Stories by Usman Qureshi

EU Sets December 28, 2024 Deadline for iPhones to Use USB-C

According to the European Union's final deadline, all new phones sold in the region, including future iPhones, will have to use USB-C for wired charging by December 28, 2024, The Verge is reporting. The EU’s new USB-C legislation, which has just been published in the bloc’s Official Journal, the rules will officially enter into force in...

Chrome Gets New Memory Saver and Energy Saver Modes

To optimize Chrome for your device’s battery and system memory, Google is introducing two new performance settings so Chrome uses up to 30% less memory and extends your battery when running low. To offer its users an improved browsing experience, Google is rolling out new Memory Saver and Energy Saver modes over the next several...

Crave Signs Major Pay-One Licensing Deal with Sony Pictures

Bell Media’s streaming service Crave has today signed a long-term and exclusive Pay-One window licensing agreement for theatrical feature films from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). The deal gives Crave first pay window rights to new and upcoming SPE titles following their theatrical and home entertainment windows. Beginning in April 2023, Crave will become the exclusive...

iOS 16.2 Limits AirDrop “Everyone” to 10 Minutes For All

Following the release of iOS 16.2, Apple has limited the “Everyone” option in AirDrop to 10 minutes on iPhones for everyone, after which the receiving setting automatically reverts back to “Contacts Only” (via TechCrunch). Last month, Apple rolled out this restriction after applying the iOS 16.1.1 update exclusively in China, noting that the feature improves...

Apple and its Employees Find New Ways to Give

Apple has today highlighted how the company and its employees support organizations and communities around the world through volunteering, donations, and learning programs. Since its inception 11 years ago, Apple’s Employee Giving program has raised over $880 million dollars for almost 44,000 organizations globally. That includes the work of more than 76,000 employees who have...

Apple Drops its Plans to Scan User Photos for CSAM

In response to the feedback and guidance it received, Apple has announced that its child sexual abuse material (CSAM) detection tool for iCloud photos has now been permanently dropped, Wired is reporting. Apple has been delaying its CSAM detection features amid widespread criticism from privacy and security researchers and digital rights groups who were concerned...

Official Moosomin First Nation App Released for Members

Chief Kahpeaysewat has released an official Moosomin First Nation app for smartphones to help them communicate with their members. Moosomin First Nation is a Cree Nation controlling 13 reserves north of North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Using push notifications, the app distributes news, resources, documents, event information, and more alerts to community members. User-friendly features like in-app...

Apple to Start Encrypting iCloud Backups and More

Apple has today introduced some advanced security features focused on protecting against threats to user data, including Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, which uses end-to-end encryption for backups and more. “Our security teams work tirelessly to keep users’ data safe, and with iMessage Contact Key Verification, Security Keys, and Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, users...

DoorDash Canada Introduces Tiered Commission System

Food delivery service DoorDash has today announced a major change to the way it charges commissions to Canadian restaurants with a new, tiered model (via BNN Bloomberg). The company says its new tiered commission system will offer restaurants more "flexibility" and help them take advantage of digital growth opportunities. "Part of the thinking ... was to...

iOS 16.2 Release Candidate Download and More Released for Developers

Apple has released new software updates for developers including iOS 16.2 Release Candidate (RC) and more. Check out what’s available for download right now below: iOS 16.2 RC (20C65) iPadOS 16.2 RC (20C65) macOS 13.1 RC (22C65) watchOS 9.2 RC (20S361) tvOS 16.2 RC (20K362) Xcode 14.2 RC (14C18) iOS 15.7.2 RC (19H218) iPadOS 15.7.2...

You Can Now Chime Your AirTags From Your Mac

Starting with the latest macOS Ventura 13.1 beta, users can now chime their AirTags using the Find My app on their Mac, as noted by MacRumors. Prior to this, Mac users who wanted an audible chime to easily locate their AirTag would have to go to the ‌Find My‌ app on iPhone and iPad. The...

Apple Charged for Breaking Federal Law in Preventing Unionization

According to a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Apple deployed illegal means to suppress unionization in Atlanta this year, Bloomberg is reporting (via MacWorld). The NLRB said that Apple violated federal law by “interrogating and coercing” employees, discriminating against union supporters, and holding mandatory anti-union meetings. While the labor board has no power...