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2019

U.S. House questions Apple over FaceTime flaw

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives called on Apple CEO Tim Cook to answer questions about the company's FaceTime fiasco on Tuesday, saying they were "deeply troubled" by press reports detailing how long it took the company to address what is characterized as a privacy violation.

Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to depart in April, hands mantle to Deirdre O'Brien

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts is departing the company after just five years on the job, the company revealed on Tuesday, leaving incoming SVP Deirdre O'Brien with some large shoes to fill.

Apple wins motion to narrow damages Qualcomm can claim at upcoming trial

Tuesday February 05, 2019

A federal judge has granted an Apple motion to limit the damages Qualcomm can claim in a patent trial slated to start next month in San Diego.

Unicode Consortium finalizes 230 new emoji arriving on the iPhone in 'iOS 13'

Tuesday February 05, 2019

The final list of new emoji that will be added to the roster in "iOS 13" and "macOS 10.15" in 2019 has been decided upon by the Unicode Consortium, with the 230 messaging icons including some proposed by Apple depicting disabilities.

Tesla launches new iPhone cases and folios on Amazon storefront

Tuesday February 05, 2019

You can now encase your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X in a sleek Tesla adorned case or folio through the company's new online store on Amazon.

Apple rolls out second public betas of iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.4, tvOS 12.2

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Arriving one day after their developer counterparts, Apple has issued a second round of public beta builds for iOS 12.2, macOS Mojave 10.14.4, and tvOS 12.2 for testing.

HomePod holding at 6 percent of growing US smartspeaker market

Tuesday February 05, 2019

The HomePod took 6 percent of the install base for U.S. smartspeakers in the December quarter, new research data claims, illustrating the uphill battle Apple faces versus Amazon and Google in an emergent marketplace flooded with cheaper alternatives.

Review: Eve HomeKit lightstrip is bright spot in a crowded market

Tuesday February 05, 2019

As one of the most popular HomeKit lighting product vendors, Eve has much to do to elevate its offering above its competitors -- but fortunately, it appears to have done so.

Apple Music memoji-themed billboards pop up ahead of Grammy awards

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Capitalizing on the publicity around next Sunday's Grammy Awards, Apple is running a series of billboards around Los Angeles featuring memoji versions of artists like Ariana Grande and Kacey Musgraves.

Touch ID that spans the entire iPhone display in the works at Apple

Tuesday February 05, 2019

While Touch ID isn't being offered as a biometric authentication method in current-generation iPhones and the iPad Pro range, Apple is still considering the possibility of adding fingerprint recognition to its mobile devices, by using acoustic imaging on the display.

Last call: $279 iPads and HomePods, $1,199 MacBook Pros, $800 off loaded 2017 15" MacBook Pro

Tuesday February 05, 2019

New deals have arrived just in time for Valentine's Day. Pick up an Apple iPad or HomePod for just $279 (up to $70 off). Meanwhile, current non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pros are marked down to $1,199 -- and B&H has limited stock available of the 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro with 1TB of space and Radeon 560 graphics (now just $2,599 with a free sleeve).

Lawsuit claims Apple's iOS updates in 2016 forced customers to buy new iPhone chargers

Tuesday February 05, 2019

A new attempted class action lawsuit claims Apple is forcing owners of iOS devices to repeatedly buy new chargers by updating the iPhones with new requirements, after a user found her old charger suddenly stopped functioning properly with her iPhone.

Sonos Architectural by Sonance launches as AirPlay 2-compatible speakers embeddable in walls

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Speaker producer Sonos has introduced a new line of its audio appliances with AirPlay 2 support designed for deeper integration with the home, with the Sonos Archiectural by Sonance collection of indoor and outdoor speakers designed to be installed into walls and ceilings, out of sight of the user.

Apple supplier Career accused of forcing 200 'voluntary' resignations amid iPhone slowdown

Tuesday February 05, 2019

The Taiwanese city of Taoyuan is investigating charges that an important Apple supplier, Career Technology, pushed 200 full-time workers to sign "voluntary" resignations.

Apple TV interface proposals point at a future live TV streaming service

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Apple has hinted at what its plans for a video streaming service could be, by revealing its ideas for an Apple TV interface that provides scheduling information, the filtering of content based on a user's needs, and being able to subscribe to on-demand services directly from the interface.

Apple agrees to pay French government $571M in back taxes

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Apple has made an agreement with the French government to make a payment reported to be around 500 million euros ($571 million), to cover back taxes owed by the iPhone producer to the country, following the completion of a lengthy audit.

Apple reportedly eyes office, retail space in Manhattan's Hudson Yards mega-development

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Hudson Yards, an exclusive new neighborhood primed to open on Manhattan's West Side in March, could be the future home of a spacious Apple office and accompanying retail outlet, according to a report late Monday.

Roku rumored in talks to support Apple's AirPlay 2

Monday February 04, 2019

Apple and Roku are reportedly in negotiations to bring AirPlay 2 to the latter's media streamers, and possibly Roku-based TVs by the likes of Sharp and TCL.

Apple includes confusing "5G E" AT&T connectivity icon in iOS 12.2 beta

Monday February 04, 2019

AT&T's controversial move to add a "5G E" connectivity logo to smartphones on its network has seemingly reached the iPhone, with the second beta of iOS 12.2 reportedly displaying the logo on the screen when the iPhone access part of the carrier's "5G Evolution"-based network.

Everything new in iOS 12.2 beta 2: Animoji, icons, lockscreen tweaks

Monday February 04, 2019

In beta two of iOS 12.2, Apple hasn't slowed down. There are a number of notable changes from the inaugural beta including new Animoji, updated animations, tweaked lockscreen, and more.