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2019

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.

Behind the scenes video shows iPad Pro usage in video production

Monday January 28, 2019

Apple has published a new video to YouTube that highlights the utility of the iPad Pro, by showing how a recent video series showcasing the tablet's main features was filmed and produced using the mobile productivity device.

Apple spent $60 billion with 9,000 American manufacturers in 2018 alone

Monday January 28, 2019

Apple is heralding its commitment to American companies, and has detailed its involvement with manufacturers, plus its role in expanding businesses that supply components for the iPhone and Mac.

What to expect from Apple's holiday quarter results on Tuesday

Monday January 28, 2019

Anxiety is mounting over Apple's December-quarter financial results, which will be officially revealed on Tuesday following a $5 billion-plus revenue downgrade to $84 billion earlier this month. Here's what some analysts are predicting.

Apple game subscription service reportedly in early stages of development

Monday January 28, 2019

A rumor suggests Apple is in the early planning stages of creating a gaming subscription service, one that would provide access to a selection of titles for a monthly fee, in what could be a bid to further expand its growing Services revenue.

Sharp hopes to be OLED panel supplier for future iPhones

Monday January 28, 2019

Sharp is seeking to enter the iPhone supply chain for models using an OLED display, a report claims, with the Foxconn-owned firm among other vendors expecting to enjoy a boom in OLED panel production and shipments throughout 2019.