Apple’s Beats just announced new noise-canceling headphones with ‘Hey Siri’

Apple’s Beats brand announced its new $299.95 Solo Pro on-ear noise-canceling headphones on Tuesday. The Solo Pro headphones use the same Apple H1 chip that Apple uses in the newest AirPods, and which Beats uses in the in-ear Powerbeats Pro. That’s important, since the H1 chip allows you to pair your headphones to an iPhone or iPad just as easily as AirPods. You just need to tap the screen once to pair initially, and then the Solo Pro headphones will sync each time you turn them on. The headphon


Apple’s Beats brand announced its new $299.95 Solo Pro on-ear noise-canceling headphones on Tuesday. The Solo Pro headphones use the same Apple H1 chip that Apple uses in the newest AirPods, and which Beats uses in the in-ear Powerbeats Pro. That’s important, since the H1 chip allows you to pair your headphones to an iPhone or iPad just as easily as AirPods. You just need to tap the screen once to pair initially, and then the Solo Pro headphones will sync each time you turn them on. The headphon
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Apple's Beats just announced new noise-canceling headphones with 'Hey Siri'

Apple’s Beats brand announced its new $299.95 Solo Pro on-ear noise-canceling headphones on Tuesday.

The headphones offer a lot of the great features that people love about AirPods but in a different form that sits on your ears instead of in them.

Apple’s Beats by Dre brand is super popular. Beats says it’s sold 30 million Solo-branded headphones, and the new model will help it continue to compete in the on-ear headphone space against similar products from Sony and Bose.

The Solo Pro headphones use the same Apple H1 chip that Apple uses in the newest AirPods, and which Beats uses in the in-ear Powerbeats Pro. That’s important, since the H1 chip allows you to pair your headphones to an iPhone or iPad just as easily as AirPods.

You just need to tap the screen once to pair initially, and then the Solo Pro headphones will sync each time you turn them on. The headphones turn on automatically when they’re unfolded, too, which is a nice touch that I liked during my brief hands-on with them. Also, like AirPods, you can say “Hey Siri” to bring up Apple’s voice assistant when you want to get directions, place a phone call, play music and more.


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Facebook’s new Portal is great for video calls, but it’s not as useful as Google and Amazon’s competitors

Todd Haselton | CNBCThe new Facebook Portal is Facebook’s second attempt to deliver an in-home smart display that competes with the Amazon Echo Show and Google Nest Hub. It serves as a digital photo frame and lets you place video calls over Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp to phones and other Facebook Portal devices. The Portal is great for video calls, so long as the people you’re calling use Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. Todd Haselton | CNBCThe camera can also follow people around the room, so


Todd Haselton | CNBCThe new Facebook Portal is Facebook’s second attempt to deliver an in-home smart display that competes with the Amazon Echo Show and Google Nest Hub. It serves as a digital photo frame and lets you place video calls over Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp to phones and other Facebook Portal devices. The Portal is great for video calls, so long as the people you’re calling use Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. Todd Haselton | CNBCThe camera can also follow people around the room, so
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Facebook's new Portal is great for video calls, but it's not as useful as Google and Amazon's competitors

A picture of me skydiving on the Facebook Portal. Todd Haselton | CNBC

The new Facebook Portal is Facebook’s second attempt to deliver an in-home smart display that competes with the Amazon Echo Show and Google Nest Hub. It serves as a digital photo frame and lets you place video calls over Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp to phones and other Facebook Portal devices. Facebook isn’t well known for building great hardware yet, but it’s getting more aggressive with a new round of these Portal devices and its Oculus virtual reality business. But these devices make sense for a company that prides itself on connecting people, and the Portal does a good job at that. While the Portal I tested is a marked improvement over the model I tested last year, and the best video chat device of its kind, Google and Amazon’s devices are still better for most people since they can do more. Here’s what you need to know about the latest Facebook Portals, which launch Tuesday.

