Apple may fund original podcasts exclusive to its own services

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Apple may be expanding its original content efforts into podcasts, with a report claiming the iPhone maker will be funding productions of audio-based shows that it will offer its customers exclusively via the Podcasts app, taking a similar strategy to Spotify.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 3:14pm

Video demonstrates Hackintosh potential, but still isn't the Mac Pro

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YouTube channel Linus Tech Tips has launched a project to beat Apple's modular Mac Pro by producing a hackintosh with better performance, but the otherwise impressive hardware project shouldn't really be compared to a real Mac Pro, especially in a working environment.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 3:15pm

Apple previews 'holding hands,' other emoji updates planned for this fall

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Using World Emoji Day as the excuse, Apple on Tuesday previewed some of the emoji it will be adding to iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS in supporting Unicode 12.0.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 5:19pm

Two Apple ads get nominations for Outstanding Commercial Emmys

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Two ads from Apple partner TBWAMedia Arts Lab were nominated for Outstanding Commercial Emmys on Tuesday, potentially marking the last year in which the company has no original TV shows up for awards.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 5:32pm

DOJ asks appeals court to pause enforcement of Qualcomm antitrust ruling

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The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to temporarily halt enforcement of an antitrust ruling against Qualcomm, citing the necessity of the company in 5G networking, and support from both the Energy Department and Defense Department.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:27pm

VPN Unlimited: Your lifetime safeguarded Wi-Fi is just $39

Whether you’re concerned about security domestically or you’re a frequent traveler, transmitting your data over public Wi-Fi and mobile carrier networks isn’t always the safest option. Enter the VPN Unlimited service, providing you with a dedicated server to protect your online activities.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 3:00pm

Nokia 2.2 arrives as $140 unlocked Android One phone for US buyers

Nokia on Tuesday introduced its Nokia 2.2 smartphone, an entry-level Android affair with a premium outward design. It’s the first of the brand’s first 2 series handset to be included in the Android One program.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 3:19pm

Verizon Prepaid deals, rate plans, phones, and info for July 2019

Many consumers in the US are familiar with the top-tier wireless service providers in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. They’re the so-called “Big Four” and what a lot of people think are the only players in the game. That’s hardly the case.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

Senators grill FTC over reported $5 billion Facebook settlement

Facebook's reported $5 billion settlement with the FTC isn't even official yet, but that isn't stopping politicians from bristling at it. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Josh Hawley and Ed Markey (pictured) have sent a letter to the FTC requesting answ...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 2:45pm

Facebook was granted a patent to silo group posts

Moderators of Facebook Groups could soon get more leeway in controlling who sees the comments made on their forums. The US Patent Office today granted Facebook a patent for content moderation that would let moderators limit viewership of posts by "pr...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 3:19pm

The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Day two, the afternoon edition

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated lis...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 4:00pm

McDonald's ends UberEats delivery exclusive by adding DoorDash

If you suddenly have an urge for McDonald's at home, you won't need to go through UberEats to get it. The fast food chain has expanded its delivery options to include DoorDash. The rollout will start in Houston, where the courier option will be ava...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 4:11pm
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