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  • [New] The lesson from Apple's privacy update for iOS devices - which Google is expected to replicate on Android devices - is that apps can not pin their entire business model on tracking everything their users do on their smartphones in order to target ads. Quartz
  • [New] Apple, Google, and Microsoft recently announced that they will soon employ technology from the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance to make it possible for users to work across websites and apps by logging into a single website in Chrome from their PC using an iPhone. Forbes
  • [New] We know that Google's working on AR glasses focused on translation, Meta will reportedly release its first AR headset in 2024, and Apple just showed its XR device to its board members. TNW | Next-Featured
  • [New] Users with physical and motor disabilities, who rely on Voice Control and Switch Control will now be able to fully control their Apple Watch from their iPhone using Apple Watch Mirroring. Retail News ASIA
  • [New] Third-party data concerns rise dramatically as they relate to Apple offering users the option to choose which apps can access their data and Google phasing out tracking cookies on the Chrome web browser by 2023. AList Daily
  • [New] Genesis will provide access to its Digital Key 2 with Ultra Wideband capability that pairs to Apple Wallet or Samsung Pass so drivers can lock or unlock the GV60 with their iPhone, Apple Watch or Samsung phone upon approach. Automotive News
  • [New] Apple will ditch its proprietary Lightning port and switch to USB-C on all or possibly some models of the iPhone 15 lineup destined to launch in the second half of 2023.
  • [New] Apple, Google, and Microsoft will roll out no-password login options over the coming year, per the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, which sets standards for passwordless authentication. Transport Times
  • [New] In a move geared toward making Podcast Subscriptions more attractive, Apple has announced a new feature that will allow creators to upload, manage, and distribute their premium audio through participating third-party hosting providers.
  • [New] Rather than Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook hoarding everything, the internet will supposedly become more democratised. Gizmodo Australia
  • [New] Apple and Google might have to loosen restrictions on apps and operating system defaults, while the likes of Amazon and Meta may have to increase transparency and be cautious when changing recommendation algorithms. Engadget
  • [New] Big tech companies were sold off - including Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon - because higher interest rates will increase their borrowing costs, and tech firms have relied on cheap finance to expand. ABC (Australia)
  • [New] As Apple expands its payments capabilities enabling merchants to accept payments on iPhones, many merchants could completely bypass the need for third-party hardware to accept payments, putting pressure on hardware makes like Ingenico and even Square. American Banker
  • Sellers will be able to accept contactless payment via physical cards and digital wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay - on smartphones and connected watches, directly on their Android mobile device. NFCW
  • As effective as some of Apple's built-in security features are, the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity threats may require the use of an antivirus program like the award-winning antivirus software included in McAfee Total Protection. McAfee
  • Apple, Google, and Microsoft will expand support for FIDO Alliance's passwordless standard to make logins easier across mobile devices and desktops. Dark Reading
  • Sellers will be able to accept contactless payment via physical cards and digital wallets, like Apple Pay and Google Pay, on smartphones and connected watches, directly on their Android / iOS. Research
  • Analysis Microsoft, Apple and Google - all longtime proponents of doing away with passwords for authentication purposes - are throwing their support behind standards developed by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that could eliminate passphrases completely. The Register
  • Apple, Google, and Microsoft have announced that they will be implementing new capabilities of the common passwordless sign - in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium on their devices as well as platforms. Gadgets 360
  • Apple, Google and Microsoft will work together to accelerate acceptance of a passwordless sign - in standard set by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for their devices and platforms. Biometric Update |

Last updated: 29 May 2022