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Thursday, April 25, 2019

3D printed '2019 iPhone' lineup compared to iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

3D printed '2019 iPhone' lineup compared to iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

Supposed replicas of Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup are beginning to circulate in Asia ahead of an expected release this fall, offering an opportunity to compare the mockups' physical dimensions with existing models.

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Apple loses three core members of small industrial design team

Apple loses three core members of small industrial design team

Three members of Apple's vaunted industrial design team have departed or are planning to depart the company, taking with them decades of combined experience in creating some of the world's most iconic products.

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Intel to supply 4G modems for 2019 iPhone, exited 5G smartphone business because of Apple-Qualcomm settlement

Intel to supply 4G modems for 2019 iPhone, exited 5G smartphone business because of Apple-Qualcomm settlement

In reporting its first quarter financials for 2019, Intel CEO Bob Swan during a conference call on Thursday said the company expects to deliver 4G wireless modems to customers throughout the year, including a next-generation iPhone.

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iPhone 'Personal Hotspot' tech violates networking patent, lawsuit claims

iPhone 'Personal Hotspot' tech violates networking patent, lawsuit claims

A Wyoming firm, WiNet Labs, is suing Apple for allegedly infringing on a networking patent with its "Personal Hotspot" feature found in iPhone and iPad.

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FeatureAll the TV shows Apple has in the works for Apple TV+

All the TV shows Apple has in the works for Apple TV+

Apple announced Apple TV+ at a special event in March, introducing the world to a slate of upcoming original shows that will made available later this year. AppleInsider has been keeping track of everything the company is said to be producing, last updated on April 25 with the name of the first "Peanuts" project.

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TipsHow to reset your old AirPods when you've bought a new set - and what to do with them

How to reset your old AirPods when you've bought a new set - and what to do with them

AirPods are expensive devices, you shouldn't just drop them in the trash. Fortunately, there are things you can do from selling them, to giving them as presents. You just need to be careful — and you need to prepare the AirPods first.

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ReviewReview: Denon Envaya is a classy and durable Bluetooth speaker

Review: Denon Envaya is a classy and durable Bluetooth speaker

Denon's has gone beyond receivers and headphones with the Envaya — a portable, rugged, water-resistant speaker that is well designed with exceptional sound for its size.

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Hands-OnHands on: Creative's budget 2.1 speakers, the Pebble Plus

Hands on: Creative's budget 2.1 speakers, the Pebble Plus

Creative's latest speaker system, the Pebble Plus, is meant to bring 2.1-channel audio to any Mac or Windows PC at an insanely low cost.

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VideoWhich to buy - Apple Smart Keyboard Folio vs Logitech Slim Folio Pro

Which to buy - Apple Smart Keyboard Folio vs Logitech Slim Folio Pro

With the introduction of the Logitech Slim Folio Pro, iPad Pro owners now have a second option to Apple's Smart Keyboard. For the $50 savings Logitech provides, many will consider it — but which one should you go with?

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New iPad Pro models with better antenna tech on the way for 2020, with 5G in 2021 says Ming-Chi Kuo

New iPad Pro models with better antenna tech on the way for 2020, with 5G in 2021 says Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple will be using an "LCP Soft Board" in its next generation of iPad Pro models, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, the first time the company will be using the technology in the product line, one that could potentially help improve the tablet's wireless communications and set it up for the introduction of 5G in 2021.

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Sealed iPhone loaded with data likely just a demo unit sold in error

Sealed iPhone loaded with data likely just a demo unit sold in error

A man reportedly bought what was packaged as a new iPhone, only to find what appears to be personal data from a previous owner — but there are hints that it may be a demo unit, resold by a third-party vendor.

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Renders of '2019 iPhone' depict square camera bump as part of rear glass

Renders of '2019 iPhone' depict square camera bump as part of rear glass

New renders of what the 2019 iPhone lineup could look like have been published, continuing to depict the long-rumored triple camera setup with a bump made from the rear glass of the device, as well as suggesting the notch and bezels will reduce to provide users with a seemingly higher screen-to-phone proportion.

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ExclusiveKiller deals: Save up to $300 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro on top of recent price drops

Killer deals: Save up to $300 on Apple's latest 13-inch MacBook Pro and 15-inch MacBook Pro on top of recent price drops

Extended for a limited time only, Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking hundreds off quad-core Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros, as well as six-core 15-inch MacBook Pros with our exclusive coupon. These discounts are on top of Apple's recent price drops on 2TB and 4TB models, potentially savings shoppers up to $700 compared to Q1 pricing.

New report claims Apple spending less on Amazon Web Services, not more

New report claims Apple spending less on Amazon Web Services, not more

Despite hints to the contrary earlier this week, Apple's spending on Amazon Web Services for cloud infrastructure is actually on a long-term decline, a report said on Thursday.

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Apple's new 2019 AirPods drop to a record low $139, plus $10 off the Wireless Charging Case

Apple's new 2019 AirPods drop to a record low $139, plus $10 off the Wireless Charging Case

While supplies last, Amazon has issued a double-digit price drop on Apple's new AirPods with Charging Case, bringing the price down to an all-time low $139.99. Apple's Wireless Charging Case is also on sale for $69.99 after a $10 cash discount.

NSA recommends White House end phone metadata collection program

NSA recommends White House end phone metadata collection program

The U.S. National Security Agency is recommending that the White House not push to renew a controversial metadata collection program, originally exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013.

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Apple proposes simplified location detection using tiny gas sensors in iPhones

Apple proposes simplified location detection using tiny gas sensors in iPhones

A future iPhone or Apple Watch could determine its general location by gases, Apple has proposed, with the use of miniature sensors inspecting the air to determine if the user is inside or outdoors, and potentially even narrowing down to a specific room, without relying on GPS or signals from communication networks.

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FeatureHere are all the big changes to Apple Maps for 2017-2019

Here are all the big changes to Apple Maps for 2017-2019

In a bid to beat Google, Apple is continually updating Apple Maps, bringing in new features and expanding coverage. Here's what the company's been adding in 2017-2019, updated on April 25 with enhanced details in Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada.

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Apple recalling some AC wall plug adapters and Apple World Travel Adapter Kits

Apple recalling some AC wall plug adapters and Apple World Travel Adapter Kits

Apple has launched a voluntary recall of some AC wall plug adapters shipped between 2003 and 2010, designed for use primarily in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

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Verizon names 20 more 5G cities, T-Mobile says mmWave 5G will be urban-only

Verizon names 20 more 5G cities, T-Mobile says mmWave 5G will be urban-only

Verizon on Thursday announced 20 further U.S. cities set to get 5G, including the fastest version of the standard, millimeter wave (mmWave) — a technology T-Mobile's CTO says won't make it beyond urban borders.

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HomePod's multi-user support could use iPhones to secure Siri queries using personal data

HomePod's multi-user support could use iPhones to secure Siri queries using personal data

The HomePod could offer support for Siri with multiple users in the future without worrying about a user's personal data being accessed, with Apple coming up with a method to authenticate the speaker is authorized to make potentially sensitive queries using the presence of a nearby iPhone.

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FeatureNo, '250 scientists' didn't warn that AirPods are a cancer risk

No, '250 scientists' didn't warn that AirPods are a cancer risk

Over the last month, a UK tabloid and the Medium blogging platform helped launch a wave of articles later syndicated by Yahoo and other clickbait sites implying that large group of scientists were very concerned about the health risks of AirPods. The problem: the petition was signed in early 2015, before AirPods were even announced. Its concerns were not linked to the extremely weak Bluetooth Low Energy protocol that AirPods use.

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Bug in Apple's iTunes and iOS App Store stopping some users from downloading or updating purchases [u]

Bug in Apple's iTunes and iOS App Store stopping some users from downloading or updating purchases [u]

An unknown number of users are currently unable to buy new apps or download updates because of a bug in Apple's iOS App Store, with impacted users being prompted to accept new terms and conditions in an infinite loop.

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Mac malware jumps more than 60% in three months, massive uptick in adware

Mac malware jumps more than 60% in three months, massive uptick in adware

The threat of malware has increased for Mac users in a short space of time, a report from Malwarebytes claims, with detected threats up by more than 60% from the fourth quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019, and adware becoming more prevalent with an increase of over 200% for the same period.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Intel lays off dozens from autonomous vehicle program, acquires LiDAR startup

Intel lays off dozens from autonomous vehicle program, acquires LiDAR startup

In a claimed effort to streamline operations, Intel recently shaved "several dozen" people from its roster of employees working on autonomous vehicles at the company's Silicon Valley Innovation Center in Palo Alto.

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TikTok returns to App Store in India following week-long ban

TikTok returns to App Store in India following week-long ban

Popular Chinese video sharing app TikTok is again available on India's app stores, ending a week-long, court-ordered ban that restricted downloads of the title in its largest growth market.

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Expecting to pay up to $5B for Cambridge Analytica, Facebook sets aside $3B for FTC fines

Expecting to pay up to $5B for Cambridge Analytica, Facebook sets aside $3B for FTC fines

Facebook is preparing to pay a record-setting fine to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations following the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, as the social network is earmarking $3 billion to go towards its expenses and a potential $5 billion fine, depending on how it negotiates with the regulator.

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Apple's will to 'hurt Qualcomm financially' illustrated by Qualcomm's opening statement

Apple's will to 'hurt Qualcomm financially' illustrated by Qualcomm's opening statement

Slides of Qualcomm's opening arguments against Apple have been published, exposing more detail of Apple's long plan to hurt Qualcomm financially to force reduced modem chip payments.

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AT&T CEO says faster 5G networks will cost more and be capped

AT&T CEO says faster 5G networks will cost more and be capped

The CEO of AT&T has proposed higher pricing for 5G connectivity, suggesting data plans for the next-generation mobile networks could be closer to that of broadband packages, including both allowances of data and tiered maximum speeds.

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Hands-OnMindNode 6 mind mapping app adds new Focus mode to Mac and iOS

MindNode 6 mind mapping app adds new Focus mode to Mac and iOS

The longstanding mind map app MindNode has been updated to add new features to its Mac and iOS versions. Both now feature a Focus mode that concentrates the map on one topic and the iOS edition also lets you select multiple elements to edit or move together.

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Surfer retrieves working Apple Watch six months after losing it in the ocean

Surfer retrieves working Apple Watch six months after losing it in the ocean

A man from Huntington Beach, Calif. has recovered an Apple Watch he lost surfing in the Pacific Ocean six months ago, still in working order.

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Alexa voice recognition audit teams had access to customers' location data

Alexa voice recognition audit teams had access to customers' location data

More allegations about how owners of the Amazon Echo smart speaker range are having their privacy infringed by the retailer have surfaced, with the latest claim involving an internal team of Alexa auditors having access to customer data that can reveal their home address.

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Apple reports fewer self-driving test cars on California roads

Apple reports fewer self-driving test cars on California roads

For the first time, Apple in April reported a decrease in the number of self-driving test vehicles it has on California's public roads.

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Power button class action suit for iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 will be heard on Oct. 25

Power button class action suit for iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 will be heard on Oct. 25

A class action lawsuit against Apple concerning sleep/wake button issues with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 is going to be heard in a Californian court, with the lawyers bringing the lawsuit against the iPhone producer putting out a call for potentially affected device owners ahead of the October trial.

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Apple's loaded MacBook is on sale for $999 ($600 off) while supplies last

Apple's loaded MacBook is on sale for $999 ($600 off) while supplies last

Just in, another $50 price drop, matching the lowest prices ever. Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo has just issued steep discounts on 12-inch MacBooks with savings of up to $600 off and free expedited shipping, plus 0% financing incentives.

Samsung to spend $116B in next decade to overtake chipmakers TSMC, Intel, Qualcomm

Samsung to spend $116B in next decade to overtake chipmakers TSMC, Intel, Qualcomm

Samsung this week said it intends to spend $116 billion by 2030 in order to beat the likes of Intel, Qualcomm, and TSMC for a lead role in logic chip manufacturing.

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Amazon issues even steeper markdowns on Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro, delivering record low prices

Amazon issues even steeper markdowns on Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro, delivering record low prices

The Apple authorized reseller has dropped 2018 iPad Pro prices by an additional $25 to $50, with popular 11-inch iPad Pro models starting at an all-time low of $649.99 (and total discounts of up to $200 off).

Apple retains leads in laptop technical support, but gap is narrowing

Apple retains leads in laptop technical support, but gap is narrowing

Apple has claimed the top spot on Laptop Magazine's 2019 customer service ratings, scoring 91 out of 100 based on a mix of phone and online performance.

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AT&T says the Galaxy Fold will ship on June 13, Samsung still has no date set

AT&T says the Galaxy Fold will ship on June 13, Samsung still has no date set

While Samsung itself has not given any specific shipping dates for a revised Galaxy Fold after multiple review unit failures forced a delay, AT&T representatives are insistent that it will be shipped to customers on Thursday, June 13.

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