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[10:30 pm] More Than iPad, The Mac Is About Sound


Sound has been a prominent feature of my life since before I was a full-fledged adult. I can trace a sound heritage back to the days of Ampex tape recorders with aluminum edit bars, a razor blade, and...


[10:26 pm] With Notarization, Apple Moves to Greatly Reduce Malware on Macs


Notarization is an automated code scan service for Mac developers that looks for malicious code and blesses it if none found. In a future version of macOS, the Gatekeeper will look for that notarizati...


[10:21 pm] Mighty Vibe Spotify Offline Player: $76.99


We have a deal on the Mighty Vibe Spotify Offline Player. This device is just what the name suggests: it will play your Spotify music on-the-go without a smartphone or Internet connection.  It’s Bl...


[10:07 pm] Apple ‘plotted’ to hurt Qualcomm years before it sued the company


Before Apple ever filed suit against Qualcomm, the iPhone maker allegedly wanted to hurt the company...


[10:03 pm] Facebook expects FTC fine of at least $3B, Zuckerberg says privacy is ‘central focus’ for future


Facebook today reported its earnings for the first quarter of 2019, revealing that it has set aside $3 billion in anticipation of a fine from the Federal Trade Commission. The company reported revenu...


[9:56 pm] How to watch Apple TV Plus shows - CNET


Apple TV Plus and chill will soon be a thing.


[9:38 pm] Apple’s $400 billion buyback program


One of the more certain items found with Apple’s upcoming 2Q19 earnings...


[9:33 pm] Why Tim Cook Claims Apple’s Battle with the FBI was a ‘Very Rigged Case’


Apple CEO Tim Cook said he wishes that the company’s fight with the FBI in 2016 over an iPhone backdoor would have gone to court. Cook, speaking during a Time Magazine conference in New York on Tues...


[9:31 pm] Expecting to pay up to $5B for Cambridge Analytica, Facebook sets aside $3B for FTC fines


Facebook is preparing to pay a record-setting fine to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations following the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, as the social network is earmarking...


[8:59 pm] iPhone XS vs iPhone 8 Plus


In our head-to-head comparison we review the iPhone XS and 8 Plus for design, features, specs and value for money, and help you decide which is the right handset for your needs


[8:56 pm] Google Fit leaps into the iOS arena - CNET


The wearable fitness app goes to play for the other team.


[8:44 pm] Surfer finds his Apple Watch six months after losing it to ocean waves – it still works!


Each visit to the beach was another opportunity to locate his lost watch, but after 6 months...


[8:42 pm] Apple Watch Lost at Sea for Six Months Returned to Owner in Working Condition


When Robert Bainter lost his Apple Watch in the ocean for six months, he probably didn’t expect to get it back — and in working order. And yet, that’s exactly what happened. Bainter, who regular...


[8:38 pm] Goldman Sachs Predicts Disappointing iPhone Sales, Lower Stock Prices For Apple


Goldman Sachs is predicting that tech giant Apple will sell fewer than the 67 million units Wall Street expects it to, according to a report by CNBC. Goldman Sachs Analyst Rod Hall rated the company a...


[8:06 pm] 5 Main Reasons Why Apple Won’t Die Anytime Soon


By the looks of it, it seems like the bell has tolled for Apple. At least, that’s the picture painted by many market watchers, media outlets, and tech industry insiders. But is Apple actually going...


[7:59 pm] AT&T CEO says faster 5G networks will cost more and be capped


The CEO of AT&T has proposed higher pricing for 5G connectivity, suggesting data plans for the next-generation mobile networks could be closer to that of broadband packages, including both...


[7:51 pm] Hide Your Real Phone Number (Here’s How to Text People Anonymously)


It’s almost impossible to stay completely anonymous on the internet nowadays. Don’t think so? Just do a quick search of your phone number and see what comes up. I was blown away how much informati...


[7:45 pm] Ming-Chi Kuo: Two new AirPods models likely in late 2019 to early 2020


Apple will likely launch two new AirPods models as early as the fourth quarter of 2019...


[7:42 pm] macOS 10.15 concept envisions rumored Screen Time feature with ambitious design [Gallery]


Last week, 9to5Mac reported that Screen Time, and many other iOS features, are coming to the Mac this year. Following our report, designer Jacob Grozian has imagined what Screen Time might look like...


[7:40 pm] Google’s fitness app makes the long jump to iPhone


Google’s rival to Apple Health just made the hop across platforms. Google Fit can now be installed on an iPhone, making it easier to participate in challenges with Android users. Even better, the so...


[7:28 pm] Lens is a modern and featured-packed Instagram app for Apple Watch that works without the iPhone


Lens is a new Instagram app for Apple Watch that includes nearly every feature of the photo sharing service — all without the iPhone. The unofficial client is much more capable than Instagram’s o...


[7:24 pm] There’s more to Apple’s Mac app notarization than that


There’s been a lot of discussion about the possible benefits and costs...


[7:23 pm] Apple’s self-driving car fleet gets downsized


Apple’s fleet of self-driving cars has gotten smaller for the first time since the project’s inception. In a recent filing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Apple revealed that bot...


[7:05 pm] Apple may unveil two new AirPod models by the end of 2019


Apple's refreshed AirPods might be just the start of a tidal wave of new models. Historically accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple has two new AirPod variants launching sometime between the...


[7:01 pm] Surfer finds Apple Watch lost at sea for 6 months – and it still works!


Forget the needle in the haystack. The odds of finding an Apple Watch lost to the Pacific Ocean are much worse. But a body surfer from Huntington Beach, Calif. got lucky and was reunited with his Appl...


[6:53 pm] How to cancel an app subscription on iPhone or iPad


Signing up for a subscription service like Apple News+ through iOS is kind of fun. A menu pops pop, you activate Face ID or Touch ID, and the world’s most satisfying ding lets you know your purc...


