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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...]

Facebook to Shut Down Controversial iOS Market Research App

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Facebook has said it will end a controversial market research program in which the company paid users to install a mobile app that tracked their activity and data. In a statement given to TechCrunch and other websites, the company said that its "Facebook Research" app, which paid volunteers between the ages of 13 and 35 up to $20 a month to … [Read more...]

How to Create a Virtual Home Button in iOS Using Assistive Touch

After testing some apps on an old iPhone 6s recently, I started to notice the device's Home button was becoming less and less responsive to finger presses, especially when it came to double-clicking it. Sure enough, after a few more days' use, the Home button stopped working completely. In memory of the Home button Now, ordinarily this would … [Read more...]

Apple to Present Plaque to Korean Police for Cracking Down on Sale of Fake Accessories

Apple will express its gratitude to Korean police for seizing fake accessories worth 1 billion won ($892,000) by presenting a plaque to officers at a local police unit, reports The Korea Herald. As a token of thanks, Donald Shruhan, senior regional director for Apple's Asia-Pacific operations, will visit the Bucheon Sosa Police Station in … [Read more...]

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