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2019

Two vulnerabilities patched in iOS 12.1.4 were exploited by hackers, Google researcher says

Thursday February 07, 2019

A pair of iOS bugs identified as resolved by Apple in its latest iOS 12.1.4 release were successfully exploited by hackers, according to a Google researcher who shared details of the zero-day vulnerabilities on Thursday.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver Tulane University's 2019 commencement speech in May

Thursday February 07, 2019

Tulane University on Thursday announced Apple CEO Tim Cook will present the commencement speech for its 2019 graduating class, an event scheduled for May 18.

Angela Ahrendts talks future after Apple as Deirdre O'Brien receives stock bonus

Thursday February 07, 2019

Angela Ahrendts on Thursday briefly commented on near-term plans after it was announced that she would depart her role as Apple's retail chief in April, while Ahrendts' successor, Deirdre O'Brien, took receipt of a stock bonus potentially worth tens of millions of dollars.

Developers must disclose screen recording analytics tools or face expulsion from App Store, Apple says

Thursday February 07, 2019

Following a report detailing the use of so-called "session replay" technology, Apple is informing developers that they need to disclose the implementation of analytics tools that enable screen recording or face a ban from the App Store.

Apple's health plans turn to women with hiring of famous obstetrician

Thursday February 07, 2019

Apple has reportedly hired obstetrician Dr. Christine Curry, indicating that its health efforts are expanding beyond fitness and heart conditions to include women's issues.

T-Mobile's future streaming service will focus on a-la-carte subscriptions, not channel bundles

Thursday February 07, 2019

T-Mobile's still nebulous streaming TV plans will concentrate on existing outside subscription services rather than offering up a new package of live TV channels, the company said in a Thursday earnings call.

Apple pays teenager for discovery of Group FaceTime bug with bug bounty, scholarship

Thursday February 07, 2019

Apple has confirmed it is going to reward the 14-year-old who discovered the Group FaceTime surveillance exploit, providing the family with compensation for finding the bug as well as helping towards the teenager's future education costs.

New iPhone XS & iPhone XR ad sells Portrait Mode's background blur

Thursday February 07, 2019

Apple on Thursday premiered its latest iPhone ad, trumpeting Portrait Mode on both the XS and the XR.

How to use an inexpensive TV set as a monitor for your Mac, and why you might not want to

Thursday February 07, 2019

There are very tempting reasons to try it but using a television as your computer's main display comes with issues. AppleInsider tells you what you have to consider and examines whether the low cost is worth the trade-offs.

Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions hires Terry Wood from Netflix to head up Apple original content production

Thursday February 07, 2019

Oprah Winfrey has made an important move in a multi-year deal to develop original programming for Apple, by hiring Terry Wood, formerly from Netflix, as an executive vice president of Harpo Productions and put in charge of working on the content.

Review: Boosted's top-flight, iPhone-connected Stealth electric skateboard

Thursday February 07, 2019

It may not be for everyone, including e-skate fans, but it's hard to deny that the Boosted Stealth is a top-quality board, maybe even a good choice for beginners committed to learning.

Here are the best Valentine's Day gifts for the Apple lover in your life

Thursday February 07, 2019

Valentine's Day isn't necessarily a holiday for tech gifts -- if you know your loved one is an Apple fan, though, there are a few things you can buy that suit the occasion.

Apple fixes Group FaceTime privacy issue with iOS 12.1.4, macOS Mojave supplemental update

Thursday February 07, 2019

Apple has released an update to iOS bringing it up to 12.1.4, and a supplemental update to macOS Mojave with both updates re-enabling Group FaceTime by fixing a security hole that potentially allowed others to listen in to private conversations without the user's permission.

Lowest price ever: Apple's 256GB 11-inch iPad Pro on sale for $799 ($150 off) [u]

Thursday February 07, 2019

With limited supply available at the rock bottom price, B&H Photo has Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi) on sale for $799 with free expedited shipping. This $150 cash discount, which is valid for 17 hours only, delivers the lowest price ever on the new tablets in Space Gray.

What we know about Samsung's upcoming iPhone rival, the Galaxy S10

Thursday February 07, 2019

Samsung is positioned to reveal its newest flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S10, at an "Unpacked" press event on Feb. 20. Here's what we know about the forthcoming iPhone competitor.

The AMD Radeon VII doesn't work on the Mac at launch, but will soon

Thursday February 07, 2019

AMD's Radeon VII graphics card may offer considerable performance, but at launch it isn't able to be used on either a PCI-E Mac or in a Thunderbolt 3 enclosure, as a driver that allows the card to work in macOS is still under development.

US iPhone install base continuing to grow but at a slower rate than 2017

Thursday February 07, 2019

The audience for iPhone is continuing to grow in the United States, albeit at a slower rate, research suggests, with the install base for Apple's smartphone reaching 189 million units in the last quarter of 2018, an increase of 23 million on the same quarter in 2017.

Apple's T2 proving troublesome for some professional audio interface users

Thursday February 07, 2019

Macs equipped with Apple's T2 coprocessor are causing serious problems for some people using Thunderbolt and USB professional audio interfaces, whether for sound or video work.

Apple chip engineering team shift suggests strong 5G modem push

Thursday February 07, 2019

Apple is restructuring some of its internal hardware teams, with the move to directly under the head of hardware suggesting a strong 5G modem push.

'Project Titan' self-driving car could be summoned and paid for on an iPhone

Thursday February 07, 2019

Apple is looking at ways to have an iPhone to unlock and pay for a 'Project Titan' self driving car, a feature that could have wider use in the taxi industry, and in self-driving systems.