Essence Group, a provider of IoT [Internet of things] solutions for security, connected home and healthcare, has joined Apple, the Zigbee Alliance, and others as a member in the "Project Connected Home over IP" initiative.
Apple has been granted a patent (number 20200174583) for “computer systems with finger devices for sampling objects attributes.” It involves using finger devices (not gloves) to control Macs, iPads, and perhaps the rumored “Apple Glasses.”
Apple has been granted a patent (number 20200174284) for a ‘head-mounted display device with vision correction” that hints at “Apple Glasses” that can be equipped with prescription lens for those of us who have to wear glasses.
In a note to investors — as noted by AppleInsider — lead analyst Samik Chatterjee says he thinks that Apple TV+ could hit 100 million paid subscribers by fiscal year 2025.
Reuters reports that startup founded by ex-Apple Inc engineer has come up with a system that would help engineers troubleshoot manufacturing problems remotely. This, of course, could be a lifesaver in situations just as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Apple has appointed Ipsita Dasgupta as the country manager of India to head its services that includes its app stores, Apple Music, iCloud, and Apple TV+, reports HerStory.
More counties are turning to the Apple/Google developed tech for COVID-19 contact tracing, reports Reuters. The article says that Switzerland, Latvia and Italy have opted for Bluetooth short-range radio for their apps, based on the tech that securely logs exchanges on the smartphones of people who have been near each other.
Allergy sufferers have it bad, first when plants and trees first bud out and then when they start producing pollen. One sure way to get some relief is to use an air purifier with a HEPA filter, and today we have a deal on the Allergy Pro 200 Air Purifier for just $109.99. With one of these in your bedroom or office, you’ll breathe a lot easier.
Apple has hired Amazon exec Jim DeLorenzo to head up sports for its Apple TV + streaming service, according to a Recode tweet.
An independent repair shop in Norway has lost an appeal over the import of "counterfeit" Apple iPhone screens. An appeals court affirmed a judgement over shop owner Henrik Huseby, who’s now “on the hook” for not just destroying what Apple calls "counterfeit" iPhone screens he bought from China, but also for Apple's legal costs of about US$26,000, reports AppleInsider.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared an open letter called “Speaking up on racism” regarding the death of George Floyd and others. You’ll want to read the entire letter, but here are the first three paragraphs:
Pascal Cagni, Apple's former head of Europe, Middle East and Africa, is raising a new 80 million euro (about US$88 million) for his venture capital firm, C4 Ventures, reports CNBC. He said he may put founders in contact with Apple, but it is "very, very rare."
Reuters reports that federal judge says Apple must face part of a lawsuit claiming it fraudulently concealed falling demand for iPhones, especially in China, leading to tens of billions of dollars in shareholder losses.
Apple's five remaining Italian stores will reopen Thursday, June 4. The stores are Apple il Leone, Apple Piazza Liberty (pictured), Apple Oriocenter, Apple Fiordaliso, and Apple Carosello.
As noted by AppleInsider, tweets by the Fudge and L0vetodream accounts, claims that iPad Pro models with A14X processors, mini-LED screens, and 5G connectivity will arrive in the first half of 2021.
With COVID-19 restrictions being eased in various parts of the world, many people are beginning to venture out to beaches, campgrounds, and parks to enjoy life again. The MOGICS Coconut Portable Waterproof Light ($36.99) is foldable and completely waterproof, so it can go everywhere you go regardless of the weather.
A report from supply chain blog Macotakara — as translated by 9to5Mac — says the fourth generation iPad Air will offer USB-C connectivity, while the iPad mini will stick with Lightning connectivity. Currently, the only Apple table with USB-C is the iPad Pro.
As noted by MacRumors, Apple Maps vehicles will begin surveying Belgium and the Netherlands during June, per the list of locations maintained on Apple's website.
The US$29.99 USB-C Wireless Charging Dock for Apple AirPods from Satechi is a one-trick pony that does its track very, very well. The dock is impressively small (2.28 x 1.75 x 0.48 inches and 1.21 ounces) and plugs into any Type-C device. Once connected, just place the AirPods wireless charging case onto the pad to top off the AirPods or AirPods Pro.
Joe Kissell has updated “Take Control of Apple Mail” to the 5th edition. In the latest episode of MacVoices, he joins host Chuck Joiner to discuss some of the nastier bugs in Apple Mail, including one that can lose data, explains why you may want to avoid column view, and why recovering a specific message from your backups can be a challenge. He discusses the evolution of the program, and why it is both powerful and frustrating.