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Free, open Amazon? Private app Haven seems too good to be true

Free, open Amazon? Private app Haven seems too good to be true

The app Haven was launched today for Android and iOS. Haven was launched as the official mobile app for the peer-to-peer sales site OpenBazaar. OpenBazaar is an Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba alternative devoid of data collection and fees. Haven allows users to connect with OpenBazaar on Android devices, iPhone, and iPad, and it's all free. Could such an idyllic system be real? NOTE: I need to be CLEAR here - I am equal parts surprised that this system could exist AND skeptical that it's actually real. Let's investigate together!

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It looks like Apple is gearing up for two new iPad releases

It looks like Apple is gearing up for two new iPad releases

It probably won't surprise anyone to hear that Apple has some new iPads in the work. The company is always working on new mobile hardware, whether its iPhones or iPads, so we expect to see new devices in both lines with regularity. Today, certification for two new iPads has surfaced, suggesting that it won't be long before Apple officially reveals them.

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Whistleblower claims Apple contractors hear ‘sensitive’ Siri recordings

Whistleblower claims Apple contractors hear ‘sensitive’ Siri recordings

Most consumers are familiar with the AI-powered nature of personal assistants like Alexa and Siri, but few are aware of one particular privacy concern: audio recordings made available to humans. The latest report on this topic claims Apple contractors tasked with reviewing Siri recordings have heard a variety of sensitive content, including drug deals and personal health information.

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T-Mobile Sprint merger just approved by DOJ

T-Mobile Sprint merger just approved by DOJ

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) just approved the merging of the companies T-Mobile USA and Sprint, with a set of requirements. The requirements include - primarily - a "package of divestitures to Dish." In divesting with DISH, DISH will (according to DOJ) be able to enter the USA as the Forth Nationwide Facilities-Based Wireless Competitor.

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F-Secure Data Discovery Portal reveals your Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, Snapchat, Apple data with a click

F-Secure Data Discovery Portal reveals your Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, Snapchat, Apple data with a click

The brands Google, Apple, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and Amazon are all on the list. In the F-Secure Data Discovery Portal, you'll be shown the ways and means with which you'll learn all the data these major internet-centric companies have on you - and what you'll be able to do with this knowledge now that it's yours once more. Ever wonder how many recordings of your voice Amazon keeps? Now you can hear yourself in each file, one by one.

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Apple Card release date might be right around the corner

Apple Card release date might be right around the corner

Back in March, Apple surprised us all when it announced that it would be getting into the personal finance game. The company has teamed up with Goldman Sachs to create the Apple Card, a credit card that features deep integration with iPhone and Apple Wallet as one of its big selling points. At the time, Apple only said that the card would be available at some point this summer, but today, a new report is claiming that launch might be just around the corner.

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16-inch MacBook Pro to also avoid dreaded butterfly switch keyboard

16-inch MacBook Pro to also avoid dreaded butterfly switch keyboard

Apple has always been famous for bending backward to create beautiful and thin products but of late it has also been infamous for the compromises it makes towards that goal. One of the most recent incidents involved not the iPhone but the company's MacBooks. It seems that Apple is finally ready to put its butterfly switch past behind it and will be moving on to scissors switches starting not in 2020 but with the 16-inch MacBook Pro coming later this year.

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Apple confirms deal to acquire most of Intel’s smartphone modem business

Apple confirms deal to acquire most of Intel’s smartphone modem business

Days after a leak claimed as much, Apple has officially announced that it will acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business. The company confirmed the plan on Thursday, stating that a deal has been signed for Intel's smartphone mobile business patents, equipment, leases, and around 2,200 Intel employees who will transition to work under Apple.

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Occipital Structure Sensor Mark II: First mobile 3D scanning platform grows up

Occipital Structure Sensor Mark II: First mobile 3D scanning platform grows up

This next generation in mobile 3D scanning hardware was revealed today by the folks at Occipital. They've shown the Occipital Structure Sensor Mark II, a device that's 50% smaller than their previous sensor, with a whole lot more power and precision. This new unit has a new set of custom optics, an onboard IMU, a new depth processing chip, and a new ultra-wide vision camera. All of this rolls with compatibility for iOS devices - with an eye for your iPad, more than likely.

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Facebook Messenger Kids app talks to strangers: Shut it down now

Facebook Messenger Kids app talks to strangers: Shut it down now

There's a little bit of an issue with the latest Facebook app aimed at children: It lets your kids talk to strangers. For the surprisingly massive number of parents who've let their children use this app expecting it to come to no shocking end: This is real. The Facebook Messenger Kids app had a flaw in it that allowed unapproved strangers to enter group chats with your children.

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iPhone 11 family will replace all three iPhone XS, XR models: Report

iPhone 11 family will replace all three iPhone XS, XR models: Report

Today we're taking a peek at details leaked on the iPhone 11 and its two closest buddies, all set to replace the current round of iPhones on the market today. The iPhone 11 family will roll with a new A13 chip, (as if that weren't the 100% obvious thing to do), and will have an odd set of cameras at their back. All three models will have a squircle (extremely rounded-off corner-toting square) amalgamation of camera elements at their back.

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Apple tipped in ‘advanced’ talks to buy Intel’s modem chip business

Apple tipped in ‘advanced’ talks to buy Intel’s modem chip business

Apple may be only days away from buying Intel's modem chip business, a new report claims, with the alleged talks taking place only months after Intel announced that it would start winding down its smartphone modem business. The talks are in an 'advanced' stage, at least according to sources that leaked the alleged plan. The deal would reportedly cover both the patents portfolio and staff, valuing it at $1 billion or more.

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