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Apple notifying WWDC 2018 scholarship applicants of award status

Apple’s WWDC is set for June 4. Now, the company has begun notifying scholarship applicants of their award status. While the typical ticket price is $1599, WWDC scholarship winners receive free access to the conference and more.<p>In addition to a free ticket, this year’s winners will enjoy free …

Apple

An iPhone thank you letter: "Live Photo saved my grandmother's laugh"

The way that technology can touch us personally is captured in a thank you letter an iPhone user sent to Apple, noting appreciation for Live Photo's …

Time I

MacBooks slip further down best laptop brand ranking over touchscreen resistance

<i>Laptop Mag</i> is out today with its ‘Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2018’ report. While Apple received the highest score of any company for “Support & Warranty” it also scored the lowest in “Innovation” and “Value and Selection,” putting it at the bottom of the pack overall.<p><i>Laptop Mag’s</i> ranking scale is …

MacBook Air

Apple “2018” WWDC Keynote: Five Announcements Everybody Wants To Hear.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Apple WWDC 2018 is going to be the company’s biggest event for developers. Those who couldn’t get tickets or won’t attend the …

Apple

Latest App Store redesign for iOS shows 800% increase in downloads for Featured apps

The latest iOS 11 update to the App Store seems to be getting a ton of praise, and today it looks like developers are joining in on the fanfare.<p>A new report from Sensor Tower (via <i>TechCrunch</i>) indicates that developers that get featured on the App Store are seeing up to an 800% increase on downloads, …

Apps

Tim Cook: People don't want iOS and MacOS merged

If you've had some kind of fantasy about MacOS features on your iPad, Tim Cook is putting that dream to rest.<p>Despite rumours of allowing developers …

Apps

Apple Launches Battery Replacement Program for Non-Touch Bar 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models

Apple today announced a new worldwide battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pro models that do not have a Touch Bar. Affected machines were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017.<p>Apple says that a limited number of these units feature a component that can fail and cause …

Customers

New iPhone SE Could Launch in May With Touch ID and A10 Fusion, Without 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Apple will release an updated iPhone SE in May, according to case makers who spoke with Japanese website <i>Mac Otakara</i> at the Global Sources Mobile Electronics trade show in Hong Kong this week.<p>The case makers said the second-generation model will retain the same physical size as the current iPhone …

Mobile Technology

Apple's new 'Daisy' robot is here to eat all your old iPhones

Recycling iPhones is a messy business. The handsets are notoriously difficult to take apart, which means recycling them for parts can easily turn …

Mobile Technology

Apple unveils its newest recycling robot ahead of Earth Day

Looks like Liam, Apple's phone-dismembering robot, now has a little sister. Just ahead of Earth Day, the Cupertino-based company revealed the newest member of its robo-recycling team: Daisy.<p>Like her predecessor, Daisy was developed by Apple's in-house R&D team and even leverages some of the same …

Apple Store

Apple has a new iPhone recycling robot named ‘Daisy’

Meet Daisy. Apple’s latest recycling robot was revealed, not coincidentally, a few days before Earth Day, in a press announcement summing up the company’s recent environmental accomplishments. The new ‘bot is an update to Liam, the recycling robot the company announced back in 2016.<p>Daisy was …

iPhone

Instagram Launches New 'Focus' Feature for Portrait Mode

Instagram today announced the launch of a new "Focus" mode, which is designed to allow Instagram users to take portrait images with a softly blurred background.<p>The feature is available as a new option next to "Superzoom" when you open up the camera. It can be used with the front or rear-facing …

Mobile Photography

Apple's Siri Learns New Jokes

Apple appears to have recently updated Siri on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and HomePod with a slew of new jokes to tell. Based on reports on Twitter and from <i>MacRumors</i> readers, the new jokes started rolling out earlier this month.<p>When you ask Siri a question like "tell me a joke" on an iOS device, Mac, or …

Jokes

How To Quickly View the Battery Level of Connected Bluetooth Devices in iOS 11

There are a large number of Bluetooth capable devices that connect wirelessly to your iPhone and iPad. Such devices include the Apple Watch, AirPods, …

Apple Watch

4 Major New Features Coming to iOS 11.4

iOS 11.3 is just a few weeks old, but Apple is already hard at work developing the next update for its mobile operating system: iOS 11.4. The …

iOS

A close look at Apple’s red iPhone 8

It’s very red, and this time Apple got the front right<p>For the second consecutive year, Apple is releasing a Product RED color variant of its iPhone. The red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available from all major carriers on Friday; preorders have already begun. Sadly, there’s no red iPhone X for …

