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[1:00 pm] Do Apple products warrant their premium price in 2018?


I was recently in Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, and I visited the Microsoft store, the Apple store, and a pop-up Amazon shop. As I wandered through all three of them, I began to ponder the state of e...


[11:01 am] The Apple Watch Series 4 -- down to the tiniest detail - CNET


I photographed the new Apple Watch in order to capture the smallest of details. What you would normally miss at first glance is now revealed with great clarity.


[10:45 am] Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs. iPhone XS, Pixel 3, Galaxy S9: Every spec, compared - CNET


Huawei is bringing interesting new features to its latest phones, so we broke down the numbers for how the Mates compare to the hottest handsets right now.


[Sat Oct 20th 5:46 pm] How to List All Homebrew Packages Installed on a Mac


Want to quickly see all Homebrew packages installed on a Mac? You may already know the path where Homebrew packages are installed to, but you don’t need to list a directory structure to get a list o...


[Sat Oct 20th 5:43 pm] Totallee releases new super thin iPhone XR cases available now


Just in time for the launch of the iPhone XR this month, Totallee has now released its lineup of popular super thin cases for the new device. Known for its high-quality thin iPhone cases since 2013,...


[Sat Oct 20th 3:52 pm] How to Post 3D Photos to Facebook on iPhone


Facebook recently started rolling out 3D Photos for iPhone users. Problem is, not everyone has it yet and you want it. Thankfully, Apple-industry legend, Sam Levin, found a path and posted the instruc...


[Sat Oct 20th 3:35 pm] Apple signs major lease for nearly 314,000 square feet of industrial manufacturing space in Milpitas


Apple Inc. has signed a major lease for nearly 314,000 square feet of industrial manufacturing space...


[Sat Oct 20th 3:15 pm] Logitech Crayon makes iPad learning more fun [Review]


iPad is a great educational tool, no matter the age of the student. But some children are too young for a keyboard. That’s where the Logitech Crayon comes in. It’s a digital pencil designed for st...


[Sat Oct 20th 3:00 pm] Cult of Mac Magazine: Meet the hardware hacker who built an iPhone from scratch


Millions watched Scotty Allen build an iPhone from parts mined from Chinese electronics markets. While he loves the wild enthusiasm his iPhone-hacking videos spark, he says his Strange Parts series is...


[Sat Oct 20th 2:45 pm] iPhone XR still widely available for launch day delivery, but analysts aren’t worried


The iPhone XR officially went up for pre-order yesterday morning, with the first orders slated to arrive to buyers next Friday, October 26th. Over 24 hours later, iPhone XR shipping times are holdin...


[Sat Oct 20th 2:30 pm] Today in Apple history: iMac goes big with 27-inch display


October 20, 2009: Apple goes big with its iMac redesign, introducing the first 27-inch all-in-one Mac. The aluminum unibody design looks so good that the iMac will remain virtually unchanged for years...


[Sat Oct 20th 2:00 pm] This minimal laptop stand takes a play from Apple’s design playbook [Deals]


A laptop stand is probably one of the few laptop accessories with the highest ROI. Ergonomically speaking, a laptop helps users alleviate neck and back pain from having to hunch over while laptop usag...


[Sat Oct 20th 1:45 pm] This week’s top stories: Apple confirms Oct. 30 event, iPhone XR pre-orders, Photoshop for iPad, more


In this week’s top stories: Apple confirms its October event, iPhone XR pre-orders begin and early reviews hit the web, additional 2018 iPad Pro details, and more. Read on for all of this week’s...


[Sat Oct 20th 1:00 pm] How I recovered a stolen iPad thanks to Jamf Pro and Apple’s Device Enrollment Program


When my school came back from fall break, I had a teacher report that one of her classroom iPads had gone missing. I get messages like this quite often, but they are almost always in the building. I...


[Sat Oct 20th 1:00 pm] PlayStation Vue is now integrated with Apple’s TV app


PlayStation Vue has integrated with Apple’s TV app, allowing users to view on-demand content and live sports right in the TV app on iOS and tvOS, Sony announced this week. Vue is the first pay...


[Sat Oct 20th 12:59 pm] ‘How to Vote’


Demi Adejuyigbe with a short lesson on how to democracy.  ★ 


[Sat Oct 20th 12:31 pm] PSA: Latest Apple ID phishing scam tricks you into thinking you’ve subscribed to Spotify Premium


The latest Apple ID phishing scam comes in the form of a fake confirmation of a Spotify subscription. The phishing attempt hopes to get you to give up your Apple ID by erroneously claiming you’ve p...


[Sat Oct 20th 11:50 am] iPhone XR: How to preorder right now - CNET


Preorders are now open.


[Sat Oct 20th 11:50 am] Apple inks deal to lease 300,000-sq-feet of industrial space in Santa Clara County


According to a new report from Silicon Valley Business Journal, Apple has inked a deal to lease over 300,000-square-feet of industrial manufacturing space in Santa Clara County, California. Apple’s...


[Sat Oct 20th 11:20 am] iPhone XR hands-on: Colorful phones make a great first impression - CNET


We take an early look at what sets the iPhone XR apart from the XS.


[Sat Oct 20th 4:00 am] 3 Types of People That Will Love the New iOS 12 Shortcuts Update


Apple’s newly launched scripting program, Shortcuts, lets iOS 12 users create their own custom Siri commands using a smorgasbord of apps, and this week, the selection of apps compatible with Shortcu...


[Sat Oct 20th 3:05 am] Royal Navy’s largest ship makes a special visit to the Big Apple


It’s not quite the British invasion, but the largest ship ever built for the Royal Navy arrived in New York on Friday for a week-long visit. The HMS Queen Elizabeth, dubbed the “Big Liz,” anchor...


[Sat Oct 20th 12:30 am] iPhone XR: How to preorder right now - CNET


Preorders are now open.


[Sat Oct 20th 12:00 am] iPhone XR hands-on: Colorful phones make a great first impression - CNET


We take an early look at what sets the iPhone XR apart from the XS.


