Apple agrees to preinstall govt-approved apps in Russia

Apple has agreed to abide by the Russian laws to give users a notification to pre-install government-approved apps when they first use an iPhone or other company device. Moscow: From April 1, Apple will comply with the provisions of the law on the mandatory pre-installation of Russian software on its devices, reports Russian publication Vedomosti. Apple… Continue reading Apple agrees to preinstall govt-approved apps in Russia

Apple Changes Crimea Map To Meet Russian Demands

ardmhacha writes: Apple has complied with Russian demands to show the annexed Crimean peninsula as part of Russian territory on its apps. Russian forces annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014, drawing international condemnation. The region, which has a Russian-speaking majority, is now shown as Russian territory on Apple Maps and its Weather app, when viewed from… Continue reading Apple Changes Crimea Map To Meet Russian Demands

Apple exec says students who use Google’s ‘cheap’ laptops at school are ‘not going to succeed’

Apple’s marketing SVP Phil Schiller slammed Google’s Chromebooks in an interview with CNET published on Wednesday, saying that students who use them are not going to succeed. The remarks are an escalation of Apple’s rhetoric about the competitive K-12 market in the United States where it is losing to Google and Microsoft. “Chromebooks have gotten to… Continue reading Apple exec says students who use Google’s ‘cheap’ laptops at school are ‘not going to succeed’

Tim Cook Defends Decision To Remove Hong Kong Maps App In Memo

The company received “credible information” from authorities indicating the software was being used “maliciously” to attack police. Bloomberg reports: Apple pulled HKmap.live from its App Store on Wednesday after flip-flopping between rejecting it and approving it earlier this month. Apple made the decision after consulting with local authorities, because it could endanger law enforcement and city… Continue reading Tim Cook Defends Decision To Remove Hong Kong Maps App In Memo