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Apple's Best Apps of the Year Reflect the Shitshow That Was 2020

Each December, Apple picks the best App Store games and apps that debuted or rose to popularity in the preceding year. It’s usually a hodge-podge of social apps, wellness services, and addictive games with a few under-the-radar surprises for good measure. But in the year 2020, which forced us all to stay at home in…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Consumer Tech, Iosapps, Is 2020 Over Yet


The Best iPhone Home Screen Widgets We've Found So Far

iOS 14 is here, which means iPhone owners can at long last start experimenting with home screen widgets, just like Android users have been able to do for years. If you’re not clear how to start customizing, we’ve shown you how here.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Science, Widgets


Washington state launches 'WA Notify,' an anonymous, data-secure app through which COVID-19 positive users can anonymously notify exposure others who have been within 6 feet of them

Washington Department of Health A new app launched by the Washington State Department of Health and developed in conjunction with the University of Washington seeks to notify users if they have been exposed to COVID-19. The app is voluntary and data-secure and is seen as a complementary tool for testing and contact tracing, according to Gov. Jay Inslee's office. The app launched Monday as COVID-19 cases remained high in Washington state, with state hospitals nearly running out of capacity...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Privacy, Cdc, Washington, Trends, Tech News, Washington State, University of Washington, Inslee, Jay Inslee, Seattle Times, Washington State Department of Health, Washington Department of Health


It Looks Like Apple Fitness+ Is Launching Soon

Fitness+ was announced back in September and slated for release before the end of the year. But we’re just weeks away from the start of 2021 and Fitness+ is still nowhere to be found. So what gives?Read more...
Tags: Apple, Wearables, Science, Fitness, Applewatch, Apple Fitness Plus, Fitness Plus


How to Make the Most of the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max Cameras

If you’re paying hundreds of dollars extra for a Pro or Pro Max version of the iPhone 12, then you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth—and taking advantage of the extra photo-taking capabilities is a key part of that. Here are the features you get, and how to get the most out of them.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Science, Iphone Photography, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro


Apple Patents MacBook Technology It Completely Abandoned on Its Smartphones and Smartwatches

Apple has reportedly filed a patent application to bring Force Touch to the MacBook’s Touch Bar after ditching the pressure-sensing technology on its smartphones and smartwatches. And honestly, given the string of increasingly niche reboots in recent years, I say why the hell not.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Iphone Apps, Macbook, Force Touch, Applewatch, Haptic Feedback, Touch Bar, Haptics, Applelaptop, MacBook 's Touch Bar


The Apple Watch Could Use a Redesign

In terms of design, not much has changed with the Apple Watch. Since it was introduced in 2015, each subsequent watch has pretty much adhered to the same look. That might change starting next year. Apple prophet Ming-Chi Kuo noted in a report today that next year, we ought to expect both “innovative health management…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Design, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Consumer Tech, Ming Chi Kuo, No More Clones


Apple Security Chief Indicted for Allegedly Trading iPads for Gun Permits

A newly released indictment charges Apple’s Head of Global Security, Thomas Moyer, with for his alleged participation in a scheme to acquire concealed-carry gun permits for Apple’s security team in exchange for providing cops with iPads. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Bribery, Santa Clara County, Concealed Carry Permits, Thomas Moyer, Crime Time


Finally! An Apple TV Remote I Might Use

Despite what you may have heard online, there is at least one redeeming feature of Apple TV’s divisive touchpad remote: it can be replaced. The latest alternative that more or less maintains its slim, compact footprint is from Universal Electronics and unlike other third-party Apple TV remotes, this one includes a…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Apple TV, Remotes, Consumer Tech, Universal Electronics


More States Are Offering Contact-Tracing Apps—Now if Only They Could Get People to Use Them

Google and Apple rolled out their covid-19 contact-tracing APIs months ago for state officials to use in developing their own covid-19-tracking apps, but adoption has proceeded at a snail’s pace. Just 15 states and Washington, D.C. are currently employing the tech giants’ “exposure notification” tech while a handful…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Washington, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Contact Tracing


Apple Defends Delay of iOS 14 Feature Limiting App Tracking, Blasts Facebook

Earlier this year, human rights and privacy groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Human Rights Watch wrote to Apple, asking why it was delaying the introduction of a feature that would force apps to receive explicit opt-in from iPhone users before tracking them. Apple responded, according to BloombergRead more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Science, Technology, Privacy, Advertising, Antitrust, Ads, Feuds, Tracking, App Store


I Love the iPhone 12 Mini, but the Battery Is Killing Me

When Apple released the second-gen iPhone SE earlier this year, I thought it was pretty good for the price. But what I longed for, I wrote in my SE review, was an iPhone 12 Pro Mini: an almost bezel-free, pint-sized phone with incredible cameras and an in-display fingerprint sensor for $400. Apple checked some of…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Consumer Tech, Iphone12, iPhone 12 mini, Iphone 12 Mini Review


iOS 14 Update to Fix iPhone 12 Bugs Affecting Texts and Lock Screen

A fix for a number of reported iPhone 12 troubles has arrived—at least for some of them, that is.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Software Update, Consumer Tech, Ios 14, iPhone 12 Pro, Iphone12, iPhone 12 mini


It's Time to Embrace Cloud Gaming, Especially GeForce Now

GeForce Now is on iOS. Luna is on iOS. Stadia and xCloud are coming to iOS in the not too distant future. Ideally, this would have been through a stand-alone app and not the Safari browser, but hey, when Apple says you have to submit every individual game on your cloud gaming platform for review to get it on the App…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Streaming, Streaming Services, Luna, Cloud Gaming, GeForce Now, Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud, Amazon Luna


