Apple reluctant to ban suppliers guilty of labor violations; can take years to do so

A new report today claims that Apple is reluctant to ban suppliers found guilty of labor violations, and can take years to do so, even in the most serious of cases. In one case, it says, Apple took three years to stop using a Chinese supplier that was repeatedly found to use child labor… more… …

Assassin’s Creed Identity among 46,000 iOS apps removed in China

Assassin’s Creed Identity and NBA 2K20 were among 46,000 iOS apps removed from the App Store in China as Apple purged all remaining apps without a government license. The vast majority of the apps removed were games, with only 74 of the top 1,500 paid games surviving the cull… more… The post Assassin’s Creed Identity …

9to5Mac Daily: December 31, 2020 – Apple and Intel, more

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by HabitMinder: Change your habits, change your life. HabitMinder helps you form healthy habits and …

Activist hedge fund advises Intel to outsource CPU manufacturing

(credit: Andrew Cunningham) Activist hedge fund Third Point has taken a stake of nearly $1 billion in Intel and called on the chipmaker to consider shedding its manufacturing operations, throwing a core part of its strategy into question. The firm with $15 billion in assets run by Daniel Loeb made a number of demands in …

‘Privacy-first’ browser Brave now has native support for M1 Macs

The privacy-focused web browser Brave now offers native support for M1 Macs, unlocking faster performance for owners of the latest machines … more… The post ‘Privacy-first’ browser Brave now has native support for M1 Macs appeared first on 9to5Mac.

$1B Intel investor says chipmaker must try to win back Apple’s business

An Intel investor with a billion dollar stake in the chipmaker says that it needs to make drastic changes to address its changed fortunes – including attempting to win back Apple as a client. Intel stock had fallen 21% over the course of 2020 before the 10-figure investment by hedge fund Third Point, which is …

Samsung vice chairman Jay Y. Lee faces nine-year sentence in bribery case

Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee faces a nine-year prison term in the bribery case that contributed to the downfall of former president Park Guen-hye. Prosecutors argued that the length of the sentence is warranted because of Samsung’s power as the largest chaebol, or family-owned conglomerate, in South Korea. “Samsung is a group with …

9to5Mac Happy Hour 310: Apple’s 2020 in review

9to5Mac’s Benjamin Mayo and Zac Hall discuss the latest with 5G UWB in the wild, iOS 14 Shortcut triggers, and Apple’s 2020 in product releases and service updates. Sponsored by Helix Sleep: Learn more and take the Helix Sleep quiz at helixsleep.com/happyhour. Sponsored by Sun Basket: Save $35 off your order when you go to sunbasket.com/happyhour and use …

Apple negotiating settlement with Prepear after opposing its pear-shaped logo

Back in August, Apple decided to take legal action against a company called Prepear. Although the company has nothing to do with technology, it tried to register a pear-shaped logo — and of course, this bothered Apple. However, it seems that the two companies are coming to an agreement about that logo. more… The post …

Best iPhone apps to enhance your experience with Apple Music

Although iOS comes with a native Apple Music application, developers have been using the MusicKit API to create new experiences for those who subscribe to Apple’s streaming service. If you’re an Apple Music subscriber and want to find out how to better enjoy your music library with unique features, I’ve selected some of the best …