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2017

How to add and play podcasts using Overcast for the iPhone

Monday March 06, 2017

Apple does offer a Podcast app of its own for iOS devices, but for most people, a third-party app is probably where it's at. Here's how to use one of the more popular options, Overcast, on your iPhone.

Apple fails to remove UK import duty for Apple Watch sport bands

Monday March 06, 2017

Sport bands for the Apple Watch continue to be a taxable accessory in the United Kingdom, after a tax tribunal ruled the strap should not be exempt from import duty, despite Apple's insistence it is an essential part that allows many of the wearable device's functions to work.

How to play Mac games with Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro controllers

Monday March 06, 2017

If you're among the first to buy the new Nintendo Switch game console, there's an added benefit you can easily take advantage of: The system's wireless controllers are fully supported by Apple's macOS.

Adobe updates Lightroom pro photo apps for iOS with 'Authentic HDR' & more

Monday March 06, 2017

Adobe on Monday released updates to the iPhone and iPad versions of Lightroom, making various enhancements including the addition of "Authentic HDR," a new shooting mode.

Apple will accept applications for WWDC 2017 scholarships on March 27

Monday March 06, 2017

Apple has revealed the process to garner a scholarship to the 2017 World Wide Developer's Conference, and is requiring applicants to create a short scene in Swift Playgrouns to attract the interest of the judges.

Steve Jobs initially blasted Genius Bars at Apple stores, says former retail head

Monday March 06, 2017

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was originally resistant to the idea of the Genius Bar, now a signature feature of every Apple store, former retail head Ron Johnson said in a recent podcast.

Deals: 2016 13" MacBook Pro for $1,349; $70 off 128GB 9.7" iPad Pros; $150 off 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro

Monday March 06, 2017

While supplies last, B&H is knocking $150 off Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys in Space Gray. Or pick up a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,649 after coupon. Apple's 128GB 9.7-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only) is also $629.

Fitbit intros iPhone-connected Alta HR, plans sleep tracking updates for current wearables

Monday March 06, 2017

Fitbit on Monday revealed the Alta HR, an upgrade of its more fashion-oriented fitness tracker, plus plans to update the software on two of its other devices with better sleep tracking.

Logitech sees growth opportunity, seeks to build more HomeKit, Google Now devices

Monday March 06, 2017

Long-time accessory maker is looking to widen its involvement into the home automation and "internet of things" marketplaces, rather than throwing in as a development partner solely with Apple, Amazon, or Google.

Amazon begins selling iPhone 6 with 32GB storage in India

Monday March 06, 2017

A version of the iPhone 6 that includes 32 gigabytes of storage has resurfaced in another country, with Amazon exclusively selling the smartphone in India from Monday, following similar sales in China and Taiwan offering the device with the new storage capacity.

Samsung & Interflex boost circuit board output for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

Monday March 06, 2017

Two firms, Interflex and Samsung Electro-Mechanics, are reportedly boosting their spending on production of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs) specifically for Apple's upcoming iPhones, including the "iPhone 8," which should be the first iPhone with an OLED screen.

Battery tech suitable for future iPhone promises 3x the power density, full charge in minutes

Monday March 06, 2017

A new battery technology has been developed by a team led by the original creator of lithium-ion battery, promising safer batteries that can hold three times as much power -- and charge in minutes, rather than hours.

Editorial: The future of Apple's Macintosh

Sunday March 05, 2017

Thinking about the future of Apple's Macintosh becomes more realistic when grounded in facts. It's no accident that several Mac models have not been updated in many months, but it's also true that Apple faces real constraints in dramatically expanding its Mac sales. Here's a look at what's involved, and what's possible for the future of Apple's graphical mouse-based computing platform.

New Apple Park drone footage shows advancing landscaping, near-final solar array completion

Sunday March 05, 2017

The latest drone footage of Apple Park shot in early March shows significant landscaping progress in only a few days, and emphasizes the enormity of the campus in comparison to the surrounding neighborhood.

Japanese report backs view Apple's 'iPhone 8' will use 5.8-inch OLED display

Sunday March 05, 2017

This year's top-of-the-line iPhone -- typically nicknamed the "iPhone 8" -- will sport a 5.8-inch OLED screen, Japan's Nikkei said on Sunday as it switched course and backed up similar rumors.

Fantastical 2.8.3 adds more Apple Watch options, retains ease-of-use

Sunday March 05, 2017

Small improvements to the latest version of the long-running Fantastical aim to keep the app best in class -- AppleInsider checks to see if the modifications add up to anything.

Second Apple Retail store in Cologne, Germany opening in Schildergasse on March 25

Saturday March 04, 2017

An update to the Apple Germany webpage revealed that the previously rumored second Cologne Apple store will open in Schildergasse on March 25.

Audeze's Lightning-connected iSine 10 planar magnetic headphones are the best in-ear set we've ever heard

Saturday March 04, 2017

Almost everything about Audeze's iSine 10 headphones is audacious: the technology, the ambition, the appearance, and the sound itself. On paper they shouldn't work, but in practice they are some of the best sounding compact in-ear headphones money can buy.

This week on AI: To USB-C or not to USB-C, Apple's Hollywood recruiting, massive Amazon outage & more

Saturday March 04, 2017

Rumors this week suggested that Apple's new iPhones will use some form of USB-C technology, and that the company is looking to recruit Hollywood film and TV producers for ends unknown. Legal battles, a huge Amazon outage and more contributed to an eventful few days.

First look: Nintendo's iPad-like Switch hybrid game console launches, with iOS support on the way

Friday March 03, 2017

Taking a cue from the touchscreen tablet market kickstarted by Apple's iPad, Nintendo on Friday launched a hybrid home and portable game console. It's set to feature integration with an official Nintendo app for iOS, though it is not yet available at launch.