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2019

Apple Black Friday deals start now at Best Buy, Amazon

Thursday November 07, 2019

Best Buy's Black Friday ad has leaked and with it comes a number of Apple deals that are not only available right now, but offer some of the lowest prices we've seen on current hardware. Grab a 10.2-inch iPad for $249 today only, or snap up savings on Apple Watches, MacBooks, iMacs and more at both Amazon and Best Buy.

EU antitrust chief hints at possible Apple Pay investigation

Thursday November 07, 2019

Apple Pay's introduction into the payments market has led to multiple "expressions of concern," the EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has revealed, with comments about Apple's mobile payments service potentially leading the European Commission to take a closer look at how competition in the market is affected by its presence.

A4 to A5: How Apple outflanked its fragmented competition in silicon

Thursday November 07, 2019

Apple's A4 project helped deliver the custom silicon for the very first iPad, positioning the company in a race against time with the world's leading mobile chip designers. Although it ran into stiff competition along the way, Apple succeeded with an implementation that was markedly different from its peers. Here's how they did it.

Apple Watch continues to dominate the smartwatch market

Thursday November 07, 2019

The Apple Watch continues to be the biggest name in smartwatches, analysis from Strategy Analytics claims, with Apple close to owning half of the global smartwatch market following its performance in the last quarter.

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension returns to Safari

Thursday November 07, 2019

The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has relaunched its Privacy Essentials extension for Safari on macOS Catalina, with the add-on revived for Safari 13 after it was removed from distribution for Safari 12.

Apple looking to make Watch bands with wireless antennas

Thursday November 07, 2019

Future Apple Watches could have bands that act as wireless antennas to augment or replace ones within the the case. A new patent covers making flexible antennas that can be hidden within bands.

Qualcomm hints 5G iPhone coming in 2020, analysts say

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Qualcomm issued rosy predictions for the wider 5G market on Wednesday, saying it expects some 200 million smartphones will rely on the speedy wireless technology in 2020. Analysts reading into the statement believe the chipmaker is dropping a hint about Apple's iPhone.

Apple stops signing iOS 13.1.2 and iOS 13.1.3 after iOS 13.2 release

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Apple on Wednesday halted code signing of iOS 13.1.2 and iOS 13.1.3 following public release of iOS 13.2, ensuring users are running the most up-to-date version of the mobile operating system.

Apple updates employee benefits for new parents, bolsters mental wellness program

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Apple on Wednesday announced a set of updated employee benefits that will help new parents transition back to work, offer additional financial assistance to those who adopt and provide more mental wellness options for all.

Amazon's popular AirPods Pro deal is back - grab it while you can

Wednesday November 06, 2019

After selling out at the reduced price over the weekend, Amazon's $15 cash discount is back on Apple AirPods Pro. Grab the savings on the new earphones while you can, because this flash offer is likely to sell out soon.

How to set up fall detection on your Apple Watch

Wednesday November 06, 2019

The fall detection feature of the Apple Watch has been credited with helping emergency services get to an unconscious driver following a collision -- here's how to set it up.

Apple's 'See' director clears up rumors about show's budget

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Executive producer and director, Francis Lawrence, discusses the making of "See," and clears the record on how much the series cost to produce.

Accessory bonanza: 20% off Nomad iPhone cases, wireless chargers; $300 off Denon headphones

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Whether you recently purchased a new iPhone 11 or are shopping for the perfect holiday gift, these accessory deals can take an Apple setup to the next level. Save 20% on Nomad premium cases, wireless charging stations, USB-C cables and more. Or pick up a pair of Denon AH-D7200 reference headphones in gorgeous walnut for $699 with coupon, the lowest price anywhere.

Review: Apple's Beats Solo Pro are the best Beats yet

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Apple has continued to refine the Beats brand with new designs and features. Beats Solo Pro is the latest incarnation of that effort, and does a great job pushing the popular brand forward.

Full-length 'Servant' trailer hints at thriller storyline for Nov. 28 release

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Apple has released a full-length trailer for 'Servant,' the M. Night Shyamalan-produced series arriving on Apple TV+ on November 28, giving viewers a longer look at what to expect from the mini-series.

ARM to A4: How Apple changed the climate in mobile silicon

Wednesday November 06, 2019

The history of the first four decades of PCs has largely been defined in terms of OS: Apple's early lead with the Mac was taken over by Microsoft's Windows, which then lost ground to Google's Android. But this narrative fails to account for an even more powerful force than the middleware software platform: low-level hardware, and specifically the largest historical driver of technical progress in the industry: the silicon microprocessor.

Apple's iPad still leading global tablet market despite Amazon surge

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Apple has continued to maintain its dominance in the global tablet market in the last quarter, according to Strategy Analytics, but major online retailer Amazon has overtaken Samsung to become its nearest rival, in part due to its promotion of Prime Day.

Apple Health Records now available to veterans across the US

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Apple's plan to include Veteran's health records in the iPhone Health app has come to fruition, with all US veterans eligible for VA health care now able to access records in the app.

Apple Store revenue grows to 31% of Apple's income for 2019

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Apple Stores are performing better than ever for the company's sales, analysis of Apple's 10-K filing by JP Morgan suggests, and at the same time Apple accelerated its rate for repurchasing shares in August, improving prospects for long-term investors by rebuying at opportunistic times.

Apple's new privacy page hammers home long-time focus

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Apple has updated its official privacy site with explanatory overviews of hot-button topics such as being tracked by your phone, and having messages intercepted. Plus it's added four white papers with technical details of its privacy elements.