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Britain's delayed virus app launched in England and Wales, after switching to Google-Apple API

The app uses Bluetooth to alert users if they spend 15 minutes or more within two metres of a user who subsequently tests COVID-19 positive.

24 Sep 2020 10:41 PM

It's not even privacy that's the issue, yet Europe is cold to Covid apps

A few countries have scrapped their tracing apps and others have found so few users that the technology is not very effective.

22 Sep 2020 5:32 PM

Apple to open its first online store in India September 23 well in time for Diwali shopping

Shoppers will be able to get their AirPods, iPads and Apple Pencils engraved in English, Hindi and a range of other Indian languages.

18 Sep 2020 6:57 PM

Apple postpones unveiling privacy feature on iPhones as apps complain about ad revenue loss

Facebook has said that the privacy feature in iOS 14 would deliver a blow to many apps at a time that they are struggling amid coronavirus.

04 Sep 2020 4:40 PM

No app, no problem: US users can enable Apple-Google virus tracing tech incorporated into phones

The second phase of their “exposure notification” system automatically alerts people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus.

02 Sep 2020 4:03 PM

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Apple follows through on threat to keep Fortnite maker away from game developer tools

Apple suspended Epic Games from its developers' programme just days after a court rejected its bid to have Fortnite reinstated on App Store.

29 Aug 2020 7:17 PM

Chinese users will boycott Apple, says China responding to WeChat ban proposed by US

“If WeChat is banned...no reason why Chinese shall keep iPhone and apple products,” foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian tweeted.

28 Aug 2020 6:18 PM

Apple rule that apps must get user consent for targeted ads will hit small apps’ revenues: Facebook

Facebook says Apple’s rules could reduce what apps earn by advertising through Facebook’s audience network.

27 Aug 2020 5:08 PM

XBox maker Microsoft on Epic Games' side, says Apple’s actions will affect game creators

Apple threatened to cut off access to tools needed to maintain “Unreal Engine”, Epic’s software used by many game studios to create graphics

24 Aug 2020 5:47 PM

Apple’s growth into $2 trillion behemoth under Tim Cook tainted by accusations of unfair dominance

He turned App Store into the cornerstone of a services division that earns $50 billion yearly, more than all but 65 firms in the Fortune 500

24 Aug 2020 4:44 PM

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Epic Games hosts ‘FreeFortnite’ tournament in campaign against Apple monopoly

Prizes include a virtual “Tart Tycoon” outfit featuring an apple head, sunglasses and condescending frown, Epic said taking a dig at Apple.

22 Aug 2020 4:44 PM

Will US Federal Trade Commission's antitrust probe against Facebook lead to a lawsuit?

Facebook says Zuckerberg answered US regulators’ questions on antitrust practices, but FTC investigations do not always lead to lawsuits.

21 Aug 2020 3:12 PM

After removing Fortnite from App Store, Apple takes war with Epic Games to the next level

Apple told Epic it would be cut off from software development tools by August 28.

18 Aug 2020 4:07 PM

Fortnite gets pulled off app store, files lawsuit against Apple for monopoly

Google Play Store too removed the game as Epic Games’ latest update bypasses app stores on payments, depriving them of their 30% cut.

14 Aug 2020 10:46 AM

Trump's blocking of H-1B visas harming the US, say Facebook, Amazon, Apple

More than 50 tech firms have signed onto a court filing in support of a suit by US Chamber of Commerce against Trump blocking work visas.

11 Aug 2020 9:22 PM

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Call to replace Apple Face ID over people removing masks on public transport to unlock phones

iOS 13.5 presents the passcode field after a user swipes the lock screen, instead of Face ID but older iPhones may not have got the update.

10 Aug 2020 9:56 PM

Apple now world's most valuable company, dethrones Saudi Aramco

Apple rode the company's strong earnings report and its shares closed up by 10.47 per cent on Friday

02 Aug 2020 9:03 AM

Tech This Week | What we learned from the US antitrust inquiry

Lawmakers seem to be catching up with technology and so will regulation, so Big Tech should not take things for granted.

01 Aug 2020 4:17 PM

Big Tech including Apple, Facebook reports mixed earnings amid pandemic

Apple delivered surprisingly strong numbers with both its revenue and profit rising, defying analysts' lowered expectations

31 Jul 2020 9:37 AM

Big Tech CEOs' postponed anti-trust hearing will now be held on Wednesday

The heads of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple will be testifying at a time of growing complaints about their dominance.

26 Jul 2020 4:17 PM

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