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Apple confirms Telugu bug fix coming in next release of iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS

Apple has confirmed via iMore that a fix for the Telugu message bug is coming soon on all of its major platforms. more…

You can buy a $20 leather coaster for your HomePod

Sure, yesterday’s big wood staining HomePod news was a bit of a black eye for Apple’s smart speaker, but it’s going to be a boon for one very specific, extremely narrow product category. I’m sure I’m going to get 50 similar pitches the minute this story publishes, but Pad & Quill owner Brian Holmes beat everyone to the punch by alerting us to a $20 leather… Read More

Pad & Quill introduces leather coaster to prevent HomePod from damaging wooden surfaces

With a quick turnaround time, Pad & Quill is now offering a coaster for the HomePod, claiming “state of the art surface protection” for your wooden surfaces. more…

Google Maps iOS update adds new bottom bar with real-time transit and driving info

A new version of Google Maps for iOS is available and it brings a refreshed bottom bar with some handy functionality. more…

Sonos One feet leaving same white marks on wood furniture that the HomePod can

A day after a debacle began about the HomePod silicone ring on the base of the unit was causing a stain to appear on some wood surfaces, it looks that the Sonos One has a similar issue with its own vibration-insulating feet.

HP expanding enterprise 'DaaS' support program to Mac, iPhone, and iPad

As part of an expansion of HP's "Device as a Service" program, the company is opening its support program to Apple devices in enterprise environments.

Apple takes more than half of all smartphone revenues in Q4 2017

Apple has taken more than half of the global smartphone revenues for Q4 of 2017 (Apple’s Q1 2018), according to Linda Sui of Strategy Analytics. more…

'An incredible money-making machine:' Apple's iPhone captures record 51% of global smartphone revenues

For the first time ever, Apple's iPhone captured more than half of all global smartphone revenues in a single quarter, outperforming the rest of the industry on the strength of the premium-priced iPhone X.

Apple Watch, AirPods & HomePod, Apple's 'other products,' predicted to rake in $22B in revenue by 2019

Fueled by a trio of new product categories, Apple's all-encompassing "other products" are poised to become the company's fastest growing segment, further fueled by the recent launch of HomePod.

Facebook rumored to take on Apple HomePod with first two smartspeakers

Facebook is reportedly planning to launch not one but two smartspeakers by the end of July at the latest, joining the fray against Apple, Amazon, Google, and others.

J.D. Power: T-Mobile wins wireless purchase satisfaction, customers happiest buying via smartphone

J.D. Power is out with its annual wireless purchase experience study and T-Mobile has topped the charts among the major carriers. J.D. Power also ranked non-contract and value carriers. more…

Reviewer discovers Sonos One also marks certain wood finishes like Apple’s HomePod

Yesterday it was discovered that HomePod can leave white rings on oiled wood finishes during normal use — something that is not obvious nor ideal. Apple responded by saying that it’s not unusual for ‘vibration-dampening silicone’ to react that way and recommended customers use HomePod on different surfaces. Show More Summary

This new text bomb crashes most Mac and iOS apps with a single unicode symbol

TechCrunch has learned of a potentially serious new bug affecting a wide range of Apple devices. During their development work on an international news feed, software engineers at Aloha Browser discovered two unicode symbols in a non-English language that can crash any Apple device that uses Apple’s default San Francisco font. Show More Summary

VW’s top designer says Apple’s approach will inspire its upcoming electric cars

Volkswagen’s design head Klaus Bischoff has said that the company is using Apple’s approach to guide future electric car designs beyond the I.D. concept seen above. Bischoff said that there was a purity, clarity and significance to Apple’s designs … more…

Microsoft 'Photos Companion' iPhone app allows for easy transfer of pictures to Windows 10 PC

Seeing a need in education, Microsoft has developed an app to pull all the pictures off multiple iPhones and mobile devices and store them locally on a central Windows 10 machine.

Facebook using 2FA cell numbers for spam, replies get posted to the platform

Facebook is reportedly spamming some users by text, using a cell number they provided only for use in two-factor authentication. In common with many services, Facebook allows you to protect your account by requiring a code when you first login from a new device. Show More Summary

Latest iOS 11 bug crashes devices sent Indian-language character [u]

A bug in iOS 11 is causing devices sent a particular character in Messages to crash, and/or disabling some third-party messaging and email apps. [Updated with Mac and Apple Watch impact]

Petition calling for Snapchat to rollback redesign hits 1M signatories; company declines

A petition calling on Snapchat to rollback its major redesign has now hit a million signatories, up from 600,000 in just a few days. A hoax tweet claiming that the company would abandon the design if retweeted 50,000 times has also attracted...Show More Summary

Twitter starting to livestream local news broadcasts next to timeline, starting with school shooting

Twitter is starting to livestream local TV coverage of breaking news in a window alongside the timeline. The new feature has been seen in coverage of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida … m...

Receiving an Indian character crashes Messages and other apps in iOS 11

There have been a number of cases where sending a particular message to an iOS device causes the Messages app to crash, leaving users unable to re-open it – and a new one has emerged in iOS 11. Sending a specific Telugu (Indian language) character to a device running iOS 11.2.5 causes the app to crash, and then fail to re-open. Show More Summary

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