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Fortnite still barred from app store, but Epic retains access to Apple development tools, judge rules

In a blow to Apple, a district court approved Epic Games’s request for a temporary restraining order against the iPhone maker and App Store operator. The ruling prevents Apple from barring Epic’s use of tools required for iOS and Mac software design. In a hearing conducted over Zoom on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne […]

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From wake word to woke word: Siri and Alexa tell you black lives matter, but tech still has a diversity problem

Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant answer in similar ways, now trained to address that question and others raised by recent events. Chief executives at tech companies ranging from Uber to Facebook have posted public notes to express support for the black lives movement, while companies like Amazon and Twitter have plastered their platforms with banners […]


The game industry is still in the raising ‘awareness’ phase of helping climate change

One of the biggest impacts that media can have on environmentalism is spreading awareness that can then lead to practical action such as legislation. Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Springs, documented environmental effects caused by the indiscriminate use of pesticides which helped lead to the environmental movement in 1962. “You could draw a direct line to […]