December 3, 2020

Facebook responds to the New York Times’ blockbuster exposé

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By Steve Dent From engadget But fails to address some of the report’s key findings. The New York Times recently published a bruising Facebook report saying, among other things, that the social network knew about Russian interference well before it said, feared Trump supporters and lobbied against critics. The nature of the article stunned even […]

Apple CEO Cook to reap $120 million from Trump Stock Rally

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From Newsmax Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook is set to collect stock worth about $120 million this week thanks to a run-up in shares of the iPhone maker. On Friday, Cook stands to receive 280,000 shares tied to his continued service as chief executive officer. He’ll get as many as 280,000 additional shares if Apple’s stock-market […]

Apple cracks down on shady developers, and it might hurt Facebook

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BY KARISSA BELL From Mashable Apple is trying to make good on its promises to put its users’ privacy first. The company updated its App Store guidelines with new rules that prevent shady developers from selling personal data about your friends. The change, which was first reported by Bloomberg, comes as part of a bigger […]

Apple jams Facebook’s web-tracking tools

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From BBC Apple will attempt to frustrate tools used by Facebook to automatically track web users, within the next version of its iOS and Mac operating systems. “We’re shutting that down,” declared Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi, at the firm’s developers conference. He added that the web browser Safari would ask owners’ permission before allowing […]

Apple’s claim that it warned us about iPhone slowdowns is corporate spin at its worst

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By Chris Smith from BGR The US Senate asked Apple various questions about the recently discovered iPhone slowdown practice. The iPhone maker issued a response on February 2nd, which was made public on Tuesday. In it, Apple explains the whole iPhone battery mess, providing a timeline of events, existing fixes as well as other mitigations […]

Ohio State University launches its new Digital Flagship University with Apple

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By Catherine Shu From TechCrunch Ohio State University has announced a new digital education initiative in collaboration with Apple that includes a new iOS Design Lab on its Columbus campus and the distribution of iPad Pros to incoming first-year students. Called the Digital Flagship University, the project starts this academic year with the goal of […]

Gadget of the week

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Apple is assisting the UK in terror investigations By Nick Summers From engadget Tim Cook hints the company has been complying with metadata requests. Apple chief executive Tim Cook has confirmed his company is working with UK authorities as part of their investigations into terrorist incidents. In an interview with Bloomberg, Cook said Apple was […]

2016 was a hard year to be an Apple fan

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By Nathan Ingraham From engadget Tim Cook and the rest of Apple’s leadership will probably not look back fondly on 2016. iPhone sales declined for the first time, and Apple’s profits followed suit. There are still bright spots, like the company’s growing services business, and the company is still making insane amounts of money. Even […]

The Swiss watch industry is doomed

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By John Biggs From Techcrunch There was one slide in Tim Cook’s keynote that probably made the watch industry potentates choke on their oysters St Jacques. It was a simply a clear comparison between Apple Watch sales and sales of traditional watch brands, both high and low. And it wasn’t good. At the bottom of […]

Eric Schmidt’s take on the iPhone 6 makes no sense

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By Sam Colt Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has something to say about the iPhone 6. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt appeared on Bloomberg TV on Wednesday, where an anchor asked him about the “desire factor” around the iPhone 6, leading to heinously long lines outside Apple Stores last week (and this week, as well). His […]