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2018

Disney's Netflix rival to launch in 2019 as Disney+

Thursday November 08, 2018

Following a takeover of 21st Century Fox, Disney is moving ahead with plans to launch a streaming service chock-full of blockbuster movies and TV shows pulled from its increasingly deep well of original content.

Vine successor 'Byte' coming this spring

Thursday November 08, 2018

A long-promised replacement for Vine, which Twitter discontinued two years ago, should finally launch next spring.

Review: Belkin BoostCharge battery pack with Lightning makes powering up easier

Thursday November 08, 2018

The new Belkin BoostCharge 10K battery pack with Lightning simplifies the charging process by allowing you to use the same cable to charge your battery that you do for your iPhone.

More Apple Music features offered to artists through three 'preferred' distributors

Thursday November 08, 2018

Apple has quietly introduced the "Apple Preferred Distribution Program," a program that will allow three music distributors to provide access to certain Apple Music features that other music distributors won't be able to offer their clients.

Apple issues macOS 10.14.1 Supplemental Update specifically for 2018 MacBook Air

Thursday November 08, 2018

Apple on Thursday released a patch for the just-released 2018 MacBook Air, labelled only as a "Supplemental Update."

Here are the best external drive enclosures for your new MacBook Air or Mac mini

Thursday November 08, 2018

Whether or not Apple's flash storage pricing on the new MacBook Air and Mac mini is worth it, is an exercise for the reader. But, given the high-speed Thunderbolt 3 interface on both of the new machines, as well as on the MacBook Pro and iMac, there are a variety of avenues to choose from to add storage to a Mac, quickly - and we have some that we've used and can recommend.

Here's where to buy Apple's 10 Gigabit Ethernet Mac mini with no tax outside NY & NJ, plus 0% financing

Thursday November 08, 2018

Apple's brand-new Mac mini can be ordered with 10 gigabit functionality for faster connectivity and future proofing. But not every Apple authorized reseller is stocking the high-end 10GbE models. We're rounding up where to buy the upgraded Mac minis with perks such as no tax collected outside NY and NJ, as well as no interest financing for up to 12 months.

Apple hypes environmental friendliness of new Mac mini & MacBook Air

Thursday November 08, 2018

Apple has quietly released "Product Environmental Reports" for its two new Macs, championing their energy efficiency and the use of recyclable materials.

Satechi USB-C hub adds HDMI, 3.5mm jack & more to Apple's 2018 iPad Pro

Thursday November 08, 2018

Satechi on Thursday announced the Type-C Mobile Pro Hub, specifically intended for Apple's new iPad Pros with USB-C in place of Lightning.

Wemo Smart Dimmer Switch gains HomeKit support via software update

Thursday November 08, 2018

Wemo is upgrading another of their smart home accessories with the addition of HomeKit today. Through a software update, the Wemo Smart Dimmer Switch will now be compatible with Apple's HomeKit with no need for an additional hub.

How to upgrade the RAM on the new 2018 Mac mini

Thursday November 08, 2018

Apple reversed course this year, opting to allow for user-swappable memory on the new Mac mini. The procedure isn't as straight-forward as it could be, so AppleInsider walks you through it.

Teardown of Apple's 2018 MacBook Air shows decreased repairability versus previous model

Thursday November 08, 2018

A teardown of the redesigned MacBook Air shows that Apple has turned to glue for the speakers and batteries, versus the previous revision which used tiny screws to hold the components in place.

Apple's services will grow to over $100 billion per year in 2023, says Morgan Stanley

Thursday November 08, 2018

Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley has taken a deep-dive into Apple's services market segment, and has taken a close look at the factors that will make Apple's once-overlooked aspect of its business a major factor for investors to consider now, and in the future.

iPhone alarms could automatically change to give users a full night's sleep

Thursday November 08, 2018

Apple has looked into how people can get a full night's sleep, and has come up with a way that allows someone to be woken up after spending a desired amount of time asleep instead of just at a set time, by monitoring when they actually start sleeping.

Apple probing sudden declines of up to 40 percent in reported podcast listeners

Thursday November 08, 2018

Apple says it's "investigating" an issue with its podcast data showing sharp and unexpected declines in listenership -- but with no corresponding drop in actual listeners.

Apple reveals first Thailand store ahead of opening on Saturday

Thursday November 08, 2018

Apple on Wednesday offered a preview of its forthcoming Iconsiam outlet in Bangkok, Thailand, which will open on Saturday as the company's first retail presence in that country.

Comparing the redesigned 11-inch iPad Pro versus 2017's 10.5-inch model

Wednesday November 07, 2018

A week after its unveiling at a special event in New York City, Apple's hotly anticipated iPad Pro lineup is on sale around the world. We pit the 11-inch variant of the all-screen tablet against last year's 10.5-inch model, comparing design, performance and utility.

Review: Studio Proper's minimalist aluminum Apple Watch dock

Wednesday November 07, 2018

We've seen our fair share of Apple Watch charging solutions, but few are as eye-catching as the Studio Proper Apple Watch Dock.

Comcast to launch video streaming product for broadband customers in 2019, report says

Wednesday November 07, 2018

According to a report Wednesday, Comcast is looking to field a new streaming device in 2019 that offers existing broadband customers app-based access to online services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

First watchOS 5.1.2, second iOS 12.1.1 & tvOS 12.1.1 developer betas arrive [u]

Wednesday November 07, 2018

Apple on Wednesday has issued its second developer betas for iOS 12.1.1 and tvOS 12.1.1 for testing, and has started the beta cycle for the Apple Watch once more with the first developer beta for watchOS 5.1.2.