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Apple Releases Third Public Beta of macOS Catalina to Public Beta Testers
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina update to its public beta testing group, two weeks after seeding the second public beta and a day after seeding the fourth developer beta. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will be able to download the macOS Catalina beta through the Software Update mecha
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Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 13 to Public Beta Testers
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 13 update to its public beta testing group, two weeks after seeding the second public beta and day after seeding the fourth developer beta of tvOS. Public beta testers can download the new update by going to the Settings app on the Apple TV and navigating to the Software Updates section under "S
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Apple Releases Third Public Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS
Apple today released the third public betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to its public beta testing group, 10 days after seeding the second public betas and a day after the fourth developer beta. The public beta gives non-developers a chance to test out iOS 13 ahead of its upcoming fall launch date. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing
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Apple Begins Selling Updated Rotor Riot Game Controller With Redesigned D-Pad and Pass-Through Charging
Apple today began selling an updated version of the Rotor Riot wired game controller for iPhone and iPad through its online store. The new model features a redesigned directional pad, a built-in Lightning port for pass-through charging of iOS devices, and an improved device holder with a "zero gravity" effect. Rotor Riot is the only Apple-certified
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Los Angeles FC Launches Order-Ahead Food and Drinks Feature Through Apple Business Chat
Los Angeles FC fans can now order food and drinks ahead of time directly on their iPhones at the Banc of California Stadium. The MLS team has partnered with artificial intelligence platform Satisfi Labs to launch an order-ahead system through Apple Business Chat, allowing customers to order and pay for food and drinks from concession stands using t
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China's BOE Considered 'Strong Contender' for OLED Display Orders for Future iPhones, Joining Samsung
An escalating trade war between Japan and South Korea could make Chinese manufacturer BOE Technology a "strong contender" for OLED display orders from Apple, according to industry sources who spoke with DigiTimes. Samsung has been the undisputed leader in OLED display manufacturing, and as a result it has reportedly been the exclusive supplier of O
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Trade-In Survey Claims iPhone Loyalty Down to 8-Year Low
iPhone loyalty has hit its lowest level since 2011 and Samsung has been the main benefactor, claims a new survey conducted by trade-in service BankMyCell. The survey, cited by CNET, tracked 38,000 people who had traded in iPhones since October 2018 and found that 73 percent upgraded to a later model. The finding suggests iPhone retention rate is do
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'Sky: Children of the Light' Now Available on iPhone and iPad
Sky: Children of the Light, by Journey developer thatgamecompany, is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Its release follows last year's launch of the beta version of the game, titled Sky: Light Awaits. The title was first unveiled on stage in 2017 during Apple's headline iPhone X event. Originally it was billed as an Apple TV-only game
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New Trailer Teases Upcoming 'Snoopy in Space' Apple TV+ Show
Apple today shared a new trailer for its upcoming "Snoopy in Space" show that's coming to Apple TV+ this fall. As Deadline points out, the release of new trailer has been timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. "Snoopy in Space" will follow Snoopy as his dreams of becoming an astronaut turn into reality as he and
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Everything New in iOS 13 Beta 4: Quick Action Updates, Share Sheet Changes and More
Apple this morning released the fourth beta of iOS 13 for developers, introducing bug fixes and adding and refining iOS 13 features. Now that we're into the fourth beta, changes and updates are getting more minor, but there are still some small but notable tweaks that are worth highlighting in today's beta. - Quick Actions - There's a refreshed loo
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Plex Gains HDR Support on Apple TV, Face ID/Touch ID Support on iOS
Plex today announced a few updates for its Apple TV and iOS apps, adding notable new features that are worth highlighting. The Apple TV app now supports HDR video playback, and Plex Pass subscribers can get early access to HDR through the Settings > Advanced section of the app. According to Plex, HDR support provides sharper video output, better pe
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Spotify on iPad Now Supports Slide Over and Split View Multitasking
The newest version of Spotify for iOS, released yesterday, quietly added support for Apple's multitasking Slide Over and Split View feature on the iPad. As noted on Reddit and highlighted by The Verge, you can now open and use the Spotify app alongside another app in Split View, or open it up in Slide Over to quickly access Spotify controls without
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Bluetooth Vulnerability Could Allow iOS and macOS Devices Be Tracked and Identified
A security vulnerability in the Bluetooth communication protocol has the potential to allow malicious actors to track and identify devices from Apple and Microsoft, according to new research from Boston University that was highlighted by ZDNet. Apple devices including Macs, iPhones, iPads, and the Apple Watch are impacted, as are Microsoft tablets
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Apple Renews 'Carpool Karaoke' for a Third Season
Apple is renewing its "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" show for a third season, Apple announced on YouTube today via James Corden's YouTube channel. The new season is already in production and will feature an episode with the cast of hit Netflix show "Stranger Things." First launched in 2017, "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" is based on the "Carpool Kara