What’s good

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Last year I tested the massive Portal+, which was huge and a bit goofy looking, even though it worked as advertised. This year, Facebook’s $129 8-inch Portal Mini and $179 10-inch Portal (the one I tested) look like digital picture frames, which I’m more willing to let sit out on my kitchen counter or living room table. The Portal is great for video calls, so long as the people you’re calling use Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. Most of my family is on WhatsApp, but the Portal only lets you call up to 4 in a video chat, far from the 32 people that you can call with Apple’s FaceTime. Most of my family doesn’t actively use Facebook anymore, but folks with Facebook Messenger can call up to 8 people at once.

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I liked it for simple video calls with my brother and his wife in Santa Monica, who had an identical loaner unit from Facebook. The video was really clear and has a nice wide angle lens so I was able to see my brother, his wife and my niece. Facebook also did a good job with the microphones, so I could hear people even if they walked to the other side of the room during a call. There are some fun options, too, like silly augmented reality masks — I liked one that gave me a mustache — or an option to listen to the same Spotify song together. Parents might appreciate a storybook function, which lets you read a book to your kids over video chat with animated characters. It worked well in a test, though I don’t have any kids of my own to read to.

The Portal has an AR feature that lets you read books over video chat to your children. Todd Haselton | CNBC

The camera can also follow people around the room, so they don’t need to be sitting still. If you want an in-home video calling system, the Portal is better than an Amazon Echo Show or Google Nest Hub Max, since the cameras are better. While the best feature is the video calling function, the Portal spends most of its time as a digital picture frame, showing pictures that you can upload from your phone, or that you’ve selected from Facebook and Instagram. I like that I was always able to look up and see pictures of my niece or recent vacations, but it doesn’t support Google Photos or Apple Photos, where I keep all of my pictures.

There are some apps, but not a lot. Todd Haselton | CNBC

It has a touchscreen that’s easy to use. There are apps and a few games (though not many), like Spotify, which you can tap into to play your favorite music or chess if you want to play a quick game against a random person on Facebook. A Food Network app has a few recipes if you want to scroll through them in the kitchen, but there aren’t enough for the app to be very useful. There’s a web browser, which was useful for checking in on CNBC.com, and helps if you want to find and follow a recipe in the kitchen. Still, you can do a lot more with an Amazon Echo Show or Google Home Hub, which have apps like Prime Video, Netflix, YouTube TV and Hulu, better cooking apps and more.

The Facebook Portal has a web browser. Todd Haselton | CNBC

So, while the video quality may be better on the portal, almost everything else is better on an Echo Show or the Google Nest Hub Max.

What’s bad

There are some (but not many) apps for the Facebook Portal. Todd Haselton | CNBC

There’s a switch that lets you cover the camera and turn off the microphone, which is good, but it seems like Facebook still has a long way to go before it earns people’s trust again. When I told family and friends about the Portal, a lot were skeptical about putting Facebook hardware in their homes, more so than an Amazon Echo or Google speaker. If your friends don’t use WhatsApp or Facebook, then you can’t place a video call. Plenty of people use WhatsApp, like my siblings, so that’s a nice added option that wasn’t available last year. But my inlaws and my parents haven’t fully adopted it yet.

Spotify on the Facebook Portal. Todd Haselton | CNBC

The speakers on the Portal are better than last year’s model but it still didn’t really blow me away. I prefer using either Google, Amazon or Sonos speakers, since I have more of them around the house and can music across all of them at once, too.

The Facebook Portal has a speaker on the back and its charger doubles as a kickstand. Todd Haselton | CNBC

It’s also not very smart. The Portal has Amazon Alexa on it, but that can’t be used to do everything Alexa on an Echo Show can do, like play videos. But you can still do things like ask the weather or control your smart home. I also like that the Google Nest Hub Max recognizes my face and shows me news, my commute time with Google Maps and other information that’s specific to me. My wife thinks that’s creepy, though, so maybe it’s too early for Facebook to add that kind of support.

Should you buy it?

A photo of me skydiving displayed on the Facebook Portal. Todd Haselton | CNBC

If you want a photo frame that can show you your Facebook and Instagram albums and place really good video calls to your friends and family members, and they’re all on Facebook or WhatsApp, then the Portal is great. It’s a fun way to connect with friends and family, especially since the camera works well.

You can call WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger contacts. Todd Haselton | CNBC


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Apple’s ‘key growth driver’ in 2020 will be a new $399 iPhone, top analyst says

Kuo previously said the phone, which he calls the iPhone SE2, will include the same processor that’s in the new iPhone 11. In a note to investors Sunday, Kuo reiterated that the iPhone SE2 will have a similar design to the iPhone 8. The “iPhone 6 and 6s series are the best-selling iPhone series, and we estimate that around 170–200mn people are still using iPhone 6 and 6s series now,” Kuo wrote. “The iPhone 6 series users may have more urgent replacement demand for an upgraded model because iOS 1


Kuo previously said the phone, which he calls the iPhone SE2, will include the same processor that’s in the new iPhone 11. In a note to investors Sunday, Kuo reiterated that the iPhone SE2 will have a similar design to the iPhone 8. The “iPhone 6 and 6s series are the best-selling iPhone series, and we estimate that around 170–200mn people are still using iPhone 6 and 6s series now,” Kuo wrote. “The iPhone 6 series users may have more urgent replacement demand for an upgraded model because iOS 1
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Apple's 'key growth driver' in 2020 will be a new $399 iPhone, top analyst says

TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple’s new and more affordable iPhone will launch in the first quarter of next year for $399.

Kuo previously said the phone, which he calls the iPhone SE2, will include the same processor that’s in the new iPhone 11. It will succeeds the iPhone SE, which launched in 2016.

An Apple spokesperson was not immediately available to comment.

In a note to investors Sunday, Kuo reiterated that the iPhone SE2 will have a similar design to the iPhone 8. That suggests Apple will be able to reuse parts from that phone while upgrading some of the internal components, like the processor and camera. It will be offered in silver, space gray and red, Kuo said.

Kuo also predicted that the budget iPhone will likely attract people who are still using the iPhone 6 and 6s, which he estimates are still being used by as many as 200 million people, even though those phones launched five years ago. He said the new phone will be a “key growth driver” for Apple next year.

The “iPhone 6 and 6s series are the best-selling iPhone series, and we estimate that around 170–200mn people are still using iPhone 6 and 6s series now,” Kuo wrote. “The iPhone 6 series users may have more urgent replacement demand for an upgraded model because iOS 13 doesn’t support iPhone 6 series.”

The iOS 13 software is Apple’s latest iPhone operating system, but it doesn’t support the iPhone 6. It was released last month.


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Trump joins Amazon’s Twitch streaming platform, despite his disdain for CEO Jeff Bezos

President Donald Trump is now on Twitch, Amazon’s live-streaming platform that initially launched as a place for gamers to interact with audiences in real time. Trump broadcast his first live event on Twitch from Minneapolis on Thursday evening, and it was viewed by more than 30,000 people. Trump has long feuded with Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post. In a November interview with Axios, Trump said his administration was looking into antitrust violations by Amazon,


President Donald Trump is now on Twitch, Amazon’s live-streaming platform that initially launched as a place for gamers to interact with audiences in real time. Trump broadcast his first live event on Twitch from Minneapolis on Thursday evening, and it was viewed by more than 30,000 people. Trump has long feuded with Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post. In a November interview with Axios, Trump said his administration was looking into antitrust violations by Amazon,
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Trump joins Amazon's Twitch streaming platform, despite his disdain for CEO Jeff Bezos

President Donald Trump is now on Twitch, Amazon’s live-streaming platform that initially launched as a place for gamers to interact with audiences in real time.

Amazon acquired the service in 2014 for $970 million in cash.

Trump broadcast his first live event on Twitch from Minneapolis on Thursday evening, and it was viewed by more than 30,000 people. His account had more than 42,000 followers as of Friday morning and has several links that invite people to shop his store, volunteer or donate to his campaign.

Trump has long feuded with Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns The Washington Post.

In a November interview with Axios, Trump said his administration was looking into antitrust violations by Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet. Trump has also criticized Amazon for paying “little or no taxes” and has accused The Washington Post as being a “lobbyist” for Amazon.

