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Mike Wuerthele


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Recent articles by Mike:

Apple Health Records now available to veterans across the US

Apple's plan to include Veteran's health records in the iPhone Health app has come to fruition, with all US veterans eligible for VA health care now able to access records in the app. → Read More

Apple contributing $2.5 billion to fight housing shortage in California

Apple has announced a $2.5 billion plan to not just aid in the shortage of housing in California, but to ease the escalating costs for renters and homebuyers. → Read More

Here's how to play ambient sounds on your HomePod

One of the features that Apple added to the HomePod with the 13.2.1 update is the ability to play ambient sounds. Here's how to get them to play until you tell them to stop, or on a timer. → Read More

Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2019 earnings report and conference call

Following the publication of its final fiscal quarter of 2019 results, encompassing July through September, Apple provided additional detail surrounding the particulars of the report during an hour-long conference call. → Read More

Apple gets FCC approval for Mac Pro, release imminent

On Wednesday morning, Apple was granted FCC approval for the forthcoming Mac Pro, with historical precedent suggesting strongly that preorders for the unit will start very soon. → Read More

If you updated your HomePod to 13.2, do not reset it or remove it from the Home app

Apple has withdrawn the HomePod 13.2 update. If you've had a successful update, you're fine -- but do not reset the HomePod, nor remove it from the Home app, or you're going to have a problem that will require service. → Read More

Apple debuts $249 AirPods Pro with active noise cancellation

After weeks of speculation, Apple has announced AirPods Pro, featuring Active Noise Cancellation and improved sound. → Read More

If you've got an old macOS install image, it will probably stop working today

If you're like us, you've got a pile of macOS installers of various vintages lying about ready to go at a moment's notice. The problem with that is, the certificates on most of them them expire today, making them useless. → Read More

Images of 16-inch MacBook Pro reportedly in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2

A reference to a "MacBook Pro 16,1" and images in the macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta suggest that the long-rumored refresh and new size of the MacBook Pro is coming relatively soon. → Read More

Some Apple, FaceBook, Amazon, Google documents for US antitrust probe submitted

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has confirmed that Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all started sending data for examination -- but not everything that has been requested yet. → Read More

Apple's Beats debuts $299 Solo Pro noise cancellation headset with H1 chip

Beats has debuted the new Solo Pro, its first on-ear, noise-cancelling headphones featuring Apple Audio sharing and Lightning for charging. → Read More

'iPhone SE 2' with A13 will cost $399 says Ming-Chi Kuo

Ming-Chi Kuo is telling investors that Apple's rumored "iPhone SE 2" will arrive in the first calendar quarter of 2020, at a bargain price. → Read More

Apple again pulls police monitoring app from Hong Kong app store

In an ongoing saga, Apple has again pulled the law enforcement-monitoring HKMap Live app from the Hong Kong app store, and it appears that it is gone for good this time. → Read More

Editorial: Microsoft has learned some lessons from Apple, and that benefits us all

At an event on Wednesday, Microsoft debuted a lot of hardware, some of it surprising, and some of it not. But, instead of embracing the standard, Microsoft is starting to do more with controlling the hardware from top to bottom -- a trick it learned from Apple. → Read More

'iPhone SE 2' not dead, but won't be the same size as the original says Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the iPhone SE 2 is imminent and will launch in the spring, much like the original iPhone SE did -- but it may not be exactly what fans are looking for. → Read More

Review: The 10.2-inch iPad is more of the same, and that's not a bad thing

Almost a footnote to the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, Apple announced the new seventh generation 10.2-inch iPad for 2019 at its "By innovation only" event. The new iPad isn't revelatory, and is an enlargement of an iteration that Apple delivered in 2018 with the education-focused sixth-generation iPad. → Read More

Review: The Apple Watch Series 5 leaves the competition in the dust

The 2018 Apple Watch Series 4 brought a lot to the table, and the Apple Watch Series 5 hasn't added a lot. But, Apple has added where it counts, and importantly, kept the same price point. → Read More

Apple Watch Series 5 teardown reveals bigger battery

Repair mavens iFixit have torn apart the new Apple Watch Series 5, and have detailed not just a larger battery, but the teardown has also shown an improved ambient light sensor on an x-ray image of the device. → Read More

iPhone 11 Pro review - Buy for the better camera, stay for the battery life

Pre-release, Apple took a lot of heat for what was predicted to be a very minor iteration with the iPhone 11 Pro. What was actually delivered is anything but inconsequential. → Read More

Editorial: The NSA remains uninterested in our safety in calling for encryption weakening

The National Security Agency's general counsel, Glenn S. Gerstell, has written an editorial in which he does not once mention the term "encryption backdoor." And yet, that's what it's all about, again. → Read More