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How to Protect Against Meltdown & Spectre Security Flaws

Two major security flaws have been found in modern computer processors, potentially impacting nearly all modern computers in the world. All Macs and iOS devices along with most Windows PC and Android devices are potentially susceptible to the critical security flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre. Theoretically, the vulnerabilities could be used to gain unauthorized access … Read More

Android Pay takes its battle against Apple Pay to the U.K.

Android Pay, Google’s answer to Apple Pay, is finally expanding to new markets. Google has announced that the service will be making its debut in the United Kingdom “in the next few months,” and it will launch with support from a long list of banks and retailers. Contactless payment services are already ubiquitous in the […]

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Apple will defend its tax deals against E.U. this week

Apple will join multinationals Google, McDonald’s and IKEA in defending its European tax deals against E.U. lawmakers this Wednesday. The hearing concerns whether or not giants like Apple are receiving illegally favorable tax deals, which give them an unfair advantage over local businesses. The committee is made up of the European Parliament’s tax committee. While […]

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Obama warns against ‘absolutist views’ on encryption

President Obama was in Austin for the opening day of the South by Southwest Interactive festival, and talk turned inevitably to the current tension between law enforcement and tech companies on subjects like security and citizen privacy. The President couldn’t comment on the specific, ongoing case that has Apple and the FBI fighting over whether […]

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Apple speaks out against U.K.’s anti-encryption ‘snooper’s charter’

Apple has publicly criticized the U.K.’s draft Investigatory Powers Bill, a.k.a. the “snooper’s charter,” for fear that forcing companies to create backdoors in encryption services like iMessage could “hurt law-abiding citizens.” “The government does not know in advance which individuals will become targets of investigation, so the encryption system necessarily would need to be compromised […]

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Samsung Pay is taking its fight against Apple Pay to China

Apple Pay will finally arrive in China next year, and it’s going to have strong competition from day one. Just hours after Apple announced the expansion of its mobile payment service, Samsung confirmed its own will be following after it struck an almost identical deal with China UnionPay. Samsung’s deal will allow UnionPay customers to manage their […]

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Authors ask Supreme Court to overturn e-book ruling against Apple

A group of authors and booksellers are standing by Apple in its decision to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling stating that Apple conspired to fix eBook prices when it launched its iBook store way back in January 2010. The Authors Guild, Authors United, the American Booksellers Association, and Barnes & Noble have all […]

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iPhone 6s enters ultimate stress test against UFC fighter

We can all remember the first time an errant roundhouse kick shattered our brand new iPhone. But how well does Apple’s cutting-edge iPhone 6s fare when put through the wringer by real-life UFC middleweight fighter Luke Rockhold? The result of that wacky premise is one of the stranger iPhone stress-test videos I’ve seen this year — […]

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How Google’s new Nexus phones stack up against the competition

Following their big unveiling in San Francisco this morning, Google’s new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are now available for pre-order. But should you buy one, or is your hard-earned cash better spent elsewhere? To help you decide, here’s a handy comparison that shows you how Google’s latest devices stack up against the competition from […]

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How iPhone 6s stacks up against Android rivals

Despite being identical to their predecessors, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are much-improved in almost every way. But do they have the specifications they need to take on the latest Android-powered smartphones we’ve already seen this year? Find out in our comparison below, which compares Apple’s next-generation iPhones with rivals like the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the […]

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