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2017

Rumor: Apple supply chain looking to cut iPhone X costs in 2018, reducing consumer prices

Thursday October 19, 2017

A new report from the Chinese supply chain suggests that Apple has been developing the 2018 model-year iPhones to include many if not all of the iPhone X technologies, in new models said to be codenamed "Lisbon" and "Hangzhou."

Apple teases opening of Chicago's Michigan Avenue store, prepares 'Chicago Series' events

Thursday October 19, 2017

Apple on Thursday went on a publicity blitz for its Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, which opens tomorrow at 5 p.m. Central time, showcasing new interior and exterior photos as well as plans for a "Chicago Series" of Today at Apple events.

Opposition to Apple's Irish data center stages last-ditch appeal, hearing scheduled next week

Thursday October 19, 2017

Two of the Athenry residents who have long opposed Apple's Irish data center are hoping to appeal a Commercial Court decision which otherwise greenlit the $1 billion project, potentially signalling yet more delays.

Echoing Apple's $1B investment in Didi Chuxing, Alphabet sinks $1B into Lyft

Thursday October 19, 2017

In a deal that values Lyft at $11 billion, Google's parent company Alphabet has invested $1 billion into the ride sharing service, more than a year after Apple placed its own $1 billion bet on Chinese taxi provider Didi Chuxing.

Assa Abloy buys out HomeKit-compatible smartlock maker August

Thursday October 19, 2017

On Thursday, Sweden's Assa Abloy -- one of the world's biggest lock manufacturers, owning several brands including Yale -- announced plans to buy out August Home, best known for its Apple HomeKit-compatible Smart Lock.

Deals: High-end 2017 15" MacBook Pro for $2,879 ($320 off); $100-$150 off 12" MacBooks; 21" iMac 4K for $1,199 ($100 off)

Thursday October 19, 2017

Shoppers this week can exclusively save $320 on Apple's current 15" MacBook Pro with 1TB of storage and Radeon 560 graphics. Or snap up a 12" MacBook at $100 to $150 off with prices starting at $1,169. Apple's 2017 21.5" iMac 4K is also $1,199 after a $100 cash discount with no tax outside NY and NJ, and a MacX Media Conversion Lifetime License Bundle is $14.99.

How to teach Siri to pronounce names correctly on your iPhone

Thursday October 19, 2017

Some names can be hard for Siri to pronounce, and if you don't correct the matter won't be accurately retrieved by Apple's voice-powered assistant. Here's how to fix them.

Rumor claims Apple cutting iPhone 8 production orders in half

Thursday October 19, 2017

Apple is allegedly slashing its production orders for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus by roughly 50 percent for November and December, which if true could be the earliest such cut in the iPhone's history.

LTE Series 3 Apple Watch cut off from networks in China, government concerns likely to blame

Thursday October 19, 2017

Purchasers of the Series 3 Apple Watch with LTE in China at present have no wireless network connectivity options, with the lone carrier possibly forced by the government to cease service.

Apple investigating advanced 3D Touch technology with integrated feedback

Thursday October 19, 2017

Apple is continuing work on advanced haptic feedback technologies, with the latest development outlined in a patent application describing methods of dynamically attracting or repelling a cover glass depending on user input.

2018 Nissan Rogue comes with Apple CarPlay standard, first U.S. car with ProPilot Assist

Thursday October 19, 2017

Nissan this week announced pricing for its upcoming Rogue crossover, saying all trim levels will come standard with the NissanConnect infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto.

Apple's Ahrendts in Chicago ahead of Michigan Avenue flagship opening

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Apple SVP of Retail Angela Ahrendts was in Chicago this week as her team makes final preparations for the grand opening of the company's latest flagship store, a huge riverside "town square" that will anchor one end of the city's North Michigan Avenue shopping district.

NAB calls for activation of iPhone FM radio feature Apple says does not exist

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Less than a month after U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai called on Apple to activate FM radio functionality in its iPhone devices, the National Association of Broadcasters on Wednesday issued a similar call to action, saying the company could easily integrate such features if it so desired.

Apple Pay may be coming to Poland and the Netherlands later this year

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Apple may be preparing a large European expansion for Apple Pay later this year, as new rumors point to Poland and the Netherlands joining a list of rollouts.

Hands-on: LandingZone's Docking Station grants plethora of USB ports to MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Wednesday October 18, 2017

LandingZone's new USB 3.1 type-C Docking Station for the 13- or 15-inch 2016 or 2017 MacBook Pro doesn't cut corners and gives multiple USB ports and a SD card reader back to the user.

How to sync music and playlists to Apple Watch with watchOS 4 & iOS 11

Wednesday October 18, 2017

If you exercise with an Apple Watch, you'll want to load some music onto it. Thankfully with watchOS 4, Apple now lets you load multiple playlists and albums onto the wrist-worn device. AppleInsider explains how to do it.

Apple reveals secret sauce behind 'Hey Siri' detection in latest research paper

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Apple's latest contribution to its machine learning blog is a dive into how the software behind the "Hey Siri" command works, and how the company uses a neural network to convert the acoustic pattern of a voice to filter it out from the background.

Adobe splits Lightroom photo workflow software into cloud-based & 'Classic' versions

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Adobe on Wednesday revealed major changes to Lightroom CC, its professional workflow tool for photographers, spinning it off into separate cloud-based and "Classic" versions.

New video rumored to show close-up of Apple car's updated 'Project Titan' testbed

Wednesday October 18, 2017

A short video clip is said to show updated test hardware for Apple's self-driving car platform, suggesting that the company is making some progress.

Deals: 2017 13" MacBook Pro (256GB) for $1,349 ($150 off); 13" Air (256GB) for $1,099 ($100 off); Apple TV 4K (32GB) in stock

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Shoppers this week can save $150 on Apple's current 13" MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage, plus no tax outside NY and NJ. Or enjoy $100 off the 13" Air with 256GB of space. The 32GB Apple TV 4K is also shipping with free expedited delivery, while an iOS 11 development course is just $10 with our exclusive coupon.