Items tagged with Apple

Apple recently released an end-of-year report primarily highlighting the evolution and performance of its own services and features. However, there was a short paragraph about the accomplishments of outside developers. Apple claimed it has have paid out over $260 billion to app developers since 2008. Last year this... Read more...
Intel has reacquired the services of Jeff Wilcox, who spearheaded the transition to Arm and M1 chips for Apple. Wilcox will oversee architecture for all Intel system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs, according an update on his LinkedIn profile. Apple announced the first Macs with its own home-grown processor technology, the... Read more...
A class action lawsuit claims tech giants Google and Apple have been colluding to break antitrust laws in the United States. The lawsuit alleges Google has been paying Apple billions of dollars to keep other search engines out of Apple's closed eco-system, with execs from both companies purportedly meeting in... Read more...
Knowing and understanding your heart and respiratory rates can be important data to track your health and wellness. As such, Google added a way to check your vitals using the cameras on Android devices earlier this year. Now, this feature has seemingly made its way over to iOS devices, and you can test it out now... Read more...
If you're a technology enthusiast, you've probably heard of "one-click" malware. This is pretty scary stuff in its own right: one click of a carefully-crafted link in an e-mail or other text message, and you're infected. One-click malware has been around a long time, but there's something even worse these days. It's... Read more...
Google has addressed concerns over possible stalking using Apple's AirTag with a new detection app. The Tracker Detect app looks for item trackers that are compatible with Apple's Find My network and that are potentially abusing the device to stalk someone. AirTags recently made the news as car thieves in Canada... Read more...
Somewhere in a parallel universe, iPhone owners are accessing and playing Xbox exclusive games on their iOS handsets (and iPad tablets), because Microsoft and Apple hammered out an agreement to allow Xbox Cloud Gaming titles on the App Store. But in this universe, discussions broke down before it could happen... Read more...
Like a basketball player heaving a half-court shot as time expires, Apple scored a buzzer-beater of its own, but in a different kind of court. That would be the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit—it granted Apple's request for a permanent injunction on a previous ruling that required it to allow app... Read more...
Many people were delighted when Apple returned the SD card reader to its latest MacBook Pro models. Unfortunately, there have been a number of complaints about the reader slot on the new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models not working as expected. In some cases, the SD cards crash and can't be accessed, while others... Read more...
Car thieves in Canada have been caught using Apple Air Tags to track high-end vehicles in order to steal them. However, there are steps you can take to safeguard yourself against it. Apple AirTags are a handy way to keep track of your most prized possessions. They can be used to easily find your keys that dropped... Read more...
Don't fret over Black Friday and Cyber Monday having technically come and gone, retailers are still discounting products far and wide for the holiday season. That's pretty much been the case in past years, though it is perhaps heightened more recently with social distancing pushing an increase in online shopping. In... Read more...
It may sound far-fetched but you can actually get similar performance out a MacBook Air as an M1-powered MacBook Pro, with some fairly straight-forward modifications. You simply need a P5 (pentalobe) screwdriver and some inexpensive thermal pads. Some may be curious as to why the MacBook Air doesn't already have... Read more...
Around this time last year, there was much hoopla over Apple's first Macs with the company's home-grown Apple Silicon, dubbed the M1. Almost immediately, rumors swirled about what the follow-up, rumored to be called the M1X, would have in store. Never mind that at the time, Apple released a power-efficient champion... Read more...
Apple is aiming to produce self-driving cars by 2025 that could debut without a steering wheel or pedals. It seems the company has finally settled on creating an automobile that will not require any human intervention.  Apple has struggled over the last few years on which direction to take its venture into... Read more...
You don't have to wait around for Black Friday to cash in on savings, there are all kinds of deals out there ahead of time. That's how it goes these days—retailers and manufacturers are getting increasingly early starts on the annual sales bonanza. So whether you're looking to grab GoPro at a discount or stockpile SSD... Read more...
At long last, Apple is embracing the right to repair movement by graciously allowing owners of certain iPhone models to fix their own hardware without interference. This raises the questions, has hell finally frozen over? Not so fast—my initial reaction to the news is that this is a double-edged sword. Let me break it... Read more...
Tim Sweeney has never been once to mince words. He is especially outspoken as the chief executive officer of Epic Games and there is no disputing how he feels about the industry at large, or about Apple and Google specifically. Those two entities have been known to draw his consternation (as well as lawsuits), and in... Read more...
Do you have an audiophile or tech geek on your Christmas list this year? Well, if you are looking to get them a new pair of wireless earbuds you can save up to 20% on a couple of Apple's finest. With Christmas right around the corner, many are beginning to look for all the holiday deals that come along with it... Read more...
Update 11/12/21: After topping $100,000 in bids, the modded iPhone X with an unsanctioned USB Type-C port ended up actually selling for a bit less, but still for a immense sum—$86,001, to a bidder/buyer who was presumably willing to pay. It attracted over 100 bids (though most likely not from 100 different... Read more...
Right to repair is one of those topics that's surprisingly contentious even though it really shouldn't be. The arguments against the idea that customers shouldn't be unfairly restricted from repairing their own devices are few, weak, and really only serve to support disgustingly-unethical business practices. This... Read more...
Apple is launching a subscription services for small and mid-sized business with up to 500 employees. Appropriately called Apple Business Essentials, the general idea is to make IT chores easier and more streamlined as business grow, by bundling device management tasks into a single subscription that covers the... Read more...
It's always fun to cheer for your team, isn't it? Sometimes it seems like folks love nothing more than to divide into opposing groups over the most arbitrary of boundaries and then battle to the figurative (or literal!) death over the difference. The Tech world is full of such holy wars, but few are as intense or as... Read more...
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