Apple Stores: New Maine Mall location opens; sessions with The Big Draw continue through October

Apple’s only retail store in Maine reopened today in a significantly larger and more modern space at The Maine Mall. South Portland customers lined up this morning to explore the location’s first redesign since opening more than 11 years ago. more… The post Apple Stores: New Maine Mall location opens; sessions with The Big Draw […]

Ahead of iOS 13, Facebook publishes blog post defending its use of location data in iOS

iOS 13 is set to be released to the public later this month, and Facebook is looking to get out ahead of some of the changes to location settings in the update. Facebook has published a new blog post detailing how iOS 13 affects its access to your location data, while reaffirming that users are […]

T-Mobile and Sprint promise to stop selling user location data to third-parties, for real this time

After Motherboard published details about a concerning investigation into how US wireless carriers are selling user location data to third-parties, T-Mobile and Sprint have made some fresh promises. They say they will end the practice of selling users’ data to third-party aggregators that often have little to no oversight. more… The post T-Mobile and Sprint […]

Apple completes renovation of historic storefront at first Austrian retail location, opening set for February 24th

Left photo via Mario Habenbacher on Twitter. After well over a year of planning and construction, Apple’s first ever retail store in Austria has an opening date set for February 24th, according to a teaser page on Apple’s retail website. more… 9to5Mac

New ‘Local Data Mode’ coming soon to iOS to prevent DJI drones from sharing location information

Following complaints from the public and the U.S. Department of Defense, DJI has rolled out a Local Data Mode update to prevent controlled drones from connecting to the internet, and sharing location information with servers located throughout the world — including China. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Google rolling out new ‘Your Timeline’ location history feature to Google Maps on iOS

In addition to the iOS update it rolled out yesterday, Google today has announced another new feature for Google Maps on iOS. In a blog post this afternoon, Google announced the addition of a new feature called Your Timeline, which allows you to keep track of the places you visit. more… 9to5Mac

Apple’s Iconic Fifth Avenue Store Moving to Temporary Location on January 20 During Renovations

In June 2015 it was reported that Apple would renovate its iconic Fifth Avenue retail store, temporarily relocating its operations to the vacated FAO Schwarz toy store in the General Motors Building. A MacRumors reader spotted a new sign in front of the iconic store that reveals the relocation will happen on January 20. FAO Schwarz vacated […]