Apple leans on Chinese staff more following years of COVID restrictions

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Apple had to make some major changes to the way it worked with assembly partners during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a greater reliance on Chinese engineers due to travel restrictions preventing most U.S.-based trips. Apple’s highly secretive nature and high level of control over the supply chain previously involved the company sending out hundreds of […]

Apple to restructure services business to focus more on advertising, streaming

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Apple’s Eddy Cue is reportedly working to shake up the company’s lucrative Services business in order to focus more on streaming and advertising. Apple Services Cue, who serves as Apple’s senior vice president of Services, is already updating the responsibilities of several key executives in the segment, Business Insider has reported. The company has reportedly […]

Customer trapped in Apple & FedEx blame game over lost Apple Watch

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An Apple Watch owner who wanted his device repaired had trouble, after Apple and FedEx both refused to take the blame for a missing parcel. Dedham, Massachusetts resident Vic Son was stuck in a battle between FedEx and Apple over who should take responsibility for a lost-in-transit Apple Watch. A problem that could’ve been fixed […]

How to make NFC automations to use with your iPhone

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Using the Shortcuts app on your iPhone, you can automate common tasks with just a tap. Here are some useful ideas from logging your coffee consumption to starting your workout. Scan NFC tags to trigger automation routines When Apple originally added the ability to trigger automation via NFC tags, we showed how to set up […]

Format wars enter the AR era as Safari lacks support for competing WebXR standard

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Industry insiders claim Apple’s lack of support for WebXR is holding Augmented Reality on the web back, but that’s only if you ignore the standards Apple already supports. ARKit enables users to see 3D objects in overlaid on the real world WebXR was created by a coalition of companies that included Meta, Google, Samsung, Mozilla, […]

Applications open for Apple's WWDC in-person developer Special Event

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Developers can now apply for a free place at Apple Park to watch the WWDC 2022 keynote video, and explore a new Developer Center. Randomly selected developers will attend an in-person special event during WWDC 2022 Apple previously announced its developer Special Event was coming, but now qualifying developers are able to apply to join. […]

Apple deal alert: Amazon reissues $250 discount on 1TB 14-inch MacBook Pro

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After selling out last month, Amazon’s best-of-the-web MacBook Pro deal is back, discounting Apple’s upgraded 1TB 14-inch MacBook Pro by $250. Kicking off the Monday sale is a $250 price cut on Apple’s upgraded 14-inch MacBook Pro. This high-end retail model (MKGT3LL/A) is equipped with Apple’s M1 Pro chip featuring a 10-core CPU and 16-core […]

WhatsApp is getting larger groups, file transfers, and emoji reactions


Meta is introducing new WhatsApp features like single file transfers of up to 2GB in size, and bigger groups of up to 512 members. The company is also rolling out Reactions on WhatsApp that lets you send any of these 6 emojis — thumbs up, laughter, heart, crying, shocked face, and folded hands. Larger groups […]