Apple CEO Tim Cook today delivered the commencement address at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., which is the only university in the world where Deaf and hard of hearing students live and learn bilingually in American Sign Language and English. During his speech, Cook told undergraduates that his one piece of advice is to lead with your values throughout life. “What does it take to build a life that provides meaning and…

Apple is indeed testing iPhones that are equipped with USB-C ports instead of Lightning ports, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. Apple does not plan to make the switch from Lightning to USB-C until 2023 at the earliest, with this year’s iPhones continuing to offer a Lightning port. We first heard about a potential swap to USB-C from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who earlier this week said that Apple was planning to abandon…

Apple plans to launch a new version of the Apple TV in the second half of 2022, according to well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a tweet today, Kuo said the new Apple TV will have an improved cost structure, suggesting that the device could have a lower price that is more competitive with other streaming media players like Google’s Chromecast line, Amazon’s Fire TV line, and the Roku line. Released in April…

Apple Music is experiencing an outage at the current time, which is causing the streaming music service not to function as expected for some subscribers. According to Apple’s System Status page, ‌Apple Music‌ has been experiencing issues since 1:17 p.m. Pacific Time, with the page suggesting that some users may be “experiencing intermittent issues” with the service. iTunes Match and Radio also appear to be having problems at this time. We’ll update…

Universal Control is no longer a “beta” feature, with the beta labeling removed in the macOS Monterey 12.4 and iPadOS 15.5 release candidate versions that were seeded to developers and public beta testers earlier today. Apple in March released Universal Control as part of macOS Monterey 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4, and since launch, it has had a beta label as Apple has worked to iron out bugs and clear up any minor…

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new update coming a week after the release of the fourth macOS Monterey 12.4 beta. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. When paired with a Studio Display,…

Sonos today unveiled its lowest-priced soundbar, the Sonos Ray. Priced at $279 in the U.S., the compact soundbar is said to utilize “advanced processing” to create a “surprisingly wide soundstage,” and AirPlay 2 support allows for audio to be wirelessly streamed to the soundbar from Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The soundbar will be available starting June 7 in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland,…

Google today kicked off its annual I/O developer conference at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, where it unveiled a wide range of new Pixel devices that are launching this summer and beyond. Ahead, we’ve summarized five highlights from the keynote to give Apple users a quick overview of the announcements. Key takeaways from the Google I/O keynote: Google provided a sneak peek at the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro…

Google today at its I/O developer conference unveiled a range of new Pixel devices that will compete with Apple products, including Pixel Buds Pro. Pixel Buds Pro are Google’s new premium wireless earbuds with similar features as AirPods Pro, including active noise cancellation, a Transparency mode that lets ambient noise in, hands-free “Hey Google” voice control, automatic switching between previously paired Bluetooth devices, integration with Google’s Find My Device app for tracking…

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 145 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, JavaScript, WebRTC, and more. The current ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release is built on the Safari 15.4 update and it…