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UK Bank Holidays Missing From Your iPhone Calendar? Here's What to Do

Tuesday January 4, 2022 4:38 am PST by
If you live in the United Kingdom, there's a good chance you enjoyed yesterday's first official bank holiday of the year with your feet up. But if all you'd done was rely on the Calendar app on your iPhone, you may never have even known you were due a day off. That's because a persistent bug that has plagued the app for months still prevents Apple's UK bank holidays subscription option from...

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Netflix Begins Crackdown on Password Sharing in US and UK

Wednesday May 24, 2023 6:25 am PDT by
Netflix is officially cracking down on password sharing in the United States and the United Kingdom, more than a year after it first announced the move. Netflix explained on its U.S. and U.K. websites how viewers who shared their account password to people outside their household would be affected, and what the additional costs would be if they still wanted to let out-of-household users...
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UK Regulator Blocks Microsoft's $70 Billion Activision Blizzard Acquisition

Wednesday April 26, 2023 5:14 am PDT by
The U.K.'s antitrust regulator has announced it will block Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard over concerns the deal would be anticompetitive in the cloud gaming market. In a press release announcing the block, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it had prevented Microsoft's proposed purchase of Activision over concerns the deal would lead to "reduced innovation and...
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Apple, Google Could Face Large Fines Under New UK Digital Consumer Bill

Tuesday April 25, 2023 4:49 am PDT by
The U.K. government has introduced a new bill that would allow the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to impose multibillion-pound fines on major tech companies like Apple for breaching its rules. The multifaceted bill is designed to promote competition and protect consumers by giving the CMA the authority to tackle the "excessive dominance" of tech firms, according to a government...
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WhatsApp, Other Messaging Apps Sign Open Letter Urging UK Government to Rethink 'Surveillance' Bill

Tuesday April 18, 2023 3:53 am PDT by
WhatsApp, Signal, and other messaging services have penned an open letter to the British government appealing for it to urgently rethink the Online Safety Bill (OSB), a piece of legislation that would allow regulators to ask the platforms to monitor users in order to identify child abuse images. Under the bill, the government could force chat services to apply content moderation policies...
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UK Probe Into Apple's Mobile Browser Restrictions Shut Down After Apple Argues Regulators Waited Too Long to Open Investigation

Friday March 31, 2023 1:04 pm PDT by
The UK's Competition and Market Authority (CMA) will not be looking into Apple's policies on mobile browsers and cloud gaming services after Apple won an appeal that will force the UK regulators to drop the investigation, reports Reuters. The CMA in November launched an investigation into the cloud gaming and mobile browser restrictions put in place by both Apple and Google, suggesting that...
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Bloomberg: Apple Considering Bid for English Premier League Streaming Rights in the UK

Thursday March 23, 2023 4:00 am PDT by
Apple is considering a bid for the rights to stream the English Premier League in the United Kingdom, among other lower league matches run by the English Football League, according to a Bloomberg report citing "people familiar with the situation." From the report: The rights under consideration would allow Apple to show Premier League games in the UK, as well as lower league matches run by...
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Google Allegedly Pays Apple Portion of Chrome Search Revenue as Part of Secretive Non-Compete Deal

Friday February 17, 2023 4:29 am PST by
Google allegedly pays Apple a portion of all search revenue from Chrome for iOS in what appears to be a non-compete deal, The Register reports. According to a source said to be familiar with the matter who spoke to The Register, Google has been paying Apple a portion of search revenue generated by Chrome users on iOS in return for being the default search provider in Safari and other...
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Apple's Former Design Chief Jony Ive Designs Emblem for Coronation of King Charles III

Monday February 13, 2023 6:10 am PST by
Former Apple design chief Sir Jony Ive's latest project, the official emblem of the coronation of King Charles III, has been unveiled by Buckingham Palace. The image depicts flowers forming the shape of St. Edward's crown, which will be used during the coronation. Ive chose roses, thistles, daffodils, and shamrocks because they are icons from across the United Kingdom. He attempted to convey ...
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Jony Ive Designs 'Most Perfect Nose in History' for British Charity Comic Relief

Wednesday February 1, 2023 12:08 am PST by
Former Apple designer Sir Jony Ive has created a new-look red nose to celebrate Red Nose Day, the annual Comic Relief charity telethon broadcast on British television that aims to raise money for poor and disadvantaged people. The nose is made from 95% plant-based materials and has a folding paper design that starts out as a small, flat crescent that springs into a honeycomb paper sphere...
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Apple 'Playing Hard-Ball' in Appeal Against UK's Investigation Into Platform Restrictions

