As I mentioned in today’s column, one of the best things about iOS 8, Apple’s newly updated operating system for iPhones and iPads, is the degree to which Apple has opened the software up to users and app makers.
But Apple’s newfound openness is nowhere near complete.
There are two big areas in iOS where Apple ...
Apple is getting kudos galore after loudly and proudly touting the privacy it provides to its mobile customers with a new site. And it gets in a dig at its top competitor in the process.
As the company launches new products and services, and in the wake of the embarrassing leaks of nude celebrity photos, we’ve been hearin ...
Get ready to see more self-driving cars on California roadways: The state Department of Motor Vehicles said this week that it’s issued autonomous-vehicle testing permits to three companies. And more may be in the wings.
The first permits went to Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen’s Audi division, which will field two cars each, ...
Despite a recent string of highly publicized attacks by computer hackers, most data breaches stem from employee goofs, a study has determined. But it also noted that the threat from cyber attacks is growing and that those cases tend to be far more costly to investigate.
That conclusion comes from the London-based insurer Beazle ...
Now comes word from the cutting-edge and ever-so-quirky world of virtual reality that a Toronto-based startup called Metatecture has come up with a way to have that quality VR experience you’ve been looking for but at a fraction of the cost of a $350 Occulus Rift development kit.
And you can look like a weirdo in the proc ...
“In a world without laws, it would be great to be able to hand someone supplies, train them, and give them 30 bucks under the table. But we’re compliant, and the result is employees who have rights.”
— Ken Schultz, MyClean’s chief operating officer, on switching to hiring employees for its cleaning service ins ...
When it comes to adding new features to its mobile devices and handheld operating system, Apple usually sticks with incremental progress.
But with its new iPhones and the latest version of its operating system, Apple Read More →
We've rounded up some news about how Apple's product launches and announcements this week are affecting/may affect other companies:
• Sprint shares are up more than 6 percent today, and more than 20 percent since it announced this week an "iPhone Read More →
The new iPhones are selling like hotcakes.
Shortly after Apple’s latest phones went up for pre-order on Friday, the major carriers appeared to have drained their supplies. At a star-studded event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino Read More →
You've been there: There's an app you want on your smartphone or tablet but first you get a prompt asking for access to your location data or the device ID.
What do you do? Worry about your privacy rights and say Read More →
Don’t like the ads you see on Facebook? Now you can tell Facebook exactly why.
The social network, which says it shows millions of ads every day, from more than 1.5 million advertisers, has long offered users the option to block Read More →
"In the past decade, we measured ourselves by how much we changed China. In the future, we will be judged by how much progress we bring to the world."
— Jack Ma, Alibaba CEO, in a letter to investors Read More →
Few were surprised by Apple’s belated entry into the smartwatch market – the company is famous for its reluctance to release a product until it’s just right. But this time, it may have cost Apple precious time in the race Read More →