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2017

Cedars-Sinai hospital's Apple Watch app lets patients find doctors, locate clinics

Wednesday September 27, 2017

Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai offers an Apple Watch app said to be one of the first available from a U.S. hospital, allowing enhanced care for patients directly from their wrist.

Third report reaffirms iPhone X TrueDepth Face ID camera is bottleneck for Apple

Wednesday September 27, 2017

The advanced new facial recognition system in Apple's iPhone X is the main holdup in production of the device -- a rumor now corroborated by three different publications ahead of the handset's November launch.

KGI: iPhone 8 sales in line with expectations, analysts overplay short Apple store lines

Wednesday September 27, 2017

Sales of Apple's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are off to a solid start despite claims from analysts and media citing a lower than usual turnout at Apple store locations as evidence of decreased interest in the new smartphone lineup.

Super fast bionic glass: iPhone 8 Review

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Apple's latest iPhone 8 is supercharged by its new A11 Bionic chip, which does the heavy lifting for a series of major new camera features as well as making everything faster. It also packs iPad Pro's True Tone display and Fast Charging, and adds Qi wireless charging through its beautifully glossy rear glass back, built in a familiar shape but with a new steel structure ringed in an aluminum band with precision seams that continue the water and dust resistance of the previous 7 generation.

Apple retains top spot as world's most valuable brand for 5th consecutive year

Tuesday September 26, 2017

For the fifth year in a row, Apple fended off the likes of Google, Microsoft and other fast-rising tech titans to be named the most valuable brand in the world, as ranked by global brand consulting firm Interbrand.

D-Link's HomeKit-compatible Omna 180 Cam HD gets new control features in app update

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Accessory maker D-Link on Tuesday updated its Omna iOS app with all new features for its Omna 180 Cam HD, one of the first internet-connected security cameras to feature Apple HomeKit support.

Super fast, big bionic glass: iPhone 8 Plus Review

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Apple's latest iPhone 8 is supercharged by its new A11 Bionic chip, which does the heavy lifting for a series of major new camera features as well as making everything faster. It also packs iPad Pro's True Tone display and Fast Charging, and adds Qi wireless charging through its beautifully glossy rear glass back, built in a familiar shape but with a new steel structure ringed in an aluminum band with precision seams that continue the water and dust resistance of the previous 7 generation.

Apple says fix coming for 'crackling' iPhone 8 audio

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Apple on Tuesday issued a statement confirming a small number of iPhone 8 handsets suffer from an audio glitch that causes a "crackling" noise during phone calls, saying a fix for the problem is in the works.

Twitter to test 280-character tweets, doubling current limitation

Tuesday September 26, 2017

A select set of Twitter users are being freed from their 140-character shackles, at least temporarily, as the ubiquitous social network tests methods by which users can better express themselves while maintaining the brevity that popularized the platform.

London's ex-mayor Boris Johnson pitched Apple on sponsoring the failed Garden Bridge project

Tuesday September 26, 2017

While mayor of London, British politician Boris Johnson tried to sell Apple on sponsoring the ultimately abandoned Garden Bridge -- to which the company allegedly said it was willing, if it could have a store on the bridge itself.

Apple TV 4K listing appears on Amazon, after two-year absence of product line [u]

Tuesday September 26, 2017

A listing for the 64-gigabyte version of the Apple TV 4K on Amazon is briefly buoyed hopes for an imminent release of an Amazon Prime Video app for Apple's set-top box-- but the listing has since been removed by the e-commerce giant.

Apple joins FDA pilot program allowing it to skip some rules for health products

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Apple has been picked as one of nine companies for a pilot program by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which which will let the firms avoid regulations that can slow the development of health-related products.

Apple squashes iOS 11 bugs with quick release of iOS 11.0.1

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Just a week after iOS 11 was launched to the public, Apple has quickly followed up with iOS 11.0.1, a small update intended to address bugs and fix various issues with the software.

Plex News comes to Apple TV, iPhone & iPad with over 190 sources

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Making use of its Watchup acquisition, Plex on Tuesday announced a new feature for its media streaming software, Plex News, which assembles a personalized video montage based on a range of global sources.

Report backs up claims of slow 3D sensor production for Apple's iPhone X

Tuesday September 26, 2017

3D sensor suppliers for the iPhone X are "still struggling" to achieve significant output and improve yield rates, according to a report, which also reiterated expectations that the phone will be in very short supply.

Deals: Apple TV for $134 ($15 off); Radeon 560 15" MacBook Pro for $2,379 ($120 off); 27" iMac 5K for $1,199; AirPods in stock with no tax in 48 states

Tuesday September 26, 2017

For one day only, shoppers can snap up a 32GB 4th gen Apple TV for $134. Apple's 2017 15" MacBook Pro with upgraded Radeon 560 graphics is also $120 off with coupon, and AirPods are in stock with free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. Ebay also has Apple refurbished Late 2014 27" iMac 5Ks for $1,199.99.

Tips: Turn off iOS 11 Smart Punctuation to avoid data entry problems

Tuesday September 26, 2017

An unexpected side effect of Apple's new Smart Punctuation feature in iOS 11 has manifested and is causing some problems with apps that use Core Data to store strings. Here's how to turn off Smart Punctuation, and why you might want to for now.

macOS's Keychain vulnerability reported earlier in Sept., Apple patch likely coming soon

Tuesday September 26, 2017

The Keychain password vulnerability affecting multiple versions of macOS -- including High Sierra -- was reported to Apple on Sept. 7, and will likely be patched by the company in the near future, according to the security researcher who first publicized the issue.

Apple TV 4K teardown demonstrates new cooling system for A10X processor

Tuesday September 26, 2017

A disassembly of the new Apple TV 4K shows not only the improved processor in the device, but a completely redesigned cooling solution complete with "serious thermal venting" plus a fan.

Apple patent for ultrasonic force sensor could lead to iPhone with under-screen Touch ID

Tuesday September 26, 2017

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an ultrasound-based force and touch sensor that could lead to a thinner, less obstructive 3D Touch mechanism, a structure which was reportedly a barrier to below-screen Touch ID integration in iPhone X.