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Google, Apple, and Mozilla block Kazakhstan government’s browser spying

Enlarge Getty Images | Thomas Jackson Major browser makers are blocking the use of a root certificate that Kazakhstan’s government has used to intercept Internet traffic. Mozilla and Google issued a joint announcement today saying that “the companies deployed technical solutions within Firefox and Chrome to block the Kazakhstan government’s ability to intercept Internet traffic …

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Apple TV+ will launch in November for $9.99, facing off against Disney+ at $6.99

Enlarge / Tim Cook announces Apple TV+ at an event on March 25, 2019. Ron Amadeo Disney earlier this year announced that it will launch its Disney+ streaming TV service on November 12 in the United States for $6.99 per month. Yesterday, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman published a report claiming that Apple’s competing TV service, Apple TV+, …

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Apple Music adds a Shazam-powered playlist to highlight new artists

Sponsored Links Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Until now, Apple hasn’t visibly integrated Shazam much into its other services since buying the music discovery service last year. As of today, though, a Shazam-powered chart highlighting new artists will be available to stream on Apple Music. The Shazam Discovery Top 50 will showcase emerging artists in …

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Apple will unveil new iPhones on September 10, leak suggests

Apple revealed the iPhone XS at a similar event on September 12, 2018. Valentina Palladino Apple released the seventh beta of iOS 13 today, and that release contained image files that seem to indicate that Apple will hold its next big iPhone unveiling event on September 10, 2019. A screenshot of iOS in the beta …

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Samsung Adds Bitcoin Support to Its Blockchain Keystore

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>On August 13, Samsung, the South Korean multinational conglomerate, published the company’s new Blockchain Keystore SDK for developers and the latest release supports Bitcoin Core (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a>). The version follows Samsung’s previous Keystore release which only supported <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/ETH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>ETH</a> and the ERC20 standard.</strong> Also …

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Apple’s new credit card comes with forced arbitration—here’s how to opt out

Enlarge / Shiny! Apple’s new credit card is rolling out in stages to interested users (I got mine Monday!) and the early reception is generally positive. The card’s primary draw isn’t in its benefits, which are perfectly fine but not outstanding by any metric, but instead lies with its tight vertical integration with the Apple …

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FAA issues flight ban on 2015 MacBook Pros with faulty batteries

Sponsored Links Apple If you have a 2015 model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, you may want to take up Apple on its free battery replacement offer before bringing it with you on a flight. The US Federal Aviation Administration has banned the model — particularly those sold between September 2015 and February 2017 — …

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Apple updates multiport adapter with support for 4K HDR video

Enlarge / The 2019 15-inch MacBook Pro—it looks just like last year’s model. Samuel Axon After Apple streamlined the types of ports on its hardware, having adapters remains a necessary evil. For now, at least the company has made a notable quality-of-life improvement to one of its AV dongles. Apple recently released an updated version …

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Apple extends bug bounty and provides special iPhones for researchers

Sponsored Links Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Apple wants everyone to know that it’s taking security seriously, and it’s willing to pay for it. The company announced today that it is launching a new bug bounty program that will pay people up to $1 million for discovering and disclosing security flaws in macOS, tvOS, watchOS …

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Apple Music’s Digital Masters catalog helps you find high-quality tunes

Sponsored Links Chesnot/Getty Images You’d be forgiven if you forgot about Apple’s Mastered for iTunes program. It was supposed to offer near-master quality audio from compressed files thanks to clever processing, but it never became a major selling point and was eventually overshadowed by the rise of Apple Music. It’s about to come roaring back, …

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