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2019

Tim Cook and Eddy Cue arrive at Sun Valley to talk Apple TV+

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been spotted alongside SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue arriving at the annual Allen & Co. Sun Valley Conference, where the pair are expected to talk with the chiefs of other tech companies and media moguls abut the upcoming Apple TV+ service.

Sonnet intros RED Mini-Mag Pro Card Reader with Thunderbolt 3

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Accessory maker Sonnet on Wednesday launched the SF3 Series RED Mini-Mag Card Reader, aimed solely at people who shoot video using RED's proprietary storage format.

Apple Pay forecast to narrow gap with PayPal, hit $190B in 2022

Wednesday July 10, 2019

While it's likely to remain a distant second in terms of overall transactions, Apple Pay is poised to narrow the volume gap with rival platform PayPal in next few years, according to Morgan Stanley analysts.

Apple's 'Made in LDN' program aims to fight crime with education

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Apple is holding a series of summer workshops in London in association with City Hall, teaching about coding, film-making, music production, and other subjects to young people at risk of becoming involved with the UK capital's gangs.

Prices fall on 12-inch MacBooks, MacBook Airs with savings up to $950 off

Wednesday July 10, 2019

On the heels of Apple's 2019 MacBook Air announcement and discontinuation of the 12-inch MacBook, resellers are slashing prices on existing inventory to make way for new products. Here's how to save up to $950 instantly on remaining models, with prices as low as $569.

Former Apple retail head Ahrendts says worker retention hit almost 89% under her watch

Wednesday July 10, 2019

In spite of criticisms, the retention rate for Apple's retail workers grew from 61% to "nearly 89%" during the past five years, former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts told a podcast this week.

Apple's AR glasses could help visually impaired see the full picture

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Augmented reality could offer some benefits in medical applications, Apple believes, suggesting a system were a real-world image is warped so a user of AR glasses can see everything in front of them, even if part of their vision is obscured through partial blindness.

Snag a free Nomad Lightning cable and help the planet

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Accessory maker Nomad has launched a new campaign to help the planet, all while rewarding users with free rugged Lightning cables.

AT&T automatically blocking spam & fraud calls for new customers

Wednesday July 10, 2019

AT&T is now automatically blocking suspected spam and fraud calls, though only for new customers at the moment.

Comparing the new 13-inch MacBook Air vs. the $1299 MacBook Pro

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Following Apple's Tuesday updates to its notebook range, the choice between a MacBook Air and the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is harder. But, there are significant differences between the two that will affect your buying decision.

Apple could raise keys on an iPad keyboard for better typing in the future

Wednesday July 10, 2019

A future iPhone or iPad could provide a more tactile experience when using the onscreen software keyboard, by adding raised and lowered sections to a flexible screen to indicate to the user where keys and other elements are, without needing to directly look.

Microsoft's Stranger Things campaign creates a fake legacy for Windows 1.0

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Microsoft is running a retro-styled advertising campaign tied into the new third season of Netflix's "Stranger Things" TV series, which is set in 1985. It promotes fake nostalgia for a romanticized Windows launch that in reality was only scoffed at as underpowered, poorly-built vaporware at the time.

Apple launches 'accelerator' program for developers in China

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Following a similar scheme in Bangalore, Apple has begun a Design and Development Accelerator program in Shanghai, which is designed to teach and support local developers.

Lowest prices ever: Upgraded 27-inch iMac 5K with AppleCare on sale for $1,589

Tuesday July 09, 2019

The lowest price ever on Apple's 2017 27-inch iMac 5K bundled with an AppleCare protection plan is in effect now exclusively for AI readers. Save $579 on the kit with free expedited shipping and a sales tax refund in select states.

Apple's HomePod launches in Japan this summer

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Apple is expanding availability of its Siri-enabled HomePod speaker this summer with an upcoming launch in Japan, a region in which the device was expected to land early this year.

Zoom to patch flaw that enabled access to Mac webcams

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Following the disclosure -- and wide media coverage -- of a zero-day flaw in video conferencing service Zoom's Mac client that enables easy access to a user's camera feed, the company on Tuesday reversed course and said it plans to issue a fix for the vulnerability.

Health insurer Anthem recruits from Apple to bolster digital plans

Tuesday July 09, 2019

In the past several months, U.S. health insurer Anthem has reportedly hired a half dozen Apple veterans to improve its digital offerings, including high-level employees with valuable industry experience.

Apple and other tech giants to testify to House antitrust panel next week

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Representatives for Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google have been asked to testify in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel on July 16, addressing worries of diminishing competition amidst the mega corporations.

Comparing the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the 2017 Function Keys model

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Apple has removed the old 13-inch MacBook Pro with Function Keys from its online store. As well as bringing the Touch Bar to every model in the range, though, it's made many other significant changes.

Facebook plans to launch new experimental apps under NPE Team name

Tuesday July 09, 2019

Facebook on Tuesday launched a new brand of apps for consumers under the New Product Experimentation Team name, or NPE Team for short. The spinoff will develop for iOS, Android, and the Web.