Apple isn’t safe from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up Big Tech

Elizabeth Warren makes it clear that her proposal to break up big tech monopolies, like Amazon and Google, definitely applies to Apple too.

Elizabeth Warren makes it clear that her proposal to break up big tech monopolies, like Amazon and Google, definitely applies to Apple too.Image: Jim Bennett/WireImage By Matt Binder2019-03-11 17:16:08 UTC Tim Cook, Elizabeth Warren is coming for you. Speaking to at SXSW, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate made it ultra clear: just because she didn’t explicitly mention Apple in her policy proposal to doesn’t mean it’s safe from her scrutiny.  Under an Elizabeth Warren administration, Apple would be broken up,

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Apple could be working with Goldman Sachs on a credit card – TechCrunch

Apple could be working with Goldman Sachs on a credit card – TechCrunch

According to a new report from the WSJ, Apple and Goldman Sachs are partnering on a different kind of products for both companies — a credit card. The Mastercard-based card would be focused on Apple Pay and feature some deep integrations in iOS. This card could launch later this year in the U.S., which would coincide with the next iPhone. An Apple credit card would be a good way to take a bigger cut on Apple Pay transactions. Instead of splitting

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Apple to pay France $571 million in taxes, report says

Apple is paying back overdue taxes in the EU again.

Apple is paying back overdue taxes in the EU again.Image: Drew Angerer/Getty Images By Stan Schroeder2019-02-05 14:48:19 UTC Apple has agreed to pay 500 million euros ($571 million) to France in back tax, Reuters reported Tuesday.  Apple confirmed the agreement, but would not disclose the exact amount.  “The French tax administration recently concluded a multi-year audit on the company’s French accounts, and those details will be published in our public accounts,” the company told Reuters.  French outlet L’Express reported Tuesday

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Apple’s long-time Siri leader reportedly no longer in charge – TechCrunch

Apple’s long-time Siri leader reportedly no longer in charge – TechCrunch

The man who has headed up Siri at Apple since 2012 is no longer at the helm, according to The Information. Bill Stasior remains at the company in a different role, the report states. We’ve reached out to Apple for comment. Stasior joined Apple to take over Siri in 2012 after being poached from Amazon’s A9 retail search team. At this in time, most of the original Siri co-founders had already left Apple and Stasior was tasked with taking on the

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Some Facebook employees considered quitting over Apple mess

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Facebook’s mess leads Apple to remind them who’s boss.Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images By Johnny Lieu2019-02-01 02:25:11 UTC Facebook’s questionable research tactics has led Apple to remind them who’s boss. After TechCrunch revealed Facebook misused Apple’s Enterprise Developer Certificate program to spy on consumer phone and web activity through its “Research” app, Apple pulled the plug. Facebook relies on Apple’s program to run internal apps on iOS devices, from simple things like bus schedules to communication tools like Workplace and Messenger.

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Apple bans Facebook ‘Research’ app, breaks the social network’s internal iOS apps

Apple has banned Facebook

Apple has banned Facebook’s Research app and, in doing so, broke a number of the social network’s internal-use apps.Image: Chesnot/Getty Images By Matt Binder2019-01-30 17:46:10 UTC Facebook and Apple are butting heads again thanks to the social network’s . Apple has revoked the certificate that enables Facebook to distribute the app via Apple’s Enterprise Certificate Program, according to . This effectively bans Facebook’s Research app, which was first uncovered by on Tuesday. Facebook had said it the iOS app from

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Ciitizen raises $17 million to give cancer patients better control over their health records – TechCrunch

Ciitizen raises $17 million to give cancer patients better control over their health records – TechCrunch

Ciitizen, the company founded by the creators of Gliimpse (an Apple acquisition that’s been incorporated into the company’s HealthKit) which is developing tools to help patients organize and share their medical records, has raised $17 million in new funding. Ciitizen, like Gliimpse before it, is an attempt to break down the barriers that keep patients from being able to record, store, and share their healthcare information with whomever they want in their quest for treatment. The digitization of health records

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Apple should implement this cool ‘environmentally-lit’ UI effect in iOS

Apple should implement this cool 'environmentally-lit' UI effect in iOS

We may have bid farewell to skeuomorphic design in mobile and desktop interfaces for now, but an ex-Apple engineer is taking another shot at mimicking reality in UIs to great effect. In a video released earlier this week, Bob Burrough showed off his work in progress on an ‘environmentally-lit user interface.’ Essentially, a fisheye lens attached to an iPhone‘s front camera captures a wide-angle shot of the room around him, and that data is used to create a lighting map,

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Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit – TechCrunch

Tech giants offer empty apologies because users can’t quit – TechCrunch

A true apology consists of a sincere acknowledgement of wrong-doing, a show of empathic remorse for why you wronged and the harm it caused, and a promise of restitution by improving ones actions to make things right. Without the follow-through, saying sorry isn’t an apology, it’s a hollow ploy for forgiveness. That’s the kind of “sorry” we’re getting from tech giants — an attempt to quell bad PR and placate the afflicted, often without the systemic change necessary to prevent

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Apple confirms its T2 chip will block some third-party repairs

Apple confirms its T2 chip will block some third-party repairs

Apple yesterday confirmed that its new security chip T2 – which it uses in MacBooks launched this year – will prevent third-party repairs to some degree. Responding to a query from The Verge, the company verified that parts like the logic board and Touch ID components for the new Macbooks can’t be replaced by a third-party repair shop – and so you’ll have to visit an authorized Apple service center to get your laptops fixed. However, it didn’t confirm if

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