Facial Recognition is Here: But Are We Ready?
As U.S. citizens realize that facial recognition is present in real-life applications, more questions are arising about consent, how data is shared - and what regulation exists. Source link … [Read more...] about Facial Recognition is Here: But Are We Ready?
Apple to Invest €1.7 Billion in New European Data Centres
Apple today announced its plan to invest €1.7 Billion ($1.93 billion) in new European data centers that will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The data centers will be located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark’s central Jutlan. Both centers will power services including iTunes, App Store, iMessage, Siri for European customers. … [Read more...] about Apple to Invest €1.7 Billion in New European Data Centres
How To Get Paid iOS Apps for Free in EU
A few days ago Apple introduce a new 14-day no-questions-asked refund period in all EU markets for iTunes Store and App Store. That effectively means EU customers buying paid content from the App Store, can ask for their money back in case they end up hating an iOS or iPhone app. The new refund policy can apparently be abused because users can both ask for their money back and … [Read more...] about How To Get Paid iOS Apps for Free in EU
Apple Announces That European App Prices Will Change on January 1st
Apple has announced that on January 1st, 2015, value-added tax (VAT) rates for apps will change for all territories in the European Union. Starting next year VAT charges will be based on your country of residence rather than being the same for all EU countries. This could mean higher or lower app prices depending on your location. Apple also notes that developers' proceeds … [Read more...] about Apple Announces That European App Prices Will Change on January 1st
Apple Online Store Offers Limited Time 0% Financing Promotion to European Customers
Apple is offering Europeans a limited time 0% financing promotion on purchases over €400. Spread the cost with 0% financing. Whether you're shopping for yourself or as a gift, you can pay in 10 monthly installments with no interest. Just choose ‘Financing’ at checkout. … [Read more...] about Apple Online Store Offers Limited Time 0% Financing Promotion to European Customers
Windows Phone Reaches 9.2% Market Share in Major European Markets
Windows Phone has reached its highest ever sales share of 9.2% across the five major European Markets, reports Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The company looked at the three months to August 2013 and found that Windows Phone hit double digit sales in France and Great Britain with 10.8% and 12% of the market, respectively. Notably, it's within 1% of Apple's market share in … [Read more...] about Windows Phone Reaches 9.2% Market Share in Major European Markets
Apple Increases AppleCare+ Accident Incident Fee to $79, Offers AppleCare+ in Europe
Apple has increased the accident incident fee for AppleCare+ to $79 per incident from $49 per incident. AppleCare+ for iPhone extends repair coverage and technical support to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone and adds coverage for up to two incidents of accidental damage due to handling. Previously, each accident repair was subject to a $49 service fee … [Read more...] about Apple Increases AppleCare+ Accident Incident Fee to $79, Offers AppleCare+ in Europe
EU Probes Apple Over Anti-Competitive iPhone Sales Tactics
The European Commission is investigating whether Apple is muscling out rival smartphone manufacturers with anti-competitive sales tactics and technical restrictions on the iPhone. According to a questionnaire sent last week to several EU mobile network operators, the European Commission’s probe is focusing on distribution terms that might favour Apple by ensuring no rival can … [Read more...] about EU Probes Apple Over Anti-Competitive iPhone Sales Tactics