TripMode developer David Dudok de Wit has discovered that Apple prevents application-level firewalls from monitoring or even measuring traffic from over 50 Apple apps and processes. It’s yet another way that Apple blocks developers from providing features that users want.
The US Justice Department has launched an antitrust lawsuit against Google. In a rarity for 2020, the lawsuit has broad bipartisan support.
A US House of Representatives subcommittee investigating the tech industry has released a report calling Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google monopolies, with company breakups as a possible solution.
If you’re cynical about the role of digital advertising on today’s Internet, a Wired article that reviews Tim Hwang’s new book, “Subprime Attention Crisis,” is worth a read.
For those who need to keep track of these things, Google has rebranded its Google Apps, er…, G Suite collection of Web-based apps as services as Google Workspace.
Adam Engst stumbled on New York State’s COVID Alert NY app before it was officially announced, and he takes you on a tour of the app, which is clear, clean, and polished. It’s a good example of an official app that relies on the exposure notification technology from Apple and Google.
CNN has discovered many alarming reports about AmazonBasics electronics catching fire, burning users, and sometimes even exploding.
Facing slowing AppleCare sales, Apple is extending how long you can buy AppleCare+ after purchasing a device from 60 days to a full year.
Mozilla recently laid off a quarter of its workforce, but a renewed search deal with Google should keep the browser maker around for at least a few more years.
The Setapp subscription service, which has so far focused on the Mac, now offers subscribers the option of adding iOS companion apps to Setapp-managed Mac apps for an additional monthly fee.
The successful completion of the NASA Demo-2 mission recently made headlines, but it turns out there was an Apple-related twist during the mission.
Bill English, the co-creator of the computer mouse, has died at 91. Largely overlooked while he was alive, his contributions make him one of the most influential people in the history of computing.
CEOs of four of the biggest companies in tech, including Apple’s Tim Cook, recently appeared before Congress to answer questions about their business practices. Here’s a roundup of the coverage.
Apple’s Distinguished Educator program has hit the quarter-century mark, and the company noted the occasion by highlighting one of its first participants.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is suing YouTube over a Bitcoin-related scam. A similar scam made headlines recently with a mass Twitter attack.