[6:50 pm] MindNode 6 mind mapping app adds new Focus mode to Mac and iOS


The longstanding mind map app MindNode has been updated to add new features to its Mac and iOS versions. Both now feature a Focus mode that concentrates the map on one topic and the iOS edi...


[6:44 pm] This ultra-thin iPhone case made of real body armor proves good cases don’t have to be bulky


We test a whole lot of iPhone cases here at BGR Deals. In fact, we’ve likely tested hundreds of different cases over the past few years. But no matter how many different cases we test, we always see...


[6:39 pm] iOS Mouse Support Could Come This Year


Federico Vittici and Steve Troughton-Smith are saying that iOS mouse support could be coming this year as an accessibility feature of iOS 13. Mr. Vittici mentioned it on the Connected podcast, while M...


[6:28 pm] AT&T CEO expects its 5G prices to be tiered, more expensive for faster speeds


AT&T CEO, Randall Stephenson, said during the company’s earnings call today that its 5G plans in the future will likely be tiered with customers paying more for faster speeds, similar to broadband...


[6:15 pm] iPhone XR completely dominates Apple’s US sales


The iPhone XR accounted for 38 percent of all Apple’s US handset sales during the first three months of this this year, according to a market research company. Combined with the iPhone XS and XS Max...


[6:10 pm] New iPad feature to make it a true laptop competitor will reportedly arrive in iOS 13 - CNET


Commentary: When it unveils the next iOS at WWDC, Apple could integrate one of the trademarks of the original Mac: The mouse.


[6:07 pm] Developers, it’s Time to Delete the Facebook SDK


Developers, it’s time to consider deleting the Facebook SDK and not using its tools anymore. Do we even need to explain why?


[6:00 pm] Why adding mouse support to iPad is a touch of genius [Opinion]


The rumors say that Apple will soon add mouse support to the iPad, but what does this mean? Would you launch apps with a single or a double click? Would there be a pointer on the screen? (via Cult of...


[5:59 pm] Microsoft Reports Strong Q3 2019 Results


Microsoft: Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year: Revenue was $30.6 billion and...


[5:51 pm] Surfer retrieves working Apple Watch six months after losing it in the ocean


A man from Huntington Beach, Calif. has recovered an Apple Watch he lost surfing in the Pacific Ocean six months ago, still in working order.


[5:50 pm] Butterfly Keyboard Woes, SSD Upgrades – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-24


Today is an all hardware episode, Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss butterfly keyboards and SSD upgrades.


[5:42 pm] WhatsApp is Failing to Stop People Sharing Child Abuse Material


Material depicting child abuse l is still being widely shared across WhatsApp. An investigation by The Next Web found the Facebook-owned messaging service had failed to tackle the problem, despite ass...


[5:37 pm] Bumble’s New Tool Can Block Nudes in Chat


Starting in June, people that use dating app Bumble will find themselves protected against unwanted nudes using an AI tool called Private Detector.


[5:27 pm] Tim Cook On Why You Should Turn Off All Those Push Notifications


Tim Cook addressed the TIME 100 Summit Tuesday. There, he encouraged people to put down their iPhones. He even said he turned off push notifications from lots of apps, reported Techcrunch. Today, when...


[5:17 pm] Power button class action suit for iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 will be heard on Oct. 25


A class action lawsuit against Apple concerning sleep/wake button issues with the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 is going to be heard in a Californian court, with the lawyers bringing the...


[5:12 pm] Sir Jony Ive on Design and Apple’s Values


Sir Jony Ive does not make a huge number of media appearances. When he does, they tend to be worth taking in. Design magazine Document has an in-depth interview with Sir. Jony and Dior top designer K...


[5:11 pm] Galaxy Fold fiasco: Once again Samsung drops the ball in spectacular fashion


Samsung dropped the ball in spectacular fashion and was left scrabbling for a response when things went bad...


[5:00 pm] Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is more complex than Pokémon Go, and we love it


Though the game is only in beta, Wizards Unite is already far more complex than Pokémon Go. The more we see of the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beta the more excited we become. The posts that we see...


[4:52 pm] Here’s how to cancel your Apple News+ trial and avoid a $10 charge


Apple News+ officially launched one month ago today, which means those who subscribed to the free trial are about to get hit with their first monthly bill. If you’ve spent some time with the servic...


[4:36 pm] Apple earns first place in laptop customer support ranking with 91/100 score, 6 minute avg. call time


Apple has earned another first place ranking for its laptop customer service when compared to other tech companies. Laptop Mag today released its 2019 study that found Apple far ahead of competition...


[4:31 pm] Apple reports first drop in the number of self-driving cars on the road in California


Throughout the course of 2018, Apple’s filings with the California DMV showed a steady increase in the number of self-driving cars it had on the road. This month, however, Apple has reported its fi...


[4:30 pm] Huawei to Build Part of UK 5G Network


The British Government has decided to allow Huawei to build part of its 5G network, a move at odds with the U.S. administration.


[4:15 pm] NYT: ‘In Push for 2020 Election Security, Top Official Was Warned: Don’t Tell Trump’


Eric Schmitt, David E. Sanger, and Maggie Haberman Ms. Nielsen left the Department of Homeland Security early this month after a tumultuous 16-month tenure and tensions with the White House. Offic...


[4:15 pm] Samsung to spend $116B in next decade to overtake chipmakers TSMC, Intel, Qualcomm


Samsung this week said it intends to spend $116 billion by 2030 in order to beat the likes of Intel, Qualcomm, and TSMC for a lead role in logic chip manufacturing.


[4:12 pm] 9to5Mac Daily: April 24, 2019 — AirPods 3 rumors


9Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Ov...


[4:06 pm] How to Turn Off Apple News Notifications on Mac


Apple News sends notifications to the Mac by default, splashing a steady stream of “news” alerts across the desktop, onto the locked screen, and into Notification Center of MacOS. If you don’t w...


