What Apple’s New Repair Program Means to You (and Your iPhone)

Apple gave an early holiday gift to the eco-conscious and self-employed on Wednesday: people will do their own iPhone repairs. It was a major victory for the “right to repair” movement, which required tech manufacturers to provide the necessary components and manuals for customers to repair their smartphones, tablets and computers. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, …

The judge rejects Apple’s request to delay App Store changes.

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Apple cannot delay making changes to the App Store. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California called Apple’s postponement request “fundamentally flawed”, warning that the company’s strict App Store rules are geared towards “antitrust behavior”. The judge wrote that Apple …

Apple’s Tim Cook Personally Invested In Cryptocurrency

Apple may not be offering users the ability to pay with cryptocurrency anytime soon, but its leader has personally invested in it. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said: DealBook Online Summit He said he bought cryptocurrencies on Tuesday. “I think it makes sense to have this as part of a diversified portfolio,” Mr Cook told DealBook’s …

Apple’s Most Ordered New Product Isn’t What You Expected

OAKLAND, California — Apple introduced this month a host of new gadgets: more powerful MacBook laptops, AirPod wireless headphones with longer battery life, and HomePod Mini speakers in three different colors. But a different and unannounced Apple version is gaining so much attention that it’s become the company’s most-ordered new product: a $19, 6.3-by-6.3-inch cloth …

Snapchat says Apple’s privacy changes are hurting and causing its ad business

Snap, the parent company of social media app Snapchat, said on Thursday that its most recent quarter revenue was $1,067 billion, up 57 percent from the same period last year. But the results fell below Snap’s $3 million guidance for the quarter, and the social media company’s shares fell more than 20 percent in after-hours …

Apple’s new iPhone 13 is better, but not by much.

It’s a story that happens almost every September: Apple has introduced new iPhones with slightly larger screens, faster speeds, and better cameras – but no major new developments. In a prerecorded infographic ad, Apple executives framed the improvements in the new iPhone 13 as key innovations, but the end result was a device that looked …

How Good Is Apple’s New iPhone 13? Better, But Not Much

It’s a story that happens almost every September: Apple has introduced new iPhones with slightly larger screens, faster speeds, and better cameras – but no major new developments. In a prerecorded infographic ad, Apple executives framed the improvements in the new iPhone 13 as key innovations, but the end result was a device that looked …

How Apple’s Store Changes Can Benefit App Developers

Dan Burkhart, CEO of Recurly, a subscription management and billing platform that works with more than 2,000 companies, said that many of the app developers he regularly communicates with played with enthusiasm Friday afternoon. He said larger companies with “established momentum and notoriety” would likely benefit from being able to refer loyal customers elsewhere. Match …

Are Apple’s Child Abuse Tools Bad for Your Privacy?

Law enforcement, child safety groups, abuse survivors, and some computer scientists praised the moves. The head of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children described it as a “game changer” in statements provided by Apple, while David Forsyth, head of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said technology will catch up …

Apple’s iPhones Will Include New Tools to Flag Child Sexual Abuse

Apple on Thursday announced changes to iPhones designed to capture nude photos of children or sent to children; This is a move that would probably please parents and the police, but it was already a concern for privacy watchdogs. Apple said iPhones will begin using sophisticated technology later this year to detect images of child …