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Monday February 26

California green-lights driverless car testing...

As anticipated, the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Monday received approval from the California Office of Administrative Law to enact a set of regulations that will allow companies to test remotely operated autonomous vehicles on public roads.

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Apple World Today News Update: February 26, 2018

Better late than never is our motto for this Monday evening. Today's late Apple World Today News Update podcast was postponed a bit, but now we're here with three short news stories to keep you informed and entertained:

  • The HomePod smart speaker apparently saw higher day one pre-orders than any other premium smart speaker
  • Apple's newest iPhone video ads are targeted squarely at users of Android devices, touting the ease of use, security, environmental friendliness and outstanding support versus Android
  • Apple's share price is near record territory again, and a NYU professor thinks that the company is "the best value play" of the top four large tech firms

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.


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Apple To Suspend iTunes Store Support For '...

The original Apple TV, first introduced in 2007, will no longer be able to connect to the iTunes Store due to new security changes to be implemented by Apple. The news comes from a support document, which also mentions that PCs running Windows XP or Windows Vista will lose access to the most recent version of iTunes. Ars Technica reports: According to the document, the "obsolete" original Apple TV won't be updated in the future to support access to the iTunes Store. After May 25, users will only be able to access iTunes on second-generation Apple TVs and newer streaming devices. The same security changes affecting the first-gen Apple TV will also affect Windows XP and Vista machines. Users on such devices can still run previous versions of iTunes, so they should still be able to play their music library without problems. However, affected users won't be able to make new iTunes purchases or re-download previous purchases. Only machines running Windows 7 or later after May 25 will...

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Review: 'Alto's Odyssey' for iOS...

"Alto's Odyssey" makes a number of enhancements to the successful formula set out by "Alto's Adventure" three years ago, resulting in an endless runner that will satisfy both players of the original and newcomers alike.

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Review: VOCOlinc’s smart power strip is an...

Adding HomeKit to your house can be expensive, but as the technology progresses, more affordable options have been making their way to market that make HomeKit a viable choice for a broader market.

A couple of weeks ago, Zac reviewed Hong Kong-based VOCOlinc’s HomeKit-enabled LED light strips, noting that the price almost seemed too good to be true for a HomeKit product with no bridge required. Intrigued by the company, I decided to try out their smart power strip with HomeKit support.

How does it work? Read on to find out…


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Hands-on: Akitio’s all-in-one Thunderbolt 3 dock +...

There has been no shortage of Thunderbolt 3-enabled accessories as of late, and companies like Akitio are leading the way with its efforts. The most recent accessory to don Thunderbolt 3 compatibility is the Thunder3 RAID Station, a hybrid dock/external RAID enclosure that comes with several noteworthy features. Is this the Thunderbolt 3 dock for you? more…

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Barclaycard wants you to dine and dash legally

Barclaycard is testing a new payment service that could mean the end to waiting for your bill at a restaurant. It's called Dine & Dash, but in this version, dashing doesn't mean skipping out on your tab. Instead, with this service, restaurant-goe...

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Amazon is selling the 8-core iMac Pro for $500 off

The iMac Pro is the best Mac you can get at the moment out of the box, and with a new deal from Amazon, you can get it for what currently looks like the best price. For now, the massive online retailer is selling Apple's sleek desktop unit for 10 percent off, which nets you a savings of $500.

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The iPad takes fourth place in India’s tablet market...

According to International Data Corporation's (IDC) Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker, 717,000 tablets were shipped in India with a 32% sequential decline in the fourth quarter of 2017. However, Apple debuted to the fourth position with a healthy 30.5% annual and 9.1 percent sequential growth in 2017.

IDC says the strong demand for the iPad and iPad Pro, coupled with attractive cash back offers, helped the brand to quickly gain a share in the market. Overall, the research group says India’s commercial tablet segment declined by 35% in quarter four of 2017. However, it saw 75% growth compared to the same quarter last year.

Lenovo continues to lead the Indian tablet market with 26.1% market share as its shipment grew 34.2% year-over-year. However, the vendor saw a decline of 31.7 percent from the previous quarter.

iBall — company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India — debuted...

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Rediscovering a love of music with HomePod, HomeKit...

When Apple announced HomePod during last year’s WWDC, I observed the introduction with only passing interest. Music had taken a back seat in my life. While I was fascinated by HomePod’s design, I never thought that I’d end up with one on my desk several months later.


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Report: HomePod saw strong first day pre-orders as...

NPD is today out with new data on the smart speaker market as the HomePod nears its second month fo availability. The research offers color on HomePod’s first day demand, as well as the audio market as a whole…


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Day one pre-orders of HomePod were higher than all...

In the U.S., day one pre-orders of Apple’s HomePod were higher than all other smart speaker first day pre-orders, except Amazon’s Echo Dot, according to NPD’s Checkout service1. With Siri, Apple Music, and HomeKit, according to a new report from the NPD Group. What’s more, if taken together, Beats and Apple were the top-selling headphone brand of 2017, accounting for 44% of all dollar sales (not just wireless), notes the research group.

