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2019

Hands on with Apple's FaceTime Attention Correction feature in iOS 13

Wednesday July 03, 2019

In the latest iOS 13 beta, Apple is leaning into its augmented reality prowess to fix a common eye contact issue had during FaceTime calls. AppleInsider goes hands on and dives into the new feature to find out how it works.

Woot knocks iPad Pros down to $569, Best Buy drops MacBooks to $849

Wednesday July 03, 2019

July 4 deals are heating up as we head into the holiday, with Amazon-owned Woot offering flash savings on current and closeout iPad Pros. The latest models are on sale for $659, with closeout devices as low as $569. Best Buy has also launched its 4th of July sale, with savings of up to $450 off current devices.

Laurene Powell Jobs joins Leonardo DiCaprio to form Earth Alliance

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Laurene Powell Jobs, billionaire philanthropist and wife of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, is partnering with actor Leonardo DiCaprio and investor Brian Sheth for Earth Alliance, a philanthropic effort to help fight threats to the environment and to promote conservation.

HomePod 'Hey Siri' responses to AirPods ad prompts complaints

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Apple device owners are complaining about the company's latest AirPods commercial, as a version of the ad spot triggers Siri in HomePods due to the actor saying the verbal prompt 'Hey Siri.'

iOS 13 beta fixes FaceTime eye contact with image manipulation

Wednesday July 03, 2019

The third developer beta of iOS 13 tackles a long-standing problem with video calls: realistic eye contact between participants.

HP, Microsoft, Google follow Apple in planning China production cuts

Wednesday July 03, 2019

After reports that Apple is investigating a production shift out of China, other firms including Sony, Dell and Nintendo are also planning to move manufacturing of devices such as consoles and smart speakers away from the country because of U.S. tariffs.

Samsung reportedly completes Galaxy Fold redesign, release date still unknown

Wednesday July 03, 2019

Samsung has reportedly finished a redesign of its Galaxy Fold smartphone following an ignominious pre-launch promotional campaign that saw pre-release review hardware fail in droves.

iOS 13 might let users transfer iPhone backup data with a cable

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Graphical assets and a code snippet in Apple's latest iOS 13 beta suggests the upcoming operating system will allow users setting up a new device, or restoring a device from a backup, to transfer critical data over a wired connection.

Corel, recent buyer of virtualization software firm Parallels, acquired by private equity firm KKR

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Longtime software maker Corel, which in December purchased popular cross-platform virtualization software maker Parallels, was itself recently acquired by private equity firm KKR, according to a report Tuesday.

Apple's latest transparency report includes government demands for App Store removals, redacted NSLs

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Apple on Tuesday published its transparency report for the six-month period ending in December 2018, revealing for the first time government requests to remove apps from the App Store and redacted national security letters dating back to 2016.

Everything new with iOS 13 beta 3

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Apple's is still making a lot of changes to the iOS beta, and there are a few notable ones in the release of the third beta on Tuesday afternoon. Here are all the changes we've found thus far.

US iPhone owners hazy on 5G compatibility, iPhone features claims survey

Tuesday July 02, 2019

The iPhone 7 and iPhone XR are the hardest models to identify on the market, a survey examining the knowledge of smartphone owners in the United States suggests, with many also believing their iPhones are also compatible with just-launched 5G mobile networks.

Deal for Sprint & T-Mobile merger could turn Dish into a new wireless carrier

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Dish, T-Mobile, and the U.S. Department of Justice are reportedly near a compromise deal for T-Mobile's proposed merger with Sprint, which if completed, would see Dish become a national wireless carrier.

Apple Watch 'Close Your Rings' page updated with new athlete stories

Tuesday July 02, 2019

A trio of new stories have popped up on the Apple Watch "Close Your Rings" page, including ones from a kick boxer, a Nike Run Club coach, and a professional yoga instructor-turned-DJ.

Editorial: WSJ Jony Ive story scoffed at by Apple experts, delicious to critics

Tuesday July 02, 2019

The Wall Street Journal crafted the "Big Hack" of Apple clickbait: a high drama tell-all that insulted everyone at Apple, mocking its departing design chief, his boss, and the team that worked with him. As fiction, it was Netflix-caliber entertainment, but to insiders, it was so bad it was hard to finish.

Apple joins over 200 businesses calling on Supreme Court to favor LGBT labor protections

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Apple has joined the ranks of over 200 corporations behind an amicus filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, calling on justices to find that existing sex discrimination laws protect LGBT workers as well.

Apple TV trails behind Roku, other TV platforms in US device sales

Tuesday July 02, 2019

The Apple TV ranked low in U.S. sales of streaming TV devices during the March quarter, leaving it nowhere near rivals like Roku or Sony, according to new estimates.

Third iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS 10.15 developer betas issued

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Apple is now on its third cycle of developer betas for its milestone operating system releases, with new builds of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, tvOS 13, and macOS 10.15 Catalina now available for testing by program participants.

Apple's unreleased 'A2159' MacBook Pro model approved by US FCC

Tuesday July 02, 2019

A model number for an unreleased MacBook Pro has surfaced via the Federal Communications Commission, a discovery that could be a sign Apple is preparing to ship new models in the product line in the near future, including a potential rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Xiaomi CC9's 'Mimoji' heavily borrows from Apple's 'Memoji'

Tuesday July 02, 2019

Apple's Memoji concept has been 'borrowed' by another smartphone vendor, but Xiaomi's take on it is a seemingly direct copy of the iPhone's personalized 3D avatar feature, complete with the extremely similar name 'Mimoji.'