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2019

Online Apple Store went offline for an hour for unknown reasons

Monday July 15, 2019

The online Apple Store briefly was inaccessible for customers, displaying the famous "Be right back" message for a period of time on Monday, a usual indicator of updates or changes to the store, but in this case may have been just downtime for maintenance.

Apple posts fifth macOS 10.14.6 developer beta

Monday July 15, 2019

Apple has moved on to yet another round for the current test cycle, providing developers with just one new build -- the fifth for macOS 10.14.6 -- to try out.

Lawmakers suggest Apple could do more to aid privacy reform

Monday July 15, 2019

Apple's calls for stronger privacy legislation aren't backed up by action, privacy advocates and U.S. Lawmakers suggest, claiming the iPhone maker isn't doing enough to help produce better privacy laws, and in some cases is lobbying against some efforts.

How to cope with just 128GB of SSD storage on your Mac mini or MacBook

Monday July 15, 2019

Only Apple recommends buying its Macs with 128GB of SSD storage, because only Apple is trying to hit a price point. Everyone else -- including us -- will tell you that you need more, but nobody really tells you why. Here's why small SSDs are a problem, and what you can do.

I replaced my Mac with my iPad Pro for a week -- here's how it went

Monday July 15, 2019

Recently, my Mac keeled over, leaving me with my iPad Pro to produce content and do day-to-day tasks with. This is how I managed, using only my iPad.

Eve Extend increases range of Bluetooth HomeKit accessories

Monday July 15, 2019

Eve Systems has launched the Eve Extend, its Bluetooth range extender that allows items within the Eve product line to connect to a HomeKit network by acting as an access point, enabling the devices to function without needing Bluetooth connectivity with a nearby iPhone or iPad.

Apple stops shipments of iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus in India

Monday July 15, 2019

Apple has ceased sales of the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6s Plus in India, a report claims cutting out most of the lower-cost models from its regional product lineup and at the same time making it more expensive for customers in the country to buy an entry-level iPhone.

Amazon Prime Day ends tonight: grab these tech deals before they're gone

Monday July 15, 2019

The final day of Amazon's 48-hour Prime Day 2019 event is already here, and we're compiling the best deals on Apple products, accessories, Amazon hardware and much more. Check back throughout July 16 for live updates as new deals launch.

NFL, NBA to tap into iPhone to boost fan experience in stadiums

Sunday July 14, 2019

Major sports leagues have to rely on technologies to make fans engage more with the games, as well as to offer more revenue-generating opportunities, the commissioners of the NBA and NFL have advised at the Sun Valley conference, with iPhones used by fans in stadiums a possible trove of data for managing sales and the overall visitor experience.

Early access Prime Day deals are live now: save up to 64% on Amazon devices

Sunday July 14, 2019

Prime Day 2019 kicks off at midnight Pacific on July 15, but deals are already in full swing this afternoon. Save up to 64% on Fire TV Sticks, Echo devices, Toshiba Fire TVs, Ring doorbells and much more with these Early Access offers.

Are your iPhone or Apple Watch alarms not going off? Here's how to fix it

Sunday July 14, 2019

If you've never had this problem, we're not surprised because it is really rare. However, we also envy you tremendously, because when you do get it, it is extraordinarily inconvenient. As yet, Apple has no fix for it -- but we do have a workaround.

Hands on: Sandmarc Anamorphic Lens for iPhone

Sunday July 14, 2019

It's well known that the iPhone's video quality is top notch among mobile devices, with each release pushing forward what people can do with the tiny portable computing devices. Today we're taking a look at Sandmarc's Anamorphic Lens for the iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR, and how you can use it to achieve a more cinematic look from your iPhone.

ICYMI: Moment drone lenses, Anker GaN chargers, & more

Sunday July 14, 2019

Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out including DJI drone lenses from Moment, new headphones, and more.

Apple investigating iPhone 6 explosion in California

Sunday July 14, 2019

Apple is investigating why an iPhone 6 owned by an 11-year-old girl in California 'exploded' while being used to watch YouTube videos, an incident that luckily avoided any serious injury to the child or property damage.

Editorial: Manufacturers, it's time to put more USB-C ports on chargers

Saturday July 13, 2019

USB-C has continued to become more ubiquitous as more users adopt the small, reversible port. While all of our accessories are supporting it, chargers are lagging behind. Manufacturers -- it is time to finally create chargers with more than a single USB-C port.

Facial recognition bolstered by mass database scraping, but not from Apple

Saturday July 13, 2019

Progress is being made in the field of facial recognition by the use of multiple photograph databases consisting of subjects who were not aware of their misuse, a report claims, but while many companies and researchers are collecting and sharing the images and resulting data, Apple is not one of the sources.

France approves digital tax measures against Apple despite US pressure

Saturday July 13, 2019

The French government has approved proposals for a tax on digital services, one that affects Apple and other major tech companies, despite concern the measure is unfairly targeting US-based companies in a bid to claw back tax revenue.

Review: Putting Dr. Mario World for iOS under examination

Saturday July 13, 2019

It was only a matter of time before the good doctor Mario made his way to the iPhone, but how does the mobile version hold up against the nearly 30-year-old Nintendo classic?

Tesla requests iCloud data for engineer who allegedly stole Autopilot secrets

Friday July 12, 2019

Tesla has subpoenaed Apple for access to the iCloud data of an engineer who allegedly stole thousands of Autopilot source code files right before leaving to work at XMotors.ai, the U.S. research branch of China's Xpeng.

Facebook reportedly fined $5B over Cambridge Analytica fiasco

Friday July 12, 2019

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reportedly approved a $5 billion settlement with Facebook to resolve the latter's privacy violations in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.