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2019

After three years of delays, Intel plans 10nm chip shipments in June, 7nm in 2021

Thursday May 09, 2019

Intel intends to ship 10-nanometer processors in June, the company claimed during its investor meeting, with the further intention of shipping products made using a 7-nanometer process in 2021, something already being used commercially by chip producer rival TSMC for Apple-designed A-series chips.

How Apple's Macs lost an early lead in video gaming

Thursday May 09, 2019

Apple's investment of hundreds of millions of dollars into Apple Arcade is not only one of the biggest bets it has ever made to draw attention to iOS, but is certainly also its largest effort yet to promote video gaming in particular. Take a look back at the history of gaming on the Mac to see why it is necessary.

Flash deal: Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro w/ LTE on sale for $739, 50% off BeatsX

Thursday May 09, 2019

Amazon-owned Woot is having a flash sale on Apple's current 11-inch iPad Pro this Thursday, with the 2018 Wi-Fi + Cellular model discounted by $210. Refurbished BeatsX wireless headphones are also on sale for $49, a 50% markdown.

LG UltraFine 5K display sold out on online Apple store

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple this week appears to have halted sales of the LG UltraFine 5K display, potentially signaling a near future launch for a branded high-resolution monitor expected to launch alongside a new modular Mac Pro.

New aerial Apple Park video shows mystery rainbow stage

Wednesday May 08, 2019

New drone footage of Apple Park reveals that the company has erected an unusual "rainbow" stage in the central courtyard, previously unknown outside the company.

YouTube Music & Google Play Music pass 15M subscribers, lag behind Apple, Spotify [u]

Wednesday May 08, 2019

YouTube Music and Google Play Music, which will ultimately merge, have together surpassed 15 million subscribers -- leaving Google plenty of ground to catch up with Apple Music. [Updated with YouTube statement]

Apple Watch Series 4 screen declared 'Display of the Year'

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple is being honored as a winner in the 25th Display Industry Awards, receiving the accolade of "Display of the Year" for the LTPO OLED screen used in the Apple Watch Series 4, as one of three winners for pushing the display industry forward with outstanding features.

Editorial: Google's Pichai claims privacy is a focus, but reality shows work still needs to be done

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Google CEO Sundar Pichai frames Google as a protector of its users' information, but until the search giant stops using identifiable data to power its advertising, it is far from being a bastion of privacy.

Naim launches second generation Mu-so AirPlay 2 speaker

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Naim has taken the wraps off its second generation version of its popular luxury speaker -- Mu-so -- that builds on its already successful design with powerful new features.

Proposed US bill would ban loot boxes in Mac & iOS games for players under 18

Wednesday May 08, 2019

A bill proposed by U.S. Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri would prohibit game developers from selling loot boxes in Mac, iPhone, and iPad games played by people under 18.

App Store, iTunes Store, Mac App Store outage affecting small number of users [u: resolved]

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple is currently enduring an outage of the App Store, iTunes Store, and Mac App Store, with a small number of users unable to access or make purchases within each of the digital storefronts for the moment.

Apple TV 4K drops to $134, $210 off 11" iPad Pro, $200 off 13" MacBook Pro

Wednesday May 08, 2019

New Apple deals are in effect this Wednesday, with the Apple TV 4K eligible for a coupon discount while supplies last. Apple's new 11-inch iPad Pro is also hundreds off, while the quad-core 13-inch MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage is on sale as well.

Comparing the Microsoft Edge browser for Mac vs. Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and Mozilla's Firefox

Wednesday May 08, 2019

There are solid features in Microsoft's new Mac browser - and significant ones still to come - but for Edge to be a compelling browser for Apple users, it's got to offer you more than you're getting with Apple's own Safari.

Hands on with the Google Pixel 3a XL - performance from 2016 with a 2019 camera

Wednesday May 08, 2019

The Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are official, and pair iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 performance with a modern camera for a fairly solid mid-range smartphone.

Apple Music recruits Google's Lindsay Rothschild to help lead music publishing in North America

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple Music has reportedly hired Lindsay Rothschild as its new Head of Creative Services for Music Publishing in North America, pulling her from a similar role at Google.

Bird launches iPhone-connected Bird One scooter for fleets & personal ownership

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Bird on Wednesday announced the Bird One, an iPhone-connected scooter meant for both its sharing service and personal ownership.

Third-gen AirPods could adopt new internal design, sell alongside second-gen model

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple is reportedly poised to keep selling second-generation AirPods well into 2020, possibly alongside radically redesigned third-gen earbuds.

Apple Pay launches in Iceland with support from Arion Banki and Landsbankinn

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple Pay is continuing its rollout to new territories, with the mobile payments system now available to use in Iceland for the first time for customers of the financial institutions Arion Banki and Landsbankinn from Wednesday onwards.

2019 iPhone XR with dual cameras and square camera bump could look like this

Wednesday May 08, 2019

The 2019 version of the iPhone XR may join the updated variants of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in having a square camera bump, renders of the smartphone speculate, but rather than using a triple-camera setup like its stablemates, the model is supposedly going to have just two cameras.

Apple site shortlist hints at first potential retail outlet for India

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple is getting closer to opening its first major outlet in India, a report claims, with the iPhone maker said to have produced a shortlist of upmarket locations in Mumbai that could host an Apple Store, if it can gain the favor of the country's government.