Microsoft fires back at Apple, accusing it of treating gaming apps differently

Hour after Apple explained why Microsoft's xCloud wouldn't be coming to iOS, Microsoft shot back and accused the company of "consistently treating gaming apps differently." | Continue reading | 2 days ago

What Apple’s nano-texture is, and what it brings to Apple’s new 27-inch iMac

Apple's biggest change for the new 27-inch iMac is the option to add the company's highest-quality anti-reflective technology, previously only seen on the $5,999 Pro Display XDR. Here's what it provides to the user, and why you may want to pony up the extra cash for it. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

iOS14 will alert you about dog barking

The first beta of iOS 14 includes the ability to set up notifications that trigger if the iPhone hears specific sounds, an accessibility feature that could help alert hearing-impaired users to fire alarms or dogs barking nearby. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Apple buys startup that turns smartphones into mobile payments terminals

Apple recently purchased Mobeewave, a payments technology startup that developed a method by which smartphones like iPhone can be used as mobile payments terminals. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

$30 remote for people who hate the Apple TV Siri Remote

You can now replace or upgrade your existing Apple TV remote with a traditional "button-style" remote. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Lawsuit claims Apple 'perpetuates' iTunes gift card scams

A class-action complaint lodged on Friday claims Apple not only enables iTunes gift card scams, which have become increasingly widespread over the past few years, but also profits from the activity. | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Public preview of Octane X graphics renderer now available on macOS Catalina

The first public preview of the Octane X graphics rendering engine is now available to Mac users on macOS Catalina, with a wider rollout coming later in 2020. | Continue reading | 20 days ago

Apple Card starts credit file reporting to Experian

Owners of Apple Card are reporting Apple is finally expanding the number of credit reference agencies it will report to, with claims the Apple-branded credit card is starting to appear on credit reports generated by Experian. | Continue reading | 21 days ago

Apple to remove, replace non-inclusive language in code base

Apple is working to deprecate non-inclusive language in its developer ecosystem, forwarding an initiative that began at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference in June. | Continue reading | 23 days ago

Camo uses your iPhone or iPad as a pro webcam for your Mac

Camo is a new app for iPhone and iPad that allows you to repurpose your mobile device's camera as a pro-quality webcam for your Mac that works with all your favorite applications. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

Apple expands Apple News & Apple News+ with audio, local news

Apple has introduced audio versions of select feature stories from Apple News+, a daily audio news briefing hosted by Apple News editors, and the beginning of curated local news collections in select areas. | Continue reading | 26 days ago


Apple on Monday shared a new video in its "Apple at Work" series, this time focused on the use of Apple gear and products to overcome the struggles of working at home. | Continue reading | 28 days ago

Apple allocates $400M towards $2.5B California housing crisis initiative

Apple is proceeding in its $2.5 billion commitment to help fight the housing crisis in California, with the allocation of more than $400 million going towards affordable housing projects and homeowner assistance programs in the state in 2020. | Continue reading | 28 days ago

Arm Macs won't support (real) Target Disk Mode

Apple Silicon Macs are changing some long-time user interface methods, and startup key combinations for restore or Target Disk Mode have been significantly changed. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Apple suspends app updates for unlicensed games in China's App Store

Apple freezes updates for thousands of mobile games in the App Store in China while facing pressure to comply with the government's local regulations. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Apple wants your iPhone to replace your passport and driver’s license

The next step in Apple's goal of making the iPhone the sole thing anyone has to carry, continues with the device being able to securely replace passports, driver's licenses, and other physical forms of identification. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Rosetta lacks support for x86 machine virtualization, Boot Camp not an option

Mac users who rely on Windows virtualization software might be left in the lurch when Apple transitions to its own custom ARM processors later this year, as the company's Rosetta Intel-to-ARM translator does not support virtual machine apps. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Safari now blocks Google Analytics on sites, new Privacy Report feature shows

Apple's new Safari Privacy Report feature in macOS Big Sur shows that the browser now completely blocks Google Analytics from tracking users on websites. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

iOS 14 supports all devices that ran iOS 13

Apple on Monday announced the first iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 developer betas, revealing which iPad and iPhone models are compatible with the forthcoming operating systems. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

House antitrust committee chair calls Apple App Store fees 'highway robbery'

The chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Antitrust characterized Apple's App Store fees as a "highway robbery" in a recent interview. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

OpenCore Computer attempts sale of Hackintosh systems

OpenCore Computer has launched its first desktop computer billed as a "zero-compromise Hackintosh" preinstalled with macOS Catalina and Windows 10 Pro, a project highly likely to face intense scrutiny from Apple's legal team. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Apple's shift to ARM Mac from Intel at WWDC will define a decade of computing

Next week, Apple's 2020 Worldwide Developer Conference is expected to detail a migration away from Intel's x86 chips to new processors of Apple's own design. Here's how that could dramatically affect the next decade of computing. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Former Apple, NeXT, and General Magic marketer says Facebook is "peddling in an addictive drug called anger," and many modern tech firms are "flawed," or "devious." | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Apple announces WWDC keynote timeline, week-long conference schedule

