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[1:40 pm] Apple drops trademark hint that the next iPod Touch could be a games console


THE next iPod touch could be geared towards gaming after Apple filed to have the music player’s trademark changed to specifically let it cover games consoles too. The iPod touch has always been able...


[1:36 pm] 35 Years Ago Today Steve Jobs Launched Macintosh


The Macintosh turns 35 today. Steven Jobs unveiled the product on January 24, 1984 during Apple’s annual shareholders meeting. The original Macintosh was priced at $2,495 in the United States, equiv...


[1:27 pm] Samsung Galaxy S10 leak reveals new design with BIG advantage over iPhone


THE DESIGN of Samsung’s latest smartphone has been revealed by an online leaker. Photos show that the flagship Samsung Galaxy S10 features a hole-punch selfie camera and an almost bezeless Infinit...


[1:15 pm] Tim Cook celebrates the Mac on its 35th anniversary


Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter today to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Mac. Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and former CEO, unveiled the very first Macintosh on January 24, 1984. The machine h...


[1:12 pm] Apple dismisses more than 200 employees from Project Titan autonomous vehicle project


Apple dismissed just over 200 employees this week from Project Titan...


[1:03 pm] Apple supplier STMicro’s shares jump on prospects for second half of 2019


Shares in chipmaker STMicroelectronics jumped on Thursday after the Franco-Italian company gave an upbeat forecast...


[1:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Apple ships the first Mac


January 24, 1984: Apple ships its first Mac, the mighty Macintosh 128K. Bringing a mouse and graphical user interface to the masses, and heralded by an acclaimed Super Bowl commercial that’s still t...


[12:50 pm] Sale of Apple’s Michigan Avenue flagship store will mark one of Chicago’s most expensive retail real estate deals


Since opening in October 2017, Apple Michigan Avenue on the Chicago River has become a must-see destination for Apple fans, architecture enthusiasts, and creative professionals. The Foster + Partners...


[12:43 pm] Twitter testing ‘original tweeter’ tag to help distinguish real accounts from fake ones


Fake Twitter accounts can range from mildly annoying through to fraudulent, and the company is testing a new ‘original tweeter’ feature designed to help you identify genuine accounts from copycat...


[12:33 pm] Apple extends duration of ‘limited time’ iPhone XS/XR trade-in offer in Japan


Overnight, Apple has extended its iPhone trade-in offer in Japan. Similar to the offer available in the US, international Apple customers can trade in their old iPhone at an Apple Store and get iPhon...


[12:21 pm] Best Buy 4-day Sale: $250 off MacBook Pro + iPad Pro, Apple Watch $100 off, TVs, much more


Best Buy is back with a new four day sale this morning that includes discounts on MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, Apple Watch and more. There’s also the usual smattering of TV and audio deals, smart home ge...


[12:19 pm] Filemaker wants Everyday to be Casual Friday


Apple subsidiary Filemaker is fed up of hype. Its latest Workplace Innovation film features a firm using Filemaker to try and resolve the issue of lost deliveries. Oh, and a new, casual, office dress...


[12:15 pm] Google nabs senior macOS engineer for Fuchsia OS project


Google has poached senior macOS engineer Bill Stevenson to help build its upcoming Fuchsia OS. Stevenson will make the switch in February after spending 14 years at Apple, where his most recent role w...


[12:07 pm] Tim Cook tweets in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Mac [Video]


Tim Cook has tweeted a photo of the first Macintosh – unveiled by Steve Jobs on January 24, 1984 – in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Mac. 35 years ago, Macintosh said hello. It chang...


[12:01 pm] Apple hires former Samsung exec to lead its battery division


Apple has poached the head of Samsung's battery division to lead its own battery development efforts. Cupertino hired Samsung SDI's Soonho Ahn to become its Global Head of Battery Developments, Bloomb...


[12:00 pm] Dead Apple killers: It’s harder than it looks


Apple’s not having the best year so far but it could be worse. This week brought sad news for several technologies that were widely counted as Apple killers in their day.“Microsoft: Switch to i...


[11:35 am] Apple Just Fired 200 Project Titan Employees


In the latest shakeup of Project Titan, Apple fired 200 employees and moved others elsewhere in the company.


[11:34 am] Climate disasters could BOOST iPhone ‘loyalty and demand’, Apple predicts


APPLE reckons climate change could significantly boost demand for the iPhone – thanks to its apocalypse-friendly features. The Californian tech giant said that ongoing climate problems could boost i...


[11:00 am] Apple reportedly dismissed over 200 employees from Project Titan - Roadshow


The autonomous vehicle program is apparently being restructured.


[11:00 am] How to unlock an iPhone


Is your iPhone locked to a specific network or carrier? Check out our guide to unlocking your iPhone so you can use any SIM card in it.


[11:00 am] Apple Lays Off Over 200 Employees Working on Secretive Self-Driving Car Project


Over 200 employees working on Apple’s self-driving cars project, code-named Project Titan, have been laid off. The move is being positioned internally as an “anticipated restructuring,” accordin...


[11:00 am] How will Apple’s 2019 iPhone counter the Google Pixel camera?


Perhaps the most important feature of the modern era of the smartphone is the camera. The operating systems are mature, the processors and data connections are fast, the apps are plentiful, and the...


[11:00 am] How to secure your Nest camera from hackers


Enabling two-step authentication can prevent hackers from accessing your Nest cameras and sending you audio messages.


[9:47 am] TiVo’s new Apple TV app will only stream at 720p, 30fps


Plenty of people were excited when TiVo recently announced a new app coming to Apple TV, letting users watch live and recorded content without having to buy multiple TiVo boxes. They may be a bit less...


[9:22 am] Wireless charging market to reach $20.97 billion by 2023


The global wireless charging market is anticipated to reach $20.97 billion by 2023, registering a compound annual growth rate of 40.97% between 2018-2023, according to a new market intelligence report...


[9:21 am] Invoices 3.3 is optimized for macOS Mojave


Ecleti (www.ecleti.com) has released Invoices 3.3, an update of the Mac app for creating, managing, and printing commercial invoices as PDFs. The new version offers bug fixes and performance tweaks. I...


[9:16 am] Kool Tools: IK Multimedia iLoud reference monitor


IK Multimedia has previewed the iLoud MTM, a compact reference monitor designed to deliver pristine sound and accuracy that redefines nearfield monitoring for the modern, computer-based, professional...


[9:11 am] Apple pays $2.5 million in annual rent for Chicago flagship store


If you think your rent is expensive you might want to spare a thought for the amount Apple pays for its spectacular waterfront flagship store in Chicago. Located on Chicago’s iconic “Magnificent M...


[9:03 am] LinkOptimizer for InDesign fixes issues with umlauts in image names


Zevrix Solutions has announced LinkOptimizer 5.2.17, a maintenance update to the company’s workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign.  LinkOptimizer lets users automatically scale and crop images...


[8:30 am] Acclaimed Steve Jobs opera coming to Seattle


It’s not often that a business executive’s life can be described as operatic. If that’s true for anyone, though, it may well be Apple’s late CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs — whose life saw pl...


[7:47 am] Apple lays off 200 employees working on self-driving cars


Apple's secretive self-driving car division, codenamed Project Titan, has undergone a major restructuring process under new leadership. Unfortunately, that entails dismissing over 200 employees this w...


[7:27 am] Apple dismisses over 200 staff members from autonomous vehicle department


A report from CNBC this morning says Apple has cut over 200 employees from its top secret “Project Titan” autonomous vehicle program, however, the company says it still sees a “huge opportunity...


[6:48 am] Apple’s Autonomous Car Team Is Focusing on ‘Several Key Areas’ for 2019


Apple’s mysterious autonomous car project has big plans for 2019, a spokesperson stated on Thursday. The company has dismissed 200 people from “Project Titan” amid an ongoing leadership restruct...


[6:41 am] Sources: Apple laid off more than 200 employees this week from its autonomous vehicle group, Project Titan (CNBC)


CNBC: Sources: Apple laid off more than 200 employees this week from its autonomous vehicle group, Project Titan  —  - Apple dismissed just over 200 employees from Project Titan this week, its s...


[6:22 am] Apple Self-Driving Car Layoffs Are a Nod to Reality


It was never clear that Apple managed to develop the partnerships it needed. Now it should focus on the bets it can win. 


[5:55 am] Twitter is testing an "Original Tweeter" tag to make it easier to see who started a thread; test has rolled out to "a small percentage" of iOS and Android users (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)


Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: Twitter is testing an “Original Tweeter” tag to make it easier to see who started a thread; test has rolled out to “a small percentage” of iOS and Android users ...


[4:47 am] Apple shrinks autonomous vehicle team by 200 employees


Apple has dismissed as many as 200 people from Project Titan, its secretive autonomous vehicle project, reports CNBC. In a statement Apple confirmed the change, and said that the affected employ...


[2:38 am] TiVo says its upcoming Apple TV streaming app will be limited to 720p at 30 fps


At CES 2019 earlier this month, TiVo announced a new application coming to the Apple TV. If you’re an existing TiVo user, the app will allow you to stream live and recorded content to additional TV...


[2:10 am] Apple poaches battery expert from Samsung


Apple‘s new Global Head of Battery Developments is very familiar with these critical components. Most recently, Dr. Soonho Ahn was a VP at Samsung SDI, a division of this Korean giant that speciali...


[1:09 am] Apple Has 3 New Spots to Promote Apple Pay Cash in iMessage


The spots show Apple Pay Cash being used by family members to share costs and directly pay for stuff.


[12:39 am] What Works in macOS Mojave. What Doesn’t


Other World Computing publishes a fantastic blog for customers called Rocket Yard.  Here’s a link to one from December by Tom Nelson that covers what works in macOS Mojave and what still does not....


[12:20 am] 5 of My Favorite Features of macOS Mojave


macOS Mojave has a lot of nice new features. John Lists five of his favorites that make life better for him.


[12:08 am] Microsoft Edge for iOS adds ‘NewsGuard’ feature, aiming to identify fake news


With growing concern over “fake news” on the web, Microsoft is adding a new NewsGuard feature to its Edge browser. The company says this will help users identify potentially fake content. The p...


[12:02 am] How You Cannot Escape The FAANG


Humans are interesting creatures and prone to a set of specific habits. For example, we love to categorize items into lists, even if some don’t belong together. Take FAANG. Please. FAANG, the acrony...


[12:01 am] Here’s What Happened To iPod Touch


Do you have a box or desk drawer somewhere in your home that is filled with a few outdated products? I just checked, and the corner drawer in the kitchen– the one with batteries and cables– had th...


[12:00 am] On Apple’s Two New Display Revolutions


Technological advances come and go. There are early advancements aimed at early adopters. Let’s call them technology pioneers; something of a chaotic group in constant turmoil. Then, there are techn...


[Wed Jan 23rd 11:52 pm] Apple hires Samsung battery executive to serve as its ‘global head of battery developments’


Apple has hired Samsung battery executive Soonho Ahn to lead its own battery development initiatives, Bloomberg reports. According to the report, Ahn joined Apple in December after having worked at...


[Wed Jan 23rd 11:49 pm] Apple is selling the iPhone SE again -- for $249 - CNET


The discontinued budget handset returns to the Apple clearance aisle.


[Wed Jan 23rd 11:34 pm] HQ Trivia will start running some games without cash prizes, focusing on in-app ‘points’ instead


Popular live game show HQ Trivia is planning to start running games without cash prizes. As reported by The Verge, HQ Trivia and HQ Words will start hosting select games where users win “points”...


[Wed Jan 23rd 11:17 pm] Slim backpack hides even the biggest MacBooks and iPads in style


WaterField Designs’ new Sutter Slim Backpack keeps a low profile while swallowing up a 15-inch MacBook, a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and a bunch of other gear. A few neat features make it sound like a prett...


