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2018

How to create your own HomeKit camera with a Raspberry Pi and HomeBridge

Wednesday March 21, 2018

Though Apple's HomeKit home automation platform has supported cameras for over a year, manufacturers have been slow to bring compatible devices to market. Learn how you can create your own HomeKit security camera for around $60 in this tutorial.

Apple's iPhone may be creating misleading numbers for US trade deficit with China

Wednesday March 21, 2018

As a result of outdated calculation methods, Apple's iPhone may be contributing to a skewed view of the U.S. trade deficit with China.

Apple Watch more effective at detecting heart condition than KardiaBand accessory, study finds

Wednesday March 21, 2018

A continuing study into the medical potential of consumer wearables has confirmed devices like Apple Watch are sensitive enough to detect abnormal heart rhythms with a 97 percent accuracy, a performance that beats out add-on ECG accessory KardiaBand.

Review: Fortnite BattleRoyale for iOS brings the large-scale multiplayer game to iPhone and iPad

Wednesday March 21, 2018

Epic Games intended to make "Fortnite Battle Royale for iPhone and iPad as close to the version played on other platforms. In its invitation-only initial release, the large-scale multiplayer game hasn't lost its charm in its transition to the small screen from the console, Mac, and PC versions.

Formally proposed EU tax plan could cost Apple millions

Wednesday March 21, 2018

The European Commission has proposed measures to "to ensure that all companies pay fair tax in the EU," a move that will undoubtedly affect Apple.

Siri voice control options added for Tesla Model 3 owners

Wednesday March 21, 2018

Owners of the Model 3 -- Tesla's first mass-market EV -- can now use Siri voice commands for a select range of functions.

Apple climbs LinkedIn's 2018 top companies to work list, sits in sixth place

Wednesday March 21, 2018

LinkedIn has released their annual list of the most sought-after employers, with Apple coming in at number six, up one position from last year.

Apple Pay collection plate being considered by the Church of England

Wednesday March 21, 2018

Looking to modernize, over 16,000 churches belonging to the Church of England are beginning to accept Apple Pay and Google Pay from congregations.

Jimmy Iovine to step down as Apple Music chief in August, take on consulting role, report says

Wednesday March 21, 2018

The music industry luminary, part of Apple since the Beats purchase in 2014, plans to give up day-to-day involvement but will stay with the company.

Spring Apple Watch band collection updates colors, Nike Sport Loop now available to all

Wednesday March 21, 2018

Apple has rolled out its spring 2018 collection of Apple Watch bands including a Hermes color refresh, and the Nike Sport Loop available separately for the first time.

How to delete your Facebook account completely on your iPhone or Mac

Wednesday March 21, 2018

With anger and distrust at the social network at perhaps an all-time high, here's how to go about getting rid of Facebook -- something that's a lot easier than it used to be.

5.8-inch OLED iPhone model could be 10 percent cheaper to produce than iPhone X

Wednesday March 21, 2018

Apple's follow-up to the iPhone X will cost less to produce than the current model, a report claims, with the next-generation smartphone thought to have a manufacturing bill of materials more than 10 percent lower, despite expectations that it will have upgraded specifications.

After Cambridge Analytica scandal, publishers see Apple News as a solid alternative to being burned by Facebook, Google

Wednesday March 21, 2018

For years, Facebook and Google have been bleeding the publishing industry dry, appropriating the work of its reporters while replacing the ads that traditionally supported the news business with their own targeted surveillance advertising that does little to support actual journalism. It took a major scandal to wake the industry up, but it's increasing warming to Apple News and its unique model of privacy.

Apple's GymKit arrives in Hong Kong and Japan with Life Fitness integration

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Apple's slow GymKit rollout continued this month with new integrations in Hong Kong and Japan, where Apple Watch users can now share workout data with cardio equipment made by Life Fitness.

Apple's Swift developers discuss enhancements coming in Swift 4.1

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Members of Apple's Swift Core team made a special appearance on the Swift Unwrapped podcast to discuss enhancements being rolled out as part of Swift 4.1 and how the company is expanding upon its efforts to engage with the community.

Review: Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo an Apple-centric set-and-forget network attached storage appliance

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Promise's Apollo Cloud 2 Duo has a simple setup process on the iPhone that just about anybody can handle, and is the closest thing we've seen yet to network storage as an appliance -- and we've been beating on one for a month.

Elevation Lab's CordDock is a hybrid dock for the iPhone with a detachable cable

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Accessory producer Elevation Lab has launched the CordDock, a two-in-one accessory for the iPhone that provides the stability and utility of a typical smartphone dock, but combines it with the flexibility of using a cord for charging in a compact package.

Apple Pay comes to 25 more US banks & credit unions, Italy & Spain's bunq

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Apple has once more updated its roster of banks and credit unions offering Apple Pay, adding another 25 U.S. card issuers, while noting a minor expansion in Europe.

Michigan Avenue, Chicago Apple Store retail parcel now up for sale by landlord

Tuesday March 20, 2018

The landlord behind Apple's flagship Michigan Avenue store in Chicago is putting the building up for sale, only months after its completion and opening.

'Subscribe with Google' attempts to simplify how web readers pay for news

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Google is launching a new initiative to make it easier for users to subscribe to their favorite news sites, without leaving the service, or engaging in a lengthy sign-up process.