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Apple is closing its two stores in patent-litigation haven Eastern Texas for a brilliant reason (AAPL)

Apple is closing its two stores in a specific district in Eastern Texas and opening up a new one just across the border. And its a brilliant move to throw off so-called patent trolls, who flourish  Apple is closing both of its stores in a specific district in Eastern Texas, and opening up a new one just across the district's border, reports Joe Rossignol at MacRumors. This a brilliant way for Apple to shrug off pesky lawsuits from so-called patent trolls, while also giving the cold shoulder t...
Tags: Apple, Texas, Trends, Xiaomi, Dallas, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Joe Rossignol, The Supreme Court, Patent Office, United States District Court, United States Supreme Court, Eastern District of Texas, Plano Texas, Frisco Texas, Northern District, Eastern Texas


How DC Universe's 'Doom Patrol' brought its bizarre superhero team from the comics to TV

DC Universe's "Doom Patrol" showrunner Jeremy Carver talked to Business Insider about bringing the weirdness of the comic book to the screen. " There was that element of weirdness and absurdity, but I was really taken by the pathos and heart beneath it all," Carver said. He added that the show had to have "equal or more weight" on the characters and their backstories as on the bizarre nature of the show. To say that DC's Doom Patrol is an unconventional superhero team is an understatement....
Tags: Apple, Superman, Trends, Netflix, Xiaomi, Batman, Rolling Stone, Grant Morrison, Carver, TIMOTHY DALTON, Brendan Fraser, Alan Tudyk, Alan Sepinwall, DC Universe, Jeremy Carver, Doom Patrol


Apple is offering interest-free financing to boost iPhone sales in China

Apple is looking to get over its sales woes in China but offering prospective customers interest-free financing with a little help from Alibaba. Apple’s China website now offers financing packages for iPhones that include zero percent interest packages provided in association with several banks and Huabei, a consumer credit company operated by Alibaba’s Ant Financial unit, as first noted by Reuters. The Reuters report further explains the packages on offer: On its China website, Apple is prom...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Android, Asia, Finance, China, India, Tech, Mobile Phones, Alibaba, Xiaomi, The Wall Street Journal, Alibaba Group, Ant Financial, Apple Store


Goldman Sachs doesn't think Apple can compete with Samsung's new foldable phone

If foldable smartphones become popular following Samsung's Galaxy Fold launch, Apple may struggle to keep up with Samsung, according to a new analyst note from Goldman Sachs. But the fact that Samsung has not allowed anyone to examine or use the Galaxy Fold could mean it's not ready yet. Apple relies on Samsung to produce the displays for its high-end iPhones. Apple and Samsung may offer similar features when it comes to their flagship smartphones — both the latest  iPhones and Galaxy phones ...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Trends, Xiaomi, Goldman Sachs, Lg, Goldman, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Apple, Rod Hall


How to change your Facebook password to help keep your account secure

Change your Facebook password to help keep your account secure in the event of (or to prevent) hacking or a security breach. Doing so only takes a few minutes, and the process is simple. Two-factor authentication is also an option for those seeking additional security for their Facebook accounts.   Internet security isn't something to be taken lightly, and social media sites are some of the most heavily targeted sites by hackers who want to steal your logins and potentially lock you out o...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Xiaomi, Don, Facebook Watch, Your Facebook, Beast Facebook


Facebook is starting to pay for some of its missteps and Wall Street is getting nervous

Facebook accepts regulation is coming, with Mark Zuckerberg admitting this week that a "societal guardrail framework" will give users confidence. But in recent weeks, it has had sharp reminders that some lawmakers are agitating for change that it might not like — and Wall Street is starting to take note. In notes this week, analysts reflected on how regulation could change Facebook's business model and apply downward pressure to its share price. Facebook is spending a lot of money on talking t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Germany, US, Trends, Eu, Bbc, Britain, Nick Clegg, Xiaomi, Silicon Valley, Zuckerberg, Robinson Humphrey


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Samsung announced its foldable smartphone on Wednesday. The Galaxy Fold will cost a whopping $1,980 when it launches on April 26. Samsung also introduced its new Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus phones. The new smartphones come with significant design, feature, and spec overhauls compared to previous models. Sen. Mark Warner blasted Google for the hidden Nest microphone. Sen. Warner told Business Insider in a statement that federal age...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, UK, Congress, California, Israel, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Bbc, Epic, Xiaomi, Karl Lagerfeld


A major privacy advocacy group is calling on the FTC to force Google to divest the Nest business after it failed to let consumers know about a hidden microphone (GOOG, GOOGL)