[Wed Jan 23rd 11:15 pm] Users Report Cellular Bug in iOS 12.1.3, But There’s More Going on


A new bug reported in Apple’s latest iOS 12.1.3 update could mean bad news for Sprint customers. Reportedly, the issue causes spotty cellular data after iOS 12.1.3 is installed and a device is reboo...


[Wed Jan 23rd 11:10 pm] Anker Soundcore Flare Bluetooth Speaker: $59.99


We have a deal on the Anker Soundcore Flare Bluetooth Speaker. This speaker features back-to-back drivers with Bluetooth 4.2 support. It also has LED lights at the base for adding atmosphere to your...


[Wed Jan 23rd 10:50 pm] [Update: Back in stock] Buy iPhone SE for $249 at Apple Clearance whilst stocks last


Whilst stocks last, Apple is listing the iPhone SE for $249 on its clearance site. Apple stopped selling the iPhone SE last September, and all new products feature home-button-less designs with larg...


[Wed Jan 23rd 10:40 pm] MacBook Pro’s Latest Issue: 5 Things to Know About ‘Flexgate’


The MacBook Pro is a stunningly thin notebook, especially when you consider just how capable and powerful it is. But Apple’s pursuit of thinness may be having unintended consequences for users. Newe...


[Wed Jan 23rd 10:34 pm] Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson talk innovation with Crown Price of Dubai at World Economic Forum


In addition to dining with various political and technology figures at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Tim Cook also sat down with Hamdan Bin Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubia, United Arab Emi...


[Wed Jan 23rd 10:33 pm] President Trump says U.S. doing well in trade negotiations with China


U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the United States was doing well in trade talks with China...


[Wed Jan 23rd 9:45 pm] Why You Should Download the Latest Apple Software Updates Immediately


If you’re reading this, you should strongly consider updating all of your Apple devices to the latest software versions as soon as possible. Updating to the newest software version when it’s avail...


[Wed Jan 23rd 9:45 pm] Quirky Apple Pay videos urge iPhone users to text cash


It’s been a banner week for Apple Pay with big new retailers adopting this payment service. And now the company is piling on with a trio of short videos urging users to send money via the Messages a...


[Wed Jan 23rd 9:42 pm] Egypt wants an Apple hub despite ongoing fight over local iPhone prices


Egypt would like to see a more direct physical presence from tech giant Apple...


[Wed Jan 23rd 9:35 pm] Apple thinks climate change will increase its brand value


According to filings Apple made to CDP, a UK-based organization that gives companies a letter grade based on their environmental impact


[Wed Jan 23rd 9:26 pm] New Report Hints Apple Will Revamp the Iconic iPod touch


It’s been nearly four years now since Apple released its latest (6th-generation) iPod touch. And while the company’s signature iPhone-styled device has sold hundreds of millions of units since it...


[Wed Jan 23rd 9:00 pm] How to stop Google tracking your clicks


Did you know that Google hijacks your clicked links so that it can track you? You’re probably not surprised, but it’s easy to Stop the Madness. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple...


[Wed Jan 23rd 8:26 pm] Apple promoting Apple Pay Cash in Messages with new ‘They send, you spend’ ads


Apple has a new advertising campaign called ‘They send, you spend’ that highlights the newest Apple Pay features: Apple Pay Cash and Apple Pay in Messages. The campaign includes three micro-ads s...


[Wed Jan 23rd 8:18 pm] Waymo to Build Self-Driving Cars in Michigan


Alphabet-owned company Waymo announced it will open the world’s first Level 4 autonomous vehicle factory in Michigan.


[Wed Jan 23rd 8:15 pm] Target says its REDcard won’t work with Apple Pay


Target has started rolling out Apple Pay in stores throughout the United States, but it’s not all good news for frequent shoppers. The retailer today confirmed that it’s not possible to add its ow...


[Wed Jan 23rd 8:07 pm] Apple: Climate Change Could Boost Sales By $2.3 Billion


Apple suggested its safety features could be beneficial for iPhone sales — by up to $2.3 billion — in the event of catastrophic climate change, according to a new report. The recently-released rep...


[Wed Jan 23rd 8:00 pm] Try this powerful iPhone data recovery app for free


This post is presented by Joyoshare. Owning an iPhone means dealing with iTunes for managing your data. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy, requiring clunky syncing and confusing menus. For iPhon...


[Wed Jan 23rd 7:45 pm] Create funky photo art with this double-exposure iPhone app


Of the countless apps for creating stunning effects to your iPhone photos, the best ones have two things in common: ease of use and effects that are actually stunning. Fuzion, an artsy double-exposure...


[Wed Jan 23rd 7:45 pm] Apple Voted ‘World’s Most Admired Company’ for 12th Consecutive Year


Apple has nabbed the top spot in Fortune’s annual World’s Most Admired Companies list for the 12th year in a row. The Cupertino tech giant topped every category in the Fortune list this year, incl...


[Wed Jan 23rd 7:43 pm] Apple earnings can throw a major surprise


Apple shocked the market in early January when it revised the revenue estimates lower....


[Wed Jan 23rd 7:36 pm] PSA: Some iOS 12.1.3 users on Sprint reporting cellular data-killing bug on iPhone


Some users are reporting a bug in which cellular data connection is either permanently disabled or extremely spotty following the initial installation and reboot of iOS 12.1.3. The post PSA: Some i...


[Wed Jan 23rd 7:35 pm] Egypt Wants an Apple Hub, Despite iPhone Price Row


Egypt’s Prime Minister said he wants Apple to increase its presence in his country, despite an ongoing row over iPhone prices there.


[Wed Jan 23rd 7:25 pm] 7 Ways to Prepare Your iPhone for a Disaster or Emergency


Sometimes, the unthinkable happens. And while you may not be able to prevent or predict emergencies like natural disasters, severe weather events or car accidents, you can prepare for them — and you...


