Apple’s Latest iPhone Sidelines Carriers From Buying Process

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Source: Bloomberg Technology News Date: March 24th, 2022 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-17/apple-s-latest-iphone-sidelines-carriers-from-buying-process?srnd=technology-vp Discussion The new feature is called “on-device authentication.”  Why does it make it better for consumers? Why does this new feature make it better for Apple (which is why they are doing it)?

Apple AirTags – ‘A perfect tool for stalking’

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Amber Norsworthy lives in Mississippi with her four children. It had just turned 3pm when she got home on 27 December. She received a notification on her phone. “My phone made a ding that I’d never heard before”, she says. The notification told her that an unknown device had been following her movements. Ms Norsworthy,… Read more »

Apple charged over ‘anti-competitive’ app policies

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Apple has been charged with breaking EU competition rules over the way it runs its App Store. European Commission anti-trust regulator Margrethe Vestager tweeted that “consumers are losing out”. It relates to charges brought two years ago by music streaming app Spotify which claimed that Apple was stifling innovation in that industry. Apple faces a large fine… Read more »

Apple App Store faces coalition of unhappy developers

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Several major developers have formed a coalition to fight Apple over its app store policies. The Coalition for App Fairness counts Spotify, Epic Games and Tinder owner Match Group among its founding members. It claims Apple “taxes consumers and crushes innovation”, criticising what it calls anti-competitive policies.Apple, which is embroiled in legal action with some… Read more »

Apple is tracking iPhones stolen from its stores

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iPhones stolen in lootings of Apple stores in the US are tracked, disabled and the local authorities notified, according to messages displayed on their screens. Apple has temporarily closed some of its US stores following a series of attacks, amid protests over the death of George Floyd. Several images of the warnings have been shared… Read more »

Think your iPhone is safe from hackers? That’s what they want you to think…

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Some zero-day exploits can fetch high prices. This week Zerodium announced that it will pay $2.5m to security researchers who provide exploits that allow the complete takeover of Android phones without requiring the target to click on anything. But the big news in the announcement was that Zerodium was valuing the same kinds of exploits on Apple’s… Read more »