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[6:00 pm] LoopField, SnafWho, GTA Vice City and other amazing apps of the week


This week we check the size of our suitcase with EasyJet’s AR, find expert advice with SnafWho, make music by sampling everyday sounds in LoopField, and go back in time with GTA: Vice City. (via Cul...


[4:49 pm] Apple hires ex-Microsoft exec to revamp smart home business


Sam Jadallah, the former CEO of a smart lock company that shut down just over a year ago...


[4:32 pm] Apple crime blotter: Near-daily thefts from an Apple Store, and El Chapo-brand iPhone accessories & more


One man reportedly stole headphones and other items from the same Apple Store every day for months, in order to support an expensive drug habit. That and more, in the latest Apple-related c...


[4:27 pm] How to Disable “Shake to Send Feedback” in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad


Have you ever been using Google Maps on iPhone or iPad and noticed a little pop-up alert message stating “Shake to send feedback – You shook your device! Your feedback suggestions help us improve...


[3:35 pm] Everything we know so far about Apple’s streaming video service [Poll]


The launch of Apple’s long-rumored streaming video service is closer than ever. After building an executive team and signing numerous TV shows and movies, Apple is seemingly set to launch its video...


[2:30 pm] Celebrate President’s Day with new gear, lessons, and apps [Deals]


Happy President’s Day! If it’s not an occasion that brings you joy, well, we can’t blame you. But that can change in round two of our roundup of deals on gear, apps and lessons. From a heads-up...


[2:00 pm] What’s the best VPN service for iOS?


Over the last few years, I’ve become increasingly concerned about personal privacy. I don’t have anything to hide, but I don’t like the fact that so much of my personal information can be used...


[1:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Apple introduces ‘world’s fastest’ PowerBook


February 17, 1997: Apple launches the PowerBook 3400, a laptop the company claims is the fastest portable computer in the world. After a rough few years for the PowerBook, this model throws down the...


[11:15 am] Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Series 3: Which one should you buy? - CNET


We break down the key differences between the Apple Watch Series 4 and the cheaper Series 3 to help you decide which one is best for you.


[10:07 am] Former Microsoft exec joins Apple’s Home division, previously ran $700 smart lock startup


Apple has hired a former corporate VP at Microsoft and the founder of defunct smart lock brand Otto to lead its smart home efforts. Sam Jadallah updated his LinkedIn page modestly over the weekend sh...


[3:06 am] Appleby scores 26 to lead Cleveland St. over IUPUI 89-86


Tyree Appleby posts 26 points and 11 assists as Cleveland St. narrowly beats IUPUI, 89-86        


[Sat Feb 16th 10:57 pm] Apple buys the voice tech startup behind Hello Barbie


Apple has acquired PullString, the startup behind the voice technology powering the interactive "Hello Barbie" doll Mattel released in 2015. PullString, previously known as ToyTalk, was founded back i...


[Sat Feb 16th 8:49 pm] How to Check What Mac OS Version is Running on a Mac


Have you ever needed to know which version of Mac OS was on a computer? For some users the answer may be never, but others may need to know exactly what version of Mac OS system software is running on...


[Sat Feb 16th 6:48 pm] Apple Pay rumored to launch in Saudi Arabia on February 19


A report earlier this week suggested that Apple Pay will launch in the Czech Republic next week. It now looks like Apple Pay might also come to Saudi Arabia on the same day. The post Apple Pay rumo...


[Sat Feb 16th 6:40 pm] AirPods 2 in a new color could soon launch alongside AirPower


The design of Apple’s AirPods is about to get a tweak, according to a new unconfirmed report coming out of Asia. Expect a fresh choice of color and a coating that will make these earbuds harder to...


[Sat Feb 16th 5:42 pm] By driving Amazon HQ2 away, New York City has sent a terrible signal to businesses worldwide


I think those local politicians, their careers are over...


[Sat Feb 16th 5:26 pm] Gallery: Natick Mall Apple Store reopens with updated design


Apple’s first retail expansion of 2019 is complete. Customers and team members in Natick, Massachusetts celebrated the grand reopening of Natick Mall’s Apple Store today after just under nine mon...


[Sat Feb 16th 4:59 pm] Video: Should you get an eGPU for your new 2018 Mac mini?


The 2018 Mac mini is a welcome refresh to the compact Mac product line, but the Intel graphics are weak. AppleInsider examines whether it is worth the extra expense of adding an external GP...


[Sat Feb 16th 4:38 pm] Robert Mapplethorpe Biopic Team Talks ‘Fast and Furious’ Filming


Thursday night’s New York premiere of the Matt Smith-led biopic “Mapplethorpe” took place at Cinépolis Chelsea, just steps from the Chelsea Hotel where the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe...


[Sat Feb 16th 4:00 pm] Art of the commute: Dina Alfasi’s iPhone pix are a trip [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 284]


Photographer Dina Alfasi’s stealthy snaps capture commuters in all their intimate glory. She tells us what informs her award-winning art in the latest issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Plus, get the la...


[Sat Feb 16th 3:35 pm] [Update: New black color, fall release rumors] AirPods 2: Everything we know about the followup to Apple’s truly wireless earbuds


AirPods were originally released in December of 2016, which means it has been over 2 years since they first hit the market. The truly wireless earbuds from Apple have proven to be incredibly popular,...


[Sat Feb 16th 3:09 pm] This week’s top stories: AirPods 2 in black, March Apple event rumors, WWDC dates, and more


In this week’s top stories: AirPods 2 with grip coating and black color option, 2019 iPhone rumors, 10 iPhone tips everyone should know, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest Apple s...


[Sat Feb 16th 2:30 pm] Score sweet deals on apps and gear for Presidents Day [Deals]


Looking for a reason to celebrate on Presidents Day? We’ve got it, in the form of a pair of roundups of awesome gear, software and lessons, all at big discounts. From a cloud hub to a sleek wireless...


[Sat Feb 16th 2:26 pm] MiniWiki allows you to browse Wikipedia from your Apple Watch with bookmarks, nearby, and more


MiniWiki is a new app from developer Will Bishop that allows you to browse Wikipedia directly from your Apple Watch. The app supports features like popular articles around you, offline reading, bookm...


[Sat Feb 16th 2:00 pm] Making the Grade: Makeblock Neuron Explorer Kit is a useful addition to a STEM lab


As an IT Director, I am always on the lookout for ways to allow our students to use technology in new and interesting ways. We teach some basic coding skills (I love it for the problem-solving aspect...


