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The Best Weather Apps to Switch to Now That Apple Owns Dark Sky

Last week, Apple acquired the popular weather-forecasting app Dark Sky, which means the end of Dark Sky on Android and an uncertain future for Dark Sky on iOS. (The app is expected to live on for now.) Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science


Siri Might Be Getting a Huge Improvement

Apple regularly acquires artificial intelligence startups to build up Siri’s capabilities, but its latest purchase might make Siri more conversational. According to Bloomberg, Apple just bought Voysis, an AI startup that makes it easier to use a voice assistant to buy stuff in shopping apps.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Siri, Voice Assistants, Bloomberg Apple, Voysis, How Siri Gets Her Groove Back


Oopsie, Apple Leaked Its Own Product on YouTube

Apple has seemingly foiled its characteristically tight-lipped approach to new product launches by evidently mistakenly confirming one in an unrelated YouTube tutorial on its support channel.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Airtags


Estimote launches wearables for workplace-level contact tracing for COVID-19

Bluetooth location beacon startup Estimote has adapted its technological expertise to develop a new product designed specifically at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The company created a new range of wearable devices that co-founder Steve Cheney believes can enhance workplace safety for those who have to be colocated at a physical workplace even while social distancing and physical isolation measures are in place. The devices, called simply the “Proof of Health” wearables, aim to provide contact...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Hardware, Bluetooth, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Poland, World Health Organization, Gps


Apple Finally Lets You Buy Amazon Prime Movies on iPhone and Apple TV

Apple appears to be loosening up its policies around in-app purchases that have come under fire from third-party services and antitrust regulators over what’s come to be known as the “Apple tax.” An agreement between Apple and Amazon will now allow users to purchase movies and TV shows from their iPhone or Apple…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Science, Apple TV, Streaming, Amazon Prime Video, Streaming Wars


Apple May Introduce 1Password-Like Features to Keychain in iOS 14

One of the most crucial steps people can take to protect their data is using unique, complex passwords that are neither easily guessed nor recycled or reused between their accounts. The easiest way to do this is by using a password manager. Apple makes one available to macOS and iOS users for free, but the application…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Science, Passwords, Keychain, 1password


Apple Buys Dark Sky, Kills Android App and API

Android users have many reasons to hate on Apple, but the company just gave them one more: It’s taking away the popular weather app Dark Sky. Dark Sky announced in a blog today that it was joining Apple, and as a result, it’s ending API access in 2022 and killing off the Android app.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Science, Weather Apps, Dark Sky


Who's Ready to Get Mad Over an iPad Notch?

Patents aren’t written in stone, but they’re definitely a glimpse into what a company is mulling for future products. On that front, a newly released Apple patent hints the company is finally recognizing that most people use their iPads in landscape mode by shifting the front-facing camera and FaceID sensors onto the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Gadgets, Science, Patents, Apple Patents, Consumer Tech, Notches Are So 2018


It Sure Seems Like Apple Is Going to Announce the iPhone 9 Real Soon

Two weeks ago to little fanfare, Apple somewhat abruptly released refreshed versions of the iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini. And now, it seems like Apple is prepping for the imminent release of the iPhone 9 (or whatever Apple ends up calling its upcoming mid-range phone). Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Smartphones, Leaks, Rumors, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Consumer Tech, iPhone 9, The Rumor Mill, The Iphone 9 Is Coming Soon


How to Use Your iPad With a Trackpad or Mouse

Apple has been promoting its iPads as laptop replacements for a long time now—with docks, and split screen views, and drag and drop operations—and the latest push comes with the arrival of iPadOS 13.4 and proper support for mice and trackpads. Any iPad that can run iPadOS 13.4 can now work with a mouse or trackpad too.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, Science, Input Devices, Tablets, iPadOS


