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Apple sets sights on services as iPhone revenue continues to fall

Enlarge Andrew / Flickr Today, Apple shared its fiscal second-quarter results with shareholders. After a tumultuous first quarter that saw CEO Tim Cook revise the company’s guidance weeks before the earnings report was made public, investors and analysts were looking for Apple to divulge some good news—particularly surrounding iPhone sales, its services business, and the situation […]

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Apple has unveiled its long-awaited streaming TV service, Apple TV Plus. Here's how it compares to the other big streaming services, from Netflix to Prime Video.

AP Photo/Tony Avelar Apple’s newly announced Apple TV Plus streaming service competes with current streaming services, like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu. Each have different features, offerings, and prices. Pricing for Apple TV Plus will be announced in the fall when the service is released. Apple on Monday announced its new TV streaming service […]

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The best VPN services for 2019

The ongoing saga of Facebook data harvesting and the implementation of the GDPR has personal privacy online as a hot topic once again. One common method for protecting yourself online is the use of a Virtual Private Network — or VPN for short. It allows you to safely send information when using public networks via a group of […]

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Microsoft introduces Azure Maps Android SDK in preview, new Azure Maps services

Microsoft today announced a slew of new capabilities for Azure Maps, its enterprise geospatial suite. The additions include a software development kit (SDK) for Android, cloud-based services, map tiles, and integration with Azure Active Directory. Additionally, several services — including Route Range, Get Search Polygon, and Satellite and Hybrid Imagery — have moved from public preview to […]

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The top 7 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week

CBS All Acces Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider the most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services. This week sees the return of Netflix’s “Daredevil” to the list. Superheroes have dominated streaming for yet another week. Netflix’s Marvel series, “The Punisher,” which debuted its second season last month, and “Daredevil,” which was canceled […]

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Microsoft previews PlayFab multiplayer game services

Microsoft is launching the public preview for the PlayFab multiplayer server platform, which helps game developers handle the backend requirements for online multiplayer games. Earlier this year, Microsoft bought Seattle startup PlayFab to integrate its live game operations business into the Azure cloud technology. And now some of that integration has happened, said Kevin Gammill, general manager […]