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2019

Everything new with iOS 13 beta 3

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Apple's is still making a lot of changes to the iOS beta, and there are a few notable ones in the release of the third beta on Tuesday afternoon. Here are all the changes we've found thus far.

US iPhone owners hazy on 5G compatibility, iPhone features claims survey

Tuesday July 02, 2019

The iPhone 7 and iPhone XR are the hardest models to identify on the market, a survey examining the knowledge of smartphone owners in the United States suggests, with many also believing their iPhones are also compatible with just-launched 5G mobile networks.

Deal for Sprint & T-Mobile merger could turn Dish into a new wireless carrier

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Dish, T-Mobile, and the U.S. Department of Justice are reportedly near a compromise deal for T-Mobile's proposed merger with Sprint, which if completed, would see Dish become a national wireless carrier.

Apple Watch 'Close Your Rings' page updated with new athlete stories

Tuesday July 02, 2019

A trio of new stories have popped up on the Apple Watch "Close Your Rings" page, including ones from a kick boxer, a Nike Run Club coach, and a professional yoga instructor-turned-DJ.

Editorial: WSJ Jony Ive story scoffed at by Apple experts, delicious to critics

Tuesday July 02, 2019

The Wall Street Journal crafted the "Big Hack" of Apple clickbait: a high drama tell-all that insulted everyone at Apple, mocking its departing design chief, his boss, and the team that worked with him. As fiction, it was Netflix-caliber entertainment, but to insiders, it was so bad it was hard to finish.

Apple joins over 200 businesses calling on Supreme Court to favor LGBT labor protections

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Apple has joined the ranks of over 200 corporations behind an amicus filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, calling on justices to find that existing sex discrimination laws protect LGBT workers as well.

Apple TV trails behind Roku, other TV platforms in US device sales

Tuesday July 02, 2019

The Apple TV ranked low in U.S. sales of streaming TV devices during the March quarter, leaving it nowhere near rivals like Roku or Sony, according to new estimates.

Third iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS 10.15 developer betas issued

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Apple is now on its third cycle of developer betas for its milestone operating system releases, with new builds of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, tvOS 13, and macOS 10.15 Catalina now available for testing by program participants.

Apple's unreleased 'A2159' MacBook Pro model approved by US FCC

Tuesday July 02, 2019

A model number for an unreleased MacBook Pro has surfaced via the Federal Communications Commission, a discovery that could be a sign Apple is preparing to ship new models in the product line in the near future, including a potential rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Xiaomi CC9's 'Mimoji' heavily borrows from Apple's 'Memoji'

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Apple's Memoji concept has been 'borrowed' by another smartphone vendor, but Xiaomi's take on it is a seemingly direct copy of the iPhone's personalized 3D avatar feature, complete with the extremely similar name 'Mimoji.'

Irish regulator launches third investigation into Apple's privacy policy

Tuesday July 02, 2019

A spokesman for Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has announced a third probe into Apple regarding privacy and transparency.

Cue denies Apple execs pass notes to studios filming Apple TV+ shows

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Despite a report to the contrary, Apple executives are not taking a hand in sanitizing the initial slate of Apple TV+ shows due this fall, according to software and services VP Eddy Cue.

Apple AirPods (2019) fall to $145 ahead of Amazon Prime Day

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Ringing in as the lowest prices available, Amazon is knocking $15 to $20 off 2019 AirPods ahead of Prime Day.

Microsoft blocks Windows 10 update over Boot Camp driver issue

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Owners of older Macs or those with out-of-date versions of Boot Camp are being blocked from updating Windows 10 to version 1903.

Apple switches off Back to My Mac remote access for all users

Tuesday July 02, 2019

As promised, now that July has arrived, Apple has not just removed Back to My Mac from the current Mojave and Catalina, it has disabled it for all versions of macOS.

Spotify's Stations radio app adds support for Apple CarPlay

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Spotify has updated Stations, its Pandora-like spinoff app, with support for Apple CarPlay on compatible vehicles and head units.

Apple working on retractable bumpers for 'Project Titan' self-driving car

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Apple's 'Project Titan' could have retractable bumpers on both ends of the vehicle, contracting away to make parking in confined spaces easier, but automatically extending outwards to protect the car while it is being driven in traffic.

Apple plans cheaper iPhone for China with new Touch ID, claims iffy report

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Supply chain sources claim Apple intends to make an exclusive China iPhone which will drop Face ID and instead use an under-the-screen fingerprint sensor.

Samsung expected to unveil Galaxy Note 10 at Unpacked event on Aug. 7

Monday July 01, 2019

Samsung on Monday invited press to attend an Unpacked media event in New York on Aug. 7, where the Korean tech giant is expected to unveil its next-generation Galaxy Note 10 phablet.

Lead Apple creative to depart go-to ad agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab

Monday July 01, 2019

TBWA\Media Arts Lab creative director Arnau Bosch Verges, who worked on Apple's award-winning "Welcome Home" commercial for HomePod, is leaving the ad agency to start a social media platform catering to musicians.