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2019

Apple Pay launches in Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, more [u]

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Apple on Wednesday began rolling out Apple Pay services in Portugal and Slovakia with financial backing from a number of large European banks including Monese and N26.

Apple acquires self-driving car startup Drive.ai [u]

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Apple on Tuesday confirmed the acquisition of self-driving shuttle and car kit startup Drive.ai, with the tech giant snagging dozens of employees, cars and other assets as part of the purchase.

Apple reportedly cancels contract for quantum dot iPhone camera

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Last week, shares of Nanoco, a British firm specializing in quantum dot technology, sank nearly 80% on news that a major U.S. customer canceled a project tied to a lucrative supply contract. Reports now claim the unnamed client was Apple.

Mac Gatekeeper vulnerability allows installation of malware

Tuesday June 25, 2019

A flaw with the Gatekeeper authentication feature in macOS, a tool designed to keep malware off Mac, is reportedly being exploited to deliver a malicious software package nicknamed "OSX/Linker."

Intel cellular IP and modem patents head to auction

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Following April's announcement it was planning to leave the 5G smartphone modem business, Intel is said to be preparing to hold an auction for its cellular wireless intellectual property, which reportedly includes a portfolio of 8,500 assets that will be put up for sale.

Apple Blowout Sale: save up to $1,500 with coupon

Tuesday June 25, 2019

More closeout deals have arrived with bonus savings available exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save up to $1,500 on 2018 MacBook Pros with coupon, or up to $1,000 on current iMac Pros, plus no interest financing incentives.

Numbers, Keynote, Pages for Mac, iOS updated with text styles, face detection

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Apple has updated its iWork suite for both macOS and iOS users, with Numbers, Keynote, and Pages on both platforms gaining a variety of new features including face detection for photograph placement and new styling options.

Apple's Seattle job listings show aggressive hiring for Siri work

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Although Apple has promised a diverse range of hires for its new Seattle offices, the emphasis is clearly on Siri above all else, checks show.

Hands on: IFROGZ's budget AirPods alternative, the Airtime wireless earbuds

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Fully wireless Bluetooth earbuds were once an expensive novelty, but are quickly becoming de facto -- as evidenced by AirPods, and now IFROGZ's $60 Airtime.

T-Mobile launching 5G in six cities on June 28

Tuesday June 25, 2019

T-Mobile will officially launch its mobile 5G network on Friday, June 28, beginning with in six U.S. cities with just one phone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.

Amazon Prime Day 2019: best deals and what to expect on July 15 & 16

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Amazon Prime Day 2019 launches on July 15 and July 16, leaving everyone to speculate which daily deals will show up during the two-day mega shopping event. Based on what we've seen in years prior, we've got a pretty good idea of what you might be able to expect, including where to snag the best Apple markdowns.

Corel intros Painter 2020 for Mac with speed & interface upgrades

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Corel on Tuesday launched Painter 2020 for macOS and Windows, concentrating upgrades to the Photoshop-compatible illustration suite mostly on interface enhancements, including better brush performance.

Apple recruits high-profile marketing exec Nick Law

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Apple has hired Nick Law -- the chief creative officer multinational ad behemoth Publicis Groupe -- for an unknown role.

Review: Twelve South HiRise Wireless is a great 3-in-1 charger

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Twelve South has just taken the wraps off its latest charging accessory -- the HiRise Wireless. Mixing a combination of features, this new charger is a great multi-purpose accessory to keep around.

Apple Watch could get a camera on the end of a watch band's strap

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Apple is still considering ways to add a camera to the Apple Watch, by incorporating an imaging sensor into the band of the wearable device, allowing it to be used for both photographs of the local environment and for the user for FaceTime calls.

iPhones, Macs & other tech could account for $167B of proposed China tariffs

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Consumer electronics -- devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macs -- will account for about $167 billion of the $300 billion in Chinese imports the government is preparing to level new tariffs on, a trade industry group warned this week.

Mophie powerstation Hub charges four devices at once

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Mophie has released the new powerstation Hub that can charge up to four devices at once via USB-A, USB-C, and wirelessly with Qi.

Apple's self driving car could have a remote driver bring you to the hospital

Tuesday June 25, 2019

A car with self-driving capabilities could hand control over to a remote operator in the event of an emergency, Apple proposes, with an autonomous driving system taking instructions from a central system to get to a hospital or other location as quickly and as safely as possible.

OWC releases USB-C version of Envoy Pro EX external SSD

Tuesday June 25, 2019

OWC is launching a new version of its bus-powered Envoy Pro EX portable SSD with fast speeds over USB-C.

Chinese hackers suspected of attacking global telecoms carriers

Tuesday June 25, 2019

A Chinese government-backed group called APT 10 could be behind an unprecedented hack that granted high level access to at least ten global telecommunications carriers, permissions that were subsequently used to track specific spies, law enforcement, military personnel and dissidents linked to China.