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A guide to avoiding surveillance tech

There’s never a shortage of breathless holiday gadget guides, but here’s one that is legitimately a must-read if you’re planning on gifting any Internet-connected devices this year. …


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For $180, I built my own personal weather station on my porch

When Apple acquired my preferred weather app, Dark Sky, and shut it down for Android users in July, I decided I finally had the excuse I was looking for to set up my own hyper-local weather station. …


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An upcoming change to Apple News+ ‘cannibalizes’ clicks

A change discovered in iOS 14 and macOS 11 betas this week suggests that Apple is hoping to quietly hijack and redirect users into its paid Apple News+ service, which has big implications for publishers, as well as the open web.

The update, which was brought to the public’s attention…


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The ‘world’s first’ algorithm charter is meant to inform citizens and fight against systemic issues in A.I.

From car insurance quotes to which posts you see on social media, our online lives are guided by invisible, inscrutable algorithms. They help private companies and governments make decisions — or automate them altogether — using massive amounts of data. But despite how crucial they are to everyday life, most…


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Why pay more than $1,000 for a phone and earbuds?

Over the last few years, Apple has built a formidable, deeply integrated ecosystem around its products with services like iMessage and hardware like the Apple Watch and AirPods, allowing the company to sell these devices to iPhone owners at a premium relative to competitors. …


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Zoom’s DTEN ME is a $600 tablet designed specifically for video conferencing

As Covid-19 continues to keep offices shuttered around the world, businesses are scrambling to adjust to the “new normal,” with many employees stuck working from home. Now, tech companies are jumping at the opportunity to sell gadgets that facilitate an extended work-from-home reality.

Last week, Zoom debuted a new category…


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‘The list of reasons to stay with Android has grown ever shorter’

When Apple unveiled iOS 14 at WWDC, its yearly developer conference, the company showed off some big features coming to the iPhone later this year — like widgets that allow users to bring content from inside their apps to the home screen, and picture-in-picture video. …


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Thinner isn’t always better for computers

Webcams have been around for more than three decades, but as the cameras in our phones have become near-perfect, the ones in our laptops seem stuck in time: They’re mostly terrible and don’t seem to be getting any better.

Granted, I never paid much attention to the camera in my…


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The company solved the chicken-or-egg problem that haunts its rivals

At Apple’s annual developer conference on Monday, the company made a bombshell announcement: The Mac is switching to Apple-designed ARM processors, with plans to drop Intel for good.

The transition to what the company is calling “Apple Silicon” will provide a huge array of benefits to future devices and frees…


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An antitrust investigation in the EU combined with controversy over a new email app spell trouble for the tech giant

Just days before Apple’s annual developer event, the European Union hit the company with a bombshell: It’s beginning an antitrust investigation into Apple’s App Store rules. …

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