“HomePod also represents Apple’s entry into the premium audio hardware market. Apple has made it a point to emphasize the audio fidelity of HomePod, in addition to its smart capabilities; and while the device will surely compete with other premium voice-activated speakers, like Sonos’ One, and Google Home Max, it will also jostle for share with audio heritage brands like Bose, Harman Kardon, and Sony,” says...

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Watch: How to stream music on HomePod using iTunes...

There are a few options by which to stream music directly from HomePod, the main contender being Apple's monthly subscription service Apple Music. But if you, like many others, have built up an extensive iTunes library over the years, iTunes Match offers the biggest bang for your buck.

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Opinion: These attempts to best the iPhone X notch...

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is one of the biggest weeks of the year for Android manufacturers as it gives them a chance to showcase their latest and greatest smartphones.

With this year’s event taking place 4 months after the release of the iPhone X, Android manufacturers are doing everything in the books to try to steal Apple’s thunder – mainly by trying to “out do” the notch design of the iPhone X.

But in my opinion, these solutions don’t do much other than validate that Apple’s decision to take the notch approach was the correct one …


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035: iPhone X Plus details, high-end Apple...

Today we’ve got new details about the rumored iPhone X Plus, a brand new prediction about Apple making high-end on-ear headphones, and changes to the iTunes Store on older technology.

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∞ Apple’s four new iPhone spots: “Environment”, “...

Along with the four “First Dance” ads we linked to this morning, Apple has added four new iPhone spots:

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New Apple 'Switch to iPhone' ads promote...

Apple on Monday debuted four new "Switch to iPhone" ads, as well as another brief how-to guide for the smartphone.

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∞ The Dalrymple Report: Cord Cutting with Josh...

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Josh Centers has looked at all of the options we have to cut the cord from traditional cable and satellite TV companies, so I had him on the show to talk about what he likes and doesn’t like about the choices. We talk about Hulu, Direct TV, YouTube TV, and others as we try to find a solution.

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Your Apple iCloud data is now stored on Google...

Enlarge / Apple's iCloud Drive Web interface in Safari. (credit: Samuel Axon)

Apple has updated its publicly available iOS security documentation to disclose that personal data associated with the company’s iCloud service is stored in cloud servers operated by Google—specifically, the Google Cloud service.

Apple didn’t specify exactly what iCloud data is stored on Google’s servers. But the new document does explain a little bit about how the data is encrypted. Here is the entire iCloud section entry that includes the Google Cloud reference from the document in question:

iCloud stores a user’s contacts, calendars, photos, documents, and more and keeps the information up to...

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Apple HomePod preorders outpaced all other...

Priced at $349, the Apple HomePod saw more pent-up demand at launch than virtually all of its competition, save for one budget-priced smartspeaker: Amazon's $50-and-under Echo Dot.

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Apple Confirms It Uses Google's Cloud For...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: A file that Apple updated on its website last month provides the first acknowledgment that it's relying on Google's public cloud for data storage for its iCloud services. The disclosure is fresh evidence that Google's cloud has been picking up usage as it looks to catch up with Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud infrastructure business. Some media outlets reported on Google's iCloud win in 2016, but Apple never provided confirmation. Apple periodically publishes new versions of a PDF called the iOS Security Guide. For years the document contained language indicating that iCloud services were relying on remote data storage systems from Amazon Web Services, as well as Microsoft's Azure. But in the latest version, the Microsoft Azure reference is gone, and in its place is Google Cloud Platform. Before the January update, Apple most recently updated the iOS Security Guide in March. The latest update doesn't indicate whether Apple is using...

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Cellebrite advertises its ability to unlock devices...

Cellebrite, the Israeli security firm believed to have helped the FBI unlock an iPhone during the San Bernardino investigation, is claiming it is capable of bypassing the security of devices running iOS 11 and older versions, including recently launched hardware including the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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Apple shares new ads targeted towards iPhone...

Apple has today shared a handful of new ads, focusing on security, ease of use, and environment. The series of ads have a tagline that read switch to iPhone, showcasing features that are better on the iPhone compared to its competitors.


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Valuation expert claims Apple is 'best value...

A finance professor nicknamed Wall Street's "dean of valuation" claimed on Monday that between Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook, Apple is offering the best performance for investors.

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iPhone 2018 rumors: 6.5-inch model to feature...

Updated 02/26/18: Bloomberg has a report on new 6.5- and 5.8-inch iPhones and a new affordable LCD-based model.

It’s not enough that the new iPhone X is only a few months old; rumors about the next iPhone are already starting to fly. We’ll keep track of what’s been said and what seems feasible in this article so you can keep up with the latest iPhone gossip.

What’s the latest?

Mark Gurman and Debby Wu’s report for Bloomberg offers more details on the specs of the new iPhones that could be coming this fall.

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∞ The Macintosh Portable introduction video

I was pointed to this old video of Jean-Louis Gassée introducing the Macintosh Portable. Fun and funny to

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Cellebrite claiming it can crack iPhones on iOS 11,...

