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A tip from a kid helps detect iOS and Android scam apps’ 2.4 million downloads

Enlarge (credit: Silas Stein/picture alliance via Getty Images) Researchers said that a tip from a child led them to discover aggressive adware and exorbitant prices lurking in iOS and Android smartphone apps with a combined 2.4 million downloads from the App Store and Google Play. Posing as apps for entertainment, wallpaper images, or music downloads,...

Proposal would give EU power to boot tech giants out of European market

Enlarge / Belgien, Brussel, Europaische Kommission, Berlaymont-Gebaude, Europa-Flaggen. (credit: Westend61 | Getty Images) The EU wants to arm itself with new powers to take on big technology companies, including the ability to force them to break up or sell some of their European operations if their market dominance is deemed to threaten the interests...

The Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, and 8th-gen iPad hit store shelves

The new Apple Watch in Blue and Red Aluminum. [credit: Apple ] Three days after they were all announced in a livestream on Tuesday, three new Apple products are arriving at consumers' doorsteps and available at retail: the Apple Watch Series...

Apple launches iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 on just one day’s notice

Apple is letting users more substantially customize the home screen with iOS 14. [credit: Apple ] Today marks the launch of most of Apple's major annual updates to its operating systems—excepting macOS Big Sur. iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS...

The new iPad Air goes all-screen, adds Magic Keyboard support

Enlarge (credit: Apple) Apple announced a new CPU today for the 8th generation iPad, the A12 Bionic. The A12 Bionic, featured in the base iPad model, offers 40% faster CPU and 20% faster GPU than 7th generation iPads, and Apple says that also means it's twice as fast as the top selling Windows laptop, three times faster than the top selling Android...

Introducing Apple One, Apple’s subscription bundle answer to Amazon Prime

Enlarge / Apple One tiers. (credit: Apple) After months of rumors that it was right around the corner, Apple's subscription bundle has finally been announced. Dubbed Apple One, it combines multiple Apple services like Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, and Apple News+ into one subscription—a page from Amazon's book, to be sure. Apple One will offer three...

The Apple Watch Series 6 adds blood-oxygen monitoring and more

The new Apple Watch in Blue and Red Aluminum [credit: Apple ] As expected, Apple has unveiled the next model of Apple Watch—the Apple Watch Series 6—in some flashy new colors, as well as a less-expensive alternative, the Apple Watch SE....

Feds seize OnePlus Buds, mistaking them for “counterfeit” AirPods [Updated]

Enlarge / These are OnePlus Buds. They are a real product made by a real company, despite what US Customs seems to think. (credit: OnePlus) Original story 10:07am EDT: US Customs and Border Protection this weekend proudly tweeted about a high-value seizure of counterfeit electronic goods at John F. Kennedy International Airport. "That's not an ,"...

Liveblog: All the news from Apple’s “Time Flies” event at 1pm ET today

Enlarge / The key image that goes with this month's event. (credit: Apple) Liveblog starts in: View Liveblog At 10:00am Pacific time (1pm Eastern) on Tuesday, September 15, Apple reps will take the stage—likely in an otherwise empty Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's headquarters—to announce new products. Typically at this time of year, these products...

Apple allows streaming games on iOS, but there’s a catch [Updated]

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) New App Store Review Guidelines published by Apple today open the door for streaming game apps like Google Stadia and Microsoft's xCloud to be available on iOS devices for the first time. But the guidelines also impose some onerous requirements on multi-game streaming subscriptions that could prove difficult...

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