Apple

Pressing on: How Apple evolved and eliminated the iPhone’s home button over a decade

When the original iPhone was unveiled in January 2007, Steve Jobs introduced its signature home button with a succinct pitch: “It takes you home from wherever you are. And that’s it.” Such a simple explanation seems striking today. Not only would the home button evolve into a Swiss Army Knife of functions, but it would […]

Computer Hardware

After settling with songwriters over mechanical rights, Spotify is now challenging the applicability of this copyright to its business in another lawsuit (Mike Masnick/Techdirt)

Mike Masnick / Techdirt: After settling with songwriters over mechanical rights, Spotify is now challenging the applicability of this copyright to its business in another lawsuit  —  Hold on tight: we’re going to get down into the weeds a bit on a copyright issue.  In early 2016, we wrote about the … … Techmeme

Apple

Best Buy drops popular Mac security software over Russia worries

Kaspersky Labs, maker of popular antivirus packages for the Mac, is seeing its products pulled from Best Buy stores this week due to concerns that the software company is linked to the Russian government. According to a new report from the Star Tribune, Best Buy made the decision due to media reports, and congressional testimonies […]

Season 7 of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ has been pirated over a billion times

Season 7 of HBOs insanely popular television series Game of Thrones (GoT) has now been pirated over a billion times, says one piracy monitoring firm. Muso, a firm responsible for protecting and tracking pirated content released the staggering numbers earlier today. It’s difficult to track pirated content with anything resembling accurate results, but after a […]