[Sat Feb 16th 1:29 pm] Apple allowing Apple Music subscribers to gift a free month of the service to friends


Last weekend, Apple sent a wave of Apple Music notifications to previous subscribers offering them an additional 3-month free trial. Now, Apple is continuing its Apple Music focus with push notificat...


[Sat Feb 16th 1:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Pismo PowerBook is a multimedia powerhouse


February 16, 2000: Apple introduces the “Pismo” PowerBook, the best of its G3 laptops. In the view of many, it’s one of Apple’s best laptops ever. The Pismo PowerBook is the first not to inclu...


[Sat Feb 16th 4:56 am] Final Cut Friday: 10 transition tips for FCP X [Video]


Transitions are key building blocks for putting together cohesive videos in your NLE of choice. In Final Cut Pro X, there are many shortcuts, tips, and tricks that can be used while inserting or edit...


[Fri Feb 15th 11:59 pm] Apple Buys Startup That Could Give Siri Some Much-Needed New ‘Skills’


Apple has reportedly agreed to acquire PullString, a San Francisco-based startup focused on the design and publishing of voice-powered apps. The acquisition was first reported by Axios, which indicate...


[Fri Feb 15th 11:58 pm] These AI-Created People Don’t Exist


Digital Trends writes: “While it’s been clear for quite some time that modern A.I. is getting pretty darn good at generating accurate human faces, it’s a reminder of just how far we’ve come…...


[Fri Feb 15th 11:31 pm] Apple’s latest acquisition could give Siri a crucial boost


Apple’s latest acquisition could give Siri a better chance at competing against Amazon’s popular voice-power assistant, Alexa. Pullstring, a San Francisco-based startup that specializes in helping...


[Fri Feb 15th 11:26 pm] Report: AirPods 2 with New Black Color, Grippier Texture Coming Soon


Apple’s manufacturing partners may already be mass producing AirPods 2 and AirPower for a rapidly approaching release, according to a new report out of the Far East supply chain. Supplier Inventec i...


[Fri Feb 15th 11:17 pm] Apple Buys Voice App StartUp PullString


Apple agreed to acquire voice app startup PullString, in what could prove to be a big boost for the future of Siri.


[Fri Feb 15th 11:11 pm] Samsung Will Open Full-Scale U.S. Retail Stores to Take on Apple


It looks like Samsung is coming after Apple’s brick-and-mortar dominance by opening its own full-scale retail stores. The South Korean juggernaut announced that it will open three new Experience ret...


[Fri Feb 15th 10:51 pm] Deal of the Month: HyperJuice Wireless Charger Case for Apple AirPods $20 (Reg. $50)


This month we’ve teamed up with Hyper for our first ever 9to5Mac Deal of the Month. For February only, you can get the HyperJuice AirPods Wireless Charging case for 60% off regular price: Get the H...


[Fri Feb 15th 10:38 pm] 14+ Ways Your Apple Devices Can Make You a Secret Agent


If you’ve never dreamt of being a secret agent, it’s not too late to start; after all, you only live twice. Sports cars and private jets, tuxedos and cocktail dresses, resorts and fine dining. Bei...


[Fri Feb 15th 10:30 pm] ∞ Apple shows off Depth Control with “Bokeh’d”


This is actually really funny.


[Fri Feb 15th 10:18 pm] Can Apple Walk (Services) AND Chew Gum (Hardware)?


The internet is all over the map trying to figure out whether Apple’s service and hardware strategies for 2019 are going to work well together.


[Fri Feb 15th 10:00 pm] Augmented Reality will spark the next big tech platform


The mirrorworld doesn’t yet fully exist, but it is coming...


[Fri Feb 15th 9:58 pm] Sources: Apple buys Pullstring, an SF-based enterprise voice app developer, for up to $40M; Pullstring has raised around $44M in venture capital (Axios)


Axios: Sources: Apple buys Pullstring, an SF-based enterprise voice app developer, for up to $40M; Pullstring has raised around $44M in venture capital  —  Apple has agreed to buy Pullstring, a...


[Fri Feb 15th 9:57 pm] Apple reportedly buys PullString, a voice assistant startup behind enterprise Alexa apps


Apple has today agreed to buy a San Francisco-based startup Pullstring, according to Axios. The company focuses on designing and publishing voice apps. Such an acquisition could play an important ro...


[Fri Feb 15th 9:47 pm] Depth Control starts feud in funny new Apple ad


Depth Control is one of the best features on the new iPhones, but Apple shows that you might want to be careful about who you choose to use it on. Apple just drop a hilarious new ad highlighting the n...


[Fri Feb 15th 9:27 pm] Economic Daily News: Updated AirPods in production with black color option, launching alongside AirPower in spring


Chinese media outlet Economic Daily News is reporting that Inventec is already producing a new version of AirPods with a different exterior material for the earbuds and charging case, as well as a bl...


[Fri Feb 15th 9:07 pm] If You Own an Older Model iPhone, You’re Missing out in This Key Area


If you’re still using an older iPhone, you may have another compelling reason to upgrade. According to a recent report, iPhone celluar data speeds have been seriously improved in the past few years....


[Fri Feb 15th 9:00 pm] Take control of Apple TV’s Aerial screen savers


The Apple TV Aerial screen saver has several hidden features. Plus, you can play the gorgeous Apple TV screen savers on your iPad. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


[Fri Feb 15th 8:44 pm] Will Apple unveil any new hardware at March 25th special event?


At the start of the week, you could reasonably guess that Apple might hold its semi-regular spring event...


[Fri Feb 15th 8:36 pm] Comical iPhone XR ad shows off Portrait Mode Depth Control: ‘Did you bokeh my child?’


Apple has today rolled out a new ad titled “Bokeh’d” focused on the computational bokeh effect found on iPhone 7 Plus and later. With newer iPhone generations, users can adjust the amount of bo...


[Fri Feb 15th 8:27 pm] Twitter saves deleted direct messages for years, says security researcher


A new report from TechCrunch today reveals that Twitter holds on to deleted direct messages for years, in some cases even for accounts that have been suspended or deactivated. The post Twitter sav...


