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  • AirPods Pro 2 teardown demonstrate the impossibility of repairs

    Thu 9:43am By Mike Flaminio
    IFixit attempted to disassemble the new AirPods Pro 2 to investigate whether any type of repair was possible. The results are decisive no. The site gave the product a 0/10 for repairability, which obviously is the lowest score possible.…
  • Square iPhone tap-to-pay for credit cards

    Wed 5:24pm By Mike Flaminio
    Square announced it is adding support for tap-to-pay functionality within its app. The feature allows merchants to process credit card transactions using credit card contactless payment capability. The ability also means merchants won't need additional…
  • Notch Island

    Sep 23, 2022, 10:16 am By Mike Flaminio
    The iPhone 14 Dynamic Island kind of stole the show for this fall's iPhone launch. Better or worse, everyone was talking about it. Apple has clearly put a lot of effort into its development. They had to give it a feature name, and it even has its own TV…
  • iPhone 14 Pro ProRaw vs. jpeg

    Sep 23, 2022, 9:46 am By Mike Flaminio
    The new iPhone 14 Pro models bring an upgraded 48-megapixel wide camera. The photos are processed by Apple's newly rebranded Photonic Engine image processing suite, combining hardware, software, and machine learning to improve pictures. For jpegs, that…
  • Report: iPhones Macs expected to use new 3nm fab processes

    Sep 14, 2022, 12:25 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A report from Nikkei expects Apple to be at the front of the line for chipmaker TSMC's new fab process. The new 3nm process is expected to appear in chips for next year's iPhone and Mac models.…
  • iPhone 14 Emergency SOS

    Sep 9, 2022, 9:33 am By Mike Flaminio
    Starting in November, iPhone 14 models will support a new emergency satellite texting feature. Emergency texting is likely an edge case product but could be poised to be a major attraction for new and upgrading customers. The concept is users gain a new option…
  • iPhone 14 Pro, Pro Max

    Sep 7, 2022, 5:19 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today announced iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, the most advanced Pro lineup ever, featuring the Dynamic Island -- a new design that introduces an intuitive way to experience iPhone -- and the Always-On display. Powered by A16 Bionic, the fastest…
  • iPhone 14, 14 Plus

    Sep 7, 2022, 5:07 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today introduced iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, featuring two sizes -- 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches -- in a sophisticated design with impressive camera upgrades and groundbreaking new safety capabilities. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus take stunning photos and…
  • Apple Watch Ultra

    Sep 7, 2022, 4:41 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Watch Ultra introduces a 49mm titanium case and flat sapphire front crystal that reveals the biggest and brightest Apple Watch display yet. A customizable Action button offers instant access to a wide range of useful features. Apple Watch Ultra has the…
  • Apple Watch Series 8, SE

    Sep 7, 2022, 4:35 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Watch Series 8 features the beloved design of Apple Watch, including a large, Always-On Retina display and a strong crack-resistant front crystal. With all-day 18-hour battery life, Apple Watch Series 8 builds on best-in-class health and safety features…
  • Researcher sheds light on inproved macOS malware protections

    Thu 9:00am By Mike Flaminio
    Ars Technica details new information from a security researcher on how Appl has been improving macOS malware protection. Howard Oakley at the Eclectic Light Company follows improvements to the systems running behind the scenes within macOS."In the last six…
  • Apple offers iOS 12.5.6 security update for older devices

    Thu 8:55am By Mike Flaminio
    Last week Apple issues security updates across its major platforms to address recent vulnerabilities. This week Apple is making an update to iOS 12 for devices too old to run the patched operating systems and Safari. The update addresses vulnerabilities that…
  • iPadOS 16 appears to be coming after iOS 16

    Aug 31, 2022, 10:14 am By Mike Flaminio
    It appears we shouldn't expect iPadOS 16 to be released alongside iOS 16 release in September. Apple is still working major update and may not release the planned version 16.0. TechCrunch reports that Apple instead is working on 16.1 for the initial release. n…
  • Apple Self Service Repair program now includes some MacBooks

    Aug 31, 2022, 10:06 am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple recently expanded its self-repair program to include recent laptops. Now supported as certain parts for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops equipped with the M1 processor. Self Service Repair for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro offers more than a dozen…
  • iPhone satellite functionality may be still waiting for partner

    Aug 31, 2022, 10:03 am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has been rumored to implement emergency satellite functionality into iPhones. The question remains, however, when such a feature will be announced. The issue appears to be pending a satellite service partner.…
  • Apple announced September 7 Event

    Aug 25, 2022, 11:35 am By Mike Flaminio
    As rumored, Apple's first fall event will be taking place on September 7. The event is a little earlier than in previous years, which is speculated to give the company an extra week or so to boost its second-quarter numbers.…
  • More ads may be coming to Apple Maps

    Aug 22, 2022, 10:07 am By Mike Flaminio
    A couple of reports in recent weeks indicate Apple is looking to mine its Maps services for additional revenue. MacRumors Bloomberg reporting that the push is a move by Apple to increase ad business. CNBC also reported similarly last week.…
  • Apple issues round of security updates for iOS, iPadOS, macOS and Safari

    Aug 19, 2022, 11:08 am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple this week issued security updates for its major platforms. The updates cite the same industry CVE identifier, indicating its addressing exploits in core components shared across platforms. Apple notes the updates address vulnerabilities that are being…
  • Report: iPhone launch expected early September

    Aug 18, 2022, 10:43 am By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg reports that Apple is shooting to launch the iPhone 14 on September 7. While the date may move, it likely will be announced by Apple soon.Apple Inc. is aiming to hold a launch event on Sept. 7 to unveil the iPhone 14 line, according to people with…
  • Price increase expected for iPhone 14 Pro

    Aug 11, 2022, 10:13 am By Mike Flaminio
    Omnipresent industry analyist Ming-Chi Kou posted an expected increase for Apple's next top end iPhones. The result could be 15-percent more expensive than the iPhone 13 Pro devices. This info was shared in the context of Foxconn revenues.…
  • Privacy tracking within in-app browsers

    Aug 11, 2022, 10:07 am By Mike Flaminio
    Developer Felix Krause noted some research into activity tracking when using in-app browsers. When using an app, links within the app often will open using an embedded version of Safari rather than the stand-alone Safari app. Doing so may expose activity to…
  • Apple patent details temperature sensor for Apple Watch

    Aug 11, 2022, 10:02 am By Mike Flaminio
    A new temperature sensor has been rumored for an upcoming Apple Watch. The sensor would supposedly be capable of detecting the wearer's temperature, or at least temperature changes. A new Apple patent provides some insights into such capability.…
  • Apple reportedly hires Lamborghini exec

    Jul 28, 2022, 11:56 am By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg:The company hired Luigi Taraborrelli, a 20-year veteran of the Italian carmaker, to help lead the design of Apple####s future vehicle, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter isn####t public. Taraborrelli was most recently…
  • Meta says it is in a very deep, philosophical competition with Apple

    Jul 28, 2022, 11:47 am By Mike Flaminio
    Meta has a lot riding on its vision for a metaverse. The Verge outlines recent comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg as he attempts to navigate Metas away from relying on Apple's devices. The company has taken a significant financial hit as Apple empowers its…
  • Settlement reached over defective MacBook keyboards

    Jul 21, 2022, 10:51 am By Mike Flaminio
    A class action lawsuit has resulted in a $50 million settlement between Apple and represented customers. The agreement is still pending approval from the courts. $15 million of that may be going to lawyers.…