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2019

Apple Watch takes countermeasures to prevent false Afib notifications

Monday March 18, 2019

It takes five incidents of detected atrial fibrillation -- Afib for short -- before an Apple Watch will actually alert its owner to the condition, Apple's VP of Health said on this weekend's publication of the Apple Heart Study, run in conjunction with Stanford Medicine.

Apple rolls out new Smart Covers for 2019 iPad Air & Mini models

Monday March 18, 2019

Capitalizing on the launch of new iPad Air and Mini tablets, Apple on Monday released matching Smart Covers in varying colors and materials.

Apple removes 10.5-inch iPad Pro from online store following iPad Air launch

Monday March 18, 2019

Apple has quietly retired the 10.5-inch version of the iPad Pro as part of its iPad shakeup, following the launch of the 10.5-inch iPad Air, a move that now leaves the 11-inch and 12.9-inch variants as the only two sizes of iPad Pro models available to purchase.

Apple may have as many as 11 shows ready to preview at March 25 event

Monday March 18, 2019

Of the shows Apple is expected to preview at March 25's press event, about 11 have either finished shooting are near the end, a report revealed this weekend.

Apple debuts 2019 iPad Air with A12 Bionic chip and enhanced 10.5-inch display

Monday March 18, 2019

Apple has revealed its latest iteration of the iPad of 2019 in the form of the iPad Air, with the latest version of the "budget" model retaining Touch ID and a specifications bump, but also seeing the signature 9.7-inch display changed for a 10.5-inch version.

Apple unveils 5th-gen iPad mini with Apple Pencil support, better Retina display

Monday March 18, 2019

Alongside the new iPad Air, Apple has finally updated the iPad mini with a new processor and Apple Pencil support.

Apple's March Event: the future of TV, games and news

Monday March 18, 2019

To clarify where Apple is headed in television, it's useful to look back on what it's already done, and what it has intentionally avoided.

Online Apple Store down ahead of rumored iPad & iMac updates

Monday March 18, 2019

The online Apple Store periodically goes down for maintenance or to roll out new hardware, but the latter is a distinct possibility given that new hardware is expected, and the March 25 "its show time" event is expected to be focused on other matters.

24-hour Deal Zone: Apple's 512GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2017) marked down to $749 ($400 off)

Monday March 18, 2019

While supplies last, B&H Photo is slashing the price of Apple's Mid 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 512GB of space and Wi-Fi functionality. Priced at just $749 after a $400 instant discount with free shipping and no tax in several states, this is the lowest price available for the spacious model during the special DealZone event.

Apple's March Event: a big new move into subscription software

Sunday March 17, 2019

It's almost "show time." That's the phrasing used in media invitations to Apple's March 25 event, where the company is expected to unveil its subscription packages for video, news, magazines, and games. It appears Apple is continuing to "pull the thread" to see where the future of television leads, and it sure looks like that future is tight integration between iOS, Apple TV and HomePod.

Conor McGregor vs. fan's iPhone, 22 Apple Watches lifted from WalMart, and more in the Apple crime blotter

Sunday March 17, 2019

This week in the Apple crime blotter, MMA star Conor McGregor allegedly smashed a fan's iPhone, a thief broke into an app company's office in Brooklyn and stole MacBooks twice in two weeks, and more.

How to get your Mac or iPhone ready before you take it to Apple's Genius Bar

Saturday March 16, 2019

Depending on the problem your device has, you may have to leave it with the Genius Bar -- and they may have to send it off to Apple. Make the process easier for yourself and for them plus protect your sensitive data by taking a few steps in advance.

Spotify says Apple a 'monopolist' in escalating war of words

Saturday March 16, 2019

Spotify described Apple as a "monopolist" late Friday, dissecting the latter's reaction to a competition complaint Spotify submitted to the European Commission.

Apple offers peek behind the curtain of GarageBand development, loop creation

Saturday March 16, 2019

To celebrate 15 years of GarageBand, Apple has offered a behind-the-scenes look at what went into the music creation tool's production, as well as providing access to the media to the Music Apps studio for the first time, revealing the amount of work that goes into producing all of its sounds and virtual instruments.

Apple's 419,093 participants in its cardiac health study with Stanford had over 2000 seeking medical help

Saturday March 16, 2019

The data gleaned from Apple's cardiac health study in conjunction with Stanford has been disclosed, with doctors in attendance positive not just about the study as a whole, but also about the Apple Watch as an additional source of information to diagnose a problem.

Apple's SVP Phil Schiller hypes 2019 WWDC in rare podcast appearance

Saturday March 16, 2019

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller made an appearance on a podcast on Friday, with the executive discussing the 30th World Wide Developer Conference for nearly an hour.

Highly suspect benchmarks stoke rumors of Apple-designed ARM chips for Mac

Friday March 15, 2019

An unsubstantiated, and highly suspect, "leak" on Friday claims to reveal benchmarks from a pair of desktop-class ARM processors supposedly designed by Apple, offering what could be the first look at A-series silicon destined for Mac.

Maxell sues Apple over navigation, camera & data tech patents

Friday March 15, 2019

Long-time magnetic storage and electronics maker Maxell on Friday launched a lawsuit against Apple, accusing it of violating 10 U.S. patents, some of them inherited from Hitachi.

Qualcomm wins $31M verdict in patent infringement fight with Apple

Friday March 15, 2019

Apple has infringed on three technology patents owned by Qualcomm in some iPhone models, a jury at a San Diego trial decided on Friday at the end of a two-week trial, with the chip producer due to be paid all $31 million that it had requested in damages.

Review: Galaxy Buds easily beat Apple's AirPods but are years late to the game

Friday March 15, 2019

Samsung's Galaxy Buds are very late to the race, but they arrived in style. Boasting a plethora of features AirPods users have been asking for, these truly wireless earbuds don't disappoint for the money.