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2018

Hands on: Neato's iPhone-controlled Botvac D7 Connected

Thursday December 13, 2018

The Botvac D7 Connected is the top-of-the-line robot vacuum from California's Neato, with nearly all of the features you could theoretically want to see in an autonomous cleaning device for your home. We're just starting our review, but here's an early glimpse.

Watch Apple's iPad Pro chew through Fortnite at 60fps

Thursday December 13, 2018

While Apple's 2018 iPad Pro is a bonafide performance powerhouse in synthetic testing, there has yet to be an app that showcases the tablet's mettle. That recently changed when Epic Games released an update to Fortnite, delivering an option to play the massively popular game at a smooth 60 frames per second.

Qualcomm urging Chinese courts to extend sales ban to iPhone XS & XR

Thursday December 13, 2018

Qualcomm is attempting to extend the iPhone ban in China, and is in the process of filing additional lawsuits in the courts to extend the iPhone sales restriction to Apple's latest hardware releases.

Apple looks to make Group FaceTime audio calls more realistic

Thursday December 13, 2018

Audio-only group FaceTime calls with multiple people could be easier to deal with in the future, as Apple has suggested a way to process audio to implement the "cocktail party" effect, to make it easier to determine who is speaking.

Qualcomm could still win an iPhone ban in the US at the hands of the USITC

Thursday December 13, 2018

A panel of judges at the US International Trade Commission is reviewing a previous ruling that the agency made, and it could overturn a decision that an iPhone ban is not in the public interest if Apple infringed a Qualcomm patent.

Apple to build $1B campus in Austin, increase employment nationwide

Thursday December 13, 2018

Alongside the Texas campus, the company plans new or expanded sites in Seattle, Pittsburgh, Colorado and more over the next three years.

Apple now has up to 50 doctors on staff for health tech work, report says

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Apple may now have as many as 50 medical doctors spread through the company as it continues to build on the health technologies found in the iPhone, Apple Watch, and HealthKit.

Lowest prices ever: Up to $850 off 2018 MacBook Pros; up to $1,400 off 2017 MacBook Pros; $400 off Vega 20 MBP

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Last minute holiday deals have just arrived with record breaking discounts on current and closeout Macs. Save $400 on a 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Vega 20 graphics, now $2,749 (the lowest price ever). Other 2018 models are up to $850 off, with 2017 configurations ringing in at up to $1,400 off. Upgraded models start at just $1,449 with no tax outside NY and NJ and 0% financing.

Apple starts selling LumaForge video production servers to business customers

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Apple has started to sell servers from video software production hardware provider LumaForge through its retail channels, with three servers from the range now available to purchase by filmmakers and video editing firms via the Mac producer.

Comparing the Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 SSD versus the G-Drive Mobile SSD & Glyph RAID Atom SSD

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Samsung's X5 portable SSD is a beast with best in class performance, but a price tag above what the average consumer will need. We review the red and gray device and compare it to a pair of other extremely capable SSDs from GDrive and Glyph.

Apple's streaming video service casting director is Sony exec Tamara Hunter

Wednesday December 12, 2018

After what has been called an "extensive search," Apple has brought on Sony Pictures' Tamara Hunter to lead Apple's casting efforts for its video streaming service.

2019 iPhones may use touch-integrated OLED for thinner displays, says questionable report

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Samsung might be supplying Apple with a new touch-integrated OLED panel allowing for thinner iPhones, a report claimed on Wednesday.

Intel details 'Sunny Cove' processors suitable for 2019 Mac Pro, iMac Pro refresh in 2019

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Intel has revealed some of the innovations it will be putting to use in its upcoming processors, with the introduction of higher-performance Sunny Cove microarchitecture and 3D die stacking for processors potentially making their way into future Mac devices, with arrival more likely in Xeon-equipped iMac Pro and Mac Pro lines first.

Qualcomm argues continued Chinese iPhone sales violate court injunction

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Qualcomm has reportedly presented a Chinese court with video evidence that Apple is still selling iPhones in the country, and insisted that this violates an injunction imposed earlier this week.

Apple developing own iPhone cellular modem, hirings and insiders say

Wednesday December 12, 2018

A new Apple job listing is suggesting that the company is looking to break the shackles of Qualcomm and Intel for the iPhone in the future, raising the possibility again that Apple might make its own cellular modem.

Algoriddim's new unified djay for iOS goes free with subscription, adds new hardware support

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Algoriddim's new djay for iOS has moved to a subscription model, and includes beat-matching, A12 Bionic machine learning, plus iPad Pro USB-C support.

Apple planning to 'sit tight' on Chinese iPhone production unless tariffs spike

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Apple and its suppliers will allegedly hold onto the current Chinese-based production model for iPhones even if the U.S. imposes a 10 percent tariff, but may re-examine the situation if that rises to 25 percent, according to one report.

Macquarie slashes Apple stock target price from $222 to $188 over weakness in Services

Wednesday December 12, 2018

The continuing growth of Apple's Services arm won't last forever, warns Macquarie Research, advising investors of the possibility that revenue growth for that aspect of Apple's business could dip in 2019 for a variety of reasons.

Apple may launch premium Apple News subscriptions in spring, but getting weak publisher response

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Apple is reportedly aiming to relaunch Texture as a premium subscription option within Apple News, possibly as soon this spring, but is encountering stiff reactions from publishers.

Hot deal: Apple's HomePod on sale for $249 ($100 off) while supplies last

Wednesday December 12, 2018

After originally selling out, B&H has brought back the incredibly popular $249 deal on Apple's HomePod with free expedited delivery. What's more, B&H will not collect sales tax in many states. Supplies are limited, so grab this deal while you can.