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2019

How to make new T2-secured Macs boot from external drives

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Apple's security processor gets in the way when you're trying to use external drives to boot from. Fix this now because if you wait until you need to restart from one, you'll have problems.

Another render of a potential 2019 iPhone design with triple-lens camera emerges

Tuesday January 15, 2019

A new set of "iPhone XI" renders emerged on Tuesday, claimed to depict one of the rear camera designs Apple is considering.

Apple's COO delivers blistering testimony on Qualcomm's 'onerous demands' over cellular patents

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Court testimony from Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams has laid out that Qualcomm has repeatedly flexed its monopoly control over the cellular industry in its dealings with Apple, demanding that Apple not only pay to license its patents, but also cross-license all of its own intellectual property above and beyond requiring a 5 percent cut of the total cost of Apple's products plus exclusivity in sourcing all of Apple's mobile chips.

PowerColor, VisionTek roll out new Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosures

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Two new Mac-compatible and upgradable eGPU enclosures have been announced, the PowerColor Mini Pro Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Box 240FU, and the VisionTek Thunderbolt 3 Mini eGFX.

DuckDuckGo adds Apple Maps integration for local search results

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Users of the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo will be seeing local search results with Apple Maps integration, the search engine has confirmed, with the integration of MapKit JS being used both for location-based searches as well as the Maps tab.

What Haptic Touch on the iPhone XR can do, and how it differs from 3D Touch on the iPhone XS

Tuesday January 15, 2019

When Apple released the iPhone XR, it didn't include 3D Touch as a feature due to the technical challenges of implementing an edge-to-edge display, but did introduce an alternative: Haptic Touch. AppleInsider explains how the haptic-based version fares compared against the well-known and well-loved feature it replaces.

Netflix pushes up Standard & Premium prices in second major hike [u]

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Netflix on Tuesday announced higher prices for its Standard and Premium tiers, potentially putting the loyalty of its viewers to the test. [Corrected Basic pricing info]

Apple markdowns: Up to $270 off MacBook Airs; 2018 iPad Pros from $769; 2018 15" MacBook Pros $2,189

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Mid-January Apple specials are in effect now with instant and coupon savings of up to $250 off. Save on 2018 MacBook Airs, 11-inch iPad Pros, 2018 MacBook Pros and more, with prices starting at just $769.

Apple hardware SVP Johny Srouji under consideration for Intel CEO spot

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Intel's ongoing search for a new chief executive has taken six months so far and has yet to find the right person for the role, but it is now claimed someone from Apple's ranks is being considered for the position, with hardware lead Johny Srouji claimed to be on the list of potential candidates.

Apple loses appeal of $439 million verdict in favor of VirnetX

Tuesday January 15, 2019

On Tuesday the federal U.S. Court of Appeals denied Apple's appeal of a 2016 jury verdict in favor of VirnetX, which initially granted the patent licensing firm $302.4 million in damages.

Apple working on force-sensing gloves for gesture controls

Tuesday January 15, 2019

A pair of gloves could potentially be used to control computers and other devices, Apple has suggested, with the incorporation of force-sensing circuitry in clothes offering the opportunity to issue commands by touching other objects in different ways.

Nike's Adapt BB is an iPhone-controlled, self-lacing basketball sneaker

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Following up on earlier teases, Nike on Tuesday announced the Adapt BB, a self-lacing basketball sneaker that can be controlled from smartphones, including the iPhone.

Apple Business Chat continues expanding with auto dealer platform Gubagoo

Tuesday January 15, 2019

The newest company to adopt Apple Business Chat is Gubagoo, which specializes in setting up 24/7 chat for auto dealerships and manufacturers.

CES 2019 roundup: HomeKit & Airplay 2, plus the weird, the wonderful, and the app-enabled

Tuesday January 15, 2019

CES 2019 was a week of wonderful, weird, and sometimes strikingly optimistic news, when it comes to being an Apple aficionado. This was a year that saw a number of normal but unexpected things, like an entire new HomeKit category's debut at a show that Apple didn't even have an official presence, new HomeKit accessories, and as always, a bevy of iOS compatible accessories.

Apple Pay and Apple Business Chat can now be used to fund a TD Ameritrade account

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Brokerage company TD Ameritrade has found a solution to the problem of allowing customers immediate access to funds transferred to their accounts as simply as possible, one that takes advantage of Apple's mobile payment features, including Apple Pay and Apple Business Chat.

German court finds Apple iPhone doesn't infringe on Qualcomm patent in second case

Tuesday January 15, 2019

A Mannheim, Germany judge has tossed one of the myriad cases between Apple and Qualcomm, declaring that the iPhone isn't violating one of Qualcomm's power management patents.

Apple replaced 11M iPhone batteries under 2018 repair program, 9M more than average

Tuesday January 15, 2019

At an all-hands employee meeting in January, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that some 11 million iPhone batteries were replaced as part of a special 2018 repair program, a figure up to 11 times what the company would have expected under normal circumstances.

Rumor: Apple developing seventh-generation iPod touch, mulling USB-C for next iPhone

Monday January 14, 2019

Industry scuttlebutt from CES 2019 suggests Apple is looking to market a next-generation iPod touch device to stimulate services revenue from Apple Music and the App Store. Separately, sources claim the company is working to integrate USB-C into a 2019 iPhone model.

Anker to debut USB-C to Lightning cables in March, audio adapter in April

Monday January 14, 2019

Accessory juggernaut Anker on Monday previewed its first USB-C to Lightning cables, saying the accessories should ship out in March.

Apple's FoundationDB takes new Record Layer open source, confirms tech underpins CloudKit

Monday January 14, 2019

Apple database arm FoundationDB on Monday announced the open source release of FoundationDB Record Layer, a relational database management technology that powers CloudKit.