Logic Pros Review: Cypher2 has stellar sound design tools & 500+ MPE presets

FXpansion recently released the new Cypher2 software instrument for all major DAWs. It comes packed with hundreds of new 5D touch sounds and sound design capabilities, so we couldn’t wait to give it a run for Logic Pros. The fully-featured instrument features an impressive array of effects along with a powerful oscillator section and more. […]

PSA: Belkin’s Valet & last-gen PowerHouse charging docks aren’t compatible w/ iPhone XS

In addition to the charging USB issues some iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max users are facing, users of the Belkin PowerHouse and Valet docks have found them not compatible with Apple’s newest smartphones. Belkin has acknowledged the issue, but hasn’t offered any details on why. more… The post PSA: Belkin’s Valet & last-gen PowerHouse […]

Apple reportedly signs lease for offices near upcoming Mount Vernon Square flagship store

A new report outlines Apple’s apparent plan to establish an office presence near its upcoming store in Washington, D.C.’s former Carnegie Library. According to the publication Bisnow, Apple has signed an agreement to lease a full floor of the Anthem Row development at 700 K St. NW. more… The post Apple reportedly signs lease for […]

Apple hit with patent infringement suit over iMessage & FaceTime encryption tech

Apple has been hit with another lawsuit today that alleges features such as iMessage and FaceTime infringe on the patents of Finnish company MPH Technologies. As detailed in the suit, MPH apparently tried to license the patents to Apple in 2016 and 2017, but to no avail. more… The post Apple hit with patent infringement […]

Patent lawsuit takes aim at Apple’s encrypted iMessage and FaceTime services, VPN technology

A lawsuit filed in federal court on Thursday alleges certain aspects of Apple products, including iMessage and FaceTime, infringe on multiple patents owned by Finnish holdings firm MPH Technologies, which attempted to license its IP to Apple in 2016. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Supreme Court ruling on Apple App Store fee case not expected until mid-2019

Benjamin Schachter of Macquarie Research expects that the Supreme Court’s verdict on a long-running suit over developer’s fees in the App Store will be heard soon, but the ruling won’t come down until early 2019, and any possible financial impact is at least a year away. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Teen who hacked Apple’s servers receives probation as ‘1TB of sensitive info’ is recovered

Last month, an Australian high school student was found to have been repeatedly hacking into Apple servers, downloading what was initially believed to have been 90GB of “secure files.” Now, that teenager has been handed his punishment. more… The post Teen who hacked Apple’s servers receives probation as ‘1TB of sensitive info’ is recovered appeared […]

Apple fully endorses federal privacy legislation, Bud Tribble tells US Senate hearing

We heard earlier this month that Apple VP Guy ‘Bud’ Tribble would be testifying at a Senate hearing into the possibility of federal privacy legislation – and, as expected, he has told the Senate that Apple is fully in favor of the idea … more… The post Apple fully endorses federal privacy legislation, Bud Tribble […]

Publications reportedly embracing Apple News for ad revenue potential, not immediate returns

News outlets have seen extensive growth in readership within Apple News as of late, with many prioritizing its audience over other forms of distribution. The only issue? Few — if any — have been able to actually monetize it, according to a new report. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Rachio 3 smart sprinkler system adds HomeKit and Siri integration with free software update

Elgato’s smart hose attachment led the way (reviewed) with sprinkler integration in HomeKit earlier this year. Today, Rachio is announcing the first smart sprinkler controller ($ 229) with HomeKit integration. After a simple set up process, users can control their sprinkler through the Home app or using their voice with Siri. You can now ask your […]