Apple CEO Tim Cook and company will launch the 2020 WWDC with a "special event keynote" on June 22, at 1 PM Eastern Time — with sessions following on how to build "the next generation of apps." | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Apple to discontinue iBooks Author in July, plans the same for iTunes U in 2021

Apple is discontinuing its iBooks Author platform in July and plans to do the same for iTunes U in 2021, the company said Wednesday. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

ARM has already saved Apple – twice

Apple may be transitioning to ARM processors in the Mac soon, but the company has been closely connected to ARM in multiple ways for thirty years — and those connections contributed to why Apple survived the dark days in its history. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Apple, other tech firms back Harvard in legal battle over race in admissions

Apple is one of more than a dozen companies backing Harvard University in a fierce legal battle concerning race in college admissions. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Australian hacker fined for leaking Apple employee details online

A 24-year-old Australian has been convicted by a local court of hacking Apple and reportedly posting both employee details, and firmware, to Twitter and GitHub. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

HBO pulls Apple TV Channels integration following HBO Max debut

Hours after HBO launched its long-awaited HBO Max app on iOS, Apple TV and other platforms on Wednesday, the AT&T-owned company has pulled streaming integration with Apple TV Channels. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Contact tracing app vetted by Apple found to share data with Foursquare/Google

North Dakota's Care19 app, one of the first digital coronavirus contact tracing solutions to hit market in the U.S., contradicts its own privacy policy to share user information with third party companies like Foursquare and Google, according to a study released on Thursday. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

iOS 14 reveals 'Gobi' AR commerce app, Find My app with AR user feedback

A new dump of data hidden within an internal iOS 14 build has surfaced online, revealing some of Apple's future plans for augmented reality on the iPhone. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Apple might have exclusive on Intel's 28W 'Ice Lake' processors

Intel appears to have made its speediest 10th-generation Ice Lake mobile processors exclusive to Apple's MacBook lineup. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Apple renews effort to induce authors to publish with Apple Books

Eight years after it released tools to make what were then called iBooks, Apple has launched Apple Books for Authors, a new effort to get writers publishing on its platform. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Initial failures of Apple's butterfly keyboard doomed it from the start

Apple's "bold" butterfly keyboard will not be missed, but it's a bit unfair to scorch the earth behind it -- and there's a strong case for buying a 2019 model MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Apple still depends on traditional American engineers, and is slowly losing them

Apple and all technology firms outsource work to around the globe, yet it's crucial that they keep key skills in America -- and no one is training the new generation. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Apple looks to make editing sent Messages possible at last

Apple has conducted extensive research into every aspect of Messages, that all hints at editable text in the short term, and perhaps a WeChat-like series of mini-applications in the future. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

French carrier pressing Apple to loosen privacy protections for Covid app

French telecom company Orange says that it is still in discussions with Apple over allowing its COVID-19 contact tracing app greater access to iOS core features, potentially risking users' privacy. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Apple planning flexible batteries for foldable iPhone or iPad

New research from Apple details many different ways of making batteries flexible enough to be used with foldable displays in an iPhone or iPad, or to save space inside regular devices. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Cellebrite pitching iPhone hacking tools as a way to stop Covid-19

Multiple smartphone surveillance and data extraction companies, including iPhone hacking firm Cellebrite, are pitching their products to governments as an alternative method of tracking the spread of COVID-19. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

iOS 13 notification 'text bomb' crashes iPhone, iPad

A new so-called "text bomb," a string of characters that could crash iOS devices if received in a notification, has surfaced online. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Apple celebrates Earth Day with new App Store stories

It's Earth Day, and Apple is celebrating by highlighting apps that celebrate and protect our planet, helping you to get back to nature, and give back to the environment. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

iOS vulnerability exploited to spy on Uyghurs in China

Cybersecurity firm Volexity on Tuesday said it discovered a new iOS exploit that was recently used to surveil the Uyghur Muslim minority in China. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

XCode May Come to iPhone and iPad in iOS 14

Apple could be in the process of developing a version of XCode to run on iPhones and iPads in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, a leaker claims, a rumor that could lead to mobile apps being developed on the devices they will be ultimately used on in the future. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Apple engineers reportedly testing new prototype AirPower with A11 processor

An AirPower device codenamed C68 is allegedly now in testing with engineers, and Apple is said to have fixed its previous problems by adding an A11 processor to manage the device's overheating. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Apple creates iPad-based at-home learning program for kids enduring COVID-19 lockdowns

With many children out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple on Thursday published a collection of 30 educational activities that leverage iOS technologies to teach young learners a range of useful lessons. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Apple’s sleep and health tracking ambitions extend to blankets and mattresses

Following many suggestions that Apple is bringing sleep tracking to the Apple Watch, the company appears poised to further delve into its Beddit purchase and develop bedding and blankets to monitor vital signs. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Apple to stream ‘One World: Together At Home’ live broadcast in support of coronavirus relief

Apple, along with a slew of major media platforms, will later this month air "One World: Together At Home," a special broadcast featuring celebrities and musical performances in support of COVID-19 relief efforts. | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Facebook tried to buy NSO Group's iOS spyware to monitor iPhone users

NSO Group, the team behind the 2019 WhatsApp spyware attack, says Facebook proposed buying "Pegasus" software to better keep tabs on iOS users' activity. | Continue reading | 4 months ago