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Apple and others ask Europe to stop patent trolls ‘stifling innovation’

January 16, 2020

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple and 34 other multinationals have urged Europe to stop patent trolls from effectively blackmailing companies into licensing their claimed technology. Patent assertion agencies threaten to ask courts for import bans on products found to infringe patents, making it risky […]


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US-China trade deal to be signed today would end iPhone tariff threat

January 15, 2020

Via: 9to5Mac

US president Donald Trump and Chinese vice premier Liu He are due to sign a US-China trade deal later this morning that formally eliminates the threat of tariffs being applied to iPhones imported into the US. The planned 15% tariffs, […]


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Huawei sold more 5G smartphones than Samsung last year

January 15, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

Last year was undoubtedly a tough one for Huawei because of the ongoing US trade ban, but it still managed to outperform expectations. The company sold a record number of smartphones and its latest revelation suggests it became the 5G […]


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Apple preparing for bizarre legal battle with FBI over Pensacola iPhones

January 15, 2020

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple is reportedly preparing for a bizarre legal battle with the FBI over its demands for the Cupertino company to help it break into two iPhones used by the Pensacola Naval Air Station shooter. The company was previously prepared to […]


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Apple’s not helping with shooter’s locked iPhones, says US DoJ – not true, says Apple

January 14, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Attorney General William Barr has called on Apple to help the FBI beat the password-protection system used on all iPhones to access data of the gunman accused of shooting three Navy personnel at a base in Florida in December. Barr […]


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As Apple plots to drop iPhone ports, Europe plans law to give all phones same charger

January 14, 2020

Via: ZDnet

European lawmakers want to require smartphone manufacturers to provide a common charger for all mobile phones. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Monday discussed the idea of introducing “binding measures” that would require chargers that fit all mobile phones […]


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Apple accepting donations to aid Australian bushfire relief

January 10, 2020

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple is launching a donation campaign to help with efforts in Australia to fight back the devastating bushfires. Once again, Apple is partnering with the Red Cross. Customers can make Red Cross donations simply through the iTunes and App Store, […]


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Facebook’s revised political advertising policy doubles down on division

January 10, 2020

Via: The Verge

In October, Facebook made the controversial decision to exempt most political ads from fact-checking. The announcement met with a swift backlash, particularly among leading Democratic candidates for president. As criticism mounted, Facebook began to hint that it would further refine […]


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Apple’s wants privacy laws to protect its users

January 8, 2020

Via: ComputerWorld

Your iPhone (like most smartphones) knows when it is picked up, what you do with it, who you call, where you go, who you know – and a bunch more personal information, too. Information is power The snag with your […]


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The 5 most futuristic things Samsung announced at CES 2020

January 7, 2020

Via: BGR

CES is the biggest consumer electronics show of the year, and consumer tech companies use it as a platform to showcase their products of the future. That said, there are certain things that have become commonplace every single year at […]