AirPods and Watch sales will continue to drive Apple’s stock higher in 2020, Citi’s Jim Suva says

The strong sales of Apple’s AirPods and Apple Watches will come as a “surprise” to investors when the company reports its fiscal first-quarter earnings in early 2020, Citi analyst Jim Suva told CNBC on Monday. And it is why Apple’s stock will continue to move higher next year toward his $300 price target, he said. “Some … Read more

Apple Mac for gaming rumored in development, to be unveiled at WWDC 2020

Apple is reportedly looking to dive into esports through a gaming-focused Mac that is rumored to be in the works, with the company said to be planning to unveil the computer at its Worldwide Developers Conference in 2020. Patently Apple reported on a new rumor from Taiwan that Apple is looking to launch “an esports-centric PC” next … Read more

Apple says its ultra wideband technology is why newer iPhones appear to share location data, even when the setting is disabled

This week, security reporter Brian Krebs asked why the newest iPhone 11 Pro appeared to be sending out a user’s location even when the user disabled Location Services in their phone’s settings, in conflict with Apple’s privacy policy and the express wishes of the user. Apple  told Krebs it was “expected behavior” and that there were no security … Read more

How to keep your Apple Watch quiet

If you want to keep your Apple Watch from disturbing you with alarms, notifications, or any other sounds, you have no fewer than three different ways to keep it quiet: silent mode, theater mode, and Do Not Disturb. They differ subtly, but all have their place, and are all managed from the same screen. You … Read more

Social Media Influencers Need To Turn The Table On Brands

It seems the luster of social-media-influencer marketing is wearing thin. Some influencers are corrupting the system with fake/bought followers. Some are pushing merch they’d never use in real life. And consumers/fans are getting wise to inauthentic “influencers” posting pics on Insta of their new Glam Bag from Ipsy just for the brand payout. Well, brands … Read more

“5 Things We Can Each Do To Make Social Media And The Internet A Kinder And More Tolerant Place” With ​Adina Mahalli

The biggest long-term effect of being shamed online is that you may build up your defenses to prevent getting hurt again. In an attempt to reduce your chances of the disconnection that came from the attack, you’ll create walls to limit your vulnerability. If you don’t attempt to create real connection, you won’t face disconnection. … Read more

Essential wants to reframe your perspective on mobiles; the result looks promising

The new handset which is codenamed Gem comes with an elongated body. There have been rumours from quite a while which suggested that Android-inventor Andy Rubin and his team over at Essential was working on the second-generation Essential Phone. There was a lot of chatter online regarding how the handset would look since the original … Read more

Media’s new revenue play: Sell software to other media companies

Publishers are increasingly beginning to act more like digital product companies that sell services to clients rather than advertising to brands. In early August, The Information reported that Axios plans to sell the newsletter technology that powers the core of its product. Back in June, The Alpha Group, an incubator that develops digital products inside Advance Local, … Read more

4 Ways to Use Social Media to Spread Positivity

The dangers of social media are real — overusing it can lead to symptoms of depression, falling into a comparison trap, and feeling more isolated, among other negative outcomes. There’s good reason to be aware of these negative effects (and be prepared to take action in case we start to experience them ourselves). But it’s also important to … Read more