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Apple reported second-quarter earnings Tuesday, and it beat on both earnings per share ($2.73 compared to estimates of $2.67) and revenue (more than $61.1 billion compared to $60.8 billion). Apple's all-important "services" category ( Apple Music , iCloud, Apple Pay, subscriptions) continued to soar, growing more than 30% to $9.2 billion.
  • 1-Inch LCD Model Could Cost As Low As $550

    1-Inch LCD Model Could Cost As Low As $550

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    The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone rumors point to it being a cheaper version of the iPhone X , but it may have one feature that no other iPhone has had to date: dual-SIM support. According to Taiwanese tech site, Economic Daily News , the iPhone 11 price will stick to the $999 tab. APPLE COULD LAUNCH its second-gen iPhone SE handset as soon as next month, a regulatory filing has suggested.
  • DICE Is Apparently Working On A Battlefield 5 Battle Royale Mode

    DICE Is Apparently Working On A Battlefield 5 Battle Royale Mode

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    Considering the Battle Royale sky has been full stars lately, some fans feel Tilted Towers may not be the only location to be struck by a massive rock. That source claims that the studio is now experimenting with different ways to get the basic concept of a battle royale title to work within the Battlefield systems.
  • Amazon Discloses Prime Service Has Over 100 Million Subscribers

    Amazon Discloses Prime Service Has Over 100 Million Subscribers

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    Jeff Bezos hasn't written his own business book, yet, but the Amazon CEO and founder has delivered enough lessons to fill multiple tomes in his annual letters to the Seattle's company's shareholders over the past two decades. Prime costs $99 a year or $12.99 a month in the USA, with similar membership prices in 15 other countries. He took a philosophical turn: To make a point about the importance of setting high standards, Bezos described a friend so determined to master a handstand ...
  • Outages Hit US And UK — Twitter Down

    Outages Hit US And UK — Twitter Down

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    Social networking platform Twitter crashed on Tuesday evening, creating problem for its users. The micro-blogging site failed to load, with users being redirected to a default landing page. The error message adds, 'Thanks for noticing-we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon'. As of 10am in New York City, almost 300 official reports were made to downdetector .
  • Apple to Launch Subscription News Service

    Apple to Launch Subscription News Service

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    Now, Bloomberg believes that Apple is preparing to launch a new Apple News app over the next year or so. Apple did not respond to request a comment on the report . Now costing $9.99 a month, the service will eventually be managed by Apple's own news team. The company's services division generated sales of $30 billion last year, and Apple is aiming to increase this to $50 billion within the next three years.
  • ZTE suspends trading after being blacklisted by the United Kingdom and US

    ZTE suspends trading after being blacklisted by the United Kingdom and US

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    As part of the agreement, Shenzhen-based ZTE promised to dismiss four senior employees and discipline 35 others by either reducing their bonuses or reprimanding them, senior US officials told Reuters . In a statement, the company said "ZTE is aware of the denial order activated by the United States Department of Commerce". The company has set up a crisis management group in response to the ban, said a ZTE source, declining to be identified as the information was confidential.
  • JLR to cut Solihull jobs

    JLR to cut Solihull jobs

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    While the company did not release a figure, the United Kingdom media, including Reuters , reported that up to 1,000 jobs would be shed and production would be cut at its Solihuall and Castle Bromwich plants. "With the big turn against diesel engines, Jaguar Land Rover is particularly exposed as more than 90% of its United Kingdom sales are diesels". "So in our home market, it's important that the economy can grow and that we have free opportunity to sell our cars".
  • Playstation 5 Release Might Not Be Until 2020

    Playstation 5 Release Might Not Be Until 2020

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    However, with SemiAccurate having previously reported that PS5 dev kits were being sent out, rumors began to circulate that the console was in production and it would be arriving sooner rather than later. The "super early devkits" are often PCs with the CPU and GPU. We chose to abstain from talking about it at the time because a PS5 launch in 2018 sounded laughable, particularly given that the PS4 Pro has only been out for around 18 months.
  • Apple Ordered To Pay $502.6 Mln To VirnetX In Patent Fight

    Apple Ordered To Pay $502.6 Mln To VirnetX In Patent Fight

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    Currently, both the firms have locked horns and are in a legal battle since 2010. VirnetX claimed that features in Apple's FaceTime , VPN on Demand, and iMessage infringes upon these patents. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington. Apple has been dealt what may be a short-lived blow in a long-fought battle with VirnetX. It's a huge win for VirnetX, which exists mainly to attempt to hoard patents it has no intention of ever using, and then find companies to which it can ...
  • Four civilians, one soldier killed in anti-terror operation, militants flee

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    Police said a soldier was killed and two other security personnel were injured on Wednesday when militants holed up inside a house started firing at security personnel closing in on them. The statement was silent on the death of the fourth civilian. Police have sent a communication to the cellular companies directing them to snap down the mobile internet data in Pulwama, Shopian and Awantipora reduce the speed in Srinagar with immediate effect.
  • Google moves NCLAT over Rs 120-cr antitrust fine

    Google moves NCLAT over Rs 120-cr antitrust fine

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    Internet search giant Google has filed an appeal at the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) against a judgement by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), which found the USA firm guilty of "search bias". In its verdict, the CCI said Google had abused its market power through its search design by placing its commercial flight search function at a prominent position on the search results page.
  • Mark Zuckerberg can slide out of DMs and soon you can, too

    Mark Zuckerberg can slide out of DMs and soon you can, too

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    Facebook says it began erasing the messages of Zuckerberg and a few other top executives in 2014 after computer hackers obtained and released emails from Sony Pictures executives. After news broke that Facebook has been quietly deleting messages that CEO Mark Zuckerberg had previously sent, the social media giant has now revealed that users will soon be able to retract any message.
  • Former South Korea president Park Geun-hye jailed for 24 years

    Former South Korea president Park Geun-hye jailed for 24 years

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    In February, Choi was sentenced to 20 years in prison and also fined $17 million for her role in the scheme. The court, which said Park had little "sign of repentance" over the verdict, held that she had worked with her childhood and close friend Choi Soon-sil to force electronics giant like Samsung and retail chain Lotte to give millions of dollars to the latter's foundations .
  • Gay dating app Grindr says it shared HIV status of users

    Gay dating app Grindr says it shared HIV status of users

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    The company made a decision to stop sharing the information with Localytics "based on the reaction - a misunderstanding of technology - to allay people's fears", chief security officer Bryce Case told BuzzFeed News . The app said the data - including when users were last tested - was not shared with advertisers. That means other malicious groups or governments may have been able to acquire that sensitive information about Grindr's users, too.