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Buyer, Beware: This $100 Fake iPhone X Is A Security Nightmare

Motherboard investigated a $100 fake iPhone X that one of its writers purchased in China. The counterfeit iPhone X looked like the real thing, but it was discovered to be filled with malware and backdoors.

Apple July 20, 2018

Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day By Unveiling Over 70 New Emojis In iOS 12

Apple is making it an annual tradition to preview new iOS emojis during World Emoji Day. New emojis coming to iOS 12 include more hair options, smiley faces with a wider range of emotions, and additional animal and food icons.

Apple July 17, 2018

Apple Struggles In India This Year With Less Than A Million iPhones Sold So Far

Apple’s journey to dominate the Indian smartphone market don’t seem to be working. Bloomberg says it has barely sold 1 million iPhones in the first half of 2018, and sales predictions for the rest of the year aren’t so positive.

Apple July 16, 2018

The New MacBook Keyboard Is Exclusive To 2018 Models, Says Apple

The newly redesigned MacBook keyboard will be exclusive to the 2018 MacBook Pro model, Apple has now confirmed. That means existing users who send in their MacBooks for repair won’t get it.

Apple July 16, 2018

2018 MacBook Pro Models Offer Biggest Performance Improvement Since 2011, Geekbench Shows

Preliminary Geekbench results revealed that the 2018 MacBook Pro models offer the biggest performance improvements since 2011. Even better news for MacBook Pro fans is that the Geekbench scores are expected to go even higher in the coming weeks.

Apple July 16, 2018

Here’s How The Keyboard On The Newly Redesigned MacBook Pro Prevents Dust

Apple’s just-unveiled MacBook Pro not only has new specs, but it’s got much-needed changes too. The keyboard might be the biggest change of all, now with a silicone membrane underneath each key for dust and particle prevention.

Apple July 15, 2018

Adobe Is Bringing Photoshop To iPad — The Full Version

Adobe is bringing the full version of Photoshop to the iPad. The company reportedly plans to announce it this October and then release it sometime next year.

Apps/Software July 14, 2018

Students Only: Apple Gives Free Beats Headphones With Mac, iPad Pro Purchase

Get free Beats headphones when you buy a Mac or iPad Pro as part of Apple’s Back to School promotion. College students, parents, and faculty are all eligible.

Apple July 14, 2018

Apple Unveils New 2018 MacBook Pro Models: All Changes Are Under The Hood

Apple unveiled the new 2018 MacBook Pro models, but only the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar are getting updates. The laptops look the same as their predecessors, but that is because Apple focused on upgrading performance.

Apple July 13, 2018

Apple Reportedly Upgrading Every Product In Its Lineup This Fall, Even The Mac Mini

Apple is preparing a whole slew of upgrades this fall, if analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is correct, which he nearly always is. Expect upgrades for Apple’s entire product lineup, save for the iPod.

Apple July 12, 2018

Former Apple Employee Stole Project Titan Trade Secrets, Then Tried To Flee To China

A former Apple hardware engineer, who allegedly stole Project Titan trade secrets, was arrested while boarding a flight to escape to China. The criminal complaint on the matter also revealed interesting information about the secretive self-driving car project.

Apple July 11, 2018

Apple Fixes iPhone Bug That Crashed Apps For Mentioning Taiwan Or Using Taiwan Flag Emoji

A friend told security researcher Patrick Wardle in April that China was trying to hack her iPhone. It turned out to be a peculiar bug that caused apps to crash whenever the word 'Taiwan' or the Taiwan flag emoji appeared.

Apple July 11, 2018

How Do You Know If Someone Is Rich? Ask If They Own An iPhone Or iPad, Study Says

Owning an iPhone or iPad is the best indicator that a person is rich. Researchers had a 69.1 percent chance of correctly guessing whether people belonged to the high-income bracket if they own an iPhone.

Apple July 9, 2018

Apple Music Overtakes Spotify In US Paid Subscribers, Which Was Just A Matter Of Time

Apple Music and Spotify each have 20 million paid subscribers in the United States, according to an exclusive Digital Music News report. Apple Music, however, is 'a hair ahead,' which is not a surprise.

