Apple and Google have addressed questions about their upcoming Covid-19 smartphone contact-tracing solution, providing details about a partnership that has raised concerns among privacy experts.
Author Mark Gurman
Apple and Google have unveiled a rare partnership to add technology to their smartphone platforms that will alert users if they have come into contact with a person with Covid-19.
With its 175-acre campus in Cupertino, California, and several dozen more offices across the rest of the world, Apple wasn’t designed as a work-at-home company. That all changed about three weeks ago.
Videogame fans suddenly have their pick of a huge menu of titles thanks to a raft of new mobile subscription services from Apple, Microsoft, Google and Nvidia.
Apple has warned retail employees about shortages of replacement iPhones, another sign the coronavirus outbreak is straining the company’s supply chain.
Some products from Apple, Facebook and HP are in short supply in a possible sign of the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on the global manufacturing system.
Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested the iPhone maker wouldn’t make any quick moves out of China in light of interruptions due to the coronavirus and called the situation a “temporary condition”.
Apple is considering giving rival apps more prominence on iPhones and iPads and opening its HomePod speaker to third-party music services after criticism the company provides an unfair advantage to its in-house products.
Essential Products, a smartphone start-up founded by Android creator Andy Rubin, has shut down. The company said it “made the difficult decision to cease operations”.
Apple has acquired Seattle-based artificial intelligence company Xnor.ai, bringing on more talent in a key area of technology.