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Topic: General

Apple's Platform Security guide details how customer data is protected

12/19/2019, 01:12 pm

Apple has published its guide to Platform Security for Fall 2019, outlining how the company's products and services work to ensure the security of the user, including explanations of how key technologies like the Secure Enclave, biometric security systems, secure booting, and core operating system security measures protect its customers.

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Apple glasses could have hidden cameras and removable earphones

12/19/2019, 09:12 am

Apple's long-rumored AR or VR headset could keep some of its optical components behind an electrically-controlled layer to hide them from view when not required, as well as earphones that could be removed from the head-mounted display and used as speakers.

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Final 'big four' Australian bank folds, announces Apple Pay rollout by mid-2020

12/18/2019, 07:12 pm

Westpac, Australia's second-largest bank, on Thursday announced upcoming support for Apple Pay, making it the last of the country's so-called "big four" banks to adopt Apple's mobile payments solution after holding out for years.

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Lawsuit alleges Apple Music streams songs without proper license

12/18/2019, 07:12 pm

A fresh lawsuit filed Wednesday claims Apple is in violation of the U.S. Copyright Act for streaming copyrighted music through Apple Music without first obtaining a license from the copyright owner.

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Apple News+ publishers see subscriber benefits amid low revenue

12/18/2019, 08:12 am

Apple News+ is still not providing enough revenue to publishers, a report claims, but the platform is still assisting content producers in extending the reach of publications.

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Study upends theory that 'night mode' UIs are good for sleep patterns

12/17/2019, 09:12 pm

New research suggests so-called "night mode" user interface designs like Apple's Night Shift and Dark Mode for iOS are detrimental to getting a good night's sleep, upending marketing claims to the contrary.

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Apple signs EU complaint decrying FRAND patent abuse related to autonomous cars

12/17/2019, 07:12 pm

Apple and a coalition of tech and automotive companies in a letter to the European Commission this week said patent licensing abuses are stifling innovation of self-driving cars and other connected devices.

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Tim Cook, Malala Yousafzai discuss teaching girls to code

12/17/2019, 12:12 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook is back on U.S. soil after a whistle-stop East Asian tour and on Monday sat down with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai to discuss the role of technology in education and the company's ongoing collaboration with the Malala Fund.

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Apple reportedly investigating new corporate lease in Pittsburgh

12/16/2019, 06:12 pm

Apple is reportedly eyeing a 90,000-square-foot space in the Pittsburgh Athletic Association building in Oakland, Pitt., a 108-year-old structure currently undergoing a $25 million renovation.

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Review: iFrogz Impulse 2 Wireless bring all-day battery life and good sound quality to entry-level wireless headphones

12/15/2019, 06:12 pm

Looking for a spare pair of headphones? Looking to get something special for a music-obsessed teen? We took a look at the iFrogz Impulse 2 wireless headphones to see just what they're bringing to the table.

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Review: POW Audio's Una X is a portable, collapsible wireless party speaker

12/14/2019, 08:12 am

POW Audio gave us a chance to take a look at their brand new Una X, an expandable, omnidirectional Bluetooth speaker designed to fit comfortably in a bag so you can take the party with you.

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US lawmaker asks Apple if it requires apps like TikTok to disclose foreign affiliation

12/13/2019, 07:12 pm

As the U.S. government scrutinizes big tech over potential data security concerns involving China and Russia, the chair of a congressional panel on Friday asked Apple and Google if they require mobile app developers to disclose foreign ties.

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Apple's AC Wellness offering free genetic testing to employees

12/13/2019, 02:12 pm

Apple employees based in Silicon Valley are able to have genetic tests performed for free via the company's AC Wellness clinics, through a partnership with Color Genomics, in what may be a pilot program for the iPhone maker's healthcare project.

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AT&T starts actual 5G rollout in ten markets -- but without mmWave

12/13/2019, 09:12 am

AT&T has started the rollout of its 5G mobile network, with the carrier making the low-band version of the technology available to use in ten markets across the United States - but it can currently only be used with one smartphone model.

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Tim Cook's international tour continues with developer visit in Thailand

12/13/2019, 07:12 am

Continuing his international tour, Tim Cook has landed in Thailand, taking in the sights of the Chao Phraya River and Wat Arun, as well as visiting schoolchildren learning from Apple's Everyone, Can Create curriculum, and speaking to WWDC scholarship winners.

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Apple Arcade introduces 'Ultimate Rivals' hockey game featuring sports all-stars

12/12/2019, 10:12 pm

Apple on Thursday debuted "Ultimate Rivals: The Rink," the first in a series of mash-up games that convenes all-star athletes from a wide range of popular professional sports, and eras, under one officially licensed title.

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Apple avoids iPhone, iPad and Mac tariff as US and China strike trade deal

12/12/2019, 10:12 pm

Fears of a pending iPhone import tax were assuaged on Thursday as President Trump signed a limited trade deal with China that draws back existing tariffs and cancels a new round of levies set to go into effect on Sunday.

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Apple sued over iMessage support for SMS embedded links

12/12/2019, 08:12 pm

Apple on Thursday became the latest target in a series of patent infringement lawsuits leveled by non-practicing Hypertext Technologies, which is leveraging a single piece of IP covering what is ostensibly widely employed embedded SMS clickable link technology.

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Apple acquires machine learning startup to improve iPhone photos

12/12/2019, 06:12 pm

According to a report on Thursday, Apple recently acquired Spectral Edge, a UK-based startup focused on improving smartphone photography through machine learning technology.

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Apple News will co-host 8th Democratic debate with ABC in February

12/12/2019, 12:12 pm

Apple News will be taking part in the Democratic debates for the 2020 US election season, with Apple's service working with ABC to co-host the 8th Democratic debate on February 7, marking the first time Apple News has been involved in electoral proceedings at a high level.

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