[4:03 pm] New Best Buy 4 day sale discounts MacBook Pro and Sonos, plus get a $100 Amazon gift card w/ iPhone 6s, more


The latest Best Buy 4 day sale highlights the top deals in this episode of 9to5Toys Lunch Break, along with offers on iPhone 6s and AmazonBasics Mac accessories. Head below for more. The post New B...


[4:00 pm] Hex Shield Wallet iPhone Case review: RFID blocker


Keep your iPhone and your credit card information safe with this RFID-blocking leather wallet case. The Hex Shield Wallet iPhone Case is more than just ruggedly handsome. It protects your iPhone, of...


[3:58 pm] Best smart lock for a keyless home


Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.


[3:50 pm] Samsung wants to make iPhone, iPad and Mac processors


Samsung is investing billions in its chip business to better compete with Intel, Qualcomm and TSMC. The Korean company wants to make CPUs for a broad array of computers. This raises the odds that Sam...


[3:46 pm] A Federal Judge Authorized ATF Agents to Force a Suspect to Unlock His iPhone with Touch ID


It’s no surprise by now that technology often runs ahead of society’s ability to keep up with it, and Apple’s implementation of new security paradigms like Touch ID and Face ID have created a le...


[3:42 pm] ★ The Drumbeat of Impeachment


J. W. Verret, writing at The Atlantic, “A Trump Transition Staffer Calls for Impeachment”: Let’s start at the end of this story. This weekend, I read Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s repor...


[3:42 pm] Google Fit activity tracking comes to iOS with Apple Watch support


Google Fit is no longer the sole province of Android users. Google has released Fit for iOS, giving you the same tracking of "Heart Points" and "Move Minutes" as your Android-toting friends. And imp...


[3:29 pm] AT&T says the Galaxy Fold will ship on June 13, but Samsung has no date set


While Samsung itself has not given any specific shipping dates for a revised Galaxy Fold after multiple review unit failures forced a delay, AT&T representatives are insistent that it will...


[3:28 pm] Apple edges closer to cursory code review for all Mac apps


Apple will soon make a code review mandatory for all applications distributed outside its own Mac App Store...


[3:25 pm] Google Fit for iOS is Here


Google announced today that its Google Fit app that launched on Android in 2014 is now available for iOS.


[3:20 pm] Google makes Fit, its activity tracker, available on iOS as a standalone app with full Health integration (Abner Li/9to5Google)


Abner Li / 9to5Google: Google makes Fit, its activity tracker, available on iOS as a standalone app with full Health integration  —  Last August, Google Fit was completely revamped with the Mate...


[3:15 pm] Jony Ive: I feel like I’m living two years in the future


Because his job involves dreaming up Apple’s next products, Jony Ive says that he feels like he’s constantly living “two years in the future.” That’s one of the insights that emerges from a...


[3:13 pm] MacBook Air or iMac: Power vs Portability


The iMac and MacBook Air are similarly priced, but very different beasts. We take a look to see which of the two offers the best value for money.


[3:09 pm] Google Fit now available on iOS with Apple Health sync


Last August, Google Fit was completely revamped with the Material Theme and a focus on two new metrics. The health and activity tracking application is now coming to iOS with full Apple Health integr...


[3:00 pm] Apple’s doing something it hasn’t done in more than a decade


The stock has been trading well above Wall Street’s average price target of $197.70...


[2:57 pm] Apple Pay Launches in Austria


Apple Pay officially launched in Austria, giving customers of Erste Bank and N26 access to the service in the country.


[2:55 pm] Lawyers say an Indian state court reversed its ban on TikTok; source says IT ministry will ask Apple and Google to reinstate the app (Reuters)


Reuters: Lawyers say an Indian state court reversed its ban on TikTok; source says IT ministry will ask Apple and Google to reinstate the app  —  NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian state court on W...


[2:54 pm] The two reasons Apple Pay in the US lags way behind Europe [Video]


When we reported that JCPenney had stopped supporting Apple Pay, some European readers were confused about the state of Apple Pay in the US. Why did the chain need to specifically support Apple Pay w...


[2:52 pm] You Could Get a TurboTax Refund if you Make Under $34,000


If you make less than US$34,000 per year, you could get a TurboTax refund if the company made you pay them when you filed your taxes. If you are one of the millions of Americans who made under $34,00...


[2:50 pm] Judge Rules Apple Must Answer for Failing to Disclose MacBook Keyboard Problems


Apple has been facing serious problems with its butterly keyboards on its recent MacBook Pro models, and although the company has finally acknowledged and apologized for the issues, and this week offe...


[2:39 pm] MindNode 6 Brings Focus Mode and More


MindNode 6 is out and it brings more productivity features to help us with our mind maps. Some of the new features: Focus Mode puts a spotlight on one part of your mind map and fades out all the rest;...


[2:23 pm] Apple boss Tim Cook says tech has caused ‘great harm to society’ and must be regulated


APPLE boss Tim Cook thinks technology has caused “great damage to society” and wants it to be regulated by governments. The CEO’s qualms with tech are mainly down to a lack of data protection in...


[2:19 pm] Mark Zuckerberg Sweats as Regulators Hungrily Eye Him Up


After the latest Facebook privacy fiasco which involved Instagram passwords, regulators are looking even more closely at Mark Zuckerberg.


[2:13 pm] Apple’s Not Slowing Down: Two More New AirPods Models Coming This Year, Including “AirPods Pro”


After almost three years of silence on the wireless headphone front, Apple’s be on fire for already this year, with the release of its highly-anticipated second-generation AirPods back in March, and...


[2:10 pm] Renowned Apple analyst thinks 2 new AirPod models are on the way


Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple plans to release two new models of AirPods, either at the end of this year or the start of 2020. In doing so, he partially backs up a report from ea...


[2:00 pm] How does the real world impact gameplay in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?


Niantic has really refined all it has learned from Pokémon Go While Niantic is still only letting New Zealand players in on the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite beta, we have been able to glean a lot of...


