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2019

Belkin intros tougher Boost Charge cables in USB-C, USB-A & Lightning versions

Thursday July 11, 2019

Foxconn-owned Belkin on Thursday introduced a new line of charging cables known as Boost Charge with DuraTek, including versions for USB-C, USB-A, and Lightning devices.

Here is the best tech gear to outfit your car

Thursday July 11, 2019

Getting a new car is an exciting time, whether you're buying a brand new model just off the line or a gently used new-to-you vehicle. Here is all the gear that we recommend for your car -- new or old.

Apple working on self-driving car wireless charging technologies

Thursday July 11, 2019

Possibly suggesting grand ambitions for an Apple car, a patent application published on Thursday shows a wireless charging system for self-driving vehicles.

Google Assistant voice recordings reviewed by humans include private conversations

Thursday July 11, 2019

Some voice snippets uploaded by Google Assistant are being reviewed by human contractors, as with Amazon Alexa, and can potentially include sensitive conversations, reports say.

Leaked images of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 teases embedded fingerprint tech

Thursday July 11, 2019

Poised to be announced Aug. 7, Samsung's next top-end phone -- the Galaxy Note 10 -- will apparently be available in both black and pearlescent colors and embed its fingerprint sensor, likely within the display.

'Sign in with Apple' may only limit tracking, not eliminate it

Thursday July 11, 2019

"Sign in with Apple," launching alongside this fall's iOS 13, will make it harder for advertisers and other parties to track people -- but data collection is possible, a report indicated on Thursday.

Apple coming to Hong Kong's Octopus transit card with iOS 13

Thursday July 11, 2019

Hong Kong residents will finally be able to use their Octopus transit cards in Apple Pay "later this year," Octopus Cards Limited has confirmed, likely alongside this fall's iOS 13.

Apple begins shipping India-made iPhones to European markets

Thursday July 11, 2019

Apple has begun exporting India-made iPhones to parts of Europe in a move beneficial to both Apple and India as a whole.

IKEA expands HomeKit compatible line of smart bulbs

Thursday July 11, 2019

Ikea has a refreshed their TRADFRI HomeKit compatible smart home series, updating their existing light bulbs and introducing new products ahead of their highly anticipated smart blind launch.

Amazon now fastest-growing music service, outpacing Apple & Spotify

Thursday July 11, 2019

Driven by inexpensive Alexa products, Amazon is adding customers at a faster rate than either Spotify or Apple Music -- but still has a long way to go to catch up.

Apple disables Walkie-Talkie app due to iPhone snooping threat

Thursday July 11, 2019

Apple late Wednesday said it disabled the Walkie-Talkie app on Apple Watch after being alerted to a vulnerability that allows a user to surreptitiously listen in on another iPhone's audio.

2020 iPhone to reduce TrueDepth notch, full-screen display rumored for 2021

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Apple is expected to significantly decrease the size of iPhone's TrueDepth "notch" in 2020, modifying or potentially removing the divisive design feature with the help of a smaller camera, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple removes Zoom web server in stealth Mac update

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Apple on Wednesday pushed out an automatic update for Mac users that removes a local host server created by video conferencing app Zoom, protecting users against the threat of unwanted webcam access.

U.S. to investigate planned French tax on Apple, other tech giants [u]

Wednesday July 10, 2019

President Donald Trump is planning to launch a probe into France's intent to implement a digital tax initiative targeting large internet companies, an investigation that could lead to tariffs or trade restrictions.

Apple posts searchable transcripts for WWDC 2019 videos

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Whether they missed out or need to be reminded of something, developers can now explore searchable video transcripts of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in June.

Save $50 to $100 on Apple's new 2019 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Apple's 2019 MacBook Air and new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have just been announced, but Adorama is already offering readers exclusive promo code savings on the new products. Save $50 to $100 instantly on top of bonus perks, such as free shipping and no interest financing, when you pre-order the portable systems ahead of Prime Day.

Hands on: If you have a USB-C Mac you need the RavPower GaN charger

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Apple has moved its entire portable line of Macs to USB-C, abolishing MagSafe. For a while, Apple's chargers have been the best option for powering these machines -- until now.

Intel takes wireless patents off sale, enters exclusive talks with potential buyer

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Having only put them on sale in June, Intel has allegedly withdrawn 8,500 wireless patents from offer while it enters exclusive talks with a possible buyer.

Foxconn's Wisconsin factory starting production in May 2020 with just 1,500 jobs

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Foxconn will launch its controversial Wisconsin factory in May 2020, Governor Tony Evers said this week, but the display and network hardware facility will only start up with 1,500 jobs.

Apple's latest EEC filing reveals five new iPad models are on the way

Wednesday July 10, 2019

More iPads may be on the way in the coming months, after a collection of filings at the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) indicate there are five new model numbers associated with upcoming Apple tablets.