Apple’s new Beats Studio Buds look and feel better than AirPods but lack a big feature

about a week and, in some ways, they’re better than Apple’s regular $159 AirPods. They’re more comfortable. They’re also the first set of headphones from Apple that quickly pair with iPhones and Android devices. Still, you’ll miss out on important options that AirPods offer if you own multiple Apple devices. Apple owns Beats, so Apple… Continue reading Apple’s new Beats Studio Buds look and feel better than AirPods but lack a big feature

Apple and Google are forcing a rethink in advertising, ad guru Maurice Levy says

Digital privacy moves from Apple and Google are forcing the advertising industry to reconsider the way it works, Publicis Groupe’s Maurice Levy told CNBC. The chairman of the world’s third-biggest advertising company said changes to Apple’s iOS smartphone software and Google’s Chrome web browser meant advertisers were having to “revisit the whole way we are… Continue reading Apple and Google are forcing a rethink in advertising, ad guru Maurice Levy says

Apps are changing the shopping experience at The Vitamin Shoppe and Tractor Supply Co.

Amidst all the noise and debate over whether Apple wields too much power as a platform is this undeniable fact: for brick-and-mortar retailers, mobile apps and the App Store have been a game-changer. The earliest days of the pandemic brought retailers to a standstill. Customers, afraid to shop in-person for fear of the coronavirus, immediately… Continue reading Apps are changing the shopping experience at The Vitamin Shoppe and Tractor Supply Co.

Apple says it didn’t know Trump’s DOJ was asking for Democrats’ data when it complied with subpoena

Apple’s admission that it complied with the DOJ’s request demonstrates the thorny position tech companies are placed in when forced to balance their customers’ private online activity with legitimate requests from law enforcement. In general, companies like Apple challenge such requests, but in this case a grand jury and federal judge forced Apple to comply… Continue reading Apple says it didn’t know Trump’s DOJ was asking for Democrats’ data when it complied with subpoena

Apple envisions a smart home where users can unlock the front door with their iPhone

Apple introduced several new features for its smart home initiative at its annual WWDC conference, including a way to unlock your front door with an iPhone through a digital key in the Wallet App. But Apple is taking a different tack with its smart home strategy than it does its main platforms, like iOS or… Continue reading Apple envisions a smart home where users can unlock the front door with their iPhone

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Lawmakers unveil major bipartisan antitrust reforms that could reshape Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google

Lawmakers release bipartisan antitrust bills aimed at Big TechAmazon, Apple, Facebook and Google could be forced to overhaul their business practices under a new expansive set of antitrust reforms introduced by a bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Friday. The package of five bills, earlier reported by CNBC and other outlets, would make it harder… Continue reading Lawmakers unveil major bipartisan antitrust reforms that could reshape Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google

Apple hires BMW veteran in latest sign of electric car push

Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW who focused on electric cars, Apple confirmed to CNBC’s Phil LeBeau on Thursday. The hire is the latest sign that Apple is serious about building an electric car to compete with automakers such as Tesla. Apple has never confirmed it is building a car… Continue reading Apple hires BMW veteran in latest sign of electric car push

Apple and other U.S. companies are under pressure to answer for China’s ‘repression,’ key Biden ally says

Apple, Cisco and other U.S. companies with deep ties to China are under increasing pressure to address Beijing’s “repression of human rights and democracy,” one of President Joe Biden’s key allies in the Senate said Thursday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” The comments from Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., came two days after his chamber passed a… Continue reading Apple and other U.S. companies are under pressure to answer for China’s ‘repression,’ key Biden ally says

Apple is encroaching on Facebook’s territory like never before with new social features

Starting this fall, the decade-long spat between Apple and Facebook will start a new chapter. And this part of the story has Apple encroaching on Facebook’s territory in ways it never has before. On Monday, Apple revealed several new social features that will come to iPhones and iPads with the launch of iOS 15 this… Continue reading Apple is encroaching on Facebook’s territory like never before with new social features

Apple bull expects iPhone maker to hit $3 trillion market cap in 2022

Apple could hit a $3 trillion market capitalization in 2022, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives, who is bullish on the tech giant. The iPhone maker’s shares are down about 5% year-to-date. Earlier this year, investors dumped the company’s stocks following a historic December quarter. Apple is the world’s most valuable company with a current… Continue reading Apple bull expects iPhone maker to hit $3 trillion market cap in 2022

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