9to5Mac Daily: July 26, 2019 – Apple confirms $1 billion Intel deal

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Vizio confirms AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support is coming to all SmartCast TVs since 2016

At CES 2019 this past week, Vizio was one of several TV manufacturers to announce that it will soon support AirPlay 2 functionality. Now, the company has more good news for customers. more… The post Vizio confirms AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support is coming to all SmartCast TVs since 2016 appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Apple’s retired legal chief further confirms Apple has ‘never heard of’ these Chinese server spies

Over the past day or so, Bloomberg reported that some of Apple’s servers were compromised by way of a third-party implementing micro chips, and sending data back to China. Apple came back with a strong response noting that it was never made aware of such accusations nor did it have any ongoing investigations with the […]

HomePod firmware seemingly confirms iPhone 8 front design & support for ‘Face ID’

Last week, Apple released the first build of the upcoming HomePod’s firmware, allowing curious developers to unpack the code and learn a few additional details about the smart speaker. Now, developer Steve Troughton-Smith has discovered code that seemingly confirms that the upcoming iPhone will support face unlock… more… 9to5Mac

Verizon Wireless confirms it throttled Netflix streams as part of traffic optimization trial

Verizon Wireless has been throttling video feeds from Netflix over the course of this week, with the carrier claiming it is part of a temporary trial of system to optimize traffic from video streaming services without impacting quality, though customer reports seem to suggest it is a bandwidth cap on Netflix content. AppleInsider – Frontpage […]

Apple Confirms Interest in Autonomous Cars in Letter to Federal Regulators

Last week, Apple wrote a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration telling it that “new entrants” to the auto industry should get the same rights as the established companies in the industry, reports VentureBeat. In the letter, Apple admits to its interest in “machine learning and automation” as it pertains to transportation. […]

McLaren Confirms Talks With Apple ‘Never Matured to Definitive Proposition’

In late September, the Financial Times reported Apple was considering a full takeover of McLaren Automotive or a strategic investment in the British supercar maker. The New York Times and Bloomberg separately reported talks were underway as well, noting Apple was more likely to make a large investment in McLaren rather than buy it. Two […]