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Valve says Apple has rejected its Steam Link app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Earlier this month, Valve announced the impending release of its Steam Link application for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The company touted at the time that the app would allow users to experience their Steam library on their Apple devices. Now, Valve says that Apple has rejected the Steam Link …

Smart TV

US takes aim at Russian hackers who infected over 500,000 routers

The VPNFilter malware targets devices worldwide from Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear and TP-Link.<p>More than half a million routers and network devices in 54 countries have been infected with sophisticated malware, researchers from Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group warn.<p>The malware, which the security …

Cybersecurity

Some iPhone X Users Complaining of Cracked Camera Lenses

• Home<br>• News<br>• Some iPhone X Users Complaining of Cracked Camera Lenses<p>Chris Hauk - May 24, 2018<p>A growing number of iPhone X users are complaining of …

Mobile Technology

Apple patent describes likely next step in ‘Do not disturb while driving’ feature

iOS 11 satisfied one of our feature requests: a function which mutes and automatically replies to incoming messages while you’re driving. Some 781 million miles of driving data seems to support the contention that it helps to reduce distracted driving.<p>A new Apple patent application describes what …

Patents

Apple patent shows Siri providing smart replies when you can’t answer the phone

Apple is exploring ways that Siri could play a helpful role in explaining why you had to decline a phone call. As <i>AppleInsider</i> notes, a new patent shows that by factoring in context (such as your iPhone’s location or whether Do Not Disturb is enabled) and analyzing who the call is from, Siri might …

Apple

Apple downplayed ‘Bendgate’, but documents show Apple expected iPhone 6 issue

It’s very rare that Apple publicly apologizes for hardware mistakes. In fact, the company typically patches these issues with future versions of its hardware. For example, the company reinforced the iPhone 6s and later models with 7000 series space-grade aluminum to prevent wear and tear and damage …

Mobile Technology

Apple now discounting refurbished iMac Pros including upgraded 18-core models

Apple has today started offering certified refurbished models of its iMac Pro available on its website. These refurbs of the most powerful Mac yet are going for 15% off and the higher end models are also included.<p>While we’ve seen discounts on iMac Pro before, most of them have been on the base …

iMac

OS X has now outlasted Apple’s classic Mac OS

Call it macOS or OS X if you want, but today Apple’s Mac operating system passed a major milestone: overtaking Apple’s classic Mac OS by a single day.<p>Pointed out by Jason Snell of <i>Six Colors</i>, the original Mac operating system lasted 6,269 days from January 24, 1984 to March 24, 2001. The current …

OS X

Pioneer Releases Wireless CarPlay Systems

Pioneer has joined Alpine as the second electronics maker to release wireless CarPlay systems for aftermarket installation.<p>Introduced at CES 2018 in January, product listings have since confirmed that Pioneer's latest AVH-W4400NEX and AVIC-W8400NEX receivers are capable of not only wired and …

Android Auto

Internal documents reveal Apple knew the iPhone 6 was more likely to bend than previous models

Turns out #bendgate was real<p>Recently released internal Apple documents (revealed by Judge Lucy Koh as part of an ongoing lawsuit against Apple regarding touchscreen failure due to bending) has revealed that Apple knew that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones were more likely to bend than previous …

Mobile Technology

Jury sides with Apple in long-running Samsung patent case, awards $533M in damages

<b>Update #2</b>: Apple’s statement reads, “It is a fact that Samsung blatantly copied our design. We’re grateful to the jury for their service and are pleased they agree Samsung should pay for copying our products.”<p><b>Update</b>: An additional $5.3 million was awarded to Apple for Samsung’s infringement on two …

Judiciary

How to Delete or Deactivate Your Apple ID Account and Data

Apple has launched a new Data and Privacy website that enables users to request a copy of all of the data associated with their Apple ID accounts that the company maintains on its servers. The page also provides options to <b>delete or deactivate an Apple ID</b> by following the step-by-step instructions …

GDPR

Apple now lets you download a copy of all the data it has on you

Apple is now giving users the opportunity to download a copy of all the data the company has collected from them. This includes App Store and iTunes activity, Apple ID account and device information, online and retail store activity, AppleCare support history, and more.<p>The tool is part of Apple’s …

Apps

Apple Offering $50 Credit to Customers Who Paid for iPhone 6 and Later Battery Replacements From January to December 2017

Apple is providing a $50 credit to all customers who paid for an out-of warranty battery replacement for an iPhone 6 or later between the dates of January 1, 2017 and December 28, 2017, the company announced today.<p>The $50 credit is an extension of Apple's $29 battery replacement program, which went …

