boy CEO, once had a very uncomfortable confrontation with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is a grown-up. 

Back in 2015, Uber tried to disguise the fact that the company was secretly tracking iPhones, even if the ride-hailing app had been deleted. 

As a new, oh-so-juicy profile in the New York Times points out, the scheme didn't go over well with Cook. 

Obviously, losing the iPhone market would have been disastrous for Uber, so Kalanick promised to cut it out. 

Before, he had tried to hide the practice—called fingerprinting—by geofencing Apple's headquarters, "a way to digitally identify people reviewing Uber’s software in a specific location. Uber would then obfuscate its code from people within that geofenced area, essentially drawing a digital lasso around those it wanted to keep in the dark." Read more...

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Tim Cook once scolded Uber’s Travis Kalanick into submission

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Travis Kalanick, Silicon Valley's bad boy CEO, once had a very uncomfortable confrontation with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is a grown-up. 

Back in 2015, Uber tried to disguise the fact that the company was secretly tracking iPhones, even if the ride-hailing app had been deleted. 

As a new, oh-so-juicy profile in the New York Times points out, the scheme didn't go over well with Cook. 

Obviously, losing the iPhone market would have been disastrous for Uber, so Kalanick promised to cut it out. 

Before, he had tried to hide the practice—called fingerprinting—by geofencing Apple's headquarters, "a way to digitally identify people reviewing Uber’s software in a specific location. Uber would then obfuscate its code from people within that geofenced area, essentially drawing a digital lasso around those it wanted to keep in the dark." Read more...

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Step inside an artist’s painting with virtual reality

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Virtual reality artist Teek Mach takes you into her beautiful 3D paintings. Experience a world that can only come to life in VR.

After digging into this video, fly your own jetpack and take to the skies. Go on a VR journey in the latest episode of 'The Possible' by downloading the app here. Read more...

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Earth Day festivities. 

Early Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a photo of a new special edition achievement badge on the Apple Watch designed to get people outside and active. 

"Get outside, enjoy our planet and complete a 30-minute workout today," said Cook on Twitter

If you open the Apple Watch-associated Activity app, you'll now see a badge that comes with a message dedicated to Earth Day.  Read more...

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Apple adds Earth Day fitness badge to Apple Watch

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Just a couple of days after releasing its new NikeLab version of the Apple Watch, Apple is leveraging the device's reputation as a fitness tool to join in the Earth Day festivities. 

Early Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a photo of a new special edition achievement badge on the Apple Watch designed to get people outside and active. 

"Get outside, enjoy our planet and complete a 30-minute workout today," said Cook on Twitter

If you open the Apple Watch-associated Activity app, you'll now see a badge that comes with a message dedicated to Earth Day.  Read more...

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This week in apps: Microsoft To-Do, Facebook Spaces, Snapchat world lenses and more

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It's been a busy week: Samsung and Google partnered on special version of Google Play Music and White House staffers' favorite secure messaging app might not be that secure. Oh, and Facebook wants you to talk and listen your skin.

Luckily, we've kept up for you. Each week, we round up the latest app news, along with a few of our favorite new and updated products, to keep you in the loop with everything coming to your smartphone.

Here's what caught our eye this week. If you're looking for more, make sure to check out the last installment. Read more...

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