“I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election,” Trump said on Twitter in March 2018. “Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.), and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business!”

The White House declined to comment. Press representatives for Trump’s campaign were not immediately available to comment.

Twitch is supported by ads and generates revenue from viewers in several different ways. Twitch Prime, which includes emoji, costs $4.99/month but is free for Amazon Prime subscribers. Twitch Turbo costs $8.99 per month and has fewer advertisements and additional aesthetic features. And Twitch Chat lets people buy “bits” that they can use to cheer on and tip broadcasters. 100 bits costs $1.40. That feature doesn’t appear to have been active during the broadcast.

Some of the comments running alongside Trump’s stream were deemed inappropriate and have been removed by Twitch moderators.

Twitch was in the news earlier this week after Amazon said the platform was used by a gunman in Germany to livestream his shooting spree, which killed two people after he failed to gain entrance to a synagogue on Yom Kippur. The video was seen by about 2,200 people before it was pulled from the service.


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Apple stock hits all-time high

Trump administration clears the way for sanctions on TurkeyTrump signed an order clearing the way for sanctions, though the U.S. will not move yet to punish Turkey after the country’s offensive in northern Syria. Politicsread more


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Trump administration clears the way for sanctions on Turkey

Trump signed an order clearing the way for sanctions, though the U.S. will not move yet to punish Turkey after the country’s offensive in northern Syria.

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Google Maps now gives better voice directions for people with impaired vision

Google on Thursday announced an update for Google Maps on iPhone and Android that improves voice guidance for people with impaired vision. If you turn the feature on, you’ll get more detailed voice guidance. Google also gives frequent updates that you’re on the right route, according to a blog post from the company. I couldn’t find the option on Google Maps on my iPhone yet, but it usually takes a few days for these features to roll out to everyone. You can check by opening Google Maps on your p


Google on Thursday announced an update for Google Maps on iPhone and Android that improves voice guidance for people with impaired vision. If you turn the feature on, you’ll get more detailed voice guidance. Google also gives frequent updates that you’re on the right route, according to a blog post from the company. I couldn’t find the option on Google Maps on my iPhone yet, but it usually takes a few days for these features to roll out to everyone. You can check by opening Google Maps on your p
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Google Maps now gives better voice directions for people with impaired vision

Google on Thursday announced an update for Google Maps on iPhone and Android that improves voice guidance for people with impaired vision.

If you turn the feature on, you’ll get more detailed voice guidance. It might even be useful for folks with perfect vision traveling somewhere they’ve never been before.

For example, instead of just getting alerts for the next turn you need to make, the improved guidance can tell you how much farther you need to walk before you make the turn, and if you’re about to cross a busy intersection. Google also gives frequent updates that you’re on the right route, according to a blog post from the company. And it will tell you if you’ve taken a wrong turn.

It’s available in English in the U.S. and in Japanese in Japan.

I couldn’t find the option on Google Maps on my iPhone yet, but it usually takes a few days for these features to roll out to everyone. You can check by opening Google Maps on your phone, going to navigation, scrolling down to the section under “walking options” and turning on “detailed voice guidance.”


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Apple’s smart glasses will arrive in the first half of 2020, top analyst says

A Wednesday note from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple is planning a bunch of new hardware for the first half of 2020, including new augmented reality glasses that Apple will build with third-party brands. Apple is working with third-party brands on the AR glasses and will unveil them in the first half of 2020, according to Kuo. Apple has put a lot of investment into augmented reality, which already works on most iPhones and iPads launched in the last few years. Augmented reality gl


A Wednesday note from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple is planning a bunch of new hardware for the first half of 2020, including new augmented reality glasses that Apple will build with third-party brands. Apple is working with third-party brands on the AR glasses and will unveil them in the first half of 2020, according to Kuo. Apple has put a lot of investment into augmented reality, which already works on most iPhones and iPads launched in the last few years. Augmented reality gl
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Apple's smart glasses will arrive in the first half of 2020, top analyst says

A Wednesday note from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple is planning a bunch of new hardware for the first half of 2020, including new augmented reality glasses that Apple will build with third-party brands.

