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Tech condemns Trump: Apple, Microsoft, Airbnb oppose separating families at the border     – CNET
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Leaders across Silicon Valley called the policy “cruel” and “heartbreaking.”

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Apple confirms that it will seal up law enforcement’s favorite iPhone cracking method
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A new version of iOS will block a controversial loophole that law enforcement agencies have leveraged in order to crack into locked iPhones. In an upcoming version of iOS (likely iOS 12), Apple will include a feature known as USB Restricted Mode, which limits access to a locked iPhone through its USB port. The feature […]

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Garmin’s new Vivoactive 3 Music is the best competitor to the Apple Watch
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Valentina Palladino Garmin’s Vivoactive 3 held one of the top spots in my list of last year’s best wearables. With its sleek design, comprehensive fitness capabilities, GPS navigation, and NFC payments, the 3 more than held its own against the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Fitbit Ionic. Today, Garmin announced a new version of […]

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The Apple Watch will soon ditch its mechanical buttons, report says
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Enlarge / Buttons on the side of an Apple Watch Series 3. (credit: Valentina Palladino) FastCompany published a report today citing “a source with direct knowledge” of Apple’s plans for a future Apple Watch that will feature solid-state, touch-sensitive buttons instead of the clickable ones that are currently part of the device. This will apply […]

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Apple Unveils New Siri Customization Tools at WWDC
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The next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 12, will include a new feature that allows you to customize the way Siri works with applications on phones and tablets. The announcement was one of the highlights at the kickoff of Apple’s WWDC on Monday. Called “Siri Shortcuts,” the feature lets a user define a […]

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Apple Jams Facebook's Web-Tracking Tools
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The next version of iOS and macOS “will frustrate tools used by Facebook to automatically track web users,” reports BBC. At the company’s developer conference, Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi said, “We’re shutting that down,” adding that Safari would ask owners’ permission before allowing the social network to monitor their activity. BBC reports: At the […]

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Facebook gave Apple and Samsung access to user data (and their friends data)     – CNET
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In the wake of Cambridge Analytica, a New York Times report casts doubt on Facebook’s management of user data stored on devices.

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iPhones might get three cameras, and Apple surprises Valve     – CNET
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Your juiciest iPhone news this week.

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Mac OS 10.14 leak suggests dark mode, Apple News app     – CNET
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Dress your user interface in dark colors — system wide.

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