Tim Cook

Apple Lays Off 600 in Wake of Electric Vehicle Failure

One of the most valuable companies on Earth, tech giant Apple, has laid off more than 600 employees in California, signaling a shift in the company’s priorities as it faces a multitude of challenges under the leadership of CEO Tim Cook. Many of the layoffs were related to the company’s failed electric vehicle project, which was shut down in February.

Apple CEO Tim Cook waves as he arrives for the Economic Summit held for the China Developm

iDesperate: Apple Boss Tim Cook Sucks Up to China During Shanghai Visit

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is currently in Shanghai to open the company’s eighth store in the city, has been vocal about China’s critical role in Apple’s supply chain and the company’s commitment to investing in the country. Cook’s desperate PR campaign comes as the iPhone has lost the crown as best selling smartphone in the communist country.

Apple CEO Tim Cook waves as he arrives for the Economic Summit held for the China Developm

Unhappy Comrades: Apple iPhone Sales in China Crash 24% Despite Tim Cook’s Sweetheart Deal with Communists

Apple is no longer the top-selling smartphone maker in China. The tech giant has lost its place at number one and is now lagging behind Chinese companies Vivo, Huawei, and Honor. This is especially bad for Tim Cook given his secret $275 billion deal with the Communist government to “grow together with Chinese enterprises to achieve mutual benefits and a win-win situation.”

Tim Cook speaks in China

Apple Suspends Sales of Some Smartwatches Amid Patent Fight

Apple has announced the temporary suspension of sales for two of its latest Apple Watch models due to an ongoing patent dispute. Masimo, a medical tech company, claims Apple is infringing on its patents with its blood oxygen feature on the Apple Watches in question.

Tim Cook CEO of Apple testifies to Congress

Consumers Win: Apple to Embrace USB-C with iPhone 15

Apple is set to introduce USB-C ports in its upcoming iPhone 15 models, a move driven by European Union regulations that many see as a win for consumers. For years, Apple has resisted USB-C in favor of its Lightning connector, but now seems to have embraced the benefits of using the same port on its laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Apple CEO Tim Cook poses for a goofy selfie ( Justin Sullivan/Getty)

Lawsuit: Apple and Tetris Company Stole Plot for Film About Iconic Video Game from Author’s Book

Apple and The Tetris Company are facing a lawsuit filed by author Dan Ackerman, who accuses them of adapting his 2016 book The Tetris Effect: The Game That Hypnotized the World into a film without his permission. The lawsuit, which identifies 22 “similarities” between the book and the movie Tetris which released earlier this year, requests damages of six percent of the film’s $80 million production budget, equal to $4.8 million.

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Apple iPhone Crash Detection Causes Surge of Bogus 911 Calls as Attendees Dance at Bonnaroo Music Festival

The crash detection feature on iPhones, which is supposed to contact emergency services if it detects that the smartphone has been in a car accident, has been implicated in a dramatic increase in bogus emergency calls during the recent Bonnaroo Music Festival in Coffee County, Tennessee. First responders noted that false emergency calls quintupled during the festival, caused by iPhones that equated dancing with car crashes.

crowd surfing at Bonnaroo Music Festival

Goliath Vs. Goliath: Venture Capital Titan Vinod Khosla Takes on Apple Alleging Theft of Health Tech

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is backing AliveCor, a startup specializing in heart-monitoring technology, in a protracted legal battle against tech giant Apple. AliveCor alleges that Apple stole its heart monitoring technology and stifled its capacity to offer its services on the popular Apple Watch platform. Describing Apple, Khosla said, “I think it’s really important that they not bully people and so we decided to make it a public battle.”

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Apple Bans Employees from Using ChatGPT over Security Concerns

Apple has placed restrictions on its employees’ use of generative AI tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and GitHub’s Copilot, citing data security concerns. According to an internal communication, Apple believes that “Generative AIs, while powerful, can potentially collect and share confidential data, leading to a breach of our security protocols.”

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Tim Cook Knows if You’re Naughty or Nice: Apple Wants to Use AI to Track Your Emotions

Apple is venturing further into the health and wellness sector with the development of an AI-powered health coaching service, codenamed Quartz, and the expansion of its health app to include new features aimed at tracking emotions. Tim Cook’s creepy vision of the future includes your iPhone determining your mood based on analyzing your speech, typed words, and other data from their devices.

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