Two U.S. senators have written to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking why the company removed third-party VPN apps from its App Store in China (via CNBC). Reports that Apple had pulled the VPN apps first arrived in July, following regulations passed earlier in the year that require such apps to be authorized by the Chinese government.
In the open letter dated October 17, Senators Patrick Leahy and Ted Cruz write that China has an „abysmal“ human rights record when it comes to freedom of expression and free access to online and offline information, and say they are „concerned that Apple may be enabling the Chinese government’s censorship and surveillance of [...]
Western Digital’s My Cloud Home is a network-attached personal cloud storage solution, designed to combine the convenience of cloud storage with the privacy and security of local storage.
It’s available in capacities ranging from 2TB to 16TB, to meet the needs of both families and small businesses, and with apps for the Mac, PC, iOS devices, and a cloud website, content can be accessed from anywhere.
On the surface, the My Cloud Home sounds great, but there are some definite problems with the device, mostly concerning the apps that are used to access and upload your content.Design and Features
Western Digital’s My Cloud Home has a simple [...]
Apps that use the ARKit framework Apple introduced in iOS 11 have been installed 3 million times around the world since September 19, according to new data shared today by analytics firm Sensor Tower (via TechCrunch).
Many of the ARKit-only apps that are available are games, accounting for 35 percent of ARKit apps worldwide. ARKit-only apps include those that are built entirely around the new ARKit technology, rather than apps that have added some ARKit features.
Utilities are the second most popular ARKit category, accounting for 19 percent of apps, while 11 percent of ARKit apps are in the Entertainment category and 7 percent are in the Education category. [...]
Facebook quietly launched two official Facebook Workplace desktop apps for the Mac and PC, TechCrunch discovered this afternoon. Workplace is Facebook’s enterprise collaboration software designed to compete with Slack and other similar business apps.
The apps are available as a beta, with download links located in the Help section for Workplace. The apps are designed to allow users to communicate with their coworkers through chat, messaging, and screen sharing features. A Workplace spokesperson told TechCrunch that Mac and PC apps were a highly requested feature.
Workplace by Facebook spokesperson Vanessa Chan confirmed the launch of the desktop app to [...]