Apple Stores: New Maine Mall location opens; sessions with The Big Draw continue through October

Apple’s only retail store in Maine reopened today in a significantly larger and more modern space at The Maine Mall. South Portland customers lined up this morning to explore the location’s first redesign since opening more than 11 years ago. more… The post Apple Stores: New Maine Mall location opens; sessions with The Big Draw […]

Craig Federighi says scheduled iMessage feature is ‘something we continue to consider,’ lyrics visualizer slated for iOS 13.1 in Music app

iMessage is a rich messenger platform with its own App Store and features like end-to-end encryption. However, advanced features like scheduled iMessages could make it an even more robust service. Recently an Apple user reached out to Craig Federighi about this feature request and got a detailed response about how the company is considering it. […]

IDC: Smart home market to grow 27% in 2019, Apple to continue gaining traction

IDC is out this week with a look at the smart home market in 2018 and predictions for 2019. According to IDC data, the global smart home device market is expected to grow 26.9 percent year-over-year to 832.7 million shipments. more… The post IDC: Smart home market to grow 27% in 2019, Apple to continue […]

This week’s top stories: Apple discontinues the iPod nano & shuffle, iPhone 8 leaks continue, & all-new betas

In this week’s top stories: Apple discontinues the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, new beta releases, and iPhone 8 leaks and speculation continue. Also this week, we received new details about Apple Park, Trump made a promise for U.S. Apple factories, and more. Read on for the full roundup… more… 9to5Mac

Apple’s Tim Cook condemns Trump decision to back out of Paris climate accord, promises corporate efforts will continue

Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an internal email to employees on Thursday saying that while a personal appeal to President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the Paris climate agreement failed, corporate environmental efforts will continue. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Should Apple continue including adapters/cables with new iPhones? [Poll]

Last December Ben wrote a thorough opinion piece on the topic of what port we may see in future iPhones and also asked for readers’ feedback. The majority of pollsters shared they believe Apple won’t incorporate USB-C in the iPhone this year, with 30% thinking 2018 could be the year, 19% saying ‘Never,’ and 18% ‘Later.’ […]

Qualcomm to continue supplying Apple with chips despite $1B lawsuit, considering legal rebuttal

Qualcomm is expected to continue supplying modems and other components to Apple despite facing a $ 1 billion lawsuit over patent royalties and a related U.S. Federal Trade Commission action involving the Cupertino tech giant, according to a report on Monday, AppleInsider – Frontpage News

iOS Device Ransom Attacks Continue to Target Users in U.S. and Europe

A few years ago, a number of users in Australia were victimized by attackers remotely locking iPhones, iPads, and Macs using Find My iPhone on iCloud. Compromised devices typically displayed Russian ransom messages demanding payments of around $50 to $100 for the device to be unlocked. A ransom message targeting a Mac in 2014 with […]

Pandora reaches $90M settlement to continue playing pre-1972 music

While revealing its Q3 earnings earlier today, Pandora announced that it will pay $ 90 million to labels in royalties as a settlement to play music released prior to 1972. Federal copyright laws didn’t start protecting sound recordings until 1972, meaning that copyrights of clips released prior to then are governed by state laws (via WSJ). Pandora […]