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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Qualcomm may face second EU antitrust fine over price fight with Icera

Qualcomm may face second EU antitrust fine over price fight with Icera

Already coping with a $1.1 billion ruling from 2018, Apple modem supplier Qualcomm is reportedly facing a second fine from the European Commission — this time over its price war with Icera, later absorbed into Nvidia.

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Feature2019 Back to School Buyers' Guide: Choosing the best Apple MacBook Air or MacBook Pro

2019 Back to School Buyers' Guide: Choosing the best Apple MacBook Air or MacBook Pro

We're well into the Back to School season and Apple's made some significant changes to its notebooks which have simplified some decisions — but made others harder.

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Apple debuts 'Snoopy in Space' trailer in time for Apollo 11 anniversary

Apple debuts 'Snoopy in Space' trailer in time for Apollo 11 anniversary

Alongside the Apollo 11 anniversary, Apple has launched the official trailer for "Snoopy in Space," a new Peanuts series coming to Apple TV this fall.

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Newly discovered Bluetooth exploit tracks iOS, macOS devices

Newly discovered Bluetooth exploit tracks iOS, macOS devices

Researchers have identified a flaw in the Bluetooth communication protocol that may expose iOS, macOS, and Microsoft users to device tracking.

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'Carpool Karaoke' gets renewed for third season on Apple TV

'Carpool Karaoke' gets renewed for third season on Apple TV

Fans of the Apple TV series "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" can rejoice — the show has officially been picked up for a third season and will feature stars Snoop Dogg, Kendall Jenner, and the cast of "Stranger Things."

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TipsIs your HomePod making a clicking sound? Here's how to fix it

Is your HomePod making a clicking sound? Here's how to fix it

It sounds like electrical interference, but whatever this clicking or popping sound is, it's extremely irritating. The good news is that you may be able to fix it yourself, but the bad news is that you may have to take it to Apple.

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ExclusiveApple blowout deals: save up to $2,500 on MacBook Pros, MacBook Air, iPad Pro

Apple blowout deals: save up to $2,500 on MacBook Pros, MacBook Air, iPad Pro

Record breaking discounts on Apple products are going on now at B&H Photo, with exclusive savings on a variety of devices. Grab the lowest prices ever on high-end MacBook Pros, upgraded 2018 MacBook Airs, and loaded 12.9-inch iPad Pros, with cash savings of up to $2,500 off and bonus perks, such as free expedited shipping and a sales tax refund in select states.

Apple rolls out fourth iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 developer betas [u]

Apple rolls out fourth iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 developer betas [u]

Apple has made available to developers the fourth beta version of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and tvOS 13.

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FeatureApple Card is almost here, find out all you need to know

Apple Card is almost here, find out all you need to know

We've been waiting for months, and now there could be only weeks to go, maybe even days. Apple Card is nearly with us, and if it's right for you, it's going to change everything.

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Grab the best Apple deals after Prime Day

Grab the best Apple deals after Prime Day

Although Amazon Prime Day is in the rearview mirror, Apple deals are still going strong with savings of up to $2,500 off hardware, as well as up to 60% off top accessories. From the lowest prices ever on 2019 AirPods, to bonus in-cart savings on Apple's latest iPad Pros, these deals offer the same record breaking Prime Day savings for a limited time only.

How Apple has tackled security leaks in iPhone and Mac factories

How Apple has tackled security leaks in iPhone and Mac factories

Six years ago, an employee at Jabil, one of Apple's suppliers, stole thousands of iPhone 5c casings from a factory in China, prior to the product being announced. Since then, Apple has upped its efforts to reduce theft and leaks from the factory floors.

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VideoTested: Thermal throttling in base model mid-2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

Tested: Thermal throttling in base model mid-2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

AppleInsider has the new base model 13-inch MacBook Pro on hand, and we wanted to see whether the single fan design on this new MacBook Pro is a problem for the thermal condition and, as such, the processing power — or if its able to take the heat.

