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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

DOJ asks appeals court to pause enforcement of Qualcomm antitrust ruling

DOJ asks appeals court to pause enforcement of Qualcomm antitrust ruling

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to temporarily halt enforcement of an antitrust ruling against Qualcomm, citing the necessity of the company in 5G networking, and support from both the Energy Department and Defense Department.

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Hands on: The 2019 MacBook Air is a bargain, but SSD speeds fall

Hands on: The 2019 MacBook Air is a bargain, but SSD speeds fall

The new MacBook Air builds on the 2018 refresh, but packs in a few improvements and a price drop to boot. But, the savings do come at a cost.

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Two Apple ads get nominations for Outstanding Commercial Emmys

Two Apple ads get nominations for Outstanding Commercial Emmys

Two ads from Apple partner TBWA\Media Arts Lab were nominated for Outstanding Commercial Emmys on Tuesday, potentially marking the last year in which the company has no original TV shows up for awards.

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Apple previews 'holding hands,' other emoji updates planned for this fall

Apple previews 'holding hands,' other emoji updates planned for this fall

Using World Emoji Day as the excuse, Apple on Tuesday previewed some of the emoji it will be adding to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS in supporting Unicode 12.0.

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EditorialVideo demonstrates Hackintosh potential, but still isn't the Mac Pro

Video demonstrates Hackintosh potential, but still isn't the Mac Pro

YouTube channel Linus Tech Tips has launched a project to beat Apple's modular Mac Pro by producing a hackintosh with better performance, but the otherwise impressive hardware project shouldn't really be compared to a real Mac Pro, especially in a working environment.

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Apple may fund original podcasts exclusive to its own services

Apple may fund original podcasts exclusive to its own services

Apple may be expanding its original content efforts into podcasts, with a report claiming the iPhone maker will be funding productions of audio-based shows that it will offer its customers exclusively via the Podcasts app, taking a similar strategy to Spotify.

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ExclusiveApple blowout deals: save up to $2,500 on MacBook Pros, MacBook Air, iPad Pro

Apple blowout deals: save up to $2,500 on MacBook Pros, MacBook Air, iPad Pro

Record breaking discounts on Apple products are going on now at B&H Photo, with exclusive savings on a variety of devices. Grab the lowest prices ever on high-end MacBook Pros, upgraded 2018 MacBook Airs, and loaded 12.9-inch iPad Pros, with cash savings of up to $2,500 off and bonus perks, such as free expedited shipping and a sales tax refund in select states.

DuckDuckGo announces new Apple MapKit fueled search improvements

DuckDuckGo announces new Apple MapKit fueled search improvements

Search provider DuckDuckGo is dramatically expanding their use of Apple Maps for better searching with the same commitment to privacy.

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Amazon quietly knocks up to $350 off Apple's latest 12.9-inch iPad Pros

Amazon quietly knocks up to $350 off Apple's latest 12.9-inch iPad Pros

In addition to instant savings of up to $200 off Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pros, Amazon is knocking an additional $50 to $150 off the current models with special discounts in cart. These price cuts, which may end at any time, deliver the lowest prices we've seen to date on the high-end tablets, with prices starting at just $799.

ReviewReview: Moment's new bags are great for photographers & non-photographers alike

Review: Moment's new bags are great for photographers & non-photographers alike

Moment recently took the wraps off its new line of bags and we've been taking them with us on our mobile photo shoots to try them out. Here's what we thought.

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Apple distributes seventh iOS 12.4, sixth watchOS 5.3 developer betas

Apple distributes seventh iOS 12.4, sixth watchOS 5.3 developer betas

Continuing the current testing round from yesterday's macOS 10.14.6 build, Apple has issued more builds to developers, this time a seventh build of iOS 12.4 and a sixth build of watchOS 5.3.

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Apple seeds fourth developer beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina

Apple seeds fourth developer beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina

Apple on Tuesday has issued its fourth of developer beta for macOS 10.15 Catalina, with new developer releases of iOS 13 and the others still waiting in the wings.

