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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Amazon drops Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case to $179

Amazon drops Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case to $179

In what is the most aggressive discount we've seen on Apple's new AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, Amazon is knocking $20 off instantly, with free Prime shipping and inventory in stock and ready to ship.

iPad wins again, Google cancels upcoming tablet products

iPad wins again, Google cancels upcoming tablet products

Google is officially abandoning its tablet efforts, including two unannounced devices, a spokesperson revealed on Thursday.

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Bipartisan 'Stopping Bad Robocalls Act' emerges at US House

Bipartisan 'Stopping Bad Robocalls Act' emerges at US House

The Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee have introduced a new compromise bill, the "Stopping Bad Robocalls Act," joining other government efforts to halt the tide of unwanted spam calls.

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Chrome causing Final Cut Pro X to slow down, freeze, and crash

Chrome causing Final Cut Pro X to slow down, freeze, and crash

Chrome is causing Final Cut Pro X to become unresponsive and crash for some users by hogging video encoding frameworks, a noted video editor has claimed on Twitter.

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Apple issues security software update for 802.11n AirPort Base Station

Apple issues security software update for 802.11n AirPort Base Station

Apple has issued a security update for the 802.11n AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule units, the first one in over a year and a half.

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VideoReview: Wearbuds are like AirPods for your wrist

Review: Wearbuds are like AirPods for your wrist

Wearbuds are like having a pair of AirPods on your wrist, tucked away in a simple fitness tracker, but does this affordable combo device actually work well?

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ExclusiveThe best MacBook Pro deals are here, save more with promo code

The best MacBook Pro deals are here, save more with promo code

Even bigger price drops! Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on Apple's new MacBook Pros can save up to $250 instantly at Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama with our exclusive promo code. These special deals deliver the greatest savings on Apple's Mid 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro, with bonus perks, such as free shipping and no interest financing for 12 months.

Hands-OnHands on: Grado's first wireless open-back headphones, the GW100

Hands on: Grado's first wireless open-back headphones, the GW100

Grado is a well-known brand in audiophile circles, and one of the few companies to specialize in open-back headphones. Believe it or not, the GW100 is only their first Bluetooth model.

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Apple issues battery recall on 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro models

Apple issues battery recall on 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro models

Apple today announced a voluntary recall of some 15-inch MacBook Pro units that have a battery that may overheat and potentially pose a safety risk, and is asking affected users to stop using the machines if they are impacted.

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Apple's Tim Cook to accept 'Champion' award from K-12 LGBTQ group

Apple's Tim Cook to accept 'Champion' award from K-12 LGBTQ group

GLSEN, an organization promoting LBGTQ-friendly spaces in K-12 schools, announced on Thursday that Apple CEO Tim Cook is receiving a "Champion" award for his efforts in promoting likeminded causes.

Apple says Trump tariffs would 'tilt the playing field' in favor of competitors

Apple says Trump tariffs would 'tilt the playing field' in favor of competitors

Apple has formally requested that the U.S. not impose tariffs upon its imported products in a letter, saying that it would greatly impact Apple's business, and unfairly benefit competitors.

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Adobe brings Lightroom to the Mac App Store

Adobe brings Lightroom to the Mac App Store

Adobe has brought Lightroom, its flagship photo editing and management app, to the Mac App Store a year after Apple announced its big revamp coinciding with the release of macOS Mojave. The move is Adobe's first major app to make the leap.

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Nimble launches Bottle Case for iPhone made from recycled plastic

Nimble launches Bottle Case for iPhone made from recycled plastic

Eco-friendly battery maker Nimble is out with its latest product — a line of iPhone cases made from entirely recycled plastic bottles.

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These killer closeout deals knock up to $1,300 off Apple products

These killer closeout deals knock up to $1,300 off Apple products

Adorama is making way for 2019 inventory with killer closeout deals on MacBook Pros and Apple's Smart Keyboard Folio. Save up to $1,300 on the computers and iPad accessory while supplies last with our exclusive Apple promo code.