[Fri Oct 19th 11:47 pm] Exclusive: Apple signs big industrial lease in Milpitas


Apple Inc. has signed a major lease for nearly 314,000 square feet of industrial manufacturing space at McCarthy Creekside, a brand-new, multiphase development in Milpitas, according to real estate re...


[Fri Oct 19th 10:29 pm] All 370 Apple Logos from the ‘There’s More in the Making’ Media Event


Alix Rezak of ApplePersian did the hard work of ferreting out 370 Apple logos and then assembling them into one image.


[Fri Oct 19th 10:05 pm] Experiment: Go Without an iPhone For a Week. Apple Watch Only


Could you do it? Give up your iPhone and depend on just an Apple Watch? “Loup Ventures went phoneless last week. That is, some of the Loup team turned off our iPhones for a full week and only used A...


[Fri Oct 19th 9:42 pm] Apple’s Tim Cook Asks Bloomberg for a Retraction. No Spy Chip


Two giants are clashing. Neither side is budging. The truth is ever more elusive.


[Fri Oct 19th 9:35 pm] iPhone Xr demand looks soft, but it’ll still be the top-selling iPhone over the next 12 months


Apple began taking preorders for the iPhone Xr on Friday at 3am EDT...


[Fri Oct 19th 8:48 pm] Tim Cook Demands Bloomberg to Retract Controversial Chinese Spy Chip Story


Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling on Bloomberg to retract its controversial story concerning Chinese spy chips. The Bloomberg piece in question alleged that the Chinese military had planted chips on mothe...


[Fri Oct 19th 8:27 pm] Analyst: Apple will jump 40% in the next 12 months


Apple will surge 40% in the next 12 months...


[Fri Oct 19th 8:22 pm] Is the iPhone XR Any Good? Here’s What Early Reviewers Are Saying


The iPhone XR officially became available to preorder this morning, Oct. 19. While it hasn’t begun shipping out to consumers yet, a handful of early reviewers got the chance to go hands-on with the...


[Fri Oct 19th 8:19 pm] OnePlus moved the OnePlus 6T launch event, because Apple


Apple recently announced it is holding a hardware event on 30 October - the very same day OnePlus is launching its next flagship, the OnePlus 6T. In order


[Fri Oct 19th 8:12 pm] Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for Bloomberg to retract its Chinese spy chip story


Bloomberg Businessweek should retract its story about Chinese computer chips spying on Apple, the tech company's CEO Tim Cook says.        


[Fri Oct 19th 8:12 pm] Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for Bloomberg to retract its Chinese spy chip story


Bloomberg Businessweek should retract its story about Chinese computer chips spying on Apple, the tech company's CEO Tim Cook says.        


[Fri Oct 19th 8:00 pm] How to rock out with a GarageBand Jam Session


GarageBand Jam Sessions let you connect up to four iPhones, wirelessly, and jam. It’s a lot of fun. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Fri Oct 19th 7:43 pm] Facebook Hires Former UK Politician to Head Global Affairs


The move signals Facebook turning to politicians as it faces mounting criticisms from consumer watchdogs and governments around the world.


[Fri Oct 19th 7:41 pm] Where to buy the iPhone XR


Gone are the days when the iPhone was only available directly from Apple or AT&T. Today, it’s carried by all major carriers and big retailers, and many of them want to entice you to buy with them...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:31 pm] Scanmarker Air, a Wireless OCR Pen Scanner for $89


Check out today’s deal of the day on Scanmarker Air. It’s a wireless OCR pen scanner, meaning a scanner you hold in your hands, and it does optical character recognition. This device can scan one...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:30 pm] Jony Ive explains why Apple Park is a game-changer for designers


Jony Ive says he is “truly proud” of Apple Watch, which he describes as a powerful computer filled with sophisticated sensors that we strap to our wrists. And we can expect Apple to continuing del...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:19 pm] Warning: New iTunes, Spotify Phishing Scam Targets Apple Users


A new phishing scam is reportedly making the rounds trying to trick people into giving up their Apple ID credentials. The particular attack in question was highlighted by a Reddit user this week. It w...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:15 pm] Tim Cook calls on Bloomberg to retract Chinese spy chip claims


Apple CEO Tim Cook is fighting back against a story from Bloomberg that claimed Chinese hackers put spy chips in Apple and Amazon’s servers. In a recent interview, Cook went on the record for the fi...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:03 pm] For years, Corning’s Gorilla Glass’ scratch resistance on smartphones has plateaued


Most smartphones are covered with Gorilla Glass, a glass made by Corning that’s been specifically engineered...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:01 pm] Apple forces OnePlus to move its OnePlus 6T launch up a day - CNET


Getting out before the Apple craziness.


[Fri Oct 19th 7:00 pm] Apple urges devs to get macOS apps notarized as free of malware


There’s a new method to let Mac users know that the software they’re installing isn’t loaded with malware. It’s called notarized apps, and Apple urges developers to use it.  Right now, getti...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:00 pm] OnePlus moves 6T launch to October 29th to avoid clashing with Apple


If you're the sort who regularly tunes into device launches, you've probably noticed that Apple's October 30th iPad Pro event was set to clash with OnePlus' 6T premiere -- in fact, they were within an...


[Fri Oct 19th 6:52 pm] 6 Great Reasons to Start Using Apple Pay Right Now


When Apple Pay first arrived, many Apple consumers were wary about the digital payment service (and many remain wary today). But even if you aren’t used to the idea of paying with an app, Apple Pay...


[Fri Oct 19th 6:40 pm] [Sponsor] Flow


Flow is a professional UI Animation tool that lets you design in Sketch and export your animations to production-ready code (iOS or HTML). With Flow, we are building a new class of motion design for...


[Fri Oct 19th 6:35 pm] How to Check Bluetooth Status in iOS 12 on iPhone or iPad


Wondering where the Bluetooth status indicator icon went in iOS 12? As you may recall, prior versions of iOS has a Bluetooth icon that would appear in the status bar at the top of an iPhone or iPad sc...


