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[3:00 am] Join Apple’s Ecosystem And Pay Forever


With few exceptions, humans are inveterate joiners. We attach ourselves to various and sundry organizations. We have politics and religion as a perfect example. Schools and neighborhoods come to mind....


[1:45 am] Report: Apple acquires Italian startup Stamplay, which specializes in backend automation, for about €5M (Joe Rossignol/MacRumors)


Joe Rossignol / MacRumors: Report: Apple acquires Italian startup Stamplay, which specializes in backend automation, for about €5M  —  Apple has acquired Italian startup Stamplay, which offere...


[1:32 am] Vox reportedly joins Apple news service, other Vox Media properties not available at launch


A report on Thursday claims Apple has signed explanatory news website Vox to an upcoming subscription service expected to debut alongside a video streaming solution at a special event on Ma...


[12:51 am] Apple reaches deal with Vox for upcoming Apple News subscription service, report says


Bloomberg reports this evening that Apple has signed another publisher to its upcoming premium Apple News subscription service. According to the report, Apple has inked a deal with Vox to be a part o...


[12:40 am] Source: Apple has signed up Vox for its upcoming news subscription service; other Vox Media properties will not participate initially (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)


Mark Gurman / Bloomberg: Source: Apple has signed up Vox for its upcoming news subscription service; other Vox Media properties will not participate initially  —  Apple Inc. signed Vox to be par...


[12:00 am] What I Want From An Apple Credit Card


Word on the streets is that Apple plans to introduce its own credit card. Why not? Apple can afford to buy a few credit card-issuing banks but just slapping the Apple logo onto a bank credit card is ...


[Thu Mar 21st 11:33 pm] Which Carrier Has the Fastest 4G LTE Data Speeds in the US?


While the hype surrounding 5G is strong, the vast majority of us rely on — and will continue to rely on — 4G LTE. Because of that, it’s useful to know which U.S. carrier has the fastest 4G LTE....


[Thu Mar 21st 11:27 pm] ‘Bronze Age iPhone’ found buried with 4,000-year-old remains of woman in ancient grave under pub


A KNIFE dubbed the “i-Phone of the Bronze Age” which has kept its cutting edge for over 4,000 years has been found in an ancient grave by workmen at a pub. The amazing find was made by builders wh...


[Thu Mar 21st 11:00 pm] OtterBox folio case protects the iPad Pro while showing it off [Review]


The OtterBox Symmetry Series 360 has everything you’d expect from a folio case designed for Apple’s latest iPad Pro, but it also includes a feature that might surprise you: the back is clear, allo...


[Thu Mar 21st 11:00 pm] Where Are All The Retina 5K Displays?


Much of my day is spent slaving over a hot keyboard. Specifically, a MacBook Air that I tote from one location to another throughout the day. I love that Mac, but I have a lover on the side. ...  


[Thu Mar 21st 11:00 pm] Browse and torrent securely with a powerful VPN [Deals]


If you’re concerned about security and privacy online, browsing with a VPN is the only way to go. But if you need high speed connections for things like streaming or torrenting, details matter. So t...


[Thu Mar 21st 10:36 pm] Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners


Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.


[Thu Mar 21st 10:31 pm] Twitter testing support for sharing and viewing Live Photos on iOS


Apple first introduced Live Photos alongside the iPhone 6S in 2015. Since then, however, the popularity of the feature has been affected by a lack of support on the majority of social networks. At lo...


[Thu Mar 21st 10:10 pm] What’s Missing In The New iMac Models



[Thu Mar 21st 10:05 pm] 7 Things Early Reviewers Love (and Hate) About the New iPad mini


Apple this week refreshed one of its most beloved iPads. On Monday, the company debuted a new iPad mini — the first update to the product in several years. And while it may not be an “iPad mini Pr...


[Thu Mar 21st 10:00 pm] How Apple’s TV service can stand out in a crowded market


Apple is undoubtedly going to throw its hat into the streaming TV markets during a big press event on Monday, where its service will have to compete against dozens of rivals, some household names. Alt...


[Thu Mar 21st 9:44 pm] Google Stadia and Apple AR Gaming, Good Data Collection, with Andrew Orr – ACM 506


Google Stadia looks likely to shake up the gaming world, but there’s more than one way to skin a gaming cat, and Apple is focused on AR. Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest cohost Andrew Orr to discuss...


[Thu Mar 21st 9:32 pm] The Least Secure Programming Languages


The design, structure and syntax of a programming language can lead the average programmer into a minefield of unsuspected programming errors. Those errors lead to vulnerabilities. But which languages...


[Thu Mar 21st 9:01 pm] New York Times’ tech columnist deleted Facebook last year. Here’s what changed (and what didn’t).


When Facebook and its family of apps experienced a daylong malfunction last week...


[Thu Mar 21st 8:49 pm] Comcast launches new $5/mo streaming box, MPAA report highlights strong streaming growth


Apple is expected to introduce its streaming video service in just a few days, but the market is already incredibly crowed with other streaming services. Adding to that today is Comcast, which is lau...


[Thu Mar 21st 8:49 pm] Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years


Brian Krebs: The Facebook source said the investigation so far indicates between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users may have had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable...


[Thu Mar 21st 8:46 pm] Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years; Change your Facebook and/or Instagram password now


The Facebook source said the investigation so far indicates between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users may have had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by more than 20,...


[Thu Mar 21st 8:43 pm] Apple Stores across the world will offer livestreams of March 25th Special Event


Apple is offering visitors to its stores across the world an opportunity to watch March 25th’s Special Event with friends and other Apple fans on the big screen. Stores with Video Walls will host s...


[Thu Mar 21st 8:37 pm] Microsoft ships antivirus for macOS, renames Windows Defender to ‘Microsoft Defender’


Microsoft is bringing its Windows Defender anti-malware application to macOS...


[Thu Mar 21st 8:27 pm] Apple reportedly acquires Italian startup Stamplay


Apple has acquired a small Italian startup called Stamplay...


