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Instagram Reduces Visibility of ‘Potentially Harmful’ Content, Starts Testing Subscriptions Feature

Instagram Reduces Visibility of ‘Potentially Harmful’ Content, Starts Testing Subscriptions Feature

Instagram announced that it will now take action to reduce the visibility of content it deems “potentially harmful.” The platform already removes posts that violate its Community Guidelines, but this move will help reduce the visibility of posts that lie in the proverbial grey area and could offend some users. It also started testing vertically scrolling stories and Instagram Subscriptions.

Senate Greenlights Bill That Would Allow Sideloading of Apps on iOS

Senate Greenlights Bill That Would Allow Sideloading of Apps on iOS

In a win for entities hoping to regulate Big Tech companies, the US Senate Judiciary Committee approved antitrust regulation that would require Apple to allow app sideloading. The American Innovation and Choice Online Act was approved and will now move to the Senate floor for a vote.

Google’s Project Iris Could Rival Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset

Google’s Project Iris Could Rival Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset

Meta has already established its presence in the AR/VR hardware industry with Oculus products, and Apple is rumored to have a strong contender in the offing. However, Google hasn’t thrown in the towel yet. The company is reportedly developing an AR headset, internally codenamed Project Iris, that would hopefully ship in 2024.

iOS 15 Patched Vulnerability That Exposed Apple ID Information to Third-Party Apps

iOS 15 Patched Vulnerability That Exposed Apple ID Information to Third-Party Apps

Apple recently updated a support document and revealed that the iOS 15 update includes two critical security patches that prevent Apple ID information and in-app search history from being exposed to malicious third-party apps. The update also fixed a vulnerability that allowed apps to override your Privacy preferences and access sensitive data.

Apple Says iOS 14 Was Never Supposed to Receive Security Updates Forever

Apple Says iOS 14 Was Never Supposed to Receive Security Updates Forever

Earlier this month, we reported that iOS 15 witnessed a slower adoption rate than any other iOS version update. That could be because Apple promised iOS 14 users security updates until they were “ready to upgrade” to iOS 15. Now, Apple claims that the option to stay on iOS 14 was always meant to be temporary.

Supply Chain Rumor Suggests 2022 iPhone SE Will Launch in April-May

Supply Chain Rumor Suggests 2022 iPhone SE Will Launch in April-May

According to Display Supply Chain Analyst Ross Young, Apple’s suppliers will commence production of display panels for the 2022 iPhone SE 3 this month. He expects the device to debut in April or early May this year.

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Apple’s Petition against USPTO in Optis Patent Dispute

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Apple’s Petition against USPTO in Optis Patent Dispute

The US Supreme Court has struck down Apple’s challenge against the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filed in July 2021. The petition was filed as a part of Apple’s dispute with patent troll Optis Wireless Technology.

Ookla Finds T-Mobile’s Cellular Internet Twice as Fast as Rivals, Verizon’s Broadband Fastest

Ookla Finds T-Mobile’s Cellular Internet Twice as Fast as Rivals, Verizon’s Broadband Fastest

Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, has released its latest report on internet speeds in the US. It notes that T-Mobile’s cellular internet was twice as fast as AT&T and Verizon’s while Verizon’s broadband internet was the fastest.

TSMC Struggling to Meet Apple’s Carbon Neutrality Goal: Report

TSMC Struggling to Meet Apple’s Carbon Neutrality Goal: Report

A supply chain report claims that Apple’s suppliers are far from meeting the company’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The lofty target is reportedly putting pressure on the company’s supply chain.

2022 iPhone SE 3, iPad Air 5 Models Spotted in Eurasian Database Update

2022 iPhone SE 3, iPad Air 5 Models Spotted in Eurasian Database Update

Apple is legally required to update the Eurasian Economic Commission database with details of its upcoming products that use the commission’s encryption technology, making the database a reliable source of information about forthcoming releases. The database has been updated with devices that could be Apple’s new 2022 iPhone SE 3 and iPad Air 5.