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2019

Apple continuing work on 'hybrid' displays mixing OLED & quantum-dot LED

Thursday May 02, 2019

Perhaps reflecting a desire to maximize power efficiency in all areas, a newly-published Apple patent application showcases a "hybrid" display mixing OLED and quantum-dot LEDs.

The truth about what's actually good and bad about Apple News+

Thursday May 02, 2019

It's been hugely hyped and roundly criticized, but after more than a month's intensive use, Apple News+ has proved to have very specific good and bad features. Before you sign up, or before you cancel, here's a true Pro/Con list for Apple News+.

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' opens up to public beta in Australia and New Zealand

Thursday May 02, 2019

Niantic and WB Games is starting to allow iOS users to play 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,' the 'Pokemon Go' follow-up based on the JK Rowling book franchise, with open betas in Australia and New Zealand allowing fans of the series to try out the AR game on their iPhone.

Super Micro exiting China manufacture because of spy chip allegations [u]

Thursday May 02, 2019

To further deflect allegations made by Bloomberg in 2018 of spy chips inserted in servers used by Apple and other companies, Super Micro is ceasing manufacture in China, and cutting back on reliance of parts generated by Chinese suppliers.

Foxconn CEO headed to Wisconsin after Trump meeting at White House

Thursday May 02, 2019

Terry Gou, the CEO of Apple assembly partner Foxconn and candidate for the presidency of Taiwan, has met with President Donald Trump on his visit to the United States, ahead of a visit to the controversial project in Wisconsin to build new facilities.

Parental control apps clap back at Apple statement on MDM technology

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Parental control and screen time monitoring apps are fighting back against Apple's decision to strike the titles from the App Store over alleged security risks, saying in separate blog posts that the tech giant's reasoning is flawed and its statement on the matter misleading.

Apple Music falls from first to fifth in brand intimacy rankings

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Apple Music has tumbled from the top spot to No. 5 in a brand intimacy study conducted by MBLM, getting beat out by the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

California tables Right to Repair bill following pressure from Apple, others

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Following pressure from lobbyists, including a last-minute play by Apple, a California right to repair bill was pulled by its cosponsor for a second time, giving tech companies opposing the legislation a one-year reprieve.

Qualcomm gains $4.5B to $4.7B from Apple settlement

Wednesday May 01, 2019

The settlement deal between Apple and Qualcomm, previously a secret, will net the chipmaker between $4.5 billion and 4.7 billion, according to regulatory filings issued on Wednesday.

Editorial: Intel CPU constraints are sign on the road to ARM chips in the Mac

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned that Apple took about a five percent hit on Mac revenues because of constraints on Intel processors, and the company can't seem to break the 10nm process barrier. The last two times that a chip supplier couldn't keep its promises, Apple made a big move to another architecture -- and this is just another sign on the road to an ARM Mac coming relatively soon.

Netflix rolls out adaptive 'high-quality' audio for Apple TV owners with surround sound

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Netflix on Wednesday launched what it calls "high-quality audio," offering crisper sound for viewers with surround-sound systems.

What are 5G and mmWave, and when will you be able to realistically use them?

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Carriers in the United States are rolling out 5G mobile networks, which promises to revolutionize mobile communications for everyone. With the hype it is generating, and the discussions surrounding how Apple will adopt the technology, it's worth taking a moment to work out what exactly 5G is, as well as what to realistically expect in the coming years.

Apple opposes logo for new German bike path, claiming too many similarities

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Apple is reportedly fighting the logo for a new German bike path, arguing that it bears too much similarity to its own.

Optimistic note sounded on Apple's earnings, with concerns about Q3 guidance & 5G iPhone wait

Wednesday May 01, 2019

As expected, a $58 billion earnings result that beat Wall Street consensus are driving analysts to discuss Apple's future, with eyes focused on a higher than expected revenue range for the third fiscal quarter, and ongoing concern about iPhone sales.

HBO added to Apple TV Channels in iOS & tvOS 12.3 betas

Wednesday May 01, 2019

HBO has now been added as a participating channel in the revamped Apple TV app in the latest iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 betas ahead of a launch later this month.

Amazon knocks $250 off Apple's latest MacBook Air, delivering new record low prices

Wednesday May 01, 2019

The fresh $250 price drop is available on Apple's standard Late 2018 MacBook Air in your choice of Silver, Space Gray or Gold, as well as the upgraded configuration with 256GB of storage. Stock may be limited, so don't delay if you want to snap up the newest Air for as low as $949.

Apple once more surpasses $1 trillion market cap, aided by service hopes & successes

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Apple on Wednesday once again achieved a $1 trillion market valuation, a milestone supported by investor confidence in new services, better than expected iPhone sales, and hopes for future hardware.

ACLU says US border agents have 'near-unfettered' ability to seize iPhones, other devices

Wednesday May 01, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union has shared data that shows U.S. border agencies are "asserting near-unfettered authority" to search and seize devices such as iPhones and iPads from anyone at points of entry without a warrant, violating two U.S. Constitutional amendments.

Analysts positive on Apple's results, seeing signs of iPhone demand recovery

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Analysts are weighing in on Apple's quarterly financial results the morning after its release, with generally favorable impressions of iPhone shipments better than anticipated and the growth of Services.

Editorial: Apple's super obvious secret -- Services is software

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Over the past few years, Apple has increasingly directed analysts' attention to its growing revenues from a segment it calls Services. However, it's common to hear even Apple's happiest of customers frown at the idea, which is often cynically portrayed as an effort by the company to wring even more money from its premium hardware buyers. But the reality is that Services are largely software-- and Software Sells Systems.