Exclusive: Apple planning ‘AirTag’ name for Tile-like tracker accessory

We’ve been hearing rumors and seeing evidence about an Apple Tile-like device for tracking personal items. Now, with the release of iOS 13.2, we can confirm that this device will be called “AirTag”. more… The post Exclusive: Apple planning ‘AirTag’ name for Tile-like tracker accessory appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

FTC reportedly planning ‘record-setting’ fine against Facebook for mishandling user data

Following a report last weekend that Germany was planning to punish Facebook, a report from The Washington Post now says the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. is planning “record-setting” fines against the social media giant. The report cites three people familiar with the matter and says regulators plan to punish the company for failing […]

Sonos likely planning new satellite speaker for Playbar to add surround sound, voice control

A new FCC filling from Sonos suggests the company is developing a new satellite speaker to work in conjunction with its existing Playbar soundbar. The filing was first discovered by Variety, who explains that the satellite speaker could bring true surround sound as well as voice control – like Alexa support – to the Playbar. more… The […]

Report: Apple planning new iPhone X color option to ‘restore sales,’ updated $329 iPad coming in Q3

A new report from rumor site Macotakara this morning claims that Apple is preparing to introduce a new color variant of the iPhone X as a way to “restore sales” of the device. While details are scarce at this point, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard such a rumor… more… 9to5Mac

Instagram hits 1 million monthly active advertisers, planning booking feature for businesses

Instagram has steadily been introducing new features to its photo and video sharing service, and that appears to be paying off. TechCrunch reports that Instagram has shared it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers, up from half that in September and just 200,000 a year ago. Instagram’s user base includes 400 million daily active users with 80 […]

Apple Planning to Change 30/70 Pricing Formula for In-App Media Subscriptions

Apple is planning to alter its pricing formula for subscriptions in a major change that will benefit subscription-based apps and services like Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, and more, reports Financial Times. Apple is said to be considering changing the 30 percent fee that it currently charges and is discussing new commercial terms with media companies. At […]