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11:17
Apple outsells Samsung as iPhone tops US mobile...




The iPhone was the most popular smartphone bought in the United States, according to figures produced by CIRP, with Apple narrowly beating Samsung for market share in the first quarter of 2019, suggesting Apple may see an improvement on its sales in its upcoming financial results.

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11:17
The Redacted Mueller Report is Here

The Mueller Report has now been uploaded and released to the public, and it has been heavily redacted. It’s 448 pages long.

This report is submitted to the Attorney General pursuant to 28 C.F.R. § 600.8(c), which states that, “[a]t the conclusion of the Special Counscl’s work, he…shall provide the Attorney General a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions [the Special Counsel] reached.”


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11:13
Facebook admits it insecurely stored ‘millions’ of...

Last month, Facebook revealed that millions of Instagram and Facebook passwords were stored in plaintext and were accessible by engineers. Now, the company has issued an update on the situation, revealing that the situation is worse than it originally stated.

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11:11
Sinji Fitness Tracker: Now on Sale for $22 (Save 77%)

Get the Sinji Fitness Tracker now for just $22 and save up to 77% off with this deal today! Save an extra 15% off with our storewide promo-code MADNESS15 at checkout If you’re looking to get in shape and start up a new exercise routine, this deal today is perfect for you! This fitness tracker

The post Sinji Fitness Tracker: Now on Sale for $22 (Save 77%) appeared first on iLounge.

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11:06
Netflix is turning Broadway's 'Boys in the...

Netflix doesn't have much in the way of theater productions on its streaming platform, with Bruce Springsteen's one-man Broadway show perhaps being the most notable. However, the service is drawing from the stage for an upcoming movie, as it's set to...

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10:46
Russia worked hard to recruit social media users to...

We already knew that the Internet Research Agency (IRA), which is essentially a farm of bots and trolls, exposed 126 million Americans on Facebook to Russian-backed propaganda during the 2016 US presidential election. But today's release of the redac...

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10:42
Robocallers, Advertising Consent – TMO Daily...

Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss robocall blocking and a new law concerning consent to get advertising.


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10:27
Apple Announces New Recycling Lab in Austin

Apple announced Thursday that it is opening a new lab in Austin, Texas focused on finding new recycling processes.


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10:27
HBO isn't happy about Trump's Game of...

With the Mueller report finally making its way into the hands of the public, President Donald Trump was quick to claim victory and declare an end to the collusion and obstruction of justice scandals that have loomed over his presidency over the last...

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10:24
Deal of the Month: 20% off Withings Body+ Wi-Fi...

This month we’ve teamed up with Withings for 9to5Mac’s Deal of the Month to offer a special discount on its sleek Wi-Fi smart scale for a limited time. The Body+ scale works with the Withings Health Mate app on your iPhone and Apple Watch to automatically sync readings for not just weight, but also body fat, water percentage, muscle and bone mass and more directly to Apple’s Health app.

Get 20% off Withings Body+ Smart Scale at the company’s website or Amazon (Reg. $99)

Head below for a full look at features:

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10:14
Report: iPhone outsells Samsung and other Android...

New data out today from CIRP takes a look at smartphone sales in the US during Q1 2019. According to the firm’s most recent study, iPhone outsold Samsung, LG, and Motorola to be the most popular smartphone in the US.

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The post Report: iPhone outsells Samsung and other Android smartphones in the US during March quarter appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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10:14
Uber adds new safety alerts following the death of a...

Following the murder of a college student who mistakenly entered a vehicle she believed to be an Uber, the ridesharing company is rolling out a number of new safety features. Starting today, the Uber app will send push notifications containing driver...

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10:01
Puma is recruiting beta testers for its self-lacing...

When Engadget took an exclusive look at the Puma Fi self-lacing shoes earlier this year, the company teased an upcoming beta program for those who want to try their luck. Well, the time has come. Between now and April 28th, you can apply for the Puma...

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09:53
Apple VP Lisa Jackson on Making an iPhone From...

Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson was recently named one of  Business Insider’s 100 people transforming the world of business. The publication has a fascinating interview with the Apple exec, in which she talks about Apple’s aim to make an iPhone from only recycled materials.

Since joining Apple in 2013, Jackson has driven initiatives like Apple’s decision to run on 100% clean energy and the Daisy recycling robot, which it announced in 2018 after debuting its first iPhone-dismantling machine called Liam in 2016. “We’re feeling really good about the fact that we’ve watched this idea go from a pilot stage with Liam to full production stage in Daisy,” Jackson said…Apple’s initiatives under Jackson come as advocacy groups have criticized the company and other large tech firms and accused them of...

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09:49
Clique Announces Newly Established Partnership With...

Clique, the company who pioneered the CPaaS, or Communications Platform as a Service, has announced that they are partnering up with Oppenheimer Co Inc.’s SUMMA Group as a subscriber for the Clique Labs solution. SUMMA Group Executive Director of Investments Robert Dalie states that the company is very excited to have the Clique CPaaS service

The post Clique Announces Newly Established Partnership With The SUMMA Group of Oppenheimer & Co appeared first on iLounge.

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09:48
Apple Stores will celebrate Earth Day by using...

Each Earth Day, Apple spotlights its commitment to environmental protection with a new Sustainability Report, recycling program updates, and events designed to heighten awareness of the fragile environment around us. Last year, special Earth Day Today at Apple sessions were held in San Francisco. This year, Apple is taking its educational initiatives to the next level with special activities in every store and a program of exclusive events in top flagship locations.

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09:47
∞ How does Venice work?

Venice is a fascinating place. Not only because of its history and culture but its actual physical nature. This is a really well-done video “explaining” the city.

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09:47
The 'Halo' TV series has found its Master...

The years-in-the-making Halo TV series finally appears to be taking shape. Showtime has chosen American Gods' Pablo Schrieber to play the series' version of Master Chief. It's not certain if he'll ever remove the iconic helmet, but Showtime has pro...

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09:37
Facebook Imported 1.5 Million Users’ Contacts Lists...

Facebook collected the contact lists of 1.5 million people who joined the social network from May 2016 without their permission.


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09:35
UBS analyst: Apple paid $6 billion, agreed to higher...

Apple and Qualcomm came to a surprise agreement to end their legal battle earlier this week. The deal included a one-time payment from Apple to Qualcomm, though neither company was willing to disclose the value of the payment. Now, analysts are trying to gauge the details of the deal.

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The post UBS analyst: Apple paid $6 billion, agreed to higher royalty per iPhone to end Qualcomm battle appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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09:30
YouTube Music is free on Google Home, if you don...

Starting today, YouTube Music is offering a free, ad-supported experience on Google Home speakers and other Google Assistant-powered speakers. Just navigate to account settings, tap services and select music, then set YouTube Music as the default mus...

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09:19
Lutron Caseta HomeKit lighting, Apple’s 10.5-inch...
09:18
Soylent launches 100-calorie 'mini-meal'...

Soylent, the drink of choice for Silicon Valley bros with no time to eat, is launching a new line of snack bars. Known as Soylent Squared, the 100-calorie "mini-meal" bars are the first solid food offerings from the company since the disastrous launc...

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09:13
What's the difference: iPad mini 5 versus iPad...




From the outside, you'd be hard-pressed to spot the difference between an iPad mini 4 from an iPad mini 5. But, internally, there are quite a few differences that really separate Apple's previous mini from the newest. AppleInsider goes deep, highlighting all the changes from the previous iPad mini fourth-generation to the powerful 2019 model.

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09:06
Quotable Kuo says 2019 iPhones will have triple-...

Mockup of 2019 iPhone triple-camera system, source unknown, via 9to5Mac

Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seems to have a better track record predicting upcoming iPhone features than many other pundits, and today he said in a note to investors that Apple’s 2019 iPhones will feature (finally) a 12-megapixel front camera and that the 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED models (much like the iPhone XS and XS Max) are going to have a triple-camera system that includes a super-wide 12-megapixel lens.

As you can see from the mockup of the three-lens camera at the top of the page (image has been making the rounds on multiple Apple websites), the camera “bump” is expected to be pretty good-sized. According to Kuo, Apple is working on a black lens coating that will make both the front lens and the third back lens match the iPhone’s bezel, making it essentially invisible. That could reduce the visual impact of the third lens and also provide visual uniformity in the ubiquitous “notch” on...

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09:03
ToothFairy app for AirPods control on Mac updated...

Using AirPods with a Mac isn’t quite as slick of an experience as with iOS, but the third-party app ToothFairy offers some nifty features. ToothFairy has today been updated with new customization options, user interface improvements, and more.

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The post ToothFairy app for AirPods control on Mac updated with new icons and more ahead of Powerbeats Pro appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:55
AirPods Are Causing Some Awkward Social Situations

AirPods are hugely popular. Everywhere you turn people have them hanging out of their ears. While they bring a lot of benefits, not least for Apple, Buzzfeed News looked at the awkward social situations the wireless headphones can create.

