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Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges China To ‘Open Up’ At Beijing Economic Forum

BEIJING (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s “extremely bullish” about the global economy based on the amount of innovation being carried out, and he’s urging China to continue to “open up.”

In a speech at an economic forum in Beijing on Saturday, Cook said Apple is less concerned with the short term economic outlook because the tech giant makes investments looking ahead years or decades.

His remarks come as China and the U.S. prepare to meet again to resolve their trade dispute, which has roiled global markets, and as Apple is expected to announce that it’s launching a video service.

The iPhone has long been Apple’s marquee product and main money maker, but sales are starting to decline. The company is pushing digital subscriptions as it searches for new growth.

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Trump Defends ‘Tim Apple’ Comment, Says He Was Saving Time

WASHINGTON (CBS SF / AP) — President Donald Trump says he didn’t slip up when he referred to Apple CEO Tim Cook as “Tim Apple” at a White House meeting.

Trump tweeted Monday: “I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words. The Fake News was disparagingly all over this, & it became yet another bad Trump story!”

Trump made the comment last week, at a White House business roundtable on workforce changes.

“We’re going to be opening up the labor forces because we have to. We have so many companies coming in,” Trump said. “People like Tim — you’re expanding all over and doing things that I really wanted you to do right from the beginning. I used to say, ‘Tim, you gotta start doing it here,’ and you really have, you’ve really put a big investment in our country. We really appreciate it very much, Tim Apple.”

After the session, Cook altered his Twitter profile, replacing his last name with the Apple logo.

The remarks didn’t go unnoticed on social media, and even prompted a reaction by Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who serves as an advisor to the president and was sitting near Cook at the meeting.

At a dinner for Republican National Committee donors Friday at his Florida club, Trump complained that his “Tim Apple” flub was “fake news,” said a person who heard them and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss Trump’s remarks. Trump’s complaint was first reported by Axios.

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Lawmakers Give Apple CEO 2 Weeks To Answer Questions On FaceTime Bug

PALO ALTO (KPIX 5) — A pair of congressional lawmakers penned a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook Tuesday, warning him he had two weeks to answer questions surrounding the FaceTime flaw that allowed users to eavesdrop on each other.

The lawmakers, including Chairwoman of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Jan Schakowsky, want to know if Cook and his company knew about the bug before a 14-year-old Arizona boy discovered the glitch while FaceTiming with his friends last month.

The lawmakers also want to know why it took Apple workers more than a week to admit there was an issue, and that the company would be working on a fix.

“It was concerning, absolutely and immediately turned off the app exactly as they said,” said Debbie Rompf. “I didn’t want to take any chances.”

She and her husband, Jon Rompf, use FaceTime to keep in touch with her grandchildren.

“It’s still off on our phones, but hopefully they’ll resolve it,” said Debbie.

Russ Hancock, president of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley, said he believes Apple likely never knew about the bug, but he does think lawmakers have every right to question if our privacy has been compromised.

“One theory is that they knew about this and they were late to take action; that’s not my sense,” Hancock said. “If we believe them straight up, it’s just a bug and software has bugs, hardware has bugs.”

Apple has until Feb. 19th to answer the lawmakers’ questions, including whether Apple devices have other microphone or camera vulnerabilities. They called FaceTime a “wonderful tool when used right,” but that it could also “become the ultimate spying machine.”

“People are thinking these companies need to actually be monitored, even regulated, that’s a new chapter for us,” Hancock said. “In our long history, we haven’t been under the long shadow of regulation.”

“I think we’ve given them way too much power and it does need to have a check,” Debbie said.

She said she would eventually turn on the FaceTime feature. Apple delayed the iOS update that’s expected to fix the flaw until next week.

“Privacy is over,” said Jon. “It’s gone.”

Apple Music Passes 50 Million Subscribers, Including Free Trials

Apple Music’s streaming service now has more than 50 million users via paid subscriptions and free trials, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during an interview on Bloomberg TV. While the number seemingly marks a huge jump for the service — which announced 36 million subscribers in February, 38 million in March and 40 million […]

Apple CEO Cook Applauds March For Our Lives Movement

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF & AP) — Taking a few moments before unveiling new products targeting students, Apple CEO Tim Cook Tuesday applauded the March For Our Lives movement that took place over the weekend.

Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation’s capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era.

Cook said the passion of the protesters was to be admired.

“We’ve always believed that people with passion can change the world, and that was on display this weekend in marches across Washington and across our nation,” Cook said. “We are deeply inspired by the courage these students who are using their voices to bring about change in America.”

“Change in America” was the message delivered by the protests.

Chanting “Vote them out!” and bearing signs reading “We Are the Change,” ”No More Silence” and “Keep NRA Money Out of Politics,” hundreds of thousands of protesters packed Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol and the White House.

Large rallies with crowds estimated in the tens of thousands in some cases also unfolded in such cities as Boston; New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Houston; Fort Worth, Texas; Minneapolis; and Parkland, Florida, the site of the Feb. 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead.