Why it matters: One of the reasons Apple is making so much money in the Services segment is a billion-dollar deal with Google that keeps on giving, year after year. It’s estimated the latter will pay around $15 billion this year for the privilege of having its search engine remain the default option across the…

Why it matters: There’s an epidemic of child sexual abuse material on online platforms, and while companies like Facebook have responded by flagging it wherever it popped up, Apple has been quietly developing a set of tools to scan for such content. Now that its response has come into focus, it’s become a major source…

In a nutshell: Apple could be preparing multiple product events in September, dishing out every product it has to announce this year in the span of a single month. That may seem counter-intuitive, but it could allow Apple to better cater to back-to-school shoppers and get an early start on the holidays. Apple is reportedly…

What just happened? Samsung is going all in on flexible smartphones, and if successful, one has to think that other handset manufacturers will follow their lead. Apple appears to be doing just that as evident by a recently granted patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent in question describes an “electronic device…

Apple’s raising privacy concerns with its devices. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Apple’s long presented itself as a bastion of security, and as one of the only tech companies that truly cares about user privacy. But a new technology designed to help an iPhone, iPad or Mac computer detect child exploitation images and videos stored on those devices…