[Fri Oct 19th 6:30 pm] Apple CEO Tim Cook: Bloomberg Businessweek should do the right thing and retract its Chinese spy chip story


We turned the company upside down. This did not happen. There’s no truth to this...


[Fri Oct 19th 6:14 pm] Apple CEO calls on Bloomberg to retract China surveillance report


Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that San Jose-based server company Super Micro installed surveillance micro-chips in the Chinese data center hardware of up to 30 companies, including Amazon and...


[Fri Oct 19th 6:02 pm] iPhone users targeted via fake Spotify and iTunes emails from scammers looking to steal your login details and access your photos, videos and more


Scammers are trying a new way of deceiving people in a bid to steal Apple login information...


[Fri Oct 19th 6:00 pm] [Sponsor] Flow


​Flow is a professional UI Animation tool that let’s you design in Sketch and export your animations to production-ready code (iOS or HTML). ​​ ​​With Flow, we are building a new class of...


[Fri Oct 19th 5:59 pm] Humans are Slowly Killing the World’s Biggest Organism Pando


Pando is the world’s biggest organism. It’s a forest made up of genetically identical aspen trees numbering 47,000. Scientists think it’s anywhere between 80,000 and 1 million years old. And hum...


[Fri Oct 19th 5:55 pm] Your iPad Pro turns into an iOS-powered MacBook with this discounted accessory


Google’s new Pixel Slate is pretty cool, but wouldn’t it be even better if it ran iOS instead of Chrome OS? Your dream of using an iOS powered laptop can finally now be realized thanks to the Logi...


[Fri Oct 19th 5:51 pm] Apple October Event Logos Total 370


Twitter user @alixrezax painstakingly determined that the number of Apple October event logos is a whopping 370.


[Fri Oct 19th 5:48 pm] Google Actually Created Cancer-Detecting AI with 99% Accuracy


Behind closed doors, Apple is rumored to be working on a range of FDA-approved health and diagnostic tools, which could possibly see their way into future installments of Apple Watch or even much smal...


[Fri Oct 19th 5:46 pm] Tim Cook says Businessweek should retract China security story: ‘We turned the company upside down’


In an interview tip BuzzFeed News, Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally broken his silence on the Bloomberg Businessweek report and denies all allegations that the company was a victim of a hardware-based...


[Fri Oct 19th 5:46 pm] Apple MacBook Pro Blowout Sale: Save up to $925 on Mid 2017 13" and 15" models with no tax outside NY & NJ


Apple authorized reseller Adorama has just slashed prices even further on Mid 2017 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, resulting in the lowest prices anywhere -- and the deals are...


[Fri Oct 19th 5:34 pm] Discord Prevents Users From Suing the Company


Chat app Discord recently updated its terms of service to prevent users from suing the company. In a section of the terms of service titled “Dispute Resolution,” Discord asserts that “most dispu...


[Fri Oct 19th 5:29 pm] Apple’s Working on Tech Specifically for High-End Electric Sports Cars


Apple has shown us in recent months that while it may or may not be developing a self-branded vehicle right now, the tech-giant’s interest in the many concepts and technologies that would factor int...


[Fri Oct 19th 5:28 pm] Apple's cheaper iPhone XR is now available for pre-order


And if you woke up late the delays aren't that bad.        


[Fri Oct 19th 5:28 pm] Apple's cheaper iPhone XR is now available for pre-order


And if you woke up late the delays aren't that bad.        


[Fri Oct 19th 5:24 pm] Click Farms Manipulate Apple’s Top Podcasts List


Analysis from podcast industry tracker Chartable found this, calling the list ““the closest thing to the Billboard Top 100 in the podcast world.”


[Fri Oct 19th 5:23 pm] Dave Buys an iPhone XR – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-19


John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about why Dave pre-ordered an iPhone XR, plus they discuss their experiences so far with Shortcuts in iOS 12.


[Fri Oct 19th 5:13 pm] ∞ Apple introduces the iPhone XR with two new videos


Gorgeous videos. I don’t know if they will convince anyone to buy but they certainly make me want to go to a store and check them out. I guess that’s half the


[Fri Oct 19th 5:10 pm] You can still snag almost any iPhone XR on launch day


Apple began taking pre-orders for the iPhone XR early this morning, and there are still plenty of them left hours later. Contrast this with the iPhone XS launch which saw some configurations sell out...


[Fri Oct 19th 5:09 pm] Google Maps lets iPhone users share their real-time ETA - CNET


If you have a reputation for being late, your friends will think this is a blessing.


[Fri Oct 19th 5:05 pm] Apple is selling select 4K movies on iTunes for just $5


The weekend is finally here, and now that temperatures are dropping, it’s a good time to consider staying inside and watching good movies. And just in time, Apple is selling an assortment of Digi...


[Fri Oct 19th 4:59 pm] Did Apple Seize This Man’s Mac Batteries


Louis Rossman, a computer repair technician in New York City, recently made a YouTube video accusing Apple of using U.S. Customs to seize his shipment of Mac batteries. “Make no mistake. I am not an...


[Fri Oct 19th 4:55 pm] Hey, ugly, dysfunctional green bubble messengers: Get a real iPhone!


That means no acknowledgments when a message is delivered or read — or that someone is typing a response...


[Fri Oct 19th 4:49 pm] iOS Screen Time Doesn’t Block Violence and Racism


Screen Time lets parents block certain things, but it seemingly doesn’t work for everything.


[Fri Oct 19th 4:30 pm] 9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPhone XR Pre-order Deals, Lexar Lightning Flash Drive $25, Insignia HomeKit Light Switch $20, more


9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay 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 sur...


[Fri Oct 19th 4:21 pm] The Same Bank That Helped You Buy Your iPhone Has a Stock Worth Buying


Citizens Financial is one of the few regional banks with a growing loan portfolio. A deal with Apple is only one of the reasons.


[Fri Oct 19th 4:01 pm] How Apple’s revolutionary Aperture lost to Adobe’s Lightroom


On October 19, 2005, Apple released a new tool for professional photographers...


