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  • Toyota Forms 'Strategic Partnership' With Uber

    Tue 9:50pm By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Toyota and Uber are forming a "strategic partnership" which will include an investment by the Japanese automaker in the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company. Under the agreement, Uber drivers can lease…
  • Apple To Open Up Siri To Developers, Release An Amazon Echo Competitor

    Tue 9:07pm By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from BGR: According to a new report from The Information, Apple is finally ready to let Siri grow up. Specifically, the publication relays that Apple will finally offer official Siri APIs to developers, thus paving the way…
  • No, Apple Won't Become a Wireless Carrier

    Tue 3:45pm By manishs
    Don Reisinger, reporting for Fortune: Apple won't be competing with its carrier partners anytime soon. Speaking at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam during an interview on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook squashed rumors that his company is planning to eventually…
  • Apple, Microsoft and Google Hold 23% Of All US Corporate Cash Outside the Finance Sector

    Tue 10:50am By manishs
    An anonymous reader writes: Apple, Microsoft, and Google are the top three cash-rich U.S. companies across all sectors of business, not including banks and other financial institutions -- holding a combined $391 billion in cash as of the end of 2015, or more…
  • Apple To Launch Thinner, Lighter MacBook Pro Models With OLED Touch Bar, Touch ID In Fall

    Tue 10:10am By manishs
    Apple plans to refresh its MacBook Pro line later this year. The makeover will see both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models replace their function keys atop laptop keyboards with an OLED touch bar, according to a report. Both the models will also have Touch…
  • Apple Sued Over iPhones Making Calls, Sending Email

    Mon 8:20pm By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fortune: A company that seemingly does nothing but license patents or, if necessary, sue other companies to get royalties, has taken aim at Apple. But here's the kicker: the lawsuit alleges that Apple's last several…
  • Xiaomi Revenues Were Flat in 2015

    Mon 12:35pm By manishs
    Scott Cendrowski, reporting for Fortune: Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker and second highest-valued startup in the world at $45 billion, barely grew sales at all last year. Revenue for 2015 reached 78 billion yuan ($12.5 billion), a 5% rise from 2014's…
  • Spotify's New Family Plan Is Cheaper, $14.99 For Up To 6 people

    Mon 10:19am By manishs
    An anonymous reader writes: Spotify on Monday announced some changes to its family plan subscriptions, allowing them to use Spotify Premium for $14.99 per month and get six different Spotify accounts and profiles. This is the exact same deal as the one you can…
  • How the Pentagon Punished NSA Whistleblowers

    Sun 7:30pm By EditorDavid
    10 years before Edward Snowden's leak, an earlier whistle-blower on NSA spying "was fired, arrested at dawn by gun-wielding FBI agents, stripped of his security clearance, charged with crimes that could have sent him to prison for the rest of his life, and all…
  • Ask Slashdot: Can You Have A Smart Home That's Not 'In The Cloud'?

    Sat 9:29am By EditorDavid
    With the announcement of Google Home on Wednesday, one anonymous Slashdot reader asks a timely question about cloud-based "remote control" services that feed information on your activities into someone else's advertising system:…
  • A Third Of Cash Is Held By 5 US Tech Companies

    Fri 8:40pm By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader writes: Moody's Investors Service released an analysis Friday that shows Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Cisco Systems, and Oracle are sitting on $504 billion, which is roughly 30% of the $1.7 trillion in cash and cash equivalents held by U.S.…
  • Apple Opens First 'Next Generation' Retail Store

    Fri 8:00pm By BeauHD
    An anonymous reader writes: Apple has opened its new flagship store on Thursday in San Fransisco, throwing the curtain back on a design that puts a premium on hanging out over shopping. About 20 percent of the new store's space features an open Forum area…
  • Chromebooks Outsell Macs For the First Time In the US

    May 19, 2016, 11:20 am By manishs
    An anonymous reader shares a report on The Verge: Google's low-cost Chromebooks outsold Apple's range of Macs for the first time in the U.S. recently. IDC analyst Linn Huang confirmed the milestone to The Verge. "Chrome OS overtook Mac OS in the US in terms of…
  • iOS 9.3.2 Bricking Some 9.7-inch iPad Pro Devices With 'Error 56' Message

    May 18, 2016, 3:47 pm By manishs
    An anonymous reader writes: iOS 9.3.2 is causing problems for some 9.7-inch iPad Pro owners, with multiple users reporting issues shortly after installing the update over the air. Affected users are seeing an "Error 56" message that instructs them to plug…
  • Symantec Antivirus Products Vulnerable To Horrid Overflow Bug

    May 17, 2016, 2:20 pm By manishs
    An anonymous reader writes: Tavis Ormandy of Google's Project Zero team has discovered a vulnerability in Symantec Antivirus Engine. The said engine is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when parsing malformed portable-executable (PE) header files, reports ZDNet.…