Shortcuts coming to the Mac? ↦

Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected to be unveiled for Mac during its Wo… | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Princeton IoT Inspector lets you see what your smart home devices are up to

Smart home devices are potentially one of the bigger security threats since there is no easy way to check what they are up to on your network. That’s a problem Princeton University has set ou… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Apple watch authentication expanding on the Mac? ↦

Usernames and passwords have been used for authentication since the dawn of computing. Apple has introduced many ways to facilitate the usage of strong passwords for authentication by including bio… | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Apple Revamping Find My Friends and Find My iPhone

Apple is working on a new app that’s going to replace the Find My Friends and Find My iPhone apps. With codename “GreenTorch”, the app is currently being tested by engineers at the company. People … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

A simple Mac utility that solves most MacBook keyboard problems

I wrote recently about my MacBook Pro keyboard issues worsening, and the difficulty in getting it resolved given the time I’d be left without my machine. A reader helpfully pointed me to an i… | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Apple pressured to pull viral TikTok video app in India

[Update: Quartz India now reports that Apple has removed TikTok from the App Store in India.] Viral short-form video application TikTok is facing backlash from the government in India. Regulators a… | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Apple warns users of interference issue between Apple Pencil and car key fobs

Apple has recently updated its Apple Pencil support document to note of a bizarre issue some users have experienced. According to the updated document, if you’re charging your second-generati… | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Apple Music upgrading ‘For You’ based on themes, rolling out now

Apple Music has a strong foundation of handpicked playlists and curated music collections, and changes to the music service’s ‘For You’ section is dramatically improving Apple Mus… | Continue reading | 5 days ago

iOS 13: Dark Mode, detachable panels, Safari and Mail upgrades, volume HUD, more

Apple is expected to unveil iOS 13, the next major version of the iPhone and iPad operating system, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off on June 3rd. Now, people familiar … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Apple Watch fall detection sent emergency services to the aid of an 80-year-old woman

Apple Watch fall detection enabled emergency services in Germany to go to the aid of an 80-year-old woman who fell in her apartment. The Apple Watch detected her fall and called 112, the emergency … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Facebook accidentally prints ‘inappropriate’ hidden messages on VR controllers

Facebook’s Head of VR Product today explained that the company accidentally printed what he called “inappropriate” hidden messages on its Oculus VR Touch Controllers like “T… | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Apple makes it harder to accidentally sign up for subscriptions

Seemingly in an effort to combat the ongoing problem of accidental App Store subscriptions, Apple has added an extra step to the subscription process in the App Store. Apple will now present users … | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Slick new AR indoor navigation app coming to iOS soon – 9to5Mac

A new company called Dent Reality is in the final development stages of bringing a sharp augmented reality indoor navigation platform to iOS for malls, airports, retail stores, and more. The develo… | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Next major macOS version will include standalone Music, Podcasts, and TV apps, Books app gets major redesign

During the “It’s show time” event in late March, Apple announced that the TV app would be coming to the Mac soon. This naturally sparked discussions about whether Apple would be bringing its other … | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Apple to open up iPhone NFC for Brexit app

Last November, we explained how the UK government was working to convince Apple to open up the iPhone NFC chip to allow EU citizens to scan their passports post-Brexit. Now, the UK government says … | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Spotify losing artists from rate hike appeal, Apple Music reaping the rewards

Over the next five years, the Copyright Royalty Board is looking to raise the rates that music services pay to artists by 44%. While Spotify, Amazon, Google, and more are appealing the decision, Ap… | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Kuo: Mini-LED 31.6“ Apple Display by Q3, iPad and MacBook 2021

TF Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo has released a report which lays out Apple’s product interest in mini-LED technology. Kuo says that Apple will launch a 31.6-inch (6K resolution) external di… | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Netflix explains the 'technical limitations' for removing AirPlay support

Netflix is offering more details on its decision to remove AirPlay functionality from its iOS app. The change was announced in an update to a support document on Netflix’s website last week, … | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Apple cuts price of HomePod worldwide, now $299 at US Apple store

Apple has officially lowered the price of the HomePod worldwide. In the price has fallen from $349 to $299, breaking the $300 level. HomePod has seen promotional discounts at many third party retai… | Continue reading | 17 days ago

ACLU files complaint – US border control intense interrogation of Apple employee

A new complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union alleges that border control officers violated an Apple employee’s constitutional rights when he was returning from a business trip … | Continue reading | 18 days ago

New AirPods and running with “Hey Siri”

At last, new AirPods have arrived! That’s great news for early adopters who have experienced serious battery life degradation like me. If you have a fresh pair of the original AirPods, you ca… | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Swatch wins trademark battle with Apple over ‘Tick Different’ slogan

Swatch has won a legal battle with Apple over its ‘Tick Different’ slogan. Apple had objected to the Swiss watch company’s use of the slogan, which Swatch used to promote its NFC-… | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Here’s how the physical Apple Card will be activated on iOS

Apple today released the first beta of iOS 12.3 for developers. As expected, the new release includes code to support some of the new services and features announced during the “It’s sh… | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Apple Music Browse tab reorganized to help users find music and playlists with less taps

Overnight, the Apple Music service has received a server-side upgrade which results in a redesigned Browse tab in the Music app for iPhone and iPad. The new look seems to be rolling out slowly, as … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Latest iOS 12.2 beta includes support for AirPower charging mat as release appears imminent

