EU complaint against Apple Pay fueled by PayPal

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Complaints made by PayPal may have been a key reason the EU launched a statement of objections against Apple on Monday. Image Credit: Sagar Salva The complaint claimed that Apple restricts competition in the mobile-wallets market, and that it is preventing developers from using the technology was done to benefit its own Apple Pay solution. […]

Facebook is preparing to shutter its podcasts & Soundbites initiatives

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Facebook is giving up on podcasts after just a year, with the social network warning podcasters that it will be shuttering the audio content from June 3. Starting from early May, Facebook will be preventing podcasters from adding more podcasts to its audio platform, as part of a clearance of the service. The central audio […]

Leviton announces HomeKit-enabled Decora home lighting solutions for older homes

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Now you can easily add HomeKit-enabled lighting to older homes with the new Decora No-Neutral lineup. Late Monday afternoon, Leviton debuted several new smart home products to its Decora lineup. Most of them are geared toward adding HomeKit-compatible lighting to older homes that may not feature neutral wiring.No matter what devices you’re interested in, you’ll […]

Apple considered edge-to-edge iPod nano display years before iPhone X

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Apple considered an all-screen iPad nano more than a decade before it launched an iPhone with an edge-to-edge display — and years before even the first iPhone was released. iPod nano mockups via Tony Fadell Tony Fadell, the former senior vice president of Apple’s iPod division, posted an image of several different iPod mockups to […]

Researchers find flaw in Apple Silicon chips, but it's not 'that bad'

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Researchers have discovered a microarchitectural flaw present in Apple Silicon chips that could lead to data leakage, though they said there is currently little cause for concern. Apple MacBook Pro The so-called Augury flaw was discovered by a team of researchers led by Jose Rodrigo Sanchez Vicarte of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign […]

Apple sues Rivos, former engineers over alleged trade secret theft

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Apple has launched a lawsuit against “stealth” startup Rivos, claiming it poached engineers to try and steal confidential documents and trade secrets about its chip designs. Rivos, a startup focusing on designing its own system-on-chip technology, has hired over 40 former Apple employees in the last 12 months. In the case of at least two […]

Apple's dutch dating app proposals still fail to please regulator

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A Dutch regulator says Apple’s proposal to enable third-party payments for dating apps in the regional App Store isn’t sufficient enough to abide by its order, though it admits some improvement was made on the matter. Apple has been trying to adhere to an order from the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) to allow […]

iPhone belonging to Spanish prime minister was hit with Pegasus spyware

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Spanish authorities say that the iPhones of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Defense Minister Margarita Robles were compromised by NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware. Malware illustration Sanchez’s mobile device was infected in May 2021 and at least one data occurred around that time, according to government officials. Authorities say they don’t know who was behind the […]