NEWS

14
Jul

11-year-old California girl says her iPhone 6 exploded, Apple investigating

An 11-year-old girl from California claims that her iPhone 6 recently caught fire. Kayla Ramos says that she was holding her iPhone in her hand when she saw sparks and threw the device across the room. As detailed by 23ABC, Ramos said that the iPhone 6 burned holes in a blanket once she threw it. She added that she generally

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10
Jul

Facebook smacked with record $5 billion fine by FTC over privacy violations

Reported by The Wall Street Journal this afternoon, sources have shared that the FTC has approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook over privacy violations that will end its probe into the company that started over a year ago. Hitting Facebook with this $5 billion settlement dwarfs the previous record penalty as Google paid $22.5 million to the FTC

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8
Jul

Sony announces USB-C hub with UHS-II SD and microSD card reader, 100W power delivery, more

Sony has unveiled a new USB-C hub today aimed at professional photographers and videographers that features a UHS-II SD and microSD card reader to support the fastest possible transfers. The hub also features HDMI, USB-A, as well as power delivery up to 100W. Sony detailed its upcoming MRW-S3 hub in a press release: Professional photographers, videographers and creators no longer

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5
Jul

2019 13-inch MacBook Pro teardown reveals soldered-down SSD, slightly larger battery, modular ports

iFixit has gotten its hands on the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro that was released this week, giving a detailed look at the changes under the hood. The base 13-inch Pro has a marginally larger battery, modular ports, but now has a soldered-down SSD. The teardown also checks out the notebook’s keyboard and more. iFixit found a few positive aspects with

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3
Jul

MacBook Pro user shares images of fire-damaged laptop amid Apple’s recall program

Last month, Apple announced a recall of what it said was a “limited number” of older MacBook Pros. At the time, Apple explained that certain 15-inch MacBook Pro units contained a battery that “may overheat and pose a safety risk.” New images now offer a closer look at the outcome when that happens. First spotted by PetaPixel, 15-inch MacBook Pro

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3
Jul

Anker launches 60W PowerPort Atom MacBook charger as a Prime Day-exclusive

Anker is taking advantage of Prime Day 2019 by launching its new 60W PowerPort Atom III Wall Charger as part of Amazon’s exclusive offerings in July. The latest from Anker delivers an affordable alternative to Apple’s official wall chargers, while still packing a 60W output via USB-C. Today’s news is a follow-up to the previous generation model announced earlier this

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3
Jul

Tim Cook slams WSJ report on Jony Ive’s departure from Apple as ‘absurd’

The Wall Street Journal yesterday published an intricate report detailing how Jony Ive’s role at Apple had evolved since the launch of the Apple Watch. In a rather unprecedented move, Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to that story — calling it “absurd” and saying it doesn’t “match with reality.” The Wall Street Journal report offered details on Ive’s role

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2
Jul

iOS 13 beta 3 suggests new wired method for transferring data between devices

Earlier today, Apple released the third developer betas of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS Catalina. While new betas are usually focused mostly on performance improvements and bug fixes, it’s not uncommon for new features to be discovered. While looking into the code changes between iOS 13 beta 2 and iOS 13 beta 3, we noticed

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1
Jul

Apple now under third privacy investigation in Ireland; other tech giants too

Apple is now under a third privacy investigation in Ireland, this time looking at whether the company fully meets GDPR requirements in regard to a data access request from a customer. Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law imposes a wide range of strict privacy rules on companies, one of which is that a customer has a right to see

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23
Jun

How to check if your MacBook Pro is affected by the fire safety risk battery recall

Do you have a 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro? Follow along for how to check if your MacBook Pro is affected by the battery recall that Apple just announced. Apple shared that some of its MacBook Pro batteries suffer from a fire safety risk. Specifically, it’s the Mid-2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro that was sold between 2015-2017. Apple has determined that,

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