Unlike traditional headphones, AirPods are the kind of things you can keep in your ears at all times, and many people do. Their sleek design and lack of wires make it easy to forget they’re resting in your head. And their status symbol shine doesn’t exactly scream “take me out.” This may be great for Apple and its bottom line, but it’s making life weird for people interacting with those wearing them. Are they listening to me? Are they listening to music? A podcast? Just hanging? It’s tough to know.


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08:55
Apple is making it easier to recycle iPhones in the...

With Earth Day just around the corner, Apple announced it's quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhones for recycling. The company's recycling robot, Daisy, will now disassemble select iPhones returned to Best Buy stores i...

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08:49
The Mueller report is out: Read it here

The long-awaited Mueller report is finally out, and you can download it for your lunchtime reading if you have a ton of time to kill. Titled "Report on investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election," the PDF file is 139 me...

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08:46
Want a folding iPhone? Think again...

Samsung Galaxy Fold Image via hype-beast.com

Early reviewers are now getting their hands on the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Fold, a smartphone that folds out to provide users with a large, square screen similar to that of a tablet. However, some of those early reviewers are now finding that the device is breaking within days. Apple, of course, will most likely wait to create a folding iPhone until they have a proven design that can withstand millions of fold cycles without breaking, but it does bring up the question — is the high price and fragility of folding designs worth it?

Emma Mohr-McClune is the Service Director at GlobalData, which is a leading data and analytics company. She weighed in on the design issues of the Samsung Galaxy Fold today in a statement, saying:

“So far, we’ve seen around half a dozen different ways to make smartphones fold, and in my opinion, not one of these pioneer models look rugged enough for public presentation or...

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08:44
Apple’s 2019 Environmental Responsibility Report...

Along with Apple quadrupling its recycling program, the company today shared its 2019 Environmental Responsibility Report which details the progress its has made over the last year. Among its results include a 35% reduction in carbon footprint over the last three years, progress towards its goal of a mining-free future, and more.

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The post Apple’s 2019 Environmental Responsibility Report touts 35% lower carbon footprint than 2015, progress towards mining-free future, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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08:43
Samsung Galaxy Folds are already breaking, proving...

Instead of a press release filled with glowing reviews and flowery superlatives, Samsung is doing a bit of damage control the week before its next-generation Galaxy Fold is due to hit stores. As it turns out, the $2,000 device might not be ready for prime time, as numerous early reviewers posted pics and videos of their devices in various stages of ruin.

In some cases, the screen protector was accidentally removed, creating issues with the polymer display. But many of the problems were issues that appeared to be quality control related, an embarrassing problem for a phone that’s being touted as the next big thing. And that’s not to mention the crease, bulkiness, or buggy software.

To read this article in full, please click here

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08:41
The Switch might finally go on sale in China

It seems the Switch may soon arrive in China, as Nintendo has teamed up with Tencent to bring its ultra-popular console to an enormous market. Guangdong province's game regulator has provisionally given the green light for a trial version of New Supe...

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08:39
Advertisers Hate This Texas Privacy Proposal

The Texas Privacy Protection Act (HB 4390) was introduced last month, and it would require opt-in consent from consumers before companies could use their data for targeted ads. Advertisers aren’t happy.

Without the ability to effectively advertise online due to opt-in consent barriers, revenues will be impacted and companies that rely on such revenue may no longer be able to support free and low cost content and services that Texans desire, such as online newspapers, social networking sites, mobile applications, email, and phone services,” the ad industry writes in a letter sent last week.

The groups add that the constant requests for consent will frustrate consumers and also “desensitize” them, which will reduce “their sense of control over their privacy.”

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08:36
Apple's 2019 Environmental Responsibility...




Apple is committed to building its products while simultaneously trying to "leave our world better than we found it," the company declares in its 2019 Environmental Responsibility Report, underscoring the progress the iPhone producer has made in its long-term renewable energy and recycling efforts.

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08:08
iOS Mail: What’s the Difference Between Push and...

If you’ve poked around in the Settings app, you may have noticed that Mail supports something called ‘Push’ and ‘Fetch.’


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07:41
Google Keep Now Supports the Apple Watch, Apple’s...

Do you want content from your iOS notes app to show up on your Apple Watch? You’re out of luck with Apple’s Notes, but Google Keep now has watchOS support. It won’t likely trigger defections from Notes, but iOS users invested in Google’s ecosystem will be happy. Note, though, that other Apple Watch-friendly notes apps exist.

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07:35
Feature Request: Have the Apple Store app show your...

