Operating Systems News

From mobile and desktop, through to server and virtualisation, this is our ongoing news and analysis coverage of the business of operating systems.

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple expands news offerings with audio, local newspaper stories

Apple has expanded its news offerings with audio versions of stories narrated by voice actors for subscribers, a morning newscast hosted by two journalists and more access to local...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Crunch time for Apple in its fight against $15 billion EU tax order

Apple’s clash with EU regulators comes to a head today as Europe’s second-highest court rules on whether the company has to pay approximately $15 billion in Irish back ...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google faces lawsuit over tracking in apps

Google records what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps even when they follow the company’s recommended settings for stopping monitoring, a lawsuit seeki...

Platform News: Microsoft-owned professional networking giant LinkedIn

LinkedIn sued over allegation it secretly reads Apple users’ clipboard content

Microsoft-owned social network LinkedIn has been sued by an iPhone user for allegedly reading and diverting users’ sensitive content from Apple Inc’s Universal Clipboar...

Platform News: Apple logo

Google-backed groups criticise Apple’s new warnings on user tracking

A group of European digital advertising associations has criticised Apple plans to require apps to seek additional permission from users before tracking them across other apps and ...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

British regulators take aim at Apple’s search engine deal with Google

The payments made by Google to Apple to be the default search engine on Apple’s Safari web browser create “a significant barrier to entry and expansion” for Googl...

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple switches to its own chips for Mac computers as it adds features, privacy controls

Apple has said it will switch to its own chips for its Mac computers, saying the first machines will ship this year and ending a nearly 15-year reliance on Intel Corp to supply pro...

Autonomous driving vehicles

VW seeks open-source approach to refine car operating system

German automotive titan, Volkswagen wants to use an open-source approach to refine elements of a software-based car operating system being developed by the carmaker, Christian Seng...

Platform News: Google search engine

Massive spying on users of Google’s Chrome shows new security weakness

A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google’s market-leading Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security have ...

Spain Digital Tax

Spain’s lower house to draft new 3% digital tax on internet giants

Spain’s lower house has voted to begin drafting a 3% tax on revenues of internet giants, the latest of such moves by US trading partners that has spurred a US investigation a...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Apple must face US shareholder lawsuit over Tim Cook’s iPhone, China comments

A federal judge said Apple Inc must face part of a lawsuit claiming it fraudulently concealed falling demand for iPhones, especially in China, leading to tens of billions of dollar...

US Trade Dept

America launches trade probe into digital taxes, preparing the ground for new tariffs

The United States is investigating digital services taxes being adopted or considered by Britain, Italy, Brazil and other countries, the US Trade Representative’s office said...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Apple to reopen about 100 stores in the US, most with curbside pickup

Apple plans to reopen about 100 stores in the United States, mostly with curbside pickup but some with walk-in service, the company said on Tuesday.

Platform Industry: Apple and Google Alliance COVID-19 apps

Latvia to launch Google-Apple friendly coronavirus contact tracing app

The small Baltic nation of Latvia aims to become one of the first countries to launch a smartphone app using a new toolkit created by US technology giants Apple and Google to help ...