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Apple To Halve iPhone X Production Target After Disappointing Holiday Sales

Apple saw disappointing iPhone X sales this holiday season, so it's readjusting its targets for the first quarter. The company reportedly cut iPhone X production targets in half, which could deal a heavy blow to suppliers.

Apple January 30, 2018

Google Shuts Down Hackers Who Hijacked YouTube Ads For Cryptocurrency Mining

Hackers hijacked YouTube ads to exploit users' CPUs for cryptocurrency mining, but YouTube addressed the issue. The company says it blocked the malicious ads and removed the attackers from its platform.

Google January 29, 2018

Apple Is Bringing Digital Health Records To The iPhone

In the new iOS 11.3 beta, Apple added a major update to the Health app. The company is bringing medical records to iPhones, aiming to make things easier for patients.

Apple January 27, 2018

Expensive iPhone X And Galaxy Note 8 Drove Global Average Smartphone Price To Record Surge: GFK

The global average smartphone sales price has seen great growth year-on-year, although most smartphones didn't get more expensive. The growth could be attributed to expensive flagships such as the iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, and more.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 26, 2018

US Tax Reform Prompts Starbucks To Increase Worker Pay And Benefits

Starbucks announced its plans to provide additional raises and benefits for its U.S. employees. Citing the recent U.S. tax reform, the company said it will offer an additional raise, stock grants, and more.

Business Tech January 26, 2018

LG G7 Launch Is On Schedule, But Company Rep Hints At Name Change

The so-called LG G7 may not debut at MWC 2018, but a company spokesperson says the launch is on schedule. All signs point to a brand change, however, so the smartphone might launch under a different name.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 26, 2018

EU Slaps Qualcomm With $1.23B Fine Over Anticompetitive Deal With Apple

The European Commission fined Qualcomm €997 million or $1.23 billion over antitrust violations that hurt competition and innovation. The Commission says that between 2011 and 2016, Qualcomm paid Apple to be the exclusive supplier of LTE chips for iPhones.

Business Tech January 26, 2018

Facebook Buys Government ID Verification Startup Confirm.io: Buh-Bye, Fake Accounts?

Facebook acquired Confirm.io, a government ID authentication startup. The move should boost security on the social network and make the Facebook community safer.

Business Tech January 26, 2018

$349 Apple Homepod Finally Coming With Incomplete Features, Limited Compatibility: Too Little, Too Late?

Apple is finally ready to launch its HomePod, but it has fierce competition. The HomePod comes late to the party with a higher price tag than its rivals, incomplete features, and limited compatibility, so does it stand a chance?

Apple January 25, 2018

Google Pixel 3 Rumored Specs And Release: What We Know So Far

The Google Pixel 2 series have only been out for a few months, but the rumor mill is already churning in anticipation of the Pixel 3 lineup. Google is expected to launch three Pixels this year, so here's what we expect.

Google January 19, 2018

Instagram Now Shows When Users Are Active: How To Turn Off The Activity Status

Facebook rolled out a new activity status on Android and iOS, sparking mixed reactions. The feature is turned on by default, but here's how to turn it off.

Apps/Software January 19, 2018

Amazon HQ2: Toronto Is The Only Canadian City On The Shortlist, But Does It Stand A Chance?

Amazon announced its list of 20 finalists in the race for HQ2 and Toronto is the only Canadian city still in the running but does it stand a chance? Here's what experts are saying.

Business Tech January 19, 2018

Apple To Start Paying $16B Tax Bill To Ireland In March, But Appeal To The European Commission Continues

Apple has to pay $16 billion in back taxes to Ireland as the European Commission had said it received unfair, preferential treatment. The company will start paying around March, but it's still appealing the E.C.'s ruling.

Apple January 18, 2018

WhatsApp Business App Hits US And Other Select Markets: Here's How It Works

The standalone WhatsApp Business app has officially launched in five markets, including the United States. Here's what you need to know about its tolls, perks, availability, and more.

Apps/Software January 18, 2018

Emirates Orders Up To 36 Airbus A380s Planes Worth $16B, Ending Shutdown Concerns

Emirates struck a new deal with Airbus, agreeing to order up to 36 A380 planes worth $16 billion. The airline agreed to 20 firm orders, with the option to get 16 more.

Business Tech January 18, 2018

Samsung Announces Special Galaxy Note 8 Edition, But You Can't Buy It

Samsung announced a new Galaxy Note 8 limited edition for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The company made only a few thousand units, however, and its availability will be very limited.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 18, 2018

Moto G6, Moto Z3, And Moto X5 Phones Leak Before MWC 2018: What To Expect

A massive leak revealed information about Motorola's upcoming smartphones, complete with images to show off their designs. The leak details the Moto G6 series, the Moto X5, and the Moto X3 smartphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 17, 2018

Nestlé Sells US Candy Business To Nutella Maker Ferrero In $2.8B Deal

Nestlé announced a new agreement to sell its U.S. confectionery business to Italian firm Ferrero. The deal is worth $2.8 billion in cash and it's expected to close by the end of the quarter.

Business Tech January 17, 2018

Google Refutes Claims Of China-Optimized Maps Version, Confirms App Not Available

A Nikkei report claimed that a Chinese-optimized Google Maps app launched on iOS, which Google refuted. According to Google, nothing has changed and no Maps app is available in China.

Google January 17, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 Pre-Order And Release Dates Leak: MWC Unveiling, March Shipping

Samsung already confirmed its Galaxy S9 lineup for MWC 2018, and more details have now surfaced. Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus pre-orders should start on March 1 and start shipping on March 16, plus here's what to expect.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 17, 2018

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