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  • The EU launches investigation into Apple/Shazam deal

    The European Union has been eyeing Apple’s plans to buy Shazam for a while now. Back in February, it noted that the deal raised some preliminary competitive concerns. Today, the EU announced that it’s all in, launching an “in-depth” investigation into the deal. In a press release issued earlier today, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager notes, “The […]

  • Apple is offering free battery replacement for some MacBook Pro units

    Apple is offering free battery replacements for some 13-inch MacBook Pro (without Touch Bar) laptops that may have a faulty component. The company announced recently that a limited number of these devices have a component that may fail, which would cause the original built-in battery to expand. While Apple says this isn’t a safety issue, […]

  • iOS 11’s new App Store boosts downloads by 800% for featured apps

    When Apple launched its new App Store in iOS 11 back in September, it aimed to offer app developers better exposure, as well as a better app discovery experience for consumers. A new study from Sensor Tower out today takes a look at how well that’s been working in the months since. According to its […]

  • Apple has a new iPhone recycling robot named ‘Daisy’

    Meet Daisy. Apple’s latest recycling robot was revealed, not coincidentally, a few days before Earth Day, in a press announcement summing up the company’s recent environmental accomplishments. The new ‘bot is an update to Liam, the recycling robot the company announced back in 2016. Daisy was developed in-house by Apple engineers, using some of Liam’s […]

  • Apple to launch a premium news subscription service, report says

    More details are out this morning about Apple’s plans for Texture, the digital newsstand business it acquired last month. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning to launch its own premium news subscription service in an upgraded version of the Apple News app, arriving sometime in the next year. The service will […]

  • Tony Fadell is worried about smartphone addiction

    This weekend, former Apple engineer and consumer gadget legend Tony Fadell penned an op-ed for Wired. In it, he argued that smartphone manufacturers need to do a better job of educating users about how often they use their mobile phones, and the resulting dangers that overuse might bring about. Take healthy eating as an analogy: […]

  • The Skagen Falster is a high fashion Android wearable

    Skagen is a well-know maker of thin and uniquely Danish watches. Founded in 1989, the company is now part of the Fossil group and, as such, has begin dabbling in both the analog with the Hagen and now Android Wear with the Falster. The Falster is unique in that it stuffs all of the power […]

  • In defense of the HomePod

    My HomePod, Google Home and Amazon Echo all live within about 15 feet of each other in my apartment. This is as much a testament to my obsession with smart home crap as it is to my inability to buy into a single tech giant’s hardware ecosystem. I’ve gone all-in with each assistant at various […]

  • Apple details its crackdown on leakers…in a leaked memo

    In an internal memo to employees, Apple threatened severe consequences for leaking confidential company information – reminding staff that those who leak can lose their jobs, have difficult finding future employment, and even get arrested. Last year, Apple claimed to have busted 29 leakers, 12 of whom were arrested. The memo itself was leaked, and […]

  • Apple starting to alert users that it will end 32-bit app support on the Mac

    Tomorrow at midnight PT, Apple will begin issuing an alert box when you open a 32-bit app in MacOS 10.13.4. It’s a one-time (per app) alert, designed to help MacOS make the full transition to 64-bit. At some unspecified time in the future, the operating system will end its support for 32-bit technology… meaning those […]