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New York City teen sues Apple for $1B after being falsely linked to a string of Apple store thefts

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 20:57

In a lawsuit filed in New York today, 18-year-old Ousmane Bah is suing Apple for a whopping $1 billion. Bah alleges that he was falsely arrested for a series of thefts from Apple stores due his name being falsely linked to the face of the actual thief.

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Sprint and AT&T reach settlement over misleading 5G E logo, but nothing will change

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 19:07

Earlier this year, Sprint sued AT&T over its “blatantly misleading” 5G E network. Now, the two carriers have settled the lawsuit, but AT&T will continue advertising and displaying its controversial 5G E branding.

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Low-cost streaming TV service Philo announces price increase, now starts at $20/month

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 18:03

Philo, one of the most affordable streaming TV services on the market, announced today that it is slightly increasing its prices. Furthermore, new data from Convergence Research Group published today shows increasing interest in cord cutting, but questions the fate of over-the-top streaming services.

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Snapchat Lens visualizes effects of climate change on Earth Day

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 16:52

As companies everywhere celebrate Earth Day, Snapchat today has launched a new Snapchat Lens that shows the projected waterline in the year 2100. The goal of this feature is to show users what the world will look like if emissions continue without change.

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Celebrate Earth Day with the four best smart thermostats for any budget

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 16:38

If we’re being honest, we’d all likely agree that a large majority of the smart home gadgets that we add to our homes are there for sheer convenience. This isn’t a bad thing at all, but it’s certainly worth calling out that some solutions actually yield an overall savings when opting for a smart equivalent of an otherwise standard device.

Thermostats easily fall into this category since they empower us to use geolocation and many other data points to help reduce energy usage. With it being Earth Day, we though now is probably one of the best times to dive into what’s out there and help you find the best smart thermostat for your home. more…

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9to5Mac Daily: April 22, 2019 — WWDC tidbits and Kuo on 5G iPhones

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 15:19

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Luminary launching to take on Apple Podcasts, but major shows missing from the platform

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 13:25

A new paid podcast service called Luminary is set to launch tomorrow on iOS, Android, and the web (via The Verge). It got off to a rough start last month as it announced the service with a controversial ad stating “Podcasts don’t need ads,” and tomorrow the premium podcast service will launch without some of the most popular podcasts found on Apple’s platform. However, its CEO, Matt Sacks, thinks that “podcasting has way more than enough room to go around.”

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Apple releasing third iOS 12.3 developer beta today

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:08

Running the iOS 12.3 developer beta on your iPhone or iPad? The third beta version of iOS 12.3 will be available shortly. We’ll update our coverage to highlight any changes discovered in the beta release.

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Sony launching first new 4K TVs to gain AirPlay 2 and HomeKit from $1400

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 12:01

Along with LG and Vizio, Sony announced earlier this year that some of its smart TVs would be gaining support for Apple’s HomeKit and AirPlay 2. The company has launched it first new 2019 TVs and unveiled pricing and release details for those to come that will be getting the expanded functionality.

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Kick off Earth Day 2019 by recycling your old iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and more

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:04

It’s Earth Day 2019, and that means there’s pretty much no better day than today to think about how your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or other Apple device will affect the planet. Whether it’s an old iPhone 5 sitting in a drawer that you want to recycle, or a relatively new Apple Watch that you’d like to sell to upgrade to the latest model, we can help you make sure your old devices end up in the right hands.

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WWDC 2019 for developers: Siri, Marzipan and AR improvements, more

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:48

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on June 3rd. Last week, we shared exclusive details about iOS 13 and macOS 10.15. Today, we are sharing details about new features and APIs for developers that should be announced at the event, according to sources familiar with the development of Apple’s new operating systems.

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WSJ: Samsung delays Galaxy Fold launch in US until ‘at least next month’

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:34

According to the Wall Street Journal today, Samsung is officially delaying the Galaxy Fold launch in the US until further notice following some major display issues that popped up last week. Yikes.

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Tim Cook shares four stunning Shot on iPhone nature photos for Earth Day

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 10:12

A Tim Cook Earth Day tweet has shown off four ‘Shot on iPhone’ nature photos. These show two penguins against a mountain backdrop, a tiny frog sitting in a flower (above), a close-up of a snake and a giraffe beneath a tree on an open plain with rain in the background …

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5G iPhone using Qualcomm and Samsung chips, Apple could ship 200 million iPhones in 2020

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 09:47

With Apple’s months-long patent royalty battle with Qualcomm settled as of last week, the pathway to reliable 5G iPhones seems clear. Now reliable supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has new predictions about what to expect for iPhones including new details about 5G iPhone chips.

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Apple now paying Amazon over $30M each month for cloud services, likely to continue growing

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 09:23

While Apple and Amazon are often viewed as competitors, they also share an important partnership when it comes to cloud services. Amazon Web Services (AWS) are used to power Apple’s services including iCloud and its monthly payments to the retail giant are now said to be more than $30 million.

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Zillow iPhone app provides 3D tours of homes for sale throughout the US and Canada

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 09:18

A Zillow iPhone app allows realtors to create 3D tours of homes for sale across the USA and Canada. The company first piloted the app in Arizona back in 2017, but it has only now been made available to all.

Realtors use the iOS app to take panoramic photos of the home, which the server then stitches together into a complete 3D tour, in much the same way as Google’s Street View building interiors …

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Apple granted FCC approval for Beats Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones as launch nears

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 08:59

Earlier this month, Beats official unveiled its new Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones — a sporty, louder take on Apple’s AirPods that uses the same H1 chip. The early reveal was tagged with a message about pending FCC approval, however, with the official launch not planned until sometime in May.

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On Earth Day, Apple reports back on its mangrove restoration project to absorb carbon

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 08:37

Mangroves – trees and shrubs that grow in coastal waters – absorb ten times as much carbon as land-based trees, which is why Apple announced last year that it was investing in a mangrove restoration project in Columbia. The company has marked Earth Day by reporting back on the environmental project.

Apple said in September that it would be supporting a project to protect and restore a 27,000-acre mangrove forest …

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Apps to help quit smoking or cope with depression share data without full disclosure, finds AMA

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 07:42

The American Medical Association (AMA) has found that most free apps designed to help people quit smoking, or cope with depression, are sharing data with Facebook or Google – and only a third of them properly disclosed that fact in privacy policies …

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