[Fri Oct 19th 3:55 pm] Jony Ive on the Apple Watch and Big Tech’s Responsibilities


Nice little interview with Ive by Nicholas Foulkes for The Financial Times: “I think we have been lulled into this sense that people will accept new products and services very quickly, and I don...


[Fri Oct 19th 3:40 pm] Tweetbot 5 for iPhone, iPad, gets Interface Updates, New Dark Mode for OLED Screens


Tweetbot 5 for the iPhone and iPad is out with interface updates, an improved dark theme for OLED iPhones, and more.


[Fri Oct 19th 3:39 pm] Microsoft launches Spend iOS app that automatically tracks and matches expenses


Microsoft is out with a new iOS app that looks to automate keeping tabs on business expenses. Coming from the same team behind the mileage tracking app, MileIQ, Spend is designed to make expense and...


[Fri Oct 19th 3:35 pm] Apple may offer a sneak peek at their new ‘modular’ Mac Pro during October 30th special event


The much anticipated and even more desired modular Mac Pro may be shown in a sneak peek...


[Fri Oct 19th 3:33 pm] 9to5Mac Happy Hour 195: October event announced, iPhone XR pre-order, Photoshop for iPad


This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the newly announced October Apple event, expectations for the new iPad Pro and Mac lineup, iPhone XR pre-orders and the Apple clear case, full Photoshop coming to i...


[Fri Oct 19th 3:13 pm] Apple now offers a USB-C Watch charger


The iPhone XR made its entrance today, but that's not the only new product available in the Apple Store. The company also introduced a USB-C charger for the Apple Watch. Up until now, the only officia...


[Fri Oct 19th 3:05 pm] Apple Unveils New Ads for iPhone XR


It’s iPhone XR pre-order day, so Apple has two new ads out showing off its latest smartphone model.


[Fri Oct 19th 3:03 pm] Amazon is selling these tiny 32GB SanDisk flash drives for less than $11 each


It’s always a good idea to keep a spare flash drive on hand to help you move and store data in a pinch. Today, you can choose one of two 32GB SanDisk flash drives for less than $11, making that p...


[Fri Oct 19th 3:02 pm] China consumer group wants compensation from Apple after IDs stolen via phishing


A Chinese consumer body has criticized iPhone maker Apple Inc over a recent data security issue...


[Fri Oct 19th 3:00 pm] The OnePlus 6T launch is being rescheduled to avoid colliding with Apple’s event


OnePlus is moving up the launch of its OnePlus 6T by a day in order to avoid colliding with Apple’s iPad Pro and Mac event on October 30th, which was just announced yesterday. The change was r...


[Fri Oct 19th 2:57 pm] Meet the guy who built an iPhone from scratch


More than a million viewers have now watched Scotty Allen on YouTube build an iPhone from parts mined from the electronics markets of Shenzhen, China. DIYers and hackers write Allen eager to repeat th...


[Fri Oct 19th 2:55 pm] Google Maps for iOS will now allow you to share real-time updates with friends


Already available on Android since 2017, the feature is a welcome update to the navigation app that brings it in line with Waze, and even Uber and Lyft.        


[Fri Oct 19th 2:55 pm] Google Maps for iOS will now allow you to share real-time updates with friends


Already available on Android since 2017, the feature is a welcome update to the navigation app that brings it in line with Waze, and even Uber and Lyft.        


[Fri Oct 19th 2:49 pm] Who is Jude Appleton on Coronation Street and will he attack mum Mary Taylor?


Coronation Street fans have been left stunned as Jude Appleton has continued to lie to his friends and family about saving Roy Cropper’s life. But who is the cobbles conman? Let’s take a look… W...


[Fri Oct 19th 2:33 pm] Apple Intros USB-C Apple Watch Magnetic Charger


If you want to charge your Apple Watch from your new Mac, or its power brick you’re in luck because Apple just released a USB-C Magnetic Charger cable.


[Fri Oct 19th 2:30 pm] Essential links for October 19: Micron, Intel make a deal; Apple sued over Face Time; Google X project flies a kite


A quick rundown of some of the news affecting Silicon Valley companies and executives on Friday, Oct. 19. MICRON TAKES FULL CONTROL OF IM FLASH TECHNOLOGIES: Micron Technology Inc., the Idaho-based c...


[Fri Oct 19th 2:30 pm] Some of Apple’s iPhone Xr models are already sold out


iPhone XR pre-orders kicked off at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, and just a half hour after orders went live...


[Fri Oct 19th 2:30 pm] Some of Apple’s iPhone Xs models are already sold out


iPhone XR pre-orders kicked off at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, and just a half hour after orders went live...


[Fri Oct 19th 2:30 pm] Apple wanted to bring the best of iMessage to every phone


Apple will never bring iMessage to third-party platforms like Android, but there was a time when it tried to convince carriers to adopt a standardized version for everyone. Former iOS chief Scott Fors...


[Fri Oct 19th 2:24 pm] Comment: Is the Touch Bar a gimmick? Two years in, I think I can safely answer …


One of the questions a lot of people had when Apple first announced the current incarnation of the MacBook Pro design was: is the Touch Bar a gimmick? Last time I discussed this, I concluded it wasn...


[Fri Oct 19th 2:22 pm] USB-C Apple Watch Magnetic Charger quietly debuts in store - CNET


It only comes in the 11.8 in/0.3m length at the moment.


[Fri Oct 19th 2:15 pm] Bullish analyst thinks Apple stock is going nowhere but up


When Apple passed the $1 trillion valuation earlier this year, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve missed your chance to invest. Not so, claims tech Dan Ives of Wedbush Securities. According t...


[Fri Oct 19th 2:06 pm] Apple’s next-gen iPad Pro again said to dump Lightning for USB-C


Apple earlier today officially confirmed its upcoming special event for October 30th...


[Fri Oct 19th 2:00 pm] Scan text into your computer or phone, Star Trek-style [Deals]


Digital documents and cloud storage have been great for note-takers. The information is available anywhere there’s an internet connection, so there’s no risk of losing your notes or leaving them a...


[Fri Oct 19th 2:00 pm] Should I Update My Older iPhone With the Latest OS?


Hi! In this week’s edition of Tech 911—the column that attempts to answer all of your emailed questions (please email us your questions)—we’re taking a look at an issue that affects more peopl...


[Fri Oct 19th 1:51 pm] Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for Bloomberg to retract Chinese spy chip report


In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Apple CEO Tim Cook called on Bloomberg to retract its story alleging that Chinese spies compromised a company server through the use of malicious microchips....


[Fri Oct 19th 1:30 pm] Facebook really is spying on you – just not through your phone’s mic


Facebook is now so good at watching what we do online — and even offline, wandering around the physical world — it doesn’t need to hear us...


[Fri Oct 19th 1:27 pm] Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Calling for Bloomberg to Retract Its Chinese Spy Chip Story


John Paczkowski and Joseph Bernstein, reporting for BuzzFeed News: “There is no truth in their story about Apple,” Cook told BuzzFeed News in a phone interview. This is an extraordinary state...


[Fri Oct 19th 1:25 pm] Apple Starts iPhone XR Pre-orders, Availability Still Good


Apple’s new iPhone XR has been available for pre-order for several hours and the only model showing a shipping delay so far is the 128 GB yellow model from T-Mobile.


[Fri Oct 19th 1:18 pm] ATTO Technology introduces XstreamCORE FC 7600 storage controller


ATTO Technology, Inc. has released the ATTO XstreamCORE FC 7600 storage controller. ATTO XstreamCORE FC 7600 is a standalone, accelerated storage controller that connects any external SAS device, such...


[Fri Oct 19th 1:13 pm] IK Multimedia introduces Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection for AmpliTube


IK Multimedia has announced the Dimebag Darrell CFH Collection for AmpliTube. This new collection features models of the gear used by “Dimebag” Darrell Lance Abbott on Pantera’s album, “Cowboy...


[Fri Oct 19th 1:05 pm] iPhone XR may reduce ASP but should outpace iPhone 8 shipments by 50 percent


The iPhone XR will fare far better than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in terms of shipments, Robert Cihra of Guggenheim Securities predicts, but while the low cost could hurt the overall i...


[Fri Oct 19th 1:01 pm] New AirPods, AirPower Mat and Macs? Catch our “More in the Making” hardware predictions, on The CultCast


This week on The CultCast: Waiting for new AirPods? Need that AirPower Mat? Don’t you dare miss our “More in the Making” hardware event predictions, cause we bring out the crystal ball, and all...


[Fri Oct 19th 12:58 pm] Apple patent filing hints at redesigned TV app interface


Apple has filed for a patent for an application menu for a video system...


[Fri Oct 19th 12:46 pm] Jony Ive interview: Apple Watch ‘not a watch’, leaving his old studio, more


Another week, another Jony Ive interview … The Financial Times today carries a somewhat rambling description of a lunch with Apple’s design chief. Almost as much time is devoted to describing the...


[Fri Oct 19th 12:45 pm] Chinese consumer watchdog thinks Apple should pay up for phishing hack


After Apple acknowledged that a small number of its users in China had their iCloud accounts accounts hacked through a phishing scam, a Chinese consumer watchdog thinks the company should pay up. The...


[Fri Oct 19th 12:42 pm] Chinese consumer group demands Apple compensate stolen Apple ID owners


The China Consumer Association is calling on Apple to fully compensate people who lost money as a result of stolen iCloud accounts, arguing the company is downplaying a recent security brea...


[Fri Oct 19th 12:30 pm] iPhone XR hands-on: Colorful phones make a great first impression - CNET


We take an early look at what sets the iPhone XR apart from the XS.


[Fri Oct 19th 12:16 pm] Best iPhone XR pre-order deals: BOGO FREE, gift cards, $0/mo. lease, more


It’s iPhone XR pre-order day and there are plenty of deals to be had on Apple’s latest device. Carriers and retailers are getting into the mix offering various gift cards, discounts with trade-in...


[Fri Oct 19th 12:06 pm] How to preorder the iPhone XR - CNET


Preorders are now open.


[Fri Oct 19th 12:00 pm] Today in Apple history: The forgotten first Mac with an internal CD-ROM


October 19, 1992: Apple launches the Mac IIvx, the first Macintosh computer to ship with a metal case and, more importantly, an internal CD-ROM drive. The last of the Macintosh II series, the Mac IIvx...


[Fri Oct 19th 12:00 pm] iPhone XS Max camera takes on Fleet Week - CNET


We get up close to an amphibious assault ship, grab high-speed shots of the Blue Angels and meet sailors on shore leave.


[Fri Oct 19th 12:00 pm] Hey Apple, where’s our regular space gray Magic Keyboard?


I’m excited about the new iPads and MacBook that we’ll likely see at the upcoming October event. As you know, I’m also excited about a possible update to the Apple Pencil. But I’m going to...


[Fri Oct 19th 11:50 am] These iPhone XR colours are selling out FAST as delivery times skyrocket to ‘two weeks’


APPLE’S iPhone XR has only just gone on sale, but it’s already flying off the shelves. In fact, Apple appears to be running out of initial stock for the colourful smartphone in two particular colo...


[Fri Oct 19th 11:48 am] Chinese consumer group wants Apple to compensate phishing victims


A Chinese consumer group has demanded that Apple provide financial compensation to those people who lost money through a recent phishing attack. It has accused the Cupertino company of shirking its r...


[Fri Oct 19th 11:33 am] Five myths about Apple


No, it doesn’t design its products to need rapid replacement.


[Fri Oct 19th 11:28 am] Apple patent troll strikes again with FaceTime lawsuit


For such a genial component of Apple's ecosystem, FaceTime certainly attracts a lot of lawsuits from interested bodies. The latest is from Uniloc, a company with a collection of patents, a hotline to...