Customers

Apple Store hints you shouldn’t buy a new MacBook Pro until after WWDC

Apple’s online store could be hinting that a MacBook Pro refresh may happen at the Worldwide Developers Conference, which takes place in San …

Apple

Apple Accidentally Exposes New iPhone Decision

This year Apple will change its iPhone line-up dramatically. There will be three new models in three new sizes and – perhaps most surprisingly – some major price cuts. And now even Apple is giving us clues about this…<p>The eagle-eyed 9to5Mac spotted Apple has suddenly slashed the price of its USB-C …

Mobile Technology

Yup, Apple is going to crush every Android phone once again with the iPhone X Plus

Something strange is happening right now in the smartphone market: Apple no longer makes the most powerful smartphone in the world. Well actually, we …

Mobile Technology

Razer Launches New Core X External Graphics Enclosure, Adds Mac Support to Razer Core Lineup

Razer today announced the launch of its latest external graphics enclosure, the Core X, and alongside the debut of the new accessory, the company is also adding Mac support to its enclosure lineup.<p>Both the new Core X and the existing Core V2 external graphics enclosure are now compatible with all …

Razer

Apple confirms WWDC 2018 keynote livestream

Didn’t get manage to grab a ticket to WWDC 2018?<p>Don’t worry. Apple will still give you a front row seat to the keynote on June 4th.<p>Apple confirmed this afternoon that it will provide a live stream of the WWDC 2018 keynote on its website, the WWDC app, as well as on Apple TV. Even if you’re not a …

Apple

Siri is telling people it's getting a major update at WWDC

Siri's getting a makeover — at least that's what the Apple digital assistant strongly hinted at with its responses about the upcoming Apple developer …

Apple

Siri ‘leaks’ about HomePod and voice change are old news [Correction]

<i>Correction: This post has been updated to indicate that the Siri “leaks” making headlines this week appear to be leftovers from WWDC 2017. The somewhat cryptic Siri responses, which caused some confusion, appear to have been removed by the Siri team.</i><p>When asked about Apple’s upcoming Worldwide …

Apple

MacBook Pro 2018: Apple Finally Answers Butterfly Keyboard Issues

Apple may finally be solving users’ problems with the MacBook keyboards with the upcoming 2018 MacBook Pro.<p>A good number of Apple fans who bought the …

Apple

Apple reduces USB-C to Lightning Cable price amid rumors 2018 iPhones dropping USB-A

Apple’s 1m USB-C to Lightning Cable, which allows faster charging for compatible iPhones and iPads, has been reduced in price. When the cable debuted, the original price was $25 for the 1m version, and $35 for the 2m version.<p>It appears that last month, Apple quietly dropped the price of the 1m …

USB Type-C

iPhone X is top-selling smartphone in March, four others join top ten list

Five iPhones were part of Counterpoint Research‘s top ten global best-selling smartphone list for the month of March while one entry to the list is a …

Mobile Technology

Apple clamps down on calling apps in China to obey local laws

China has been giving Apple grief over more than VPN apps, it seems. The <i>9to5Mac</i> team has obtained messages telling iOS developers to remove CallKit (a framework that uses an Apple-made calling interface for other apps) from their apps if they want to continue offering those apps in China. The move …

Apps

Snapchat's controversial redesign was pushed out against warnings from designers

Snapchat rolled out a redesign earlier this year, which was poorly received by users causing the firm to revert its design decisions.<p>According to the …

Snapchat

Apple Reintroduces Financing Options in the United Kingdom

Apple has resumed offering financing options in the United Kingdom after eliminating the option earlier this year. Apple has a new financing page on its UK website, outlining its Barclays financing plan.<p>While the financing page specifically focuses on the Barclays financing options, when checking …

United Kingdom

PSA: Here’s how to check for – and remove – the Mac malware mshelper

If your Mac seems to be running at high fan rates or you’re seeing reduced battery-life for no apparent reason, you may want to check for some Mac malware that seems to be going around …<p>A couple of support threads have described people finding a process called mshelper using a lot of CPU usage.<p>From …

Computer Hardware

iOS 11.4 beta 6 for iPhone and iPad now available

<b>Update</b>: Public beta now, as well!<p>It’s only been a few days since the last beta, and now Apple has released iOS 11.4 beta 6 for testing. iOS 11.4 includes unreleased features like AirPlay 2 and Messages on iCloud. There’s also a new wallpaper for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. We’ll dig in to the new …

IPhone 8

New Samsung ad is all about Apple’s iPhone throttling mess

It feels a little more petty than Samsung’s other ads<p>Months after the controversy made headlines and angered consumers, Samsung is only now getting around to trolling Apple for throttling iPhones. A new commercial tells the familiar tale of many Samsung ads: an iPhone user gradually becomes so fed …

Apple Store