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League of Legends goes mobile, Tim Cook talks to China and more – TechCrunch

League of Legends goes mobile, Tim Cook talks to China and more – TechCrunch

<span class=”featured__span-first-words”>Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. The app industry in 2018 saw 194 billion downloads and more than $100 billion in purchases. Just in the past quarter, consumer spending exceeded $23 billion and installs topped 31 […]

Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company – TechCrunch

Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company – TechCrunch

In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous discord that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. Congress, senators and sepresentatives issued a scathing rebuke to Apple for its decision to take down an app at the request of the Chinese government. Signed by Senators Ron Wyden, Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Congressional […]

Apple’s MacOS Catalina is now available – TechCrunch

Apple’s MacOS Catalina is now available – TechCrunch

For years now, Apple’s been judicious with its MacOS updates. Understandably so. Given the massive online outcry every time Facebook changes the placement of a button, it’s in UX designers’ best interest to keep changes gradual and subtle. These days, the overarching philosophy of operating system design seems to be more about guiding the user’s […]

Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for people with disabilities – TechCrunch

Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for people with disabilities – TechCrunch

The tech world has a lot to offer those with disabilities, but it can be hard to get investors excited about the accessibility space. That’s why Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility grants are so welcome: equity-free Azure credits and cash for companies looking to adapt AI to the needs of those with disabilities. The company just […]

Microsoft launches new open-source projects around Kubernetes and microservices – TechCrunch

Microsoft launches new open-source projects around Kubernetes and microservices – TechCrunch

Microsoft today announced two new open-source projects: Dapr, a portable, event-driven runtime that takes some of the complexity out of building microservices, and the Open Application Model (OAM), a specification that allows developers to define the resources their applications need to run on Kubernetes clusters and which Microsoft developed in cooperation with Alibaba Cloud. As […]

Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta – TechCrunch

Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta – TechCrunch

Apple is rolling out a new opt-in notice for Siri audio sample review with the beta of iOS 13.2. This new opt-in feature was promised back in August after reports that audio from Siri requests were being reviewed by contractors and that the audio could contain sensitive or personal information. Apple had previously halted the […]

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