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Apple Safari to have tracking protection that could break some sites

Apple Safari to have tracking protection that could break some sites

Web browsers, particularly Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, have lately taken stronger actions against unscrupulous, not to mention potentially illegal, tracking by websites and third parties. Curiously silent is one browser maker who has painted itself as the champion of privacy in the modern digital and tech world. Apple, however, was simply waiting for the right moment to announce its own new policy against the misuse of tracking and cookies. But while it might be the harshest and strictest policy among web browsers, it could also be one of those that breaks the Internet the most for users.

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Apple Watch 5 out next month with OLED screen, titanium and ceramic case

Apple Watch 5 out next month with OLED screen, titanium and ceramic case

A lot of attention is naturally given to the upcoming iPhone models, especially considering the rather controversial design change on its back. Fans of Apple's wearable products, however, may have been slightly worried about the lack of rumors on the Apple Watch. Better late than never, those are finally dropping in and, if they are on the mark, this year could see yet another big change for the Apple Watch.

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Cook tells Trump that tariffs will hurt Apple’s competition with Samsung

Cook tells Trump that tariffs will hurt Apple’s competition with Samsung

US President Donald Trump is prepared to make the hard decisions in the country's trade spat with China. It seems, however, that he might be willing to yield some ground if those decisions actually put big US companies at a terrible disadvantage. That is practically the image painted by Trump's statements, saying that Apple CEO Tim Cook made a very compelling argument on how the upcoming 10% tariff could adversely affect its competition with Samsung who isn't affected by such tariffs at all.

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Twitter DMs update test hides messages 3 layers deep

Twitter DMs update test hides messages 3 layers deep

Twitter began testing a new way to hide unwanted messages in their social network DM requests today. The new way in which messages are arranged starts as it's always started - in the direct messages menu. From there, standard messages appear in a list, just below "Message requests". From there, things go even deeper.

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Apple event date released early in iOS 13 Beta

Apple event date released early in iOS 13 Beta

Hidden within the files sent with the latest version of iOS was a clue suggesting Apple's next big event would occur on September 10th, 2019. This would most likely be the next big iPhone event, one which is expected to show Apple's next two iPhones. These would be what we're currently calling iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max - until a time at which the final names are confirmed by Apple itself onstage at whichever venue at which they'll reveal these iPhones is chosen.

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Apple says ominous iPhone battery warnings are safety not self-interest

Apple says ominous iPhone battery warnings are safety not self-interest

Apple has pushed back at criticism that its "unauthorized" battery warning shown after third-party replacements is self-serving, arguing that it's down to iPhone safety rather than intended to prevent more affordable repairs. The company faced accusations that it was trying to undermine right-to-repair arguments, and over-reacting in the warning messages users were being shown.

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iPhone 11 Foxconn leak points to new battery details

iPhone 11 Foxconn leak points to new battery details

The iPhone 11 was leaked in part by an email from an apparent Foxconn employee claiming to know the full lot. In the mix are details of a new green color for the higher-end iPhone 11 Max, which will apparently be the only "new" color of the year. This machine will also apparently be devoid of the word "iPhone" for the first time in the smartphone series' history. Only an Apple logo will remain - so it is reported.

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Pokemon GO Ultra Bonus details: Jirachi, Unown, task rewards

Pokemon GO Ultra Bonus details: Jirachi, Unown, task rewards

Niantic released a notification this morning that Pokemon GO users achieved a new target with in-game research tasks. As Professor Willow's graciousness knows no bounds, and Spark, Blanche, and Candela were assisted in making "some amazing discoveries," new features will hit the game imminently. And Jirachi's coming - don't you worry!

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Apple and Spotify reportedly negotiating for a Siri parley

Apple and Spotify reportedly negotiating for a Siri parley

While Apple is positioning itself as the champion of privacy, other companies are accusing it of monopoly and unfair business practices. Its biggest accuser in that regard is, surprisingly or not, the music streaming giant Spotify. The two have been locked into a war of words that has already reached the ears of EU regulators. It seems that the two are willing to compromise on a few key points without actually backing down from their positions.

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Apple Wallet student ID support released at 12 new universities

Apple Wallet student ID support released at 12 new universities

We're fast approaching the time when students across the country will be heading back to school. When that happens, students at 12 universities here in the US will find that they have access to Apple Wallet support for their student IDs. That, of course, means that they'll be able to load their student IDs onto their phones and then use it at contactless readers around campus.

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Spotify for Podcasters now a live threat to iTunes, Stitcher, podcasters

Spotify for Podcasters now a live threat to iTunes, Stitcher, podcasters

This is not a drill, and it's no longer a beta! Spotify for Podcasters is now an active, live system with which Spotify will take on the likes of Apple, Google, and the folks behind Stitcher. With Spotify for Podcasters, people making podcasts will have access to detailed analytics, user data, and options "to drive discovery" for their content.

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DJI Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal makes iPhone camera magic (Android too)

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 gimbal makes iPhone camera magic (Android too)

There's a new gimbal from DJI in the universe, and it goes by the name Osmo Mobile 3. This piece of hardware is made to turn your smartphone into a professional movie-capture beast, working with more than just the standard gimbal stabilization features. This gimbal has gesture control, ActiveTrack 3.0, and the ability to "Quick Roll" between modes with extreme smoothness.

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