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Saturday April 29, 2017. 01:20 AM
Tesla and Apple have asked the state of California to change its proposed policies on self-driving cars to allow companies to test vehicles without traditional steering wheels and controls or human back-up drivers, among other things. Reuters reports: In a letter made public ...
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Friday April 28, 2017. 07:20 PM
Apple has decided to withhold royalty payments to its contract manufacturers that are owed to Qualcomm, until a legal dispute between the companies is resolved, the chipmaker said on Friday. From a report: Qualcomm, the largest maker of chips used in smartphones, said it...
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According to AppleInsider, 'Apple is experimenting with medium- to long-distance wireless charging technologies that could one day allow users to charge up their iPhones with nothing more than a Wi-Fi router.' From the report: Detailed in Apple's patent application for...
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Thursday April 27, 2017. 11:20 PM
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Recode: The company has recently held discussions with payments industry partners about introducing its own Venmo competitor, according to multiple sources familiar with the talks. The service would allow iPhone owners to send money...
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Jimmy Iovine, one of the heads of Apple Music, has long expressed desires to make Apple Music 'an entire pop cultural experience.' The company, he has previously said, will do so partly by including original video content into its music app. Now, in an interview with...
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Wednesday April 26, 2017. 12:00 AM
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: European Union lawmakers voted on Tuesday to ban online retailers from treating consumers differently depending on where they live and expanded their proposed law to include music streaming services such as Spotify and...
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Monday April 24, 2017. 11:00 PM
From a report on Mac Stories: Today, Apple announced that it is reducing the commissions it pays on apps and In-App Purchases from 7 percent to 2.5 percent effective May 1st. The iTunes Affiliate Program pays a commission from Apple's portion of the sale of apps and other...
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Sunday April 23, 2017. 11:44 PM
theodp quotes today's New York Times profile of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: For months, Mr. Kalanick had pulled a fast one on Apple by directing his employees to help camouflage the ride-hailing app from Apple's engineers. The reason? So Apple would not find out that Uber had...
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Saturday April 22, 2017. 02:10 AM
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The iPhone maker has recruited a pair of top Google satellite executives for a new hardware team, according to people familiar with the matter. John Fenwick, who led Google's spacecraft operations, and Michael Trela, head...
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Friday April 21, 2017. 05:20 PM
An anonymous reader shares a report: According to federal lobbying disclosures filed Thursday, Facebook and Apple set their all-time record high for spending in a single quarter. Facebook spent $3.2 million lobbying the federal government in the first months of the Trump...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Apple released its Environmental Responsibility Report Wednesday, an annual grandstanding effort that the company uses to position itself as a progressive, environmentally friendly company. Behind the scenes, though, the...
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Thursday April 20, 2017. 08:40 PM
Mastercard said on Thursday it's beginning trials of its 'next-generation biometric card' in South Africa. In addition to the standard chip and pin, the new cards have a built-in fingerprint reader that the user can use to authenticate every purchase. From a report:...
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Three Chinese government agencies are planning to tell Apple to 'tighten up checks' on live-streaming software offered on its app store, which can be used to violate internet regulation in the country. 'Law enforcement officers had already met with Apple representatives over ...
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From a report: Qualcomm continued to collect some royalties for Apple's use of its wireless technology in iPhones last year despite dueling lawsuits between the two mobile giants, cheering Qualcomm investors who feared that the payments had entirely dried up. Qualcomm said...
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Wednesday April 19, 2017. 01:20 AM
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Nearly two decades after its 1998 release, StarCraft is now free. Legally! Blizzard has just released the original game -- plus the Brood War expansion -- for free for both PC and Mac. You can find it here. Up until a few...
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Tuesday April 18, 2017. 09:30 PM
Apple today updated several of its Mac and iOS apps, making them available for all Mac and iOS users for free. From a report: iMovie, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and GarageBand for both Mac and iOS devices have been updated and are now listed in the App Store for free....
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Apple is reportedly building three new iPhones, though the one with the most new features might not launch until a couple of months after the others. According to a report on Bloomberg, Apple is testing three new phones that it plans to launch this fall, including two with...
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Monday April 17, 2017. 07:40 PM
An anonymous reader writes: The Internet Archive has added a curated collection of Mac operating system and software emulators from 1984 through 1989. The Internet Archive already hosts browser-based emulators of early video games and other operating systems, but this is its ...
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Sunday April 16, 2017. 09:11 PM
USA Today asked Steve Wozniak to predict what the world will look like in 2075 -- one hundred years after the founding of Apple. An anonymous reader writes: 'He's convinced Apple, Google and Facebook will be bigger in 2075,' according to the article -- just like IBM, which...
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Saturday April 15, 2017. 08:34 PM
'Any way you look at it, from kick-starting the Internet to launching the personal computer revolution, Bob Taylor was a key architect of our modern world,' says a historian at Stanford's Silicon Valley Archives. An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times: The Internet,...
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