A rough Google translation from the site MyDrivers covers the note, which was published in Chinese. (Kuo’s notes are often released in Chinese first.)

Apple is working with third-party brands on the AR glasses and will unveil them in the first half of 2020, according to Kuo. Other companies, like Facebook, are partnering with third party companies such as Ray-Ban, to produce similar headsets.

Apple has put a lot of investment into augmented reality, which already works on most iPhones and iPads launched in the last few years. Augmented reality glasses allow people to overlay digital information on top of the real world, but haven’t become popular since they’re typically very bulky and don’t look like normal glasses. Companies like Microsoft, Google and the start-up Magic Leap have all released AR glasses over the years, but none have gained massive consumer adoption.

Kuo said Apple is planning to launch its new lower-cost iPhone SE 2 and a new iPad Pro in the first quarter of next year.

Earlier this month, a separate note said that Apple’s iPhone SE2 will use the same A13 chip in the iPhone 11 and a design similar to the iPhone 8. If pricing falls in line with the original iPhone SE, it should cost about $399, significantly less than Apple’s iPhone 11, which starts at $699. Kuo said Apple will follow those launches with the release of a new MacBook with an improved keyboard in the second quarter, when Apple plans to also launch an augmented reality headset.

Kuo doesn’t mention the 16-inch MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, which he previously said are launching sometime this month. Both are also expected to include new keyboard designs that fix the problems in the current models.

Finally, Kuo said Apple will launch its 5G iPhone in the third quarter of next year, echoing his earlier predictions.


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The German synagogue shooting was streamed on Amazon’s Twitch

(Photo by Jan Woitas/picture alliance via Getty Images)Wednesday’s shooting in the eastern German city of Halle outside of a synagogue was livestreamed on Amazon’s Twitch service, the company confirmed to CNBC. “Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against hateful conduct, and any act of violence is taken extremely seriously. NBC News reported that the video showed the shooter parking near the synagogue and shooting a woman before he entered the building. He wasn’t able to enter the synagogue and


(Photo by Jan Woitas/picture alliance via Getty Images)Wednesday’s shooting in the eastern German city of Halle outside of a synagogue was livestreamed on Amazon’s Twitch service, the company confirmed to CNBC. “Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against hateful conduct, and any act of violence is taken extremely seriously. NBC News reported that the video showed the shooter parking near the synagogue and shooting a woman before he entered the building. He wasn’t able to enter the synagogue and
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The German synagogue shooting was streamed on Amazon's Twitch

09 October 2019, Saxony-Anhalt, Landsberg: Police officers walk along a hedge with machine guns in their hands near Wiedersdorf/Landsberg. Besides the shots in Halle, there were also shots in Landsberg (Saalekreis) about 15 kilometres away. (Photo by Jan Woitas/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Wednesday’s shooting in the eastern German city of Halle outside of a synagogue was livestreamed on Amazon’s Twitch service, the company confirmed to CNBC. The video was 35 minutes long. Two people were killed in the attack, German police said earlier in the day.

“We are shocked and saddened by the tragedy that took place in Germany today, and our deepest condolences go out to all those affected,” a Twitch spokesperson said. “Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy against hateful conduct, and any act of violence is taken extremely seriously. We are working with urgency to remove this content and permanently suspend any accounts found to be posting or reposting content of this abhorrent act.”

NBC News reported that the video showed the shooter parking near the synagogue and shooting a woman before he entered the building. He wasn’t able to enter the synagogue and shot another person after driving to a kebab shop. The video was also posted to 10 white-supremacist Telegram channels where they were accessibly by tens of thousands of users, NBC News said.

It shows the growing problem that streaming platforms are facing: When people want to commit evil, they can broadcast their crimes to an audience using social networks, which can amplify their reach.

Twitch is a platform that was built to allow video gamers to livestream their games while chatting with their audience. Other companies have dealt with similar problems.