A small request for the Apple Store app …

I mentioned recently dropping into an Apple Store to see whether they might be able to replace my broken Watch on the spot. It turned out they couldn’t, as they all need to go to the repair depot even when it’s obvious that a replacement will be needed.

That disappointment aside, it was a relatively painless experience …

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07:30
∞ Steve Jobs looks up a few words in the dictionary

[VIDEO] Steve knows how to hold a room, deliver a punchline. I love this. Video embedded in main Loop post.

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07:15
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold review units breaking, peeling...

Yesterday, my Twitter feed was littered with complaints about Samsung’s new foldable phone. Here’s but one example (WARNING: Strobe effect in the video):

After one day of use… pic.twitter.com/VjDlJI45C9

— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) April 17, 2019

This is not simply one unit gone bad. One after another, from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman to Marques Brownlee to the Verge’s Dieter Bohn (the author of the linked article), reports of faulty review units kept rolling in.

Samsung’s response:

A limited number of early Galaxy Fold samples were provided to media for review. We have received a few...

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07:07
Amazon issues $300 discount on Apple's 512GB 10...




Amazon has launched more Apple deals this Thursday, following Tuesday markdowns on 2018 iPad Pros. Shoppers can snap up a 10.5-inch iPad Pro with 512GB of space for just $699, a discount of $300 off MSRP. Apple Watches are also on sale, matching the lowest prices ever.

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07:00
∞ The Making of Apple’s “Don’t mess with Mother” ad

[VIDEO] If you haven’t already, jump to this post and watch Apple’s fantastic “Don’t mess with Mother” ad. Great footage synced with great music.

Once you’ve absorbed that chewy goodness, check out the making of video, embedded in the main Loop post. Yes, that ad was filmed completely on an iPhone.

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06:55
Apple Watch authentication for more actions tipped...




The Apple Watch could be used to perform more authentication for the Mac in macOS 10.15, as it is thought the operating system update will expand the usage of the wearable device to authenticate users for more tasks than just unlocking the Mac without entering a password.

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06:31
Apple payment to Qualcomm estimated at $6 billion,...




The settlement between Apple and Qualcomm to end lawsuits over patent licensing and infringement is costing Apple nearly $9 per iPhone on top of a single $6 billion payment, according to UBS.

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06:16
Trying on shoes via iPhone augmented reality

Another example of augmented reality creeping into real life:

It’s 2019, so you can try on shoes with augmented reality. Works surprisingly well! WannaKicks app on iOS. #AR #fashion #sneaker pic.twitter.com/rLWpWfFqqG

— Kim Pimmel (@kpimmel) April 16, 2019

I can definitely see using this to get a sense of how new kicks would look on your feet, props for that. But not sure how you’d get a sense if the shoes actually fit.

Same for shirt, pants, other clothes that rely on fit. Perhaps as laser-scanned, 3D models of your body become a standard, this will prove a...

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06:15
'Don't Mess with Mother' behind-the-...




A behind-the-scenes video of Apple's "Don't Mess with Mother" video expands on the production of the dramatic nature-centric video -- and demonstrates that sharks and monkeys both are interested in the iPhone.

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06:09
Apple Watch authentication expanding beyond...

Usernames and passwords have been used for authentication since the dawn of computing. Apple has introduced many ways to facilitate the usage of strong passwords for authentication by including biometric authentication like Face ID and Touch ID with its products. Now, Apple is working on expanding Apple Watch authentication beyond simply unlocking your Mac with macOS 10.15.

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06:04
Foxconn Wisconsin saga continues, as state seeks to...

The long-running Foxconn Wisconsin invisible factory saga continues, with the state seemingly now admitting that the much-touted job-creation deal isn’t going to deliver.

The $10B LCD factory deal was first announced in the summer of 2017, with the Trump administration claiming that it would create as many as 13,000 new jobs …

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06:00
Take Advantage of this Sale: Readdle PDF Expert at...

If you work with PDF documents — and who doesn’t? — then you have probably realized that Apple’s Preview app is quite weak in many respects when it comes to completing PDF forms or editing existing PDF files. That’s where the power of Readdle’s PDF Expert can save the day, giving you the ability to edit PDF text, images, links and outlines in seconds. While you’d usually spend $79.99 for PDF Expert, we have a limited-time sale going on in the AWT Deals Shop where you can purchase PDF Expert for Mac for $54.99.

PDF Expert has been the consistent leader in Mac PDF editing software for years, garnering such accolades as the Apple Editor’s Choice in the App Store, the 2015 App of the Year Runner-Up position in the Mac App Store,...

