Apple decision to skip congressional hearing on China draws swift rebuke

Apple and Chinese app Tik Tok failed to send representatives to a U.S. congressional hearing convened to delve into Chinese influence on the wider tech industry and consumer data, a move that drew swift condemnation from senators eager to draw ties between large firms and the Asian nation. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple defends decision to allow Infowars in the App Store, saying it supports ‘all points of view’

After removing five Infowars podcasts earlier this week, Apple announced in a statement today that the Infowars application itself will remain available on the App Store for the time being. The statement, obtained by BuzzFeed News, explains that Apple supports “all points of view” being represented on the App Store… more… 9to5Mac

Apple’s Tim Cook condemns Trump decision to back out of Paris climate accord, promises corporate efforts will continue

Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an internal email to employees on Thursday saying that while a personal appeal to President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris climate agreement failed, corporate environmental efforts will continue. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple speaks out against Trump’s recent decision on transgender rights for students

Apple this evening has voiced opposition towards President Trump’s recent ruling to roll back protections for transgender kids in schools. This isn’t the first time Apple has spoken out against a decision from Trump, having previously distanced itself from the administration’s travel ban. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Apple Music Diary: Decision time – is it worth the money? [Poll]

My first impressions of Apple Music weren’t great. I loved the first ‘For you’ recommendation it made, but the service then seemed to be completely ignoring what it should already know about my taste in music and offering me a lot of what I already owned. I also had a number of complaints about the user interface. […]