Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to help battle potential tariffs on iPhone and more

Apple is leaning on a close ally of Donald Trump to help it avoid tariffs on iPhone parts and other products. A lobbying registration form first discovered by CNBC indicates that Apple has hired Jeffery Miller to lobby on its behalf in Washington. more… The post Apple hires pro-Trump lobbyist to help battle potential tariffs […]

Instagram to start hiding like counts in the US as test expands next week to help users focus on content

Instagram CEO, Adam Mosseri, shared at the Wired25 conference this evening that the social media service will expand its test that hides like counts to the US next week for some users. This comes after testing started this summer in a handful of countries including Canada, Italy, Australia, and Brazil. more… The post Instagram to […]

Apps to help quit smoking or cope with depression share data without full disclosure, finds AMA

The American Medical Association (AMA) has found that most free apps designed to help people quit smoking, or cope with depression, are sharing data with Facebook or Google – and only a third of them properly disclosed that fact in privacy policies … more… The post Apps to help quit smoking or cope with depression […]

Analyst: The ‘worst’ is over for iPhone sales as price cuts help Apple in China

UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri is out with a new investor note taking a look at Apple’s performance as we enter the month of March. In the note, obtained by Business Insider, UBS outlines why it believes the “worst of the bad news” for iPhone sales is over in China and more. more… The post Analyst: […]

Report: Democrats outline plans to ask Apple & WhatsApp for help in the Trump-Russia investigation

It appears that Washington D.C. lawmakers are planning to ask Apple for help as they investigate the use of encrypted messaging apps in the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation. In a memo, democrats on the Intelligence Committee outlined what they may do if they take over the House of Representatives in November… more… 9to5Mac

After three reports of employees walking into glass walls, Apple Park now has stickers to help prevent further injuries

After Cupertino building official Albert Salvador visited Apple Park last year, he was concerned about employees running into the glass walls that were placed all around the campus as the cafeteria’s doors were indistinguishable from the glass walls, as we reported last month. After bringing up the issue, a contractor walked right into one of the […]

‘Dongle Dangler’ Kickstarter project aims to help you keep track of your 3.5mm headphone adapter

Apple made the courageous decision to remove the headphone jack with the release of the iPhone 7, but in an effort to ease the transition, the company included a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter with every purchase. One issue people have suffered from, however, is keeping track of that adapter. A new Kickstarter project aims to […]