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2019

OWC releases USB-C version of Envoy Pro EX external SSD

Tuesday June 25, 2019

OWC is launching a new version of its bus-powered Envoy Pro EX portable SSD with fast speeds over USB-C.

Chinese hackers suspected of attacking global telecoms carriers

Tuesday June 25, 2019

A Chinese government-backed group called APT 10 could be behind an unprecedented hack that granted high level access to at least ten global telecommunications carriers, permissions that were subsequently used to track specific spies, law enforcement, military personnel and dissidents linked to China.

iOS 13 could add support for Hong Kong's Octopus transit card

Monday June 24, 2019

Lines of code discovered on a public Apple services content server reference iOS 13 support for Hong Kong's Octopus, suggesting the widely used touchless payment system could arrive on iPhone this fall.

Apple to hire 2,000 people in Seattle expansion, double original commitment

Monday June 24, 2019

Apple on Monday revealed detailed plans for an expansion in Seattle, with the company saying it will hire a total of 2,000 people to work at a new office complex located squarely on Amazon's home turf.

Apple sends AppleSeed invitations for watchOS 6 beta testing

Monday June 24, 2019

Coinciding with the provision of public beta versions of its milestone operating systems to users, Apple has started to send AppleSeed invitations to users for watchOS 6, giving the company another way to collect feedback before publicly releasing the final version to users.

Pokemon Go vs Wizards Unite: Which game for your iPhone, and why

Monday June 24, 2019

If you're going to play only one pedometer-meets-augmented reality game, which should it be? Pokemon Go or Wizards Unite?

Facebook VP Nick Clegg attacks Apple over privacy criticism

Monday June 24, 2019

Facebook vice president of global affairs has attacked Apple in the ongoing feud between the two tech titans over user data privacy, accusing the iPhone maker of being elitist while defending the social networking site's advertising-based model as a way to make it available to everyone.

Apartment & insurance firm sue Apple over lethal iPad fire

Monday June 24, 2019

A New Jersey apartment complex and its insurance company are together suing Apple to recover payouts for a Feb. 22, 2017 iPad fire, which killed a tenant of the building, Bradley Ireland.

Qualcomm faces second EU antitrust fine in two years

Monday June 24, 2019

Qualcomm may have to pay a second big fine to the European Union over antitrust concerns for how it handled sales of 3G chips for mobile hotspot and dongles, just over a year after the chip maker was issued a $1.23 billion financial penalty for illegally shutting out modem rivals from supplying Apple.

Public betas of macOS Catalina, iPad OS, iOS 13, tvOS 13 now available

Monday June 24, 2019

Apple has started to provide participants of its public beta program with the first builds of four of its milestone operating systems, including iOS 13, iPadOS, tvOS, and macOS Catalina.

Apple debuts fifth iOS 12.4, fourth watchOS 5.3, and third macOS 10.14.6 developer betas

Monday June 24, 2019

Apple is continuing to roll out new builds of its developer betas, with a new fifth build of iOS 12.4 joined by the fourth build watchOS 5.3 and the third build of macOS 10.14.6 now available for testing.

Hands on with Apple's first public beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina

Monday June 24, 2019

Apple's macOS Catalina is another ambitious refinement of the Mac featuring a fundamental rethinking of iTunes and an infusion of fresh ideas from iOS: from Sidecar to Continuity Sketch to Screen Time, a whole new world of Catalyst apps from iPad, and many more features under the hood. But note: Catalina is still in beta!

New 'iPhone 11 Max' case renders back triple-lens camera, Lightning port

Monday June 24, 2019

New case renders from accessory maker Olixar reiterate an expected triple-lens rear camera for the "iPhone 11 Max," but may disappoint people hoping Apple will switch from Lightning to USB-C.

Apple strikes back at Spotify's claims of unfair treatment in the App Store

Monday June 24, 2019

Data supplied by Apple says that only 680,000 of Spotify's users are paying 15% of the subscription fee to Apple -- and none are paying the 30% that the music streamer claims.

Amazon offers aggressive Apple deals ahead of Prime Day 2019

Monday June 24, 2019

As Amazon tends to focus on price cuts on its own hardware during its annual Prime Day sale event, the e-commerce giant is delivering steep markdowns on Apple products right now, ahead of Prime Day 2019.

Review: Bose Frames take a stab at iPhone-connected audio sunglasses

Monday June 24, 2019

Bose's iPhone-connected Frames are a solid first step into the "audio glasses" market, and possibly worth your money -- but there are catches to consider with this early tech.

Senators want tech companies to reveal dollar value of user data

Monday June 24, 2019

Major tech companies like Apple will have to reveal how much user data is worth to the company, a bipartisan proposal from senators suggests, with the 'Dashboard Act' requiring firms who make money off data collection practices to disclose revenue generated by it, as well as what is being done to protect it.

Industry veteran Chris Thorne is Apple's Beats chief marketing officer

Monday June 24, 2019

Apple's Beats has installed marketing industry veteran Chris Thorne as its new chief marketing officer, "effective immediately," the company announced on Monday.

Microsoft should have been Apple's challenger in mobile, says Bill Gates

Monday June 24, 2019

It should have been Microsoft posing the main competition to Apple in mobile platforms, not Google, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates commented in a recent interview.

'That's iPhone' ads released to Apple Australia YouTube channel

Monday June 24, 2019

Apple released three new "That's iPhone" advertisements to their Australian YouTube channel regarding material recycling, iMessage, and privacy in the App Store.