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2019

Smart speaker market growing steadily but dominated by sub-$50 models

Thursday August 08, 2019

A new report by CIRP shows that price seems to be the driving factor behind smart speaker adoption and market growth, with over 50 percent of the market belonging to entry-level Amazon Echo and Google Dot and Mini devices.

Barclays pessimistic on AAPL, predicting imminent Services slowdown

Thursday August 08, 2019

Barclays has started to cover Apple's stock once again, handled by a new managing director at the investment bank, but the initial view of the iPhone maker is dreary, landing it with a price target of $192 and an 'Equal Weight rating" based on 5G iPhone and Services pessimism.

Samsung removes ads mocking Apple after removing headphone jack

Thursday August 08, 2019

The newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is missing a 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a single USB-C port, and it used to mock Apple in advertising for removing it. Now, Samsung is trying to revise history by deleting the ads in question.

Apple Card opened up to more users ahead of official launch

Thursday August 08, 2019

Apple has increased the number of people who can sign up for Apple Card ahead of its official launch, with more iPhone users now able to apply for the credit card from their devices.

iOS 12 now installed on 88 percent of compatible devices

Thursday August 08, 2019

Updated adoption statistics released by Apple show that iOS 12 adoption rates have reached 88 percent on compatible devices, a month before iOS 13 is set to release.

Ultrasonic touch detection could help iPhone screens work better in the rain

Thursday August 08, 2019

A future version of the iPhone could work better in the rain or the bath by detecting only touches of the display by the user, with Apple coming up with a way to tell the difference between finger tips and raindrops using ultrasonic acoustic sensing.

Editorial: Why does Apple have a monopoly on responsive corporate values?

Thursday August 08, 2019

Apple pioneered the concept of making its products accessible to users with disabilities back in the 1980s. It has made environmentally sound manufacturing and supplier responsibility a key aspect of its global operations. It has taken a public stand for inclusion and diversity and has made privacy and security primary features of its products. Why haven't other tech giants offered more than a meek "me too" in these areas?

Apple facing antitrust examination in Russia

Thursday August 08, 2019

Russia has joined the list of countries taking a look at alleged antitrust law violations by Apple, this time, over removal of parental monitoring applications from the App Store.

Apple Music beta for Android tests Dark Mode and time-synced lyrics

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Apple Music subscribers with Android devices will soon gain access Dark Mode and time-synced lyrics, two new features slated to debut in the iOS version of the app this fall.

New 'Service' battery message in iOS pushes consumers toward official replacement

Wednesday August 07, 2019

When installing a third-party battery, or a genuine replacement, outside of Apple's authorized repair network, the latest version of iOS displays a new "Service" battery message in the Settings menu that suggests the cell has an undiagnosed problem, disallowing users from accessing Battery Health information.

Samsung's ARM-based Galaxy Book S lasts 23 hours, features touchscreen and LTE connectivity

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Samsung at its Unpacked event on Wednesday unveiled the Galaxy Book S, an addition to the company's Galaxy Book line that features an ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for longer battery life.

Apple, Eli Lilly study seeks to determine whether iPhone and Apple Watch can detect dementia

Wednesday August 07, 2019

A research paper published this week reveals Apple and pharmaceutical titan Eli Lilly and Company are working together to determine whether consumer devices like iPhone and Apple Watch can manage Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

At Samsung Unpacked, CEO Satya Nadella escalates Microsoft partnership

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Samsung's "special guest" as teased by CEO DJ Koh was none other than Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, talking up an expansion of the long-running Samsung and Microsoft collaboration.

Everything new in iOS 13 beta 6

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Developer beta 6 of iOS 13 has been released. Here are all the changes found this time around including tweaks to folders, Control Center, and more.

First class action suit alleging damages from Siri recordings filed

Wednesday August 07, 2019

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple in regards to Siri quality control program recordings, alleging that the filer who may or may not have been recorded has been damaged by Apple's doing so, and that Apple never disclosed that recordings may be retained.

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ arrive on Aug. 23

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ at their Unpacked event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Here's what Samsung's newest smartphone is bringing to the table and how much it's going to cost.

Apple may have acquired machine learning startup Fashwell

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Shopping search startup Fashwell employees started listing Apple as an employer on their LinkedIn profiles, hinting that the company may have been purchased by the iPhone maker.

Where the 2013 Mac Pro went right -- and wrong

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Unlike the original Mac Pro introduced on August 7, 2006, the 2013 version is already fading into memory and may be remembered for its flaws instead of its benefits.

Apple uploads four 'Shot on iPhone' ASMR videos to YouTube

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Apple has released four Apple ASMR videos that were shot on the iPhone to its Apple YouTube channel, each focusing on different popular triggers.

Apple releases sixth developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6 & tvOS 13

Wednesday August 07, 2019

Apple is on its sixth round of developer betas for its milestone operating system releases, this time with the sixth beta builds of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13.