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AppleCare+: Everything you need to know about Apple’s extended warranty program

Your Apple gear wasn’t cheap. And if you drop your iPhone, your iPad stops turning on one day, or you smack your Apple Watch into something and shatter it, getting it repaired probably won’t be cheap either.Apple includes a one-year limited warranty with all hardware so if there’s a manufacturing defect, you’ll be covered. To also protect against … [Read more...]

Apple TV+ original shows, series, and movies: Apple lands ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds

Apple is said to be spending a couple billion dollars over 2018 and 2019 on the development of exclusive original programming. That’s a lot of TV! It’s nothing compared to the $12 billion Netflix spent on content in 2018, but it’s still a very big investment.What can you get for a couple billion dollars? Apple hopes to attract some of the best … [Read more...]

Inside Apple’s A13 Bionic system-on-chip

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Since the very first Apple-designed smartphone chip (the A4 back in 2010), the company has been a force to be reckoned with in mobile silicon design. It was with the A6 a couple years later, when Apple used its own CPU design instead of a licensed architecture, that its performance leadership really started to kick into high gear.For the last … [Read more...]

Apple releases bugfix updates iOS 13.1.2 and iPadOS 13.1.2

After each major fall iOS release, Apple invariably follows up with a series of really small releases that don’t add any features, they just fix some bugs. Despite public beta tests that last for months, some problems simply aren’t found until the new release is running on hundreds of millions of devices (or they simply couldn’t get fixed in … [Read more...]

iPhone 11 Pro review: Nothing ‘Pro’ about it, just the best iPhone ever

If you were to ask people what they want in a new smartphone, they would probably say they want it to be fast, have a long-lasting battery, be nice and durable, and have a really awesome camera.It just so happens that’s what you get with the iPhone 11 Pro. It’s also what you get with the iPhone 11, which costs $300 to $400 less than the Pro. The … [Read more...]

iOS 13.1: The first iOS 13 update is out now

Apple's unusual fall OS release schedule continues. On Tuesday, just five days after the release of iOS 13, Apple has released iOS 13.1. Apple started beta tests of this release weeks ago, before iOS 13 was even released (an unprecedented move). This first major update to iOS 13 brings several features that didn't make the initial iOS 13 … [Read more...]

Apple TV+ original shows, series, and movies: Apple orders ‘Mosquito Coast’ series with Justin Theroux

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Apple is said to be spending a couple billion dollars over 2018 and 2019 on the development of exclusive original programming. That’s a lot of TV! It’s nothing compared to the $12 billion Netflix spent on content in 2018, but it’s still a very big investment.What can you get for a couple billion dollars? Apple hopes to attract some of the best … [Read more...]

All the things Apple didn’t announce at its ‘By innovation only’ event

There can be no denying that Apple’s “By innovation only” event on September 10 was packed full of rapid-fire announcements. We got a new 10.2-inch iPad, Apple Watch Series 5, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro (in two sizes), along with pricing and release details for Apple Arcade and Apple TV+.That’s a busy morning! But we didn’t get everything we … [Read more...]

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: Apple confirms September 19 release date

Apple’s huge WWDC developer conference kicked off on Monday, and as expected, the company took the wraps off iOS 13. It’s the next major revision for one of the most important and influential operating systems of all time, with iOS used daily on over a billion iPhones and iPads. It looks to be a doozy.Here are all the major new features that iOS 13 … [Read more...]

iOS 13.1: Apple confirms a release date of September 30

We’re still weeks away from the release of iOS 13, and Apple has started beta testing iOS 13.1. It’s a highly unusual move; we can’t recall Apple ever starting external beta tests of its iOS point releases well before the the prior version is finished.This first major update to iOS 13 will bring several features that appear not to be in the initial … [Read more...]

Geekbench 5 is released with all-new tests, modes, and scores

Primate Labs has release a major new update of its popular Geekbench performance measurement tool. Geekbench 5 comes three years after the release of Geekbench 4 and features all new test methods, workloads, and a new measurement scale. As such, it should be a much more accurate representation of modern workloads on modern hardware, and the scores … [Read more...]

Report: Apple will soon add sleep tracking to Apple Watch

Earlier this year, a report from Bloomberg claimed that Apple is working on adding sleep tracking features to Apple Watch. It claimed that if the testing was successful, Apple would release the feature “by 2020.”Now, new details have emerged about the feature, which sounds like it may be nearing release. 9to5Mac has a report with several new … [Read more...]

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: Apple releases unexpected iOS 13.1 developer beta

Apple’s huge WWDC developer conference kicked off on Monday, and as expected, the company took the wraps off iOS 13. It’s the next major revision for one of the most important and influential operating systems of all time, with iOS used daily on over a billion iPhones and iPads. It looks to be a doozy.Here are all the major new features that iOS 13 … [Read more...]

Siri and Spotlight now providing new web answers to U.S. users

As much as Siri has improved over the years, it is still frustratingly poor at simply giving you an answer to a general question. For certain bits of data, Siri will have the response, but you far too often see “I found this on the web” together with a collection of links.If we wanted to do a web search, we wouldn’t be asking Siri!Fortunately, it … [Read more...]

How to opt out of forced arbitration on the Apple Card

Should you apply for an Apple Card, one would hope that nothing will happen that leads you to want to sue Apple or Goldman Sachs. Should that happen, however, the customer agreement mandates something called forced arbitration.What’s that? The customer agreement states that you “knowingly and voluntarily waive the right to be heard in court or have … [Read more...]

Five questions to ask yourself before you apply for an Apple Card

The Apple Card is now available to tens of millions of U.S. consumers. And it’s definitely getting plenty of hype.With that slick white titanium card, the purchase tracking, the security features… it’s easy to understand why you might want it.But it’s ultimately still a MasterCard credit card backed by a big multinational bank, and before you apply … [Read more...]

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