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  • Apple schedules announcement event for April 20th

    Tue 8:19pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple announced it will hold a special event on April 20th, presumably to announce new products. The teaser is "Spring Loaded." The event takes place at 10 a.m. Pacific time and will be streamed live. The event will be streamed on Apple's site and YouTube. A…
  • Report: Apple working on Apple TV - speaker combo

    Mon 5:50pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg is reporting on two new home devices in development. If rumors are true, development could represent changes to Apple's TV home platforms. It should be noted that last year Apple reorganized its Apple TV and HomePod development teams. Additionally,…
  • Apple preps developers for upcoming privacy features

    Apr 7, 2021, 5:40 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple issued an advisory to developers to remind them of upcoming privacy changes. The changes affect iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and tvOS 14.5. The change involves the AppTrackingTransparency framework. The framework enforces privacy notification so that lack of a…
  • Apple M1 benchmarks compared to latest from Intel and AMD

    Mar 29, 2021, 9:19 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A quick look at the PassMark CPU bench shows Apple's M1 processor narrowly edged out by the latest offerings from AMD and Intel. This is on the single-core benchmarks, which is where the M1 excels. The M1 scores about 6-percent lower than the recently released…
  • Video series looks at iPod, iTunes Music Store

    Mar 29, 2021, 9:03 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg Quicktakes is a three-part series covering online music. Starting with Napster, videos look at the music industry's transition from physical media to digital. Part 2 covers Apple's release of the iPod, iTunes, and the iTunes Music Store. The feature…
  • HomePod mini has unused temperature sensor

    Mar 22, 2021, 8:32 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Environmental sensors have been discovered within Apple's HomePod mini. The sensors are believed to measure room temperature and humidity. To date, the sensors are not available for customer's use.…
  • Apple discontinues original HomePod

    Mar 15, 2021, 6:20 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Tech Crunch:HomePod mini has been a hit since its debut last fall, offering customers amazing sound, an intelligent assistant, and smart home control all for just $99. We are focusing our efforts on HomePod mini. We are discontinuing the original HomePod, it…
  • Interview with Mac sound designer Jim Reekes

    Mar 10, 2021, 7:07 pm By Mike Flaminio
    CNBC has an interview a former Apple sound designer Jim Reekes. The interview touches on the background between Apple and the Beetles, and how the Mac got sounds, including the iconic startup tone. The video notes the tone was removed, but it has since…
  • Apple discontinuing iMac Pro

    Mar 10, 2021, 6:56 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's iMac Pro appears to be reaching the end of the line. Apple's online store indicates availability is limited to current supplies. Furthermore, Mac Rumors confirms the news from Apple.We've since confirmed with Apple that when supplies run out, the iMac…
  • Jason Sudeikis wins Golden Globe for Ted Lasso

    Mar 1, 2021, 8:21 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple TV+ scored Golden Globe for Jason Sudeikis and Ted Lasso. Sudeikis won for best comedy actor.…
  • Facebook touting personalization (ie tracking)

    Mar 1, 2021, 7:59 pm By Mike Flaminio
    In a blog post titled Let's Talk About Why Personalized Ads Matters, Facebook makes the case of why people should permit its apps to track their activities. The post isn't about Apple, but it's about Apple. The campaign comes as Apple nears the launch of an…
  • Target to roll out Apple shops within stores

    Feb 25, 2021, 7:33 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has long had a presence in Target stores, but the companies have plans to increase that footprint.…
  • Firefox gains additional privacy controls with Total Cookie Protection

    Feb 25, 2021, 7:20 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Mozilla announced new privacy features for its Firefox browser. Already containing robust controls, the new Total Cookie Protection looks to sandbox site cookies to prevent cross-site access. Limiting access to cookies makes it more difficult for your activity…
  • Mac malware discovered with wide distribution

    Feb 23, 2021, 7:27 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Security firm Red Canary published findings of a new Silver Sparrow Mac malware. The malware appears to have been in the wild since August in its original form. Through Malwarebytes, Silver Sparrow was detected on nearly 30,000 endpoints in over 150 countries.…
  • Accuracy of Apple privacy labels catch the eye of legislators

    Feb 11, 2021, 6:54 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce has submitted an inquiry to Apple about its new App Store privacy labels. Citing a recent Washington Post report, the committee is inquiring about the labels' accuracy and encouraging Apple to improve. The report…
  • The Oatmeal creator launches new word game app

    Feb 11, 2021, 6:46 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Described as words with enemies, The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman announced a new word-based game. Kitty Letter touted a mashup of Scrabble and Clash Royal, players complete word puzzles to generate a wave of cats to attack your opponent.…
  • Report: Apple Maps to get Waze-like features

    Feb 11, 2021, 6:39 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A recent beta of iOS 14 reveals evidence of new Apple Maps features that resemble features found in Google Maps and Waze. Since Google acquired Waze it has been integrating features. The new features would break popular crowd-sourced traffic reporting…
  • Apple celebrates Black History Month with new content and products

    Jan 27, 2021, 6:20 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple announced it will be celebrating Black History Month in February by promoting content and products. To celebrate Black History Month, Apple is bringing customers a variety of new and updated collections and exclusive content that highlight and amplify…
  • iOS 14.4 fixes security bugs with unusual alert

    Jan 27, 2021, 6:12 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple released a round of OS updates Monday. iOS 14 brings the typical fixes and improvements, but this round of security fixes indicates there may be an active exploit. One security fix involves a kernel vulnerability while two others address vulnerabilities…
  • New Time to Walk audio feature launches for Apple Fitness+

    Jan 25, 2021, 4:04 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's fitness subscription service Fitness+ has a new feature for walking. A shift from other video exercise sessions on Apple Fitness+, A Time to Walk is an audio feature designed for listening while walking. For those using wheelchairs and an Apple Watch,…
  • Apple shares launch trailer for The Snoopy Show series

    Jan 25, 2021, 3:54 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's next collaboration with the Peanuts is set to launch with The Snoopy Show. The Snoopy Show is a six-episode series set to premiere on February 5th on Apple TV+.The world's most iconic dog is ready for his close-up. Dive into new adventures with the…
  • Report: Apple still working on VR and AR glasses

    Jan 25, 2021, 3:49 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg reported that Apple continues to product development in the virtual reality and augmented reality space. The new report says Apple may be first bringing a VR headset to market and later an AR device. The VR headset is expected to unsurprisingly be a…
  • Apple details further plans with its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

    Jan 13, 2021, 3:31 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple first announced details of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative last summer and today the company is announcing new developments. With the news, Apple announced its launching programs in Atlanta and Detroit.…
  • OWC announces new Thunderbolt Dock w/ 3 Thunderbolt expansion ports

    Jan 13, 2021, 3:22 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Other World Computing this week launched its new Thunderbolt Dock. The Thunderbolt Dock joins OWC's other Thunderbolt expansions products. New with the Thunderbolt Dock is three Thunderbolt/USB-C ports for expansion.…
  • Microsoft expanding iPad functionality with latest updates

    Jan 13, 2021, 3:07 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The latest updates for Microsoft's Office suite on the iPad bring additional features aimed at iPad users. Word has been updated for mouse support and Excel has added multi-window support. Word previously was updated for multi-window support.…