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Google Reportedly Pays Apple $8-12 Billion Per Year to be Default iOS Search Engine

Sunday October 25, 2020 2:59 pm PDT by
The United States Justice Department is targeting a lucrative deal between Apple and Google as part of one of the U.S. government's largest antitrust cases, reports The New York Times. On Tuesday, the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the Mountain View-based company used anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search and advertising markets to ...

NYT Investigation Reveals How Easily Smartphone Location Data Can Be Used to Identify and Track Individuals

Thursday December 19, 2019 8:06 am PST by
The New York Times today claimed that it has obtained a file with the precise location of over 12 million smartphones over a period of several months in 2016 and 2017. While this data is technically anonymized, the report details how easy it is to associate specific data points with specific individuals. With the help of publicly available information, like home addresses, The New York Times ...

2013 Mac Pro Launch Was 'Postponed' Due Partly to Shortage of 'Made in USA' Screws

Monday January 28, 2019 6:18 am PST by
The New York Times today published a story explaining why Apple is unlikely to manufacture more of its products in the United States. The report reveals an interesting anecdote about the latest Mac Pro. In late 2012, Apple CEO Tim Cook touted that the computer would be "Made in the USA," but sales were supposedly postponed by months in part because Apple could not secure enough custom screws ...

Design Ethicist Imagines How Apple Could Help Combat Tech Addiction in Future iOS Updates

Wednesday January 17, 2018 7:11 am PST by
A little over one week after Apple investors urged the company to do more to protect children from smartphone addiction, a new column by The New York Times writer Farhad Manjoo has looked into potential ideas that Apple could implement in a future iOS update to curb addiction for all users, including kids. Manjoo spoke with Tristan Harris, former design ethicist for Google and owner of Time...

Apple Developing Self-Driving Campus Shuttle Service as Part of Scaled Back Car Effort

Tuesday August 22, 2017 5:19 pm PDT by
Apple is planning to develop a self-driving shuttle service that will transport Apple employees from one building to another as part of its autonomous vehicle efforts, reports The New York Times in a piece that explores why Apple scaled back its car ambitions. Apple's "open secret" car project shifted focus from a full autonomous vehicle to an autonomous driving system last year, and to test...

Apple to Add Grade Crossings to Maps After Federal Recommendation

Monday December 19, 2016 6:44 pm PST by
Apple will add grade crossings to Apple Maps after a safety recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), reports The New York Times. The recommendation comes after a two year investigation into an accident that occurred after a driver got his truck stuck on railroad tracks while following directions from Google Maps. Grade crossings are places where the road and...

Apple 'Reboots' Self-Driving Car Initiative Amid Project Layoffs and Closures

Friday September 9, 2016 5:47 pm PDT by
Apple has closed parts of its self-driving car project and laid off dozens of employees attached to it as it reboots its plan for self-driving vehicles, according to The New York Times. The move comes just over a month after the company reportedly began shifting its car project to autonomous driving systems rather than vehicles under Bob Mansfield. Mansfield, a longtime Apple executive who...

Apple Planning Revamped iPad Keyboard, New Metal Finishes for Apple Watch

Friday September 4, 2015 9:05 am PDT by
Accompanying the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro and next-generation Apple TV set to be announced next week, Apple is also planning a revamped iPad keyboard and new metal finishes for the Apple Watch Sport, including a less expensive gold version, according to The New York Times. 9to5Mac reported similar information, claiming the iPad Pro will have expanded Bluetooth keyboard support...

Verizon Wireless Lets Customers Opt Out of Tracking 'Perma-Cookies'

Tuesday March 31, 2015 1:48 pm PDT by
Last year, Verizon and AT&T made headlines when researchers discovered they had been engaging in some unsavory customer tracking techniques, using unique identifier numbers or "perma-cookies" to track the websites that customers visited on their cellular devices to deliver targeted advertisements, a practice called "Relevant Advertising." Following customer backlash, AT&T stopped using the...

Apple Watch to Feature Time-Only 'Power Reserve' Mode, Prototypes Disguised as Samsung Watches

Sunday March 1, 2015 8:02 am PST by
With Apple's media event just a week away and the company expected to offer final details there on the Apple Watch ahead of its April debut, The New York Times has a new report out sharing a few new tidbits on the device. Among the interesting details is the existence of an unannounced "Power Reserve" mode for the watch that will display only the time and cut off all other functions as the...

