Rumor: Apple recently considered purchasing Plessey Semiconductors as part of augmented reality development efforts

dinsdag 31 maart 2020 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

Apple is said to have recently considered purchasing British company Plessey Semiconductors, a maker of Micro-LED display for augmented reality devices. The report claims that Plessey has instead reached a licensing deal with Facebook, which in a st…

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iFixit publishes 2020 MacBook Air teardown, cites easier repairability than preceding generation

donderdag 26 maart 2020 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

The cool cats at iFixit have published a teardown of the 2020 MacBook Air and noted that it’s definitely more repairable than its predecessor. The MacBook Air was last redesigned in 2018, which included changes such as the problematic butterfly keyb…

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Rumor: Apple taking another stab at wireless charging mat project, may have reached prototype stage

dinsdag 24 maart 2020 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

Apple might be taking another stab at its AirPower wireless charging mat. Following up on the previously canceled project, a new rumor claims that Apple is both revisiting the idea, and is even at the prototyping stage. AirPower was a rare public fa…

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Apple announces 2020 model iPad Pro, complete with LiDAR, Magic Keyboard, and Ultra Wide camera

woensdag 18 maart 2020 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

In the midst of a whole lot of kerfuffle, Apple released something pretty darn cool. On Wednesday, Apple announced the release of its new iPad Pro model, complete with an A12Z Bionic chip, an Ultra Wide camera, and a LiDAR scanner for sensing depth.…

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Apple okays cleaning your iOS devices with appropriate disinfectants

dinsdag 10 maart 2020 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

It ok to occasionally wipe down your iOS devices. In fact, Apple now recommends it. Apple on Monday updated its support document on cleaning its products, stating that it’s ok to use a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes f…

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Rumor: Apple to include mini LED displays in some iPads, MacBooks, and monitors through 2020, 2021

vrijdag 6 maart 2020 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

This could lead to something nifty. Apple is rumored to be en route to incorporating new displays with mini LED technology by the end of 2020. A Mini LED maker has been tapped to provide orders for upcoming Apple products until June. Noted analyst M…

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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts iPhone production may not see significant improvement until Q2 2020 due to Corona virus delays

dinsdag 3 maart 2020 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

The Corona virus is taking its toll on the world, and Apple’s iPhone production may not significantly improve until the second quarter of 2020. This is the conclusion of respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who sent this opinion out in a research n…

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Slickwraps CEO reports data breach, offers apology to customers

maandag 24 februari 2020 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

Sometimes these things happen. Accessory maker Slickwraps, which produces a variety of popular wraps and cases for iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones, AirPods, and other devices, has conceded that the company was the victim of a data breach wherein sens…

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Apple said to be considering allowing third-party apps to become default apps for iOS devices, HomePod units,

vrijdag 21 februari 2020 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

Apple is considering allowing rival apps more prominence on its iOS-based devices as well as opening its HomePod speaker to third-party services following criticism that the company provides an unfair advantage to its in-house products. The company …

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Rumor: Apple could hold special media event on March 31st, release the iPhone 9/iPhone SE 2 on April 3rd

dinsdag 18 februari 2020 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

It’s a rumor, but it’s an interesting one. Capping off a few weeks of evidence accumulating which suggests that Apple might be planning a spring event, German iPhone rumor site iPhone-Ticker has suggested that Apple is planning a special event for t…

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Apple applies for FCC license to begin installing GPS testing equipment at Apple Park

maandag 10 februari 2020 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

This could imply a few different things. According to recent filings with the FCC, Apple has requested permission for a special license to install GPS equipment. This both indicates that Apple is planning to increase its GPS testing, and marks the f…

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62 new emojis approved, will appear on devices throughout 2020

donderdag 30 januari 2020 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

Once again, a ton of new emoji are headed to your devices for the new year. The Unicode Consortium on Wednesday announced the finalized emoji 13 characters that will be introduced alongside Unicode 13 in 2020, and which will eventually be adopted by…

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Intel hints at 10th-generation 5 GHz, 8-core 16-thread Comet Lake processor that could be used for updated 16-inch MacBook Pro notebooks

dinsdag 7 januari 2020 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

Over at CES, Intel unveiled some very cool new hardware that could lead to a nice bump for Apple’s recently-released 16-inch MacBook Pro. The company teased its new “Comet Lake H” series 10-th generation processors. These function as a h45 watt, hig…

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Rumor: Apple could release (PRODUCT)RED Apple Watch Series 5 in 2020

dinsdag 31 december 2019 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

If you’re looking to snag a new Apple Watch and do some good in the process, Apple may have a (PRODUCT)RED Apple Watch Series 5 headed your way in 2020. The report hails from French web site WatchGeneration, which stated that an unreleased Apple Wat…

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Amazon year-end sale begins, discounts offered for Apple products

donderdag 26 december 2019 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

With one week left until the new year, Amazon has knocked up to $310 off assorted AirPods, MacBook Air notebooks, iMacs, Apple Watch bands, and more. The savings are as follows: Apple AirPods savings: Apple AirPods with Charging Case: $139 ($20 off)…

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Apple expands bug bounty program, offers rewards for bugs located across all of its operating systems

vrijdag 20 december 2019 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

Apple on Friday announced that the company has officially opened its bug bounty program to all security researchers. This follow announcements at this year’s Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas that Apple would be expanding the program later …

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Apple joins Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance to create new standard for IP-based home devices

donderdag 19 december 2019 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

Apple, Google, Amazon, and the Zigbee Alliance announced on Wednesday that the companies would be forming a new working group with the intention of developing and promoting the adoption of a new IP-based connectivity standard for smart home products…

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iPad Pro, 12-inch MacBook Pro, Pro Display XDR tested in compatibility review

dinsdag 17 december 2019 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

Following up on Monday’s story as to how some Mac models only seemed to sync with a 5K resolution to Apple’s new Pro Display XDR, MacStories’ federico Viticci and Jonathan Morrison tested the new display on a current-get iPad Pro. Morrison posted a …

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iFixit posts initial 2019 Mac Pro uncasing, first impressions video

maandag 16 december 2019 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

You can’t argue with an initial teardown and a cool first impressions video. This is exactly what the very cool cats at iFixit delivered on Friday, wherein the company removed the 2019 Mac Pro’s case and took a gander at its internal components in t…

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Today at Apple sessions offer holiday-themed family activities under January 2nd

dinsdag 10 december 2019 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

If you’re hunting for something family friendly to do around the holidays, the Apple Store might have you covered. Apple as announced that its Today at Apple sessions will celebrate the holiday season with family-focused sessions. From December 9th …

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Apple confirms Cyber Monday deals, massive discount list posted online

zondag 1 december 2019 inO'Grady's PowerPage (Column-Blog)

The savings are here. Apple on Sunday officially confirmed that its Black Friday deals will carry over to Cyber Monday, the company continuing to offer Apple Store gift cards worth up to $200 along with deals on pretty much everything from AirPods t…

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