Back in September, iOS and macOS email app Newton were shut down, much to the disappointment of Newton Mail enthusiasts. At the time, Newton parent company CloudMagic said that though the company tried various business models, it wasn’t able to figure out how to maintain profitability and growth over the long term. A couple of months later, Essential, a smartphone company owned by Android co-creator Andy Rubin, purchased CloudMagic and the Newton…

Apple has once again reclaimed the title of most valuable publicly traded company marking the first time the Cupertino company has held that title since December. As noted by CNBC, Apple surpassed Microsoft and Amazon this afternoon with a closing price of $174.24, for a market capitalization of $821.59 billion. That beats out Microsoft’s market value of $813.48 billion and Amazon’s market value of $805.70 billion. Earlier this week, Apple also briefly…

Apple today announced that its retail store at the Natick Collection shopping mall in Natick, Massachusetts, near Boston, will reopen on Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 a.m. local time. The store had been closed for renovations since May 2018. In line with other remodeled Apple Stores, this location should expand in size and feature a modernized design. Apple Natick Collection prior to renovations The reopening date was shared in the Apple Store…

Following the release of iOS 12.1.3 on January 22, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.2 the previous versions of iOS that were available to consumers. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 12.1.3 will no longer be able to downgrade to iOS 12.1.1 or iOS 12.1.2. iOS 12.1.3, available for all iOS devices able to run iOS 12, was a minor bug fix update that…

Transit directions for Apple Maps have recently expanded to encompass the entirety of multiple states and countries, Apple today confirmed in an update to its Feature Availability page. Transit directions are now available across all of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Dakota, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Texas. In many of these locations, transit information has been available for a few…

For the last few years, Razer, known for its gaming PCs and accessories, has been making the Razer Blade Stealth, an ultrabook that’s quite sleek and snazzy. We went hands-on with the latest version of the Razer Blade Stealth, released in 2019, to see how it compares with Apple’s MacBook options. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Razer Blade Stealth, for those unfamiliar with it, is a 13-inch…

The U.S. Committee on Energy & Commerce is now seeking answers from Apple over the Group FaceTime flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on conversations. Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chairwoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today sent a letter [PDF] to Apple CEO Tim Cook questioning the company about how long it took Apple to address the Group FaceTime flaw, the extent to which…

Google today updated its Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Sheets apps for iOS devices, introducing support for the new 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. The update brings an optimized form factor that no longer features distracting black bars at the top and bottom of the display in portrait mode or at the sides in landscape mode. Following the update, the Gmail app takes up the entirety of the iPad‘s display, providing…

After the 2018 MacBook Air launched, complaints began surfacing about the machine’s 720p FaceTime HD camera, with users suggesting it was noticeably worse than the FaceTime cameras on other MacBook machines, including the 2018 MacBook Pro and the previous-generation MacBook Air. All 720p cameras are rather poor in quality compared to the FaceTime cameras that we get in iPhones and iPads, so we initially believed these complaints were coming from people who…

Avi Bar-Zeev, who was the co-creator of Microsoft’s HoloLens, has left his position at Apple, reports Variety. Bar-Zeev was reportedly working on Apple’s augmented reality headset, which rumors have suggested could launch as early as 2020. Bar-Zeev left his position at Apple in January and provided the following statement to Variety: “I left my full-time position at Apple in January. I had the best exit one can imagine. I have only nice…