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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Apple seemingly stops sales of 'Designed by Apple in California' photo book

Apple seemingly stops sales of 'Designed by Apple in California' photo book

After nearly three years in print, Apple appears to have halted sales of "Designed by Apple in California," a massive photo book that chronicles 20 years of the company's iconic consumer electronic designs.

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British Airways buys 15,000 iPhone XR units for cabin crew

British Airways buys 15,000 iPhone XR units for cabin crew

As part of a major investment in customer relations enhancements, British Airways on Wednesday announced plans to outfit its 15,000 cabin crew employees with an iPhone XR loaded with personalized in-flight service apps.

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JPMorgan to shut down Chase Pay app in early 2020

JPMorgan to shut down Chase Pay app in early 2020

JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday notified customers of its Chase Pay mobile payments solution that the service will soon be unavailable for in-store use, leaving a once-touted payments platform dead on a road already littered with failed products.

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Apple says clean Apple Card with a microfiber cloth, avoid contact with leather and denim

Apple says clean Apple Card with a microfiber cloth, avoid contact with leather and denim

With physical Apple Cards now making their way into the hands of consumers across the U.S., Apple this week offered up a few tips for cleaning, caring for and storing the titanium card with its specialized finish.

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FeatureFCC re-examining iPhone RF levels after controversial report

FCC re-examining iPhone RF levels after controversial report

Testing commissioned by the Chicago Tribune suggests that Apple's iPhone has radio frequency broadcasts slightly above a legal limit, which has spawned a new range of testing by the federal government but this is not a crisis, nor a health hazard in any way, and here's why.

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Today's best Apple deals see latest Macs drop to $699 and up

Today's best Apple deals see latest Macs drop to $699 and up

Apple Authorized Resellers continue to slash prices on Apple's latest products, with the current Mac mini falling to $699 and 2019 MacBook Pros up to $450 off. These Apple deals are subject to change at any time, with some of the record-breaking discounts ending today.

PSA: You cannot stop Instagram or Facebook from using your photos with a post

PSA: You cannot stop Instagram or Facebook from using your photos with a post

Celebrities and other online personalities are unwittingly circulating a hoax claiming Instagram is changing its privacy policy, one that can supposedly avoided by publicly posting the statement, with it being the latest incarnation of a chain message that has existed for years.

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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 August 21 with the reopening of the Altamonte Springs store that has been closed since January.

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Samsung trying to fight iMessage chat elitists with response graphic gallery

Samsung trying to fight iMessage chat elitists with response graphic gallery

Samsung wants owners of its smartphones to know that they can respond to iPhone owners cutting them out of chats — but they may not want to use what Samsung has provided.

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President Trump praises Tim Cook's communication skills

President Trump praises Tim Cook's communication skills

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been praised by President Donald Trump as a 'great executive,' due to how Cook contacts Trump over major political and business issues directly, a technique that other company leaders do not attempt.

This 'iPhone 11' case manufacturer is expecting a shorter Apple Pencil

This 'iPhone 11' case manufacturer is expecting a shorter Apple Pencil

Accessory producer Olixar is producing cases for the 'iPhone 11 Pro,' with some models sporting a holster to hold a shorter Apple Pencil.

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Apple releases eighth developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13 & watchOS 6 [u]

Apple releases eighth developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13 & watchOS 6 [u]

As the launch of its milestone operating systems grows nearer, Apple provides an eighth generation of developers betas for iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and watchOS 6

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AliveCor pulls KardiaBand ECG smart band for Apple Watch from sale

AliveCor pulls KardiaBand ECG smart band for Apple Watch from sale

AliveCor has ceased sales of the KardiaBand, an ECG smart band for the Apple Watch that added the heart-monitoring functionality to the wearable device, but while there is no explanation for the withdrawal of the product from purchase, it may be due to the introduction of the ECG-equipped Apple Watch Series 4.

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VideoReview: Twelve South Journal updated for the latest iPad Pro

Review: Twelve South Journal updated for the latest iPad Pro

The Twelve South Journal has just been updated for the latest generation iPad Pros. While the design has largely stayed the same, the updated folio is well-suited for Apple's professional and prosumer-oriented tablet.

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Intel 10th-gen 'Comet Lake' processors ideal for future MacBook Air refresh

Intel 10th-gen 'Comet Lake' processors ideal for future MacBook Air refresh

Intel has added more processors to its 10th-generation offering, with four U-series and four Y-series processors codenamed 'Comet Lake' aimed at notebooks and portable devices, boasting models with six cores and very low thermal design points that could be used in a future MacBook Air update.

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Huge lineup of new 2019 iPhone & Apple Watch models revealed by regulatory filings [u]

Huge lineup of new 2019 iPhone & Apple Watch models revealed by regulatory filings [u]

Apple's fall lineup of products spanning iOS, watchOS, and macOS devices have been spotted in a large filing made with the Eurasian Economic Commission.

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EditorialEditorial: Here's why the 'iPhone 11' will do fine, despite no 5G

Editorial: Here's why the 'iPhone 11' will do fine, despite no 5G

While rumors and speculation suggest the 2019 iPhones may not necessarily be a worthwhile upgrade versus older models or worth buying prior to 5G, the vast majority of existing iPhone owners are still interested in upgrading to the 'iPhone 11.'

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Apple, Google, Mozilla take steps to block Kazakhstan government surveillance

Apple, Google, Mozilla take steps to block Kazakhstan government surveillance

Following moves by Google and Mozilla to block a Kazakhstan government-mandated certificate that facilitated state-sponsored internet surveillance, Apple has done the same in Safari.