Sunday January 22, 2023 2:29 am PST by
Apple has filed an appeal against an investigation by the UK's competition authority into the company's dominance of mobile browsers and restrictions on cloud gaming (via Reuters). In November, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched a market investigation reference into Apple and Google's cloud gaming and mobile browser restrictions. The CMA has examined Apple and Google's "effe...
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Apple Reportedly Planning Bid for English Premier League Streaming Rights

Monday January 16, 2023 1:19 am PST by
Apple is preparing a bid for the rights to stream the English Premier League in the United Kingdom, reports The Daily Mail. Without citing its sources, the British tabloid claims that the tech giant is keen to increase its sports coverage by building on the decade-long contract it recently secured to exclusively stream Major League Soccer on Apple TV+ beginning next month. If the report...
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Apple Expands Emergency SOS via Satellite to UK, France, Germany, and Ireland

Tuesday December 13, 2022 12:02 am PST by
Apple today announced the expansion of Emergency SOS via Satellite and Find My via satellite functionality to the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Ireland. iPhone 14 users can now connect with emergency services when cellular and Wi-Fi coverage are not available, and calls from the Emergency SOS via Satellite feature will be routed to local emergency services facilities. Apple's...
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UK Begins Market Investigation into Apple and Google's Mobile Dominance

Tuesday November 22, 2022 3:37 am PST by
The UK's competition watchdog has begun its investigation into the market dominance of Apple and Google's mobile browsers, months after it said it was considering a high-level probe. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced Tuesday that responses to its June consultation had revealed "substantial support" for a full investigation into how Apple and Google dominate the market and ...
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iPhone 14's Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature to Expand to France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK Next Month

Tuesday November 15, 2022 4:08 am PST by
The iPhone 14 lineup's Emergency SOS via satellite and Find My via satellite features will launch in four additional countries next month, Apple today announced. In its press release announcing that Emergency SOS and ‌Find My‌ via satellite for the ‌iPhone 14‌ and iPhone 14 Pro models will roll out later today, Apple mentioned that the feature will be coming to France, Germany, Ireland, and...
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UK Apple Store Already Anticipating iPhone 15 Launch in 2023

Sunday October 9, 2022 9:29 am PDT by
At least one Apple Store in the UK is anticipating an unusually high volume of footfall in the fall and holiday period of next year, a time frame that is expected to include the launch of the iPhone 15 lineup. Employees at Apple Milton Keynes have been told that they may not take any leave between September 15, 2023 and October 7, 2023, and December 2, 2023 and the start of January 2024....
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New Apple Campus in London's Battersea Power Station to Open in Early 2023

Monday September 26, 2022 8:09 am PDT by
Apple will open its London office space in Battersea Power Station early next year, Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced upon a visit to the all-new campus. Render of the redeveloped Battersea campus Apple first announced plans for the new campus in 2016. It said that 1,400 Apple employees will be moved from eight locations around London to occupy the new UK office space. Following a visit to...
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UK Apple Stores to Close Next Monday for State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Monday September 12, 2022 2:38 am PDT by
All Apple Stores in the United Kingdom will be closed on Monday, September 19, out of respect for the planned state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Apple told UK-based staff today. Monday, September 19, has been marked as a bank holiday by King Charles III, given the planned state funeral for Her Majesty. Official government guidance states that it's up to individual businesses...
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Apple Brompton Road Store to Open in London's Knightsbridge on July 28

Monday July 18, 2022 4:08 am PDT by
Apple has announced that its new Apple Brompton Road store in the heart of Knightsbridge, London, will open on July 28. Our newest store on London's iconic Brompton Road, a moment away from Hyde Park, is almost ready to explore. It's a place where your boldest ideas can bloom, and we're here to help them grow.Situated just a few doors down from the world-famous Harrods department store and...
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'Brutal Battle' Expected as Regulators Close in on Apple Around the World

Tuesday June 21, 2022 8:52 am PDT by
Experts anticipate a "brutal battle" between Apple and global regulators amid concerns about how the company may "exaggerate" its privacy and security claims for commercial gain and curtail interoperability to keep users locked into a "walled garden." Global experts and leaders of competition policy convened at the Data, Technology, and Analytics Conference 2022 last week, hosted by the UK's ...
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UK Legal Action Seeks Damages for 25 Million iPhone Users Over 'Throttling' Devices With Degraded Batteries

Thursday June 16, 2022 2:42 am PDT by
A UK consumer champion has launched a £750 million ($907 million) legal claim against Apple over the 2017 iPhone throttling controversy that saw a software update effectively slow down older devices (via The Guardian). Market researcher Justin Gutmann has filed the claim with the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal seeking the damages for up to 25 million UK owners of a range of older iPhone...