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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he is inspired by the story of how an Apple Watch identified a user's clogged heart arteries

Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to a story on Twitter about a man whose Apple Watch picked up on a major heart problem. Cook said the story and others like it "inspire us." This isn't the first time an Apple Watch has averted a medical crisis. Apple CEO Tim Cook responded to a tweet from someone who said their husband's Apple Watch helped save his life. Twitter user Elissa Lombardo tweeted at Cook on Friday, telling him that her husband's Apple Watch picked up his irregular heartbeat. He subsequ...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Cook, Trends, Tim Cook, Apple Watch, Elissa, Lombardo, University of California San Francisco, Elissa Lombardo


Apple’s iPhone battery offer was reportedly way more popular than expected

As many as 11 million iPhone owners reportedly made use of Apple's cheaper battery replacement offer that launched in 2018 in response to the iPhone throttling debacle — some 10 times more than the company had apparently expected. The post Apple’s iPhone battery offer was reportedly way more popular than expected appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Business, News, Trends, Iphone Battery


Apple launches battery cases for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR at $129

Apple is now selling battery cases to help you avoid running out of juice with your iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, at $129 a pop. The cases are available in black and white silicon finishes, and support wireless charging. The company hasn’t specified the cases’ battery capacity, but it claims you’ll get an additional 21 hours of internet use on the XS, 20 hours on the XS Max, and 22 hours on the XR. As with previous Apple-designed battery cases, you’ll be able to see how much power these have left i...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Notification Center, Plugged


Netflix's 18% price hike shows it got too comfortable being the only game in town, and it could be a costly mistake (NFLX, DIS, T, CMCSA)

Netflix's price hike, announced Tuesday, could hurt the company eventually, if not immediately, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said. Customers may not notice it right away, but may pay more attention later this year when Disney launches a rival service with movies and shows that are no longer on Netflix, he said. Few consumers are likely to choose more than one pure streaming service, and Netflix's price hike has left it vulnerable to price competition, he added. Netflix's price hike may com...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Showtime, Starz, Warner, Warner Bros, Nbc Universal, Hulu, 21st Century Fox


Apple’s official iPhone XS battery case is finally here

Apple has been rumored to be working on a new iPhone battery case for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Now, those new cases are finally here, offering seven hours of extra use for each iPhone and are available for $129. The post Apple’s official iPhone XS battery case is finally here appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Battery Case, Iphone Xs, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs Max


Apple has finally released a battery case for the latest iPhones, and it costs $129 (AAPL)

Apple released battery cases for iPhone models that were released in 2018, including the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.  They come in black and white and cost $129.  They increase the battery life of the latest devices to about 21 hours of internet browsing time.  Apple released new battery cases for recent iPhone models on Tuesday. The cases come in black and white and cost $129. There are compatible models available for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.  According to Ap...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Qi


Apple’s first original feature film reunites Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola

The Lost in Translation team of Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite with their A Very Murray Christmas collaborator Rashida Jones for On the Rocks, Apple and studio A24's first official feature together. The post Apple’s first original feature film reunites Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Bill Murray, A24, Rashida Jones, Sofia Coppola, Movies & TV, Bill Murray Sofia Coppola, Rocks Apple


The 2019 iPhone might not be so ugly after all

We’ve only just started 2019 but the rumor mill for this year’s iPhone is already churning at a comfortable pace. It was just last week that @OnLeaks alarmed people with a supposed render of an iPhone 11 prototype with a hideous triple camera setup. Back from September 2019, I bring you the very 1st and very early glimpse at which I guess #Apple will unveil as #iPhoneXI!!! Yes, time has already come to meet the new #iPhone through gorgeous 5K renders made on behalf of new coming Partner @digitin...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Plugged, Steve H McFly


Leaked memo spells out Facebook’s new ‘ground rules’ restricting employee discussions about politics and religion (FB)

Facebook is bringing in new rules about how employees can discuss politics and religion internally. In an internal memo obtained by Business Insider, CTO Mike Schroepfer said the company had drawn up new guidelines for internal discussions. Much of the rules apply to Workplace, Facebook's internal communication app, and the company is investing in stronger moderation tools for it. The changes comes amid falling employee morale and some employee criticism of Facebook's political culture. You ca...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Workplace, Trends, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Signal, Cnbc, Anthony Harrison, Don, Schroepfer, Mike Schroepfer, Cambridge Analytica, Business Insider Facebook, Workplace Facebook, Brian Amerige


The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

iBook charts for week ending January 13, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 9780735219113 - (Penguin Publishing Group)2.... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, US, Penguin Publishing Group, Delia Owens


Save over $350 on the Refurbished iPad Mini 4 for a limited time

Looking to buy an iPad without having to pay that iPad price? For a limited time, you can pick up a refurbished iPad Mini 4 for as low as $137. That's $363 less than you would pay for something brand new. The post Save over $350 on the Refurbished iPad Mini 4 for a limited time appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends


Save over $350 on the Refurbished iPad 4 for a limited time

Looking to buy an iPad without having to pay that iPad price? For a limited time, you can pick up a refurbished iPad 4 for as low as $137. That's $363 less than you would pay for something brand new. The post Save over $350 on the Refurbished iPad 4 for a limited time appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends


A man allegedly shipped a package with more than a pound of meth to Apple’s Grand Central Station store in New York and was arrested when he tried to pick it up (AAPL)

Richard Dean Desain, a 32-year-old from Los Angeles, was arrested on July 9, 2018, after he allegedly tried to pick up a package of crystal methamphetamine that had arrived at Apple’s Grand Central Terminal store in New York City. According to NYC special narcotics prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan, Desain was connected to “multiple large-scale shipments of methamphetamine to New York City and the surrounding area.” After a nine-month investigation, a new indictment handed down Monday from the Man...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, New Jersey, Grand Central Terminal, Duane Reade, Brennan, Manhattan Supreme Court, Grand Central Station, New York City According, DeSain, Richard Dean Desain, Bridget G Brennan Desain


Disappointing photos show what living in San Francisco on a tech salary really looks like

Tech workers come to Silicon Valley in droves with dreams of working for one of the world's biggest tech companies, like Google or Apple, or with hopes of founding their own startup. Such a position entails a comfortable salary, but having a tech salary in the nation's most competitive real estate market doesn't always promise a life of luxury. Here's what working in Silicon Valley's tech sphere really looks like. The dream of working for one of Silicon Valley's many tech behemoths, along wit...
Tags: Apple, Google, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Bay Area, Bay Area Though


Apple's $24 million chip executive is reportedly on Intel's short list for new CEO, but it's not clear if he'd be willing to make that jump (INTC)

It's been six months and Intel still hasn't found a new CEO. Intel has reportedly put Apple senior VP of hardware technologies, Johny Srouji, on its wish list. If Intel could convince Srouji to become its new CEO, it would be a big win for the company. But that's a big if. If there's one sure-fire way for Intel to turn the fiasco of its six-month vacant CEO slot into a big win for the company, it's this: lure Apple senior vice president of hardware technologies, Johny Srouji, into becoming th...
Tags: Apple, Motorola, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Israel, Trends, Bloomberg, Intel, Chicago, Tim Cook, SEC, Qualcomm, James, Johny Srouji, Brian Krzanich, Angela Ahrendts


People are petitioning Google to remove a gay conversion therapy app from Play Store that was already booted from Apple's app store (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is being criticized for allowing an app on its Google Play Store that promotes the controversial practice of gay conversion therapy. LGBTQ+ advocates say the religious group behind the app has incited hate against the queer community, and "casually trashes LGBT people as living 'destructive lifestyles.'" An online petition calling for the app to be removed has garnered almost 40,000 signatures. The same app was already removed from Apple's app store in December. Google is facing critic...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Play Store, Beyonce, Trends, Lgbtq, Ucla, WNYC, American Psychiatric Association, Garrard Conley, Cameron Post, Truth Wins Out, Living Home Ministries, Living Hope Ministries


Beam up the videos: AirPlay support is coming to VLC player

At CES 2019, the developers of VLC player announced they are adding support for Apple's Airplay feature, allowing consumers to beam video and other content from their iPhone and Android devices to an Apple TV.  The post Beam up the videos: AirPlay support is coming to VLC player appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Vlc, Airplay, Vlc Player


Apple loses bid to undo $440 million judgment in VirnetX patent case

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a judgment worth $440 million that was won by intellectual property licensing firm VirnetX Inc against Apple Inc in a patent infringement case.
Tags: Apple, Money, businessNews, Apple Inc, VirnetX Inc


Apple loses bid to undo $440 mln judgment in VirnetX patent case

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a judgment worth $440 million that was won by intellectual property licensing firm VirnetX Inc against Apple Inc in a patent infringement case.
Tags: Apple, Money, businessNews, Apple Inc, VirnetX Inc


TD Ameritrade taps Apple Pay for instant fund transfers to accounts

Brokerage firm TD Ameritrade Holding Corp is tapping Apple Inc to help solve a problem that has lingered for decades: how to get money into a brokerage account and make it available to trade with on the same day.
Tags: Apple, Money, businessNews, Apple Inc, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp


Apple loses bid to undo $440 million verdict in VirnetX patent case

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a judgment worth $440 million the intellectual property licensing firm VirnetX Inc won against Apple Inc in a patent infringement case.
Tags: Apple, Money, businessNews, Apple Inc, VirnetX Inc