[Thu Mar 21st 8:00 pm] How to delete all your tweets with Cardigan


Deleting your old tweets is pretty easy. Maybe you want to wipe the slate clean. Maybe you just prefer to limit your public history on Twitter. Today we see how to delete all your Tweets with Cardigan...


[Thu Mar 21st 7:57 pm] Apple secures rights to AirPower trademark


Amid launch rumors that Apple is preparing to release the AirPower sometime soon...


[Thu Mar 21st 7:47 pm] New AirPods with Wireless Charging Cases Are Already Selling out


If you want to get your hands on the new second-generation AirPods with the wireless charging case, you may want to act fast. It looks like they’re already starting to sell out. Just one day after t...


[Thu Mar 21st 7:37 pm] Elizabeth Holmes failed to copy Steve Jobs in one critical way


Disgraced tech entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes was known to worship the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and she wore a black turtle neck every day to show it. How could someone who tried to emulate Job...


[Thu Mar 21st 7:30 pm] Stronger Evidence for iTunes DRM Crack


More movies exclusive to iTunes have been leaked to pirate websites, providing stronger evidence for an iTunes DRM crack.


[Thu Mar 21st 7:30 pm] Tease Out Playful Pics With Plinkit, the Newest iOS Photo Sharing App


LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Plinkit is the only photo sharing application available that will tease out images, one piece at a time. Brought to you by Southern Rose, a new Los Angeles...


[Thu Mar 21st 7:23 pm] Movavi Video Editor 15 Plus For Mac: $19


We have a deal on the Movavi Video Editor Plus for Mac. This movie editor lets you animate objects with keyframes, has more than 160 filters, has multitrack editing and built-in soundtracks, a montage...


[Thu Mar 21st 7:16 pm] Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, iMovie Updated Today


Apple has updated a bunch of its Mac apps today, including Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and iMovie. For all four apps, Apple has added a feature that detects media files that could be incompatib...


[Thu Mar 21st 7:00 pm] Apple Music Launches Multi-Lingual Playlist ‘Suave’


Apple Music has launched a multi-lingual playlist called Suave. It’s a global R&B playlist with songs in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.


[Thu Mar 21st 6:57 pm] Facebook admits hundreds of millions of passwords were exposed


It’s time to change your Facebook and Instagram passwords again. Facebook revealed today that it unknowingly stored hundreds of millions of passwords in a readable format on its internal storage sys...


[Thu Mar 21st 6:43 pm] Apple Music launching new multi-lingual playlist ‘Suave’ this week


Apple Music is launching a new multi-lingual playlist today, as first reported by Billboard. The new playlist is called “Suave” and highlights R&B songs from various parts of the world. The pos...


[Thu Mar 21st 6:42 pm] Dear Apple, is my heart okay?


Results from the Apple Heart Study suggest that Apple Watch could someday reshape healthcare...


[Thu Mar 21st 6:41 pm] Headphones (including AirPods), Apple’s Premium News Service – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-21


Dave Hamilton and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss AirPods and alternatives, and chat about Apple’s premium news serivce.


[Thu Mar 21st 6:33 pm] Apple acquires Italian startup that specializes in backend automation


Apple recently acquired a startup that could soon help the iPhone-maker deliver better backend tools to iOS and macOS developers. Stamplay, an Italian startup that specialized in building a “low cod...


[Thu Mar 21st 6:28 pm] Final Cut Pro & iMovie for Mac update to prep for macOS dropping 32-bit support


Apple on Thursday updated its two Mac video editing suites, Final Cut Pro and iMovie, with tools geared to ensure videos remain compatible as macOS drops all 32-bit app support.


[Thu Mar 21st 6:28 pm] How to Format Emails on Mail for Mac the Easy Way


Want to format your emails for some extra style and pizazz on the Mac? If you want to change the style and format of emails in Mail for Mac to customize the appearance of any email composition, forwar...


[Thu Mar 21st 6:20 pm] Apple Buys App Backend Startup Stamplay


LONDON – Apple has reportedly acquired Italian start-up Stamplay. AppleInsider reported that the deal is worth $5.6 million.  The company provides developers with a backend from which they can run...


[Thu Mar 21st 6:19 pm] Golden Apple Surprises United Township High School Teacher with Prestigious Award for Excellence in Teaching


CHICAGO, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden Apple, a leading Illinois nonprofit committed to recognizing exemplary educators and developing future educators, today surprised Heather Monson, a high...


[Thu Mar 21st 6:17 pm] Facebook Confirms ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of User Passwords Could Be Read By Employees


Facebook messed up again, confirming that it had stored user unencrypted passwords in a way that let employees easily see them. The social media giant admitted in a blog post on Thursday that it had s...


[Thu Mar 21st 6:13 pm] Apple’s New Services, Products Prompt Shares Upgrade


Apple shares got a boost on Thursday (March 21) after Wall Street investment firm Needham raised its rating from “buy” to “strong buy.” According to a report from CNBC, Needham said it raised...


[Thu Mar 21st 6:08 pm] AirPower Image Hidden on Updated AirPods Page


An official AirPower image was hidden in the source code of the updated AirPods page, it has emerged. 9to5Mac found the image, which showed an iPhone XS and new AirPods being charged on the as-yet u...


[Thu Mar 21st 6:00 pm] Are AirPods 2 worth the price of an upgrade?


If you already own AirPods, should you upgrade to AirPods 2? That depends. But if you never had AirPods before, now is the time to buy. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Thu Mar 21st 5:53 pm] Apple updates Final Cut Pro X


Apple has updated Final Cut Pro X, its pro video editing app, to version 10.4.6. The app costs $299.99 for new users. It, and the update, are available at the Mac App Store. According to Apple’s rel...


[Thu Mar 21st 5:51 pm] Hundreds of Millions of Facebook Passwords Were Stored as Plain Text. For Years.


For years, Facebook stored hundreds of millions of users’ passwords as plain text which could be searched by thousands of employees.


[Thu Mar 21st 5:47 pm] Apple releases Final Cut Pro 10.4.6 with stability and bug fixes


Apple has issued a stability and bug fix update for Final Cut Pro X. Version 10.4.6, now available via the Mac App Store, focuses primarily on boosting the reliability of Apple’s flagship NLE. The...


