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EU proposal targets digital platforms, including Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple
February 15, 2019

European Union lawmakers reached a broad agreement on new digital platform rules aimed at sharply reducing the power of tech giants. A review of these platforms’ dominance began in Europe last year amid concern that companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon wield too much control over the buying and selling of goods and services online. “Today’s agreement marks an important milestone of the Digital Single Market that will...

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Apple angers news publishers with plan to keep 50% of subscription fees
February 13, 2019

It’s no surprise that Apple’s News app proved successful after arriving preinstalled on iOS devices and Macs, reaching over 85 million readers in the three territories where it’s available. Equally unsurprising: Apple is once again reportedly upsetting news organizations with a plan to take too big a cut of their subscription revenues, and to offer too little data on subscribers. The company has been expected to offer a subscription...

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Apple fixes one privacy nightmare as another emerges (Updated)
February 10, 2019

Apple has rolled out the iOS 12.1.4 update to iPhone users today (spotted by Enagdget), fixing the bug with Group Facetime that allowed users to eavesdrop on the audio of the receiver before they picked up. The firm had earlier disabled the feature on iOS 12.1.3 devices and earlier to avoid further privacy concerns until it could get this week’s update out of the oven.In the meantime, TechCrunch reports that Apple’s app store might be on the...

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Apple belatedly fixes FaceTime privacy bug with iOS and macOS updates
February 9, 2019

Having previously promised a software update to address a mind-bogglingly huge privacy flaw in FaceTime, Apple today released iOS 12.1.4 and Mojave 10.14.3 (18D109) with patches to fix the issue. The updates are currently making their way through Apple’s software update servers, becoming fully available to all users throughout the day. Colloquially referred to as the “FacePalm” bug, the privacy flaw was reported to Apple in January by...

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ProBeat: If your company uses iOS, it's time for an internal audit
February 4, 2019

You’ve certainly heard that Apple this week pulled and reinstated Facebook’s and Google’s enterprise certificates that enable internal use of iOS apps. The backstory is quite the roller-coaster, but the ramifications go well beyond how Facebook and Google run questionable research programs. Does your company rely on iOS apps for critical functions? If so, buckle up. We can debate Apple’s ultimate power over every other company that...

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Apple reports $84.3 billion revenue for Q1 2019 after historic downward revision
January 30, 2019

After slashing its fiscal first quarter 2019 earnings forecast earlier this month, Apple today announced quarterly revenues of $84.3 billion, including $51.98 billion in iPhone sales, $7.416 billion in Mac sales, $6.729 billion in iPad sales, $10.785 billion in services revenue, and $7.308 billion in combined wearables and accessories sales. Following Apple’s revisions, analysts had projected total revenues in the $84 to $85 billion...

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Air.Wear is a wearable battery pack for your AirPods
January 25, 2019

Apple’s truly wireless AirPods earphones have been popular since their December 2016 release, but two issues — losing them and charging them — have continued to vex some users. Now inventor Benjamin Farkas is proposing a solution to both problems called Air.Wear, using a battery-laden neckstrap to turn the ear wearables into neck wearables while they’re charging. The idea behind Air.Wear is to connect a two-pin cable to the bottom of...

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Reno rises on list of 'best-performing cities', thanks to job growth, surge in datacenters
January 25, 2019

This morning, economic think tank the Milken Institute put out its annual list of “best-performing cities.” It’s a list that’s typically dominated by established tech hubs, as well as the most talked-about up-and-comers. But there was one surprise on this year’s list: Reno, Nevada jumped to number 11, up 26 spots from last year. Among the largest 50 metro areas on the list, Reno experienced the highest job growth, as tech companies...

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App Annie: China drove 40% of mobile app spending and nearly half of all downloads in 2018
January 17, 2019

China may be slowing iPhone sales worldwide, but Chinese people are driving Apple’s App Store business. In fact, China accounted for nearly 50 percent of all app downloads in 2018, pushing the global downloads count to reach a record 194 billion, according to research firm App Annie. China, which is the world’s largest smartphone market, also accounted for nearly 40 percent of worldwide consumer spend in apps in 2018, App Annie said in...

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German court throws out Qualcomm's latest patent case against Apple
January 16, 2019

FRANKFURT (By Douglas Busvine, Reuters) — A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm against Apple was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday, in a reversal for the U.S. chipmaker after it won a recent court ban on the sale of some iPhones in the country. The regional court in the city of Mannheim dismissed the Qualcomm suit as groundless in an initial verbal decision, saying the patent in question was not violated by the installation of its chips...

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