Apple’s upgrading big time this fall

Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has published his research note of predictions for Apple’s fall lineup – and it seems outstanding.

Kuo’s note claims that in addition to the three new iPhone models already rumoured to launch, the smartphone giant will also update almost all of its Mac and MacBook line-up (including the long-suffering Mac mini). He also says that Apple will introduce new bezel-less Face ID iPads, update the Apple Watch with bigger displays, and release a new pair of AirPods and the AirPower wireless charger that were announced last year.

Lyft and Uber to expand their services beyond cars

The future of ride-sharing is moving beyond cars to include electric scooters, bikes, and even public transit as Lyft and Uber race headlong into "new modalities." Two recent moves underscore just how serious they are about this. Lyft recently announced its acquisition of Motivate, the largest bike-share operator in North America. That followed news that Uber is launching a "new modalities" unit to lead its expansion into bikes, scooters, and more.

Both the companies also see e-scooters playing a big role in urban transport. The rapid infusion of cash into e-scooter startups all but requires Uber and Lyft to move into the space. So you may one day soon ride a scooter to a train in the morning and hail a car to go home in the evening – all within the same app.

Firefox might become your iOS password manager soon

Mozilla’s Firefox Test Pilot experimental program announced two new mobile apps for willing users to try out: Lockbox for iOS and Notes for Android. The more notable of the two, Lockbox, is a self-contained iOS password manager that works using your Firefox credentials. Any password and ID that’s stored in your browser, such as those for logging in to Twitter or Instagram, for example, is automatically synced to Lockbox, which allows you to then log in to corresponding iOS apps directly. You’ll be able to use Touch ID and Face ID to unlock the app, and Mozilla is using 256-bit encryption to sync your passwords.