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2019

Second Taiwan Apple store to open soon in Taipei's Xinyi District

Friday May 24, 2019

Apple on Thursday quietly adorned construction barriers protecting a new retail location in Taiwan with company branding, confirming rumors that the tech giant will soon open a second outlet in the region.

Apple ceases iOS 12.2 code signing following iOS 12.3 release

Thursday May 23, 2019

Apple on Thursday stopped signing code for iOS 12.2 following the May release of iOS 12.3, ensuring iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are operating on the latest version of the company's mobile operating system.

Snapchat employees abused company data access tools to spy on users

Thursday May 23, 2019

According to a report on Thursday, a number of Snap employees abused privileged data management tools to snoop on Snapchat users, in some cases potentially gaining access to location and contact information, as well as saved Snaps.

Fresh App Store monopoly lawsuit arrives after US Supreme Court ruling

Thursday May 23, 2019

Taking advantage of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, a new class action lawsuit accuses Apple of artificially inflating App Store prices through a claimed monopoly on iOS app distribution.

New US bill would ban loot boxes in games for people under 18

Thursday May 23, 2019

Moving forward as promised, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri formally introduced a bill on Thursday that would halt sales of gaming loot boxes to people under 18.

Editorial: The AirPods Meme - How Apple is making you fall in love with your tech

Thursday May 23, 2019

AirPods are emblematic of what makes today's Apple work. It's a competent technology product, but one that makes an emotional connection with you as you use it. And because they're designed to be used often and for extended periods of time, they keep associating themselves with your happiness derived from using them, ingratiating themselves as trusted devices that recommend that you buy more gear from Apple in the future.

What to expect at the 2019 WWDC from iOS 13 and watchOS 6

Thursday May 23, 2019

It's going to be a big year for iOS and that's not just wishful thinking, that's based entirely on what we know is coming. Here's what the evidence says Apple is bringing to our iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches.

US Senate greenlights anti-robocalling bill to combat 'daily deluge'

Thursday May 23, 2019

The U.S. Senate voted 97 to 1 on Thursday to move forward with the TRACED Act, intended to fight a surge of robocalls, in some cases harassing people multiple times per day.

Eight-core 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro crushes mid-2018 model in benchmarks

Thursday May 23, 2019

An initial benchmark of Apple's updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with an eight-core processor indicates the 2019 revision of the highest-specification model offers considerable improvements on the 2018 equivalent, especially in multi-core performance.

Samsung reportedly being tapped for 16-inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro OLED screens

Thursday May 23, 2019

Apple is considering the possibility of adding flexible OLED displays to its MacBook Pro and iPad Pro lines, a report claims, a component that could be supplied by Samsung using a slightly modified production technique for the display technology.

Revived bill proposes safeguards against warrantless data searches at US borders

Thursday May 23, 2019

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have reintroduced a bill that would block the government from searching iPhones, MacBooks, and other devices at the border without a warrant.

QNAP ships Mac-compatible USB-C to 5-gig Ethernet adapter

Thursday May 23, 2019

QNAP on Thursday introduced the QNA-UC5G1T, an adapter bridging USB-C Macs with Ethernet connections running up to 5 gigabits per second.

Amazon knocks $470 off Renewed 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros today only

Thursday May 23, 2019

Back by popular demand, Woot on Amazon is delivering the lowest prices anywhere on Mid 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar through the Amazon Renewed program.

Pegatron could start making iPads & MacBooks in Indonesia as early as June

Thursday May 23, 2019

One of Apple's major assembly partners, Pegatron, will start Indonesian manufacturing of iPads and MacBooks in June, regional reports claim.

Jamf data claims most students would use a Mac - if they could afford it

Thursday May 23, 2019

Most college and university students would choose to use a Mac, but price is a considerable barrier, according to a survey commissioned by Apple-oriented device management firm Jamf.

Proposed US Senate bill would hand $700M to rural telecoms to avoid Huawei & ZTE

Thursday May 23, 2019

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators have proposed a bill that would hand $700 million in grants to rural telecom providers to cover the cost of stripping Huawei and ZTE gear from their networks.

Speech enhancements to clean up iPhone audio could kick in after unclear call complaints

Thursday May 23, 2019

Calls between iPhone users could benefit from automatic audio filtering to improve the quality of the sound heard by each user, a system that would only come into effect once it knows one user is having trouble hearing what is being said by the other.

Apple's 2019 iPhone models listed in Eurasian regulatory filings

Thursday May 23, 2019

Eleven model numbers relating to new iPhones, and their variations such as geographical or storage capacity, have now appeared in the Eurasian Economic Commission's listings, far ahead of their expected September launch.

Instagram website source code exposed private information of thousands

Wednesday May 22, 2019

A security researcher discovered a flaw in Instagram's website that left user contact information exposed for months, potentially allowing nefarious actors to create databases containing the phone numbers and email addresses of thousands.

App developer Panic reveals 'Playdate' handheld gaming system

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Panic, a developer known for macOS and iOS apps like Transmit and Coda, on Wednesday announced plans for its first hardware offering in Playdate, a small handheld gaming device set to launch in 2020.