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2019

The pay's the thing -- collapsed Bill Gates & Steve Jobs rivalry musical 'Nerds' producer sued for $6M

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Carl Levin, the producer of the ill-fated Broadway musical "Nerds" about the rivalry between technology titans Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, has become the target of a $6 million lawsuit alleging he lied to investors about the show's funding in order to secure more backing.

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou declares run for presidency of Taiwan

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Foxconn's chairman, Terry Gou, said on Wednesday that he's running to become President of Taiwan, a move that could trigger political and economic waves including at Apple.

Editorial: The big loser in the Apple - Qualcomm settlement isn't Intel, it's Android

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Without Apple buying its 5G modems in annual volumes greater than 200M units, Intel had little chance of staying afloat in competition with Qualcomm. However, the Open Handset Alliance of Android phone makers is the bigger casualty of the deal, because they're losing the strongest marketing point they've had to rival iPhones in ten years: exclusive access to Qualcomm's leading 5G modem chips.

Apple self-driving car project advancing, discussions about sensors being had with suppliers

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Apple is stepping up its automotive efforts as part of "Project Titan," with the firm reportedly in discussions with a number of component suppliers about LiDAR sensors that could be used in the iPhone maker's next generation of self-driving vehicle systems.

Apple looking at updated 4.7-inch iPhone based on iPhone 8 for spring 2020

Wednesday April 17, 2019

A Taiwanese report claims that Apple may revive the iPhone 8 with updated internals early in 2020, but analysts are wary of the proposition.

Latest Apple 'Shot on iPhone' video uses iPhone XS to showcase nature's fury around the world

Wednesday April 17, 2019

Apple has published a new video in its 'Shot on iPhone' series to its YouTube channel. 'Don't Mess with Mother' shows Mother Nature in all its forms from undersea life to plants and an avalanche.

With AirPower dead, what does the future hold for Apple's wireless charging tech?

Wednesday April 17, 2019

AirPower is dead. While that particular accessory will never see the light of day, there are technologies that were going to be shown off in the AirPower that can still be scavenged from the corpse -- and some limitations that Apple is now unshackled from, now that the AirPower is gone.

Apple pulls TikTok from India's App Store in compliance with government ban

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Following weeks of legal wrangling, Apple and Google on Wednesday complied with government demands and removed popular video sharing app TikTok from their respective app stores.

Class action suit alleges 'misleading' Apple financial statements amount to securities fraud

Tuesday April 16, 2019

A new class action lawsuit takes Apple to task over an always rosy outlook on future financials, claiming company executives made materially false statements concerning the health of its main business, iPhone, leading up to a revenue guidance correction in January.

Intel exits 5G smartphone modem business on heels of Apple-Qualcomm settlement

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Apple supplier Intel on Tuesday announced plans to exit the 5G smartphone modem business, with the decision arriving on the heels of a settlement reached in the wide sprawling Apple v. Qualcomm legal battle.

Planned T-Mobile-Sprint merger reportedly unlikely to pass DOJ scrutiny, T-Mobile CEO Legere disagrees

Tuesday April 16, 2019

A report on Tuesday claims the U.S. Department of Justice in April told T-Mobile and Sprint that a planned merger will not pass muster as currently structured, putting the massive $26 billion deal in jeopardy.

Apple to integrate Qualcomm's 5G chips in iPhone by 2020, report says

Tuesday April 16, 2019

A surprise settlement in a years-long legal battle over licensing and patents has opened the door for Apple to adopt Qualcomm 5G modems, but the chips are not expected to reach iPhone until 2020.

Netflix says it doesn't expect Apple TV+ or Disney+ to 'materially affect' income

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Netflix on Tuesday said that it doesn't see much threat from two upcoming competitors, Apple TV+ and Disney+, each launching towards the end of 2019.

Apple, Qualcomm reach modem licensing deal to end 'no license, no chips' trial

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Apple and Qualcomm have hammered out a deal, concluding a high-stakes patent licensing trial scheduled to start on Tuesday before it even really began.

Review: The iMac 5K with Intel i9 & Vega graphics encroaches on iMac Pro territory

Tuesday April 16, 2019

The 2019 iMac spans a wide range in terms of performance, with the most powerful of the lot the 27-inch iMac 5K with the Intel i9 processor. AppleInsider goes in-depth with this beast of a machine.

Leaked docs show Facebook weaponized user data against competitors, with little regard for privacy

Tuesday April 16, 2019

In the past, Facebook executives including CEO Mark Zuckerberg regularly wielded user data as a tool to reward partners and smash rivals, according to some 4,000 pages of leaked emails, messages, and other documents spanning from 2011 to 2015.

Review: Logitech Slim Pro Folio is a great iPad keyboard, though not necessarily slim

Tuesday April 16, 2019

The Logitech Slim Folio Pro Keyboard is a new option for 2018 iPad Pro owners. It is a capable backlit keyboard that runs less than Apple's own Smart Keyboard Folio but tacks on a few more features.

2018 MacBook Air Retina display spec changed to 400 nits, but hardware is unchanged

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Apple has made a quiet change to the MacBook Air's specifications on its website, with an update to the Apple website revealing the 13-inch Retina-equipped model's panel has changed from 300 nits of brightness to 400 nits.

Apple's loaded MacBook is on sale for $999 ($600 off) while supplies last

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Just in, another $50 price drop, matching the lowest prices ever. Apple authorized reseller B&H Photo has just issued steep discounts on 12-inch MacBooks with savings of up to $600 off and free expedited shipping, plus 0% financing incentives.

Review: Wynd is a portable air purifier that could benefit from HomeKit integration

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Air quality has become a bigger concern for many in recent years. We've seen a handful of different monitoring devices as well as larger air purifiers, but Wynd is a new class of device that combines both a tracker and purifier into a compact package.