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06:00
iOS 13 rumors, Apple and Qualcomm, how to disable...

In the latest episode of the Macworld Podcast, we talk about the Apple and Qualcomm court settlement, iOS 13 rumors, Disney+, and more. What companies should Apple buy? We talk about that in our feature discussion. Plus, Leif has a two-minute tip, and we wrap up the show with your hot takes from the Macworld Twitter and Facebook feeds.

This is episode 647 of the Macworld Podcast with Leif JohnsonRoman Loyola, and Michael Simon.

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05:55
Apple quadruples size of iPhone recycling program

Apple:

Apple today announced a major expansion of its recycling programs, quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhone to be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot. Daisy will disassemble and recycle select used iPhones returned to Best Buy stores throughout the US and KPN retailers in the Netherlands. Customers can also turn in their eligible devices to be recycled at any Apple Store or through apple.com as part of the Apple Trade In program.

And:

To further its research on recycling, Apple today also announced the opening of its Material Recovery Lab dedicated to discovering future recycling processes. The new 9,000-square-foot facility in Austin, Texas, will look for innovative solutions involving robotics and machine learning to improve on traditional methods like targeted disassembly, sorting and shredding.

Follow the headline link and check out the pics. Even better, jump to...

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05:34
Apple opens Texas recycling lab, increases program...




Apple is expanding its recycling programs in a number of ways, including quadrupling the number of places in the United States an iPhone will be accepted for recycling, and the opening of a Material Recovery Lab in Texas to find ways to improve the environmental effort in the future.

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05:32
Apple quadruples iPhone recycling program, promotes...

Apple has announced that it is quadrupling its US iPhone recycling program by placing its Daisy recycling robots into Best Buy stores throughout the country. The machines will also be available in KPN stores in the Netherlands.

The company is celebrating the development on its homepage, with the top section devoted to its trade-in program and environmental credentials …

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05:28
A Trader Woke in the Night and Sold His Qualcomm...

Not everyone was rejoicing at the news that Qualcomm and Apple had settled their differences. An Australia-based trader with the handle ‘Arminoxx’ revealed that he had woken up in the night to look after his crying baby. At the same time, he sold some of his position in Qualcomm, trying to limit his expected losses. That was hours before the firms settled. The move cost the trader a $50,000 return, according to MarketWatch.

“I live in Australia, so I am mostly sleeping during U.S. trading hours,” [the trader] said. “However, I woke up at 4 a.m. and decided to put a limit sell order of $0.06 on my options to salvage my losses given that only 2 days are remaining till expiry, and went back to sleep.” Ouch. Arminoxx, in an exercise in self-flagellation, tallied what he would have made had he slept through the night: $50,000 or a 6,000% gain.

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05:20
2019 iPhone predicted to have triple-lens camera...




Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting that the triple-lens camera system on at least two models of the 2019 iPhone lineup will have a wide-angle lens, and the selfie front-facing camera will be improved as well.

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05:19
Wisconsin Regrets $4 Billion Foxconn Deal

Wisconsin’s governor wants to renegotiate his deal with Foxconn, saying he doesn’t believe the jobs promised as part of the deal will come.

“Clearly the deal that was struck is no longer in play and so we will be working with individuals at Foxconn and of course with (the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.) to figure out how a new set of parameters should be negotiated.”

Wisconsin forced people out of their homes, claiming the site of the Foxconn plant was blighted, and now it’s changing its mind. Shameful.


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05:16
Kuo: Apple upgrading front camera in 2019 iPhones to...

Kuo today said that Apple plans to upgrade the front camera in the 2019 iPhones from 7-megapixels to 12-megapixels. He also said that the much rumored triple-camera system will come to the 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones, adding a brand new super-wide 12-megapixel lens.

Both the super-wide and front camera lenses will be specially coated in black, to make them blend in better with the surrounding bezel for an ‘inconspicuous’ look.

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The post Kuo: Apple upgrading front camera in 2019 iPhones to 12 megapixels, ultra-wide lens ‘inconspicuous’ thanks to new coating appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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05:08
Apple chip supplier TMSC sees biggest profit drop...




Apple chip partner TSMC has fallen short of earnings expectations because of the global smartphone market slowdown -- but the worst appears to be over.

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05:02
Force-sensing gloves could control an iPhone by...




Apple wants people to be able to interact with devices using gloves and other items of clothing, by taking advantage of conductive strands in the fabric to give the wearable garments a force-sensing capability that could be used by an iPhone or another connected device.

