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Cook asked to justify iPhone prices, and why Apple was excluded from Chinese import tariffs

We heard yesterday that Apple CEO Tim Cook would be appearing on <i>Good Morning America</i>, and guessed that the trade war with China would be one of the topics. The show did indeed kick off with Cook being asked why Apple products had been excluded from the tariffs.<p>The iPhone is assembled in China, but …

Tariffs

Speed, performance updates key as Apple releases iOS 12

Get your iPhones and iPads ready. iOS 12 is now officially available.<p>The latest update to the software that powers Apple's iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch was released Monday, just like Apple promised at its recent event last week.<p>The new update, available as a free download for most recent …

Apple Store

New iPhone XS Reveals Tim Cook's Failure To Innovate

When you step back and look at the details in last week’s iPhone launch event, it tells you everything you need to know about Apple. It cannot grow iPhone sales, there is very little different between iOS and Android’s feature set, and the strategy is reliant on extracting more money from its …

Tim Cook

iTunes headache is a reminder purchases might not travel with you

One user lost his movies when he moved from Australia to Canada.<p>Anders Gonçalves da Silva recently had three movies disappear from his iTunes library and a letter he received from Apple stated that it was because those titles were no longer available from the iTunes Store. Naturally, the response …

Apple

How to use keyboard trackpad mode on every iPhone and iPad with iOS 12

One of the best parts of 3D Touch is the ability to turn the iPhone keyboard into a trackpad that you can use to move the blinking blue text input cursor. With iOS 12, Apple has brought this feature to all iPhone and iPad models with a new gesture, removing the 3D Touch requirement.<p>To activate …

iOS

DearMob giveaway: Back up your iPhone before iOS 12 upgrade — without iTunes

<i>This post is presented by DearMob iPhone Manager.</i><p>Apple has launched another new raft of iPhones and a shiny new mobile operating system, iOS 12. That means some cool new features, but also the pain of backing up and syncing on iTunes. That means the same old “all or nothing” approach, pressing …

Apple Launches watchOS 5 With Walkie-Talkie, Apple Podcasts, Siri Shortcuts, New Watch Faces, Raise to Speak and More

Apple today released watchOS 5, the newest version of the operating system designed to run on the Apple Watch. Today's software update follows several months of beta testing, with Apple having seeded 10 betas and a GM.<p>watchOS 5 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the …

Apple Watch

iOS 12: Hands-on with a dozen new changes and features [Video]

Today the official version of iOS 12 was released to the public, and it brings a wealth of new changes and features to the table. Major speed improvements, better notifications, and enhanced Do Not Disturb are just some of the new items to explore in iOS 12.<p>If you’ve had the willpower to remain off …

iOS

iPhone XS preorder volume fails to impress analysts

Apple started taking pre-orders for both iPhone XS series models on Friday. One analyst says sales of these new models weren’t as strong as the first weekend of the iPhone X.<p>It seems that interest in the more affordable iPhone XR is cutting into demand for Apple’s new flagship smartphones.<p>“We …

Tim Cook, Eddy Cue and others share memories of Steve Jobs, working at Infinite Loop, more

Wired’s Steven Levy is out today with an excellent piece featuring Apple executives recounting their favorite memories working at the company’s Infinite Loop campus, working with Steve Jobs, and much more. The article features quotes from Tim Cook, Eddy Cue, Phil Schiller, Scott Forstall, and many …

Tim Cook

watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 can now be installed by everyone

Apple TV and Apple Watch owners received some new software goodies this morning in the form of tvOS 12 and watchOS 5, coinciding with the public launch of iOS 12.<p>While tvOS 12 only contains a couple of changes with new screensavers and Dolby Atmos support, watchOS 5 packs some big updates that make …

Apple Watch

WatchOS 5: 5 new fitness features for the Apple Watch

Apple's latest WatchOS 5 update is now available for download, and it brings a ton of great new features for the Apple Watch like a walkie-talkie app, Siri shortcuts and Podcast support. But as someone who uses her Apple Watch mostly for its fitness and workout features, those are the improvements …

Health Care Technology

Grab Safari 12 today for safer, better browsing

Turns out you don’t have to upgrade to macOS Mojave to enjoy the benefits of Safari 12. Apple just released it for two earlier versions: High Sierra and Sierra.<p>This browser update works hard to protect your privacy, and offers plenty of other improvements too.<p>Blocks device fingerprinting<p>A web …

