Tag: apple

  • iCloud.com gets a redesign

    Apple gave us a glimpse of its iCloud.com redesign last month, and now the redesign is officially available to everybody. The new dashboard view feels a lot more useful than the previous design, and you can tell that there have been some subtle refinements. Apple will need to continue to refine and improve its web […]

  • iPhone Analytics

    Michael Tsai: I have always preferred to share usage information with Apple because I believe in providing the engineers with as much information as they would need to keep improving the products, not just for me but for all users. However, as Apple shifts to providing ads, I’m not sure if I would still be […]

  • Global smartphone market fell 9% in Q3 2022

    Canalys: In Q3 2022, the global smartphone market recorded its third consecutive decline this year, dropping 9% year-on-year, marking the worst Q3 since 2014. The gloomy economic outlook has led consumers to delay purchasing electronic hardware and prioritize other essential spending. This will likely continue to dampen the smartphone market for the next six to […]

  • An open letter to Tim Cook about Final Cut Pro

    An open letter to Tim Cook about Final Cut Pro, signed by editors and post-production pros around the world by Scott Simmons – ProVideo Coalition: There is no doubt that Final Cut Pro has come a long way since it’s introduction many years ago. We’ve seen an architecture change with Libraries, multicam added, a new […]

  • A Billion iPhone Users

    Above Avalon: A billion people now have iPhones. According to my estimate, Apple surpassed the billion iPhone users milestone last month. Thirteen years after going on sale, the iPhone remains the perennial most popular and best-selling smartphone. Competitors continue to either shamelessly copy iPhone or, at a minimum, be heavily influenced by the iPhone. Looking […]

  • Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple’s monstrous efforts to protect its customers' privacy

    The Register: Facebook has apologized to its users and advertisers for being forced to respect people’s privacy in an upcoming update to Apple’s mobile operating system – and promised it will do its best to invade their privacy on other platforms. The antisocial network that makes almost all of its revenue from building a vast, […]

  • Epic Games Sends Emails to Fortnite Players Blaming Apple for New Season's Unavailability

    Epic Games email to players via MacRumors: Apple is blocking Fortnite updates and new installs on the ‌App Store‌, and has said they will terminate our ability to develop Fortnite for Apple devices. As a result, the Chapter 2 – Season 4 update (v14.00), did not release on iOS and macOS on August 27. Apple […]

  • App stores, trust and anti-trust

    Benedict Evans: Specifically, Apple tried to solve three kinds of problem. Putting apps in a sandbox, where they can only do things that Apple allows and cannot ask (or persuade, or trick) the user for permission to do ‘dangerous’ things, means that apps become completely safe. A horoscope app can’t break your computer, or silt […]

  • Arm processors: Everything you need to know

    ZDNet: Apple Silicon is the phrase Apple presently uses to describe its own processor production, beginning last June with Apple’s announcement of the replacement of its x86 Mac processor line. In its place, in Mac laptop units that are reportedly already shipping, will be a new system-on-a-chip called A12Z, code-named “Bionic,” produced by Apple using […]

  • Apple/Google coronavirus API: not one US state is yet using it

    9to5Mac: An analyst of the US contact tracing landscape paints a depressing picture. Not a single US state currently offers an app that uses the Apple/Google coronavirus contact tracing API — and only four states plan to do so. Others have launched GPS-based apps that raise immediate privacy concerns and are unlikely to see significant […]