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How Huawei coped with the U.S. ban so far

How Huawei coped with the U.S. ban so far

Huawei users have had a nerve-racking couple of months since being blacklisted by the Trump administration. Part of the escalating trade war with China, the ban would mean U.S. companies would no longer be able to trade with Huawei. Google, Intel and Microsoft would all have to stop selling software and parts to them, which would be highly detrimental to any technological giant.

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AmazonFresh deliveries arrive in Houston, Phoenix, and Minneapolis

AmazonFresh deliveries arrive in Houston, Phoenix, and Minneapolis

AmazonFresh, the company's grocery service offering same-day deliveries, has expanded into three major new markets: Houston, Minneapolis, and Phoenix. The company announced its expansion today, saying Prime customers in these cities can now order fresh grocery items, such as meat and dairy, and have it delivered to their homes within two hours for free.

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Mobile PDF edits enabled with Google Drive and G-Suite

Mobile PDF edits enabled with Google Drive and G-Suite

This week the folks at Google enabled PDF edits for mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, and the like) in the Google Drive app. Users will need the official Google Drive app for iOS or Android to make this work, but the feature will be turned ON by default - so no worries about searching for settings before you hit the ground running. Users will be able to enter text in text fields, tap checkboxes, tap radio buttons, and select options from a dropdown menu. UPDATE/CLARIFICATION: This feature will be available to G Suite users soon, and Google has not announced a release for non-G Suite consumers.

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New Android logo and brand update for 2019

New Android logo and brand update for 2019

The big Android news from Google today was the change from Android Q to Android 10, and the end of the desserts. That's important - that's the fun part of the news, and the most tasty - but the part that will matter most to graphic designers is the edits made to the Android logo and design guidelines. Of import here are the adjustments in the eyes, the color shift, and the shift in aesthetics overall.

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Spotify Premium extends free trial period to match Apple Music

Spotify Premium extends free trial period to match Apple Music

For quite some time now, Spotify and Apple have been locked in a rivalry that can be very bitter at times. Not only is Apple Music gunning for Spotify's spot as king of the music streaming hill, but there's also an ongoing dispute between the two companies when it comes to Apple's management of the App Store and iOS functionality in general. In short: Neither company seems too fond of the other at the moment.

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Android Q is now Android 10 as Google makes huge brand shakeup

Android Q is now Android 10 as Google makes huge brand shakeup

As we close in on Android's 11th birthday, Google has announced a major update to the operating system's brand. Perhaps the biggest component of this brand shake up is a change in the way Google names Android releases. On top of that, Google is also giving the Android logo a bit of an update.

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Apple TV+ download and streaming limits leak out

Apple TV+ download and streaming limits leak out

After months perhaps even years of rumors and waiting, Apple has finally confirmed its video streaming service last March. It's still a good three months away but that only gives the Internet more time to gather leaks and tips. The latest to come our way is about the service's caps on downloading videos for offline watching and streaming simultaneously on different devices. The exact details are still vague but, suffice it to say, Apple TV+ might offer a familiar experience when it comes to limiting how subscribers access those videos.

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MoviePass security issue exposed thousands of customer credit cards

MoviePass security issue exposed thousands of customer credit cards

An exposed database revealed the credit card numbers belonging to thousands of MoviePass customers, according to a new report. The leak is said to have involved more than 58,000 cards, including both the customer cards issued for MoviePass and customers' personal credit cards. Other exposed data included names, expiration dates, and mailing addresses.

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Spider-Man allegedly pulled from MCU over Disney-Sony spat

Spider-Man allegedly pulled from MCU over Disney-Sony spat

Spider-Man is being pulled from the Marvel Cinematic Universe following a disagreement between Disney and Sony, a new report claim. The rights to Spider-Man are owned by Sony Pictures, which has been operating in a partnership with Disney-owned Marvel Studios. This partnership has been terminated, the report claims, effectively ending Spider-Man's role in the MCU.

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Disney reveals huge list of devices Disney+ will support at launch

Disney reveals huge list of devices Disney+ will support at launch

Disney has revealed the long list of devices that its Disney+ streaming service will support when the platform launches in November. All of the expected devices will be supported, including Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and more, as well as some gaming consoles and mobile devices. One big streaming television platform is noticeably absent, however, without any details about when it'll be supported.

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Sony snatches up Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games

Sony snatches up Spider-Man developer Insomniac Games

Insomniac Games is a company that has long been associated with Sony, releasing a number of PlayStation-exclusive titles like Ratchet and Clank, Spyro the Dragon, Resistance, and Marvel's Spider-Man throughout the years. In fact, Insomniac has worked with Sony so often that you'd be forgiven if you thought that it was one of Sony's studios. Up until today, that wasn't the case, but now Sony has announced that it plans to make things official and purchase Insomniac.

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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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