Cellebrite, the mobile forensics firm that helped the US government break into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5c, is apparently claiming it can crack any iPhone even if it’s running iOS 11. This is said to apply even to the latest flagship iPhones, although it’s possible this only applies to exploits fixed in recent updates to iOS 11.


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Reminder -- the iTunes ability to play to multiple...

Many years ago, Apple added the ability to play a music stream to multiple AirPlay-compatible devices, but this is not AirPlay 2 and doesn't work the quite the same way.

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Samsung delays its Bixby-powered HomePod competitor...

Samsung's attempt to take on Apple's HomePod, Amazon's Alexa range and other smart speakers will apparently arrive far later than originally expected, after Samsung's mobile chief advised the Bixby-powered audio device will be making its debut in the second half of this year.

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Israel-Based Vendor Cellebrite Can Unlock Every...

Cellebrite, an Israel-based company, knows of ways to unlock every iPhone that's on the market, right up to the iPhone X, Forbes reported on Monday, citing sources. From the report: Cellebrite, a Petah Tikva, Israel-based vendor that's become the U.S. government's company of choice when it comes to unlocking mobile devices, is this month telling customers its engineers currently have the ability to get around the security of devices running iOS 11 . That includes the iPhone X, a model that Forbes has learned was successfully raided for data by the Department for Homeland Security back in November 2017, most likely with Cellebrite technology. The Israeli firm, a subsidiary of Japan's Sun Corporation, hasn't made any major public announcement about its new iOS capabilities. But Forbes was told by sources (who asked to remain anonymous as they weren't authorized to talk on the matter) that in the last few months the company has developed undisclosed techniques to get into iOS 11 and...

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'Alto's Odyssey' developers tout...

The developers of "Alto's Odyssey" have skewed toward supporting Apple's iPhone and iPad for several reasons, above all ease of development, a new interview reveals.

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Bloomberg: Apple will release three new iPhones this...

Apple will release three new iPhones this fall, according to Bloomberg, quoting unnamed sources. This report is pretty much in line with what KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted.

Bloomberg says the lineup will include the largest iPhone ever (with 6.5-inch screen), a lower cost version of the iPhone X, and a budget-friendly option that doesn’t skimp on the features. The article says:

  • The larger iPhone could have a screen resolution of 1242 x 2688 and will include an OLED panel and Face ID like the iPhone X. 
  • The super-sized smartphone and the smaller, updated iPhone X version will both have next-gen A12 processors and stainless...
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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 26...

Notable software releases this week include Bookends 13.0.6, Fantastical 2.4.6, Parallels Desktop 13.3, Keyboard Maestro 8.1.1, 1Password 6.8.7, and Airfoil 5.7.


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ExtraBITS for 26 February 2018

In ExtraBITS this week, Apple is ending iTunes Store access for the first-generation Apple TV, Tim Cook is positive about his time at Apple, and a federal judge has ruled that embedded tweets can infringe copyright.


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Get a free Apple TV 4K when you pay for three months...

If you’ve had your eye on the Apple TV 4K for a while but couldn’t quite bring yourself to stomach the price, you might be happy to know that DirecTV is offering a nifty deal that lets you snag the diminutive set-top box for just $105.

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Pad & Quill's new Heritage Case for iPad...

Our friends at Pad & Quill have just announced a new leather case for iPad Pro that looks amazing and gets better with age. The $119.95 Heritage Case for iPad Pro 10.5-inch uses a veg-tanned leather for the exterior of the case that darkens with use, achieving a darker and one-of-a-kind patina as you use your iPad Pro and the case.

So you can speed up the patina process, Pad & Quill includes an all-natural leather balm that you can use to speed up the process. The Heritage Case uses adhesive technology from 3M to secure an iPad Pro 10.5-inch into the case; the iPad Pro can be removed without leaving a residue on the device. It works with the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard, comes with two options for the leather spine (Chocolate or Galloper Black), and has a built-in Apple Pencil holder. 

There's also a pocket to help you carry documents, and the case props up the iPad Pro in landscape mode for easy...

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2018 iPhone lineup may include biggest ever with 6.5...

More rumors are circulating that Apple is planning a trio of iPhones in the fall of 2018, with one the largest ever produced by the company, and all three incorporating Face ID authentication technology.

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Cellebrite claims it can unlock devices running iOS...

Cellebrite, a Petah Tikva, Israel-based vendor that's become the U.S. government's company of choice when it comes to unlocking mobile devices, is telling customers its engineers can now circumvent the security of devices running iOS 11. 

That includes the iPhone X, a model that Forbes says has learned was successfully raided for data by the Department for Homeland Security back in November 2017, most likely with Cellebrite technology.

The Israeli firm hasn't made any major public announcement about its new iOS capabilities. But Forbes says was it told by sources who asked to remain anonymous that in the last few months the company has developed undisclosed techniques to get into iOS 11 and is advertising them to law enforcement and private forensics agencies across the globe.

Cellebrite’s two...

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Samsung mobile chief denies copying Apple, says he...

Samsung is often accused of copying Apple, and it doesn’t help its cause with features such as the Galaxy S9’s support for animated emoji, seemingly a direct copy of Apple’s Animoji feature.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Samsung mobile chief D.J. Koh refuted claims that ‘AR Emoji’ idea was a copy from Apple, saying he works on his own roadmap…


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Bloomberg: 6.5-inch OLED iPhone may feature 1242 x...

Bloomberg has published a report that adds new details about the rumored 6.5-inch OLED iPhone and 6.1-inch LCD iPhone expected to join the updated 5.8-inch OLED iPhone later this year. New details include potential screen resolution on what would be the largest iPhone display ever, plus the possibility of gold returning later this year.


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Apple to stop iTunes Store access for first-gen...

Tech companies (especially Apple) want us to use the latest products the company has to offer. They want to make money from the sales, but they also develop and implement new technology that older devices can’t support at all (or can’t support it in a way that’s acceptable to the user). Eventually, each product’s time runs out, as is now the case with the first-generation Apple TV.

Apple has released a support document that states that the first-generation Apple TV will not be able to access the iTunes Store starting on May 25. This model Apple TV (considered obsolete by Apple) will not be updated to support the new security features will be used with the iTunes Store.

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: 15-inch MacBook Pro $399 off,...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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Sony guns for AirPods' all-wireless market with...

At this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Sony announced the Xperia Ear Duo, a new pair of all-wireless earbuds compatible with Apple's Siri voice assistant, as well as Google Assistant.

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Microsoft's international data privacy fight...

The Surpreme Court will on Tuesday hear arguments in a long-running case between the U.S. government and Microsoft, following the latter's 2013 refusal to turn over data stored on an Irish server, demanded as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

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Warren Buffett praises Apple’s ‘locked in’ ecosystem...

Earlier this month, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway made headlines for increasing its holdings in AAPL yet again, this time at the cost of IBM. In an interview with CNBC this morning, Buffett gave some reasoning for his firm’s strong belief in Apple, and confirmed that, yes, he still does use a flip phone…


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Apple is using Google cloud services for iCloud user...

Image of Google Oklahoma data center courtesy of Google

A mention in the Apple iOS Security Guide shows that Apple is using Google's cloud storage services to store iCloud user data. This is the first tacit acknowledgement of rumors from 2016 that suggested that Apple was paying Google and other third-party companies for cloud storage.

Don't let that get you too worried about iCloud. According to the iOS Security Guide, "Each file is broken into chunks and encrypted by iCloud using AES-128 and a key derived from each chunk’s contents that utilizes SHA-256. The keys and the file’s metadata are stored by Apple in the user’s iCloud account. The encrypted chunks of the file are stored, without any user-identifying information, using third-party storage services, such as S3 and Google Cloud Platform. "

S3 is Amazon's cloud storage solution, which had been acknowledged in a...

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Samsung defends Galaxy S9's 'AR Emoji,...

"AR Emoji" -- a feature on the newly-announced Galaxy S9 -- has been in development for many years, and isn't a copy of the Animoji found on Apple's iPhone X, said Samsung mobile head D.J. Koh.

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Typed shutting down -- really -- on March 1st

Typed, a simple blogging platform from Realmac Software's Dan Counsell, is shutting down for good on March 1, 2018. The platform was funded with an Indiegogo campaign that had 879 backers, and went live about the same time Apple World Today was starting up in February of 2015.

The platform was supposed to shut down on January 31, but Counsell decided to keep the service running another month as some users still had live sites up and running. However, all good things must come to an end, so everything REALLY shuts down on March 1st. As Counsell noted, "Make sure you have exported your content by the 1st of March. Once the servers are switched off, all content, including user accounts, will be deleted. Once the servers are deleted at the end of this week there will be no way to get your content back."

Typed was an innovative, simple, and inexpensive service. It started as a Markdown editor, but then added the ability to publish to a hosting service for an incredibly...

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Apple confirms use of Google cloud services to store...

Apple has confirmed it is using Google's cloud storage services to hold iCloud user data, with a notification in a security document effectively acknowledging rumors from 2016 suggesting Apple is paying Google alongside other major third-party companies for access to their cloud infrastructure.

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More high-performance graphics games coming to Mac...

Mac, iPhone and iPad users should soon see a bunch of new high-performance graphics games coming to the platforms, thanks to support for the powerful graphics API, Vulkan …


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∞ The best Beatles cover ever?

[VIDEO] Don’t know if it’s the best Beatles cover ever, but given that this (video in main Loop post) is two people busking in the subway, that’s a helluva performance. Sweet, sweet harmonies.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 AR emoji: “a plane crash right...

Sam Byford, The Verge:

One of Samsung’s messages with the new Galaxy S9 is that it’s “Built for the Way We Communicate Today.” And while that’s a laudable goal, one of the key features behind that message — AR Emoji — doesn’t feel like it connects with the way anyone communicates now, or will want to in the future. At least I hope not.


from our brief testing, they’re a plane crash right into the depths of the Uncanny Valley. They’re not abstract enough to be cute, yet not realistic enough to be authentic.