[Wed Jan 23rd 7:18 pm] Robots, and also Some Robots – TMO Daily Observations 2019-01-23


It’s Robot Wednesday! Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro discuss robotic car parks and the future of robotics, with host Kelly Guimont


[Wed Jan 23rd 7:15 pm] Hulu drops price of cheapest streaming tier


Catching up on your favorite network TV shows through Hulu is about to get a little bit cheaper. Hulu revealed today that it will lower the price of its most affordable tier from $8 to $6 per month. O...


[Wed Jan 23rd 7:03 pm] French Defence Secretary – ‘Cyber War has Begun’


“Cyber war has begun” according to French Defence Secretary Florence Parly, who emphasized the country’s offensive cyber capabilities.


[Wed Jan 23rd 6:53 pm] Despite Apple Pay coming to Target, REDcard with 5% savings won’t be supported for now


Apple announced yesterday that Target will finally adopt Apple Pay for in-store transactions, but left users wondering whether or not REDcard would be supported. In a statement to 9to5Mac, however,...


[Wed Jan 23rd 6:46 pm] Hackers infiltrate California family’s Nest surveillance camera, send warning of incoming North Korea missile attack


Laura Lyons was preparing food in her kitchen Sunday when the lazy afternoon took a turn for the absurd...


[Wed Jan 23rd 6:40 pm] Foxconn hiring spree allays some iPhone fears


A recent unconfirmed report indicated that Foxconn, who produces handsets for Apple, had laid off thousands of employees. But the company itself says it’s actually hiring 50,000 people, a sign that...


[Wed Jan 23rd 6:29 pm] Samsung debuts consumer NVMe SSDs with 970 EVO Plus


Samsung Electronics America has introduced the Samsung 970 EVO Plus, the newest enhancement in its Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD portfolio. With up to two terabytes in capacity, it’s design...


[Wed Jan 23rd 6:24 pm] Get a Cheap iPhone 6 on Straight Talk for $70


Walmart is currently selling a cheap iPhone 6, 32GB and refurbished, for US$69.99. It comes with a 90-day warranty. The iPhone 6 remains a fine device even though it lacks the impressive tech of Apple...


[Wed Jan 23rd 6:22 pm] Apple spent near-record amounts of money lobbying the U.S. government in 2018


Apple spent $6.6 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, after spending a record...


[Wed Jan 23rd 6:14 pm] More on the Bounty Hunter Location Data Story


There’s more to the bounty hunter location data story that Motherboard reported on earlier this month. One of the data brokers involved was Zumigo.


[Wed Jan 23rd 6:13 pm] Kool Tools: Toast leather covers for MacBooks, iPads


Toast’s genuine leather covers for the Apple MacBook are laser cut with precision, and each one is finished by hand.And as Toast’s leather covers wear in, they gradually gather an enviable patina...


[Wed Jan 23rd 6:10 pm] Egypt PM pushes Apple to establish a ‘hub’ in the country and help with education reform


Last month, regulators in Egypt gave Apple 60 days to address “unfair restrictions” over high iPhone prices in the country. In an interview with CNBC today, Egypt Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly...


[Wed Jan 23rd 6:01 pm] MacUpdater can now update multiple apps at once


CoreCode has announced MacUpdater 1.4.2, a new version of the app updating utility for macOS. The utility scans a Mac’s Applications folder to identify applications that have updates available. Once...


[Wed Jan 23rd 5:57 pm] SwiftCapture 1.2 is compatible with macOS Mojave


Ben Software has launched SwiftCapture 1.2, an update to the high-performance video capture application for macOS. The tool allows users to create video recordings, timelapse captures and stop-motion...


[Wed Jan 23rd 5:57 pm] Wall Street analyst cuts AAPL stock target as weak iPhone sales expected to seep into new year


D.A. Davidson analyst Tom Forte has cut his target price for AAPL to $245 per share, as comments continue to spread of weak iPhone sales through the start of 2019. Forte has continued to lower his...


[Wed Jan 23rd 5:54 pm] How to Use Precise Times in iOS Calendar


David Murphy shared a cool tip that lets you set more precise times in iOS Calendar. Instead of times that increment by five minutes, go deeper. Open the Calendar app and pull up an existing event or...


[Wed Jan 23rd 5:50 pm] Here Are All of the New Shows Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix Next Month


Netflix has revealed its massive list of upcoming content for February 2019. Next month, the company will launch a plethora of new Netflix Originals as well as offer up some of the best movies from pa...


[Wed Jan 23rd 5:46 pm] Netflix Joins Hollywood Lobbying Group MPAA


The move makes sense given Netflix’s gradual move to original content, and it seems closer to traditional movie studios than tech companies.


[Wed Jan 23rd 5:41 pm] HomeKit Weekly: VOCOlinc’s FlowerBud combines a Siri-controlled diffuser with a cool mood lamp


VOCOlinc is a smart home company focused on HomeKit accessories like affordable light strips and the multi-plug power strip. VOCOlinc’s lineup includes the $59 FlowerBud smart diffuser, which is th...


[Wed Jan 23rd 5:39 pm] Apple’s next hit product is just a whisper away


The next-generation AirPod 2 smart earbuds are on the way and will augment their existing listening skills with new health-related features, reports claim.Bone in my ear AirPods don’t use bone co...


[Wed Jan 23rd 5:30 pm] Apple Invites iPhone Users to Submit Their Best Photos for ‘Shot on iPhone’ Challenge


Beginning with the iPhone 6, Apple’s long-running Shot on iPhone marketing campaign has proven to be a great way for the company to showcase the photographic capabilities of its latest iPhones, and...


[Wed Jan 23rd 5:29 pm] Gatwick Airport to Trial Valet Parking Robots


LONDON – Gatwick airport is to trial the use of valet parking robots for three months, starting in August. It is hoped that the French-made devices will make parking before a holiday easier and les...


