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Topic: General

What Apple surrenders to law enforcement when issued a subpoena

01/21/2020, 01:01 pm

Apple won't unlock iPhones or other devices for law enforcement, but it can and will provide substantial data about a user when it gets a subpoena. Here's what Apple has access to you from your device -- and what it doesn't.


France will not apply digital tax on Apple & others while trade discussions continue

01/21/2020, 10:01 am

France's tax aimed at internet multinational companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, and Apple, has been postponed as U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron work together to avoid a rise in tariffs.


Disney+ expanding to Europe sooner than expected

01/21/2020, 08:01 am

The streaming service has pulled forward its launch date in most European countries, and also announced local pricing which is more expensive than its US fees.


Apple supplier Pegatron looking for factory site in Vietnam

01/21/2020, 07:01 am

Apple assembly partner Pegatron is considering a diversification of its production facilities with a new operation in Vietnam, a plan that would help move some of its manufacturing outside of China and potentially mitigating any future issues over US-China trade tensions.


Apple hasn't abandoned Touch ID in flagship iPhones yet

01/21/2020, 07:01 am

Apple is researching a version of Touch ID would use sensors behind an OLED screen rather than via a specific button -- and Apple includes a laptop in its examples of touchscreen devices.


Apple working on preventative healthcare technology, CEO Cook reveals

01/20/2020, 07:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday said the company is investigating technology that could help identify health risks at an early stage, similar to heart monitoring features introduced with Apple Watch.


Samsung names Taemoon Roh as new smartphone chief

01/20/2020, 10:01 am

Samsung's smartphone division has a new person in charge, with the South Korean electronics giant naming Taemoon Roh as the person in charge of its attempts to take on Apple's iPhone with its Galaxy device lineup.


Cook urges for global corporate tax reform during Irish trip

01/20/2020, 08:01 am

Changes need to be made to corporate tax systems around the world to make it fairer, Apple CEO Tim Cook urged while backing calls for a global reform of rules dictating how multinational companies pay taxes on profits.


Court allows Apple's lawsuit against former iPhone chip designer

01/20/2020, 08:01 am

Apple's breach-of-contract lawsuit against ex-employee and Nuvia founder Gerard Williams III can now go ahead after a judge rejected a request to dismiss the case.


Apple, Tim Cook honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

01/20/2020, 06:01 am

Apple has replaced the regular home page on its website with a full-screen tribute to civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and CEO Tim Cook has again tweeted a quote from the man.


US, China have made the most user data requests, says Apple's latest transparency report

01/18/2020, 11:01 am

Apple's latest a biannual transparency report detailing government and private party requests is here, and details many requests related to criminal activity and fraud.


Apple eyes Munich expansion with 322,000-square-foot office rental

01/17/2020, 04:01 pm

Apple is increasing its operations in Germany after making an agreement to rent out an entire office building that is still under construction in Munich, a location that could hold another 1,500 employees once it is completed in 2021.


TSMC denies short term plans for US-based chip production

01/17/2020, 12:01 pm

Apple chip fabricator TSMC has put a stop to speculation it will start manufacturing processors and other components within the United States in the short term, but leaves open the possibility for the future.


US Attorney General William Barr's push against encryption concerns some FBI officials

01/17/2020, 09:01 am

The continuing push by US Attorney General William Barr and government officials for Apple and other tech companies to assist law enforcement by weakening encryption is a continuation of a long-standing argument, but some within the FBI disagree with the latest political volleys to break device security.


Tile to testify against Apple in House Judiciary Committee antitrust hearing [updated with Apple response]

01/17/2020, 08:01 am

Tile has joined a number of smaller companies seeking to speak out against Apple's, Google's, Amazon's and FaceBook's alleged anti-competitive practices before the House Judiciary Committee.


Goldman Sachs rankles at Apple Card's 'created by Apple, not a bank' line

01/17/2020, 08:01 am

The investment bank Goldman Sachs has reminded financial analysts that it developed and is making all the decisions about Apple Card.


Apple Pay promotion gives 50% off Dave & Buster's Power Card packages

01/17/2020, 07:01 am

From now until January 30, Dave & Buster's is offering a 50% discount for anyone who uses Apple Pay to load a Power Card.


Google parent company Alphabet hits $1 trillion market cap

01/16/2020, 06:01 pm

Alphabet, parent company of Google, Verily, Waymo and other firms, became the fourth U.S. company to reach a $1 trillion market capitalization on Thursday, just over a month after former Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the reins.


NBC's Peacock service debuts on July 15, subscriptions range from free to $10 a month

01/16/2020, 05:01 pm

NBC will enter an increasingly crowded streaming market this July with Peacock, a subscription service that combines popular NBCUniversal shows with a handful of key properties licensed from other Hollywood players.


'The Banker' to see theater release on March 6, Apple TV+ debut March 20

01/16/2020, 03:01 pm

Apple's original movie "The Banker" will get a theatrical release in March two weeks prior to its debut on Apple's streaming service.