Following the completed rollout of App Privacy labels for its App Store apps, Google today updated the Google Maps app for the first time in four months. Apple in December began requiring all new app submissions and app updates to include App Privacy labels, detailing the data that is collected by the app so consumers know what they’re sharing. Google didn’t begin implementing App Privacy labels until February, and Google apps went…

Apple’s upcoming 12.9-inch iPad Pro may be in short supply when it launches due to production issues of the mini-LED display being used in the device, reports Bloomberg. Apple suppliers are experiencing poor manufacturing yields of the display, and at least one mini-LED maker has had to pause production of a result of these issues. Though there are troubles with mini-LED display manufacturing, Apple is still intending to introduce new 11 and…

Apple has agreed to provide its chief compliance officer, Kyle Andeer, to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel for a hearing on anti-competitive practices for mobile app stores on April 21, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Earlier this week, Apple refused to provide an executive for the hearing around anti-competitive practices on online stores. In a letter obtained by Bloomberg News, Apple says that it has deep respect for the role and…

The ultra-popular game Flappy Bird, removed from the App Store in 2014, may be making a comeback in the form of an interactive macOS notification. Utilizing the new UserNotificationsUI framework added in macOS Big Sur, designer and developer Neil Sardesai has been able to put a clone of the game created by PlayCanvas creator Will Eastcott into a notification. Showcased on Twitter, Sardesai has utilized interactive elements inside of notification to recreate…

Apple’s AirTags may still be nowhere to be seen nearly two years after signs of them were first discovered, but Apple this week launched its Find My network accessory program that will let third-party devices integrate with the Find My app on Apple’s platforms to make it easy to keep track of your items. This week also saw fresh rumors about the upcoming “iPhone 13” and new iMacs, while Microsoft and Samsung…

Apple has decided not to testify in a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on antitrust issues related to mobile App Stores, and U.S. senators have called Apple’s refusal “unacceptable,” reports Reuters. In a letter addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee urged Apple to reconsider the decision because a “full and fair examination” of competition issues requires Apple’s participation. The senators say that Apple has been aware of…

Epic Games and Apple are involved in a highly public lawsuit in the United States, but Epic has also sued Apple in other countries, including Australia, in an attempt to boost its chances of getting a favorable ruling. Things aren’t quite going Epic’s way, however, as the justice overseeing the case today decided that he’s going to let the two companies battle it out in the United States. According to Gizmodo Australia,…

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Apple is ramping up its efforts to produce feature films, according to a new report from The Information. Apple has a limited number of high profile films already, including “Palmer,” “Cherry,” and “Greyhound,” and sees it as a way to draw more people into Apple TV+. Apple has been telling studio executives that it is aiming to do more than 10 to 12 original movies per year for ‌Apple TV+‌, which would…

Verizon is recalling 2.5 million hotspot devices that it sold because of a faulty lithium ion battery that can overheat, resulting in a fire and burn hazard. Affected devices include Ellipsis Jetpack Mobile Hotspots with model numbers MHS900L, MHS900LS, and MHS900LPP. Verizon said on Thursday that it is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on the recall. Verizon also said that it is working to find the cause of…