Apple says its ultra wideband technology is why newer iPhones appear to share location data, even when the setting is disabled

Apple says its ultra wideband technology is why newer iPhones appear to share location data, even when the setting is disabled

This week, security reporter Brian Krebs asked why the newest iPhone 11 Pro appeared to be sending out a…

Apple Music dives deeper into concert streaming with Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Lil Nas X are the winners of the first Apple Music Awards

Twitter launches a Privacy Center to centralize its data protection efforts

The Station: Canoo hits the road, Coup shutters and Samsung shifts

Tim Cook, Satya Nadella, Elon Musk, Sundar Pichai and more sign renewed commitment to Paris Agreement

A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks

This Week in Apps: Apple Arcade updates, TikTok distances itself from China, Kardashians send shady app to No. 1

Twitter tests new conversation features from twttr prototype, rollout planned for 2020

Twitter to add a way to ‘memorialize’ accounts for deceased users before removing inactive ones

Trouva, an online marketplace for independent boutiques, raises $22M

You can take my Dad’s tweets over my dead body

Twitter will free up handles by deleting inactive accounts

New smartphone figures highlight continued struggles to grow market

Apple releases holiday ad

Nike is latest retailer to offer 3% cash back to Apple Card users

European smartphone shipments grew in Q3, driven by Samsung

China Roundup: Y Combinator’s short-lived China dream

Microsoft adds Māori to translator as New Zealand pushes to revitalize the language

Twitter will finally let you turn on two-factor authentication without giving it a phone number

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Figma launches Auto Layout

Figma launches Auto Layout

Figma, the design tool maker that has raised nearly $83 million from investors such as Index Ventures, Sequoia, Greylock and Kleiner Perkins, has today announced a new feature called Auto Layout that takes some of…

In a first, Amazon launches a battery-powered portable Echo speaker in India

In a first, Amazon launches a battery-powered portable Echo speaker in India

After launching nearly a dozen Echo speaker models in India in two years, Amazon said on Wednesday it is adding one more to the mix that addresses one of the most requested features from customers…

AWS launches discounted spot capacity for its Fargate container platform

AWS launches discounted spot capacity for its Fargate container platform

AWS today quietly brought spot capacity to Fargate, its serverless compute engine for containers that supports both the company’s Elastic Container Service and, now, its Elastic Kubernetes service. Like spot instances for the EC2 compute…

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What we know about Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 865 and 765 chips

What we know about Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 865 and 765 chips

Qualcomm’s holding its big annual get-together this week in Hawaii, portioning off Snapdragon news, piece by piece. Yesterday’s event was…

Finally, an official Craigslist app

Finally, an official Craigslist app

Fancy websites and services come and go, but Craigslist endures. And now one of its main shortcomings is fixed: there’s…

Lessons from M-Pesa for Africa’s new VC-rich fintech startups

Lessons from M-Pesa for Africa’s new VC-rich fintech startups

In African fintech, the fourth quarter of 2019 brought big money to new entrants. Chinese investors put $220 million into…

Instagram finally launches 13+ age checkups

Instagram finally launches 13+ age checkups

Instagram is done playing dumb about users’ ages. After 9 years, Instagram is finally embracing more responsibility to protect underage…

Android’s ‘Focus Mode’ exits beta, adds new scheduling features

Android’s ‘Focus Mode’ exits beta, adds new scheduling features

Google is expanding its suite of “Digital Wellbeing” tools for Android devices with a new feature, Focus Mode, launching today.…

Cellphone plans get up to 40% costlier in India

Cellphone plans get up to 40% costlier in India

India has long been a wonderland for cellphone users. At a time when most telecom operators across the globe charge…

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 865 and 765 platforms

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 865 and 765 platforms

This morning at its annual Snapdragon summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm offered a glimpse at two new Snapdragon chips. You know…

T-Mobile opens pre-orders on two 5G phones as low-band network goes live

T-Mobile opens pre-orders on two 5G phones as low-band network goes live

The 5G question has long been carts and horses. The next-generation wireless network has always been an inevitability, of course,…

