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Apple is offering free battery replacement for some MacBook Pro units – TechCrunch

Apple is offering free battery replacements for some 13-inch MacBook Pro (without Touch Bar) laptops that may have a faulty component. The company announced recently that a limited number of these devices have a component that may fail, which would case the original built-in battery to expand. While Apple says this isn’t a

By | 2018-04-23T17:29:54+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Apple|0 Comments

iOS 11’s new App Store boosts downloads by 800% for Featured apps – TechCrunch

When Apple launched its new App Store in iOS 11 back in September, it aimed to offer app developers better exposure, as well as a better app discovery experience for consumers. A new study from Sensor Tower out today takes a look at how well that’s been working in the months since. According

By | 2018-04-20T19:01:56+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Apple|0 Comments

Apple has a new iPhone recycling robot named ‘Daisy’ – TechCrunch

Meet Daisy. Apple’s latest recycling robot was revealed, not coincidentally, a few days before Earth Day, in a press announcement summing up the company’s recent environmental accomplishments. The new ‘bot is an update to Liam, the recycling robot the company announced back in 2016. Daisy was developed in-house by Apple engineers, using some

By | 2018-04-19T18:56:01+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: Apple|0 Comments

Apple to launch a premium news subscription service, report says – TechCrunch

More details are out this morning about Apple’s plans for Texture, the digital newsstand business it acquired last month. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning to launch its own premium news subscription service in an upgraded version of the Apple News app, arriving sometime in the next year. The

By | 2018-04-17T16:21:14+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Apple|0 Comments

Apple starting to alert users that it will end 32-bit app support on the Mac – TechCrunch

Tomorrow at midnight PT, Apple will begin issuing an alert box when you open a 32-bit app in MacOS 10.13.4. It’s a one-time (per app) alert, designed to help MacOS make the full transition to 64-bit. At some unspecified time in the future, the operating system will end its support for 32-bit technology…

By | 2018-04-12T01:41:16+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Apple|0 Comments

Apple Music hits 40 million subscribers as it accelerates towards surpassing Spotify – TechCrunch

Apple Music is continuing its upward climb in subscriber count, quickening its pace as it seeks to overtake Spotify in the battle for users’ ears. The music streaming service now has 40 million subscribers, according to a report today from Variety. Apple has confirmed this number to TechCrunch. The service still has a ways to

By | 2018-04-11T19:26:46+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Apple|0 Comments

Apple is making a show based on Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ books – TechCrunch

Okay, Apple, now you’ve got my attention. Not content with landing an Amazing Stories reboot from Steven Spielberg, multiple series from Reese Witherspoon, a space opera from Ron Moore and much more for its upcoming original TV initiative (which might launch next March), Apple is also developing a series based on Isaac Asimov’s

By | 2018-04-10T23:51:45+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Apple|0 Comments

Fleetsmith secures $7.7M investment to manage Apple devices – TechCrunch

Fleetsmith, a startup that wants to make it easier for companies to manage their Apple devices, announced a $7.7 million Series A round today led by Upfront Ventures. Seed investors Index Ventures and Harrison Meta also participated in the round. The company has raised a total of $11 million. They also announced that

By | 2018-04-10T12:32:52+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Apple|0 Comments

Apple says its global facilities are now powered by 100-percent clean energy – TechCrunch

Last week, Apple called out the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to rollback the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The company cited both the obvious environmental impact of such a move, along with potential economic fallout. It turns out Apple’s got quite a bit invested in the latter.  The company announced today that its global

By | 2018-04-09T21:06:01+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Apple|0 Comments