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Subway System to Shut Down at 10 p.m. Monday: Hong Kong Update

(Bloomberg) -- A Hong Kong police officer was hospitalized after being attacked as protests spread to 18 districts in the latest weekend of unrest.Sunday’s clashes follow a night of sporadic violence and come as some demonstrators debate online on whether to soften their tactics to avoid alienating more moderate supporters. Saturday’s march was called in protest against the government invoking emergency laws, including banning masks at public gatherings. The unrest erupted on June 9 in oppositio...


Nomad’s new Base Station Pro offers a taste of what Apple’s AirPower had promised

Accessory maker Nomad already offers a couple of excellent wireless chargers that work great with Apple and other Qi-compatible devices, but they’re introducing a new one that could be their most versatile yet. Using technology provided by partner Aira called ‘FreePower,’ the new Nomad Base Station Pro will be able to charge up to three devices at once placed in any orientation on its surface – cool both because of the three device simultaneous support, and the fact that you don’t have to mak...
Tags: Gadgets, Hardware, TC, Aira, AirPods, AirPower, Apple, Apple Inc, Articles, Energy, Inductive Charging, iPhone, Nomad, Qi, Usb, Wireless


Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta

Apple is rolling out a new opt-in notice for Siri audio sample review with the beta of iOS 13.2. This new opt-in feature was promised back in August after reports that audio from Siri requests were being reviewed by contractors and that the audio could contain sensitive or personal information. Apple had previously halted the grading process entirely while it updated the process by which it used the audio clips to “improve Siri.” The new process will include an explicit opt-in for those us...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Ipad, TC, Siri, Tech, Analytics, Apple TV, Software, Computing, Tablet Computers, Operating Systems, watchOS, Apple Inc, Tvos, macOS


Apple Removes App That Helps Hong Kong Protesters Track the Police

Apple said it was removing the HKmap.live app, which was criticized by Chinese state media, because Hong Kong authorities said protesters used it to attack the police.
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, News, China, Software, Demonstrations, Apple Inc, Politics And Government, Mobile Applications, Protests and Riots, Hong Kong Protests (2019


Under pressure from China, Apple pulls Hong Kong protest app

For people in Hong Kong angry over tactics used by the police to break up anti-government protests, the HKmap.live app was a handy little tool. With real-time updates showing police movements, it helps steer users away from possible baton charges, volleys of tear gas and police ID checks. For Apple Inc., that proved to be a problem.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Apple Inc, China Apple


Apple removes Hong Kong map app after Chinese criticism

BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc. has removed a smartphone app that allowed Hong Kong activists to report police movements from its online store following official Chinese criticism. HKmap.live was available on Apple’s store early Thursday but had disappeared by midday. The app’s developers distributed a message they said was from Apple that said HKmap.live was […]
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Business, News, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Apple Inc, Nation & World, Hkmap


Samsung Display to invest $11 billion by 2025 amid industry oversupply

Apple Inc supplier Samsung Display said on Thursday it will invest 13.1 trillion won ($11 billion) on facilities and research to upgrade a production line, as it battles severe oversupply due to weak global demand for smartphones and TVs.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Apple Inc, Samsung Display


Apple Removes App That Tracked Hong Kong Police

Apple said it was removing the HKmap.live app, which was criticized by Chinese state media, because Hong Kong authorities said protesters used it to attack police.
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, News, China, Software, Demonstrations, Apple Inc, Hong Kong Police, Politics And Government, Mobile Applications, Protests and Riots, Hong Kong Protests (2019


Disney+ Offering New Three-Year Discount Deal and Banning Netflix Ads Across Disney-Owned Networks

In just over one month, Disney+ will join the streaming wars and The Walt Disney Company is not messing around when it comes to competing alongside Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. In fact, they’re paying special attention to undercutting Netflix, who is easily the top dog among streaming services, adding more and more content to their library every day. This includes yet another price reduction promotion that makes the services cost just under $5 per month, as well as actively keeping Netflix a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, Abc, Disney, Netflix, Espn, Marvel Studios, Apple Inc, Don, Peacock, The Walt Disney Company, Netflix Hulu, Bob Iger


China attacks Apple for allowing Hong Kong crowdsourced police activity app

Apple’s decision to greenlight an app called HKmaps, which is being used by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong to crowdsource information about street closures and police presence, is attracting the ire of the Chinese government. An article in Chinese state mouthpiece, China Daily, attacks the iPhone maker for reversing an earlier decision not to allow the app to be listed on the iOS App Store — claiming the app is “allowing the rioters in Hong Kong to go on violent acts” (via The Guardian...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Apps, Asia, Hong Kong, Crowdsourcing, Privacy, Democracy, China, US, Tech, Itunes, United States, App Store


China criticizes Apple for app that tracks Hong Kong police

HONG KONG (AP) — Apple became the latest company targeted for Chinese pressure over protests in Hong Kong after the ruling Communist Party’s main newspaper criticized the tech giant Wednesday for a smartphone app that allows activists to report police movements. HKmap.live, designed by an outside supplier and available on Apple Inc.’s online store, “facilitates […]
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Business, News, China, Ap, Nation, Apple Inc, Communist Party, Nation & World


Supreme Court 2019-2020: Introduction to the Term’s Patent Cases

by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in NantKwest (attorney fees for PTO in §145 actions) – and I provided my expectation that the Court will affirm the Federal Circuit’s no-attorney-fees holding. The Court has one other patent case on the merits calendar Thryv, Inc., fka Dex Media, Inc. v. Click-To-Call Technologies, LP,  No. 18-916 (appellate jurisdiction over challenge to PTO’s finding of no time-bar under §315(b)).  Click-to-Call is set for oral arguments Decembe...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, United States, Patent, Apple Inc, Hyatt, Steven, International Business Machines Corp, Acorda Therapeutics Inc, Eli Lilly and Company, Huang, Time Warner Cable Inc, PTO, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, University of Minnesota


The World’s Wokest Sports League Bows to China

The N.B.A. apologizes on behalf of Daryl Morey, a general manager who voiced support for democracy.
Tags: News, Basketball, Silver, Houston Rockets, Apple Inc, Bryant, Tsai, Daryl, Kobe, Morey, Communist Party of China, Yao Ming, National Basketball Assn, Buttigieg, Pete (1982-, Adam (1962-


United States: New Mobile Operating System Targets Unsolicited Telemarketing Calls - Klein Moynihan Turco LLP

Apple Inc. has released a new operating system for its mobile devices that is likely to have a significant effect on the telemarketing industry.
Tags: News, United States, Apple Inc, Klein Moynihan Turco


Apple supplier Japan Display aims to seal $468 million bailout deal by end-Oct - CEO

Apple Inc supplier Japan Display Inc aims to seal a revised bailout deal by the end of this month for at least 50 billion yen ($468 million) in vital funding, its new chief executive said on Monday.
Tags: Apple, Japan, Money, businessNews, Apple Inc, Japan Display Inc




Thursday round-up

At Bloomberg Law (subscription or registration required), Mark Gurman reports that “Apple Inc. executives Tim Cook and Deirdre O’Brien waded into the battle over Dreamers, filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.” At Axios, Mike Allen and others report that “[t]he brief is a passionate defense of the Dreamers, or those protected from deportation by an order established during the Obama administration, which the Trump administratio...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Court, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Ryan Anderson, Vox, Mark Gurman, Apple Inc, Trump, Round-up, Flint, Martin, U S Supreme Court, Boise


How to Make the Most of Apple’s New Privacy Tools in iOS 13

We tested the new suite of privacy tools in Apple’s latest mobile software, from minimizing location sharing to silencing robocalls.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, News, Privacy, Software, Apple Inc, Computer Security, Mobile Applications, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, iOS (Operating System


As China Takes Aim, Silicon Valley Braces for Pain

The tech cold war is heating up. U.S. companies that depend on the giant China market are preparing themselves for the fallout.
Tags: News, China, Smartphones, Software, Apple Inc, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Computer Chips, United States International Relations, Silicon Valley (Calif, Semiconductor Industry Assn


Apps Purged by Apple Say It Holds the Key They Need to Get Back In

Seventeen companies that make apps designed to fight iPhone addiction called on Apple to let them use technology that would resolve privacy concerns.
Tags: Iphone, News, Privacy, Apple Inc, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications


United States: Supreme Court Holds App Store Buyers Are Direct Purchasers Under Long-Standing Antitrust Doctrine - Duane Morris LLP

On May 13, 2019, a divided U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed the application of the Illinois Brick doctrine in Apple Inc. v. Pepper.
Tags: News, United States, Apple Inc, U S Supreme Court, Illinois Brick


Amazon will let people ask Alexa to delete their voice recordings

Amazon.com Inc. is updating its Alexa voice software to let users delete recordings of their voice using a spoken command, a move that follows criticism of the company’s privacy practices related to its digital assistant. A coming set of updates will offer users who have opted in online the ability to say “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” or, similarly, to delete their most recent utterance. Previously, the only way to remove recordings was a tool on the Alexa privacy website. “It’s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Advertising, Bloomberg, Cnet, Federal Trade Commission, Alexa, Apple Inc, University Of Michigan, Facebook Inc, Florian Schaub, Alphabet Inc, Amazon com Inc, Schaub


