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2017

Curious J.D. Power report scores 2017 tablet makers by screen size, bundled apps, mouse support

Thursday April 06, 2017

A curious report from J.D. Power gave Microsoft's Surface brand a higher overall score in comparison to other tablet makers, "largely due to its top rankings in the features and styling & design factors," in particular the size of the screen.

Deals: 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $1,599 ($200 off); upgraded 13" MacBook Pro with function keys for $2,499 ($250 off); free $15 bonus w/ $150 Best Buy gift card

Thursday April 06, 2017

With limited quantities available, Apple authorized resellers B&H and Amazon are taking $200 off popular 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar configurations. Or save $250 on a 13" MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar, plus no tax in 48 states. A $150 Best Buy gift card also comes with a free $15 bonus code on eBay.

Apple Clips app 64-bit only, another move suggesting end of 32-bit device support

Thursday April 06, 2017

Apple's compact video editing app Clips has debuted and requires iOS 10.3 which in itself runs on 32-bit devices -- but the app doesn't run at all on the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPad 4.

Apple launches new social-focused Clips video editing app for iPhone & iPad

Thursday April 06, 2017

Apple on Thursday released Clips, a new iPhone and iPad app geared toward shooting and editing video for sharing on social media. It's available as a free download from the iOS App Store.

Western Digital debuts first SSD-based My Passport drive with USB-C for Macs

Thursday April 06, 2017

Western Digital on Thursday announced the My Passport SSD, not only its first portable SSD but a unit designed with Apple's latest MacBooks in mind, thanks to a built-in USB-C port.

Nvidia reveals Mac Pro-compatible Titan Xp PCI-e GPU, macOS drivers for Pascal-based video cards

Thursday April 06, 2017

On the heels of the 2013 Mac Pro price improvements, Nvidia has announced a brand new Titan Xp video card using the Pascal architecture, with a driver release coming soon allowing any Nvidia Pascal-based video cards to be installed in compatible older PCI-e Mac Pros.

Roundup: The best cases for Apple's new 2017 9.7-inch iPad that you can buy right now

Thursday April 06, 2017

If you ordered Apple's latest 9.7-inch iPad equipped with an A9 processor and are looking for the perfect case in which to house it, we've rounded up a list of the best iPad cases from slim, designer options to rugged models that offer enhanced protection. And they're all available for purchase right now.

Ikea launches iPhone-connected smart home bulbs & sensors, but no Apple HomeKit support

Thursday April 06, 2017

After an international roll-out, flat-pack furniture company Ikea has brought its Tradfri smart home system to the U.S., with a starter gateway kit with two bulbs, a network gateway, and a dimmer for $80.

Apple asked to pay hundreds of millions in back taxes in Australia in wide-reaching probe

Thursday April 06, 2017

Apple is reportedly one of seven multinationals the Australian Taxation Office has asked to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, accusing the corporations of using tactics like "debt dumping" and moving profits offshore to avoid obligations.

Rumor: Demand for 'iPhone 8' OLED screens will force Samsung to convert LCD factory

Thursday April 06, 2017

New supply chain data shows the impact of a $9 billion OLED screen contract on Samsung, which could see as many as 55 million "iPhone 8" flagship phones shipping to consumers by the end of this year.

Canonical kills its Ubuntu smartphone, tablet, convergence plans

Thursday April 06, 2017

Canonical, the software support company that maintains Ubuntu Linux, has announced it is throwing in the towel on Ubuntu phones and tablets and ending work on Unity8--a concept it had hoped would create a "convergence" experience to enable its smartphones to act as a PC or smart TV.

Apple sued by Australian regulator over 'Error 53' glitch, hardware repair practices

Wednesday April 05, 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Thursday local time filed a federal lawsuit against Apple for allegedly disabling iPhone and iPad hardware repaired by unauthorized third parties.

Pebble watches will work indefinitely with new software update

Wednesday April 05, 2017

Pebble this week issued a firmware update that removes device dependency on cloud services, meaning existing hardware will remain operable once parent company Fitbit shuts down legacy Pebble servers later this year.

Researcher calls Samsung's Tizen OS "the worst code I've ever seen"

Wednesday April 05, 2017

Samsung's Tizen operating system is a mess of zero-day exploitable security flaws, broken encryption privacy issues and amateur-level coding mistakes, according to the findings of a security researcher participating in Kaspersky Lab's Security Analyst Summit.

Microsoft's new iOS 10 iMessage App "Who's In" lets groups collaborate on plans

Wednesday April 05, 2017

Microsoft is expanding its presence on Apple's iOS 10 messaging platform with a new iMessage App designed to allow groups to search for movies, food, events and other entertainment options and vote on what to do.

YouTube TV rolls out in five cities with free Chromecast offer

Wednesday April 05, 2017

YouTube TV, Google's live TV streaming service, is now live in five major markets in the United States, with Google tempting users to try out its $35 subscription service by offering a free Chromecast, allowing shows to be viewed on a television instead of through the iOS and Android apps.

AT&T bundles free HBO subscription with Unlimited Plus cellular plan

Wednesday April 05, 2017

Beginning on Thursday, AT&T will include a free HBO subscription as a perk of its high-cost Unlimited Plus plan, intensifying recent competition among U.S. cellular carriers.

GoPro expands stabilized sports cam mounting options with $100 Karma Grip extension cable

Wednesday April 05, 2017

The ability to mount an iOS-connected GoPro with the image stabilizing Karma Grip can be greatly enhanced with a newly launched extension cable accessory, though it carries a $100 price tag.

Review: Apple's 2017 9.7" iPad with A9 CPU isn't a game-changer, but it isn't supposed to be

Wednesday April 05, 2017

The 2017 9.7-inch iPad isn't intended to revolutionize Apple's tablet offerings, but it does go a long way to unifying the product line, and paving the way for the future of the platform -- all starting at just $329.

Mitsubishi reveals 2018 Outlander Sport with Apple CarPlay in tow

Wednesday April 05, 2017

An upcoming crossover SUV, the 2018 Outlander Sport, will be Mitsubishi's next vehicle to support Apple's CarPlay, the Japanese automaker announced on Wednesday.