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Wacom defends itself against data harvesting accusations

02/08/2020, 01:02 pm

Wacom has responded to allegations drivers for its tablet line are collecting data on its users and passing it on to Google, including the names of macOS applications being used, by claiming it has no access to personal data and what data it collects is anonymized before it is seen by the company.


Authorities order Foxconn to keep Chinese facilities closed

02/08/2020, 10:02 am

Apple assembly partner Foxconn has been told by Chinese authorities it cannot open its production facilities in China due to the coronavirus outbreak, due to the "high risks" of infection determined following an inspection by public health experts.


Review: VocoLinc L3 SmartGlow Color Bulb packs a ton of features in at a fair price

02/07/2020, 01:02 pm

If you're looking for an attractively-priced, feature-packed HomeKit smart bulb for your home, the VocoLinc L3 SmartGlow Color Bulb should be on your short list.


Apple applies for license to install new GPS testing facility at Apple Park

02/07/2020, 11:02 am

Filings with the FCC request permission for a special license to install GPS equipment show that Apple is planning to increase its GPS testing. It's the first time Apple has requested such a license.


DHS skirting Supreme Court order by using purchased location data

02/07/2020, 10:02 am

The Trump administration has bought access to a commercial database capable of mapping the movements of millions of cellphones and is now using it for immigration and border enforcement.


Coronavirus forcing Apple to postpone February 10 China retail reopen [u]

02/07/2020, 07:02 am

Apple's Deirdre O'Brien has written to Apple Store staff in China to explain the company's plans for reopening in China under the ongoing coronavirus threat, and how the date for reopening stores is still to be determined.


Foxconn telling iPhone assembly staff to stay home because of coronavirus

02/07/2020, 07:02 am

Key Apple supplier Foxconn has told its Shenzhen staff not to return to work after the current and extended holiday just yet, because of continuing coronavirus concerns.


French fine Apple $27 million for battery patch that could slow down old iPhones

02/07/2020, 06:02 am

Apple has been fined by the French government for its 2017 patch that could slow down iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE units that had a depleted battery, and for not informing users that it was doing so.


Apple now allows developers to distribute custom apps to schools

02/06/2020, 08:02 pm

Apple on Thursday announced an upgrade to Apple School Manager that allows developers to better serve educational institutions through the distribution of customized apps.


ViacomCBS plans streaming service built on CBS All Access

02/06/2020, 06:02 pm

The recently merged ViacomCBS is reportedly working on an all-encompassing streaming service that combines assets from its impressive catalog of media companies including Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon.


Apple removed 18 smelters and refiners in 2019 for flouting conflict mineral code of conduct

02/06/2020, 05:02 pm

Apple in a report on mineral sourcing issued Thursday said 18 smelters and refiners that were not willing to participate in third-party audits were removed from its supply chain in 2019, resulting in a 100% audit participation rate for the fifth consecutive year.


Coronavirus threatens AirPods production as stock dwindles

02/06/2020, 01:02 pm

Apple ordered the production of 45 million AirPods units to keep up with consumer demand, but the coronavirus appears to be delivering both extended labor and material shortages.


Apple under fire for onerous independent third-party repair terms

02/06/2020, 09:02 am

Right-to-repair advocates have taken a look at Apple's Independent Repair Provider program contract, and are calling it "perilous" and "crazy."


Apple working on how to record multiple AR & VR streams for later playback

02/06/2020, 08:02 am

Alongside its work in creating tools to create Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality experiences, Apple is also looking at how such work can be recorded, shown again, or transmitted to others.


Google Maps turns 15, rolls out new app features

02/06/2020, 08:02 am

Google Maps turns 15 today, and in honor of the service's birthday, Google is revamping its Google Maps app for both iOS and Android.


Future Apple Watch may have Digital Crown with touch and light sensors

02/06/2020, 07:02 am

Apple continues to work on maximizing the benefits and capabilities of the Apple Watch's Digital Crown, with research surfacing regarding how the physical rotation could be supplemented or replaced by sensors that detect light or touch.


Health records firm Epic, some 60 client hospitals urge against data sharing rules supported by Apple

02/05/2020, 09:02 pm

A report on Wednesday revealed the contents of health records giant Epic Systems' letter opposing proposed government policy that would allow patients easy access to their medical data, an initiative supported by Apple and other tech industry players.


Apple Watch outsold all of the Swiss watch industry by sales volume in 2019

02/05/2020, 04:02 pm

Apple's wildly popular Apple Watch had a record-breaking year in 2019, with analysts now saying it outsold an entire industry historically known for making watches.


FBI Pensacola investigation still hasn't accessed shooter's iPhone

02/05/2020, 01:02 pm

The Federal Bureau Investigation into the Pensacola shooting is still unable to access encrypted data on a suspect's iPhone, Director Christoper Wray has admitted, with no progress made on acquiring data from the device.


Apple News accepting questions for the New Hampshire Democratic Debate

02/05/2020, 01:02 pm

Visiting Apple's 2020 election hub will now allow you to submit a question to the upcoming New Hampshire democratic debates.