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Apple launches Research app, US users can enroll in three health studies

The Apple Research app is now available to download for iPhone and Apple Watch. Users in the United States can sign up to be part of three health studies; Women’s Health, Heart and Movement, and the Hearing Study. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More. → Read More

TwelveSouth's AirFly Pro wireless headphone jack adapter now available at Apple Stores

TwelveSouth today announced that its AirFly Pro Bluetooth adapter dongle, the latest addition to its range of AirFly accessories, is stocked at Apple Stores worldwide. AirFly lets you connect any 3.5mm headphone jack to a Bluetooth headphones like AirPods. New to the AirFly Pro is the ability to also transmit in the other direction … … → Read More

Bloomberg: Apple prepares deals to offer a bundle of Apple Music, News+ and TV+ in 2020

Apple is apparently working on changing its partner deals in order to launch a bundle of Apple Music, Apple News+ and Apple TV+ “as soon as 2020” according to a new report today from Bloomberg. Apple has reportedly negotiated a new deal with publishers participating in its News+ service that would see them take a … → Read More

Apple announces new 16-inch MacBook Pro: scissor switch 'Magic Keyboard', louder speakers, $2399

Apple today announced the new high-end 16-inch MacBook Pro which replaces the existing 15-inch lineup. The new MacBook Pro heralds the return of scissor switch keyboard with a ‘Magic Keyboard’, a six-speaker system, up to 8-core processor, and up to 64 GB RAM. The new keyboard brings back a physical Escape key and 1mm of … → Read More

Data Saver for Apple TV+: How to use less data watching Apple TV shows

Apple TV+ offers its original television shows and movies at a very high quality, with higher streaming bandwidth than any other service. However, this also means Apple TV+ uses a lot of data. Here’s how to change the playback quality settings to save on data usage, especially useful if you are streaming on cellular with … → Read More

Apple TV app launches on Amazon Fire TV devices [update]

Update: The Apple TV app is now also available on the Amazon Fire TV Cube. Apple today released the Apple TV app for Amazon TV devices, starting with the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and the older HD model. Support for Fire TV (3rd generation penchant design) and some other models is coming soon. The TV app … → Read More

Apple celebrates Veterans Day with homepage tribute

Apple has added a nice banner to the top of its homepage today in celebration of American veterans, as today is Veterans Day. The banner reads “Here’s to the brave ones”, a clever homage to both Veterans Day and Apple’s classic “Here’s to the crazy ones” ad campaign. The homepage reminds visitors that veterans and … → Read More

Goldman Sachs releases statement in response to 'sexist' Apple Card allegations

David Heinemeier Hansson recently brought attention to a potential issue with Apple Card applications, where his wife received a much lower credit limit than his own. Steve Wozniak also shared a similar story. The ‘algorithm’ was claimed by Hannson to be sexist and discriminatory. In a tweet, Apple card issuing bank Goldman Sachs has now … → Read More

tvOS 13.3 adds setting to put back the Up Next queue on the Apple TV Top Shelf

Apple redesigned the Apple TV home screen with tvOS 13 allowing for full screen panoramic previews in the Top Shelf area. However, at the same time, it also changed the content of the Top Shelf for the TV app from the user’s personal Up Next queue to ‘What to Watch’, a selection of top television … → Read More

Hands-on: Netatmo Weather Station combines indoor and outside sensors with excellent HomeKit integration

The Netatmo Weather Station has existed as a product for a while, but only recently added HomeKit support, which is what piqued my interest. I’ve been testing the Netatmo Weather Station for about a week, and I think it is really great. Any drawbacks originate from weaknesses in the HomeKit standard; these are Apple’s problems … → Read More

Apple reportedly 'thrilled' with Apple TV+ launch, drawing millions of viewers on debut weekend

Apple is said to be “thrilled” with the initial reception to the Apple TV+ lineup and its four main shows; The Morning Show, See, For All Mankind, and Dickinson. According to Hollywood Reporter sources, and corroborated by Variety, the four hero shows saw millions of viewers over the first three days of availability. Average viewing … → Read More

Episode 4 of The Morning Show, See, and For All Mankind now available on Apple TV+

We now can work out what Apple’s exact schedule will be for Apple TV+. On a weekly basis, new episodes of its flagship shows are released at midnight Eastern Time. Today, new episodes of The Morning Show, See, and For All Mankind are now available to watch. The fourth episode of The Morning Show is … → Read More

iPhone 11 Pro scores 117 in DXOMark camera quality test, ranked in third place

The reliability of DXOMark’s testing is often questioned and argued about. Camera quality is subjective, etcetera etcetera. With that disclaimer out of the way, the publication today released its test results for the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Apple’s 2019 flagship scored 117 on its smartphone camera test, ranking third behind the Huawei Mate 30 Pro … → Read More

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials now available as Safari extension

DuckDuckGo used to offer a Safari extension for its Privacy Essentials suite — available for Chrome and Firefox browsers — but it was removed due to platform changes in how Safari extensions worked last year. However, now it’s back… DuckDuckGo says that new API features in Safari 13 allow them to bring back the extension. … → Read More

Apple revenue growth in China remains uncertain as paid services like TV+ are blocked in the country

As highlighted in a report from Bloomberg today, the opportunities for Apple revenue growth in one of its biggest markets, China, are unclear as the company has been unable to launch its new paid services in the region due to strict local laws concerning content availability and censorship policy. This year, Apple put a big focus … → Read More

BritBox launches in the UK for £5.99/month as streaming wars heat up

Following the launch of Apple TV+ last week and the upcoming release of Disney+, the streaming wars are just getting started. BritBox has been available in the US for a while. Today, it launches its subscription offering for UK customers. As UK broadcasters fear becoming obsolete in the wake of the popularity of video-on-demand services … → Read More

Apple TV+ Plus Guide: Here's all the Apple TV shows and movies available now

Apple TV+ is Apple's new streaming service for original TV shows and movies. Here's the entire TV guide, everything you can watch for your $4.99 per month subscription. New Apple originals are added every month. → Read More

Health Records integration now available for US veterans in the Apple Health app

As promised earlier in the year, the Health Records feature in Apple Health is now available for veterans in the United States and surrounding territories. Following a summer testing period, iOS device users who receive care through the Veterans Health Administration can set up Health Records integration to see details like medications, lab results and … → Read More

Apple iPad market share grows by 4% in third quarter, stronger mix of iPad Pro sales

This week, Strategy Analytics released its latest tablet industry report detailing market share across all global manufacturers. According to the estimates, Apple’s iPad continues to be strong. Market share grew by 4% in Q3 2019 compared to the same period last year, or about 10.1 million shipments. Overall tablet sales fell by 4% with only … → Read More

Tomorrow's Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit will feature 'surprises from the Apple product team'

The yearly Final Cut Pro X summit starts tomorrow. Whilst the conference is technically run by an external group, it is one of the few third-party events that Apple actively participates in. In 2018, for example, Apple set up demo stations for the new version of Final Cut Pro running on the latest Apple hardware. … → Read More