In addition to its slew of other releases, Apple on Tuesday opened up its AppleCare+ support service to its line of headphones. Starting today, you can added AppleCare+ to any pair of AirPods or Beats headphones for just $29.
Apple on Friday issued a statement in regards to a report from Google’s Project Zero on iOS security that popped up last week. The message accuses the team of security analysts of “stoking fear among all iPhone users” and reassures customers that “iOS security is unmatched.” We’ve got the full note below.
Apple is working to add major new features to its digital assistant Siri such as on-the-fly machine translation and the ability to have a back-and-forth conversation about health problems, reports The Guardian. The details were gleaned from leaked internal documents obtained by the outlet, located in a section titled ‘fall 2021’ upgrades.
Longtime Apple hardware engineering executive Rubén Caballero has left the company, The Information reports. Caballero was in charge of working with suppliers to integrate modems into Apple’s smartphones, and was spearheading its efforts in the 5G space.
Anki, the San Francisco-based robotics and artificial intelligence startup, has announced that it will be closing its doors. Despite being featured on-stage at Apple events and raising more than $200 million in funding, the company says it has run out of money and options, forcing the company to shut down.
Apple has quietly launched a new YouTube channel dedicated to its new Apple TV service. First spotted by MacStories, the channel offers a mix of trailers for upcoming movies and TV shows, celebrity interviews, behind the-scenes-footage and more.
BlackBerry announced on Thursday that it will be closing its once-popular messaging platform next month. The company says the consumer-side of the BBM service will officially shut down on May 31st, but it plans to keep the enterprise version online for the foreseeable future, and it will be opening that up to all users.
Amazon on Thursday announced that customers in the U.S. are now able to listen to streaming music for free via Alexa. The service is of course support by ads, and is extremely curated, but you won’t need a membership with Amazon Prime or its Music Unlimited plan—just an Alexa-enabled device.
Apple’s recently-announced settlement with Qualcomm didn’t come cheap, according to UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri. In a research note released Thursday, Arcuri said the iPhone-maker likely paid between $5 and $6 billion to put a stop to the bevy of legal battles between the two companies.
Samsung handed out review units of its new $2,000 folding smartphone to journalists this week, and it doesn’t seem to be going very well. Multiple reviewers hit social media on Wednesday to say that their Galaxy Fold handsets are suffering from a debilitating display issue after just a few days of use.