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2017

Netatmo debuts HomeKit-ready Smart Smoke Alarm, other smart home products

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Netatmo extended its HomeKit-enabled product offering at CES on Tuesday with the debut of the Smart Smoke Alarm, a competitor of Nest Protect, as well as an accompanying indoor siren and other smart home products developed through partnerships with French firms Velux and Legrand.

Shure introduces Lightning cable with integrated DAC for sound isolating earbuds

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Following Apple's move away from the longstanding 3.5mm headphone adapter format, Shure on Tuesday announced a Lightning cable with built-in digital-to-analog converter for owners of its earbud products.

Kevin Hart brings the funny to Apple Watch Nike+ ad series

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Nike on Tuesday debuted a TV commercial series featuring comedian Kevin Hart as pitchman for the company's latest collaboration with Apple: the Apple Watch Nike+ smartwatch.

The best Bluetooth earbud alternatives to Apple AirPods

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Whether you missed out on getting a pair of AirPods this gifting season, are skeptical about becoming an early adopter or just don't like the design of Apple's new wireless Bluetooth headphones, there are a number of other options that work just as well.

Apple shutters Apple Watch gallery in London's Selfridges department store

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Following news that Apple will in January shut down an Apple Watch pop-up shop in Paris, an identical store-within-a-store concept located in London's Selfridges department store has closed its doors.

Apple Pay adds support for 17 new US banks and credit unions

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Apple this week expanded support for its quickly growing Apple Pay service with the addition of 17 new U.S. banks and credit unions.

Apple's Best of 2016 year in review video showcases top apps, movies, music and more

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Serving as an accompaniment to its Best of 2016 charts, Apple on Tuesday posted to YouTube a video chronicling last year's most memorable movies, TV shows, apps, music, Beats 1 interviews and more.

OWC's USB-C DEC docks under Apple's MacBook Pro, adds legacy ports and storage

Tuesday January 03, 2017

A new peripheral from OWC connects to the underside of the new MacBook Pro, and adds a series of legacy ports plus up to 4TB of flash storage.

New Yorker magazine 'Waterways' cover illustrated on iPad Pro, with Apple Pencil

Tuesday January 03, 2017

The most recent cover of New Yorker was created on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil for the first time by the publication, and the magazine has published a video briefly illustrating the process.

Kanex announces Thunderbolt 3 dock, eSATA adapter & cables for Apple's new MacBook Pro with USB-C

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Accessory maker Kanex on Monday announced a trio of new Thunderbolt 3-based products designed with Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup in mind, headlined by a $150 travel dock boasting HDMI, USB, Ethernet, and USB-C ports.

Intel launches new Kaby Lake chips suited for Apple's MacBook Pro, iMac

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Intel has rounded off its Kaby Lake processor line with new quad- and dual-core high-performance chips for mobile and desktop, with some of the new offerings suitable for a future iMac and Mac Pro refresh, though it's unlikely the just-refreshed MacBook Pro will see Kaby Lake in the short term.

Deals: $200 off 13" MacBook Pro; 15" MacBook Pro for $1,824; $150 off 2016 12" MacBook

Tuesday January 03, 2017

The new year is bringing new deals on Apple products! Snap up Apple's 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 3.1GHz processor for $1,399. Or save $175 on a 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro with our exclusive promo code. Apple's 2016 12-inch MacBook (1.2GHz, 8GB, 512GB) is also $1,450 ($150 off).

'Super Mario Run' App Store purchases exceed reported 3% guesstimate, Apple says

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Reports claiming a low number of $9.99 "Super Mario Run" upgrade purchases are said to be inaccurate, based on supposed "wrong assumptions" made by an app analytics firm, AppleInsider has learned.

Lenovo's $280 ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds full-size USB, HDMI, more to new MacBook Pro

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Lenovo this week announced the ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock, offering owners of Apple's new MacBook Pro a high number of legacy connectivity options, providing ports that were axed in the switch to all USB-C.

Apple's changes to macOS PDF handling stymie third-party developers, cause data loss

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Apple's changes to how it handles PDFs in macOS Sierra are causing problems with third-party utilities, with the most profound issue potentially causing the removal of an optical character recognition layer from user's files.

ConnectSense Bluetooth Extender lets you control BLE Apple HomeKit accessories away from home

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Without a nearby Apple TV or iPad configured as a "Home Hub," Bluetooth Low Energy HomeKit accessories cannot be controlled remotely. But a new HomeKit-certified Bluetooth-to-Wi-Fi bridge from ConnectSense coming in 2017 aims to address that shortcoming.

TSMC on track for volume production of 7nm chips for iPhone, iPad in 2018

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Apple chip manufacturer TSMC is reportedly on schedule to receive the first designs for chips using the 7nm FinFET process in the second quarter of 2017, paving the way for new power-sipping A-series processors for future iPad and iPhone models.

Quanta rumored to build 3rd-gen Apple Watch, with extended battery and better speed

Tuesday January 03, 2017

The next version of the Apple Watch due at the end of 2017 will bring little new to the table other than extended battery life and faster performance, if early supply chain reports out of China are to be believed.

Apple to give away Beats Solo3 headphones for Chinese New Year in select Asian markets

Monday January 02, 2017

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year, Apple on Monday announced customers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore will receive a pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones with the purchase of select Mac and iPhone products as part of a one-day sale.

Apple refugees dish on how iPhone development culture echoes into Pearl Automation

Monday January 02, 2017

A collection of Apple engineers who have departed the company over the years formed Pearl Automation, and are keeping the best of Apple's corporate ethos, and dishing about the worst.