Great turn of phrase (Here’s a link to the uncanny valley Wikipedia page). Seems to me I’ve seen this animated emoji concept somewhere before.


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Proposed EU law could require companies like Apple...

The European Union is reportedly working on legislation that would require companies to provide customers' personal data for law enforcement even if it's being kept on servers outside of the region.

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Apple to suspend iTunes Store support for “obsolete...

Enlarge / The first-generation Apple TV (credit: David Kidd)

A support document from Apple drives another nail in the coffin for the original Apple TV, first introduced in 2007. On May 25, 2018, first-generation Apple TV devices will no longer be able to connect to the iTunes Store due to new security changes to be implemented by Apple. In addition to first-gen Apple TVs, any PCs running Windows XP or Windows Vista will also lose access to the most recent version of iTunes.

According to the document, the "obsolete" original...

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CBS Sports HQ is the latest streaming sportscast...

CBS has launched a new 24/7 streaming sportscast channel called CBS Sports HQ. The new channel is modeled after the successful CBSN streaming news app with the new sports-focused version streaming on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and other platforms.


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Apple confirms using Google servers for iCloud, but...

The iOS Security Guide was updated last month to indicate that Apple is now using the Google Cloud Platform for iCloud storage. The company has long used Amazon’s S3 alongside Microsoft Azure, but a reference to the latter service has been replaced by one to Google’s cloud storage service …


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Apple faces Canadian class action for throttling...

A class action lawsuit was commenced on Friday, Feb. 23, in the Ontario Superior Court alleging that Apple substantially slowed iPhones without warning to or consent from consumers. This is part of the ongoing "Batterygate" brouhaha.

The claim alleges that Apple's iOS software updates for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7, and 7 Plus were provided to iPhone users under the pretense that the software updates were necessary to deliver enhanced security and performance. In reality, however, the updates allowed Apple to slow down the performance of these updated iPhones. This practice is known as "throttling" because Apple intentionally slows the phone's CPU.  

Although Apple's slowing of iPhones began at some point in 2016 this practice was only exposed in December 2017 through a study conducted by John Poole at Primate Labs.

This class action lawsuit includes all owners of iPhone models 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7, and 7 Plus, and alleges that Apple's...

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Khronos Group ships tools bringing Vulkan graphics...

The Khronos Group has released new open source tools that allows the Vulkan API, a 3D graphics API, to work on iOS and macOS, a move that can make it easier for developers to port games to Apple's hardware from other platforms, while still taking advantage of technologies like Apple's Metal graphics API.

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∞ Searching on iOS and Mac: It’s all a bit...

Adam Engst, writing for TidBITS:

All too often, I give up trying to tap my way through Settings and instead pull down to reveal the Search field, before remembering that searches in Settings often fail.


It’s worse even than the System Preferences app in macOS, which at least shows all preference panes without the need to scroll. In fact, System Preferences points to the simple way Apple could rearrange the Settings app to make it easier to navigate.

This is a growing… […]

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Final day: Save $500-$1,000 instantly on Apple'...

Now is your last chance to take advantage of exclusive savings on a variety of iMac Pro configurations, from $500 off the standard model (now $4,494) up to $1,000 off a loaded 10-core system. Each iMac Pro also ships for free with no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ, making these the lowest shipped prices available. Offers end tonight.

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External Link: Apple to End iTunes Store Access for...

If you’re still using a first-generation Apple TV, be aware that Apple will cut off its access to the iTunes Store on 25 May 2018 due to security changes. These security changes will also prevent PCs running Windows XP and Windows Vista from accessing the iTunes Store. The hard-drive equipped first-generation Apple TV shipped in January 2007 and was available through September 2010. The second-generation Apple TV and later will continue being able to get content from the iTunes Store.


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OneCast app claims to bring Xbox One game streaming...

A new app called OneCast claims to bring Xbox One game streaming to Mac users for the first time natively, a feature that Microsoft only officially supports for Windows users.


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Hulu’s fight against Netflix, Amazon and Apple

John Koblin, New York Times:

[Hulu] lost $920 million in 2017, according to BTIG, which projects that the business will lose $1.67 billion this year. Hulu is also facing more intense competition than ever as its rivals disrupt the entertainment industry by handing out big checks. In recent months, Netflix has signed the producers Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy to nine-figure deals; Amazon has pledged more than $200 million toward a “Lord of the Rings” series; and Apple, a newcomer in the field, is shelling out hundreds of millions to create original programming of its own.

This is a great article, interesting on several fronts. Consider their complex ownership:

The Walt Disney Company (30 percent), 21st Century Fox (30 percent), Comcast (30 percent) and Time Warner (10 percent). If Disney’s pending $52.4 billion acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox wins governmental approval, as is expected, Disney will own 60 percent of Hulu.


The Disney-...

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Vulkan Graphics is Coming To macOS and iOS, Will...

