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Battle Over the iPhone App Store Spills Into Appeals Court

Battle Over the iPhone App Store Spills Into Appeals Court

By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO—Apple and the company behind the video game Fortnite squared off Monday before three federal appellate judges who will render the next decision in a high-stakes battle over whether Apple created an illegal monopoly via its exclusive control of its iPhone app store. Such monopolies typically stifle competition and drive up consumer…

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China Likely Poses ‘Single Biggest’ Cybersecurity Threat to UK: NCSC

By Lily Zhou While the threat from Russia has been “particularly obvious,” China will likely be “the single biggest factor” affecting the UK’s technology, the UK’s cybersecurity boss said on Nov. 1. The comment comes as a government minister confirmed again that China has become a “long-term strategic threat” to the UK. Launching the National Cyber Security…

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Microsoft Cutting Jobs as Recession Fears Mount

By Naveen Athrappully Microsoft is laying off additional workers following a declining pace of revenue from software products, in a move adopted by several technology companies lately to curb costs as recession looms ahead. “Like all companies, we evaluate our business priorities on a regular basis, and make structural adjustments accordingly,” a Microsoft spokesperson told…

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Take Home a Refurbished iPad Mini 4 for Less than $300

By Stack Commerce Sponsored Content Nothing compares to the feeling of unboxing a brand new gadget and reveling in its shiny newness. But with the state of the world today, it’s getting harder and harder to justify splurging hundreds, or even thousands on a new device. If you’re in dire need of an upgrade, however, there…

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Apple Unveils iPhone 14 With Emergency Satellite Messaging, Ultra Watch

By Reuters Apple Inc. introduced new iPhone 14 models capable of using satellites to send emergency messages and an adventure-focused Ultra Watch for sports like diving and triathlons. The outdoor-focused products will test whether Apple’s relatively affluent customer base will keep spending in the face of rising inflation. Prices of the high-end iPhone 14s are…

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Quantum Computing as Important as the Atomic Bomb: Expert

By Andrew Thornebrooke and Tiffany Meier Chinese tech giant Baidu is developing its own quantum computer to compete with the United States in the race toward next-generation information processing. The computer does not outperform rivals currently being developed in America but, according to one expert, signals dire competition over the future of data security. Arthur Herman, a…

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World’s Biggest iPhone Maker Warns Smartphone Demand Is Slowing

By Nicholas Dolinger The chairman of the world’s biggest manufacturer of the Apple iPhone has warned that demand for smartphones is slowing down in the coming year as consumers tighten their belts in a worsening economy, even as the company’s profits have risen drastically in the recent past. Young Liu, chairman of the Taiwanese manufacturing…

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Samsung and iFixit now offer self-repair parts and tools for Galaxy devices

By J. Fingas It took nearly half a year, but Samsung’s self-repair program is finally available. The iFixit team-up helps you fix your Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21 or Galaxy Tab S7+ by purchasing officially sanctioned components and tools, complete with guides to walk you through the repair process. The initial selection is limited to screen and batteries, charging…

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Microsoft Negs Activision Blizzard to Push Through $68.7 Billion Acquisition

By I. Bonifacic Microsoft is taking an interesting approach to secure regulatory approval for its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. In a recent filing spotted by Rock Paper Shotgun, the company told New Zealand’s Commerce Commission the troubled publisher produces no “must have” games. Yes, you read that right. “There is nothing unique about the video games developed and published by…

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US Would Face ‘Deep and Immediate Recession’ If Chips from Taiwan Stop Flowing, Warns Commerce Secretary

By Bryan Jung The United States would face a “deep and immediate recession” if access to Taiwan’s computer chips plants are cut off, said Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on July 21 to CNBC. The secretary’s comments come as Congress is gathering key votes on a bill to fund semiconductor manufacturing at home, called the CHIPS Act. The Senate voted 64-34…

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