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2019

New smartphone sales legislation may hurt iPhone sales in Japan

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Japan is in the process of creating new legislation that caps discounts mobile carriers can offer on devices, which may make the iPhone a less attractive choice in the country.

Apple's retail, internet sales prospects will increase in India following rule change

Wednesday August 28, 2019

New rules by the India government have paved the way for Apple to open up its own internet sales of the iPhone, and possibly open the first official Apple Store in 2020.

All the changes in the first beta of iOS 13.1

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Apple surprised the beta testing community on Tuesday with the first beta of iOS 13.1 rather than another beta of iOS 13. Here are all the changes we've found in this forthcoming update.

Fitbit debuts Versa 2 lifestyle smartwatch to fight Apple Watch

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Fitbit announced the launch of the Fitbit Versa 2, the second generation of their popular Fitbit Versa, set to release on September 15.

Apple announces plans to improve Siri's privacy protections for users

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Apple's review of Siri privacy guarantees has completed, and the company is making a few changes going forward to further ensure users' privacy and data safety.

Gallaudet University praises Apple's commitment to accessibility and inclusivity

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Gallaudet University, a liberal arts university that focuses on working with deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind and hearing students, has posted a video praising Apple CEO Tim Cook and the company itself for continued commitment to inclusivity and accessibility.

Editorial: 'iPhone 11' design will advance Apple's mobile imaging lead

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Steve Jobs launched iPhone as "a phone, a widescreen iPod and a breakthrough Internet device," but over the last decade, one of the primary features driving its adoption among new buyers and upgrades among existing users has been its camera. Here's a look at where Apple stands in mobile imaging technology, with a look at what's expected for iPhone 11 in September.

Apple Music for Android beta adds Chromecast support, radio stations

Wednesday August 28, 2019

The most recent version of the Apple Music beta app for Android has added Chromecast support, an often-requested feature by participants.

Apple's AirPods fail to earn Consumer Reports recommendation, beaten by Samsung's Galaxy Buds

Tuesday August 27, 2019

In its latest head-to-head headphone review, Consumer Reports pitted Apple's AirPods against Samsung's Galaxy Buds to find the cheaper Samsung model sounds better, lasts longer and is an all-around top performer.

Tim Cook acquires $115M in vested Apple stock

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook last week saw 560,000 restricted stock units vest on schedule, half of which were comprised of performance-based incentives earned for successfully leading the company to significant profit over the past three years.

Steve Wozniak says Apple should have split up long ago, talks push into services and more [u]

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in an interview Tuesday said he believes Apple should have broken off and spun out multiple divisions from its main business "a long time ago," but notes his former company has admirably handled its role as a "big tech" leader.

Month-end Apple deal roundup: Save up to $700 on MacBook Pros, iMacs, Apple Watches

Tuesday August 27, 2019

As August draws to a close, it's final call for some of the lowest prices we've seen on 2019 MacBook Pro hardware, along with limited-time deals on iPads, iMacs, AirPods, Apple Watch devices and more, with savings up to $700 off.

Ex-Uber engineer indicted over Google self-driving car trade secret theft

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Antony Levandowski, the former head of Uber's self-driving vehicle efforts, has been indicted by a California federal grand jury for stealing trade secrets from Google, taken from the search giant's own self-driving efforts before changing employer.

Hands on: Satechi's new 72W charger can charge your MacBook on the go

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Are you looking to charge on the go? Satechi's 72W USB-C PD car charger can charge your iPad Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or iPhone all from the safety of your car.

Apple releases ninth developer beta of watchOS 6

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Apple is now on its ninth round of milestone operating system betas, but proceeding in a more restrained fashion, providing developers with access just to the ninth build of watchOS 6.

Apple TV+ 'Dickinson' headlining Tribeca TV Festival

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Apple TV+ comedy 'Dickinson' will be headlining the third annual Tribeca TV Festival on September 14, with the Hailee Steinfeld series featuring in panels during the festival, to promote the show ahead of the video streaming service's formal launch.

Apple makes iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13.1 developer betas available for testing [u]

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Apple has made available iOS 13.1 and iPadOS 13.1 betas, releasing point update beta test versions prior to a full version release for the first time.

Microsoft announces October event, Surface line expected to get updates

Tuesday August 27, 2019

Microsoft has alerted the press to an event that will likely see the unveiling of new Surface devices, similar to the event that took place in late 2018.

Scottish city providing 52,000 iPads to students and teachers

Tuesday August 27, 2019

A project between Glasgow City Council and CGI will provide nearly 50,000 school children in the city with an iPad, as part of a 300 million pound ($369 million) project to help modernize and improve the educational prospects for Scottish schoolchildren.

How to change your Apple Watch to metric measurements

Tuesday August 27, 2019

It's easy to have your Apple Watch show you all of your activity details in miles or kilometers, whichever you prefer -- except that Apple doesn't make it obvious how to do it.