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Here Are Apple and Google's New, More Inclusive Emojis

Updates to skin tone and gender, plus a lot more

(Newser) - Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity, the AP reports. Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to pick any combination of skin tone... More »

Changes at Apple Opened Door to Ive's Departure

Cook's shift in focus left design chief frustrated

(Newser) - Apple announced the upcoming departure of design chief Jony Ive last week, but this was a separation that had been in the works for some time. Ive withdrew from the company's leadership over a period of several years as CEO Tim Cook emphasized business operations over product design, the... More »

Mac Pro Production Moves to China

Computer had been built in Texas plant

(Newser) - Apple says its new Mac Pro is designed and engineered in the US and includes American-made components. But it will no longer be built in the US. With trade tensions between the US and China worsening, Apple is cranking up production of the $6,000 desktop computer at a factory... More »

Steve Jobs' 'Spiritual Partner' Is Leaving Apple

Jony Ive designed iPhone, iPad, iMac

(Newser) - The man Steve Jobs once called his "spiritual partner" at Apple is leaving the company after nearly 30 years. British industrial designer Jony Ive—who became Sir Jonathan Ive in 2012—designed the iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, among other products. He joined the company in 1992... More »

Apple Recalls Older MacBook Pros Over Fire Risk

Batteries will be replaced free in affected model

(Newser) - Apple is recalling some older 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, saying their batteries could overheat and "pose a fire safety risk." The company said it will replace the batteries free, CNBC reports. The laptops affected lack the Touch Bar keyboard. They were sold from September 2015 to February 2017... More »

House Plans Sweeping Probe of Tech Giants

Investigation to focus on 'concentration of market power'

(Newser) - Tech giants—including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google—will face a "top-to-bottom" antitrust investigation by the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. David Cicilline, leader of the investigation, said Monday it is aimed at the "tremendous concentration of market power" held by the companies more than it is at individual... More »

Apple Is Killing One of Its Biggest Products

The long-rumored demise is finally here

(Newser) - Love it or hate it, iTunes has been around for nearly 20 years—and now it's getting the boot. Apple will announce its pending demise on Monday at a developer conference in California, Bloomberg reports. The multi-faceted media software is slated to be replaced by separate TV, Music, and... More »

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 »

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