Smartphone shipments to China in February fell to their lowest in six years, as consumers continued to put off handset purchases amid a slowing economy, according to data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, a government-affiliated research institute.
A California federal judge on Tuesday nixed a whistleblower’s suit accusing Apple of bringing two trainers from India into the country using B-1 visas instead of the more expensive and necessary H1-B visas, ruling there's "no exhaustive list or case law of all permissible activities" under the B-1, reports Law360.
Remember Manga Studio? That app for illustrators, comic artists and creators around the world now has a new name — Clip Studio Paint Pro — and improved features. If you’re a digital artist (or want to be), you can get a heck of a deal today on Graphixly’s Clip Studio Paint Pro at 50% off of the regular $59.99 price — just $29.99!
Bloomberg says that Apple is still hustling to sing up TV and movie studios for its upcoming video streaming service.
Spotify has filed an anti-competition complaint about Apple with the European Commission, claiming the Cupertino, California-based company limited innovation and constraining user choice by refusing to allow Spotify and other firms access to technology and information via the App Store.
Apple has filed for a patent (number 10,230,722) for “trusted status transfer between associated devices.” It involves secure methods for transferring data between your various Apple gadgets.
Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out.
Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway for an Awair 2nd Edition Smart Air Quality Monitor. We did a random pick from all of the entries received, and the winner was long-time AWT reader Tom Lisciandra. Tom was a fan of TUAW TV Live back in the days when that show was on the air once a week, and it was nice to see a familiar name as the winner.
More than 250 scientists have signed a petition urging the United Nations and World Health Organization to develop stronger guidelines regarding the potential cancer risk and other health effects caused by non-ionizing electromagnetic fields, or EMFs. They say that devices such as Apple’s AirPods may cause cancer, reports TheBlaze.
In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — Webush analyst Daniel Ives predicts that Apple’s upcoming video streaming service has a good chance to reach 100 million subscribers somewhere between 2022 and 2024. That would bring in $7 billion to $10 billion in annual revenue.
Spend a lot of time using your MacBook in a public place? If you leave the computer for just a minute — perhaps to get a drink of water in a library or to order another latte at your favorite coffee shop — the chances of it “walking away” in someone else’s hands multiply exponentially. Beepify is an app that plays a really loud and annoying alarm if someone tries to steal your Mac, and we have a lifetime subscription to the app for $39.99 (or get a one-year subscription for $19.99).
Apple has applied for a patent (number 10,231,044) for a “portable listening device system” that hints at future AirPods with mini-displays and buttons. We’re not talking big displays, obviously, but ones that can indicate battery life, for example. Any buttons on future AirPods would allow you to do things such as easily terminate phone calls.
It's been a while since the last episode of the Tangible Tech podcast, and we have a good one for you. A lot of us are fascinated by the idea of self-driving cars, and in this episode your host Steve Sande looks into the present and future of this technology. Steve's crystal ball is pointing towards the late 2020s before we see a lot of self-driving cars on the roads around the world, but in this podcast we look at the 5 levels of automation and what they entail...and what it's going to take to get to Level 5.
Do you spend a good deal of time in front of your computer screen or mobile devices? I do. And it’s taken a slight toll on my eyes. As a result, I have a pair of prescription reading glasses.
Qualcomm and Apple were at it again on Friday in their ongoing patent battle. The former claimed an Apple lawyer made an “utterly baseless” accusation of witness tampering against the San Diego-based tech giant and its counsel from Quinn Emanuel.
In this Apple World Today video quick tip, we show you how to change settings in the macOS Screenshot utility to do away with the floating thumbnail that shows up on the screen.
The Apple event at which the company is expected to announce its long-awaited TV and movie subscription service, as well as a subscription version of the Apple News service, has been announced for March 25, 2019 at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park Campus in Cupertino, California.
New Zealand filmmaker, actor, and comedian — best known for directing Thor: Ragnarok — is developing an adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s 1981 film, Time Bandits for Apple as a TV series, reports TheWrap.
PCMag surveyed mobile operating system use across the country. Apple's iOS won out in 36 out of 50 states at 54% of respondents overall, with Android coming in at 42%. Two percent chose none.
Security researchers at Adversis, a cybersecurity firm, have found dozens of companies inadvertently leaking sensitive corporate and customer data because staff are sharing public links to files in their Box enterprise storage accounts that can be easily discovered, reports TechCrunch.