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2019

Why that 40% performance hit for full 'ZombieLoad' mitigations probably won't affect you

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Tuesday's revelation of the existence of the "ZombieLoad" vulnerability and the subsequent patching of the issue in macOS has led some users to be angry about the potential 40% reduction in system performance for their Mac. While significant, that impact will really only impact a small percentage of Mac owners, while the vast majority of complainants are upset at something they just don't need to endure.

New price drops deliver the best deals on Apple Watches, Macs, iPads

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Steeper markdowns have just been issued on Apple hardware, delivering the lowest prices anywhere on Apple's Mac mini, 2018 MacBook Air, iMac 5K, Series 3 and Series 4 Watches and more.

Evolve launches its first iPhone-connected skateboards with new GTR series

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Australian e-skate maker Evolve opened up preorders for its new GTR boards on Wednesday, its first to offer an iPhone app.

Apple restarts beta cycle with first developer builds of iOS 12.4, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, macOS 10.14.6

Wednesday May 15, 2019

After releasing iOS 12.3 and its other operating system updates to the public on Monday, Apple has restarted the beta testing process once more, this time issuing the first builds of iOS 12.4, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3 and macOS 10.14.6 to developers for testing.

No, Bloomberg, end-to-end encryption isn't a worthless 'marketing device'

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Seriously, Bloomberg used to be a respected publication. However, its latest opinion column on technology has taken the recent WhatsApp security flaw to mean that all security, specifically end-to-end encryption is a "smokescreen" by technology companies.

Pokemon battler Rumble Rush coming soon to iPhone

Wednesday May 15, 2019

A new free-to-play Pokemon game, "Rumble Rush," should soon launch for iPhones, carrying over the "Rumble" series previously hosted on Nintendo's Wii, Wii U, and 3DS.

Report: Apple's 5G modem to arrive in 2025, execs 'fed up' with slow Intel development

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Apple's rancor at the slow progress of Intel modem development began long before April's Qualcomm settlement and the rush to 5G, a report said on Wednesday, adding that the iPhone maker's in-house baseband chip won't arrive until 2025.

Deals: Up to $820 off 2018 MacBook Pros; Apple Watch Nike+ $279; $150 off 2019 iMacs

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Today only, Amazon-owned Woot is knocking up to $820 off Apple's latest MacBook Pros. Meanwhile, B&H has Nike Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) devices on sale for $279 ($100 off) with limited supply available. Those looking for a great graduation gift can also pick up a 2019 iMac for as low as $1,199 after triple digit savings.

Here is the best tech gear for the warm, summer months

Wednesday May 15, 2019

The warmer months are setting upon us and everyone is inching out of their homes into sunny weather. It doesn't matter if you are going on a trip or just to the park, this collection of our favorite tech gear is perfect for the great outdoors and warm, summer weather.

App Store antitrust lawsuit predicted to impact Apple stock price for years

Wednesday May 15, 2019

The fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow an antitrust lawsuit against Apple over an alleged monopoly on iOS apps via the App Store won't immediately affect the company, suggests Morgan Stanley, but the legal threat could affect the stock value for years.

Use your Lightning headphones on your Mac or iPad Pro with Anker's new USB-C adapter

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Accessory maker Anker has launched a USB-C to Lightning audio adapter, allowing iPhone and iPad owners to use their Lightning headphones with any USB-C device.

Apple highlights iPhone 6s 'made in India' in new marketing campaign

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Apple is promoting its production of a number of iPhone models in India, with the start of a new marketing campaign for the iPhone 6S in the region sold with the tagline "Now made in India," in reference to the government's initiative to encourage local manufacturing.

DJI guns for GoPro with waterproof, HDR-enabled Osmo Action camera

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Drone and gimbal maker DJI on Wednesday released the Osmo Action, intended to challenge GoPro's dominance in the action camera space.

Apple Pay tipped to launch in 13 new European markets through Monese

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Support for Apple Pay is set to expand to a large number of European markets in the near future, as bank Monese advises customers will soon be able to use Apple's mobile payments platform in 13 new countries, including Bulgaria and Greece.

Boosted debuts iPhone-connected, 24mph Rev scooter

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Until now known for its electric skateboards, Boosted on Wednesday launched the Rev, its first scooter, complete with integrated iPhone support.

A full ban on sale & purchase of Huawei 5G & other networking gear in the US appears imminent [u]

Wednesday May 15, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump will allegedly sign an executive order this week blocking American companies from using any telecoms equipment made by Huawei, according to a report.

How to make Google automatically delete the data it stores about you [u]

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Google has now begun to roll out its new feature that lets you limit how long it saves information about you. Here's how to use it.

Editorial: Why Apple created Apple TV+ rather than buying Netflix

Wednesday May 15, 2019

As movie downloads and rentals shift to streaming subscriptions, Apple has to maintain the relevance of its iOS, tvOS and macOS platforms in being able to play popular content. But why did it start from scratch in creating Apple TV+ rather than simply using its huge pile of cash to snatch up Netflix?

Japan Display has ninth successive quarterly loss as sales to Apple fall

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Apple LCD iPhone screen supplier Japan Display continues to be hit by the shift away from LCD panels to OLED, with latest loss figures coming as an expected bailout has been put on hold.

Apple contributes to new Statue of Liberty audio tour and AR app

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Apple reportedly lent a hand in -- or at least facilitated -- the creation of a new iOS app designed for the soon-to-open Statue of Liberty Museum, with the title serving both as a modern location-based audio tour and an augmented reality tool that brings Lady Liberty into the homes of millions.