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Don't use FaceApp if you want to keep the rights to your photos

Don't use FaceApp if you want to keep the rights to your photos

FaceApp has added new age-based filters to their app, bringing it back into the public eye and back on to users' phones. However, if you want to keep your photos as your own, you probably shouldn't use the app.

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Apple to begin trial production of AirPods in Vietnam

Apple to begin trial production of AirPods in Vietnam

Apple will begin soon trial production of AirPods in Vietnam in an attempt to circumvent tariff fees imposed on Chinese-produced goods by Trump Administration.

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Twitter founder Jack Dorsey gives talk to Apple staff

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey gives talk to Apple staff

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of both Twitter and Square, spoke to selected Apple marketing staff in a private session at Apple Park.

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Apple faces class action lawsuit in Quebec over battery life

Apple faces class action lawsuit in Quebec over battery life

Quebec Superior Court has allowed a lawsuit against Apple on the grounds that batteries in the iPhone and other products are not durable for a reasonable length of time.

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Apple to add Time of Flight 3D feature for 2020 iPhones

Apple to add Time of Flight 3D feature for 2020 iPhones

The iPhones launching in 2020 may feature a Time of Flight sensor, which helps determine distances between objects and the lens.

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Withings announces availability of ECG-taking BPM Core & updated BPM Connect

Withings announces availability of ECG-taking BPM Core & updated BPM Connect

After a preview at CES 2019, Withings now has a release window for the BPM Core — which is capable of taking an ECG and detecting AFib — as well as an updated version of its popular classic Connect blood pressure monitor.

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YouTuber reveals 'iPhone 11' models, claims few changes

YouTuber reveals 'iPhone 11' models, claims few changes

Long-time YouTuber Marques Brownlee has dummy models of all three 2019 iPhones, reportedly made to be sent to the manufacturers of protective cases.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

DOJ asks appeals court to pause enforcement of Qualcomm antitrust ruling

DOJ asks appeals court to pause enforcement of Qualcomm antitrust ruling

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to temporarily halt enforcement of an antitrust ruling against Qualcomm, citing the necessity of the company in 5G networking, and support from both the Energy Department and Defense Department.

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Amazon quietly knocks up to $350 off Apple's latest 12.9-inch iPad Pros

Amazon quietly knocks up to $350 off Apple's latest 12.9-inch iPad Pros

In addition to instant savings of up to $200 off Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pros, Amazon is knocking an additional $50 to $150 off the current models with special discounts in cart. These price cuts, which may end at any time, deliver the lowest prices we've seen to date on the high-end tablets, with prices starting at just $799.

Hands on: The 2019 MacBook Air is a bargain, but SSD speeds fall

Hands on: The 2019 MacBook Air is a bargain, but SSD speeds fall

The new MacBook Air builds on the 2018 refresh, but packs in a few improvements and a price drop to boot. But, the savings do come at a cost.

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Two Apple ads get nominations for Outstanding Commercial Emmys

Two Apple ads get nominations for Outstanding Commercial Emmys

Two ads from Apple partner TBWA\Media Arts Lab were nominated for Outstanding Commercial Emmys on Tuesday, potentially marking the last year in which the company has no original TV shows up for awards.

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Apple previews 'holding hands,' other emoji updates planned for this fall

Apple previews 'holding hands,' other emoji updates planned for this fall

Using World Emoji Day as the excuse, Apple on Tuesday previewed some of the emoji it will be adding to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS in supporting Unicode 12.0.

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EditorialVideo demonstrates Hackintosh potential, but still isn't the Mac Pro

Video demonstrates Hackintosh potential, but still isn't the Mac Pro

YouTube channel Linus Tech Tips has launched a project to beat Apple's modular Mac Pro by producing a hackintosh with better performance, but the otherwise impressive hardware project shouldn't really be compared to a real Mac Pro, especially in a working environment.

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Apple may fund original podcasts exclusive to its own services

Apple may fund original podcasts exclusive to its own services

Apple may be expanding its original content efforts into podcasts, with a report claiming the iPhone maker will be funding productions of audio-based shows that it will offer its customers exclusively via the Podcasts app, taking a similar strategy to Spotify.

