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Intel Quits Phone Modem Biz Following Apple/Qualcomm Deal

Intel has confirmed that it has cancelled its 5G modem project intended for phones such as a future iPhone, and will focus its modem business instead on products for devices other than phones, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apple currently uses both Intel and Qualcomm modems in its iPhones. Earlier today, Apple and Qualcomm announced an agreement to end a years-long, ugly patent dispute. The agreement included a new…

JustIce Department Leaning Against Merger of Sprint and T-Mobile

Justice department staff reviewing the proposed merger between T-Mobile US and Sprint have informed the two companies that they're disinclined to approve the merger as currently proposed, on antitrust grounds, according to the Wall Street Journal. The $26 billion deal would reduce competition and likely lead to lost jobs in the long run, although T-Mobile and Sprint claim otherwise. T-Mobile and Sprint could propose alterations to the deal to win…

Netflix can’t wait to compete against Apple and Disney

Netflix doesn’t seem worried at all that Apple and Disney are launching their own competitive streaming services by the end of 2019. In its latest report to investors, Netflix cited Disney and Apple as its biggest upcoming competition, but instead of fearing the two companies’ platforms, Netflix swears its actually excited about the competition. Apple […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple and Qualcomm end their long legal war

The legal war between Apple and Qualcomm is finally over. In a surprise announcement, the two companies revealed that they have agreed to drop all litigation against each other, bringing an end to a dispute over royalities and patent infringements that spanned multiple countries. Apple and Qualcomm have been fighting in courts for the last […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

MacBook Air display mysteriously brightens after macOS update

Installing the latest macOS version on a 2018 MacBook Air increases the maximum screen brightness. Apple’s own description of this notebook indicates that the highest potential brightness level is now 400 nits. That’s much higher than with this laptop launched. Upgrade your new MacBook Air The increase just requires installing macOS 10.14.4, which was released […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Apple, Qualcomm Finally Find Patent Peace

Qualcomm and Apple have reached an agreement to end all ongoing litigation over patents, including that extending to Apple's contact manufacturers. The companies have reached a six-year intellectual property agreement, with an option to extend for two years. As part of the agreement, Apple will pay Qualcomm an undisclosed sum, and has entered into a new agreement to buy chips from Qualcomm. Source: phonescoop

Sell your old iPad and bag a bargain upgrade today

Amazon and Best Buy are now offering some of the biggest discounts we’ve seen on Apple’s latest iPad Pro lineup. And you can make yours even more affordable by selling your old model when you upgrade. Cult of Mac offers real cash for your old Apple devices, and we typically pay more than anyone else. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

‘Shot on iPhone’ mini-documentary goes under the sea

A short documentary about the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme is the latest entry in the “Shot on iPhone XS” campaign, which shows what’s possible with the the advanced cameras in Apple handsets. The 8-minute video is a full of crystal-clear video taken beneath the waves. Watch it now: The director of “Shot on iPhone […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac