Day: April 30, 2021

IDC: global tablet shipments grew 55.2% YoY, most since 2013, to reach 39.9M units in Q1; Apple led with 12.7M shipments, up 64.3% YoY; Samsung 8M, up 60.8% YoY (Mike Peterson/AppleInsider)

Mike Peterson / AppleInsider:IDC: global tablet shipments grew 55.2% YoY, most since 2013, to reach 39.9M units in Q1; Apple led with 12.7M shipments, up 64.3% YoY; Samsung 8M, up 60.8% YoY  —  Apple’s iPad retained the dominant share of the tablet industry in the first quarter of 2021 as the product segment grew more …

IDC: global tablet shipments grew 55.2% YoY, most since 2013, to reach 39.9M units in Q1; Apple led with 12.7M shipments, up 64.3% YoY; Samsung 8M, up 60.8% YoY (Mike Peterson/AppleInsider) Read More »

Florida governor to sign into law a bill punishing social media firms for “deplatforming” politicians, which would likely face a constitutional challenge (NBC News)

NBC News:Florida governor to sign into law a bill punishing social media firms for “deplatforming” politicians, which would likely face a constitutional challenge  —  Florida is on track to be the first state in the nation to punish social media companies that ban politicians … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210430/p21#a210430p21

NYPD says it has canceled its contract with Boston Dynamics and will return the Spot robotic dog, amid backlash about the robot’s surveillance capabilities (Mihir Zaveri/New York Times)

Mihir Zaveri / New York Times:NYPD says it has canceled its contract with Boston Dynamics and will return the Spot robotic dog, amid backlash about the robot’s surveillance capabilities  —  The Police Department will return the device earlier than planned after critics seized on it as a dystopian example of overly aggressive policing. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210430/p14#a210430p14

EU charged Apple with antitrust violations, alleging it squeezed rival music streaming apps by requiring them to use Apple’s in-app payments system (Sam Schechner/Wall Street Journal)

Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:EU charged Apple with antitrust violations, alleging it squeezed rival music streaming apps by requiring them to use Apple’s in-app payments system  —  EU accuses Apple of forcing many apps to use its in-app payment system on which it takes commissions, saying it ‘distorted competition’ in music streaming Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210430/p3#a210430p3

Experts detail how Apple AirTags can be used by an abuser to discreetly track a partner despite built-in protections, especially when victims are not iOS users (Mark Wilson/Fast Company)

Mark Wilson / Fast Company:Experts detail how Apple AirTags can be used by an abuser to discreetly track a partner despite built-in protections, especially when victims are not iOS users  —  AirTags are powerful surveillance technology.  And the National Network to End Domestic Violence believes Apple has more work to do to fix them. Source: …

Experts detail how Apple AirTags can be used by an abuser to discreetly track a partner despite built-in protections, especially when victims are not iOS users (Mark Wilson/Fast Company) Read More »