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2019

German banks holding out on Apple Pay adding support later in 2019

Wednesday June 26, 2019

German savings bank association Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken will roll out support for Apple Pay later this year, with support for EC cards to follow afterward.

Apple Watch, other wearables come to Livongo's health-tracking service

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Livongo, a company offering health-tracking services to companies like Amazon and Walgreens, said on Wednesday that it's integrating support for the Apple Watch and similar wearables by Fitbit and Samsung.

Heart health app Cardiogram now supports Fitbit devices

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Cardiogram, a health monitoring company known in part for its integration with Apple Watch, expanded its reach on Wednesday with the release of an app update that delivers support for a range of Fitbit devices.

In iOS 13, Apple applies Machine Learning to find cats and dogs

Wednesday June 26, 2019

In perhaps the cutest application of machine learning yet, Apple has included algorithms in its latest computer vision framework to enable iPhone and iPad apps to detect your furry friends in images.

Oppo sidesteps smartphone notch with under-screen camera

Wednesday June 26, 2019

On Wednesday, major Chinese phone maker Oppo revealed an alternative to the smartphone display notches popularized by the iPhone X -- what it's calling the Under-Screen Camera, or USC.

US & China trade deal '90% of the way there,' could be completed soon

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Steven Mnuchin says the US and China are close to concluding a deal that would mean an end to the trade war affecting both countries, and if completed soon, would mean that no tariffs would be applied by the federal government on iPhones, Macs, and other tech products.

Apple News adds guide to candidates in the 2020 Democratic debates

Wednesday June 26, 2019

The Apple News app has introduced a new section devoted to each of the 20 of the candidates about to particulate in the televised Democratic debates, with details on their experience.

Apple Pay launches in Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, more [u]

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Apple on Wednesday began rolling out Apple Pay services in Portugal and Slovakia with financial backing from a number of large European banks including Monese and N26.

Apple acquires self-driving car startup Drive.ai [u]

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Apple on Tuesday confirmed the acquisition of self-driving shuttle and car kit startup Drive.ai, with the tech giant snagging dozens of employees, cars and other assets as part of the purchase.

Apple reportedly cancels contract for quantum dot iPhone camera

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Last week, shares of Nanoco, a British firm specializing in quantum dot technology, sank nearly 80% on news that a major U.S. customer canceled a project tied to a lucrative supply contract. Reports now claim the unnamed client was Apple.

Mac Gatekeeper vulnerability allows installation of malware

Tuesday June 25, 2019

A flaw with the Gatekeeper authentication feature in macOS, a tool designed to keep malware off Mac, is reportedly being exploited to deliver a malicious software package nicknamed "OSX/Linker."

Intel cellular IP and modem patents head to auction

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Following April's announcement it was planning to leave the 5G smartphone modem business, Intel is said to be preparing to hold an auction for its cellular wireless intellectual property, which reportedly includes a portfolio of 8,500 assets that will be put up for sale.

Apple Blowout Sale: save up to $1,500 with coupon

Tuesday June 25, 2019

More closeout deals have arrived with bonus savings available exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save up to $1,500 on 2018 MacBook Pros with coupon, or up to $1,000 on current iMac Pros, plus no interest financing incentives.

Numbers, Keynote, Pages for Mac, iOS updated with text styles, face detection

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Apple has updated its iWork suite for both macOS and iOS users, with Numbers, Keynote, and Pages on both platforms gaining a variety of new features including face detection for photograph placement and new styling options.

Apple's Seattle job listings show aggressive hiring for Siri work

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Although Apple has promised a diverse range of hires for its new Seattle offices, the emphasis is clearly on Siri above all else, checks show.

Hands on: IFROGZ's budget AirPods alternative, the Airtime wireless earbuds

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Fully wireless Bluetooth earbuds were once an expensive novelty, but are quickly becoming de facto -- as evidenced by AirPods, and now IFROGZ's $60 Airtime.

T-Mobile launching 5G in six cities on June 28

Tuesday June 25, 2019

T-Mobile will officially launch its mobile 5G network on Friday, June 28, beginning with in six U.S. cities with just one phone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.

Amazon Prime Day 2019: best deals and what to expect on July 15 & 16

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Amazon Prime Day 2019 launches on July 15 and July 16, leaving everyone to speculate which daily deals will show up during the two-day mega shopping event. Based on what we've seen in years prior, we've got a pretty good idea of what you might be able to expect, including where to snag the best Apple markdowns.

Corel intros Painter 2020 for Mac with speed & interface upgrades

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Corel on Tuesday launched Painter 2020 for macOS and Windows, concentrating upgrades to the Photoshop-compatible illustration suite mostly on interface enhancements, including better brush performance.

Apple recruits high-profile marketing exec Nick Law

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Apple has hired Nick Law -- the chief creative officer multinational ad behemoth Publicis Groupe -- for an unknown role.