[1:46 pm] Jony Ive and Dior designer Kim Jones discuss the environmental cost of design, challenges of working for the future, more


The upcoming spring/summer 2019 edition of Document Journal includes a fascinating new conversation between Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive and Kim Jones, Creative Director for fashion brand...


[1:36 pm] Tim Cook: Apple doesn’t have a PAC because they ‘shouldn’t exist’


Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday sharply criticized large companies that form political action committees, saying it should be up to individual employees to donate money transparently to candidates...


[1:30 pm] Save 90% on a whole terabyte of secure cloud storage [Deals]


Are you going to say no to massive, easy, affordable cloud storage? We didn’t think so, and neither would we, which is why we’re jumping at this deal on a full terabyte of secure cloud backup and...


[1:30 pm] QNAP launches TDS-16489U R2 NAS


QNAP Systems has launched the next-gen TDS-16489U R2 NAS that features dual Inte Xeon® E5-2600 v4 processors, and a dual OS system for businesses to flexibly deploy an operating system that fits thei...


[1:27 pm] iPhone XR continues to dominate US smartphone sales, says CIRP


The latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) suggests that the iPhone XR continues to dominate US smartphone sales. The XR is the best-selling model for the second quarter runn...


[1:24 pm] Beyoncé Hit Album ‘Lemonade’ Album Finally Available on Apple Music


Beyoncé’s Lemonade album is available on Apple Music, as well as Spotify and Deezer, for the first time since its release in 2016.


[1:19 pm] Foxconn wants to change the terms of its Wisconsin factory deal


Foxconn promises that it’s working hard to deliver the Wisconsin factory it received $4 billion in tax breaks for. However, behind-the-scenes dealings show that the company could be trying to renego...


[1:18 pm] Server Ranger 2.5 upgraded with stability improvements, more


LibertyApp has released Server Ranger 2.5 (https://www.serverranger.com), an update to their website and server monitoring solution for Mac, Windows and Linux systems. It monitors your devices, websit...


[12:58 pm] iFixit thinks it knows how Samsung Galaxy Fold screen failures happen


Teardown specialists iFixit think they know how Samsung Galaxy Fold screen failures happen. We’ve so far seen six review units fail, with Samsung reportedly taking them all back before any more can...


[12:55 pm] How to cancel your Apple News Plus subscription


Apple’s premium newspaper and magazine subscription service, News Plus, launched on March 25th, which means that if you signed up for the month-long free trial, your free ride is over, and you...


[12:35 pm] iPhone Users 2x as Likely to Text and Drive


In a new study (n=2,000) 51% of iPhone users said they text and drive, compared to 35% for Android users. 16% of iPhone users said they never get distracted while driving (vs. 23% of Android users and...


[12:35 pm] Kuo: Apple will launch two new AirPods models in the Q4 2019 - Q1 2020 timeframe, one an iterative update, the other with a new design and higher price (Benjamin Mayo/9to5Mac)


Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: Kuo: Apple will launch two new AirPods models in the Q4 2019 - Q1 2020 timeframe, one an iterative update, the other with a new design and higher price  —  Following jus...


[12:15 pm] Huawei’s 5G modems could be a good backup option for Apple


Having concluded its battle with Qualcomm, Apple will use the company’s modems for its eagerly anticipated 5G iPhone. However, it seemingly has a strong backup option in the form of Huawei’s own 5...


[12:00 pm] Permanently delete iPhone zombie apps once and for all - CNET


Your iPhone app data lingers around more than you know.


[12:00 pm] Today in Apple history: It’s time for Apple Watch


April 24, 2015: It’s time for the official release of the Apple Watch, the wearable device Tim Cook describes as the “next chapter in Apple history.” Fans, having endured a seven-month wait sinc...


[11:48 am] Comment: Apple’s in-store MacBook keyboard replacement program is a smart PR move


Apple’s MacBook keyboard replacement program solved one problem: customers would no longer have to pay for a fix for an Apple design failure. But, as I wrote recently, it still left many of us with...


[11:43 am] Kuo: Apple launching two new AirPods models in Q4 2019 – Q1 2020, one features an all-new design and higher price


Following just hours after a Digitimes report on new AirPods, the veritable TF Industries’ Ming-Chi Kuo reports that Apple is set to launch two new AirPods hardware models as early as the fourth qu...


[11:05 am] Foxconn is seeking to renegotiate Wisconsin deal, despite earlier assurances


A letter from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers reveals that Foxconn is indeed seeking to renegotiate the scale of its investment, which was originally supposed to generate 13,000 jobs in the state. The...


[11:00 am] Google brings its redesigned fitness app to iOS


Google Fit, the fitness tracking app that was redesigned on Android last year, has arrived on iOS. The app integrates with Apple Health, meaning your progress in other Health-compatible apps lik...


[11:00 am] The Mac is becoming more like iOS—and I think I like it


I fell in love with the Mac nearly 30 years ago, in the fall of 1989. It’s been the center of my tech world ever since, and I’ve been writing about it professionally for 25 years. And yet these...


[10:54 am] Gartner: global IT spending to grow 1.1% in 2019


Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.79 trillion in 2019, an increase of 1.1% from 2018, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com). “Currency headwinds fueled by...


[10:30 am] Bills for Apple News+ trial subscriptions going out soon


Everyone who signed up for a free trial of Apple News+ right after it was unveiled is about to get charged for their first month. While there’s a lot to like in this digital magazine/newspaper subsc...


[10:30 am] Samsung Galaxy S10+ camera test vs iPhone XS, Pixel 3, and Nokia 9


We put the camera on the Galaxy S10+ to the test in another episode of Last Cam Standing.


[10:23 am] Third-gen AirPods may be on the way before end of 2019


We may only just be getting used to our second-gen AirPods, but Apple is reportedly gearing up to release its third generation AirPods. According to a new report, the AirPods 3 headphones will go on s...


