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Topic: Screen Time

Apple delays policy to limit third-party tracking in kids apps, fields developer concerns

08/20/2019, 10:08 pm

Apple earlier this year announced plans to limit third-party tracking technology in kids apps as part of an initiative to protect youngsters from unwanted advertisements, but the company has delayed those plans as it works to get developers up to speed with the new regulations.

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Apple's Screen Time for macOS Catalina is a tool, not a nanny

06/09/2019, 01:06 pm

Screen Time on the Mac will prevent you over-using social media and it will encourage you to step away from your Mac. Yet it's still up to you whether or how much you let it help you.

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Cook: iPhone is 'made everywhere,' but US would be 'hurt most' from tariff

06/04/2019, 07:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a CBS Evening News interview aired Tuesday touched on hot-button issues like the U.S.-China trade war, saying his company has not yet been impacted by the international scrum. He also commented on recent scrutiny of Apple's outsized presence in the tech sector, its efforts to curb so-called device addiction and more.

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Parental control apps stricken from App Store demand screen time API from Apple

05/30/2019, 10:05 pm

A number of developers whose parental control and device management apps were pulled from the App Store have joined forces to pressure Apple into releasing a specialized API that allows access to screen time data without impinging user privacy.

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Tim Cook promises expansion of Screen Time in interview with ABC

05/04/2019, 08:05 am

As he does from time to time, Apple CEO Tim Cook has appeared in an interview with ABC News to address user privacy, device over-use, and children's screen time.

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Parental control apps clap back at Apple statement on MDM technology

05/01/2019, 06:05 pm

Parental control and screen time monitoring apps are fighting back against Apple's decision to strike the titles from the App Store over alleged security risks, saying in separate blog posts that the tech giant's reasoning is flawed and its statement on the matter misleading.

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Apple says it removed parental control apps because they posed privacy risk

04/29/2019, 01:04 am

Apple on Sunday issued a formal response to a New York Times report that implied the company removed a number of parental control apps from the App Store to quash competition, saying the titles in question posed a threat to user security.

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Purged screen time monitoring apps misused enterprise tools, Schiller says

04/28/2019, 12:04 am

A critical New York Times report on Saturday suggested Apple culls screen time monitoring apps that compete similar first-party features built into iOS. In response, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said the titles in question abuse a device management technology designed for enterprise users.

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Apple amping up purges of apps that are similar to iOS 12 Screen Time

04/27/2019, 11:04 am

Apple has eliminated 11 of the 17 most popular screen time monitoring and parental control apps from the App Store, and has done so with increasing frequency since it launched its own monitoring tool, Screen Time, in iOS 12.

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Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time tipped to transfer to macOS 10.15

04/19/2019, 11:04 am

Siri Shortcuts, iOS' automation service, could make an appearance in macOS in the update to version 10.15, with the claim it and Screen Time will be among the functions transferred over from iOS at the 2019 World Wide Developer's Conference.

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