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2019

New York Times CEO compares Apple news service to Netflix, cautions against partnership

Thursday March 21, 2019

New York Times CEO Mark Thompson in an interview on Thursday offered a pessimistic take on Apple's news subscription service, saying publishers should not rely too heavily on third-party services for digital distribution.

Apple looking at ways to simplify device connectivity, including generating a mesh network in an emergency

Thursday March 21, 2019

Wearable devices like the Apple Watch and Internet of Things hardware could have an easier time connecting to iPhones and other devices in the future, with Apple coming up with multiple ways to deal with inter-device connectivity, including the ability to make a wide-area network where Internet access isn't available.

Apple's video service will treat original content as loss-leader for subscriptions

Thursday March 21, 2019

Apple's anticipated video streaming service will focus on trying to sell subscriptions to other video services, a report claims, as the original shows the company has spent heavily in producing will effectively be freebies to draw users to pay for third-party content.

Apple's brand-new 2019 iMac 4K drops to $1,099 ($200 off) while supplies last

Thursday March 21, 2019

Mere days after Apple announced new iMacs, Apple authorized resellers are already issuing steep discounts on the 2019 21.5-inch iMac 4K, delivering the lowest price available at $1,099 for the standard model.

Final Cut Pro & iMovie for Mac update preps for macOS dropping 32-bit support

Thursday March 21, 2019

Apple on Thursday updated its two Mac video editing suites, Final Cut Pro and iMovie, with tools geared to ensure videos remain compatible as macOS drops all 32-bit app support.

WWDC 2019 ticket emails going out to lottery winners

Thursday March 21, 2019

After Apple closed its lottery for tickets to attend this year's Worldwide Developers Conference on Wednesday, the company has started to inform lucky developers they will be able to attend the event, set to start on June 3 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.

Apple pays $5.6M to acquire Italian app backend startup Stamplay

Thursday March 21, 2019

Apple is rumored to have acquired Stamplay, an Italian startup that aims to simplify cloud-based development of apps for businesses, with Apple believed to have paid around 5 million euros ($5.6 million) for the company.

Facebook stored 'hundreds of millions' of unencrypted passwords on internal servers

Thursday March 21, 2019

Adding to multiple security controversies, Facebook is reportedly investigating problems which led to "hundreds of millions" of unencrypted, plain-text passwords being stored on internal servers.

Two critical zero-day Safari vulnerabilities exposed at Vancouver security conference

Thursday March 21, 2019

Two major Safari security flaws were uncovered at this week's Pwn2Own conference in Vancouver, one of which could seize full control of a targeted Mac.

Apple missing from list of companies supporting OpenXR AR and VR spec

Thursday March 21, 2019

The Khronos Group has ratified and publicly released a provisional specification for OpenXR, an open standard for AR and VR platforms, but while many major firms are supporting the effort, Apple does not appear to be publicly offering its own support.

AirPower reference and image discovered in Apple's Australian website

Thursday March 21, 2019

A Twitter user has found a reference to Apple's so-far unreleased AirPower charging pad in the source code of the company's AirPods page. It's only in the Australian version of the site, but AppleInsider has also discovered an image in the same code.

Bill payment app doxo adds Apple Pay option to pay 45,000 services

Thursday March 21, 2019

Popular bill-payment service doxo has added Apple Pay as an option for users to make payments to companies, enabling Apple's mobile payment platform to pay household bills and other fees for more than 45,000 billers.

Early 2019 iPad mini reviews call it evolutionary, but best small tablet available

Thursday March 21, 2019

Some of the first 2019 iPad mini reviews are going online, with the apparent consensus that while it's the best small-sized tablet on the market, it's merely an evolution meant to keep the Mini relevant.

Microsoft brings formerly Windows-centric Defender antivirus to macOS

Thursday March 21, 2019

Reflecting its increasingly platform-agnostic stance, Microsoft on Thursday revealed plans to bring its Defender antivirus software to the Mac, if initially in limited form.

AAPL now 'strong buy,' will climb back to $225 in 2019, says Needham

Thursday March 21, 2019

Apple's ecosystem is an attractive proposition for investors, Needham analysts claim as the firm upgraded the iPhone maker's stock from a "buy" to a "strong buy" rating, advising it anticipates good results for Apple's Services, Apple Watch, AirPods, and other areas in the future.

Your Mac could wirelessly power keyboards and mice at a distance in the future

Thursday March 21, 2019

Mac peripherals including keyboards could work without needing to be recharged with a cable or have new batteries installed, as Apple has been working on a wireless power supply system capable of transmitting power to peripherals like keyboards and trackpads over short distances.

Qualcomm sees South Korean antitrust fine lowered to $200M

Wednesday March 20, 2019

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission on Thursday reduced damages in a decade-old antitrust case involving Qualcomm, with the U.S. chipmaker now facing penalties that amount to roughly $200 million.

The Wall Street Journal reportedly joins Apple News service, NYT and Washington Post decline

Wednesday March 20, 2019

According to a report on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal plans to join Apple's widely rumored for-pay news service, one of only a handful of top-tier publications thought to be participating in the initiative.

AppleCare+ for Mac reaches China, Spain, Taiwan & other new regions

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Mac buyers can now get AppleCare+ coverage in several more markets, two of the biggest additions being Spain and China.

Hands on with the nicest wireless charger we've found yet -- Nomad walnut Base Station

Wednesday March 20, 2019

Nomad has been in the wireless charging game since the start, and they've recently released a new walnut Base Station that looks even better than the original.