[Fri Feb 15th 8:25 pm] In The Future You Could ‘Clarify’ Tweets (But Still Not Edit)


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the company is considering adding a feature that would let you explain tweets by adding new or additional context (via Mashable). [Touch Twitter’s Sparkle and Somet...


[Fri Feb 15th 8:05 pm] How to Update iOS Automatically on iPhone or iPad


If you want to stay on top of the latest iOS system software updates but don’t like bothering with manually installing the software updates, or you routinely fall behind, you might want to consider...


[Fri Feb 15th 8:04 pm] Jefferies: Apple’s streaming video service may not help reaccelerate growth


Apple Inc. appears ready to launch its long-awaited video streaming service...


[Fri Feb 15th 7:55 pm] Comment: With Apple’s March event focused on services, when should we expect hardware updates?


At the start of the week, you could reasonably guess that Apple might hold its semi-regular spring event to unveil a new 10-inch iPad and smaller iPad mini 5, an updated iPod touch, possibly AirPods...


[Fri Feb 15th 7:39 pm] Life Hack: MacBook Pro Touch Bar Lets You Skip Non-Skippable YouTube Ads


Since its release, the Touch Bar hasn’t been all that well-received. And to be fair, it may be a bit gimmicky. But if you have a MacBook with one, you can take advantage of a pretty awesome YouTube...


[Fri Feb 15th 7:37 pm] Ranking every iPhone by 4G data speeds


Holding onto your old iPhone could be causing you to lose out on some serious 4G LTE speed gains made by carriers over the last few years. A new study on the average iPhone 4G download and upload spee...


[Fri Feb 15th 7:28 pm] Classical on Apple Music: What’s wrong and how Apple can fix it


This is a problem that affects nearly every streaming music service, including Apple Music rival Spotify...


[Fri Feb 15th 7:20 pm] Apple’s Classical Music Problem


Last year Apple Music got its very own classical music section, but it seems as if it has languished ever since. Frustrations with classical music streaming are nothing new, but as Charles tells us, t...


[Fri Feb 15th 7:17 pm] Pokémon GO may be forced to change Poké Stops and Gyms in game after lawsuit settlement


A proposed settlement for Pokémon GO developer Niantic in its class action lawsuit suggests that it could be removing or changing some Poké Stops and Gyms within the game. According to a report fro...


[Fri Feb 15th 7:16 pm] Apple extends Chinese iPhone XS & XR trade-up offers through March 25


Apple is extending a Chinese promo in which shoppers get better credit for old iPhones put towards the cost of an iPhone XS or XR.


[Fri Feb 15th 6:51 pm] 9 Things You Shouldn’t Google


In our day and age, basically the entire breadth of human knowledge is available to anyone with a solid internet connection. That is undoubtedly a boon for most of us, but it may very well have a dark...


[Fri Feb 15th 6:48 pm] Niantic agrees to change Pokemon Go locations in trespassing lawsuit settlement


Game studio Niantic has settled a lawsuit surrounding the popular iOS game Pokemon Go, pending judicial review, a suit where property owners complained about players of the hit title causin...


[Fri Feb 15th 6:46 pm] Facebook Set to Pay Record Fine to Settle FTC Privacy Probe


The FTC is in negotiations with Facebook to settle its investigation into the social media giant, with a record-breaking fine likely.


[Fri Feb 15th 6:42 pm] Webcams and Post-Its, Scary AI – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-14


John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Kelly Guimont to discuss webcams and security measures, as well as AI that freaks out even Elon Musk.


[Fri Feb 15th 6:37 pm] Facebook Might Remove Anti-Vaxxer Content


Advertisements on Facebook promoted by anti-vaxxer organizations have been specifically targeting pregnant women.


[Fri Feb 15th 6:30 pm] Dow rallies more than 300 points as U.S.-China trade talks progress


Stocks traded near intraday highs Friday, with the Dow and the Nasdaq on track...


[Fri Feb 15th 6:23 pm] How to Manage Your Online Personal Data


Louise Matakis put together a guide on how to manage your online personal data, and figuring out who buys, sells, and barters it. Personal data is often compared to oil—it powers today’s most prof...


[Fri Feb 15th 6:21 pm] Germany Government Adviser: No Smartphones for Children Under 14


Children under 14-years-old should not have access to a smartphone, an adviser to the German government has recommended.


[Fri Feb 15th 6:15 pm] iPhone photographer turns lengthy commutes into works of art


Dina Alfasi is like most commuters. As soon as she finds a seat on the train or bus, she pulls out her iPhone. Alfasi may look like she is catching up with emails, streaming music or reading the news....


[Fri Feb 15th 6:09 pm] ★ My 2018 Apple Report Card


At the end of January, Jason Snell published his annual Six Colors Apple Report Card for 2018. This year 55 voters (hand-selected by Snell) graded Apple in 11 areas. I was one of them, and thought it...


[Fri Feb 15th 6:01 pm] Apple likely to unveil TV streaming service at star-studded event on March 25th


A new Apple News subscription service, an Apple TV subscription service, and much more are on tap...


[Fri Feb 15th 6:00 pm] Apple details efforts to squash minerals that pay for wars


Apple had third parties audit all its mineral suppliers to be sure none are using their profits to support armed conflicts. Last year, there were five companies who refused the audits and all were dro...


[Fri Feb 15th 5:54 pm] Sir Tim Berners-Lee Wants to Fix the Web with New Startup


Sir Tim Berners Lee, the inventor or the World Wide Web, has a new, a project. Called Inrupt, it wants to develop a new web structure to put people back in control of their data. Data would be stored...


[Fri Feb 15th 5:48 pm] 7-in-1 MacBook Pro USB-C Hub: $34.99


We have a deal on a 7-in-1 MacBook Pro USB-C hub. This device has one Thunderbolt 3 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and SDXC, micro SDXC, and TF card ports. You can get it through our...


[Fri Feb 15th 5:26 pm] Apple’s forthcoming news service will have to overcome some hurdles


Apple’s plans to launch a subscription service for news are, by this point, an open secret...


[Fri Feb 15th 5:19 pm] Spotify Spent $340 Million on Anchor and Gimlet


Spotify spent close to $340 million on its recent purchases of Gimlet and Anchor, making a good return for investors.


[Fri Feb 15th 5:13 pm] Best Apple TV apps 2019


The App Store was a great addition to the Apple TV with loads of apps designed to be viewed on your TV screen, not just Netflix and Amazon Prime. Here, we take a look at some of the best apps for the...


