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2019

Foxconn increasing development of microLED to gain future iPhone display orders

Tuesday April 30, 2019

A future version of the iPhone could use microLED technology for its display, with a supply chain report suggesting that manufacturing partner Foxconn is trying to gain orders from Apple for a future iPhone using the bright and high resolution technology.

Editorial: If Apple wants to get serious with Apple TV+, shedding the 'clean' image would be a good start

Tuesday April 30, 2019

If it's true that Apple is aiming for "family-friendly" material across most of its Apple TV+ shows, it may be fighting the streaming video wars with one arm tied behind its back.

Sprint, T-Mobile extend merger deadline to July 29

Monday April 29, 2019

T-Mobile and Sprint on Monday extended the deadline to complete a proposed $26 billion deal that would merge the two wireless market competitors into a single entity, allowing the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission more time to approve the agreement.

Apple's millennial leap from fading Golden Age icon to flexible, flashy plastic fashion

Monday April 29, 2019

Apple's deft transition in the late 90s from an aging icon into a fresh, modern brand with the ability to capture the attention of buyers is now virtually ancient history. But it provides some perspective on Apple's current position, which is frequently characterized as being one mistake away from doom. There are also lessons for Apple's competitors.

Apple-marketed robotics firm Anki goes into shutdown mode

Monday April 29, 2019

Anki -- a robotics company once heavily promoted by Apple -- is shutting down on Wednesday, forcing nearly 200 people out of work.

Apple's 5G modem project lead Ruben Caballero has left the company

Monday April 29, 2019

Ruben Caballero, a lead for Apple's nascent 5G modem project, has left the company in the wake of a division restructure, and the blockbuster Qualcomm modem deal.

Review: Creative's Pebble Plus 2.1 speakers shoot above their $30 pricepoint [u]

Monday April 29, 2019

Creative's Pebble Plus speakers won't floor you, but they don't have to - they're just some of the best budget 2.1 speakers you can buy. [Updated with last-minute price change]

How to share files using iCloud Drive

Monday April 29, 2019

Once you understand how it works -- and know the right sequence of steps to go through -- then file sharing with iCloud Drive is tremendous when it's working. It's just that setting it up is surprisingly confusing, so let's walk through it.

Apple issues fourth developer builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, watchOS 5.2.1 [u]

Monday April 29, 2019

Apple has moved on to its fourth round of betas for this cycle, providing developers testing its operating systems new builds of iOS 12.3, tvOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, and macOS 10.14.5, as well as a third build of new Apple TV software

Review: Denon AH-D5200 headphones stand out with Zebrawood ear cups & stunning audio

Monday April 29, 2019

Denon is a fan-favorite when it comes to audio equipment. While primarily known for its excellent amps and receivers, the acoustic opulence of the AH-D5200 headphones shouldn't be overlooked.

An unsecured database on Microsoft servers holds information on over 80 million households

Monday April 29, 2019

Security researchers have reportedly uncovered an unsecured database containing the details of over 80 million U.S. households, including names and addresses.

Apple's Siri ties with Google Assistant for most-used voice assistant

Monday April 29, 2019

A Microsoft study suggests that Apple's Siri is on par with Google Assistant for worldwide usage, despite the latter being available on a wider range of devices.

Spotify breaks 100 million paid subscribers, holding lead over Apple Music

Monday April 29, 2019

Spotify on Monday revealed that it has topped 100 million paid subscribers worldwide, putting it twice as far ahead as Apple Music, albeit with a years-long headstart.

Beats Powerbeats Pro preorders commence May 3 ahead of May 10 release

Monday April 29, 2019

Apple will be opening up pre-orders for the Powerbeats Pro from May 3, allowing consumers the first opportunity to purchase Beats' take on the AirPods wireless earphones concept ahead of its shipping date on May 10.

What to expect from Apple's second quarter earnings report on Tuesday evening

Monday April 29, 2019

Apple's March-quarter financial results are set to be released on Tuesday, and all eyes are on what Apple will say -- or won't say -- about iPhone sales volumes. Here's what observers of the iPhone maker anticipate Apple will reveal.

New price drop: $999 MacBook Pros, plus $249 iPads, $600 off MacBooks [u]

Monday April 29, 2019

As April winds down, deals on Apple Macs and iPads are still going strong. Save $80 on 9.7-inch iPads at Amazon while supplies last. Or opt for a high-end 12-inch MacBook with 512GB SSD while it's $600 off, the lowest price ever. MacBook Pros are also $300 off for a limited time, with prices starting at just $999.99.

Apple says it removed parental control apps because they posed privacy risk

Monday April 29, 2019

Apple on Sunday issued a formal response to a New York Times report that implied the company removed a number of parental control apps from the App Store to quash competition, saying the titles in question posed a threat to user security.

Editorial: Will Apple's 1990's 'Golden Age' collapse repeat itself?

Sunday April 28, 2019

Once, long ago, Apple Computer, Inc. commissioned a new headquarters in Northern California just as it began losing its position as a leader in personal computing tech in the early '90s. Could history repeat itself in our modern era?

Apple hired away Intel's 5G modem lead just prior to Qualcomm settlement

Sunday April 28, 2019

Intel's departure from the 5G modem business may have been dictated not just by Apple's settlement with Qualcomm, but its reported poaching of Intel's lead 5G modem developer earlier in 2019.

How to decide if investing in a big Homekit setup is right for you

Sunday April 28, 2019

Apple's HomeKit is growing, and there is now a range of smart devices for every function. Yet there are both potential savings and hidden costs that will make or break your decision on whether to invest. Plus, HomeKit is still more complicated than it should be.