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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Apple has more than 1.5B active devices in the wild, up 100M in last year

Apple has more than 1.5B active devices in the wild, up 100M in last year

Apple has reached its highest install base ever with more than 1.5 billion active devices in use by customers around the world, a jump from 1.4 billion devices clocked a year ago.

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FeatureNotes of interest from Apple's Q1 2020 holiday earnings report and conference call

Notes of interest from Apple's Q1 2020 holiday earnings report and conference call

Following the publication of its first fiscal quarter of 2020 results, encompassing the holiday quarter, Apple is providing additional detail surrounding the particulars of the report during an hour-long conference call.

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Apple earns record $91.8B in first quarter on strong iPhone 11 sales

Apple earns record $91.8B in first quarter on strong iPhone 11 sales

Apple generated $91.8 billion in revenue for the first quarter of its fiscal 2020 with an earnings per share of $4.99, financial results revealed on Tuesday, making for the company's best performance in history.

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Beats 'Powerbeats 4' icon mixes Powerbeats Pro, Powerbeats 3 designs

Beats 'Powerbeats 4' icon mixes Powerbeats Pro, Powerbeats 3 designs

An icon of an unannounced Beats earphone has leaked, appearing in the iOS 13.3.1 update released on Tuesday, with the image of what is believed to be the "Powerbeats 4" indicating the audio accessories will have the same design as the Powerbeats Pro, but the two earphones will be connected together by a cable.

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Vast majority of all iPads, iPhones in service use iOS 13

Vast majority of all iPads, iPhones in service use iOS 13

Apple has updated its iOS 13 adoption numbers, with more than three-quarters of all iPhones introduced in the last four years on the new operating system.

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MacBook Pro blowout deals: Save up to $2000 on 13", 15", 16" models

MacBook Pro blowout deals: Save up to $2000 on 13

MacBook Pro deals are going on now, with fresh discounts on current and closeout 13-inch, 15-inch and even brand-new 16-inch models. Save up to $2,000 instantly while supplies last.

VideoThis dongle can upgrade you to wireless CarPlay for cheap

This dongle can upgrade you to wireless CarPlay for cheap

Wireless CarPlay is still scarce out in the real world, but there is now a new way for existing CarPlay users to break free of wires. We were curious how it worked, so we tested it for ourself.

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Ring's app caught spying on users, sharing data with third-parties

Ring's app caught spying on users, sharing data with third-parties

Amazon's Ring for Android app is loaded with third-party trackers harvesting a "plethora" of customer data, a new investigation claims — and an Amazon engineer for the product wants it completely shut down.

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Apple releases macOS 10.15.3, iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, tvOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2

Apple releases macOS 10.15.3, iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, tvOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2

Apple has released iOS 13.3.1, iPadOS 13.3.1, watchOS 6.1.2, macOS 10.15.3 Catalina and tvOS 13.3.1 to the public, with the latest versions offering bug fixes and performance improvements to iPhones and iPads as a smaller incremental release, rather than offering major new features.

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EditorialWSJ reported Apple was headed for a slump before one of the biggest rallies ever

WSJ reported Apple was headed for a slump before one of the biggest rallies ever

As Apple gets ready to report its 2020 Q1 earnings, the Wall Street Journal has switched its gears from incessantly claiming that the company was 'headed for a prolonged slump' to backhandedly acknowledging that its coverage of Apple has for years been totally wrong. But, it has yet to take responsibility for its role in stringing together false media narratives of doom that portrayed Apple as being on the verge of collapse.

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Ex-Apple designers detail how the original iPad was created

Ex-Apple designers detail how the original iPad was created

Bethany Bongiorno and Imran Chaudhri worked on the first iPad back in 2010. Now having left Apple, they've revealed how Steve Jobs drove the teams and what they were surprised by in that original iPad.

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Nintendo details 'Pokemon Home' iPhone app and service subscription

Nintendo details 'Pokemon Home' iPhone app and service subscription

Nintendo has announced a February release date for Pokemon Home, how much it will cost, and what games are compatible with the service.

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Nomad Rugged Case for AirPods Pro is a stylish way to keep your gear safe

Nomad Rugged Case for AirPods Pro is a stylish way to keep your gear safe

If you're looking for a stylish way to protect your AirPods Pro, look no further — the Nomad Rugged Case has got your gear covered.

