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2017

Discover allows claiming Cashback Bonuses through Apple Pay

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Credit card firm Discover on Wednesday announced that people can now claim Cashback Bonuses for Apple Pay transactions directly through the iPhone's Wallet app.

Amazon launches waterproof, 7-inch $250 Kindle Oasis with metal chassis

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Online retailer Amazon continues to improve its black-and-white e-ink Kindle reader lineup, with its latest model being a new $250 Kindle Oasis with 7-inch display and a waterproof design.

iPhone X took over two years to develop, marks new chapter in iPhone design, says Jony Ive

Wednesday October 11, 2017

In a brief interview with Japanese design magazine Casa Brutus, Apple's Chief Design Officer Jony Ive dropped a few interesting tidbits about the development, future technological implications and public reception of iPhone X.

Apple's Cook repeats benefits of AR in interview, says AR glasses tech not mature

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his European tour on Tuesday with an interview discussing the benefits of augmented reality and ARKit, which with iOS 11 and a slate of new iPhones has become a major focus for the Cupertino tech giant.

Apple's Tim Cook to open Oxford University startup hub, participate in Q&A session on Wednesday

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be in the U.K. on Wednesday to open The Foundry, a University of Oxford facility dedicated to the cultivation of startups created by students, alumni and staff, as well as field a few questions from attendees.

Proof of concept phishing attack mimics iOS popups to steal user passwords

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Demonstrating a potentially glaring iOS security hole, developer Felix Krause created a proof of concept phishing attack that takes advantage of system popups, and the way users interact with these messages, to steal Apple ID credentials.

Patent holding firm picks up Sony & Nokia IP, files suit against Apple

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Non-practicing entity Ironworks Patents has filed a lawsuit against Apple, hoping to claim up to 12.5 cents per iPhone for U.S. patents originally belonging to Sony and Nokia.

Mac sales continue decline in Q3, Apple drops to 5th place worldwide

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Following the downward spiral of the overall PC market, Apple's Mac sales continued to atrophy in the third calendar quarter of 2017 to put the company at fifth place among fellow vendors, according to fresh estimates from research firm Gartner.

SmartHalo bike navigation & tracking accessory comes to Apple stores

Tuesday October 10, 2017

The SmartHalo -- an iPhone-compatible bicycle accessory, aimed at navigation, fitness, and safety -- is now available through Apple's web and brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S. and Canada.

Google's Pixel 2 XL priced higher than Apple's iPhone 8 Plus but is half as fast, lacks many key features

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Google's latest effort to show off its vision for "Pure Android" hardware costs more than Apple's iPhone 8 Plus but is half as fast, lacks a telephoto lens, offers no support for Qi wireless charging, isn't capable of recording smooth 60fps 4K video and--like Windows 10 Mobile--offers no potential of an installed base for building new, compelling AR apps.

How to fix AirPlay streaming crashing on Denon, Marantz, Sony stereo receivers

Tuesday October 10, 2017

AirPlay is great, but problematic if it stops working -- because it doesn't generally toss any user-decipherable errors. If your stereo gear crashes while playing some tracks from your iTunes library, here's how you can probably fix it.

Apple signs deal to reboot Steven Spielberg's 'Amazing Stories' anthology series

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Apple has reportedly signed a deal with Amblin Television and NBCUniversal to revive "Amazing Stories," an anthology series created by Steven Spielberg that ran for two seasons in the 1980s.

Feral Interactive will ship driving simulation game 'Dirt Rally' on macOS later this year

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Feral Interactive is bringing the Codemasters off-road racing game 'Dirt Rally' to macOS later this year, two years after its initial release on other platforms, with the port of the rally simulation title being developed with support for Metal 2, Apple's updated graphics API.

Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular and watchOS 4 have changed how I use my watch

Tuesday October 10, 2017

A few weeks with Apple Watch Series 3 and watchOS 4 have prompted me to rethink and adjust how I use my Apple Watch on a daily basis. These small but noteworthy changes offer a glimpse at how Apple's wrist-worn platform is maturing nicely into its third year.

Dow Jones blames 'technical error' for news claiming Google would buy Apple

Tuesday October 10, 2017

Dow Jones' newswire service is now saying that a "technical error" was responsible for headlines claiming Google was buying Apple, which may have briefly inflated the latter company's stock price.

Supreme Court asks Trump administration for thoughts on App Store pricing lawsuit

Tuesday October 10, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the Trump administration for opinions on whether it should hear Apple's attempt to dismiss a years-long class-action lawsuit, which claims the company has inflated App Store prices by charging developers a 30 percent commission and blocking sales elsewhere.

Pixelmator 2.4 for iOS brings full iOS 11 compatibility, including HEIF and Drag and Drop support

Tuesday October 10, 2017

The iOS version of the image editing tool Pixelmator received an update on Tuesday, with version 2.4 "Cobalt" making the app fully compatible with iOS 11, including support for the HEIF format for images and the ability to Drag and Drop files into Pixelmator projects.

Apple becoming America's favorite company, as 64% own iPhone, Mac, iPad, iPod or watch

Tuesday October 10, 2017

A new survey suggests that the average American household has expanded over the last five years to own 2.6 Apple-made products -- with 64 percent of all Americans owning an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or iPod product.

US tax reform, if it passes, predicted to drive Apple toward $1 trillion market cap

Tuesday October 10, 2017

While details on President Trump's proposed tax reform plan remain light, investors are hoping changes could allow Apple to bring some of its overseas cash back to U.S. shores, helping to push the company's stock price to new heights.

Apple Music to stream Niall Horan making-of featurette on Oct. 20

Tuesday October 10, 2017

A short documentary about the making of One Direction member Niall Horan's first solo album, "Flicker," will start streaming on Apple Music Oct. 20, the same day as the album's launch.