[Update: Company responds] Viral FaceApp raises concern about how personal photos are being used

Update #3: In a statement to 9to5Mac, FaceApp has addressed some of the privacy concerns. The company says it “might store” some uploaded photos in the cloud: We might store an uploaded photo in the cloud. The main reason for that is performance and traffic: we want to make sure that the user doesn’t upload […]

New York City teen sues Apple for $1B after being falsely linked to a string of Apple store thefts

In a lawsuit filed in New York today, 18-year-old Ousmane Bah is suing Apple for a whopping $ 1 billion. Bah alleges that he was falsely arrested for a series of thefts from Apple stores due his name being falsely linked to the face of the actual thief. more… The post New York City teen […]

Apple being sued because two-factor authentication on an iPhone or Mac takes too much time

A class action suit has been filed that accuses Apple’s two-factor authentication of being too disruptive to users, taking too much time out of a user’s day when it is needed, and abusive since it can’t be rolled back to a less safe login method after 14 days. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

AirPods with wearable battery strap currently being crowdfunded, promises four full charges

Though the rumors of AirPods 2 continue to ramp up, new accessories for the wireless buds continue to pop-up, including this creative battery strap designed to give the buds four full charges, Air.Wear. more… The post AirPods with wearable battery strap currently being crowdfunded, promises four full charges appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Apple uses human curation of Apple News to keep it from being ‘total crazy land’

Apple has for the first time allowed a reporter to cover the human curation process used to pick which news stories are included – and featured – in the Apple News app. The Cupertino company is unusual in having people, not algorithms, pick its top stories. That approach is highly controversial, giving around a dozen […]

Nikkei reiterates iPhone X production being cut in half, leaving Samsung scrambling for OLED buyers

A new report from Nikkei today explains that by lowering iPhone X orders, Apple has left Samsung scrambling to find new customers for its OLED panels. The report explains that Samsung initially ramped up production to meet demand for the iPhone X, but now faces excess capacity as Apple reportedly cuts the device’s production… more… […]

Opinion: Why I’m resigned to my next MacBook Pro being worse than my current one

Regular readers will know that I still have a 17-inch MacBook Pro as my main computer. It’s almost five years old now, which is a relatively long time in Mac terms, and an absolute age for someone who usually does poorly when it comes to resisting shiny new tech. But when Apple stopped selling the machine, […]

Apple acknowledges reports of personal music files being deleted, iTunes update coming next week to hopefully fix

Apple has officially acknowledged community reports of inadvertently deleted music, with users left with missing tracks in their libraries that may never be recovered, in a statement to iMore. The company says that it is pushing an iTunes update next week with ‘safeguards’ to pre-emptively prevent data loss. However, Apple says it cannot reproduce the issue in internal testing so the […]

iMessage, iTunes, Apple TV, more being affected by widespread Apple outage

Update: Apple’s system status page now reflects that the issues have been resolved. Apple this evening appears to be suffering from a widespread outage, affecting a number of its online services. According to the company’s status page, The issues began roughly half an hour ago and are affecting the App Store, Apple TV, iBooks Store, […]

Tim Cook: Component Cost Breakdowns on Apple Products Are Nowhere Close to Being Accurate

During today’s Q2 2015 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that Apple Watch margins are lower than the company average, and on a followup question about those margins in the context of the Apple Watch Edition’s high price, Cook commented on the inaccuracy of estimated cost breakdowns on Apple products. “I haven’t seen [them […]