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ExclusiveSave $50 to $100 on Apple's new 2019 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro

Save $50 to $100 on Apple's new 2019 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple's 2019 MacBook Air and new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have just been announced, but Adorama is already offering readers exclusive promo code savings on the new products. Save $50 to $100 instantly on top of bonus perks, such as free shipping and no interest financing, when you pre-order the portable systems ahead of Prime Day.

DuckDuckGo announces new Apple MapKit fueled search improvements

DuckDuckGo announces new Apple MapKit fueled search improvements

Search provider DuckDuckGo is dramatically expanding their use of Apple Maps for better searching with the same commitment to privacy.

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ReviewReview: Moment's new bags are great for photographers & non-photographers alike

Review: Moment's new bags are great for photographers & non-photographers alike

Moment recently took the wraps off its new line of bags and we've been taking them with us on our mobile photo shoots to try them out. Here's what we thought.

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Apple distributes seventh iOS 12.4, sixth watchOS 5.3 developer betas

Apple distributes seventh iOS 12.4, sixth watchOS 5.3 developer betas

Continuing the current testing round from yesterday's macOS 10.14.6 build, Apple has issued more builds to developers, this time a seventh build of iOS 12.4 and a sixth build of watchOS 5.3.

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Apple seeds fourth developer beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina

Apple seeds fourth developer beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina

Apple on Tuesday has issued its fourth of developer beta for macOS 10.15 Catalina, with new developer releases of iOS 13 and the others still waiting in the wings.

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Goldman Sachs spending heavily in preparation for Apple Card

Goldman Sachs spending heavily in preparation for Apple Card

Goldman Sachs has burned through considerable amounts of money on Apple Card and its other consumer-facing initiatives, with the investment bank revealing it has spent around $275 million in 2019 alone on public-based projects.

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FeatureThese are the best USB-C Lightning cables released so far

These are the best USB-C Lightning cables released so far

The floodgates have opened and countless USB-C to Lightning cables have spilled out on the market. We've collected and tested a bunch of cables and combined our favorites into this running list, updated on July 16 with a new release from Nomad.

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Apple in Washington DC for House Judiciary Committee antitrust hearing

Apple in Washington DC for House Judiciary Committee antitrust hearing

Executives from Apple and other major tech companies will be answering questions from the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, as part of an investigation into whether dominant firms have too much control, and if there are antitrust concerns that should be addressed.

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Apple tests out all-Arabic App Store in Middle East push

Apple tests out all-Arabic App Store in Middle East push

Apple is making a greater push into the Middle East with an Arabic version of the App Store, with the digital storefront offering localized content being tested in beta ahead of an expected public launch in September, in a bid to grow regional revenues from a proportionally younger population.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

iOS 13 & iPadOS bug said to allow unauthenticated access to usernames & passwords

iOS 13 & iPadOS bug said to allow unauthenticated access to usernames & passwords

A bug in the current iOS 13 and iPadOS betas reportedly allows people to bypass security and access usernames and passwords in the Settings app — though in practice, the issue is a relatively minor threat.

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Apple uses Apollo 11's 50th anniversary to tease 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+

Apple uses Apollo 11's 50th anniversary to tease 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+

Apple on Monday premiered a second trailer for "For All Mankind," this time referencing the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20.

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New House bill aims to make US more prominent in 5G space, combat China

New House bill aims to make US more prominent in 5G space, combat China

A new House bill proposed by Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul seeks to make the U.S. more prominent in 5G networking — and specifically to deflect Chinese influence.

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Online Apple Store went offline for an hour for unknown reasons

Online Apple Store went offline for an hour for unknown reasons

The online Apple Store briefly was inaccessible for customers, displaying the famous "Be right back" message for a period of time on Monday, a usual indicator of updates or changes to the store, but in this case may have been just downtime for maintenance.

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