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Apple now has more self-driving car permits in California than Waymo and Tesla

Apple now has more self-driving car permits in California than Waymo and Tesla

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Just last year, Apple was in the backseat of an increasingly crowded competition for self-driving cars with Google-owned Waymo, Tesla and Uber vying for an edge.

Microsoft Plans Lower Cost Surface Tablets to Compete With iPad

Microsoft Plans Lower Cost Surface Tablets to Compete With iPad

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Microsoft is planning to release a line of lower cost Surface tablets that could compete with the Apple iPad, reports Bloomberg. The tablets could arrive in the second half of this year. The new Surface tablets are said to feature a 10-inch display, rounded edges like an iPad, USB-C connectivity, and a new charging and syncing standard. They're expected to be about 20% lighter than the high-end Surface models and will have around four hours less of battery life

Future iPhones Could Scan the Veins Beneath Your Face, Apple Patent Suggests

Future iPhones Could Scan the Veins Beneath Your Face, Apple Patent Suggests

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Apple has been granted a patent, first filed in 2015, that could lead to huge enhancements in the iPhone’s biometric powers by using “pulsed radiation” to peer into users’ veins. A relatively recent wave of similar patents could point to a new sub ...

Microsoft to release lower-cost tablet that competes with Apple's iPad, says Bloomberg

Microsoft to release lower-cost tablet that competes with Apple's iPad, says Bloomberg

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Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Microsoft Corp. is looking to release a lower-cost family of Surface tablets to better compete with Apple Inc.'s iPad Pro. The devices could launch as early as the second half of this year, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with Microsoft's plans. The tablets will have 10-inch screens, according to Bloomberg, which is smaller than what can be found on the Surface Pro but about the same as what the iPad offers

Apple demands $1B in damages in final round of Samsung patent fight

Apple demands $1B in damages in final round of Samsung patent fight

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Apple Inc. and Samsung are back in court this week for their final showdown over Samsung’s decision eight years ago to copy the iPhone’s design. The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and landed in Apple’s favor.

The 13 most useful features in iOS 11 (AAPL)

The 13 most useful features in iOS 11 (AAPL)

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iOS 11 is the most recent operating system for Apple's iPhones and iPads. It's packed with features, but only a handful of those features will really change the way you use your iPhone.

Fortnite's Replay Challenge Is A Big Problem For Mobile Players -- And For Epic

Fortnite's Replay Challenge Is A Big Problem For Mobile Players -- And For Epic

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Mobile players on Apple iOS devices won't be able to complete the 'watch a replay' challenge for the Season 4, Week 3 Battle Pass. That feels like a bad omission out of step with Epic's messaging on the mobile version.

Apple to Samsung: Cough up $1bn for using our iPhone designs

Apple to Samsung: Cough up $1bn for using our iPhone designs

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Jurors will need to decide whether Apple's patents apply to the whole phone or just its components.

Logitech Crayon for iPad 6 Available Now

Logitech Crayon for iPad 6 Available Now

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The Logitech Crayon stylus for the spring 2018 9.7-inch iPad is available now, but the only place to get it is through Apple’s education channel.

Apple Pay Now Available at 30 More Banks, Credit Unions Across the United States

Apple Pay Now Available at 30 More Banks, Credit Unions Across the United States

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Apple recently expanded its Apple Pay digital payments service to more banks and credit unions across the United States, according to a report published today by 9to5mac.

F|T: The FinTech Times – Apple is launching a credit card

F|T: The FinTech Times – Apple is launching a credit card

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Microsoft reportedly plans $400 Surface tablet to rival $329 iPad

Microsoft reportedly plans $400 Surface tablet to rival $329 iPad

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Though this may sound familiar, Microsoft is reportedly planning a line of lower-cost Surface tablets to challenge Apple’s least expensive iPads later this year. The new tablets are expected to start at around $400, down from the $799 starting point of current Surface Pro models. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” Bloomberg suggests that pressure

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