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2019

Apple's control over the App Store now 'completely unsustainable,' says Spotify CEO

Thursday March 14, 2019

Spotify founder Daniel Ek once more criticized App Store policies on Thursday at the International Conference on Competition in Berlin, arguing that Apple has stacked the deck in its favor unfairly.

Apple's 30th WWDC will take place from June 3 to June 7

Thursday March 14, 2019

Apple announced on Thursday that it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose from June 3 through June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center.

Microsoft offers SDK to iOS developers enabling Xbox Live features on iPhone

Thursday March 14, 2019

Following on from Wednesday's demonstration of 'Project xCloud," Microsoft has announced it will be opening up Xbox Live to other platforms, including iOS, with developers able to take advantage of the gaming platform's major features in iPhone and iPad games.

Spotify's call for different App Store treatment could help push Apple's revenue cut down

Thursday March 14, 2019

Actions by Spotify and regulatory bodies could put "more pressure" on the App Store, potentially even leading to Apple lowering its revenue take, Macquarie Research said on Thursday.

Review: Eve Flare is the portable HomeKit light you need for your smart home

Thursday March 14, 2019

Eve Flare is a gorgeous, portable HomeKit smart light that you can take with you everywhere for soft, colorful illumination.

'American Gods' media group in talks with Apple for video content

Thursday March 14, 2019

RTL Group, a media firm with shows like "American Gods" and "My Brilliant Friend" under its wing, is reportedly in talks with Apple about streaming video content.

Editorial: After disrupting iTunes, Spotify demands a free ride from Apple's App Store

Thursday March 14, 2019

Music streaming service Spotify has elevated its disputes with Apple into a full blown anti-trust complaint filed with the European Commission. But Spotify's public case, as detailed on its website, is misleading and covers up the basic reality that Spotify wants to do business at Apple's expense without paying for it.

Review: Case-Mate Power Pad is a unique wireless charger that works in multiple orientations

Thursday March 14, 2019

Case-Mate attempts a modular design with the Power Pad wireless charger, but ultimately misses the mark of a truly great wireless charger.

Apple plots iPhone price hikes and reduced outlet numbers in India shakeup

Thursday March 14, 2019

Apple will stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in India, senior industry executives claim, as part of a strategy to reinforce the iPhone's premium image, a move that also aims to increase the price of iPhones sold in the market and to change where it is being sold to consumers.

Apple's services revenue will double, adding $6 to earnings per share by 2021

Thursday March 14, 2019

A multitude of factors support the idea of services, like a new streaming video platform, adding $6 to Apple's earnings per share by its 2021 fiscal year, Cowen analysts said in resuming coverage on Thursday.

Face ID might be using vein-matching tech to differentiate between twins

Thursday March 14, 2019

Apple may have a solution for false positives with identifying identical twins for Face ID in the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max, by taking into account where veins are located in the face.

Apple suppliers reportedly primed for mass production of next-generation iPad and AirPods

Thursday March 14, 2019

Reports out of Apple's Asian supply chain claim at least two parts makers are "gearing up" for mass production of next-generation iPad and AirPods models, devices expected to see release in the coming weeks.

Facebook faces criminal investigation over data sharing deals

Thursday March 14, 2019

The federal government has initiated a criminal investigation into Facebook for its data dealings with some of the world's largest technology companies, adding to the company's woes as it clamors to mitigate fallout from recent revelations regarding potentially unscrupulous business practices.

Another F for Alphabet: after abandoning Android tablets last year, Google retreats from Chrome OS Pixel notebooks

Wednesday March 13, 2019

After dumping support for its last remaining Android Pixel C tablet last spring, Google is starting off 2019 with another major retreat in its hardware lineup -- including the cancellation of various concepts in development.

Apple cites decision to use Intel modems in iPhone as 'real motivation' for Qualcomm patent suit

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Apple and Qualcomm on Thursday presented closing arguments in a patent infringement trial in San Diego, with Apple telling jurors that the complaint is less about patents than retribution for using Intel modems in iPhone.

Apple confirms buyout of machine learning startup Laserlike

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Apple on Wednesday confirmed its recent takeover of Laserlike, a Silicon Valley startup that applied machine learning to content discovery.

Review: V-Moda V-Man is more than a simple headphone stand

Wednesday March 13, 2019

The V-Man from V-Moda is a robust stainless steel sculpture that can hold headphones and other accessories while adding modern Italian style.

Apple Music comes to Amazon's Fire TV streamers

Wednesday March 13, 2019

People with one of Amazon's Fire TV streamers can now listen to Apple Music, much as they can on Echo speakers.

Video quality showdown -- Galaxy S10e versus iPhone XR

Wednesday March 13, 2019

AppleInsider tests the video recording aptitude of the new Samsung Galaxy S10e and the iPhone XR in a variety of environments from slow-motion to stability.

Rumor says 10.2- & 10.5-inch iPads in the works, launching separately

Wednesday March 13, 2019

Apple is not only working on 10.2- and 10.5-inch iPads, but planning to ship them at separate times, a reputable leaker claimed on Wednesday.