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Stream Xbox games to iPhone in new iOS app, hints Microsoft - 9to5Mac

Stream Xbox games to iPhone in new iOS app, hints Microsoft - 9to5Mac

TodayMicrosoft has hinted that you’ll soon be able to stream games to iPhone.The company has so far only officially announced the feature for Android smartphones, but it separately indicated that we can expect it for iPhones too …Our sister site carried the Android news yesterday.Microsoft has announced that its brand new Xbox app on Android will let you stream your entire Xbox One game library to your smartphone completely free.Previously this feature was known as Console Streaming, which let you connect to your console from your Android device, then letting you access any games previously...

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Bing user data exposed – includes location, search terms, sites visited - 9to5Mac

Bing user data exposed – includes location, search terms, sites visited - 9to5Mac

TodayA team of researchers has found user data exposed on a server owned by . The data comes from both iOS and Android versions of the Bing app. The data exposed includes unique user IDs, search queries, location, and even webpages visited as a result of searches …Security site made the discovery. It says the database was originally password-protected, but was left unprotected between September 10 and September 16.The WizCase online security team, led by white hat hacker Ata Hakcil, uncovered a massive data leak in a server owned by Microsoft logging data related to its Bing mobile app,...

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Fred Wilson says Apple and Google 'monopolies must stop' - 9to5Mac

Fred Wilson says Apple and Google 'monopolies must stop' - 9to5Mac

September 18Tech venture capitalist Fred Wilson – who invested in companies like Twitter, Tumblr, Kickstarter and Etsy – says that he is strongly opposed to the ‘monopolies’ Apple and Google have on the sale of mobile apps …Wilson wrote on the topic.I have written extensively on this blog over the last decade and a half about the significant negative consequences that the two large mobile operating systems have on distribution of software. I am strongly opposed to the monopolies that Apple and Google have over mobile apps that run on iOS and Android.I am rooting for Epic/Fortnite in their...

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Nvidia confirms acquisition of Arm Holdings from SoftBank for $40 billion - 9to5Mac

Nvidia confirms acquisition of Arm Holdings from SoftBank for $40 billion - 9to5Mac

✕Nvidia today that it is acquiring chip designer Arm from SoftBank for $40 billion. Notably, Apple licenses technology from Arm Holdings for the A-series processors used in the iPhone and iPad, as well as the upcoming Apple Silicon chips for Mac.Reports that SoftBank was mulling a sale of Arm Holdings back in July. Now, the deal has been made official. As reported by , Nvidia will acquire Arm Holdings from SoftBank for $21.5 billion in stock and $12 billion in cash, as well as a $2 billion payment at signing and an additional $5 billion contingent upon Arm performance.For Apple, it’s...

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Report: China would prefer TikTok shut down in the US before selling to Microsoft or Oracle - 9to5Mac

Report: China would prefer TikTok shut down in the US before selling to Microsoft or Oracle - 9to5Mac

TodayWith the TikTok US ban deadline around the corner, things are heating up as the Chinese government has reportedly taken the stance that it would rather see the app’s US operations shut down than .Three anonymous sources close to the matter told today that so much that it would prefer to see the social media service just close up shop in the US.Beijing opposes a forced sale of TikTok’s U.S. operations by its Chinese owner ByteDance, and would prefer to see the short video app shut down in the United States, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.That’s said to...

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Qualcomm wins appeal in FTC antitrust lawsuit worth billions - 9to5Mac

Qualcomm wins appeal in FTC antitrust lawsuit worth billions - 9to5Mac

TodayLast year, not too long after with Qualcomm, the chipmaker was hit with a ruling that its business practices were . After a year-long period to appeal that decision, Qualcomm today has won its bid to reverse that ruling.As part of the FTC case decision from the US Court of Appeals 9th Circuit last year, Qualcomm was going to be ordered to renegotiate its licensing deals. However, the company appealed the decision and the ruling has now been given over a year later.Reported by , the Qualcomm appeal victory is likely worth billions of dollars.The ruling Tuesday by a three-judge panel is...

