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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...]

Only One AirPod Working? Here’s How to Fix the Problem

AirPods are designed to work seamlessly with all of Apple's Bluetooth-supporting devices, and nine times out of ten the wireless earbuds live up their billing, but that doesn't mean they work perfectly for everyone one hundred percent of the time. A particularly irritating problem that can sometimes occur is when one AirPod drops the … [Read more...]

Hunter Douglas PowerView Window Shade Motorization System Gets HomeKit Support

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Hunter Douglas has finally brought Apple HomeKit support to its PowerView Motorization system, which is designed to control Hunter Douglas motorized window shades. The PowerView Motorization Hub lets users control, time, and set their window shades to raise, lower, and tilt on an automatic schedule. Originally released in 2017, the system only … [Read more...]

iPhone Chipmaker Dialog Expects Single-Digit Revenue Drop Following Completion of Apple Licensing Deal

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Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor on Wednesday reported a slight rise in fourth-quarter operating profit, but warned investors that its revenue in 2019 would decline as it finalizes a deal with Apple to license its iPhone power management technology. According to Reuters, shares in Dialog rose by nearly 4 percent after its forecast of a … [Read more...]

Chinese Online Retailers Start Second Round of iPhone Discounts

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Online retailers in China have begun discounting iPhones for the second time this year. Reuters reports that several mobile vendors this week announced discounts on iPhone models, including Apple's latest flagship iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Gadget retailer Suning.Com Co Ltd said it would slash the price of the iPhone XS by as much as 1,000 … [Read more...]

Apple Music vs. Google Play Music

Need help deciding whether Apple or Google has the right music streaming service for you? Then keep reading. Apple Music launched in 2015 and was a relative latecomer to the streaming services market, but Apple's continual development of the platform has made it into one of the most popular choices for enjoying digital music. Google's music … [Read more...]

BBC and ITV Announce UK ‘BritBox’ Streaming Service to Rival Netflix

British broadcasters ITV and the BBC have announced joint plans to create "BritBox," a subscription streaming service for UK audiences to rival the likes of Netflix (via Reuters). The two companies already offer a similarly named streaming service for the U.S., but today's news was about a new video-on-demand service for British audiences, … [Read more...]

How to Listen to Apple Music on the Web

Apple still doesn't offer an official online web player for Apple Music, but if you want to enjoy the streaming service on a computer that doesn't have iTunes installed (your office PC, for example) there is another solution. It's called "Musish," a free third-party web player for Apple Music subscribers, created by software engineer Brychan … [Read more...]

Logitech Announces Z606 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers With Bluetooth Connectivity

Logitech today added a new 5.1 surround sound speaker system to its audio range featuring wireless multi-source connectivity. Called the Logitech Z606, the six-speaker system offers 160 watts of peak power and includes 3.5mm audio jack and RCA cable connections along with a built-in Bluetooth 4.2 module for quickly connecting to TVs, … [Read more...]

Apple Offering $70 Off Beats Studio3 ‘Skyline’ Wireless Headphones Collection

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Apple is offering a special $70 promotional discount on its "Skyline Collection" of Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones on its online store. The Skyline Studio 3 Wireless Headphones come in Crystal Blue, Desert Sand, Midnight Black, and Shadow Grey. All of the colors feature gold accents with a gold beats logo and gold band. The … [Read more...]

Apple Watch Leads in Rapidly Growing Smartwatch Market, Report Says

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Apple Watch is the "clear market leader" in the burgeoning U.S. smartwatch market, according to a new report from consumer research firm The NPD Group. Market data shows U.S. smartwatch sales showed strong growth in the 12 months ending November 2018 when compared to the same timeframe a year ago. Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit made up 88 percent … [Read more...]

Apple Lists New ‘Neymar Jr. Custom Edition’ Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones

Apple has added a listing for a new custom-designed pair of Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones that celebrate the 27th birthday of Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr. The Neymar Jr. Custom Edition headphones feature graffiti-style decals over the outside of the ear cups and headband that hark back to the soccer player's childhood roots in the … [Read more...]

Samsung Begins Mass Production of 1TB Flash Storage Chip Suitable for iPhones

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Samsung has started developing what it says is the first one terabyte embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) storage chip, powered by the company's fifth-generation V-NAND. Most Android phones include a microSD slot that lets owners upgrade the internal capacity of their device, but the new 1TB chip will offer storage capacity levels … [Read more...]

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