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  • Report: Apple abandoned effort to lock down iCloud storage

    Tue 6:23pm By Mike Flaminio
    A new report states that two years ago, Apple abandoned plans to beef up encryption on customer data stored on its iCloud service. The report comes after Apple entered a new politically-charged, high-profile stand-off with law enforcement over locked iPhones.…
  • AirPods Pro firmware appears to degrade noise canceling

    Jan 14, 2020, 2:54 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Last month, Apple issued, and later retracted, a firmware update for its noise-canceling AirPods Pro. The update, 2C54, may have offered some improvements in audio, but seems to have hampered noise-canceling capabilities. MacRumors notes RTINGS review site has…
  • Apple rebuts FBI's claims of non-help

    Jan 14, 2020, 2:48 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Late Monday Apple issued a statement in response to the FBI's plea for assistance in unlocking another high profile iPhone case. The U.S. Attorney General Barr publically requested Apple's help unlocking the phone belonging to a shooter at a Pensacola, FL…
  • FBI seeks Apple####s help in access encrypted iPhone

    Jan 13, 2020, 7:22 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The U.S. Attorney General declared the recent Pensacola, FL shooting an act of terrorism. The gunman had two iPhones and the FBI is seeking to gain access to the devices.…
  • Trailer for Apple TV+ Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet

    Jan 7, 2020, 12:54 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple posted a new trailer for its upcoming comedy Mythic Quest: Raven####s Banquet. The series as a Silicone Valley feel telling the story of developing a video game. The show will debut on February 7th.Meet the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game…
  • Tour of an iPhone battery factory

    Jan 7, 2020, 12:51 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Scotty Allen, the host of videos on the Stranger Parts YouTube channel, did a walkthrough on an iPhone battery factory. These batteries are available for sale for after-market repairs. The tour is an in-depth look at what goes into a lithium polymer battery.…
  • Incipio announces plant-based Organicore iPhone cases

    Jan 7, 2020, 12:46 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Incipio this week announced a line of plant-based compostable cases for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The lineup is touted as an environmentally-friendly solution for iPhone protection. Beyond its outstanding environmental attributes,…
  • Apple TV+ as the next HBO

    Jan 6, 2020, 2:11 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has completed the hire of the former head of HBO Richard Plepler. Plepler spent 27 years at HBO and left recently after taken over by AT&T. He has a five-year deal to help develop series and movies for Apple's streaming platform.…
  • NYT report illustrates the issues of location data brokers

    8:50am By Mike Flaminio
    The New York Times:THE DATA REVIEWED BY TIMES OPINION didn####t come from a telecom or giant tech company, nor did it come from a governmental surveillance operation. It originated from a location data company, one of dozens quietly collecting precise…
  • Report: Apple has small team working on satellites

    8:39am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple reportedly is exploring how to deliver network services directly to its devices from space.…
  • Apple opens-sources parts of HomeKit

    8:29am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has announced plans to join Google, Amazon, Zigbee, and others in opening up the development of their respective smart device technology. The move aims to improve the adoption of the HomeKit platform for device makers.This initiative aims to develop an…
  • iFixIt Praises new Mac Pro as a masterclass in repairability

    Dec 18, 2019, 8:43 am By Mike Flaminio
    iFixIt has evaluated Apple's new Mac Pro and gave it high marks for user upgrades and repair. The site described the new tower workstation as a "Fixmas miracle," describing it as well put together and a masterclass in repairability. The highlights are modular…
  • ABC News to provide 2020 election coverage for Apple News

    Dec 18, 2019, 8:38 am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple this week announced upcoming election-year features for Apple News. The company is partnering with ABC News to provide coverage of the U.S. presidential election in 2020.…
  • Apple Arcade available at $50 annual subscirption

    Dec 18, 2019, 8:33 am By Mike Flaminio
    At $5 per month, Apple Arcade is a good value, especially for families with Apple devices. The deal has gotten better with a new annual price of $49.99 per year. This will save $10 a year. Another benefit is the annual subscription will reduce Apple billing…
  • Apple Card gains interest-free iPhone installment plan

    Dec 11, 2019, 9:33 am By Mike Flaminio
    TechCrunch: Apple is today launching a new feature for Apple Card which allows cardholders to purchase a new iPhone then pay it back over 24 months with no interest. The company announced its plans for the program during its October earnings call, but now the…
  • Apple presenting on privacy at CES.

    Dec 9, 2019, 9:10 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg: Apple Inc. is officially returning to the Las Vegas CES technology conference for the first time in decades to discuss its stance on consumer privacy -- rather than pitch a new hardware product.…
  • First Ever Apple Music Awards

    Dec 4, 2019, 8:47 am By Mike Flaminio
    Like its annual app awards, Apple this year announced a list of awards for music artists. The awards are based on Apple Music usage and recognition of achievements. The winners for Global Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of…
  • Apple announces their listing of the best 2019 apps

    Dec 4, 2019, 8:39 am By Mike Flaminio
    The selected apps are basically two categories for creativity and games. The games section is the largest with entries across most of Apple's platforms. There are the best games for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, and Apple Arcade.…
  • Report: Apple looking to stagger releases of future iPhones

    Dec 2, 2019, 4:32 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A report by JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee suggests changes may be coming to Apple's iPhone roadmaps. After next year, Apple may look to stagger releases to two different times a year.…
  • Camera button added to updated Apple Smart Battery Case

    Nov 20, 2019, 5:53 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple released a new version of its Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The update adds the ability to activate the phone's camera with a press of a button.The case features a dedicated camera button that launches the…
  • Apple Music for Business rolling out.

    Nov 20, 2019, 5:41 pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac:Apple Music is now partnering with businesses to play music at retail stores. In a partnership with PlayNetwork, businesses can sign up to Apple Music for Business plans and get licensed music to be played in their retail locations with Apple…
  • Apple looking for Windows developers

    Nov 19, 2019, 7:38 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge:Apple is hunting for software engineers to help the company build media apps for Windows. The iPhone maker revealed its plans in a job listing earlier this month, spotted by Neowin, inviting potential candidates to "join us and build the next…
  • Apple Music now offering custom yearly playlist

    Nov 14, 2019, 4:24 pm By Mike Flaminio
    TechCrunch:Apple Music is taking on Spotify with the launch of a new feature, Apple Music Replay, that will allow subscribers to take a look back at their favorite music from 2019. The feature is similar in some ways to Spotify####s popular year-end review,…
  • Survey suggest iPhones unaware of ad tracking controls

    Nov 14, 2019, 4:13 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Mozilla:And yet half of iPhone users don####t know there####s a unique ID on their phone (called an IDFA, for "identifier for advertisers") tracking their app activity and sending it to third-party advertisers by default.…
  • Apple announces availability of Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

    Nov 13, 2019, 10:30 am By Mike Flaminio
    Wednesday Apple announced that its redesigned Mac Pro and new Pro Display XDR will be shipping in December. Previously announced and expected to ship this year, the Mac Pro returns to its roots as a desktop workstation design with easy expansion and upgrades.…