[10:00 am] Logitech Slim Folio Pro keyboard case for 12.9-inch iPad Pro review: An iPad keyboard fit for a MacBook


When I reviewed last year’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I praised its power but remained skeptical that it could take the place of a MacBook. Logitech seems to have taken such concerns as a challenge in...


[10:00 am] Amarey A900 robotic vacuum review: a powerful, efficient cleaner


Camera navigation enables more complete cleaning while conserving battery life.


[9:45 am] Apple Pay goes live in Austria


Apple Pay has launched in Austria, representing the 35th market for Apple’s mobile payment platform. The service is supported for Maestro, MasterCard and Visa cards provided by the Erste Bank, Spark...


[9:39 am] MacBook Air 2019 release date, price, features, specifications


We examine the changes that could come to the MacBook Air in 2019 and 2020. Find out what the new MacBook Air could offer.


[8:45 am] Google Fit Launches on iPhone With Apple Health and Apple Watch Integration


Over four years after debuting on Android, and following a significant redesign last year, Google Fit is now available on iOS. The fitness tracking app can track workout sessions completed with b...


[8:34 am] Digitimes: AirPods 3 launching at the end of 2019 with noise cancellation features


Digitimes today reports that Apple is working with assemblers and suppliers to ready a third generation ‘AirPods 3’ by the end of this year. This is not the first rumor of this ilk. AirPods 2 wi...


[8:15 am] Apple Pay launches in Austria with two supporting banks, more coming soon


As rumored, Apple Pay has indeed launched today in Austria. The supporting banks are Erste Sparkasse and N26, across Maestro, Mastercard and Visa debit and credit cards. If you meet this criteria, op...


[7:53 am] Class Action Lawsuit Over Broken iPhone 4, 4s, and 5 Power Buttons Finally Proceeding to Trial


A class action lawsuit originally filed against Apple in 2013 over broken iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, and later iPhone 5 power buttons is finally set to proceed to jury trial in San Diego state court beginni...


[7:00 am] Where is the power button on iPhone X, XS, and XR?


Need to power down your iPhone, but not sure how? Read on for where to find the power button on iPhone X, XS, and XR. The post Where is the power button on iPhone X, XS, and XR? appeared first on 9...


[12:30 am] The Problem With Using An iPad As A Mac


Can you use a Mac as an iPad? No, not really. The iPad is more of a handheld device. MacBook Air? Not so much. Can you use an iPad as a Mac? That’s the question to ask and ...  


[Tue Apr 23rd 11:20 pm] Foxconn and Wisconsin renegotiate factory agreement, future of project uncertain


According to a letter Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers sent to Foxconn executive Louis Woo, the state is renegotiating a deal that promised the Taiwan-based company incentives in return for bu...


[Tue Apr 23rd 10:41 pm] President Trump met privately with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, reportedly complained about follower count


After reporting strong Q1 earnings this morning, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey this afternoon met with President Trump at the White House. The goal of the meeting was to talk about “protecting the health...


[Tue Apr 23rd 10:30 pm] About That Revolution Of Siri Shortcuts


If there is one new use accessible technology from Apple in the past few years that shows the most promise, it’s Siri Shortcuts. These are easy to use, easy to create, and easy to manage shortcuts t...


[Tue Apr 23rd 10:17 pm] 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Mac to an SSD


This was written a few months ago, by the awesome Steve Sande by the way, but is worth discussing. Chances are good that if you have an older Mac, it has an internal hard disk drive. Today, we’ll lo...


[Tue Apr 23rd 10:15 pm] Apple Hit with Class Action Lawsuit over Defective iPhone Sleep/Wake Buttons


Apple is being hit with a new class-action lawsuit concerning multiple iPhones that are now several years old. The lawsuit, which was filed in a San Diego County Superior Court, alleges that Apple kno...


[Tue Apr 23rd 10:11 pm] Snapchat reports increase in active users for Q1 2019, beats analyst expectations


Snap today reported its Q1 2019 earnings, beating analyst estimates across the board. As detailed by CNBC, the company reported $320 million in revenue, with a less per share of 10 cents. The company...


[Tue Apr 23rd 10:00 pm] Professional portfolio case supports your iPad Pro at any angle [Review]


The STM Atlas portfolio case protects the latest iPad Pro models while also serving as a portable stand. This case can hold up the tablet at a broad range of angles, giving it an advantage over most o...


[Tue Apr 23rd 9:53 pm] Which iPad should you buy? Hands-on with the iPad, iPad mini 5, iPad Air 3, and iPad Pro


Apple currently sells four tablets — the entry-level iPad, the portable iPad mini, the midrange iPad Air 3, and the powerful iPad Pro — but which iPad is right for your needs? Watch our hands-on...


[Tue Apr 23rd 9:49 pm] iOS: How to Control Which Apps Can Access Your Contacts (You Should)


Sometimes an iOS app wants access to your Contacts — for good but sometimes also bad reasons. Here’s how control which apps can read your iOS Contacts. And revoke permission if necessary.


[Tue Apr 23rd 9:39 pm] How Painting with Apple Pencil May Soon ‘Feel’ More Realistic Than Ever


The Apple Pencil allows users to write, draw or illustrate on their iPads – and while it does so extremely well, it’s not without its limitations. Luckily, Apple seems to be developing various fea...


[Tue Apr 23rd 9:39 pm] Tim Cook on Apple’s values, regulation, excessive phone use, health, and more


Tim Cook is not one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2019. Nonetheless, as a three-time honoree of that list, he was invited to be interviewed by Nancy Gibbs at the Time 100 Summit. As ex...


[Tue Apr 23rd 9:35 pm] Apple releases third public beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.5


Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.5...


[Tue Apr 23rd 9:35 pm] Apple releases third public beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.5


Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.5...


[Tue Apr 23rd 9:33 pm] Review: Withings fitness suite pairs wearables and smart scales for easy fitness tracking [Video]


After selling to Nokia and then returning to its own brand, Withings is back in action bringing stylish and functional fitness devices to market. The way that I first got turned on to Withings was wh...


