Tech News from the United States
Apple today announced the completion of a major expansion of its Apple authorised service network. With nearly 1,000 Best Buy stores across the US now providing expert service and repairs for Apple products, customers have even easier and more convenient access to safe and reliable repairs.
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Back in March of this year, BlackBerry set up a completely separate subsidiary in Washington, D.C., to strengthen the company's ties with critical U.S. federal agencies that require highly secure cloud-based services.
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Rolling out to Android phones in the United States, beginning today, Google Assistant will be fully integrated into Waze so users won’t have to tap on their screens to get things done. Many of Waze’s most popular features will be supported, such as reporting traffic jams, calling out potholes, and checking for alternate routes.
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It has been hard to miss but back in May the US commerce department added trade restrictions on Huawei and discontinued its business with American firms, and now the Trump government’s acting chief is asking for a postpone in restrictions on Huawei’s products.
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Huawei has filed a motion for summary judgement against the US government to expedite the process of removing the ban that the Trump Administration has imposed on the Chinese company.
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The US Supreme Court has said customers could sue Apple over the 30 per cent commission it charges developers who want to sell apps through its App Store, paving the way for a landmark antitrust lawsuit filed by iPhone owners who argued that Apple’s “walled garden” for apps is anti-competitive.
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Smartphone shipments in North America dropped 18 percent in Q1 2019 to a five-year low of 36.4 million units.While the region’s biggest ever recorded fall in smartphone sales is being credited primarily to Apple’s lacklustre performance, the iPhone maker remained the clear leader despite suffering a regional decline of 19%.
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Samsung is contacting customers who had pre-ordered the Galaxy Fold device in the US, and is asking them to confirm that they wish to proceed with their pre-order. The South Korean company’s move is inspired by the fact that it cannot confirm the shipping date for its foldable device yet.
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A hack discovered by us-based firm vpnMentor that has exposed a database of 80 million (nearly 65 percent) American households. The unprotected 24GB database, hosted on Microsoft Cloud servers, includes the number of people living in each household with their full names, their marital status, income bracket, age, and more. While some information is available freely, other data like title, gender, etc are coded.
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TCL announced a red colour variant of the BlackBerry KEY2 at MWC earlier this year, and the device is now available for purchase in the United States.
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Apple and Qualcomm head to court in San Diego Monday, in what could be one of the biggest US corporate lawsuits Apple Chief Executivr Tim Cook is expected to give testimony in a four-week trial in a federal court in which the iPhone maker and four companies in its supply chain are suing Qualcomm for up to $27bn in damages for overcharged chip royalties.
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Apple launched a credit card at the “Show Time” event called Apple Card. It’s an actual titanium-based MasterCard credit card made in partnership with Goldman Sachs. The card has no late fees, annual fees, over limit fees, and international fees. The card will have your name etched with laser on the card.
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The never-ending mess of Apple and Qualcomm legal disputes continued today. While a court in California was awarding Qualcomm $31 million in damages against Apple, a Federal court in the US was ruling that Qualcomm owes Apple nearly a billion dollars, or £754 million from previous payment agreements.
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A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has found that Apple iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X infringe two Qualcomm patents, U.S. Patent No. 8,838,949, and U.S. Patent No. 9,535,490, and Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X infringe Qualcomm's U.S. Patent No. 8,633,936.
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Facebook scandals are nothing new these days but a new report suggests that federal prosecutors in the United States are conducting a criminal investigation into Facebook's data sharing deals with other tech companies.
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BlackBerry is setting up a completely separate subsidiary in Washington, D.C., to strengthen the company's ties with critical U.S. federal agencies that require highly secure cloud-based services.