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Daily Crunch: ‘The bitcoin network is not a payments network,’ says FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried

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Apple Podcasts gains storage clean-up tools, support for annual subscriptions and a new distribution system

As the battle for podcaster talent and distribution heats up among providers, Apple this morning announced the launch of several new features for its Apple Podcasts service, arriving alongside the lat

Apple said to be testing a switch to USB-C for future iPhones

It’s neither surprising, nor necessarily new scuttlebutt, but one of the most reliable Apple news scoopers of all time has chimed in to say that Apple is indeed at least serious enough about a poten

Oriient raises $11M Series A for its indoor positioning service

Indoor navigation was something we heard about a lot after the launch of the iPhone and during that first wave of location-based apps. But the technology has quietly evolved over the last few years an

The iPod is dead

Last October marked 20 years of the iPod. It’s a remarkable run in the cutthroat, always-iterating world of consumer electronics. And while it’s undoubtedly true that life hasn’t been particular

This Week in Apps: Fortnite’s back on iOS, TikTok’s new ad product, apps hit NewFronts

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a re

Daily Crunch: Fairly stagnant since April launch, Coinbase NFT sales volume is under $700K

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Tony Fadell cleans out his garage

“Anyone want to see what I unearthed when I cleaned out my garage and found photos of everything I’ve ever made?” Tony Fadell tweeted in mid-April. It was a rhetorical question. Anyone with a pa

Daily Crunch: Larry Ellison leads investor group chipping in $7.1B toward Musk’s Twitter buyout

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Fortnite is back on iOS through Xbox Cloud Gaming

Microsoft is throwing its weight behind Epic Games in the fight against Apple — and bringing Fortnite back to iOS in the process. The company announced Thursday that it had partnered with Epic to ma

iPhone users complain Apple Music is installing itself to the dock, booting out their other apps

An Apple Music bug is perplexing some iPhone owners. According to various reports, the Apple Music iOS app is installing itself directly to the iPhone’s dock when downloaded, instead of to the p

Wordle! (but not that Wordle!) is now in the hands of mobile tech firm AppLovin

After the popular online game Wordle went viral, an unrelated older mobile game that shared the same name benefitted, gaining an explosion of downloads as iPhone users mistook it for the web game maki

Apple snags longtime Ford exec as the iPhone maker powers up EV car project

Apple has hired a longtime Ford executive to provide the iPhone maker with automotive expertise, signaling that its mysterious car project is still alive. Desi Ujkashevic, Ford’s global director of

We need app store competition, not Apple’s 1960s-style paternalistic monopoly

Karen Gullo Contributor Karen Gullo is an analyst and senior media relations specialist at Electronic Frontier Foundation. A pair of bills moving through Congress would force some of the largest tech

Apple sold a lot of iPhones last quarter. And Macs. And also Watches. And other stuff, too.

Apple earnings today found the company busting all sorts of records for hardware sales. In a release, the firm notes that it hit March quarter revenue records for iPhone, Mac and the combined Wearable

Daily Crunch: US dangles reward up to $10M for info on 6 elite Russian military hackers

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Apple opens Self Service Repair to US iPhone users

I’ve been covering Apple in various capacities for a long time now. Over the years, I don’t know that I’ve seen an announcement from the company as unexpected and warmly received as Self Service

TikTok was the top app by worldwide downloads in Q1 2022

TikTok is one of the world’s fastest-growing social media platforms. Sensor Tower recently released its “Q1 2022: Store Intelligence Data Digest” report in which TikTok was the top app by worldw

Daily Crunch: Twitter board OKs Musk’s $44B buyout, describes sale as ‘best path forward’

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ImagineAR launches a ‘FameDays’ app for celebrity AR greetings

A startup called ImagineAR has launched FameDays.com and the FameDays mobile app to allow fans to enjoy life-size “hologram” video messages from famous athletes and celebrities. Among the
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