[Tue Apr 23rd 8:52 pm] Apple CEO Tim Cook: Technology needs government regulation


Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for more government regulation on the technology industry...


[Tue Apr 23rd 8:52 pm] Apple CEO Tim Cook: Technology needs government regulation


Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for more government regulation on the technology industry...


[Tue Apr 23rd 8:46 pm] WiFi-Connected, App-Enhanced Security Cam with Night Vision and Motion Detection: $149.99


We have a deal on the LizaTech 1080p Wireless WiFi Battery IP Camera. This 1080p camera is wireless, has a motion sensor, a 104 degree view, night vision, and a lot more. Check out the list of specs o...


[Tue Apr 23rd 8:42 pm] Steve Jobs part of sculpture series with dark view of tech’s titans


Few modern-day figures inspire art like Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. His face has been painted on canvas, tattooed on forearms, vilified on the silver screen and deified in sculpture. Now, Jobs is the...


[Tue Apr 23rd 8:32 pm] Apple CEO Cook: ‘We focus on policies, not politics’


Today at the TIME 100 Summit, Apple CEO Tim Cook opened the event with an interview with Nancy Gibbs...


[Tue Apr 23rd 8:32 pm] Apple CEO Cook: ‘We focus on policies, not politics’


Today at the TIME 100 Summit, Apple CEO Tim Cook opened the event with an interview with Nancy Gibbs...


[Tue Apr 23rd 8:27 pm] Jack Dorsey Will Talk to President Trump About Twitter


Jack Dorsey and other Twitter executives will have a 30 minute meeting with President Trump about “The health of the public conversation on Twitter.” “As you know, I believe that conversation, n...


[Tue Apr 23rd 8:22 pm] Exclusive: Apple supplier Jabil to close Silicon Valley site, impacting nearly 300 employees


Jabil, a manufacturer for tech giants like Apple, is closing one of its Silicon Valley sites and laying off or transferring hundreds of local employees.


[Tue Apr 23rd 8:16 pm] Apple to Offer Priority, Next-Day Repairs for MacBooks with Faulty Butterfly Keyboards


Apple will begin prioritizing MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repairs at its brick-and-mortar locations, which could lead to much quicker service for impacted users. That’s according to an internal...


[Tue Apr 23rd 8:02 pm] Apple launches Apple TV channel on YouTube


Over the last few weeks Apple has quietly debuted a new YouTube channel dedicated to one of its services...


[Tue Apr 23rd 8:02 pm] Apple launches Apple TV channel on YouTube


Over the last few weeks Apple has quietly debuted a new YouTube channel dedicated to one of its services...


[Tue Apr 23rd 8:00 pm] macOS 10.15: Release Date, Name, and Features Coming to Apple Computers


Apple is about to take a big step toward finally bridging the gap between its two marquis operating systems: its desktop macOS and the iOS used for iPhones and iPads. The tech giant’s Worldwide Deve...


[Tue Apr 23rd 7:47 pm] Apple offers next-day repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards


After years of user complaints, it looks like Apple is starting to prioritize repairs for busted MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards. According to a memo obtained by Mac Rumors, Apple has started to sto...


[Tue Apr 23rd 7:45 pm] [Sponsor] Morning Brew


There’s a reason over 1 million people start their day with Morning Brew — the daily email that delivers the latest news from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. Business news doesn’t have to be dry...


[Tue Apr 23rd 7:41 pm] What’s new in Apple’s iOS 12.3


Hot on the heels of the release of iOS 12.2 last month...


[Tue Apr 23rd 7:41 pm] What’s new in Apple’s iOS 12.3


Hot on the heels of the release of iOS 12.2 last month...


[Tue Apr 23rd 7:40 pm] Apple Finally Serious About MacBook Keyboard Problems


Apple is now serious about MacBook keyboard problems some people may have, and repairs at Apple Stores promise next-day turnaround. Most keyboard-related repairs will be required to be completed in st...


[Tue Apr 23rd 7:40 pm] Instagram adds new quiz sticker for asking multiple choice questions through Stories


Instagram first added support for polls in Stories two years ago, and today the feature is being updated with support for multiple choice questions. The new “quiz sticker” allows users to ask the...


[Tue Apr 23rd 7:28 pm] Apple launches YouTube channel all about TV and movies


Apple is gearing up for the launch of its Apple TV+ streaming service this fall with the creation of a new YouTube channel dedicated to movie and TV shows. The channel serves up teasers, clips, behind...


[Tue Apr 23rd 7:15 pm] Review: Arlo Ultra is a 4K HomeKit-ready smart home camera with endless features


Arlo Ultra is the most capable smart home camera yet, with a laundry list of features including forthcoming HomeKit compatibility to back up the hefty price tag. AppleInsider tests it out.


[Tue Apr 23rd 7:10 pm] Apple sets 24-hour turnaround time for MacBook keyboard repairs


Apple has ordered that sticky MacBook keys be repaired fast enough that, whenever possible, the owner can get their computer back the next day. The company says only a small number of its laptops deve...


[Tue Apr 23rd 7:08 pm] Apple Pay Austria Possibly Launching Tomorrow


Rumor has it that Apple Pay Austria is supposed to launch tomorrow, although we’re not sure which banks will support it at launch.


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:55 pm] Botanists Use Drone to Find Flower Thought Extinct: Hibiscadelphus woodii


How about some wholesome news for once? Recently, botanists in Hawaii used a drone to find a flower they thought was extinct: Hibiscadelphus woodii. During the expedition that led to the rediscovery o...


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:55 pm] Why Mac users should install a dedicated download manager


While streaming services have cut down on the amount of downloading most of us have to do nowadays...


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:55 pm] Why Mac users should install a dedicated download manager


While streaming services have cut down on the amount of downloading most of us have to do nowadays...


