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Google, Apple Pull Alexei Navalny App After Russian Demand

Voting app belonging to poisoned and jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny pulled from both Apple and Google app stores in…

3 days ago

EU Plans European Chips Act To Increase Production

European Commission announces plan to create a state-of-the-art European chip ecosystem, including semiconductor production

5 days ago

South Korea Slaps Google With $177m Fine

Antitrust regulator in South Korea has fined Google $177m for blocking customised versions of the Android operating system

5 days ago

Apple iPhone 13 Launch: iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max

Part 2: The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are Apple's premium handsets, geared towards the high-end customer…

5 days ago

Apple iPhone 13 Launch: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini

Part 1 details arrival of Apple iPhone and iPhone Mini; Part 2 will cover the arrival of the iPhone 13…

5 days ago

Apple iPhone 13 Launch: Apple Watch Series 7

Brand new look for Apple Watch thanks to a 20 percent larger screen area, coupled with faster charging, new colours,…

5 days ago

Russia To Tax Foreign ‘Digital Services’

Plan published in Russia to impose taxes on foreign-owned digital services, as part of ongoing effort to bolster domestic tech…

6 days ago

Google Hands Over Data To Hong Kong Authorities – Report

Despite pledging to halt data transfers due to a repressive security law in Hong Kong, Google reportedly has handed over…

6 days ago

Apple Issues Urgent Security Update For iPhones, iPads and Macs

Discovery of 'zero-click' spyware allegedly from NSO Group, sees Apple issuing emergency update to iPhone, iPad and Mac users

6 days ago

Judge Orders Apple To Change App Store Payment Rules

California judge orders Apple to allow app developers to include links to outside forms of payment in major shake-up, but…

1 week ago

Twitter Introduces Labels For ‘Good’ Bots

Twitter to allow accounts to add label indicating if they are automated, in effort to give users more context –…

1 week ago

Apple Rejects Epic Games Fortnite Request In South Korea

Not having it. Despite South Korea ban on payment commission charges, Apple has refused to reinstate Epic Games account in…

1 week ago

Three UK Reinstates European Roaming Charges

Disappointing decision. Three UK becomes the latest British mobile operator to controversially rejoin the European roaming charge bandwagon

2 weeks ago

Broadband Speeds Rise 20 Percent Since Start Of Covid-19

But 134,000 properties in the United Kingdom are still unable to get a decent broadband connectivity, Ofcom's latest research shows

2 weeks ago

BT Takeover Speculation Rises After Deutsche Telekom Comments

Comments made by the CEO of Deutsche Telekom, prompts renewed speculation of German telecoms giant intentions towards the UK's BT

2 weeks ago

Intel May Invest 80 Billion Euros For Two Chip Fabs

CEO Pat Gelsinger says Intel could invest as much as 80 billion euros ($95bn or £69bn) in Europe to expand…

2 weeks ago

O2 Subject Of Bribery Investigation By SFO – Report

Serious Fraud Office is investigating UK mobile operator O2 over “possible violations of anti-bribery laws and regulations”

2 weeks ago

Apple Delays Plans To Scan iPhone Images

Apple delays plans to roll out image-scanning technology on iPhones to search for child-abuse images before material is uploaded to…

2 weeks ago

Apple Eases App Store Rules For Spotify, Netflix etc

Fresh concession from Apple for “reader” apps, but Netflix says it doesn't go far enough and Spotify CEO says Apple…

2 weeks ago

US Agency Investigates Two Complaints From Apple Staff

Two Apple staff members in the US file separate complaints that are now being reviewed by officials at a US…

2 weeks ago

Apple Faces Antitrust Complaint In India Over In-App Payments

Non-profit group in India files antitrust complaint against Apple, over the 30 percent commission charge for in-app purchases

3 weeks ago

Age Appropriate Design Code Arrives To Protect Kids

Rules to protect youngsters come into effect in the UK today, governing how apps and online services should treat children’s…

3 weeks ago

Complex Design Causes Apple Watch 7 Production Delay – Report

Complicated design, Coronavirus disruptions and performance problems have delayed initial manufacturing of Apple's Watch 7

3 weeks ago

Spotify, Epic Unsatisfied With Apple’s App Store Changes

Rivals criticise terms of Apple's settlement with small developers, with Spotify saying changes don't address 'anticompetitive and unfair practices'

3 weeks ago

US Says Policy Against Huawei Has ‘Not Eased’

US says policy against Huawei has 'not been eased or amended', after criticism over approval of hundreds of millions of…

3 weeks ago

EU Set To Launch Formal Probe Of Nvidia’s ARM Takeover

European Commission set to launch full-scale probe of Nvidia's proposed acquisition of ARM following formal notification in early September

3 weeks ago

Apple Agrees App Store Deal With Small Developers

Ahead of a ruling in App Store dispute with Epic Games, Apple agrees to ease restrictions for small developers over…

3 weeks ago

Tim Cook Lands $750m Bonanza In Share Award

CEO Tim Cook is awarded more than three quarters of a billion dollars in Apple shares after ten years in…

3 weeks ago

US Approves Licence For Huawei To Purchase Car Chips – Report

Softening attitude? US officials approve licence applications from blacklisted Huawei, so its car component business can buy chips

4 weeks ago

Apple Urged To Drop CSAM Scanning Plans By Campaigners

More than 90 privacy groups urge Apple to abandon plans to scan children's messages, and the iPhone's of adults for…

4 weeks ago