Apple July 7, 2018

Apple Registers 5 New Macs And iPads, But There’s A Huge Catch

Apple has apparently registered a filing that lists five new Mac and iPad models — each. That doesn’t mean we’ll be getting that many new products, though.

Apple July 6, 2018

Apple To Launch 2018 iPhone Models With New Color Options, Like Blue And Orange

Apple will launch new colors for this year's iPhone models, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The 6.5-inch OLED iPhone will come in black, white, and gold, while the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will come in gray, white, orange, blue, and red.

Apple July 6, 2018

Super Mario Run Is A Cash Cow For Nintendo, But Most Of The Profits Came From iOS Downloads

Reports confirmed that the iOS version of 'Super Mario Run' earned more than the Android version. Analysts point out a similar trend for all other games published by the company.

Business Tech July 4, 2018

Apple Might Introduce A Subscription Bundle For Its Upcoming Original Programming, Apple Music, And iCloud Storage

Company insiders suggested that Apple has plans to rework its subscription service. The new option is expected to include access to, exclusive TV shows, music, and even iCloud storage.

Apple July 3, 2018

Facebook Owns 4 Of Top 5 Most Downloaded iOS Apps Of All Time

Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, according to App Annie. The report, which was released to celebrate the App Store's 10th birthday, also revealed the top games for the operating system.

Apps/Software July 3, 2018

Apple Is Completely Overhauling Maps App Using Its Own Data

Apple Maps is in for a big overhaul. Apple is rolling out new Maps data for those enrolled in the iOS 12 Beta program, which will eventually reach all iOS versions.

Apple June 30, 2018

Apple Taps LG To Make OLED Displays For Next iPhones, But Samsung Is Staying

Apart from Samsung, Apple will apparently get OLED displays from LG as well. It raises questions about whether LG can match Samsung's excellence in display production.

Apple June 29, 2018

Amazon Alexa App For iOS Finally Gets Voice Control: Some Things You Can Do

Amazon updated the Alexa app for iOS devices to enable a key feature that was missing on the platform. Users can now take advantage of the voice control functionality.

Apps/Software June 28, 2018

Rumor: AirPods Case Will Soon Be Able To Charge Your iPhone Wirelessly

Apple is developing new ways for the iPhone to get some juice. According to a new report, you might soon be able to wirelessly charge your iPhone with an AirPods charging case.

Apple June 27, 2018

Here’s How To Download macOS Mojave On Your Mac Right Now

A public beta version of macOS Mojave is now available to download and install. Make sure you have a compatible Mac and you’re enrolled in Apple’s Beta Software Program.

Apple June 27, 2018

Apple Rolls Out iOS 12 Public Beta: What To Expect And How To Download

Apple has launched the iOS 12 public beta, offering iPhone and iPad owners their first glimpse into new features such as Memojis and Screen Time. Here's what to expect from the iOS 12 public beta and how to download it.

Apple June 26, 2018

Should You Jailbreak Your iPhone? Apple Vehemently Says No In Updated Support Page

Apple quietly refreshed an official support page to issue a stern warning against jailbreaking iPhones. Apple outlined the risks of unauthorized modifications to the iOS, but will that be enough to deter iPhone owners from jailbreaking?

Apple June 26, 2018

3 New Apple Audio Gadgets, Including New AirPods, That Will Be Released By 2019

Apple is going to release an updated version of the AirPods in 2019 with new features. It will also release an updated HomePod and new over-the-ear headphones.

Apple June 25, 2018

Apple Responds To Discovery Of iOS Vulnerability That Allows iPhone Brute Force Hack

A security researcher claimed that he found an iOS vulnerability that allows hackers to guess an iPhone's passcode through brute force, which is basically trying all possible combinations. Apple issued a response to the alleged exploit.

Apple June 25, 2018

Apple Is Offering Free Repairs For MacBooks With Broken Keyboards

Apple is offering an extended keyboard repair program for MacBook owners suffering from issues with their butterfly-style keyboards. It covers all MacBooks purchased not more than four years ago.

Apple June 23, 2018

GarageBand Update Brings New Loops, Instruments, And Free Artist Lessons

Apple released a new update for its music creation software GarageBand. The new update brings a host of new sounds, loops, and instruments, and also offers Artist Lessons for free.

