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2017

How to use the new Apple TV Amazon Prime Video app with Siri and the TV app

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Amazon has gone with the user interface it prefers when it developed the Prime Video service for the Apple TV. But, using Siri, you can skip most of the interface oddities on the Apple TV.

Apple's new Machine Learning Journal entry tackles differential privacy

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple on Wednesday published another paper through its Machine Learning Journal, this time covering the topic of differential privacy -- the technology it employs to collect big data from customers while obscuring their identities.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 now available after a month of testing

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple is continuing the OS upgrade march it began on Saturday with a release of High Sierra 10.13.2, with improvements to compatibility for "certain" USB audio devices, and VoiceOver navigation while viewing PDFs.

Apple transforms iTunes Movies Twitter account into @AppleTV

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple has rebranded its iTunes Movies account on Twitter as @AppleTV -- which, despite its name, is so far concentrated on the TV app for iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV.

Amazon Prime Video on Apple TV limited to 2.1 stereo sound, despite streaming 4K HDR video

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Though owners of an ultra-high definition 4K TV set with high-dynamic range will get full visual fidelity from Amazon's newly released Prime Video app for Apple TV, the sound quality won't match that best-in-class experience, as it is apparently limited to 2.1 channels at launch.

Apple Pay recruits new card issuers in US, Canada, Russia & Japan

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with dozens of new entries, mostly in the U.S., but also some in Canada, Russia, and Japan.

'Portal' edition of 'Bridge Constructor' arriving on Apple's iOS, macOS Dec. 20

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Headup Games, the developer of popular construction-based puzzle game 'Bridge Constructor,' will be using the universe of Valve Software's 'Portal' as the basis for an upcoming release, with 'Bridge Constructor Portal' bringing element from both games together into a title destined for macOS and iOS on Dec. 20.

Apogee & Sennheiser's Ambeo headset captures 3D audio with Lightning, launches at Apple stores

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apogee and Sennheiser's Ambeo Smart Headset features both a "high fidelity" listening experience, but also the ability to capture directional audio while recording a video -- and it is now available through Apple Retail in an exclusive black version.

Data of 31 million users of iPhone add-on keyboard ai.type potentially leaks

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Conflicting accounts have emerged about a security breach involving the ai.type add-on keyboard for iOS and Android, with researchers claiming that 31 million people's data has been compromised -- with a user's contacts also potentially included in the leak.

Apple partner Catcher at work on new product category, could be rumored AR headset

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple chassis supplier Catcher has revealed it's working on a product line outside of its usual categories, which could hint at involvement in ambitious Apple hardware -- such as a rumored augmented reality headset.

First look: Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV launches on tvOS App Store

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Six months after being announced, Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV has debuted on the tvOS App Store, meaning subscribers will be able to view hits like "The Man in the High Castle," "The Big Sick," "Catastrophe," and "The Grand Tour" on Apple's latest set-top boxes.

Amazon Prime Video arrives on Apple TV, updated for iPhone X

Wednesday December 06, 2017

An Amazon Prime Video app that provides full iPhone X support also brings along a tvOS version to finally provide Apple TV owners video playback from the service without relying on AirPlay.

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks Chinese supply chain, censorship and more in interview

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his China tour on Wednesday with an appearance at the Fortune Global Forum, where he discussed a range of topics from supply chain strategy to burgeoning markets to censorship.

Deals: 2017 15" MacBook Pro for $2,199, high-end for $2,549 ($250 off); Samsung 55" 4K TV for $899; $299 iPads w/ no tax in 48 states

Wednesday December 06, 2017

Prices are falling fast as we round out the first week in December. Save $200 to $250 on Mid 2017 15" MacBook Pros. Samsung's curved 55" 4K TV is also on sale for $899 today only, while 9.7" iPads are $299. All with free expedited shipping and no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

Apple has 'moral obligation' to promote free expression in China, U.S. Senator says

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Commenting on Apple CEO Tim Cook's recent appearance at the World Internet Conference in China, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said the tech giant has a "moral obligation" to push back against the Asian nation's surveillance and censorship policies.

App Store mixup hints at imminent release of Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Apple appears to have tipped the release of Amazon's long-awaited Amazon Prime Video app in an App Store listing this week, which suggests the title is not only coming to iOS, but Apple TV as well.

How to set up and use Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11.2

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Apple on Tuesday officially launched Apple Pay Cash -- a long-awaited peer-to-peer payments feature in iOS 11.2 that allows users to send and receive money from family and friends through Messages. We show you how to set up and use the new functionality in this video.

Google blocks YouTube from Amazon devices as business conflict escalates

Tuesday December 05, 2017

In an escalating tit-for-tat spat between Google and Amazon, the internet search giant on Tuesday began blocking certain Amazon devices from accessing YouTube, and announced the list will grow starting next month.

Honor's new View 10 phone brings iPhone X-style Animoji to Android

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Huawei's Honor brand on Tuesday revealed the Android-based View 10, a new flagship phone that features a direct imitation of the Animoji feature available on Apple's iPhone X.

Apple's iOS 11 installed on 59% of compatible devices, up 7% from November

Tuesday December 05, 2017

According to fresh iOS 11 adoption statistics issued by Apple on Tuesday, the company's latest mobile operating system has made its way onto more than half of all supported devices since its release some two and a half months ago.