Apple delays policy to limit third-party tracking in kids apps, fields developer concerns

Apple earlier this year announced plans to limit third-party tracking technology in kids apps as part of an initiative to protect youngsters from unwanted advertisements, but the company has delayed those plans as it works to get developers up to speed with the new regulations. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple preventing third-party iMac Pro & 2018 MacBook Pro repairs, internal document says

With the new T2 chip in the 2018 MacBook Pro and the iMac Pro, Apple is preventing third-party Mac repairs. As detailed by Motherboard, new software locks have been put in place that make the machines “inoperable” unless Apple’s proprietary System Configuration software is run after a repair. more… The post Apple preventing third-party iMac Pro […]

Facebook hack update: no evidence of any access to third-party apps

One of the concerns raised by the recent Facebook hack was whether access tokens might have provided access to third-party apps. The company now says there is ‘no evidence’ that this has happened … more… The post Facebook hack update: no evidence of any access to third-party apps appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Apple considering third-party Apple Watch face support, watchOS beta code reveals

A line of code unearthed in Apple’s latest watchOS 4.3.1 beta release suggests a future version of the operating system will allow third-party developers to deploy customizable watch faces, a feature for which many users have pined since Apple Watch debuted in 2015. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple Music, Beats under legal attack over third-party licensing practices

A musician apparently disgruntled at how Beats Music and Apple Music has handled its streaming obligations is looking to fire up a class action suit, and is accusing Apple of intentionally deleting records and under-counting downloads and streams in order to pay artists less — or not at all. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple shifts policy, says third-party screen repairs no longer void iPhone warranty

Apple is apparently changing its long-standing policy regarding third-party iPhone screen repairs. According to a memo sent to Apple retail employees, a customer having their device’s screen repaired by a third-party source no longer voids their warranty like it once did… more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

How to track your sleep using Apple Watch or iPhone with these third-party apps

Sleep tracking has been one the most oft-requested features for Apple Watch, but Apple itself has yet to implement a solution. That hasn’t stopped developers from creating their own watchOS apps for doing it, though. One of the more popular apps for sleep tracking with Apple Watch is called AutoSleep…. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

macOS Sierra beta lets Mac users rearrange third-party menu bar extras

It’s been a pain-point for some Mac users for a while now: the inability to rearrange third-party menu bar extras. Sure, it’s been possible to move around stock menu bar extras by simply holding the Command key while dragging the icon, but third-party icons are no longer off limits. more… Filed under: How-To, Mac Tagged: Bartender, how […]

Official third-party Apple Watch stands and docks with integrated chargers on the way

An example of current Apple Watch stands that must utilize Apple’s official Watch charging cable. Apple will soon let manufacturers in its Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) licensing program include charging pads for the Apple Watch directly in their accessories, according to sources. Currently, dock makers can only offer charging by making unsightly openings in their docks for Apple’s official […]