Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to deliver Stanford’s 2019 commencement speech on Sunday, June 16, the university announced today. Stanford chose Cook because he has been a “prominent voice on ethics in technologies and businesses,” with insights into the challenges facing corporations and society today. According to Stanford, the issues that Cook has raised “dovetail” with the Stanford “Our Vision” planning process which advocates for research on the social and ethical…

You may or may not know this, but there’s a feature in Safari that’s designed to let you select a portion of text and send it to a friend over Messages using the Share feature in Safari. When researching one of our tips videos, we came across this handy trick, but soon discovered that there’s another aspect to it — one that you can use to create fake website headlines that can…

Apple is planning to ditch Intel and transition to Mac chips starting in 2020, based on multiple rumors we’ve heard in the past from Bloomberg. Axios today confirmed Bloomberg‘s reporting and said that multiple sources have suggested Apple will transition to custom ARM-based chips next year. According to Axios, developers and Intel officials are expecting Apple to begin using ARM-based chips in 2020. The move to ARM-based chips is said to be…

Well-known cable and accessory maker Monoprice today introduced a new sale on Thunderbolt cables, with discounts reaching as much as 35 percent off of original prices during the limited-time event. The retailer offers Thunderbolt cables of various speeds, wattage, and length, affecting the price of each. The cheapest cable in the sale starts at $13.99, down from $19.99 for the 20 Gbps, 60W, 1.0 meter cable, and prices increase from there. Check…

Twitter today launched its Twitter Prototype Program and is accepting applications from people who want to beta test new Twitter features on iOS devices. Twitter’s tests will be done through a new app called Twttr rather than in the existing Twitter app. The first feature Twitter plans to test is a new design for conversations, which will make it easier to follow replies to an initial tweet. Twitter asks beta testing applicants…

Shazam, the song discovery app that’s now owned by Apple, received a minor bug fix update last week, which, according to AppFigures, removes all third-party SDKs. Shazam for iOS is no longer using ad networks, analytics trackers, or open-source utilities that had the potential to provide app usage data to third-party companies. Admob, Bolts, Doubleclick, FB Ads, FB Analytics, FB login, Inmobi, IAS, Moat, and Mopub SDKS were all eliminated in the…

macOS, the operating system that runs on Apple’s Macs, has tons of hidden shortcuts, keyboard commands, and features that have gone under the radar. In our latest video over on our YouTube channel, we dug deep into macOS and came up with a list of useful but lesser known tips and tricks. You might think you know everything there is to know about the Mac, but we bet there’s something new here…

Apple today released a white paper outlining its self-driving car testing procedures as required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [PDF via CNET]. The short seven-page document is scant on details about Apple’s autonomous car project, but the company says that it is “excited about the potential of automated systems” in many areas, including transportation. Apple believes autonomous driving systems have the potential to “enhance the human experience” through road safety…

Apple today shared two new iPhone XS and iPhone XS tutorial videos on its YouTube channel, both of which are designed to highlight available features on the new devices. The first video is designed to teach users how to better use the search feature in the Photos app. You can search for people, places, and objects, such as food, cats, dogs, beaches, flowers, and more. There are thousands of different objects the…

Google’s “Keep” app for taking notes and making lists today expanded to the Apple Watch, allowing the app’s users to use the note taking and list making functionality right on their wrists. With Google Keep for Apple Watch, you can create new notes or reminder lists, pin items to lists, and check off items on existing lists. Google Keep, for those unfamiliar with the app, is designed to let users create, edit,…