App Store

Photographer Austin Mann Shares First Photos Captured With iPhone XS

Photographer Austin Mann, who often goes hands-on with new iPhone models in exotic locations to test their capabilities in real world situations, has taken a first look at the iPhone XS and shared some images captured with the new device.<p>Mann took the iPhone XS to Zanzibar to test it out, and …

iPhone

These apps just got an iOS 12 and Siri Shortcuts overhaul

iOS 12 launches today, and there are a whole bunch of updates to apps that take advantage of the new features available in iOS 12. If you visit the App Store’s updates page, you’ll see that many apps are adding support for Siri Shortcuts. Shortcuts in iOS 12 can refer to several related new things, …

iOS

iOS 12: How to add a second person to Face ID on iPhone

While Face ID has seen overwhelmingly positive reviews on the whole, one trade-off compared to Touch ID has been the lack of support for multiple users. Fortunately, iOS 12 brings the option to add a second person for Face ID. Follow along for how to make use of this handy feature.<p>Even when Apple …

iOS

Why Dolby Atmos coming to the Apple TV is a big deal

With tvOS 12, Apple’s streaming box is now the go-to option for Dolby’s premium sound and video formats<p>With the launch of tvOS 12, support for the Dolby Atmos surround sound format is finally coming to the Apple TV 4K. Apple’s streaming solution launched last year with support for the Dolby Vision …

Apple

Hands on with the hot new Apple Watch faces in watchOS 5

If you watched last week’s Apple Watch Series 4 unveiling and are dying for those new animated watch faces — but don’t want to buy a new watch — you’ll be happy to know that watchOS 5 brings the best of them to Apple Watch Series 1 and up.<p>They’re not quite as nice as what you’ll get with the new …

Apple Watch

iPhone Xr could be the most popular Apple smartphone this year and here's why

iPhone Xr was shown off by Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, on the stage of the Steve Jobs Theatre where he …

iOS

Here's What Comes Inside the iPhone XR Box

Don't waste your money on extra gadgets!<p>The iPhone XR is almost here. Apple’s upcoming $749 device, set to launch next month, looks a tantalizing …

Headphones

China’s reaction to Trump’s tariffs could be ‘serious problem’ for Apple

The Trump administration is expected to spare three Apple products from the next round of tariffs, but escalating conflicts with China could still be a costly problem for the tech giant should a full-blown trade war ensue.<p><i>Bloomberg</i> news, siting five unidentified sources, said a product code that …

Tim Cook

Download iOS 12 now to make your iPhone and iPad faster

The biggest iOS update of 2018 is finally here.<p>After months of beta testing, Apple has finally released iOS 12 to the public, making it available as an over-the-air update. The new software update comes with tons of new features and performance improvements that make your iPad and iPad faster than …

iOS

iOS 12 features you should try today

Enhanced notifications<p>Let's be honest, notifications were a mess under iOS 11. Now iOS 12 tries to tame them by grouping them together on the lock …

iOS

Five security settings in iOS 12 you should change right now

iOS 12, Apple’s latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is finally out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already heard about.<p>Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of the new settings and lock down your device.<p>1. Turn on USB Restricted …

iOS

Save $249 on the Apple iPad Air 2 at Walmart and stay connected wherever you are

While iPads are totally awesome, they don't come cheap. That's typical for Apple, which charges a premium for their devices. (The new iPhone XS Max …

IPad Air

Facebook expands bug bounty program to include third-party apps and websites

Facebook announced this morning it’s expanding its bug bounty program – which pays researchers who find security vulnerabilities within its platform – to now include issues found in third-party apps and websites. Specifically, Facebook says it will reward valid reports of vulnerabilities that …

Apps

Facebook is finally making progress against fake news

It looks like Facebook’s actions to stop the spread of fake news might actually be working.<p>A new study titled "Trends in the Diffusion of …

Social Media

iPad Pro 2018 Rumors: What to Expect from Apple's Next Tablet

Apple is heavily rumored to launch a new 11-inch iPad Pro this fall, alongside a refreshed 12.9-inch iPad Pro.<p><b>This news comes per a note from</b> …

Apple

Apple Watch Series 4 and iPhone XR are this year’s big winners

The iPhone XR is likely to be the most popular new iPhone this year, followed by the iPhone XS Plus, and, in last place, the iPhone XS. That’s according to highly respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>Kuo also noted that pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 4, which in my view was the standout new …

Apple

Apple’s use of eSIM in new iPhones will dramatically accelerate adoption, says report

Apple’s decision to include eSIMs into the iPhone XS/Max and iPhone XR will dramatically accelerate adoption of the technology, says a new report …<p>Although Apple uses eSIMs in some iPads and Apple Watches, eSIMs have not yet taken off in smartphones, says ABI Research – but the new iPhones will …

Apple