Pixpay is a challenger bank for teens focused on pocket money

Pixpay is a challenger bank for teens focused on pocket money

Meet Pixpay, a French startup that wants to replace cash when you’re handing out pocket money to your kids. Anybody…

Fabric’s new app helps parents with the hard stuff, including wills, life insurance & shared finances

Fabric’s new app helps parents with the hard stuff, including wills, life insurance & shared finances

A new app called Fabric aims to make it simpler for parents to plan for their family’s long-term financial well-being.…

GPUs Continue to Dominate the AI Accelerator Market for Now

GPUs Continue to Dominate the AI Accelerator Market for Now

As enterprises embark on AI and machine learning strategies, chip makers like NVIDIA, Intel and AMD are battling to become…

Android’s Ambient Mode will soon come to ‘select devices’

Android’s Ambient Mode will soon come to ‘select devices’

You’ve probably heard murmurs about Google’s forthcoming Ambient Mode for Android . The company first announced this feature, which essentially…

Omni storage & rentals fails, shutters, sells engineers to Coinbase

Omni storage & rentals fails, shutters, sells engineers to Coinbase

$35 million-funded Omni is packing up and shutting down after struggling to make the economics of equipment rentals and physical…

More than 1 million T-Mobile customers exposed by breach

More than 1 million T-Mobile customers exposed by breach

T-Mobile has confirmed a data breach affecting more than a million of its customers, whose personal data (but no financial…

Facebook prototypes Favorites for close friends microsharing

Facebook prototypes Favorites for close friends microsharing

Facebook is building its own version of Instagram Close Friends, the company confirms to TechCrunch. There’s a lot people that…

FCC bans spending on Huawei, ZTE and other ‘national security threats’

FCC bans spending on Huawei, ZTE and other ‘national security threats’

The FCC has finally put the seal of approval on its plan to cut funding going to equipment from companies…

Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords

Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords

The highest court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the state’s law enforcement cannot force suspects to turn over their password…

Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death

Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death

Summer camp for adults and beloved tech-free weekend getaway Camp Grounded ground to a halt in 2017. Its big-hearted founder…

The top 1% of app store publishers drive 80% of new downloads

The top 1% of app store publishers drive 80% of new downloads

The current app store ecosystem doesn’t favor the indie developer. According to new data from Sensor Tower, the top 1%…

Bandit opens a ‘mobile-only’ coffee shop in New York

Bandit opens a ‘mobile-only’ coffee shop in New York

If you wander into the Bandit coffee shop in Midtown New York, you won’t be able to just walk up…

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Brexit ad blitz data firm paid by Vote Leave broke privacy laws, watchdogs find

Brexit ad blitz data firm paid by Vote Leave broke privacy laws, watchdogs find

A joint investigation by watchdogs in Canada and British Columbia has found that Cambridge Analytica-linked data firm, Aggregate IQ, broke privacy…

Amazon makes its music streaming service free with ads

Amazon makes its music streaming service free with ads

Amazon is making its music streaming service free. The company previously offered free, ad-supported streaming only to customers who owned…

Amazon’s new Fire TV Blaster works with Echo to control your TV, soundbar, cable box and more

Amazon’s new Fire TV Blaster works with Echo to control your TV, soundbar, cable box and more

Amazon already offers Alexa voice control to TV owners through its Fire TV devices, by way of a voice remote…

Report alleges Amazon worked with Indiana to downplay warehouse worker’s death and safety concerns

Report alleges Amazon worked with Indiana to downplay warehouse worker’s death and safety concerns

It’s strange that no matter how hard Amazon denies that its warehouses are terrible, dangerous places to work, the reports…

Facebook Viewpoints pays users for well-being surveys & tasks

Facebook Viewpoints pays users for well-being surveys & tasks

Facebook is launching a new market research, task, and product testing program that lets users earn money. Starting today, people…

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Russian billionaire killed by vehicle while walking his dog in England

