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Past articles by Roger:

Verizon intros new batch of 'unlimited' plans, including four with Apple Music [u]

Verizon on Friday announced five new "unlimited" phone plans, four of which offer extended access to Apple Music. [Updated with elaborated throttling details] → Read More

Apple sued over spellcheck functions on Mac, iPhone & iPad

An app developer for Apple's older Macs is suing, arguing that a large number of Apple devices and apps violate patents related to spellchecking technology. → Read More

10.2-inch budget iPad reportedly due in 'late third quarter'

Apple's rumored 10.2-inch replacement for the current 9.7-inch iPad should ship in the "late third quarter," a report claimed on Thursday. → Read More

Apple's AirDrop & Wi-Fi password sharing features can potentially expose critical ID data

Wireless features like AirDrop and Wi-Fi password sharing on iPhones, Macs, and other Apple devices can expose exploitable data, according to a recent report -- but there are two easy solutions. → Read More

Review: Swagtron's SwagCycle Pro is a fun and easy ride, but underpowered

Swagtron's SwagCycle Pro is a fun, iPhone-enhanced "last mile" transportation option, if catering to a narrow niche. → Read More

Apple Card arrives in US this August

After a long incubation period, the Apple Card will finally reach the U.S. public sometime this August, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed during Tuesday's quarterly results call for the third quarter of 2019. → Read More

How to stream the second set of 2020 Democratic debates on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV

The second round of Democratic debates ahead of the 2020 U.S. Presidential elections are happening 8 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31. Here's how to tune in from any Apple device you might have. → Read More

Google's Pixel 4 phone implementing system similar to Apple's Face ID

Google on Monday previewed a pair of features coming to its Pixel 4 smartphone, including "Face Unlock," apparently directly competing with the Face ID technology on Apple's X-series iPhones. → Read More

DOJ approves merger of T-Mobile & Sprint, but states' lawsuit awaits [u]

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Friday that it has approved a proposed $26 billion-plus merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, though with major concessions, and a lawsuit from 13 state attorneys general still pending. [Updated with Dish's multi-billion payouts] → Read More

Apple's own 5G iPhone modem could arrive as soon as 2021

Apple is working to have an internally-designed 5G modem ready by 2021 -- a year ahead of prior rumors, according to one report. → Read More

Review: Awair's Glow C sensor makes sense mostly for problem air

Announced on Wednesday, the Awair Glow C is an air sensor, smartplug, and nightlight all in one, and works well at diagnosing air quality issues -- but there's no HomeKit support, and you'll want an attached fan, dehumidifier, or other accessory to make the most of it. → Read More

2020 iPhone may adopt iPad Pro-style ProMotion displays

Next year's iPhones could adopt 120-hertz refresh rates, giving their displays the same level of responsiveness as the iPad Pro, according to one leaker. → Read More

Review: Grado's GW100 headphones make open-back wireless affordable

There may be superior-sounding open-back headphones, but you'll be hard-pressed to find anything better than the Grado GW100 that's both wireless and affordable. → Read More

Review: IFROGZ's Airtime earbuds are sabotaged by unreliable connections

IFROGZ's Airtime wireless earbuds do surprisingly well as a budget AirPods alternative, but flaky connectivity means you should probably turn elsewhere. → Read More

iOS 13 & iPadOS bug said to allow unauthenticated access to usernames & passwords

A bug in the current iOS 13 and iPadOS betas reportedly allows people to bypass security and access usernames and passwords in the Settings app -- though in practice, the issue is a relatively minor threat. → Read More

Apple's first BBC comedy production is 'Alabama' starring Imelda Staunton

Apple and the BBC are working on their first comedy co-production, a show starring Imelda Staunton, probably best known to Americans as Dolores Umbridge in the "Harry Potter" movies. → Read More

Apple Park worth $4.17 billion, is one of the world's most expensive buildings

Apple Park, already known to be one of the most valuable corporate headquarters in the world, is specifically worth $4.17 billion when including land, furniture, computers, and other items, according to Santa Clara County. → Read More

'Sign in with Apple' may only limit tracking, not eliminate it

"Sign in with Apple," launching alongside this fall's iOS 13, will make it harder for advertisers and other parties to track people -- but data collection is possible, a report indicated on Thursday. → Read More

Foxconn's Wisconsin factory starting production in May 2020 with just 1,500 jobs

Foxconn will launch its controversial Wisconsin factory in May 2020, Governor Tony Evers said this week, but the display and network hardware facility will only start up with 1,500 jobs. → Read More

New Apple iPhone ad sells Face ID as the perfect lazy sign-in option [u]

Apple on Monday premiered a new iPhone TV ad, "Nap," concentrating on the minimal effort needed to use Face ID. → Read More