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Review: The WT2 Plus translation earbuds allow you to converse with almost anyone with ease

02/20/2020, 03:02 pm

Now you can converse with nearly anyone thanks to the fast and easy translation abilities of the WT2 Plus translation wireless earbuds -- with some caveats.


How to factory reset a MacBook Pro, and when to do it

02/20/2020, 01:02 pm

When you're preparing a MacBook Pro to sell, these are the steps you need to take to put the machine ready for a new user -- and making sure all your personal and account details are removed.


Apple supplier SK Hynix orders 800 staff to stay home over coronavirus fears

02/20/2020, 12:02 pm

Apple RAM supplier SK Hynix has told 800 of its employees to stay at home and not to come to work, after it was found one of its trainees had come into contact with a person infected with the coronavirus.


Samsung botches 'Find My Mobile' test, sends users '1' notification worldwide

02/20/2020, 09:02 am

A large number of Samsung smartphone owners around the world discovered a mysterious message on their devices overnight, a notification that the company admits was part of an internal test gone wrong.


ISPs cite First Amendment as reason why they can sell customer data

02/20/2020, 07:02 am

Internet service providers are fighting attempts to require customers opt in to having their location and other sensitive data sold to third parties, under the claim such laws violates the free speech rights of the companies involved.


Apple considering allowing third-party apps to replace defaults on iOS, HomePod

02/20/2020, 07:02 am

The HomePod may be opened up to third-party music services, and Apple may also allow iOS users to permanently swap the default email and browser apps for alternatives.


Apple Stores, Foxconn 'cautiously' trying to return to normal in China

02/20/2020, 06:02 am

At the same time that Apple takes tentative steps to reopen all of its retail stores in China, the company's main iPhone assembler Foxconn has announced that it will be "cautiously" resuming production in its main iPhone manufacturing plants.


Apple announces upcoming film 'Swan Song' starring Mahershala Ali

02/19/2020, 05:02 pm

Apple on Wednesday added to a slowly growing slate of original Apple TV+ content with "Swan Song," a new film starring two-time Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali.


TikTok 'iPhone SE 2' or 'iPhone 9' video is probably a fake

02/19/2020, 02:02 pm

A viral video that has emerged on social media claims to be of the low cost "iPhone 9" expected soon -- but further inspection leaves almost no doubt that it is a fake.


New Microsoft Office iOS & iPadOS app unifies Excel, PowerPoint, Word

02/19/2020, 11:02 am

The newly updated Microsoft Office app for iOS and iPadOS combines three of Microsoft's most popular apps into one, and puts them in the palm of your hand.


EU unveils wide-ranging digital strategy with global implications for Apple & other big tech

02/19/2020, 11:02 am

A newly-published digital strategy marks the start of the European Union's plans to debate and implement regulations that will have lasting effects on users in the EU and big technology companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon.


IRS suing Facebook for $9B in unpaid taxes

02/19/2020, 11:02 am

The Internal Revenue Service has gone to court to sue Facebook, claiming the social media giant owes in excess of $9 billion in taxes by selling its intellectual property to a subsidiary in Ireland -- a transaction the IRS believes Facebook severely undervalued.


Larry Tesler, who showed Steve Jobs around Xerox PARC, dies aged 74

02/19/2020, 10:02 am

Computer scientist Larry Tesler was the inventor of copy-and-paste as we know it today, and was also the guide that showed Steve Jobs the Xerox PARC systems that would inspire the Macintosh.


Adobe Photoshop delivers dark mode, better object selection for 30th anniversary

02/19/2020, 09:02 am

Adobe Photoshop has turned 30 years old, and in honor of the milestone, Adobe is releasing new updates to both Mac and iOS versions of the creative software with dark mode support better content-aware fill tools, and more.


Apple is pushing its services, but iOS is not adware yet

02/19/2020, 09:02 am

Apple has not turned iOS into adware, yet we do get get more notifications of services than we did. That's still a long way from having Mail's inbox showing us banner ads for golf games and dating sites, though.


Apple demands halt to publication of tell-all App Store book over confidentiality issues

02/19/2020, 07:02 am

Apple is taking legal action against former german App Store manager Tom Sadowski and publisher Murmann Verlag to stop circulation of a book about his work, under allegations it reveals confidential "business secrets" that the author wasn't allowed to disclose.


Apple reopens 10 more stores in China following coronavirus closures

02/19/2020, 06:02 am

Apple's retail efforts in China are slowly being brought back to normal during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, with the iPhone maker reopening 10 more stores in the country, including the first store it closed due to the epidemic.


Bose updates SoundTouch and Lifestyle speakers with AirPlay 2

02/19/2020, 05:02 am

A firmware update is being rolled out to Bose SoundTouch and Lifestyle speakers to bring the promised compatibility with Apple's AirPlay 2.


First Alert adds Apple AirPlay 2 support to Onelink Safe & Sound smoke detector

02/18/2020, 09:02 pm

First Alert on Tuesday issued a software update that adds AirPlay 2 support to its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide alarm-cum-speaker, fulfilling longstanding customer requests for integration with Apple's audio streaming technology.


Apple Music upgrades album catalog by showing 'Other Versions'

02/18/2020, 12:02 pm

Apple has started to roll out its "Other Versions" feature for Apple Music, offering subscribers of the music streaming service the option to listen to songs from alternate versions or secondary deluxe releases of an artist's albums.