Apple’s Massive MacBook Pro Failure

Updated Jan 15th: article originally posted Jan 14th: It’s not a great time to be buying a MacBook Pro. The normally reliable and reportable Apple has forced the professional macOS laptops into a state of flux, disrupting its own market. What has happened to Tim Cook’s flagship line-up? Apple Macbook Pro 16 inch with touchbar. … Read more

From the Coolest Kid of the Mid-80s to the Comeback King!

Tom Jolliffe on a childhood idol getting a long overdue and triumphant comeback… Growing up in the 80s I was lavish with great movies. I loved all kinds of films, from kidcentric adventure films to movies like Terminator and die hard which I really shouldn’t have been watching. Many of my idols growing up were … Read more

9 simple WhatsApp privacy features everyone should enable

WhatsApp started as a standard messaging app to help people stay in touch with friends and family. It eventually became an all-in-one social platform with features like stories, communities, avatars, WhatsApp Business, group calls, and WhatsApp Payments. The Facebook-owned company has also worked on privacy add-ons to keep prying eyes away from your WhatsApp account. … Read more

NFL playoffs: Bills sidestep Miami’s upset attempt

Lester Cotton hadn’t played an offensive snap since Sept. 18, when he was a member of the Las Vegas Raiders. He hadn’t played at all since joining the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad on Dec. 20. But on Sunday, the former Central-Tuscaloosa and Alabama standout went all the way at left guard for Miami in an … Read more

Gen Z loves the flip phone

new York CNN — First, it was disposable cameras. Then it was low-rise jeans. Now, Gen-Z’s latest “vintage” obsession is the flip phone – that mid-1990s era phone that has suddenly become oh so popular with millennials. Today, these smaller, lightweight devices – some available for as little as $20 at big box retailers like … Read more

As dating apps show their shortcomings, Boston-area matchmakers are busier than ever

Get Innovation Beat Boston Globe tech reporters tell the story of the region’s technology and innovation industry, highlighting key players, trends, and why they matter. During the thick of the pandemic, COVID-era restrictions caused apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge to surge in popularity as people tried their hand at Zoom dating. But even though … Read more

iPhone 15 Pro Leaks, Stunning Apple Watch Upgrade, Apple’s Budget AirPods

Updated January 15th, article originally posted Friday January 13th. Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the iPhone 15’s massive upgrade, the pricey iPhone 15 Pro, the cheaper AirPods Lite, Apple’s display ambitions, the mixed reality headset really is coming this year, Mac Pro … Read more

State contract delays thrust mobile mental health crisis services into uncertainty

Minnesota’s mobile crisis system for responding to people suffering from mental health emergencies has been thrown into uncertainty, due to bureaucratic delays at the state agency responsible for overseeing the service. Across the state, local agencies that respond to people experiencing suicidal thoughts and other mental health crises are warning of disrupted services because the … Read more

Twitter Intentionally Ends Third-Party App Developer Access to Its APIs

Late yesterday, The Information reported that it had seen internal Twitter Slack communications confirming that the company had intentionally cut off third-party Twitter app access to its APIs. The shutdown, which happened Thursday night US time, hasn’t affected all apps and services that use the API but instead appears targeted at the most popular third-party … Read more