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:52 pm] Apple’s iPad Pro Might Finally Gain Mouse Support in iOS 13


Apple may finally add mouse support to the iPad lineup in its upcoming iOS 13 software update, according to a new report. MacStories editor Federico Viticci, on the latest episode of the Connected pod...


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:49 pm] Intel refreshes H-series processor used in 2018 MacBook Pro, still 14nm


Intel has refreshed its H-series processor line that was used in the 2018 MacBook Pro with a collection that boasts one eight-core processor capable of a 5GHz clock speed, but one that is a...


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:39 pm] Penney’s vs Apple Pay, Tesla Robotaxis – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-23


Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about JC Penney’s removing Apple Pay and Elon Musk’s vision for Tesla taxicabs.


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:30 pm] Tiny attachment gives iPhone better ECG than Apple Watch


AliveCor‘s KardiaMobile has been cleared by the FDA to detect the three most common heart arrhythmias. It’s the only personal ECG cleared to do so. That puts this pocket-size phone accessory well...


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:23 pm] Powerbeats Pro will only be available in black at launch


Beats fans that are hoping to scoop up the colorful new Powerbeats Pro might be a bit disappointed with the color options when units arrive in stores in May. Apple revealed the Powerbeats Pro wireless...


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:15 pm] Tim Cook warns government can’t save us from climate change


Apple CEO Tim Cook made an appearance at the TIME 100 Summit in New York City today where he spoke about leadership and innovation. Cook sat down with Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs who asked about...


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:13 pm] Apple denies using face recognition in its stores after teen sues over false arrest


Ousmane Bah has pretty solid alibi during the time frame that police say a thief used his name and ID...


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:13 pm] Apple denies using face recognition in its stores after teen sues over false arrest


Ousmane Bah has pretty solid alibi during the time frame that police say a thief used his name and ID...


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:08 pm] Apple Quietly Launches Dedicated Apple TV YouTube Channel


Apple has created a new Apple TV YouTube channel. You’ll see trailers for upcoming shows and movies, behind the scenes clips, and more.


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:02 pm] Apple TV YouTube channel debuts, featuring behind-the-scenes videos, trailers, and more


As it prepares its full entry into streaming TV for later this year, Apple has quietly launched a dedicated YouTube channel for Apple TV. On the channel, Apple showcases trailers, clips, and more for...


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:00 pm] iOS 13 rumors: Everything you need to know


Like clockwork, Apple releases a major revision of iOS every year. The company formally unveils the new operating system for iPhone and iPad at WWDC in June, followed by a beta testing period and t...


[Tue Apr 23rd 6:00 pm] Pad & Quill’s Oxford iPad Sleeve swallows a 2018 iPad Pro and Magic keyboard


Pad & Quill’s leather Oxford iPad Sleeve is an utter bargain at its sale price of $119.95. I have owned a similar sleeve for years, one that was originally conceived to fit a MacBook, and it’s sof...


[Tue Apr 23rd 5:51 pm] Nancy Gibbs Interviews Tim Cook at Time 100 Summit


Nancy Gibbs interviewed Tim Cook at the Time 100 Summit today. Among the topics discussed were privacy, encryption, politics, and more.


[Tue Apr 23rd 5:41 pm] ATTO XstreamCORE ET8200 to have hardware accelerated iSCSI built in


ATTO Technology, Inc. has announced the availability of ATTO xCORE hardware accelerated iSCSI, a low latency implementation of standard TCP/IP based iSCSI, in their ATTO XstreamCORE ET 8200 storage co...


[Tue Apr 23rd 5:40 pm] Apple claims it isn’t scanning customers’ faces, after teen sues for $1 billion


Apple is being accused of using facial recognition software in its Apple Stores to arrest the wrong person for theft — a New York student who’s now suing Apple for $1 billion. And while Appl...


[Tue Apr 23rd 5:35 pm] Swift developer at Apple offers API and performance tips, more in podcast interview


Michael Ilseman is a developer on Apple’s Swift team – and he recently joined John Sundell on the latest episode of his “Swift by Sundell” podcast. Ilseman’s appearance on the show comes fo...


[Tue Apr 23rd 5:28 pm] How to save $1,000 or more on a new iMac


First you have to do a little bit of homework...


[Tue Apr 23rd 5:28 pm] How to save $1,000 or more on a new iMac


First you have to do a little bit of homework...


[Tue Apr 23rd 5:27 pm] Apple now repairing MacBook keyboards in-store, promising next-day turnaround time


Apple is making a notable change to how it handles repairs for users suffering from keyboard problems with their MacBook and MacBook Pro. The company will now complete keyboard-related repairs in-sto...


[Tue Apr 23rd 5:09 pm] Tim Cook calls for regulation of tech industry with ‘serious issues,’ says government encryption case was rigged


Today at the TIME 100 Summit, Apple CEO Tim Cook opened the event with an interview with Nancy Gibbs. The conversation ranged from topics like corporate values, politics, privacy, encryption, regulat...


[Tue Apr 23rd 5:00 pm] With iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Apple may deliver badly needed photo management improvements


A new report has highlighted several new features and changes predicted to be announced at WWDC...


[Tue Apr 23rd 5:00 pm] With iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 Apple may deliver badly needed photo management improvements


A new report has highlighted several new features and changes predicted to be announced at WWDC...


[Tue Apr 23rd 5:00 pm] Leaked internal memo suggests Apple now requires most keyboard-related repairs to be carried out in store with a quoted next-day turnaround time (Joe Rossignol/MacRumors)


Joe Rossignol / MacRumors: Leaked internal memo suggests Apple now requires most keyboard-related repairs to be carried out in store with a quoted next-day turnaround time  —  Apple has indicate...


[Tue Apr 23rd 4:52 pm] Kool Tools: TSP847II AirPrint POS printer


Star Micronics has launched the TSP847II AirPrint POS printer (https://star-emea.com/products/tsp847ii-airprint/). This printer, which costs approximately $400, follows the recently launched Star TSP6...