Alexa, scratch that: Amazon to let users delete voice commands

Amazon.com Inc. is updating its Alexa voice software to let users delete recordings of their voice using a spoken command, a move that follows criticism of the company’s privacy practices related to its digital assistant. A coming set of updates will offer users who have opted in online the ability to say “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” or, similarly, to delete their most recent utterance. Previously, the only way to remove recordings was a tool on the Alexa privacy website. “It’s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Advertising, Bloomberg, Cnet, Federal Trade Commission, Alexa, Apple Inc, University Of Michigan, Facebook Inc, Florian Schaub, Alphabet Inc, Amazon com Inc, Schaub


Amazon to let Alexa users delete voice commands in privacy push

Amazon.com is updating its Alexa voice software to let users delete recordings of their voice using a spoken command, a move that follows criticism of the company’s privacy practices related to its digital assistant. A coming set of updates will offer users who have opted in online the ability to say “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” or, similarly, delete their most recent utterance. Previously, the only way to remove recordings was a tool on the Alexa privacy website. “It’s a good step i...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, Bloomberg, Sport, Soccer, Cnet, Federal Trade Commission, Alexa, Apple Inc, University Of Michigan, Facebook Inc, Florian Schaub, Alphabet Inc, Schaub, Top Stories LADN


Apple defends App Store amid mounting criticism

Apple Inc on Wednesday publicly defended its App Store from mounting criticism over its treatment of rivals in a new blog post detailing its functions and guidelines.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Apple Inc


Use SocialLadder to earn a free pass to TC Sessions: Mobility 2019

TC Sessions: Mobility 2019, TechCrunch’s day-long intensive event focused on the current and future state of mobility, takes place in San Jose, Calif. on July 10. More than 1,000 of the industry’s top technologists, founders, investors, engineers and researchers will join us to discuss, explore and demo transformational technologies that will have a profound effect on people around the world. And you can, too — for free. Yup, you can earn a free ticket by becoming a TechCrunch ambassador. Simply...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Facebook, Uber, Technology, California, Events, Tech, Companies, San Jose, Mobility, Ambassador, Apple Store, Chairman, Self-driving Car, Apple Inc


United States: Supreme Court Holds Antitrust Claims Of iPhone App Consumers Are Not Barred By Illinois Brick - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP

On May 13, 2019, in a 5-4 decision in Apple Inc. v. Pepper, the U.S. Supreme Court held that consumers of iPhone apps are direct purchasers of Apple and therefore have standing to sue the company
Tags: Apple, News, Supreme Court, United States, Apple Inc, Pepper the U S Supreme Court


UPDATE 1-Qualcomm asks U.S. judge to put anti-trust ruling on hold while chipmaker appeals

Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday asked a federal judge not to enforce her decision that it illegally squeezed out rivals in the smartphone chips market as it plans to file an appeal that could take more than a year to wind through the courts. In a filing in federal court in San Jose, California, Qualcomm said that it believes it can succeed in appealing the May 21 decision by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in an antitrust case brought by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in January 2017. Qualcomm argued ...
Tags: News, Qualcomm, Apple Inc, Qualcomm Inc, Koh, San Jose California, U S Federal Trade Commission, U S District, Intel Corp, Lucy Koh


Huawei founder says he would oppose Chinese retaliation against Apple: Bloomberg

Huawei Technologies' founder and Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei told Bloomberg that retaliation by Beijing against Apple Inc was unlikely and that he would oppose any such move from China against the iPhone maker.
Tags: Apple, Money, China, Bloomberg, Beijing, businessNews, Huawei, Apple Inc, Huawei Technologies, Ren Zhengfei


Huawei founder says he would oppose Chinese retaliation against Apple- Bloomberg

Huawei Technologies' founder and Chief Executive Ren Zhengfei told Bloomberg https://bloom.bg/2HT7DUY that retaliation by Beijing against Apple Inc was unlikely and that he would oppose any such move from China against the iPhone maker. When asked about calls from some in China to retaliate against Apple, Ren said that he would "protest" against any such step if it were to be taken by Beijing.
Tags: News, China, Bloomberg, Beijing, Huawei, Apple Inc, Huawei Technologies, Ren Zhengfei, Apple Bloomberg, Apple Ren