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2017

Ready to fly a quadcopter? Here are the best drones for beginners

Thursday March 16, 2017

With so many models on the market today, finding the right quadcopter can be challenging to say the least. We're rounding up a list of the best drones for beginners with price points starting at under $50.

Swatch to take on Apple Watch & Android Wear with custom OS

Thursday March 16, 2017

The Swatch Group will be paving its own road into the smartwatch space with a custom operating system, the company's CEO said on Thursday, with the OS going up against mature software from incumbents Apple Watch and Google's Android Wear platform.

Apple News iOS 10 update major driver of traffic to The Telegraph, users more engaged with content

Thursday March 16, 2017

Apple News is proving to be a success story for venues fully invested in it, with The Telegraph seeing readers coming from the service spending more time on articles, and greater numbers of articles read per user.

ColorWare will make the iPhone 7 Plus look like a vintage Macintosh for $1899

Thursday March 16, 2017

Nostalgic Apple fans with deep pockets can now purchase a custom-painted iPhone 7 Plus "Retro Edition" from ColorWare, designed to look like a vintage Macintosh computer from the 1980s, for a princely sum of $1,899.

Apple Music ambassador program offers Twitter promoters 3 free months for pushing streaming service

Thursday March 16, 2017

Starting Thursday, Apple Music launched a new user-driven promotional program on Twitter with the hashtag "#MusicForEveryMinute", promoted by student ambassadors who will be rewarded with an extra three months of free subscription.

Spotify may go with Apple Music-like album exclusives in new label deals

Thursday March 16, 2017

Spotify is nearing new deals with major record labels that could result in some albums becoming exclusives to its paid tier, a report said on Thursday.

Apple concept for biometric facial recognition could hint at 'iPhone 8'

Thursday March 16, 2017

Apple is adding to its existing patents for automatically unlocking an iPhone using facial recognition, according to a patent application published on Thursday, revealing the Cupertino firm is still refining alternative methods of biometric security it could use in future mobile devices.

Hulu says live TV service will launch with cloud DVR, real-time alerts

Thursday March 16, 2017

Hulu this week updated the teaser page for its upcoming live TV service, revealing some of its planned features -- most notably cloud DVR support, which should be ready from the beginning.

Developer alleges spotting new Apple TV model, unannounced 'tvOS 11' in use logs

Thursday March 16, 2017

Developer Firi Games claims to have seen a single instance of an unreleased Apple TV, running a new version of tvOS -- which may be the postulated 4K version of the product thought to be in testing.

Seventh betas of macOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3 released for public & developer testing [u]

Thursday March 16, 2017

Only 72 hours after the the sixth beta release of macOS 10.12.4 and iOS 10.3, Apple has made available the seventh iteration of the test software to developers, with little increment in release numbers suggesting an imminent release for users. [Updated with public beta info]

Siri competitor Alexa comes to iPhone via Amazon's official app

Thursday March 16, 2017

Amazon on Thursday began updating its official app for iOS to bring support for Alexa, its voice-driven personal assistant, officially to the iPhone, allowing users to ask questions, shop, play music and more.

Accessory purports to capture & stream live video from any iPhone, iPad app without a Mac or PC

Thursday March 16, 2017

The "EzRecLN" capture device allows for capture of video from a connected iOS device, with a stream able to be sent across a USB cable, or stored on a micro SD card installed into the device.

iLuv launches Wi-Fi-enabled Rainbow8 bulb with support for Apple's HomeKit

Thursday March 16, 2017

Accessory maker iLuv on Thursday opened up sales of the Rainbow8, a new HomeKit-ready lightbulb that connects via Wi-Fi without requiring a dedicated hub.

Apple supplier Jabil earnings report suggests steady demand for iPhone 7 Plus, great demand for 'iPhone 8'

Thursday March 16, 2017

A pair of analysts have chimed in on Apple supplier Jabil's positive quarterly earnings report through February, and sees signs that Apple's seasonal decrease in iPhone sales may not be as pronounced as expected.

Apple's revival of iPhone 6 with 32GB storage continues with sales in Belarus

Thursday March 16, 2017

The re-release of the iPhone 6 with 32 gigabytes of storage is expanding into another territory, after launches in India, China, and Taiwan in recent months, with a premium reseller offering the unusual-capacity handset to customers in Belarus beginning next week.

WePay joins online payment platforms supporting Apple Pay

Thursday March 16, 2017

On Thursday WePay -- an online payments platform with clients like Meetup, GoFundMe, and FreshBooks -- announced that its clients can now accept Apple Pay on the Web, along with Android Pay.

Apple-backed think tank calls for radical changes to Chinese economic policy

Thursday March 16, 2017

A Washington think tank -- with board members from Apple, Amazon, Google and other tech firms -- on Thursday called for an international coalition to pressure China into changing course on some of its economic policies.

With 'iPhone 8,' Apple & Samsung to dominate 2017 OLED supply, squeezing out others

Thursday March 16, 2017

Huawei may have just 8 percent of its smartphones shipped with OLED panels in 2017 because of constrained supply forced by Apple's shift to the technology, and Samsung selling the majority of its available supply for the "iPhone 8."

Apple inventions again point to work on health-tracking AirPods

Thursday March 16, 2017

A trio of Apple patent applications published on Thursday detail the inner workings of a wireless earbud system packed with sensors for taking biometric readings, suggesting the company is developing an advanced set of AirPods.

Apple Park Flyover imagery, informational data shows up in latest Apple Maps update

Wednesday March 15, 2017

Apple in a recent update to its Apple Maps service added satellite and drone imagery, as well as related geolocation tags, covering Apple Park, the company's headquarters that is currently under construction in Cupertino, Calif.