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Goldman Sachs spending heavily in preparation for Apple Card

Goldman Sachs spending heavily in preparation for Apple Card

Goldman Sachs has burned through considerable amounts of money on Apple Card and its other consumer-facing initiatives, with the investment bank revealing it has spent around $275 million in 2019 alone on public-based projects.

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These deals are too good to miss as Prime Day 2019 winds down

These deals are too good to miss as Prime Day 2019 winds down

Prime Day 2019 ends tonight, and we're rounding up the very best tech deals that you don't want to miss.

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 July 16 with a new release from Nomad.

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Apple in Washington DC for House Judiciary Committee antitrust hearing

Apple in Washington DC for House Judiciary Committee antitrust hearing

Executives from Apple and other major tech companies will be answering questions from the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, as part of an investigation into whether dominant firms have too much control, and if there are antitrust concerns that should be addressed.

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Apple tests out all-Arabic App Store in Middle East push

Apple tests out all-Arabic App Store in Middle East push

Apple is making a greater push into the Middle East with an Arabic version of the App Store, with the digital storefront offering localized content being tested in beta ahead of an expected public launch in September, in a bid to grow regional revenues from a proportionally younger population.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

iOS 13 & iPadOS bug said to allow unauthenticated access to usernames & passwords

iOS 13 & iPadOS bug said to allow unauthenticated access to usernames & passwords

A bug in the current iOS 13 and iPadOS betas reportedly allows people to bypass security and access usernames and passwords in the Settings app — though in practice, the issue is a relatively minor threat.

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Apple uses Apollo 11's 50th anniversary to tease 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+

Apple uses Apollo 11's 50th anniversary to tease 'For All Mankind' on Apple TV+

Apple on Monday premiered a second trailer for "For All Mankind," this time referencing the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20.

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New House bill aims to make US more prominent in 5G space, combat China

New House bill aims to make US more prominent in 5G space, combat China

A new House bill proposed by Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul seeks to make the U.S. more prominent in 5G networking — and specifically to deflect Chinese influence.

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ExclusiveSave $50 to $100 on Apple's new 2019 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro

Save $50 to $100 on Apple's new 2019 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple's 2019 MacBook Air and new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have just been announced, but Adorama is already offering readers exclusive promo code savings on the new products. Save $50 to $100 instantly on top of bonus perks, such as free shipping and no interest financing, when you pre-order the portable systems ahead of Prime Day.

FeatureTested: Thermal throttling in base model mid-2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

Tested: Thermal throttling in base model mid-2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

AppleInsider has the new base model 13-inch MacBook Pro on hand, and we wanted to see whether the single fan design on this new MacBook Pro is a problem for the thermal condition and, as such, the processing power — or if its able to take the heat.

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Online Apple Store went offline for an hour for unknown reasons

Online Apple Store went offline for an hour for unknown reasons

The online Apple Store briefly was inaccessible for customers, displaying the famous "Be right back" message for a period of time on Monday, a usual indicator of updates or changes to the store, but in this case may have been just downtime for maintenance.

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Apple posts fifth macOS 10.14.6 developer beta

Apple posts fifth macOS 10.14.6 developer beta

Apple has moved on to yet another round for the current test cycle, providing developers with just one new build — the fifth for macOS 10.14.6 — to try out.

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Lawmakers suggest Apple could do more to aid privacy reform

Lawmakers suggest Apple could do more to aid privacy reform

Apple's calls for stronger privacy legislation aren't backed up by action, privacy advocates and U.S. Lawmakers suggest, claiming the iPhone maker isn't doing enough to help produce better privacy laws, and in some cases is lobbying against some efforts.

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TipsHow to cope with just 128GB of SSD storage on your Mac mini or MacBook

How to cope with just 128GB of SSD storage on your Mac mini or MacBook

Only Apple recommends buying its Macs with 128GB of SSD storage, because only Apple is trying to hit a price point. Everyone else — including us — will tell you that you need more, but nobody really tells you why. Here's why small SSDs are a problem, and what you can do.

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More Prime Day price drops: $700 off MacBook Pros, Mac mini now $489, $999 MacBook Air

More Prime Day price drops: $700 off MacBook Pros, Mac mini now $489, $999 MacBook Air

Amazon deals may be making the rounds this Prime Day, but Apple Authorized Reseller B&H is also issuing price drops of its own on Apple hardware. Prices on Macs start at just $489 with free expedited shipping and a sales tax refund in qualifying states with the Payboo Credit Card.