CVS and Rite Aid Officially Disable Apple Pay Support At Stores Nationwide

Monday October 27, 2014 2:06 am PDT by
Last week, multiple reports indicated that pharmacy chains CVS and Rite Aid were disabling near field communications (NFC) payment terminals at some of their locations in order to stop the use of Apple Pay. Now, The New York Times reports that both drug chains have officially disabled Apple Pay from working at their stores nationwide. A spokeswoman for Rite Aid said that the company "does...

Apple Retains Top Spot as World's Most Valuable Brand in Latest Interbrand Rankings

Thursday October 9, 2014 1:25 am PDT by
Apple has retained its top spot as the world's most valuable company in the latest rankings from consulting firm Interbrand, reports The New York Times. With its top spot in the rankings, Apple also bested fellow technology companies Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Samsung, which came in 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 7th place, respectively. On September 9, 2014, Tim Cook held up a wallet and said, "Our...

Apple's Secretive Internal Training Program Detailed in New Profile

Sunday August 10, 2014 8:48 pm PDT by
A new profile of Apple's internal training program published by the New York Times has shed new light on how the company teaches its vision and practices to select new employees. Originally established by Steve Jobs and Apple's Vice President of Human Resources Joel Podolny, the-so called "Apple University" is a year-round, in-house program that allows employees to enroll in a number of classes...

iOS 7's Activation Lock Feature Helping Reduce iPhone Theft in Three Major Cities

Thursday June 19, 2014 12:11 am PDT by
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced today that Apple's Activation Lock feature in iOS 7 has led to a "significant" reduction of iPhone-related theft in New York, London, and San Francisco, reports The New York Times. Measuring crime after Apple introduced Activation Lock alongside iOS 7 last Fall, police officers in San Francisco said that iPhone robberies in the city fell ...

New Profile on Apple CEO Tim Cook Details Influence on Product Development, iWatch Plans

Sunday June 15, 2014 1:12 am PDT by
A new profile on Tim Cook done by the New York Times has shared a variety of details discussing the Apple CEO's leadership style over his nearly three year tenure as the head of the company, including his influence on product development, brand expansion, and "quiet" approach to design. The profile also sheds new light on the development of Apple's highly-rumored "iWatch" smartwatch. The...

Apple Testing Induction, Solar, and Motion Charging for Curved-Glass iWatch

Sunday February 2, 2014 6:05 pm PST by
Apple is exploring a variety of different charging methods for its upcoming "iWatch" smart watch project, according to a report from The New York Times. At the top of the list for Apple appears to be induction charging, allowing users to recharge their watches wirelessly.For its wristwatch, Apple has been testing a method to charge the battery wirelessly with magnetic induction, according to a...

Apple Edging Further Into the Living Room by Cooperating with TV Content Providers

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:33 am PDT by
Following a report from earlier this week describing how Apple has approached cable companies and networks with a proposal to allow viewers to pay to skip over ads, The New York Times weighs in with a broader look at Apple's strategy for taking over the living room. The report highlights how Apple has chosen to cooperate with content providers rather than attempt to replace traditional cable...

Apple Pushing to Complete Record Deals for Streaming Music Service Launch at WWDC

Sunday June 2, 2013 12:47 pm PDT by
The New York Times reports that Apple is still hoping to launch its much-rumored streaming music service at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next week, pressing to complete deals with record labels that would allow the company to announce the service.Apple’s service, a Pandora-like feature that would tailor streams of music to each user’s taste, has been planned since at least last...

An Inside Look at Apple's Role in the Patent Industry

Monday October 8, 2012 10:53 am PDT by
In the seventh installment of its "iEconomy" series focused on Apple, The New York Times takes a look at patents, examining how and why Apple has wielded them in what seems to be a never-ending series of lawsuits between the company and its competitors. The seven-page article offers an interesting glimpse into the patent process and traces Apple's aggressive efforts to a $100 million settlement...

iPad 3 to Have 'Truly Amazing' Screen

Thursday February 9, 2012 12:35 pm PST by
Following a report from AllThingsD earlier today claiming that Apple will introduce the iPad 3 in the first week of March, The New York Times is now weighing in with its own sources corroborating claims of a faster processor and a "truly amazing" screen in a package nearly identical in appearance to the iPad 2.An Apple employee said that the version of the new iPad that is being tested inside the ...