[Wed Jan 23rd 5:12 pm] Target stores to accept mobile payment including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay


Besides, Target, Apple Pay will now be accepted at Taco Bell, Speedway, Hy-Vee and Jack in the Box. Google Pay and Samsung Pay come to Target, too.        


[Wed Jan 23rd 5:04 pm] How Apple benefited from 2018’s U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


On Jan. 1, 2018, the biggest, most sweeping U.S. corporate tax cut ever enacted went into effect....


[Wed Jan 23rd 4:58 pm] Las carcasas de Catalyst para AirPods ya están disponibles en tiendas selectas de Apple de todo el mundo


La edición especial de la carcasa de Catalyst para AirPods ya está disponible en apple.com y en tiendas selectas de Apple de todo el mundo HONG KONG, 23 de enero de 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalyst, el...


[Wed Jan 23rd 4:53 pm] Adobe Premiere Pro user tries Apple’s Final Cut Pro X for the first time ever


We all know that Final Cut Pro X is radically different from track based NLEs...


[Wed Jan 23rd 4:47 pm] Xiaomi just convinced me I need a foldable phone


“What’s the point of a foldable phone?” That’s the question the Cult of Mac team was asking when Samsung confirmed its first is coming this year. But after seeing Xiaomi’s impressive foldabl...


[Wed Jan 23rd 4:33 pm] Following Netflix’s price hike, Hulu announces price drop for its entry-level ad-supported plan


Last week, Netflix revealed its biggest price hike ever, increasing the cost of its “Standard” plan from $10.99 to $12.99 per month. In response to that change, Hulu today announced a price cut,...


[Wed Jan 23rd 4:30 pm] Apple Continues Its Leadership on Climate Change Issues with Candid Self-Assessment of Risks and Opportunities


Apple has established a reputation as a corporate leader in environmental stewardship, however in a new report released today the company has also candidly admitted that there are ways that climate ch...


[Wed Jan 23rd 4:30 pm] When A Grab Ride Nearly Kills You


In March 2018, Singapore-based Bloomberg journalist Yoolim Lee ordered a lift via ride-hailing service Grab. She was heading to her daughter’s kindergarten. She never made it. There was an accident,...


[Wed Jan 23rd 4:17 pm] Apple Pay is a sleeper hit


In the roughly four years since Apple launched its mobile payments service, Apple Pay...


[Wed Jan 23rd 4:13 pm] How to make £200 by selling leftover packaging, old iPhone boxes and spare remotes online


MANY of us have leftover packaging, old iPhone boxes and spare remotes taking up space at home, but you can actually earn up to £200 by getting rid of it. The amount you can get depends on the condit...


[Wed Jan 23rd 4:10 pm] Apple’s Tim Cook makes debut at World Economic Forum in Davos


Tim Cook is making his debut in Davos this week, as the Apple chief executive grapples with the growing...


[Wed Jan 23rd 4:05 pm] Apple spent millions lobbying Trump administration in 2018


Apple spent $6.6 million lobbying Congress and other federal officials in 2018, newly released records show. While that’s approximately in line with the $7 million it spent in 2017, it’s considera...


[Wed Jan 23rd 3:58 pm] New Update Could Cripple Chrome Ad Blockers


Google engineers have proposed changes to Chromium that would break Chrome ad blockers. In a note posted Tuesday to the Chromium bug tracker, Raymond Hill, the developer behind uBlock Origin and uMatr...


[Wed Jan 23rd 3:57 pm] EastEnders blunder sees Alfie Moon’s mobile miraculously change from an Android to an iPhone halfway through the episode


EASTENDERS fans raged on Twitter last night when Alfie Moon’s mobile miraculously changed from an Android to an iPhone screen. Viewers may not have noticed the sneaky switch if it hadn’t been for...


[Wed Jan 23rd 3:50 pm] In 2018 Apple Spent $6.6 Million Lobbying the Government


According to disclosure forms Apple filed with the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the company spent US$6.6 million lobbying the Trump administration (via MacRumors). [Get Pu...


[Wed Jan 23rd 3:48 pm] 9to5Mac Daily: January 23, 2019


Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Ove...


[Wed Jan 23rd 3:39 pm] New iPhone XS Film – the Story of ‘Football Island,’ American Samoa


American Samoa is known as “Football Island.” The small island produces athletes that are 56 times more likely to play in the NFL than other Americans. A stunning new “Shot on iPhone” film te...


[Wed Jan 23rd 3:34 pm] How to post to Instagram from a Mac


Discover how to upload photos and videos to Instagram using your Mac in our complete guide.


[Wed Jan 23rd 3:00 pm] Apple Expected to Release ‘AirPods 2’ by Summer with Health Monitoring Functions


Apple’s foray into “true wireless” earphones has been a remarkable success, with the company’s original AirPods still going strong after more than two years, and sales not even slowing, despit...


[Wed Jan 23rd 2:59 pm] How to Opt Out of Data Sharing From 40+ Companies


This website is a hub with links for over 40 companies to opt out of data sharing practices they have. Simple Opt Out is drawing attention to opt-out data sharing and marketing practices that many peo...


[Wed Jan 23rd 2:57 pm] 2019 iPod touch update could focus on games


The iPod touch hasn’t been updated in three-and-a-half years, the longest period in the product’s history without an upgrade. However, a recent trademark application from Apple gives the slightest...


[Wed Jan 23rd 2:54 pm] Luxury Apple accessories trend continues with $780 leather-covered wireless charger


There’s always been a market for luxury Apple accessories, with leather sleeves and cases leading the charge. But the latest trend seems to be charging a huge markup for rebadged versions of existi...


[Wed Jan 23rd 2:51 pm] AirPods 2 Thought to Launch in 2019


AirPods 2 are rumored to launch in the first half of 2019, and could be redesigned to have health monitoring features. 


[Wed Jan 23rd 2:46 pm] ∞ The secret history of iPhone


[VIDEO] Rene Ritchie: On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs put sneaker to stage for what was the most incredible keynote presentation of his life. Great turn of phrase, Rene. This video is a terrific...


