Tag Archive: Apple


How to watch the Jones vs. Reyes UFC 247 fight on Apple TV

UFC 247 will put two-time light heavyweight champion Jon Jones against as-yet undefeated contender Dominick Reyes. We’re still almost a week out from the match, and already the two are throwing shade at one another, with Reyes pre-emptively claiming Jones has never fought anyone as athletic as he is.

In other words, this is one bout that you won’t want to miss. And you don’t have to. Here’s how you can purchase and watch the match on your Apple TV.

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Huawei surpassed Apple in smartphone sales for 2019, trailing Samsung

Samsung lead the pack with nearly 300 million units sold.

What you need to know Huawei took the second-place spot in the smartphone market from Apple in 2019. It raked in sales of 238.5 million units, compared to Apple’s 196.2 million. The biggest winner, though, was Samsung, with 296.5 million shipments during the year.

Despite overwhelming pressure by the U.S., Huawei says it can handle anything else the Trump administration throws its way. And the numbers seem  [Read More…]

Apple engineers have a proposal to standardize 2FA messages

It could prevent users from accidentally entering their code on a phishing site with the wrong URL…

What you need to know Apple engineers have unveiled a proposal to standardize the format of two-factor authentication. It has suggested the use of a new SMS format for one-time-passcode messages. The new format would include the website the code is meant for, information that could be automatically extracted by a browser or app.

Apple WebKit engineers have unveiled a  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 457: Apple vs. Google vs. encryption; Sonos; Nearby Sharing

It’s a precarious balance between security, privacy, and convenience. A report from Reuters that Apple dropped plans for end-to-end encryption of iCloud backups after the FBI complained helps frame a conversation between Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Martonik, and Daniel Bader about the differences in approach between iOS and Android backup strategies. High value hacking targets such as Jeff Bezos also highlight security vulnerabilities.

The crew also discuss backlash against Sonos regarding use of legacy products along side newer devices.  [Read More…]

Apple may have ditched encrypted backups, but Google hasn’t

Google offers end-to-end encryption for Android backups, and it won’t be able to decrypt the data if you lose access.

A bombshell report from Reuters suggests Apple ditched end-to-end encryption for iCloud backups at the behest of the FBI. Citing several former Apple employees and FBI officials, the publication notes that Apple planned to switch to end-to-end encryption for iCloud — putting it on the same level as iPhones and iPads — but reversed course after consulting  [Read More…]

Apple, Googe and Facebook used market dominance to cripple competition

“Big Tech is bent on expanding until it does absolutely everything”

What you need to know A group of small tech firms has told Congress that Apple, Google, and Amazon used market dominance to crush them. Sonos, Tile, Basecamp, and PopSockets all appeared before a House antitrust committee on Friday, January 17. They all told stories of how larger tech companies used their market dominance to cripple competition.

Sonos, Tile, Basecamp, and PopSockets have all testified to  [Read More…]

Samsung’s true wireless headphone sales in 2019 couldn’t compete with Apple

Apple ranks first with a 54.4% share after shipping 58.7 million units in 2019.

What you need to know Apple dominates the true wireless headphone market with over 50% of sales. Xiaomi comes in second with 8.5% of the market. Samsung is a distant third after shipping 7.4 million units in 2019 for 6.9% of the market.

When Apple introduced the AirPods, it pretty much created an entirely new category of headphones. One where Bluetooth earbuds cut  [Read More…]

TiVo’s Apple TV and Roku apps “currently on hold”

That’s according to Ted Malone, VP of consumer products and services…

What you need to know TiVo has confirmed that its Apple TV and Roku apps are currently “in limbo”. VP of consumer products and services Ted Malone first revealed the news during an interview at CES 2020. A TiVo spokesperson later said this was “inaccurate”, then provided a statement that said exactly the same thing.

TiVo’s VP of consumer products and services Ted Malone has revealed  [Read More…]

Withings ScanWatch has the one feature everyone wishes the Apple Watch had

It’s not just sleep tracking. It’s sleep apnea detection.

At CES 2020, Withings launched its latest high-end hybrid smartwatch, the ScanWatch. Using a similar design as Withings Steel HR, the ScanWatch has a round watch design with an analogue face. In the top center of the face, there is a PMOLED display that will show text messages and notifications, as well as, your heart rate, steps walked, calories burned, and more. It’s biggest new feature is an  [Read More…]

Samsung and Apple dominate postpaid phone sales in the U.S.

For postpaid phone sales in the month of December 2019.

What you need to know Apple and Samsung account for over 90% of phone sales at carriers in the U.S. This was revealed after analysis firm Wave7 Research conducted a survey among the top four wireless carriers in the U.S. during the month of December. The Google Pixel lineup accounted for 2-4% of sales while OnePlus was even lower with 2.3%.

When it comes to buying a  [Read More…]