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Topic: General

Goldman Sachs may accept 'subprime' Apple Card applications

08/09/2019, 09:08 am

Apple Card is apparently being offered to more than just people with great credit scores, with Goldman Sachs allegedly approving applicants for the co-branded credit card with poor credit scores, in what could be a move to acquire as many customers as quickly as possible.

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Apple updates USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI 2.0 support

08/09/2019, 12:08 am

Apple this week started sales of an updated version of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, delivering HDMI 2.0 support for 60Hz refresh rates at high resolutions, HDR output and more.

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Facebook dangles big money to lure news outlets into new service

08/08/2019, 08:08 pm

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly offering major publications millions of dollars to secure content for a news section it aims to debut later this year, a move that could put pressure on subscription services like Apple News+.

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Tim Cook invites Coast Guard Admiral Karl Shultz to Apple Park

08/08/2019, 06:08 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz at Apple Park on Thursday, where the two discussed a range of topics including similarities in their seemingly disparate jobs.

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Apple's expanded bug bounty program covers all operating systems, payouts up to $1M, special iPhones, more

08/08/2019, 04:08 pm

Apple is opening its bug bounty program to cover all of its operating systems, with the company expanding and improving the scheme to pay researchers for finding bugs in macOS, watchOS, tvOS, iPadOS, and iCloud, along with the current payouts for iOS issues. Also new are special iPhones that will help select researchers surface vulnerabilities.

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

08/08/2019, 12:08 pm

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.

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Apple Card opened up to more users ahead of official launch

08/08/2019, 08:08 am

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.

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

08/08/2019, 07:08 am

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?

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

08/07/2019, 09:08 pm

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.

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

08/07/2019, 06:08 pm

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.

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

08/07/2019, 04:08 pm

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.

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Apple may have acquired machine learning startup Fashwell

08/07/2019, 02:08 pm

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.

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

08/07/2019, 01:08 pm

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

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'Right to Repair' debate in DC continues, focuses on monopoly busting

08/07/2019, 12:08 pm

Right-to-repair advocates -- and opponents -- are filing opinions with the US Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, all hoping to influence the debate on whether or not tech firms have the right to dictate how and where their devices are repaired.

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New Spectre-style Intel chip flaw can leak user data, but only in Windows

08/07/2019, 08:08 am

PC users and those who are running Windows on a Mac may want to take a moment to update their operating systems, as a new flaw in Intel and ARM chips has been exposed.

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Disney streaming bundle includes Disney+, ESPN+ and ad-supported Hulu for $12.99 a month

08/06/2019, 05:08 pm

When Disney launches its dedicated streaming service this fall customers will be able to sign up for a bundled tier that includes Disney+, ESPN+ and ad-supported Hulu for a monthly fee of $12.99.

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Law enforcement can get Ring doorbell video by just asking for it [u]

08/06/2019, 08:08 am

Concern has been raised over Amazon's Ring video doorbell and its links to law enforcement, with the assorted tools and partnerships between the retailer and the police considered to be eroding privacy for customers, their neighbors, and anyone who comes into contact with the surveillance devices, with law enforcement officials having relatively easy access to camera footage.

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Apple to reportedly provide 'dev device' iPhones for bug hunting, introduce Mac bounty

08/05/2019, 10:08 pm

Apple will furnish vetted security researchers special iPhone variants in efforts to suss out hardware and software vulnerabilities, according to a report on Monday that also claims the company intends to institute an official bug bounty program for Mac in the coming weeks.

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Apple under investigation by Japan's FTC over supply contracts

08/05/2019, 09:08 pm

Japan's Fair Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Apple's dealings with local parts makers, some of which signed contracts with the tech giant that could violate antimonopoly laws.

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Apple Card Preview program invitation emails going out now in US

08/05/2019, 12:08 pm

Apple has published a new webpage for Apple Card, and is providing early access to the soon-to-launch credit card to a small number of customers in a preview.

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