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2017

YouTube update allows shared video playback on iPhone through iMessage without exiting the app

Tuesday October 03, 2017

An update on Tuesday morning to the YouTube app brings video sharing and inline viewing to iMessage without recipients needing to leave the application.

Waymo may launch autonomous ridehailing service as soon as October

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Alphabet's Waymo -- formerly the self-driving car division within Google -- is reportedly preparing to launch a commercial autonomous ridehailing service as soon as this fall, possibly even later this month.

Apple's investment in micro LED predicted to lead to future Apple Watch with longer battery life

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Apple's moves in the space, plus supply chain reports both suggest that the upcoming micro LED display technology is an obvious choice for a future Apple Watch -- with recent production equipment breakthroughs suggesting that Apple's purchase of LuxVue in 2014 will bear fruit sooner rather than later.

Philips expands Hue's HomeKit support, Chamberlain ships new MyQ Smart Garage Hub

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Philips on Tuesday updated the Hue iOS app and firmware with retroactive Apple HomeKit support for its Tap, Dimmer Switch, and Motion Sensor accessories. Chamberlain meanwhile upgraded its MyQ Smart Garage Hub, which supports HomeKit when paired with the MyQ Home Bridge.

MLB testing iPhone, Apple Watch NFC technology for contactless ticketing

Tuesday October 03, 2017

Major League Baseball on Monday announced the Oakland Athletics recently trialled a contactless ticketing system that relies on Apple NFC assets to let customers enter the stadium with the tap of an iPhone or Apple Watch.

Comparing iPhone 8 charging speeds with fast charge, wireless and more

Monday October 02, 2017

With the launch of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Apple introduced its smartphone user base to fast charge technology capable of delivering an up to 50 percent charge in just 30 minutes. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the technology and how it compares to traditional -- and wireless -- charging methods in this video.

Nike+ Run Club app updated with new Apple Watch Nike+ features ahead of device launch

Monday October 02, 2017

In preparation of this week's release of the Nike+ version of Apple Watch Series 3, Nike on Monday updated its Nike+ Run Club app with a new Audio Guided Runs feature, a social networking function called Cheers and other features highlighted during the device's unveiling last month.

Microsoft teases major Office for Mac updates, public version coming soon

Monday October 02, 2017

Microsoft on Monday issued a number of so-called "Insider Fast" builds of Office 2016 for Mac to Office Insider beta testers, teasing a slate of upcoming features that should roll out to consumers in the coming weeks.

Apple to report Q4 2017 earnings on Nov. 2, first glimpse at iPhone 8 sales expected

Monday October 02, 2017

Apple on Monday announced it will reveal quarterly earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2017 on on Nov. 2, with the forthcoming expected to include a slight boost from iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sales.

Ireland could face fine for dragging heels on back taxes from Apple

Monday October 02, 2017

The European Commission is set to penalize Ireland with a "non-compliance action" for failing to collect up to $17.6 billion in back taxes from Apple, owed after the Commission found the Irish government brokered unfair deals that constituted illegal state aid.

Google rumored to be working on 'Made for Google' accessory program mirroring Apple's MFi standards

Monday October 02, 2017

Google is allegedly creating a "Made for Google" certification system resembling Apple's "Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod" program, known as MFi for short.

New version of LG Display Manager available for macOS High Sierra with USB, camera tweaks

Monday October 02, 2017

LG has released a new version of its utility for owners of the company's UltraFine displays for High Sierra, bringing improvements to USB connectivity, the built-in web camera, and the integrated speakers.

New 'Local Data Mode' coming soon to iOS to prevent DJI drones from sharing location information

Monday October 02, 2017

Following complaints from the public and the U.S. Department of Defense, DJI has rolled out a Local Data Mode update to prevent controlled drones from connecting to the internet, and sharing location information with servers located throughout the world -- including China.

Apple chip supplier TSMC preps first-ever 3-nanometer factory as founder announces retirement

Monday October 02, 2017

Signalling likely improvements in the performance and size of Apple products, Apple processor manufacturer TSMC on Monday announced plans to establish the world's first 3-nanometer production facility.

TrueDepth Camera with Face ID could limit Apple's iPhone X production to 30M units this year

Monday October 02, 2017

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has slashed his forecast for iPhone X shipments this fall to between 30 million and 35 million units, though he also told investors that any negative reaction to production issues could make for an attractive opportunity to buy more shares of AAPL.

Deals: 2017 15" MacBook Pro for $2,199 ($200 off); 12" MacBooks as low as $1,199 ($100-$125 off); 13" Touch Bar (512GB) $1,829 ($170 off)

Monday October 02, 2017

Adorama is kicking off October with instant and coupon discounts on popular Mid 2017 MacBooks. Pick up a 15" for $2,199 ($200 off) with coupon, or opt for the 13" Touch Bar with 512GB of storage for $1,829 ($170 off). Apple's 12" MacBooks are also $100 to $125 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

Safeway says Apple Pay rolling out across US stores in October

Monday October 02, 2017

Grocery chain Safeway has confirmed that it's currently spreading Apple Pay to its 912 U.S. stores, a process it expects to last through the month of October.

Boston Children's Hospital's Dock Health app reduces doctor paperwork, exclusive to Apple iPhone & iPad

Monday October 02, 2017

A new iPhone and iPad app deployed at the Boston Children's Hospital aims to cut back on the pile of physical paper generated by healthcare as part of doing business -- and increase the amount of time that physicians and other caregivers can spend taking care of patients.

Roku unveils $70 Streaming Stick+ with 4K & HDR, faster Express & Express+ models

Monday October 02, 2017

Roku on Monday announced a new lineup of video streaming devices and software, led the by Streaming Stick+, an upgraded version of its portable player with support for 4K resolution and high dynamic range (HDR).

Federal judge rules FBI not obligated to reveal details about San Bernardino iPhone 5c penetration tool

Monday October 02, 2017

More than a year after the original filing, a judge has ruled that the FBI is not required to disclose any information on how it entered the iPhone 5c gathered as potential evidence in the San Bernardino shooting incident.