19 Time-Saving Tips for macOS

We could all use a little more time in the day—and probably a little more time away from the computer, too—so we’ve collected together our favorite time-savers for Macs. Apply just a few of these to your various workflows and you’ll find yourself powering through everything on your to-do list faster than ever before.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Time Savers, Science, Desktop, macOS


You'll Be Able to Play Fortnite on iOS Again Thanks to GeForce Now

Nvidia just announced that its cloud gaming service, GeForce Now, is coming to Safari on iOS platforms. GeForce Now is already on MacOS, PC, Shield TV, Android, and as of recently ChromeOS. iOS has been the holdout as Nvidia hasn’t been able to get GeForce Now onto the App Store. That’s likely because of Apple’s …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Video Games, Nvidia, Streaming, Game Streaming, Cloud Gaming, GeForce Now


Apple's 'Batterygate' Saga Wraps Up With $113 Million Settlement

Younger readers might not know, but there was once an annual tradition in which Apple would release a new iPhone, old iPhones would suddenly start performing poorly, and users would speculate about a conspiracy to get them to buy the shiny new thing. It turned out that a conspiracy, of sorts, did exist, and Apple has…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Arizona, Settlement, Mark Brnovich, Batterygate


Apple Cuts App Store Fees in Half for Small Developers as Monopoly Concerns Loom

Epic’s quixotic lawsuit against Apple over the fees it collects from the iOS App Store may be mired in the slow grind of the court system, but we’re already seeing the iPhone maker reevaluate its approach to taking a cut. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Epic, Antitrust, Fees, App Store, Fornite


Brits Upset Apple Cart

Police in central England are asking for help catching thieves who made off with an estimated $6.6 million in Apple gadgets last Tuesday night.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, England, Science, Apple Watch, Doing Crimes


The MacBook Air Was a Fine Laptop, but Apple's M1 Chip Makes It an Extraordinary One

The MacBook hasn’t changed much in recent years. Every generation gets a slight spec bump but otherwise looks and performs pretty much the same as the one before it. The new MacBook Air is not a radical departure in terms of laptop design, but underneath the hood, this thing is wildly different from every other…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Macbook, MacBook Air, Apple Silicon, Apple M1, Apple Macbook Air 2020 Review, First M1 Reviews


Apple's Ad Practices Are The Latest Target For Privacy Activists

After making a name for himself going after Facebook’s and Google’s data practices, Austrian lawyer Max Schrems—and his advocacy group Noyb—is setting his sights on a new tech giant. According to two separate complaints his group filed with regulatory bodies based in Germany and Spain, the advertising tech that comes…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Facebook, Science, Privacy, Germany, Advertising, Spain, Max Schrems, Identifiers


Werner Herzog's new film, 'Fireball,' explores the power and mystery of meteorites

British volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer speaks with Professor Simon Schaffer about the Ensisheim meteorite in "Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds." Courtesy of Apple TV+ "Fireball," a new documentary about meteors directed by Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer, premiered Friday on Apple TV+.  The documentary explores the role that space rocks have played in shaping the world's history. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On November 7, 1492, a fiery space rock whistled ...
Tags: Apple, Space, Science, Movies, News, Entertainment, Documentary, Mexico, France, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Vatican, Mecca




These Are the Creepiest Gadgets of 2020, According to Mozilla

The weather outside is turning frightful, and that means it’s time for the Mozilla Foundation to scare the crap out of you with its annual “Privacy Not Included” buyer’s guide. Each year, the Mozilla Foundation judges a handful of gadgets based on their privacy chops, giving shoppers an easy way to judge whether a…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Mozilla, Mozilla Foundation, Tis The Season For Unfettered Data Collection


Friday's Best Deals: Apple MacBook Air, Ray-Bans and Oakleys, Beats Solo Pro Headphones, and More

A Switch game sale and ModCloth Black Friday deals lead Friday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, ModCloth Black


All the New Privacy Protections in iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur

Apple’s big annual software updates, iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur, include plenty of new privacy and security features to lock up your data and protect your devices. These are all the ways that your iPhone and Mac are now being kept safer than ever.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Science, Privacy, Ios 14, macOS Big Sur


Apple Swears Up and Down That Touchscreen Macs Aren't Happening, Which, Sure

When Apple announced macOS Big Sur earlier this year with its big iOS-inspired icons, revamped menus, and its own version of Control Center, I along with a lot of other folks thought for sure that Apple’s next macOS update was paving the way for the long-awaited arrival of a touchscreen MacBook. However, according to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Laptops, Macs, Consumer Tech, Control Center, Big Sur, Macbooks, macOS, Apple Still Saying No To Touchscreen Macbooks


Apple TV App Comes to PS4 and Newly Released PS5—If You Can Get One

The Apple TV app that allows users to access Apple originals through TV+ arrived in the PlayStation Store just ahead of the launch of Sony’s next-generation PS5 console, which hit stores today.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple TV, Sony, Streaming, Ps4, PS5, Streaming Wars, Apple TV Plus


11 Things You Can Do in macOS Big Sur That You Couldn't Do Before

The next major update for macOS is here, and Big Sur brings with it a bunch of new features as well as a significant revamp on the visual side. These are 11 of the most significant upgrades that enable you to do more with your Mac, once you’ve downloaded and installed the 2020 update.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Desktop, macOS, macOS Big Sur


Samsung's First 5nm Chip, the Exynos 1080, Looks to Keep Pace with Apple

This week has been especially busy when it comes to new silicon, because almost immediately after MediaTek announced a number of new chips for phones and Chromebooks, Apple followed up with its big M1 chip. Now Samsung has announce its first chip designed using a 5-nanometer process: the Exynos 1080.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Processors, Silicon, Consumer Tech, Exynos, Chromebooks Apple, Samsung Announces 5nm Exynos 1080, Exynos 1080



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