Russian billionaire killed by vehicle while walking his dog in England

A Russian billionaire was killed in a road collision while walking his dog in England last…

'A real life buddy': Teen with autism stars in 'Elf the Musical'

Trump's former Russia ambassador: Putin is 'probably joyful' about claims of Ukraine meddling in 2016 election

Peloton says you 'misinterpreted' its much-maligned holiday ad

UN says it has evidence that Iran was 'shooting to kill' protesters

Russia detains man accused of building fake border in the forest to trick migrants

A Facebook rumor about white vans is spreading fear across America

Japanese island could become an unsinkable US aircraft carrier

German art activists apologize for displaying urn containing 'Holocaust ashes'

Exclusive: Inside the innovative Disney ride that's key to its Star Wars strategy

Inside one party's effort to cancel Brexit

No Libra-style digital currencies without rules, say EU finance ministers

Greta Thunberg criticizes world leaders' climate actions as they meet at COP25 to discuss the crisis

A seasonal UPS employee confessed to stealing more than $1,000 worth of packages

Top British diplomat in US quits with tirade over Brexit 'half-truths'

Move over Slack — Space is a new project management platform for developers

Polar bears crowd Russian village in search for food

A plumber returning home from work talked a man off the Brooklyn Bridge in a snowstorm

Gang-rape murder suspects shot by police during 'reconstruction'

Angela Merkel visits Auschwitz for the first time in 14 years as Germany's leader

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Daily Crunch: Free Spotify comes to Alexa

Daily Crunch: Free Spotify comes to Alexa

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like…

FedEx robot sent packing by NYC

New Amazon capabilities put machine learning in reach of more developers

Amazon launches medication management features for Alexa

Coralogix announces $10M Series A to bring more intelligence to logging

Inside the Instagram AI that fills Explore with fresh, juicy content

The herd sours on unprofitable unicorns again

New Amazon tool helps machine learning models identify unique objects

Amazon-backed Shuttl raises $18M to expand its app-based bus aggregator in India

Cloud Foundry’s Kubernetes bet with Project Eirini hits 1.0

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg’s “twisted logic” on hate speech and fakes

Linear takes $4.2M led by Sequoia to build a better bug tracker and more

Facebook Dating now integrates with Instagram and Facebook Stories

Amazon launches a Dash Smart Shelf for businesses that automatically restocks supplies

Celonis, a leader in big data process mining for enterprises, nabs $290M on a $2.5B valuation

Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control

Google Cloud launches Bare Metal Solution

Spotify’s free music service will now stream on Alexa devices, plus Bose and Sonos smart speakers

Luna is a new kind of space company helping biotech find its footing in microgravity

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Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro battery case sports a new camera button

Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro battery case sports a new camera button

Apple just released the iPhone 11 Pro’s battery case and it comes with surprise: a button…

With echoes of Theranos, Truvian Sciences revives the dream of low-cost, accessible blood tests

Apple launches a dedicated mobile app for its developer community

Twitter launches a way to report abusive use of its Lists feature

Microsoft winds down its bigger plans for Cortana with mobile app shutdown

Salesforce, Apple partnership begins to come to life

Microsoft announces changes to cloud contract terms following EU privacy probe

Why Salesforce is moving Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure

Twitter makes its political ad ban official

Know your startup’s value so you can communicate it to investors

Microsoft announces its xCloud streaming service and a truckload of new games are coming in 2020

The new AirFly Pro is the perfect travel buddy for your AirPods Pro

Apple Research app arrives on iPhone and Apple Watch with three opt-in health studies

Daily Crunch: Meet Apple’s new MacBook Pro

GitHub launches a mobile app, smarter notifications and improved code search

Apple’s Mac Pro ships in December with maximum 8TB of storage

HBO’s former CEO said to be in talks with Apple TV+ for an exclusive production deal

Pan-African e-tailer Jumia grows 3Q revenue, e-payments, and losses

Mozilla partners with Intel, Red Hat and Fastly to take WebAssembly beyond the browser

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales top $38 billion