After revelations that Google failed to let consumers know of a microphone in its Nest security devices, the longtime privacy advocacy group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take action. On Wednesday, EPIC sent a letter to the FTC, alerting the commission of the potential consumer risk and requesting that Google divest of its Nest hardware products. "The FTC should now commence an enforcement action against Google with the ai...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mac, Congress, Trends, Epic, Xiaomi, Ftc, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Electronic Privacy Information Center Epic, Alan Eustace, Sen Warner, VP of Engineering and Research, FTC Nest Google


These four charts show why Apple's China troubles aren't going away anytime soon (AAPL)

Apple's problems in China are likely to linger, HSBC's Erwan Rambourg said in a new research note. Wealthy Chinese are starting to shift their brand preferences to Huawei from Apple, Rambourg said, citing a proprietary survey. They also don't want to spend what Apple charges for its latest phones, according to the survey. And many want their next phone to support 5G, but Apple isn't expected to offer an iPhone compatible with the new wireless standard until late next year. Don't expect Apple'...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, China, Trends, United States, Hsbc, Xiaomi, Huawei, Aapl, Greater China, Angela Ahrendts, HSBC Global Research, Erwan Rambourg, Rambourg, Greater China China Taiwan, Huawei Rambourg


The Samsung Galaxy S10 is one of the few major smartphones you can still buy with a headphone jack

Samsung's Galaxy S10 includes a standard headphone jack, which has become increasingly rare in today's smartphone landscape. Companies such as Apple, Google, and Motorola have cut the headphone jack from their flagship smartphones. Most smartphone makers instead require users to connect wired headphones via a dongle.  Apple may be convinced that the future is wireless, but for Samsung the headphone jack is still as relevant as ever. The company revealed its Galaxy S10 lineup on Wednesday, whi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Motorola, Samsung, Trends, Xiaomi, Lg, Samsung Galaxy, Apple Google, Samsung Samsung, Galaxy Fold Read


Apple once gifted Karl Lagerfeld a custom $25,000 Apple Watch, but the fashion icon might have never set it up (AAPL)

Karl Lagerfeld, the German designer and creative director of the fashion houses Chanel and Fendi, died on Tuesday. He was 85. Lagerfeld had famously received a custom 18-karat yellow-gold Apple Watch from Jony Ive, Apple's chief designer, but he might have never actually set it up to use as a smartwatch. Karl Lagerfeld had an Apple Watch before most people had one. But he might have never actually set it up. In 2015, ahead of the public launch of the first-generation Apple Watch, Lagerfeld wa...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Netflix, Paris, Xiaomi, Andy Warhol, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Apple Watch Edition, Fendi, Hodinkee, Lagerfeld, Jony Ive Apple, Jony Ive Lagerfeld, Apple Watch Lagerfeld


Apple once gifted Karl Lagerfeld with a custom $25,000 Apple Watch, but the fashion icon might have never set it up (AAPL)

Karl Lagerfeld, the German designer and creative director at fashion houses Chanel and Fendi, died on Tuesday. He was 85. Lagerfeld had famously received a custom 18K yellow gold Apple Watch from Jony Ive, Apple’s chief designer, but he may have never actually set it up to use as a smartwatch. Karl Lagerfeld had an Apple Watch before most people had one. But he may have never actually set it up. Back in 2015, ahead of the public launch of the first-generation Apple Watch, fashion icon Karl La...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Netflix, Paris, Xiaomi, Andy Warhol, Apple Watch, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Fendi, Hodinkee, Lagerfeld, Jony Ive Apple, Jony Ive Lagerfeld


Xiaomi Mi 9 is a worthy competitor to Huawei Mate 20 Pro – on paper

We finally have 2019’s first flagship launch: the Mi 9. This is Xiaomi’s ambitious device, that has Qualcomm‘s new Snapdragon 855 processor, and a triple-camera system led by a 48-megapixel sensor. Plus, its highest variant features a massive RAM of 12GB. On paper, the device has all the markings of becoming a great competitor of last year’s feature-loaded Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Before we get into the details of the product, here’s its impressive spec sheet: Screen: 6.39-inch Full HD display Proces...
Tags: Startups, Xiaomi, Qualcomm, Insider, Huawei Mate, Plugged


11 tips to make more money on eBay

eBay is one of the largest e-commerce platforms in the world and you can use it to  sell items and turn a profit. Posting clear, high-quality photos that show your items from multiple angles can help you to boost your sales. Using keywords in your listing's title and offering free shipping on your items can help you to make more money on eBay.  Whether you're looking to set up an online business or you just have a pile of clothes you're hoping to turn for a profit, learning how to s...
Tags: Apple, Ebay, Los Angeles, Trends, Xiaomi, Cleveland, Lakers, Don, LeBron, Volusion, Jeremy Fisher, eBay North America, Sam Bright, Alison Garrison, Taylor Mack, Mack You