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Apple doubles down on iOS 14 tracking privacy as Facebook panics - 9to5Mac

Apple doubles down on iOS 14 tracking privacy as Facebook panics - 9to5Mac

TodayOne of the key privacy features in iOS 14 is a new option that allows users to disable tracking between different applications. During its quarterly earnings call last month, Facebook could impact its advertising revenue, and a new report from today goes into more detail.The report explains that Facebook representatives have been meeting with mobile game companies to discuss the iOS 14 privacy change. Gaming companies are a key advertising partner for Facebook, and it is using these meetings as a way to hear “concerns” from such advertisers.To ease their concerns, Facebook...

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Kanye West's presidential campaign ballot filed 14 seconds late - 9to5Mac

Kanye West's presidential campaign ballot filed 14 seconds late - 9to5Mac

TodayKanye West’s presidential campaign appears to have hit a bit of a snag after his ballot papers were filed in Wisconsin some 14 seconds after the deadline. West’s campaign lawyer had a variety of reasons he thought this shouldn’t matter, including suggesting that the clock is ‘notoriously faulty’ …The reports the amusing story.West’s campaign is arguing he belongs on the presidential ballot in Wisconsin even if his campaign turned in his nomination signatures 14 seconds after the 5 p.m. on Aug. 4. The 23-page document, filed Monday, says a state Elections Commission staffer told a West...

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Apple found guilty in Russian antitrust investigation over parental control app removal - 9to5Mac

Apple found guilty in Russian antitrust investigation over parental control app removal - 9to5Mac

TodayOne of the issues Apple has seen scrutiny from governments around the world is the removal of third-party parental control apps. Now a has concluded that Apple abused its dominant market position by pulling them.Apple started from the App Store in late 2018. That was just as its own Screen Time app became available with iOS 12.Things heated up as Apple gave an official statement on the matter in the spring of 2019 that the removals were due to . Meanwhile, app developers disagreed with Apple, with one , calling it “misleading.”Then in June last year, but noted that apps using MDM...

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Apple Store staff t-shirts cited in forced labor claim - 9to5Mac

Apple Store staff t-shirts cited in forced labor claim - 9to5Mac

TodayA report today suggests that staff t-shirts may have been made by a company which is believed to have used forced labor in its production.The claims against the garment company have been taken seriously enough for US sanctions to be imposed …reports.Apple has imported clothes – probably uniforms for staff in stores – from a company facing US sanctions over forced labour at a subsidiary firm in China’s western Xinjiang region, shipping records show.The details come a week after Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, told the US Congress he would not tolerate forced labour or modern-day...

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Apple takes legal action against meal planning service with a pear-shaped logo - 9to5Mac

Apple takes legal action against meal planning service with a pear-shaped logo - 9to5Mac

TodayApple is apparently taking legal action against a , which is an app and service that makes it easier for people to meal plan and find new recipes. Apple’s legal complaint? The pear-shaped logo used by Prepear, seen above, is too similar to the Apple logo.According to the founders of Prepear, which is a spin-off of the service, Apple is opposing the trademark application for Prepear and demanding that the company change the pear-shaped logo. As first reported:According to the founders, Apple “has opposed the trademark application for our small business, Prepear, demanding that we change...

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Facebook iOS gaming app launches with no games ... - 9to5Mac

Facebook iOS gaming app launches with no games ... - 9to5Mac

TodayA iOS gaming app has been forced to launch without access to any games, thanks to an App Store policy which bans streaming gaming services.Facebook Gaming allows users to play games, as well as watch the gameplay of popular streamers – but iOS users cannot play games …Facebook told The Verge that earlier versions of the apps which allowed gameplay were rejected ‘multiple times’ by Apple, and the app was when all games were removed.“Unfortunately, we had to remove gameplay functionality entirely in order to get Apple’s approval on the standalone Facebook Gaming app — meaning iOS users...

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Snapchat to roll out in-app voter registration, voter guide, more - 9to5Mac

Snapchat to roll out in-app voter registration, voter guide, more - 9to5Mac

TodaySnapchat is set to roll out a new set of election-focused features to not only help its users get informed about how to vote but also register to vote right within the app.Snapchat has a user base that’s estimated to be . For the 18-24 age range that’s eligible to vote this fall, Snapchat has announced some new features to get its users to the polls like being able to register to vote right from your iPhone.Reported by , the election focused features will roll out starting in September and include:Axios notes that Snapchat got 450,000 of its users registered to vote in the 2018...

