January 17, 2024, 10:05 AM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple revises its US App Store rules to let developers link to outside payment methods, but will charge a 27% commission, or 12% for small business developers  —  In light of the US Supreme Court denying to hear Apple's appeal in its legal battle with Epic Games, Apple has announced a handful …
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Filing: Apple seeks $73.4M in legal fees from Epic, including a 10% discount since Epic prevailed on one of 10 counts, after SCOTUS declined to hear the appeals  —  Apple wants Epic Games to pay $73.4 million in legal fees after Apple won the antitrust case brought against it by the North Carolinian games maker.
Apple Vision Pro hands-on: eye and hand tracking are very accurate, but typing is frustrating, the killer app is watching movies, can feel heavy after 15+ min  —  We got hands-on with the device once more before its official launch, with some new features available to test this time.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
FCC filings seem to indicate that the Apple Vision Pro lacks the chips needed to support Ultra Wideband, Wi-Fi 6E, and Wi-Fi 7  —  If you were hoping for Ultra Wideband and Wi-Fi 6E or 7 chips in Apple Vision Pro, well, those are very specific expectations.
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Venkat Eswarlu / MSPoweruser:
Google updates Chrome's Incognito disclaimer after a privacy settlement, saying that Incognito mode “won't change how data is collected” by Google and others  —  Readers help support MSPoweruser.  When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Researchers describe a GPU vulnerability that allows attackers to exfiltrate data from local memory on some devices with Apple, Qualcomm, AMD, and other chips  —  Patching every device affected by the LeftoverLocals vulnerability—which includes some iPhones, iPads, and Macs—may prove difficult.
Jason Koebler / 404 Media:
A study monitoring product review queries on Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo for a year suggests that search engines are losing the cat-and-mouse game of SEO spam  —  Join the newsletter to get the latest updates.  —  Success  —  Great!  Check your inbox and click the link.  —  Error
Sander Lutz / Decrypt:
The US Treasury and IRS say they are not enforcing a rule requiring businesses to report the receipt of digital assets worth $10K+ within 15 days of receipt  —  The tax law would require business-related crypto transactions over $10,000 to be reported like cash, but it's not quite ready yet.
Nick Huber / Financial Times:
Omdia: the healthcare sector suffered more cyberattacks than any other sector between January and September 2023, with 241 publicly disclosed attacks  —  The vast amount of information held by health services makes them a prime target for cyber criminals  —  An increase in cyber attacks …
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