Apple Watch fall detection helps 87-year-old woman call emergency services after car accident

With the Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG functionality having proven to be incredibly useful for many people, it’s easy to forget about the device’s fall detection feature as well. An 87-year-old woman in Maine is now crediting that feature with helping her after a car accident. more… The post Apple Watch fall detection helps 87-year-old […]

Parental control app developers call Apple’s statement on MDM systems ‘misleading’

Over the weekend, a report from The New York Times detailed Apple’s removal of certain parental control applications from the App Store. Shortly thereafter, Apple responded with a press release explaining that the removals weren’t “a matter of competition” but rather “a matter of security.” Now, one of the applications affected by the crackdown is […]

WhatsApp co-founder renews call for users to delete Facebook, questions Apple’s App Store moderation

Almost exactly one year ago, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton publicly called on users to delete Facebook. Now, Acton is renewing that call, while also criticizing companies like Apple for certain privacy and moderation stances. more… The post WhatsApp co-founder renews call for users to delete Facebook, questions Apple’s App Store moderation appeared first on 9to5Mac. […]

Major data broker Acxiom backs Tim Cook’s call for data privacy regulations

Responding to Apple CEO Tim Cook’s crusade for strict data privacy regulations in the U.S., Acxiom, a premiere data broker, said it supports a unified set of laws governing data sharing practices while at the same time denying it is part of a so-called "shadow economy." AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Trump renews call for Apple to make products in America amid tariff price increase concerns

Apple argued yesterday that Trump’s proposed tariff increase on China would negatively affect the Apple Watch, AirPods, and more. In response to Apple’s opposition, Trump has taken to Twitter this morning to renew the call for Apple to build make its products in the United States. more… 9to5Mac

Malwarebytes comes to iOS w/ scam call blocking, spam text filtering, web protection & more

Long-time Mac security software Malwarebytes is making its iOS debut this month with the release of a new all-in-one security app for iOS users. Thanks to our sponsor Malwarebytes, we’re giving away 50 codes to users that download the new app. Enter your email below and download the app for a chance to win. Malwarebytes […]

Activists call for boycott of Apple and Amazon over National Rifle Association streaming app

Following a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., gun control activists are calling for a 24-hour boycott of Apple and Amazon as the two companies host the National Rifle Association’s NRAtv channel on their respective platforms. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple schedules Q1 2016 earnings call livestream for January 26

Apple has announced this evening that its fiscal first quarter earnings call will take place on Tuesday, January 26th at the usual time 2PM PT/5PM ET, with the earnings release dropping roughly thirty minutes before that. The call will report earnings for the three-month period ending this month. Given that these results will cover the holiday shopping season, we […]