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2019

Apple's famous design team now has no original members left

Friday May 03, 2019

Recent departures from Apple's Industrial Design group mean that no one remains from the original group that began to turn around Apple's fortunes. And, only two members who joined a year later are still with Apple -- although one of those is Jony Ive.

US DOJ requests hearing on remedies in Qualcomm antitrust case, cites concern over 5G rollout

Thursday May 02, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice in a filing on Thursday preemptively requested a hearing on potential remedies should Qualcomm be found liable in an antitrust case leveled by the Federal Trade Commission.

No, Adobe did not cancel its popular $10 Creative Cloud Photography plan

Thursday May 02, 2019

A number of visitors to Adobe's website recently noticed the popular $9.99 a month Creative Cloud Photography plan replaced by a $19.99 option, but the company says the change only impacts some customers and is not permanent. At least not yet.

Some macOS users having problems with discovery in App Store [u]

Thursday May 02, 2019

Some Mac users are having problems accessing the Mac App Store, with reports of issues accessing items on a few of the store's pages meaning they cannot see what apps are being recommended by Apple, nor charts of what apps other users are installing -- but server-side fixes are underway.

Apple highlights iOS accessibility functions in four new YouTube videos

Thursday May 02, 2019

Apple is highlighting some of the accessibility-related capabilities of the iPhone in a series of four new videos, advising how users can access functions in iOS for AssistiveTouch, VoiceOver, use the Magnifier, and to invert the colors used on the screen of the smartphone.

AirUnleashed is a three-device Qi charging pad with Apple Watch compatibility

Thursday May 02, 2019

AirPower may be gone but that hasn't stopped look-alikes, with AirUnleashed being the latest in offering a simplified version of Apple's unreleased Qi charging mat to consumers.

Our favorite tips and tricks for making the most out of Apple HomeKit

Thursday May 02, 2019

HomeKit has made waves for being the easiest to use home automation platform, while still being extremely powerful. These are AppleInsider's top tips you may not know for getting the most out of your HomeKit setup.

GameClub raises $2.5M to bring classic iOS games back to life

Thursday May 02, 2019

GameClub, a mobile game developer, has secured $2.5 million in investment from a variety of funds, with the startup planning to modernize and rerelease older iOS games that are no longer playable on newer iPhones and iPads, as well as producing its own titles.

May deals: Apple Watches on sale from $199, plus $70 off Series 4 w/ free gift; $400 off Mac mini; $500 off iMac 5K

Thursday May 02, 2019

Fresh price drops are in effect now on Apple devices, with some fan favorite deals also extended into May. Pick up an Apple Watch Series 3 device for as low as $199 while supplies last, or save $70 with a free gift on Series 4 models. Meanwhile, upgraded Mac mini and iMac 5K systems are hundreds off with some of the lowest prices ever.

Apple Watch retaining clear lead in smartwatch market despite advances by Samsung & Fitbit

Thursday May 02, 2019

The Apple Watch maintained a solid grip on smartwatch shipments during the March quarter, according to new estimates, even as rivals from Samsung and Fitbit made headway.

Editorial: Latest IDC estimate of Q1 2019 iPhone sales 'highly inaccurate' to the point of 'embarrassing'

Thursday May 02, 2019

IDC is one of the market research companies that confidently reports quarterly shipments, market share and growth figures for PCs, smartphones and other products with an implied accuracy down to the tenth of a percentage point. But, the company's latest figures are "highly inaccurate" to the point of "embarrassing," according to well-regarded analyst Neil Cybart of Above Avalon.

Google adding automatic deletion option for Location Services and Web & App Activity data

Thursday May 02, 2019

Google is offering users a new way to try and safeguard their privacy, by providing an option to automatically delete logs of Web & App Activity as well as Location History data after a specific period of time, rather than requiring users to manually delete it.

Apple continuing work on 'hybrid' displays mixing OLED & quantum-dot LED

Thursday May 02, 2019

Perhaps reflecting a desire to maximize power efficiency in all areas, a newly-published Apple patent application showcases a "hybrid" display mixing OLED and quantum-dot LEDs.

The truth about what's actually good and bad about Apple News+

Thursday May 02, 2019

It's been hugely hyped and roundly criticized, but after more than a month's intensive use, Apple News+ has proved to have very specific good and bad features. Before you sign up, or before you cancel, here's a true Pro/Con list for Apple News+.

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' opens up to public beta in Australia and New Zealand

Thursday May 02, 2019

Niantic and WB Games is starting to allow iOS users to play 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,' the 'Pokemon Go' follow-up based on the JK Rowling book franchise, with open betas in Australia and New Zealand allowing fans of the series to try out the AR game on their iPhone.

Super Micro exiting China manufacture because of spy chip allegations [u]

Thursday May 02, 2019

To further deflect allegations made by Bloomberg in 2018 of spy chips inserted in servers used by Apple and other companies, Super Micro is ceasing manufacture in China, and cutting back on reliance of parts generated by Chinese suppliers.

Foxconn CEO headed to Wisconsin after Trump meeting at White House

Thursday May 02, 2019

Terry Gou, the CEO of Apple assembly partner Foxconn and candidate for the presidency of Taiwan, has met with President Donald Trump on his visit to the United States, ahead of a visit to the controversial project in Wisconsin to build new facilities.

Parental control apps clap back at Apple statement on MDM technology

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Parental control and screen time monitoring apps are fighting back against Apple's decision to strike the titles from the App Store over alleged security risks, saying in separate blog posts that the tech giant's reasoning is flawed and its statement on the matter misleading.

Apple Music falls from first to fifth in brand intimacy rankings

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Apple Music has tumbled from the top spot to No. 5 in a brand intimacy study conducted by MBLM, getting beat out by the likes of Spotify and Pandora.

California tables Right to Repair bill following pressure from Apple, others

Wednesday May 01, 2019

Following pressure from lobbyists, including a last-minute play by Apple, a California right to repair bill was pulled by its cosponsor for a second time, giving tech companies opposing the legislation a one-year reprieve.