Category Archives: Apple News

DuckDuckGo Moves to Apple Maps for Mapping-Related Queries

DuckDuckGo has staked its reputation on being the privacy-centric search engine, putting it at the opposite end of the spectrum from Google and their appetite for all of your data. Up until recently, DDG had used a conglomeration of services, including OpenStreetMaps, for mapping and location information related to search queries. Now they have made the move to Apple Maps.

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I Only Have One Reason to Care About Apple’s AirPower

Is Apple’s AirPower finally about to show up? There have been rumors on two or three occasions, but this time they may actually be real. Now the reports say that the AirPower has finally entered production. We all know that the supply chain is where the best Apple leaks come from, so game on.

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Is Apple Going 5G in 2019? Remember the Difference Between Considering and Doing

According to a report from Reuters, Apple is considering using either Samsung or MediaTek to supply 5G modems for their 2019 iPhones. You read that right. Apple is considering moving to the latest network technology as soon as it rolls out. This is something that Apple has never done, even sticking with the anemic 2G EDGE instead of going with 3G right off the bat. They later waited an extra year before going to LTE. Is Apple about to change course?

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What’s Coming from Apple in 2019? Signs Point to Software and Services

As already discussed, 2019 looks like an interesting, but not necessarily groundbreaking year for Apple in hardware. Fear not, as software and services are poised for a big, possibly even breakout, year.

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Apple Turned Back the Clock at CES 2019

It was almost like 2008-2012. We all know Apple never shows up to CES, but they never really had to. There was a time when, no matter what happened at the show, they were still the main story. The show floor would be packed to the gills with iPhone accessories and apps. In the first years of the iPad, when it launched in the late Winter and Spring, it dominated the conversation among the tech press.

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Apple Makes a Big Splash at CES with Samsung TV Partnership

Just when people start to count Apple out, just when their reach seems to be diminishing just a bit, they come out of nowhere and make a big splash. Yesterday, Samsung announced that their new SmartTVs will have support for iTunes movies and TV shows starting this Spring. The TVs will also include support for Apple’s AirPlay 2, giving them two of the primary features of the Apple TV.

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Tim Cook’s Turning Point

Photo Source: @tim_cook on Twitter

Analysts that cover Apple finally got to be the broken watch that’s right twice a day. After so many botched predictions, at last they got to celebrate calling a slowdown in iPhone sales. While there are some who did have sound financial reasoning behind their predictions, I have a hard time giving any respect to many who just threw crap against the wall until it finally stuck. But to the few who called this based on sound analysis, a tip of the proverbial cap for sticking to their guns when the rest of us thought they were crazy a couple of months ago.

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What’s Coming from Apple in 2019? How About Some Hardware

Another year over and a new one ready to begin. There was certainly no shortage of Apple news in 2018, but that’s the past and the future’s coming fast. What will it have in store for all of us Apple fans? Here are some predictions for hardware coming in 2019.

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Cydia Shuts Down Purchases, Pointing Toward the End of Jailbreaking

It’s been a long time since I’ve jailbroken an iOS device, but I still felt a little nostalgic when I read that Jay “Saurik” Freeman was shutting down payments on Cydia. For those like myself who have been around iOS since the beginning, jailbreaking was a near-essential part of the iPhone and iOS experience. It added features, but more than that, it added FUN. Some of the jailbreaks were as easy as clicking a button in a browser, while others were like solving a Rubics Cube, which just added to the experience.

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J. J. Abrams and Jennifer Garner Back Together Again for Series with Apple

I have been keeping up with news about Apple’s coming video service for quite some time. There are plenty of big name actors, directors and producers already lined up, but there hasn’t been anything that has really grabbed my attention up to now. However, that changed today.

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The Qualcomm-Apple Saga is Really Getting Old

Apple accuses Qualcomm of predatory business practices. Qualcomm accuses Apple of infringing on patents. Apple won’t pay Qualcomm and tries to get their patents invalidated. Qualcomm sues Apple and files for injunctions. Apple counter-sues. Apple won’t use Qualcomm’s modems anymore, hitting them where it really hurts. Qualcomm accuses Apple of sharing secrets with their rival Intel, which they may actually have some proof of. Maybe this will actually make it trial someday. And then it will be appealed…indefinitely. And on, and on, and on, and on…..

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