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Apple HomePod 2nd Generation Review: A Smart Speaker With Big Bass—and a Big Price

Apple HomePod 2nd Generation Review: A Smart Speaker With Big Bass—and a Big Price

This smart speaker first appeared in 2018 as one of the most expensive on the market. Two years later, it was eclipsed by its more affordable diminutive sibling, the HomePod Mini. The company discontinued the original speaker two years ago. Sign up for the newsletter Technology A weekly roundup of tech reviews, headlines, columns, and …

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WSJ News Exclusive | Apple Plans New Encryption System to Ward Off Hackers and Protect iCloud Data

WSJ News Exclusive | Apple Plans New Encryption System to Ward Off Hackers and Protect iCloud Data

Apple Inc. AAPL -1.38% plans to significantly expand its data encryption practices, a step that is likely to lead to tensions with law enforcement and governments around the world as the company continues to build new privacy protections for millions of iPhone users. The expanded end-to-end encryption system, an optional feature called Advanced Data Protection, …

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Apple Makes Plans to Move Production Out of China

Apple Makes Plans to Move Production Out of China

In recent weeks, Apple Inc. AAPL -0.34% has accelerated plans to shift some of its production outside China, long the dominant country in the supply chain that built the world’s most valuable company, say people involved in the discussions. It is telling suppliers to plan more actively for assembling Apple products elsewhere in Asia, particularly …

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The Next Big Battle Between Google and Apple Is for the Soul of Your Car

The Next Big Battle Between Google and Apple Is for the Soul of Your Car

A few years from now, in addition to deciding your next vehicle’s make and model, you may have another tough choice: the Google model or the Apple AAPL -3.00% one? Other options may include “car maker generic” and even, I’m spitballing the name here: Amazon Prime Edition. Now that cars, especially electric ones, are becoming …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook won't raise iPhone 14 prices. He must first deal with a fierce rival — and it's not Samsung

Apple CEO Tim Cook won’t raise iPhone 14 prices. He must first deal with a fierce rival — and it’s not Samsung

Apple has something more important than Samsung’s 005930, -0.71% flip phone to worry about: Inflation. None of the new iPhone 14 devices have increased prices relative to their iPhone 13 counterparts, Wednesday’s event showed, despite many analysts expecting the company to increase prices on high-end offerings. When Apple AAPL, +1.88% introduced the iPhone 13 last …

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WSJ News Exclusive | Samsung Sees Galaxy Z Flip 4, Fold 4 as Edge in Smartphone Wars

WSJ News Exclusive | Samsung Sees Galaxy Z Flip 4, Fold 4 as Edge in Smartphone Wars

NEW YORK: Samsung Electronics Co. sees an opening in its stalled smartphone war with Apple Inc. That’s Samsung’s opinion‘s mobile business chief Roh Tae-moon, chief architect of the company’s flip-screen phones. The newest versions, Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, were unveiled on Wednesday. Samsung‘s The novelty devices do something iPhones can’t: …

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