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Divided Supreme Court OKs Lawsuit Against Apple

iPhone users sued over the App Store

(Newser) - A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps, the AP reports. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's four liberals in rejecting a plea from Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple to... More »

Oprah Was 'Too Emotional' for 60 Minutes

Former talk show host talks exit, Pete Buttigieg with 'THR'

(Newser) - During her short stint at 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey "did seven takes on just my name." It was a sign that the show "was not the best format for me," the former talk show host tells the Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Tuesday. She says... More »

Teen Says Apple's Facial Recognition Tech Got Him Arrested

He's suing for $1 billion over the matter

(Newser) - A New York 18-year-old says he was falsely arrested in November—and he blames Apple's facial recognition technology. Ousmane Bah says Apple uses such technology to identify shoplifters at its stores, and he's suing the tech giant for $1 billion over the matter, the New York Post reports.... More »

3-Year-Old Locks iPad, Will Be 51 When It's Usable

Dad Evan Osnos hoping to find a fix within the next 48 years

(Newser) - The kid really wanted to get into that iPad. Instead, the toddler managed to lock it for 25,536,442 minutes, or more than 48 years, reports the Daily News . Parent Evan Osnos, a writer for the New Yorker, tweeted an image of his child's handiwork and the resulting... More »

Apple Makes Rare Move: It Cancels a Product

Wireless charger AirPower is being scrapped

(Newser) - Anyone hoping to get their hands on Apple's much-ballyhood AirPower wireless charger is out of luck. The company says the product is scrapped, not merely postponed, reports TechCrunch . The AirPower, announced in 2017, was supposed to be able to charge an iPhone, an Apple Watch, and AirPods on a... More »

Apple's Long-Awaited Streaming TV Service Is Here

And it includes Oprah

(Newser) - Apple announced a new streaming service, Apple TV Plus, which will house its original shows and movies and could compete with Netflix, Amazon, and cable TV itself. Apple is making the announcements at its Cupertino, California, headquarters, in a Monday event studded with celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jason... More »

Trump: Here's Why I Said 'Tim Apple'

He blames 'Fake News' for negative coverage

(Newser) - President Trump is doubling down and insisting that he did not, in fact, screw up the name of Apple CEO Tim Cook at a White House function. You can start by watching the original remarks here . On Twitter Monday, Trump provided an explanation of why he said "Tim Apple"... More »

Tim Cook Changes Twitter Name to 'Tim Apple'

He turns Trump mix-up into reality

(Newser) - Tim Cook evidently saw the funny side after President Trump got his name wrong during a White House meeting Wednesday. "We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple," the president said after thanking the Apple CEO for investing in the US. On Thursday, Cook made the flub reality by... More »

How Highly Personal Data Is Going Right to Facebook

The 'Wall Street Journal' uncovers the activity of 11 popular apps

(Newser) - Turns out Facebook is hoovering more data from your smartphone that you may have realized. The Wall Street Journal says 11 popular apps—mostly related to health and fitness—are sending people's highly personal information to Facebook even if the user isn't on Facebook and the app doesn'... More »

Teen Who Found FaceTime Bug Will Get a Reward

Apple isn't saying how much Grant Thompson will get for discovering eavesdropping flaw

(Newser) - Apple has fixed a FaceTime privacy glitch uncovered by a 14-year-old—and the teen is getting a reward for his effort. The glitch could let someone hear live audio on another person's phone, even though that person hadn't answered the FaceTime group call, reports CNN . It was also... More »

Woman Tried to Warn Apple About 'FacePalm' Bug

She says she tried everything 'short of smoke signals'

(Newser) - A mother in Arizona says her teenage son uncovered a major security hole in FaceTime more than a week ago—but it was very difficult to get Apple to take it seriously. Michelle Thompson tells the Wall Street Journal that her 14-year-old son, Grant, discovered the bug, which allows users... More »

Massive FaceTime Privacy Flaw Revealed

Apple bug let users eavesdrop in secret

(Newser) - Anyone might've gained access to a FaceTime user's conversations and live camera footage via a bug Apple is now racing to fix. The website 9to5Mac first reported Monday that a bug in Apple's Group FaceTime feature allowed an iPhone or iPad user to call another user and... More »

Apple's 'Darkest Day' Just Turned Into Dark 3 Months

Market capitalization loss of $452B since Oct. 3 is larger than the entire value of Facebook

(Newser) - Thursday was called the "darkest day" for Apple under Tim Cook. Now the bigger picture from the end of 2018 is emerging, and it's similarly stunning. CNBC reports that in the three months since Oct. 3, Apple's market capitalization losses have reached $452 billion, with Apple shares... More »

iPhone Tweet Means Demotion for Workers at Rival

A big whoops for Huawei

(Newser) - Falling solidly under the "you had one job" umbrella this week is a story out of China. If you're responsible for updating Huawei Technologies' social media pages, highlighting a rival tech company probably isn't the best idea—which is exactly what two Huawei employees just discovered. Reuters... More »

How Apple Got Into Trouble in China

For one thing, it may have underestimated what local rivals were up to

(Newser) - Apple is having a brutal day in the stock market, with shares down 9% in the first hours of trading. Unless the stock rallies, that would mark the biggest single-session drop for the company since a 12% decline in 2013, reports MarketWatch . It all stems from Apple's surprisingly grim... More »

Apple Shares Dive After CEO's Bad News

'This is Apple's darkest day during the Cook era'

(Newser) - Apple shares are in store for a bruising after CEO Tim Cook's warning to shareholders on Wednesday. The share price dived 8% in after-hours trading and is now down by a third from its October peak. The price is expected to plunge further on Thursday, bringing other tech stocks... More »

Apple Made a $30B Promise. It Just Started Delivering

Company is planning a $1B campus in Austin, smaller-scale campuses in other cities

(Newser) - Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas; break ground on smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego, and Culver City, Calif.; and over the next three years expand in Pittsburgh, New York, and Colorado. The tech giant said Thursday that the new campus in Austin, less than a... More »

Apple Is No Longer Most Valuable Public Company

Microsoft just surpassed it, thanks to the cloud

(Newser) - Microsoft's big bet on cloud computing is paying off as the company has surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable publicly traded company, per the AP . The software maker's prospects looked bleak just a few years ago, as licenses for the company's Windows system fell with... More »

How TV Streaming Has Hurt the Middle Class

Seems Netflix doesn't pay most creatives very much

(Newser) - Think the streaming wars are a boon for Hollywood types? Creatively, maybe so—but it turns out the current system leaves many working writers and actors struggling in ever-pricier Los Angeles, Fast Company reports. With shorter seasons, lower pay, and no residuals, many mid-level creatives with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and... More »

'Made in China' May Have High-Tech Spying Implications

Bloomberg reports Beijing implants tiny devices in electronics destined for US

(Newser) - Beijing seems to have figured out a relatively simple way to spy on government contractors and some of the biggest businesses in the US: Implant tiny microchips in the tons of electronic equipment being assembled in China and destined for America. A story by Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the US... More »

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