[Thu Mar 21st 5:41 pm] Robocalls: AT&T CEO gets spam call alert on his Apple Watch during a live interview


At an Economic Club event in Washington, DC, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson was interrupted on stage by a robocall.        


[Thu Mar 21st 5:40 pm] Apple Store app updated to highlight new Today at Apple sessions, iPhone trade-ins


Apple updated its Apple Store app today with a few new features to spotlight Today at Apple sessions and make participating in the Apple GiveBack program easier. The update brings the app to version...


[Thu Mar 21st 5:26 pm] Moleskine Launches Sketch App Called Moleskine Flow


Moleskine Flow is an all-new way to create simple drawings, complex works of art, and beautiful notes all on your iPad and iPhone. Moleskine Flow has been built from the ground up with creators in mi...


[Thu Mar 21st 5:10 pm] Apple reportedly acquires Italian backend development startup Stamplay


Apple has acquired a small Italian startup called Stamplay, according to a new report from local newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. Stamplay was founded in 2012 with a specialization in cloud development a...


[Thu Mar 21st 5:05 pm] Windows Defender ATP Coming to macOS


Microsoft announced that Windows Defender ATP—its built-in anti-malware tool—is coming to macOS.


[Thu Mar 21st 5:03 pm] Panic launches Coda 2.7 with Dark Mode, new app icon and appearance, more


Panic’s Coda web code editor has joined the dark side, at least for macOS Mojave users. Coda 2.7 for Mac now supports Apple’s system-wide Dark Mode appearance feature when running macOS 10.14 or...


[Thu Mar 21st 4:49 pm] Facebook passwords for hundreds of millions of users were exposed to Facebook employees


Facebook confirms that user passwords were being stored in a readable format on Facebook servers. Hundreds of millions of accounts will be notified accordingly.


[Thu Mar 21st 4:48 pm] Apple will reportedly set prices and host streaming for TV partner channels in new service


We expect Apple to announce a new video service in two parts on Monday. Half will contain original TV shows with major Hollywood stars produced with Apple’s money that will likely debut this fall....


[Thu Mar 21st 4:47 pm] Apple begins notifying WWDC 2019 lottery winners ahead of June conference


After opening registration last week, Apple today has started notifying winners of its WWDC 2019 lottery. These winners are now able to purchase a ticket to the event for $1599. The post Apple begi...


[Thu Mar 21st 4:42 pm] Pay Bills With Apple Pay Using Doxo


A bill payment app called doxo is adding the ability to pay bills with Apple Pay. With doxo you already have a single account from which to pay your bills. With Apple Pay you now have a safe, secure w...


[Thu Mar 21st 4:30 pm] 9to5Toys Lunch Break: Latest MacBook Pro $400 off, Pioneer CarPlay Receiver $250, WD 8TB Desktop Drive $130, more


9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay up to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be...


[Thu Mar 21st 4:24 pm] Apple pays $5.6M to acquire Italian app backend startup Stamplay


Apple is rumored to have acquired Stamplay, an Italian startup that aims to simplify cloud-based development of apps for businesses, with Apple believed to have paid around 5 million euros...


[Thu Mar 21st 4:20 pm] President Trump: China tariffs could stay in place for a ‘substantial period of time, ‘ still-developing trade deal ‘is coming along nicely’


President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration’s tariffs on Chinese imports...


[Thu Mar 21st 4:19 pm] Microsoft Defender anti-virus is coming to protect your Mac


Microsoft might see the Mac as a threat to its Windows platform, but that won’t stop it from protecting macOS users. The company’s Defender anti-virus software, previously a Windows exclusive, has...


[Thu Mar 21st 4:14 pm] Apple and Microsoft Make it Easier to Manage School Apple IDs


Apple and Microsoft team up to provide a federated authentication solution for Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD).


[Thu Mar 21st 4:09 pm] Is AirPower Already ‘Too Little, Too Late?’


Following a week of daily hardware announcements — iPads on Monday, iMacs on Tuesday, and AirPods on Wednesday — Apple now appears to have thrown a curveball, with no new product announcements to...


[Thu Mar 21st 4:09 pm] Change your Facebook and Instagram password, company admits millions of passcodes were viewable by employees


Uh-oh, says Facebook, it turns out millions of user passcodes were stored in plaint text on the social network’s servers. Facebook disclosed the mistake that risked exposing the passwords of Facebo...


[Thu Mar 21st 4:08 pm] Dow jumps 200 points, led by Apple


Apple broke its 200-day moving average for the first time since November...


[Thu Mar 21st 4:03 pm] Zero-day Safari exploits allowed complete takeover of Mac


White-hat hackers at a security conference in Vancouver have found two zero-day Safari exploits...


[Thu Mar 21st 4:03 pm] 9 ways Apple’s credit card could disrupt everything


Apple is expected to introduce a credit card in partnership with Goldman Sachs. How could it make this card a must-have item for its premium customers?How Apple can thrive While the attention is fo...


[Thu Mar 21st 4:00 pm] New AirPods 2019: Why Apple Enthusiasts Are Calling Them a "Half-Upgrade"


Second-generation AirPods have finally arrived. Tech enthusiasts had long been itching for an upgrade, and rumors detailing AirPods 2019 refresh have built steadily for at least a year. But when Apple...


[Thu Mar 21st 3:56 pm] Apple is on a hardware-launching bonanza ahead of its big TV announcement


Apple has announced three new products so far this week, an unusual spree...


[Thu Mar 21st 3:50 pm] Sources: Amazon is beta testing video ads on its shopping app on iOS with plans for a similar product for Android later in 2019 (Spencer Soper/Bloomberg)


Spencer Soper / Bloomberg: Sources: Amazon is beta testing video ads on its shopping app on iOS with plans for a similar product for Android later in 2019  —  - Online retailer pushing video ad...


[Thu Mar 21st 3:38 pm] Apple missing from list of companies supporting OpenXR AR and VR spec


The Khronos Group has ratified and publicly released a provisional specification for OpenXR, an open standard for AR and VR platforms, but while many major firms are supporting the effort,...