The Khronos Group, a consortium of hardware and software companies, has announced that the Vulkan graphics technology is coming to Apple's platforms, allowing games and apps to run at faster performance levels on Macs and iOS devices. From a report: In collaboration with Valve, LunarG, and The Brenwill Workshop, this free open-source collection includes the full 1.0 release of the previously-commercial MoltenVK, a library for translating Vulkan API calls to Apple's Metal 1 and 2 calls, as well LunarG's new Vulkan SDK for macOS. Funding the costs of open-sourcing, Valve has been utilizing these tools on their applications, noting performance gains over native OpenGL drivers with Vulkan DOTA 2 on macOS as a production-load example. Altogether, this forms the next step in Khronos' Vulkan Portability Initiative, which was first announced at GDC 2017 as their "3D Portability Initiative," and later refined as the "Vulkan Portability Initiative" last summer. Spurred by industry demand,...

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∞ Apple embraces marriage equality with four “First...

[VIDEO] Apple, this past September:

“We support marriage equality and believe all Australians deserve the freedom to marry the person they love, and to have their relationships recognised with the same dignity and legal protections as their neighbours, friends, and family.”

Over the weekend, Apple Australia released four new iPhone X ads (embedded in the main Loop post), all reemphasizing that support. Each video is backed by Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett, who recorded a cover of the INXS classic Never Tear Us Apart specifically for the ads.

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The EU’s planned law would force companies like...

The European Union (EU) is preparing legislation to force companies such as Apple, Google and Microsoft to turn over customers’ personal data when requested even if it is stored on servers outside the bloc. The proposed law would apply to any company that does business within Europe, no matter where its data centers are based, according to Reuters.

The EU executive has previously indicated it wanted law enforcement authorities to be able to access electronic evidence stored within the 28-nation bloc. However, the scope of the planned legislation will extend to data held elsewhere, Reuters reports, quoting two unnamed “sources with direct...

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'Sticky' iPhone caused Warren Buffett...

The "Oracle of Omaha" Warren Buffett continues his recent run of buying massive amounts of Apple stock, with Berkshire Hathaway having only one stock with more value in total.

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Tim Cook to co-chair the China Development Forum

Apple CEO Tim Cook will co-chair the Chinese government’s showcase global business forum, the China Development Forum (CDF), in March, reports The Wall Street Journal. It will be his fifth appearance at a newsmaking event in China in little over a year.

The CDF is an international conference held in China right after the National People's Congress (NPC) and the the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) each year. Under the mandate,“Engaging with the world for the common prosperity,” it purportedly serves as an important platform for Chinese government to carry out “candid exchanges and discussions with leaders of global businesses and international organizations as well as foreign and Chinese scholars.”

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Vulkan applications enabled on Apple platforms

Developers, take note: The Khronos Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies creating advanced acceleration standards, has announcesd that the Vulkan Working Group’s Portability Initiative has been working with Khronos members Valve, LunarG, and The Brenwill Workshop to enable Vulkan applications to be ported to Apple platforms.


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Google brings ARCore out of beta, raising challenge...

Google has launched version 1.0 of its ARCore SDK, signaling the first real salvo in a fight with Apple for developer support in augmented reality.

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Comment: HomePod has made me optimistic about that...

A KGI note over the weekend suggested that Apple is planning to release new ‘high-end over-ear headphones‘ – though not until late fall at the earliest.

Without my experience of the HomePod, I’d have merely shrugged at the report. Apple hasn’t exactly made a name for itself for headphone quality, either through its own-brand EarPods and AirPods, or through the Beats-branded products it has promoted since buying the company …


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Vulkan is coming to macOS and iOS, but no thanks to...

No, not that Vulcan (note, that's spelled with a "c"). This one.

Vulkan—the open, cross-platform GPU API from the Khronos Group, the industry body that also develops OpenGL—is available on Windows, Linux, Android, the Nintendo Switch, and cloud systems, but it has one sizeable gap: none of Apple's platforms support it. macOS has old, and slow, OpenGL drivers, and iOS supports OpenGL ES, the OpenGL subset designed for embedded systems. Apple has thus far shown no interest in offering the modern Vulkan API and instead has pushed its own proprietary API, Metal.

Today, that gap...

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Gemini 2 for Mac: Delete duplicate files and get...

Duplicate files and photos can slowly but surely chew up valuable disk space on your Mac and even result in slow performance. Finding and deleting those files can take forever, so what do you do? We have just the answer for you in today's Apple World Today Deals Shop special: Gemini 2 for Mac, a utility designed to quickly search for duplicates and then present them to you for verification and deletion. To make it easy for you to buy Gemini 2, we're offering it for 34 percent off of the regular price -- just $12.99.

What does Gemini 2 for Mac do for you?

  • Finds duplicate pictures, look at them closely, & zap the extras
  • Deletes duplicates in iTunes
  • Learns what you delete...
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Apple security changes will end iTunes Store access...


Starting May 25, Apple will introduce security changes that prevent older Windows PCs from using the iTunes Store. If you have Windows XP or Vista PC, your computer is no longer supported by Microsoft, and you’re not able to use the latest version of iTunes.