[Fri Oct 19th 11:15 am] Apple now selling USB-C magnetic charger for Apple Watch


Apple is now selling a USB-C charger for Apple Watch. The 0.3m Magnetic Apple Watch Charger is identical in price and design to the USB-A version that’s been available for a while, but adopts the US...


[Fri Oct 19th 11:00 am] Apple posts new iPhone XR ads to promote preorder day


Apple has posted its two new iPhone XR ads to YouTube to promote the device on preorder day. “Introducing iPhone XR” and “Spectrum” run for less than a minute each, but do a good job of highli...


[Fri Oct 19th 11:00 am] Apple iPhone XS Max Silicone Case review: The four-month evaluation


If you’d asked me a little over a year ago, I might have told you that Apple’s silicone iPhone cases were among the worst products on its shelves. Friends who’d bought them for the iPhone 6 a...


[Fri Oct 19th 10:58 am] Two iPhone XR videos go live on Apple’s YouTube channel after pre-orders open


Apple has uploaded two iPhone XR videos to its YouTube channel – shown below – following the opening of pre-orders for the new phone. The first is simply titled Introducing iPhone XR … The p...


[Fri Oct 19th 10:20 am] Apple AirPower release date, price & specs


Apple said its wireless charger would launch in 2018, but now the company has removed all mention from its website. Will the AirPower ever see the light of day, and could it even appear at the 30 Oct...


[Fri Oct 19th 10:18 am] Evidence mounts that iPad Pro will ditch Lighting for USB-C


On paper, it sounds kind of surprising, but the reports claiming that Apple will include a USB-C port instead of its proprietary Lightning are certainly racking up. Recently, notable Apple analyst Min...


[Fri Oct 19th 10:05 am] iPhone users warned over FAKE Spotify iTunes email that lets hackers steal your account


IPHONE users are being warned over a new scam that tries to steal your Apple login details. It works using a “phishing” email that claims to be from Apple and Spotify, but it’s completely fake....


[Fri Oct 19th 10:00 am] iPhone XR hands-on: Colorful phones make a great first impression - CNET


We take an early look at what sets the iPhone XR apart from the XS.


[Fri Oct 19th 10:00 am] What to look for at Apple’s Oct. 30 event, besides iPads and Macs


Well, it’s just another quiet week here in the Apple worl—JUST KIDDING! Thursday brought news that Apple has another event in the works, this one coming just before the end of October in a slig...


[Fri Oct 19th 9:32 am] This iPhone trick lets you share live Google Maps location, planned route and ETA with friends


GOOGLE is pushing a major update to the Google Maps app for iPhone – making it possible to share your live location. It’s a feature that’s already very popular on rival service WhatsApp, and was...


[Fri Oct 19th 9:30 am] How to preorder the iPhone XR - CNET


Preorders are now open.


[Fri Oct 19th 9:21 am] Quark Express 2018 Pro now available at the Mac App Store


Quark Software says QuarkXPress 2018, the latest release of the graphic design software, is now available through the Mac App Store for a special introductory price of $299.99. This introductory prici...


[Fri Oct 19th 9:21 am] Gartner: global IT spending to grow 3.2% in 2019


Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.8 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.2% from expected spending of $3.7 trillion in 2018, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.c...


[Fri Oct 19th 9:08 am] Kool Tools: Lexar JumpDrive Fingerprint F35


Lexar’s (www.lexar.com) new Lexar JumpDrive Fingerprint F35 is one of the most secure USB 3.0 flash drives available. It uses fingerprint authentication that allows you to protect your data against...


[Fri Oct 19th 8:46 am] What is an eSIM and what does it mean for your new iPhone XR, XS or XS Max?


We could see phones and networks adopt electronic SIM cards for future smartphones - essentially removing the need to have a physical SIM card (and SIM


[Fri Oct 19th 7:49 am] Apple Watch embraces USB-C with new charging cable


Continuing its move towards embracing USB Type-C, Apple has released a charging cable for the Apple Watch that uses the new connectivity standard, via Apple Insider. Using the new charger means...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:45 am] Apple October event confirmed – we reveal all the mystery iPad, MacBook leaks and rumours so far


APPLE is preparing to reveal another line-up of fresh gadgets before Christmas – with a new launch event scheduled for later this month. We’ve rounded up all the details about Apple’s secretive...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:32 am] Apple now sells a USB-C charger for the Apple Watch


Alongside the iPhone XR debut, Apple has quietly added a new USB-C charger for the Apple Watch. The magnetic charger is identical to the existing Apple Watch charger, except you can plug it into a US...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:31 am] Best iPhone XR deals TODAY – where to pre-order Apple’s ‘cheap’ new smartphone from £18 a month


APPLE’S new iPhone XR is available to pre-order right now in the UK. The colourful handset is separate from the core iPhone XS series, and is designed as a cheaper option, rocking a less premium LCD...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:31 am] Apple iPhone Xr pre-orders are now open


Apple opened pre-orders for its more expensive iPhone models shortly after they were announced, leaving the more affordable iPhone Xr out of the lineup. Now, you can finally pre-order an iPhone Xr if...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:01 am] Apple’s colorful new iPhone XR is now available for pre-order


After several hours of downtime, the Apple Online Store is back online and the iPhone XR is now available for pre-order. Pricing starts at $749 and the device is available in a total of six different...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:01 am] iPhone XR is finally available to pre-order


Hankering after an iPhone XR? The Apple Online Store is open and ready for pre-order business. Available in six colors, with pricing starting at $749, Apple’s new LCD handset could soon be yours to...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:01 am] Apple’s iPhone XR Is Now Officially Available to Preorder


It’s Friday, Oct. 19 — which means that you can officially preorder Apple’s upcoming iPhone XR. Apple made the iPhone XR available for preorder starting at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time today. You can...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:01 am] Free iPhone XR from Sprint with eligible trade-in - CNET


Assuming you have an eligible phone to hand over, this is one of the cheapest ways to own an XR.