[Thu Mar 21st 3:31 pm] Are You Suffering from ‘Subscription Fatigue?’ New Survey Shows Many Are


As we’ve suggested previously, Apple’s new video and news subscription services, which are expected to be announced on Monday, may be coming at the ideal time to attract new users. In a world of e...


[Thu Mar 21st 3:24 pm] New AirPower image discovered on Apple’s website


A new image of Apple’s MIA AirPower charger, alongside an iPhone XS and the new AirPods wireless charging case, has been spotted online. The image was discovered on Apple’s Australian website, app...


[Thu Mar 21st 3:19 pm] Apple’s plan for its new TV service: Sell other people’s TV services


Apple’s TV plans, explained. (Spoiler: Apple isn’t taking on Netflix yet.)


[Thu Mar 21st 3:12 pm] iPad mini review roundup: Apple’s new tiny tablet is exactly what you think it is


The new iPad mini was only announced three days ago, but the first round of reviews has already arrived. And guess what? It’s an iPad mini 4 with a better processor. The new model is pretty much...


[Thu Mar 21st 3:00 pm] AirSnap gives AirPods 2 the tough protection it deserves


Yesterday, Apple launched the long-awaited AirPods 2, and its online stores are already having trouble keeping the popular new AirPods in stock. You’ll likely be waiting a little longer while Apple...


[Thu Mar 21st 2:46 pm] All the Apple Rumors You Can Handle Heading Into Its Streaming and News Event Next Week


In case you hadn’t heard, there’s an Apple event on March 25. That’s probably why we’ve seen Apple quetly drop some refreshes of familiar products these past few days. Monday saw two slightly...


[Thu Mar 21st 2:44 pm] Hidden AirPower image with iPhone XS and new AirPods discovered on Apple site


The AirPods page was updated yesterday to highlight the new features in the updated model and mentions the wireless charging case. However, the previously featured picture of AirPods and an iPhone X...


[Thu Mar 21st 2:40 pm] Bill-paying service doxo adopts Apple Pay


Doxo, an online bill-paying service for more 2.5 million people announced today its users can now pay bills Apple Pay. Most of its users pay bills with a mobile device using the company’s app. More...


[Thu Mar 21st 2:36 pm] 4 Reasons To Buy Apple’s New AirPods — and 3 Reasons Why You Might Still Want to Wait


Apple’s released its long-awaited AirPods update yesterday, and they’re already shaping up to be at least as big of a hit as the original version, with shipping dates slipping into April only hour...


[Thu Mar 21st 2:34 pm] In battle with Apple, Qualcomm argues contradictory positions in two separate lawsuits


Qualcomm is arguing completely contradictory positions in two separate lawsuits relating to its battle with Apple. In Korea, it is arguing that court records relating to the antitrust case brought ag...


[Thu Mar 21st 2:27 pm] ★ The New iPad Mini


I’ve been a fan of the iPad Mini form factor ever since the first one. The only thing I didn’t like about the original Mini was its non-retina display. (The iPad 3 went retina earlier in 2012, and...


[Thu Mar 21st 2:19 pm] Needham upgrades Apple to ‘strong buy,’ raises price target to $225


Ahead of an event that is expected to launch both the Apple News subscription and video streaming...


[Thu Mar 21st 1:54 pm] Apple reveals spring-themed Watch bands, iPhone cases - CNET


All the pastel colors of spring can be yours.


[Thu Mar 21st 1:53 pm] LG UltraFine 31.5″ 4K Display with Thunderbolt 3 review – a large monitor with plenty of I/O [Video]


If you’re looking for a Thunderbolt 3-enabled external display, then LG is pretty much where it’s at. Not only does the Korean company produce the 34-inch 5K2K UltraWide Display, which is great f...


[Thu Mar 21st 1:44 pm] Two zero-day Safari exploits found, one allowing complete takeover of Mac


White-hat hackers at a security conference in Vancouver have found two zero-day Safari exploits, one of which allowed them to escalate their privileges to the point that they were able to completely...


[Thu Mar 21st 1:43 pm] Apple’s Growth Depends on Androids


Its best prospects depend on customers who don’t use its devices.


[Thu Mar 21st 1:30 pm] Kool Tools: iRig Micro Amp



IK Multimedia’s iRig Micro Amp is a battery-powered, ultra-compact combo amplifier with three on-board analog channels plus a high-quality digital interface for direct connection to an iPhone, iPad,...


[Thu Mar 21st 1:28 pm] Latest iPad Mini Combines Old and New


The iPad mini reviews are starting to flood in. In his, Lance Ulanoff noted, somewhat disappointedly, that many features from the old version of the device remain. There is even still a mechanical hom...


[Thu Mar 21st 1:27 pm] Bill payment service Doxo now works with Apple Pay for over 30,000 billers


Checking out in stores with your iPhone is easier than ever today, but paying bills with Apple Pay is still a challenge. Doxo is a bill payment service with a large database of billers, and their try...


[Thu Mar 21st 1:19 pm] Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell to Star in Apple’s ‘Defending Jacob’


Stars of Downton Abbey and It will be in the Apple-commissioned version of Defending Jacob, alongside Captain America’s Chris Evans.


[Thu Mar 21st 1:06 pm] Microsoft Defender brings anti-virus protection to Mac, but limited business roll-out initially


Microsoft is renaming its Windows Defender antivirus software to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), and bringing it to macOS for the first time. While Macs are significantly less vu...


[Thu Mar 21st 1:02 pm] iPad mini (2019) vs iPad 9.7in (2018)


Apple has given the iPad mini a long-awaited update. We see what it has to offer against the excellent value of the iPad 9.7in (2018)


[Thu Mar 21st 1:01 pm] Apple’s future Macs could wirelessly power keyboards and mice at a distance


Mac peripherals including keyboards could work without needing to be recharged...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:53 pm] iPad mini 2019 review roundup: The best compact tablet


The iPad mini got its first refresh in more than three years this week. The newest, fifth-generation model ships with Apple’s latest A12 Bionic processor, more RAM, and a True Tone display with more...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:48 pm] Wall Street Journal to Join Apple Premium News Service


The Wall Street Journal will feature in Apple’s expected paid-news service, however, the New York Times and Washington Post will not.


