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2019

Everything new coming to CarPlay in iOS 13

Wednesday June 05, 2019

In its first major overhaul since its original debut, CarPlay is gaining a wealth of new features with the launch of iOS 13. Here is every new feature and changing coming to Apple's automotive platform.

Mac Pro's lessons learned will trickle down to all 'Pro' products, says project lead

Wednesday June 05, 2019

The product manager for this fall's 2019 Mac Pro, Doug Brooks, promised in a podcast interview this week that the impact of his Pro Workflow Team will be felt beyond this year's WWDC centerpiece.

Affinity releases major Photo, Designer updates suited for new Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR

Wednesday June 05, 2019

Serif's Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer have received updates to version 1.7 today, receiving enhanced GPU compute acceleration, HDR monitor support, and a new memory management system.

Spotify, Pandora, and other music apps could gain Siri playback controls

Wednesday June 05, 2019

Siri could be used to play music from third-party streaming services like Spotify in iOS 13, iPadOS, and HomePod, with a change to SiriKit enabling verbal control of tracks and podcasts being played in non-Apple apps via the virtual assistant, without requiring the use of Siri Shortcuts.

AT&T Wireless launches free iPhone 8 promotion

Wednesday June 05, 2019

AT&T Wireless is dropping the price of the iPhone 8 by $20 per month, making it free on AT&T Next with a qualifying plan. With the iPhone 8 supporting Apple's upcoming iOS 13, this is a great way to scoop up a highly capable phone without forking over a lot of cash.

Here's how to see Apple's new Mac Pro & Pro Display XR in your office with your iPhone or iPad

Wednesday June 05, 2019

Apple has allowed users to take advantage of augmented reality on an an iPhone or iPad to see how the new Mac Pro and Pro Display in their home or office.

Sonnet intros Thunderbolt 2 to 10GbE adapter for older Macs

Wednesday June 05, 2019

Addressing an unusual niche, Sonnet on Wednesday announced the Solo10G Thunderbolt 2 Edition, an adapter bridging Thunderbolt 2 computers with 10-gigabit Ethernet networks.

Foxconn struggling to maintain US workforce, with 155 layoffs in Indiana

Wednesday June 05, 2019

According to the U.S. Labor Department, Apple supplier Foxconn is still having problems meeting promised hiring goals, and has laid off 155 employees in Indiana, moving the positions to Mexico.

App & Web developers asked to put 'Sign in with Apple' above all other sign-in buttons

Wednesday June 05, 2019

Apple's rules for the upcoming "Sign in with Apple" feature in iOS 13 include urging developers to put its button above any social media alternatives, according to official Human Interface Guidelines.

How iPhones and iPads back up & synchronize with iOS 13 and macOS Catalina

Wednesday June 05, 2019

With macOS Catalina, Apple's iTunes has been broken up into discrete apps. Alongside that action, is the migration of iPad and iPhone synchronization to someplace obvious -- the Finder itself.

Hands on with our favorite features in macOS Catalina

Wednesday June 05, 2019

Apple is bringing sweeping changes to macOS 10.15 Catalina, and we've gone hands-on to highlight the biggest and best features of the new update.

Mouse support in iOS 13 and iPadOS includes USB and Bluetooth devices

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple on Tuesday elaborated on mouse support in iOS 13 and iPadOS, saying both USB and Bluetooth devices will be recognized by the operating systems. The company made it clear, however, that the feature is designed specifically for a subset of users who have difficulty interacting with touch screen interfaces.

ARKit 3 features restricted to latest iPhones and iPads

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple's upcoming ARKit 3 feature set, which include People Occlusion and motion capture, will only be available to users of current-generation iPhones and iPads, the company revealed this week.

Cook: iPhone is 'made everywhere,' but US would be 'hurt most' from tariff

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a CBS Evening News interview aired Tuesday touched on hot-button issues like the U.S.-China trade war, saying his company has not yet been impacted by the international scrum. He also commented on recent scrutiny of Apple's outsized presence in the tech sector, its efforts to curb so-called device addiction and more.

Apple finally kills vestigial Dashboard in macOS Catalina

Tuesday June 04, 2019

After digging around in the first macOS 10.15 Catalina beta, one thing has become abundantly clear -- Dashboard is officially getting phased out in favor of Notification Center.

Fraud ring stole $19M worth of iPhones, other hardware from stores across the US

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Using fake IDs, an organized group of thieves posed as customers buying new phones and spreading the cost out over long-term contracts. The group operated for at least seven years before being caught.

Twitter for Mac returns this fall with macOS Catalina, built with Project Catalyst

Tuesday June 04, 2019

After a contentious decision to discontinue its Mac client last year, Twitter on Tuesday said it is working to bring the popular app back to Apple desktops and laptops in time for the release of macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Apple posts WWDC Platform State of the Union video with deeper dive on new features

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple delivered it's Platform State of the Union yesterday, announcing major overhauls and new tools for the way that developers create apps. Apple has posted a video of the presentation, with the main things for developers to focus on for the rest of the event.

Apple eases up on third-party parental control app restrictions, introduces new MDM guidelines

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Perhaps worried about imminent antitrust probes by the U.S. government, Apple has reportedly eased off on rules concerning parental control apps that use mobile device management (MDM) and virtual private network (VPN) technology to track and limit user screen time.

How to master Dark Mode in iOS 13 & iPadOS

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Apple put a significant amount of effort into developing Dark Mode on iPhone and iPad. Here is everything you need to know to master the new inky appearance when iOS 13 is available for all, later in 2019.