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iOS 13 now shows a map of where apps have been tracking you when requesting permission

iOS 13 now shows a map of where apps have been tracking you when requesting permission

Apple continued its strong focus on privacy with the announcement of iOS 13 this week. The update includes several new privacy features, including a more detailed view of how apps have been using your location in the background. As you can see in the screenshots above, iOS 13 presents popup notifications when an app is using your location in the background. The notification also shows a map of the location data a specific app has tracked. The above screenshots show location data tracked by the Tesla app as well as the Apple Store app.
Apple and Google App-Store Dominance Gives DOJ Antitrust Fodder

Apple and Google App-Store Dominance Gives DOJ Antitrust Fodder

The start of broad government antitrust investigations into the U.S. technology industry has revived questions about Apple Inc. and Google’s dominance of app stores and the fees they charge to developers. U.S. enforcement agencies recently split oversight of the largest U.S. tech companies, with the Justice Department focusing on Apple and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, according to people familiar with the matter. The government hasn’t said why it’s grouping Apple and Google under Justice, or how it might apply antitrust law to their businesses. But a lawsuit filed Tuesday underscored growing developer ire over app stores, the vast digital bazaars showcasing millions of games, productivity tools and other software available for download onto handheld devices.
Apple Wipes iTunes Pages on Facebook and Instagram, Begins Moving Away From iTunes Links

Apple Wipes iTunes Pages on Facebook and Instagram, Begins Moving Away From iTunes Links

More evidence has emerged to suggest that Apple is beginning to move away from its iTunes brand after over 18 years of use.  As noted on Reddit, Apple has abruptly removed all social media content from its iTunes page on Facebook, including posts, photos, and videos. This appears to have happened within the past 24 hours, as a cached version of the iTunes page on Facebook still had content available as of May 31.  As far as we can tell, it looks like Apple has migrated its iTunes page to its Apple TV page on Facebook, including not only all of the content but nearly 30 million likes and its original April 29, 2009 creation date. 
Apple Plans End of iTunes, to Reveal Glimpses of Its Next Era of Apps and Devices

Apple Plans End of iTunes, to Reveal Glimpses of Its Next Era of Apps and Devices

At WWDC, Apple will make the Watch and iPad more independent, while unifying its app strategy as it looks beyond the iPhone. Apple Inc.’s developer conference beginning Monday will move the company closer to a future in which the iPhone is no longer the central cog for other products and services.  Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and other leaders will make a keynote presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, to unveil updates of Apple’s operating systems and a new approach to apps. The changes will showcase Apple’s new generation of devices and software: Apple Watches that are more independent from iPhones, iPads with software that reduces the need for a laptop, apps that run on any Apple device, and growth areas such as augmented reality and personal health-care management, according to people familiar with the plans. 
Exclusive: Screenshots reveal iOS 13 Dark Mode, new Reminders app, more

Exclusive: Screenshots reveal iOS 13 Dark Mode, new Reminders app, more

We’re less than a week away from WWDC, when Apple is expected to unveil the new versions of all its operating systems, including iOS 13. We’ve talked about what to expect in detail, with information from sources familiar with the development of Apple’s operating systems. Today, we have screenshots from iOS 13, shared exclusively with 9to5Mac, that show some of its new features. Dark Mode can be enabled in the Settings app or with an option in Control Center, for quick access to the feature. On the Home screen, the only noticeable change is the Dock, which adopts a vibrant dark background instead of the light one. It’s possible that Apple will be including new wallpapers that work better in Dark Mode with the new OS.
Apple bought a start-up that was working on monitoring asthma in children

Apple bought a start-up that was working on monitoring asthma in children

Apple has acquired Tueo Health, a small start-up that was developing a system to help parents monitor asthma symptoms in sleeping children, according to a person familiar with the deal. It’s unclear how much Apple paid for Tueo Health. The start-up raised a small seed round of $1.1 million in funding in 2017. Tueo’s CEO and co-founder Bronwyn Harris and chief operating officer Anura Patil changed their employer to Apple on their LinkedIn profiles in late 2018, which is likely around the time Apple completed its acquisition of the company.
Apple has a plan to make online ads more private

Apple has a plan to make online ads more private

For years, the web has been largely free thanks to online ads. The problem is that nobody likes them. When they’re not obnoxiously taking over your entire screen or autoplaying, they’re tracking you everywhere you go online. Ads can track where you go and which sites you visit and can be used to build up profiles on individuals — even if you never click on one. And when you do, they know what you bought and then they share that with other sites so they know you were up late buying ice cream, cat food or something a little more private. The obvious logic would be to use an ad-blocker. But that’s not what keeps the internet thriving and available. Apple  says it’s figured out some middle ground that keeps ads alive but without their nefarious ad tracking capabilities.
TSMC says its chips for Huawei do not fall under US hammer

TSMC says its chips for Huawei do not fall under US hammer

HSINCHU, Taiwan/TAIPEI -- The world's largest contract chipmaker has insisted it can continue delivering critical semiconductors to Huawei Technologies without triggering penalties from Washington's crackdown on the use of U.S. technology to supply the Chinese tech giant. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. became the first of Huawei's major suppliers to define the scale of its exposure to the new U.S. constraints, after taking advice from a leading U.S. law firm, which it declined to name
Apple updates MacBook Pro processors and keyboard, extends Keyboard Service Program

Apple updates MacBook Pro processors and keyboard, extends Keyboard Service Program

Continuing its renewed commitment to update pro Mac laptops on a regular basis, Apple on Tuesday announced an update to its 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar models ten months after the previous announcement. These updates don’t bring any changes to the exterior of the MacBook Pro—it’s the same base design introduced in late 2016—but they do bring 9th-generation Intel processors with up to eight cores to the MacBook Pro for the first time. There’s also been yet another tweak to the controversial butterfly keyboard Apple first introduced in 2015.
Eddy Cue says Apple has ‘hundreds’ of people working to make Apple News+ better

Eddy Cue says Apple has ‘hundreds’ of people working to make Apple News+ better

Apple today released a press statement featuring Apple News+ (Apple News Plus) following its initial debut in March with iOS 12.2. Whilst the company did not disclose any figures about number of users who have signed up to $9.99/month News+ subscription, Apple included endorsements from participating publishers and highlighted a UI change it made in iOS 12.3 to make following articles easier. In the statement, Apple SVP Eddy Cue says Apple has hundreds of employees from editorial to engineering and design working on Apple News+, perhaps an indirect response to some of the early community feedback that criticized the News+ experience as confusing.
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