Eccentric software mogul John McAfee, best known for a suite of antivirus programs that bore his name, died in a Spanish prison Wednesday after a court in that country authorized his extradition to the United States. He was 75.Source: CNNAccording to McAfee's lawyer, who confirmed details of his death to Reuters, the British-born technology trailblazer hanged himself in his Barcelona prison cell. Read more
Logitech has debuted a new Combo Touch keyboard for Apple's 4th-generation iPad Air model that was released in 2020.Credit: LogitechThe Logitech Combo Touch is a folio-style keyboard case that includes a trackpad, offering a cheaper alternative to Apple's own Magic Keyboard. It's currently available for a range of iPad models, including the 2020 iPad Air as of Wednesday. Read more
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has voted to approve a bill to increase the budgets of antitrust enforcers as the panel considered a slate of sweeping bills aimed at tech giants.Credit: WikiMedia CommonsCredit: WikiMedia CommonsAfter more than three hours of discussion, the committee voted 29-12 to approve a piece of legislation that would significantly bolster the budgets of the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission. The bill would also increase the filing fees for the largest...
A French court has set a date to hear a case brought against Apple by the country's finance ministry over allegedly abusive contract terms on the App Store.Credit: WikiMedia CommonsThe case will be heard by a Paris commercial court on Sept. 17, 2021, Reuters reported Wednesday. Although it's unlikely to result in significant fines, the court could force Apple to change some of its contractual terms in the country. Read more
Apple retail chief Deirdre O'Brien says all Apple Stores have reopened, and given consumer habits and wants, there won't be a shift in brick and mortar retail strategy post-pandemic.All Apple Stores have reopened around the worldCOVID-19 shut down the Apple Store's normal operation throughout 2020. First stores closed in China, then the rest of the world as Apple complied with guidance to stop the spread. Read more
Apple TV+ has ordered a straight-to-series adaptation of "Strange Planet" with Dan Harmon and Nathan Pyle acting as executive producers.'Strange Planet' coming to Apple TV+ Image Credit: Nathan PyleThe "Strange Planet" webcomic features cute blue aliens performing everyday tasks, but describing them with strange language. Nathan Pyle, creator of the webcomic, and Dan Harmon, co-creator of "Rick and Morty," are acting as executive producers of the show. Read more
Combining Shortcuts with stock image website Unsplash, you can automate iPhone and iPad to change your home screen wallpaper every day.When it comes to customizing your iPhone or iPad, personalizing the wallpaper is common practice. Some use a recent photo, others use one of the default built-in options, and there are many wallpaper apps you can download for free. Read more
New York Magazine is working with Apple on some type of journalism project related to the Apple News platform, according to the publication's editor in chief.Credit: AppleThe partnership between Apple News and New York Magazine was revealed in a WWD interview with editor David Haskell. When asked about whether Apple News helps the publication focus on subscriptions, Haskell offered the following comment. Read more
If you have to collect a number of files in the same folder, but want to title them in a more orderly fashion, you need to learn how to master renaming files in macOS.We can all learn to be neater when collecting files in a folder. Sometimes, if you are putting together a collection of documents and files for someone else, or for safekeeping, you'll find that the document names aren't entirely right for the task. This is especially the case when you are pulling in files from multiple sources...
The first trailer for Apple TV+ docuseries "Watch the Sound With Mark Ronson" features Angel Olsen, Charli XCX, Paul McCartney, and more.'Watch the Sound With Mark Ronson' on Apple TV+The six-episode documentary series explores the intersection of technology and musical innovation. Mark Ronson sits down with industry greats to discuss the ideas behind the process of making music. Read more
Apple is giving Safari a fresh coat of paint and some new features with macOS Monterey. Here are all the new features you can expect to see when the update ships in the fall, including a redesigned look, Tab Groups, and Quick Note.Start page in Safari 15 for macOSLook and feel Read more
The Federal Circuit has both affirmed and vacated previous Patent Trial and Review board decisions on a Corephotonics patent lawsuit alleging that Apple stole its dual-camera technology.Credit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsiderSpecifically, the Federal Circuit examined a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling in an inter partes review of a U.S. patent held by Corephotonics, an Israeli camera technology firm. Read more