Xiaomi Mi 9 hands-on review

How fast do you want to go? If the answer to this is “as fast as possible,” then take a long look at the Xiaomi Mi 9. It’s one of the highest performance smartphones you can buy. It’s a real monster, and we’ve been using it. The post Xiaomi Mi 9 hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Xiaomi, Snapdragon 855, Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9


Open source startup Redis Labs raises $60 million and starts planning for an IPO, as it takes a stand against Amazon Web Services (AMZN)

On Tuesday, Redis Labs announced it closed $60 million in Series E financing.  Last year, Redis Labs changed its license in response to Amazon taking Redis Labs' database software and selling it on its cloud — a move that proved controversial among open source developers. Despite the competition from Amazon, Redis Labs showed investors that it was able to grow quickly, and investors agreed with the licensing change, says Ofer Bengal, co-founder and CEO of Redis Labs. Redis Labs has been livi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Xiaomi, Amazon Web Services, Redis Labs, Bengal, Francisco Partners, Amazon Alibaba, Redis, Amazon Just, Rafael Torres, Ofer Bengal, Amazon Web Services AMZN, Amazon Redis Labs, Redis Labs Redis Labs


'Alita: Battle Angel' wins the Presidents' Day weekend box office, but it's is a long way from profitability

Fox's "Alita: Battle Angel" earned $27 million over the weekend and over $41 million by Presidents' Day. That's enough to come out on top of the holiday weekend. But it's going to be an uphill climb for this $170 million-budgeted movie to make a profit.   Fox's big-budget "Alita: Battle Angel" had no trouble topping the domestic box office over Presidents' Day weekend, with the movie taking in an estimated $27 million from Friday to Sunday and over $41 million from its opening on Thursday to ...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Hollywood, China, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Cameron, Xiaomi, Warner Bros, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Valentine, Rodriguez


Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big?

Greetings from Chittorgarh, one of my stops on a two-week excursion through Goa and Rajasthan, India. I’ve been a little too busy exploring, photographing cows and monkeys and eating a lot of delicious food to keep up with *all* the tech news, but I’ve still got the highlights. For starters, if you haven’t heard yet, TechCrunch launched Extra Crunch, a paid premium subscription offering full of amazing content. As part of Extra Crunch, we’ll be doing deep dives on select businesses, beginning...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Y Combinator, Indonesia, Germany, Softbank, Tech, Xiaomi, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Goa, Kpcb, General Catalyst, Patreon


A short trip to India showed me just how badly Apple is screwing up in the world's biggest democracy

Apple has failed to crack the Indian smartphone market, languishing behind Chinese brands with less than a 2% share of the market. During a family visit to India, I noticed Apple doesn't have much retail or advertising presence and that it mostly advertises the "cheaper" iPhone XR. The iPhone XR is still too expensive for most Indians, and iPhones overall cost more to buy in India than in other countries. CEO Tim Cook seems to be trying to replicate Apple's Chinese strategy in India, which has...
Tags: Apple, UK, China, India, US, Samsung, Trends, Bloomberg, West, Credit Suisse, Tim Cook, Xiaomi, Delhi, Mumbai, Wall Street Journal, Bangalore


Amazon's HQ2 decision is caught in a political firestorm, its CEO is tabloid fodder, its guidance was weak — and its stock hasn't budged. Here's why. (AMZN)

Despite a maelstrom of events surrounding Amazon in recent weeks, its stock's reaction has been relatively muted. In interviews with Markets Insider, analysts attributed the stock's lack of action to investors choosing to ignore what they see as "noise," and focusing on the company's fundamentals.  Follow Amazon's stock here on Markets Insider. If an Amazon shareholder had fallen into a deep sleep for the last month or so and woke up this week, they might check on their investment and figure...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, New York City, Trends, Bloomberg, Queens, Xiaomi, Jeff Bezos, Goldman, Amazon Web Services, Business Insider, Davidson, CFRA, Long Island City, AMZN


How to change and customize the face of your Apple Watch

You can change your Apple Watch face by curating a selection of customized faces to access the features you need. Swipe across your Apple Watch screen from edge to edge to flip through the watch faces in your collection. Add, remove, and customize watch faces right on your Apple Watch or use the Watch app on your iPhone. The beauty of an Apple Watch is that it serves many functions: a fitness tracker, a stopwatch, a way to easily peek at notifications without taking your phone out, and oh ye...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Xiaomi, Apple Watch, Activity Digital, Face Gallery


Amazon is pushing video search ads to win over big brands skeptical about the platform, but agencies say there are problems with the pitch