Currency.com grabs $8 mln Series A

Currency.com, a next-generation blockchain technology company, has secured $8 million in Series A funding. The investors were Larnabel Ventures and VP Capital. PRESS RELEASE Minsk, Belarus – January 15th – Currency.com, a next-generation blockchain technology company, today announced the launch of the world’s first fully-functional trading platform for tokenised securities, which allows investors to trade, invest in, and benefit from exposure to, real-world financial instruments by directly usin...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Fca, Belarus, Btc, Gdpr, Digital Economy, ETH, AML, Minsk Belarus, HTP, KYC, VC Deals, Belarus Belarus, Larnabel Ventures, VP Capital


Video: 5 things we love about the new Macbook Air – and 4 we don’t

We’re huge fans of Apple laptops at TNW. Not only do most of us work on MacBooks many of us also have our own Apple laptops. I’m sorry to report that I’m one of those people. So, whenever Apple releases a new computer – like the fresh-from-the-factory MacBook Air – it’s a big deal. After getting my dirty mitts all over it, there were some things I loved and others I, well, didn’t Luckily for you, TNW has put together a lovely video breaking all this down. But if video isn’t your thing? Well, the...
Tags: Apple, Startups, MacBook Air, Plugged


We compared Apple's $159 AirPods to Xiaomi's $30 AirDots and the winner was clear

Apple AirPods have a low-price competitor: Xiaomi came out with $30 knockoffs called AirDots that are currently only available in China.  We tried the AirDots to see how they compared against Apple's $159 AirPods. Watch the video above to find out if AirPods are worth the cost or if AirDots provide the same quality wireless headphones for a fraction of the price. These are AirPods, Apple's $159 wireless headphones and these are AirDots, Xiaomi's $30 wireless headphones. Xiaomi has long been re...
Tags: Apple, China, New York City, Trends, Siri, Xiaomi, AirPods Apple, AirDots Xiaomi


The best laptop brands of 2019

If you want to buy your next laptop based around a specific brand, it helps to know which the best brands of laptops are. This list will give you a good grounding in the most reliable, quality laptop manufacturers today. The post The best laptop brands of 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Computing, Dell, Laptops, Buying Guides, Laptop Brands


Dankly, Anker announces two USB-C to Lightning Cables

Oh yeah, wrap a bandana round your head, hop on your hog, and roar off into the desert: Anker‘s planning on releasing two USB-C to Lightning cables. One (mainly) for charging, and the other for audio. Anker will release the first cable-to-end-all-cables in March, and the second one in April. All I can say is I’M SO PUMPED. First, let’s take a look at the first USB-C to Lightning cable – the one meant for charging: Basically, this release follows Apple’s 2018 announcement that it would let Made F...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Lightning, Anker, Plugged, Dankly Anker


Apple's cheap iPhone battery replacements were wildly popular — 10 times as many people replaced their battery as normal (AAPL)

In 2018, Apple offered iPhone users a new battery for $29, down from the previous $79 price.  Apple replaced 11 million batteries through the program, up from the 2 million it normally would, according to remarks made by Apple CEO Tim Cook reported by Daring Fireball.  It shows that more people would replace their phone batteries if the price was lower.  Apple's $29 battery program is over, but it has quietly reduced the price for battery replacements: To replace the battery on an iPhone that ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Cook, Trends, Tim Cook, Gruber, John Gruber, Apple Stores


The CEO of a social media firm valued at $1.8 billion has a plan to survive the mar-tech consolidation thanks to big-name clients like McDonald's and Microsoft

10-year old Sprinklr wants to be one of a handful of marketers' platform of choice for handling social media and messaging. While investors' interest in social media management firms has waned, CEO Ragy Thomas views its software as a service (SaaS) model as well-positioned. Sprinklr is on track to hit between $250 to $300 million in revenue this year and is preparing to go public. Sprinklr has turned the firehose of social media content into big business. Valued at $1.8 billion, the firm has ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Adobe, Microsoft, China, Ipo, Trends, Salesforce, Johnson, Sap, United Airlines, Sprinklr, Thomas, McDonald, Marie Kondo


Apple says Qualcomm refused to supply chips for the next iPhone

In the latest episode of the Apple v Qualcomm battle, the Cupertino-based company’s COO, Jeff Williams, said the chipmaker refused to supply modems for the new iPhones – a move that could drastically affect the network performance of the upcoming range of Apple’s handsets. As per CNET’s report, the Apple exec said this during the US Federal Trade Commission’s trial against Qualcomm on Monday. Qualcomm is still providing chips for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. But the chipmaker has allegedl...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Qualcomm, Cnet, Insider, US Federal Trade Commission, COO Jeff Williams


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Facebook's business model is under scrutiny in Germany, where a local regulator will reportedly order the social network to stop collecting certain user data. German authorities don't like the way Facebook collects information about people via WhatsApp and Instagram and third-party sites. 2. Norwegian authorities are investigating allegations that Tidal's streaming numbers for Beyonce and Kanye West albums were inflated. Play...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Beyonce, Instagram, Microsoft, Mexico, Germany, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Intel, Kylie Jenner, Qualcomm, Jeff Williams, Alexa



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