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Neil Young rails against 'Fisher-Price' MacBook Pro audio for music production

Neil Young rails against 'Fisher-Price' MacBook Pro audio for music production

Famed musician Neil Young has complained about modern music being produced on Apple's MacBook Pro, declaring the audio of the notebook as being "Fisher-Price quality" and not good enough for high quality music production and referencing Steve Jobs in Apple producing for "consumers, not quality."

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Hands-OnFilmic brings promised two-camera simultaneous shooting to new app

Filmic brings promised two-camera simultaneous shooting to new app

The eye-catching demo at the iPhone 11 Pro launch has now become a reality as Filmic brings the ability to record video from two cameras simultaneously — but not to its Filmic Pro app. Instead, it's in a new, free app called DoubleTake.

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Apple explored iPhones and iPads that dock inside larger devices like MacBooks

Apple explored iPhones and iPads that dock inside larger devices like MacBooks

A newly published patent reveals that Apple has explored iPhones and iPads that could be docked inside larger devices similar to a MacBook Pro in order to provide extra functionality when needed.

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FeatureWhat to expect from Apple's Q1 2020 earnings report on January 28

What to expect from Apple's Q1 2020 earnings report on January 28

Apple's holiday quarter financial results will be revealed on Tuesday, with iPhone 11 sales likely to be the biggest topic of interest. Here are what some of the analysts monitoring the iPhone maker expect will be revealed during the filing and following conference call.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max selfie camera falls to 10th place on DxOMark charts

Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max selfie camera falls to 10th place on DxOMark charts

Despite hardware and software improvements over 2018's model, Apple's iPhone dropped six spots on imaging specialist DxOMark's front-facing camera quality charts as competition from the likes of Huawei and Samsung heats up.

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Apple reportedly held preliminary acquisition talks with MGM

Apple reportedly held preliminary acquisition talks with MGM

In efforts to to build out its fledgling Apple TV+ streaming service with original programming and exclusive content, Apple recently agreed to discuss a potential acquisition of media titan MGM, according to a report on Sunday.

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FCC authorizes commercial use of 3.5GHz CBRS band, opens door to faster iPhone connectivity

FCC authorizes commercial use of 3.5GHz CBRS band, opens door to faster iPhone connectivity

The Federal Communications Commission on Monday authorized commercialization of OnGo services in the 3.5GHz CBRS band, a move that promises to deliver faster, more reliable cellular data connectivity for compatible devices like Apple's iPhone.

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Apple buys rights to Sundance documentary 'Boys State' for $10M

Apple buys rights to Sundance documentary 'Boys State' for $10M

Apple has snagged another story aimed at taking a look at the cultural and political climate of America, with the purchase of "Boys State" for $10 million

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VideoReview: Naim Mu-So 2 is the epitome of a connected Hi-Fi speaker

Review: Naim Mu-So 2 is the epitome of a connected Hi-Fi speaker

Naim went all-out in redesigning its flagship Mu-So connected Hi-Fi speaker. What was already an impressive speaker, becomes extraordinary in its second incarnation.

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FeatureChina's Coronavirus will impact Apple's business - but how much is unknown

China's Coronavirus will impact Apple's business - but how much is unknown

As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus continues to spread across China, Apple will see some impact from the outbreak — but to what extent various aspects of its business will be impacted remains to be seen.

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Connect your DIY eGPU to a USB-C display with this cable

Connect your DIY eGPU to a USB-C display with this cable

This new $30 cable will allow you to use your own eGPU to connect to a USB-C display, instead of having to use a more expensive solution.

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Avast antivirus harvested user data, then sold to Google, Microsoft

Avast antivirus harvested user data, then sold to Google, Microsoft

The Mac and Windows version of Avast antivirus has been used to harvest user data, an investigation claims, with some sensitive info sold to third parties, including Google, Microsoft, and Intuit.

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Today's best deals: $249 Apple iPad is back at Amazon, plus $100 off 128GB model

Today's best deals: $249 Apple iPad is back at Amazon, plus $100 off 128GB model

Monday morning deals see fresh discounts on Apple's 10.2-inch iPad, with Amazon knocking $80 to $100 off 32GB and 128GB Wi-Fi models. Plus, find bonus savings on LTE tablets as well.

