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AirPlay 2 vs Google Cast: Which You Should Actually Use

Apple and Google compete in a whole host of areas, from mobile operating systems to music platforms, so it follows that they have competing streaming media protocols as well—something that we’ve been hearing plenty about at CES 2019. But how exactly do these technologies work? And how do they stack up against each other? Read More >>

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Next Gen ‘Health Monitoring’ AirPods May Arrive Before Mid-2019

Sometimes it seems as though rumours about second generation AirPods started the day Apple announced the originals back in September of 2016. But in the two and a half years since we've seen nothing of the sort. There have been plenty of rumours, but still nothing concrete from Apple. Well the latest rumour claims an upgraded version will arrive in the first half of this year. Read More >>

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Life Without the Tech Giants

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple collectively make products that we love, products that we hate (but can’t stop using), and products that dictate how we communicate and how we are seen. Their devices and services make our lives easier than they’ve ever been before, yet more complicated in unforeseen ways. They are so ubiquitous and fundamental to our lives that their offerings have replaced core functions of our brains. We’re now realising it’s as possible to get addicted to these buttons, clicks, screens, and scrolls as it is to get hooked on nicotine or heroin. Who, after all, can deny the high that comes from an Instagram like? Read More >>

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It’s Time to Audit All the Extensions You’ve Installed on Your Browser

A lot of what we do on our computers goes through the browser, and that means any extensions you choose to add on top of that browser have a very privileged position: They can see where you’re going online, they can see the data you’re passing to and from the web, and they can send and receive data themselves. Read More >>

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The Best macOS Apps That Actually Make Good Use of the Touch Bar

It’s fair to say that the Touch Bar—that little display strip above the keyboard on newer MacBook Pro laptops—hasn’t been the most successful of Apple’s recent attempts at innovation. It mostly sits unloved and unneeded, sacrificing keys that were useful for not much benefit. There are apps that try to make the most of the Touch Bar though, and we’ve found them. Read More >>

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Maybe Now Google Can Stop Dragging Its Dang Feet on a Pixel Watch

Google announced plans today to acquire a portion of Fossil’s smartwatch technology for $40 million (30.8 million). As part of the deal, Google will also get a portion of Fossil Group’s research and development team. It’s not exactly clear at this moment what specific tech Google is shelling out for—but the acquisition paradoxically both makes a lot of sense and is a bit of a head scratcher. Read More >>

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Tim Cook on iPhone Sales: We Need to Talk About Facebook

Just in case you weren’t already aware of this, Apple is super duper serious about privacy. In a new Time opinion piece, Tim Cook reiterated the company’s old talking points about how other companies (read: Facebook and Google) turn people’s personal data into a product that they can sell, sometimes without the user knowing it’s even happening. But Apple will never do this. Apple is the good company, Cook seems to be saying, and by the way, would you like to buy an iPhone? Read More >>

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Apple Store Worker Opens Mystery Package and Finds Pound of Meth

One day, while unboxing the latest deliveries of iPhones and headphone dongles, an employee at the Grand Central Apple store in New York City came across a package that was out of the ordinary. Rather than being filled with addictive gadgets that cost a month’s worth of rent, it contained a pound of crystal meth. Read More >>

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Latest Apple Rumour Says There’s a New iPod in the Works

It’s been a long time since the iPod was Apple’s most important gadget, and while the iPod Classic, the iPod Nano, and the iPod Shuffle are no longer available, the iPod Touch is still keeping the name alive. And if rumours are true, it seems Apple’s last remaining iPod is in line for at least one more refresh. Read More >>

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Three More iPhones Are Coming

Apple doesn't do big tech conferences like CES and MWC, so we're not expecting megaleaks about their new stuff as much as we are all the other brands. But nonetheless, a new report from the Wall Street Journal suggests Apple has three new iPhones coming out this year, one with three rear cameras, another lower-cost one like the iPhone XR and... something else. Read More >>

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Samsung Joins Apple in the Revenue Estimate Hurt Locker

Earlier this month, tech giant Apple posted quarterly revenue projections of just £67 billion, much lower than its previous projections of £70 to £75 billion, setting off a “flash crash” in global currency markets. According to a Monday report by Bloomberg, its South Korea-based rival Samsung also appears to be hitting a wall right now. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Apple Is Looming Over CES

Apple never comes to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but this year, of all years, the company showed up. Sort of. Looming above the monorail station at the Las Vegas Convention Center, there’s a massive black-and-white mural with the silhouette of an iPhone and a message: “What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.” As tourists and tech journalists snapped pictures of the ad, something else was happening quietly in conference rooms along the Strip: Apple software was appearing on TVs. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Apple’s Snuck Its Way Into LG’s 2019 Televisions

Today LG announced its high-end 2019 television sets. Not anything crucial like model names or prices—just that the sets were coming and they’d be nicer than what we already have. Also, we learned that they’d support Apple AirPlay and HomeKit. Yup, Samsung and Vizio aren’t the only TV makers playing nice with Apple this year. Read More >>

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Everyone’s Hoping This Ugly iPhone XI Leak is Wrong

Apparently, 2019 is the year of the hideous camera layout. Read More >>

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CES 2019: As Apple Shifts Into Services, Its iTunes App Will Be Coming to Samsung Smart TVs

In a move that could signal a major shift in the way it does business, tech giant Apple will make iTunes movie and TV show libraries accessible from 2018 and 2019 smart TVs manufactured by Samsung, the two companies announced on Sunday. The partnership will also result in support for AirPlay 2, which allows users to stream media directly from an Apple device to an Apple TV or other compatible device, for the models of TV in question. Read More >>