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There's a Big Problem With Apple's Automatic 911 Calls

Call centers are overwhelmed with calls triggered when there is no emergency

(Newser) - Emergency call centers in various states that have been inundated with false calls and officials are pointing the finger at a single culprit: Apple. Since 2018, Apple devices have been able to detect when a user suffers a hard fall . If a fall is detected, the device buzzes and sends...

Apple Users Get Hit With Surcharge for Twitter Blue

Blue check mark system is back, but some will be paying more than others

(Newser) - Twitter's blue check-mark system under Elon Musk didn't go so well when it was launched last month, thanks to a proliferation of phony accounts, and it was suspended almost as soon as it began. Now it looks like the paid subscription program is coming back, though some people...

Lawsuit: Apple AirTags Are a Stalker's Dream

Women suing company say devices are 'unreasonably dangerous'

(Newser) - Apple says its AirTag tracking devices are "designed to track items not people"—but a lawsuit filed Monday calls them "unreasonably dangerous" products that make life easy for stalkers. The proposed class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court in California by two women who said ex-partners used...

Mark Zuckerberg Has a Problem With Apple, Too

CEOs of Meta, Spotify, Fortnite also complain of company's 'monopoly'

(Newser) - Elon Musk may have eased his censure of Apple , but his initial attacks have ushered in a heap of criticism from elsewhere. Fellow billionaire Mark Zuckerberg echoed Musk's complaints that Apple has too great a hold on the app market on Wednesday. "Apple has sort of singled themselves...

Everything's Apparently Cool Between Twitter, Apple

Elon Musk tweets that 'misunderstanding' has been 'resolved'

(Newser) - The Twitter-Apple war is over before it began. Elon Musk had on Monday started a feud with Apple because, he said, Apple was threatening to remove the Twitter app from its App Store, but on Wednesday, Musk tweeted that he had a "good conversation" with Apple CEO Tim Cook...

Apple Music Reveals No. 1 Song of the Year

'Stay' by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber tops the list

(Newser) - "Stay," the smash hit by The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber, topped Apple Music's global songs chart in 2022 as the giant music streamer released its end-of-year lists and provided listeners with data on their own most listened-to tunes. Some details, per the AP :
  • "Stay,
...

Musk Threatens to Go to War With Apple
Musk Declares 'War' on Apple

Musk Declares 'War' on Apple

He accuses company of threatening to block Twitter from App Store

(Newser) - Elon Musk had another busy day Monday on Twitter—the CEO slammed Apple over issues including free speech and posted a meme suggesting he was ready to "go to war" with the company over App Store policies. "What's going on here @tim_cook?" Musk tweeted to the Apple...

Employee Charged With Defrauding Apple of $10M
Ex-Employee Admits to
Defrauding Apple of $17M
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Ex-Employee Admits to Defrauding Apple of $17M

Dhirendra Prasad worked as a buyer in the supply chain

(Newser) - Update: A former Apple employee pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding the tech giant out of more than $17 million over seven years while he worked as a buyer for Apple's Global Service Supply chain, federal prosecutors said. Prasad admitted the fraud involved “taking kickbacks, inflating invoices, stealing parts,...

'No Choice': Apple to Adopt USB-C Chargers

Greg Joswiak confirms company will comply with new laws, despite its opposition

(Newser) - Apple has "no choice" but to begin making iPhones with a USB-C port, rather than one to fit its Lightning cables, an official has confirmed. Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, tells the Wall Street Journal that "we'll have to comply" with new...

At a Second Apple Store, Workers Vote to Unionize

Labor movement has been gaining strength since pandemic hit

(Newser) - Workers at an Apple store in Oklahoma City have voted to unionize, marking the second unionized Apple store in the US in a matter of months, according to the federal labor board. The vote on Friday signaled another win for the labor movement, which has been gaining momentum since the...

