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Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Apple still mulling services bundle, iOS 13.5.5 code suggests

Apple still mulling services bundle, iOS 13.5.5 code suggests

Code discovered in the latest iOS 13.5.5 release suggests Apple is working to build out a bundle of its core for-pay services, Apple Music, Apple News+, Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade.

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Apple, Walgreens partner on $50 Apple Card sign-up promotion

Apple, Walgreens partner on $50 Apple Card sign-up promotion

Apple, in partnership with Walgreens, this week presented its first Apple Card sign-up incentive, offering new members $50 in Daily Cash when they use the branded card at a Walgreens store.

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Epic Games still has plans to launch Epic Games Store on iOS

Epic Games still has plans to launch Epic Games Store on iOS

The Epic Games Store may soon arrive on mobile platforms like iOS and Android, according to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney.

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Security researchers warn of scam VPN apps on iOS

Security researchers warn of scam VPN apps on iOS

Security researchers at Avast have discovered and reported three iOS VPN apps that were attempting to scam users into buying expensive subscriptions that charged them once a week.

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ExclusiveSave up to $250 on 2020 13" MacBook Pros, plus $60 off AppleCare

Save up to $250 on 2020 13

Apple's brand-new 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is $75 to $250 off, and every single configuration is eligible for the exclusive coupon discount. Plus, save $60 on AppleCare, delivering the best deals and lowest prices anywhere on the new notebooks.

Apple issues first watchOS 6.2.8 beta to developers

Apple issues first watchOS 6.2.8 beta to developers

Apple on Wednesday released an initial beta version of watchOS 6.2.8 to developers for testing, continuing a new round of software evaluation in the lead-up to WWDC 2020.

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TipsHow to use Apple Pay

How to use Apple Pay

Once you've tried Apple Pay, there is no chance you're going back, but there are so many options when setting it up the first time that it can be confusing. Here's how to set up Apple Pay, use it, and relish it.

Google improves support for physical security keys on iOS

Google improves support for physical security keys on iOS

Physical security keys are nothing new on iOS, but a new update announced Wednesday expands the use of keys with NFC and other new technologies for Google authentication.

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Apple seeds first tvOS 13.4.8 beta to registered developers

Apple seeds first tvOS 13.4.8 beta to registered developers

Apple on Wednesday seeded the first beta version of the upcoming tvOS 13.4.8 to developers, with as-yet unknown changes.

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B&H knocks up to $600 off closeout 13-inch MacBook Pros in latest sale

B&H knocks up to $600 off closeout 13-inch MacBook Pros in latest sale

Bargain basement pricing on closeout 13-inch MacBook Pros is in effect at B&H, with discounts of up to $600 off while supplies last.

Judge rules shareholders can sue Apple for 'misleading' 2018 iPhone demand statements

Judge rules shareholders can sue Apple for 'misleading' 2018 iPhone demand statements

Apple must face part of a lawsuit alleging that it fraudulently concealed weakening iPhone demand in the fall of 2018, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

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Analyst demands $250 Apple Watch — but there already is one

Analyst demands $250 Apple Watch — but there already is one

An Apple stock analyst suggested today that Apple will sell 10 times the volume of Apple Watches that they do now, if they would just listen to him. However, Apple has already been doing what he wants them to do for some time.

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Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro drops to $2,099, 32GB RAM spec now $2,450

Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro drops to $2,099, 32GB RAM spec now $2,450

Ringing in as the lowest price available, Apple's standard 16-inch MacBook Pro is back on sale for $2,099. Or opt for 32GB of memory and save $350 on the system itself, plus $80 off AppleCare.

App Store boom leads Morgan Stanley to raise AAPL price target to $340

App Store boom leads Morgan Stanley to raise AAPL price target to $340

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has raised its Apple price target to $340, citing strong App Store performance and a broader upside to Services.

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ExclusiveGrab Parallels Desktop 15, 10 other Mac apps for $54 (94% off)

Grab Parallels Desktop 15, 10 other Mac apps for $54 (94% off)

Mac users looking to run Windows applications within macOS can take advantage of a deal on Parallels Desktop 15, with the virtualization software available as part of the 11-app 2020 Limited-Edition Mac App Bundle that's just $54 with coupon.

FeatureHere's where Apple Stores have reopened around the world

Here's where Apple Stores have reopened around the world

Apple is slowly opening up stores around the globe as lockdown restrictions are lifted. Here's where they've opened up, as well as where they remain closed, updated on June 3.

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Refresh of iPad Pro with mini LED, 5G expected in the first half of 2021

Refresh of iPad Pro with mini LED, 5G expected in the first half of 2021

A radical refresh to the iPad Pro with 5G and mini LED may not arrive until 2021, if a new rumor is accurate.

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Google sued in $5 billion class action lawsuit for tracking 'private' internet use

Google sued in $5 billion class action lawsuit for tracking 'private' internet use

A $ billion class action lawsuit has been filed, that alleges Google has been tracking users' browsing habits despite engaging Chrome's Incognito mode.

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Express Transit implementation in NYC delayed to December 2020

Express Transit implementation in NYC delayed to December 2020

NYC previously promised to have contactless payment systems in place across its entire subway line by the end of summer 2020, but has delayed that rollout due to coronavirus health concerns.

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Eve Cam HomeKit Secure Video camera up for preorder, ships June 23

Eve Cam HomeKit Secure Video camera up for preorder, ships June 23

After being announced at CES 2020, Eve Systems has now opened preorders for its HomeKit-exclusive Eve Cam with units expected to start shipping June 23.

