Earlier this month, a functioning Apple-1 hit the auction block through Christie’s auction house in the UK. The machine was expected to fetch as much as $630,000, with the auction house providing a range of $378,000 to $630,000.
Back in April, former iCloud engineer Eric Krugler joined the education company Clever. As detailed in an installment of Making the Grade, Clever is a single sign-on service for K-12 students. This week, Krugler sat down with Clever to talk more about his role.
A few weeks ago, we published an article where Tim Cook said that Apple had acquired 20–25 companies in the past six months. Cook mentioned that Apple generally is looking at smaller companies and eyeing “talent and intellectual property“. I have an idea on a company who would fit in very nicely at Apple given its current strategy. Apple should buy The Athletic. more…
Apple may have another Gatekeeper security flaw on its hands. Researcher Filippo Cavallarin has detailed a macOS vulnerability that he said would let attackers install malware without the usual permission request. As Gatekeeper considers network shares to be ‘safe’ locations that don’t require permission checks, an intruder just has to trick the user into mounting one of those shares to run the apps they like. A maliciously crafted ZIP file with the right symbolic link could automatically steer you to an attacker-owned site, for example, and it would be easy to trick someone into launching a hostile app — say, a virus masquerading as a document folder.
Canucks won’t have to sit on the sidelines while their Apple Watch-toting friends in the US, Europe and Hong Kong perform electrocardiograms. Apple has confirmed that it’s bringing the Watch Series 4’s ECG app and irregular heart rhythm detection to Canada “as quickly as possible” following an approval by Health Canada on May 16th. While the company hasn’t narrowed down a time frame, the most likely candidates for a debut are either watchOS 5.3 (which entered beta testing in mid-May) or the expected watchOS 6 release in September.
Apple has snapped up a company called Tueo Health, which was working on an app to help parents monitor asthma symptoms of their sleeping kids, according toCNBC. The startup’s CEO and chief operating officer switched their employer to Apple on LinkedIn late last year, which is when the deal seems to have closed. Apple declined to comment to Engadget on the report.
Apple has reportedly purchased a small California-based startup called Tueo Health, CNBC reports. The health-focused company further expands Apple’s medical-related portfolio. Here’s how the firm described their mission prior to joining Apple:
OWC recently launched its brand new Aura Pro X2 SSD upgrade kits up to 2TB, allowing MacBook, Mac mini and Mac Pro users to upgrade their SSD in as a little as 15 minutes. For a limited time, you can get $25-$50 back on your next OWC purchase when you buy the new OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD upgrades for Mac.
Head below for a full look at specs for the new SSD upgrades and details on the promo:
The popular writing app for Mac and iOS, Ulysses, is set to launch a new update next week that will bring what the company calls the world’s first “full-featured split view editing on iPad.” Also arriving with the update is expanded support for publishing directly to blogs.
After a multi-year delay, GE’s smart home brand ‘C by GE’ is finally adding HomeKit to some of its products. To take advantage of today’s app update, you need the C-Reach hub — which is what will actually connect to your HomeKit setup.
What did Apple mean when it said it changed materials to improve the keyboard on 2019 MacBook Pros? You should now have a better idea. iFixit has torn down the laptop to reveal at least a pair of changes to the butterfly mechanism that might affect reliability. To start, the switch cover now appears to be made from polyamide (aka nylon) instead of polyacetylene — it’s not certain just how this improves the situation, but it’s a conspicuous change. There also seem to be changes to the metal dome switch, possibly involving either a new alloy or heat treatment. The added resilience could prevent the switches from breaking or deforming due to wear and tear, heat or other common culprits.
A conversation this morning got me thinking about the different categories of smart home tech.
I’ll be the first to admit that I love gadgets for their own sake. If there’s a low-tech way of doing something and a hi-tech way of doing it, I’ll tend to favor the hi-tech option even where the benefit is marginal.
My partner is not of the same view. She’s not a Luddite by any means – she has an iPhone, iPad, Mac, and appreciates some hi-tech solutions – but for her, the default option is the traditional way of doing things. Any technological wizardry has to justify itself.
This results in some negotiations about the devices we have in our apartment, which led me to the conclusion that there are three categories of smart home tech …
This week at the Philadelphia-based LIGHTFAIR 2019 Conference, ET2 Lighting announced a new series of smart multicolor lights. The brand’s new products enter with unique designs that are made of premium materials. Plus, taking advantage of the Friends of Hue program, ET2’s three new styles of light will integrate with HomeKit, Alexa and Assistant and more. Head below for more details.
Apple’s WWDC is almost here, with its Keynote happening on Monday, June 3rd. While the event is expected to focus on new software features, some hardware can be expected. The company is said to be announcing a new generation of the Mac Pro, as well as a new professional display.
Apple surprised everyone with the announcement of the 2019 MacBook Pro generation earlier this week, featuring updated Intel processors and what Apple called ‘new materials’ for a revised third-generation keyboard.
It will take time before we know for sure if Apple’s fourth attempt at a modern laptop keyboard will be reliable but at least today we get a better understanding about what’s new this time around as iFixit has just completed their teardown.
A new iOS 13 concept shared today by Álvaro Pabesio visualizes what Apple’s next mobile operating system could bring based on many of the real expectations we have for the update. That includes a desktop extension feature for Mac/iPad, revamped Mail, Reminders, a fresh volume HUD, Dark Mode, and more.