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2019

Amazon is watching and reviewing Cloud Cam security footage

Thursday October 10, 2019

Amazon has been hit by claims it is infringing on the privacy of its customers with its smart home security cameras, with a new report alleging Amazon workers are being given a glimpse into the homes of Cloud Cam users, under the guise of training the retailer's artificial intelligence systems.

iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max have strong showing in new DxOMark audio testing

Thursday October 10, 2019

DxOMark has opened up a new suite of audio tests for smartphones, and unsurprisingly, all the recent iPhones tested did quite well.

Adobe refreshes Creative Cloud macOS app with Tutorials Hub & better search

Thursday October 10, 2019

Adobe is changing the way its Creative Cloud apps are presented to subscribers of the service, with a refreshed macOS app rolling out to users with better integration with a user's libraries and improvements to how to presents tutorials and other assets.

Apple's 'PhoenixCE' diagnostic software left on customer MacBook Pro

Thursday October 10, 2019

An Apple customer who bought a Certified Refurbished MacBook Pro claims to have discovered the presence of diagnostic tools on the notebook, applications used to check the MacBook is fully functional but are meant to be removed before being sold.

Pixelmator Pro v1.5 adds support for Catalina, Sidecar, and the Mac Pro

Thursday October 10, 2019

Pixelmator Pro's new update brings along full support for macOS Catalina including Sidecar, and enhanced features for those using the forthcoming Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

Strong 2020 ahead for Apple with iPhone 11 possibly helped by 'iPhone SE 2'

Thursday October 10, 2019

Apple's 2020 fiscal year should be more positive than some investors anticipate, Cowen suggests, with the iPhone 11 refresh assisted by a potential launch of a second-generation iPhone SE early in the cycle to help increase hardware revenues.

Apple again pulls police monitoring app from Hong Kong app store [u]

Thursday October 10, 2019

In an ongoing saga, Apple has again pulled the law enforcement-monitoring HKMap Live app from the Hong Kong app store, and it appears that it is gone for good this time.

Apple acquisition reverses fortune of Shazam

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Shazam has eradicated its losses and increased its user base by over 78 million users in 2018 after acquisition by Apple.

Apple Card Disaster Relief Program eases financial burden in times of crisis

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Apple is now offering a disaster relief program for the Apple Card, which halts interest and delays one payment to those who apply.

News app Quartz removed from Chinese App Store amidst Hong Kong protests

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Apple has removed Quartz from the Chinese App Store at the behest of the Chinese government, shortly after reinstating the previously removed protest app HKMap Live.

How to create a bootable macOS Catalina installer on a USB drive

Wednesday October 09, 2019

If you have more than one Mac you want to upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina but don't want to waste so much bandwidth downloading it for each machine, one option is to create a bootable installer on a spare USB flash drive. Here's how to do it with the Terminal.

Camera quality shootout: iPhone 11 Pro versus the Galaxy S10

Wednesday October 09, 2019

In this image shootout, we pit Apple's iPhone 11 Pro against the Samsung Galaxy S10 to see which has a better camera system.

Review: The Roborock S4 is here to make quick work of cleaning

Wednesday October 09, 2019

If you're busy or need a little extra help keeping your house clean, the Roborock S4 might be the robotic companion for you. This iPhone app-controlled vacuum can be set up to automatically vacuum your floors while you're at work or asleep, giving you a clean house with little effort on your behalf.

Apple issues version of watchOS 5.3.2 to support Apple Watch Series 4

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Apple has made a second release of watchOS 5.3.2 available for download, this time for the Apple Watch Series 4, enabling owners of iPhone models that cannot upgrade to iOS 13 or later to continue using the wearable device with their older smartphone.

Gray Logitech Crayon goes on sale alongside red original

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Logitech has launched a second color variant of the Crayon, the peripheral producer's alternative to the Apple Pencil, with a new gray version of the stylus now being sold from Apple via the online Apple Store.

Amazon's Deal of the Day knocks up to 40% off Anker charging accessories for iPhone, Mac

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Amazon's latest Deal of the Day knocks 30% to 40% off USB-C cables, wireless chargers, GaN chargers and more from Anker. Shop today as these deals on popular Mac and iPhone accessories end today.

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Thunderbolt dock offers up to 28TB drive capacity

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Peripheral and Mac upgrade specialist OWC has introduced the Mercury Elite Pro Dock, a Thunderbolt 3 dock that also offers external drive storage with up to 28 terabytes of capacity alongside expanding the variety of a connected Mac's ports.

Xbox One controller available from Apple, but there are better places to buy

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Apple has started to sell the Xbox Wireless Controller, a peripheral for Microsoft's game console that is also compatible with the iPhone and iPad. While it has made an appearance in the online Apple Store, gamers interested in using it for Apple Arcade may want to consider buying it elsewhere.

How to use Sketch & Markup with iOS 13 and macOS Catalina

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Continuity Sketch and Markup are two new Sidecar-related features that allow you remotely draw graphics or annotate documents from any iPad or iPhone capable of running iPadOS 13 or iOS 13, along with any Mac that can support the new macOS Catalina.

Oprah Winfrey reveals why she's bringing her book club to Apple TV+

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Writing in her own magazine, Oprah Winfrey, talks about her passion for books and how Apple TV+ was the choice to bring that love to new audiences.