[Thu Mar 21st 12:45 pm] Find My iPhone tracks down possible armed mugger


iPhones’ high market price makes them tantalizing to thieves. Unfortunately (for criminals, at least) Apple also provides ways for these devices to be tracked down if they’re lost or displaced. Ja...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:42 pm] Microsoft brings formerly Windows-centric Defender antivirus to macOS


Reflecting its increasingly platform-agnostic stance, Microsoft on Thursday revealed plans to bring its Defender antivirus software to the Mac, if initially in limited form.


[Thu Mar 21st 12:30 pm] Apple’s TV service could hit 100 million subs in next 5 years


Apple hasn’t even debuted its streaming video service yet, and already analysts are salivating over the potential cash tidal wave it could earn Apple. According to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives, Apple...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:28 pm] doxo launches Apple Pay, simplifying bill payments to over 45,000 billers


doxo, the online bill payment service, today announced the launch of Apple Pay...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:28 pm] iMac Pro vs 27-inch iMac


Should you buy a 27in iMac, or the iMac Pro? We compare the two machines on design, features, specs and value for money


[Thu Mar 21st 12:24 pm] 2019 iPad mini review roundup: Four clear themes emerge …


The 2019 iPad mini reviews are out, and they are pretty consistent – with four clear themes emerging. First, this is an evolutionary device, not a revolutionary one. That’s in large part because...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:20 pm] iPad Air 2019 review roundup: Middle child done good


The new iPad Air might not be quite as beautiful or cutting edge as its Pro counterpart, but it’s still a gorgeous piece of tech — and a potential “Back to School” winner. That’s according t...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:03 pm] Your Mac could wirelessly power keyboards and mice at a distance in the future


Mac peripherals including keyboards could work without needing to be recharged with a cable or have new batteries installed, as Apple has been working on a wireless power supply system capa...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:01 pm] A brand-new AirPower image has appeared on Apple’s Australian site


A new image of Apple’s long-delayed AirPower wireless charger has appeared on the AirPods page of the company’s Australian website. The image, which was spotted by MacRumors, appears to show...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Apple TV makes its big-screen debut


March 21, 2007: Apple launches the Apple TV, a set-top box for bringing iTunes media to the living room. Unfortunately, the device lacks key features needed to make it a killer entertainment system. I...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:00 pm] Bill Pay Service Doxo Adds Apple Pay Compatibility


Mobile and web payment service doxo announced on Thursday (May 21) that it is adding Apple Pay compatibility, according to a release by the company. The bill pay market is worth $3.9 trillion, the com...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:00 pm] New iPads, iMacs, and AirPods, WWDC19, Spotify vs. Apple Music, and your hot takes


In the latest episode of the Macworld Podcast, we cover the news about WWDC19 and Apple’s new AirPods, iPads, and iMacs. Our feature discussion will cover the Spotify and Apple Music fracas. In o...


[Thu Mar 21st 11:40 am] iPad mini: Powerful Hardware in the Same Package


Some of the first iPad mini reviews are coming out, and so far it sounds like Matthew Panzarino is happy with it. I include that context here because, though the iPad Pro is a whole ass computer and r...


[Thu Mar 21st 11:40 am] Apple Updates Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and iMovie


Apple today updated a number of its video-related Mac apps, including Final Cut Pro, Motion, Compressor, and iMovie. Most of the updates are minor in scale, focusing on bug fixes and under-the-hood pe...


[Thu Mar 21st 11:15 am] Apple iPad mini (2019) review: same specs as larger iPad, headphone jack, and solid performance, but has huge bezels and a Lightning port instead of USB-C (Nilay Patel/The Verge)


Nilay Patel / The Verge: Apple iPad mini (2019) review: same specs as larger iPad, headphone jack, and solid performance, but has huge bezels and a Lightning port instead of USB-C  —  Sometimes...


[Thu Mar 21st 11:05 am] Apple’s streaming video service launching into a market feeling ‘subscription fatigue’ – Deloitte


Apple’s streaming video service is launching into an increasingly competitive market, and one in which consumers are already experiencing ‘subscription fatigue,’ says a new survey. The Deloitte...


[Thu Mar 21st 11:00 am] WSJ on board for upcoming Apple News subscription


The Wall Street Journal has reportedly agreed to sign up as a participant for Apple’s paid news subscription service. The service is be officially announced Monday during Apple’s “It’s Showtim...


[Thu Mar 21st 11:00 am] iPad mini review: In an age of larger iPhones, does Apple's small tablet still make sense?


Does iPad mini still have a place, now that Apple has unveiled a brand-new $399 model – its first small screen tablet since 2015?        


[Thu Mar 21st 11:00 am] iPad mini review: In an age of larger iPhones, does Apple's small tablet still make sense?


Does iPad mini still have a place, now that Apple has unveiled a brand-new $399 model – its first small screen tablet since 2015?        


[Thu Mar 21st 11:00 am] iPad mini 5 review – Apple’s latest ‘shrunken’ tablet is incredible value for money


AFTER nearly four years of silence, the iPad mini has finally been given a new lease of life. The Sun has spent a few days with Apple’s iPad mini 5, putting the small and powerful £399 slate throug...


[Thu Mar 21st 11:00 am] Apple iPad mini review (2019): Small but mighty


There’s simply no better tablet at this size, with ultimate portability and unparalleled power for its price point.


[Thu Mar 21st 11:00 am] Apple iPad mini hands-on (2019): A love letter to old fans


I've always been really fond of Apple's iPad mini; I bought the first one as a Mother's Day gift, and the iPad mini 4 was one of the first big reviews I ever wrote for Engadget. Unfortunately, App...


[Thu Mar 21st 10:55 am] GeekSuit introduces Client Folder Maker 5.0 for macOS


GeekSuit has released Client Folder Maker 5.0, a feature update to their folder creation and management utility for macOS. It allows anyone to set up a hierarchy of folders once, then instantly re-cre...


