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2019

Apple research paper hints iPhone habits can predict mental decline with age

Monday May 06, 2019

Newly-published Apple research argues that seniors not only use iPhone apps differently than their younger counterparts, but that their habits can predict future brain decline.

iOS 13 will be speed-focused with revamped Screen Time, iMessage, Books, Health features

Monday May 06, 2019

The Health app in iOS could include a new "hearing health" section while Reminders could face an overhaul, a report claims, detailing some of the changes that may be arriving in iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS Apple could introduce as part of WWDC 2019.

Mozilla issues Firefox fix following weekend of extension woes

Monday May 06, 2019

Mozilla is recovering from a few days of browser extension failures in Firefox, a problem caused by an expired signing certificate that the company has fixed for users of the current release of the browser -- but not for those on legacy versions.

Tension over Trump's tariff tweet torpedoes $30B of Apple market cap

Monday May 06, 2019

After President Donald Trump used Twitter to threaten a dramatic escalation of America's trade war with China, stocks tumbled in early trading. Apple was hit particularly hard, with shares dropping by more than 3%.

Editorial: The new Services - Can Apple Arcade fuel iPhone growth in a slowing smartphone market?

Monday May 06, 2019

Apple Arcade and related Services are intended to fuel sales of new hardware by attracting new customers and prompting upgrades. But is it realistic to expect that Apple can drive sales growth for iPhone as overall smartphone growth stalls or even contracts globally? Pundits like to say that iPhone "is over" and that Apple has to run out and discover a new hit product. But they're wrong, here's why.

EU to investigate Apple following Spotify anti-competition complaint

Sunday May 05, 2019

The European Union's antitrust body is set to launch a formal investigation into Apple on claims that the tech giant's App Store policies hinder competitors of its Apple Music service.

Amazon, Best Buy knock up to $100 off iPads, $200 to $300 off MacBook Pros, plus $199 Apple Watches back in stock

Sunday May 05, 2019

Those looking for a last-minute gift for Mom or a budget-friendly gift for a graduating student can take advantage of cash discounts on Apple's current 9.7-inch iPad to the tune of $80 to $100 off, or up to $300 off current 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros. Prices start at just $249 for the hardware with free shipping.

Tips, tricks, and customizations for your new AirPods

Sunday May 05, 2019

Here's how to get the most out of your AirPods -- new or old -- with AppleInsider's extensive list of tips, tricks, and customizations.

2019 iPhone expected to shift to MPI antenna tech for robustness, supply chain advantages

Sunday May 05, 2019

Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities is reiterating that Apple's next generation iPhone due out in the second half of 2019 will shift at least in part to modified polyamide antennae rather than all liquid crystal polymer as iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

Here's how to get started with your new Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD

Sunday May 05, 2019

Apple doesn't provide everything you need right in the box with the Apple TV, and a perfect set-up can be a little fiddly. Then when you're hooked on how well it works, Apple TV has some nice extra touches that make viewing even better.

Editorial: The new Services - How will Apple Arcade's exclusivity, privacy affect Android & Google Play?

Saturday May 04, 2019

Apple has built a very strong position in mobile gaming in its iOS App Store. With Apple Arcade, it is working to create a new pipeline of fun, original, attractive, exclusive games, without ads and where privacy is protected. How will this impact Android and Google Play?

Tim Cook promises expansion of Screen Time in interview with ABC

Saturday May 04, 2019

As he does from time to time, Apple CEO Tim Cook has appeared in an interview with ABC News to address user privacy, device over-use, and children's screen time.

In-stock alert: Apple's 2019 AirPods with Wireless Charging Case now shipping with free 2-day delivery

Saturday May 04, 2019

With Mother's Day right around the corner, those looking for Apple's latest AirPods with Wireless Charging Case can pick up the hot accessory with free 2-day shipping for delivery in time for the May 12 holiday.

Apple Pay now accepted for some UK government services, wider rollout planned for 2019

Friday May 03, 2019

The UK government is now accepting Apple Pay and Google Pay payments for select services through its gov.uk website, a change in policy that is expected to reach local governments and other institutions later this year.

IHS Markit: Apple shipped 43.8M iPhones in Q1, down 16% from 2018

Friday May 03, 2019

Contradicting controversial smartphone shipment estimates from market research firm IDC, IHS Markit on Thursday released its own set of preliminary figures that fall in line with wider industry expectations. At least as far as Apple is concerned.

iPhone 7 'Loop Disease' audio chip issue targeted in class action complaint

Friday May 03, 2019

A new class action complaint seeks damages and a hardware recall from Apple over the so-called iPhone 7 "Loop Disease," an issue that causes audio problems on impacted handsets and can ultimately render the device inoperable.

Xiaomi takes offense at smartphone estimates off by 2.5M units, Apple doesn't

Friday May 03, 2019

Xiaomi took the unusual step of reporting its smartphone shipments for the March quarter, which it issued in response to phone shipment data it said was "inaccurate and unfair, and deviates from our actual performance in terms of shipment of smartphones." Apple neither reported iPhone units nor took issue with IDC's data, despite its shipments clearly being undercounted by a margin more than twice as large.

Weekend deal roundup: Up to $480 off iPad Pros, up to $600 off Macs, Apple Watch sale & more

Friday May 03, 2019

The first week in May has been off to a busy start with new deals on Apple hardware and accessories, and we've rounded up the best bargains. Everything from current MacBook Pros to HomeKit switches are on sale, with savings of up to 43% off.

Massachusetts judge granted warrant to unlock suspects iPhone with Touch ID

Friday May 03, 2019

Law enforcement can compel a suspect to unlock their iPhone using Touch ID under a warrant, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled in April, muddying the waters in the ongoing battle in courts over whether the contents of a mobile device secured with biometrics are protected by the Fifth Amendment, or not.

Tim Cook says $30M Carnegie Library Apple Store is more than about selling iPhones

Friday May 03, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook hopes the soon-to-open Apple Store at the Carnegie Library will be more than a retail outlet, one that reportedly cost $30 million to renovate, suggesting the focus is on community and creativity, rather than selling iPhones and other products.