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Apple releases iOS 12.1.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.2, and tvOS 12.1.1

Enlarge / The 2018, 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard Folio. Samuel Axon Apple simultaneously released minor software updates for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple TV boxes today with iOS 12.1.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.2, and tvOS 12.1.1. The focus is on bug fixes and security, so none of them introduce major new features. But […]

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Apple will skip 5G in 2019, report says

Enlarge / From left to right: the iPhone 8, the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS Max. Samuel Axon Apple will not introduce an iPhone capable of taking advantage of faster 5G cellular data networks in 2019, a report from Bloomberg says. Citing people familiar with Apple’s plans, the report specifies that […]

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Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen?

Supported by Microsoft Is Worth as Much as Apple. How Did That Happen? ImageMicrosoft’s stock price has nearly tripled since Satya Nadella became chief executive in 2014.CreditCreditTed S. Warren/Associated Press By Steve Lohr Nov. 29, 2018 Just a few years ago, Microsoft was seen as a lumbering has-been of the technology world. It was big […]

Emerging Tech

Apple AR glasses: News and rumors about ‘Project Mirrorshades’

Apple has major plans for augmented reality (AR). These started with ARKit, a new augmented reality platform launched at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference this year, and then built into iOS 11. That means you can try out AR apps for yourself right now if you own an iPhone X or any other iOS 11-compatible device, […]

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Apple Music arrives on Amazon’s Echo speakers starting December 17

Enlarge Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Apple Music subscribers will have a new way to listen to music soon. Amazon announced that Apple Music will be available on Echo devices next month, beginning the week of December 17. “We are committed to offering great music providers to our customers and since launching the Music Skill API to […]

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Microsoft (briefly) passed Apple to become the most valuable US company today

Enlarge / Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Microsoft For a brief period today, Microsoft achieved greater market value than Apple, which is often called the world’s most valuable company. The temporary shift recalls a long, up-and-down history of a rivalry between the two companies—though they are partners in many areas today. Microsoft reached a market capitalization […]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook on privacy: 'we have to admit when the free market is not working'

APCook has previously called for self-regulation on privacy issues. In an interview with Axios, Tim Cook said that regulation was “inevitable.” On the issue of user privacy, Cook said, “we have to admit when the free market is not working. And it hasn’t worked here.” Previously, Cook urged other tech companies to self-regulate, saying Facebook […]

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Apple discontinues AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule as it exits Wi-Fi router business

Apple has now fully exited the wireless router business. The company had previously stopped selling the AirPort Express router, and now Apple’s website and retail stores will no longer carry the AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule models. Users interested in the Apple-made router will have to turn to other retailers, third-party sellers, or eBay […]

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Apple inks deal with A24 studio to produce original, feature-length films

Enlarge Apple Apple has lined up another partnership to boost its video-content offerings. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple signed a deal with A24 studio, a New York-based production company responsible for movies, including the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Picture, Moonlight. Details of forthcoming projects haven’t been disclosed, but Apple […]

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Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims

Apple has announced a programme to help human trafficking victims get behind-the-scenes jobs at its stores. The technology company has teamed up with an NGO that will help the victims pass interviews for caretaker and landscaping posts among other roles. The individuals will not be identified to Apple and will be employed by its suppliers […]

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Apple to boost its Amazon presence with listings for iPhones, iPads, and more

Apple and Amazon are cozying up in a deal that will see the tech giant significantly expand the availability of its hardware on the shopping site. The agreement covers Apple’s latest devices, including the iPhone XS and XR, the iPad Pro, and the Apple Watch Series 4, Cnet reported. Notably, Apple’s HomePod smart speaker will not appear […]

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Check Out Best Buy's Black Friday TV, Laptop, Apple Device Deals

Black Friday is just two weeks away, and Best Buy is ready. The big box electronics retailer has announced it will offer “thousands” of Black Friday deals in stores and on its website, covering everything from TVs and laptops to smart home devices, video games, appliances, and more. The in-store event starts at 5 p.m. […]

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These are the screen sizes for next year's iPhone lineup, according to the most accurate Apple analyst

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Apple could release three new iPhones with the same screen sizes as this year’s models, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in a note for investors. Apple is also likely to use a new kind of antenna part in next year’s models, according to the note seen by Business Insider. Kuo […]

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Apple Mac Mini (2018) Review

Believe it or not, Apple’s Mac Mini is 13 years old, making it the second oldest product line still in Apple’s portfolio. It even outdates the MacBook Pro, which didn’t appear until 2006. Unlike the MacBook Pro, however, the Mini was neglected. A quick updated followed the original, but the third-gen didn’t appear until 2010. […]

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Apple Mac mini (2018)

For four years, the Apple Mac mini had been the last true, egalitarian entry-level Mac. Since its last major rework in 2014, it came in configurations priced as low as $ 499 that scaled up from there. The 2018 reboot ($ 799 as tested, which is the entry-level model) rethinks the Mac mini’s innards but […]