Judge slams ‘dumb’ FCC in iPhone radiation lawsuit; case moves to trial


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A California judge whacks the FCC with a ruler over its testing standards for radiofrequency radiation, but says the case will continue.
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U.S. District Judge William Alsup allowed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Apple over allegedly exposing iPhone owners to high levels of radiofrequency radiation to move forward Thursday. However, the judge also blasted the Federal Communications Commission for its “dumb” testing standards.

LG confirms Dolby Atmos coming to Apple TV app, AirPlay 2 on its Smart TVs this year


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LG confirms Dolby Atmos coming to its TVs via Apple TV app and AirPlay.
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TV maker LG has confirmed it will add Dolby Atmos support to 2018, 2019 and newer 2020 models of selected televisions this year for both the Apple TV app and AirPlay 2.

In a published report Thursday, a company representative told FlatpanelsHD that support for Dolby Atmos will be delivered “later this year.”

How an Apple Watch made for one man’s ‘New Year’


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Brady Ogle loves his Apple Watch for many reasons.
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Brady Ogle knew something was wrong with his body. It took the Apple Watch to confirm it.

24 hours after New Year’s Day, Ogle reported for work like any other workday at an AT&T store in Granbury, Texas, just south of Dallas. For the preceding three months, the 30-year-old hadn’t been feeling well. He visited his doctor but was told he might be suffering from a mild case of indigestion and to simply manage it from home with a proper diet.

Still, his symptoms kept preying on his mind. Something was wrong. He could feel it.

Foxconn to quarantine iPhone workers amidst coronavirus fears


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HonHai/Foxconn to quarantine some workers at its main iPhone production plant for 14 days.
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iPhone manufacturer HonHai/Foxconn Technology Group plans to re-open its main factory in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou on February 10, but quarantine its returning workers for 14 days in an abundance of caution as the number of cases of the coronavirus grows.

Reuters: Coronavirus shutdowns may have ‘big’ impact on Foxconn iPhone production


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A major manufacturer of Apple products could halt production for another week if the new coronavirus outbreak grows. One source warns that the epidemic could have a “big” impact on the tech giant’s product availability, according to a published report Monday.

Reuters cites sources at Taiwan-based Foxconn who say “almost all” production of the iPhone in China has ceased until at least February 10 and could extended even further.

Your definitive Apple TV guide to watching Super Bowl LIV


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Super Bowl 54 is on multiple platforms through streaming Apple TV devices, even in 4K.
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Super Bowl LIV (or 54, if you don’t prefer Roman numerals) will take place Sunday in a matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

For Apple TV users, there are lots of ways to watch, for free and not so free. Here’s your complete guide.