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  • FAA notifies travelers of ban on recalled MacBook Pro batteries

    Wed 6:48pm By Mike Flaminio
    Earlier this summer Apple announced a new round of battery recalls for MacBook Pro laptops. The recall covers some MacBook Pro computers sold between 2015 and 2017.…
  • Report: Spotify to get greater Siri integration

    Wed 6:40pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac: According to The Information, Spotify and Apple are discussing a "plan" that would "let iPhone users tell Siri to play songs, playlists, and albums with voice commands." These conversations reportedly stem from new APIs in iOS 13 that make it…
  • Apple expands university ID program to new schools

    Wed 6:36pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple:In the coming school year, more than 100,000 college students will enjoy the ease and convenience of carrying their student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch. Students at Clemson University, Georgetown University, University of Tennessee, University of…
  • Apple Music has been adding high resolution music

    Aug 7, 2019, 8:53 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Billboard broke the news of Apple's effort to transition its streaming catalog on Apple Music to higher quality audio. Called Apple Digital Masters, the high-resolution lossless audio and similar to Mastered for iTunes for downloads. Reportedly, Apple has been…
  • Apple on Right to Repair

    Aug 7, 2019, 8:45 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Right to Repair continues to be a topic of contention between consumer advocates and corporations. Apple has been a focus because of the number of devices it sells and also how it controls services these devices. Apple tightly controls authorized repairs…
  • Apple shares efforts from its Teacher Coding Academies

    Aug 7, 2019, 8:41 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple announced its efforts of five-week-long Teacher Coding Academies with educators around the country. 70 educators participated in sessions held in Houston, Austin, Boise, Nashville and Columbus.The elementary, high school and college educators who…
  • Privacy changes in iOS 13 for VoIP/messaging apps

    Aug 7, 2019, 8:35 pm By Mike Flaminio
    iOS 13 has a not very publicized privacy change that seems will affect how apps like VoIP services run in the background. These apps typically will stay active so they can respond and launch for calls. By running in the background, however, they have privacy…
  • Apple Hires Former Valve VR Engineer, Xbox Co-Creator Nat Brown

    Jul 31, 2019, 8:38 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Variety:A few months after leaving Valve, Xbox co-creator Nat Brown has started a new position at Apple. Brown announced his new gig on Twitter Monday, writing: "I####m looking forward to continuing to work on my obsessions by focusing on all applications of…
  • Apple sees growth in nearly all product areas but iPhone

    Jul 31, 2019, 8:35 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple reported strong quarterly results this week, despite iPhone sales continue to recede. While iPhone sales were down 12-percent over last year, Apple emphasized this is better than the 17-percent drop the previous quarter. Apple's slowing, but still…
  • Apple contractors monitoring some Siri commands

    Jul 28, 2019, 7:54 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Guardian:Although Apple does not explicitly disclose it in its consumer-facing privacy documentation, a small proportion of Siri recordings are passed on to contractors working for the company around the world. They are tasked with grading the responses on…
  • Apple announced it is acquiring most of intel's smartphone modem business

    Jul 25, 2019, 9:22 pm By Mike Flaminio
    As rumored and long speculated, Apple and Intel announced a deal to transfer Intel's mobile phone modem business to Apple. Apple and Intel have signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel####s smartphone modem business. Approximately 2,200…
  • Equifax data breach settlement

    Jul 25, 2019, 9:16 pm By Mike Flaminio
    In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people. The company has agreed to a global settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and 50 U.S. states and…
  • Report puts Apple in top spot for solar power generation

    Jul 25, 2019, 9:07 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A new report has Apple has the company with the largest capacity for self-generated solar power. The report looks at power capacity of both on-site and off-site solar installation.…
  • Report: Apple Intel near deal on 5G tech

    Jul 23, 2019, 6:15 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Wall Street Journal:It would give Apple access to engineering work and talent behind Intel####s yearslong push to develop modem chips for the crucial next generation of wireless technology known as 5G, potentially saving years of development work. Apple…
  • iOS 12.4 introduces new device transfer features

    Jul 23, 2019, 6:06 pm By Mike Flaminio
    In iOS 12.4, Apple introduced new ways to migrate to a new iPhone. 9 to 5 Mac has some details:As part of Quick Start, you can now Transfer Your Data directly, without requiring the use iCloud or an iTunes backup. The iPhone defaults to using local WiFi, but…
  • Apple issues security hot patch for Zoom security problems

    Jul 16, 2019, 8:10 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has updated macOS to address issues in the recently revealed security concern with Zoom video conferencing software. Apple issues a background security fix to resolve the issue with Zoom and has since issued further updates for software affiliated with…
  • Report: Apple to fund exclusive podcasts

    Jul 16, 2019, 7:58 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg:Executives at the company have reached out to media companies and their representatives to discuss buying exclusive rights to podcasts, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the conversations are preliminary. Apple has yet…
  • Apple promotes For All Mankind original show

    Jul 16, 2019, 7:50 pm By Mike Flaminio
    In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, watch as the executive producers of For All Mankind discuss the incredible human achievement of landing on the moon. For All Mankind, an Apple Original drama series, is coming this fall to…
  • Apple re-released Texas Hold'em on the App Store

    Jul 10, 2019, 6:52 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Back when the App Store launched, Apple seeded the store with its own poker game. Poker was around the peak of its popularity in the mid-to-late 2000s and the app was a quality game everyone could download for free as developers ramped up new apps. While it…
  • Apple rolls out Back to School Promo

    Jul 10, 2019, 6:43 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's annual back to school promotion is now live. Apple is offering its usual educational discount with a free giveaway for eligible purchases. This year, Apple is offering a free pair of Beats Studio3 headphones with a purchase of a Mac or iPad.…
  • Apple revamps MacBook Air, ends MacBook

    Jul 10, 2019, 6:33 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today updated MacBook Air, adding True Tone to its Retina display for a more natural viewing experience, and lowering the price to $1,099, with an even lower price of $999 for college students. In addition, the entry-level $1,299 13-inch MacBook Pro has…
  • Zoom video conferencing setting can lead to exploited video cam

    Jul 10, 2019, 9:41 am By Mike Flaminio
    This week s security research publicized an issue with the default behavior of Zoom video conferencing software. The software is configured to allow people to auto-join sessions with an active camera. Because of the way Zoom functions, someone could…
  • Bill Gates says Steve Jobs was a master at ‘casting spells#### to keep Apple from dying

    Jul 8, 2019, 5:22 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bill Gates recounted Steve Jobs leadership style in an interview with CNN. Steve Jobs was a master at "casting spells" to keep Apple employees motivated and working long hours, said Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of technology giant Microsoft.…
  • Apple ad touts Face ID as more secure than Touch ID

    Jul 8, 2019, 5:16 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A new Apple ad shows off both Face ID and its require attention feature. The ad shows texts coming in and a napping man checks the messages by open an eye and getting back to his nap.…
  • Apple Music subscibers rises to 60 million

    Jun 27, 2019, 8:40 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's Senior VP of Internet Software and Services disclosed some updated Apple Music stats in an article with French-language site Numerama. The current total now exceeds 60 million paid subscribers. The 60 million count is up from 56 million from last fall.…