[Fri Feb 15th 5:12 pm] FTC & Facebook negotiating record-breaking billion-dollar privacy violation fine


Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are in talks over a privacy violations fine that could cost the former billions of dollars.


[Fri Feb 15th 4:42 pm] Apple’s iMac was last updated 602 days ago, longest span ever between updates


It has now been 602 days since Apple last updated its iMac lineup...


[Fri Feb 15th 4:40 pm] Apple Terminated Five Suppliers After Human Rights Audits, Conflict Minerals Report Reveals


Apple has long been committed to Supplier Responsiblity; ensuring that all of the companies in its supply chain, from the mines that produce the raw minerals to the factories that assemble its iPhones...


[Fri Feb 15th 4:30 pm] Faulty iPad Behind New Jersey Apartment Fire


Apple is being sued because a faulty iPad battery caused a New Jersey apartment fire in 2017, killing the occupant. 


[Fri Feb 15th 4:22 pm] An insurance giant is now ‘right to repair’ movement’s big weapon


Insurance giant Allstate has purchased third-party smartphone repair company iCracked, giving the Right to Repair movement much-needed lobbying muscle. Already, the insurance company has assigned a lo...


[Fri Feb 15th 4:07 pm] Apple extends ‘limited time’ iPhone trade-in offer for at least another month


Just like we saw happen last month, Apple has extended the final date of its iPhone...


[Fri Feb 15th 3:53 pm] While Newspapers Resist, Magazine Publishers Are Already on Board With Apple’s Premium News Service


While Apple has been struggling to convince news publishers to sign on for its impending subscription-based news service, it seems that most magazine publishers have not only already signed on, but ar...


[Fri Feb 15th 3:37 pm] Apple sued over fatal fire allegedly caused by defective iPad


Apple is being sued by a person whose husband died from injuries caused by a fire, allegedly started by a defective iPad. The fire took place back in February 2017. It was reportedly, “caused by a d...


[Fri Feb 15th 3:25 pm] Apple sued over faulty iPad battery behind 2017 lethal apartment fire in New Jersey


A lawsuit has accused Apple of being responsible for the death of a man in New Jersey in 2017, following a fire caused by a faulty battery pack in an iPad, with the suit alleging the tablet...


[Fri Feb 15th 3:13 pm] When is Cyber Monday 2019?


Everything we know so far about Cyber Monday 2019, including how to find the best deals on the MacBook, iMac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and more.


[Fri Feb 15th 3:11 pm] Apple Planning to Release Exclusive ‘China Red’ iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max


It’s no secret that Apple has been struggling with flagging sales of recent iPhone models in China; in fact weak iPhone sales were a significant part of the reason why Apple was forced to revise its...


[Fri Feb 15th 3:11 pm] Test compares cellular speeds for top iPhone models, difference between the iPhone 5s and XS, more


A new study from OpenSignal published today looks into the cellular performance of the most popular iPhones going back to 2013. While there’s nothing too surprising in the findings, it does nail do...


[Fri Feb 15th 3:05 pm] ‘China Red’ iPhone XS and XS Max launch rumored to be imminent in China without PRODUCT(RED) branding


A red variant of the iPhone XS and XS Max could be launching in China soon...


[Fri Feb 15th 3:02 pm] This AI Tool Scares the Crap Out of Elon Musk


OpenAI, an AI research institute cofounded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, built an AI text generator that its creators worry is dangerous. Jack Clark, policy director at OpenAI, says that example shows...


[Fri Feb 15th 2:45 pm] Apple shares stumble as Warren Buffett’s firm trims holdings


In good times, the “Warren Buffett effect” has caused Apple shares to soar — by showing everyone that the world’s most famous investor believes in Apple. However, the opposite is also true: A...


[Fri Feb 15th 2:43 pm] Allstate’s iCracked Purchase Could be a Win For Consumers


Insurance company Allstate’s purchase of repair firm iCracked Tuesday confirmed its position as a key player in the right to repair movement. Malcolm Owen on AppleInsider commented that the deal co...


[Fri Feb 15th 2:41 pm] 9to5Mac Daily: February 15, 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...


[Fri Feb 15th 2:39 pm] Apple’s 2018 Conflict Minerals Report


As part of Apple’s commitment to supplier responsibility the company has released its 2018 conflict minerals report.


[Fri Feb 15th 2:38 pm] Goldman Sachs: ‘Is Curing Patients a Sustainable Business Model?’


Tae Kim, reporting for CNBC: Goldman Sachs analysts attempted to address a touchy subject for biotech companies, especially those involved in the pioneering “gene therapy” treatment: cures cou...


[Fri Feb 15th 2:35 pm] Allstate insurance adds iCracked to SquareTrade in bid to offer one-stop shop for tech support/repair


Nationwide insurance company Allstate has bought smartphone and tablet repair service iCracked. It already owned SquareTrade, which offers both gadget insurance and tech support … The post Allst...


[Fri Feb 15th 2:30 pm] Make your taxes quick and painless this year [Deals]


Taxes are a drag no what you do for a living. So why waste more time on them than you should? Even if you’ve already got a go-to tax app, you might want to switch to this tax-busting app. TaxSlayer...


[Fri Feb 15th 2:30 pm] Allstate buys mobile device repair company iCracked, becoming powerful proponent of ‘Right to Repair’ movement against Apple


Allstate, one of the largest insurance companies in the United States...


[Fri Feb 15th 2:13 pm] Apple removed five minerals suppliers in 2018 for failing to pass human rights audits


Apple’s latest Conflict Minerals Report reveals that it removed five mineral smelters and refiners for failing to meet the company’s human rights standards. In 2018, Apple directed its supplier...


[Fri Feb 15th 2:05 pm] Real-world LTE speed has doubled since iPhone 5s, is big reason to upgrade


Owners of older iPhone models should upgrade to newer versions if they want to benefit from faster cellular speeds, research from OpenSignal advises, with the iPhone 5s seemingly only capab...


[Fri Feb 15th 2:01 pm] It’s Not Just Amazon – Lots of Residents Don’t Want a Tech Giant as Their Neighbour


This week, Amazon scrapped plans for a New York headquarters. However, it is not just in Queens where local residents don’t want a tech giant setting up a campus. As Rick Noak pointed out in the Wa...


