Tag Archives: Apple

Apple Unveils Details Of New iPhone 13 Line [VIDEO]

MacRumors reports: Apple today announced the iPhone 13 Pro and ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max at its “California Streaming” event, featuring brighter Super Retina XDR displays with ProMotion, improved rear cameras, a more powerful variant of the A15 Bionic chip, up to 1TB of storage, a new Sierra Blue color option, and more. The ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro …

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Apple To Unveil Latest iPhone On September 14th

CNET reports: Apple’s iPhone 13 is on its way with an online-only event set for Sept. 14. The new iPhone is expected to debut with a collection of new features, upgraded camera specs, new color options (maybe even bubblegum pink) and an updated design with a notchless display. Although we’ll likely see the new iPhone next week, rumors about the …

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Apple Pauses Plan To Scan iPhones For Child Porn

CNBC reports: After objections about privacy rights, Apples said Friday it will delay its plan to scan users’ photo libraries for images of child exploitation. “Based on feedback from customers, advocacy groups, researchers and others, we have decided to take additional time over the coming months to collect input and make improvements.” Apple’s CSAM detection system was supposed to go …

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Eight States Back Storing State IDs On iPhones

The Verge reports: Apple has announced the first US states that will support iOS 15’s new ability to store driver’s licenses and state IDs in the Wallet app. Arizona and Georgia will lead the way, with Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah following after that. No timetable is given for exactly when the new feature will be adopted by …

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Privacy Groups Urge Apple To Drop Photo Scan Plans

Reuters reports: More than 90 policy and rights groups around the world published an open letter on Thursday urging Apple to abandon plans for scanning children’s messages for nudity and the phones of adults for images of child sex abuse. “Though these capabilities are intended to protect children and to reduce the spread of child sexual abuse material, we are …

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New Apple Software Will Scan Phones For Child Porn

The Washington Post reports: Apple unveiled a sweeping new set of software tools Thursday that will scan iPhones and other devices for child pornography and text messages with explicit content and report users suspected of storing illegal pictures on their phones to authorities. The aggressive plan to thwart child predators and pedophiles and prohibit them from utilizing Apple’s services for …

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Apple Reinstates Mask Requirement At Most US Stores

The Verge reports: Apple will be requiring customers and staff at most of its more than 270 US retail stores to wear masks even if they are vaccinated, according to a new Bloomberg report, bringing back a requirement that had been removed starting in June. The change goes into effect Thursday. “After carefully reviewing the latest CDC recommendations, and analyzing …

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Apple To Bring FaceTime To Android And Windows PCs

The Verge reports: Android and Windows users will finally be able to join FaceTime calls. During its WWDC keynote, Apple announced that FaceTime is going to be available on the web so users can call in from Android devices and Windows PCs. The video calling service was previously only available on iOS and Mac devices. Apple is turning FaceTime into …

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Apple Music To Offer “Lossless Audio” To Subscribers

The Verge reports: Apple Music is getting two big updates next month: support for high-quality, lossless audio and for spatial audio through Dolby Atmos. But even more surprising, the features will be available for free to all subscribers, including those on family and student plans. The company says it’ll have 75 million lossless audio songs in its catalog by the …

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Parler Blocks Hate Speech On Apple Devices Only

The Washington Post reports: When social media network Parler came back to life on Apple’s App Store Monday, it was designed to be a less offensive version than what users are able to see elsewhere. Posts that are labeled “hate” by Parler’s new artificial intelligence moderation system won’t be visible on iPhones. There’s a different standard for people who look …

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Apple Rolls Out Anti-Tracking Feature For iPhones

The Verge reports: Apple has begun rolling out iOS and iPadOS 14.5. The latest software update includes the new App Tracking Transparency feature, which lets users decide whether to allow apps to track their activity “across other companies’ apps and websites” for advertising purposes. A pop-up will now appear whenever apps are designed to share your activity in this way. …

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Apple Approves Parler’s Return To Their App Store

CNN Business reports: Apple has approved Parler’s return to the iOS app store following improvements the social media company made to better detect and moderate hate speech and incitement, according to a letter the iPhone maker sent to Congress on Monday. The decision clears the way for Parler, an app popular with conservatives including some members of the far right, …

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REPORT: Apple Device Will Enable Video Calls On TVs

Bloomberg News reports: The company is working on a product that would combine an Apple TV set-top box with a HomePod speaker and include a camera for video conferencing through a connected TV and other smart-home functions, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified discussing internal matters. The device’s other capabilities would include standard …

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Apple Denies Return Of “Racist” Parler To App Store

ABC News reports: Parler, the controversial conservative social media app, was denied re-entry to Apple Inc.’s App Store recently after it was kicked off the platform in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, documents show. On Wednesday, Parler LLC cut its three remaining iOS developers, according to a person familiar with the matter. The company eliminated seven workers …

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Apple Threatens To Drop Parler From Its App Store

Buzzfeed News reports: Apple has given Parler, the social network favored by conservatives and extremists, an ultimatum to implement a full moderation plan of its platform within the next 24 hours or face expulsion from the App store. In an email sent this morning and obtained by BuzzFeed News, Apple wrote to Parler’s executives that there had been complaints that …

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LA Residents Will Get Vax Record To Store In iPhones

Changing America reports: Residents in Los Angeles County who receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered a digital record of their vaccination they can store in their Apple Wallet, according to Bloomberg. The county is partnering with software company Healthvana to begin offering the vaccination record to the Wallet app on iPhone or competing Google platform as a way to …

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Apple Closes All CA Stores Amid Record COVID Surge

CNBC reports: Apple has temporarily closed all 53 of its retail stores in California after the number of coronavirus cases reached new daily records in its home state this week. A listing of stores on the phone maker’s website reflects the change, which does not affect bordering states Arizona and Nevada. The move shows how a major technology company is …

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Apple Warns Of “Over Sharing” In Ad Touting Privacy

The Verge reports: Some of them are embarrassing, some are potential privacy violations, but they’re among the examples in Apple’s new Over Sharing ad, which re-emphasizes the company’s focus — or at least its image — of being a protector of online privacy. The ad’s tagline, shown at the end, reads “Some things shouldn’t be shared. iPhone helps keep it …

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Apple Becomes First US Company With $2T Market Cap

CNBC reports: Apple hit a market cap of $2 trillion Wednesday, doubling in valuation in just over two years to become the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach the milestone. Based on a share count of more than 4.275 billion, Apple broke the barrier just before 11 a.m. ET, when its price rose to $467.77. Apple first reached a …

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Game Maker Declares War On Apple And Google

The BBC reports: Fortnite-maker Epic Games is taking legal action against Google after being banned from the Google Play app store, hours after doing the same with Apple. Apple and Google both removed the hit game from their app stores after Epic Games bypassed their payment systems, to avoid giving them a cut of sales. Both platforms take a standard …

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