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November 9, 2020, 8:36 PM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max review: terrific camera, battery life, and performance, but it's close to being too big and 60Hz display lags behind the competition  —  Apple's biggest iPhone brings along an impressive camera  —  The iPhone 12 Pro Max is a big phone.  The biggest iPhone ever made, in fact.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple MagSafe Duo charger review: useful, but underwhelming build quality and is expensive at $129, especially considering it does not come with a power adapter  —  In addition to the new iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, I was able to try out Apple's new MagSafe Duo Charger.
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Apple iPhone 12 mini review: easy to handle, screen and performance are excellent, but battery life is lackluster and charging with MagSafe is slower  —  The tech industry is obsessed with size, and it's easy to see why.  “Bigger” is often used as shorthand for “better,” and if you need proof just look at phones.
Chris Burns / SlashGear:
Sling Media, a subsidiary of DISH, says it is closing down today and all Slingbox devices and services will become inoperable in November 2022  —  Slingbox will no longer function as of November 9, 2022.  Sling Media, a subsidiary of DISH, announced that they were closing shop on November 9, 2020.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Apple Silicon Macs will run iOS apps but some developers, including Facebook, Google, and the developers of Candy Crush and Among Us, have already opted out  —  Apple will hold another special event tomorrow, and we expect to see the first Mac with Apple Silicon chips.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Zoom agrees to enhance its security as part of a proposed settlement with FTC, after Zoom was accused of deceiving customers over end-to-end encryption and more  —  The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Zoom, after it accused the video calling giant of engaging in …
Fred Imbert / CNBC:
Following positive COVID-19 vaccine news, Zoom's shares fell 13%+ and other “stay-at-home” stocks like Amazon and Netflix dropped 3.4%-5.4%  —  - Zoom Video stock fell as names benefitting from people staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic came under pressure by the vaccine news.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Facebook removed seven pages, with over 2.45 million followers, tied to Steve Bannon for pushing misinformation about voter fraud and election results  —  The pages, which promoted the ‘Stop the Steal’ effort and other misleading messages related to the election, were removed over the weekend …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Tim Berners-Lee's Inrupt startup releases an enterprise version of the Solid privacy platform, which allows organizations to build privacy-focused apps  —  Inrupt, the startup from World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, announced an enterprise version of the Solid privacy platform today …
Bloomberg:
Apple suspends new business with key supplier Pegatron after discovering violations of labor rules related to a student worker program  —  - Apple says Pegatron violated rules for student worker program  — Company says new business paused until corrective action taken
Financial Times:
SoftBank has removed three of its most senior executives, including Vision Fund head Rajeev Misra, from its board, amid calls to improve corporate governance  —  Japanese conglomerate also books a $1.3bn loss on its Nasdaq trades over the summer  —  Japan's SoftBank has culled three …

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