Category: Apple

Gazelle, a popular place to sell your iPhone, ends its trade-in program

In a press release, Gazelle, a popular destination to sell your used iPhone, has announced that it is closing down its trade-in program. According to the post, the company will no longer accept trade-ins as of February 1, 2021. We’re saying goodbye to our trade-in option – here’s what you need to know. Beginning February 1st,

How to fix Macbook Air battery life problems

The MacBook Air is one of Apple’s most popular products, and indeed its most popular Mac. The most recent iteration brings with it an Apple M1 SoC while retaining features like dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, a Retina display, and SSD storag It also has a theoretical battery life of up to 18 hours, though yours is always

Apple Stores booking appointments amid coronavirus

Apple customers can now book in-person appointments at the chain’s retail stores. The tech giant, which reopened a number of locations with coronavirus safety measures like social distancing and in some cases allowing only people inside who had a specific product in mind, will let customers schedule visit times with its Apple Store “Shop with a Specialist” option. The feature will

Apple’s online-only WWDC starts on June 22nd

Apple announced today that its free, online-only Worldwide Developers Conference will take place starting on June 22nd. The company said back in March that WWDC, which is typically a large in-person conference held over the course of a week, would be a “completely new online experience” taking place in June. WWDC was changed to an

Apple iPhones, iPads Vulnerable to Hackers by Flaws in Mail App

Apple Inc. plans to release a patch after the cybersecurity company ZecOps Inc. found vulnerabilities that may have allowed hackers to exploit iPhones, devices used by hundreds of millions of people. San Francisco-based ZecOps discovered two “exploitable vulnerabilities” in Apple’s mail app and alerted the company, which released a beta update this month. The company

How Apple and Google’s Social Distancing Maps Work

YOU’RE PROBABLY AWARE that your phone tracks your location. It’s how Google can tell you which restaurants are nearby, and how Facebook can tag the bar you’re in, and Apple can tell you where you left your iPhone if you’ve misplaced it. Now Apple and Google are turning that mass of data into a tool

How you’ll use Apple and Google’s coronavirus tracking tool

Earlier today, Apple and Google announced a Bluetooth-based COVID-19 contact tracing platform that could alert people if they’ve been exposed to the novel coronavirus. Contact tracing is a huge component in ending mass pandemic “stay-at-home” orders, and while phone tracking can’t replace traditional methods like interviews, it can supplement them. Google and Apple are using