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2019

Editorial: HomePod is as powerful as the iPhone 6, so let's have an App Store for it

Thursday April 11, 2019

Amazon and Google have the reputation for selling smart speakers with far more features than Apple's HomePod. Yet Apple's brilliant music player is really a powerful device that just needs an App Store to make it the smartest speaker of them all.

Woot has 2018 MacBook Pros marked down to $1,329 ($470 off) today only

Thursday April 11, 2019

Amazon-owned Woot is delivering the lowest prices anywhere on Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, with discounts of $470 off today only. These 13-inch notebooks are refurbished by Apple, but come packaged in a generic white box with a Woot 1-year warranty.

Foxconn's Wisconsin presence 'a bunch of empty buildings,' far behind targets

Thursday April 11, 2019

Foxconn's vaunted Wisconsin facilities, backed by U.S. President Donald Trump, have so far amounted to "a bunch of empty buildings and a lot of questions," an investigation indicates.

Our favorite accessories for the new iPad Air

Thursday April 11, 2019

You just got your new iPad Air recently and you're looking for the best accessories, but don't know where to start. This guide will give you an idea of what to pick up next for your brand new iPad Air.

Lower iPhone sales volumes & China troubles the new normal for Apple, says Credit Suisse

Thursday April 11, 2019

Initiating coverage on Apple, Credit Suisse says that the slowdown in sales of the iPhone is expected to continue throughout 2019, with the smartphone business said to be in a "difficult spot" due to longer device lifecycles and a loss of effectiveness of price rises on revenue.

Multinational tech giants like Apple often 'pay taxes nowhere,' says German minister

Thursday April 11, 2019

The world's biggest multinational tech companies, Apple among them, are escaping much of their fair tax burden, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in an interview this week.

Netherlands competition regulator investigating App Store dominance abuse claims

Thursday April 11, 2019

Apple is being investigated by a competition regulator in the Netherlands over the dominance of the App Store to determine if Apple has abused its position in the app marketplace, and has put out a call to developers asking for examples of potential abuses.

WPA3 Wi-Fi still saddled with security flaws, researchers claim [u]

Thursday April 11, 2019

WPA3 -- a Wi-Fi security protocol launched by the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2018 -- is, in practice, better than WPA2, but still fraught with security flaws, according to a recent research paper.

Apple Services launches lack depth, while iPhone sales remain shaky claims JP Morgan

Thursday April 11, 2019

Apple has failed to provide enough "depth" in its new services to appease investors, JP Morgan claims, at the same time as suggesting firms in the iPhone supply chain saw good results in March, despite apparent signs of a continued iPhone revenue decline.

Apple exceeds its clean energy goal for suppliers by 25 percent

Thursday April 11, 2019

Some 21 further suppliers, including iPhone assemblers Wistron and Pegatron, have committed to using 100 percent renewable energy in their Apple production lines, bringing the total to 44. Apple had aimed to use 4 gigawatts of renewable energy in its operations by 2020 and now says it will reach 5 gigawatts.

24-hour Deal Zone: Apple's upgraded Mac mini on sale for $529 ($470 off)

Thursday April 11, 2019

While supplies last, B&H Photo is slashing the price of Apple's previous-gen Mac mini with multiple upgrades to just $529. Featuring a 2.8GHz Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB Fusion Drive, this model is $470 off today only.

Apple slapped with massive 16-patent lawsuit from wireless tech firm Seven Networks

Thursday April 11, 2019

Seven Networks, an active mobile technology company based out of Texas and Finland, on Wednesday leveled a lawsuit against Apple claiming infringement of 16 owned patents asserted against a range of critical software and hardware features.

Apple's Mac spotted in viral image with black hole researcher

Wednesday April 10, 2019

On Wednesday, the world got its first glimpse at a black hole, or more accurately its shadow, in what is being hailed as a monumental scientific achievement that was once thought impossible. And Mac was there.

Thousands of Amazon workers are listening in on Echo audio, report says [u]

Wednesday April 10, 2019

In a bid to enhance its in-house Alexa voice recognition technology, Amazon reportedly employs thousands of people around the world to listen, transcribe and annotate audio clips recorded by Echo devices.

Apple Podcasts Preview redesigned with support for web playback, episode details, more

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Apple this week pushed out a major revamp to the Apple Podcasts Preview webpage, providing users a refreshed design, the ability to play episodes directly in a web browser, granular episode details and more.

Apple calls for plaintiffs' lawyers to be kicked in iPhone throttling case

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Apple this week called for terminating two plaintiff lawyers in an ongoing lawsuit over iPhone throttling, saying they leaked secret documents in violation of a protective order.

Apple gaining PC marketshare despite lower Mac shipments, fresh estimates suggest

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Two newly-published sets of preliminary research agree that Apple gained PC marketshare in the March quarter, even as Mac shipments declined year-over-year.

Scosche Strikeline USB-C to Lightning cable now available to order

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Scosche's new Strikeline USB-C to Lightning cable is now available, letting you power up your iPhone significantly faster than the typical USB-A.

The TextBlade keyboard is superb, but you'll have to be patient

Wednesday April 10, 2019

It's innovative, its test users are all vocal fans, and the TextBlade portable keyboard has officially been on sale since 2015 -- yet you still can't order it today, and get it quickly. AppleInsider visited the company to see what's happened, and whether it's worth waiting for.

YouTube TV hikes monthly fee to $55 to cover Apple App Store fees, Discovery programming

Wednesday April 10, 2019

Effective immediately, the cost of YouTube TV is going up to $49.99 per month for new customers, or $54.99 for those subscribing through the App Store, reportedly because of the addition of several Discovery-owned channels.