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  • Facebook employees were caught writing 5-star reviews for its Portal device on Amazon (tr)

    01/19/2019 8:17:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2019 | Isobel Asher Hamilton
    Facebook employees have been caught leaving glowing reviews on Amazon for Facebook's new video-chat device. Facebook released the Portal, a video-chat and smart-speaker device, in October. It's the first hardware product built and sold under the Facebook brand. The new gadget has already faced some hardship, as Facebook acknowledged that it could collect data about its owners to help the company target ads at people.
  • Apple CEO Cook calls for U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation

    01/17/2019 10:17:38 PM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    MACDailyNews ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | uncredited
    Full title: Apple CEO Cook calls for U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation in TIME op-ed “In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy—yours, mine, all of ours,” Apple CEO Tim Cook writes in an op-ed for TIME Magazine. “Consumers shouldn’t have to tolerate another year of companies irresponsibly amassing huge user profiles, data breaches that seem out of control and the vanishing ability to control our own digital lives.” “This problem is solvable—it isn’t too big, too challenging or too late.... {snip} ….“We believe the Federal Trade Commission should establish a data-broker clearinghouse,...
  • Apple books 50 daily flights to China, spends $150 million a year with a single airline

    01/16/2019 2:12:27 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | January 14, 2019 | (Deleted account)
    The increasing cost of the latest iPhone models may be starting to make sense. An internal United promotional sign has leaked with details about the company’s top business accounts. The most notable takeaway: Apple spends $150 million a year with the airline. That’s a lot. Curious who are @United largest global corporate accounts? @Apple is in the top spot and contributes very much to success of SFO international flying especially the Shanghai service #UnitedAirlines #United #Apple #SFO #PVG #Shanghai #China pic.twitter.com/HNvIrz8wDg -- LAflyer (@LAflyr) January 11, 2019 With $150 million in revenue generated for United, Apple is the airline’s largest...
  • Australia Bans Encryption!

    01/14/2019 9:53:50 AM PST · by rarestia · 55 replies
    Medium ^ | Dec 8, 2018 | Shyla Kahn
    In a move supported by both major political parties in Australia, a bill named the “Telecommunications Assistance and Access Bill 2018,” has passed the House of Representatives and is headed to the upper House for a vote. Given its bi-partisan support and the position of PM Michael Turnbull regarding encryption, passage into law seems certain. A Hacker News article provides additional details about the bill and its ramifications, not only for tech companies like Apple, Samsung, WhatsApp, Signal and others but also for individuals. The intended purpose of the legislation is to give the Australian government and security and law...
  • Can an iPad Replace My Laptop or Desktop Computer?

    01/12/2019 4:58:52 PM PST · by rintintin · 166 replies
    Lifewire ^ | Jan 2 2019 | Daniel Nations
    Did you know the iPad Pro is more powerful than the entry-level laptops lining the shelves at Best Buy? The iPad earns that "Pro" name with a processor that is on par with a mid-level PC. This is in addition to a screen resolution that exceeds many of those same laptops and the graphics power of an XBOX 360. And when you combine this with an operating system that supports slide-over and split-screen multitasking and a virtual touchpad, it's about time to reevaluate the iPad as a laptop killer.
  • Retailers are slashing iPhone prices across China as consumers say the phones aren’t worth the cost

    01/11/2019 12:08:52 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | Fri, Jan 11 2019 • 3:35 AM EST | Updated 6 hours ago | Arjun Kharpal
    One of the key features that Huawei introduced was a triple-lens camera on its P20 Pro, which was launched last year. “For the next 12 months, the iPhone lacks one of the most appealing features of current winners in the Chinese smartphone market, the triple lens camera. The Huawei P20 Pro led the march and other Chinese manufacturers are all scrambling to follow suit as it has been so popular,” Neil Campling, head of technology, media, and telecommunications research at Mirabaud Securities, told CNBC by email. The next battleground Chinese smartphone users are already thinking about the future of their...
  • Dow surges 800 points after Powell comments, blowout jobs report

    01/04/2019 10:17:27 AM PST · by abb · 86 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 4, 2019 | Fred Imbert
    Stocks rallied on Friday after two positive pieces of news for the market. At 8:30 a.m., the Labor Department said the U.S. economy added 312,000 jobs in December. That blew past an expectation of 176,000 jobs. Later on Friday morning, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank will be patient in raising rates, quelling fears of tighter monetary policy in the near future. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 800 points, or 3.5 percent. The S&P 500 rallied 3.5 percent, with the tech sector gaining more than 4 percent. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 4.3 percent. This was a...
  • Why My Chinese Dad Switched From an iPhone to a Huawei

