Tim Cook calls into ESPN to talk sports ahead of Auburn’s Final Four appearance

Apple CEO Tim Cook is a known fan of Auburn sports. Ahead of the team’s appearance in the Final Four this weekend against Virginia, Cook called into The Paul Finebaum Show on ESPN to talk about his love of sports today. more… The post Tim Cook calls into ESPN to talk sports ahead of Auburn’s […]

Sprint calls AT&T’s ‘5G E’ branding ‘fake 5G’ in letter to consumers, promises own 5G network in 2019

Sprint in an open letter to consumers derides AT&T for its "5G Evolution" advertising push, saying accompanying "5G E" connectivity branding — soon to land on iPhone with iOS 12.2 — is a gambit designed to mislead consumers. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Snapchat adds CallKit integration, bringing calls to the stock Phone app on iOS

Snapchat’s app for iOS has been updated today to make it much easier to make calls through the app. Today’s update adds CallKit integration, meaning Snapchat calling now integrates with the stock Phone app and interface on iOS. more… The post Snapchat adds CallKit integration, bringing calls to the stock Phone app on iOS appeared […]

Five-country group including U.S. calls for encryption back doors, says privacy not absolute

The privacy of Internet users "is not absolute, according to a statement from a five-country coalition that includes the United States following a meeting about security, with the overall theme demanding technology companies to make social networks and messaging services safer and to offer more support to government agencies to break encryption and access potentially […]

Apps are the future of emergency calls, says international emergency services organization

An organization representing emergency services in more than 80 countries worldwide has argued that apps can be a better way to report an emergency than making a call. The European Emergency Number Association (EENA) made the suggestion as it announced that emergency apps designed for use in one European country will in future work across […]

Tim Cook speaks out on Cambridge Analytica debacle, calls for stricter consumer privacy safeguards

Speaking at the China Development Forum, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about about Facebook’s misuse of customer data, and sounded the call for stricter rules across the board on what companies are allowed to do with harvested information. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Growing number of iPhone X users unable to accept calls, Apple investigating

The Financial Times today highlights an issue purportedly plaguing a growing number of iPhone X users. The report explains that some users are unable to answer phone calls with their iPhone X because the display does not wake up while the phone is ringing, thus meaning they can’t access the accept and decline buttons… more… […]

Latest HomePod hands-on praises sound quality & calls it an ‘excellent Siri ambassador’

Following Refinery29’s hands-on earlier this morning, Lance Ulanoff has now published his take on Apple’s HomePod after spending some time with it. Ulanoff dives into the sounds quality of the speaker, Siri integration, physical hardware, and more… more… 9to5Mac

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls AirPods ‘A Runaway Success,’ Says ‘It’s Been a Great Holiday’

Apple CEO Tim Cook toured the New York Stock Exchange with his nephew this morning, where he took a few moments to do a quick interview with CNBC. Cook said he couldn’t comment on business when asked, but he told the interviewer that Apple has had a “great” holiday season. “It’s been a great holiday,” […]

Internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis rant on MacBook Pro calls Tim Cook ‘boring, visionless and incompetent’ [Video]

There’s been a great deal of discussion and debate about Apple’s decision to remove all but USB-C and headphone ports from the new MacBook Pro, but Weblogs founder and Internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis turned the dial up to 11 in an appearance on This Week in Tech. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Walt Mossberg Calls Siri ‘Too Limited and Unreliable’ to Compete in ‘Coming AI Wars’

The Verge‘s Walt Mossberg today wrote a critical article on Apple’s Siri personal assistant, exploring the service’s shortcomings, mistakes, and inability to answer some simple questions that competing products have no problem with. Entitled, “Why does Siri seem so dumb?”, Mossberg’s article, covers several questions Siri couldn’t answer, ranging from queries about political candidates to […]

Apple calls Australian banks’ request to bargain over Apple Pay a detriment to consumers, mobile wallet adoption

Apple in a recent filing with Australia’s antitrust watchdog slammed a request from the country’s three top banks for collective negotiations over third-party access to Apple Pay NFC technology, saying a threatened boycott would not only harm consumers, but hinder mobile wallet adoption and innovation. AppleInsider – Frontpage News