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EditorialEditorial: How smartphones have shifted perceptions on police brutality

Editorial: How smartphones have shifted perceptions on police brutality

Few things have drawn more attention to police brutality incidents than the unflinching eye of smartphones — with the iPhone in particular leading the way.

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Australian hacker fined for leaking Apple employee details online

Australian hacker fined for leaking Apple employee details online

A 24-year-old Australian has been convicted by a local court of hacking Apple and reportedly posting both employee details, and firmware, to Twitter and GitHub.

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Don't buy a looted iPhone, it will never work

Don't buy a looted iPhone, it will never work

As the number of iPhones stolen in looting increases, thieves are going to try selling them — but Apple has disabled all of them.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2020

iPad sales predicted to slump in 2020 amid wider PC and tablet market dip

iPad sales predicted to slump in 2020 amid wider PC and tablet market dip

New data from market research firm Canalys points to a severe drop in PC and tablet sales over the course of 2020 due to an economic recession fueled by the ongoing coronavirus.

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Rumor: New iPad Air to adopt USB-C, iPad mini to retain Lightning

Rumor: New iPad Air to adopt USB-C, iPad mini to retain Lightning

According to rumblings from the Chinese supply chain, Apple's rumored fourth-generation iPad Air will sport a USB-C connector when it launches later this year, trickle-down tech first seen in an Apple tablet in 2018.

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iCloud outage impacts Mail, web apps, more [u: fixed]

iCloud outage impacts Mail, web apps, more [u: fixed]

Apple's iCloud is experiencing unknown issues that in some cases prevents users from accessing the cloud storage and syncing service, as well as other products like Mail and certain web apps.

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Tech investor urges Apple CEO Tim Cook to publicly voice company values amid protests

Tech investor urges Apple CEO Tim Cook to publicly voice company values amid protests

Billionaire tech investor and Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla this week called on Apple CEO Tim Cook to speak out on the company's values as protests over the killing of George Floyd rage across the U.S.

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iOS 14 could bring built-in translator, Apple Pencil support to Safari

iOS 14 could bring built-in translator, Apple Pencil support to Safari

Apple is reportedly working to bring full Apple Pencil support for websites and a built-in translator to Safari in iOS 14, with the latter feature also being tested on other system services.

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VideoHere are our favorite cases for iPhone SE (2020)

Here are our favorite cases for iPhone SE (2020)

With a new iPhone SE comes new cases. While your old iPhone 7 or iPhone 8 case might fit, there are lots of new options for you to choose from, instead of using a case that's already two years old — or more.

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TipsHow to add apps to Apple Watch

How to add apps to Apple Watch

From duplicating what's on your iPhone, to buying new apps direct from the App Store, here's how to find, add, and manage apps on your Apple Watch.

Rumor claims future Apple Pencil will come in black

Rumor claims future Apple Pencil will come in black

A new generation of Apple Pencil could be available in a black color option, according to an Apple hardware collector on Twitter.

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Apple Research adds test and survey to Apple Hearing, Heart & Movement studies

Apple Research adds test and survey to Apple Hearing, Heart & Movement studies

The Apple Research app has been updated, with it now including a new "Speech in Noise" test for the Apple Hearing Study along with a survey for the Apple Heart & Movement Study to examine the effects of COVID-19.

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ExclusiveLowest price anywhere: Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro on sale for $849

Lowest price anywhere: Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro on sale for $849

In what is the lowest price available, Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo is offering readers an exclusive discount on Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Late 2018), bringing the price down to $849.

Self-driving 'Apple Car' may combine LiDAR with other sensors for better decision-making

Self-driving 'Apple Car' may combine LiDAR with other sensors for better decision-making

As work on the "Apple Car" progresses, Apple is coming up with new ways to improve automated driving systems, including using other sensors to enhance LiDAR scans to better determine what's on the road.

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Apple has a clear path to be the first to hit a $2 trillion valuation

Apple has a clear path to be the first to hit a $2 trillion valuation

With a current valuation of $1.4 trillion and climbing, analyst Amit Daryanani thinks the world's most valuable company could be the first to hit $2 trillion.

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Deals: iPads back for $249, Apple Watch 5 $299, $200 off 2020 13" MacBook Pro

Deals: iPads back for $249, Apple Watch 5 $299, $200 off 2020 13

Today's top discounts on Apple hardware include the return of some fan favorites. Pick up a current iPad for $249 or an Apple Watch Series 5 for $299 (also $100 off). New 2020 13-inch MacBook Pros are also eligible for triple-digit discounts.

FeatureCompared: Razer Blade Stealth 13 versus Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro

Compared: Razer Blade Stealth 13 versus Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro

Razer is known for making premium notebooks intended for gaming on the move, but which can also be used as a creative workstation. We compare Razer's Blade Stealth 13 against Apple's 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro to determine which is the better compact powerhouse.

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Eufy delays HomeKit update to implement HomeKit Secure Video

Eufy delays HomeKit update to implement HomeKit Secure Video

Eufy, maker of affordable DIY security kits, has said they will push back the update that will add HomeKit support until mid-July, so they may also add support for HomeKit Secure Video.

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Muscle-sensing Apple Watch band could detect gestures more accurately

Muscle-sensing Apple Watch band could detect gestures more accurately

Apple is considering ways to allow the Apple Watch to detect touchless gestures, including introducing bands equipped with sensors capable of detecting electrical signals generated by the wearer's muscles.

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