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2018

Libratone TRACK+ wireless headphones pair svelte design and adaptive noise canceling with premium audio

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Libratone TRACK+ wireless headphones make a bold statement with a smooth, modern design and an audio profile to match, with an adaptive noise cancellation feature so good, that makes it hard to live without.

Trump and Cook talked trade in Oval Office meeting

Wednesday April 25, 2018

In what is being described as "a good meeting" by White House staff, President Donald Trump on Wednesday invited Apple CEO Tim Cook to talk trade in a closed-door confab.

Apple TV viewing hours surged 709 percent in March quarter

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Video streaming on the Apple TV rocketed higher during the March quarter, with viewing hours up 709 percent year-over-year, according to newly published research data.

Bandsintown for iPhone adds Apple Music streaming through MusicKit

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Concert-finding app Bandsintown has officially launched native Apple Music streaming, made possible through the use of Apple's MusicKit framework.

Defending Tim Cook: Why Apple remains in good hands

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Despite recent stock woes and the rough HomePod launch, Tim Cook has represented Apple well in his time at the helm, and blaming him for not being Steve Jobs is pointless, and ignores the new realities surrounding Apple that have developed in the last five years.

iOS 11 now installed on 76% of compatible devices, up 11% since January

Wednesday April 25, 2018

New adoption statistics for iOS published on Apple's developer website reveal iOS 11 is installed on 76 percent of all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch models, a share that has increased by 11 percent since the start of this year.

Apple supplier comments not likely to affect long-term financial prognosis, Gene Munster suggests

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Negative comments from two Apple suppliers about the next iPhone generation could hamper investor expectations for the next quarter, suggests Gene Munster of Loup Ventures, but predictable iPhone sales make this only a near-term risk instead of a long-term problem.

Amazon unveils $79 Echo Dot Kids Edition, shipments start in May

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Amazon seeks to widen its smart speaker lead with a new product intended for children's use, that comes pre-packed with parental controls, and access to some of Amazon's subscription services included in the purchase price.

Going all-in on USB-C with Apple's ecosystem? That's impossible -- for now

Wednesday April 25, 2018

I'm finally ready to fully embrace the smaller, reversible, more powerful USB-C port featured on Apple's recent MacBooks. But in preparing for a full switch to the versatile port, I have hit a number of roadblocks. No matter how badly I want to completely ditch USB-A, it turns out I just can't.

Google begins rolling out overhauled Gmail iOS & Web interfaces

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Google on Wednesday detailed a series of changes now rolling out to Gmail users, primarily focused on the Web, but also including some upgrades for iPhone and iPad owners.

Apple looking to simplify iPhone branding for 2018 releases, analyst predicts

Wednesday April 25, 2018

Apple could make a major change to the way it names successive iPhone generations this year, Guggenheim analyst Robert Cihra suggests, tipping Apple to take the opportunity to simplify what the iPhones are called when the new models launch this fall.

Apple's iPhone X delivered a KO punch to cheap Androids: Q1 smartphone demand slumped globally but ASP grew by 21%

Wednesday April 25, 2018

New data from GfK shows that global demand for smartphones declined by 2 percent year over year in the March quarter while Average Selling Prices grew by 21 percent, totally contradicting the media narrative that customers were looking to save money and would shy away from Apple's premium-priced iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

2019 Lexus ES will be carmaker's first model to integrate CarPlay support

Wednesday April 25, 2018

After Toyota unveiled its first CarPlay-compatible model, the Corolla Hatchback, last month, the Japanese carmaker on Tuesday announced plans to introduce Apple's infotainment system to its luxury division with the 2019 Lexus ES.

Trump to host Apple CEO Tim Cook in private Oval Office meeting

Wednesday April 25, 2018

After attending a state dinner on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to spend at least one more day in Washington, D.C., where he will talk with President Donald Trump in a closed-door meeting at the White House.

Supreme Court upholds review procedure tech companies use to thwart 'patent trolls'

Tuesday April 24, 2018

In what is sure to be a boon for high-tech companies like Apple and Google, the Supreme Court in a 7-to-2 vote on Tuesday upheld an administrative review process that allows those engaged in patent lawsuits to more easily invalidate questionable IP.

iPhone unlocking firm Grayshift faces extortion demands after data breach

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Grayshift, the firm responsible for the GrayKey iPhone hacking tool, is in the crosshairs of an extortionist after its product's source code was inadvertently exposed to the internet last week.

Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson attend President Trump's first state dinner

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Tim Cook and Lisa Jackson were among a slate of distinguished guests at President Donald Trump's first state dinner Tuesday evening, which was held on the State floor of the White House in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to the U.S.

Apple seemingly halts product financing for UK customers

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Apple has apparently discontinued product financing in the UK, as the company on Tuesday removed an informational webpage detailing those options and scrubbed its regional online store of references to installment plans.

Apple Watch Series 3 likely buoyed Verizon subscriber numbers in Q1

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Verizon on Tuesday revealed that it added 260,000 net subscribers in the March quarter, mostly thanks to smartwatches and other wearables -- hinting that the Apple Watch Series 3 was an important contributor.

Just in: Up to $350 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $1,100 off high-end 15" MacBook Pro; $105 Apple TV 4K; Apple Pencil $72

Tuesday April 24, 2018

Snap up the lowest prices available on Mid 2017 MacBook Pros for two days only with discounts of up to $350 off, plus no tax on many models in most states. Bargain hunters can also save up to $1,100 on Late 2016 systems with premium upgrades. Or opt for a free Apple TV 4K with three months of DirecTV Now service. The Apple Pencil is also on sale for $71.99.