House passes anti-robocalling bill that would place new requirements on carriers

The House of Representatives today approved a new act aimed at improving anti-robocalling technology. The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act was unanimously approved by the Energy and Commerce Committee last week, and was sent to the House floor today, where it was passed with a 429-3 vote. more… The post House passes anti-robocalling bill that would […]

Apple, tech companies successfully lobby to kill Ontario ‘Right to Repair’ bill

Another ‘Right to Repair’ bill that would have made device producers provide the resources for consumers and third-party repair outfits to fix devices has been put to rest, with intensive lobbying from tech companies including Apple said to be behind the killing of the legislation. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple allegedly lobbied against another right to repair bill citing consumer safety concerns

A new report tonight from Motherboard claims that an Apple spokesperson lobbied against California’s latest right to repair legislation by talking up consumer safety risks to lawmakers, an approach the company has used multiple times before. more… The post Apple allegedly lobbied against another right to repair bill citing consumer safety concerns appeared first on […]

Apple’s first film collaboration with A24 is ‘On the Rocks,’ reuniting Bill Murray & Sofia Coppola

Back in November, it was reported that Apple was working with film studio A24 to produce original movies. Now, Variety reports that the first initiative to come of that partnership is a feature film starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones. more… The post Apple’s first film collaboration with A24 is ‘On the Rocks,’ reuniting Bill Murray […]

Apple argues ‘this is no time to weaken encryption’ in response to Australia’s Access and Assistance Bill

Apple’s stance on privacy is clear. They will do their best to comply with law enforcement, however, it believes creating a backdoor for its operating system is the wrong thing do to. more… The post Apple argues ‘this is no time to weaken encryption’ in response to Australia’s Access and Assistance Bill appeared first on […]

Apple’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre hit with $25 million bill for Beats headphones royalties

Beats was purchased by Apple quite a while back. With that being said, Apple has yet to design any Beats products in-house, continuing to use the original Beats designs. Today, Apple’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have been hit with damages in the millions over a Beats case from 2016. more… 9to5Mac

California bill over encryption backdoors could prevent Apple from selling iPhones on its home turf

California is now presenting a new bill that, if passed into law, would stop Apple from selling iPhones on its home turf, via ZDNet. The bill requires smartphone manufacturers to sell devices that have backdoors to allow them to be decrypted. Naturally, this affects iPhones which use high-strength security methods and make it practically impossible for anyone […]

Apple voices opposition to UK bill that would force it to weaken iOS encryption

Last month in the UK, a bill that could significantly change how Apple is able to encrypt user data on iOS was introduced. Called the Investigatory Powers Bill, it has the potential to require Apple to hold a key to encrypted smartphones and services such as iMessage and FaceTime. While Apple didn’t comment on the […]

Apple debuts amusing new ‘Hey Siri’ iPhone 6s ad featuring Bill Hader

Apple today has continued its barrage of new advertisements for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. This company this evening shared yet another new video to its YouTube channel promoting the device. This ad, called “Prince Oseph,” features SNL star Bill Hader. Much like the ads debuted over the weekend, this ad focuses on the […]

Apple expected to hold Sept. 9 iPhone/Apple TV event at Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco

Earlier this week, whispers started arising that Apple was planning to hold its September 9th iPhone event at the Bill Graham Civic Center Auditorium in San Francisco. At the time, however, there was very little evidence to support the claims. Today, San Francisco news outlet Hoodline reports that a “trusty source” has confirmed that Apple is […]