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2019

iOS exploit closed in iOS 12.2 let websites use motion sensors to 'fingerprint' devices

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Though already patched on iPhones and iPads, University of Cambridge researchers say they've developed a hacking technique that can "fingerprint" a person by way of motion sensors.

Apple's deal to sell on Amazon directly is crushing small resellers by design

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple's deal to get an official presence on Amazon has resulted in not just Apple being forced to share data on sales with Amazon, but also many smaller resellers either going out of business or struggling with alternative platforms like eBay, Etsy, and Walmart.

Vizio's 2019 TVs with upcoming AirPlay 2 & HomeKit support now on sale

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Vizio has started to make its 2019 line of smart televisions available to purchase, with the collection of 4K-resolution screens all set to offer support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit in an update to the SmartCast 3.0 software arriving this summer.

Improvements to Apple News in iOS 12.3 & macOS 10.14.5 are just the beginning

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple is now highlighting new features that allow publishers to put content in front of willing subscribers with more ease, and the company also says that hundreds of people are working away to make the service even better.

Tado ships updated Smart AC Control with native HomeKit

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Germany's Tado on Tuesday launched an updated Smart AC Control in Europe, offering native support for Apple's HomeKit.

Apple building large car drive rooms as Project Titan lives on

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple's "Project Titan" lives on, as the company is reportedly building large drive rooms in California for continued testing, and developing advanced battery technology.

Apple made informal bid to buy Tesla at $240 per share in 2013

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple's automotive ambitions could have been augmented with the acquisition of Tesla, an analyst claims, with the iPhone maker said to have made a "serious bid" to buy the electric car producer in 2013, a move that could have brought technology developed under "Project Titan" to commercialization far earlier.

Apple Watch ECG app arriving in Canada soon following health regulator's approval

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Owners of the Apple Watch Series 4 in Canada could be able to use the ECG app to monitor their heart in the near future, after regulator Health Canada has approved the wearable device's electrocardiogram and irregular rhythm notification features.

Apple wins Creative Marketer of the Year award at prestigious Cannes Lions

Tuesday May 21, 2019

It's the first time Apple has won Creative Marketer of the Year despite decades of other awards from the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, including plaudits in 2018 for its Today at Apple program.

Apple Pay goes live in Hungary and Luxembourg

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Apple on Tuesday confirmed the launch of Apple Pay in Hungary and Luxembourg, with the payment service arriving with support for credit and debit cards from Mastercard, Visa and regional banks.

US temporarily eases Huawei prohibitions to buy time for telcos

Tuesday May 21, 2019

In a bid to ease an expected transition away from Huawei hardware, the U.S. government on Monday loosened buying restrictions imposed on the Chinese telecommunications giant, allowing the purchase of goods needed to maintain existing infrastructure.

Australian 'big four' bank NAB adopts Apple Pay, Westpac lone holdout

Monday May 20, 2019

National Australia Bank (NAB) on Monday announced immediate support for Apple Pay, becoming the third of Australia's "big four" banks to integrate with Apple's payments platform after a failed boycott.

Unsecured database exposed private information of millions of Instagram influencers

Monday May 20, 2019

An unsecured database thought to be owned by a Mumbai-based social media marketing firm exposed the personal information of millions of Instagram influencers, including those not affiliated with the company.

Apple's iCloud and iTunes targeted in patent infringement suit

Monday May 20, 2019

An Irish business, Data Scape Limited, has launched a Texas lawsuit against Apple accusing it of violating a data sync patent by way of iCloud, iTunes and the devices those services run on.

US Justice Department likely to block Sprint & T-Mobile merger

Monday May 20, 2019

Only hours after FCC chairman Ajit Pai expressed his support for Sprint and T-Mobile's proposed merger, the U.S. Justice Department was reported to be against the deal over antitrust concerns.

Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 update is faster with better camera & USB-C

Monday May 20, 2019

Google is continuing to push its Google Glass smart glasses as a way for businesses to improve how employees work, by updating the Enterprise Edition of the eyewear with better performance, an improved camera, and this time making the headset run on Android.

Pandora debuts overhauled Mac app with notifications, keyboard shortcuts & Modes

Monday May 20, 2019

Pandora on Monday released a redesigned 2.0 Mac app for its radio streams and on-demand music, taking advantage of newer tech including station Modes.

Review: Synology D1019+ Network Attached Storage device

Monday May 20, 2019

The last few years have seen a decrease in internal storage on the Mac, as SSDs have gained prominence. A way to extend that is with a network attached storage device -- and the Synology DS1019+ is an excellent choice for the office or the home.

Today's best deals: MacBook Pros on sale from $1,099 at Amazon, plus $200 off MacBook Airs

Monday May 20, 2019

Kicking off the week, Apple authorized retailers are knocking hundreds of dollars off current MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops. Save $200 to $500 on upgraded systems plus bonus perks, such as sales tax incentives and fast, free shipping. These deals deliver the lowest prices available while supplies last.

These are the best cases for 2018 iPad Pros

Monday May 20, 2019

These are the best cases for the 2018 lineup of iPad Pros running the gamut from ultra-protective, thin and minimalist, to those that integrated keyboards.