The footage is no longer on Twitch. CNBC was able to find links to download the video on other sites including 4Chan, however.

The New Zealand mosque massacre, which claimed 50 lives, was livestreamed to Facebook in March. Facebook said it worked to remove 1.5 million videos of the attack that were posted in 24 hours after it was initially streamed, and that 1.2 million of them were “blocked at upload,” by Facebook. YouTube, Twitter and Reddit also removed versions of the New Zealand livestream from their sites.

— CNBC’s Lauren Feiner contributed to this report. NBC News contributed to this report.

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Your iPhone can now send spam calls directly to voicemail — here’s how to set it up

Apple’s latest iPhone update, iOS 13, has a new control that can help you fight spam callers. It won’t stop spammers from calling you in the first place, but it sends them right to voicemail so that you’re never bothered with a ringing phone. The feature is called “Silence Unknown Callers” and it automatically silences and sends to voicemail any calls from numbers that aren’t in your contact list. You should be aware of one thing, though: the Silence Unknown Callers feature isn’t great if you’re


Apple’s latest iPhone update, iOS 13, has a new control that can help you fight spam callers. It won’t stop spammers from calling you in the first place, but it sends them right to voicemail so that you’re never bothered with a ringing phone. The feature is called “Silence Unknown Callers” and it automatically silences and sends to voicemail any calls from numbers that aren’t in your contact list. You should be aware of one thing, though: the Silence Unknown Callers feature isn’t great if you’re
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Your iPhone can now send spam calls directly to voicemail — here's how to set it up

Apple’s latest iPhone update, iOS 13, has a new control that can help you fight spam callers. It won’t stop spammers from calling you in the first place, but it sends them right to voicemail so that you’re never bothered with a ringing phone.

The feature is called “Silence Unknown Callers” and it automatically silences and sends to voicemail any calls from numbers that aren’t in your contact list.

But, if your iPhone thinks it knows the number — like if you’ve called someone who isn’t in your phone book recently and now they’re calling you back — it’ll still let the call through.

You should be aware of one thing, though: the Silence Unknown Callers feature isn’t great if you’re expecting phone calls from a doctor’s office, colleague, or anyone else whose number might not be in your phone. You should add those numbers to your contact list to make sure they can still get through. In one instance, for example, I had this turned on and my colleague’s calls kept going right to my voicemail.

It’s really easy to set up. Here’s how:


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Apple is finally showing you how often apps track your location on iPhone

In iOS 13, the big new software update for the iPhone that launched last month, Apple is finally showing users how often apps have been following them. You may not have known that applications like Google Maps or Uber have been tracking you all the time, even when they’re not open. If you have a new iPhone, or installed Apple’s latest iOS 13 software, you’ve probably seen these alerts for various apps. Apple has, at least for the last several years, let you go in and manually check to see which


In iOS 13, the big new software update for the iPhone that launched last month, Apple is finally showing users how often apps have been following them. You may not have known that applications like Google Maps or Uber have been tracking you all the time, even when they’re not open. If you have a new iPhone, or installed Apple’s latest iOS 13 software, you’ve probably seen these alerts for various apps. Apple has, at least for the last several years, let you go in and manually check to see which
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Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-10-08  Authors: todd haselton
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Apple is finally showing you how often apps track your location on iPhone

In iOS 13, the big new software update for the iPhone that launched last month, Apple is finally showing users how often apps have been following them. You may not have known that applications like Google Maps or Uber have been tracking you all the time, even when they’re not open.

If you have a new iPhone, or installed Apple’s latest iOS 13 software, you’ve probably seen these alerts for various apps. Pay attention to them.

Apple has, at least for the last several years, let you go in and manually check to see which apps have access to your location. But the new pop-ups nudge you to inform yourself and take action.

That’s important since there’s really no need for Google or Facebook to track your every move. My editor, for example, was surprised that Uber had been lurking in the background, tracking his location.

The alerts look like this:


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-10-08  Authors: todd haselton
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, track, showing, tracking, location, iphone, uber, apple, ios, google, alerts, youve, software, finally, apps


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