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Improved iPhone, AirPods availability suggests Chinese production nearing normality

03/18/2020, 07:03 pm

Improvements in the availability of key Apple products imply supply partners in China have largely returned to regular production output after COVID-19 shut down operations in early 2020, a report said Wednesday.


What you get for $1500 -- MacBook Air versus MacBook Pro versus iPad Pro

03/18/2020, 03:03 pm

Apple's hardware lineup never sits still, but the announcements of both new iPad Pro and MacBook Air models has made it harder than ever to choose which to buy. Here's how to work out your decision.


Apple's Mac Pro Afterburner Card is now available for standalone purchase

03/18/2020, 10:03 am

Those who held off on the Afterburner card to save money can now upgrade at their convenience -- Apple has made the card available to purchase on its own.


Apple updating iWork, launching iCloud folder sharing soon

03/18/2020, 09:03 am

A forthcoming update to Apple's Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps for iOS and the Mac will include new features that take advantage of the new trackpad support, plus iCloud folder sharing.


iPadOS 13.4 is coming March 24, with trackpad support for all iPad Pros

03/18/2020, 09:03 am

The updated iPadOS 13.4 is to be released on March 24, and will support both Apple's new Magic Keyboard with Trackpad, and third-party mice across most recent iPad models.


Fox buys ad-supported streaming service Tubi for $440M

03/17/2020, 09:03 pm

Fox became the latest major media corporation to step into the world of streaming on Tuesday with its all-cash acquisition of Tubi, an ad-supported service that hosts a variety of popular television series and movies.


UK's Carphone Warehouse closing 531 stores on April 3

03/17/2020, 09:03 am

Carphone Warehouse, the UK's largest independent chain of mobile phone stores, is closing all of its standalone outlets, cutting down the number of options consumers will have for buying an iPhone on the high street.


Apple has radically expanded its remote learning & device management advice

03/17/2020, 09:03 am

Apple has updated its technical, training, and support advice for IT staff in education, to help them set up and cope with the increased demand for home studying on Macs and iPads.


NBCUniversal offering $20 48-hour rentals of new release movies

03/17/2020, 08:03 am

NBCUniversal will be offering people who can't go to the cinema the opportunity to watch new theatrical releases at home for $20 for two days, but it isn't yet clear if the features are coming to iTunes.


Apple Retail stores now closed 'until further notice'

03/17/2020, 06:03 am

A new banner on the top of Apple's website has been posted saying that Apple Stores are closed until further notice, signifying an escalation in the company's plans to fight the coronavirus.


ITC to investigate Apple, other handset makers over claimed touchscreen patent violations

03/16/2020, 07:03 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday said it plans to probe a number of tech companies, including Apple, on patent infringement claims involving touchscreen smartphones, computers and other devices.


What to expect from remote learning management systems during the Coronavirus outbreak

03/16/2020, 12:03 pm

As schools around the globe close down to deal with the coronavirus, administrators are looking into practical solutions for holding classes remotely. Here are some of the most widely utilized tools you may encounter.


Apple dominates '100 greatest designs of modern times' list

03/16/2020, 10:03 am

Fortune has released a list of 100 products that they've deemed "the greatest designs" of modern times. Unsurprisingly, Apple features prominently throughout.


Tim Cook, Eddy Cue exposed to coronavirus at birthday party

03/16/2020, 08:03 am

Universal Music's CEO, Lucian Grainge, has tested positive for the Coronavirus -- meaning that Tim Cook and Eddy Cue may have been exposed after attending his 60th birthday party.


Apple releases updated Powerbeats 4 with 'Hey, Siri,' and longer battery life

03/16/2020, 08:03 am

After a weekend of leaks, Apple's Beats subsidiary has launched its latest wireless earbuds, with Powerbeats 4 now bringing up to 15 hours of battery life, plus "Hey, Siri" control, and automatic announcing of messages.


How to pause and control audio on AirPods

03/16/2020, 07:03 am

AirPods and AirPods Pro don't just provide excellent-sounding music, they also pack in a lot of audio controls -- it's just not remotely obvious where they are or how you can use them. Here's how to play, pause or skip through music.


Apple fined $1.2 billion by French antitrust watchdog

03/16/2020, 07:03 am

France's competitive authority has fined Apple, and two of its local wholesalers, over practices regarding pricing which amounted to an antitrust violation.


The best apps for reading on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

03/15/2020, 12:03 pm

Reading for pleasure is one thing, but when you've got to read and handle business documents because you're working at home during the coronavirus outbreak, you need apps that won't get in your way, and will help you stay on top of everything.


Apple closes all retail stores outside of China until March 27

03/14/2020, 04:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a letter published late Friday detailed the company's response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, saying it will close all retail outlets outside of Greater China until March 27.


Apple shutters all Apple Stores in Spain, first US store on virus fears

03/13/2020, 09:03 pm

Apple on Friday announced plans to shutter all retail operations in Spain starting this weekend, the latest in a string of country-wide closures prompted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A U.S. store in Pennsylvania has also closed on orders from the state's governor.