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2019

Apple lowers prices of iPhones and iPads in China following tax cut

Monday April 01, 2019

Apple has reduced the price of its products in China once again, cutting the price of the iPhone, iPad, AirPods, and other items in the market as the company attempts to resuscitate its disappointing sales figures in the highly-prized region from the last quarter's financial results.

Struggling Apple supplier Japan Display looks to raise $990M as it moves into OLED

Monday April 01, 2019

An Apple supplier, Japan Display, announced on Monday that it's seeking to raise up to $990 million in new financing as it looks to cope with Apple's switch from LCD iPhones to OLED.

Apple ditching plans for Israeli store after rejections by mall owners

Monday April 01, 2019

Apple has reportedly scrapped plans to launch any Israeli retail store in the near future, despite potentially lucrative sales.

MacBook Air & iPad Pro competitor Surface Book 2 gets quiet update

Monday April 01, 2019

Microsoft has given its Surface Book 2 line of hybrid tablets a refresh, quietly updating the 13.5-inch model of the tablet-notebook devices with an optional eighth-generation quad-core Intel i5 processor, while at the same time cutting the price of the existing base configuration by $200.

Apple HomeKit seen 'gaining traction' in smarthome accessories towards 2023

Monday April 01, 2019

As the number of smarthome devices approaches a forecast 1.56 billion in 2023, ones compatible with Apple's HomeKit should finally gain more "traction," according to research firm IDC.

DirecTV is offering a free Apple TV 4K if you pay for four months of service in advance

Monday April 01, 2019

In case you missed the last few times that DirecTV Now and AT&T wanted to give you an Apple TV 4K with four months of service pre-paid, now's your chance.

Mark Zuckerberg joins Tim Cook in calls for privacy, electoral integrity legislation

Monday April 01, 2019

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is following Apple CEO Tim Cook and other major privacy advocates in calling for governments to "regulate the internet," by offering up suggestions for how lawmakers and regulators could create new rules that the social network and other tech firms should follow to protect elections, reduce harmful content, and to enhance privacy.

Why you should pick up the 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro instead of the new iPad Air

Sunday March 31, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, Apple quietly announced a new iPad Air. This new third generation Air now features Apple's latest A12 Bionic processor, a laminated Retina display and now supports the first generation Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. But should you buy this over the 2017 10.5" iPad Pro?

Editorial: Steve Jobs would have been proud of Tim Cook's Apple News & Apple TV event

Sunday March 31, 2019

As a company, Apple has shifted dramatically over the last eight years since the passing of Steve Jobs. Monday's "its show time" Apple News and Apple TV event was a primary example of this, being the first to focus entirely upon non-hardware product offerings while introducing a series of celebrities talking about their new projects to create content that has nothing to do with the computing technology that has always defined Apple. What's going on?

Apple crime blotter: 'virtual kidnapping,' Floridians warned about iCloud scam, movie money iPhone theft & more

Sunday March 31, 2019

Apple iPhone and iCloud-related scams, Texas seeks to ban lewd unsolicited AirDrops, money printed for motion pictures used to buy an iPhone, iPads pinched from a children's hospital ward, and a dubious iPhone theft in a New Orleans hotel, all on the Apple crime roundup.

Apple's latest Tesla hire may point to powertrain for full-scale 'Apple Car'

Saturday March 30, 2019

Signaling that it's continuing work on a full-fledged electric car, or at least a platform, Apple has reportedly hired Tesla's engineering VP in charge of powertrains Michael Schwekutsch.

Here are the best ways to stream local TV to your Apple TV or iPhone from an antenna

Saturday March 30, 2019

If you're a cable-cutter who's somehow missing broadcast TV, you can still get over-the-air channels without springing for Sling, PlayStation Vue, or YouTube TV -- you just need an HD antenna and a compatible tuner. These are some of the better Apple-ready North American tuners to choose from.

Apple's services event receives rocky reception from industry and critics

Saturday March 30, 2019

Much of the criticism of Apple's event was focused on how it actually told us very little. Yet even with a "charm-and-dazzle" show, there was enough to get critics and analysts examining the good and the bad of what Apple is planning.

Apple engineer who led development of A7 through A12X chip cores departs company

Friday March 29, 2019

A key Apple engineer responsible for leading development teams working on proprietary processor core designs has left the company after nine years of service, according to a report on Friday.

With AirPower canceled, here are the best alternative Qi wireless iPhone charging pads

Friday March 29, 2019

The AirPower is gone. But, that doesn't mean that there aren't Qi charging options for your iPhone or AirPods Wireless Charging Case. Here are some of the options that we like the most.

Apple cancels AirPower wireless charging mat, citing quality issues

Friday March 29, 2019

Apple has dropped the axe on the AirPower mat, for reasons as of yet unknown, and will not produce the device.

Man pleads guilty to hacking celebrity Apple accounts for spending spree

Friday March 29, 2019

A man has pleaded guilty to U.S. Justice Department charges of hacking into the Apple accounts of famous athletes and musicians, using them to embark on a spending spree.

Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, & Verizon's unlimited wireless plans for iPhone in 2019

Friday March 29, 2019

All four of the major carriers in the United States offer competitive "Unlimited" plans, but they all vary in terms of what they actually offer to customers. AppleInsider compares the plans to try and work out what actually provides the better deal for iPhone users.

Macs sold in China no longer able to display Taiwanese flag

Friday March 29, 2019

Following Monday's release of macOS 10.14.4, Macs sold in China are reportedly no longer displaying the Taiwanese flag emoji -- though it's apparently easy to rectify the issue.

Texture app shutting down on May 28 in wake of Apple News+ launch

Friday March 29, 2019

Following the launch of its Apple News+ magazine subscription service, Apple is preparing to close down the standalone version of Texture for all users at the end of May, with the notice of closure urging customers to try out the new Apple News subscription instead.