Apple removes thousands of apps from China app store

Apple Inc removed 29,800 apps from its Chinese app store on Saturday, including more than 26,000 games, according to data from research firm Qimai. The takedowns come amid a crackdown on unlicensed games by Chinese authorities. Earlier this year Apple gave game publishers an end-of-June deadline to submit a government-issued licence number enabling users to… Read More Apple removes thousands of apps from China app store

U.S. Congress panel grill ‘Big Tech’ chief executives in virtual hearing

Google and Facebook took the sharpest jabs for alleged abuse of their market power from Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday in a much-anticipated congressional hearing that put four of America’s most prominent tech CEOs in the hot seat. Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon.com Inc’s Jeff Bezos, Google owner Alphabet Inc’s Sundar Pichai and Apple Inc’s… Read More U.S. Congress panel grill ‘Big Tech’ chief executives in virtual hearing

Apple, Google launches contact tracing technology

Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the initial version of their system. The Apple-Google technology enables governments fighting the novel coronavirus to publish mobile apps in the coming days that the companies… Read More Apple, Google launches contact tracing technology

Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said they would ban the use of location tracking in apps that use a new contact tracing system the two are building to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Apple and Google, whose operating systems power 99% of smart phones, said last month they would work… Read More Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

Apple launches budget iPhone SE priced at $399

Apple Inc on Wednesday released a smaller iPhone priced at $399, cutting the starting price for the company’s smartphone line in a move to broaden its appeal to budget-conscious customers as the coronavirus hobbles the global economy. The lower-cost model could also attract more consumers to Apple services, a growing driver of revenue. Shares of… Read More Apple launches budget iPhone SE priced at $399

Apple to pay $500million settlement in U.S. lawsuit over slow iPhones

Apple Inc has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle litigation accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones as it launched new models, to induce owners to buy replacement phones or batteries. The preliminary proposed class-action settlement was disclosed on Friday night and requires approval by U.S. District Judge Edward Davila in… Read More Apple to pay $500million settlement in U.S. lawsuit over slow iPhones