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2019

Woot knocks $470 to $820 off 2018 MacBook Pros today only

Wednesday June 12, 2019

Back by popular demand, Amazon-owned Woot is delivering the lowest prices anywhere on Mid 2018 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros, with discounts of up to $820 off today only.

Apple's new protections for kids could force PBS to pull its apps

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Paula Kerger, Public Broadcasting Company president and CEO, warns that the popular "PBS Kids" streaming app may be pulled from the App Store due to Apple's new privacy policies covering apps marketed to children.

Japanese iPhone users will be able to access 'My Number Cards' via NFC this fall

Tuesday June 11, 2019

The Japanese government on Wednesday confirmed plans to develop an app capable of reading NFC tags on "My Number Cards," or Individual Number Cards, this fall, streamlining related processes like filing tax returns.

Goldman Sachs CEO testing Apple Card, foresees great interest in product at launch

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, who has been testing a beta version of Apple Card alongside employees at Goldman and Apple, is expecting high levels of consumer interest in the card based on early feedback.

FTC asks court to deny Qualcomm request for stay in antitrust ruling

Tuesday June 11, 2019

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission in a court filing on Tuesday asked District Judge Lucy Koh to deny Qualcomm's request to delay enforcement of an antitrust ruling handed down in May.

Apple reportedly in negotiations to buy key piece of Intel's smartphone modem business

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Apple is reportedly in talks to buy a key section of Intel's smartphone modem business, a division that effectively shut down after Apple and Qualcomm settled their worldwide legal dispute in April.

Monitor Roundup: The best alternatives to Apple's Pro Display XDR

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Apple's Pro Display XDR is certainly impressive but not everyone is going want to spend over $5,000 on a monitor. If you're looking for a high-quality monitor with a lower price tag, these are our top picks.

Apple joins governing board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Apple has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a group of companies working to improve cloud services across the industry, with the maker of iCloud signing up as a Platinum End User Member of the organization.

iCloud for Windows app with OneDrive Files On-Demand now in Microsoft Store

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Apple has released a new iCloud for Windows app that makes iCloud function closer to Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service in Windows 10, with the app now available to download from the Microsoft Store.

iMovie for iPhone & iPad updates for green screens, ClassKit, new soundtracks

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Apple on Tuesday updated iMovie for iOS with several enhancements, most notably a green screen effect for stripping out backgrounds.

Ten US states file suit to block proposed Sprint & T-Mobile merger

Tuesday June 11, 2019

The attorneys general of 10 U.S. states are launching a civil antitrust lawsuit to halt a proposed $26.5 billion merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, intensifying the carriers' uphill battle.

Apple releases fourth iOS 12.4, third tvOS 12.4 & watchOS 5.3, second macOS 10.14.6 developer betas

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Apple has provided participants of its developer beta program the fourth test build of iOS 12.4, along with the second build of macOS Mojave 10.14.6, and third builds of watchOS 5.3 and tvOS 12.4.

An iPhone camera and a thin film could allow for home health tests & portable security screenings

Tuesday June 11, 2019

A paper to be published by the Royal Society of Chemistry demonstrated the use of an iPhone SE and a thin film to generate a low-cost mass spectrometry sensor, potentially making comprehensive home health bodily fluid screening to the home, and broadening the use of the technology in security applications.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 series launches with 7nm GPUs, up to 10.14 teraflops of performance

Tuesday June 11, 2019

AMD has launched three new cards in its Radeon RX 5000 range that all use 7-nanometer processes for the GPU, with the Radeon RX5700, XT, and 50th Anniversary Edition providing over 10 teraflops of performance as a more value-oriented alternative to the Vega cards.

Amazon, Best Buy discount Apple Watches to $199, plus $899 iMacs at B&H

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Today's best deals include fresh price drops on Apple Watches, with Series 4 devices on sale for as low as $339 at Amazon and the Nike Apple Watch Series 3 discounted to $199 at Best Buy. Meanwhile, B&H has issued another $100 price drop on Apple's 2017 iMac 4K, bringing the price down to a record low $899, with 27-inch iMac 5K models falling to $1,399.

How to share your audio with two AirPods in iOS 13

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Thanks to iOS 13, with a second set of AirPods or PowerBeats Pro, two people can listen to the same audio from one device at once. Here is how it works.

Broadcom renews RF chip supply deal with Apple for two more years

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Chipmaker Broadcom has confirmed plans to extend its supply deal with Apple for another two years, suggesting that it won't be replaced by first-party wireless chips anytime soon.

Apple terminates $921m iCloud data center project in Denmark

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Apple is no longer proceeding with a plan to build a $921M data center at a site in Kasso, Denmark, with the company recently advising the Aabenraa Municipality it no longer will construct the building on the 285 hectares of land it acquired in 2017.

Elizabeth Warren calls on DOJ antitrust head to recuse himself from Apple & Google probes

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Democratic Senator and U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is urging the chief of the Justice Department's antitrust division to recuse himself from investigations into Apple and Google, noting that he has lobbied for both corporations in the past.

Apple Pencil could gain hover-based gestures in future iPad

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Future iPhones and iPads could work without the user touching the display, with Apple exploring the possibility of using the proximity of fingers or the Apple Pencil to the screen to enable selections and gestures in situations where touching the device isn't desirable.