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2019

Apple Pay tipped to launch in 13 new European markets through Monese

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Support for Apple Pay is set to expand to a large number of European markets in the near future, as bank Monese advises customers will soon be able to use Apple's mobile payments platform in 13 new countries, including Bulgaria and Greece.

Boosted debuts iPhone-connected, 24mph Rev scooter

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Until now known for its electric skateboards, Boosted on Wednesday launched the Rev, its first scooter, complete with integrated iPhone support.

A full ban on sale & purchase of Huawei 5G & other networking gear in the US appears imminent [u]

Wednesday May 15, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump will allegedly sign an executive order this week blocking American companies from using any telecoms equipment made by Huawei, according to a report.

How to make Google automatically delete the data it stores about you [u]

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Google has now begun to roll out its new feature that lets you limit how long it saves information about you. Here's how to use it.

Editorial: Why Apple created Apple TV+ rather than buying Netflix

Wednesday May 15, 2019

As movie downloads and rentals shift to streaming subscriptions, Apple has to maintain the relevance of its iOS, tvOS and macOS platforms in being able to play popular content. But why did it start from scratch in creating Apple TV+ rather than simply using its huge pile of cash to snatch up Netflix?

Japan Display has ninth successive quarterly loss as sales to Apple fall

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Apple LCD iPhone screen supplier Japan Display continues to be hit by the shift away from LCD panels to OLED, with latest loss figures coming as an expected bailout has been put on hold.

Apple contributes to new Statue of Liberty audio tour and AR app

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Apple reportedly lent a hand in -- or at least facilitated -- the creation of a new iOS app designed for the soon-to-open Statue of Liberty Museum, with the title serving both as a modern location-based audio tour and an augmented reality tool that brings Lady Liberty into the homes of millions.

Apple, executives face another class action over misleading financial statements

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Apple's almost universally positive financial outlook, offered in investor conference calls following quarterly earnings reports, are again under scrutiny as a class action complaint takes issue with comments made by CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri in the quarter leading up to a revenue guidance correction in January.

OWC launches Aura N internal upgrade SSDs for Macs

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Storage and peripheral maker OWC on Tuesday introduced a new Aura N line of internal SSDs, meant specifically for upgrading compatible Macs.

iTunes issue downgrades 4K movies to HD resolution for some customers [u]

Tuesday May 14, 2019

An issue with 4K-resolution movies offered on iTunes has started to surface on Twitter, with customers complaining 4K movies bought through the digital storefront are being downgraded in resolution to HD, with no obvious reason as to why the change is occurring.

Apple investors should cash in on US-China trade war, says Merrill Lynch

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Though Apple and many existing investors may not be happy with the fallout of the U.S.-China trade war, for others it may be a ripe stock opportunity, Merrill Lynch's Wamsi Mohan said on Tuesday.

Satechi's M1 Wireless Mouse recharges over USB Type-C

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Accessory producer Satechi has introduced the M1 Wireless Mouse, a Mac-compatible Bluetooth-based peripheral that uses a USB-C port for recharging, rather than relying on the more established but older microUSB or using replaceable batteries.

Apple Pay funding for iTunes, App Store, Apple Music, & iCloud purchases expands to new countries

Tuesday May 14, 2019

People in select countries can now assign Apple Pay as a payment method for iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Books, and iCloud storage.

Photos show purported green & lavender colors for 2019's iPhone XR follow-up

Tuesday May 14, 2019

New photos allegedly depict the colors Apple is swapping in for 2019's successor to the iPhone XR, namely green and lavender.

'ZombieLoad' vulnerability in Intel processors puts data in danger on Mac

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Yet another major flaw has been discovered in practically all of Intel's processors released since 2011, with a new class of discovered vulnerabilities that could allow sensitive information to be stolen from the processor, in an issue likened to the Meltdown and Spectre fiasco.

Vodafone set to deploy UK 5G on July 3 using controversial Huawei gear

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Vodafone will become the U.K.'s first 5G carrier, switching on several cities on July 3 -- though controversially using some Huawei equipment for infrastructure.

Assorted iCloud services were unavailable for a small number of users

Tuesday May 14, 2019

A small number of Apple customers experienced issues with iCloud, with problems relating to iCloud Drive, Notes, Storage Upgrades, and Photos reported as in progress, just six days after Apple's most recent major outage of its online services.

Hands on: New Pixelmator Pro update adds drag-and-drop color matching with Machine Learning

Tuesday May 14, 2019

The updated image editing app Pixelmator Pro 1.3.4 brings a new perspective transform tool and many feature improvements, but also a headline color-matching feature that resembles video grading.

SCOTUS ruling & US-China trade war 'not a threat' to Apple's growth potential

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Although there's a "very real risk" from more tariffs on Apple products, and this week's Supreme Court ruling laid the groundwork for a challenge to the App Store, neither is a "threat to future growth potential," Cowen analysts said on Tuesday.

Disney gains immediate operational control of Hulu, with full $9.2 billion buyout by 2024

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Disney is taking control of Hulu, an announcement on Tuesday advised, with Comcast agreeing to a deal to provide operational control of the streaming service to Disney, as well as to sell its stake to the media giant for at least $9.2 billion within the next five years.