Apple 

The man who predicted Antennagate is no longer at Apple

Apple’s had a few public embarrassments in recent years — AirPower, the MacBook’s unreliable butterfly keyboard, and the iPhone slowdown saga come to mind — but it’s been a minute since since the original tech scandal of “Antennagate,” when the iPhone 4 had a tendency to drop calls if you held it in certain ways. Today, The Information is reporting (and AppleInsider is corroborating) that Apple VP of engineering and wireless specialist Rubén Caballero has left the company, which is notable for a couple of reasons. First, The Information reports he was the driving force behind Apple’s in-house 5G modem…

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Apple 

Apple Shares More Details on Parental Control App Crackdown

The statement, entitled “The facts about parental control apps,” is very similar in its details to the email from Schiller, highlighting how Apple “became aware” over the last year that these apps were using Mobile Device Management (MDM) technology to monitor all of the activity occurring on the user’s device or devices used by their family members. MDM technology is intended for enterprise users to manage their company-owned devices, and Apple says the use of MDM by consumer-focused apps carries privacy and security concerns that resulted in Apple addressing the…

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samsung 

Samsung Galaxy J4+ and J6+ are the latest phones getting Android Pie update

Samsung recently rolled out the Android Pie update for the Galaxy J8 in India, and now, this South Korean tech giant is seeding this latest version of Android for two more smartphones – Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+. The update weighs more than 1GB in size and carries security patch that’s dated April 1, 2019. It also comes with One UI which is the latest iteration of Samsung’s custom Android skin. That said, unlike previous rollouts, Samsung has this time released Android Pie in multiple markets. The Galaxy J4+ is receiving it in Ukraine, Thailand,…

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Apple 

Apple could buy Intel’s modem business, report says

Apple has considered buying Intel’s smartphone modem business in what would be one of the iPhone maker’s biggest acquisitions ever. That’s according to a new story in the the Wall Street Journal, which reports that the two companies have held talks since last year, though those conversations recently “stalled.” From the report: Intel is now exploring strategic alternatives for its modem chip business, including a possible sale—to Apple or another acquirer, the people said. It has already received expressions of interest from a number of parties and has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc.…

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Apple 

Apple recalls AC wall plug parts for Hong Kong, Singapore, and the U.K.

Apple has just announced a recall, and it’s not the most obvious of items — MacBooks with problematic keyboards and display cables — but rather wall plug adapters designed for use in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The company says it’s aware of six incidents of users being shocked by the old adapters and is recalling them for immediate replacement. As shown in the image above, the distinctive three-prong wall adapters all use thick metal blades, as compared with U.S. three-prong connectors that have two thinner blades and a circular grounding prong. Apple shipped…

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Mobile phone recycling 

Sell your phone when you pop to the shops

If you’ve got an old mobile phone squirreled away in a drawer, you’re not alone. Us Brits have £6.86 billion worth of unused mobile phones gathering dust in our homes, according to research from the tech buying and selling website, musicMagpie. As only around half of us will end up recycling them, there are a lot of old phones out there going to waste. However, Gazelle is hoping to change all that with its automated kiosks, which pay out for old phones in a matter of minutes. Make money from old tech When…

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samsung 

Samsung delays launch of Galaxy Fold phone

Seoul: Smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it will delay the public rollout of its Galaxy Fold without giving a new release date. The announcement comes days after some reviewers of the splashy $1,980 foldable handset reported problems with their test units after just a day or two of use. Samsung postponed media events for the device planned for this week in Hong Kong and Shanghai. “To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold. We…

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Apple 

Apple iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max molds hint towards a triple rear camera setup

Apple is slated to release the next iteration of its iPhone later this year. Ahead of its official launch, the iPhone 11 or the iPhone XI (or whatever else they are calling it these days) has been constant subject of rumours and speculations, most of which indicate that the phone is going to sport a triple camera setup at the back that was housed in a square camera bump. And now, a new image has once again hinted towards the Apple iPhone 11 sporting a triple rear camera setup. Serial…

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samsung 

Samsung Galaxy Fold to launch despite display cracking issue

An attendee holds a Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy Fold mobile device during an unveiling event in New York, U.S., on Monday, April 15, 2019. Samsung announced the phone in February and it goes on sale April 26 at the wallet-stretching price of $1,980.(Bloomberg) Samsung said it has received “a few” reports of damage to the displays of samples of its upcoming foldable smartphone, raising the prospect of a less-then-smooth entry for the splashy $1,980 Galaxy Fold. The Galaxy Fold, on sale from April 26 in the United States, resembles a conventional…

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Apple 

Apple may add Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time features to macOS

Apple is scheduled to host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference at the McEnery Convention Centre in San Jose, California from June 3 through June 7, where the company is expected to unveil developments to its iOS, macOS and other operating systems. Ahead of Apple’s annual event details about some of those updates have started surfacing on the internet. And a new report suggests that the Cupertino, California based company is planning to bring Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time features to macOS. According to a report by 9To5Mac, macOS 10.15 will…

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