Rihanna Signs Up for Super Bowl
Super Bowl Has Its Halftime Act

Super Bowl Has Its Halftime Act

Rihanna will headline show in Arizona

(Newser) - The drama involving the selection of the headliner for the next Super Bowl's halftime show is over, but the hype is just beginning. Rihanna will take the stage Feb. 12 in Arizona, per the Hollywood Reporter . An NFL executive welcomed the singer with a statement calling her "a...

Steve Jobs' Daughter Posts Meme Mocking iPhone Release
Steve Jobs' Daughter Posts
Meme Mocking New iPhone
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Steve Jobs' Daughter Posts Meme Mocking New iPhone

Widely-posted meme suggests iPhone 14 is identical to iPhone 13

(Newser) - Steve Jobs' youngest child responded to Apple's Wednesday announcement of the new iPhone 14 with a meme mocking the latest version of the smartphone. The widely shared meme shows a man holding up a new shirt that is identical to the shirt he's already wearing, and it reads,...

Apple Unveils Latest iPhones, Holds the Line on Prices

Top models can send SOS by satellite

(Newser) - Apple's latest lineup of iPhones will boast better cameras, faster processors, and a longer-lasting battery at the same prices as last year's model, despite the inflationary pressure that has driven up the cost of many other everyday items. That decision, revealed Wednesday during Apple's first in-person product...

Apple Warns of Serious Security Flaw
Apple Warns of
Serious Security Flaw

Apple Warns of Serious Security Flaw

Owners of iPhones, iPads, and Macs put on alert

(Newser) - Apple disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs that could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of these devices, the AP reports. Apple released two security reports about the issue on Wednesday, although they didn’t receive wide attention outside of tech publications. Apple’s explanation of...

Apple Settles 'Butterfly' Keyboard Lawsuit for $50M

Customers in 7 states could get up to $395

(Newser) - If you bought a MacBook laptop between 2015 and 2019, Apple might owe you up to $395. The company has agreed to pay $50 million to settle legal action brought by customers in seven states over its "butterfly" keyboards, the BBC reports. The keyboards were notorious for having problems...

It's a First for Apple, but One the Company Fought

Workers in Maryland vote to create a labor union

(Newser) - This is one trend that Apple wanted no part of—workers at one of its retail stores in Maryland have voted to create the company's first labor union. Employees at the Towson store near Baltimore voted 65-33 on Saturday to create the Apple Coalition of Organized Retail Employees, which...

Apple Won't Like New EU Rule on Charging Cords

USB-C cable will be required for devices, from phones to headphones to GPS units, from 2024

(Newser) - Forget rummaging through the junk drawer. Soon, Europeans will need to reach for just one cable to charge their smartphones and other devices, the AP reports. European Union officials said they inked a provisional agreement Tuesday that will require a uniform charging cord in the 27-nation bloc. The new rules,...

Apple to Let You 'Unsend' a Text for First Time

Feature, along with the ability to edit texts, will be part of iOS16 update

(Newser) - Apple unveiled a series of updates on the way for various products Monday, but the ones drawing the most attention involve texting. For the first time, iPhone users will be able to edit and even "unsend" texts, reports the Verge . However, they'll have to act fast: "Users...

Apple Previews Changes to iPhone Software

iOS 16 will give screen a new look

(Newser) - Apple on Monday provided a peek at upcoming tweaks to the software that powers more than 1 billion iPhones and rolled out two laptops that will be the first available with the next generation of a company-designed microprocessor. As usual, Apple spent most of the opening day of its annual...

Parents Sue Apple After Allegedly Damaging Amber Alert

Say the volume of it tore their then-12-year-old's eardrum

(Newser) - A Texas couple is blaming their 12-year-old son's "permanent hearing loss" on Apple, and on Monday they sued. Carlos Gordoa and Ariani Reyes of San Antonio allege their now-14-year-old, identified as BG, was watching Netflix on his iPhone using his AirPods Pro in 2020 when an Amber Alert...

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