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Do your children’s apps give them the hard sell?

November 11, 2018 at 06:00AM Parents’ unwillingness to stump up cash for children’s apps is exposing their offspring to adult ad-sales techniques• Safe gaming: 21 family-friendly apps for childrenPop-up advertising designed to be hard to close; in-game characters showing disapproval if you don’t make in-app purchases; ads with Donald Trump pressing a “nuke” button. None… Continue reading Do your children’s apps give them the hard sell?

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Samsung unveils foldable phone as it tries to regain edge on Apple

November 08, 2018 at 04:23AM The Korean company pins hopes on the pocket-sized device that gives users a tablet-sized screenSamsung has unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone and urged Android developers to start writing apps for the new device. The South Korean tech company needs to perfect the foldable phone to reverse steep declines in profit… Continue reading Samsung unveils foldable phone as it tries to regain edge on Apple

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Spotify Connect speakers will soon work with its free-tier

November 07, 2018 at 03:21PM Spotify’s ad-supported tier has long been one of the service’s differentiators. Naturally, the model’s not nearly as feature rich as its paid counterpart, though the company’s removing one of those key distinctions as this morning. In a press release, the company notes that free users will soon be able to stream… Continue reading Spotify Connect speakers will soon work with its free-tier

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RapidSOS, an emergency response data provider, raises $30M as it grows from 10K users to 250M

November 06, 2018 at 02:34PM Every day, there are around 650,000 emergency service callouts via 911 for medical, police and fire assistance in the US; and by their nature these are some of the most urgent communications that we will ever make. But ironically in the age of smartphones, connected things and the internet, these… Continue reading RapidSOS, an emergency response data provider, raises $30M as it grows from 10K users to 250M

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Slipping sales bite into Apple’s $1tn pricetag

November 02, 2018 at 05:56PM Dip in forecast sales and decision to reduce financial transparency spook investorsThe stock market value of Apple dipped below $1tn on Friday after the decision to stop revealing how many handsets it sells stoked concerns among investors that iPhone sales have peaked.The tech giant share’s fell sharply on Friday as… Continue reading Slipping sales bite into Apple’s $1tn pricetag

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Jony Ive interview: Apple design guru on how he created the new iPad – and the philosophy behind it

November 02, 2018 at 10:24AM Exclusive: Small designs lead to big changes in the completely redesigned tablet, designer tells The Independent Jony Ive interview: Apple design guru on how he created the new iPad – and the philosophy behind it ...

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Apple sees record-breaking quarter with $62.9bn in revenues

November 01, 2018 at 09:14PM Fourth quarter sees revenues from services such as iCloud and Apple Music hit all-time high of $10bnApple, the world’s first company to be valued at $1 trillion, continues to grow at speed and has announced a double-digit increase in revenue.Slightly exceeding projected revenues, with $62.9bn, the tech giant is up… Continue reading Apple sees record-breaking quarter with $62.9bn in revenues

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Retail-as-a-service provider Leap raises $3M and launches first store

November 01, 2018 at 05:19PM The past decade in retail has been the golden age of direct-to-consumer (D2C) and digitally native vertical brands (DNVBs) that use the internet to communicate with customers, execute transactions, handle distribution and offer better economics. But as small independent startups have scaled into unicorn territory and as countless brands have saturated… Continue reading Retail-as-a-service provider Leap raises $3M and launches first store

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DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation

November 01, 2018 at 03:03PM As car and tech companies continue to make inroads on vehicles and services to build autonomous driving systems, a startup that is creating high-definition maps to help these vehicles move around has quietly picked up a significant round of funding. DeepMap — a Palo Alto startup co-founded by James Wu… Continue reading DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation

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Stockholm says no to Apple ‘town square’ in its oldest park

November 01, 2018 at 07:30AM Plans for the company’s vast new ‘gathering place’ have been shelved after a backlash. But Apple is growing bolder in its designs on public spaceIn the pictures, it looks lovely. Young urbanites mingle around cafe tables outside a glass facade running almost the whole width of a park, topped off… Continue reading Stockholm says no to Apple ‘town square’ in its oldest park

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iPhone XR review: Apple’s big-bezelled battery king

October 31, 2018 at 06:00AM With Face ID and a decent screen, this phone attempts a happy medium between quality and price – but £750 still isn’t cheapThe iPhone XR looks to offer most of what made the iPhone XS a knockout for £250 less – but with a colourful body and a slightly larger… Continue reading iPhone XR review: Apple’s big-bezelled battery king

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Air Power: Where is Apple’s iPhone charging mat? Another event passes without long-awaited announcement

October 30, 2018 at 03:42PM Updated AirPods have also failed to turn up for the much-rumoured release date Air Power: Where is Apple's iPhone charging mat? Another event passes without long-awaited announcement ...

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New iPad Pro launched with all-screen design, Face ID and USB-C

October 30, 2018 at 03:39PM Apple announces thinner, more powerful 11in and 12.9in tablets with new gestures, processor, Apple Pencil and magnetic keyboardLive blog: new ‘green’ MacBook Air and iPad ProApple launches new MacBook Air with retina displayApple has unveiled new a new line of iPad Pros with updated all-screen design, USB-C and Face ID,… Continue reading New iPad Pro launched with all-screen design, Face ID and USB-C

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Apple launches new MacBook Air with retina display

October 30, 2018 at 03:00PM Laptop updated with Touch ID and new keyboard launched alongside updated Mac MiniApple event: ‘greenest ever’ MacBook Air and new iPad Pro announced – liveApple has finally updated its most popular laptop the MacBook Air with retina display and Touch ID fingerprint sensor.The new lower-cost Apple notebook adopts many of… Continue reading Apple launches new MacBook Air with retina display

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Apple iPad and Mac event: all the announcements – live

October 30, 2018 at 01:40PM The Silicon Valley firm decamps to Brooklyn for its latest launch. But what exactly will the company announce? 1.40pm GMT 1.25pm GMT Hello, and welcome to another Apple launch event.This time round it’s the iPad and the Mac’s time to try and shine. Continue reading... Apple iPad and Mac event:… Continue reading Apple iPad and Mac event: all the announcements – live