Apple will build 116 million iPhones in the first half of the fiscal year, says Cohen

Apple will build 116 million iPhones in the first half of the fiscal year, says Cohen

Analysts at Cohen are seeing not just a strong holiday quarter, but an impressive second fiscal quarter as well, with signs that Apple has increased iPhone orders overall versus 2019.

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Apple TV+ teaser for Spike Jonze's 'Beastie Boys Story' released

Apple TV+ teaser for Spike Jonze's 'Beastie Boys Story' released

Apple has teased the upcoming release of the Spike Jonze-directed live documentary "Beastie Boys Story" for Apple TV+, with the short clip giving a brief glimpse of the group at various stages of their career and 40-year friendship.

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Latest 'Shot on iPhone' video follows Winter X Games competitors

Latest 'Shot on iPhone' video follows Winter X Games competitors

Apple has uploaded a new "Shot on iPhone" video, "Powder," showing how the iPhone 11 Pro can take stunning shots in the most extreme environments.

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J.P. Morgan tweaks AAPL target up to $300 on Apple Watch, AirPods strength

J.P. Morgan tweaks AAPL target up to $300 on Apple Watch, AirPods strength

On the eve of Apple's crucial holiday quarter earnings, J.P. Morgan has slightly hiked its Apple stock target price to $300, but is warning about the "high bar of investor expectations."

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FeatureApple got tablets right, and created a whole new market with the iPad

Apple got tablets right, and created a whole new market with the iPad

The original iPad was launched on January 27, 2010 but it actually shipped to people on April 3 that year. That was when customers got to use it and saw how wrong the pundits and fans were — plus how right Steve Jobs turned out to be. Again.

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

ExclusiveDeals: Save $150 to $300 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Deals: Save $150 to $300 on every Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro

Extended by popular demand! Apple authorized resellers have extended record-breaking discounts on Apple's brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro, delivering cash savings of up to $300 off every model, including loaded Core i9 systems, via instant rebates and exclusive coupons. Find out how to save hundreds of dollars and grab the lowest prices on the ultimate Apple laptop.

Rumor suggests iOS 14 will run on all iOS 13 capable devices

Rumor suggests iOS 14 will run on all iOS 13 capable devices

The next major version of iOS will be supported on all devices capable of running iOS 13. In contrast, two models of iPad will not support the shift to iPadOS 14, according to a source with a dubious track record.

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Review: Kanex iAdapt 7-in-1 Multiport USB-C Hub blends seamlessly into your workflow

Review: Kanex iAdapt 7-in-1 Multiport USB-C Hub blends seamlessly into your workflow

Kanex's iAdapt Hub is here to help you pare down your MacBook's adapters with a USB-C hub that gives you back some of those ports you may have missed.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Hands-OnVine relaunches as Byte, bringing six-second videos back to the web

Vine relaunches as Byte, bringing six-second videos back to the web

Everybody's favorite six-second video platform is back and it's got a new name: Byte. Let's take a look and see if the resurrected Vine is any better than its predecessor.

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Tim Cook announces Apple will donate to coronavirus relief efforts

Tim Cook announces Apple will donate to coronavirus relief efforts

Apple will be donating to a variety of groups in China that are helping to fight the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

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Jury rules Apple must pay WiLAN $85M for patent infringement

Jury rules Apple must pay WiLAN $85M for patent infringement

A jury in San Diego has ruled that Apple must pay Quarterhill Inc.'s WiLAN $85 million in royalties for infringing patents in a retrial of a case from 2018.

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Apple to attend meeting promoting easy access to health data

Apple to attend meeting promoting easy access to health data

An Apple representative is slated to attend a meeting on Monday held by the Carin Alliance, a nonpartisan group currently advocating to push through government policy that would allow fast, easy access to patient health information.

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Today at Apple sessions mark Black History Month throughout February

Today at Apple sessions mark Black History Month throughout February

Apple will be marking Black History Month via its stores in the United States, with a number of Today at Apple sessions scheduled to take place throughout February to celebrate culture, by showing how people can use an iPhone or iPad to create new works.

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