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2017

Apple among 76 companies asking Supreme Court to clarify protections for gay employees

Wednesday October 11, 2017

A collection of 76 businesses -- including the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft -- has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case that should clarify whether a law against workplace sex discrimination also covers a worker's sexual orientation.

Apple iOS 11.0.3 update available, fixes iPhone 7 haptic feedback, iPhone 6s screen service issue

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Apple has issued a third update to iOS 11, with the latest fix sorting out haptics and audio on some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, plus one involving non-genuine display replacement on the iPhone 6s.

Rumor: Apple working with LG on foldable OLED iPhone in 2020, leaving rival Samsung in dark

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Samsung is believed to be the sole supplier of OLED displays for Apple's forthcoming iPhone X, but in an effort to keep future technology breakthroughs secret from its chief rival, Apple is rumored to have partnered with LG to work on a new, foldable iPhone concept.

OnePlus' OxygenOS found to be linking device IDs to collected analytics data

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Smartphone maker OnePlus, a competitor against Apple's iPhone, is both collecting a lot of analytics data from users and linking it to personally identifiable information, according to one security researcher.

Monitor Deal Roundup: The best bargains on external displays for your Mac

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Whether you have a Mac mini or are looking to add a second, larger display to your MacBook Pro setup, having a high resolution monitor on your desk can be an asset. We're rounding up the top bargains on monitors in a variety of sizes -- and they all ring in at under $570.

Qualcomm hammered by Taiwan FTC for $773 million for wireless technology antitrust violations

Wednesday October 11, 2017

The Taiwan courts have handed down a $773 million fine, finding Qualcomm guilty of anti-trust and monopolistic tactics in how it sells its chips to manufacturers -- the same thing that Apple is accusing it of doing.

Apple opens two Indian 'Mac Labs' teaching music production with Logic Pro X

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Apple's head of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, appeared in Mumbai, India today to announce the launch of two "Mac Labs" for KM Music Conservatories, an institution founded by musician A.R. Rahman.

Google Home Mini preview hardware defect causes near-constant listening, uploads to servers

Wednesday October 11, 2017

The first batch of Google Home Mini hardware distributed at assorted release events had a serious flaw that caused the device to listen in on every noise generated in a house -- and has since been pinned down as a hardware problem with a key feature now temporarily disabled after a firmware update.

Discover allows claiming Cashback Bonuses through Apple Pay

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Credit card firm Discover on Wednesday announced that people can now claim Cashback Bonuses for Apple Pay transactions directly through the iPhone's Wallet app.

Amazon launches waterproof, 7-inch $250 Kindle Oasis with metal chassis

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Online retailer Amazon continues to improve its black-and-white e-ink Kindle reader lineup, with its latest model being a new $250 Kindle Oasis with 7-inch display and a waterproof design.

iPhone X took over two years to develop, marks new chapter in iPhone design, says Jony Ive

Wednesday October 11, 2017

In a brief interview with Japanese design magazine Casa Brutus, Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive dropped a few interesting tidbits about the development, future technological implications and public reception of iPhone X.

Apple's Cook repeats benefits of AR in interview, says AR glasses tech not mature

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his European tour on Tuesday with an interview discussing the benefits of augmented reality and ARKit, which with iOS 11 and a slate of new iPhones has become a major focus for the Cupertino tech giant.

Apple's Tim Cook to open Oxford University startup hub, participate in Q&A session on Wednesday

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be in the U.K. on Wednesday to open The Foundry, a University of Oxford facility dedicated to the cultivation of startups created by students, alumni and staff, as well as field a few questions from attendees.

Proof of concept phishing attack mimics iOS popups to steal user passwords

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Demonstrating a potentially glaring iOS security hole, developer Felix Krause created a proof of concept phishing attack that takes advantage of system popups, and the way users interact with these messages, to steal Apple ID credentials.

Patent holding firm picks up Sony & Nokia IP, files suit against Apple

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Non-practicing entity Ironworks Patents has filed a lawsuit against Apple, hoping to claim up to 12.5 cents per iPhone for U.S. patents originally belonging to Sony and Nokia.

Mac sales continue decline in Q3, Apple drops to 5th place worldwide

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Following the downward spiral of the overall PC market, Apple's Mac sales continued to atrophy in the third calendar quarter of 2017 to put the company at fifth place among fellow vendors, according to fresh estimates from research firm Gartner.

SmartHalo bike navigation & tracking accessory comes to Apple stores

Tuesday October 10, 2017

The SmartHalo -- an iPhone-compatible bicycle accessory, aimed at navigation, fitness, and safety -- is now available through Apple's web and brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S. and Canada.

Google's Pixel 2 XL priced higher than Apple's iPhone 8 Plus but is half as fast, lacks many key features

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Google's latest effort to show off its vision for "Pure Android" hardware costs more than Apple's iPhone 8 Plus but is half as fast, lacks a telephoto lens, offers no support for Qi wireless charging, isn't capable of recording smooth 60fps 4K video and--like Windows 10 Mobile--offers no potential of an installed base for building new, compelling AR apps.

How to fix AirPlay streaming crashing on Denon, Marantz, Sony stereo receivers

Tuesday October 10, 2017

AirPlay is great, but problematic if it stops working -- because it doesn't generally toss any user-decipherable errors. If your stereo gear crashes while playing some tracks from your iTunes library, here's how you can probably fix it.

Apple signs deal to reboot Steven Spielberg's 'Amazing Stories' anthology series

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Apple has reportedly signed a deal with Amblin Television and NBCUniversal to revive "Amazing Stories," an anthology series created by Steven Spielberg that ran for two seasons in the 1980s.