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Virginia becomes first US state to debut COVID-19 tracing app using Apple and Google API - 9to5Mac

Virginia becomes first US state to debut COVID-19 tracing app using Apple and Google API - 9to5Mac

TodayThe Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google is officially being put to use in the United States. Virginia has to offer a COVID-19 contact tracing application using the Apple and Google API, and it’s available to download today from the and .The COVIDWISE app comes from the Virginia Department of Health. As we’ve explained in the past, Apple only allows public health agencies like Health Canada to access the Exposure Notification API. That is, not anyone can simply build an app using the API.By using the Exposure Notification API, the COVIDWISE app uses Bluetooth to...

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Report: Apple has expressed ‘serious interest’ in acquiring TikTok - 9to5Mac

Report: Apple has expressed ‘serious interest’ in acquiring TikTok - 9to5Mac

TodayWhile Microsoft has made its TikTok publicly known, Apple is also reportedly interested in the deal. According to a new report , Apple has expressed “serious interest” in acquiring the short-form video sharing service.The news comes from the Axios Pro Rata newsletter by Dan Primack. The report explains that “multiple sources” have said Apple has expressed interest in potentially acquiring TikTok:Multiple sources tell me that Apple has expressed interest, albeit no sources inside of Apple, and that at least one other strategic has expressed interest. Yes, it would be an unusual deal for...

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Stake in AAPL held by Warren Buffett triples in value to $104B - 9to5Mac

Stake in AAPL held by Warren Buffett triples in value to $104B - 9to5Mac

Todayconglomerate Berkshire Hathaway has seen its $35B stake in triple in value to around $104B following the stock on Friday …A of $59.7B , prompting a steep rise in the price of the stock. This saw Apple as the most valuable company in the world.notes that this latest gain means that Berkshire’s stake has tripled in value. The conglomerate purchased shares in blocks at different times at different prices, but cites the total cost of buying AAPL stock at $35.287B.The famed investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO spent about $35 billion to acquire 250 million Apple shares between 2016 and 2018,...

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‘Mastermind’ Florida teen behind Twitter hack arrested and facing 30 felony charges - 9to5Mac

‘Mastermind’ Florida teen behind Twitter hack arrested and facing 30 felony charges - 9to5Mac

July 31It looks like the person behind the massive may have been caught as a Florida teenager has been arrested for the exploit on 30 counts of felony. 17-year-old Graham Clark has been taken into custody in Tampa, Florida.The huge Twitter , Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and more compromised and used to spread a bitcoin scam. Notably, it went on for hours as Twitter scrambled to find a way to stop the exploit. Eventually, the platform blocked verified accounts from tweeting.Today, reported by in Tampa, 17-year-old Graham Clark has been accused of the serious hack and...

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New ‘unpatchable’ exploit allegedly found on Apple’s Secure Enclave chip, here’s what it could mean - 9to5Mac

New ‘unpatchable’ exploit allegedly found on Apple’s Secure Enclave chip, here’s what it could mean - 9to5Mac

YesterdayOne of the major security enhancements Apple has brought to its devices over the years is the Secure Enclave chip, which encrypts and protects all sensitive data stored on the devices. Last month, however, hackers claimed they found a permanent vulnerability in the Secure Enclave, which could put data from iPhone, iPad, and even Mac users at risk.The Secure Enclave is a security coprocessor included with almost every Apple device to provide an extra layer of security. All data stored on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and other Apple devices is encrypted with random private keys,...

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Apple removes 30,000 apps from China App Store to comply with regulations for paid games - 9to5Mac

Apple removes 30,000 apps from China App Store to comply with regulations for paid games - 9to5Mac

YesterdayApple has removed over 30,000 applications from the App Store in China, according to a new report from . The report cites new data from Qimai Research Institute, and it explains that games accounted for 90% of the app removals.Apple removed many of the apps overnight, with the peak occurring around 4:15 a.m. local time, when Apple detected over 2,000 applications from the App Store. The majority of the 30,000 deletions occurred between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. local time.Apple had warned developers of this impending purge on on July 8, citing regulatory requirements for payments:Apple...

