As the debate continues over fake news and the role that aggregators like Facebook have played in spreading it, Apple is making an acquisition that could help it lay out a position as a purveyor of trusted information.
Annoyed users have forced an application to stop mining crypto-coins on Apple's Mac computers. Calendar 2 was available via the official Mac App store and gave extra features to anyone who let the mining code run. But users voiced complaints about the software as bugs in it made their machines run slowly.
Apple stock touched its second record intraday high in as many days on Tuesday following news related to the company's fast-growing services business. At one point in Tuesday's session, Apple reached an all-time intraday high of 183.49. Apple bulls believe the company soon will be the first to reach a market value of $1 trillion.
Instead, it's pouring money into smaller investments that focus on how people will be using and consuming media in the future, according to Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue. In a discussion with CNN's Dylan Byers at SXSW in Austin, Texas, on Monday, Cue said the company isn't "throwing things up against the wall" to see what sticks.
Go big or go cheap? That is the existential question Apple may tackle in 2018. The company is said to be tinkering with its 2018 iPhone lineup in an effort to goose adoption of the three models released in 2017 and three new ones reportedly coming later this year.
Not much is publicly known about the team of editors behind Apple's News app on iOS, and now The Information has a new report ( paywalled) that includes new details on how it operates. According to the piece, Apple's small editorial staff fields pitches from publications for features using Slack, and the result can be an influx of traffic for publishers.
What's in a ranking of brands? It depends on whom you poll. For Apple (AAPL), it means the difference between No. 1 in one poll ( MBLM Brand Intimacy Report) and No. 29 in another ( Harris Poll Reputation Quotient). Apple ranked first in MBLM's study of brands, based on emotions, for the third straight year.