Thursday’s top tech news: an Apple ecosystem for all

Apple’s AirPods Pro, AirPods, and an iPhone.Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple works hard to give its products a premium aura, but at a certain point growing its business means making them available for more people. So it perhaps shouldn’t be surprising to see a report claiming that Apple is preparing to produce […]

$99 AirPods could ship as early as next year alongside next-gen AirPods Max

/ Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the new models could arrive in the second half of 2024, or the first half of 2025.  Apple’s third-generation AirPods, released in 2021.Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge The next generation of Apple’s popular AirPods headphones could launch in the second half of 2024, or first half of […]

Apple’s Music and TV apps for Windows are now available in preview

/ Plus an app for managing your iPods and iPads, since you can’t use iTunes with the apps installed. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s Music and TV apps for Windows have made an appearance, with preview versions of the apps being spotted on the Microsoft Store by The Verifier (via MacRumors). LAst […]

Russia plans to launch new Soyuz spacecraft to replace a leaky one docked at the ISS

/ Leaks in the spacecraft were discovered late last year. NASA and Russia’s Roscosmos are sending the replacement craft sometime next month, though it’s not considered a rescue mission. A SpaceX spacecraft is standing by as a backup. Photo by Natalia Kolesnikova / AFP via Getty Images A Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International […]

Google strikes back in search antitrust lawsuit

/ The company says its agreements with Apple and Mozilla represent competition, not a monopoly. Illustration: The Verge Courts have unsealed Google’s motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its search engine — one that could fracture a core Google service in order to increase online competition. In a motion for summary judgment filed on […]

Google Meet emoji reactions are finally here

/ It’s been almost a year since Google said it would bring emoji reactions to Meet, and now they’ve finally arrived. Emoji reactions on Google Meet float up the left side of the screen and “burst” when multiple are used.Image: Google Meet Google is finally rolling out emoji reactions for Meet, something myself and other […]

Verily, Alphabet’s health-focused company, is cutting jobs

/ The cuts, which reportedly affect more than 200 employees, mark the first for an Alphabet-owned company amid the many recent tech layoffs. A photo of a Verily building.Image: Verily Verily, the health-focused company housed under Google parent Alphabet, is laying off staff and announcing a sweeping reorganization, as shared in an email from CEO […]

Wednesday’s top tech news: Apple might make a touchscreen MacBook Pro

An unofficial render of Samsung’s Galaxy S23.Image: OnLeaks / Digit Samsung has officially revealed a February 1st Unpacked event, when we’ll almost certainly see its Galaxy S23 series flagship smartphone lineup. If past years are anything to go by, the next three weeks will be filled with news about upcoming smartphones from official and unofficial […]

Apple might finally make a touchscreen Mac

/ Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports a 2025 shift to OLED for the MacBook Pro could add the touchscreens Apple has so far resisted. An M2 MacBook Air with a screen that doesn’t respond to touch.Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Apple is working on Macs with touchscreens, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark […]