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2018

Screenshots show HomePod customization in Apple's Home app, including option to disable screen

Monday January 22, 2018

Early testers of Apple's upcoming HomePod have shared screenshots of customizable settings for the speaker, which will be configured through the iOS Home app. Users will be able to disable features such as "Hey Siri," and the lighted display on top of the unit.

DJI 'Mavic Air' drone leak ahead of launch reveals foldable legs, 4K camera on 3-axis gimbal

Monday January 22, 2018

A drone expected to be released by DJI on Tuesday has reportedly leaked ahead of its public unveiling, with alleged images and specifications said to reveal the 'Mavic Air' as a smaller and lighter drone compared to the Mavic Pro, while still offering 4K resolution video and similar functionality to its predecessor.

By Odin's beard! Marvel's 'Thor: Ragnarok' accidentally made available on Apple's iTunes a month early

Monday January 22, 2018

The hit Marvel Studios film "Thor: Ragnarok" isn't scheduled to get a digital release until Feb. 20. But some lucky customers received an early download of the blockbuster, thanks to a glitch in iTunes.

iPhone 8 outsold iPhone X in Apple's holiday quarter, consumer survey finds

Monday January 22, 2018

Apple's active shipping of eight iPhone models during the holiday season has led to some interesting data, with the fall 2017 releases outselling older models nearly two to one.

Deals: $600-$1,000 off 15" MacBook Pros; 21" iMac 4K for $899; Apple TV 4K for $169; Super Bowl TV discounts

Monday January 22, 2018

Gearing up for the big game? This week, save up to $2,700 on Ultra HD TVs just in time for the Super Bowl. Plus, pair your new set with the Apple TV 4K, which is now $10 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pros are also on sale with prices starting at $1,799, while a certified refurbished 21.5" iMac 4K is $899.

Sphero slashes 45 jobs, pivots to educational market after weak holiday sales of iPhone-connected robots

Monday January 22, 2018

Sphero, the producer of iPhone-controlled toys and programmable robots, has laid off a number of its staff following reportedly lackluster sales over the holiday period, with the firm intending to realign itself more towards the educational robotics market.

iPhone X seen as 'strategic success' for Apple as 3D sensing cameras 2 years ahead of competitors

Monday January 22, 2018

Fretting over iPhone X sales data is a fool's errand, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes, as he told investors on Monday that the premium-priced handset is a key strategic move for the company, positioning it far ahead of competitors for years to come.

Apple partners with Malala Fund to provide educational opportunities to more girls in developing countries

Monday January 22, 2018

Apple has pledged support to the Malala Fund, the organization led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, with the assistance expected to increase the Fund's impact in providing education to girls living in developing countries, including new programs in India and Latin America.

Asset icons pulled from iOS beta show muted HomePod microphone, environmental alerts

Monday January 22, 2018

Delves through iOS beta firmware released on Friday has revealed some HomePod iconography, showing an Apple TV, assorted environmental icons probably for HomeKit, a muted microphone icon associated with the HomePod, and other graphics associated with use and setup of Apple's Siri speaker.

Apple highlights Portrait Lighting selfies in latest iPhone X ad

Sunday January 21, 2018

Apple continued its promotional push for iPhone X on Sunday with a short video advertisement featuring Portrait Lighting selfies, a new front-facing camera mode made possible by the smartphone's TrueDepth camera system.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stars in new 'Above the Noise' Beats by Dre commercial

Sunday January 21, 2018

"Doubt me. Distract me. Give me noise," New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady says in the new Beats by Dre ad. "Cause all I hear is, 'it's payback time.'"

Apple CEO Tim Cook to deliver Duke University commencement address in May

Sunday January 21, 2018

Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Duke University's 2018 graduation ceremony in May, the school announced on Saturday.

Video: Apple's iMac Pro vs 2013 Mac Pro (Part 2) - photo editing comparison

Saturday January 20, 2018

In the second part of our series, we put Apple's $5,000 iMac Pro to the test against one of the most popular configurations of the Mac Pro to see how much of a performance difference you can expect when editing photos. We'll also explore the upgradability of both systems.

London's Regent Street Apple Store uses iPad to control acoustics for live performances

Saturday January 20, 2018

Apple turns to existing solutions for many of the challenges it faces in retail. AppleInsider has learned that the London Regent Street Apple Store uses MOTU software to control the audio environment, both for technical reasons, as well as as a practical demonstration for store-goers.

This week on AI: Apple's $350B US cash influx, Chinese labor scandal, HomePod coming soon & more

Saturday January 20, 2018

With newsmakers finally back from the holidays, the Apple sphere finally began spinning at high speed again -- particularly after Apple's announcement that it plans to pump a lot of money into the U.S. economy through 2023.

South Korean prosecutors probe Apple over iPhone slowdowns

Friday January 19, 2018

A day after a South Korean consumer group filed a complaint against Apple over the company's handling of iPhone battery issues, prosecutors on Friday said they have launched a probe to determine whether the iPhone slowdown debacle amounts to planned obsolescence.

Apple's iOS 11 installed on 65% of compatible devices, up 6% from December

Friday January 19, 2018

Apple on Friday updated its developer website with fresh iOS 11 adoption statistics, revealing 65 percent of compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are now running the current generation operating system.

Apple stands by Microsoft against 'global search warrant' as case moves to Supreme Court

Friday January 19, 2018

Microsoft's long-running battle with the Department of Justice over a federal court ruling that could force American companies to hand data about foreign customers over to the U.S. government will soon be heard by the Supreme Court.

Apple's HomePod gets FCC approval, hinting at upcoming launch

Friday January 19, 2018

Adding to evidence that the HomePod is nearing an official release, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has given its stamp of approval for the device.

Apple's Tim Cook talks education, says he wouldn't want his nephew using social media

Friday January 19, 2018

As part of a European tour to promote Apple's new university coding courses, the company's potentate sat for a wide-ranging discussion during a stop at Harlow College in the U.K.