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2019

Google adding augmented reality results to search, expanding Google Lens

Tuesday May 07, 2019

During its I/O developer keynote on Tuesday, Google announced that it's adding augmented reality to general search with the ability to drop a result into the surroundings on a mobile device, and is upgrading Google Lens as well.

Amazon issues record-breaking discount on Apple's 12 inch MacBook

Tuesday May 07, 2019

The deals keep rolling in this May, delivering record low prices on Apple hardware. Save $500 on Apple's ultraportable 12-inch MacBook, delivering the lowest price ever on the laptop in the popular Space Gray finish.

Apple growing partnership with SAP, machine learning & CoreML at center of new program

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Apple and SAP have grown their partnership, and are further teaming to assist clients develop iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps, with machine learning as a focus.

Apple provides fifth developer beta builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, macOS 10.14.5 for testing

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Apple has reached the fifth round of betas for its operating systems, with new developer builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, and macOS 10.14.5 available for testing.

Apple design lead Jony Ive to discuss iPhone design with Stephen Fry

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive will be making a public appearance at an Irish book festival in June, in a session talking to celebrity Stephen Fry about the design of the iPhone and other Apple products, as well as how they have helped change the world.

Jamf School simplifies Apple device management for education

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Jamf is making a bigger play for the eduction market by introducing Jamf School, a version of its Apple device management platform designed for use in schools by teachers, with a more intuitive interface that doesn't require a high level of IT knowledge to maintain.

Early dev builds go live for Microsoft's Edge for Mac

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Just a day after teasing the browser, Microsoft has posted live download links for the Dev and Canary builds of Edge for Mac, allowing macOS users to try out the software ahead of a formal public release of the Chromium-ported version.

Former Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts upset 'finely tuned balance'

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts upset a "finely tuned balance" at the company's stores in the name of branding, a report suggested on Tuesday, with interviews with employees supposedly indicating the brand push was more important than helping customers.

MW65 review: Master & Dynamic's first ANC headphones were worth the wait

Tuesday May 07, 2019

Master & Dynamic has taken the wraps off its latest headphones, the MW65, which are the company's first headphones with built-in active noise canceling. AppleInsider got to spend some time with them ahead of launch to try them out.

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.