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2019

Apple, executives face another class action over misleading financial statements

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Apple's almost universally positive financial outlook, offered in investor conference calls following quarterly earnings reports, are again under scrutiny as a class action complaint takes issue with comments made by CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri in the quarter leading up to a revenue guidance correction in January.

OWC launches Aura N internal upgrade SSDs for Macs

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Storage and peripheral maker OWC on Tuesday introduced a new Aura N line of internal SSDs, meant specifically for upgrading compatible Macs.

iTunes issue downgrades 4K movies to HD resolution for some customers [u]

Tuesday May 14, 2019

An issue with 4K-resolution movies offered on iTunes has started to surface on Twitter, with customers complaining 4K movies bought through the digital storefront are being downgraded in resolution to HD, with no obvious reason as to why the change is occurring.

Apple investors should cash in on US-China trade war, says Merrill Lynch

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Though Apple and many existing investors may not be happy with the fallout of the U.S.-China trade war, for others it may be a ripe stock opportunity, Merrill Lynch's Wamsi Mohan said on Tuesday.

Satechi's M1 Wireless Mouse recharges over USB Type-C

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Accessory producer Satechi has introduced the M1 Wireless Mouse, a Mac-compatible Bluetooth-based peripheral that uses a USB-C port for recharging, rather than relying on the more established but older microUSB or using replaceable batteries.

Apple Pay funding for iTunes, App Store, Apple Music, & iCloud purchases expands to new countries

Tuesday May 14, 2019

People in select countries can now assign Apple Pay as a payment method for iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Books, and iCloud storage.

Photos show purported green & lavender colors for 2019's iPhone XR follow-up

Tuesday May 14, 2019

New photos allegedly depict the colors Apple is swapping in for 2019's successor to the iPhone XR, namely green and lavender.

'ZombieLoad' vulnerability in Intel processors puts data in danger on Mac

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Yet another major flaw has been discovered in practically all of Intel's processors released since 2011, with a new class of discovered vulnerabilities that could allow sensitive information to be stolen from the processor, in an issue likened to the Meltdown and Spectre fiasco.

Vodafone set to deploy UK 5G on July 3 using controversial Huawei gear

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Vodafone will become the U.K.'s first 5G carrier, switching on several cities on July 3 -- though controversially using some Huawei equipment for infrastructure.

Assorted iCloud services were unavailable for a small number of users

Tuesday May 14, 2019

A small number of Apple customers experienced issues with iCloud, with problems relating to iCloud Drive, Notes, Storage Upgrades, and Photos reported as in progress, just six days after Apple's most recent major outage of its online services.

Hands on: New Pixelmator Pro update adds drag-and-drop color matching with Machine Learning

Tuesday May 14, 2019

The updated image editing app Pixelmator Pro 1.3.4 brings a new perspective transform tool and many feature improvements, but also a headline color-matching feature that resembles video grading.

SCOTUS ruling & US-China trade war 'not a threat' to Apple's growth potential

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Although there's a "very real risk" from more tariffs on Apple products, and this week's Supreme Court ruling laid the groundwork for a challenge to the App Store, neither is a "threat to future growth potential," Cowen analysts said on Tuesday.

Disney gains immediate operational control of Hulu, with full $9.2 billion buyout by 2024

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Disney is taking control of Hulu, an announcement on Tuesday advised, with Comcast agreeing to a deal to provide operational control of the streaming service to Disney, as well as to sell its stake to the media giant for at least $9.2 billion within the next five years.

Tuesday steal: $850 off Apple's loaded 1TB 15 inch MacBook Pro (2017)

Tuesday May 14, 2019

With limited inventory remaining, Apple authorized reseller Adorama has slashed the price of Apple's loaded 15-inch MacBook Pro (2017) by $850 exclusively for AI readers. Featuring a 3.1GHz processor, 1TB SSD and Radeon 560 graphics, this configuration is packed with upgrades at the lowest price anywhere.

Foxconn sees profits fall on demand from Apple & other clients

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Foxconn saw sales rise year-over-year in the March quarter by 2.5 percent, but profits fall 17.7 percent, in what's believed to be a sign of lowered demand among major clients beyond just Apple.

Adobe Lightroom for macOS, iOS adds editing tutorials & inspiring photographs

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Adobe's latest updates to Lightroom CC for iOS and macOS could help photographers improve their image editing skills, with the introduction of new tutorials and inspirational photos alongside new collaboration options and a new "Texture" tool.

Facebook staring down possibility of 20 years of FTC oversight to end privacy probe

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Facebook's negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission to end an investigation into the social network's alleged privacy violations may involve a 20-year period of government oversight, with a deal between the two potentially a month away from completion.

Apple investors 'overreacting' to Supreme Court ruling & US-China trade war

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Apple investors are overreacting to the financial threat posed by the U.S.-China trade war and Monday's Supreme Court ruling on the App Store, an analyst claimed on Tuesday.

Apple's self-driving car could have variable light control to protect privacy of riders, doors that open extremely wide

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Apple is working out ways its "Project Titan" self-driving vehicle could be improved to give its users more privacy via a band-based lighting system, as well as a door system that can provide far greater access to the inside of the car than how current doors can open.

Editorial: The new Services -- Why Apple created Apple TV+

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Apple's announcement of series of original new content projects for its upcoming Apple TV+ subscription service raises two questions: why would Apple want to be in that business, and why didn't it just acquire Netflix, the established leader in that space?