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iPhone 12 vs. iPhone 11: Everything Apple changed and who should upgrade

Here's how the iPhone 12 compares with the iPhone 11 -- and whether you should upgrade.

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Apple is (temporarily) waiving its App Store fee for Facebook’s online events

Last month, Facebook introduced support for paid online events — and because many of the businesses offering those events have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic, the company also said it would not collect fees for the next year. At the same time,

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Apple Loop: Disappointing iPhone 12 Leaks, iPad SE Surprise, Goodbye MacBook Pro

This week’s Apple headlines; some disappointing iPhone 12 leaks, the ‘slow’ 5G iPhone, saying goodbye to the classic MacBook Pro, Apple’s iPad strategy, the return of the iPod Music Quiz, and more...

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How technology is helping dine-in restaurants reopen | VentureBeat

Restaurants have had to rapidly embrace delivery and pickups, but as lockdown measures ease, technology is playing a big role in enabling people to dine in.

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Zoom admits to shutting down activist accounts at the request of the Chinese government

Zoom, the wildly successful video chat service that has been a ubiquitous feature of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, said that it shut down three accounts at the request of the Chinese government for holding memorials for the victims of China’s violent

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Exer launches AI-based fitness coach on your mobile phone | VentureBeat

Just in time for the home exercise craze, Exer has launched its AI-based fitness coach that shows you how to do exercises properly at home.

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iPhone 11 vs. iPhone 11 Pro: Important differences to help you decide which one to buy

We compare the specs and features of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro to help you choose the best Apple phone.

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Apple: Rejecting coronavirus apps that aren’t from health organizations

"Apps with information about current medical information need to be submitted by a recognized institution," Apple said in a screenshot seen by CNBC.

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WhatsApp now has more than 2 billion users

WhatsApp announced today it has crossed the mark of 2 billion users today. It’s the second Facebook-owned service to achieve that milestone after the social network got to that number in 2017. The mobile messaging app was initially released in 2009, and w

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Google Maps is getting a big new update on iPhone and Android — here’s what’s new

The Google Maps app for iPhone and Android is getting a big new update with an easier design, more information on public transit and an updated augmented reality option.

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Steve Jobs' personality changed after Apple's success, Wozniak says

The Apple co-founders viewed money very differently, Wozniak says in a podcast interview.

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Sprint Will Fix the Cracked Screen on Your Samsung Galaxy for $49—Even if They're Not Your Carrier

The cell phone service provider is looking to stir up some goodwill with a screen repair program open to anyone.

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A Twitter Bug Could Use Your Phone Number to Expose Personal Details | Digital Trends

A security researcher has revealed that it's possible to find phone numbers and match them to Twitter usernames, a security flaw that could leave millions of people's accounts exposed. The researcher said he'd already found the phone numbers of several hi

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Where tech companies should look to expand | TechCrunch

Brutally expensive housing markets, fierce competition over a shrinking talent pool and unbearably long commutes: these are some of the challenges plaguing typical tech hubs like the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Los Angeles and Boston

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iPhone 11 Pro Max battles the Galaxy Note 10 in a battery test, and the winner is clear – BGR

Apple’s new iPhone 11 lineup the company unveiled in September came with a few surprises for once, with some early renders and physical designs that leaked out shown to be a bit off and allowing Apple to actually give fans a few things they weren’t ex

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Boeing backs Virgin Galactic with strategic $20M investment | TechCrunch

Virgin Galactic has $20 million more to pursue its goal of space tourism with a new investment from Boeing announced this morning. The two companies are both deeply involved in human spaceflight, but in different ways — and Boeing seems to feel that it'

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Boeing backs Virgin Galactic with strategic $20M investment | TechCrunch

Virgin Galactic has $20 million more to pursue its goal of space tourism with a new investment from Boeing announced this morning. The two companies are both deeply involved in human spaceflight, but in different ways — and Boeing seems to feel that it'

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Warnings Issued For Millions Of iOS 13 iPhone Upgraders

Apple's biggest release of the year is plagued with problems and iPhone owners need to stay away...

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Apple iPhone 11 review: the phone most people should buy - The Verge

Apple’s new iPhone 11 offers the best cameras on a phone, terrific battery life, faster processors, and a $50 cheaper starting price for only $699. What’s not to love?

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Facebook has been collecting, listening, transcribing Messenger chats - Business Insider

The company reportedly didn't disclose to users that it was sharing any collected audio from Messenger voice chats with third parties.

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Apple's Shock iPhone Redesign Suddenly Makes Sense

Apple's most exciting iPhone redesign is happening a year earlier than expected...

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Apple’s future iPhone might add a time-of-flight camera — here’s what it could do - The Verge

We’re still a few months away from Apple’s 2019 iPhones, but rumors have already started for next year’s models, with the ever-reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claiming in his latest report that two of the 2020 iPhones will feature a rear time-of

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U.S. Justice Department opens antitrust review of tech companies - Reuters

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it was opening an antitrust investigation of major digital tech firms and whether they engage in anticompetitive practices.

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Apple Watch user says Emergency SOS helped save him - 9to5Mac

A Chicago man credits the Apple Watch's Emergency SOS feature with helping save him from drowning after a jet ski accident.

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Game 5 of the NBA Finals was every little terrible thing wrong with modern sports

From Kevin Durant's injury to Raptors fans and every Drake antic in between, Game 5 of the NBA Finals proved today's sports world has some serious reflecting to do.

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Twitter is testing a method for users to hide replies to tweets

Twitter has been hiding replies from what it deems to be suspect or troll accounts for a little while now.

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Snopes quits fact-checking partnership with Facebook

Snopes, a fact-checking organization, announced on Friday its decision to end its partnership with Facebook.

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Advocacy groups are pushing the FTC to break up Facebook - The Verge

Today, advocacy groups are calling for Facebook to be broken up as a result of its Cambridge Analytica scandal, subsequent privacy violations, and repeated consumer data breaches.

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To make Stories global, Facebook adds Archive and audio posts

Facebook’s future rests on convincing the developing world to adopt Stories. But just because the slideshow format will soon surpass feed sharing doesn’t mean people use them the same way everywhere. So late last year, Facebook sent a team to

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This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

It's no joke how much data your internet service provider can collect about you. A new service from Cloudflare aims to change that.