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  • Apple announced initiative to grow IT workforce supporting its products

    Fri 9:42am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple this week announced a new program aimed at increasing the number of IT professionals certified to support Apple products. The program is an expansion of Apple's training and certification program for those working in IT supporting Apple products. The new…
  • Report: Apple demos new headset to board of directors

    Fri 9:38am By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg reports that Apple's leadership provided a demo of its rumored first entry to wearable headsets. The device is described as a mixed-reality headset with virtual reality and augmented reality features. It's speculated board demos suggest a new product…
  • Apple discontinues the iPod

    May 11, 2022, 10:04 am By Mike Flaminio
    After 20 years, Apple has announced the end of the iPod. The iPod is the device that launched Apple into the consumer electronic space, later prompting a name change from Apple Computer to just Apple.…
  • New book looks at Jony Ive's exit from Apple, leadership under Tim Cook

    May 11, 2022, 9:59 am By Mike Flaminio
    A new book by Wall Street Journal reporter Tripp Mickle offers a look inside since Steve Jobs' passing. The title is After Steve. The subtitle How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul doesn't leave much to the imagination.…
  • Roku adds Apple Music support

    May 11, 2022, 9:31 am By Mike Flaminio
    This month Roku added support for the Apple Music streaming service. A player is available to download within the Roku Channel Store. From there, users can log in using their Apple ID to access the existing Apple Music subscription.…
  • Apple Self Service Repair program launches

    Apr 28, 2022, 2:03 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's new customer self-service program is now available. Currently, there are a limited number of supported devices. Support includes parts, manuals, and tools for performing what Apple considers the most common repairs. The program allows customers to…
  • Apple, others, inadvertently released customer data used to exploit minors and women

    Apr 28, 2022, 10:00 am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple, along with Meta's Facebook, Alphabet's Google, Snap, Twitter, and Discord reportedly were tricked into releasing sensitive customer data. The perpetrators posed as law enforcement to fraudulently obtain the data. We now know that the lack of controls…
  • Report: Apple still prepping satellite connectivity

    Apr 26, 2022, 10:06 am By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg: Apple is still working on bringing satellite connectivity to the iPhone. The company first aimed at adding the feature in last year####s model, but now the capability could be ready this time around.…
  • Apple removing old apps from the App Store

    Apr 26, 2022, 9:56 am By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge: Apple may be cracking down on apps that no longer receive updates. In a screenshotted email sent to affected developers, titled "App Improvement Notice," Apple warns it will remove apps from the App Store that haven####t been "updated in a…
  • Apple Pay seems targeted by fraudsters

    Apr 26, 2022, 9:47 am By Mike Flaminio
    Motherboard reports on growing fraud using Apple Pay and other contactless payment systems. This fraud is part of a growing trend that automates end-arounds for security protocols. Criminals are abusing Apple Pay and other contactless payment systems to go on…
  • New 27-inch 5K Retina Apple Studio Display

    Mar 8, 2022, 6:57 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today introduced a new 5K Studio Display with interesting integrated capabilities.…
  • New Mac Studio stand-alone desktop

    Mar 8, 2022, 6:54 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple introduced a new addition to the Mac lineup with the Mac Studio. Currently, the Mac Studio sits between the Mac mini and Mac Pro stand-alone desktop computers. The design resembles the mini but is taller to accommodate increased processing capacity.…
  • Apple grows desktop processor line with new M1 Ultra

    Mar 8, 2022, 6:40 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple introduced today a new desktop processor based on its M1 architecture. The new M1 Ultra comprises two M1 Max chips, which Apple introduced last fall. "By connecting two M1 Max die with our UltraFusion packaging architecture, we're able to scale Apple…
  • Used Apple Acoustic Testing Mini-Chamber

    Feb 15, 2022, 7:11 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Gaming hardware site Gamers Nexus recently bought acoustic testing equipment that apparently used to be used by Apple. The channel plans to use the chamber to test sound levels for PC components. We're still working on our large acoustic chamber, but this one…
  • Apple sues NSO Group over spyware abuses

    Nov 24, 2021, 6:36 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the Israeli NSO Group, maker of government surveillance tools. The spy tools leverage undiscovered exploits in hardware and software. Some of the most public exploits have targeted Apple devices.…
  • Apple announces customer self-repair services

    Nov 18, 2021, 8:37 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple made a surprise announcement that it will soon provide repair support directly to customers. The new self-repair program would allow customers to perform certain repairs on limited devices.Apple today announced Self Service Repair, which will allow…
  • Apple and crypto

    Nov 10, 2021, 5:18 pm By Mike Flaminio
    In a New York Times interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed he holds crypto assets personally, but it appears Apple won't be adding crypto assets to its balance sheets any time soon. While Apple doesn't appear to be planning to hold crypto assets, that doesn't…
  • Apple, Meta and the metaverse

    Nov 10, 2021, 5:07 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Axio:Mark Zuckerberg is leading the metaverse charge because he wants to make sure that Apple doesn't own whatever comes after the smartphone â€" which Silicon Valley assumes will be some mix of headsets and goggles, mixed-reality applications and remote…
  • Thoughts on the iPhone 13 Pro Max

    Oct 1, 2021, 12:31 pm By Mike Flaminio
    This is from the perspective of improvements over the iPhone 12 Pro Max. It's not practical to upgrade phones every year, so saying the iPhone 13 Pro Max is a modest incremental upgrade doesn't take away from the fact it's a great device. It is certainly a…
  • iOS 15 new and improved security/privacy features

    Sep 24, 2021, 11:52 am By Mike Flaminio
    iOS 15 introduces several privacy features that all are not enabled by default and are worth trying out. Many settings are contextual to iCloud or individual app preferences and not consolidated into the Privacy subsetting, so it may take a little hunting to…
  • Apple issues round of updates to fix zero-day exploit

    Sep 13, 2021, 9:27 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has issued updates to its operating systems addressing a zero-day fix related to an iMessage hack. The hack reportedly requires no user interaction and is related to the NSO Group. Citizen Lab is credited with reporting the exploit while investigating an…
  • Judge orders Apple to allow third-party payments in App Store

    Sep 10, 2021, 5:36 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple lost one argument and won another in a court decision today. The decision stems from a lawsuit filed by Epic Games alleging unfair practices in gaming.…
  • Apple pumps the breaks on child protection controls

    Sep 4, 2021, 9:20 am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple issued a statement that it now plans to delay the implementation of controls intended to protect children from sexual abuse.…
  • Right to repair and choices for cheaper repairs

    Aug 31, 2021, 9:07 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Wall Street Journal investigated repairing two Mac laptops inoperable with water damage. Joanna Stern shopped the computers around and found Apple and an Apple authorized repair shop cost nearly as much as a new computer. The prospects were worse when…
  • Report: Satellite SOS features in the works for upcoming iPhones

    Aug 31, 2021, 8:36 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg is reporting Apple is developing satellite communications for upcoming iPhones. Reportedly, the features have been in the works for years. The new rumors are generated by speculation of satellite capabilities in modems expected to turn up in upcoming…