[Thu Mar 21st 10:48 am] Two Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Discovered in Safari for Mac on Day One of Pwn2Own Hacking Contest


The 19th annual CanSecWest security conference is underway in Vancouver, Canada, including the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, and two zero-day security vulnerabilities have so far been discovered in...


[Thu Mar 21st 10:34 am] Apple launches federated authentication with Microsoft Azure Active Directory for Apple School Manager


One of the key challenges for K-12 schools with Apple products is management and deployment of an identification infrastructure. While Google has their solution with G-Suite, companies like Clever a...


[Thu Mar 21st 10:24 am] Frame.io introduces 10 new features


Frame.io, a video review and collaboration platform, is rolling out 10 new features designed to improve how media professionals collaborate on video, from initial upload to final delivery and everythi...


[Thu Mar 21st 10:21 am] Smart home players can drive independent living market


Smart home vendors are uniquely positioned to drive next-generation home care services, especially in the key North American and Western European markets.  Delivering discrete remote monitoring servi...


[Thu Mar 21st 10:08 am] Package Central for macOS gets a maintenance update


Zevrix Solutions has announced Package Central 1.11.6, a maintenance update to company’s document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign.  The app automates InDesign document collection b...


[Thu Mar 21st 10:00 am] The best ways to watch March Madness without cable


Cord-cutters now have plenty of options for watching the NCAA Tournament, but not all are equal.


[Thu Mar 21st 10:00 am] It’s time for a new iMac, and here are 9 improvements we’d like to see


The current iMac design is positively ancient, by computer design standards. The 27-inch Retina iMac, with its slim design and 5K resolution, was launched in the fall of 2014. It was really only a...


[Thu Mar 21st 10:00 am] Lutron Caséta Fan Control review: Smart control for your dumb ceiling fan


The latest addition to the Lutron Caséta family delivers an excellent way integrate ceiling fans into your smart home.


[Thu Mar 21st 10:00 am] Head to head: Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 for Business


At a time when 2-in-1 tablets are coming of age in business, ultraslim laptops with traditional clamshell designs are staging a comeback with sales gains in an otherwise flat market, according to IDC....


[Thu Mar 21st 9:00 am] Apple’s show time special event: what to expect from the TV and news service announcements


Apple CEO Tim Cook will take the stage at the Steve Jobs Theater on Monday to unveil two new subscription services for the company. One is a highly anticipated video service that will put Apple...


[Thu Mar 21st 8:55 am] WhatsApp Business begins to roll out on iOS


WhatsApp Business, a separate version of WhatsApp that’s designed to allow businesses to communicate with their customers, has begun to launch on iOS. WABetaInfo reports that it discovered the...


[Thu Mar 21st 8:54 am] Apple’s Chris Evans drama series signs new lead actors


Apple has added new cast members to its original series Defending Jacob, based on a best-selling 2012 thriller novel. Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery and It actor Jaeden Martell will star opposite...


[Thu Mar 21st 7:00 am] Apple’s new iPad mini is a terrific small tablet with no competition


Sometimes smaller is better


[Thu Mar 21st 6:56 am] Apple rolls out pastel Watch bands and iPhone cases for spring


Apple has revealed new Watch bands and iPhone cases for spring, and they sure look like an explosion of colorful pastel hues to fit the season. You can now get an iPhone XS or XS Max silicone case ($3...


[Thu Mar 21st 2:13 am] Apple emphasizes celebs over gadgets with latest rollouts


Key details of Apple’s big video-streaming launch next week are still under wraps, but one thing has become clear: Hollywood stars are in at the company — and gadgets are out. The iPhone maker —...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:30 am] How to stream March Madness 2019 live on Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and Mac


Following Selection Sunday a few days ago, the March Madness stream officially kicks off in full force this week. The “First Four” play-in games are already underway, and things continue tomorrow...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:05 am] Satechi launches headphone adapter iPad Pro needed all along


Satechi just introduced an adapter for audiophiles with the new iPad Pro.  There’s no headphone jack in this tablet, so this accessory maker created a USB-C-to-3.5mm adapter.  At the same time, Sa...


[Thu Mar 21st 12:00 am] Try Apple’s New iShampoo And iVitamins


Everybody seems to have an opinion on anything and everything these days. Except maybe politicians; they have multiple opinions on the same subject. Let’s take names. Product names. Luke Dormehl thi...


[Wed Mar 20th 11:17 pm] Apple’s iOS 12.2 Update Will Have These 16 New features


By the looks of it, we’re quickly approaching the final release of iOS 12.2. The sixth beta version of the software update was released this week and the timing of Apple’s March 25 event suggests...


[Wed Mar 20th 11:14 pm] Fast Track Your Fluency with a New Approach to Learning Languages: $59


We have a deal on a lifetime subscription to Mondly, the language-learning platform. Mondly uses speech recognition and only gives positive feedback if you speak clearly and correctly. You can choose...


[Wed Mar 20th 11:08 pm] How to Use AirPods with a Mac


AirPods are the incredibly convenient wireless headphones available from Apple that setup easily with an iPhone or iPad, but many AirPods users will likely want to use their AirPods with a Mac too. Se...


[Wed Mar 20th 11:00 pm] What’s Missing In Apple’s AirPods 2.0


This is turning out to be a good week for those certified Apple Watchers™ who have waited with bated breath for some new products from the elves in Cupertino. Apple delivered, and may deliver more....


[Wed Mar 20th 11:00 pm] AltConf announces 2019 event details, including ‘Apple themed escape room’ and more


Apple last week officially confirmed WWDC 2019 details and opened registration. In conjunction with that announcement, popular “alternative Apple developer conference” AltConf today detailed its...


[Wed Mar 20th 10:38 pm] New paid Apple News service said to feature The Wall Street Journal


The Wall Street Journal plans to join a new paid subscription news service run by Apple...


[Wed Mar 20th 10:36 pm] Apple adds ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘It’ stars to cast of ‘Defending Jacob’ limited drama series


Back in September, Apple ordered a limited series called ‘Defending Jacob’ starring Captain America actor Chris Evans. Now, the company has expanded the cast of the series with a pair of notable...


