Apple A13 Chip: Release Date, Features, Why It’s More Than a Small Upgrade

The brain of the 2019 Phones has been put into production, and it is set to be the most cutting-edge processor Apple has ever put into a smartphone.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.inverse.com/article/55793-apple-a13-chips-release-date-features

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Apple’s new Powerbeats Pro headphones are better than AirPods, but they’re expensive

But it still drives me nuts that they look like silly little earrings. That’s why I was excited when Apple’s Beats brand recently announced the Powerbeats Pro, a set of headphones with many of the features of AirPods but with a sportier design.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/14/apple-powerbeats-pro-review.html

Apple releases iOS 12.3, macOS 10.14.5, watchOS 5.2.1, and tvOS 12.3

Today, Apple began rolling out new versions of its iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS operating systems for iPhones and iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, and Apple TVs, respectively.

Continue Reading . . . https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/05/apple-releases-ios-12-3-macos-10-14-5-watchos-5-2-1-and-tvos-12-3/

Supreme Court rules against Apple in App Store price fixing case

The Supreme Court has ruled against Apple in a long-standing case over price fixing in the App Store, in a decision that allows iPhone owners to proceed with a lawsuit against the company. The court heard arguments in the case in November, and the decision was expected sometime this spring.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/13/supreme-court-apple-app-store-price-fixing-lawsuit/

How to choose the right portable SSD

The price of an external storage drive is tied to a few factors: the amount of storage capacity you’re looking for, how fast the drive is at transferring your files, and its physical size. At this point, high-capacity external drives that require power adapters are surprisingly inexpensive.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/13/18518127/portable-ssd-external-thunderbolt-3-usb-c-samsung-x5-t5-specs-test-how-to

Google’s Android app-shrinking tool rolls out to all developers

Google introduced the Android App Bundle last year, a publishing format designed to shrink the size of app installs. It’s now out of beta and available to all developers, which means all apps now have the potential to be kinder to your phone in terms of storage and memory.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/09/googles-android-app-shrinking-tool-rolls-out-to-all-developers/

Samsung’s Tab 5Se tablet reportedly loses Wi-Fi if you hold it wrong

Samsung’s latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S5e, can reportedly lose its Wi-Fi connection if you hold it wrong. SamMobile reports that the problem occurs when you hold the tablet in a landscape orientation with the front-facing camera on the left.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/5/8/18536633/samsung-galaxy-tab-s5e-wi-fi-problem-defect-issue-tablet-antennagate-iphone-4

Google Pixel 3A review: A cheaper Pixel 3 with the same great rear camera

Google is trying its hand at something new. Its signature phone, the Pixel, is jumping into the midrange market with the Pixel 3A and 3A XL. At $399 and $479 (£399 and £469 in the UK, and AU$649 and AU$799 in Australia), the handsets are essentially reworked Pixel 3 ($699 at Walmart) phones.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.cnet.com/reviews/google-pixel-3a-review/

Is that a Starbucks cup in Game of Thrones?

Game of Thrones, the most closely watched and scrutinized show on TV, last night aired a huge moment of lore discontinuity, as a celebratory feast in Winterfell happened to include a distinctly modern takeaway coffee cup among all the metal goblets of wine.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/6/18530917/game-of-thrones-got-season-8-hbo-final-last-of-the-starks-starbucks-coffee-cup-blooper

Israel is the first to respond to a cyberattack with immediate force

It’s no longer novel for militaries to respond to cyberattacks with physical force (the US used a drone strike in 2015), but now they’re being treated with the same urgency as real-world bullets and missiles.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/05/israel-responds-to-cyberattack-with-airstrike/

Optimizing Surface Book Speed for Lightroom

The key is to download the full GeForce Experience control panel, rather than the more simplistic control panel. This gives you the full range of options to control the GPU’s performance as shown in the video.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.adamjohnrichardson.com/blog/2016/11/26/optimizing-surface-book-speed-for-lightroom

The UK government will now accept Apple and Google Pay for some services

The British government is now accepting Apple and Google Pay for some services (via iTV and Apple Insider). Citizens can use their phones to pay for four services at present, with more to receive the capability later this year. The effort is part of a trial service from the ministry.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/5/18530052/uk-government-apple-google-pay-services-global-entry-registered-travel-trial