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Big tech companies are at war with employees over remote work

Enlarge / Apple offices in northern California. Apple All across the United States, the leaders at large tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook are engaged in a delicate dance with thousands of employees who have recently become convinced that physically commuting to an office every day is an empty and unacceptable demand from their …

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The privacy battle Apple isn’t fighting

Enlarge Elena Lacey, Getty Images For at least a decade, privacy advocates dreamed of a universal, legally enforceable “do not track” setting. Now, at least in the most populous state in the US, that dream has become a reality. So why isn’t Apple—a company that increasingly uses privacy as a selling point—helping its customers take …

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Apple, AMD, and Intel shift priorities as chip shortages continue

Enlarge / Sure, it’s cheaply produced clip art… but it’s also a disturbingly accurate picture of the current state of supply and demand in the semiconductor product market. tommy via Getty Images 2021’s infamous chip shortages aren’t only affecting automakers. In a post-earnings conference call Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “We’ll do everything we can …

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Apple reports a 50% year-over-year jump in iPhone sales

Enlarge / The Apple Park campus stands in this aerial photograph taken above Cupertino in October 2019. Sam Hall/Bloomberg via Getty Images In what is usually one of its slowest growth quarters in a given year, Apple today reported a nearly 50 percent year-over-year increase in iPhone sales, among other positive numbers that beat analyst …

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Report: The iPhone 14 will be a major upgrade, and it will be made of titanium

Enlarge / The back of the iPhone 12 Pro. Samuel Axon A new investor note from JPMorgan Chase seen by AppleInsider and MacRumors claims that Apple’s high-end iPhone models will soon use titanium alongside or instead of aluminum or stainless steel. It also provides new insights about what to expect from 2022’s iPhone lineup. Drawing …

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iPadOS 14.7 and macOS Big Sur 11.5 come with plenty of bug fixes and security updates

Enlarge / The front of the 2019 iPad Air, which has since been replaced with a more modern design. Samuel Axon Apple has released new versions of its iPadOS and macOS operating systems just a couple of days after the company updated iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The iPadOS update adds some new features and shares …

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Steve Job’s Physical Job Application and Mirror Copy in NFT Form to Faceoff on the Auction Block

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>In another world-first for the non-fungible token (NFT) space, Steve Job’s handwritten job application letter in its physical form and an accompanying digital NFT of the same item will go head to head in respective auctions.</strong> Auction to Expose How Collectors Value Different Formats As NFTs continue to push the boundaries of …

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A decentralized app store might lead crypto toward more centralization

The estimated windfall Apple got from its App Store in 2020 is $67 billion. That’s up from $50 billion in 2019, a 28% increase. Even as the company has lowered its commissions for smaller developers, the App Store remains a major component of Apple’s bottom-line profits. And it’s not just Apple taking a cut of …

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Apple Watch lead Kevin Lynch shifts focus to car development

Enlarge / A potential Apple car or self-driving vehicle platform is still years away, but a key executive has shifted his focus to it. Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Another executive shuffle is underway at Apple, according to Insider. Kevin Lynch, a key Apple VP overseeing health and the Apple Watch, is moving into a …

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Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Says Bitcoin Is a ‘Mathematical Miracle’

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Presenting at the Talent Land Jalisco 2021, Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak called bitcoin an “amazing mathematical miracle.” Wozniak said he’s not a bitcoin investor per se, but “believes in it for the future.”</strong> Steve Wozniak Is Not Necessarily Invested but Still Believes Bitcoin Is an ‘Amazing Mathematical’ Creation Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak …

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