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2019

Apple Watch Series 4 screen declared 'Display of the Year'

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple is being honored as a winner in the 25th Display Industry Awards, receiving the accolade of "Display of the Year" for the LTPO OLED screen used in the Apple Watch Series 4, as one of three winners for pushing the display industry forward with outstanding features.

Editorial: Google's Pichai claims privacy is a focus, but reality shows work still needs to be done

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Google CEO Sundar Pichai frames Google as a protector of its users' information, but until the search giant stops using identifiable data to power its advertising, it is far from being a bastion of privacy.

Naim launches second generation Mu-so AirPlay 2 speaker

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Naim has taken the wraps off its second generation version of its popular luxury speaker -- Mu-so -- that builds on its already successful design with powerful new features.

Proposed US bill would ban loot boxes in Mac & iOS games for players under 18

Wednesday May 08, 2019

A bill proposed by U.S. Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri would prohibit game developers from selling loot boxes in Mac, iPhone, and iPad games played by people under 18.

App Store, iTunes Store, Mac App Store outage affecting small number of users [u: resolved]

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple is currently enduring an outage of the App Store, iTunes Store, and Mac App Store, with a small number of users unable to access or make purchases within each of the digital storefronts for the moment.

Apple TV 4K drops to $134, $210 off 11" iPad Pro, $200 off 13" MacBook Pro

Wednesday May 08, 2019

New Apple deals are in effect this Wednesday, with the Apple TV 4K eligible for a coupon discount while supplies last. Apple's new 11-inch iPad Pro is also hundreds off, while the quad-core 13-inch MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage is on sale as well.

Comparing the Microsoft Edge browser for Mac vs. Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and Mozilla's Firefox

Wednesday May 08, 2019

There are solid features in Microsoft's new Mac browser - and significant ones still to come - but for Edge to be a compelling browser for Apple users, it's got to offer you more than you're getting with Apple's own Safari.

Hands on with the Google Pixel 3a XL - performance from 2016 with a 2019 camera

Wednesday May 08, 2019

The Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are official, and pair iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 performance with a modern camera for a fairly solid mid-range smartphone.

Apple Music recruits Google's Lindsay Rothschild to help lead music publishing in North America

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple Music has reportedly hired Lindsay Rothschild as its new Head of Creative Services for Music Publishing in North America, pulling her from a similar role at Google.

Bird launches iPhone-connected Bird One scooter for fleets & personal ownership

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Bird on Wednesday announced the Bird One, an iPhone-connected scooter meant for both its sharing service and personal ownership.

Third-gen AirPods could adopt new internal design, sell alongside second-gen model

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple is reportedly poised to keep selling second-generation AirPods well into 2020, possibly alongside radically redesigned third-gen earbuds.

Apple Pay launches in Iceland with support from Arion Banki and Landsbankinn

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple Pay is continuing its rollout to new territories, with the mobile payments system now available to use in Iceland for the first time for customers of the financial institutions Arion Banki and Landsbankinn from Wednesday onwards.

2019 iPhone XR with dual cameras and square camera bump could look like this

Wednesday May 08, 2019

The 2019 version of the iPhone XR may join the updated variants of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in having a square camera bump, renders of the smartphone speculate, but rather than using a triple-camera setup like its stablemates, the model is supposedly going to have just two cameras.

Apple site shortlist hints at first potential retail outlet for India

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple is getting closer to opening its first major outlet in India, a report claims, with the iPhone maker said to have produced a shortlist of upmarket locations in Mumbai that could host an Apple Store, if it can gain the favor of the country's government.

Editorial: Can Apple Arcade level up gaming on Macs and Apple TV?

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Video games have long been literally the center of attention in the App Store, so Apple's prospects for finding Arcade subscribers among its installed base of over 1 billion iOS devices is pretty straightforward. But can Apple Arcade spread the wealth of iOS' developer attention to its other platforms, meaningfully driving new interest in gaming on Macs and Apple TV? Here's a look at the future of macOS and tvOS games.

EA seeks to bring massive hit 'Apex Legends' to mobile

Wednesday May 08, 2019

The massively popular battle royale title "Apex Legends" could soon land on iPhone, according to the game's publisher Electronic Arts.

Google to phase out 'Works with Nest' program as it introduces stringent home device privacy policies

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Google on Tuesday announced major changes to its handling of Nest, including an end-of-life for the "Works with Nest" program that allows app developers and hardware makers to interface with Nest devices.

Apple's Tim Cook meets WWDC 2019 scholarship winner in Florida

Tuesday May 07, 2019

While in Florida for SAP's annual Sapphire user conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook took time out of his schedule to visit meet Worldwide Developers Conference scholarship winner Liam Rosenfeld at an Orlando Apple store.

Google Assistant response speed getting improved by on-device processing

Tuesday May 07, 2019

The Google Assistant will be quicker to respond to user queries faster by performing processing on the device, the search company revealed at Google I/O, with the next generation of the virtual assistant able to quickly switch between apps and help with multitasking in Android than for previous versions.

Review: Zagg Slim Book Go for iPad Pro adopts a detachable Bluetooth keyboard

Tuesday May 07, 2019

The Zagg Slim Book Go is a detachable Bluetooth keyboard for iPad Pro with backlit keys and a function row that can top Apple's own offering.