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2019

Intel sold smartphone modem business to Apple because only serving Apple was unattractive

Thursday August 01, 2019

Intel CEO Bob Swan in a Wednesday interview explained the reasoning behind selling his company's smartphone modem assets to Apple, saying the exclusive nature of its relationship with the iPhone maker made staying in the business unattractive.

Microsoft found a man named 'Mac Book' to tout Surface Laptop 2

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Apple's MacBook Air is the target of Microsoft's latest ad, which cleverly enlists the help of a man named "Mac" Book to tout the new Surface Laptop 2.

CBS All Access debuts on Apple TV Channels

Wednesday July 31, 2019

More than two months after Apple TV Channels debuted on iOS and tvOS, Apple's over-the-top streaming subscription hub on Wednesday welcomed its 20th provider into the fold with the addition of CBS All Access.

Apple AirPods on sale for $135 (record low) today only

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Apple AirPods with Charging Case are $24 off for only a few more hours thanks to a promo code discount bringing the hot accessory down to $135.99, a record low.

Apple stops signing iOS 12.3.1, 12.3.2 code following iOS 12.4 debut

Wednesday July 31, 2019

As is customary, Apple on Wednesday ceased code signing for iOS 12.3.1 and iOS 12.3.2 following the release of iOS 12.4, ensuring iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users are running the most up-to-date version of the mobile operating system.

Verizon adds four US cities to growing 5G network

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Verizon on Wednesday activated 5G Ultra Wideband services in select areas of Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., bringing the number of U.S. cities with access to the speedy mobile network up to nine.

Apple moves high-profile software exec over to AR team

Wednesday July 31, 2019

The head of program management for Apple's software team, Kim Vorrath, has reportedly moved to an augmented reality team within the company, perhaps signalling accelerating work in the field.

Back to School Buyers Guide: Which desktop is the best Mac for college?

Wednesday July 31, 2019

It's easy to assume that a student will need a notebook Mac, but if you're going to be based in one place, a desktop one can be a much better value. You just have to know which features really matter when choosing the best Mac for college.

This Apple Watch charger is better than Apple's in every way

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Apple's own Apple Watch charger is as boring as it gets. Native Union's new Belt Cable bests Apple's in nearly every way.

Analysts predict Apple Pencil support in 2019 iPhone - again

Wednesday July 31, 2019

An analyst prediction for the 2019 iPhone refresh has suggested the inclusion of support for the Apple Pencil, a potential feature that has occasionally surfaced in rumors over the last few years, but has yet to actually make an appearance in the final product.

Apple Watch's Emergency SOS credited with saving epileptic Australian woman

Wednesday July 31, 2019

An Australian woman with epilepsy is reportedly alive because of the fall detection and Emergency SOS features on the Apple Watch Series 4.

Apple releases fifth developer beta for macOS 10.15 Catalina

Wednesday July 31, 2019

The fifth round of developer betas for Apple's milestone operating systems, with the last of the bunch -- macOS 10.15 Catalina -- now available to download by test participants.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6 updated with new S Pen and dual camera

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab S6, a new tablet with a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display, a dual camera setup, an on-screen fingerprint scanner, and an upgraded S Pen stylus with new features as well as a rear groove for storage.

Facebook's TV streaming & video call set-top codenamed 'Catalina,' launching this fall

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Facebook is reportedly talking to Disney, Netflix, and others about putting their streaming services on a new Apple TV-like set-top that would also offer video calls.

Hands on: Adding a telephoto lens to the iPhone XR with Moment

Wednesday July 31, 2019

The iPhone XR's camera takes great landscape, and wide angle portraits. But wouldn't it be better to have a telephoto zoom lens like its more expensive flagship, the iPhone XS?

iPhone's global marketshare dips to 10.1% amid rise of Samsung & Chinese brands

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Apple's share of the global smartphone market fell year-over-year in the June quarter from 11.3% to 10.1%, attributable by a research firm mostly because of better performance by Chinese vendors and Korea's Samsung.

Editorial: Apple's Q319 earnings destroy a mountain of fake data and false reporting

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Apple's continuing performance as a market-responsive, commercially savvy innovator is destroying feebleminded media narratives that seek to portray the company as helpless and befuddled. It also demonstrates that the real incompetence lies in bad reporting by sloppy journalists seeking to deliver titillating headlines rather than accurate, factual portrayals of the industry.

Jamf buys Mac security outfit Digita Security, Patrick Wardle in tow

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Apple device management platform Jamf on Wednesday announced its takeover of Digita Security, a firm that employs noted researcher Patrick Wardle and specializes in endpoint security for Mac-based businesses.

Spotify grows to 108M paid subscribers, 232M in total

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Further raising the bar for Apple Music, Spotify on Wednesday announced that its paid Premium subscribers climbed 30% year-over-year in the June quarter to 108 million, while total listenership -- including its free ad-based tier -- rose 29% to 232 million.

Analysts upbeat on Apple results with strong Services and Wearables

Wednesday July 31, 2019

Following the announcement of Apple's record-setting June quarter revenue of $53.8 billion, analysts have been quick to pass judgment on the iPhone maker's fortunes, with Apple exceeding expectations but still with some trepidation present for the fourth quarter results ahead of an anticipated high-performing 2020.