    01/07/2019 1:09:47 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 100 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan. 5, 2019 | Yuan Ren
    When Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, warned investors on Wednesday that the company was facing slowing sales in China, the wider world seemingly greeted the news that Apple had lost its China mojo with shock. But for those who are smartphone users in China, the news just confirmed what we already knew: China’s domestic brands have made huge strides in the years since 2012, creating new features and products that take into account what Chinese users want, for a small fraction of the price. Apple, meanwhile, has mostly failed to localize or reinvent itself, on the assumption that global cachet...
  • Trump to Apple: Make the iPhone in the U.S., not China

    01/04/2019 6:24:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    mashable.com ^ | 01/04/2019 | Matt Binder
    “Apple is a great company," Trump said during his news conference. "Look, I have to worry about our country. Don't forget, Apple makes the product in China." “I told Tim Cook, who's a friend of mine who I like a lot, make your product in the United States," Trump added. "Build those big beautiful plants that go on for miles. Build those plants in the United States. I'd like that even better. Apple makes its product in China. China is the biggest beneficiary of Apple ... because they build their product mostly in China.” Trump, who is notably an iPhone...
  • Dow tumbles more than 600 points on Apple plunge, rising fears of an economic slowdown

    01/03/2019 2:38:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published Wed, Jan 2 2019 • 4:37 PM EST | Fred Imbert & John Melloy
    U.S. stocks fell sharply on Thursday following a dire quarterly warning from Apple. The iPhone maker blamed a slowing Chinese economy for the shortfall, intensifying fears that the global economy may be slowing down because of the ongoing trade war. A weaker-than-expected reading on U.S. manufacturing added to those fears. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 660.02 points, or 2.8 percent, to 22,686.22 as Apple shares led the decline. The 30-stock index tumbled to its low of the day right before the close, trading down as much as 707.83 points. The S&P 500 pulled back 2.47 percent to 2,447.89 as...
  • Apple Shares Down almost **8%** in Aftermarket Trading..? WTH..?

    01/02/2019 5:19:41 PM PST · by gaijin · 110 replies
    Fortune ^ | jan 2, 2019 | me
    Wow, WTH..? How much bloodletting will this inspire, tomorrow..? Anyone know whassup? I'm not a nervous Nellie, but -8% in a few hours on a company that's almost a trillon bucks, hey: That's nothing to sneeze at.
  • Netflix Is So Done Paying the Apple Tax (At least for new and returning customers)

    01/01/2019 11:15:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | December 31, 2018 | Evan Niu, CFA
    VentureBeat reported last week that Netflix has now officially made the decision to kill support for iTunes billing for new and returning customers. Subscribers that are currently subscribed via iTunes will still be able to pay through Apple, but new and returning members will be directed to sign up for direct billing outside of the app. The move follows a similar one from May, when Netflix pulled support for billing through Alphabet's Google Play. That move also allowed existing members to continue billing through Google Play, but that payment method is not available for new and returning customers. That means Netflix...
  • Who is leading the 5G patent race?

    12/29/2018 5:23:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    IAM Media ^ | 12/28/2018 | Tim Pohlmann
    The long-term vision is that 5G will lead to the invention of thousands of new products, technologies and services, increase productivity and allow for new industries to emerge. A global 5G network would unify mobile communication and connect individuals or devices to everything through the Internet of Things (IoT). 5G technology can connect vehicles, ships, buildings, meters, machines and other items with electronics, software, sensors and the Cloud, while embedded 5G technology would allow machines to exchange information and integrate computer-based systems in the physical world. In recent years 3G and 4G patent owners have controlled the way in which...
  • Follow Us:TwitterFacebookLinked-inRSS Your iPad Pro may be bent -- and Apple says it's not a defect

