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2019

macOS 10.15's Music app should retain core iTunes features

Thursday May 09, 2019

While Apple is expected to split iTunes into several apps in macOS 10.15, due sometime this fall, the new Music app will reportedly keep most of iTunes's associated functions.

Apple ranks as Ireland's biggest company thanks to funneled international income

Thursday May 09, 2019

Apple has claimed the top spot on an Irish Times list of the country's biggest companies in 2019, if largely because of its tax avoidance strategy.

Review: Brydge Pro Keyboard for iPad Pro beats Apple's offering in nearly every way

Thursday May 09, 2019

The Brydge Pro is a unique third-party keyboard for the iPad Pro that gives Apple's tablet the practical workability of a MacBook.

Eye dominance tracking could give Apple's VR and AR headsets an advantage

Thursday May 09, 2019

Apple's efforts to produce augmented reality or virtual reality devices could be improved by knowing which eye is dominant for the user, a piece of information that could help improve how eye detection systems work and make the overall experience better for the wearer.

Apple shares first official photos of Carnegie Library store in DC

Thursday May 09, 2019

Apple on Thursday previewed its Carnegie Library store in Washington, D.C., set to open on Saturday at 10 a.m., saying it will help the Library once again serve a public good despite much of it being turned into a private store.

60 percent of US gamers play on iPhones and other smartphones, industry group says

Thursday May 09, 2019

A majority of American adults play games, and of those, 60 percent spend some or all of their play time on smartphones, according to the industry's Entertainment Software Association.

Editorial: With sales falling backward, Google's Pixel 3a takes a desperate step into cheap commodity

Thursday May 09, 2019

When Google decided to stop rebranding its partners' Androids as Nexus models and launched its own Pixel phones three years ago, it targeted the camera as its best hope for standing out in a crowded, competitive smartphone market. That strategy failed in 2016, 2017, and in 2018. This year, Pixel 3 sales actually fell. Now, Google is back with a Nexus-priced phone in a market being devastated by even cheaper commodity.

Apple could make iPhone's TrueDepth camera cheaper using liquid crystal tech

Thursday May 09, 2019

Light-emitting elements on Apple devices like the flood illuminator and dot projectors of the iPhone's TrueDepth camera system could benefit from a new diffuser system in the future, one that could switch between different modes by using the same technology that drives liquid crystal displays.

China's smartphone market picking back up, says Apple supplier Dialog

Thursday May 09, 2019

The CEO of Apple power chip supplier Dialog Semiconductor sounded a positive note on the Chinese smartphone market on Thursday, though whether or not Apple will benefit remains to be seen.

Render of '2019 iPhone' case highlights square rear camera bump

Thursday May 09, 2019

Another new render for what is speculated to be the 2019 iPhone has been produced, this time showing what a supposed case for the unannounced flagship smartphone could look like, complete with space to fit the square camera bump.

After three years of delays, Intel plans 10nm chip shipments in June, 7nm in 2021

Thursday May 09, 2019

Intel intends to ship 10-nanometer processors in June, the company claimed during its investor meeting, with the further intention of shipping products made using a 7-nanometer process in 2021, something already being used commercially by chip producer rival TSMC for Apple-designed A-series chips.

How Apple's Macs lost an early lead in video gaming

Thursday May 09, 2019

Apple's investment of hundreds of millions of dollars into Apple Arcade is not only one of the biggest bets it has ever made to draw attention to iOS, but is certainly also its largest effort yet to promote video gaming in particular. Take a look back at the history of gaming on the Mac to see why it is necessary.

Flash deal: Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro w/ LTE on sale for $739, 50% off BeatsX

Thursday May 09, 2019

Amazon-owned Woot is having a flash sale on Apple's current 11-inch iPad Pro this Thursday, with the 2018 Wi-Fi + Cellular model discounted by $210. Refurbished BeatsX wireless headphones are also on sale for $49, a 50% markdown.

LG UltraFine 5K display sold out on online Apple store

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple this week appears to have halted sales of the LG UltraFine 5K display, potentially signaling a near future launch for a branded high-resolution monitor expected to launch alongside a new modular Mac Pro.

New aerial Apple Park video shows mystery rainbow stage

Wednesday May 08, 2019

New drone footage of Apple Park reveals that the company has erected an unusual "rainbow" stage in the central courtyard, previously unknown outside the company.

YouTube Music & Google Play Music pass 15M subscribers, lag behind Apple, Spotify [u]

Wednesday May 08, 2019

YouTube Music and Google Play Music, which will ultimately merge, have together surpassed 15 million subscribers -- leaving Google plenty of ground to catch up with Apple Music. [Updated with YouTube statement]

Apple Watch Series 4 screen declared 'Display of the Year'

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Apple is being honored as a winner in the 25th Display Industry Awards, receiving the accolade of "Display of the Year" for the LTPO OLED screen used in the Apple Watch Series 4, as one of three winners for pushing the display industry forward with outstanding features.

Editorial: Google's Pichai claims privacy is a focus, but reality shows work still needs to be done

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Google CEO Sundar Pichai frames Google as a protector of its users' information, but until the search giant stops using identifiable data to power its advertising, it is far from being a bastion of privacy.

Naim launches second generation Mu-so AirPlay 2 speaker

Wednesday May 08, 2019

Naim has taken the wraps off its second generation version of its popular luxury speaker -- Mu-so -- that builds on its already successful design with powerful new features.

Proposed US bill would ban loot boxes in Mac & iOS games for players under 18

Wednesday May 08, 2019

A bill proposed by U.S. Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri would prohibit game developers from selling loot boxes in Mac, iPhone, and iPad games played by people under 18.