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2019

Apple reportedly aims to integrate own 5G modem in iPhone by 2022

Friday October 11, 2019

Apple has reportedly set an aggressive 2022 deadline to develop an in-house cellular modem for use in iPhone and iPad, a project that could lead to baseband module integration in the company's system-on-chip designs by 2023.

Apple's Lisa Jackson explains successes, struggles of environmental initiatives

Thursday October 10, 2019

Apple VP of environmental, social, and policy initiatives Lisa Jackson in an interview published Thursday detailed the company's ongoing pursuit of environmentally responsible manufacturing and operations, saying that while Apple is off to a good start, there is much left to achieve.

Oscar winner Alfonso Cuaron inks multi-year Apple TV+ deal

Thursday October 10, 2019

Oscar Award-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron has signed an overall deal to provide Apple with content for its Apple TV+ streaming video service, according to a report on Thursday.

Tim Cook defends choice to pull Hong Kong police monitoring app from App Store

Thursday October 10, 2019

A memo has surfaced, showing that Tim Cook supports Apple's choice to remove the controversial police monitoring app, HKMap Live, from the App Store.

Mac shipments grow slightly, but Apple's PC market share shrinks [u]

Thursday October 10, 2019

Apple's market share in the global PC market shrunk slightly in the third quarter of 2019 compared with last year, according to Canalys, despite the company seeing a year-on-year increase in Mac and MacBook shipments.

Roundup: Hands on with the best cases for iPhone 11 Pro

Thursday October 10, 2019

Apple customers picking up the latest iPhone models usually want to protect their purchases as much as possible. We've put together a list of dozens of iPhone 11 Pro cases that offer protection and a wide variety of extra features that you may want to acquire for your new smartphone.

Siri quality assurance opt-in option & record deletion in the iOS 13.2 beta

Thursday October 10, 2019

Apple has started to ask users if they wish to take part in the Siri quality assurance program in the latest beta for iOS 13.2, a change in policy following criticism about the iPhone maker using contractors to listen to a selection of Siri audio recordings.

Amazon Music now available on Apple TV and Apple TV 4K

Thursday October 10, 2019

Subscribers of Amazon Music are now able to use the music streaming service on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, in a move mirroring how Apple Music is available for listening through the retailer's Fire TV set-top box range.

Apple releases second betas of iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2, tvOS 13.2, third watchOS 6.1 build

Thursday October 10, 2019

Apple is now on its second set for this round of betas, with new second builds of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 available for testing by developers along with the second tvOS 13.2 beta and watchOS 6.1's third beta.

Apple releases Apple TV+ 'Truth Be Told' trailer on YouTube

Thursday October 10, 2019

Apple has released the trailer to their new true-crime drama "Truth Be Told" to the Apple TV+ YouTube channel.

Amazon is watching and reviewing Cloud Cam security footage

Thursday October 10, 2019

Amazon has been hit by claims it is infringing on the privacy of its customers with its smart home security cameras, with a new report alleging Amazon workers are being given a glimpse into the homes of Cloud Cam users, under the guise of training the retailer's artificial intelligence systems.

iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max have strong showing in new DxOMark audio testing

Thursday October 10, 2019

DxOMark has opened up a new suite of audio tests for smartphones, and unsurprisingly, all the recent iPhones tested did quite well.

Adobe refreshes Creative Cloud macOS app with Tutorials Hub & better search

Thursday October 10, 2019

Adobe is changing the way its Creative Cloud apps are presented to subscribers of the service, with a refreshed macOS app rolling out to users with better integration with a user's libraries and improvements to how to presents tutorials and other assets.

Apple's 'PhoenixCE' diagnostic software left on customer MacBook Pro

Thursday October 10, 2019

An Apple customer who bought a Certified Refurbished MacBook Pro claims to have discovered the presence of diagnostic tools on the notebook, applications used to check the MacBook is fully functional but are meant to be removed before being sold.

Pixelmator Pro v1.5 adds support for Catalina, Sidecar, and the Mac Pro

Thursday October 10, 2019

Pixelmator Pro's new update brings along full support for macOS Catalina including Sidecar, and enhanced features for those using the forthcoming Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.

Strong 2020 ahead for Apple with iPhone 11 possibly helped by 'iPhone SE 2'

Thursday October 10, 2019

Apple's 2020 fiscal year should be more positive than some investors anticipate, Cowen suggests, with the iPhone 11 refresh assisted by a potential launch of a second-generation iPhone SE early in the cycle to help increase hardware revenues.

Apple again pulls police monitoring app from Hong Kong app store [u]

Thursday October 10, 2019

In an ongoing saga, Apple has again pulled the law enforcement-monitoring HKMap Live app from the Hong Kong app store, and it appears that it is gone for good this time.

Apple acquisition reverses fortune of Shazam

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Shazam has eradicated its losses and increased its user base by over 78 million users in 2018 after acquisition by Apple.

Apple Card Disaster Relief Program eases financial burden in times of crisis

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Apple is now offering a disaster relief program for the Apple Card, which halts interest and delays one payment to those who apply.

News app Quartz removed from Chinese App Store amidst Hong Kong protests

Wednesday October 09, 2019

Apple has removed Quartz from the Chinese App Store at the behest of the Chinese government, shortly after reinstating the previously removed protest app HKMap Live.