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2017

Google rumored to announce 'Pixel 2' smartphones on October 5, weeks after Apple's iPhone event

Thursday August 24, 2017

Google's second generation of its Pixel smartphones may arrive a few weeks after Apple launches its iPhone, with one prominent leaker claiming the search giant will unveil the mobile device during an event on October 5.

Leak shows alleged logic boards for Apple's 'iPhone 7s'

Thursday August 24, 2017

A new photo purports to show logic boards intended for Apple's "iPhone 7s," a product that has seen far fewer leaks than the company's flagship "iPhone 8."

Disney uses 'Pokemon Go'-like AR in iPhone app to promote upcoming 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Thursday August 24, 2017

Disney is going to promote upcoming movie 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' using augmented reality (AR) on iPhones and iPads, with a promotion that requires users to scan codes to unlock AR experiences with characters from the film using the 'Star Wars' iOS app.

Western Digital debuts My Book Duo with up to 20TB of external storage

Thursday August 24, 2017

Western Digital this week launched the My Book Duo, an external RAID storage system that comes with up to 20 terabytes of storage, and as well as a USB-C port simplifying connections with recent Macs.

Hulu Live TV now available for streaming on Mac via web browser

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Hulu on Wednesday released a web version of its Live TV plan, granting Mac and PC users access to live TV streams previously constrained to set-top boxes and mobile apps.

Apple updates News Publisher with redesigned dashboard, UI tweaks

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Apple on Wednesday rolled out updates to its iCloud-based News Publisher, featuring a number of user interface enhancements and a completely redesigned dashboard.

Safari in iOS 11 strips Google AMP links down to original URL for sharing

Wednesday August 23, 2017

When iOS 11 launches this fall, users sharing Google AMP pages from Safari will find Apple's operating system automatically remove Google's proprietary URL in favor of the webpage's original format.

Samsung confirms plans for smartspeaker challenging Apple HomePod & Amazon Echo

Wednesday August 23, 2017

In addition to premiering the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung on Wednesday said that it's working on its own smartspeaker, which will face off against products like the Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home.

'Assassin's Creed,' 'Game of Thrones' iPhone games 'soft launched' outside the U.S.

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Game developers are known to hold 'soft launches' of games, limiting the release to a few countries for testing, with 'Assassin's Creed: Rebellion,' 'Brawl Stars,' and 'Game of Thrones: Conquest' currently playable in countries around the globe for initial testing -- but not for U.S. players.

Apple updates Machine Learning Journal with articles on Siri & related topics

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Apple on Wednesday added three new articles to its Machine Learning Journal, part of an attempt at bringing some of its research -- and researchers -- out of the shadows.

Video: Everything you need to know about watchOS 4 in under four minutes

Wednesday August 23, 2017

AppleInsider runs you through all of the most important changes and new features coming with watchOS 4, expected to be released this fall alongside the rumored Apple Watch 'Series 3.'

New support document spells out compatibility of Apple's Pro apps with High Sierra

Wednesday August 23, 2017

A support document published in advance of Apple's impending release of High Sierra details what versions of Apple's Pro Apps will work fine in High Sierra -- and what has been left behind.

Apple TV losing market share to streaming set-top box rivals Roku, Amazon

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Competitors to the Apple TV are continuing to outpace Apple's streaming set-top box, a consumer research report claims, with the proportion of U.S. households owning and using an Apple TV shrinking while Roku increases its strong lead.

Apple sets sights on new Iowa data center to handle growing cloud demands

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Apple is reportedly in the early stages of setting up a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, which should join several others scattered around the U.S.

Samsung to face off against Apple's 'iPhone 8' with 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 8 [u]

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Looking to finally eclipse last year's fire-prone Galaxy Note 7, Samsung on Wednesday announced the Note 8, which should ship to the U.S. on Sept. 15. [Updated with pricing]

Final day! Giveaway: 2 Pairs of BlackPods (customized AirPods) are up for grabs, enter today for your chance to win

Wednesday August 23, 2017

BlackPods is partnering with AppleInsider this week to offer readers the chance to win a pair of BlackPods (AirPods finished with a military-grade coating) in Classic or Stealth. Two pairs are up for grabs -- enter today for your chance to win.

Akitio launches MacBook Pro compatible Thunder3 Quad X Thunderbolt 3 external enclosure

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Enclosure producer Akitio has unveiled the Thunder3 Quad X, an external storage device that can also be used to connect a second display, as well as providing high transfer speeds to enclosed drives over a Thunderbolt 3 connection.

Hands on: Astropad's Luna Display dongle fakes a Mac display, transmits to iPad via Wi-Fi

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Assorted app combinations have been utilizing Wi-Fi to extend the Mac's desktop to the iPad for some time -- but a new hardware dongle from the makers of the Astropad app eliminates hacks from the equation, and is able to send fully accelerated video to an iPad companion app.

Virgin Mobile extends $1 year of unlimited iPhone data to bring-your-own switchers

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Just ahead of Apple's anticipated announcement of new iPhones, U.S. carrier Virgin Mobile has opened its offer of a year of unlimited service for $1 to existing iPhone owners switching over, not just people buying a new iPhone.

Carrier-sourced rumor suggests 'iPhone 8' launch event will take place on September 12

Wednesday August 23, 2017

Apple is supposedly planning to reveal the 'iPhone 8,' 'iPhone 7s,' and the 'iPhone 7s Plus' on September 12, according to a French report citing a number of sources within European carriers preparing for the impending iPhone launches.