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2019

Review: ZenPod turns your AirPods case into a fidget spinner

Thursday January 31, 2019

ZenPod is a stylish way to add some rugged drop protection to your AirPods and also turn them into a playful fidget spinner.

Apple's Fifth Avenue 'cube' will reopen in first half of 2019

Thursday January 31, 2019

Apple will be re-opening its flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York City in the first half of 2019, management of the company that owns the property claims, with the famous "glass cube" store expected to complete its renovations within the next six months.

New 'CookieMiner' malware aims to steal cryptocurrency logins from Mac owners

Thursday January 31, 2019

Newly-discovered Mac malware is geared toward stealing browser cookies for cryptocurrency exchanges such as Coinbase and Bittrex, security researchers say.

Today only: Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro on sale from $299, HomePods just $296 with coupon

Thursday January 31, 2019

While supplies last, Amazon-owned Woot has refurbished 9.7-inch iPad Pros marked down to just $299.99. Need more space? Upgraded 128GB Wi-Fi models are also on sale for $359.99, a discount of $390 off original MSRP. Apple's HomePod is also marked down to $296.10 with coupon today only, bringing the total savings to $54 off.

Intel promotes CFO Bob Swan to CEO position following six-month search for Krzanich's replacement

Thursday January 31, 2019

Intel has announced it is retaining interim CEO Bob Swan as the new permanent head of the company following the departure of Brian Krzanich, with the former CFO insisting the core strategy of the chip producer won't be changing while at the same time working to improve on execution.

LIFX responds to security vulnerabilities in HomeKit smart bulbs saying fixed in Q4 2018

Thursday January 31, 2019

LIFX has responded to the recent revelation of serious security flaws within its White mini HomeKit-enabled bulbs, saying all three issues were fixed at the tail-end of 2018.

Nintendo's Mario Kart Tour for iPhone jumps off track, delayed until summer 2019

Thursday January 31, 2019

One of Nintendo's most anticipated iPhone games, "Mario Kart Tour," will miss its original March launch date, the company revealed on Thursday.

Ultraviolet video streaming service shutting down on July 31

Thursday January 31, 2019

Digital movie locker service Ultraviolet has warned it will be shutting down on July 31, with the rise of the competing Movies Anywhere and other movie storage options thought to have prompted the shutdown of the service.

Apple manufacturing partner expecting 'iPad mini 5' orders soon

Thursday January 31, 2019

Compal Electronics is expanding manufacturing in China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, and sources close to the company are expecting build orders for the "iPad mini 5" to grow revenue later in 2019.

Apple's shutdown of Facebook's internal apps was a light punishment for a repeat offender

Thursday January 31, 2019

You can ascribe motives to Apple switching off Facebook's internal apps, but you can't argue that it didn't have the right or even the obligation to do so -- and it may not have gone far enough. We may rarely read the terms and conditions, but Facebook did and broke them anyway, and is now paying the price.

Former Apple advisors claim that iPhones need to be made specifically for China

Thursday January 31, 2019

Weaker than expected iPhone sales during the holiday quarter may mean it's time for Apple to design an iPhone exclusively for the Chinese market, according to a discussion with analysts and former Apple executives.

MacBook keyboard failures could end with introduction of glass panel keyboards

Thursday January 31, 2019

Future Apple keyboards in MacBooks may not be affected by dust or other foreign elements that could affect its switch mechanism, with the possibility of being replaced by a glass panel with raised "key" sections that acts as a rigid keyboard.

Last call: $400-$900 off loaded Core i9 15" MacBook Pros (the lowest prices ever)

Thursday January 31, 2019

For a limited time only, save $400 to $900 on high-end Mid 2018 15-inch MacBook Pros. Packed with upgrades, including Core i9 processors and additional storage, these systems also come with free expedited shipping for fast delivery to your door. Grab the lowest prices while you can, as these exclusive deals won't last long.

Facebook issues memo on Apple Enterprise Certificate fiasco as employees vent frustration

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Facebook is conducting internal damage control after Apple yanked the social media giant's enterprise developer certificates, a move that effectively disabled internal apps used by thousands of Facebook employees.

IDC: Samsung beat Apple in smartphone race during lucrative holiday quarter

Wednesday January 30, 2019

According to the latest industry estimates from research firm IDC, Samsung was the world's top smartphone vendor during the quarter ending in December, a shopping season typically dominated by Apple's iPhone.

New York state begins probe into Apple's FaceTime vulnerability

Wednesday January 30, 2019

New York state is launching an investigation into whether Apple failed to properly warn customers about a Group FaceTime vulnerability that allowed people to spy on others.

Apple reportedly testing three-camera iPhone with USB-C, plans major iPad enhancements for iOS 13

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Next year's iPhones will reportedly include models with a rear-facing 3D camera incorporating a laser scanner for purposes like augmented reality, while iOS 13 could deliver much-awaited features like Dark Mode and CarPlay enhancements.

Google is violating Apple's iPhone app privacy rules the same way Facebook did [u: disabled]

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Facebook is not the only major tech company found to be misusing Apple's Enterprise Certificate system, with a report claiming Google is pulling the same trick for its own app, one that is similar in nature to Facebook's now-blocked "Research" app.

LIFX HomeKit bulbs appear to be storing Wi-Fi passwords unencrypted

Wednesday January 30, 2019

A hardware hacker has revealed a trio of vulnerabilities in the popular LIFX HomeKit-enabled smart bulbs, that could expose a user's Wi-Fi password to somebody devoted to rooting through your trash.

What analysts are saying in the wake of Apple's holiday quarter financial report

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Early analyst reactions are all over the place after Tuesday's results call, in which Apple reported $84.3 billion in revenue for the December quarter, more than it expected in its early-January revision, but less than it predicted for the quarter in November.