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2017

Reviews lean positive on Pixel Buds, Google's answer to Apple's AirPods

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Some of the first major reviews of Google's Pixel Buds have emerged, mostly espousing a favorable opinion of the AirPods competitors, albeit with some tough criticisms.

Video: Apple iPhone X versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8 benchmark comparison

Tuesday November 14, 2017

The consumer wars between Apple and Samsung will go on as long as both companies are around, as will the debates around which flagship device is more powerful. AppleInsider gets both the iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 on our test bench, and put them both through their paces.

Apple faces fresh USITC investigation over alleged Screen Sharing, AirPlay Mirroring patent infringement

Tuesday November 14, 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission has declared that it has launched an investigation of many of Apple's present and past products that use Screen Sharing and AirPlay Mirroring, after complaints from a company and its licensing subsidiary that develops cross-platform remote access solutions.

Firefox 57 'Quantum' for macOS released, iOS version user interface refresh coming

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Mozilla has wrapped up its "biggest update of code in over ten years with the release of Firefox 57 -- once called "Quantum" -- for macOS, and other platforms.

Director Steven Soderbergh secretly shot new thriller 'Unsane' entirely on Apple's iPhone

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh's next film, a thriller titled "Unsane," will see a wide theatrical release next spring, despite the fact that it was filmed entirely on an iPhone.

Coach ships four new Apple Watch bands for men & women

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Luxury brand Coach has released several new Apple Watch bands for the fall season, looking to draw in fans of Apple's wrist-worn computer as a fashion item.

Apogee reveals iOS and macOS-compatible Mic Plus, lands in Apple stores Wednesday

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Audio electronics producer Apogee has revealed the Mic Plus, a compact studio-grade cardioid microphone that can connect to both iOS devices and Mac desktops, with the professional-quality microphone going on sale in Apple stores starting from Wednesday

Apple supplier Quanta wants AR headsets on market by 2019, faster than Apple's rumored 2020+ timeframe

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Apple's rumored augmented reality (AR) headset could arrive as soon as 2019, comments from one of the company's assembly partners hinted on Tuesday.

Video shows 10-year-old unlocking mother's iPhone X via Face ID

Tuesday November 14, 2017

A video uploaded on Tuesday suggests that the Face ID system on Apple's iPhone X could be fooled not just by twins, but by any family member who bears enough resemblance.

Gamevice MFi controller for iPhone now supports DJI Spark drone, Sphero SPRK+ robot

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Gamevice, an Apple-authorized MFi game controller accessory for iPhone and iPad, has been updated to support a number of other devices, with users able to control the DJI Spark drone and the Sphero SPRK+ robot via the iOS companion apps using the peripheral instead of on-screen controls.

Foxconn profits plummet 39% following iPhone X production woes

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn this week posted a 39 percent year-over-year decrease in net profit, losses that industry watchers attribute to the difficult-to-assemble iPhone X, which remains in limited supply.

iOS 11.2 beta switches on quicker 7.5W wireless charging for iPhone 8 & X

Tuesday November 14, 2017

With iOS 11.2, still in beta, Apple has silently enabled promised 7.5-watt wireless Qi charging for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X -- faster than the 5 watts the devices supported at launch.

Apple Watch shipments in Q3 estimated at 3.9M units, including 800,000 Series 3 with LTE

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Apple has regained its position as the biggest producer of wearable devices in the world, analytics firm Canalys claims, with the release of the Apple Watch Series 3 and the cellular model said to help overtake Xiaomi in the third quarter, despite a small contraction in the marketplace.

Apple prepping rear-facing 3D sensor for 2019 iPhone

Tuesday November 14, 2017

To further its augmented reality plans, Apple is reportedly developing a rear-facing 3D sensor for a 2019 iPhone that would join the front-facing TrueDepth system that premiered with the iPhone X.

Last call: 9.7" iPads for $279 ($50 off) with free shipping and no tax outside NY & NJ

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Ends tomorrow! Adorama is offering shoppers the lowest prices available on Apple's 2017 32GB 9.7-inch iPads (Wi-Fi Only) thanks to a $50 mail-in rebate. Or opt for a 256GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro and save $80. In addition to the markdowns, Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Sonnet ships Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Breakaway Box 550 with sufficient power for Vega 56 PCI-E card

Monday November 13, 2017

Sonnet has added to its line of external GPU enclosures with the new 550W version of the eGFX Breakaway Box, with the heftier power supply able to handle a wider array of PCI-E video cards.

Video: The fastest way to unlock your iPhone X with Face ID

Monday November 13, 2017

There is a lot of chatter about people disappointed with the speed of unlocking the iPhone X with Face ID versus just about anything else with Touch ID. AppleInsider talks about it, and how to speed it up.

Study finds Apple Watch able to be used as diagnostic tool for sleep apnea, hypertension

Monday November 13, 2017

Researchers from the University of California San Fransisco in conjunction with the developers of the Cardiogram app have proven that using existing sensors, the Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea and hypertension with a high degree of accuracy, potentially opening up the ability for the device to be used as a long-term research tool for the conditions.

Tip: Autofill passwords and credit card entry in Safari with Face ID on the iPhone X

Monday November 13, 2017

The iPhone X can auto-fill crucial data in Safari, using Face ID to authenticate the user, and securely enter credit card information with Apple's iCloud Keychain and Safari Autofill at the crux of the feature. AppleInsider shows you how to set it up.

Early Black Friday Deal: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro for $1,799 ($600 off) with free JBL headphones & Office 365, plus no tax in 48 states

Monday November 13, 2017

For a limited time only, B&H is knocking $600 off the standard Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro and throwing in a free pair of JBL E45BT Bluetooth Headphones and a year of Office 365 Personal (a combined value of $170). Plus, no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.