Also beginning May 25, security changes will prevent Apple TV (1st generation) from using the iTunes Store. This device is an obsolete Apple product and will not be updated to support these security changes.

Not sure which Apple TV model you have? Here’s a helpful guide. Note that the 1st gen Apple TV is silver.


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Apple CEO Tim Cook will co-chair China Development...

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be making another trip to China in March to co-chair the China Development Forum, an event where business leaders meet with officials from the country's government, with Cook likely to use the opportunity to improve Apple's relations with the country's leadership and to attract more customers from the region.

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Europe wants to force US tech giants like Apple to...

The European Union wants to be able to force US tech giants like Apple, Google and Microsoft to hand over electronic evidence across borders when investigating serious crimes. The proposed law would apply to any company that does business within Europe, no matter where its data centers are based.

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Apple patent involves live traffic routing

Apple has been granted a patent (number 20180052002) for “live traffic routing” designed to improve its Maps app on iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches.

Live traffic routing in a mobile navigation system generates alternate routes based on the user's current location, live traffic conditions and estimated time of arrival at certain locations along the route. It re-ranks alternate routes taking into account which routes offer the best cost path to your destination.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that searching for the best routes at certain times of day can present problems in navigation systems because of the need to adjust the results based on the user's location and current traffic conditions. However calculating updated routes based on current traffic conditions can be computationally expensive. 

In addition an alternate route to accommodate traffic conditions alone may not always be the best choice. Apple thinks it has a solution for dealing with such...

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Airbus, Delta, Sprint, GoGo and others working to...

A new initiative between aircraft manufacturers, airlines and mobile networks could see air passengers enjoying on board Wi-Fi connections whose speeds ‘rival the fastest cable access’ …


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Car Power Valet line can keep your iOS device juiced...

Belkin’s $79.99 Car Power Valet and $99.99 Dual Car Power Valet are useful in-car charging solutions made exclusively for the iPhone, iPod and iPad.

The line of high-end car chargers provide an optimal charging experience through the embedded smartchip technology, which automatically registers the ideal amount of power needed to charge the connected devices via the included premium braided Lightning cable.

The Belkin Car Power Valet charges at 1.2A for iPhone and up to 2.4A for iPad. The Belkin Dual Car Power Valet, which features two ports with a total of 4.8A, can charge at speeds up to 1.2A for iPhone and up to 2.4A for iPad, allowing two iPads to be charged at once. These capabilities result in a charging experience for the iPhone and iPad, while also protecting them from damaging current levels and excess voltage.  


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Tim Cook to co-chair China Development Forum as he...

Apple CEO Tim Cook is to co-chair this year’s China Development Forum – an annual meeting designed to promote dialogue between the Chinese government and global business leaders. Previous co-chairs have included Ford CEO Mark Fields and Caterpillar chief exec Doug Oberhelman.

Cook gave a speech to the forum last year, the first time he had attended. It comes at a time when Apple’s chief exec has been increasing his engagement with China


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How to check for HomePod software updates

You can use the Home app on your iPhone or iPad to update the software on your HomePod. By default, HomePod automatically installs new software updates, but you can manually check for updates in the Home app. Here's how:

  • On your iOS device, open the Home app. Make sure that your iOS device is signed in with the Apple ID that you used to set up HomePod.
  • In the upper-left corner, tap the upward pointing arrow icon.
  • Tap Software Update.
  • If there's a new update, tap Install. This will install the update on all of your HomePod speakers you have set up in your home.

To turn automatic updates on or off or check the software version, open the Home app, tap the upward pointing arrow icon, then tap Software Update.

If you have multiple homes set up in the Home app, open the Home app, tap the upward pointing arrow icon, tap Home Settings, then tap a home to check for updates.

(This how-to is based on my...

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Bookends 13.0.6

Updates the reference management tool's database engine and makes a number of improvements. ($59.99 new, free update, 46.8 MB)


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Apple to stop supporting iTunes Store access for...

There comes a point where a company cuts off support for an older product or operating system.

Come May 25th, customers with an original Apple TV or a PC running Windows XP or Windows Vista will be unable to access or re-download content from the iTunes Store, a new Apple support document indicates.

Apple has cited the reason for this as being due to “security changes,” and that Apple TV owners will have to buy newer hardware, XP and Vista users can get around the problem by upgrading to Windows 7 or later, assuming their computers meet minimum requirements.

As of now, Apple considers the first-gen Apple TV to be an obsolete product while Microsoft considers both Windows XP and Windows Vista to be no longer supported by the company. Windows XP and Windows Vista will be able to run older versions of iTunes, although those versions incorporate less functionality than the current versions.

It’s also been noted that Apple has begun emailing first-gen...

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Rumor: Apple to release AirPower wireless charging...

The rumor mill has Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat as hitting in March.

Apple hasn’t made an official announcement yet, but sources close to the story have indicated that the AirPower will be in stores in the second half of March. The Apple Post’s sources think the wireless charging case for AirPods will ship in March, too.

