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2019

Apple's temporary Fifth Avenue store coping with bed bug infestation

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Apple's Fifth Avenue temp store -- handling traffic during renovations at its iconic New York City cube -- has reportedly been dealing with a bed bug problem for weeks.

Tim Cook says Apple is 'heartbroken' over Notre Dame fire and will donate to rebuilding work

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Apple's Tim Cook has tweeted relief that there were no serious casualties in the Notre Dame fire, and said that the company would be donating to efforts to rebuild what he described as a "symbol of hope."

TSMC's 6-nanometer process could be used in 'A14' chip in 2020 iPhone

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Following its work on a 7-nanometer chip production process, TSMC has revealed it has created a 6-nanometer version that has the potential to be ready for mass production in time to make Apple-designed A-series chips destined for the 2020 iPhones.

OWC ships Aura Pro X2 SSDs for upgrading select Macs

Tuesday April 16, 2019

OWC on Tuesday launched several Aura Pro X2 SSD drives and upgrade kits, meant to enhance speed and capacity on a select range of older Macs.

Apple working on ways to use an iPad as a display for the Mac

Tuesday April 16, 2019

The next version of macOS is expected to add a feature, codenamed "Sidecar," which lets you extend your Mac's desktop to a second monitor or even iPad -- functionally the same way as the third-party Luna Display and other software utilities.

Razer Core X Chroma Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure adds 4 USB-A & Gigabit Ethernet

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Gaming peripheral producer Razer has introduced an updated version of its Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure, with the Core X Chroma offering a better power supply than the original model, increased connectivity options, and customizable RGB lighting.

Amazon knocks up to $200 off current iPad Pros, $20 off 2019 iPad Airs, delivering the lowest prices ever

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Just in time for Mother's Day and graduation gift-giving, Amazon has issued triple digit markdowns on Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, delivering the lowest prices seen to date on the latest models. Apple's new 2019 iPad Air is also $20 off while supplies last.

Indian government requests Apple remove TikTok from App Store over child safety fears

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Apple has been requested to remove the popular Chinese social video app TikTok from the App Store by the Indian government, over the belief developer ByteDance is failing to protect its younger users from seeing inappropriate content and that the app is a danger to children.

iPhone gaining US marketshare, slipping in China & Europe, say March-quarter numbers

Tuesday April 16, 2019

While Apple's iPhone is increasingly ubiquitous in the U.S., the product's share is declining in urban China and the five major European markets, according to new research estimates.

Future Apple HomePod could customize audio experience to suit multiple users in the same room

Tuesday April 16, 2019

A future HomePod audio system may take a nearby user's position into account when playing sound, including creating separate stereo experiences for individuals in different places, and automatically adjusting the audio or even turning it off if the listener moves out of the room.

Huawei chairman says Apple has not discussed buying its 5G modems for iPhone

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Following Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei's comments that the firm is "open" to making 5G chipsets for future iPhones, current chairman Ken Hu denies having had any conversation with Apple.

Procreate for iPad update adds sought-after typography features

Tuesday April 16, 2019

Version 4.3 of the iPad-only Procreate app adds the ability to stretch, warp, and manipulate text within illustrations, plus new layer features and speed improvements.

Jury selected in Apple v. Qualcomm case

Monday April 15, 2019

Apple's California case against Qualcomm got underway on Monday, with attorneys representing the companies taking a full day to winnow a panel of potential jurors down to nine people. After a scheduled five weeks of trial proceedings, the jury will render a verdict that could be worth tens of billions of dollars.

Can't unlock your car? A charging Apple Pencil might be to blame

Monday April 15, 2019

Apple last week updated an Apple Pencil support document with a note warning users that charging a second-generation version of the stylus on a compatible iPad Pro might interfere with signals from nearby key fobs, preventing users from opening their car door.

Yamaha to deliver AirPlay 2 support to 14 home audio products in April

Monday April 15, 2019

The audio arm of Japanese conglomerate Yamaha on Monday announced upcoming integration with Apple's AirPlay 2, saying 14 products will support the streaming protocol as part of a software update later this month.

Amazon in talks to launch free music streaming service for Echo devices, report says

Monday April 15, 2019

In a bid to better compete against market competitors Spotify and Apple Music, Amazon is reportedly in negotiations to launch a free, ad-supported music streaming service that will accompany the retail giant's Prime Music and Music Unlimited products.

Some publishers claim Apple 'playing favorites' with Apple News+

Monday April 15, 2019

Apple News+ is apparently experiencing growing pains, as a handful of smaller publications speak out about problems with the month-old service including access to platform-specific design templates and poor communication from Apple.

Police leveraging Google location data to cast wide dragnet for crime suspects

Monday April 15, 2019

Law enforcement agencies are taking advantage of Google's collection of location data generated by its iOS apps and Android devices to determine potential suspects of crimes, an investigation into the practice reveals, but the misuse of a database has led to innocent iPhone users being dragged into cases just from being relatively nearby to an area of interest.

Editorial: An iPhone on a NBA bench isn't big-league sports' largest problem with technology

Monday April 15, 2019

The Philadelphia 76ers' Amir Johnson was caught on camera scrolling through his iPhone on the bench during Sunday's playoff game. The episode raises questions about sports, devices, and the workplace.

Apple highlights iPad Pro's productivity in six new videos [u]

Monday April 15, 2019

Apple is promoting the iPad Pro range by showcasing how it can be used for a variety of different tasks, with the release of videos to the official YouTube channel showing the tablet's utility in planning a wedding, making music, and starting a business.