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Apple News is the most-viewed news app in the UK, but BBC is used for more time

In figures for December 2021, Apple News saw 13.2 million users, or over a quarter of UK internet users, beating BBC News for overall user base, but not time viewed. New figures from the UK's Press Gazette says that 27% of all internet users aged over 15, used the Apple News app in December 2021. On average, each person spent 93 minutes using it across the month, or 1.2 billion minutes in total...

'Joe Danger' crashing back into App Store after appeal from parent of autistic child

The creators of 'Joe Danger' have relaunched the game on the App Store , making it again playable on the latest iOS — because an autistic boy's parent asked them to. As of 2017, older 32-bit games ceased working in the then-current iOS 11. It was because of the move to 64-bit apps, and Apple had been warning developers since 2014 .One such app was "Joe Danger," a successful racing game that beg...

What to expect from Apple's Q1 2022 earnings report later today

Apple will announce quarterly fiscal results for the first quarter at about 4:30 PM ET today, and it is expected to be a blockbuster quarter. Here's what to expect from the company's call with investors, and what Wall Street thinks. Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri The company will announce its Q1 2022 results on Jan. 27 and hold an hourlong investor call at 2 p.m. Pacific Time (5 p.m. E...

Future AirPods may ID wearer and tailor features to protect owner's privacy

If future AirPods do not recognize who is wearing them, they could automatically block personal information such as Siri relaying text messages. Maybe you're not very likely to casually hand over your AirPods Pro and say "listen to this." But you can do it, they can listen to the music playing through them from your iPhone. And of course your AirPods can be stolen.Whatever the reason, there can...

Apple TV+ buys 'Cha Cha Real Smooth' for $15 million at Sundance

Apple TV+ has turned again to the Sundance Film Festival, making this year's biggest deal for writer/director Cooper Raiff's "Cha Cha Real Smooth" movie. Cooper Raiff and Dakota Johnson in "Cha Cha Real Smooth" (source: Sundance) In 2021, Apple paid $25 million to outbid rivals vying for that year's Virtual Sundance Film Festival hit, "CODA." Now while it's paid $10 million less for "Cha Cha Re...

Apple working on tech to allow iPhones to directly process credit cards

Small businesses may soon be able to accept credit and debit card payments directly through the iPhone's onboard NFC chip without the need for external hardware. In August 2020, it was reported that Apple purchased Mobeewave, a payments technology startup that developed a method allowing smartphones to be used as mobile payments terminals.Now it appears that the Cupertino-based tech giant has p...

International drama 'Pachinko' premieres on Apple TV+ on March 25

"Pachinko," an adaptation of a New York Times best-seller of the same name, will make its way to Apple TV+ this spring. Image Credit: Apple The upcoming series tells a story of love that takes place on journeys between Korea, Japan, and America. Apple describes the series as "an unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning." Read more...

New iOS, iPadOS and macOS updates fix many security issues, including Safari bug

Apple's latest batch of software updates patch a number of vulnerabilities, including a Safari flaw that could have leaked browsing data and another bug that may have been used in the wild. Apple MacBook Pro model The Cupertino tech giant on Wednesday released iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3 , macOS Monterey 12.2 , and other software updates to the public. Most of the updates had few to no new features a...

Fanhouse rolls out 50% surcharge on in-app purchases, to offset 30% App Store fees

Content creator app Fanhouse, which protested the App Store's 30% commission in 2021, has introduced in-app purchases that include a 50% surcharge to compensate for Apple's cut. Fanhouse app Apple threatened to remove Fanhouse from the App Store in 2021 if it didn't bring its in-app purchases into compliance with its developer guidelines. The company on Wednesday announced its solution to that ...

First law proposed that specifically targets misuse of AirTag by stalkers

While stalking is illegal in general, new legislation proposed in Pennsylvania would specifically make misuse of Apple's AirTag punishable by law. AirTag is a tracking device for finding misplaced objects The legislation proposed by House member John Galloway is a direct reaction to all of the reports surrounding abuse and stalking related to AirTag. Even though Apple didn't invent stalking, th...

Apple gets five DGA nominations for 'Ted Lasso' and commercial direction

The Directors Guild of America has recognized directors for three "Ted Lasso" episodes and multiple Apple commercials with nominations for the DGA Awards. Apple recognized by DGA awards for Ted Lasso and ads Apple continues to be recognized by various industry awards programs, this time by the Directors Guild of America in the TV, commercial and documentary categories. The nominations are for t...

Apple fixes server problem that caused iCloud sync issues for developers

Apple has told multiple developers that it has fixed an underlying server issue that has been causing iCloud syncing issues since at least November. iCloud on devices The problem prevented third-party apps from syncing properly across Apple's platforms. It has been ongoing for at least a couple of months, leading some developers to criticize Apple's apparent lack of action Read more...

Benchmarks show that Intel's Alder Lake chips aren't M1 Max killers

New benchmark tests confirm that the Alder Lake Core i9 processor features significant performance gains compared to its predecessor, but the flagship Intel chip is still not going to unseat the M1 Max as an overall package. Apple's M1 chip series Intel had previously claimed that its Core i9 processor beat out Apple's most powerful M1 Max chip. But although recent PCWorld benchmarks analyzed b...

Apple issues watchOS 8.4 update with bug fixes, security updates

Apple has shipped a minor update to watchOS 8.4, one which likely only contains bug fixes and security updates. Apple's new watchOS 8.4 update went live on Wednesday, and is available for Apple Watch Series 3 and later models.It's available as an over-the-air update. Users can also install the update manually in the Watch app on an iPhone , given that the Apple Watch is at least 50% charged and...

Apple's tvOS 15.3 and HomePod software 15.3 updates ship with stability & performance improvements

Apple has seeded tvOS 15.3 and HomePod software 15.3 to the public, with the new updates focusing mainly on platform stability, bug fixes, and ecosystem improvements. The tvOS update will be installed automatically, but it can be manually installed onto an Apple TV via the Settings app as well. Users can update their HomePods from the Home app on iOS or macOS.Updates to tvOS are generally incre...
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