Category: Apple

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

T-Mobile customers can now pay their monthly bill using Apple Pay

T-Mobile has been working with Apple Pay for a little while now. It was the first wireless carrier in the United States to offer 3% Daily Cash to customers using Apple Pay to make purchases in its retail stores. Now, it’s bringing those rewards to customers paying their monthly bill and making purchases online. As

Apple might launch a budget-friendly ‘iPhone 9 Plus’

It looks like Apple might not only release an iPhone 9 (or iPhone SE 2), but an iPhone 9 Plus as well. According to 9to5Mac, the iOS 14 code contains hints of a larger version of the phone. The iPhone 9 has been rumored for a while now, with recent reports suggesting it would launch

Apple bans coronavirus games and entertainment apps from App Store

Apple publicized restrictions on coronavirus-themed apps over the weekend and part of the tech giant’s decision bans games and entertainment related to the respiratory outbreak. The iPhone maker outlined its review process for apps related to the pandemic on Saturday, adding plans to only allow official health-related apps from trustworthy organizations and agencies. “We’re evaluating