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2017

Yoga & water polo among new activities coming to Apple Watch, latest code leak suggests [u]

Wednesday August 02, 2017

The built-in Workout app on the Apple Watch may soon gain many more activity types, such as yoga, wrestling, and water polo, according to the latest discovery in Apple's HomePod firmware. [Updated with corrected info]

Apple CEO Tim Cook may claim 280K shares if stock rally holds through Aug. 24

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook could potentially collect his maximum 2017 performance award -- 280,000 shares -- if the company's current stock performance holds through an Aug. 24 deadline.

Google Earth for iPhone & iPad gets needed 64-bit update to run on iOS 11

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Google on Wednesday released a major update of Google Earth for iOS, most notably delivering an expected switch to 64-bit code -- something essential for the app to keep running on this fall's iOS 11.

Red's $1200 Hydrogen One smartphone detailed in new video showing trio of prototypes

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Red's $1200 Hydrogen One smartphone with 3D display is more than vapor, with three prototypes being demonstrated -- with one having a fully functional display.

'iPhone 8' SmartCam may adjust lighting, focus based on AI recognition of object being photographed

Wednesday August 02, 2017

The latest HomePod firmware leak suggests that Apple is planning to introduce new machine learning capabilities that will allow the iPhone's camera to recognize objects and types of scenes in real time, and adjust settings accordingly for the best-possible photo.

Lyft to match riders' Apple Pay charity donations during month of August

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Ridesharing service Lyft has announced that throughtout August, it will match donations made by riders using Apple Pay as a part of its "Round Up and Donate" program.

Wall Street expects Apple's 'iPhone 8' to launch as soon as September based on quarterly guidance

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Apple's forecast for its next fiscal quarter was particularly strong, leading market watchers to believe that, in addition to the next-gen "iPhone 7s," the much anticipated "iPhone 8" could be on sale at the tail end of the September quarter in limited quantities, or at the very least in early October.

Review: Vinpok Bolt-S cable returns MagSafe-like technology to the USB-C MacBook Pro

Wednesday August 02, 2017

MagSafe was removed from the 2016 MacBook Pro, and its not likely coming back. Does the Vinpok Bolt-S cable fill the gap, or is the attraction of the old technology best left in the past?

Microsoft website reveals Touch Cover keyboard for Apple's iPad

Wednesday August 02, 2017

A reference to an iPad keyboard accessory from Apple rival Microsoft was discovered on the Windows maker's website, suggesting the company may have a new wireless accessory in the works for the market's top tablet.

Plex brings Live TV features to fourth-generation Apple TV

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Two recent features of Plex's media streaming app -- Live TV and DVR -- have emerged from beta, with the former appearing on the Apple TV for the first time.

Lowest Price Ever: 9.7" iPad for $279 ($50 off) with free shipping and no tax in 48 states

Wednesday August 02, 2017

With limited allotment available at the reduced price, Adorama has Apple's 9.7-inch iPad in Space Gray for $279, a discount of $50 off MSRP. What's more, expedited shipping is free, and Adorama will not collect sales tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. This deal is expected to sell out.

Accessory producer MixBin recalls glitter-filled iPhone cases over chemical burn risk

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Accessory manufacturer MixBin Electronics has issued a recall for iPhone cases it has produced for a number of well-known brands, including Victoria's Secret, following reports of the glitter and liquid-filled cases causing chemical burns and skin irritation to consumers in the United States.

Apple's MacBook Pro, iMac sales beat all industry estimates, defeat contracting market

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook this week took a swipe at Mac sales estimates, as true sales figures came in higher than predicted by Gartner, pushing Apple to a third consecutive quarter of growth in both volume and earnings.

Facebook developing separate video chat and smartspeaker devices, custom voice assistant - report

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Facebook is reportedly working on not one but two smartspeaker-style devices, and building its own Siri-like voice assistant with the help of former Apple employees.

Feral porting BioShock Remastered to macOS to commemorate 10th anniversary of title

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Mac game porting house Feral is releasing BioShock Remastered for macOS, with the new title bringing 1080p graphics to the heralded decade-old title.

Apple R&D nears $3B per quarter in Q3 as work on AR, autonomous systems continue

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Apple spent nearly $3 billion on research and development in the third quarter of 2017, a $377 million year-over-year increase that brings the company's six-month outlay on future projects to more than $5.7 billion.

Apple to be exclusive retailer of 'Red Raven' camera kit

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Professional digital cinema camera company Red Digital Cinema on Tuesday announced Apple will be the exclusive retailer of its $15,000 Red Raven kit, which includes the Raven camera body, Sigma lens, carrying case and more.

Apple Pay to go live in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, UAE by year's end

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple on Tuesday announced it is working to bring Apple Pay live in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates by the end of 2017, which if completed would expand the payments service to a total of 20 countries.

Tim Cook says Apple followed Chinese law in removing VPN apps from App Store

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Responding to criticism surrounding Apple's recent removal of VPN apps from the Chinese iOS App Store, CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday said the company was simply following new government regulations, as it would for any country in which it operates.

Apple stock hits all time high on news of strong Q3 sales, promising Q4 guidance

Tuesday August 01, 2017

Apple stock prices hit an all-time high in extended trading on Tuesday, flirting with the $160 mark, after the company reported better than expected earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2017 and strong guidance for the coming quarter.