Google Boots InfoWars App Off Play Store Over Bogus Coronavirus Claims

Google has finally kicked the Infowars app from its Play Store, the company confirmed to multiple outlets Friday. The tech giant’s app store was one of the last major bastions for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as his show (and all the extremist views and tainted supplements it touts) has been booted from nearly…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Alex Jones, Infowars, Playstore, Take That Infowars, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Apple Made a Pretty Solid Covid-19 Screening Tool

There’s no shortage of tech companies willing to help fight the current Covid-19 pandemic. Intel recently set aside $6 million for relief efforts. Google is committing $50 million to relief efforts. Telecoms are waiving data overage and late fees. Among them are companies like Apple that have developed Covid-19…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Intel, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Beating The Drum To Pay Attention


Kuo Hath Said the ARM is Nigh

As far as Apple rumors go, the one that says ARM-powered Macs are coming isn’t particularly new. That said, whenever analyst Ming-Chi Kuo weighs in, rumors start to take on new shape given his track record of accurately calling trends. Kuo is now saying that Apple plans to launch several laptops and desktops with…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Rumors, Apple rumors, Macs, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Macbooks, Usb4, Arm Powered Macs, Kuo Hath Said the ARM


Apple Not Only Fixed the New MacBook Air's Keyboard, It Also Made the Laptop Easier To Repair

It was long assumed that one of the big sacrifices to making a laptop as thin as the MacBook Air was severely diminishing its repairability. But iFixit gutted the recently announced 2020 MacBook Air and discovered more than just keyboard improvements; Apple has also made it easier to fix several of the laptop’s most…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, Tech, MacBook Air, Laptops, Consumer Tech, iFixit


Refurbished Macbooks Start at $720 at Woot

Macbooks Starting at $720 | WootRead more...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Woot, Apple deals, Woot Deals


A Classic Pair of Apple-Branded Sneakers Just Sold For Almost $10,000

Every few years rumors will pop-up about a supposed smart shoe Apple is working on, and as far-fetched as they might seem, the company did dabble in sportswear in the early ‘90s, including a pair of Apple-branded sneakers on which collectors are still happy to spend obscene amounts of money at auction.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Clothing, Shoes, Adidas, Auctions, Heritage Auctions, Sneakers, Schwag


Apple Card Updates Privacy Policy to Allow for More Anonymized Data Sharing

When Apple announced its Apple Card nearly a year ago, it seemed like an alright card whose main selling point was enhanced privacy. Well with iOS 13.4, it appears that Apple has updated that privacy to allow for more anonymized data sharing with its banking partner Goldman Sachs. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Privacy, Goldman Sachs, Apple Card, Trust No Bank, Goldman Sachs Read


Apple Will Now Let You Buy Apps for Mac and iOS as a Bundled Package

Earlier in the year, Apple announced that it would give developers a way to bundle related macOS, iOS, tvOS, watch OS, and iPadOS app sales into a single transaction, and now, right on schedule, Apple’s Universal Purchase system has finally gone live. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Apps, Science, Mac, Consumer Tech, macOS, Apple Universal Purchase Goes Live, Universal Purchase


Rumors Claim Apple's AirPower Is Still Alive and the iPhone 9 Is in Production

We all said RIP to the AirPower wireless charging mat when Apple officially killed the product last year. At the time, Apple said whatever prototypes it had been working on simply hadn’t met the company’s high standards. That said, it would appear that Apple has revived the project from the dead. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple rumors, iPhone 9, Airpower, Airpower Is The Dream That Refuses To Die


Hey Siri, Do I Have Coronavirus?

If you’re an Apple user feeling under the weather and are worried you might have covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, you now have a new resource at your disposal: Siri.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Siri, Telehealth, Siri Read, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Haven't Grabbed Your Apple Store Pickup Yet? You're Screwed Until Further Notice

Though all Apple retail locations outside of China technically closed on March 14 in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the company provided customers with a two-day window to collect in-store pickups or any devices previously left for repairs. That grace period expired Tuesday, and if you haven’t already…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, China, Applewatch, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Some Ask a Taboo Question: Is America Overreacting to Coronavirus?

