TikTok is facing a $30m fine over alleged misuse of kids’ data

Sep 27, 2022

News TikTok’s legal battles just don’t stop. Embattled video-sharing app TikTok faces a potential $30m fine after UK regulators accused the company of mishandling user data.  During its investigation, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) learned the company may have processed the data of underage children without “appropriate parental consent.”  The ICO further alleges TikTok improperly processed “special category data” without lawful grounds.  The term “speci ...read more

New Mac mini, iPad Pro models with M2 may not get an event

Sep 27, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple is expected to be bringing out new Mac and iPad models in October, but it has been proposed that Apple may not have enough new to warrant producing a full event, and instead could launch updates via press releases instead. Apple has typically held two events in the fall for its prod ...read more

Are AirPods Pro (2nd-gen) worth buying? Here’s what reviews say

Sep 27, 2022

Apple Let’s see what reviewers say. Apple took the annual iPhone event earlier this month to drop some refreshed AirPods Pro onto the market. They get new features this time, including touch controls and more ear tip sizes. The best thing? Those new features don’t cost you more, as they’re still $249. Now, before you go off to buy some, you’re probably wondering how they sound. I mean, not everyone buys the latest thing just because it’s the latest thing, right (or is that ...read more

Mozilla criticizes Google, Apple and Microsoft for using their operating systems to force users away from other browsers

Sep 27, 2022

@Andy Prough Andy Prough commented Firefox has the GNU/Linux distro market mostly to itself, since it comes pre-installed with nearly every distro. Google could actually complain about that in the same way if they wanted. Why would they complain? Chrome OS, is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google. ChromeOS is based on the Linux kernel. Without the Linux kernel, it would be nothing. Google Chrome is the default browser on ChromeOS. ChromeOS could quite possibly be more popular tha ...read more

The best free VPNs for Windows

Sep 27, 2022

Free VPNs are a tricky business since you always have to ask how the company is covering the costs of such an offering. Some services see it as a chance to encourage upgrades or just as free advertising for the paid service. Others, however, host third-party ads, which means you may be targeted based on your browsing habits—potentially killing the point of using a VPN in the first place—while others might be analyzing the websites you visit in the name of optimization or big data c ...read more

Opera Limited buys back 20.6% of shares from 360 Security Technology Inc

Sep 27, 2022

Norwegian company Opera Limited announced that it intents to buy back all of its shares from Chinese company 360 Security Technology Inc. in an all cash transaction. The purchase would move 20.6% of shares from 360 Security Technology Inc. back to Opera Limited. Opera Limited put up an offer of $128.6 million in cash for the 46.75 million ordinary shares that 360 Security Technology Inc. holds currently. The purchase price equals $5.50 per ADS (American Depositary Share) , as the ordi ...read more

iPhone 15 Pro Max could turn into 'Ultra' in fall 2023 updates

Sep 27, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple's fall iPhone lineup for 2023 could see Apple revamp the design of the iPhone 15, a report claims, with the high-end model becoming "Ultra." Apple's introduction of the iPhone 14 and Pro models largely consisted of an internal spec bump rather than an overhaul, with little externally ...read more

Apple Watch Series 8 review: Another year, another Apple Watch

Sep 27, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple Watch Series 8 is a jack of all trades for your average user, though a lack of new features is a bit more apparent than in years past. The rate of iteration on the standard Apple Watch seems to be slowing. The biggest changes in 2022 come from watchOS 9 which delivered long-awaited ...read more

Apple opens fourth South Korean Apple Store in Seoul

Sep 27, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple opened a new Apple Store in South Korea on Saturday, with the Apple Jamsil outlet being the fourth location in the country for the tech giant. Previously announced on Saturday 14, the opening of Apple Jamsil in the Songpa-gu District's Lotte World Mall in Seoul took place on the mor ...read more

iPhone 15 Ultra rumored to have two front cameras and USB-C

Sep 27, 2022

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. While it's not clear why, the iPhone 15 Ultra is said to use two cameras at the front instead of one, in extremely early claims about the 2023 device. On Sunday, the first murmurs of a new iPhone model were uttered, with the iPhone 14 Pro Max to be followed up in a year's time by the iPho ...read more