Mobile Technology

Fortnite on iOS made $15 million in its first three weeks in the App Store

Epic has made $15 million in mobile in-app purchases in less than a month<p>Epic Games’ iOS port of smash hit <i>Fortnite</i> has earned more than $15 million in its first three weeks on the market, says mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower. According to the company’s most recent report, <i>Fortnite</i> on iOS is now …

App Store

How to write a killer report with Pages for Mac and iPad

Today we’re going to use the new features in Pages 4.0 to create an amazing report. If you need to write a book report, or create a longer document for school or work, the new Master Pages feature in Apple’s free word processor will prove extremely handy.<p>With Pages, it’s now easier than ever to …

Tutorials

Third-party Instagram apps break as company limits API data in apparent privacy move

Third-party apps which rely on pulling data from Instagram are falling over as the company has started imposing limits on how much information is shared …<p>Third-party apps that do things like search for hashtags and analyze your followers rely on an Instagram API (application programming interface). …

Apps

Opinion: An Intel-free Mac in 2020 might seem unlikely, but it is coming soon

It’s almost exactly a year since I last discussed the possibility of Apple ditching Intel in favor of Macs powered by Apple-designed CPUs. I argued then that it was a question of ‘when’ rather than ‘if,’ echoing a view earlier expressed by my colleague Chance.<p><i>Bloomberg</i> yesterday suggested that the …

IPhone 8

Why we need emoji representing people with disabilities

‘Having accessibility and inclusion of all types be a priority in tech is a huge issue.’<p>When Carrie Wade first heard the news that Apple was proposing emoji to represent people with disabilities, she felt happy — then immediately curious about what sorts of emoji Apple had come up with. Wade has …

Autism

Analysts: Apple shifting to custom Mac processors to have minimal impact on Intel

Barclays is out today with a new analyst note on Intel in light of the news that Apple could be shifting away from using the company’s processors in its Mac lineup by 2020. While <i>Bloomberg</i> noted that Apple provided around 5% of Intel’s yearly revenue, Barclays takes a closer look at the details.<p>The …

Intel Corporation

A brief history of the iPad, Apple's once and future tablet

April 3 marks the eighth anniversary of the iPad's launch and first shipments -- and that day brought a product that has revolutionized the …

IPad Air

Apple Hires Google's Chief of Search and Artificial Intelligence

Apple has snapped up John Giannandrea, who today stepped down from his position as the head of Google's search and artificial intelligence unit, reports <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>According to Apple, Giannandrea will run Apple's overall "machine learning and A.I. strategy," reporting directly to Apple CEO …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple Employees Begin Receiving Rewards for 'Close Your Rings' Internal Challenge

In February, Apple updated its website with a new section explaining the advantages of closing the Apple Watch's three Activity rings. At the same time, the company kicked off an internal challenge for its employees that tasked them with closing their Move, Exercise, and Stand rings every day for …

Smartwatches

Apple iPad review (2018): A little better, a little less competition

The tablet business has been tough in recent years, but last year Apple found a hit in its low-cost iPad. Its admirable performance and battery life made up for its lack of frills, and that $329 price tag certainly didn't hurt, either. Apple saw its iPad sales grow year-over-year for the first time …

Gear & Gadgets

iCloud Backup Failed? Why iPhone Won't Back Up & How to Fix It

Backing up your iPhone or iPad regularly is an important part of keeping your data and settings secure. By regularly backing up your device, you're assured that if your iPhone is damaged, you won't lose your device settings, app data, messages, or photos and videos. There's even a way to set your …

Operating Systems

Apple is moving on from Intel because Intel isn’t moving anywhere

Apple’s abandonment of Intel chips is inevitable<p>A report from <i>Bloomberg</i> this week has made public something that should already have been apparent to tech industry observers: Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with its own chips starting sometime around 2020. The two …

MacBook Air

Monday Apple Rumors: The First iOS 11.4 Beta is Coming Today

Leading the <b>Apple Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:<b>AAPL</b>) rumor mill today is news of a new beta coming out today. Today, we’ll look at that and other Apple Rumors for …

Apple

Fortnite for iOS Now Available for Everyone, No Beta Invite Needed

Epic Games' popular multiplayer game Fortnite Battle Royale for iOS is now available to everyone, following a limited beta test that lasted for two weeks.<p>As of this morning, beta invites are no longer needed to play Fortnite on an iPhone or iPad, so to play, all you need to do is download the game …

Gaming Industry