    12/27/2018 1:16:04 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 10 replies
    betanews ^ | 12/22/2018 | Mehedi Hassan
    iPhone and iPad have long been subjected to bend tests to see how they hold up to abuse. But what about if your iPad Pro arrived with a bend in the casing? You'd send it back and ask for a replacement or a refund, right? But Apple does not believe that an iPad Pro that arrives bent is defective. The company has confirmed that a number of 2018 iPad Pro tablets have a "slight bend" in their aluminum casing, blaming the defect on the manufacturing process. Only it's not a defect, remember? See also: Apple releases iOS 12.1.2 with eSIM...
  • Huawei’s Retaliation: Massive Apple Boycott Sweeps China Amid U.S. Disputes

    12/27/2018 11:33:15 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 20 replies
    iDropNews ^ | 12/27/2018 | Troy Thompson
    Tech-industry juggernauts Apple, Samsung and Huawei each have their own unique and strategic (yet often hilarious) way of taunting one another’s flagship devices. But amid recent events like the uncertain state of U.S. China Trade relations and arrest of the firm’s Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, the riff between China’s Huawei Technologies Co. and U.S.-based Apple, Inc. has escalated far beyond their typical friendly-fire. Some 20+ Chinese firms have already urged their employees to boycott Apple products and, in retaliation, encourage them to buy from Huawei instead. Most firms partaking of these anti-Apple boycotts are reportedly offering their employees up...
  • Foxconn may begin assembling top-end Apple iPhones in India in 2019

    12/27/2018 5:38:10 AM PST · by Cronos · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 Dec 2018 | Reuters
    Apple Inc will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019, the first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer will have made the product in the country, according to a source familiar with the matter. Importantly, Foxconn will be assembling the most expensive models, such as devices in the flagship iPhone X family, the source said, potentially taking Apple's business in India to a new level Foxconn, which already makes phones for Xiaomi Corp in India, will invest 25 billion Indian rupees ($356 million) to expand the plant, including investment in iPhone...
  • ‘Five Eyes’ Nations Quietly Demand Government Access to Encrypted Data (Sept. 4, 2018)

    12/26/2018 6:04:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    NYT ^ | Sept. 4, 2018 | David E. Sanger and Sheera Frenkel
    The Trump administration and its closest intelligence partners have quietly warned technology firms that they will demand “lawful access” to all encrypted emails, text messages and voice communications, threatening to compel compliance if the private companies refuse to voluntarily provide the information to the governments. The threat was issued last week by the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the so-called Five Eyes nations that broadly share intelligence. Collectively, they have been frustrated by the spread of encrypted apps on cellphones and the ability to send encrypted messages through social media and, most prominently, on Apple’s iPhones.The issue...
  • Once The QE Cloak Was Removed Silicon Valley Seems To Have A Lot Of Naked Emperors Parading Around

    12/23/2018 11:46:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    MarkStCyr.com ^ | December 23, 2018 | Mark St.Cyr
    If there has been one meme that defines much of 2018 I would have to say it’s been the emergence of what I call the “Celebrity CEO.” And nowhere has this phenom been taken to 11 than what we’ve experienced from Silicon Valley. However, what takes it up another notch is just how overarching and politically driven this group decided they were to become via anointing themselves by decree, using their platforms and products as a cudgel against any and all that did not adhere to their viewpoints of right and wrong. Regardless if it would pass the standards of...
  • Williamson County to vote on 15-year incentive deal for Apple campus

    12/18/2018 9:27:27 AM PST · by bgill · 18 replies
    kxan ^ | Dec. 14, 2018 | Will DuPree
    Williamson County commissioners are set to vote Tuesday on an incentive deal that would pay back 65 percent of property taxes to Apple over 15 years so that the tech giant could expand its operations in north Austin. Apple announced Thursday that it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin and create 5,000 new jobs. The proposed site for the 133-acre building is located on the Williamson County side of the city on an undeveloped property near Parmer Lane and McNeil Road. According to the proposed contract shared by Williamson County Friday, the incentive deal would...
  • My Strange Apple Watch Charging Problem (Rush’s Smart Watch Tech Alert)

    12/13/2018 11:42:26 AM PST · by goldstategop · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 12/13/2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Drive-By Media and willing accomplices sense that the walls are closing in on President Trump and that more and more of the people around him who were there to protect him are abandoning him, which makes them all believe they’re going to have a clear head shot, political head shot at Donald Trump sooner than later. And we’ll get into the weeds of all this stuff in a minute. But I have to share this with you. For you tech people in the audience, I’ve got a stumper for you. I’ve got an Apple Watch. I have two...