Google turns the Galaxy S21 series into BMW digital car keys

Galaxy S21 series users in select countries can now unlock their BMWs using their phones. As promised earlier this year, Google is rolling out the digital car key feature for its Pixel 6 smartphones and the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. As the wording implies, a digital car key solution allows customers to turn their phones […]

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Apple Fined $11 Million in Italy for Employing ‘Aggressive Methods’ in Commercial Use of Private Data

Apple and Google were today fined 10 million euros ($11 million) by Italy’s Competition Authority for allegedly using user data for commercial purposes without their explicit consent, an apparent violation of Italy’s Consumer Code. The authority claims that both Apple and Google utilize user data they collect through their services for promotional and economic activity […]

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Apple Fined $150M+ By Italian Watchdog for Anti-Competitive Cooperation With Amazon

Apple and Amazon were today fined a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) by Italy’s antitrust authority for alleged anti-competitive cooperation in the sale of Apple and Beats products, reports Reuters. The fines are the culmination of an investigation that began last year over allegations that the two companies had been blocking […]

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Samsung Free customers in Europe can now listen to live podcasts

Samsung began adding an option for listening to podcasts in Samsung Free earlier this year through a background update, but the feature was not available everywhere. It still isn’t, but thankfully, it’s now reaching more customers. Samsung announced today that the podcast feature in Samsung Free is going live in several European markets. The service […]

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Revamped Apple Maps Rolls Out Across Italy

In July of this year, Apple began testing its revamped Maps experience across Italy, following rollouts in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain. Apple has now officially launched those Maps improvements in Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, and Andorra, according to MacStories. The update brings a raft of previously unavailable […]

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July 2021 security update goes global with Galaxy Tab Active 2, S10

Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and South Korea… someone did their homework again, haven’t they? What else to say but bravo for Samsung as the July 1st, 2021 security update is now confirmed to be releasing not just regionally, but internationally. Following its yesterday’s debut in the heart of Europe, the very same firmware release […]

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New Apple Via del Corso Retail Store in Rome, Italy Opens May 27

Apple has previewed Apple Via del Corso, its newest retail location in a vibrant center of Rome, Italy. Apple says the store preserves the grand Palazzo Marignoli, paying homage to Rome’s rich history of art and culture, and making it one of the company’s most significant restoration projects. Sitting next to the Piazza San Silvestro […]

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Italy Fines Apple $12 Million for Misleading iPhone Water Resistance Claims

Apple has been slapped with a 10 million euro ($12 million) fine by Italy’s antitrust watchdog for unfair commercial practices related to its iPhone marketing in the country. Specifically, Apple is being charged for misleading claims in promotional messages about how deep and how long iPhones can be submerged in water without being damaged. In […]

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Italian Watchdog Confirms Third Antitrust Inquiry into Apple

Italy’s antitrust regulator has today opened another inquiry into Apple for allegedly improper commercial practices with regards to cloud computing services (via Reuters). The investigation will also look into the practices of Google and Dropbox, in addition to Apple. The L’Autorit Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) did not release further information or state […]

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Apple and Amazon Under Investigation By Italian Watchdog for Alleged Price Fixing

Apple and Amazon are under investigation by Italy’s antitrust regulator over allegations that the two companies have been blocking the sale of Apple and Beats devices to resellers in order to stifle competition (via Reuters). The L’Autorit Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) is looking into the allegation, which has been made by legal […]

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Apple Pledges Substantial Donation With Medical Supplies to Italy’s First Responders and Medical Personnel

Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced on Twitter that Apple is making a substantial donation that includes medical supplies to Protezione Civile in Italy, with the funds set to help first responders, medical personnel, and volunteers working to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Apple last week said that it has made […]

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Apple Closes All Retail Stores in Italy Due to Coronavirus [Updated]

Camera Comparison: iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Earlier this week we picked up a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and did a feature overview to see if it’s worth $1,400, but we also thought we’d take a deeper look at Samsung’s newest smartphone to see how the cameras measure up to the […]

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‘Today at Apple’ Sessions Suspended in Italy Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

“Today at Apple” sessions have been suspended at all Apple Stores in Italy through at least March 19, as noted by setteBIT and iMore, presumably as a precautionary measure due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.Italy has been hit particularly bad by the coronavirus outbreak, with nearly 4,000 infections reported in the country, according to […]

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Apple Temporarily Closes Some Retail Stores in Italy Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Apple will temporarily close one of its retail stores in Italy as the government grapples with the spread of COVID-19 in the country, which has experienced the worst outbreak of coronavirus in Europe so far. Image via SetteBITApple Oriocenter in the province of Bergamo will be closed on March 7 and 8, according to Apple’s […]

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Value-for-money Galaxy M30s with monstrous battery launched in Europe

Another Galaxy M series smartphone is making its way to some European markets. Samsung has launched the Galaxy M30s in Germany and Italy with a price tag of €259, with the device to be available for purchase exclusively from Samsung’s online store and Amazon. It will go on sale in Germany on November 22 after […]

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