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Twitter Tests ‘Snooze’ Feature That Temporarily Silences Notifications

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Twitter is testing a "Snooze" button that allows you to pause push notifications from the mobile app for an allotted time. Discovered by tech blogger Jane Manchun Wong, the experimental feature lets users temporarily snooze push notifications for one hour, three hours, or 12 hours. As Wong notes, the setting should come in handy for users … [Read more...]

Apple Trials AirPods Production in Vietnam in Bid to Cut Reliance on China

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Apple will begin trialing AirPods production in Vietnam as part of a strategy to diversify product manufacturing beyond China, according to a new report by Nikkei Asian Review. China's GoerTek, one of Apple's key contract manufacturers, will this summer begin testing the resilience of its manufacturing processes for the newest generation of … [Read more...]

Apple Readies 3D Sensing Rear Camera Component Supplies for 2020 iPhones

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Apple has asked one of its manufacturing partners to ready components for use in rear Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera lenses said to be coming to next year's iPhone lineup, according to DigiTimes. Apple has reportedly asked its supply chain partner to supply VCSEL components for use in rear ToF camera lens in its mobile devices to be released in … [Read more...]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Gives Talk to Apple’s Marketing Department

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, visited Apple headquarters on Tuesday to give a talk to employees, according to a report by Bloomberg. The billionaire's address at Apple is said to be one of several speakers talking to select Apple staff as part of an ongoing series. Dorsey reportedly spoke with employees from the marketing … [Read more...]

Amazon’s Alexa to Offer NHS-Verified Health Advice to Britons

From this week, users of Alexa devices in the United Kingdom will be able to get expert health advice from the voice-activated smart speakers, thanks to a partnership between Amazon and the National Health Service. When health-related queries such as "Alexa, how do I treat a migraine?" or "what are the symptoms of flu?" are put to the devices, … [Read more...]

Health Insurer Anthem Poaches Several Apple Health Employees

A CNBC report on Tuesday brought attention to a slew of recent hires away from Apple's Health team to health insurer Anthem, which is trying to improve the user-friendliness of its consumer technology. According to the report, Anthem has hired half a dozen current or former Apple employees over the last few months, including veteran Apple staff … [Read more...]

Apple Opens App Design and Development Accelerator in Shanghai

Apple has announced the opening of a new Design and Development Accelerator in Shanghai as part of an effort to support engineering talent and boost growth in China's iOS developer community. Located in Pudong District, the Accelerator is being launched to give Chinese developers a chance to work closely with Apple experts to enhance their app … [Read more...]

Dropbox Touts New Collaborative Cloud Storage Management App

Dropbox on Tuesday announced a new client for Mac and Windows that seeks to make the cloud storage service a "meta-platform" for collaborative tools in the productivity workspace. Called "the new Dropbox," the client aims to let teams create and collaborate without ever leaving the app, by enabling them to create and edit Google and … [Read more...]

Apple Highlights How iPads Are Helping Students and Teachers in Multilingual Classrooms

An Apple press release today looked at how teachers across Europe are using iPads to help them work with students learning a new language alongside their regular educational subjects. Apple chose to highlight teachers at Wilhelm Ferdinand Schussler Day School in Dusseldorf, Germany, who say iPads are allowing them to prepare written and video … [Read more...]

Mozilla Says Paid Version of Firefox With Premium Features Coming Later This Year

The Mozilla Foundation is working on a premium version of its Firefox browser, according to a new report. German media site T3N ran an interview with Chris Beard, CEO of Firefox, who appeared to confirm that a paid tier of the browser could be ready to launch by October this year. According to Beard, the premium version of Firefox is likely to … [Read more...]

EE to Launch 5G in the United Kingdom on May 30

Mobile network EE has announced it will launch 5G in the United Kingdom on May 30, beating rival Vodafone's 5G offering which launches in early July. At a London press event this morning, EE revealed that the new 5G service will run alongside 4G. EE also confirmed that it won't be throttling its 4G service to make the 5G look faster. Marc … [Read more...]

Valve Releases New Steam Chat App for iOS

Valve has released a new free standalone Steam Chat app for iOS and Android that brings several of the desktop Steam chat client's features to mobile. Steam users can now use their smartphones and tablets to see who in their friends list is in game or online at a glance, participate in group chats, send invite links, customize notifications … [Read more...]

Apple Adds Eight-Year-Old iPad 2 Models to Vintage and Obsolete Products List

As expected, Apple has added all iPad 2 models to its vintage and obsolete products list. Apple defines vintage products as those that have not been manufactured for more than five but less than seven years. Devices on the list are no longer be eligible for service at a Genius Bar or Apple Authorized Service Providers. The only exceptions … [Read more...]

Apple Pay ‘Coming Soon’ to The Netherlands, Says Dutch Bank ING

Apple Pay is "coming soon" to The Netherlands, according to the Dutch bank ING. A teaser announcement on the bank's regional website, spotted by iPhoned.nl and iCulture.nl, revealed the news this morning. The short press release doesn't give a launch date, and instead advises customers to keep an eye on the site and the bank's social media … [Read more...]

Prince Harry and Oprah Partnering on Apple TV+ Documentary Due to Launch in 2020

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Britain's Prince Harry has revealed that he is working with Oprah Winfrey on a documentary series for Apple TV+ about mental health, due for launch sometime next year. The Prince, also known as the Duke of Sussex, announced the partnership on his official Instagram account. The multi-part series is being co-created and executive produced by … [Read more...]

Kaspersky Lab Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple Over App Store Policy

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service relating to the company's App Store distribution policy. The action comes less than a week after Spotify filed its own complaint against Apple with EU antitrust regulators over the tech giant's "unfair" App Store … [Read more...]

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