 13.4: CarKey, iCloud folder sharing, Memoji, & more

02/05/2020, 04:02 pm

Apple has seeded the first beta of iOS 13.4 to developers and in it come a slew of changes, many of them quite substantial. Let's take a look at what you can expect when it is eventually released.

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Apple lays groundwork to use iPhone as a car key via NFC

02/05/2020, 02:02 pm

Apple is seemingly taking the first steps to making an iPhone or Apple Watch function as a key for a car or van, with the presence of references to a "CarKey" API within the first iOS 13.4 beta indicating it could be used to unlock or even start a vehicle.

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Developers can soon sell Mac and iOS apps as a single purchase

02/05/2020, 02:02 pm

Apple now allows developers to create unified purchases across Mac and iOS, enabling a user to buy an app on one platform and use it on another.

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Apple releases first betas for macOS 10.15.4, iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2

02/05/2020, 01:02 pm

Apple has restarted the beta cycle once again, offering developer testers the first beta builds of iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, and macOS 10.15.4.

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Blix trying to get other 'Sherlocking' victims to fight Apple in court

02/04/2020, 12:02 pm

The developer of BlueMail is asking other developers of iOS and macOS apps to call out Apple's "Sherlocking" practice, when it incorporates features from other apps and services, in the belief it's unfair for Apple to take another's ideas "without permission, payment, or credit."

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Check out the 117 new emoji coming to Apple platforms later this year

01/29/2020, 04:01 pm

The Unicode Consortium on Wednesday announced 117 new emoji that will be added to platforms like Apple's iOS and macOS later this year.

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Vast majority of all iPads, iPhones in service use iOS 13

01/28/2020, 04:01 pm

Apple has updated its iOS 13 adoption numbers, with more than three-quarters of all iPhones introduced in the last four years on the new operating system.

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This dongle can upgrade you to wireless CarPlay for cheap

01/28/2020, 03:01 pm

Wireless CarPlay is still scarce out in the real world, but there is now a new way for existing CarPlay users to break free of wires. We were curious how it worked, so we tested it for ourself.

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Ring's app caught spying on users, sharing data with third-parties

01/28/2020, 02:01 pm

Amazon's Ring for Android app is loaded with third-party trackers harvesting a "plethora" of customer data, a new investigation claims -- and an Amazon engineer for the product wants it completely shut down.

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Apple releases macOS 10.15.3, iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, tvOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2

01/28/2020, 01:01 pm

Apple has released iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, macOS 10.15.3 Catalina and tvOS 13.3.1 to the public, with the latest versions offering bug fixes and performance improvements to iPhones and iPads as a smaller incremental release, rather than offering major new features.

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Rumor suggests iOS 14 will run on all iOS 13 capable devices

01/26/2020, 12:01 pm

The next major version of iOS will be supported on all devices capable of running iOS 13. In contrast, two models of iPad will not support the shift to iPadOS 14, according to a source with a dubious track record.

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Vine relaunches as Byte, bringing six-second videos back to the web

01/25/2020, 03:01 pm

Everybody's favorite six-second video platform is back and it's got a new name: Byte. Let's take a look and see if the resurrected Vine is any better than its predecessor.

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Jury rules Apple must pay WiLAN $85M for patent infringement

01/25/2020, 10:01 am

A jury in San Diego has ruled that Apple must pay Quarterhill Inc.'s WiLAN $85 million in royalties for infringing patents in a retrial of a case from 2018.

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Apple outage caused issues with App Store purchases, subscription access [u]

01/24/2020, 12:01 pm

An outage of Apple's online services led to issues with the App Store for some customers, with users unable to manage subscriptions to Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ from their iPhone or iPad.

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Apple releases third betas of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, tvOS 13.3.1 [u]

01/22/2020, 01:01 pm

Apple is now on its third round of developer betas, with new builds of iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, and tvOS 13.3.1 now available for testing.

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