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EU law may force Meta, Apple to open their chat apps to smaller rivals
Margrethe Vestager addresses a press conference on an antitrust case against US search engine Google at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium on Jun. 27, 2017
Policy & legislation

EU law may force Meta, Apple to open their chat apps to smaller rivals

If passed, Meta and Apple will have six months to open their messaging platforms to interoperability
25 Mar 2022
Foxconn resumes iPhone SE production in Shenzhen
iPhone SE front and back
Hardware

Foxconn resumes iPhone SE production in Shenzhen

The week-long lockdown is said to have had next to no effect on Foxconn’s clients
21 Mar 2022
Businesses on alert as mobile malware surges 500%
Malware on an Android smartphone
mobile security

Businesses on alert as mobile malware surges 500%

Researchers say hackers are deploying new tactics that put Android and iOS at equal risk
10 Mar 2022
Apple unveils M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, 5G iPhone SE and a new iPad Air
Apple M1 Ultra CPU logo on a laptop display
Hardware

Apple unveils M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, 5G iPhone SE and a new iPad Air

The tech giant unveiled a host of new hardware during its “Peek Performance” event on 8 March
9 Mar 2022
How to turn off battery throttling on an iPhone
A blue model of the iPhone 12
battery life

How to turn off battery throttling on an iPhone

If you're willing to sacrifice battery life for performance, here's how to turn off iPhone throttling
10 Feb 2022
Meta says Apple's iOS privacy changes will cost it $10 billion in 2022
A photograph of the Apple iPhone 13 standing against a white background
privacy

Meta says Apple's iOS privacy changes will cost it $10 billion in 2022

The company's CFO suggests Google "faces a different set of restrictions" because it pays Apple to remain the default iOS search engine
3 Feb 2022
Mobile operators deny blocking Apple's Private Relay feature
A screenshot of unavailable Private Relay
iOS

Mobile operators deny blocking Apple's Private Relay feature

T-Mobile says users were unable to access the VPN-like feature due to a fault in iOS 15.2
13 Jan 2022
Egyptian exiles targeted with Predator spyware resembling NSO Group's Pegasus
A cheetah obscured by foliage while stalking prey
spyware

Egyptian exiles targeted with Predator spyware resembling NSO Group's Pegasus

A high-profile politician and journalist have been targeted with spyware likely spread using WhatsApp messages
17 Dec 2021
Judge denies Apple appeal in Epic ruling
App Store icon seen on ipad and Epic Games Fortnite icon seen on phone
iOS

Judge denies Apple appeal in Epic ruling

The tech giant will have to allow developers to link to non-App Store payment systems by 9 December
10 Nov 2021
Apple iPad Pro 12.9in (2021) review: A giant leap for Apple silicon
A photograph of the 12.9in Apple iPad Pro on table with some plants
tablets

Apple iPad Pro 12.9in (2021) review: A giant leap for Apple silicon

Paired with a 120Hz display with incredible colour accuracy, the iPad Pro is more deserving of its name than ever
5 Nov 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Saying goodbye to software
The IT Pro Podcast: Saying goodbye to software
Software

The IT Pro Podcast: Saying goodbye to software

Why do we find it so hard to let go of our favourite applications?
5 Nov 2021
Podcast transcript: Saying goodbye to software
Podcast transcript: Saying goodbye to software
Software

Podcast transcript: Saying goodbye to software

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
5 Nov 2021
Apple iPhone 13 review: A video powerhouse
A photograph of the iPhone 13
iOS

Apple iPhone 13 review: A video powerhouse

An unadventurous but undeniably great addition to the iPhone family
3 Nov 2021
Apple's ad transparency policy has cost Facebook, YouTube, Snap almost $10 billion so far
Apple's ATT pop-up asking iPhone users for permission to be tracked by Facebook
privacy

Apple's ad transparency policy has cost Facebook, YouTube, Snap almost $10 billion so far

Estimate from the Financial Times says Facebook has been hit hardest by new rule requiring user consent
1 Nov 2021
Apple reportedly slashes iPhone 13 production due to chip crisis
Black iPhone 13 Pro on a dark wood surface
components

Apple reportedly slashes iPhone 13 production due to chip crisis

Shortages of key components has forced Apple to cut production by as much as 10 million units
13 Oct 2021
Apple iPad (2021) review: The best entry-level iPad
A photograph of the 12.9in 2021 Apple iPad Pro on a bed of stones
tablets

Apple iPad (2021) review: The best entry-level iPad

Although pointing more to the past than the future, this iPad succeeds where it matters
12 Oct 2021
Apple appeals Epic ruling in attempt to delay App Store changes
Apple App Store logo on an iPhone display
Policy & legislation

Apple appeals Epic ruling in attempt to delay App Store changes

The one ruling in Epic's favour found Apple in violation of the state of California’s anti-steering laws
11 Oct 2021
Visa card holders using Apple Pay warned of payment exploit that bypasses user authentication
Close-up view of man using Apple Pay paying for public transport
vulnerability

Visa card holders using Apple Pay warned of payment exploit that bypasses user authentication

Commuters are being urged to disable Apple Pay express transit mode for Visa cards
30 Sep 2021
More than 90 global privacy groups urge Apple to abandon CSAM surveillance
An iPhone user texting using the iMessage app
privacy

More than 90 global privacy groups urge Apple to abandon CSAM surveillance

Groups warn the tech could be exploited by “abusive adults”
19 Aug 2021
Apple shifts stance on CSAM scanning following widespread criticism
The Apple logo at its California HQ
privacy

Apple shifts stance on CSAM scanning following widespread criticism

The tech giant will now only flag images that had been supplied by clearinghouses in multiple countries
16 Aug 2021
Apple says it will reject government requests to use child sexual abuse image scanning for surveillance
A billboard on the side of a building in Midtown Manhattan informs viewers of the privacy afforded by using Apple devices
privacy

Apple says it will reject government requests to use child sexual abuse image scanning for surveillance

The tech giant claims it has always "steadfastly refused" to work with agency requests that potentially erode privacy
10 Aug 2021
Privacy concerns mount over Apple's plan to scan iPhones for child sexual abuse images
An unhappy boy with a smartphone
e safety

Privacy concerns mount over Apple's plan to scan iPhones for child sexual abuse images

Edward Snowden publicly criticised Apple’s decision, comparing the tech giant’s flagship devices to surveillance agents
6 Aug 2021
UK watchdog to investigate Apple and Google's mobile 'duopoly'
Hands holding smartphones with Google and Apple logos on the display
Policy & legislation

UK watchdog to investigate Apple and Google's mobile 'duopoly'

The Competition and Markets Authority will examine whether the tech giant's dominance stifles competition and reduces innovation
16 Jun 2021