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2020

App Store guidelines limit Stadia, GeForce Now, xCloud rollouts

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Apple is facing increased scrutiny as Google's Stadia, Microsoft's xCloud, and Nvidia's GeForce Now are restricted or are barred entirely from reaching iPad and iPhone users.

Magic Keyboard coming to 13-inch MacBook Pro, supply chain rumors suggest

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Supply chain reports from component suppliers claim that an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro will add Apple's new scissor-style keyboard, but there may not be an often-rumored screen size increase any time soon.

TSMC A14 chip won't be holdup for 5G 'iPhone 12'

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Following overnight supply chain reports suggesting that the A14 chip will see massive delays, J.P. Morgan's Gokul Hariharan casts serious doubt on the questionable report, but sees other factors potentially holding up the "iPhone 12" for up to two months.

How to use iCloud Drive Folder Sharing in iOS 13.4 and macOS 10.15.4

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Apple has finally launched iCloud Drive Folder Sharing, so it's time to see if it's the Dropbox alternative it promised to be. Here's what you can do with it, and how to do it.

Apple's iOS 13.4 delivers 'Shared iPad' feature to enterprise users

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Apple with the release of iPadOS 13.4 and macOS 10.15.4 Catalina on Tuesday rolled out a handful of new enterprise tools that make its products more at home in the workplace, including hardware sharing features previously available to educational institutions.

Apple donating 9M face masks to US healthcare facilities amid coronavirus outbreak

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Clarifying earlier statements made over the weekend, Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said Apple is donating 9 million N95 face masks to healthcare facilities in the U.S. as medical workers fight to stave off COVID-19.

Apple launches ARKit 3.5 with new iPad Pro LiDAR features

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Apple on Tuesday announced a new incremental update to the ARKit augmented reality platform that will let users and developers take advantage of the new LiDAR sensor on 2020 iPad Pros.

Full third-party cookie blocking comes to Safari two years ahead of Chrome

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Along with iOS 13.4, Safari was updated with improved Intelligent Tracking Prevention to include full third-party cookie blocking and other privacy features.

Apple plans to reopen some Apple Store locations in the first half of April

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Apple expects to reopen its brick-and-mortar retail outlets in the first half of April, retail and people chief Deirdre O'Brien told staffers on Tuesday.

New Apple video series launches to help educators with remote learning

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Apple has launched a new series of videos to help schools and educators use their Apple devices for remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apple Card sharing more data with Goldman Sachs, gets more transaction detail

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Apple will now share more anonymized data with its financial partner, Goldman Sachs, in hopes of changing how credit is offered to new customers.

Updates for older iPhones & iPads, third-gen Apple TV released

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Alongside the updates to Apple's current operating systems, updates for some older versions were also released, with owners of earlier models of the Apple TV, Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad able to install iOS 12.4.6 and updated Apple TV Software, while security updates have also been issued for macOS High Sierra and Mojave

Everything new in iPadOS & iOS 13.4

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Apple has officially released iOS 13.4 which brings a huge array of new features to uses as well as a few enhancements for developers. Now that it is available to download, let's take a look at what you can expect with the newest update for iPhone and iPad.

Apple Watch measurements central to new blood pressure & walking correlation

Tuesday March 24, 2020

A new health study, involving measurements using Apple Watch, appears to demonstrate that simply walking more can make a measurable improvement in blood pressure.

Apple releases iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, tvOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Apple has released iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, macOS 10.15.4 and watchOS 6.2 to the public, with the operating system updates introducing support for the Powerbeats 4 earphones along with a collection of bug fixes and improvements.

India's coronavirus lockdown to affect Apple's iPhone XR production

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Apple's major supplier Foxconn makes the iPhone XR in Chennai, which is an area that is now subject to India's COVID-19 lockdown.

Apple employees among volunteers behind coronavirus tracking site

Tuesday March 24, 2020

A website for tracking the coronavirus spread was built by volunteers from major tech companies, including some from Apple, with the entire site constructed in fewer than six days.

Research into Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant voice tech reveals bias in training data

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Speech recognition systems from major tech companies have a harder time understanding words spoken by black people than the same ones spoken by whites, a new study finds.

Amazon cuts 2020 iPad Pro, MacBook Air prices ahead of release

Tuesday March 24, 2020

In what is an aggressive move before units are officially released, Amazon is cutting the price on several 2020 iPad Pro and MacBook Air models, delivering the lowest prices on popular capacity and finish combinations.

Ireland can't use Apple tax money to fund coronavirus measures

Tuesday March 24, 2020

The Irish government has responded to pressures for it to use Apple's $14.4 billion tax payment to help with COVID-19 support measures, pointing out such a move is legally impossible.