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2019

AMD Radeon RX 5700 series launches with 7nm GPUs, up to 10.14 teraflops of performance

Tuesday June 11, 2019

AMD has launched three new cards in its Radeon RX 5000 range that all use 7-nanometer processes for the GPU, with the Radeon RX5700, XT, and 50th Anniversary Edition providing over 10 teraflops of performance as a more value-oriented alternative to the Vega cards.

Amazon, Best Buy discount Apple Watches to $199, plus $899 iMacs at B&H

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Today's best deals include fresh price drops on Apple Watches, with Series 4 devices on sale for as low as $339 at Amazon and the Nike Apple Watch Series 3 discounted to $199 at Best Buy. Meanwhile, B&H has issued another $100 price drop on Apple's 2017 iMac 4K, bringing the price down to a record low $899, with 27-inch iMac 5K models falling to $1,399.

How to share your audio with two AirPods in iOS 13

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Thanks to iOS 13, with a second set of AirPods or PowerBeats Pro, two people can listen to the same audio from one device at once. Here is how it works.

Broadcom renews RF chip supply deal with Apple for two more years

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Chipmaker Broadcom has confirmed plans to extend its supply deal with Apple for another two years, suggesting that it won't be replaced by first-party wireless chips anytime soon.

Apple terminates $921m iCloud data center project in Denmark

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Apple is no longer proceeding with a plan to build a $921M data center at a site in Kasso, Denmark, with the company recently advising the Aabenraa Municipality it no longer will construct the building on the 285 hectares of land it acquired in 2017.

Elizabeth Warren calls on DOJ antitrust head to recuse himself from Apple & Google probes

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Democratic Senator and U.S. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is urging the chief of the Justice Department's antitrust division to recuse himself from investigations into Apple and Google, noting that he has lobbied for both corporations in the past.

Apple Pencil could gain hover-based gestures in future iPad

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Future iPhones and iPads could work without the user touching the display, with Apple exploring the possibility of using the proximity of fingers or the Apple Pencil to the screen to enable selections and gestures in situations where touching the device isn't desirable.

Amazon trumps Apple & Google in latest global 'brand value' report

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Amazon is now the world leader in terms of brand value, eclipsing both Apple and Google, according to annual Kantar research rankings.

Foxconn claims it can make all of Apple's iPhones outside China

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Foxconn has told investors that it has the capacity to produce iPhones for the American market without using its Chinese facilities, potentially skirting possible US/China trade tariffs.

Apple Pay goes live in the Netherlands

Tuesday June 11, 2019

Dutch bank ING has introduced support for Apple Pay in the Netherlands. It's the first bank in the region to do so and comes two years after the first trials were reported.

Goldman Sachs exec says winning customer loyalty with Apple Card more important than profitability

Monday June 10, 2019

The head of Apple Card partner Goldman Sachs' consumer banking business in an interview on Monday addressed concerns that the new credit card offering is not structured for maximum profitability, and implied customer engagement is more important than sheer financial gain.

Apple Wallet to support contactless tickets at select college stadiums this fall

Monday June 10, 2019

Ticketing service Paciolan on Monday announced upcoming support for contactless tickets in Apple Wallet, which will allow fans to enter college stadiums using their iPhone and Apple Watch later this fall.

Apple's latest 'Shot on iPhone' promo sells iPhone XS as pro photo tool

Monday June 10, 2019

Working again to cast iPhones as a tool for serious photographers, Apple on Monday released its latest "Shot on iPhone" promo, featuring portrait specialist Christopher Anderson.

Apple is using a custom connector for the SSD in the new Mac Pro

Monday June 10, 2019

The new Mac Pro is a highly modular computer, making it ripe for upgrades and on-site servicing. But, the connector used for the built-in storage suggests replacements may have to be bought from Apple directly.

Deals: Amazon knocks $100 off iPads, plus save $100-$210 on 2019 MacBook Pros

Monday June 10, 2019

Fresh weekly Apple deals are here, with savings of up to $210 off new MacBook Pros and prices starting at $1,699. Apple's 9.7-inch iPad is also on sale, with instant discounts of $80 to $100 off.

Editorial: Siri is greatly improved in iPadOS and iOS 13, but we still need more

Monday June 10, 2019

Apple's Siri is always said to lag behind its competitors, but Apple has made giant strides with it. Even still, though, there are a few really key things we still long to see added.

Apple releases iOS 12.3.2 with iPhone 8 Plus Portrait mode fixes

Monday June 10, 2019

Apple has shipped iOS 12.3.2, an update that fixes issues that prevent Portrait Mode from functioning properly, affecting some units of the iPhone 8 Plus.

Beats Solo3 Wireless gets new 'Club Collection' colors on June 12

Monday June 10, 2019

Continuing its theme of Beats headphones as a fashion accessory, Apple on Monday revealed four new Solo3 Wireless colors, dubbed the "Club Collection."

Compared: Brydge Pro vs Apple Smart Keyboard

Monday June 10, 2019

We've been using the Brydge Pro keyboard for the 2018 iPad Pro for quite some time now, and one of the most frequent requests we've received is to directly to compare it to Apple's Smart Keyboard. So, let's talk about them.

Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR coming in September, says Apple [u]

Monday June 10, 2019

The Mac Pro and the Apple Pro Display XDR may start shipping to customers in September, after updates to the Apple website seemingly suggests a more refined release date for the Mac workstation and its screen than Apple's previous advisement of the fall.