[Wed Jan 23rd 2:42 pm] YouTube TV expands nationwide, now covers 98% of Americans just in time for the Super Bowl


Google’s YouTube TV service has seen significant expansion since its launch just two years ago. Today, just a couple of weeks ahead of the Super Bowl, YouTube TV has officially gone nationwide. T...


[Wed Jan 23rd 2:31 pm] Option-Trading Opportunities on American Airlines, Apple, Netflix, NVIDIA, and Twitter


NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for AAL, AAPL, NFLX, NVDA, and TWTR. Click a link below to see an in-depth options trade idea report. Option...


[Wed Jan 23rd 2:30 pm] Create beautiful vector graphics with zero design experience [Deals]


These days the job market demands that we be more flexible than ever. So even if you’re not a graphic designer, you might find yourself needing to create graphics for a website, flier, email blast,...


[Wed Jan 23rd 2:27 pm] Xiaomi reveals dual-folding smartphone prototype (with video)


Xiaomi president and co-founder Lin Bin is using what at first looks like a normal tablet device...


[Wed Jan 23rd 2:19 pm] Tim Cook spotted having dinner with controversial Brazilian president


Tim Cook was among the CEOs spotted having dinner at Davos with controversial far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro has made numerous comments that won’t have endeared him to Cook,...


[Wed Jan 23rd 2:07 pm] How to Play Apple Music from the Web


Apple isn’t known for its web apps, though you can now access a lot of its core apps (in basic form) through iCloud on the web. It doesn’t include Apple Music, but Apple does make APIs available f...


[Wed Jan 23rd 2:03 pm] Apple sees advantages for iPhone as climate change worsens


iPhone sales might be struggling right now, but they could see a surprising boost from … climate change? Apple believes that the negative impacts of climate change, particularly the increase in natu...


[Wed Jan 23rd 1:57 pm] Viacom to buy Pluto TV streaming service for $340 million


Viacom Inc. said on Tuesday it will buy Pluto TV, a free video streaming TV service...


[Wed Jan 23rd 1:53 pm] Qualcomm expert witness says company lacked the clout to impose unfair terms on Apple


A key issue in the ongoing battle between Apple and Qualcomm is whether the chipmaker imposed unfair terms on Apple. Apple says yes, but an expert witness in the US Federal Trade Commission antitru...


[Wed Jan 23rd 1:32 pm] Apple to release AirPods 2 with ‘health monitoring functions’ in first half of this year


Rapid growth in demand seen over the past two years for wearable devices including Apple Watch and AirPods...


[Wed Jan 23rd 1:30 pm] Expensive Apple Hardware Isn’t New. Remember the Lisa?


The 2018 iPhones were fairly expensive, and this isn’t a new Apple strategy. The company has been down this road before with the Lisa computer. Named for Saint Steve’s daughter, the Lisa project k...


[Wed Jan 23rd 1:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Macintosh Office gets down to business


January 23, 1985: Apple introduces Macintosh Office, a combination of hardware and software that represents the company’s first real attempt at cracking the business world dominated by IBM. Macintos...


[Wed Jan 23rd 1:00 pm] If you can’t get macOS Mail to work after upgrading to two-factor authentication, here’s a way to fix it


I highly recommend Apple’s two-factor authentication (2FA) for your Apple ID and associated iCloud services as a way to reduce the threat of a remote hijack of your account. (Although note that y...


[Wed Jan 23rd 12:49 pm] Meizu Zero is first smartphone with no buttons, ports or speakers


If buttons, ports, and speaker grilles give you real anxiety when looking at your smartphone, Meizu has the perfect handset for you. It’s called the Zero, and it’s the first phone that completely...


[Wed Jan 23rd 12:49 pm] The two sides to the debate on whether Apple should pay for ‘Shot on iPhone’ photos


Apple’s announcement yesterday of a contest to find the ten best shot on iPhone photos has provoked debate about the company’s policy of not paying for any of the photos, even when they are used...


[Wed Jan 23rd 12:20 pm] Back Market gives another option to save on refurbished iPhones


Back Market, a marketplace dedicated to refurbished electronics, is now offering a range of certified pre-owned iPhone models. Before going to Back Market, Apple checks over these units and always rep...


[Wed Jan 23rd 12:10 pm] Apple report explains how climate change could benefit the company as well as hurt it


An Apple report on the business impact of climate change shows how extreme weather conditions could have benefits for the company as well as downsides. The report was published by the Carbon Disclos...


[Wed Jan 23rd 12:10 pm] How to connect a camera to an iPad Pro (2018)


We show how to connect a digital camera to a 2018 (USB-C) iPad Pro, so you can easily transfer photos for editing or sharing


[Wed Jan 23rd 12:00 pm] Medidex Launches Drug Abuse Prevention Features on MedManage mHealth App


Medidex Inc.(R) and Count It! Lock It! Drop It!(R) have launched a new partnership to add drug abuse prevention features to the MedManage 2.3.1 mobile app for iOS and Android devices. MedManage can he...


[Wed Jan 23rd 11:45 am] How to stop your iPhone, iPad or Mac getting hacked


Apple has issued secuity updates for iPhone, iPad and Mac, without them your device could be at risk from hackers who could take control via malicious applications, over bluetooth, or even via FaceTim...


[Wed Jan 23rd 11:43 am] Beat Cop game brings 1980s police experience to iOS


If you hanker after the point-and-click adventure games of the 1990s (think Full Throttle), you’ll find plenty to like about Pixel Crow and 11bit Studio’s Beat Cop — which just brought its pixel...


[Wed Jan 23rd 10:51 am] Apple Pay finally available through Australia’s largest bank


Australia’s largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (abbreviated to CommBank), has announced that Apple Pay is finally coming to its customers. The bank previously promised that Apple Pay s...


[Wed Jan 23rd 10:25 am] Apple Finally Did Something About Planned Obsolescence


Apple’s stance against planned obsolescence is bearing fruit. B-Stock, which claims the title of world’s largest business-to-business marketplace for trade-in phones, announced on Tuesday that the...


