Are the Amazon Echo and Google Home addictive devices?

Technology addiction is having quite a moment, as evidence mounts that electronic devices, especially smartphones, may contribute to screen-time dependence. That means more scrutiny for the big-name hardware and software companies. Just recently, Apple was chided by its investors for not facilitating more ways to protect children. Stakeholders said that the Cupertino, California-based company should “offer… Please follow and like us:

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Disney CEO Robert Iger sees compensation decline to $36.3 million in 2017

LOS ANGELES — Robert Iger, the chief executive of Walt Disney Co., saw his total compensation decline 17 percent in the recently concluded fiscal year to $36.3 million, according to the company’s latest proxy statement filed Friday to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The drop from last year’s $43.9 million was due in part to a… Please follow and like us:

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How to keep your iPhone but switch to Google or Microsoft apps

Your guide to a new software ecosystem. Your iPhone may be an Apple product, but it can still run your favorite Google and Microsoft apps. Ben Kolde via Unsplash/David Nield Just because you prefer the curved aesthetics of the iPhone doesn’t mean you want to buy entirely into the Apple software ecosystem. After all, Google and… Please follow and like us:

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Apple iCloud Users Swept up in Chinese Migration

Apple iCloud users in the United States appear to have been unwittingly caught up in the company’s plan to hand control of local users’ data to a state-owned Chinese company. Apple announced on Wednesday, December 10, that local user accounts for its iCloud services in mainland China would be handled by internet services firm Guizhou-Cloud Big… Please follow and like us:

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AT&T drops plans to carry Huawei smartphones after concerns raised over Chinese spying

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei had been looking for a way to crack into the U.S. market, and it thought it had finally found a partner in Dallas-based carrier AT&T. But plans of a business deal evaporated this week after concerns about security and ties to the Chinese government, according to reports by The Wall Street Journal… Please follow and like us:

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Technology – Apple faces probe by Paris prosecutors over ‘planned obsolescence’

Paris prosecutors have launched a probe of US tech giant Apple over suspected “planned obsolescence” in some of its iPhone models. It comes after a complaint by the association Stop Planned Obsolescence (HOP or Halte a l’Obsolescence Programmee) that followed Apple’s admission last month that it intentionally slowed down older models of its iPhones over time.… Please follow and like us:

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Tesla Rival Byton Unveils ‘Smartphone on Wheels’

An electric car startup based in China has revealed an ambitious smart vehicle concept that it claims outperforms Tesla in terms of “digital power.” The Byton car, pitched by its makers as an Apple-inspired “smartphone on wheels,” was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Sunday. The electric car was designed by… Please follow and like us:

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Apple Experienced More Product Delays Under Tim Cook Compared To Steve Jobs

Product delays under Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tenure have more than doubled compared to his predecessor Steve Jobs, according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal. The report comes as customers wait for the new HomePod, which was revealed in September. The speaker’s release date was initially in December but was pushed back. Delays have led… Please follow and like us:

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Automation Growth Just Starting As Our Robot Overlords Further Integrate Into Every Day Life

When Sanford Bernstein’s Jay Huang looks back at 2017, he doesn’t see the oddest political wrangling accompanied by surreal market environments. He appears more awed by the pace of automation trends, particularly integrating into human business processes. There is no cliff for automation stocks, he asserts in a January 4 report on Asian Industrial Technology. There… Please follow and like us:

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What can Qualcomm do to fend off Broadcom?

When Broadcom proposed ousting Qualcomm’s board of directors on Dec. 4, it set in motion a high-stakes chess match for control of San Diego’s most iconic technology company. The outcome could reverberate not only locally, but throughout the tech industry — possibly changing the landscape for firms such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Intel. Qualcomm invented… Please follow and like us:

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How to find the best apps—and avoid the duds

Become an expert app hunter. Download only the best apps for your device. Apple To make your life as convenient and productive as possible, you should fill your phone with the most fun and useful apps available. But with millions of app-store listings to check out, you can easily waste time on pointless or even dangerous… Please follow and like us:

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9 things you’ll likely pay more for in 2018

With 2017 just about in our rear view, it’s a good time to remember that pretty much nothing stays static over an extended period. Prices are no exception. That’s why it’s important that we adjust our expectations (and our budget) for 2018. Unless you always buy in bulk and have loaded up gobs and gobs of… Please follow and like us:

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12 bad tech habits you need to resolve to stop doing this New Year

Give 2018 a fresh start. A new year, a new start with your apps and gadgets. Annie Spratt/Unsplash Your brain may make New Year’s resolutions hard to keep, but that doesn’t stop us from promising to improve our lives each December. As 2017 turns into 2018, make sure you don’t forget about bettering your digital life… Please follow and like us:

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U.S. CEOs Make The Most Globally

It pays to be a chief executive officer in the United States, according to a new report revealing that the pay gap between U.S. CEOs and their employees is larger than in any other country. Related: How the Rich Get Rich: These Tech CEOs Are Making Bank The U.S. CEOs of the top publicly traded companies… Please follow and like us:

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Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones, offers discounted batteries

Apple on Thursday apologized to its customers for slowing down performance of older iPhone models and said it would discount replacement batteries for some of its handsets. The move by Apple responded to an uproar from iPhone users — and a series of lawsuits — after news of the battery problems stoked concerns the company was… Please follow and like us:

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