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2019

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe Messenger app audio

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Not one to be left out of a potential privacy scandal, a report on Tuesday reveals Facebook hired outside contractors to listen to and transcribe recorded Messenger voice chats, though the company said it recently put a halt to the program.

Hands on: Mokibo is a keyboard and trackpad for your iPad Pro

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Just when we thought we've reviewed every third party keyboard for the iPad Pro, a company named Innopresso showcases an iPad Pro running iPadOS with its hidden mouse accessibility feature that can be controlled right on their offering.

Spotify may gain Siri voice commands soon, despite antitrust battle

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Spotify subscribers may soon be able to play their music via Siri voice commands, thanks to a set of tools released by Apple in June.

CBS & Viacom merging to form $30B streaming powerhouse

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Media giants CBS and Viacom have agreed to terms to conclude an on-again off-again merger, reuniting the pair after a 13-year split.

OWC updates USB-C Travel Dock with 100W power delivery

Tuesday August 13, 2019

OWC has launched a new version of the USB-C Travel Dock, a compact accessory for the iPad Pro, Mac, and MacBooks that provides five essential ports to expand the host device's connectivity options, one that is also capable of being used to recharge a 15-inch MacBook Pro through the same connection.

Risky free VPNs still available in Apple App Store & Google Play despite warnings

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Apple and Google are still allowing a number of potentially unsafe free VPN apps to be downloaded from respective app stores, despite warnings that many of the apps pose a privacy risk to consumers, primarily from the apps questionable ownership by Chinese organizations.

Massive Apple blowout sale drops 2019 Macs to as low as $999

Tuesday August 13, 2019

B&H has launched a highly aggressive sale on Apple products, with prices as low as $999 for 2019 models and closeout devices discounted to $529 and up. Shop the sale for bonus savings on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini and iMac models, but don't delay as quantities are limited.

AirPods, Apple Watch, HomePod not getting tariff reprieve

Tuesday August 13, 2019

While the Mac, iPhone, and iPad will escape the September 1 application of a 10% tariff, Apple's "Wearables, Home and Accessories" division will not.

How to check which Mac apps are 32-bit and won't work in macOS Catalina

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Check right now what 32-bits apps you still have, because they won't run at all after you've upgraded to Apple's macOS Catalina in September.

Apple's iPhone suppliers seeing revenue growth in historically slow quarters

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Apple's suppliers are seeing higher levels of revenue ahead of the launch of new iPhone models expected in September, JP Morgan says, and despite volume shipment challenges, the iPhone is still managing to maintain its average selling price.

Apple expanding contactless student ID to 100,000 students at 12 more colleges

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Apple has grown its contactless student ID program to more colleges, with 12 more colleges deploying the technology.

Orchestration with Kubernetes coming to macOS

Tuesday August 13, 2019

MacStadium has announced "Orka," allowing users to apply native Kubernetes commands for macOS virtual machines on genuine Apple hardware.

A future iPhone could lose the notch with light transmitting windows in the screen

Tuesday August 13, 2019

A future version of the iPhone could eliminate the controversial notch from the top of the screen, with Apple hiding sensors behind the display itself and allowing them to function via the use of 'light transmitting windows.'

Adobe updates Camera Raw and Lightroom, adding GPU acceleration

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Adobe has released a slew of updates to Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic, all focused on on improving performance and workflow.

Tariffs on Apple iPhone and other products delayed until at least Dec. 15

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Following a declaration that some of the threatened 10% tariffs on electronics would be postponed until December, Apple stock is on the rise.

Apple working on gaze tracking to make AR & VR faster & more accurate

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Apple's long-rumored augmented reality or virtual reality headset could offer eye tracking as part of its control system, with the iPhone maker coming up with a way to make such a gaze-tracking system as accurate as possible, even when the headset is in motion.

Apple & Tiffany partnering with Alaskan gold environmental stewards

Tuesday August 13, 2019

Apple is partnering with environmental group RESOLVE to find new ways to responsibly source gold in Alaska for electronics manufacture.

Parallels Desktop 15 for macOS Catalina makes the move to Metal

Tuesday August 13, 2019

PC virtualization software maker Parallels on Tuesday released the newest version of its eponymous software, adding faster performance through Metal support for the first time, as well as Keychain integration.

Lowest prices: High-end MacBook Air for $1,299; 512GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro now $649

Monday August 12, 2019

B&H Photo has slashed prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Air and 2nd Generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Save $300 to $500 on the high-end devices, which are equipped with additional storage over standard models. Plus take advantage of special financing offers or save on tax.

Apple sued for storing iCloud data on third-party servers

Monday August 12, 2019

A class-action lawsuit lodged with a California court on Monday accuses Apple of false advertising, claiming the company banked on its name by telling consumers iCloud data is "stored by Apple" when, in fact, the information is in some cases siloed on servers run by Amazon, Google and Microsoft.