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05:01
Apple published a new Press Release

Apple just published a new Press Release:

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05:00
How to retain an Apple ID while switching your...

What if your iCloud.com address receives so much spam or other unwanted email that it’s useless to you and you want to abandon it? If it’s also your Apple ID account name, you might think you were out of luck. Apple doesn’t let you change an Apple ID’s email account login to any other address if it ends in icloud.com, mac.com, or me.com.

Apple does let you add email aliases that end in @icloud.com, but these aliases can only receive email. They can’t be converted into an Apple ID login.

However, iCloud.com’s Mail interface can let create a mail rule that can offer what you need while also preserving your Apple ID account. You simply push all incoming mail to the iCloud address you no longer want to use into the trash.

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04:49
TSMC profits see their steepest drop in 7 years...

TSMC profits have seen their steepest quarterly drop in seven years. The news from Apple’s A-series chip supplier comes just twelve days before the iPhone maker reports its earnings for the same quarter (calendar Q1, Apple’s fiscal Q2).

This is not the first piece of news suggesting that iPhone sales may disappoint …

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04:03
Experts explain why development of an Apple 5G chip...

Industry experts have explained why Apple needed to sign a multi-year purchasing deal with Qualcomm after its hopes of switching to Intel finally fell apart: it will take years to design, develop and test an Apple 5G chip.

Indeed, they say, a modem is one of the most complex chips found in a smartphone …

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04:00
Analyst: pressure is on Qualcomm to show it can...

Now that Apple and Qualcomm have resolved their loooooong legal battle, Malik Saadi, vice president of strategic technologies at tech advisory ABI Research, it looks like Qualcomm will be again the sole modem supplier for iPhones, especially as Intel is exiting the smartphone 5G modem market.

“It remains to be seen if Apple will use Qualcomm’s RFFE solution or if they will use the Qualcomm 5G modem only,” he adds. “Qualcomm is set to be the largest supplier of 5G mobile modems by far. The company may face a certain level of competition from captive vendors such as Huawei or Samsung, but this will be limited and confined.”

Analysts have questioned the ability of Apple to bring 5G capabilities to its iPhone devices in 2020. This is because Apple has previously...

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04:00
Stream these 12 movies to celebrate Easter, Passover...

Whether you're a cord-cutter, a cord-never, or you're sticking with cable, you'll want to check out these great entertainment suggestions from TechHive's resident film critic.

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03:46
Editorial: Why is Samsung's Galaxy Fold graded...




Samsung Electronics is a multi-billion corporation that leads the world in producing advanced displays, solid-state storage, and other components; builds an astounding array of home appliances-- including the majority of the world's high-end televisions-- and has built smartphones for many years before iPhone even appeared. So why is the company handled like a small child when makes sloppy mistakes?

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03:00
Rumor: Apple said to be in talks with potential...

Even though it’s been a rough project, Apple’s self-driving car effort may have crossed a new milestone.

Apple is reportedly in discussions with a number of component suppliers regarding LiDAR sensors that could be used in Apple’s self-driving cars.

The company, which has already produced a variety of sensor test beds for its fleet of test vehicles, seems to be working on the next test bed generation.

Per Reuters, Apple has been in talks with at least four different support of LiDAR sensors, which could be incorporated into the company’s trials. It’s thought that Apple is evaluating the offerings on the table, while simultaneously working on its own LiDAR hardware.

The updated components at the center of the discussions are smaller and cheaper than the currently used versions, making them easier to mass produce, and to potentially hide within a vehicle to make the system as a whole less obvious to outside observers. Apple is said to demand a “...

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03:00
Apple Pay now accepted by Uber Eats

You can now use Apple Pay as a payment option for Uber Eats in almost 20 markets.

Uber added Apple Pay to its regular app back in 2014, but Uber Eats has been a holdout until now. It joins other payments options like credit/debit cards, PayPal, and Venmo. Apple Pay will make it easier for people to split the cost of food and rides.

The current markets now include Belgium, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States, and the payment feature can be activated via both Touch ID and Face ID as well.

If you’ve had a chance to pay for Uber Eats with Apple Pay and have any feedback to offer, please let us know about your experience in the comments.

Via The Mac Observer and...

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03:00
How to use Apple Maps to find retailers that take...

Apple Pay support continues to spread, both to more U.S. retailers and to more countries. But still, it’s not yet so commonplace that you can just assume you’re going to be able to pay with your iPhone anywhere you go.

With the upcoming Apple Card, the 2 percent cash back rate is predicated on paying with Apple Pay, so finding retailers that accept it is going to be more important than ever.