Apple June 23, 2018

Apple Reportedly Thought Of Killing The Lightning Connector On iPhone X

Even though Apple’s wireless ambitions are high, to the point where it almost didn’t include a Lightning port on the iPhone X, questions still loom about Apple’s AirPower wireless charging pad, which is slated to be released this year.

Apple June 22, 2018

Apple And Samsung Back Standard For Opening Car Doors With Smartphones, Not Keys

The Car Connectivity Consortium is a group that brings together car makers and tech companies. It announced new technology that sets the standard for opening car doors with a smartphone.

Car Tech June 22, 2018

Thieves Steal $100K Worth Of Apple Products From Georgia Best Buy

A brazen group of thieves decided to pull a Mission Impossible-inspired heist when they stole from a Georgia Best Buy. The thieves ran off with various Apple products, including iPads, iPhones, and MacBooks.

Gadgets June 20, 2018

Australia Slaps Apple With $9M Fine For Misleading Users About 'Error 53' Bug

Apple misled consumers about its Error 53 iOS bug that bricked devices, and now, it has to pay. An Australia federal court hit Apple with an AU$9 million fine, or about US$6.8 million.

Apple June 20, 2018

Deeper Siri Support For Sonos Speakers: It’s Up To Apple, Says CEO

It’s possible for Sonos devices, including its soundbar and Sonos One speaker, to get full Siri support. It’s just up to Apple to decide if that’s ever going to happen.

Apple June 18, 2018

iOS 12 Screen Time Feature Will Show You Use Your iPhone Too Much

Screen Time, one of the new iOS 12 features, will surprise people by showing them how much they use their iPhone. Even Apple CEO Tim Cook was surprised by the incredibly detailed information provided by Screen Time.

Apple June 18, 2018

Can A Waymo Engineer Help Apple’s Allegedly Behind-Schedule Autonomous Driving Project?

By hiring Waymo and NASA engineer Jaime Waydo, Apple’s self-driving software project gains a speed boost. With her expertise, she could reorient Apple’s problematic venture into autonomous driving.

Apple June 16, 2018

AT&T Offers iPhone X BOGO Deal For Father's Day Weekend

AT&T confirmed its Father's Day weekend promotion that will run until June 19. The new Buy One Get One offer includes the iPhone X, which can be irresistible to many buyers.

Apple June 16, 2018

It's Not Just You: Apple Maps Is Down For Everyone Across All Platforms [Update: Resolved]

Apple has confirmed that Apple Maps is down for everyone worldwide, on all platforms. The company is working on the issue and should come up with a fix soon enough.

Apps/Software June 16, 2018

Oprah Winfrey Signs Contract With Apple To Create Original Content

Media icon Oprah Winfrey has signed an undisclosed deal to collaborate with Apple. The Daytime Emmy-winning talk show host will create exclusive content for the technology company’s vast content library.

Celebrities June 15, 2018

Apple To Make Cheaper iPhones With LCD Screens Because That's What Customers Want

Apple wants to revise its plans for the next iPhone. Instead of expensive phones with OLED screens, it will focus more on cheaper phones with LCD screens because of sales forecasts.

Apple June 15, 2018

South Korean Carrier Sells New Apple iPhone 3GS, And Everyone's Asking Why

A South Korean publication reported that a local carrier plans to resell original stock of the Apple’s ancient iPhone 3GS model. The phone, which Apple introduced in 2009, will retail for a mere $40.

Apple June 15, 2018

Apple's USB Restricted Mode To Make Cracking iPhones Harder For Criminals, Police

Apple has outed the upcoming USB Restricted Mode, and it'll give criminals a tougher time breaking into iPhones. However, in the same vein, law enforcement will also face the same difficulties.

Apple June 13, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Topped Smartphone Sales In April, Surpassing The iPhone X

Counterpoint Research released its top 10 best-selling smartphones for April 2018, and Samsung grabbed the first two spots with its Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy S9. The iPhone X slipped to the third position.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 13, 2018

The Days Of Getting Bitcoins On iPhones Are Over: Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining

Apple updated its developer guidelines to prohibit cryptocurrency mining on all Apple platforms. It also revealed other new general rules for digital currencies.

Apple June 12, 2018

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