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  • Inside Apple's response to the FBI's San Bernardino demands

    Wed 5:38pm By Mike Flaminio
    Wired has an excerpt from Leander Kahney's Tim Cook book focused on Apple's response to the FBI's request to gain access to the suspect in the San Bernardino shooting in December 2015. I'm not sure there's any major revelations, but it is an extensive summary…
  • OWC announces new Aura Pro X2 SSDs

    Wed 5:34pm By Mike Flaminio
    Other World Computing Aura Pro X2 SSD upgrade is for select MacBook Pro Retina, MacBook Air, Mac Mini and Mac Pro computers. The upgrade replaces the stock storage in the machines with a faster, larger capacity SSD.…
  • Qualcomm and Apple end litigation

    Tue 5:37pm By Mike Flaminio
    This week Apple and Qualcomm's big court battle began. There have been numerous skirmishes around the globe, with each side winning some victories. Everything though was to come to a head with Apple's lawsuit filed in San Diego federal court.…
  • The iCloud lock and donated phones

    Mon 7:49pm By Mike Flaminio
    A new report looks at donated devices and how many working devices have to be reduced to scrap due it the iCloud lock. It's an interesting side-effect of good device security. Before Apple offered the ability to lock down devices, iPhones were an attractive…
  • Report: Apple putting over $500 million into Apple Arcade titles

    Mon 7:05pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac:The Financial Times says the company is spending 'several million dollars each#### on more than 100 games, putting Apple Arcade####s budget in excess of $500 million dollars. At its March event, Apple announced that Arcade would launch in the fall…
  • iOS tweak to help curb accidental subscriptions

    Mon 6:53pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has instituted a slight change to subscription purchases on iOS. The authorize a subscription, users now have to confirm the subscription with an extra step.…
  • Disney announces streaming service for November

    Apr 11, 2019, 9:50 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Disney announced its own long-awaited streaming service. The service was announced a few weeks after Apple announced Apple TV+, which too is launching this fall. Disney, however, announced its pricing at $6.99.…
  • Netflix ends support for AirPlay

    Apr 8, 2019, 5:40 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Netflix has abruptly ended support for Apple's wireless AirPlay feature. The change means users can't send Netflix playback from a device to an Apple TV. Users can still view Netflix programming from the Apple TV app, however.…
  • College students busted for making $900,000 in fraudulent Apple iPhone returns

    Apr 8, 2019, 5:31 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Two college students have been charged with an Apple warranty scam. The two are alleged to have filed fraudulent warranty claims using counterfeit iPhones. In total, two files 3,285 claims with nearly 1,500 successfully filed. The total damage to Apple is…
  • HomePod reduced to $299

    Apr 4, 2019, 9:59 pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac:Apple has officially lowered the price of the HomePod worldwide. In the price has fallen from $349 to $299, breaking the $300 level. HomePod has seen promotional discounts at many third party retailers (eg: it####s $279 right now at Best Buy) over…
  • An Oral History of TiVo

    Apr 2, 2019, 9:37 pm By Mike Flaminio
    This is a nice deep dive on the history of TiVo for its 20th birthday.It####s hard to believe, but a scant 20 years have passed since viewers were unshackled from their televisions. For decades, NBC told us Thursday nights were "Must See TV" and ABC insisted…
  • Other World Computing announced new 128 GB iMac upgrades

    Apr 2, 2019, 9:28 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Following Apple's recent iMac update in March, Other World Computing announced a new 128 GB upgrade kit. The upgrade exceeds Apple's current 64GB capacity.…
  • The Verge: One week with Apple News+

    Apr 2, 2019, 9:17 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge reflects on a week of Apple's news subscription service:For those on the fence, the question of whether to pay for Apple News Plus depends, primarily, on if you like reading magazines enough to fork over $120 a year for access to more than you####ll…
  • AirPower canceled

    Mar 31, 2019, 10:31 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's AirPower charging mat has been canceled by the company.…
  • Verizon offers free robocall filtering

    Mar 28, 2019, 10:20 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge:Verizon is taking new steps to combat the unrelenting nuisance of spam calls. Well, maybe not new, but you won####t have to pay extra money to tell when the robots are calling anymore. The leading US carrier has rolled out its free call filter…
  • Apple may be loosening third-party repair restrictions

    Mar 28, 2019, 10:01 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Motherboard:According to the presentation, titled "Apple Genuine Parts Repair" and dated April 2018, the company has begun to give some repair companies access to Apple diagnostic software, a wide variety of genuine Apple repair parts, repair training, and…
  • Revamped Apple TV app, coming soon to Mac

    Mar 25, 2019, 3:52 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Along with the upcoming Apple TV+ content service, Apple announced a significant update to Apple TV for May. The updated Apple TV app and Apple TV channels offer to streamline subscriptions to premium channels such as HBO, Showtime, Stars, CBS All Access, and…
  • Apple's TV streaming effort previewed as Apple TV+

    Mar 25, 2019, 3:48 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's original content efforts have been making indirect news for more than a year and a half, but today Apple made it official. Called Apple TV+, the service is scheduled to launch this fall. Pricing will have to wait until this fall also.Apple TV+,…
  • Apple Arcade gaming service previewed

    Mar 25, 2019, 3:35 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Later this fall, Apple will introduce a new gaming service. The service will sell for a monthly fee and give access to paid games. Pricing for the service was not announced.…
  • Apple News+ premium subscription service

    Mar 25, 2019, 3:29 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's premium news subscription service is finally available in a revamped premium version of its News app. Apple News+ is available today and costs $10 per month. Apple News+ is supported in iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4. The service includes Family Sharing,…
  • Apple Card to pitched as a new kind of credit card

    Mar 25, 2019, 3:22 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Appel introduced Apple Card, which is expected to be available in the U.S. only later this summer. The card integrated with Apple Pay and offers some interesting user features.…
  • Second generation AirPods

    6:22pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple announced the first update to its popular AirPods. The updated wireless earbuds feature a new Apple-designed H1 chip for headphones and up to 50 percent longer talk time. Apple says the update will also improve the user experience of switching between…
  • Round up of star and deals for Apple's streaming service

    6:16pm By Mike Flaminio
    Entertainment Weekly:The tech giant is expected to finally reveal all at a star-studded event March 25 in Cupertino, Calif., so here####s a guide to what we know so far about all the shows, movies, and projects in development, and the A-list talent on board.…
  • iMacs get upgrades

    Tue 7:19pm By Mike Flaminio
    - The 21.5-inch iMac now features 8th-generation quad-core, and for the first time 6-core processors, delivering up to 60 percent faster performance.…
  • Updated iPad Air and iPad mini

    Mar 18, 2019, 9:31 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Monday announced updated versions of the iPad Air and iPad mini. The improved 10.5-inch Air adds support for the A12 Bionic chip to deliver 70-percent faster graphics performance. The iPad Air's display represents 20 percent more pixels.…