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2017

Review: Belkin Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD solid choice, but little sets it apart from alternatives

Friday August 11, 2017

Belkin has refreshed its line of Thunderbolt docks for the MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt 3, but besides full charging power for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the new version doesn't do enough to distinguish it from competitors.

Just In: 15" MacBook Pros as low as $1,799 ($200-$250 off); $30 off 10.5" iPad Pro; 512GB 13" Touch Bar for $1,879, plus no tax in 48 states

Friday August 11, 2017

Apple authorized reseller Adorama just slashed prices even further for back to school shoppers with 15" MacBook Pros starting at $1,799 with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Apple's new 10.5" iPad Pro with 256GB of storage is $30 off as well, while the Mid 2017 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro is now $1,879 ($120 off).

Barclays survey suggests Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program well suited for 'iPhone 8' pricing

Friday August 11, 2017

A new research note suggests demand is soft amongst existing iPhone owners, suggesting that only 18 percent of current iPhone owners are interested in an "iPhone 8" costing $1000 and up with cash out of pocket, but $50 a month isn't unreasonable -- a figure essentially matched by Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.

Apple Watch app tracks viewer heart rate spikes during 'Game of Thrones'

Friday August 11, 2017

Fans of the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones are more excited by dialogue than by action scenes, according to a study by heart monitoring app Cardiogram of Apple Watch users.

Lowest Price Available: Apple's 13" MacBook Pro (2.0GHz, 8GB, 256GB) for $1,249 ($250 off), plus no tax in 48 states

Friday August 11, 2017

The exclusive offers keep rolling in! Shoppers can now save $250 on Apple's Late 2016 13" MacBook Pro with free expedited shipping and no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. At $1,249, this is the lowest price available from an Apple authorized reseller. Or save $700 on Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro (Late 2016) with a free pair of headphones.

Song meant to spoof car audio systems climbs into top 50 on Apple's iTunes charts

Friday August 11, 2017

A track consisting of nothing but 9 minutes and 58 seconds of silence is currently sitting at 49th place in Apple's iTunes charts, apparently out of frustration with the way many car audio systems work.

First look: Acton Blink S, a lightweight iPhone-connected electric skateboard

Friday August 11, 2017

Landing on the more portable and affordable side of iPhone-connected electric skateboards is Acton's new Blink S, an 11-pound ride that lets you adjust settings and track stats through a Bluetooth-connected iPhone app.

Apple & Ireland 'close to deal' to protect government from losses while holding $17.7B in escrow

Friday August 11, 2017

Apple and the Irish government are reportedly nearing a deal that would shield the latter from losses incurred while holding up to $17.7 billion in Apple cash, including interest -- money that may be due in back taxes following a 2016 European Commission ruling.

Inside iOS 11: AirPods controls expand with separate left/right earpiece taps, skip track ability

Friday August 11, 2017

Apple's AirPods are currently limited to a trio of controls on both earpieces, but their functionality will be greatly enhanced this fall with the release of iOS 11, giving users the ability to give each wireless pod a separate, customizable function with a double tap.

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' ship date, Apple Watch, and HomeKit

Friday August 11, 2017

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk conflicting rumors around the "iPhone 8" ship date, the company's rising stock price, and some of the interesting things happening in HomeKit.

Apple assembly partner Foxconn reports disappointing quarter ahead of 'iPhone 8'

Friday August 11, 2017

Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- reported net income of just $589 million in the June quarter, missing analyst forecasts ahead of Apple's launch of the "iPhone 8" and "iPhone 7s" this fall.

New video offers closer look at 'copper gold' mockup of Apple's 'iPhone 8'

Thursday August 10, 2017

A video uploaded on Thursday offers a close-up with an alleged "iPhone 8" design dummy in "copper gold," potentially one of just three color options for Apple's upcoming flagship.

Watch: How to use Apple's native Screen Recording feature in iOS 11

Thursday August 10, 2017

One potentially useful feature coming to this fall's iOS 11 is a native Screen Recording option on the iPhone and iPad. Here's how to make use of it, including embedding results into a video.

Overcast developer nixes standalone podcasts on Apple Watch, citing watchOS 4 changes

Thursday August 10, 2017

Via a Thursday iPhone app update, support for playing podcasts directly on an Apple Watch -- through a feature called "Send to Watch" -- was removed from Overcast, something its developer blamed on changes coming with this fall's watchOS 4.

Intel, Toyota & others create 'big data' consortium for self-driving cars

Thursday August 10, 2017

Several major tech and automotive companies -- including Intel, Toyota, and Ericsson -- on Thursday announced a consortium that will build a "big data" ecosystem for use with self-driving cars, as well as related technologies like driver assist and mapping using real-time data.

Writing tool Ulysses for macOS, iOS shifts to monthly $4.99 subscription model

Thursday August 10, 2017

Effective immediately, writing tool Ulysses is switching to a subscription model after having been a paid app for iOS and macOS since launch.

Back to School Roundup: The best tech gear (and deals) for the upcoming school year

Thursday August 10, 2017

With back to school shopping in full swing, those waiting for killer deals on Apple devices, as well as accessories, can take advantage of instant cash rebates and exclusive coupon savings on the season's hottest products.

Hands on: Screen sharing tool Screens 4 for macOS and iOS gains Touch Bar support, improved file transfer

Thursday August 10, 2017

Screens 4 by Edovia lets you see and control the screen of one Mac from another. Wherever you are in the world, you can get your own files, see your own documents and even run apps you don't have with you.

Inside iOS 11: Apple's Portrait Mode in iPhone 7 Plus exits beta, allows effect to be turned off after the fact

Thursday August 10, 2017

In the latest iOS 11 beta, Apple has taken the Portrait Mode camera setting out of beta, and has altered how the camera roll handles the pictures to allow for the effect to be removed from a picture with it at any time.

'iPhone 8' reveal delayed to November, according to South Korean supply chain sources

Thursday August 10, 2017

An alleged Apple component supplier from South Korea is claiming that the company is pushing back the launch of the "iPhone 8" to November, but will still launch the "iPhone 7s" family in September.