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2019

A new iPod Touch is coming soon, if the rumor mills are correct

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Rumors of a new iPod Touch are coming in from multiple sources, suggesting there's a good chance we'll be seeing a refresh soon. AppleInsider goes over the rumors, and tells you what to expect.

Casper enters smarthome gear with iPhone-connected Glow bedside lamp

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Casper, until now known for its mattresses, on Tuesday launched the Glow -- a bedside sleep light with its own gesture and iPhone controls.

Apple's 'Project Titan' researching a smart seatbelt that could control a CarPlay device

Tuesday January 29, 2019

An offshoot of research from Apple's "Project Titan" car project is work on a smart seat belt that could be used to control a car's entertainment or even self-driving system in the future.

Fortnite gains controller support on iPhone and iPad with latest update

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Epic on Tuesday released an update to its popular battle royale-focused shooter Fortnite, adding support for third-party gamepads on iPhones and iPads.

Apple's 'experiential retail' success lies in improving a customer's life claims Angela Ahrendts

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Apple is excelling at retail because it has different aims to other stores, retail chief Angela Ahrendts advised in an interview, with the company bucking the trend of store closures though "experiential retail" and providing education to the customer, rather than just selling merchandise.

Apple & Aetna team up for health-tracking 'Attain' program

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Aetna and Apple have partnered for the new Attain initiative, offering users tangible incentives to fill the rings and complete designated health tasks -- up to and including paying off an Apple Watch.

Apple disables Group FaceTime as it works on privacy bug fix

Monday January 28, 2019

After the discovery of a bug in FaceTime that allows callers to listen in on a recipient's device, even if they don't pick up, Apple late Monday notified users that the service has been temporarily disabled.

Soderbergh returns to iPhone filmography with 'High Flying Bird'

Monday January 28, 2019

Steven Soderbergh is back behind the iPhone for his latest film, this time for Netflix. The first trailer for "High Flying Bird," a film shot entirely on trio of iPhones was just released.

Apple's streaming video service could launch by mid-April, report says

Monday January 28, 2019

Apple has informed entertainment companies partnering on an as-yet-unannounced video streaming service to ready their respective content by mid-April, suggesting a product launch will soon follow, according to a report on Monday.

Apple reportedly offers Apple Watch Series 2 replacement for certain original and Series 1 repairs

Monday January 28, 2019

A report on Monday claims Apple is allowing authorized repair facilities to offer hardware upgrades to owners of first-generation Apple Watch and Apple Watch Series 1 units in need of repair, citing a temporary parts shortage.

Group FaceTime exploit lets callers listen in on recipient's audio before accepting call [u: fix coming]

Monday January 28, 2019

Until a bug in iOS 12.1 or later is fixed, an exploit allows a FaceTime Video caller to hear the audio, and potentially see video, from the recipient's iPhone without the call even being picked up.

DOJ charges Huawei with stealing trade secrets, financial fraud, violating sanctions, more

Monday January 28, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday formally filed criminal charges against Chinese smartphone and communications equipment manufacturer Huawei, alongside company CFO Wanzhou Meng and "unofficial affiliate" Skycom, for a range of alleged misdeeds including theft of trade secrets and wire fraud.

Google's upcoming Android Q might include support for Face ID-like authentication

Monday January 28, 2019

According to leaked code, Google appears set to implement native support for advanced facial recognition sensors in the upcoming Android Q update that, like Face ID, can be used to unlock a device and make purchases.

Apple posts video shot on 32 iPhone XRs, plus behind-the-scenes footage

Monday January 28, 2019

In a departure from its usual advertising style, Apple on Monday posted a new video to YouTube called "Full Circle," which showcasing some of the wilder video possibilities of the iPhone XR.

Samsung seeks to buy Corephotonics, firm suing Apple over iPhone camera tech

Monday January 28, 2019

Samsung is reportedly nearing a deal to acquire Israeli firm Corephotonics, a firm specializing in smartphone camera technology that's currently embroiled in a legal battle with Apple.

How to get more from Mojave's updated Dock or learn how to replace it entirely

Monday January 28, 2019

Now that Apple has updated the Dock in macOS Mojave, it's time to look at it again -- even if you then decide to ditch it in favor of third-party alternatives.

Apple updates App Store rules to prevent tricking users into subscriptions

Monday January 28, 2019

Apple is alerting developers to updated App Store rules and Human Interface Guidelines, spelling out what's acceptable when it comes to selling in-app subscriptions.

Apple pushes first public betas for macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, and tvOS 12.2

Monday January 28, 2019

Following last week's recommencement of the beta cycle and the first batch of developer betas for this round, Apple has issued a new public beta for macOS 10.14.4, iOS 12.2, and tvOS 12.2.

Apple has paid out $120 billion to developers since 2008

Monday January 28, 2019

In the inaugural session of Apple's Entrepreneur Camp, the company has announced that it has doled out $120 billion to developers since the App Store launched in 2008.

Review: Zipp Mini is the portable AirPlay 2 speaker I needed

Monday January 28, 2019

The Zipp Mini from Libratone is a wireless speaker that works -- and sounds -- great in the home, as well as on the go using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or AirPlay 2.