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2018

T-Mobile previews eSIM activation app for iPhone ahead of December launch

Thursday December 06, 2018

In preparation of a wide public launch expected before the end of the year, T-Mobile on Thursday previewed eSIM activation app for iPhone that will allow iPhone XS and XR owners to configure a second line on their device without visiting a retail store.

Hands on: Twelve South leather cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

Thursday December 06, 2018

As they do every year, Twelve South refreshed their lineup of cases -- Journal, BookBook, and SurfacePad -- for the latest iPhones. We tested them out on our new iPhone XS Max to see how they hold up.

Apple execs trying to escape family friendly-only brush with recent streaming negotiations

Thursday December 06, 2018

Apple may be reconsidering its policy of "family friendly" content for its rumored video streaming service, after a report claims it is attempting to acquire the rights for an adaptation of a violent drama from Israel starring Richard Gere.

ConnectSense ships HomeKit-ready Smart Outlet 2

Thursday December 06, 2018

ConnectSense on Thursday released the Smart Outlet 2, a HomeKit-compatible accessory that fits on top of a standard North American wall outlet.

Hands on: How to use the ECG app on Apple Watch

Thursday December 06, 2018

Announced during the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple's long-promised ECG has finally arrived with the watchOS 5.1.2 update. We tried out the new electrocardiogram after updating our 44mm model.

These are the best holiday gift ideas for budding action photographers and videographers

Thursday December 06, 2018

Whether you have an eye on professional work or just recording your personal adventures, there are a lot of potential Apple-related gifts for shooting action footage -- and we have some suggestions.

Apple shares 'Real Stories' videos of people saved by Apple Watch

Thursday December 06, 2018

The Apple Watch can, and does, save lives. Apple has shared a pair of stories about how it has done so on YouTube.

UBS cuts Apple target over potential smartphone market slowdown, iPhone XR sales

Thursday December 06, 2018

The smartphone market may be in decline, which, coupled with allegedly weak iPhone XR demand and more users looking at older iPhone models, is forcing UBS to cut its estimate for Apple's stock price.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 is over a year behind Apple's A12 Bionic, lacks a premium Android audience

Thursday December 06, 2018

At its Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm outlined its new 855, a chip it hopes will power the next generation of premium Androids. It addresses silicon work Apple has driven in its Application Processors leading up to the latest A12 Bionic, but it's less clear who will be building high-end Androids with Qualcomm's most advanced processor yet, and for how long.

Microsoft rebuilding Edge browser on Chromium, porting to Mac

Thursday December 06, 2018

Microsoft on Thursday announced plans to rebuild its Edge browser, included with Windows 10, to run on Chromium -- and in the process, port it to macOS for the first time.

Apple rolls out watchOS 5.1.2 update, complete with ECG function

Thursday December 06, 2018

Following Thursday's early announcement of its arrival, Apple has released watchOS 5.1.2 to the public, allowing Apple Watch Series 4 users in the United States the ability to use the long-awaited electrocardiogram (ECG) function for the first time.

Google killing Allo messaging service, sending iOS users elsewhere

Thursday December 06, 2018

Allo, once the vanguard platform of Google's plans for messaging, will officially shut down in March 2019.

Lowest prices: 13" MacBook Pro w/ function keys for $1,149; 13" MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar $1,599; 10.5" iPad Pros from $499

Thursday December 06, 2018

In stock with free delivery before Christmas, B&H Photo and Amazon have slashed prices on several current 13-inch MacBook Pros and 10.5-inch iPad Pros. Save $200 on Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar -- or pick up a non-Touch Bar model for just $1,149. Meanwhile, 10.5-inch iPad Pros are on sale for as low as $499.

Huawei CFO arrest in Canada could affect iPhone tariffs if US-China trade talks sour

Thursday December 06, 2018

Huawei's CFO -- and founder's daughter -- Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada on Saturday and faces extradition to the United States. The move against one of Apple's biggest international smartphone competitors threatens to open a new front in a looming trade war between the US and China.

Apple's USB-C charger and third-party USB-C Lightning cables are good signs for future iPhones

Thursday December 06, 2018

Apple is now selling its own 18W USB-C charger and is now allowing third-party MFi certified Lightning to USB-C cables. AppleInsider discusses why this is a good sign for future USB-C parity in all of Apple's chargers.

Apple tried to win the rights to stream 'Friends'

Thursday December 06, 2018

Though it ultimately lost out to Netflix, which is paying roughly $100 million, Apple was one of the bidders for rights to stream the '90s sitcom "Friends" in 2019, a report revealed on Thursday.

ECG function of Apple Watch Series 4 arrives today in watchOS 5.1.2 update

Thursday December 06, 2018

Apple has confirmed it will be shipping the update to watchOS 5.1.2 on Thursday complete with support for the Apple Watch Series 4's electrocardiogram (ECG) measuring function, a feature that was notably absent at the device's launch.

iPhone's Health app data crucial to murder conviction in British court

Thursday December 06, 2018

A British man has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison for murdering his wife thanks in part to the Health app on the couple's iPhones.

Apple looking at Augmented Reality to help ride-sharing app customers find their drivers

Thursday December 06, 2018

Apple is continuing to explore ways for augmented reality to be more useful, with one idea helping passengers of ride-hailing services, like Uber, to find their designated car, and to avoid climbing into the incorrect vehicle.

Saudi dissident sues iPhone spyware firm over Khashoggi communications surveillance

Thursday December 06, 2018

Following a report in November that the Saudi government retained NSO Group to spy on dissidents, a new lawsuit says the kingdom used iPhone spyware to intercept communications with the slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi.