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The Reason Apple iPads Don't Have Calculators

Apple's iPad is a versatile computing device that has pretty much anything a user could ever want—except a standard calculator. Here's why.

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No charger or EarPods with iPhone 12, confirms reliable leaker - 9to5Mac

A leaker with a solid track-record has backed reports that the iPhone 12 will ship with no charger or EarPods, reducing costs for Apple and enabling ...

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6 truths about your phone's battery life: All about overcharging, overheating, fast charging

What does a fast charger do to your phone's battery over time? How can you help extend your battery's life? We spoke to experts. Here's what we learned.

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Former Intel engineer reveals the truth about the Mac’s switch to Apple Silicon

Apple’s long-rumored switch from Intel chips to Apple Silicon is the biggest Mac shake-up in years. Now, an Intel engineer has revealed exactly why it happened.

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iOS 14 release date, beta, features and supported iPhones | TechRadar

iOS 14 was just confirmed at WWDC 2020 – these are all the features confirmed so far.

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Spotify could be working to add music videos to its app | TechRadar

Code hidden in the current Spotify app suggests a music video feature could be on the way – but it might never see the light of day.

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Adobe Flash will finally die on December 31, 2020

There was a time when Flash made the web a more vibrant and fun place by providing easy access to games and video content. There was even a brief time

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Rumor: Apple making folding iPhone with separate but 'seamless' screens

As if a supposed leak of iPhone 12 molds today wasn’t enough, another big rumor about upcoming Apple devices has surfaced: The company apparently is apparently working on a foldable iPhone with two separate but ‘fairly continuos’ panels. The rumor comes c

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Apple Will Reveal ARM Chip Overhaul for Mac at WWDC 2020

Extensive rumors claim Apple will switch from Intel to ARM processors in its future Macs. That change now seems imminent: it will happen at WWDC in mid-June.

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Google just banned an Indian app that helps remove Chinese apps from your phone – BGR

Remove China Apps, a popular app made in India was just pulled from the Google Play Store for violating Google’s Deceptive Behavior Policy. The move is the latest episode in the escalating China vs. India conflict that included skirmishes at the Himalay

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Google to make quality of "page experience" a ranking factor in Search results

It's part of a long list of actions Google has taken to force publishers to deliver better experiences for users.

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Amazon Prime Video releases Zoom backgrounds for 'Fleabag,' 'Maisel,' and more

Amazon Prime Video created Zoom backgrounds for fan-favorite shows like "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Fleabag," and more.

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How to Use Spotify's New Group Sessions Feature | Digital Trends

Spotify is testing out a Group Sessions feature, which allows premium users in the same vicinity share DJ duties for shared playlists.

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Microsoft now blocks reply-all email storms to end our inbox nightmares - The Verge

Microsoft is adding a reply-all email storm block feature to Exchange Online and Office 365. It’s designed to stop people from replying to big email threads and clogging up inboxes and email servers.

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To fight COVID-19, your iPhone will share medical info during emergency calls

If you haven’t filled out the Health app’s Medical ID feature, there’s no better time.

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Here’s why an affordable 5G iPhone is the only right move for Apple | VentureBeat

Apple is supposedly planning an entry-level 5G iPhone at an aggressive price point. There are good reasons this should happen, and China is one of them.

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Smartphone shipments dropped 13% globally, and COVID-19 is to blame | TechCrunch

We knew it was going to be bad — but not necessarily “lowest level since 2013” bad. As Apple was busy reporting its earnings, Canalys just dropped some of its own figures — and they’re not pretty. After two quarters of much-needed growing, the global smar

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LinkedIn has an AI to help make you better at job interviews | Engadget

If you’re searching for a job during these challenging times, LinkedIn might be able to help. Microsoft’s social network has unveiled AI-powered tools that can help you both meet potential employers and prepare for any tricky interview questions.

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The Real Reason Apple Made the iPhone SE So Cheap

Over the past few years, Apple has methodically pivoted its business strategy away from getting you to replace your iPhone as frequently as possible. Instead, it’s maximizing the money it makes in a…

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Our 14 favorite gadgets and hacks for working at home - The Verge

We asked the staff of The Verge what they’ve been using to make their work-at-home situations more practical, more pleasant, or simply more possible.

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Amazon's AI uses a microphone array to localize multiple speakers in a room | VentureBeat

A team of Amazon researchers proposes a machine learning model that's able to localize multiple sound sources from microphone data alone.

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WhatsApp will soon allow up to eight participants in a group call

WhatsApp currently allows only up to four people in a group voice or video call, but that number will soon be increased to eight.

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Apple strongly denies that iPhone Mail vulnerabilities have been exploited

A security company which discovered iPhone Mail vulnerabilities claimed that they have been 'widely exploited' in real-world attacks. Apple has now denied

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Zoom just got a killer feature to beat every video call app

Zoom calls are about to give the video conferencing service a serious edge over Google Hangouts and Microsoft Teams with real-time meeting transcription.

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Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your MacBook Pro From The Left-Hand Side

A new piece of research claims that plugging in a MacBook Pro charger on the left-hand side of the device can cause the laptop to run hot, potentially affecting its performance

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WhatsApp is addressing group video-calling limitations to better compete with Zoom | VentureBeat

WhatsApp is reportedly making a number of changes to its messaging app to to assert its place as a group video-calling hub.

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AI indicates which symptoms might be leading indicators of COVID-19 | VentureBeat

An AI-assisted study conducted by researchers at startup Nference and the Mayo Clinic found that certain symptoms might be leading indicators of COVID-19.

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iPhone SE vs. iPhone 11 comparison: Which new iPhone should you buy?

Apple's iPhone SE for 2020 is $300 cheaper than the baseline iPhone 11. Here's what you get (and don't get) for that price.

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Google is now listing COVID-19 testing centers in search results

The listings are part of a new "Testing" tab that appears in search results.

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How to Lock Down What Websites Can Access on Your Computer | WIRED

If you're not careful, websites can grab all kinds of permissions you don't realize or intend. Take back control in your browser.

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Is 5G Dangerous? We Asked an Expert | Digital Trends

There's plenty of consumer anxiety about radiofrequency (RF) radiation used on 5G networks. But is it based in reality? We asked experts to find out the truth.

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Apple is gathering data from Apple Maps to show how well people are social distancing

Apple said it wants to help public health authorities and governments figure out whether social distancing guidelines are being followed but that it won't infringe on any individual's privacy.

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NASA’s asteroid probe is rehearsing for its most dangerous move yet

NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe is about to perform its most daring maneuver yet. In a rehearsal for the sample-gathering act planned for later this year, the spacecraft will carry out an exercise that will bring it closer to the asteroid Bennu than ever

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Zoom admits some calls were routed through China by mistake | TechCrunch

The company said it's fixed the issue, but won't say how many users are affected.

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Zoom announces 90-day feature freeze to fix privacy and security issues

Zoom is giving itself 90 days to fix the problems that have been raised recently

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14 hidden iPhone and iPad gems: Screenshots, trackpad, better battery charging

Apple's lesser-known features like improved screenshots and a new volume indicator that make the iPhone and iPad infinitely appealing.

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Zoom's iOS app is sending your data to Facebook, because privacy is a myth

Zoom’s video conferencing app has grown more popular than ever lately, while people are staying home to flatten the curve. But you should know that there’s a major privacy concern with the service. Last night, Vice reported that Zoom‘s iOS app is nonconse

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The new iPad Pro isn’t a laptop replacement. It’s better than that

This new batch of iPad Pros finally shows that the tablet approaching its full potential

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The CDC launches a ‘coronavirus self-checker’ bot called Clara for people in the United States | TechCrunch

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced a bot over the weekend to help people make decisions about what to do if they have potential symptoms of COVID-19. Called Clara, the “coronavirus self-checker” was created in partnership with

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6 Amazon Echo settings you won't regret changing

Whether you've had your Amazon Echo for days, months or years, you'll want to update these settings right now.

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Twitter makes working from home mandatory for employees around the world in response to COVID-19 | TechCrunch

After “strongly encouraging” it earlier this month, Twitter said today that working from home is now mandatory for all employees around the world due to COVID-19 concerns. In announcement, the company said “we understand this is an unprecedented step, but

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SXSW Lays Off a Third of Its Staff After Coronavirus Cancellation

The cancellation of this year’s annual South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, due to the global coronavirus pandemic has hit its organizing body hard, with dozens of employees let go on Monday.

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SXSW canceled due to coronavirus after Austin declares ‘local disaster’

SXSW was canceled after a string of high-profile cancellations including Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.

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Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called ‘Fleets,’ which disappear after 24 hours

Twitter is testing its own version of Stories. The company announced today it will begin to trial a new sharing format called “Fleets,” starting in Brazil, which will let users post ephemeral content to its social network for the first time. Unlike Tweets

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Facebook brings its 3D photos feature to users with single-camera phones

Facebook first showed off its 3D photos back in 2018, and shared the technical details behind it a month later. But unless you had one of a handful of phones with dual cameras back then (when they weren't so common), you couldn't make your own. Today an u

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Researchers propose AI that improves the quality of any video

In a preprint paper, researchers propose an AI framework for transforming low-quality videos into high-resolution, high-framerate footage.

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Inside the Seething Boardroom Drama That Poisoned HQ Trivia

The app was America’s favorite gameshow until a toxic culture and co-founder feuding drove it off the air. Now, the CEO wants to bring it back.

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22 New Features & Changes for iPhone in iOS 13.4

So far, iOS 13's major point updates have all been pretty exciting for iPhone. We've seen iOS 13.1, 13.2, and 13.3 come and go, offering more than 60 new features and changes combined to that very first version of iOS 13. While iOS 13.3.1 was a minor upda

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How ‘The Mandalorian’ and ILM invisibly reinvented film and TV production | TechCrunch

“The Mandalorian” was a pretty good show. On that most people seem to agree. But while a successful live-action Star Wars TV series is important in its own right, the way this particular show was made represents a far greater change, perhaps the most impo

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The 'Robo Revenge' App Makes It Easy to Sue Robocallers | WIRED

Mac malware, a Bitcoin mixer, and more of the week's top security news.

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Apple Music now groups different versions of the same albums - The Verge

Apple Music has tweaked the way it organizes different versions of the same album. Now, if you tap on an album in Apple Music, any alternate versions will appear below the tracklist in a section called "Other Versions."

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Apple Music now groups different versions of the same albums - The Verge

Apple Music has tweaked the way it organizes different versions of the same album. Now, if you tap on an album in Apple Music, any alternate versions will appear below the tracklist in a section called "Other Versions."

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    If Apple’s 5G iPhone plans are still fluid, it’s in for quite a ride

    A new report claims that Apple's still tinkering with antenna options for its 5G iPhones, which if accurate could lead to last-minute cellular speed issues.

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    iOS 13.4 May Allow iPhone, Apple Watch to Serve as Car Keys

    The CarKey API, spotted by 9to5Mac in the first iOS 13.4 beta, will allow iPhone and Apple Watch owners to use the devices as car keys for compatible vehicles.

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    This Vehicle Has No Side-View Mirrors—and It's Legal | WIRED

    Self-driving startup Nuro is the first company to win an exemption from federal safety requirements. It won't be the last.

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    How to secure your WhatsApp account from social hacking

    It’s easy to secure your WhatsApp account with a six-digit PIN, so we’d suggest setting one up as soon as you get the chance. Then, if your SMS code ever falls into the wrong hands, they won’t be able to sign in to your account.

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    6 clever Gmail tricks to cut down on regret, frustration and spam

    Gmail can help you keep both your inbox and your reputation clean by giving you control over what goes out and what comes in to your Gmail account.

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    This brilliant hidden iPhone feature shows one of iOS’s biggest advantages over Android – BGR

    Younger smartphone fans might not have even been using a cell phone long enough to realize this, but there actually was a time in the smartphone industry before Apple's iOS platform and Google's Android platform dominated the industry.

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    Behold: The foldable iPhone of your dreams

    With rumors surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 series starting to pick up, we’ve been learning new tidbits about the phones every week. We know the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPh…

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    An Apple store Genius shows how the iPad Pro can't replace a PC

    Is this truly the post-PC era? The evidence of this man's Apple store visit suggests it hasn't quite arrived yet.

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    WhatsApp hidden features: Five tricks that you must know

    WhatsApp keeps adding a bevy of features and updates to provide its customers with a smooth messaging experience.Here are some of the best and lesser-known features that you should try out now

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    Hackers Are Abusing a Bug in Firefox to Take Over Computers

    'We are aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw,' Mozilla said in the advisory. It's not clear how the hackers were exploiting the bug, but they likely created a malicious website to trigger the flaw.

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    TiVo gets into the streaming fight with the new $69 Stream 4K - The Verge

    TiVo’s $69.99 TiVo Stream 4K is an HDMI dongle designed to compete with products like the Fire TV, Chromecast, or Roku Streaming Stick. It’ll rely on Sling TV for a DVR feature instead of traditional cable. Otherwise, it seems like a standard Android TV s

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    The 11 Best Gadgets of 2019 to Get You Excited About 2020

    We’re in a pretty stable place right now when it comes to gadgets. For the most part, we’re currently stuck in a cycle of continuous, minute iterations to the same ol’ tech and it’s hard to get excited about that. But the gadgets below didn’t just end up

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    The Most Useful Gadgets of 2019 | ZDNet

    Usually these end of year gadget listings are dominated by expensive items such as smartphones and monster desktop PCs. This listing is different.

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    Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which service is the streaming king?

    Spotify is the undisputed king of on-demand music streaming. But Apple Music, now the most popular service in the United States, is hot on its heels. In our Apple Music versus Spotify showdown, we lay out the differences between these streaming behemoths

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    Why You Should Never Charge Your Phone in Public USB Ports Without a USB Data Blocker

    Public USB ports could be an easy way for hackers to steal your device’s passwords and other important data.

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    Not all 5G is the same. An expert breaks it down.

    With 5G wireless networks poised to start rolling out in 2020, we chatted with an expert to breakdown the confusing standards and what that means for you.

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    Every Google Assistant command to give your Nest speaker or display

    From smart speakers and displays to Android phones and even an iPhone app, Google Assistant's list of platforms and skills keeps expanding all the time.

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    Facebook Gives Workers a Chatbot to Appease That Prying Uncle - The New York Times

    The “Liam Bot” teaches employees what to say if friends or family ask difficult questions about the company over the holidays.

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    3 new Apple Maps features you should try now -- and how to use them

    These new features help turn Apple Maps from a laughable Google Maps replacement to an app that can stand on its own.

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    Lenovo shows off foldable Razr with a fan render (updated)

    A video shared today shows the rumored RAZR-like phone folding in half.

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    HomePod update adds multi-user support and music handoffs

    Apple just made the HomePod considerably more useful for whole households, albeit somewhat later than expected. It accompanied the release of iOS 13.2 with a c...

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    Facebook trained AI to fool facial recognition systems, and it works on live video

    According to VentureBeat, Facebook AI Research (FAIR) has developed a state-of-the-art "de-identification" system that works on video, including even live video. It works by altering key facial features of a video subject in real time using machine learni

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    Millions downloaded dozens of Android apps from Google Play that were infected with adware | TechCrunch

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    Netflix and HBO shows are getting pirated on this app that's been bankrolled by advertisers such as Pandora, BET+ and TikTok

    Underground apps such as TeaTV are showing new release films and HBO shows, and siphoning ad dollars from creators and legit content sites.

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    Steve Jobs Was Wrong About Computers (And We're Paying For It Right Now) | Inc.

    Sometimes, entrepreneurs can be taken over by wishful thinking. Even the great ones.

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    How to Geotag a Photo in the macOS Photos App

    Geotagging allows you to add geographical identification metadata to photographs right in macOS's Photos app – even if your camera didn't. Here's how!

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    Amazon’s Prime Video app disappears from the App Store [Updated] – TechCrunch

    In what we understand was a “technical issue”, the Amazon Prime Video app disappeared from the Apple App Store, making it unavailable for new downloads or updates to users both on iOS and Apple TV. Twitter users began to tweet to Amazon for he

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    Just Upgraded to iOS 13? Start with These 8 Tips

    Apple today released iOS 13, the newest version of the software that's designed to run on the iPhone. Apple's yearly software updates always...

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    Google Maps just got a brand new feature that goes way beyond navigation – BGR

    Google has been adding plenty of new features to Google Maps over the year, most of them meant to improve navigation and commute experiences. The latest feature, however, is a lot more helpful than just providing directions to a new destination.

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    YouTube creators are turning the site into a podcast network - The Verge

    More YouTube creators are getting into the podcast game, including Ethan Klein, David Dobrik, Joe Rogan, and Marques Brownlee. That means launching new channels dedicated to podcasts is a smart way to capitalize on one content format and turn it into nume

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    iPhone 11 Shock As 'All-New' Apple iPhone Revealed

    Apple's iPhone 11 looks set to be blown away by this stunning device...

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    Another convincing deepfake app goes viral prompting immediate privacy backlash - The Verge

    Zao is a new deepfake face-swapping app that’s able to to place your likeness into famous movies and TV shows based off just a single photograph. The app went viral in China over the weekend after releasing on Friday.

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    Microsoft hires former Siri boss for AI leadership role | VentureBeat

    After stints at Apple and Amazon, Bill Stasior is joining Microsoft in a move that will impact the Redmond giant's AI strategies.

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    Amazon scientists improve Alexa’s ability to understand context

    In a new research paper, Amazon scientists detailed two methods they say improve Alexa's ability to account for command context.

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    How to ditch Google Chrome for Firefox

    How to break your Google Chrome habit and escape to the loving, privacy-protected embrace of Mozilla's Firefox browser.

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    Video shows why Apple doesn’t allow in-store replacement of swollen batteries - 9to5Mac

    Apple carries out a number of iPhone repairs in-store these days, but there is one fault that stores are forbidden from touching, and that’s swollen batteries. There’s just too high a risk that these will be accidentally punctured during disassembly or re

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    DoorDash uses a shady tactic that stiffs workers out of some tips and customers are furious

    Angry customers urged fellow diners to tip with cash to ensure it gets to the courier, while politicians draft laws meant to enforce transparency.

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    The iPhone 11 rumors are starting to take shape - CNET

    A real-life look at what Apple's 2019 iPhone could look like, based on the latest rumors, and a detailed look at that camera bump.

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    Check out this flying jet board from France's Bastille Day parade

    Bastille Day 2019 featured one of the more strange military demonstrations in recent memory: a flying jet board.

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    If iGlasses are truly on ice, Apple's 2020 will be dull but lucrative | VentureBeat

    Critics often conflate Apple's innovations with success, but in reality, the company's sales aren't as dependent on new product categories as on iteration.

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    Samsung CEO admits pushing Galaxy Fold ‘before it was ready’

    The Samsung Galaxy Fold was supposed to change smartphone form factors forever,

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    Microsoft readies Office for virtual desktop services, including Windows Virtual Desktop | ZDNet

    Microsoft is adding new features to Outlook, Teams, OneDrive and other Office apps to pave the way for their use in virtualized scenarios, including with Windows Virtual Desktop.

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    iOS tip: How to clear your iPhone's RAM and make it faster | ZDNet

    Finding that your iPhone is feeling a little slow? Here's a quick and easy trick to help speed it up without having to restart it or delete any apps or data.

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    Why Google’s surprise Pixel 4 tease raises the stakes - The Verge

    Just one day after we reported on the first Pixel 4 leaks, Google decided to mount a social media hype campaign by literally tweeting out an image of its upcoming Pixel 4. It was a savvy recognition of how the run up to phone launches actually work and an

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    Here's how to view, download, and delete your personal information online

    Download your personal data from Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and other tech heavies.

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    How Ridiculous Is Apple's $1,000 Monitor Stand, Really?

    At $5,000, Apple’s new Pro Display XDR definitely ain’t cheap, but with a 32-inch screen, 6K resolution, full HDR support (with a ridiculous peak brightness of 1600 nits), and color reproduction that some are claiming is better than OLED, you can sort of

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    Siri gets a better voice and new AirPods and HomePod features | VentureBeat

    Apple's Siri got a series of enhancements today including a more expressive voice and the ability to quickly send SMS messages with AirPods.

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    iPhone 11 rumors: Price, specs, features and everything else we know - CNET

    What will we learn about the next generation iPhone when WWDC starts on June 3?

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    Flipboard hacks prompt password resets for millions of users | TechCrunch

    Social sharing site and news aggregator Flipboard has reset millions of user passwords after hackers gained access to its systems several times over a nine-month period The company confirmed in a notice Tuesday that the hacks took place between June 2, 20

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    Apps Are Using Background App Refresh to Send Data to Tracking Companies

    When Background App Refresh is enabled, some iOS apps are using the feature to regularly send data to tracking companies, according to a privacy...

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    Interview with Apple's former App Store approval chief offers fascinating insight into the review process - 9to5Mac

    A new interview with Apple’s former head of App Store approvals published today by Bloomberg takes an in-depth look at the app review process over the last decade and the team behind it. The wide-ranging conversation covers the early days from 2009, the g

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    WhatsApp confirms that ads will start appearing in the app in 2020 – BGR

    You know that one episode of Black Mirror where everyone can't even go to sleep without watching an ad that covers their entire bedroom? Well, we're one step closer to that reality today, as Facebook has confirmed that ads will arrive in its app as part o

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    Ticketmaster put an end to screenshots with new digital ticket technology | TechCrunch

    Ticketmaster is turning to new technology to help fight ticket fraud. The ticketing giant today unveiled its next-generation digital tickets, “Safetix,” which are tied to the ticket holder’s mobile device through an encrypted barcode that automatica

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    How the Apple store lost its 'wow' factor | AdAge

    Current and former employees say brand building became more important than serving shoppers

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    New Bloomberg report leaks dozens of new features coming to iOS 13 – BGR

    Apple's upcoming iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max, and iPhone 11R have been leaking left and right over the past few weeks, so they have dominated the conversation among tech enthusiasts.

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    Google is making it easier to build Android apps on a Chromebook

    At I/O last year, Google announced it was adding Linux support to Chrome OS, a move that made it a lot easier for web and Android developers to use Chromebooks....

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    Some users unable to download or update App Store apps, faced with endless iTunes terms and conditions prompts - 9to5Mac

    Some sizeable number of people are experiencing an issue with the App Store at the moment. On an affected account, when attempting to download a pending app update or a whole new app, users are pre…

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    Facebook beats Q1 2019 profit estimates, sets aside $3 billion for privacy penalty | VentureBeat

    Facebook blew away Wall Street profit estimates in the first quarter, and set aside $3 billion to cover a settlement with U.S. regulators.

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    Lime’s electric scooters will be able to tell when you’re too drunk to ride - The Verge

    Lime co-founder and executive chairman Brad Bao chatted with The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and senior transportation reporter Andrew J. Hawkins about what’s next for the e-scooter revolution in this week’s Vergecast interview. Bao discussed how

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    Google dissolves AI ethics board just one week after forming it - The Verge

    Google today disclosed that it has dissolved a short-lived, external advisory board designed to monitor its use of artificial intelligence, following a week of controversy regarding the company’s selection of members. The decision, reported first today

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    Report: Apple to release three OLED iPhones in 2020, featuring new screen sizes from 5.42- to 6.67-inches

    According to Digitimes this morning, Apple is laying the groundwork in the supply chain to launch three new iPhones in 2020 featuring OLED displays. The current flagship lineup offers OLED screens …

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    Lyft closes up 9% on first day of trading | TechCrunch

    Pink confetti fell from the ceiling Friday as Lyft co-founders Logan Green and John Zimmer celebrated their company’s IPO. The stock offering was a bona fide success, with shares selling for $87.24 apiece Friday morning — 21 percent higher than Lyft�

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    Apple sells wireless charging AirPods, cancels charger days later | TechCrunch

    “Works with AirPower mat”. Apparently not. It loooks to me like Apple doesn’t treat customers with the same “high standard” of care it apparently reserves for its hardware quality. Nine days after launching its $199 wireless charging AirPods hea

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    Apple opens a beta test for its new TV app and subscriptions

    You can get your first glimpse of channels and "For You" recommendations in Apple TV betas.

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    With facial recognition, shoplifting may get you banned in places you've never been - CNET

    There are hundreds of stores using facial recognition -- none that have any rules or standards to prevent abuse.

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    Apple Accidentally Reveals Radical New iPhone Upgrade

    Apple has accidentally leaked its most long-awaited iPhone upgrade ever...

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    Apple's streaming service is 'a game changer,' to add 100 million users in 3 years, Wedbush says

    Wedbush Securities is particularly bullish on Apple's move into streaming, estimating 100 million users in just three years.

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    Apple left another big macOS security hole open for 90 days, Google says

    Apple's memory management system is too trusting of previously mounted disk images, according to Google researchers, leading to a dangerous vulnerability.

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    How to disguise your personal web-surfing at work

    When you read your favorite site at work, you don't necessarily want your boss to find out about it. Here's how to sneakily browse the web.

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    40 incredibly useful things you didn’t know Google Search could do

    Take your search game to the next level with these tools that’ll save you time and help you get more done.

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    Cybersecurity 101: Five settings to secure your iPhone or iPad | TechCrunch

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    5G vs. LTE: What’s the difference, and does it matter?

    If you're uncertain what the difference between 5G, LTE, and 4G is, then you're not alone. As 5G networks begin to roll out there's a lot of confusion about what the different terms and technologies mean. We explain the differences between

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    Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking

    Many major companies, like Air Canada, Hollister and Expedia, are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps. In most cases you won’t even realize it. And they don’t need to ask for permission. You can assume that most apps a

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    Which voice assistant speaks the most languages, and why?

    It's tough to add support for a new language to a voice assistant like Google Assistant, Siri, Alexa, and Cortana. Here's why.

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    6 Times “Opting Out” Doesn’t Actually Stop Data Collection

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    Apple Accidentally Reveals Radical New iPhone

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    Here’s what Samsung’s whacky folding phone looks like in action

    As rumored, Samsung showed off a prototype of a folding display today. Folded, it’s a smartphone. Unfolded, it’s a tablet. Neat! Less neat: the company sort of went out of its way to not really show very much. A prototype was on stage for abou

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    MacBook Air: The Best and Worst Features | Digital Trends

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    Apple's T2 Chip Makes Third-Party Mac Repairs Impossible

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    Apple updates Apple TV Remote, revamps Workflow as Shortcuts for iOS 12 | VentureBeat

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    Apple has now sold almost 2B iOS devices | TechCrunch

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    New leak suggests that Apple’s entry-level phone will be called the iPhone XC - The Verge

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    Dozens of iPhone Apps 'Constantly' Sending Location Data to Data Monetization Firms

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    How Google Thinks: SEO Done The Right Way

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    Apple reportedly mulls iPhone Xs names, no ‘Plus’ for 2018 models

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    How to turn off Google's location tracking | Technology

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    Update Your iPhones And Androids Now If You Don't Want Your Bluetooth Hacked

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