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Apple's Find My app third-party support comes with a catch for developers and users - 9to5Mac

Apple's Find My app third-party support comes with a catch for developers and users - 9to5Mac

July 24Back at WWDC in June, Apple announced that it is hardware like Tile. It seems like a positive move all around as it , makes business easier for third-parties, and improves choice for consumers. However, there’s a big catch that Apple hasn’t shared publicly.When Apple opened up the new in June, it naturally came with a confidentiality agreement for developers to get started. That meant we haven’t heard specifics about what Apple is requiring of third-parties to join the Find My app and how it will all work.Today, the  published specifics from an anonymous developer who has seen the...

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Instagram promises to fix bug after being exposed by always accessing the camera on iOS 14 - 9to5Mac

Instagram promises to fix bug after being exposed by always accessing the camera on iOS 14 - 9to5Mac

YesterdayWe have already some apps that were caught accessing users’ clipboard thanks to a new feature of iOS 14, but that’s not all. The next major update to Apple’s mobile operating system also indicates when an app is using the camera or microphone, and that has just exposed Instagram’s app.According to some reports shared on social networks by users who have already installed iOS 14, the camera’s indicator stays on when the Instagram app is open. Even if the user is not using the camera, as when scrolling through the photo feed, the green dot shows that the app is accessing the camera...

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Microsoft announces it is closing its retail stores permanently - 9to5Mac

Microsoft announces it is closing its retail stores permanently - 9to5Mac

TodayWhile Apple is due to COVID-19 outbreaks, Microsoft today announced that it is closing its retail stores for good. Microsoft retail locations shut down in March as the coronavirus pandemic hit, and it seems that the downtime has given Microsoft management time to reflect on their plans.In a , Microsoft today announced a “strategic shift” in retail operations, which means they are shifting to all-online sales and support. The Microsoft retail stores will not reopen, and the closures will cost Microsoft about $450 million in expenses.Microsoft will keep a smaller retail presence in the...

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Forced to unlock iPhone? Latest court ruling says it's illegal. - 9to5Mac

Forced to unlock iPhone? Latest court ruling says it's illegal. - 9to5Mac

June 24The Indiana Supreme court has ruled that a suspect cannot be forced to unlock her iPhone using her passcode, rejecting a legal argument known as ‘foregone conclusion.’While the argument used against her does have legal precedent, the use of it to compel disclosure of a passcode does seem absurd …The (EFF) filed a brief in support of the suspect, and explains the argument made by the police.Courts in compelled decryption cases have struggled with Fisher v. United States, a 1976 U.S. Supreme Court case that introduced the concept of a “foregone conclusion.” Fisher involved a subpoena...

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Former Intel engineer says Skylake problems were turning point for Apple’s ARM Mac transition - 9to5Mac

Former Intel engineer says Skylake problems were turning point for Apple’s ARM Mac transition - 9to5Mac

June 24Apple its plans to switch from Intel processors to ARM chips on the Mac, which the company calls “Apple Silicon Mac.” That comes as no surprise since the Mac ARM project was rumored a long time ago, but one of the main reasons for this transition would have been the recent problems with Intel.François Piednoël, a former Intel engineer, told that Apple has become unsatisfied with Intel processors since the introduction of the Skylake architecture in 2015. The report states that Intel’s Skylake processors had several problems at the time, and that Apple was the client with the highest...

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TikTok to stop reading user clipboards after being exposed by iOS 14 privacy feature - 9to5Mac

TikTok to stop reading user clipboards after being exposed by iOS 14 privacy feature - 9to5Mac

YesterdayApple has reinforced its commitment to privacy with iOS 14, which includes new features to give users more control over what data each app has access to. One of these features is a that lets users know if an app is pasting from the clipboard, and this is already exposing the behavior of some popular apps.According to several reports shared on the web after the release of iOS 14 beta, TikTok is one of the apps that constantly reads user clipboards. The new privacy banner keeps showing up on the screen all the time when the app is running, and this has not only annoyed beta users but...

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