Items tagged with Apple

Since it’s meteoric rise in early 2020, Zoom has repeatedly come under fire, whether for playing fast and loose with the definition of end-to-end encryption, sharing user data with Facebook undisclosed, installing a hidden web server on customers’ Macs, publishing then back-tracking a claim of 300 million daily active... Read more...
Apple has had to deal with a spate of security related issues as of late. Recently, the company addressed some issues related to it AirTag products. Siri also had a bit of an overshare problem for a while there, and now Apple has has yet another security patch rollout to address a major exploit affecting three of its... Read more...
Apple’s AirTag tracking device has garnered a bit of negative attention since its release as privacy and safety concerns have arisen. The device is intended to be attached to personal belongings that are liable to be lost, so that their rightful owners may find them again. Apple claims that it has received written... Read more...
Apple has fessed up to a bug introduced in iOS 15 that, for some iPhone users, was not respecting their wishes to opt out of sharing voice recordings to strengthen Siri, the built-in digital assistant. Fortunately this privacy bug was stomped out with the release of iOS 15.2, so be sure your iPhone is updated (the... Read more...
Last year, a Colorado couple ordered a $7,000 Sony Alpha 1 camera on Amazon, only to find that the box was empty upon arrival. Whether this happened in the packing facility or en route is unclear, but it seems this theme of theft is recurring after a London mom discovered her iPhone 13 Pro Max was replaced with a $1... Read more...
A trojan known as UpdateAgent began infecting Mac computers back in September 2020, but this infection was relatively innocuous at the time, doing nothing other than collecting some basic system and device information and broadcasting its presence to the command-and-control (C2) server. However, Microsoft has been... Read more...
Most would argue that privacy features are good for users, but media platforms have a different perspective. Facebook claims that Apple’s App Tracking Transparency feature will cost it $10 billion in revenue this year. Meta CFO Dave Wehner remarked the loss in revenue the company expects to see in 2022 is based on... Read more...
I can see a pack of Chromebook owners gathering in the distances with torches and pitchforks in hand, but the crowd is getting smaller. A lot smaller, actually, according to the latest figures from IDC. Or bigger, depending on which numbers you look at (more on that in a moment). Meanwhile, in the dedicated tablet... Read more...
The house that Steve Jobs built just recorded its best quarter ever, and current CEO Tim Cook deserves a ton of credit for that. Under his leadership, Apple posted and all-time high $123.9 billion for its fiscal 2022 first quarter (period ended December 25, 2021), which is an 11 percent year-over-year gain. Net income... Read more...
Apple has released an update for your iPhone that you are going to want to download as soon as possible. Update iOS 15.3 includes a patch to fix a security vulnerability in Safari that could leak your browser history, as well as a second fix for a memory corruption bug that affects iOS, iPadOS, and macOS... Read more...
US President Joe Biden is doubling down on his administration's support in favor of consumers having a right to repair their electronics. Going a step further, his remarks also seem to suggest he is taking credit for Apple and Microsoft recently adopting policies that are more friendly towards the growing... Read more...
Many small businesses rely upon devices like the Square Terminal for payments and receipts. There is a chance that soon vendors may turn to their iPhone devices instead of the tried and true terminals. Apple is reportedly working on technology that would allow business owners to directly accept payments with their... Read more...
Apple has announced its latest Shot on iPhone Challenge, and it wants you to get up close and personal with your smartphone. Not every iPhone user can enter, though—the latest challenge asks you to capture your best macro shot on an iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max. Recently Apple made an odd decision to offer... Read more...
Apple's iMac Pro all-in-one desktop is long overdue for a refresh (or a comeback, if you prefer), and assuming one does come along, the expectation up to this point was that it would feature an existing M1 Pro or M1 Max processor. Perhaps not. A leaker with a decent track record tipping Apple products claims the iMac... Read more...
Are you earbuds on their last legs? That's a bummer, though it's also an opportunity to treat yourself to a fancier set, perhaps one with active noise cancellation and adaptive EQ that automatically tunes your music to your ears. Both of those features happen to be present on Apple's AirPods Pro, which is on sale... Read more...
It’s bizarre, but it looks like Apple wants Android users to switch to iPhone less than it used to. Overnight, the top amount of money the Cupertino-based smartphone maker will give for Android devices dropped like a rock. Chip prices are skyrocketing, so you might think that older Samsung Galaxy devices would be... Read more...
If you’re a Safari user, either on desktop or iOS, it may be time to change browsers, at least temporarily. More flaws have been uncovered in Safari’s tracking prevention system. In this case, a bug within Safari 15 means that any website is able to track all of your internet activity and even reveal your... Read more...
Apple has been moving away from Intel processors to its own custom Arm-based Silicon since November 2020. If one well-known leaker is right, the Apple Silicon transition could wrap up in 2022 with the release of an all-new Mac Pro. Back in August 2021, a similar report suggested the Cupertino-based tech giant would... Read more...
The holiday savings season may be over, but you can still score some great deals on wireless earbuds right now. There are currently great deals on Apple AirPods and Jabra Elite Series earbuds on Amazon that can net you up to 35% off. If you have shopped around for a quality pair of wireless earbuds lately, you will... Read more...
Apple gets the last word when it comes to clones of the popular Wordle game that popped up in its App Store recently. One brazen dev, that even copied the name of the game, bragged on Twitter about how many downloads his cloned app was getting in Apple's App Store. As you might imagine, the reaction to his boasting... Read more...
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...
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