As an America desperate to stem the coronavirus outbreak put in place sweeping restrictions last week on every facet of public life, the University of Wyoming economist Linda Thunstrom asked what felt like a taboo question: "Are we overreacting?''It helped that Thunstrom was in her kitchen, drinking coffee with her husband, Jason Shogren, a fellow economist who studies how much Americans are willing to pay to reduce risk of threats like terrorism, food-borne illness and climate change.Ca...
Tags: Apple, Science, Nbc, California, Washington, China, New York City, America, San Francisco, Atlantic, Harvard University, New York Times, Italy, Broadway, Bill De Blasio, Silicon Valley


Here's What Apple Would Have Announced at Its Canceled March Event

A few weeks ago, there were heavy rumors that Apple was planning a March 31 event to unveil a new slate of products. Now, for reasons that are obvious, Apple decided to err on the side of caution and cancel—a wise move considering Santa Clara County, where Cupertino is located, has banned gatherings of 1,000 people or…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Science, MacBook Air, Cupertino, Ipad Pro, Consumer Tech, Santa Clara County, Powerbeats 4, I Feel Dumb Having A 2018 Air


U.S. government reportedly in talks with tech companies on how to use location data in COVID-19 fight

U.S. government officials are currently in discussion with a number of tech companies, including Facebook and Google, around how data from cell phones might provide methods for combatting the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a new Washington Post report. The talks also include health experts tracking the pandemic and its transmission, and one possible way in which said data could be useful is through aggregated, anonymized location data, per the report’s sources. Location data ta...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Post, Science, Microsoft, Washington-post, White House, Tech, Ceo, Smartphones, Companies


Report: Apple Plans to Release Cheap iPhone 9 Plus With Touch ID This Spring

Code snippets in iOS 14 appear to show that Apple is working on an iPhone 9 Plus to complement the budget model iPhone 9 rumored to be in development, 9to5Mac reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Rumors, iPhone 9, iPhone SE 2


What to Do If You Need a Return or Pick Up at the Apple Store During the Covid-19 Outbreak

Last week, after Apple announced that that the company was closing all of its retail stores outside of China until March 27th as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, the company has provided additional clarification about what Apple users should do in the event that an Apple device needs to be serviced or…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, China, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


France Hits Apple With a Record-Setting $1.2 Billion Fine

France’s antitrust watchdog is not an Apple fan. Today, it fined the Cupertino giant 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), along with two wholesale partners, for violations regarding its efforts to restrict the wholesale market and abusing the economic dependence of resellers. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Science, France, Antitrust, Fines, Cupertino, Consumer Tech


Apple's Powerbeats 4 Are Finally Here and They're the Cheapest Ones Yet

After being rumored for months and even being spotted on shelves a couple days early, Apple has finally announced its new Powerbeats 4 semi-wireless headphones.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Audio, Headphones, Wireless Headphones, Beats, Consumer Tech, Powerbeats, Wireless Audio, Powerbeats 4, Powerbeats 4 Are Here


Can't Pay Your Apple Card Bill This Month? Apple Says Don't Sweat

Apple has announced a “Customer Assistance Program” for its credit card aimed at helping those affected by the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic who may be struggling to make this month’s payment. An Apple spokesperson confirmed the news with Gizmodo via email Saturday after reports began circulating among Apple…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple Pay, Gizmodo, Don, Apple Card, Coronavirus


Can't Pay Your Apple Card Bill This Month? Apple Says Don't Sweat It

Apple has announced a “Customer Assistance Program” for its credit card aimed at helping those affected by the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic who may be struggling to make this month’s payment. An Apple spokesperson confirmed the news with Gizmodo via email Saturday after reports began circulating among Apple…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple Pay, Gizmodo, Don, Apple Card, Coronavirus



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