Tag Archive: Apple


Apple is banning Google from distributing internal iOS applications

Facebook’s not the only one feeling Apple’s heat.

Earlier this week, Apple made a bold move by banning Facebook from distributing any of its internal iOS apps. Google quickly responded by choosing to disable its Screenwise Meter internal app, but that apparently wasn’t enough. Now, it’s been reported that Apple has also chosen to ban Google from its internal app distribution.

According to a report from The Verge:

Apple has now shut down Google’s ability to distribute  [Read More…]

This rare deal on the refurb Apple Homepod will have you singing to Siri

This one-day deal could sell out at any moment, so don’t wait!

Now’s your chance to snag the Apple Homepod at one of its best prices ever. Today only, or while stock lasts, Woot is offering refurbished models of the speaker in your choice of white or black for $ 239.99 each. That’s a savings of $ 110 off its regular price direct from Apple and via retailers like Best Buy. Shipping at Woot is free for  [Read More…]

Select Verizon Wireless customers can get Apple Music for free

Hey Siri, let’s save money.

Starting on January 17th, select Verizon Wireless subscribers will get Apple Music for free. The offer is extended to users Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans. Typically, Apple Music costs $ 10 per month, but those lucky customers will be getting the service for exactly $ 0 extra. It’ll be bundled in with your plan and won’t change or end until your plan does.

It’s worth noting that Above Unlimited and Beyond  [Read More…]

CordCutters Podcast Episode 10: Did Apple Win CES?

When was the last time a feature — and not a product — made a splash like this in Vegas?

Did Apple really win CES (insofar as anyone “wins” CES) with getting AirPlay 2 on all those TVs? (And iTunes movies and shows on Samsung’s stuff?) I dunno. On one hand, yes. It’s a big deal. But on the other hand, it shouldn’t really surprise anyone. Apple had to do this if it really is going to have its own  [Read More…]

Apple putting iTunes and AirPlay 2 on Samsung Smart TVs

Apple iTunes Samsung Smart TV

After getting Apple Music onto Amazon Echo smart speakers late last year, Apple is now working with another surprising partner.

Samsung has announced that its 2019 Smart TV models will include iTunes Movies and TV Shows as well as Apple AirPlay 2 support. These televisions will be available starting this spring. What’s more, support for these features will be made available in 2018 Samsung Smart TVs via an impending update.

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Apple lowers revenue guidance for Q1 due to fewer iPhone upgrades than expected

iPhone XS Max

Apple today issued a note to investors, and it contains some interesting info regarding iPhone sales.

Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared a letter to his company’s investors to warn that Apple is revising its guidance for the fiscal Q1 2019 quarter. The Cupertino firm now expects revenue of $ 84 billion, down from the estimate of $ 89 billion to $ 93 billion that it previously expected to see.

As for  [Read More…]

Apple ordered to stop selling iPhones in China due to patent infringements

Qualcomm has scored another victory in its ongoing dispute with Apple.

Qualcomm and Apple have been at each other’s throats for seemingly endless months over various patent disputes, and in the latest development of this saga, Qualcomm’s seeing another victory. In a press release issued by the company on December 10, 2018, it announced the following:

The Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court in China has granted the Company’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four Chinese subsidiaries of  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Echo devices will gain support for Apple Music in mid-December

Get ready for it.

Amazon today announced that Apple Music support is coming to its Echo lineup of speakers in the coming weeks, allowing Apple Music subscribers to ask Alexa to stream their favorite songs, artists, albums, and more. Users will also be able to stream Beats 1 live and play any of the curated playlists from Apple Music editors or ask for their preferred algorithmically-generated radio stations.

While you’ve already been able to stream to your  [Read More…]

Project Fi is apparently coming to phones from Samsung, OnePlus, and Apple

Not all Project Fi features will be available on the new devices.

Project Fi initially launched with support for just one phone (the Nexus 6) back in 2015. It’s since expanded to the Pixel series and select devices from Motorola and LG, and according to what appears to have been a broken embargo, Project Fi is considerably expanding its phone support once more.

Per the BGR post that has since been taken down, Project Fi will soon  [Read More…]

Amazon’s finally selling the Apple Watch, and the Series 3 is just $299

GPS and Cellular.

The Apple Watch Series 3 38mm GPS + Cellular is down to $ 299 on Amazon. That prices matches other Black Friday deals we’ve seen from retailers like B&H and Best Buy, and you can still find similar prices at B&H. The Best Buy deal has expired, though, and the same watch is $ 329 there.

The 38mm deal price of $ 299 also works on the model with a Silver case and white  [Read More…]