FeatureThese are the best USB-C Lightning cables released so far

These are the best USB-C Lightning cables released so far

The floodgates have opened and countless USB-C to Lightning cables have spilled out on the market. We've collected and tested a bunch of cables and combined our favorites into this running list, updated on June 13.

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Survey finds reliability is the reason workers choose Mac

Survey finds reliability is the reason workers choose Mac

Jamf, a company that helps businesses manage Apple integration in businesses, has shown that Mac's reliability is a top reason employees prefer using Mac in the workplace.

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Used Google Nest cameras connected to the Wink hub are spying on users [u]

Used Google Nest cameras connected to the Wink hub are spying on users [u]

Second-hand Google Nest Cam Indoor models can send images of your home to the Wink hub of the camera's previous owner, but Google has announced a fix.

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FeatureHere are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018 & 2019

Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018 & 2019

With a few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 and 2019 so far, updated on June 20 with news of a remodeled store in Hawaii.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Apple to lead smartwatch growth through 2023, report says

Apple to lead smartwatch growth through 2023, report says

Apple will be a primary growth driver of worldwide smartwatch sales through 2023, though its share of the market is expected to see erosion from an onslaught of competitors, according to research firm IDC.

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macOS Catalina beta hints Apple is building Catalyst versions of Messages and Shortcuts

macOS Catalina beta hints Apple is building Catalyst versions of Messages and Shortcuts

Code discovered in the latest macOS 10.15 Catalina beta suggests Apple is employing its Project Catalyst framework to develop new versions of Messages and Shortcuts, the latter of which is currently limited to iOS devices.

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Apple Card testing expands to Apple retail workers ahead of launch

Apple Card testing expands to Apple retail workers ahead of launch

Apple Card testing has reached the company's U.S. retail staff ahead of a launch in the next few months, a report said on Wednesday.

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Samsung exec says Galaxy Fold finally 'ready to hit the market'

Samsung exec says Galaxy Fold finally 'ready to hit the market'

Originally intended to launch in April, the Galaxy Fold is finally on the verge of reaching the public, a Samsung executive said.

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WWDCWWDC19: SwiftUI was the brightest star in a galaxy of new ideas

WWDC19: SwiftUI was the brightest star in a galaxy of new ideas

I talked to lots of developers at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, from fresh-faced scholarship winners entirely new to WWDC to an experienced veteran who reported having first attended Apple's annual dev event back in 1991. The unanimous answer to "what's the most exciting thing you saw this week?" was SwiftUI, hands down.

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Apple News, Stocks, Home getting a Catalyst upgrade in macOS Catalina

Apple News, Stocks, Home getting a Catalyst upgrade in macOS Catalina

Apple is planning to upgrade News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home — the first four apps converted from iOS to macOS under Marzipan, now known as Project Catalyst, software head Craig Federighi said on Wednesday.

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Mac page design app Affinity Publisher comes out of beta

Mac page design app Affinity Publisher comes out of beta

The long-awaited page layout app Affinity Publisher has launched after an extended public beta period. Alongside its own design tools, the app leverages its sister Affinity products to create a publishing workflow.

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B&H Mega Deal Zone: Apple hardware slashed by up to $1,000

B&H Mega Deal Zone: Apple hardware slashed by up to $1,000

Final day! B&H Photo is knocking up to $2,279 off electronics during its Mega Deal Zone Event, including hundreds of dollars off Apple MacBook Pros, iMacs and iPads. Prices start at just $499 for the Apple devices, with bonus perks, from sales tax rebates to free expedited shipping.

Microsoft partners on touchscreen 'Kano PC' to challenge iPad in education

Microsoft partners on touchscreen 'Kano PC' to challenge iPad in education

Microsoft is partnering with company called Kano on the "Kano PC," an 11.6-inch touchscreen tablet meant to teach kids how computers work and how to use them for simple coding projects.