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Apple TV+ predicted to hit 12M subscriptions in 2020, 21M by 2021

Apple TV+ predicted to hit 12M subscriptions in 2020, 21M by 2021

Apple TV+, the iPhone maker's upcoming video streaming service, is likely to achieve 12 million subscriptions by the end of 2020, analysts at Cowen suggest, with Apple breaking even in its original content production efforts if it reaches 10 million users.

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Apple's latest iPad Pros are $400 off at Amazon right now

Apple's latest iPad Pros are $400 off at Amazon right now

Record-breaking discounts on Apple iPad Pros are in effect now at Amazon, with current models now up to $400 off instantly while supplies last.

Apple 'aggressively testing' OLED screens from other suppliers

Apple 'aggressively testing' OLED screens from other suppliers

Apple has begun to test OLED panels from other manufacturers in an effort to diversify its supply chain for the 2020 iPhone lineup.

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Apple's 'iPhone 11' again said to use USB-C charger

Apple's 'iPhone 11' again said to use USB-C charger

While the forthcoming iPhones are expected to continue using Lightning connectors, a new source claims that Apple will ship a more powerful USB-C charger plus an adapter.

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Apple adds Apple Card account on Twitter

Apple adds Apple Card account on Twitter

Seemingly first created several months ago, the Apple Card account on Twitter has gone live as the card itself became available for all US iPhone users.

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Exclusive2019 MacBook Pro promo code deals knock up to $400 off current models

2019 MacBook Pro promo code deals knock up to $400 off current models

Shoppers looking for the lowest prices on Apple's new MacBook Pros can save up to $400 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.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Apple delays policy to limit third-party tracking in kids apps, fields developer concerns

Apple delays policy to limit third-party tracking in kids apps, fields developer concerns

Apple earlier this year announced plans to limit third-party tracking technology in kids apps as part of an initiative to protect youngsters from unwanted advertisements, but the company has delayed those plans as it works to get developers up to speed with the new regulations.

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DOJ working with state attorneys general on big tech probe

DOJ working with state attorneys general on big tech probe

The U.S. Department of Justice is consulting a group of state attorneys general on what promises to be a wide-ranging antitrust probe into major technology industry firms Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

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Apple creates Swift tutorial for Girls Who Code non-profit

Apple creates Swift tutorial for Girls Who Code non-profit

Apple is partnering with young women's non-profit Girls Who Code to deliver a specialized Swift tutorial serving students from sixth through 12th grades, it was announced on Tuesday.

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Apple TV+ rumored to support limited offline viewing

Apple TV+ rumored to support limited offline viewing

More information about Apple TV+ surfaced this week as Apple readies its streaming service for launch this fall, with a report on Tuesday claiming code in the latest macOS Catalina beta releases detail potential viewing options.

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Apple buys two Cupertino city center office buildings for $290M

Apple buys two Cupertino city center office buildings for $290M

Apple is continuing to cement its position as a major part of Cupertino, with the iPhone maker expanding its real estate portfolio with the purchase of two office buildings within the Cupertino City Center district for $290 million.

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VideoTips and tricks for mastering Apple Card

Tips and tricks for mastering Apple Card

While Apple Card still operates as a traditional credit card, Apple has mixed things up with its skill of blending hardware and software. To help you make the most of your new Apple Card, here are our favorite tips and tricks.

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Apple sued over 2016 leg injury caused by alleged MacBook battery issue

Apple sued over 2016 leg injury caused by alleged MacBook battery issue

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple accusing it of selling a faulty MacBook and charger, one which allegedly overheated and caused permanent burn marks to her leg in 2016, with the filing occurring on the third anniversary of the supposed incident.

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Hands-OnHands on: Microsoft Edge browser beta for Mac gains Collections research tool

Hands on: Microsoft Edge browser beta for Mac gains Collections research tool

It's very early days for the promised Collections tool for gathering and managing research, but what's working is promising. The whole browser is feeling faster, too, which may help make it a strong Safari rival.

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Apple Arcade offers easy sign-ups, installations through Mac App Store

Apple Arcade offers easy sign-ups, installations through Mac App Store

Mac users will discover an already familiar usability experience when Apple Arcade goes live, with a trial of the service and the currently-available six titles revealing not only that they can be downloaded and installed through the macOS App Store, but also the quality of games the service will offer.

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TipsHow to take a screenshot on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

How to take a screenshot on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

Here's a comprehensive guide to the surprising number of ways you can take a screenshot on Apple's iOS and watchOS devices — plus how to annotate those shots and share them, too.

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Direction of Apple's Health group is allegedly causing employee unrest

Direction of Apple's Health group is allegedly causing employee unrest

Changes in leadership and internal conflict over the future of Apple Health has led to a number of employees to leave the company, a report claims, with the team apparently at odds over catering towards average healthy users or to major healthcare subjects.

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FeatureHere are all the Apple Pay banks added during 2018 and 2019

Here are all the Apple Pay banks added during 2018 and 2019

Apple is now regularly updating its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay. Here are all the card issuers added in 2018-2019, in the U.S. and abroad, updated on August 20, covering the expansion of Danske Bank to four more countries.

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App Store shakeup limits simulated gambling to users aged 17+

App Store shakeup limits simulated gambling to users aged 17+

Apple is changing how some apps are presented in the App Store, with a message to developers warning simulated gambling apps are now rated 17+ in all countries, while enabling some apps with mature content to be available to users in the Republic of Korea aged 19 or over.

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Amazon Alexa can now play Apple Music in France, Germany, Italy, Spain

Amazon Alexa can now play Apple Music in France, Germany, Italy, Spain

Amazon is continuing its international rollout of the Apple Music on Alexa skill, with it now available in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

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FeatureApple Card is here, find out all you need to know

Apple Card is here, find out all you need to know

After months of waiting, Apple Card has been launched and is potentially available to all iPhone users in the US. If it's right for you, Apple Card is going to change everything.

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