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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 6 to Developers
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of watchOS 6, the software that runs on the Apple Watch. The new beta comes two weeks after the third beta and more than a month after Apple first unveiled the new watchOS update at the Worldwide Developers Conference. To install the watchOS 6 beta, you'll need the proper configuration profile, which can be obtain
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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of Upcoming tvOS 13 Update to Developers
Apple today seeded fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 13 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the third beta and more than a month after unveiling the tvOS 13 software at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV, the new tvOS 13 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile
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Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to Developers
Apple today seeded the fourth betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third betas and more than a month after unveiling the new operating system at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Registered developers will need to download the profile for the iOS 13 and iPadOS betas from Apple's Developer C
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Apple Once Caught Factory Workers 'Digging a Small Tunnel in a Corner' in Attempt to Smuggle iPhone Parts
The Information's Wayne Ma has published an interesting story about the measures Apple takes to prevent leaks of unreleased products like iPhones from emerging out of factories within its Asian supply chain. After photos of the colorful iPhone 5c leaked in 2013, the report claims Apple created a "New Product Security" team to monitor security at it
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Apple Now Selling Three New Belkin Wireless Chargers
Belkin today announced the launch of three new wireless chargers in its BOOST lineup, all of which will be available from Apple's online store and select Apple retail locations. All of the new chargers are similar to existing BOOST chargers that Belkin offers, but at more affordable price points. The BOOST↑CHARGE Wireless Charging Pad is, as the na
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Apple to Begin Selling Square Panda's Phonics Learning System for iPad
Square Panda today announced that its phonics learning system for kids will now be sold at select Apple Stores and on Apple.com. The Bluetooth-enabled, multisensory playset uses iPad apps to help children interact with a variety of fun games, each of which helps them learn to read, write, and communicate. The system also incorporates physical smart
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Google Maps Expands Real-Time Bikesharing Info to 23 More Cities
Google Maps this week expanded real-time bikesharing information to 23 additional cities in 16 countries around the world. In addition to New York City, the feature is now available in Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Chicago, Dublin, Hamburg, Helsinki, Kaohsiung, London, Los Angeles, Lyon, Madrid, Mexico City, Montreal, New Taipei City, Rio
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Unicode Consortium Makes Submitting Emoji Proposals Simpler With Redesigned Website
In celebration of World Emoji Day today, the Unicode Consortium has announced the launch of a redesigned website aimed at making it easier for anyone to submit a proposal for a new emoji. For those unfamiliar with the Unicode Consortium, it is the nonprofit organization that maintains text standards to support the world's written languages across a
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😂 😘 and ❤️ Named Most Popular Emoji in New Adobe Study
Today is World Emoji Day, and in celebration of emojis, Adobe released its 2019 Emoji Trend Report, giving us some insight into the most popular emoji characters that people are using. For its report, Adobe surveyed 1,000 emoji users in the United States. The most popular emoji was the laughing face with tears of joy (😂), while the heart (&
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Apple Trials AirPods Production in Vietnam in Bid to Cut Reliance on China
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 AirPods
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Apple Readies 3D Sensing Rear Camera Component Supplies for 2020 iPhones
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 2020,
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Gives Talk to Apple's Marketing Department
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 department, and
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Withings Launches New iPhone-Connected Blood Pressure Monitors
Withings, known for its range of iPhone-connected health devices, today announced the launch of two new blood pressure monitors, the BPM Core and the BPM Connect. The BPM Connect, available today at Apple retail stores and through the Apple online store, is an updated version of the classic Withings blood pressure monitor. It's designed to make it
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Apple Highlights Upcoming 2019 Emoji in Celebration of World Emoji Day
In celebration of World Emoji Day tomorrow, Apple has shared details on new emoji that are coming to iOS devices this fall following the Unicode 12 emoji release. Unicode 12 brings 59 new emoji characters, 75 with gender variations, and 230 total emojis when gender variations and different skin tones are counted. Orangutan, sloth, otter, skunk, and
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Maps: What's New in iOS 13
Apple introduced updates to many of the built-in iOS apps in iOS 13, and Maps is no exception. The updated version of Maps has a long list of new features that are designed to make the Apple Maps app better able to compete with mapping apps from other companies. There's a new Look Around street view level feature, a Collections feature for aggregat
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Apple Plans to Start Funding Original Podcasts
Apple has a plan to start funding original podcasts in order to better compete with Spotify, according to a new report from the Bloomberg terminal. Bloomberg's full story isn't yet available, but we'll update this article when it is. The initial news has caused Spotify's stock to fall 2 percent so far as any effort on Apple's part to delve deeper i
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