[Wed Mar 20th 10:22 pm] Air & Space Museum Posts Photos of its Star Trek Enterprise Studio Model


The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum has posted 76 photos of its NCC-1701 Enterprise 3.4 meter studio model. This model of the fictional starship Enterprise was used in the weekly hour-long Sta...


[Wed Mar 20th 10:10 pm] Apple Has A New Dual Pricing Strategy


Look around. Apple is on sale. It may not be crystal clear but with my prognostication glasses I can see that Apple has worked itself into a dual pricing strategy to combat the growing techno-recessio...


[Wed Mar 20th 10:08 pm] Tim Cook’s AirPods 2 reveal created the next big Twitter meme [Gallery]


Apple has announced several new hardware products this week – including a new iPad mini, as well as updated AirPods. To announce both of those products, Tim Cook shared a pair images that instantly...


[Wed Mar 20th 10:00 pm] Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell Join Chris Evans in Apple Series ‘Defending Jacob’


“Downton Abbey” alum Michelle Dockery and “IT” star Jaeden Martell have signed on for lead roles in the Apple limited series “Defending Jacob,” Variety has learned. They join previously an...


[Wed Mar 20th 9:55 pm] Apple Takes a Step Backwards With Touch ID on New iPads


Apple has told us that Face ID is more secure than Touch iD. It’s the future. So Apple’s decision to use Touch ID on the new iPad mini and Air contradicts Apple’s privacy goal. John discusses.


[Wed Mar 20th 9:54 pm] New AirPods with “Hey Siri” Capability Released


Apple has released an updated version of their AirPods wireless headphones today. The new AirPods include performance improvements for faster connect times and longer talk time. Additionally, the new...


[Wed Mar 20th 9:42 pm] Imperva Found Vulnerabilities in Google Photos


A researcher from Imperva found a couple of security vulnerabilities (now patched) in Google Photos and Android.


[Wed Mar 20th 9:38 pm] Apple secures deal with WSJ for paid Apple News service, NYT and Washington Post opt out


We’re less than a week away from the launch of Apple’s new Apple News subscription service, and the company is still working to finalize deals with major publications. The New York Times reports...


[Wed Mar 20th 9:28 pm] Disney, Fox Employees Grapple With Day One Transition on Two Hollywood Lots


What kind of a boss will Disney be? That’s a question facing employees at 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, National Geographic Partners, FX Networks, and other assorted parts of Rupert Murdoch’s...


[Wed Mar 20th 9:26 pm] Apple Quietly Slashed Select Mac SSD, RAM Upgrade Prices This Week


Apple this week quietly slashed prices on some higher-tier SSD and RAM upgrades for various MacBook and Mac models. Upgrading the entry-level, 15-inch MacBook Pro to a 2TB SSD, for example, now costs...


[Wed Mar 20th 9:26 pm] Pre-Register for Call of Duty Mobile on iOS


Activision is bringing Call of Duty: Mobile to iOS and Android. It will launch later this year as a free download. The game will include classic Call of Duty multiplayer modes such as Team Death Match...


[Wed Mar 20th 9:20 pm] Sources: WSJ plans to join the new paid tier of Apple News to be announced on Monday, expected to cost $10/month; NYT and The Washington Post have opted out (Mike Isaac/New York Times)


Mike Isaac / New York Times: Sources: WSJ plans to join the new paid tier of Apple News to be announced on Monday, expected to cost $10/month; NYT and The Washington Post have opted out  —  SAN...


[Wed Mar 20th 9:10 pm] Why this week’s Apple PR blitz is brilliant [Opinion]


Apple isn’t following its usual strategy for product launches. Rather than holding a press event during which a collection of devices get shown off, it’s spread the news out across multiple days....


[Wed Mar 20th 9:07 pm] Everything You Need to Know About Google Stadia


You may have heard about Stadia, a new gaming platform that Google is launching. Here’s what we know so far.


[Wed Mar 20th 9:06 pm] Apple introduced its second-generation AirPods


With some new and improved features.        


[Wed Mar 20th 8:47 pm] Europe fines Google $1.7 billion for freezing out online advertising rivals


Europe’s antitrust regulators slapped Google with a big fine Wednesday for the third time...


[Wed Mar 20th 8:47 pm] New Apple AirPods Charge Wirelessly, Have Siri Support


Apple announced the second generation of its popular AirPod earbuds, which now have a wireless charging case, a new chip to improve battery life and voice support for AI-powered assistant Siri, accord...


[Wed Mar 20th 8:41 pm] Experience the Big Bang in Augmented Reality


An app created by CERN scientists lets you experience the Big Bang in AR. Narrated by Tilda Swinton, you’ll go back in time 13.8 billion years and discover how space, time and the visible universe...


[Wed Mar 20th 8:32 pm] Did Apple execute a major buyback late last month?


If so, that is obviously good for earnings per share, and it could mean good things for the potential dividend raise as well...


[Wed Mar 20th 8:19 pm] Apple’s AirPods 2 come with a wireless charging case, other new features


H1, anyone? While not quite swine flu, AirPods seem to be contagious: almost everyone walking down a busy Manhattan street is wearing the ubiquitous white, wireless headphones. Apple unveiled the next...


[Wed Mar 20th 8:04 pm] What we know about the H1 chip in Apple’s new AirPods


Apple’s new edition AirPods carry a brand-new piece of proprietary silicon...


[Wed Mar 20th 8:00 pm] American Ninja Warrior is headed to Nintendo Switch — here are the details!


Are you the next American Ninja Warrior? American Ninja Warrior (ANW) is a spin-off based on a Japanese TV show called Sasuke. Athletes from all over the United States compete to see who will be the...


[Wed Mar 20th 8:00 pm] American Ninja Warrior is headed to Nintendo Switch — here are the details!


Are you the next American Ninja Warrior? American Ninja Warrior (ANW) is a spin-off based on a Japanese TV show called Sasuke. Athletes from all over the United States compete to see who will be the...