[Fri Feb 15th 2:01 pm] An Apple March event is all but confirmed! Catch our expectations, on The CultCast


This week on The CultCast: It’s all but confirmed — Apple’s holding a March media event to make some special announcements. We’ll tell you what we know. Plus: Apple’s all-time best-selling p...


[Fri Feb 15th 1:52 pm] Samsung poised to challenge Apple at retail in US with first full-scale stores


Looking to push beyond its modest retail efforts so far, Apple rival Samsung is planning to open three full-scale U.S. stores on Feb. 20, the same day it announces the Galaxy S10 and its fi...


[Fri Feb 15th 1:29 pm] How Subscription Services Could Charge to the Rescue for Apple Stock, According to an Analyst


Apple’s smartphone comeback in China hasn’t gained traction so far, but UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri remains upbeat.


[Fri Feb 15th 1:22 pm] Buycott Lets You Make Value-Based Shopping Decisions


I think it’s great if you can do business with companies that align with your personal values. This can go both ways. I like Apple’s stance on environmentalism and privacy. Other people boycott St...


[Fri Feb 15th 1:22 pm] Samsung opening Apple Store-like retail outlets in New York, LA and Houston


Samsung has announced plans to open three US retail stores, in New York, Los Angeles and Houston. From the company’s description, it sounds like Samsung has modelled them on Apple Stores … The...


[Fri Feb 15th 1:00 pm] Today in Apple history: Young Steve Jobs appears on Time cover


February 15, 1982: Steve Jobs appears on the front cover of Time magazine for the first time, becoming the public face of successful tech entrepreneurship. The first of many Time covers for Jobs, the...


[Fri Feb 15th 12:42 pm] Wrongful death lawsuit brought against Apple after fire allegedly caused by iPad


A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Apple in New Jersey after a man died in an apartment fire which allegedly began when his iPad burst into flames. The post Wrongful death lawsuit brou...


[Fri Feb 15th 12:30 pm] Beats’ new NBA Collection offers headphones to match your team’s colors


Do you want to show your undying loyalty (or, at least, $350 worth of loyalty) to your favorite NBA team? If so, you may want to check out Apple’s latest Beats brand launch. The new range offers its...


[Fri Feb 15th 12:12 pm] Kroger Pay


Dan Monk, reporting for WKRP WCPO Cincinnati The Kroger Co. debuted a new mobile payment option Wednesday that is launching in Columbus and Colorado but expanding to all stores nationwide by year...


[Fri Feb 15th 12:04 pm] White House declares ‘national emergency’ using a (bad) screen-grab from Apple’s Notes app


The Internet responded with a mixture of incredulity and amusement after White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced a ‘national emergency’ in the form of a screen-grab from Apple’s iOS...


[Fri Feb 15th 11:47 am] Why I (Still) Love Mac User Groups


In this week’s episode (#318 for those keeping track) Dr. Mac explains why he loves Apple User Groups and why you’re missing out if you’re not part of one. 


[Fri Feb 15th 11:13 am] Apple’s new acquisition will help it better market to customers


Apple has reportedly snapped up U.K.-based digital marketing company DataTiger. The company offers tools for optimizing companies’ “marketing flows for … customers in real-time across all channe...


[Fri Feb 15th 11:00 am] Three hurdles Apple’s rumored news service will have to overcome


Apple’s plans to launch a subscription service for news are, by this point, an open secret. Just under a year ago, the company announced its acquisition of existing magazine subscription service...


[Fri Feb 15th 10:25 am] Apple’s original TV shows will get a sneak preview at March 25 event


Apple’s March 25 media event will be dedicated to services — and that will include the first glimpses of video content from Apple’s original TV series. While we’ll get a look at some video cli...


[Fri Feb 15th 10:25 am] Again, Apple extends its ‘limited time’ iPhone trade-in offer for at least another month


Just like we saw happen last month, Apple has extended the final date of its iPhone trade-in promotion. We can tell this from the small print on the Apple.com/cn homepage. Yesterday, it said that the...


[Fri Feb 15th 10:21 am] New iPhone 2019 release date, price & specs rumours


We look ahead to the new iPhone update for 2019 (potentially called the iPhone 11 or iPhone XI), and predict its release date, design changes, new features, price and tech specs


[Fri Feb 15th 10:18 am] Kool Tools: UAG Plyo Series iPad case


Urban Armor Gear (UAG, urbanarmorgear.com) has debuted the Plyo Series, their first translucent iPad case. It offers lightweight materials and a minimal aesthetic to keep you focused on your next perf...


[Fri Feb 15th 10:11 am] FlexiHb 3.4 for macOS offers new device filters, more


Eltima Software has released FlexiHub 3.4 (https://www.flexihub.com), an update to their cross platform, USB sharing tool for macOS.  The tool allows redirecting USB ports and devices attached to the...


[Fri Feb 15th 10:08 am] Sketchy Chinese social media report claims red iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max launching soon


A Chinese media report on the social media site Weibo, via iGeneration, claims that Apple will expand the iPhone XS lineup to include a new red color option later this month. Presumably branded as PR...


[Fri Feb 15th 8:00 am] What are iOS devices?


Do you keep hearing about iOS devices, but you’re not exactly sure what that means? Follow along as we break down what iOS devices are as well as a bit more background on iOS. The post What are i...


[Fri Feb 15th 6:20 am] Apple painted its Beats Studio 3 wireless cans in these stunning NBA colours


Apple-owned Beats by Dre has launched a fantastic new collection of headphones specifically for pro basketball fans.Meet the new NBA collection. It consists


[Fri Feb 15th 6:05 am] Samsung app leaks new Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Buds earphones, fitness bands


Samsung inadvertently unveiled a slate of new wearable products in an app update on Thursday, revealing images of unannounced devices like a new Galaxy Watch and a set of wireless earphones...


[Fri Feb 15th 5:30 am] Aurora Apps releases Penman 1.3 for iOS - Speak Your Notes


Aurora Apps releases Penman - Speak your notes 1.3 for iOS, an update to their powerful note taking app. featured in over 70 countries, Penman offers a voice-driven alternative to typing notes. Perfec...


[Fri Feb 15th 2:09 am] Berkshire Hathaway trimmed Apple shares slightly to 249.6 million shares in Q418


Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it has trimmed its stake in iPhone maker Apple Inc...


