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2019

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.

Review: Twelve South HiRise Wireless is a great 3-in-1 charger

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Twelve South has just taken the wraps off its latest charging accessory -- the HiRise Wireless. Mixing a combination of features, this new charger is a great multi-purpose accessory to keep around.

Apple Watch could get a camera on the end of a watch band's strap

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Apple is still considering ways to add a camera to the Apple Watch, by incorporating an imaging sensor into the band of the wearable device, allowing it to be used for both photographs of the local environment and for the user for FaceTime calls.

iPhones, Macs & other tech could account for $167B of proposed China tariffs

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Consumer electronics -- devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macs -- will account for about $167 billion of the $300 billion in Chinese imports the government is preparing to level new tariffs on, a trade industry group warned this week.

Mophie powerstation Hub charges four devices at once

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Mophie has released the new powerstation Hub that can charge up to four devices at once via USB-A, USB-C, and wirelessly with Qi.

Apple's self driving car could have a remote driver bring you to the hospital

Tuesday June 25, 2019

A car with self-driving capabilities could hand control over to a remote operator in the event of an emergency, Apple proposes, with an autonomous driving system taking instructions from a central system to get to a hospital or other location as quickly and as safely as possible.

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!