In an unusual investor call, Apple reports flat quarterly earnings amid COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Despite disruptions to both supply and demand caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Apple posted $58.3 billion in revenue in its second quarter, eking out 1 percent growth over last year’s second quarter. This beat some recent expectations by investors, but it falls well behind the $63-67 billion guidance for the quarter the company initial gave before the coronavirus’ effects…

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Face ID doesn’t work when you’re wearing a mask—Apple’s about to address that

April 30, 2020

Enlarge / The TrueDepth sensor array on the iPhone. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple’s Face ID method for authenticating on recent iPhones offers a number of security benefits, and it’s a neat trick to boot. But in a pandemic-stricken world where many people either opt to or are even required to wear protective masks, users have discovered that Face ID doesn’t usually work when they need it to. Those masks interfere…

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Comcast overcharged elderly couple $600, denied refund until contacted by Ars

April 30, 2020

Enlarge / A Comcast service van in October 2014. (credit: Mike Mozart / Flickr) When Badr’s grandparents moved from one house to another in April 2018, they had one simple request for Comcast—they wanted the cable company to transfer their Internet-only plan to the new address, with no changes to the service or price. Badr, who helps manage his grandparents’ account, thought everything had gone smoothly. “We asked to move…

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7 Ways You’re Using Your Phone WRONG!

April 30, 2020

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Google Play has been spreading advanced Android malware for years

April 29, 2020

Enlarge (credit: portal gda / Flickr) Hackers have been using Google Play for years to distribute an unusually advanced backdoor capable of stealing a wide range of sensitive data, researchers said on Tuesday. Researchers from security firm Kaspersky Lab have recovered at least eight Google Play apps that date back to 2018, a Kaspersky Lab representative said, but based on archive searches and other methods, the researchers believe malicious apps…

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Google Meet, Google’s Zoom competitor, is now free for everyone

April 29, 2020

Enlarge (credit: Google Meet) Google Meet, Google’s newest video chat service, will soon be free for everyone. The service, which was previously locked behind G Suite, is opening up to anyone with a Google account. Users will be able to access the service at meet.google.com or through the iOS and Android apps. While the service’s free tier is unrestricted now, it won’t be unrestricted forever. Google says that, after September 30,…

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Loan site buckling under COVID-19 strain shows man another applicant’s data

April 29, 2020

Enlarge (credit: _chrisUK) Jay Warren was frantically trying to submit an online loan application under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), but the site he was accessing at lendioapply.crossriversba.com/ kept timing out. He says he tried to reload the application some 30 times and still had no luck. When a page finally appeared, he found something even more troubling: he was staring at the application of a stranger who lived 1,200…

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iPhone SE review: Small screen, huge performance

April 29, 2020

The 2020 iPhone SE. [credit: Samuel Axon ] It’s finally here. Nearly two years after discontinuing the 4-inch iPhone SE, Apple has introduced a new iPhone SE with a highly competitive $399 starting price tag. Like its predecessor, this release puts Apple’s latest processor inside the chassis of the company’s heretofore cheapest phone, giving buyers who want a powerful, future-proof handset an option for quite a bit less than the…

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It’s My Birthday – Supreme Builds Virtual Birthday Party

April 28, 2020

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Comcast waives data cap until at least June 30 in response to pandemic

April 27, 2020

Enlarge / A Comcast van in Sunnyvale, California, in November 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Andrei Stanescu) After promising 60 days without data caps and overage fees for all customers, Comcast has decided to extend the data-cap waiver until at least June 30. Comcast announced the data-cap waiver on March 13, saying the waiver would last until May 13 to help customers deal with the pandemic. Today, Comcast said it will…

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