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  • 1Password adds support for virtual credit cards

    Tue 2:43pm By Mike Flaminio
    1Password announced that it is partnering with Privacy.com to add support for virtual credit cards. The feature allows for the easy creation of credit cards as an intermediate payment between the merchant and your debit or bank account. This feature allows for…
  • Apple One bundles together Apple services, including new fitness subscription

    Sep 15, 2020, 5:42 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today introduced a new Fitness+ service that is expected to debut later this year. Fitness+ is a subscription service providing video-guided workouts and exercises. The service seems a natural for Apple who has been leveraging fitness draw to its mobile…
  • Apple announces new iPad Air, iPad 8th Gen

    Sep 15, 2020, 5:30 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today introduced two new iPad models, refreshing two of its three iPad lines. The new iPad Air brings many features found in the iPad Pro along with iPad Pro looks. The iPad 8th Generation offers greater performance and features for Apple's entry price…
  • Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE

    Sep 15, 2020, 5:16 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Watch Series 6 brings a new feature with blood-oxygen sensing and dedicated sensors for sleep tracking. Beyond that, Series 6 iterates across many features. Apple today announced Apple Watch Series 6, introducing a revolutionary Blood Oxygen feature that…
  • VIZIO announces Apple TV support for its TVs

    Sep 8, 2020, 6:58 pm By Mike Flaminio
    VIZIO announced it has launched its planned rollout of bringing the Apple TV app to supported TVs. The feature is available starting today on VIZIO SmartCast models.…
  • Apple Event set for September 15th, hints at AR

    Sep 8, 2020, 6:51 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has released the date of its September launch event. The event simply gives time and date of 10 AM Pacific Time. If, however, you view the event page on an iPhone it will launch an augmented reality feature. You'll see the event graphic appear in your…
  • Apple postpones iOS 14 ad tracking controls until next year

    Sep 3, 2020, 5:48 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Thursday informed developers that it will delay implementing a controversial feature in iOS. The ad tracking feature notifies users of tracking efforts and requires users to opt-in if they wish to permit the tracking. This shouldn't be controversial, but…
  • Other World Computing introduces Mercury Elite Pro Dual storage hub

    Sep 3, 2020, 5:43 pm By Mike Flaminio
    OWC announced a new USB storage solution bringing both performance disk space and additional USB connectivity. The new Mercury Elite Pro Dual offers two drive bays and a three-port USB hub.…
  • Western Digital ArmorLock encrypted SSD

    Sep 3, 2020, 5:31 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Western Digital announced a new NVMe SSD encrypted storage solution. The high-performance NVM SSD provides fast, encrypted data transfers. The ArmorLock drive offers 256-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption with read/write speeds up to 1000 MB per second. The…
  • Apple issues guidance to developers on app privacy disclosures

    Sep 3, 2020, 5:23 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple recently published documentation for developers on its new App Store privacy disclosures. The disclosures state how apps with access and use data from the users. Later this year, the App Store will help users understand an app####s privacy practices…
  • Facebook warns developers and publishes on iOS 14 privacy changes

    Thu 11:25am By Mike Flaminio
    Facebook is warning publishers and developers of privacy changes in iOS 14. Facebook says the changes will affect those monetizing their content and products on Facebook. Today, Facebook shared how we####re addressing Apple iOS 14 changes, which includes not…
  • Newspapers seek greater share of App Store review

    Aug 21, 2020, 4:25 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Wall Street Journal:In a letter to Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Thursday, a trade body representing the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and other publishers said the outlets want to know what it would take for them to get…
  • Comedy On the Rocks trailer for Apple TV+

    Aug 21, 2020, 4:19 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has released a trailer for its coming series On the Rocks starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray. On the Rocks will debut on Apple TV+ in October. Faced with sudden doubts about her marriage, a young New York mother and writer (Rashida Jones) teams up…
  • Production resumes for Apple TV+ For All Mankind

    Aug 18, 2020, 6:31 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Deadline is reporting that Apple TV+ series For All Mankind is back to work on its second season.…
  • Apple partners with CBS on Showtime and CBS All Access bundle

    Aug 18, 2020, 6:26 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Beginning today, Apple TV+ subscribers in the US can take advantage of a unique benefit -- access to a bundle of CBS All Access and SHOWTIME for only $9.99 per month after a seven-day free trial. By subscribing through Apple TV channels, customers can watch…
  • iOS 14 sleep features

    Aug 17, 2020, 10:31 am By Mike Flaminio
    iOS 14 and watchOS 7 are bringing enhanced support for built-in sleep monitoring. Some features reach back to 2017 when Apple increased its focus on sleep tracking with the acquisition of Beddit.…
  • Report: An Apple services bundle nears

    Aug 13, 2020, 12:28 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A new report updates an expected bundling of services from Apple. The new bundling option is rumored to be called Apple One and will offer small monthly discounts when subscribing to multiple Apple services. Bloomber reports the discount may range from $2-$5…
  • iOS 14's new less precise location feature

    Aug 13, 2020, 12:19 pm By Mike Flaminio
    iOS 14 will bring many new privacy features, and one refines how apps use your location. To date, iOS will allow users to control how the frequency of accessing location data, whether no access, ask for access, access while using the app, or continuous access.…
  • Apple refreshes 27-inch iMac

    Aug 5, 2020, 4:44 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has breathed new life into it's 27-inch iMac. The all-in-one computer gains new 10th generation Intel Core processors, new Radion Pro 5000 graphics, and greater ram and storage capacities. Also improved is new Nano-Texture glass option for improved…
  • Apple's Phil Schiller transitions to new role

    Aug 5, 2020, 4:37 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today announced that Phil Schiller will become an Apple Fellow, continuing a storied career that began at Apple in 1987. In this role, which reports to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events. Greg (Joz) Joswiak,…
  • Rumor: Next Apple watch to have blood oxygen sensing

    Jul 31, 2020, 9:38 am By Mike Flaminio
    MacRumors reporting on a rumor published by DigiTimes.…
  • Apple says it expects next iPhone launch to be later than usual

    Jul 31, 2020, 9:32 am By Mike Flaminio
    In a conference call with financial analysis, Apple CFO Luca Maestri address speculation and rumors that this year's iPhone will be released later than usual. Apple has confirmed it####s planning to launch its new iPhones a little later this year. "Last year…
  • Machintosh.js, the Mac OS 8 Emulator

    Jul 30, 2020, 10:14 am By Mike Flaminio
    The developer that brought us Windows 98 emulator for kicks has developed an emulator for Mac OS 8.1.…
  • For All Mankind season two gets teaser

    Mon 11:21am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple TV+ offerd a preview of the second season for its alternative history Sci-Fi drama. Told through the lives of NASA astronauts, engineers and their families, For All Mankind presents an aspirational world where NASA and the space program remained a…
  • SoftBank may be selling ARM

    Mon 11:18am By Mike Flaminio
    Japan-based holding company SoftBank is considering selling its ARM Limited interests. Apple has long licensed processor technlogy from ARM. Apple's A-series processors are based on ARM designs and used in Apple's mobile devices. At this year's developer…