FeatureI replaced my Mac with my iPad Pro for a week — here's how it went

I replaced my Mac with my iPad Pro for a week — here's how it went

Recently, my Mac keeled over, leaving me with my iPad Pro to produce content and do day-to-day tasks with. This is how I managed, using only my iPad.

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Eve Extend increases range of Bluetooth HomeKit accessories

Eve Extend increases range of Bluetooth HomeKit accessories

Eve Systems has launched the Eve Extend, its Bluetooth range extender that allows items within the Eve product line to connect to a HomeKit network by acting as an access point, enabling the devices to function without needing Bluetooth connectivity with a nearby iPhone or iPad.

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Apple stops shipments of iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus in India

Apple stops shipments of iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s Plus in India

Apple has ceased sales of the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6s Plus in India, a report claims cutting out most of the lower-cost models from its regional product lineup and at the same time making it more expensive for customers in the country to buy an entry-level iPhone.

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Amazon Prime Day ends tonight: grab these tech deals before they're gone

Amazon Prime Day ends tonight: grab these tech deals before they're gone

The final day of Amazon's 48-hour Prime Day 2019 event is already here, and we're compiling the best deals on Apple products, accessories, Amazon hardware and much more. Check back throughout July 16 for live updates as new deals launch.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

NFL, NBA to tap into iPhone to boost fan experience in stadiums

NFL, NBA to tap into iPhone to boost fan experience in stadiums

Major sports leagues have to rely on technologies to make fans engage more with the games, as well as to offer more revenue-generating opportunities, the commissioners of the NBA and NFL have advised at the Sun Valley conference, with iPhones used by fans in stadiums a possible trove of data for managing sales and the overall visitor experience.

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TipsAre your iPhone or Apple Watch alarms not going off? Here's how to fix it

Are your iPhone or Apple Watch alarms not going off? Here's how to fix it

If you've never had this problem, we're not surprised because it is really rare. However, we also envy you tremendously, because when you do get it, it is extraordinarily inconvenient. As yet, Apple has no fix for it — but we do have a workaround.

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VideoHands on: Sandmarc Anamorphic Lens for iPhone

Hands on: Sandmarc Anamorphic Lens for iPhone

It's well known that the iPhone's video quality is top notch among mobile devices, with each release pushing forward what people can do with the tiny portable computing devices. Today we're taking a look at Sandmarc's Anamorphic Lens for the iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR, and how you can use it to achieve a more cinematic look from your iPhone.

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ICYMI: Moment drone lenses, Anker GaN chargers, & more

ICYMI: Moment drone lenses, Anker GaN chargers, & more

Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out including DJI drone lenses from Moment, new headphones, and more.

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Apple investigating iPhone 6 explosion in California

Apple investigating iPhone 6 explosion in California

Apple is investigating why an iPhone 6 owned by an 11-year-old girl in California 'exploded' while being used to watch YouTube videos, an incident that luckily avoided any serious injury to the child or property damage.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

EditorialEditorial: Manufacturers, it's time to put more USB-C ports on chargers

Editorial: Manufacturers, it's time to put more USB-C ports on chargers

USB-C has continued to become more ubiquitous as more users adopt the small, reversible port. While all of our accessories are supporting it, chargers are lagging behind. Manufacturers — it is time to finally create chargers with more than a single USB-C port.

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Facial recognition bolstered by mass database scraping, but not from Apple

Facial recognition bolstered by mass database scraping, but not from Apple

Progress is being made in the field of facial recognition by the use of multiple photograph databases consisting of subjects who were not aware of their misuse, a report claims, but while many companies and researchers are collecting and sharing the images and resulting data, Apple is not one of the sources.

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France approves digital tax measures against Apple despite US pressure

France approves digital tax measures against Apple despite US pressure

The French government has approved proposals for a tax on digital services, one that affects Apple and other major tech companies, despite concern the measure is unfairly targeting US-based companies in a bid to claw back tax revenue.

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