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Apple hires ex-Microsoft exec as new smart home chief
Feb16

Apple hires ex-Microsoft exec as new smart home chief

  Apple has hired a former Microsoft executive to catch up to Amazon and Google in its smart home business. Sam Jadallah, the founder and former CEO of Otto, a smart home device company focusing on home entry and access, has signed up with Apple, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC. The latest hire shows how Apple wants to revamp and exert more into the business of smart home devices. Apple recently bought a startup...

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Tim Cook is on consumers side regarding data collection
Jan18

Tim Cook is on consumers side regarding data collection

It seems that Tim Cook doesn’t want your sensitive data to be floating around the internet with no limits or repercussions. Apple CEO Tim Cook has requested the US government to introduce new ways to help users of the internet to control the data collected about their lives from the world wide web. In his op-ed in Time magazine, Cook said consumers should have the power to “delete their data on demand, freely, easily and online, once...

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Huawei demotes two employees after tweeting New Year greetings from iPhone
Jan05

Huawei demotes two employees after tweeting New Year greetings from iPhone

Chinese phone maker Huawei has demoted two of its employees after they were found to have tweeted New Year greetings from an iPhone. The tweet was posted via Huawei’s official Twitter account, which was a huge embarrassment to the Chinese phone maker. The tweet, which had since been deleted by the company, already garnered 14 retweets and 69 likes before it was hurriedly taken down by the company. However, some tech blogs including...

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Apple Music is coming to Amazon’s Echo devices in fortnight
Nov30

Apple Music is coming to Amazon’s Echo devices in fortnight

In another two weeks from now—middle of December to be precise, Apple Music will become available to Amazon’s Echo devices. The deal to allow Apple Music on Echo devices will also come with complete Alexa integration. Prior to this announcement, Google Android and Facebook Messenger users had enjoyed access to Apple Music as they are allowed to sign on. “Music is one of the most popular features on Alexa—since we launched Alexa four...

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Google Assistant adds support for Apple Siri shortcuts on iOS
Nov21

Google Assistant adds support for Apple Siri shortcuts on iOS

Google is aiming to have its own Assistant get the kind of attention Apple Siri is getting on iOS. Apple Siri understandably is the main assistant on iOS, but Google hopes to get closer by getting a few things right to have heads turn towards its own assistant. It is no longer secret that you can record phrase like Ok Google and thereafter say whatever you feel like to Siri. What you may not have heard at least until now is that...

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Shazam is now compatible with Instagram
Nov05

Shazam is now compatible with Instagram

Few days after announcing the integration of SoundCloud into its app, Instagram users can now also share songs they have ID’d with Shazam. Just like SoundCloud and Spotify, this also will be integrated into Instagram’s popular feature called Stories. “Now you can share your Shazams to Instagram Stories. Once you’ve found a song in Shazam, hit the share button and choose Instagram Stories,” a short post on iTunes explained about the...

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