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Apple: Qualcomm Doesn’t Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone

For the past few years, Qualcomm has been the undisputed king of premium smartphone SoCs. While not every company uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, its LTE modems have been extremely successful. Other companies have begun to take more market share, but for several years, Qualcomm virtually owned the entire LTE market. …

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Apple Sees Self-Driving Car as a Massive AI Project

Apple’s autonomous car project has morphed yet again. This time, it’s being described as a massive exercise in artificial intelligence that concentrates on self-driving. It appears Apple may be leaving the hardware part — the steel, glass, and rubber car — to others. The latest information comes from a reliable …

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Apple to Roll Out ‘Horizon’ iPhone Screen-Repair Machines

One of the concerns people expressed way back when the first iPhone launched was, “Aren’t glass phones going to break?” Well, yeah they are. In fact, Apple has been making a surprising amount of cash repairing broken iPhone screens over the years. It hasn’t exactly made it easy for third-party …

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With iOS 11, Apple Leaves 32-bit Apps Behind for Good

One of the advantages of Microsoft Windows is its generally excellent approach to backwards compatibility. Thanks to a mixture of virtual machine support and native OS capabilities, you can generally run x86 apps from any era in a modern system. There are exceptions to this, but backwards compatibility works very …

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Hackers Can Unlock Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Using Fake Irises

For years, proponents of biometric authentication have advertised new and elaborate systems for ensuring that your computer knows it’s “really you” attempting to unlock it. For years, hackers have demonstrated that these biometric authentication systems are woefully inadequate in many situations. They also don’t protect you in certain legal ways …

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