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2018

Apple distributes fourth developer beta of macOS 10.14.1 Mojave

Wednesday October 17, 2018

Apple has provided its fourth beta of macOS 10.14.1 Mojave to developers for testing, arriving two days after developer betas for its iOS, watchOS, and tvOS counterparts.

ARM processor for Macs coming in 2020 or 2021, Apple car in 2023 says Ming-Chi Kuo

Wednesday October 17, 2018

The symbiotic relationship between Apple and TSMC is expected to continue for at least five years, with chips from the foundry expected to pop up in Macs no later than 2021, and in Apple's long-awaited car effort between 2023 and 2025, if Ming-Chi Kuo is correct.

Austrian collection of 1,100 Macs seeks rescue from disposal

Wednesday October 17, 2018

An Austrian repairman who possesses a large number of Apple computers is looking for a new owner for his approximately 1,100-strong collection of old Macs, one which faces the prospect of being thrown away if it cannot be rehomed.

Analysts change tune, now say $1,000 Huawei Mate 20 Androids are a bargain

Wednesday October 17, 2018

Analysts and commentators who spent the first half of 2018 insisting that Apple's $999 iPhone X was suffering from "disappointing" sales because of its premium price, a supposed "lack of innovation," and controversial design choices that included a camera "notch" are now telling us that Chinese companies that struggled to profit from high volumes of cheap phones will now successfully sell expensive models with an imitative notch.

Graphic 7 minute audio of Jamal Khashoggi's murder again linked to journalist's Apple Watch

Wednesday October 17, 2018

As reports elaborate on details of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing in Turkey, the Apple Watch keeps getting brought up, despite the odds being against it having been used as the recorder. Manipulation of the contentious reports has spread, even involving a previous report by AppleInsider being altered and hosted elsewhere intended to influence social media, and Google search results.

Ember's smartmugs can now track caffeine intake via the Apple Health app

Wednesday October 17, 2018

Ember, the maker of smartmugs can that automatically regulate temperature, has added support for Apple's HealthKit platform as a way of monitoring caffeine intake.

Apple's refreshed Privacy website now allows US users to request stored personal data

Wednesday October 17, 2018

Apple launched a refreshed privacy website on Wednesday, updating the minisite to better educate its customers on how the company works to protect the user's personal data across all of its products and services, as well as opening up a system for US users to request all of their data from Apple.

Skydio's R1 drone gets automatic & manual Apple Watch flight controls

Wednesday October 17, 2018

Skydio, the maker of the R1 camera drone, is on Wednesday launching an update to its iPhone app that lets Apple Watch owners fly the drone from their wrist.

Alphabet sued over failing to disclose Google+ privacy vulnerability

Wednesday October 17, 2018

An investor has launched a lawsuit against Google's parent company, Alphabet, arguing that the company deceived fellow investors by failing to reveal a Google+ bug that could have exposed profile information people didn't set to public.

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max spreading to other countries in conjunction with iPhone XR sales

Wednesday October 17, 2018

Apple has announced that it will start selling the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR in countries beyond the launch territories, with new sales starting on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.

Facebook waffles on Portal video chat device privacy, can be used for ad data

Wednesday October 17, 2018

Facebook's recently launched Portal video calling devices could help the social network target advertising towards its users, it has been revealed, with data collected by the hardware potentially combined with other information for marketing purposes.

Hulu looks to possible new skinny bundles as it reprioritizes on-demand content

Wednesday October 17, 2018

Hulu has started to work towards creating new skinnier bundles of live TV channels in an effort to reprioritize sales on bread-and-butter on-demand content.

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla announce plans to deprecate TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in 2020

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Four tech industry titans, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla, this week announced plans to move from Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 to modern, more secure versions of protocol.

Apple seemingly cracking down on 'scammy' subscription apps

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Apple appears to be ridding the App Store of so-called "scammy" apps after multiple media outlets exposed questionable pricing tactics that dupe users into expensive subscriptions.

Beats marks Mickey Mouse's 90th anniversary with special-edition Solo3 headphones

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Apple on Tuesday launched a special Mickey Mouse edition of its Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones, timed with the character's 90th anniversary.

App bundles expand to Mac apps and free apps with subscriptions

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Apple on Tuesday announced an expansion to its app bundles sales options, allowing Mac developers and those marketing free apps with subscriptions to group up to ten apps together into a single purchase.

Beats Studio 3 Skyline Wireless headphones debut in new colors with gold trimmings

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Apple has revealed that the Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones are getting a minor update, with three new colors available, all accented with gold trim and branding.

Google complying with EC ruling by charging Android vendors for Play Store, Google apps

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Google will start to charge Android smartphone and tablet producers a licensing fee to include the Google Play Store and other essential apps on devices sold in Europe, as a way to comply with the European Commission's antitrust decision.

Hands on: Ultimate Ears' mainline Bluetooth speaker, the Boom 3

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Ultimate Ears recently refreshed its popular Boom line of Bluetooth speakers, led by the Boom 3, arguably the line's all-purpose "everyman" model.

CodeWeavers ships CrossOver 18 with full macOS Mojave support

Tuesday October 16, 2018

CodeWeavers has updated CrossOver, the application for running Windows applications on macOS desktops without using Windows itself, with version 18.0.0 introducing full support for macOS Mojave and numerous minor improvements.