The AirPower functions as a wireless charging plate that can support up to three devices at a time. The unit works with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and the unreleased AirPods wireless charging case—all at the same time.

Another report has stated that Apple is releasing its second-gen AirPods this year. The updated units are thought to include an updated wireless chip and support for “Hey Siri” instead of first requiring a double-tap. Next year another update is reportedly coming with water resistance.

Final pricing for the AirPower units have yet to be announced, and it’s thought that the...

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Why would Apple launch its own brand of over-ear...

In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Apple forecasts that Apple will launch its own branded high-end, over-ear headphone with an "all new" design to add to its growing audio accessory lineup. 

Why? Due to the success of its AirPods. However, Kuo doesn’t anticipate the new headphones before the fourth quarter of the year.

The analyst adds that the over-ear model is expected to be more expensive than the in-ear AirPods. He feels Apple is looking to pack in high quality — and high priced — audio components that will boost performance.

Chances that this will happen, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 50%. Kuo has a great track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s moves. However, I don’t see the logic in having Apple-branded AND Beats-branded over-the-ear...

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Apple to begin hosting Chinese users iCloud accounts...

Looking to comply with new laws, Apple this week will begin hosting Chinese users' iCloud accounts in a local data center, taking a step that alarms some privacy specialists: storing the encryption keys for those accounts in China.

"Once the keys are there, they can't necessarily pull out and take those keys because the server could be seized by the Chinese government," Matthew Green, a professor of cryptography at Johns Hopkins University, told The Wall Street Journal.

Apple will hand its China cloud operations over to a state-owned partner Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co. (GCBD). GCBD was approved by People's Government of Guizhou Province in November, 2014, with registered capital of 235 million yuan. The company is sponsored by Guizhou Big Data Development Administration and supervised by the Board of Supervisors of Guizhou...

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Fantastical 2.4.6

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Apple-backed Israel Machine Vision Conference to...

Apple is helping to sponsor March's Israel Machine Vision Conference in Tel Aviv, where the company will also have an expert on hand to talk about the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X.

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Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Down For First Time...

According to Gartner, global sales of smartphones have declined year-on-year for the first time since the research company started tracking the global smartphone market in 2004. "Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled nearly 408 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 5.6 percent decline over the fourth quarter of 2016," reports Gartner. The Register reports: In Gartner's Q4 sales stats, Samsung maintained a narrow lead in global volume shipments of smartphones -- but every major (top five) vendor outside of those based in China saw unit shipments slip. Several major factors caused the market shrinkage, said Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner. "First, upgrades from feature phones to smartphones have slowed right down due to a lack of quality 'ultra-low-cost' smartphones and users preferring to buy quality feature phones. Second, replacement smartphone users are choosing quality models and keeping them longer, lengthening the replacement cycle of smartphones...

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Samsung mocks the iPhone X notch & Face ID...

As 9to5Google has been reporting all day, Samsung today officially unveiled its new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship. The devices tout dual aperture cameras, curved displays, and more. As you would expect, however, Samsung was sure to take some jabs at Apple during its (very unenthusiastic) keynote…


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I’ve test-ridden a previous model of the Zero and they are fun, if weird, to ride.

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Netflix lands sci-fi movie from 'Planet of the...

Netflix's sci-fi adaptations are about to expand beyond the likes of Altered Carbon and Lost in Space. Deadline has learned that Netflix has secured the rights to Life Sentence, a movie take on a Matthew Baker short story about a future where author...

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Parallels Desktop 13.3

Addresses a number of bugs with the popular virtualization software. ($79.99 new for standard edition, $99.99 annual subscription for Pro/Business Edition, free update, 251 MB)


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Galaxy S9 US pre-orders focus on trade-in deals

Now that Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ are official, American carriers are tripping over themselves to offer launch details ahead of March 2nd pre-orders and the March 16th launch... and trade-in deals are a common theme this time around. T-Mobile, for...

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Watch Nokia's MWC 2018 event in under 10 minutes

It's good times for Nokia. Or rather HMD Global, the Finnish company that now owns the beloved Nokia brand. After a successful holiday season the phone maker has marched into Mobile World Congress with a bevy of new devices in tow. The Nokia 8 Sirocc...

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This case turns your iPhone into a modular device

The modular phone trend hasn't taken off as fast as companies like Motorola would have hoped, what with devices like the Moto Z and Moto Z Force not exactly being a hit. But, that doesn't mean there aren't others trying to mimic that style, even if t...

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Phone from 'The Matrix' resurrected in the...

Continuing a pattern of reviving older smartphones in an attempt to stay relevant in the mobile phone industry, Nokia has resurrected one of its more famous designs, bringing back the Nokia 8110 as a feature phone with a bigger screen and a sleeker appearance, while still retaining its well-known physical slide-out design.

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Russia hacked the Olympics and tried to pin it on...

Now that the 2018 Winter Olympics are over, we're now learning who was responsible for hacking the games' systems... and the culprit won't surprise you at all. US intelligence officials speaking anonymously to the Washington Post claimed that spies...

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