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2018

Parallels Toolbox 3 adds dark mode for macOS Mojave & more tools

Tuesday November 06, 2018

PC virtualization software producer Parallels has released Toolbox 3, with the updated collection of utilities introducing new and enhanced versions of existing tools, as well as adding support for features included in macOS Mojave like its dark mode.

Even with all the improvements to the iPad Pro, it still can't replace my Mac yet

Tuesday November 06, 2018

I was hopeful that this would be the year that I could shift my workflow to the iPad Pro, but once again, there is nothing on Apple's tablet line that is able to usurp my Mac. Let's talk about why.

iPhone XR maker Pegatron says labor shortages fixed, no orders switching to Foxconn

Tuesday November 06, 2018

Pegatron was able to solve workforce shortages in time for the October launch of the iPhone XR, and despite rumors is holding onto its share of production for the device, a report indicated this week.

Foxconn may transfer Chinese engineers to Wisconsin LCD plant due to difficult labor market [u]

Tuesday November 06, 2018

Foxconn may transfer engineers from China to staff its under-construction facility in Wisconsin due to a lack of appropriate skilled labor in the area, with Apple's assembly partner keen to meet employment targets in order to retain $3 billion in state and local incentives.

Mac mini 2018 Review: Apple's mightiest mini yet

Tuesday November 06, 2018

With the Mac mini finally refreshed after four years, we finally have our hands on the newest model. We've spent some time running it through the wringer to test Apple's mightiest mini yet.

MacBook Air 2018 Review: Apple's most popular Mac gets an impactful upgrade

Tuesday November 06, 2018

Apple has repeatedly described the MacBook Air as the most popular Mac in its lineup, with years of neglect leaving some intimidatingly large shoes for the new 2018 upgrade to fill. After spending the last several days using it as our daily driver, we're here with our review of Apple's latest portable Mac.

More first-party complications coming to Apple Watch Series 4 Infograph watch face

Monday November 05, 2018

Apple appears to have inadvertently leaked several new Series 4 Infograph watch face complications that could debut in a forthcoming watchOS update, though the user interface assets are not active in the current watchOS 5.1.1 patch.

Apple highlights glowing iPad Pro reviews ahead of Wednesday release

Monday November 05, 2018

Ahead of launch this Wednesday, Apple has shared a series of glowing iPad Pro reviews that praise the fresh tablets' ultra slim design, powerful hardware and accessories like the second-generation Apple Pencil.

Apple awarded Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award for work toward device accessibility

Monday November 05, 2018

The Center for Hearing and Communication on Monday will award Apple the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award for its efforts toward creating accessible products and technologies for people living with disabilities.

Apple targeted in new patent infringement lawsuit over video processing technology

Monday November 05, 2018

Apple has been hit by a new patent lawsuit from Dynamic Data Technologies, with the suit alleging Apple's products and services have infringed on 11 patents relating to video streaming, processing and optimization.

iPhone XS bests iPhone XR in cellular signal strength thanks to better antennas

Monday November 05, 2018

Even though they share the same Intel modem, the iPhone XS gets definitively better signal strength than the iPhone XR, according to test results shared on Monday.

Lowest prices: $50 off Apple's new 2018 MacBook Air and iPad Pro

Monday November 05, 2018

In what is the first material discount off MSRP on Apple's latest hardware, MacMall is knocking $50 off select 2018 iPad Pros, as well as Apple's standard Late 2018 13-inch MacBook Air. Prices start at just $899 after the cash discount, with free shipping as well.

Health-tracking AirPods are on the way, suggests Bluetooth group's records

Monday November 05, 2018

Apple's long-rumored second-generation of AirPods may have surfaced in regulatory filings, after the discovery of certification with the Bluetooth SIG potentially indicating a launch of new wireless earphones from the iPhone producer is inching closer, while trademark changes point to more health and wellness capabilities.

How to use your iPhone to get to voting locations, and to track the midterms' results

Monday November 05, 2018

The major ride-sharing companies have special deals to help people get to their nearest voting station, and when you're done, use Apple News to deliver up the minute results.

Apple Watch picks up two new colorful Hermes band styles

Monday November 05, 2018

Apple on Monday released two new Hermes bands for the Apple Watch, looking to appeal to the fashion side of the wearable's fanbase.

Apple ships watchOS 5.1.1 update without Apple Watch bricking bug

Monday November 05, 2018

Apple has unexpectedly shipped an update to watchOS bringing it to version 5.1.1, a release of the wearable operating system that seems to solve a recent issue that bricked some models of Apple Watch.

Olloclip expands iPhone clip-on lenses with new Intro and Pro series

Monday November 05, 2018

Accessory producer Olloclip has introduced two new series of lenses that can be clipped onto an iPhone, with the Intro series aimed as a low-cost way for amateur photographers to change their smartphone images, while the Pro series offers higher quality lenses for prosumer or professional usage.

Apple Pay finally 'coming soon' to Germany

Monday November 05, 2018

Apple Pay is at last "coming soon" to Germany, according to the company's website, though it has less than two months to fulfill a 2018 launch date it promised earlier in the year.

Blind comparison of photography on the iPhone XR versus Google Pixel 3 XL

Monday November 05, 2018

Comparing the iPhone XS Max's camera to the shooter on Google's Pixel 3 XL is a bit unfair, given the iPhone has a telephoto lens and costs $200 more. The iPhone XR has a single lens camera, just like the Pixel 3 XL, and it's actually $150 cheaper than Google's flagship, but will that work in the Pixel 3 XL's favor?

Analyst fears over iPhone XR shipments, future sales figures prompt AAPL sell-off

Monday November 05, 2018

Apple's stock price has taken a beating during early Monday trading, after analysts from two investment firms downgraded the iPhone producer following the latest quarterly results release, with analysts pessimistic on shipment figures and the lack of data going forward.