The developer of the Peace ad-blocking app has withdrawn from the Apple App Store because of concerns about inadvertently hurting honest publishers.
A top iPhone ad-blocking application was pulled from the App Store on Friday by its creator, amid a surge in interest in new programs to thwart marketing messages. Programmer Marco Arment removed the Peace app after it spent more than a day as the most downloaded paid application at Apple's online shop. "Achieving this much success with Peace just doesn't feel good, which I didn't anticipate," Arment said in a post at Marco.org.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Friday said that it met with Apple to discuss rules of the road regarding testing self-driving cars. "The Apple meeting was to review DMV's autonomous vehicle regulations," a department spokesperson told AFP in an email response to an inquiry. Apple has not commented on rumors that it is working on a self-driving car, and the California-based technology colossus did not respond to an AFP request to contribute to this story.
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Russia's antitrust authority said Monday it had found US Internet giant Google guilty of unfairly keeping rival services off mobile devices in a probe demanded by local search engine provider Yandex. The Federal Antimonopoly Service deemed Google in breach of a law on "protecting competition" after an investigation launched in February following a complaint by Russia's largest search engine, agency official Vladimir Kudryavtsev told Russian news wires. Google could face a fine of up to 15 percent of the income it has made from the sector in Russsia over the past year.
The market for wearable tech, led by Apple Watch and a range of connected fitness gadgets, is exploding, a survey showed Monday. The report by research firm IDC said global wearable device shipments will reach 76.1 million units in 2015, up 163.6 percent from 2014. The biggest growth segment in this category is "smart wearables," which includes watches and devices with more capabilities than "basic" wearables such as fitness bands.
The company that purchased the IBM microchip plants in Vermont and New York is offering voluntary buyouts to many employees in response to a downturn in the industry. GlobalFoundries Spokesman Jim Keller ...
Microsoft has given longtime executive Brad Smith the title of president, as the company continues its transition to a new generation of leadership. Smith's full title will be president and chief legal ...
Apple (AAPL) did what it does every September, placating fanboys and stirring Wall Street as it unveils its latest lineup of gadgets. After all, Apple is off some 13 percent from its July highs around $132 -- a level that AAPL shares have battled with on numerous occasions this year. The latest attack sent Apple down by as much as 20 percent, the losses helped in large part by August's broader-market selloff.
The new Apple TV unveiled this week has the potential to do for television what iPhone did to mobile phones, while claiming a starring role in home entertainment. Updated Apple TV hardware set for release in late October wasn't expected to revolutionize the television industry, but it could strike a blow to cable companies that have been in a power seat when it comes to delivering shows and other content. "It turns out fears surrounding the long-term prospects of the cable industry were well warranted," said Yahoo senior vice president Simon Khalaf, whose mobile analytics company Flurry was bought last year by the Internet pioneer.
US computer giant Dell on Thursday said it will invest more than $125 billion in China over the next five years to show its "long-term commitment" to one of its key markets. Dell has previously announced big investment plans in China, saying in 2010 that it was eyeing a $100 billion plan over the next decade. Dell China could not be reached for comment.
Apple on Wednesday unveiled its iPad Pro, saying the large-screen tablet has the power and capabilities to replace a laptop computer. Apple also unveiled two updated iPhones, aiming to build on the success of its large-screen handsets introduced late last year. The device features "desktop-class performance" and operates faster than 80 percent of portable PCs that shipped in the last 12 months, said Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller of the device.
The tech world on Wednesday will have its eyes on Apple, expecting new versions of the company's coveted iPhone but hoping for magic in the form of unexpected innovation. Apple remained mum even as rumors ran rampant about what is in store at an upcoming San Francisco media event. Analysts and industry insiders predict that Apple will unveil updated iPhones along with an Apple TV revamp that may signal a push into the online television streaming sector, dominated by Netflix.
US telecom giant Verizon announced Tuesday it would start field testing of the superfast fifth generation of wireless technology or 5G, in 2016. The announcement aims to accelerate the deployment of the new wireless system that could unleash innovation and new services such as driverless cars and remote surgery. "5G is no longer a dream of the distant future," said Roger Gurnani, chief information and technology architect for Verizon.
BlackBerry says it will make another security-related acquisition, buying Good Technology for $US425 million ($A613.81 million) in cash. BlackBerry, once known for making smartphones, is now trying to focus on software that lets IT departments manage mobile devices. The company said Good Technology will help it offer a unified secure platform for mobile devices that runs on any operating system.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates laid the cornerstone of his success with Windows, the operating system used by nearly all of the world's PCs. Thirty years since Windows' debut and 20 since the introduction of the game-changing Windows 95, the operating system is still a cash cow for the software company - and has made Gates the richest man in the world. Despite his great success, Gates has always been a man who shunned public appearances.
GOOGLE was overall 70 percent male in January 2015, a make-up unchanged from the previous year. Some 60 percent of Google employees were white, while about 31 percent were said to be Asian. Google said that it has ramped up university recruitment and is devoting $150 million this year to improving diversity.
Toyota on Friday announced plans to invest $50 million into building artificial intelligence into cars, an indication it could be joining the race to develop driverless vehicles. The joint research with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will take place over the next five years, Toyota Motor Corporation said, emphasizing its interest in technology that could be used by people as they grow old or become less able to drive safely. "We will initially focus on the acceleration of intelligent vehicle technology, with the immediate goal of helping eliminate traffic casualties and the ultimate goal of helping improve quality of life through enhanced mobility and robotics," Toyota's research and development chief Kiyotaka Ise said in a statement.
A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. Monday's milestone was mostly symbolic for Facebook, which boasts nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month. Facebook achieved one billion overall users in 2012, but this week's milestone is perhaps more significant.