Tag Archive: European


European court rules Apple and other tech companies are violating privacy

In a landmark decision Tuesday, the European Court of Justice ruled that European Union regulators can override the Safe Harbor agreement, a 15-year-old accord that has — until now — allowed Apple, Google, Facebook, and about 4,500 other U.S. companies to transfer data from European users to the U.S. The court believes that the current […]

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Apple forms European Apple Pay team for local rollout

A job ad that made a brief appearance on Apple’s website before being taken down has confirmed that Apple Pay is on its way to Europe. The listing called for a London-based intern who would “drive the roll-out” of Apple’s new…Read more ›

European Commission praises Google, condemns Apple for in-app purchase policies

The European Commission has issued some words to Google and Apple about both companies’ steps to ensure children don’t rack up huge amounts of money on in-app purchases without their parents’ permission. In a statement released by the Commission on…Read more ›

Apple’s new exchange program targets faulty European iPhone adapters

Apple has launched an exchange program in 36 countries for certain models of its 5W European USB power adapter, saying that there is a risk that they might overheat and pose a safety risk. Identified as Model A1300, the affected…Read more ›

Apple expands human curation in European App Stores

When browsing the App Store, it’s easy to get lost in an endless sea of apps. Apple tries to make it easier to find the best apps with a team of editors that handpick the best options in different categories, like productivity and…Read more ›

European Aviation Experts Determine That iOS Devices Won’t Crash Airplanes

Ever feel like the fact that using a tablet during takeoff and landing was banned for passengers — while allowable to pilots — was a bit of a safety double-standard? Ages ago, my Cult of Mac brother in arms John…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Briefly Sells 4K Sharp Display In European Online Stores

Once it was revealed that the new Mac Pro could power up to three 4K displays at once, speculation immediately followed about Apple releasing an updated Thunderbolt Display. Rumors have been scare on that front, and a recent slip up…Read more ›    [Read More…]

European Apple Stores Go Live With Black Friday Savings

It’s Black Friday everyone, and Cult of Mac is here to tell you that Apple has kicked off its sales across retail outlets in Europe (including the UK). We’re not just talking about gift cards being on offer, either —…Read more ›    [Read More…]

iTunes In The Cloud Starts European Rollout With Switzerland & Austria

ios-screensFor Americans, iTunes in the Cloud has freed a lot of us from the tyranny of having to constantly switch movies and music on and off our devices. As long as we purchased a movie or song on iTunes (or, alternatively, subscribe to iTunes Match), we can stream it from the Cloud. Unfortunately, Apple’s been […]

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European Carriers To Scrap EU Roaming Fees Next Year

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Europeans will next year be able to take their smartphones anywhere within the EU and enjoy calls, texts, and data without paying a penny more than they do at home. Expensive roaming fees are set to be scrapped by July 1, 2014, after the European Commission voted to fast-track a major overhaul of telecoms regulation.

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