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Apple USB-C

New law might force Apple to switch the iPhone to USB-C

September 23rd, 2021

The European Union’s European Commission is trying to put an end to proprietary charging ports on electronic devices. This week, the Commission proposed a revised Radio Equipment Directive, making USB-C the new standard port for smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers, and handheld videogame consoles. Considering most electronic companies have already made the move to …

Spotify vs. Apple

EU accuses Apple of anti-competitive behavior in Spotify antitrust case

April 30th, 2021

A report said a few days ago that the European Commission would issue antitrust charges against Apple in a Spotify case. The music streaming service filed a complaint with the EU’s antitrust regulator, claiming that Apple’s App Store rules “purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience.” Spotify complained about …

Coronavirus Update

Europe might ban travel from the US to stop coronavirus outbreaks

June 24th, 2020

The European Union will update its coronavirus travel rules in the coming days, issuing new policies for reopening local economies and borders. The EU bloc will accept visitors from other countries starting with July 1st, but Americans might not be allowed into the region anytime soon. The surge in COVID-19 cases in the US places …

Google Android Update

Google is making it easier for Android users in Europe to pick a new browser

April 18th, 2019

We’ve known for a while now that Google offered Android users in Europe a different experience than international customers, and that’s because the European Union really wants Google to behave a lot less like a monopoly than before. Google lost three major anti-trust cases in the region, including one that concerns Android. The European Commission …

Let’s remember that nobody asked Google to make Android free

July 18th, 2018

The European Union just hit Google with a record-breaking $5 billion fine for abusing its position in the mobile business. The EU didn’t like the fact that Google “forces” Android device makers to install Google Search and the Chrome browser alongside Google Play on their devices, or the fact that Google pays carriers and partners …