[Wed Jan 23rd 10:00 am] Health-tracking AirPods rumored for first half of 2019


Updated AirPods are supposedly on their way in the first half of 2019, a new report claims. They may have some impressive new features, too — including new health-monitoring functions that are “ex...


[Wed Jan 23rd 10:00 am] Best Mac for video editing 2019


We look at the best Apple hardware and software for video editing. Find out which is the best Mac for video editing, including iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini, MacBook Pro and more.


[Wed Jan 23rd 9:44 am] Amazon knocks £150 off price of Apple’s new iPhone XS in surprise sale


AMAZON has knocked a generous £150 off the price of Apple’s top iPhone model. The iPhone XS only launched back in September, but is now being heavily discounted in a surprise online sale. This part...


[Wed Jan 23rd 9:20 am] Global smart speaker market to see solid growth through 2026


According to new data from Transparency Market Research (www.transparencymarketresearch.com), the global smart speaker market is projected to witness healthy growth in the forthcoming years, as a larg...


[Wed Jan 23rd 9:20 am] Digitimes: AirPods 2 launching in first half of this year, redesigned to support ‘health monitoring’ features


The AirPods continue to be a smash hit sensation for Apple. However, having launched more than 2 years ago at this point, the focus in the tech community has moved to expectations as to when the AirP...


[Wed Jan 23rd 8:01 am] How to customize LTE settings on iPhone and iPad


LTE is a great technology that delivers fast data speeds and on the iPhone, will allow you to have fast data speeds and take a phone call at the same time (varies by carrier). Follow along to learn h...


[Wed Jan 23rd 8:00 am] How to check iOS feature availability in your country


Wondering if the latest and greatest features for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are supported where you live? Follow along for how to check iOS feature availability in your country. The post How to...


[Wed Jan 23rd 7:48 am] Apple’s AirPods 2 Set to Launch Soon With Advanced Tracking Features


Apple could update its AirPods wireless headphones as soon as the first half of this year, a Wednesday report claimed. The updated headphones are expected to feature health monitoring functions, a mov...


[Wed Jan 23rd 5:39 am] Apple users warned after major glitch allows hackers to access camera and make FaceTime video calls


APPLE users have been told to update their devices right away after developers found a bug that could let hackers access the FaceTime app – and even make calls. The tech giant revealed the worrying...


[Wed Jan 23rd 1:45 am] Viacom acquires completely free, ad-based TV streaming service ‘Pluto TV’


As the streaming TV market continues to evolve, Viacom today announced that it has acquired streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million. As reported by Variety, the deal is expected to close this qua...


[Wed Jan 23rd 1:35 am] 4 Important Ways a U.S. Federal Privacy Law Could Affect You


Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly called for federal privacy regulations in the U.S. and he’s not alone. Consumers like you, tech executives and state governments (like California) are all are echoi...


[Wed Jan 23rd 12:54 am] SA19012301 Apple Products Multiple Vulnerabilities


Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Apple Products, which could be exploited by attackers to cause the following impact(s):Cross-Site ScriptingDenial of ServiceElevation of PrivilegeRemot...


[Wed Jan 23rd 12:44 am] Smart Home Kit Giveaway


In 2019, the once futuristic term “smart home” is finally a reality. iPhone-connected gadgets allow you to complete (and automate) countless mundane tasks with the press of a button or with just t...


[Wed Jan 23rd 12:02 am] How To Survive The Coming End Of Apple


Let’s do the math. iPhone sales are down. Mac sales are down. iPad sales are, well, they were down for awhile. Nobody is counting such numbers anymore so we are left with guesstimates. Still, guesst...


[Wed Jan 23rd 12:00 am] Apple 2019 Is Just Like Apple From 1983


You know what they say, right? “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” Apple was doomed back in the early 1980s, then doomed again in the 1990s, and Apple in the 21st century cert...


[Wed Jan 23rd 12:00 am] About The Most Beautiful Smartphone Ever


What’s the most beautiful smartphone money can buy? iPhone XS Max, right? How about Samsung Galaxy Note-whatever? Maybe. Pixel 3? Uh, not so much. What about those Chinese knock off makers? Beauty,...


[Tue Jan 22nd 11:21 pm] Tim Cook mingles with Microsoft’s Satya Nadella at World Economic Forum, touts Apple’s education ambitions


Apple CEO Tim Cook is in Switzerland this week amid the annual World Economic Forum. According to local reports, Tim Cook has mingled with the Armenian prime minister at Davos, as well as Microsoft C...


[Tue Jan 22nd 11:15 pm] macOS Mojave and 2013 Mac Pro: Interim Report


The 2013 Mac Pro and its AMD FirePro D300 GPU have had their share of glitches and woes over the years. John thinks Mojave is the best macOS so far for that combo.


[Tue Jan 22nd 11:01 pm] Apple fixes a host of bugs for iOS, Apple Watch and HomePod


Don't look now, but you'll have a lot of updating to do if you live deep in the Apple ecosystem. Apple has released updates that tackle a host of issues for iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS and HomePod. Fo...


[Tue Jan 22nd 10:30 pm] What to expect from Apple’s earnings


Apple Inc. once a market leader, has fallen about 30% since its peak in October...


[Tue Jan 22nd 10:30 pm] Apple releases macOS 10.14.3 update


Apple on Tuesday release an update to macOS Mojave. Version 10.14.3 is now available, though Apple’s notes on the update don’t offer much detail. The notes state the following:This update impro...


[Tue Jan 22nd 10:27 pm] The Non-Designer’s Design Tool for Mac to Design Beautiful Vector-Graphics: $9.99


We have a deal on Biff 2 for Mac, an app designed to let people who aren’t necessarily designers make vector art. It has a built-in library, support for scenes, and it can create Swift code for your...


