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  • Report: Apple planning subscription services event for March

    Wed 11:12am By Mike Flaminio
    Buzzfeed News is reporting Apple will host an event on March 25th. The topic will be announcing new subscription services, specifically a news service. Apple is also widely expected to launch a new streaming service of original programming this year. While it…
  • Apple informing developers they must notify users of screen tracking

    Feb 10, 2019, 7:37 pm By Mike Flaminio
    TechCrunch:Apple is telling app developers to remove or properly disclose their use of analytics code that allows them to record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps -- or face removal from the app store, TechCrunch can confirm.…
  • Apple releases FaceTime fix, rewards 14-year-old who discovered bug

    Feb 10, 2019, 7:13 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Washington Post:Grant Thompson, a 14-year-old in Arizona, stumbled upon the hack last month when he was calling a friend to play the video game "Fortnite." When his friend did not pick up the FaceTime call, he added a second friend to the group call, which…
  • Spotify makes play for podcasts

    Feb 6, 2019, 9:24 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Spotify has acquired two podcasting companies Gimlet Media and Anchor. The purchase is a bid to increase its role as a podcasting outlet and close the gap with Apple's iTunes.…
  • Tim Cook addresses change in retain leadership

    Feb 6, 2019, 8:44 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple announced this week Apple VP of retail Angela Ahrendts would be stepping down. Apple is promoting its VP of human relations Deirdre O'Brien to a new role of VP of Retail and People.…
  • FBI catches another man allegedly stealing Apple self-driving car secrets

    Jan 31, 2019, 5:04 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The FBI arrested Jizhong Chen January 11 before leaving for China. He said he was visiting family, however, Apple says he had applied for two different jobs in China, one for another self-driving carmaker. Law enforcement was notified after Apple employees…
  • iFixIt continues to offer $29 iPhone battery replacement kits

    Jan 31, 2019, 4:55 pm By Mike Flaminio
    For those looking to DIY their battery replacement, iFixIt announced it's keeping its discounted price. When Apple announced their $29 battery replacement program in December 2017, we lowered the price of our iPhone battery fix kit to match. Apple####s battery…
  • Apple and American Airlines announce Apple Music partnership

    Jan 31, 2019, 4:45 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Travelers on American Airlines will have access to Apple Music while in the air for no charge. The service is supported on aircraft equipped with Viasat satellite WiFi."For most travelers, having music to listen to on the plane is just as important as anything…
  • Other World Computing announces second generation of ThunderBlade storage

    Jan 29, 2019, 8:02 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Other World Computing announced an update to its ThunderBlade external SSD storage solution. The second-generation product reduces prices and offers a new enclosure design. The new enclosure utilizes integrated cooling fins to improve operating temperature and…
  • Apple working on Group FaceTime bug

    Jan 29, 2019, 7:54 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A major Group FaceTime bug with privacy implications was revealed this week and Apple reported worked to disable functionality. The company is working on a fix to deploy to devices across iOS and macOS platforms.…
  • Mac Pro highlighted Apple manufacturing challenges

    Jan 28, 2019, 12:49 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A New York Times article goes back to the 2012 launch of the Mac Pro to demonstrate the challenges of large-scale electronic manufacturing in the U.S.A. The article highlights one particular challenge of sourcing special screws that was not a problem in…
  • iOS 12.2 beta reveals Apple news service

    Jan 28, 2019, 12:30 pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac spotted what's presented as Apple News Magazines in a recent beta of iOS 12. The revelation offers further confirmation that Apple is working on some kind of news subscription service.Today, we####ve been able to activate the landing page for this…
  • Apple announced Shot on iPhone contest

    Jan 23, 2019, 9:20 pm By Mike Flaminio
    From January 22 to February 7, Apple is looking for outstanding photographs for a Shot on iPhone Challenge. A panel of judges will review worldwide submissions and select 10 winning photos, to be announced in February. The winning photos will be featured on…
  • Apple Pay rolls out to several new US retailers, restaurants

    Jan 22, 2019, 4:41 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today announced a large expansion of support for Apple Pay within the U.S, including Target. Target, Taco Bell, Hy-Vee supermarkets in the Midwest, Speedway convenience stores and Jack in the Box are the latest merchants to support Apple Pay, the most…
  • Verizon adds Apple Music to Unlimited Beyond

    Thu 4:40pm By Mike Flaminio
    Verizon began notifying customers that Apple Music is now available for free with higher-end Unlimited plans. The news follows a recent 6-months free promotion for Unlimited subscribers.…
  • DuckDuckGo rolls out Apple Maps

    Jan 15, 2019, 4:36 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo announced it has adopted Apple Maps for address mapping. We're excited to announce that map and address-related searches on DuckDuckGo for mobile and desktop are now powered by Apple's MapKit JS framework, giving you a…
  • Cook tells employees Apple saw unexpectedly high batter replacements in 2018

    Jan 15, 2019, 4:25 pm By Mike Flaminio
    While addressing employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained a higher than expected request for iPhone battery service. The surge in demand was due to the battery replacement program for specific iPhone models.…
  • Samsung TV to gain iTunes, AirPlay 2 support

    Jan 6, 2019, 7:59 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge:Samsung####s 2018 and 2019 range of televisions will be able to access and play your iTunes movie and TV show library, the company has announced. You####ll also be able to buy and rent content from iTunes directly from the TV. The content will be…
  • New Apple support document elaborates on iPad Pro bend issue

    Jan 6, 2019, 7:54 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple posted a new customer support document addressing concerns over new iPad Pro and bendings.…
  • Other World Computing adds power to Helios FX 650 eGPU chassis

    Jan 6, 2019, 5:16 pm By Mike Flaminio
    OWC this week at CES announced an updated version of its Helios FX external graphics processing chassis. The new version is equipped with a 650-watt power supply, an upgrade from the previous 550-watt product. The added capacity allows for the more…
  • Other World Computing updates storage lineup

    Jan 6, 2019, 5:05 pm By Mike Flaminio
    This week at CES, Other World Computing announced improvements to its Envoy Pro and Mercury Elite Pro Mini external storage line.…
  • New Charter Spectrum app now available

    Jan 3, 2019, 7:57 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Charter announced the availability of its new Spectrum TV app for Apple TV. The app for cable customers delivers TV programming via the Internet. The service must be used on Charter's Internet service.With the Spectrum TV App, access your full TV lineup…
  • Appel reports record App Store sales

    Jan 3, 2019, 7:46 pm By Mike Flaminio
    AppleApple today announced that App Store customers worldwide set new spending records over the holidays, wrapping up a record-breaking year. App Store spending topped $1.22 billion between Christmas Eve and New Year####s Eve. Customers also spent over $322…
  • The relationship between iPhone battery replacements and sales

    Jan 2, 2019, 6:47 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Tim Cook Wednesday addressed significantly weakening of iPhone sales. A number of reasons were cited, and one was specific to iPhone battery replacements.While macroeconomic challenges in some markets were a key contributor to this trend, we believe there are…
  • Apple revises financial guidance due to falling iPhone sales

    Jan 2, 2019, 6:24 pm By Mike Flaminio
    CNBC:Apple lowered revenue guidance to $84 billion, down from the $89 to $93 billion it had previously projected. The company lowered gross margin to about 38 percent from between 38 percent and 38.5 percent.…