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The antitrust arguments that could hobble the tech giants

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim has laid out some of the potential antitrust arguments that could be made against tech giants. Delrahim’s office is reportedly in charge of investigating

Dropbox overhauls its Mac app, adds a bunch of awesome features

Dropbox wants to be the only app you use on your Mac to access your most important files — wherever they are stored. Its overhauled desktop client brings all your favorite cloud services together

PBS president says new App Store rules will hurt its educational app

Apple’s efforts to limit data sharing on kids’ apps will hurt one of PBS’s educational apps, the broadcaster’s president and CEO has revealed. Speaking at Recode‘s Code Conference 2019, PBS’s Paula

Goldman Sachs CEO says he’s already using Apple Card

The Apple Card hasn’t publicly launched yet, but employees at both Apple and its partner Goldman Sachs are already publicly testing out the credit card. In an interview at Recode’s Code Conference,

Fortnite 9.21 blasts new grenade launcher into Battle Royale

There’s a brand new grenade launcher to get your hands on in Fortnite Battle Royale. It comes with today’s version 9.21 update, which also addresses complaints about the lack of shields and shotguns

Apple looking to snap up a piece of Intel’s smartphone modem business

Intel is reportedly looking to sell its struggling smartphone modem business in several pieces — and Apple could be one of the buyers. According to a new report, Apple has designs on acquiring Intel’s

Enjoy your favorite tunes on a retro-style Bluetooth speaker [Deals]

Streaming and wireless music are wonders of the modern world. But the devices we use to play that music often look like bad examples of modern art or a prop from a Paul Verhoeven film. Unlike those

UAG Scout brings serious drop protection to iPad Pro with Apple keyboard [Review]

Some third-party case makers have begun treating the iPad Pro with a Smart Keyboard Folio attached as a single device. Urban Armor Gear is the latest to introduce a lightweight protective case that

Meet the new head of testing for selfie cameras

The automotive industry has crash test dummies. The lab testing virtually every kind of digital camera made has Sienna, a lifelike mannequin created to measure the quality of a smartphone’s selfie

iMovie for iOS adds sweet green screen effect

Apple is out with a huge update for the iMovie app on iOS that makes it easy to use your own green and blue screen effects. Using the new green screen tool, iPhone and iPad users can now swap out a

iCloud for Windows offers less-terrible PC file access

Apple fans who also use Windows can download an updated version of iCloud from the Microsoft Store today. This brings an improved iCloud Drive experience for Windows 10 users. It follows on the heels

Check out the next-level photo editing tools in iOS 13

The new iOS 13 Photo editing tools are amazing. It adds powerful new tools, and makes everything else easier to use. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iPhone XS resale value makes Galaxy S10 look pathetic

The 2018 iPhone models drew criticism for their high prices, but new data shows that they have held their value. The same can not be said for Samsung’s rival flagship phone. The Galaxy S10 line lost

Developers get their hands on Apple’s latest betas

Apple has today seeded a bunch of new beta updates to registered developers. A fourth iOS 12.4 release, the third tvOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3 releases, and a second macOS 10.14.6 release are available

iOS 13’s NFC triggers bring Shortcuts to the real world

Shortcuts just leveled up. In iOS 13, it can even run an automation whenever you tap an NFC tag. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Crazy iPhone 11 concept packs plenty of surprises

The iPhone 11’s grand unveiling is probably just over three months away but that’s not stopping one concept designer from dreaming big with a few last minute additions. Gunho Lee unleashed his new

Mobile officially tops TV as American’s biggest time waster

US adults spend more time on their phones and tablets than watching traditional televisions. While phone use has been on the rise for years even as TV use dropped, the most recent annual survey done

Apple Watch 4 with LTE expands its reach across Europe

The Apple Watch Series 4 with LTE connectivity is now available in Austria and Finland for the first time. You can order yours from Apple or select carrier partners, with prices starting at €529.

Antitrust boss who may investigate Apple used to lobby for … Apple

Senator Elizabeth Warren has asked the Justice Department’s antitrust chief to recuse himself from investigating Apple and Google. The Democratic 2020 presidential candidate said that Makan Delrahim

Apple cancels plans for new Denmark data center

Apple has canceled plans to build a second data center in Aabenraa, Denmark. The news comes two months after construction was halted at another site in Denmark over an alleged dispute between Apple