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VideoHands on with Cycle, Apple's new menstrual cycle tracker in iOS 13 [u]

Hands on with Cycle, Apple's new menstrual cycle tracker in iOS 13 [u]

Announced at the WWDC keynote, Apple has once again expanded its health monitoring and tracking on the Apple Watch. A big addition that arrived with the first beta is menstrual period tracking with Cycle.

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Bring your own iPhone to Sprint, get unlimited plan for $25 per month

Bring your own iPhone to Sprint, get unlimited plan for $25 per month

Sprint has unveiled what is one of the most aggressive deals on unlimited wireless service we've seen to date. Bring your own device to Sprint, whether it be the latest iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, and get unlimited service for just $25 per month. Looking for a new device? Shoppers can also pick up a new iPhone with the Kickstart Unlimited plan.

Reminder: iWork '09 & some iMovie files won't work in macOS Catalina

Reminder: iWork '09 & some iMovie files won't work in macOS Catalina

If you've been hanging on to a popular version of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, or have some iMovie files relying on older plugins, time's up. You're going to have to take some steps in order to move to macOS Catalina.

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EditorialEditorial: Axios used old 'embarrassing' IDC data to craft three Apple clickbaits in one day

Editorial: Axios used old 'embarrassing' IDC data to craft three Apple clickbaits in one day

In a perfect demonstration of how writers seeking to advance a narrative can take a molehill of flawed data and create a mountain of fearsome clickbait, Axios just dug up IDC's "embarrassing" smartphone data from the March quarter in an effort to portray Apple as doomed.

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iPhone's China install base grew for fifth month in a row in May

iPhone's China install base grew for fifth month in a row in May

Apple's iPhone install base in China continued its fifth consecutive month of year-over-year growth in May, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty.

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Amazon adds True Tone-style warm display to new Kindle Oasis

Amazon adds True Tone-style warm display to new Kindle Oasis

The latest version of Amazon's Kindle Oasis e-reader can now automatically change its screen color from white to amber in the evenings.

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Apple is fourth largest gaming company globally, thanks to the iPhone

Apple is fourth largest gaming company globally, thanks to the iPhone

Apple is the fourth-biggest public gaming company in the world, according to a report by analysts at Newzoo, with the continued rise of mobile gaming and its operation of the App Store helping the iPhone maker beat other games industry mainstays, including EA and Nintendo.

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Apple has expanded authorized repair services to Best Buy

Apple has expanded authorized repair services to Best Buy

Apple has announced that nearly 1,000 Best Buy stores are now Apple-authorized service centers, giving customers more locations for repair for the Mac, iPad and iPhone.

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Apple holds on to 47% share in declining 'premium' smartphone market

Apple holds on to 47% share in declining 'premium' smartphone market

Apple managed to secure 47% of the global "premium" smartphone market during the March quarter, but falling iPhone shipments helped bring down the segment's overall performance and make Samsung more prominent.

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Bernie Sanders says government should examine Apple, Google, Facebook breakup

Bernie Sanders says government should examine Apple, Google, Facebook breakup

The potential breaking up of major technology companies like Apple should be examined, presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has suggested, seemingly joining calls to curtail the influence of firms that are accused of being monopolistic in nature.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 expected to launch Aug. 7

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 expected to launch Aug. 7

Samsung is reportedly gunning to launch its next top-end phone, the the Galaxy Note 10, at an "Unpacked" event on Aug. 7 — with one version of the phone approaching tablet sizes.

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'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' for iPhone launches June 21 in UK & US

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' for iPhone launches June 21 in UK & US

Niantic and WB Games will be releasing the long-awaited 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' to the public on Friday, with users in the United States and the United Kingdom the first to gain access to the iPhone AR game that combines 'Pokemon Go' gameplay with the magical film and book universe.

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