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2017

Jack White's Third Man Records gets special edition of Beats' Solo3 Wireless

Thursday November 16, 2017

Apple's Beats on Thursday revealed a new color option for its Solo3 Wireless headphones, made for rocker Jack White's Third Man Records.

Apple designer Jony Ive defends ditching home button, other tech in interview about iPhone X

Thursday November 16, 2017

In an interview published on Thursday, Apple chief design officer Jony Ive argued for the company's sometimes controversial decisions to abandon common technologies -- in the case of the iPhone X, foregoing a home button in favor of touchscreen gestures.

Apple Early Black Friday Roundup: Find the best deals & lowest prices on MacBooks, iPads, iMacs and Apple Watches

Thursday November 16, 2017

With less than 48 hours before Black Friday, Apple authorized resellers are already launching steep discounts on Apple products, including MacBook Pros, iMacs, iPads and Apple Watches. From exclusive coupon deals to instant cash rebates, shoppers can save hundreds of dollars with no sales tax collected in 48 states and no interest financing for up to 12 months on many items.

iHome launches new HomeKit-compatible outdoor plug, indoor sensors that lack official HomeKit support

Thursday November 16, 2017

Smart home accessory maker iHome this week launched a new Apple HomeKit smart plug, intended for outdoor use, just in time for the holiday season and lighted Christmas decorations. The company also debuted a trio of indoor sensors, though none of those offer HomeKit compatibility.

Apple's latest Machine Learning Journal entry talks face detection, Vision framework

Thursday November 16, 2017

Apple on Thursday published a new entry to its Machine Learning Journal for researchers and developers, discussing face detection and the related Vision framework, which developers can use for apps on iOS, macOS, and tvOS.

GymKit for Apple Watch makes global debut in Australia

Thursday November 16, 2017

Apple's director of Fitness and Health technologies, Jay Blahnik, was on hand in Sydney this week to showcase the first gym equipped for GymKit, a technology introduced alongside watchOS 4.1.

Racing game Dirt Rally powerslides onto macOS, coming soon to Mac App Store

Thursday November 16, 2017

Feral Interactive has shipped its port of the Codemasters off-road racing game 'Dirt Rally' to macOS, bringing the simulation of driving at high speed through forests to the Mac two years after the game was originally released on other platforms.

AT&T iPhone owners suffering from connectivity issues on LTE

Wednesday November 15, 2017

AT&T has confirmed reports of outages across its network in the U.S., and has instructed users to restart their devices to restore connectivity.

Video: Speed and resource testing Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on the Mac

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Mozilla just released their new Firefox "Quantum" browser with new features including built-in screenshots, a save-for-later feature named Pocket, and a Library that holds all of your pocket saves, bookmarks, browsing history, screenshots and downloads in one spot. AppleInsider compares the new release with Safari, and Google's Chrome.

Experts split on whether police can use dead bodies to unlock an iPhone

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Security and biometrics experts are said to be divided on the question of whether police -- or the FBI -- could have used the body of Sutherland Springs shooter Devin Kelley to unlock his rumored iPhone.

LIFX launches HomeKit-compatible LED light strips, add-on bridge for older setups

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Lighting provider LIFX has upgraded its LIFX Z light strip kit, with the new version supporting HomeKit natively.

How to share Apple Watch Activity progress with friends & family

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Some people need a little encouragement -- or friendly rivalry -- to get in shape. Here's how to share Activity stats from your Apple Watch with others.

Video for iOS & tvOS-exclusive game 'Sky' teases story, multiplayer elements

Wednesday November 15, 2017

More details about "Flower" and "Journey" developer thatgamecompany's next title, "Sky," have been revealed in a brief gameplay video, showing the opening moments of the and collaborative puzzles from the game, which will launch first on iOS and tvOS.

iPhone X shipments from Apple improve to 2-3 weeks in US

Wednesday November 15, 2017

In a sign that production of the iPhone X is catching up with overwhelming demand, new orders for the iPhone X are now advertised to ship within two to three weeks, a one-week improvement from their previous estimate.

MacBook refreshes push Apple to 4th in global notebook shipments

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Apple considerably improved its MacBook shipments in Q3 2017 compared to the previous quarter, market research firm TrendForce claims, with Apple said to have overtaken Asus in the global notebook shipment rankings for this quarter and achieving fourth place amongst other notebook brands.

Rumor: 2018 iPad Pro with Face ID will be powered by 8-core 'A11X' chip

Wednesday November 15, 2017

In a move that would follow Apple's usual strategy, it's expected that new iPad Pros due in 2018 will feature a beefed up version of the A11 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X lineups, adding two more processing cores into the mix.

Like Apple, Amazon abandons 'skinny' TV bundle plans following network resistance

Wednesday November 15, 2017

For now, Amazon has allegedly jettisoned plans to offer a "skinny" bundle of cable and broadcast TV channels, owing to low expected profit margins and the same problem rumored to have halted Apple's bundle: resistance from networks.

'Alpine White' version of DJI Mavic Pro drone is an Apple store exclusive

Wednesday November 15, 2017

DJI has launched a limited-edition "Alpine White" version of the Mavic Pro, a 4K camera drone which can be viewed and controlled through an iOS app. The special color option will be available exclusively through Apple's retail channels and DJI's own outlets in most countries.

Apple says it will help make limited anti-spam iPhone app for Indian government

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Apple has reportedly bowed to pressure from the Indian government and will help it build an iPhone version of its "Do Not Disturb" anti-spam app, albeit with more limited capabilities than the Android version.

Star Micronics announces first AirPrint-certified point-of-sale receipt printer

Tuesday November 14, 2017

The Star TSP654II AirPrint is the first 58mm and 80mm receipt and ticket printer to get AirPrint certification -- and it will see release very soon.