[Tue Apr 23rd 4:40 pm] Beats releasing black Powerbeats Pro earphones in May, other color options coming this summer


Plan on purchasing Beats Powerbeats Pro at launch when they hit stores next month? You may have to wait a little longer if you’ve been eyeing certain colors. The post Beats releasing black Powerb...


[Tue Apr 23rd 4:40 pm] AT&T Has No Plans to Stop Promoting Its Fake 5G Service


While major carriers continuing rolling out actual 5G cellular service across the U.S., one carrier, AT&T, seems to be determined to confuse its customers by leading them to believe they’re already...


[Tue Apr 23rd 4:33 pm] Apple Pay rumored launching in Austria on Wednesday


Apple Pay will reportedly launch in Austria on Wednesday, arriving there well after the U.S. and many European neighbors.


[Tue Apr 23rd 4:32 pm] Mouse and trackpad support coming to iPad in iOS 13?


On last week’s episode of the Connected podcast, MacStories editor Federico Viticci...


[Tue Apr 23rd 4:32 pm] Mouse and trackpad support coming to iPad in iOS 13?


On last week’s episode of the Connected podcast, MacStories editor Federico Viticci...


[Tue Apr 23rd 4:29 pm] How to Use Do Not Disturb on iPhone or iPad


If you want your iPhone or iPad to be silent for a while and not beep, buzz, chime, and pester you with notifications and alerts, then Do Not Disturb mode is for you. Do Not Disturb is an excellent fe...


[Tue Apr 23rd 4:15 pm] Amazon’s Mac Accessory sale, latest 15-inch MacBook Pro and more are the best deals for April 23


Amazon’s Mac accessory sale, deals on the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro and the latest Anker offers highlight Tuesday’s 9to5Toys Lunch Break. Head below for more. The post Amazon’s Mac Accessory...


[Tue Apr 23rd 4:11 pm] ∞ Watch Tim Cook speak at the 2019 TIME 100 Summit


Tim spoke at the 2019 TIME 100 Summit this morning. You can watch it on the embedded video by going to the 1:41:30 mark.


[Tue Apr 23rd 4:04 pm] 4 More Animoji Coming to iOS 13: A Cow, Octopus, Emoji Face, and Maybe Even Mickey Mouse


With Apple expected to unveil the first developer preview of its next major iOS update — iOS 13 — in only a few more weeks, developers with an inside track have been giving us some new insights i...


[Tue Apr 23rd 4:00 pm] Apple Pencil could be joined by Apple Paintbrush


The Apple Pencil is used for drawing and paining in an iPad, but Apple is considering an alternate version that’s a more literal interpretation of a paintbrush. The company just received a patent fo...


[Tue Apr 23rd 4:00 pm] Teen Sues Apple for $1 Billion, Claiming Facial Recognition Led to False Arrest


A New York teen’s life was made miserable because of mistaken identity cases caused by Apple’s facial recognition software, according to a $1 billion lawsuit filed against Apple on Monday. ...


[Tue Apr 23rd 3:47 pm] Student sues Apple for $1 billion, claims face-recognition caused false arrest


Apple is being sued for $1 billion by a college student who blames the company's facial recognition software for his wrongful arrest.        


[Tue Apr 23rd 3:34 pm] Apple Denies Using Facial Recognition in Stores


A New York teen sued Apple, saying its facial recognition in a store led to his false arrest. But Apple says it doesn’t use that tech.


[Tue Apr 23rd 3:30 pm] Mouse support over USB-C could arrive for iPad Pro in iOS 13


Apple could include the ability to use a mouse or trackpad within iOS 13, a report suggests, which beyond accessibility could enable the iPad or iPad Pro to more directly compete with noteb...


[Tue Apr 23rd 3:21 pm] Wells Fargo Sours On Apple’s iPhone Shipments


Another Wall Street analyst is souring on Apple’s iPhone sales for the second quarter, with Wells Fargo lowering its forecast earlier Tuesday (April 23). According to a report in SeekingAlpha, Wells...


[Tue Apr 23rd 3:17 pm] Teen Suing Apple for $1 Billion Claiming Facial Recognition Led to False Arrest


An eighteen-year-old student in New York is suing Apple for a staggering $1 billion after being falsely connected to a series of Apple Store thefts that occurred across several U.S. states, pointing t...


[Tue Apr 23rd 3:11 pm] Score a lifetime of VPN protection for only $25 today


If you still surf the Web without the protection of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) you may as well be leaving your laptop open and unattended in a busy coffeeshop. Hackers are becoming increasingly a...


[Tue Apr 23rd 3:05 pm] JCPenney explains why it dropped Apple Pay


JCPenney quietly ditched Apple Pay this month...


[Tue Apr 23rd 3:05 pm] JCPenney explains why it dropped Apple Pay


JCPenney quietly ditched Apple Pay this month...


[Tue Apr 23rd 3:05 pm] iPad Pro could work with USB-C mouse very soon


Among its other new features, iOS 13 could bring USB-C mouse support to the iPad, a new report claims. The rumor comes courtesy of MacStories editor Federico Viticci, who revealed it on the latest epi...


[Tue Apr 23rd 3:00 pm] Houzz app gets ‘My Room 3D’ tool update, now able to place tile flooring in AR


Popular home renovation and design app, Houzz, is out today with an update to its augmented reality My Room 3D tool to let users on iOS and Android virtually tile their floors. The post Houzz app g...


[Tue Apr 23rd 2:58 pm] Teen suing Apple after being arrested allegedly using facial recognition software


A teenager in New York is suing one of the biggest companies in the world for $1 billion. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.        


[Tue Apr 23rd 2:56 pm] Apple Pay reportedly launching in Austria tomorrow


Apple Pay has been gradually making its way across the globe. After debuting in Saudia Arabia and Czech Republic, the contactless service is now expected to launch in Austria tomorrow, Wednesday 24th...