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2019

Google to phase out 'Works with Nest' program as it introduces stringent home device privacy policies

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Google on Tuesday announced major changes to its handling of Nest, including an end-of-life for the "Works with Nest" program that allows app developers and hardware makers to interface with Nest devices.

Apple's Tim Cook meets WWDC 2019 scholarship winner in Florida

Tuesday May 07, 2019

While in Florida for SAP's annual Sapphire user conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook took time out of his schedule to visit meet Worldwide Developers Conference scholarship winner Liam Rosenfeld at an Orlando Apple store.

Google Assistant response speed getting improved by on-device processing

Tuesday May 07, 2019

The Google Assistant will be quicker to respond to user queries faster by performing processing on the device, the search company revealed at Google I/O, with the next generation of the virtual assistant able to quickly switch between apps and help with multitasking in Android than for previous versions.

Review: Zagg Slim Book Go for iPad Pro adopts a detachable Bluetooth keyboard

Tuesday May 07, 2019

The Zagg Slim Book Go is a detachable Bluetooth keyboard for iPad Pro with backlit keys and a function row that can top Apple's own offering.

Google reveals Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones, Nest Hub Max with added camera

Tuesday May 07, 2019

As to be expected, Google used its Google I/O developer conference to announce new hardware, with the additions for 2019 including the Pixel 3a and 3a XL and an updated Google Home Hub under the name Nest Hub Max.

Android 10 Q will include dark theme, iOS-style location controls, Focus Mode & more

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Google revealed more details about the next version of Android at its I/O developer keynote on Tuesday, promising features like a native dark theme and iPhone-style location controls for apps.

B&H Payboo Credit Card FAQ: here's how the no sales tax discount works

Tuesday May 07, 2019

B&H recently announced its new Payboo Credit Card with a unique perk that refunds sales tax on all orders in the form of an instant rebate. We're answering your questions and giving you the lowdown on how it works, including the pros and cons of the new payment method.

Apple offering 10% bonus for adding credit to Apple ID

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Apple is giving its users an opportunity to earn some bonus credit on the Apple ID to spend on Apple's products and services, by offering 10% extra on top of any additions to an account up to the value of $200 before May 10.

Apple highlights Trade In program as 'one last great thing' to do with an old iPhone

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Apple is promoting its Trade In program via a new video on its YouTube channel, one that suggests users could help respect the planet and "Do one last great thing with" their iPhone by turning it in for refurbishment and recycling at the end of its life.

Google adding augmented reality results to search, expanding Google Lens

Tuesday May 07, 2019

During its I/O developer keynote on Tuesday, Google announced that it's adding augmented reality to general search with the ability to drop a result into the surroundings on a mobile device, and is upgrading Google Lens as well.

Amazon issues record-breaking discount on Apple's 12 inch MacBook

Tuesday May 07, 2019

The deals keep rolling in this May, delivering record low prices on Apple hardware. Save $500 on Apple's ultraportable 12-inch MacBook, delivering the lowest price ever on the laptop in the popular Space Gray finish.

Apple growing partnership with SAP, machine learning & CoreML at center of new program

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Apple and SAP have grown their partnership, and are further teaming to assist clients develop iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps, with machine learning as a focus.

Apple provides fifth developer beta builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, macOS 10.14.5 for testing

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Apple has reached the fifth round of betas for its operating systems, with new developer builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, and macOS 10.14.5 available for testing.

Apple design lead Jony Ive to discuss iPhone design with Stephen Fry

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive will be making a public appearance at an Irish book festival in June, in a session talking to celebrity Stephen Fry about the design of the iPhone and other Apple products, as well as how they have helped change the world.

Jamf School simplifies Apple device management for education

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Jamf is making a bigger play for the eduction market by introducing Jamf School, a version of its Apple device management platform designed for use in schools by teachers, with a more intuitive interface that doesn't require a high level of IT knowledge to maintain.

Early dev builds go live for Microsoft's Edge for Mac

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Just a day after teasing the browser, Microsoft has posted live download links for the Dev and Canary builds of Edge for Mac, allowing macOS users to try out the software ahead of a formal public release of the Chromium-ported version.

Former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts upset 'finely tuned balance'

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts upset a "finely tuned balance" at the company's stores in the name of branding, a report suggested on Tuesday, with interviews with employees supposedly indicating the brand push was more important than helping customers.

MW65 review: Master & Dynamic's first ANC headphones were worth the wait

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Master & Dynamic has taken the wraps off its latest headphones, the MW65, which are the company's first headphones with built-in active noise canceling. AppleInsider got to spend some time with them ahead of launch to try them out.

Apple self-driving car could use 'confidence' algorithm to speed up sensor processing & decision-making

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Self-driving vehicles in Apple's "Project Titan" could reduce the amount of processing required to recognize objects and to understand the layout of the road ahead, using a "confidence" algorithm that can allow a car's computer to get just enough data from sensors to perform the processing.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold doesn't look like it's coming back any time soon

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Potential owners of Samsung's Galaxy Fold may have a longer wait than anticipated to receive the flexible smartphone, if at all, as the South Korean electronics giant has started to warn customers who preordered the device their orders may end up being cancelled, and with no anticipated future shipping date set by the manufacturer.