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2017

Mac sales continue decline in Q3, Apple drops to 5th place worldwide

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Following the downward spiral of the overall PC market, Apple's Mac sales continued to atrophy in the third calendar quarter of 2017 to put the company at fifth place among fellow vendors, according to fresh estimates from research firm Gartner.

SmartHalo bike navigation & tracking accessory comes to Apple stores

Tuesday October 10, 2017

The SmartHalo -- an iPhone-compatible bicycle accessory, aimed at navigation, fitness, and safety -- is now available through Apple's web and brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S. and Canada.

Google's Pixel 2 XL priced higher than Apple's iPhone 8 Plus but is half as fast, lacks many key features

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Google's latest effort to show off its vision for "Pure Android" hardware costs more than Apple's iPhone 8 Plus but is half as fast, lacks a telephoto lens, offers no support for Qi wireless charging, isn't capable of recording smooth 60fps 4K video and--like Windows 10 Mobile--offers no potential of an installed base for building new, compelling AR apps.

How to fix AirPlay streaming crashing on Denon, Marantz, Sony stereo receivers

Tuesday October 10, 2017

AirPlay is great, but problematic if it stops working -- because it doesn't generally toss any user-decipherable errors. If your stereo gear crashes while playing some tracks from your iTunes library, here's how you can probably fix it.

Apple signs deal to reboot Steven Spielberg's 'Amazing Stories' anthology series

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Apple has reportedly signed a deal with Amblin Television and NBCUniversal to revive "Amazing Stories," an anthology series created by Steven Spielberg that ran for two seasons in the 1980s.

Feral Interactive will ship driving simulation game 'Dirt Rally' on macOS later this year

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Feral Interactive is bringing the Codemasters off-road racing game 'Dirt Rally' to macOS later this year, two years after its initial release on other platforms, with the port of the rally simulation title being developed with support for Metal 2, Apple's updated graphics API.

Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular and watchOS 4 have changed how I use my watch

Tuesday October 10, 2017

A few weeks with Apple Watch Series 3 and watchOS 4 have prompted me to rethink and adjust how I use my Apple Watch on a daily basis. These small but noteworthy changes offer a glimpse at how Apple's wrist-worn platform is maturing nicely into its third year.

Dow Jones blames 'technical error' for news claiming Google would buy Apple

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Dow Jones' newswire service is now saying that a "technical error" was responsible for headlines claiming Google was buying Apple, which may have briefly inflated the latter company's stock price.

Supreme Court asks Trump administration for thoughts on App Store pricing lawsuit

Tuesday October 10, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the Trump administration for opinions on whether it should hear Apple's attempt to dismiss a years-long class-action lawsuit, which claims the company has inflated App Store prices by charging developers a 30 percent commission and blocking sales elsewhere.

Pixelmator 2.4 for iOS brings full iOS 11 compatibility, including HEIF and Drag and Drop support

Tuesday October 10, 2017

The iOS version of the image editing tool Pixelmator received an update on Tuesday, with version 2.4 "Cobalt" making the app fully compatible with iOS 11, including support for the HEIF format for images and the ability to Drag and Drop files into Pixelmator projects.

Apple becoming America's favorite company, as 64% own iPhone, Mac, iPad, iPod or watch

Tuesday October 10, 2017

A new survey suggests that the average American household has expanded over the last five years to own 2.6 Apple-made products -- with 64 percent of all Americans owning an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or iPod product.

US tax reform, if it passes, predicted to drive Apple toward $1 trillion market cap

Tuesday October 10, 2017

While details on President Trump's proposed tax reform plan remain light, investors are hoping changes could allow Apple to bring some of its overseas cash back to U.S. shores, helping to push the company's stock price to new heights.

Apple Music to stream Niall Horan making-of featurette on Oct. 20

Tuesday October 10, 2017

A short documentary about the making of One Direction member Niall Horan's first solo album, "Flicker," will start streaming on Apple Music Oct. 20, the same day as the album's launch.

Detente possible between Tim Cook, Macron over Apple's future taxation in France, EU

Tuesday October 10, 2017

More details have emerged from Apple CEO Tim Cook's meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron -- with Cook reportedly exiting the discussion aware that the earnings generated by the iPhone need to be better shared amongst EU nations, and not primarily collected by one or two countries.

Wells Fargo enables Apple Pay-authorized transactions at 5,000+ ATMs

Tuesday October 10, 2017

U.S. bank Wells Fargo on Tuesday annnounced that it's now supporting NFC-based authentication -- including Apple Pay -- at over 5,000 ATMs, letting people use the machines without having a debit card handy.

Apple investigating self-adjusting Apple Watch bands

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Apple on Tuesday was granted a U.S. patent describing multiple methods of creating a self-adjusting Apple Watch band, designs that could one day replace magnetic clasps, velcro and other fasteners seen in current generation hardware.

Watch: Apple's iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus cameras compared

Monday October 09, 2017

Though the cameras in Apple's latest iPhones boast the same megapixel count as last year's models, the new devices sport greatly improved internal components, from "deeper" pixels to an upgraded image signal processor. See how the new hardware compares to its predecessor in this video.

BNZ second bank to support Apple Pay in New Zealand

Monday October 09, 2017

The Bank of New Zealand, better known as BNZ, on Monday announced it will become the second major financial institution to support Apple Pay in New Zealand, further expanding the fledgling payment solution's reach into smaller international markets.

Apple to fix iOS 11 Reachability quirk that restricts Cover Sheet pulldown, report says

Monday October 09, 2017

Apple is reportedly working on a fix for an iOS 11 behavior that prohibits users from easily accessing the new Cover Sheet screen, a melding of the Lock Screen and Notification Center, when in Reachability mode.

Apple cancels Elvis Presley biopic series amid Weinstein scandal

Monday October 09, 2017

Apple has reportedly terminated an Elvis Presley biopic series produced by The Weinstein Company, and slated to debut on Apple Music, after multiple women came forward with sexual harassment allegations against TWC founder Harvey Weinstein.