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2017

Apple's AR headset: Rounding up the rumors about Apple's smart glasses

Wednesday November 08, 2017

The latest rumors of an in-development augmented reality headset from Apple are the latest in a long line of speculative reports attempting to determine the company's longterm AR intentions. Earlier patent applications and acquisitions seemingly indicate that the iPhone maker already has most of the parts in place to pull off the head-mounted display -- once technology catches up.

Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon drama, Drake TV and movies on tap for Apple

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Apple's drive for unique video is heating up, with a new morning show-related drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon reportedly being green-lit, plus a "go-ahead" from Apple for Drake to produce whatever shows or movies the musician wants.

Apple said to ditch home button for Face ID with thinner bezeled 2018 iPad Pros, but don't expect an OLED display

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Apple is said to be working on a "high-end" iPad for release as early as 2018, incorporating facial recognition like in the iPhone X to replace the home button and Touch ID. But unlike the iPhone X, users shouldn't expect the next iPad to have a bright, expensive edge-to-edge OLED screen.

Tips: Bring back iOS app management to the Mac with iMazing 2.5.1

Wednesday November 08, 2017

An update to the iOS backup and management application aims to restore the app synchronization functionality that iTunes ditched -- for free.

Warby Parker app uses TrueDepth camera in iPhone X to recommend frames that will best fit the user

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Warby Parker's app update to accommodate the iPhone X uses the TrueDepth camera to go beyond just a virtual try-on of glasses, and recommends styles that suit the user's face shape.

As Apple gears up for AR headset, Snap writes off $39.9M in unsold Spectacles

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Snap this week dramatically missed Wall Street estimates, reporting a net loss of $443.2 million -- with a big write-off of $39.9 million in Snap Spectacles about a year after release. Should Apple jump in to the headset market as rumored, Snap's own wearable ambitions may only get worse.

Facebook's attempted 'revenge porn' solution: Trust us with your nude pics

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Social networking giant Facebook is trialing a unique and likely controversial solution for the internet's "revenge porn" problem -- asking some users to send themselves their own naked images via Facebook Messenger, so the company's algorithms can anonymously scan and block sharing of those pics in the future.

Sonnet crams Thunderbolt 3 eGPU into original Mac mini-sized enclosure with eGFX Breakaway Puck

Wednesday November 08, 2017

Mac upgrade company Sonnet has released the eGFX Breakaway Puck, enabling multi-display capabilities in a portable enclosure for Thunderbolt 3 computers.

Apple AR headset codenamed 'T288' said to run new 'rOS' operating system, launch as soon as 2020

Wednesday November 08, 2017

With the groundwork now being laid in ARKit for iOS 11, Apple is said to be hard at work on a full-fledged augmented reality headset for launch as soon as 2020, running a new operating system dubbed "rOS," a new report claims.

EU presses Apple for details on latest tax arrangements in wake of Paradise Papers

Tuesday November 07, 2017

The European Union's competition commissioner has asked Apple to update details on its tax situation, following allegations that the company relocated some operations from Ireland to Jersey to avoid higher rates.

Video: All iPhone X gestures and interactions in under 5 minutes

Tuesday November 07, 2017

The home button is now a thing of the past with Apple's flagship iPhone X, leaving users with new gestures and interactions to get the job done. AppleInsider shows you all of the new iPhone X gestures and interactions, including Reachability Mode.

Apple issues second public beta for macOS High Sierra 10.13.2

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Apple on Tuesday seeded a second public beta of macOS 10.13.2 to the public, following up on this week's matching developer release.

Taylor Swift to keep new album off Apple Music, other streaming services for one week

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Taylor Swift's new album "Reputation" will reportedly be held off of streaming services for at least a week -- including even Apple Music, with which the pop singer has developed close business ties.

Twitter makes 280-character tweets official, begins global rollout

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Twitter on Tuesday brought a doubled 280-character limit on tweets out of limited testing, making the change official across most countries where the social network operates.

Low markups in Beijing's gray market suggest lower Chinese demand for Apple's iPhone X

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Gray market iPhone X dealers in Beijing are reportedly charging much smaller premiums for the iPhone X than they did for last year's iPhone 7 Plus, allegedly reflecting lower Chinese demand in general.

Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad order delays fuel speculation about new model for iMac Pro

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Mac users looking to buy the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad face a long wait before getting their hands on the peripheral if they order it through Apple's online store, with the long backorder time potentially suggesting a change to the hardware is on the way.

Encryption debate may start anew with discovery of Sutherland Springs shooter's smartphone

Tuesday November 07, 2017

The Sutherland Springs church shooting in Texas is likely to restart the smartphone encryption debate, with the FBI in possession of the shooter's locked and encrypted smartphone.

Deals: Top of the line 2016 13" Touch Bar for $2,299 ($600 off); 2017 27" iMac 5K $1,649; 10.5" iPad Pro (LTE) for $849 + 0% financing offer

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Pre-Black Friday deals are heating up this week with instant markdowns on iMacs, MacBooks, iPads and Apple TV 4Ks in addition to 0% special financing offers. Save $600 on a loaded 2016 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar or $150 on a 2017 27" iMac 5K. Apple's 15" MacBook Pros are also $200 off, while iPad Pros are $60 to $100 off, and the 32GB Apple TV 4K is $10 off. All with no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Israel-based Corephotonics sues Apple over iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus dual-lens camera

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Israel-bases company Corephotonics has sued Apple, alleging that the iPhone manufacturer has used four of its patents surrounding dual-camera technology in the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus without permission or licensing.

Apple Pay Cash support arrives in iOS 11.2 beta as public testers receive second build

Tuesday November 07, 2017

Just a day after developers were supplied with a second pre-release beta of iOS 11.2, Apple issued a new build for public testers as well, but with one small surprise: Apple Pay Cash is now available to try ahead of its public launch.