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2019

Apple ad partner TBWA\Media Arts Lab assigns new directors to iPhone, Services

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple's decades-long ad partner, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, has reportedly brought in two new creative directors to handle iPhones and Apple's subscription services.

Apple's share of the wearables market shrinks amid competition from Xiaomi, Huawei & Samsung

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple maintained clear control of the global wearables market in the March quarter, but saw its share erode in the face of giants from China and Korea.

Cardiogram judging most exciting WWDC keynote moments by monitoring Apple Watch heart rates

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple Watch app company Cardiogram will attempt to work out what the most exciting part of Apple's WWDC 2019 keynote will be, by monitoring the heart rate of the app's users during the on-stage event to see when the highest points occur.

MacBook Pro catches on fire, demonstrating potential danger of batteries

Thursday May 30, 2019

A Reddit user has shared pictures of his 2015 MacBook Pro that burst into flames, practically demonstrating what stored energy and flammable electrolyte can do if a battery is damaged.

Sprint launches 5G mobile in four US cities, first expansions coming within weeks

Thursday May 30, 2019

Sprint on Thursday launched 5G mobile data in four U.S. urban areas, namely Atlanta, Houston, Kansas City, and Dallas-Fort Worth.

The China government may want fewer iPhones sold, but intent to buy is still solid

Thursday May 30, 2019

Despite the U.S.-China trade war, and loud anti-Apple sentiment on Chinese media, the iPhone is still in demand in China, according to a survey of purchase intent in the country.

Apple's iPad is the king of a declining European, Middle Eastern tablet market

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple's iPad regained the pole position in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) market during the March quarter, but people in that region are buying fewer tablets overall, according to new IDC research estimates.

Sonnet updates RackMac mini, MacCuff mini mounting systems for latest Mac mini models

Thursday May 30, 2019

Accessory producer Sonnet has updated its RackMac mini rackmount enclosure and MacCuff mini security mounting bracket for the Mac mini, revising the designs to better fit the newest models, and to help more effectively cool the holstered hardware.

Review: Powerbeats Pro are solid luxury headphones but aren't without issues

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple's Powerbeats Pro deliver on almost every feature we wanted to see from AirPods -- better audio, better sound isolation, more secure fit, and longer battery. But does that make them our new go-to headphones?

Apple profiles new & veteran app developers to promote WWDC 2019

Thursday May 30, 2019

Looking to drum up publicity ahead of WWDC 2019, which begins June 3 in San Jose, Apple on Thursday profiled two different people attending the conference at different stages of their career.

Month-end savings: Up to 99% off parts, accessories & software

Thursday May 30, 2019

End-of-month deals are going on now on parts and accessories to complement your Apple device. From the lowest prices of the year on Private Internet Access VPN subscriptions to half off Apple Smart Keyboards, there are a variety of rock bottom discounts that end soon.

New Hampshire man bitten by rabid bat hiding in iPad case

Thursday May 30, 2019

An elderly man in New Hampshire found an unpleasant surprise lurking in his iPad case as he sat down to read the news -- a rabid bat.

Apple Music support for Echo & Fire TV in Canada arriving soon, suggests Amazon app

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple Music may soon arrive on Amazon's Echo smart speaker range and Fire devices in the near future, after a store listing for the just-launched Echo Show 5 suggested it supported Apple's streaming service ahead of an official announcement from the retailer.

Apple Maps car spotted mid-route in Italy, being cleaned

Thursday May 30, 2019

A vehicle used by Apple to capture images for Apple Maps has been spotted in Italy, with a pair of operators reportedly fixing a problem with the on-vehicle camera system in the middle of one of its journeys on Tuesday.

Apple condemns British spy agency group's proposal to evade message encryption

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple, Google, Microsoft and WhatsApp have co-signed an open letter urging the UK government to abandon what's being called a "ghost protocol" to allow intelligence services to read encrypted messages.

Apple Pay Express Transit arriving in London in next few months

Thursday May 30, 2019

Apple Pay's Express Transit will be heading to the United Kingdom's capital in the coming months, after Transport For London advised it is working with Apple to integrate the time-saving feature into the London Underground and the rest of the city's public transit system.

Japan Display getting $729M bailout after Apple agrees to restructure debt payments

Thursday May 30, 2019

LCD supplier Japan Display has now renegotiated its debts, reportedly including with Apple, and says that the $729 million bailout will be formalized next month.

US Justice Department allegedly wants new spinoff carrier as condition of Sprint & T-Mobile merger

Wednesday May 29, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly adding an unusual request for the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint -- the spinoff of a new wireless carrier.

Fifth-gen ecobee thermostat with HomeKit promises better Wi-Fi, added Alexa & Spotify features

Wednesday May 29, 2019

ecobee's fifth-generation thermostat, compatible with Apple HomeKit, should be mostly an evolutionary device but include important upgrades in wireless, Spotify, and Amazon Alexa connectivity, according to a product leak.

Flipboard says hackers breached databases, may have stolen user data

Wednesday May 29, 2019

Magazine-style news service Flipboard is notifying users of a months-long security vulnerability, which may have exposed account data to hackers.