Today

Update: Qualcomm unsurprisingly disagrees with the judgement and will be appealing the ruling to the US Court of Appeals 9th Circuit. Original story below.

Judge Koh has filed her ruling on the FTC antitrust suit against Qualcomm, and it comprehensively concludes that Qualcomm business practices were anticompetitive as reported by FOSSPatents.

Qualcomm has been ordered to renegotiate existing licensing terms such that its supply of modem chips is wholly separate to any patent licensing agreement. It cannot enter exclusivity supply agreements and it must license standards-essential patents at fair and reasonable rates.

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Report: DOJ ready to block T-Mobile and Sprint merger despite FCC green light

On Monday, T-Mobile and Sprint scored a win in the efforts to make their merger a reality by getting the verbal approval of FCC chairman, Ajit Pai. However, getting DOJ approval was still uncertain. Today, Justice Department staff have recommended the deal be blocked.

EE 5G service will beat Vodafone to market in the UK, starting next week

Vodafone was first to announce its 5G rollout in the UK last week, but it’s been beaten to launch by a rival network. EE 5G service will start next week, well ahead of Vodafone’s July date …

Yesterday

Apple has announced today that it is upgrading the MacBook Pro with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors. This revision marks the first time that the MacBook Pro has been available in an 8-core configuration. The new MacBook Pro models also feature a revised keyboard design.

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May 7

How to check MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repair or replacement eligibility

Having problems with your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro keyboard and want to check if your notebook is eligible for a free repair or replacement? Read on for a look at the models that are included in the service program.

Yesterday

Apple has seemingly got clearance for the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4. In the Health Canada database, ECG and irregular heart rate rhythm notifications are listed as being approved as of the 16th May. The listings were first spotted by the iPhone in Canada blog.

It therefore follows that Apple will soon be enabling the ECG app in Canada, perhaps whenever iOS 12.4 and watchOS 5.3 are publicly released.

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