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2019

Target recalled 90K 'heyday' Lightning cables over fire hazard concerns

Thursday May 30, 2019

Target is recalling some of its "heyday" branded Lightning cables over shock and fire hazard concerns after several incidents were reported.

Smart Battery Case supply for iPhone XR, XS and XS Max dwindles as shipments pushed back into July

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple is experiencing a supply shortage of Smart Battery Cases for its latest iPhone models, with online purchases for all makes and colors showing a ship-by date pushed back as late as July 18.

Parental control apps stricken from App Store demand screen time API from Apple

Thursday May 30, 2019

A number of developers whose parental control and device management apps were pulled from the App Store have joined forces to pressure Apple into releasing a specialized API that allows access to screen time data without impinging user privacy.

Apple releases AirPort Base Station update with security fixes

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple on Thursday issued an AirPort Base Station firmware update to close a handful of security holes related to remote hacks, memory leaks and user data deletion.

Apple hires Disney+ executive to bolster Apple TV+ team

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple in May recruited longtime Disney executive Chiara Cipriani as its new director of video services, a hire that suggests preparations for an international Apple TV+ launch are in motion.

Apple ad partner TBWA\Media Arts Lab assigns new directors to iPhone, Services

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple's decades-long ad partner, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, has reportedly brought in two new creative directors to handle iPhones and Apple's subscription services.

Apple's share of the wearables market shrinks amid competition from Xiaomi, Huawei & Samsung

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple maintained clear control of the global wearables market in the March quarter, but saw its share erode in the face of giants from China and Korea.

Cardiogram judging most exciting WWDC keynote moments by monitoring Apple Watch heart rates

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple Watch app company Cardiogram will attempt to work out what the most exciting part of Apple's WWDC 2019 keynote will be, by monitoring the heart rate of the app's users during the on-stage event to see when the highest points occur.

MacBook Pro catches on fire, demonstrating potential danger of batteries

Thursday May 30, 2019

A Reddit user has shared pictures of his 2015 MacBook Pro that burst into flames, practically demonstrating what stored energy and flammable electrolyte can do if a battery is damaged.

Sprint launches 5G mobile in four US cities, first expansions coming within weeks

Thursday May 30, 2019

Sprint on Thursday launched 5G mobile data in four U.S. urban areas, namely Atlanta, Houston, Kansas City, and Dallas-Fort Worth.

The China government may want fewer iPhones sold, but intent to buy is still solid

Thursday May 30, 2019

Despite the U.S.-China trade war, and loud anti-Apple sentiment on Chinese media, the iPhone is still in demand in China, according to a survey of purchase intent in the country.

Apple's iPad is the king of a declining European, Middle Eastern tablet market

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple's iPad regained the pole position in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) market during the March quarter, but people in that region are buying fewer tablets overall, according to new IDC research estimates.

Sonnet updates RackMac mini, MacCuff mini mounting systems for latest Mac mini models

Thursday May 30, 2019

Accessory producer Sonnet has updated its RackMac mini rackmount enclosure and MacCuff mini security mounting bracket for the Mac mini, revising the designs to better fit the newest models, and to help more effectively cool the holstered hardware.

Review: Powerbeats Pro are solid luxury headphones but aren't without issues

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple's Powerbeats Pro deliver on almost every feature we wanted to see from AirPods -- better audio, better sound isolation, more secure fit, and longer battery. But does that make them our new go-to headphones?

Apple profiles new & veteran app developers to promote WWDC 2019

Thursday May 30, 2019

Looking to drum up publicity ahead of WWDC 2019, which begins June 3 in San Jose, Apple on Thursday profiled two different people attending the conference at different stages of their career.

Month-end savings: Up to 99% off parts, accessories & software

Thursday May 30, 2019

End-of-month deals are going on now on parts and accessories to complement your Apple device. From the lowest prices of the year on Private Internet Access VPN subscriptions to half off Apple Smart Keyboards, there are a variety of rock bottom discounts that end soon.

New Hampshire man bitten by rabid bat hiding in iPad case

Thursday May 30, 2019

An elderly man in New Hampshire found an unpleasant surprise lurking in his iPad case as he sat down to read the news -- a rabid bat.

Apple Music support for Echo & Fire TV in Canada arriving soon, suggests Amazon app

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple Music may soon arrive on Amazon's Echo smart speaker range and Fire devices in the near future, after a store listing for the just-launched Echo Show 5 suggested it supported Apple's streaming service ahead of an official announcement from the retailer.

Apple Maps car spotted mid-route in Italy, being cleaned

Thursday May 30, 2019

A vehicle used by Apple to capture images for Apple Maps has been spotted in Italy, with a pair of operators reportedly fixing a problem with the on-vehicle camera system in the middle of one of its journeys on Tuesday.

Apple condemns British spy agency group's proposal to evade message encryption

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple, Google, Microsoft and WhatsApp have co-signed an open letter urging the UK government to abandon what's being called a "ghost protocol" to allow intelligence services to read encrypted messages.