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2019

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.

Amazon trumps Apple & Google in latest global 'brand value' report

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Amazon is now the world leader in terms of brand value, eclipsing both Apple and Google, according to annual Kantar research rankings.

Foxconn claims it can make all of Apple's iPhones outside China

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Foxconn has told investors that it has the capacity to produce iPhones for the American market without using its Chinese facilities, potentially skirting possible US/China trade tariffs.

Apple Pay goes live in the Netherlands

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Dutch bank ING has introduced support for Apple Pay in the Netherlands. It's the first bank in the region to do so and comes two years after the first trials were reported.

Goldman Sachs exec says winning customer loyalty with Apple Card more important than profitability

Monday June 10, 2019

The head of Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs' consumer banking business in an interview on Monday addressed concerns that the new credit card offering is not structured for maximum profitability, and implied customer engagement is more important than sheer financial gain.

Apple Wallet to support contactless tickets at select college stadiums this fall

Monday June 10, 2019

Ticketing service Paciolan on Monday announced upcoming support for contactless tickets in Apple Wallet, which will allow fans to enter college stadiums using their iPhone and Apple Watch later this fall.

Apple's latest 'Shot on iPhone' promo sells iPhone XS as pro photo tool

Monday June 10, 2019

Working again to cast iPhones as a tool for serious photographers, Apple on Monday released its latest "Shot on iPhone" promo, featuring portrait specialist Christopher Anderson.

Apple is using a custom connector for the SSD in the new Mac Pro

Monday June 10, 2019

The new Mac Pro is a highly modular computer, making it ripe for upgrades and on-site servicing. But, the connector used for the built-in storage suggests replacements may have to be bought from Apple directly.