[Fri Feb 15th 12:01 am] Why Amazon Can Never Be Trusted


Color me a little paranoid about the online world in the 21st century. Look, if everyone is out to get you, paranoia seems like the correct attitude to have, right? Here’s an example and it has to d...


[Fri Feb 15th 12:00 am] About Apple’s Clever Hardware Strategy


Look around. What do you see? People carrying smartphones, reading smartphones, listening to smartphones. In fact, smartphones are everywhere; so everywhere that the world is saturated with them. How...


[Thu Feb 14th 11:39 pm] As everyone waits for an edit button, Dorsey says Twitter is considering a ‘clarify’ feature for tweets


In an interview with Joe Rogan recently, Jack Dorsey said Twitter is considering on an edit system where you would be able to see the original and edited version of a tweet. Speaking at a Goldman Sac...


[Thu Feb 14th 11:31 pm] Master & Dynamic MW07 true wireless headphones review


When it comes to tech, we pay for the compromises that we’re willing to live with. Apple’s AirPods, for example, are reasonably priced, pair effortlessly and sound... okay. But they let in a to...


[Thu Feb 14th 11:28 pm] Exclusive bonus: Up to $380 off 12.9" iPad Pros plus free JBL E55BT wireless headphones ($150 value)


While supplies last, B&H Photo is knocking hundreds off 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pros and throwing in a free pair of JBL E55BT Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones valued at $149.95 exclusively for AI...


[Thu Feb 14th 11:24 pm] Warren Buffett’s Berkshire slightly reduces AAPL stake, but still holds nearly 250M shares


Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has slightly reduced its stake in AAPL, new regulatory findings reveal. Buffett also exited a $2.13 billion stake in Oracle, and picked up new positions in softw...


[Thu Feb 14th 11:13 pm] Do You Cover Your Webcam Lens With a Sticky Note?


There is a certain practice, born, perhaps, of obsolete data and just plain paranoia. People place a sticky note over their Mac’s webcam when not in use. Is this a valid, efficacious practice? There...


[Thu Feb 14th 11:01 pm] Apple Infrastructure, Attention to Details, Apple Car/AR/Glasses, with John Martellaro – ACM 501


Does Apple have the infrastructure it needs for a cohesive future? Once that seemed clear, but Bryan Chaffin and guest-host John Martellaro say it’s become harder to see, if so. They then pivot to h...


[Thu Feb 14th 11:01 pm] Facebook in talks of settling FTC investigation with first ever multi-billion dollar fine


Facebook’s constant string of privacy scandals is finally catching up to it. The Washington Post reports today that Facebook is negotiating a record breaking, multi-billion dollar settlement with t...


[Thu Feb 14th 10:59 pm] Warren Buffett reduced stake in Apple at end of 2018


Legendary investor Warren Buffett reduced his position in Apple to 249.6 million shares as of Dec. 31, with the reporting period ending just days before the tech giant announced it would mi...


[Thu Feb 14th 10:59 pm] Best USB car chargers for your phone


We put a variety of USB car chargers to the test to find the best ones for keeping your smartphone powered on the go.


[Thu Feb 14th 10:52 pm] Google Gets ‘Aggressive,’ Plans to Launch Low-Cost iPhone XR Rival


Google is following Apple’s move and is reportedly looking to debut a lower-cost smartphone that can compete with the iPhone XR. The cheaper handset is just one part of an “aggressive push into ha...


[Thu Feb 14th 10:11 pm] USGA lets amateur golfer Lucy Li off with a warning following her role in Apple Watch video


Earlier this year, the United States Golf Association opened an investigation into amateur golfer Lucy Li over her involvement in an Apple Watch “Close Your Rings” video. According to a new repor...


[Thu Feb 14th 10:01 pm] Some 17,000 Android apps track users, even when told to stop


Roughly 17,000 Android apps collect identifying information that creates a permanent record...


[Thu Feb 14th 9:54 pm] Apple acquires DataTiger, a digital marketing startup focused on ‘putting your data to work’


Apple has acquired digital marketing startup DataTiger, according to a new report from Bloomberg. DataTiger is aiming to “re-think the whole marketing experience,” according to its CEO’s Linked...


[Thu Feb 14th 9:54 pm] Following AT&T’s 5GE marketing controversy, another carrier is making a similar move with ‘4.5G’


Last week, AT&T’s controversial 5G E service icon started showing up on iPhones and iPads running the second iOS 12.2 beta, even though it isn’t true 5G service. Now, another carrier is taking a...


[Thu Feb 14th 9:46 pm] Drake drops $400,000 on blue diamond iPhone case


Canadian rapper Drake reportedly spent $400,000 to have a case for his iPhone X covered in diamonds and white gold. Drake is known to have a thing for bling, but this one appears off the charts. The c...


[Thu Feb 14th 9:43 pm] Carriers are seeing demand stabilize for new iPhones


Carriers are seeing demand stabilize for new iPhones, according to new research...


[Thu Feb 14th 9:34 pm] This Cable Hack Shows Why You Shouldn’t Trust Random USB Accessories


It’s a best practice to avoid plugging random USB accessories into your iPhones or Macs. A new proof-of-concept hacking device illustrates why. Even the only moderately tech-savvy among us probably...


[Thu Feb 14th 9:30 pm] Lego adds spooky augmented reality ghosts to new playsets


Lego is exploring the cutting edge of play with its Hidden Side sets. These include augmented reality (AR) ghosts that children catch on their iPhone or Android. This upcoming offering from the toy gi...


[Thu Feb 14th 9:26 pm] The FTC and Facebook Are Negotiating a Record, Multibillion-Dollar Fine for the Company’s Privacy Lapses


Tony Romm, reporting for The Washington Post: The Federal Trade Commission and Facebook are negotiating over a multi-billion dollar fine that would settle the agency’s investigation into the soc...


[Thu Feb 14th 9:17 pm] ProBASE X Laptop/Monitor/iMac Stand Features Drawer, Hub with 6 Ports: $144.99


We have a deal on the ProBASE X Laptop/Monitor/iMac stand. This jet black stand features a storage drawer on the left and a 6-port hub on the right. It connects to your computer via USB 3.0, and for...


[Thu Feb 14th 8:54 pm] New US Postage Stamp Designed by Aaron Draplin


Perfect. I’m going to buy a lifetime supply of these.  ★ 


[Thu Feb 14th 8:53 pm] Apple to offer first showing of original TV clips in March, but streaming service could launch as late as fall


Apple’s next media event is expected to happen on March 25, with a star-studded lineup of Hollywood guests expected to fill the Steve Jobs Theater as the company unveils its long rumored video str...


[Thu Feb 14th 8:50 pm] How to Make Text Size Much Larger on iPad


Some iPad and iPhone users may prefer to have larger text sizes and font sizes visible when using the device. Having bigger text size can make reading things on an iPad screen easier for many people,...


[Thu Feb 14th 8:47 pm] Amazon Has Officially Killed Its Plans for Massive HQ2 in New York


Amazon has cancelled its plans to build a sprawling new campus in New York after facing a backlash from local leaders and community members. In a statement to media outlets on Thursday, Amazon spokesw...


[Thu Feb 14th 8:20 pm] iPhone ‘exhaustion’ weakens Apple’s bond with consumers


Apple and its fans still share a strong bond. But has the iPhone maker lost some of its touch? Apple, named the top company for brand intimacy three years in a row, fell to second place to another bra...


[Thu Feb 14th 8:16 pm] iPhone SE Back in Stock Again…For Now


You can buy the 32GB model as it appears the 128GB model is sold out.


[Thu Feb 14th 8:10 pm] Lee Clow: Legendary Creative Behind Iconic Apple Ads Retires


Lee Clow, the man behind 3 decades worth of iconic Apple adverts, including “1984”, has announced his retirement.


[Thu Feb 14th 8:10 pm] Apple taking its in-store iPhone push too far by promoting upgrades instead of repairs?


It’s no secret that Apple has been pushing iPhone upgrades like never before...


[Thu Feb 14th 8:00 pm] iPhone SE returns — grab one before they disappear


The iPhone SE is making a rare appearance on Apple’s clearance page. This discontinued model was already inexpensive, and it’s available now for $100 less than the usual price. But don’t dither;...


[Thu Feb 14th 7:55 pm] DuckDuckGo Improvements, Payment System Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-14


Kelly Guimont has Andrew Orr and John Martellaro on to discuss updates to the DuckDuckGo iOS app, and the current(c) state of NFC payments.


[Thu Feb 14th 7:53 pm] White House Announces National Emergency Using iPhone Notes App


Very serious, well-prepared people, the Trump administration. It’s not even a clean screenshot — Sanders screwed it up with a black dot from the Markup feature while cropping.  ★ 


[Thu Feb 14th 7:52 pm] What Happens When U.S. Personnel Serve a Foreign Intelligence Agency?


Remember that story about the iPhone hacking tool called Karma? Lawfare published a good piece detailing the consequences of U.S. spies working for a foreign intelligence agency. Along the way, the Am...


[Thu Feb 14th 7:50 pm] LEGO debuts new Augmented Reality-enabled Hidden Side sets w/ iPhone companion app


Ahead of New York Toy Fair this weekend, LEGO has unveiled an entirely new line of kits, Hidden Side. By pairing traditional brick-built creations with a companion smartphones app, the new theme intr...


[Thu Feb 14th 7:37 pm] Why Did Walgreens Add Alipay? Chinese Tourists


The decision sounds a bit confusing at first, but makes sense once you learn about the number of Chinese tourists in the U.S.


[Thu Feb 14th 7:30 pm] Amid criticism, Apple, Google assessing app that lets Saudi men track women


The tech giants face criticism for offering a Saudi government app that lets men track the movements of women.        


[Thu Feb 14th 7:01 pm] Drake commissions $400,000 iPhone case covered in diamonds


Drake is no stranger to luxurious purchases...


[Thu Feb 14th 7:00 pm] The perfect minimalist travel kit for iPhone and iPad fans


Traveling with gadgets? Of course you are. You need a charger and cable organizer to make life easier, and to stop you from losing all your dongles. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Appl...


[Thu Feb 14th 6:52 pm] Software Pirates Violating Apple’s Developer Program Rules, Distributing Hacked Apps


Software pirates are using enterprise developer certificates to put hacked versions of popular apps on iPhones. An investigation by Reuters found illegitimate versions of apps such as Spotify, Angry B...


[Thu Feb 14th 6:33 pm] Apple analysts are bullish about rumored ‘Apple Prime’ media bundle


With iPhone sales slowing down, Apple could rely on its Services business


[Thu Feb 14th 6:30 pm] UAG’s translucent folio case protects your iPad while showing it off


Urban Armor Gear‘s Plyo Series doesn’t hide your fancy new iPad inside a bulky case.  It protects your expensive tablet but includes translucent plastic so it can still be seen. This case, which...


[Thu Feb 14th 6:23 pm] Amazon Cancels Plans for New York Campus


Amazon announced Thursday it has canceled its plans to build a corporate campus in New York City. The proposal had faced opposition from some unions and lawmakers, such as Representative Alexandria O...


[Thu Feb 14th 6:21 pm] Apple cuts ties with social media utility app that exposed emails of Instagram users shortlisted for Shot on iPhone contest


Yesterday, 9to5Mac was alerted to a flaw in a third-party utility app for Instagram, called Exposure. The app helps brands connect with Instagram posters, automating the collection of agreements to u...


[Thu Feb 14th 6:07 pm] Peter Kafka: ‘The Logic Behind Apple’s Give-Us-Half-Your-Revenue Pitch to News Publishers’


Peter Kafka, writing at Recode: Here’s the short answer, which I’ve cobbled together by talking to industry sources: Apple has already signed many publishers to deals where they’ll get 50 pe...


[Thu Feb 14th 6:01 pm] Apple patent application reveals autonomous vehicles that can recharge each other


Apple says that, in some cases, a navigation range of a vehicle from a given location is at least partially restricted...


[Thu Feb 14th 5:46 pm] 9to5Mac Happy Hour 212: Apple spring event, news and video service details, hardware rumor flurry


This week Benjamin and Zac connect the steady stream of new reports on Apple’s upcoming subscription news and video services, including solid rumors of Apple’s next spring event, plus a look at t...


[Thu Feb 14th 5:38 pm] Apple to Sell iPhones with Just Qualcomm Chips Inside in Germany


Apple will sell the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in Germany once again, but with only Qualcomm chips in the devices.


[Thu Feb 14th 5:37 pm] Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Headquarters


J. David Goodman, reporting for The New York Times: Amazon on Thursday canceled its plans to build an expansive corporate campus in New York City after facing an unexpectedly fierce backlash from...


[Thu Feb 14th 5:33 pm] Amazon bailing on $2.5 billion NYC headquarters after coming under fire from lawmakers


Under pressure from citizens and lawmakers, Amazon has pulled the plug on a large facility in New York City and is walking away from billions in incentives.


[Thu Feb 14th 5:30 pm] 9to5Toys Last Call: Up to $400 off MacBooks, Philips Hue Lights from $24, Elevation Lab iPhone Dock4 $30, more


9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay up to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be...


[Thu Feb 14th 5:21 pm] Apple to Resume Selling Banned iPhones in Germany by Using Qualcomm Chips


Apple is preparing to resume selling its older iPhone models in Germany following a ban of their sale late last year by a German court that found they were infringing on a Qualcomm patent. Back in Dec...


[Thu Feb 14th 5:20 pm] Collection of over 100 augmented reality models show how ARKit can be used for education


Twinkl, a 3D and augmented reality focused software developer is offering over 100 models built on Apple’s ARKit Quick Look tech. The web-based models work with any Apple device running iOS 12 and...


[Thu Feb 14th 5:17 pm] Apple’s iPhone sales problem isn’t limited to China


China is not the only part of the world where Apple’s iPhone is losing market share to hard-charging Chinese brands. Sales of the iPhone are falling off in Europe and Thailand, the second-biggest sm...


[Thu Feb 14th 5:00 pm] Disney dethrones Apple in survey of most ‘intimate’ brands


Disney took the crown from Apple, which ranked first in the last three iterations of the study...


[Thu Feb 14th 4:42 pm] The best iPhone XS and iPhone X cases of 2019


An iPhone XS or iPhone X is no small investment and are deserving of a great, protective case. From rugged, to shell cases, to folios here are some of the best iPhone XS and iPhone X cases out there.


[Thu Feb 14th 4:28 pm] Now that Amazon has bought eero, it’s time for Apple to revive the AirPort line


After Apple discontinued its AirPort line-up (which was a mistake), one of my favorite replacements was the eero...


[Thu Feb 14th 4:23 pm] Lee Clow, mastermind behind Apple’s ‘Think Different’ & ‘Get a Mac’ campaigns retires


Apple has had a number of iconic ad campaigns over the years. Now, the mastermind behind many of them, Lee Clow, has announced his retirement. During his highly successful career over five decades, h...


[Thu Feb 14th 4:15 pm] Software Pirates Are Also Abusing the Enterprise Hole in Apple’s Walled Garden


Recent reports have revealed that Apple’s Developer Enterprise program has been rife with abuse, ranging from invasive spyware created by two of the world’s largest tech companies to an undergroun...


[Thu Feb 14th 4:12 pm] The iconic creative behind some of Apple’s most beloved ads retires


Lee Clow, the founder of Apple’s creative agency TBWAMedia Arts Lab and TBWA global director of media arts, is retiring at the age of 73. A friend of Steve Jobs for three decades, Clow played a cruc...


[Thu Feb 14th 4:00 pm] Why Apple is asking for 50% from publishers for upcoming news service


Apple says it wants to help save journalism. All it wants in return is half of all the revenue...


[Thu Feb 14th 3:41 pm] New concept video of iOS 13 is packed with exciting features


We won’t get a proper look at iOS 13 until Apple reveals it later in the year, but that isn’t going to stop people from coming up with some ideas of how the mobile operating system should look. Ju...


[Thu Feb 14th 3:34 pm] DuckDuckGo Version 7.15.0 Adds Automatic Data Scrubbing, Keyboard Shortcuts


In DuckDuckGo’s app it has a button to clear your tabs and history. In DuckDuckGo version 7.15.0 it added an option to clear it away automatically the next time the app restarts. It also added keybo...


[Thu Feb 14th 3:27 pm] Victim of iPhone theft becomes pen pals with the kid who took possession of it


It’s not often you can describe a story about an iPhone theft as kind of cute, but this one qualifies … The post Victim of iPhone theft becomes pen pals with the kid who took possession of it...


[Thu Feb 14th 3:24 pm] Security hole in macOS Mojave allows rogue apps to access your Safari browsing history


An attempt by Apple to protect your Safari browsing history in macOS Mojave has a security hole...


[Thu Feb 14th 3:24 pm] 9to5Mac Daily: February 14, 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...


[Thu Feb 14th 3:15 pm] Google’s Gboard keyboard for iOS now has haptic feedback


Google has updated its excellent Gboard keyboard for iOS to add haptic feedback. You will now feel subtle vibrations when you type, which help make on-screen keys feel more physical. Gboard is one of...


[Thu Feb 14th 3:13 pm] White-hat hacker demonstrates malicious Lightning cable with built-in Wi-Fi


Illustrating the potential threat from untrusted accessories, a hacker has developed a proof-of-concept Lightning cable with a hidden Wi-Fi chip that could allow parties to seize control of...


[Thu Feb 14th 3:12 pm] Happy Valentine’s Day, This Dating App got Hacked


Dating app Coffee Meets Bagel announced today that it suffered a data breach on Monday.


[Thu Feb 14th 3:06 pm] Opinion: Is Apple being dumb or smart with its reported bid for 50% of news revenues?


With iPhone revenue flat despite higher average selling prices, Apple is increasingly looking to Services to provide future revenue growth. It’s therefore not surprising that the company would be d...


[Thu Feb 14th 3:01 pm] Apple Will Unveil Its New Video Service at March 25 Event, But Netflix and HBO Might Not Be on Board


Although news broke earlier this week that Apple was planning a surprise event on March 25, most of the information suggested that it was going to be centered around the launch of the paid subscriptio...


[Thu Feb 14th 2:58 pm] Battleheart 2 Gives You Cute Heroes to Battle Monsters


Another game I recently started playing is Battleheart 2. It’s a follow-up to the first Battleheart which launched in 2011. In this RPG you’ll take command of a party of heroes and slay hordes of...


[Thu Feb 14th 2:54 pm] UAG launches translucent iPad case with adjustable stand, Apple Pencil holder, military-grade protection, more


Popular iPad and iPhone accessory maker UAG is out today with a new translucent case for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 5th and 6th generation 9.7-inch iPads, and the iPad Air and Air 2. The new Plyo Series...