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2019

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.

Apple hit with second class action complaint over iPhone 7 'Loop Disease'

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Apple on Monday was hit with a second class action complaint targeting the so-called "Loop Disease" audio chip issue, a problem known to manifest in some iPhone 7 units after prolonged use.

B&H Payboo Card to refund sales tax on all orders [u]

Monday May 06, 2019

B&H Photo just unveiled the Payboo Credit Card, which offers shoppers a tax-equivalent loyalty reward to counteract sales tax assessed on purchases. This new marketing initiative sets B&H apart from competitors, such as Best Buy and Amazon, that collect sales tax on purchases in all applicable states without the reward, potentially putting hundreds of dollars back in the pockets of consumers.

Apple removes three dating apps thought to violate FTC child protection act

Monday May 06, 2019

Apple and Google recently removed three dating apps from their respective app stores after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission discovered children under the age of 13 were able to sign up and use the services.

Tips: How to get started with your first few HomeKit devices

Monday May 06, 2019

If you've decided to get into HomeKit and you're just now thinking of which smart devices to buy for your home, there are some things you need to know to make this practical and cost-effective.

Multiple class actions target US carriers over selling location data

Monday May 06, 2019

All four major U.S. carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint -- are facing proposed class action lawsuits over their selling of customer location data.

Editorial: Arguing over iPhone 'Right to Repair' is good, but a solid middle-ground is needed

Monday May 06, 2019

The debate over whether or not to have the so-called "Right to Repair" guaranteed has both sides offering some compelling arguments for and against the introduction of support-related laws, but for the moment, the consumer loses out while the dispute rages on.

Microsoft teases Chromium-based Edge browser for macOS

Monday May 06, 2019

At the start of its Build developer conference on Monday, Microsoft offered a fleeting glimpse at the macOS version of Edge, a browser once exclusive to Windows 10.

Review: Casper Glow is a bedtime smart light that keeps things simple

Monday May 06, 2019

Casper Glow is an ambitious smart light that shuns smart home tropes for more natural interactions and wellness benefits.

Apple partners with Warren Buffett on new newspaper toss iOS game

Monday May 06, 2019

Apple has teamed up with investor Warren Buffett to produce a new iPhone game dubbed Warren Buffett's Paper Wizard that pays homage to Buffett's history of starting out as an actual paperboy.

Responsibility, foundation, and speed biggest lessons learned by Angela Ahrendts during Apple tenure

Monday May 06, 2019

"Never forget where you came from" is one of the important lessons former Apple Retail chief Angela Ahrendts learned during her tenure at the company, her first interview after leaving the iPhone producer reveals, one which covers both her departure and her arrival at the tech titan.

Apple may show modular Mac Pro, new external 6K Pro display at WWDC 2019

Monday May 06, 2019

Beyond new software, Apple may reportedly use this June's WWDC 2019 to showcase a promised modular Mac Pro and a new standalone monitor.

Warren Buffett educated Tim Cook, Steve Jobs about the benefits of stock buybacks

Monday May 06, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared details about Apple's start of stock buybacks, and has confirmed that Warren Buffett put Apple on the track to do so -- and the "Oracle of Omaha" tried to put the company on the path years before.

Tim Cook says that Apple has bought 20 to 25 companies in the last six months

Monday May 06, 2019

Apple is now typically buying a company every two to three weeks, CEO Tim Cook said in an interview during Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting this weekend.

Woot issues $470 discount on Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro today only

Monday May 06, 2019

Back by popular demand, Amazon-owned Woot is delivering the lowest prices anywhere on Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar. These 13-inch notebooks are refurbished by Apple, but come packaged in a generic white box with a Woot 1-year warranty.

Apple is a 'consumer company' and not a normal tech firm, suggests Tim Cook

Monday May 06, 2019

Berkshire Hathaway's investment in Apple is proof that the company isn't really a normal tech company, Apple CEO Tim Cook has suggested, with the fund's holdings in the iPhone maker serving as a sign the iPhone maker is closer to a consumer products company in its current state.

Apple research paper hints iPhone habits can predict mental decline with age

Monday May 06, 2019

Newly-published Apple research argues that seniors not only use iPhone apps differently than their younger counterparts, but that their habits can predict future brain decline.

iOS 13 will be speed-focused with revamped Screen Time, iMessage, Books, Health features

Monday May 06, 2019

The Health app in iOS could include a new "hearing health" section while Reminders could face an overhaul, a report claims, detailing some of the changes that may be arriving in iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS Apple could introduce as part of WWDC 2019.

Mozilla issues Firefox fix following weekend of extension woes

Monday May 06, 2019

Mozilla is recovering from a few days of browser extension failures in Firefox, a problem caused by an expired signing certificate that the company has fixed for users of the current release of the browser -- but not for those on legacy versions.