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2019

Full-screen Touch ID could come to the iPhone with acoustic fingerprint imaging

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Touch ID could make a return to the iPhone without requiring a fingerprint reader in a home button tat can ruin the clean appearance of the smartphone's screen, as Apple has considered the potential for turning the entire display into a fingerprint reader by taking advantage of acoustic imaging.

Amazon knocks $300 off Apple's latest iPad Pros, delivering new record low prices

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Fresh markdows are in this Tuesday at Amazon, with Late 2018 11-inch iPad Pros falling to new record low prices. Save up to $300 instantly while supplies last.

Future AirPods could coach a user's workout with motion & pose sensors

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Perhaps backing rumors that future AirPods will have health and fitness tracking features, Apple is working on adding motion-based "pose detection" and other workout tracking sensors to wireless earbuds.

Samsung posts weakest profit since 2016 because of weak chip, smartphone markets

Tuesday April 30, 2019

Samsung Electronics on Tuesday reported Q1 operating profits of $5.4 billion, its lowest quarterly figure since 2016, blaming dropping chip prices and slowing display orders.

Small-town Wisconsin suffering under weight of Foxconn deal, with CEO headed to White House

Tuesday April 30, 2019

There's no sign yet of Foxconn's $10 billion plant, or the 13,000 local jobs it was supposed to provide, but wide swaths of Wisconsin's Mount Pleasant town have been very nearly totally demolished in preparation for the promised factory.

Substantial, serious, professional and luxurious: Apple ditches candy-colored plastic for a new era of glass

Tuesday April 30, 2019

In the same way that Apple introduced Bondi blue hardware and a lickable Aqua interface to distinguish its product lineup for the new Millennium, it also rapidly ushered in a fresh new era dominated by more substantial, serious, professional and luxurious materials, notably glass framed by metal, in both its hardware and in the virtual realm of its software.

Foxconn increasing development of microLED to gain future iPhone display orders

Tuesday April 30, 2019

A future version of the iPhone could use microLED technology for its display, with a supply chain report suggesting that manufacturing partner Foxconn is trying to gain orders from Apple for a future iPhone using the bright and high resolution technology.

Editorial: If Apple wants to get serious with Apple TV+, shedding the 'clean' image would be a good start

Tuesday April 30, 2019

If it's true that Apple is aiming for "family-friendly" material across most of its Apple TV+ shows, it may be fighting the streaming video wars with one arm tied behind its back.

Sprint, T-Mobile extend merger deadline to July 29

Monday April 29, 2019

T-Mobile and Sprint on Monday extended the deadline to complete a proposed $26 billion deal that would merge the two wireless market competitors into a single entity, allowing the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission more time to approve the agreement.

Apple's millennial leap from fading Golden Age icon to flexible, flashy plastic fashion

Monday April 29, 2019

Apple's deft transition in the late 90s from an aging icon into a fresh, modern brand with the ability to capture the attention of buyers is now virtually ancient history. But it provides some perspective on Apple's current position, which is frequently characterized as being one mistake away from doom. There are also lessons for Apple's competitors.

Apple-marketed robotics firm Anki goes into shutdown mode

Monday April 29, 2019

Anki -- a robotics company once heavily promoted by Apple -- is shutting down on Wednesday, forcing nearly 200 people out of work.

Apple's 5G modem project lead Ruben Caballero has left the company

Monday April 29, 2019

Ruben Caballero, a lead for Apple's nascent 5G modem project, has left the company in the wake of a division restructure, and the blockbuster Qualcomm modem deal.

Review: Creative's Pebble Plus 2.1 speakers shoot above their $30 pricepoint [u]

Monday April 29, 2019

Creative's Pebble Plus speakers won't floor you, but they don't have to - they're just some of the best budget 2.1 speakers you can buy. [Updated with last-minute price change]

How to share files using iCloud Drive

Monday April 29, 2019

Once you understand how it works -- and know the right sequence of steps to go through -- then file sharing with iCloud Drive is tremendous when it's working. It's just that setting it up is surprisingly confusing, so let's walk through it.

Apple issues fourth developer builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, watchOS 5.2.1 [u]

Monday April 29, 2019

Apple has moved on to its fourth round of betas for this cycle, providing developers testing its operating systems new builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, and macOS 10.14.5, as well as a third build of new Apple TV software

Review: Denon AH-D5200 headphones stand out with Zebrawood ear cups & stunning audio

Monday April 29, 2019

Denon is a fan-favorite when it comes to audio equipment. While primarily known for its excellent amps and receivers, the acoustic opulence of the AH-D5200 headphones shouldn't be overlooked.

An unsecured database on Microsoft servers holds information on over 80 million households

Monday April 29, 2019

Security researchers have reportedly uncovered an unsecured database containing the details of over 80 million U.S. households, including names and addresses.

Apple's Siri ties with Google Assistant for most-used voice assistant

Monday April 29, 2019

A Microsoft study suggests that Apple's Siri is on par with Google Assistant for worldwide usage, despite the latter being available on a wider range of devices.

Spotify breaks 100 million paid subscribers, holding lead over Apple Music

Monday April 29, 2019

Spotify on Monday revealed that it has topped 100 million paid subscribers worldwide, putting it twice as far ahead as Apple Music, albeit with a years-long headstart.

Beats Powerbeats Pro preorders commence May 3 ahead of May 10 release

Monday April 29, 2019

Apple will be opening up pre-orders for the Powerbeats Pro from May 3, allowing consumers the first opportunity to purchase Beats' take on the AirPods wireless earphones concept ahead of its shipping date on May 10.