Fortunately, there’s an easy way to see if you can pay with your iPhone at that store, restaurant, or other retailer: just check Apple Maps.

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01:20
Google pulls popular Chinese Android apps over large...

Google pulled a number of popular Android apps from the Play Store after BuzzFeed News has discovered a large-scale ad fraud scheme their developers were pulling off. Six of those apps were by DU Group, a developer that spun off from Chinese tech gia...

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01:06
Apple might release a smaller sized iPhone called “...

According to rumors, Apple is planning to release a new iPhone that is smaller in size called the iPhone XE. This device is to be the iPhone SE 2, but with a different name. According to some sources, the iPhone XE is to have a bezel-less design with Apple’s latest A12 Bionic chip. It might

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00:00
How to apply OCR to PDFs on Mac

Do you have a PDF document, but the text isn’t searchable? You can change that with optical character recognition (OCR) software. Read on for some options to apply OCR to PDFs on Mac.

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23:31
Facebook is working on a voice AI rival to Siri and...

Facebook might introduce its own voice assistant à la Siri and Alexa in the future. According to CNBC, the social network's augmented and virtual reality team led by Ira Snyder has been developing a voice AI since 2018. The team has even start...

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21:24
Samsung speaks up about broken Galaxy Fold review...

Even after extensive durability testing, reports surfaced yesterday that several Galaxy Fold reviewers had already suffered from broken devices. It appears they're experiencing more than one type of issue, mostly tied to the device's innovative foldi...

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20:37
Facebook 'unintentionally' harvested email...




Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it "unintentionally uploaded" the email contacts of some 1.5 million users without their express consent since May 2016, a mistake for which the company is taking steps to correct.

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20:14
Facebook 'unintentionally' saved contacts...

Remember the weird revelation that Facebook was asking some new users for the password to their email account? Tonight Business Insider reports that since May 2016, if users entered their email password then Facebook used it to access their contact l...

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18:16
Amazon's 'The Boys' has Karl Urban...

Are you sick of the usual superhero fare? So is Amazon. It just posted a teaser for The Boys, a Prime Video adaptation of Gareth Ennis' comic book about wayward superheroes. The show casts Karl Urban as a CIA enforcer who "spanks" a group of corru...

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17:52
Apple shares Mother’s Day 2019 gift guide including...

As is tradition, Apple today has posted its full Mother’s Day gift guide for this year. The company’s picks are rather uneventful, focusing on the spring collection of Apple Watch bands, iPhone cases, as well as new AirPods.

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17:25
T-Mobile says it’s working with Apple to bring its...

T-Mobile today launched a new anti-robocalling feature for select Android phones. The carrier also says, however, that it is working with Apple to bring the technology to the iPhone.

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16:41
DC Universe scales back 'Swamp Thing' over...

Not all is well in DC Universe's rapidly growing... well, universe. Hollywood Reporter sources say Warner Bros. Television (part of the service's parent WarnerMedia) has cut its initial order for Swamp Thing from 13 episodes to 10 after running into...

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15:54
NASA finally found evidence of the universe's...

Scientists have long suspected that, around 100,000 years after the big bang, helium and hydrogen combined to form the first molecule, helium hydride. That helped the universe begin to cool and led to the formation of stars. But, despite decades of s...

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15:31
Twitter acquires quote-sharing app Highly

Twitter has acquired the highlight-sharing app Highly. Highly CEO Andrew Courter announced the acquisition in a Medium post on Wednesday, but didn't detail what Highly's role at Twitter would look like. Twitter confirmed to TechCrunch that the deal w...

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15:30
An iPhone 8 body with updated specs could be a hit,...

Despite the relative unpopularity of small-screened phones throughout the world, there remains a strong cry among diehard fans for a new iPhone SE. A dedicated cadre of iPhone users simply want a small phone at a lower price, with modern technology inside.

If a new report from Economic Daily News is true, there is no new iPhone SE in the works—at least, not in the current 4-inch form factor—but there may be a similar “new wine in old bottles” product on the horizon.

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15:05
After 3 years of Tidal exclusivity, Beyonce’s album...

Three years after its initial release, Beyoncé’s award-winning album “Lemonade” is headed to Apple Music. According to a report from Variety, Lemonade will be available to stream on Apple Music starting April 23rd.

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14:44
Apple World Today Video Tip: Format a Flash or Hard...

