I saw a really interesting app for my Mac the other day that I'd love to use. It looks cool and does useful things. What stopped me in my tracks, however, is that the developer priced the app as an annual subscription. Subscriptions for apps that don't need subscriptions have become so common that at this point, I practically consider it a selling point when a dev charges a one-time fee for a perpetual license.
Apple popped up in the news this week after both U.S. Attorney General William Barr and President Trump publicly called for the company to help unlock iPhones used by the Saudi Air Force cadet accused of perpetrating a terror attack on a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, FL in December. Apple's pushing back, and make no mistake: Your privacy is on the line here. iPhone encryption should matter to all of us.
Apple has launched a replacement program for some Smart Battery Cases made for the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR. Under the terms of the program Apple will replace eligible battery cases free of charge.
Apple pushed the iPhone, the iPad and even the iPod touch in new directions in 2019. After almost 10 years, the iPad's finally worth its own operating system. Last year Apple pushed iOS in new directions, so what's in store for this year?
It was only last month that we heard about a collaboration between Apple and Oprah - a documentary involving a case of sexual assault in the music industry. Now the deal is off, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Bushfires continue to ravage Australia, drawing relief efforts from around the world. In late December Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Twitter that Apple would donate to help efforts. Now the company is making it easier for customers in the United States and Australia to donate, through their respective Red Cross organizations.
How long do you expect to keep using your gear? Or are you shopping for a sweet deal on an older iPad? The 9.7-inch iPad Pro first appeared in March of 2016, which means it's nearing its fourth anniversary. Four years is pretty long for a mobile device - how does an iPad Pro that old hold up in 2020? That's the question iDB video editor Harris Craycraft recently sought to answer.
You can run Mojave and Catalina on the same Mac in a dual boot setup and without reformatting or repartitioning your Mac's storage thanks to APFS, the file formatting system that Apple made ubiquitous with Mojave's release. Great if you need to use apps that won't run on Catalina, but still want to use what Catalina has to offer. Here's how.
This week Apple TV+ made news for signing HBO's former CEO and his new production company in a five-year exclusive deal. As Apple's star begins to ascend in streaming video content, a former Apple Music exec sees scalability limits in its future.
Some new statistics from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) got me thinking about how streaming has utterly transformed the music business, and my own personal relationship with music. 80% of recorded music industry revenue now comes from streaming services, compared with 7% a decade ago. Streaming has reshaped the music industry, and it's also reshaped our personal relationship with music.
I think 2019 will best be remembered as a transitionary year for the Mac. It won't be remembered as a revolutionary year, anyway. Apple refreshed the non-pro iMac and MacBook Pro in the first half of the year, improved the MacBook Air and made it more affordable, then later rolled out the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the Mac Pro. It also introduced macOS Catalina, which added some great features and functionality to the Mac while also creating some headaches for developers and users.
A 2019 review of Apple reveals lots of changes afoot for the company - some iterative changes to products, explosive growth in segments including wearables and services, and a strong push for the pro creative market to finish the year.