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2019

Goldman Sachs spends $350 for every Apple Card signup

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Goldman Sachs is spending somewhere in the region of $350 to acquire every new customer of Apple Card, analysts claim, with the investment bank not expected to make a profit on the user until they have been a customer for four years on average.

Walk, run or wheel on Aug. 25 for the Grand Canyon award

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Those who walk, hike, run, or complete a wheelchair workout of at least three miles on August 25th can earn a unique, hiking-based award in the latest Apple Watch Activity Challenge celebrating the Grand Canyon's 100th anniversary.

Apple responds to aftermarket iPhone replacement battery health warning

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Apple's 'Service' battery message in the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max Battery Health bar following a battery replacement outside of Apple's authorized repair network is doing its job, Apple has confirmed, with the warning a safety measure for users that doesn't affect how the installed battery functions at all.

How to pay your Apple Card bill

Wednesday August 14, 2019

It's not the best part of owning a credit card, but since we have to pay them off, Apple has made the process remarkably fast and easy for Apple Card payments.

Review: The Doxie Go SE portable scanner will help you organize your life

Wednesday August 14, 2019

The Doxie Go SE is an ultraportable scanner that doesn't require a computer in order to use it. It's great for those last straggling bits of old paperwork, photos, and artwork that you haven't converted to digital formats yet.

There is a new 'leak' listing 'iPhone 11' features, but be wary

Wednesday August 14, 2019

As we draw closer to the unveiling of a new iPhone lineup, there is a fresh batch of rumors allegedly sourced from former Foxconn workers -- but be careful about what you believe.

FTC chief open to tech company breakups over antitrust concerns

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons is open to the idea of breaking apart giant tech firms like Apple by undoing mergers, if it is determined large entities like Facebook are harming competition across the tech industry as a whole by being too dominant.

'iPhone 11,' 'iPhone 11 Pro,' and 'iPhone 11 Pro Max' coming in fall, says sketchy report

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Data from a budget iPhone enclosure manufacturer reportedly shows both the name and dimensions of the upcoming iPhones, set to release at Apple's September event.

Apple Card invitation problem leading to bogus international application emails

Wednesday August 14, 2019

In what appears to be a database problem, Apple is not just sending emails to iCloud accounts saying that the user needs to update with an iCloud email address, but customers outside the US are erroneously being asked to apply as well.

FAA prohibits recalled MacBook Pros on flights due to fire risk

Tuesday August 13, 2019

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration recently notified major airlines of Apple's recall of certain MacBook Pro models, effectively banning the impacted laptops from passenger and cargo planes as they pose a potential fire hazard.

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe Messenger app audio

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Not one to be left out of a potential privacy scandal, a report on Tuesday reveals Facebook hired outside contractors to listen to and transcribe recorded Messenger voice chats, though the company said it recently put a halt to the program.

Hands on: Mokibo is a keyboard and trackpad for your iPad Pro

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Just when we thought we've reviewed every third party keyboard for the iPad Pro, a company named Innopresso showcases an iPad Pro running iPadOS with its hidden mouse accessibility feature that can be controlled right on their offering.

Spotify may gain Siri voice commands soon, despite antitrust battle

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Spotify subscribers may soon be able to play their music via Siri voice commands, thanks to a set of tools released by Apple in June.

CBS & Viacom merging to form $30B streaming powerhouse

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Media giants CBS and Viacom have agreed to terms to conclude an on-again off-again merger, reuniting the pair after a 13-year split.

OWC updates USB-C Travel Dock with 100W power delivery

Tuesday August 13, 2019

OWC has launched a new version of the USB-C Travel Dock, a compact accessory for the iPad Pro, Mac, and MacBooks that provides five essential ports to expand the host device's connectivity options, one that is also capable of being used to recharge a 15-inch MacBook Pro through the same connection.

Risky free VPNs still available in Apple App Store & Google Play despite warnings

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Apple and Google are still allowing a number of potentially unsafe free VPN apps to be downloaded from respective app stores, despite warnings that many of the apps pose a privacy risk to consumers, primarily from the apps questionable ownership by Chinese organizations.

Massive Apple blowout sale drops 2019 Macs to as low as $999

Tuesday August 13, 2019

B&H has launched a highly aggressive sale on Apple products, with prices as low as $999 for 2019 models and closeout devices discounted to $529 and up. Shop the sale for bonus savings on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini and iMac models, but don't delay as quantities are limited.

AirPods, Apple Watch, HomePod not getting tariff reprieve

Tuesday August 13, 2019

While the Mac, iPhone, and iPad will escape the September 1 application of a 10% tariff, Apple's "Wearables, Home and Accessories" division will not.

How to check which Mac apps are 32-bit and won't work in macOS Catalina

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Check right now what 32-bits apps you still have, because they won't run at all after you've upgraded to Apple's macOS Catalina in September.

Apple's iPhone suppliers seeing revenue growth in historically slow quarters

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Apple's suppliers are seeing higher levels of revenue ahead of the launch of new iPhone models expected in September, JP Morgan says, and despite volume shipment challenges, the iPhone is still managing to maintain its average selling price.