One of our most popular old posts by Dennis Sellers shows how to use the macOS Disk Utility to set up a flash drive or hard drive so that it can transfer information between a Mac and a Windows PC. Currently, if you format a flash or hard drive in Apple’s APFS file system, copy data to it, and try to open it on a Windows 10 PC, you won’t be able to see the data. In this video, we show you how to use an older set of disk formats that can be used by both macOS and Windows 10 to format a transfer disk for compatibility.

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14:38
Car2go: 'Fraud' caused Chicago shutdown,...

Car2go's rental service just suffered what appears to be a major incident. The company has temporarily suspended operations in Chicago after a "fraud issue" in the city. While Car2go didn't provide details (it told Engadget there was an "ongoing in...

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14:28
With its 2020 Outback, Subaru bets on turbo engines...

It didn't take long after walking through the faux-wood gates Subaru erected at the New York Auto Show before I saw the 2020 Outback. I couldn't miss it. Perched atop a large outcropping of fake rock, the Outback looked somewhat regal as its headligh...

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14:23
Mike Myers will play multiple characters for...

Mike Myers is getting his own original show on Netflix. Not much is known about the project at this point, other than it will be a limited series consist of six episodes and will star the former Saturday Night Live castmate. Myers, dipping back into...

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14:03
Facebook confirms plans for voice assistant to match...




Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it's working on its own voice assistant, carving out a space among competitors like Apple's Siri and Amazon Alexa.

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14:02
News round-up: Intel to quit making 5G smartphone...

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out.

Apple supplier Intel has announced plans to exit the 5G smartphone modem business following the settlement of the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm. The latter will supply modems for upcoming iPhones (starting in 2020) — well, at least until Apple develops its own modems.

Apple has posted  a new video dubbed “Don’t Mess With Mother” in its “Shot on iPhone” series to its YouTube channel. The “Mother” it refers to is Mother Nature.

Terry Gou, president of Apple supplier Foxconn, says he plans to run for president of Taiwan...

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13:42
Scientists created a CRISPR tool that can wipe out...

An international team of scientists have developed a new CRISPR-based, gene editing tool. The researchers, led by the University of Michigan and Cornell University, compare the new tool to a shredder capable of wiping out long stretches of DNA. In co...

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13:21
Wisconsin governor wants to renegotiate Foxconn deal...




Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is calling for the state to renegotiate its deal with Foxconn, arguing that the Taiwan-based manufacturer has broken its end of the agreement and won't be able to create the 13,000 jobs it once promised.

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13:11
The new Mercedes-Benz GLS is luxuriously extra

If you're looking for a classy, far-from-huge Mercedes crossover that goes easy on the environment, there's the EQC. If you're the type that routinely needs to ferry around eight in relative luxury, though, your best bet is probably Mercedes-Benz's n...

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13:06
OWC launches new Aura Pro X2 SSD upgrade for Macs up...

If you’re looking to upgrade the SSD on your older MacBook, Mac mini or Mac Pro, OWC just launched new versions of its popular upgrade kits with the Aura Pro X2 SSD for Macs. Available for many different Macs dating back to 2013 models, these kits allow you to replace your solid-state drive in around 15 minutes with up to a 2TB of storage that is twice as fast as Apple’s original SSDs while also consuming less power and running cooler.
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12:52
Samsung Galaxy Fold review units are already broken

Early Samsung Galaxy Fold adopters might be in for a surprise, judging by some journalists who reported some serious issues with their review units. The Verge's Dieter Bohn claimed a bulge that appeared in the crease of the display broke the screen a...

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12:46
FCC chairman wants to keep China Mobile out of the US

The US government appears ready to continue its push to keep Chinese telecommunications companies from operating within the country. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai announced today that he will oppose China Mobile's attempt...

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12:39
Comparing Apple News+ head-to-head, versus Amazon...




Subscribing to read magazines on your iPad is nothing new. Amazon has been doing it for years with Kindle Unlimited, Texture used to do it until Apple bought them, and used it as the core of Apple News+. They're very different, however, and choosing which is right for you comes down to what they offer beyond magazines.

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12:27
Alexa can finally control Apple Music on Sonos...

Amazon may have been a little optimistic when it said Alexa would "soon" control Apple Music on third-party speakers, but that feature is here at last. Listeners in the US, UK and Ireland can now use Alexa to steer Apple's service on Sonos speakers l...

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12:15
Researchers partially revive pig brains four hours...

Used to be that once someone cut off your head, your life was over. That may no longer be the case. A study published in the journal Nature this week illustrates Yale researchers' successful efforts to restore and preserve the cellular function of pi...

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12:05
Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best...

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you.

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