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2018

Google unveils Pixel 3 phone, Pixel Slate tablet & Google Home Hub

Tuesday October 09, 2018

Firing its latest salvos at Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft, Google on Tuesday announced several new devices, led by its Pixel 3 and 3 XL Android smartphones.

Review: Ultimate Ears MegaBoom 3 pumps out the tunes with ample bass

Tuesday October 09, 2018

Ultimate Ears MegaBoom 3 is the latest incarnation of arguably one of the best and most popular portable Bluetooth speakers. The newly updated models finally have a design refresh, albeit a small one, as well as better sounding audio quality.

Apple's Tim Cook visits Shanghai amid alleged Chinese iCloud spy chip debacle

Tuesday October 09, 2018

Apple's CEO is making a surprise tour of Shanghai, possibly in response to the controversy over a report claiming Chinese spy chips were inserted into Apple servers.

Apple's work on electromagnets could help protect future iPads and iPhones when dropped

Tuesday October 09, 2018

Apple is considering ways it could use electromagnets to make changes to the way accessories or devices can magnetically connect to each other, including correcting alignment issues for covers and potentially helping a case provide even more protection for a dropped iPhone or iPad.

Apogee Jam+ USB interface for Mac and iOS adds USB-C, better sound input

Tuesday October 09, 2018

On Tuesday, audio gear maker Apogee revealed the Jam+, an upgraded version of its USB input for musicians looking to connect guitars, keyboards, and other instruments to a Mac or iOS device for recording.

Hands on: AmpliFi Instant Home Wi-Fi Mesh System

Tuesday October 09, 2018

The AmpliFi Instant Home Wi-Fi Mesh System is designed to deliver hassle-free Wi-Fi that can be set up functioning in two minutes. But is it a worthy replacement for Apple's AirPort systems?

Devialet reveals $999 Phantom Reactor, hints at possible AirPlay 2 support

Tuesday October 09, 2018

Devialet on Tuesday revealed the Phantom Reactor, a smaller version of its signature Phantom speaker intended to be affordable beyond the wealthy.

Security researcher cited in Bloomberg's China spy chip investigation casts doubt on story's veracity [u]

Monday October 08, 2018

Security researcher Joe Fitzpatrick, one of the few sources named in Bloomberg Businessweek's bombshell China hack investigation, in a podcast this week said he felt uneasy after reading the article in part because its claims almost perfectly echoed theories on hardware implants he shared with journalist Jordan Robertson.

Rumor: Next-gen iPad Pro to feature 'Magnetic Connector,' USB-C, support new Apple Pencil

Monday October 08, 2018

Later this month, Apple is expected to update its iPad Pro lineup with new models featuring Face ID biometric authentication and near bezel-less displays. According to the latest rumors, the redesigned tablets might also be equipped with a new "Magnetic Connector" and support for an updated Apple Pencil.

Apple ceases iOS 11.4.1 signing following release of iOS 12

Monday October 08, 2018

Apple on Monday stopped signing code for iOS 11.4.1, the last version of iOS to be issued prior to the release of iOS 12 in September.

Apple's iPhone network provisioning tech target of patent lawsuit

Monday October 08, 2018

Apple is again in the crosshairs of Uniloc, with the patent aggregator alleging the process by which iPhone and cellular-connected iPad and Apple Watch models infringes on owned intellectual property.

Review: Nomad wireless Base Station is all about convenience

Monday October 08, 2018

The Nomad wireless Bast Station is a slim, dual wireless charger with fast USB outputs to power all your gear at once -- but Apple Watch owners seeking wireless charging need not apply.

Google+ shutting down in wake of allegations of weak user data security

Monday October 08, 2018

Google has confirmed it will be closing down the social network Google+ in August next year as part of a data protection initiative called Project Strobe, but a report alleges the initiative itself was caused through Google wanting to avoid regulatory scrutiny from exposing the private data of hundreds of thousands of users.

After 8 years, IDC admits Apple's iPad is leading the tablet market 'unabated'

Monday October 08, 2018

Since iPad launched in 2010, International Data Corporation has dutifully crafted various media narratives that belittled as it as a toy, dismissed it as merely a "media consumption" device in a world that needed Windows, and disparaged it as inconsequential in a vast sea of cheap Android tablets (some of which were literally children's toys). But they were wrong, here's why.

Apple distributes third developer beta of macOS 10.14.1 Mojave

Monday October 08, 2018

Apple has issued its third developer beta of macOS 10.14.1 Mojave to developers enrolled in the company's testing program, with the latest build arriving one week after the second beta's release.

iOS 12.0.1 update available, fixes Wi-fi connectivity on iPhone XS, Lightning charging issues

Monday October 08, 2018

Apple has issued a sub-point release for iOS 12.0.1, knocking out a few bugs involving charging, Wi-Fi connectivity, and sporadic Bluetooth connections.

What to expect at Google's October 9 'Pixel 3' event in New York City

Monday October 08, 2018

Leaks make the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL look certain, but historically, Google's October events have seen releases of a slew of new hardware. AppleInsider talks about what you can expect to see -- and what you shouldn't.

Columbus Day deals extended: 13" Touch Bars from $1,499; up to $900 off 15" MacBook Pros; 12" MacBooks from $1,189

Monday October 08, 2018

Columbus Week 2018 is here and with it comes an assortment of deals on Apple hardware. Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is on sale for as low as $1,499. Meanwhile, 15" MacBook Pros start at just $1,899, 12" MacBooks are up to $150 off and AirPods are $137.50 with coupon.

The new Mac Pro might get Intel's new 28-core 5 GHz Xeon processor

Monday October 08, 2018

Intel has revealed its upcoming collection of high-specification processors, including a 28-core Xeon processor for professional users alongside its 9th-generation Core processors boasting high core counts that could be heading for the Mac Pro, along with one eight-core model clocked at 5GHz.

Apple TV 4K could be used by big UK cable firm as set-top box

Monday October 08, 2018

Apple is reportedly in early-stage talks with the UK's BT over a potential new partnership, where customers of the EE broadband service could be offered an Apple TV to watch BT's own pay-TV channels, rather than using BT's existing set-top box.