[Wed Mar 20th 8:00 pm] Prioritize and cancel app downloads with 3D Touch


If you 3D Touch the icon of a downloading iPhone app, you get a menu of handy options to pause, cancel, and prioritize its download. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Wed Mar 20th 7:58 pm] How to get the most money from selling your used AirPods


Want to pick up the new AirPods, and don’t want to keep your existing ones? Read on for how to get the most money from selling your used AirPods. The post How to get the most money from selling y...


[Wed Mar 20th 7:55 pm] Apple Launches New iPhone Cases and Apple Watch Bands in Fresh Spring Colors


In the midst of Apple’s jam-packed press release announcement week, the Cupertino tech giant has launched a slew of new accessory options in fresh, spring colors. That includes a variety of cases fo...


[Wed Mar 20th 7:50 pm] AppleCare+ for Mac reaches China, Spain, Taiwan & other new regions


Mac buyers can now get AppleCare+ coverage in several more markets, two of the biggest additions being Spain and China.


[Wed Mar 20th 7:37 pm] Killer deals: 2019 iMacs on sale from $1,199 ($100 to $120 off) with no tax in 48 states


For a limited time only, shoppers can take advantage of an exclusive coupon discount on select 2019 21.5-inch iMac 4K and 27-inch iMac 5K pre-orders, with prices starting at just $1,199. Th...


[Wed Mar 20th 7:29 pm] Apple lowers price of select SSD upgrades for Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro


In addition to upgrading the iMac and iMac Pro...


[Wed Mar 20th 7:14 pm] Subscription Fatigue Is A Thing Already


Guess what? I’m tired. Uh huh. Fatigue tired. Why? Technological life is becoming a little too complex, a little too time consuming, and a little too expensive. As I was browsing through the interwe...


[Wed Mar 20th 7:12 pm] Top Things We Want from Apple’s TV Streaming Service


Rumors have been swirling since at least 2015 that Apple will announce a new streaming TV service, and we’re expecting it to be announced March 25th. This is very exciting for fans of Apple content,...


[Wed Mar 20th 7:04 pm] Review: Keychron K1 is a compelling mechanical keyboard for Mac with a slim design and solid features


Earlier this year, a new keyboard launched that fills an interesting gap in the market: slim mechanical keyboards for Mac. The Keychron K1 offers a clean aluminum design, an RGB or white backlit Mac...


[Wed Mar 20th 7:03 pm] Apple’s new, 2nd-gen. AirPods offer lower latency for mobile gaming


It’s been a particularly strange week for Apple news, as despite having what could arguably...


[Wed Mar 20th 7:00 pm] Battle against fake news comes as Apple preps to become publishing titan


Apple is cracking down on fake news. By helping fight the scourge of disinformation, Apple is taking a pre-emptive step to protect itself as it prepares to launch a new subscription news service. In o...


[Wed Mar 20th 7:00 pm] Google’s Stadia service could shatter the barriers of Mac gaming


Did Google just save Mac gaming? The Mountain View company never mentioned Apple during the reveal of its Stadia game streaming service at the Game Developers Conference yesterday, but Stadia sound...


[Wed Mar 20th 6:56 pm] Songs for Screens: Shaed Is the Latest Act to Get Rocket Fuel From an Apple Ad


Nearly 16 years after the first iPod silhouette commercials became instant music-marketing vehicles for bands big, small and critically beloved, the so-called “Apple effect” continues to show litt...


[Wed Mar 20th 6:42 pm] Did Apple Execute Major Buyback?



[Wed Mar 20th 6:42 pm] Did Apple Execute Major Buyback?



[Wed Mar 20th 6:37 pm] Will we see Apple announce AirPower, new iPod touch before week’s end?


Apple approved production of the long-awaited AirPower earlier this year...


[Wed Mar 20th 6:37 pm] AT&T CEO ceremoniously interrupted by spam call during live presentation


Speaking at an Economic Club event in Washington, D.C. today, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson proved that he, too, is affected by the ongoing robocall epidemic. Stephenson received a call in the middle o...


[Wed Mar 20th 6:34 pm] AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging Case shipping slips to April soon after launch


Apple released its new AirPods today with a Wireless Charging Case, more capable H1 chip, and more. Just hours after pre-orders going live, delivery times have started to slip. The post AirPods 2 w...


[Wed Mar 20th 6:30 pm] New AirPods, iMac Processor Update – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-20


Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest iteration of AirPods and an update on the new iMac processor.


[Wed Mar 20th 6:25 pm] All the Signs That AirPower Is Finally Coming This Week


The AirPods wireless charging case is officially here. But AirPower, long thought to be released alongside it, is still nowhere to be seen. But it’s been a crazy week of Apple press release announce...


[Wed Mar 20th 6:15 pm] Sorry, slowpokes: Shipping times slip for new AirPods


Apple is already having a hard time keeping its new AirPods in stock just hours after their debut this morning. Shipping times for the new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case have started slipping, wi...


[Wed Mar 20th 6:09 pm] Thinking of buying AirPods 2? Here’s how the new version compares to the original


Apple released the long-awaited update to the first-generation AirPods today. As expected, the 2nd-generation of the popular fully-wireless earbuds feature a new Qi wireless charging case and “Hey...


[Wed Mar 20th 6:06 pm] 5 Hidden Ways Your iPhone Keeps Your Data Private and Secure


Apple is an outlier among major technology firms. Unlike some of its competitors, Apple believes privacy is a human right — and its user data policies reflect that. You probably already know that Ap...


[Wed Mar 20th 6:00 pm] How to add a local folder to your iPad


It’s ridiculous that the iPad won’t let you create a local folder in the Files app, but there are workaround. Today we find out how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Wed Mar 20th 5:50 pm] Apple unveils spring collection of Apple Watch band and iPhone case colors


Apple has introduced new versions of its Sport Band, Sport Loop, and Leather band...


[Wed Mar 20th 5:41 pm] Facebook Messenger adds new threaded replies feature for conversations


Facebook Messenger is adding support for what it calls “message replies.” Essentially, this feature allows for threaded messages, giving you the ability to reply specifically to one message witho...