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How Apple Card will replace your credit card

How Apple Card will replace your credit card

Back before today's Apple reveal event, an interesting rumor made the rounds, claiming that Apple was going to launch a credit card of its own. As it turns out, that rumor was correct, as Tim Cook just announced a new service called Apple Card. There's a lot to this announcement, so let's dive into all that Apple reveal today.

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Apple News Plus service release, pricing, and who’s involved

Apple News Plus service release, pricing, and who’s involved

Apple News added magazines to the mix at an event at Apple headquarters this morning. At the event, CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, spoke about how Apple News was already known for how it "prioritizes a news sources' reputation and value of its content over the propensity of its headlines to garner tweets and likes." Cook also spoke about how Apple News was made to be easy to use, have attention to detail, be private and secure, curated by experts, personalized, and include Family Sharing.

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ASUS update utility hack may have delivered malware to 1 million users

ASUS update utility hack may have delivered malware to 1 million users

Kasperky Labs today announced the discovery of a wide-ranging supply-chain attack that was used to install a backdoor onto hundreds of thousands of ASUS computers. The hackers responsible for the attack, which Kaspersky is calling ShadowHammer, gained access to the ASUS Live Update Utility and modified it with this backdoor, which means that ASUS was unknowingly distributing the malware to its customers.

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Telegram adds nuclear conversation-delete for sender and recipient

Telegram adds nuclear conversation-delete for sender and recipient

Users can now delete any Telegram message at all, whatsoever, for both themselves and the user. This messaging app and service has been in service since 2013, and just now they've given their users the ability to delete any message they'd like, at any time, for both themselves and the person to whom they've communicated. This is what Telegram calls "complete control."

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Apple event today: Here’s how to watch live (now with Firefox and Chrome, too!)

Apple event today: Here’s how to watch live (now with Firefox and Chrome, too!)

Live in effect today is an Apple event the likes of which we've likely never seen before. Right now we're looking at the several different ways in which you can watch and experience the Apple event live, including live video from the Steve Jobs Theater, imagery (photos), captured video, and our main news feed in which you'll find all the news fit to post. This event will begin at 10AM PDT, which is 11AM Mountain Time, 12PM NOON Central Time, and 1PM Eastern Time.

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Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium leaks out

Microsoft Edge browser based on Chromium leaks out

Microsoft has practically admitted defeat in the browser space. After decades of its Internet Explorer dominating the Web browser market, IE has become synonymous to malware and bloat. It tried to do a redo with Microsoft Edge but it has failed to even make a dent. Its last-ditch effort gives a nod to Google by building Edge on top of the open source Chromium browser. That version seems to have suddenly leaked online way before Microsoft can even a public preview for it.

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Google Maps public events can now be added by Android users

Google Maps public events can now be added by Android users

Google Maps is one of those little things that have changed the world forever. It has taken navigation that was previously only available via subscription to professional services and made it accessible to all. Part of its success, however, was how it practically crowdsourced gather data that would have statically been impossible for Google to do on its own. In line with that, it seems that Google is adding yet another crowdsourcing feature that would allow almost anyone to add an event for everyone else to see.

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Arlo Ultra now available for that premium 4K peace of mind

Arlo Ultra now available for that premium 4K peace of mind

Security cameras are not that new and are no longer just for businesses and mansions. Smart homes are starting to also become smarter at security but many DIY security cameras only offer standard or Full HD resolutions to cut down on storage, bandwidth, and price. When it comes to security and peace of mind, however, you can't really afford to be cheap. The new Arlo Ultra promises to be worth every penny with a 4K HDR wire-free camera that brings out all the details, including the ones you'll need to chase down culprits.

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Sony Xperia 1 screen will be in 4K almost all the time

Sony Xperia 1 screen will be in 4K almost all the time

The Xperia 1 is perhaps one of Sony's strangest handsets yet. As if its still identifiable Sony design weren't enough to set it apart from the crowd, its ultra wide, or ultra tall, CinemaWide 21:9 display makes it stand out literally. That, however, isn't the screen's only huge feature. It also boasts of a 4K resolution that, for the first time, is being used as the phone's default resolution all the time.

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Next iPhones to get Wireless PowerShare, USB-C charging speeds

Next iPhones to get Wireless PowerShare, USB-C charging speeds

After ignoring wireless charging for so long, it seems that Apple is embracing it more than most other smartphone makers. Except for Huawei and Samsung. It has been rumored for quite a while now but famed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is giving his vote of confidence with his latest forecast. According to his sources, this year's iPhones will take both wireless and wired charging to the next level, including the ability to charge AirPods and maybe even an Apple Watch with reverse wireless charging.

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Boeing 737 Max stall-prevention to be less aggressive with new fix

Boeing 737 Max stall-prevention to be less aggressive with new fix

You'd think that, after all this time, we'd get the flying thing down to a "T". The Boeing 737 Max proved that isn't the case. The development of new aviation technologies might be a natural part of progress but it's not something that can be taken lightly considering the hundreds of lives involved. Sources claim that Boeing is ready to roll out sweeping changes to correct flaws in the stall-prevention system of the grounded new fleet but questions remain on why they passed certification in the first place.

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HMD Global clarifies privacy policy after Nokia 7 plus fiasco

HMD Global clarifies privacy policy after Nokia 7 plus fiasco

After having become the new darling of the Android community, HMD Global's pristine reputation was almost completely tarnished by what may have been just a simple error. Not everyone, however, might have been satisfied by the Nokia phone maker's brief explanation and claims of an innocent mistake. To assuage those concerns, the Finnish company has published a longer explanation of what really happened and, more importantly, why there is no reason to panic.

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