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2019

Fifth-gen ecobee thermostat with HomeKit promises better Wi-Fi, added Alexa & Spotify features

Wednesday May 29, 2019

ecobee's fifth-generation thermostat, compatible with Apple HomeKit, should be mostly an evolutionary device but include important upgrades in wireless, Spotify, and Amazon Alexa connectivity, according to a product leak.

Flipboard says hackers breached databases, may have stolen user data

Wednesday May 29, 2019

Magazine-style news service Flipboard is notifying users of a months-long security vulnerability, which may have exposed account data to hackers.

Huawei files motion to toss ban on US government purchases

Wednesday May 29, 2019

Huawei on Tuesday night petitioned for summary judgment in a lawsuit against the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which blocked U.S. government agencies from buying its products.

Bose to follow up QC35 line with Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 in late June

Wednesday May 29, 2019

Bose on Wednesday revealed a successor to the QuietComfort 35 II, the Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, shipping on June 30. [Updated with corrections from Bose]

2019 iPod touch: First look, initial impressions, & benchmarks

Wednesday May 29, 2019

After Tuesday's announcement, we've got a new 2019 iPod touch on our test bench. Here are our first impressions and initial benchmarks of Apple's latest iOS device.

Apple's first Latin American flagship store to open in September, construction well underway

Wednesday May 29, 2019

Originally scheduled to open its doors in early 2019, Apple's first Latin American flagship store is back on track for unveiling in an upscale Mexico City mall later this year after undergoing a major redesign to consolidate two stories of floorspace into one.

Editorial: Huawei and the phony hate for Apple's iPhone in China

Wednesday May 29, 2019

According to a wide variety of analysts following Apple, the Trump Administration's trade war with China and its Entity Listing of Huawei is maybe somewhat bad for the largest Android producer in China--and perhaps even for Android, given that it has now lost its second largest licensee globally--but it's mostly just bad news for Apple, because both the state and people of China are going to respond by shunning Apple's products. That's wrong, here's why.

Mophie announces new USB-C powerstation portable battery line

Wednesday May 29, 2019

Mophie has announced a new line of portable batteries including the powerstation mini, the powerstation, the powerstation XL, and the powerstation XXL, all with a shared USB-C port for both charging the battery, and charging devices.

Editorial: If you can't see a market for the new iPod touch, you aren't looking very hard

Wednesday May 29, 2019

The newly updated iPod touch isn't for everyone. But if you think that there's no market for it, and Apple is somehow doomed to fail, you lack imagination and an understanding of Apple's overall market.

Alleged screenshots for Music and TV apps in macOS 10.15 surface

Wednesday May 29, 2019

A set of new screenshots have emerged, with sources familiar with the matter claiming that they are part of new apps for macOS, in what may herald a breaking up of iTunes into discrete apps.

Review: The Caseta Fan Speed Control is the best way to integrate your fan with HomeKit -- for now

Wednesday May 29, 2019

The Lutron HomeKit-enabled fan controller makes it easy for anyone to control a ceiling fan from the wall, with their phone, or with their voice. But, it isn't perfect.

Amazon shrinks Echo Show with new $90 5.5-inch model

Wednesday May 29, 2019

Amazon has revealed a new model in its Echo product lineup, with the Echo Show 5 being a compact version of the original screen-based assistive device, this time equipped with a 5.5-inch display and a low price tag of $90.

Steeper discounts issued on Apple's 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro

Wednesday May 29, 2019

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Review: The Zendure Passport GO is the most capable world travel adapter yet

Wednesday May 29, 2019

The Passport GO is a new world charger that offers up a auto-resetting fuse, 30W USB-C, and is the first with Gallium Nitride technology.

Powerbeats Pro pre-orders to start May 31 for France, Germany, UK

Wednesday May 29, 2019

According to the Beats by Dre UK Twitter account, the black Powerbeats Pro will be available to pre-order Friday, May 31 for customers in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

Apple publishes 'App Store Principles and Practices' to fight iOS App Store monopoly accusations

Wednesday May 29, 2019

Apple has published a new page explaining how the App Store is a safe place for consumers and developers to do business, a page that is likely to have been created in response to a Supreme Court decision allowing an antitrust lawsuit alleging Apple has a monopoly over iOS apps.

Revolut adds Apple Pay in latest update for users in France, Poland, UK

Wednesday May 29, 2019

In its latest update to its app, Revolut's digital banking service has added support for Apple Pay in a few European countries.

Apple Card expected to earn Apple $1B annually with minimal risk to Apple

Wednesday May 29, 2019

Apple Card could earn Apple $1 billion dollars in revenue within a few years of its launch, analysis of the upcoming credit card suggests, with the service likely to be "almost pure profit" to the iPhone maker while partner Goldman Sachs handles the vast majority of the risk and its operation.

Apple cutting older iPhone production, 2019 iPhone schedule on track says supply chain report

Wednesday May 29, 2019

Apple will be making cuts to production for its older iPhone models in the third quarter, Rosenblatt Securities predicts, but while the 2019 iPhone manufacturing effort is thought to be on schedule, the analysts don't believe market share will be maintained in China due to the turbulent trade relations with the United States.

New York City rolling out Apple Pay at selected subway stations on May 31

Wednesday May 29, 2019

Commuters at 16 stations on the 4, 5, and 6 lines, plus all Staten Island buses will be able to use "Express Transit" with Apple Pay on their Apple Watches or iPhones from May 31.