The e-commerce giant Amazon quietly rolled out video ads in search results six months ago and has been shopping it to performance and brand marketers with a minimum spending requirement of $35,000 to $50,000. The format is sold direct and on Amazon's iPhone app, but Amazon is close to expanding it to its self-serve platform and its Android app, according to agencies. The format is geared toward getting brands to spend more with Amazon, but agencies say it's unclear which kind of advertiser the...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Trends, Xiaomi, Merkle, General Mills, Anthony, Hutchinson, Kenshoo, Georgia Pacific, David Hutchinson, Brawny, iProspect, Elizabeth Mott, Blue Buffalo Pet Products Procter Gamble


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Amazon cancelled its plans to move its new HQ2 headquarters to New York. The company said it would not reopen its search for HQ2 but would proceed as planned in Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee. Politicians and tech execs reacted to the surprise news of Amazon pulling HQ2 from New York City. The decision to bring HQ2 to New York was met with fierce backlash from many politicians, local residents, and tech leaders who took aim a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Virginia, New York City, NFL, Trends, Xiaomi, Nintendo, Travis Kalanick, Kalanick


How to cast videos to Roku from your phone onto your TV

When you cast to Roku, you're quickly queuing up content from your phone to play on your TV. First-time set-up for casting to Roku requires a few steps. Casting plays content from supported channels and is not the same as screen mirroring. You may already know of the conveniences of casting video from your phone to your TV using a Google Chromecast device. But did you know you can also cast content to a Roku? Casting to a Roku is as simple as tapping an icon, once you set it up. It may...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Xiaomi, Roku, Roku Streaming Stick, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku Rest, Roku Casting to Roku


Why Oscars ads are selling at a record high despite the steady decline of ratings

Academy Award ratings have been slipping for years, but ad buy prices are on the rise. ABC is selling 30-second ads for the 2019 Oscars at a record-high $3 million. CNN media critic Brian Lowry explains to Business Insider why ABC is still bullish on the Oscars.   It's one of the great mysteries going on with television right now: advertisers are dishing out more money than ever before to get ads on shows that fewer people are watching than ever before. And the Academy Awards is no different....
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Hollywood, Abc, Trends, Cnn, Xiaomi, Lowry, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Brie Larson, Netflix Amazon, Brian Lowry


The startup that pays people to legally hack companies like Nintendo and Uber is adding an industry veteran as a new board member

HackerOne announced Thursday that it will add Hilarie Koplow-McAdams, venture partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), to its board of directors. HackerOne helps connect customers like Uber or Twitter with ethical hackers, who get paid out a so-called bug bounty for finding security vulnerabilities or other flaws. This cybersecurity startup, which closed $40 million in funding last February, is growing fast — so HackerOne is turning to Hilarie Koplow-McAdams to help it stay ahead of the c...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Europe, Trends, Xiaomi, Nintendo, Starbucks, Oracle, Nea, HackerOne, Duo Security, New Enterprise Associates NEA, Mickos, Hilarie, Uber Nintendo, Koplow McAdams


Xiaomi Mi 9: Everything you need to know

Xiaomi's next major phone release will be the Mi 9, and the company hasn't held back in giving us a good look at the phone, revealing the design, the camera, and a stunning color. The post Xiaomi Mi 9: Everything you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Xiaomi, Mi 9


Grover launches e-scooter subscription service

Grover, the Berlin-based startup that offers “pay-as-you-go” subscriptions to the latest consumer tech as an alternative to owning products outright, is going all-in on e-scooters or so-called micro-mobility. The latest to jump in on the e-scooter craze, the company is launching an e-scooter monthly subscription service in Germany. Dubbed GroverGo, customers can rent the Xiaomi e-Scooter Mijia M365 for €49.90 per month and have access to a rental scooter of their own for a fraction of the cost o...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Germany, Berlin, Tech, Service, Xiaomi, Lime, Grover, Michael Cassau, Grover Care


A prominent former Googler says she has 'grave concerns about how strategic decisions are made at Google today' and how it treats employees (GOOGL, GOOG)

Liz Fong-Jones, a prominent former Google engineer known for speaking out for employee rights, w rote about her experience inside the search giant in an op-ed published on Wednesday.  Fong-Jones writes that she has "grave concerns about how strategic decisions are made at Google today," and that the company has "misused its power to place profits above the well-being of people." She describes the relationship between Google leadership and employees as hitting a low point within the last two...
Tags: Apple, Google, China, Trends, Xiaomi, Pentagon, Signal, Google Cloud Platform, Andy Rubin, Liz Fong Jones, Fong Jones, Google Walkout


How to rotate your iPad screen and lock or unlock its orientation

Some iPad apps and programs are optimal when viewed broad landscape view, others in narrow portrait orientation; locking an iPad's screen's rotation prevents frustration during use. If your iPad screen will not rotate when you turn the device, the rotation lock is most likely already set; the other potential issue is a crashed app that needs resetting. Here's how to rotate the screen on your iPad, and how to lock or unlock the screen so it won't spin.   First, a quick FYI: iPhones and iPads ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Xiaomi



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