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Apple's failure will require it to rely on Qualcomm for iPhone 5G modem chips

Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple has failed to produce an in-house 5G modem. Apple spent $1 billion to buy most of Intel's smartphone modem business. Until Apple can develop its own 5G smartphone modem, Apple will still need to rely on Qualcomm.See the Story
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Apple says iPads will keep working as home hubs in iOS 16, but there’s a catch

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iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 will continue to support iPad as a home hub with no loss in functionality. Apple is planning to introduce a new architecture to the new Home app in iOS 16. Users who rely on iPad for that purpose do not need to update the Home architecture.See the Story
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iOS 15.6 beta 4 now available to developers

Apple has released a new round of software betas for developers, including iOS 15.6 beta 4 and more. No word on whats exactly new aside from the usual performance and security updates, especially with iOS 16 beta and more out for developers. Final releases expected this fall.See the Story
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1Password will help you remember which "sign in with" service you used

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1Password is rolling out a new feature to help you keep track of which service you used to sign in anywhere. The new feature rolling out to 1Password browser beta users today will remember how you signed into every website, service, or app. For instance, if you visit a website and choose the Sign in with Google button, 1Password will remember this. Next time you visit that website, 1 password will remind you that you previously signed in withGoogle.See the Story

Niantic cans four AR projects and cuts jobs as it struggles to recreate Pokémon GO magic

Niantic is trying to prove that it’s more than its hitmaker Pokémon GO, but the company is not finding success at it, as Niantic will fire 8% of the staff while canceling four projects – including the anticipated game Transformers: Heavy Metal. According to Bloomberg, Niantic chief executive officer John Hanke wrote in an email […]See the Story
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Apple SVP Johny Srouji talks engineering R&D expansion in Rawabi

Apple is expanding its engineering R&D hub in the Palestinian Authority, in the city of Rawabi. As of now, the company employs over 60 engineers, but it doesn't disclose how many more roles it will open. This team works to improve technologies across Apple products, such as the company's silicon for the Macs and the depth-sensing camera to Face ID.See the Story

Apple TV+ launch series 'SEE' starts the beginning of the end on August 26

One of the first Apple Originals unveiled, SEE, will meet its season finale when the third part of the series launches later in August. Starring Jason Momoa, Apple TV+ just unveiled the first look at the final chapter in a new teaser video. “We are thrilled to share this epic final chapter of SEE, which […]See the Story
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Wednesday's best deals: 10.2-inch iPad $309, official Apple MagSafe charger $36, more

Apple's latest 10.2-inch iPad now starts at $309 via Amazon. Save on Apple's official MagSafe charger for only the second time this year. First price cut on TP-Link's all-new energy monitoring HomeKit smart plugs. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.See the Story

Firefox now automatically removes tracking parameters from URLs to enhance privacy

Facebook, Marketo, and HubSpot use custom URL query parameters to track links on clicks. Called Query Parameter Stripping, these sites can no longer track what links you click when browsing on Firefox. This new tool strips parameters from URLs that track your internet usage.See the Story
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The iPhone X celebrated 10 years of the iPhone – what does Apple have planned for 15 years?

The iPhone 14, 14 Max, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max are the possible names for this new generation. Rumors suggest the baseline iPhone 14 will feature the A15 Bionic chip, slightly improved camera modules, and the same design with the notch we have all known for the past five years. The difference here is that Apple will once again bring a bigger version of the regular phone, which will likely be called the iPhone 14 Max.See the Story
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VR apps: Developers compare Meta to Apple, accuse it of hypocrisy

Developers working on VR apps for Meta's headsets have accused the Facebook owner of hypocrisy over commissions. They say company founder Mark Zuckerberg described Apple's 15-30% commissions as 'monopoly rents' yet Meta will take the exact same cuts from them for virtual reality apps. Zuckerberg has frequently ranted about the commissions Apple charges developers for inclusion in the App Store.See the Story

Unified Apple Gift Card now available to buy in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and more

The Apple Gift Card is now available in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and more. The old way Apple gift cards worked is there were two separate gift cards available, one Apple Store card and one App Store card. Today's move removes all that complexity, with one gift card eligible towards almost any Apple purchase.See the Story

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