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Thursday March 08, 2018

Apple reportedly interested in streaming shows produced by Barack Obama

Thursday March 08, 2018

Netflix is reportedly in advanced talks to secure a slate of shows produced by former President Barack Obama, but if negotiations fall through, Apple and a handful of other streaming service providers are supposedly waiting in the wings.

Kuo: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 unlikely to feature under-display fingerprint recognition

Thursday March 08, 2018

Though previous rumor and speculation pegged Samsung to incorporate cutting edge under-display fingerprint recognition technology in its upcoming Galaxy Note 9, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now believes the feature will not be ready in time for an expected release later this year.

Apple VCSEL supplier suggests TrueDepth coming to multiple iPhones this fall

Thursday March 08, 2018

Comments made during Apple supplier Finisar's most recent earnings report suggest the company, which provides vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser modules for iPhone X's TrueDepth system, is prepping for the technology to be included in multiple iPhones rumored to debut later this year.

Benchmarks on shipping hardware find iPhone X superior to Samsung Galaxy S9+

Thursday March 08, 2018

With the Galaxy S9 and S9+ now in the hands of tech reviewers, some are beginning to evaluate how Samsung's latest handsets stacks up against Apple's flagship iPhone X. One head-to-head shows the S9's Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU, while speedy, is easily bested by Apple's A11 Bionic power plant.

Fortnite Battle Royale coming soon to iOS with cross-platform integration

Thursday March 08, 2018

"Fortnite Battle Royale," a 100-player multiplayer game made popular on PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, is making its way to mobile, and users of devices running Apple's iOS will get first dibs.

Survey calls Android buyers "more loyal," but more users are still switching to iOS

Thursday March 08, 2018

A survey by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners created headlines that Android was "beating iOS in smartphone loyalty," but the data actually shows that more Android users choose to upgrade to iOS than flow the other way and that most users tend to stick with what they've used before.

ABC News, Radio National channels go live on Apple Music Australia [u]

Thursday March 08, 2018

Apple recently expanded its Apple Music service in Australia with the addition of two live radio news channels provided by national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Watch: Cheaper HomePod rumored to debut this year

Thursday March 08, 2018

The HomePod is Apple's first step into a world of smart speakers that can do everything from stream music to control all of your smart home devices. The main downside is that it's priced at a hefty $349, more than many people are willing to pay for a smart speaker.

Hulu Live TV gains more 60fps channels, push notifications for sports

Thursday March 08, 2018

People subscribed to Hulu's Live TV package can now watch another 33 channels at 60 frames per second, and receive push notifications on their iPhone or iPad when a tracked sports event is about to start.

Apple Music sponsors free Anderson .Paak 'One Night Only' performance in London on March 13

Thursday March 08, 2018

Apple Music has announced it is sponsoring a concert at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, UK starring artist Anderson .Paak on March 13, with tickets for the one-night-only event being made available free of charge from Friday morning -- but don't plan on using your iPhone in the venue.

August upgrades all Doorbell Cam owners with 24 hours of free video recording

Thursday March 08, 2018

August on Thursday announced that all versions of the iPhone-connected Doorbell Cam, including the current Doorbell Cam Pro, will automatically get free video recordings of activity detected in the last 24 hours.

How to perform Siri queries without using your voice with Type to Siri on macOS and iOS

Thursday March 08, 2018

Siri is an extremely handy digital assistant, but at times when it's best to keep quiet, it becomes a challenge to use the voice-centric tool. This AppleInsider guide will fill you in on how to use Type to Siri, Apple's existing solution to the problem that enables Siri to be used with a keyboard, on both iOS and macOS.

Hands on: Things 3.4 for Mac and iPhone connects apps to generate To Do tasks faster

Thursday March 08, 2018

If you're willing to adjust and learn a few tricks, the new tools in Things 3.4 are a boon for both you and developers of your favorite apps.

How to save up to $250 on Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro with coupon and instant savings, plus no tax outside NY & NJ and 0% financing

Thursday March 08, 2018

Readers this week can snap up the lowest prices available on Apple's Mid 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro, from standard models all the way up to maxed out CTO systems. Save up to $250 with exclusive coupon savings and/or instant cash rebates -- all with no sales tax outside NY and NJ, as well as no interest financing on approved credit.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Music, App Stores commemorate International Women's Day celebrations

Thursday March 08, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook quoted Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai on Twitter, as one of a number of ways Apple is commemorating International Women's Day on March 8, celebrating the achievements of women and commemorating the movement for women's rights.

Samsung Galaxy S9 review roundup: Predictable smartphone plagued by 'creepy' AR Emoji, issue-prone security

Thursday March 08, 2018

Reviewers of the Samsung Galaxy S9 have praised the South Korean giant's flagship ahead of its release, but while it is considered to be one of the best Android devices on the market, the similarity with the Galaxy S8's design and underwhelming new features suggest it is a bit of a misstep for Apple's main rival.

Snap executing another round of layoffs, 120 engineers losing their jobs [u]

Thursday March 08, 2018

Snapchat developer Snap is preparing to lay off 120 engineers, or almost 10 percent of its engineering team.

Netflix bringing vertical video previews to iPhone app in April

Thursday March 08, 2018

Starting next month, people using Netflix's mobile apps will be able to watch video previews for the first time -- and displayed in a vertical format, so they don't need to rotate their iPhones.

Guns N' Roses' singer Axl Rose compares Apple CEO Tim Cook to Donald Trump

Thursday March 08, 2018

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has attacked Apple CEO Tim Cook on Twitter, calling him the "Donald Trump of the music industry," but while the cryptic tweet is believed to be an insult, it is unknown exactly what Rose is trying to say in the unexpected message.

Google to kill support for iPhone 6s-era Nexus phones and all of its tablets in Android P

Thursday March 08, 2018

Google's upcoming release of the next version of Android OS will abandon support for all Nexus-branded phones and its sole remaining tablet product, Pixel C, ending future updates for products that were sold two years ago. The decision isn't just Google's however; Qualcomm also plays a role in ending support for functional phones prematurely.