Yesterday, Apple released the sixth developer beta of iOS 12.2. Looking into what is in the update, we noticed it brings significant changes to the component responsible for wireless charging, incl… | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Tim Cook to Give 2019 Commencement Address at Tulane University in May

Tulane University announced today that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be its commencement speaker in May. The university says Cook will deliver its commencement address at 9AM on May 18th at Mercedes-Benz… | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Security researcher demos MacOS Keychain exploit without sharing with Apple

Security researcher Linuz Henze has shared a video demonstration of what is claimed to be a macOS Mojave exploit to access passwords stored in the Keychain. However, he has said he is not sharing h… | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Foxconn Will Build Its Wisconsin Factory After All

Days after reporting that Foxconn will no longer be building its Wisconsin factory, the company is reversing course yet again following new discussions with President Trump. Foxconn now says that i… | Continue reading | 2 months ago

GCHQ Wants Secret Entry into Apple's FaceTime and Messages

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) – the UK equivalent of the NSA – is calling on Apple and other tech companies to secretly add law enforcement agents to Messages chats,… | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Facebook Enterprise Certificates Restored

Update: In a leaked memo obtained by Business Insider, Facebook continues to defend its Research app, as well as its decision to distribute it via enterprise certificates. Read the details below. I… | Continue reading | 2 months ago

iOS Dark Mode

iPhone 11 render based on alleged prototype News today from Bloomberg lines up with previous reports we’ve heard that this year’s iPhone 11 will feature a triple-camera system and poten… | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Zuckerberg says merging WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger will improve security

A report last week suggested that Facebook is planning to combine Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram messaging into a single, unified platform. During Facebook’s Q4 2018 earnings call this ev… | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Apple employee accused stealing ‘Titan’ trade secrets for a Chinese competitor

Apple’s car project has been in the works for number of years now. Despite this, specific details regarding the vehicle/vehicle system are fairly sparse. Now, a second employee has been accused of … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Alternatives to Group FaceTime

With the major Group FaceTime bug, which allowed a user to eavesdrop into a call without the receiver ever picking up the phone, users should be looking for alternatives as we await Apple’s upcomin… | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Apple has taken Group FaceTime offline in attempt to resolve calling exploit

Following the exposure of a major FaceTime security hole earlier today, Apple has now taken Group FaceTime completely offline. This comes after the company said a fix for the FaceTime calling bug i… | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Major iPhone FaceTime bug lets you hear the audio of the person you are calling ... before they pick up

A significant bug has been discovered in FaceTime and is currently spreading virally over social media. The bug lets you call anyone with FaceTime, and immediately hear the audio coming from their … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

FaceTime bug lets you hear audio of person you are calling before they pick up

A significant bug has been discovered in FaceTime and is currently spreading virally over social media. The bug lets you call anyone with FaceTime, and immediately hear the audio coming from their … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Apple preparing News app in iOS 12.2 for new magazine subscription service

There have been rumors about an Apple News subscription service since mid-2018, starting with a report by Bloomberg that said Apple was planing to utilize it’s acquisition of Texture to launc… | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Facebook reportedly plans to merge WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger chats

The New York Times is reporting that Facebook plans to combine messaging services across its applications, merging chats from WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger. A WhatsApp user would be able to sta… | Continue reading | 2 months ago

WSJ: Apple to drop LCD in favor of OLED on all new iPhones from next year

Apple is purportedly looking to drop LCD panel usage from its iPhone lineup from next year, meaning the 2019 iPhone XR successor would be the last flagship LCD iPhone, according to a report from th… | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Leaked emails show Apple tried to use Qualcomm modems in iPhone XS/XR

Yesterday, it was reported that Apple had to retract a portion of its press release about iPhone sales in Germany as part of its ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm. Now, Bloomberg has obtained leak… | Continue reading | 3 months ago

New entry-level iPad and iPad mini 5 launching in first half of 2019 – 9to5Mac

Apple is seemingly set to debut at least two new iOS devices in the first half of this year. Digitimes is reporting that touch-screen suppliers are gearing up to supply components for two new iPads… | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Apple Cutting Back on Hiring Due to iPhone Sales Slowdown

Following Apple’s revision to its Q1 2019 earnings earlier this month, the company is said to be planning to reduce its hiring. According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple plans to “cut… | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Watch Scott Forstall Talk Steve Jobs and More in Interview

Since departing Apple in 2012, Scott Forstall has shifted his focus primarily to Broadway production. Every so often, however, Forstall takes time in an interview to reference his days as an Apple … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Apple Revealed as United Airlines’ Largest Corporate Spender

United Airlines has released a statement following the circulation of a tweet that showed Apple as its largest account, spending $150 million on flights every single year. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Jabra claims AI-powered noise-cancelling headphones can tune out a passing train

Anyone who has used ANC headphones in a noisy environment will know that active noise-cancellation makes a big difference. But Danish company Jabra claims that it’s latest headphones go one b… | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Package tracking app turns users’ devices into a bot farm, violates user privacy

We’ve been seeing a lot of scam apps in the App Store lately, which try to trick users into purchasing expensive subscriptions or products, we’ve also seen apps that track and transmit the user’s l… | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Apple reportedly ‘in discussions’ to support RCS

Our colleagues over at 9to5Google have regularly reported on a new standard referred to as Rich Communications Services – or RCS. Touted as an upgraded version of SMS, RCS is being spearheaded by t… | Continue reading | 3 months ago