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2019

New iPadOS button bar offers a shortcut for three-finger gestures

Thursday June 27, 2019

Apple announced plans at WWDC19 to enable iOS 13 and iPadOS to allow users to perform three finger gestures to perform common actions like undo, copy and paste. If you can't remember the gestures, a three-finger tap brings up a tappable menu of action buttons.

Apple Stores start selling One Drop blood glucose monitors

Thursday June 27, 2019

Apple has commenced sales of the One Drop blood glucose monitor in a small number of its retail outlets, bringing the Health app-compatible diabetes management device to its physical stores for the first time.

New Philips Hue bulbs updated with Bluetooth connectivity

Thursday June 27, 2019

Philips has updated the Hue line with Bluetooth-equipped bulbs replacing the Zigbee-only ones, but they still need the Hue Bridge to work with HomeKit.

Apple iPhone production increases in response to Huawei ban

Thursday June 27, 2019

To take advantage of the Huawei ban, Apple increased production of iPhones across the entire quarter that concludes at the end of June, Cowen analysts said in report issued on Thursday.

Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection credited with saving another life

Thursday June 27, 2019

Apple Watch has helped save another life, this time an 87-year-old woman who got into a car crash after which the Apple Watch automatically dialed emergency services.

iPhone's Lightning port removal could improve water resistance

Thursday June 27, 2019

Apple might ditch the Lightning port in a future version of iPhone. The tech giant is examining ways to allow data transfer via "waveguides," using electromagnetic waves that pass through a cable to a device without needing a physical connection to a port.

Delta is first airline to use Apple's Business Chat to help customers

Thursday June 27, 2019

Delta is testing Apple's Business Chat with a select group of customers over the summer, and plans to bring it to all passengers in the fall.

Apple to reportedly invest $100M in struggling supplier Japan Display

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Apple has agreed to invest $100 million in Japan Display Inc., better known as JDI, as the struggling LCD manufacturer continues efforts to restructure its business in a bid to stay afloat, according to a local report Thursday.

Review: Razer's Nommo Pro speakers are beautiful overkill, but need better Mac support

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Even though Razer could stand to improve its Apple support, the Nommo Pro may still be the one of the best 2.1 speaker systems for your Mac short of professional or extreme audiophile options.

How to stream the 2020 Democratic debates on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV

Wednesday June 26, 2019

The first Democratic candidate debates for 2020's U.S. Presidential elections are happening Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27, both at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Here's how to tune in from any Apple device you might have.

Review: Kenu BingeBank lets you watch Netflix while charging

Wednesday June 26, 2019

The Kenu BingeBank is a portable battery pack that packs not only a wireless charger, but a kickstand for easily consuming video while powering up.

Apple hires lead ARM CPU architect Mike Filippo

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Apple recently recruited Mike Filippo, a CPU architect with a long history and credits at ARM, Intel, and AMD.

Deals: Uncapped data speeds for new and existing Visible customers

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Visible has announced they are removing the 5 megabit per second data cap speeds for current and new customers at no added cost for a limited time.

Shopify integrates Apple Business Chat for all 800,000+ merchants

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Merchant backend provider Shopify today said that Apple Business Chat is coming to all of its clients worldwide, numbering over 800,000.

Review: Satechi finally nails the HomeKit smart outlet

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Other than smart light bulbs, smart plugs are the most prevalent smart home product genre on the market. It escapes us, why it took so long for us to finally get an option that checks all the boxes before the Satechi Dual Smart Outlet.

New DisplayPort 2.0 spec uses Thunderbolt 3 for 16K displays

Wednesday June 26, 2019

VESA has published the DisplayPort 2.0 video standard encompassing up to 16K displays -- and it uses USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 to do so.

NSA admits to second incident of unauthorized metadata collection

Wednesday June 26, 2019

The U.S. National Security Agency scooped up unauthorized call and text message data in October, representing the second such incident known to the public.

German banks holding out on Apple Pay adding support later in 2019

Wednesday June 26, 2019

German savings bank association Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken will roll out support for Apple Pay later this year, with support for EC cards to follow afterward.

Apple Watch, other wearables come to Livongo's health-tracking service

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Livongo, a company offering health-tracking services to companies like Amazon and Walgreens, said on Wednesday that it's integrating support for the Apple Watch and similar wearables by Fitbit and Samsung.

Heart health app Cardiogram now supports Fitbit devices

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Cardiogram, a health monitoring company known in part for its integration with Apple Watch, expanded its reach on Wednesday with the release of an app update that delivers support for a range of Fitbit devices.