Bernie Sanders criticizes Apple’s $2.5B California housing plan, says company helped create crisis

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had harsh words for Apple after the company announced plans to pledge $ 2.5 billion to fight California’s housing crisis, saying the contribution is an effort to misdirect from the tech giant’s tax encumbrances. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

[Update: Company responds] Viral FaceApp raises concern about how personal photos are being used

Update #3: In a statement to 9to5Mac, FaceApp has addressed some of the privacy concerns. The company says it “might store” some uploaded photos in the cloud: We might store an uploaded photo in the cloud. The main reason for that is performance and traffic: we want to make sure that the user doesn’t upload […]

Former senior iCloud engineer at Apple explains why he joined education company Clever

Back in April, former iCloud engineer Eric Krugler joined the education company Clever. As detailed in an installment of Making the Grade, Clever is a single sign-on service for K-12 students. This week, Krugler sat down with Clever to talk more about his role. more… The post Former senior iCloud engineer at Apple explains why […]

Apple filing shows company plans to pay for iPhone throttling lawsuits

Last year, Apple was hit with dozens of lawsuits over its performance management features in iOS. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Committee last week, Apple said that it is setting aside the money necessary to resolve these cases. more… The post Apple filing shows company plans to pay for iPhone throttling lawsuits […]

Kuo: ‘Apple Car’ likely to launch in 2023 to 2025, fuel $2 trillion company valuation

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the Cupertino tech giant’s autonomous vehicle aspirations — "Project Titan" — will be realized in a shipping consumer product as early as 2023, helping push the company toward its next trillion dollar valuation. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

‘Father of iPod’ Tony Fadell thinks Apple needs to tackle iPhone addiction, company reportedly working on it

The former Apple engineer Tony Fadell, nicknamed the ‘father of the iPod,’ thinks Apple has a responsibility to tackle the problem of iPhone addiction. He says what is needed is the equivalent of nutrition advice – where we know which food types in what quantities are healthy – and then a way to track our […]

Microsoft shakes up leadership structure, Windows chief exits company

Microsoft has today made an announcement that it is splitting up its business as it creates new “Experiences and Technology” and “Cloud + AI Platform” divisions along with big leadership changes. The restructuring comes as the Microsoft Windows chief, Terry Myerson will be leaving the company after 21 years. more… 9to5Mac

Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones

Hagens Berman, the consumer rights law firm that successfully obtained a $ 450 million settlement from Apple over e-book price fixing, once again has the tech giant in its sights, and on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone throttling debacle. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple’s VP of Diversity Denise Young-Smith leaving, Deloitte’s Christie Smith joining company

Denise Young Smith is leaving Apple at the end of the year, TechCrunch has reported. Young Smith currently serves as Apple’s first VP of Inclusion and Diversity, a position created for her after Deidre O’Brien took over general HR duties. more… 9to5Mac

Tim Cook says ‘hate is a cancer’ & promises $2M donation in company email following Charlottesville tragedy

Following the company’s decision to block Apple Pay on websites promoting white supremacy and hate groups, Apple CEO Tim Cook this evening sent a mass email to all Apple employees to discuss the tragedy in Charlottesville that occurred over the weekend. In the email, obtained by 9to5Mac, Cook expressed his dissonance with President Trump, while he […]