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2017

Ikea 'This Charges Everything' ad campaign for iPhone 8 Qi charging invokes past Apple slogans

Friday September 22, 2017

Ikea is capitalizing on not just Apple's inclusion of Qi charging on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X to promote its own line of compatible charging equipment -- but also implements variations of phrases that Apple has used in the past.

Inside watchOS 4: New app dock scrolls vertically, offers access to all apps

Friday September 22, 2017

After being introduced in watchOS 3, the app dock for Apple Watch has already been redesigned in watchOS 4, with a new ferris wheel-like vertical scrolling interface that lets users view multiple apps at once.

AppleCare+ iPhone 8 back screen glass replacement $99, not screen repair cost of $29

Friday September 22, 2017

Users with AppleCare+ for the iPhone are accustomed to a relatively new $29 screen replacement from Apple -- but that only applies to the screen in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and not the back glass.

Uber loses license to operate in London over public safety and security concerns

Friday September 22, 2017

Uber has suffered a major blow to its operations in the United Kingdom, after Transport for London announced it will not be renewing the company's license to operate in the country's capital, with the transport authority citing Uber's policies and actions as reasons behind the decision.

T-Mobile & Sprint said nearing agreement on merger, could sign deal in October

Friday September 22, 2017

T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly close to "tentative terms" on a long-rumored merger deal, and could finalize an agreement by the end of October.

iPhone 8 Plus best performing smartphone camera ever, iPhone X expected to be better

Friday September 22, 2017

While the new iPhone 8 did very well beating all other manufacturer's devices in testing by DxOMark, the iPhone 8 Plus is the undisputed champion of all other smartphones ever produced.

AppleInsider podcast gives first user impressions of iPhone 8, 8 Plus

Friday September 22, 2017

In this special episode of the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger joins Victor to talk about his experiences now that he's had the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in his hands for a few days.

Apple's iPhone 8 survives harsh scratch and bend test in new video

Friday September 22, 2017

As it does every year, Apple's latest iPhone model is being put through a battery of stress tests for the viewing pleasure of YouTube, with a new video showing off the handset's ability to withstand bends and all but the most brutal scratches.

Apple Watch Series 3 compatible with select Qi wireless chargers

Thursday September 21, 2017

Apple turned heads last week with the announcement of its own Qi standard-based wireless charging accessory, the AirPower mat, which promises to not only charge new iPhone 8 and iPhone X hardware, but Apple Watch Series 3, as well. This revelation led to speculation that the new wearable is also compatible with third-party chargers, a first for the product line.

iPhone 8 unboxing & fast setup with iOS 11's new Quick Start

Thursday September 21, 2017

In iOS 11, Apple has made it even easier to set up a new iPhone with your existing phone with Quick Start, a new system that discovers your new device (similar to the setup of Apple Watch or AirPods) and transfers most of your settings and preferences automatically. Here's how it works.

First iPhone 8 teardown reveals few internal design changes [u]

Thursday September 21, 2017

Just hours after iPhone 8 hit store shelves in early launch countries, iFixit tore down Apple's newest smartphones to reveal all the goodies packed within, finding an internal layout largely identical to iPhone 7.

Apple shares new Apple Pay, Apple Pay Cash tutorial videos

Thursday September 21, 2017

In preparation of the iPhone 8 release tomorrow (or today in some countries), Apple on Thursday posted a trio of videos to its YouTube channel and website documenting the process of adding a card to Apple Pay and using it with Touch ID.

First iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K pre-orders arrive, now on sale at international Apple stores

Thursday September 21, 2017

Apple's recently released iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K devices arrived in the hands of early pre-order customers living in Australia, New Zealand and Asia on Friday, local time, while Apple retail stores in those regions began sales of the new hardware.

Apple contributing $1M to Mexico earthquake relief efforts, says CEO Tim Cook

Thursday September 21, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday announced the company is donating $1 million toward earthquake recovery efforts in Mexico, the latest gift in a string of contributions benefitting those stricken by natural disasters.

3D Touch app switcher shortcut will return to iOS 11, says Apple's Craig Federighi

Thursday September 21, 2017

A 3D Touch gesture used to launch the iOS app switcher -- removed in iOS 11 -- will return in a future software update, according to Apple's senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi.

Toronto police ask iPhone users not to test iOS 11 security feature that dials 9-1-1

Thursday September 21, 2017

A new security feature in iOS 11 allows iPhone users to temporarily disable Touch ID logins and quickly call 9-1-1 -- but it has had unintended consequences in Toronto, where the police have asked residents to stop testing it out.

OWC USB-C Travel Dock provides MacBook with HDMI, memory card, USB connectivity in a small package

Thursday September 21, 2017

Mac upgrade vendor OWC has launched another dock aimed at MacBook Pro users, with the OWC USB-C Travel Dock providing a number of extra USB connections, HDMI-out, and an SD card reader to notebooks in a compact and highly portable unit.

How to ditch bad Wi-Fi info so Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular has better connectivity

Thursday September 21, 2017

The Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE has a bug related to how it decides to stay on shoddy Wi-Fi, or shift to LTE. This can be remedied somewhat by cleaning up your known networks and not connecting to the some bad Wi-Fi hotspots in the first place -- here's how to do it.

Nearly 1700 Aldi grocery stores gain support for Apple Pay contactless payments

Thursday September 21, 2017

iPhone and Apple Watch users shopping at Aldi grocery stores can now check out with Apple Pay at nearly 1,700 locations across the U.S., marking a significant expansion for Apple's tap-to-pay service.

Apple TV 4K won't play 4K YouTube videos because of missing Google codec

Thursday September 21, 2017

While the Apple TV 4K can play 4K videos from sources like iTunes and Netflix, that support is conspicuously missing from one of the most popular tvOS apps, YouTube.