[Fri Oct 19th 7:01 am] How to delete apps on iPhone and iPad


If you’re looking to free up some space on your iPhone or iPad, deleting apps will likely be the first thing you’d want to do. Follow along for how to delete apps on iPhone and iPad. The post H...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:00 am] How to rename folders on iPhone and iPad


If you’re looking to customize and organize your iPhone or iPad, renaming folders from the defaults that iOS offers is a valuable thing to do. Follow along for how to rename folders on iPhone and i...


[Fri Oct 19th 7:00 am] Apple iPhone XR vs iPhone XS: Which should you buy?


Those looking to buy a new iPhone this year face one of the toughest decisions ever presented by Apple. Rather than just offer you a new iPhone, or a larger


[Fri Oct 19th 4:00 am] Apple October Event Invitations Have a Big iPad Pro Hint


Apple sent invitations for its October 30 product launch on Thursday. They are colorfully designed, beautiful, and — like any good invitation — only offer mere hints of what’s in-store. However,...


[Fri Oct 19th 3:47 am] iPhone XR hands-on: Colorful phones make a great first impression - CNET


We take an early look at what sets the iPhone XR apart from the XS.


[Fri Oct 19th 3:01 am] You can now preorder the iPhone XR


The iPhone XR, Apple’s new lower-priced iPhone option that starts at $749 for a 64GB model, is now available to preorder online (apple.com or the Apple Store app) or by walking into an Apple s...


[Fri Oct 19th 2:39 am] Apple will host major event at Brooklyn Academy of Music


Apple is finally coming to the Big Apple for a big product release. The iPhone maker revealed on Thursday that it will host a major event on Oct. 30 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman...


[Fri Oct 19th 1:22 am] New iPad Pro again rumored to ditch Lightning for USB-C


Rumors out of Asia this week again suggest Apple intends to swap out its proprietary Lightning connector for the faster, more robust USB-C protocol when it ships an expected iPad Pro revamp...


[Fri Oct 19th 1:19 am] PlayStation Vue updated with TV app integration on iOS & tvOS


Sony this week as updated its PlayStation Vue app for Apple TV with support for integration with the TV app. With this integration, users can now see and keep track of Playstation Vue content direct...


[Fri Oct 19th 1:01 am] 3 Things I Like and One Thing I Really Hate About My Apple Watch Series 4


John has been using his Apple Watch Series 4 for a week. There’s a lot to like and one thing that infuriates him.


[Fri Oct 19th 1:00 am] Yet another report suggests this year’s iPad Pro refresh will drop Lightning for USB-C


Apple earlier today officially confirmed its upcoming special event for October 30th. At the event, the company is expected to unveil new Macs, as well as a new iPad Pro with USB-C instead of Lightni...


[Fri Oct 19th 12:51 am] Apple Online Store goes down ahead of iPhone XR pre-orders


As is always the case before new iPhone launches, the Apple Online Store has gone offline this evening ahead of iPhone XR pre-orders. The colorful new iPhone is slated to go up for pre-order tonight...


[Fri Oct 19th 12:02 am] Apple launches privacy website to show exactly what data it has on you


Apple launches privacy website to allow users to download their data. Elizabeth Keatinge has more.        


[Fri Oct 19th 12:01 am] Apple’s iPad Still Has A Massive Input Problem


Word on the streets says Apple has a new line of iPads on the way. Whether in time for holiday shopping or not, we can guess some of the new features with ease. Thinner, lighter, faster; small side ....


[Fri Oct 19th 12:01 am] Facebook Spy Cam: What Could Go Wrong?


What does it mean to have a ‘tin ear‘ or to be ‘tone deaf?’ I see two basic definitions. The first has to do with music; an inability to hear or appreciate musical rhythm, tones, melodies, et...


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[Thu Oct 18th 11:55 pm] iPhone 7 Plus: Reasons to Keep Your Device and Skip the New iPhone XR


The iPhone XR officially launches on Oct. 27. It’s a mid-range device that packs many of the features Apple has introduced on its OLED flagship models — but at a cheaper price point. Because of th...


[Thu Oct 18th 11:30 pm] Siri Shortcuts make their way into popular apps


A highlight of iOS 12 is Siri shortcuts, a way to activate frequently-used tasks with voice commands. Software developers can do this too, and today Apple highlighted some popular applications that ha...


[Thu Oct 18th 10:30 pm] iPhone X miraculously survives 8 hours in the ocean


Apple worked hard in recent years to make a waterproof iPhone . The latest models can survive being submerged in up to 6.5 feet of water for half an hour. And last year’s handsets are almost as wat...


[Thu Oct 18th 10:05 pm] Apple Begins Crackdown on Sketchy, Misleading App Subscriptions


Apple is conducting an evaluation of its App Store and pulling titles built on deceptive or high-priced subscription formats, following a TechCrunch report published earlier this month which sought to...


[Thu Oct 18th 9:45 pm] Weird Al Yankovic and Andy Samberg on Apple Music Carpool Karaoke


Weird Al Yankovick and Andy Samberg are doing an episode of Apple Music’s Carpool Karaoke, and the trailer looks like a lot of fun. Andy Samberg is being joined by his The Lonely Island partners, A...


[Thu Oct 18th 9:27 pm] When you can pre-order Apple’s all-new iPhone Xr in every time zone


Pre-orders for the iPhone XR will kick off on Friday, October 19th


[Thu Oct 18th 9:24 pm] Review: If you’re bored waiting for AirPower, here are two multi-device wireless chargers


More than a year after Apple first announced its AirPower wireless charger, there’s still absolutely no sign of it. We’re all still using third-party wireless chargers with our iPhones. There’s...


[Thu Oct 18th 9:21 pm] iPhone 7 Prompting You to Sign into Random Apple IDs? Here’s the Fix


If your iPhone keeps asking you to log into random Apple IDs, you know how annoying it can be. Luckily, the fix is pretty easy. A recent Reddit post highlighted the bug on an iPhone 7. Essentially, th...


[Thu Oct 18th 9:16 pm] Here’s how much the iPhone XR will cost you with carrier financing


The iPhone XR goes up for pre-order tonight, with the first orders arriving to customers next week on October 26th. Much like the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, careers and Apple are relying heavily on...


[Thu Oct 18th 9:00 pm] Square Terminal could increase Apple Pay availability


Square got its start by letting businesses take credit cards with just an iPhone or Android, and the company now offers multiple payment methods. Today it launched Square Terminal which accepts credit...


[Thu Oct 18th 9:00 pm] Morgan Stanley: Apple investors shouldn’t worry too much about China


U.S.-China trade tensions continue to concern investors, along with questions about...


[Thu Oct 18th 8:35 pm] You Won’t Believe How Much These 18K Gold Apple Watch Series 4 Models Cost


Over the years we’ve witnessed a number of ultra-luxury Apple devices hit the market, with some brands going to rather impressive lengths to offer the ultra-rich a truly one-of-a-kind iPhone or Appl...


[Thu Oct 18th 8:20 pm] Landscapes of Ladakh, India


Gorgeous photos from Om Malik, all shot on an iPhone XS Max.  ★ 


[Thu Oct 18th 8:16 pm] Google Maps ETA sharing comes to iOS, third-party apps


The overhaul of Google Maps is continuing, this time with ETA sharing. After first introducing the feature in 2017, Google is giving users the ability to share their location and route in real-time wi...


[Thu Oct 18th 7:56 pm] Apple Highlights 18 Top Apps that Support Siri Shortcuts (with Links)


Apple published a press release touting 18 top apps that support Siri Shortcuts. There’s little specific about each app, but we put together links to each one of them so you can more easily check th...


[Thu Oct 18th 7:55 pm] Square Terminal launches as all-in-one device for Apple Pay, chip, and swipe payments


Today, Square, Inc. announced Square Terminal, an integrated and innovative all-in-one card processing device...


[Thu Oct 18th 7:55 pm] New ‘Whisper Mode’ for Alexa Is Rolling out in the U.S. Today


Amazon is rolling out a new feature for its Alexa digital assistant that will allow it to detect whispers — and respond accordingly. That feature, first teased by the company at its Seattle Alexa ev...


[Thu Oct 18th 7:54 pm] The best new iPhone XR cases available now


Pre-orders for the new iPhone XR go live this Friday in 50 countries (with more coming shortly after) ahead of the October 26th launch. While we already took a brief look at the best iPhone XR cases...


[Thu Oct 18th 7:51 pm] 9to5Mac Daily: October 18, 2018


Listen 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 Ove...


[Thu Oct 18th 7:40 pm] Android’s new speed king still can’t keep up with iPhone


Not even the fastest Android handset comes close to matching the performance of the iPhone. The new Asus ROG Phone performs better than every other Android in early benchmark tests. It also scores hig...


[Thu Oct 18th 7:33 pm] iPhone XR Arrives at Sprint on Oct. 26; Pre-order begins Oct. 19


OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced it will offer iPhone XR, bringing the latest iPhone innovations to more people. It will be available in all Sprint r...


[Thu Oct 18th 7:26 pm] iPhone XS Battery Surprise


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[Thu Oct 18th 7:13 pm] Avoid Google Data Collection By Not Using Two Services


Leonid Bershidsky writes how you can avoid Google data collection by not using the company’s two biggest tools: Search and Chrome. Ditching Chrome and Search, however, is an easy way to reduce the a...


[Thu Oct 18th 7:09 pm] Flyington Selfie Drone: $69.99


We have a deal on the Flyington Selfie Drone. It shoots 720p HD photo and video, with real-time camera transmissions to iPhone or Android device. But it’s also built to flip, roll, and slice throug...


[Thu Oct 18th 7:07 pm] Apple logo goes into redesign overload ahead of October event


Apple finally made its October keynote official this morning with one of the most unique event invites we’ve ever seen. Instead of just using one standard design, Apple sent nearly every journalist...


[Thu Oct 18th 7:01 pm] Apple’s iPhone give TSMC an instant hit in chipmaking technology


Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s introduction of a new chipmaking technology...


[Thu Oct 18th 7:00 pm] Transfer data between iPhone and Mac without iTunes: Get free MacX MediaTrans


This post is presented by Digiarty Software. Managing data on iPhone means navigating iTunes on your Mac. For upgrading, syncing or backing up photos, videos and music, its broad controls can leave ev...


[Thu Oct 18th 6:55 pm] Apple Officially Announces Second Fall Keynote – Here Are 6 New Products to Expect


Apple on Thursday officially sent out media invites to the second major fall keynote event of 2018. The October event will kick off at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (7 a.m. Pacific) on Tuesday, Oct. 30. It wil...


[Thu Oct 18th 6:54 pm] iOS 12: Find Songs by Lyrics in Apple Music


You can search for songs in Apple Music based on their lyrics in the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.


[Thu Oct 18th 6:49 pm] This Month Apple Retail Stores Will Host The Big Draw 2018 Festival


Every year Apple retail stores celebrate The Big Draw 2018 festival, a worldwide celebration of drawing held every October.


[Thu Oct 18th 6:33 pm] Apple to unveil all-new iPad Pro, MacBook, Mac mini on October 30th


This will mark the first Apple product introduction to take place in New York since the company unveiled...


[Thu Oct 18th 6:32 pm] Powering Apple Reminders With Shortcuts


I came across this article via The Loop. It’s an article written by Matthew Cassinelli, a member of the Shortcuts (née Workflow) team, about how he powers Reminders with Shortcuts. When it comes do...


[Thu Oct 18th 6:21 pm] iOS: How to Use Pages as a Teleprompter for Presentations


It’s called Presenter Mode, and here’s how to turn it on.


[Thu Oct 18th 6:17 pm] YouTubers gush about iPhone XR ahead of launch


The first wave of iPhone XR reviews are in and based on the early impressions, Apple may have a big hit on its hands. iPhone XR preorders open up at midnight tonight and Apple’s making a big push to...