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2019

Changes in iOS 13 may force major redesign of VoIP apps

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Major messaging app services that offer calls, such as Facebook's Messenger and WhatsApp, will have to make major changes to their code base to work properly in iOS 13, a report claims, due to fears from Apple that existing methods used by the apps could be used for data collection purposes.

AT&T says it lost $5 million a year from illegal unlocking scheme

Tuesday August 06, 2019

A man has been accused of paying employees of AT&T over a five-year period to illegally unlock large numbers of iPhones and other devices, an act that is alleged to have cost the carrier an average of around $5 million per year in lost revenue.

Apple 'Nice' Face ID ad song usage was like winning 'a major award'

Tuesday August 06, 2019

The voice behind the 'Nice, so nice' soundbite played in the recent iPhone Face ID commercial, producer Latroit, revealed he was overjoyed by the inclusion of the song 'Nice' on the ad's soundtrack, likening it to winning an award.

Twelve South launches twill AirSnap case for AirPods

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Twelve South has updated its classic AirPods case -- AirSnap -- with a new pair of twill color options.

Trump open to China trade deal talks to minimize new tariff impact

Tuesday August 06, 2019

New tariffs on Apple products imported to the United States from China are again in question, as White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow suggests President Donald Trump is still open to making a trade deal that could change the situation.

Editorial: A record $4.3B R&D spend proves Apple is building for the future

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Apple's reported operational expenses for research and development in the June quarter hit a new all-time high of $4.257 billion, well over twice the quarterly spending it reported in 2015. Apple's aggressive expansion demonstrates the company is building for the future even as its rivals retreat from tablets and smartwatches and fail to keep pace with Apple's aggressive OS updates and custom silicon work.

Indie game 'Journey' hits the App Store with no fanfare

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Thatgamecompany has released "Journey" to the iOS App Store with no pre-hype, giving iPhone owners a chance to play the 2012 indie hit.

Growth of iPad market share defies shrinking tablet shipments

Tuesday August 06, 2019

The iPad has extended its lead over other tablets in the second quarter, shipment figures from IDC claim, with Apple now making up 38.1 percent of the global tablet market and seeing increased growth over the same quarter last year, while competitors are largely enduring a reduction in shipments for the period.

Apple's FileMaker, Inc brings back the old Claris name

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Changing FileMaker, Inc's name to Claris shows a certain awareness of Apple history, but possibly not a very complete one. If you've been around Apple for a long time, you're likely to have fond memories of the application suite ClarisWorks. Yet if you've been around for even longer, you'll know that Claris has a complicated relationship with Apple.

Law enforcement can get Ring doorbell video by just asking for it [u]

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Concern has been raised over Amazon's Ring video doorbell and its links to law enforcement, with the assorted tools and partnerships between the retailer and the police considered to be eroding privacy for customers, their neighbors, and anyone who comes into contact with the surveillance devices, with law enforcement officials having relatively easy access to camera footage.

New Apple videos cover how to apply for and use Apple Card

Tuesday August 06, 2019

Emphasizing the simplicity and speed of signing up, ten new videos from Apple cover applying for Apple Card directly in your iPhone's Wallet app through using the titanium card at retail.

Apple to reportedly provide 'dev device' iPhones for bug hunting, introduce Mac bounty

Monday August 05, 2019

Apple will furnish vetted security researchers special iPhone variants in efforts to suss out hardware and software vulnerabilities, according to a report on Monday that also claims the company intends to institute an official bug bounty program for Mac in the coming weeks.

Arlo delivers long-promised HomeKit support to Pro & Pro 2 cameras

Monday August 05, 2019

Arlo has begun to roll out HomeKit support to specific models of its popular security cameras, enabling compatibility with Apple's smart home ecosystem.

Apple under investigation by Japan's FTC over supply contracts

Monday August 05, 2019

Japan's Fair Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Apple's dealings with local parts makers, some of which signed contracts with the tech giant that could violate antimonopoly laws.

SoftBank president hints 2019 iPhone sales start on Sept. 20

Monday August 05, 2019

SoftBank president Ken Miyauchi during a quarterly earnings presentation Monday jokingly implied that this year's iPhone refresh will hit store shelves ten days prior to the end of September, a date that falls squarely in line with Apple's typical release timeline.

Review: Yale Assure Lever brings HomeKit to all door locks

Monday August 05, 2019

The Yale Assure Lever is the first smart lock to support HomeKit on non-deadbolt doors, finally brining Apple's smart home platform to garages, sheds, basements, offices, and much more. We hooked one up in our own studio to test it out.

Apple business solutions: Luxer One parcel lockers

Monday August 05, 2019

In this new series we're going to take a look at companies that have integrated Apple products into their companies in interesting or useful ways. First up -- the Luxer One parcel lockers, which are a solution to the problem of secure package delivery in dense residential areas.

Apple Card Preview program invitation emails going out now in US

Monday August 05, 2019

Apple has published a new webpage for Apple Card, and is providing early access to the soon-to-launch credit card to a small number of customers in a preview.

AT&T adds free Spotify Premium option to Unlimited &More plans

Monday August 05, 2019

AT&T is increasing the media options it is providing subscribers of its Unlimited &More plans from Tuesday, with customers able to use Spotify Premium at no extra charge, a move that follows shortly after Verizon's similar Apple Music offer was introduced.

Apple stock getting hammered on renewed China trade war fears

Monday August 05, 2019

China has not just asked state-owned business to stop buying American agriculture, but it has also devalued its own currency to counter President Donald Trump's 10% tariff threat on $325 billion in electronics -- and it is having a profound impact on Apple's stock and that of its suppliers.