[Tue Jan 22nd 10:17 pm] This iPhone Case Is Genius


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[Tue Jan 22nd 10:05 pm] Match Group and the media brand Betches have partnered to launch Ship, an iOS dating app that allows users to help their friends pick out potential dates (Ashley Carman/The Verge)


Ashley Carman / The Verge: Match Group and the media brand Betches have partnered to launch Ship, an iOS dating app that allows users to help their friends pick out potential dates  —  Swipe for...


[Tue Jan 22nd 10:00 pm] Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. Pacific


Lots of rumors about upcoming Apple products; do any of them seem feasible? DxO did a comparison of phone selfie cameras, and the iPhone isn’t at the top. How can Apple imporve its Shortcuts app?...


[Tue Jan 22nd 9:55 pm] MacBook Pro ‘stage light’ flaw could hit you with a $600 repair


Every MacBook Pro since 2016 has a design flaw that will inevitably require an expensive repair, according to iFixit. The problem supposedly lies in “delicate” ribbon cables that connect the scree...


[Tue Jan 22nd 9:54 pm] Popular cord-cutting live TV app ‘Channels’ is now permanently free on iOS, originally $14.99


Popular live TV app Channels is getting a price cut on iOS, its developers announced today. The app, which allows HDHomeRun tuner users to view live TV on their iOS devices, was previously priced at...


[Tue Jan 22nd 9:52 pm] Mariano Rivera First Player Ever Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Unanimously


Kristie Ackert, writing for The New York Daily News: Mariano Rivera thought he might have “a good shot of being a Hall of Famer” after his 19-year career with 13-All-Star appearances, five Wor...


[Tue Jan 22nd 9:45 pm] iPhone XS Max Selfie Camera ‘Among the Best,’ But Falters in One Key Area


Over the years, smartphones have evolved and amassed a plethora of innovative features and new technologies, including the use of increasingly impressive mobile camera hardware. For their part, some o...


[Tue Jan 22nd 9:42 pm] Apple Pay picks up new bank partners across Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the U.S.


Target and Taco Bell aren’t the only new partners for Apple Pay this week...


[Tue Jan 22nd 9:36 pm] Apple invites users to share their best photos shot on iPhone


Apple is looking for outstanding photographs for a Shot on iPhone Challenge...


[Tue Jan 22nd 9:36 pm] Apple Pay FAQ: Now accepted at 74 of the top 100 U.S. merchants, including Target and Taco Bell


Apple Pay—the company’s flagship mobile payment platform—has grown at a breathtaking rate since its introduction in 2015. Apple Pay transactions continue to rise, and more banks, retailers,...


[Tue Jan 22nd 9:00 pm] Flexgate: The design flaw behind MacBook Pro’s ‘stage light’


The Touch Bar generation of MacBook Pro always had its quirks, but the thin-at-all-cost design...


[Tue Jan 22nd 8:45 pm] Coach busts out winter collection of Apple Watch bands


Coach’s new lineup of Apple Watch bands are ready to glam up your wrist just in time for winter. The company has come out with a limited number of new straps that add a splash of couture to your App...


[Tue Jan 22nd 8:45 pm] Apple CEO Cook: ‘People are not born with the same resources’


Education is a great equalizer...


[Tue Jan 22nd 8:39 pm] Apple releases iOS 12.1.3


Apple today released iOS 12.1.3 which contains the following improvements...


[Tue Jan 22nd 8:35 pm] AMD Radeon Navi GPUs spied within MacOS Mojave code


Thanks to some MacOS beta programming code, we might have been given a hint...


[Tue Jan 22nd 8:34 pm] Apple Pay picks up new bank partners across Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US


Target and Taco Bell aren’t the only new partners for Apple Pay this week. Apple has also updated its running list of bank partners from around the world with lots of new entries. This includes Com...


[Tue Jan 22nd 8:26 pm] Apple Pay coming to Target, Taco Bell and more top US retail locations


Target, Taco Bell, Hy-Vee supermarkets in the Midwest, Speedway convenience stores and Jack in the Box...


[Tue Jan 22nd 8:25 pm] Is Apple Secretly Testing Demand for the New Low-Cost iPhone SE 2?


Over the weekend, Apple did something unexpected: it brought back its beloved 4-inch iPhone SE handset. Well, sort of. To be clear, the iPhone SE wasn’t refreshed and it didn’t really make an offi...


[Tue Jan 22nd 8:22 pm] Apple releases macOS Mojave 10.14.3


Apple today released macOS Mojave 10.14.3 improves the security, stability, and compatibility...


[Tue Jan 22nd 8:14 pm] Target stores to accept mobile payment including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay


Besides, Target, Apple Pay will now be accepted at Taco Bell, Speedway, Hy-Vee and Jack in the Box. Google Pay and Samsung Pay come to Target, too.        


[Tue Jan 22nd 7:53 pm] Coach updates Apple Watch band lineup with three new colors and a new style


Coach has updated its Apple Watch strap lineup with new colors of their existing styles including a refresh to the popular Tea Rose Applique variant.


[Tue Jan 22nd 7:50 pm] Target, Taco Bell and Jack in the Box to start accepting Apple Pay


Besides, Target, Apple Pay will now be accepted at Taco Bell, Speedway, Hy-Vee and Jack in the Box. Google Pay and Samsung Pay come to Target, too.        


[Tue Jan 22nd 7:41 pm] Netflix for iOS launches Instagram integration to let users share movies and TV shows in their Stories


Netflix has today launched a new integration that allows Instagram Stories users to include its movies and TV shows directly in posts. This works for Netflix’s original content as well as content f...


[Tue Jan 22nd 7:19 pm] Huawei Chairman Hits Back During Davos Address


Huawei’s Chairman used a speech at Davos to hit out at restrictions from Western countries and call for a resolution to the arrest of its CFO.


[Tue Jan 22nd 7:14 pm] iOS 12.1.3 is Out With Bug Fixes


Apple has released iOS 12.1.3 today with fixes for bugs. Other OS updates should also be available as well.