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Monday, November 13, 2017

Sonnet ships Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Breakaway Box 550 with sufficient power for Vega 56 PCI-E card

Sonnet ships Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Breakaway Box 550 with sufficient power for Vega 56 PCI-E card

Sonnet has added to its line of external GPU enclosures with the new 550W version of the eGFX Breakaway Box, with the heftier power supply able to handle a wider array of PCI-E video cards.

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Video: The fastest way to unlock your iPhone X with Face ID

Video: The fastest way to unlock your iPhone X with Face ID

There is a lot of chatter about people disappointed with the speed of unlocking the iPhone X with Face ID versus just about anything else with Touch ID. AppleInsider talks about it, and how to speed it up.

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Study finds Apple Watch able to be used as diagnostic tool for sleep apnea, hypertension

Study finds Apple Watch able to be used as diagnostic tool for sleep apnea, hypertension

Researchers from the University of California San Fransisco in conjunction with the developers of the Cardiogram app have proven that using existing sensors, the Apple Watch can detect sleep apnea and hypertension with a high degree of accuracy, potentially opening up the ability for the device to be used as a long-term research tool for the conditions.

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TipsTip: Autofill passwords and credit card entry in Safari with Face ID on the iPhone X

Tip: Autofill passwords and credit card entry in Safari with Face ID on the iPhone X

The iPhone X can auto-fill crucial data in Safari, using Face ID to authenticate the user, and securely enter credit card information with Apple's iCloud Keychain and Safari Autofill at the crux of the feature. AppleInsider shows you how to set it up.

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Early Black Friday Deal: Apple's 15" MacBook Pro for $1,799 ($600 off) with free JBL headphones & Office 365, plus no tax in 48 states

Early Black Friday Deal: Apple's 15

For a limited time only, B&H is knocking $600 off the standard Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro and throwing in a free pair of JBL E45BT Bluetooth Headphones and a year of Office 365 Personal (a combined value of $170). Plus, no tax on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Call with Apple Watch Series 3 saves kitesurfer from shark-infested waters

Call with Apple Watch Series 3 saves kitesurfer from shark-infested waters

After a nasty crash with a landing in a great white shark nursery area, a kite surfer used his Series 3 Apple Watch with LTE to summon rescuers, and direct them to his location.

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Apple supplier hints at next-gen HomePod with Face ID

Apple supplier hints at next-gen HomePod with Face ID

Before the first-generation HomePod can even make its way into the wild, rumors are already cropping up about a future update to the premium speaker, as the president of supplier Inventec made comments about future smart speakers with facial recognition capabilities.

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Apple modem supplier Qualcomm rejects initial $103B bid from Broadcom

Apple modem supplier Qualcomm rejects initial $103B bid from Broadcom

Apple cellular chip provider Qualcomm has turned down an unsolicited $103 billion takeover bid made by another Apple supplier, Broadcom, though that may not be the end of acquisition talks.

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Latest iOS 11.2 beta clarifies that Control Center doesn't fully disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Latest iOS 11.2 beta clarifies that Control Center doesn't fully disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

A somewhat controversial change in iOS 11 will come with a little more clarity in the forthcoming iOS 11.2 update, with the latest beta adding a prompt informing users that turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth via Control Center doesn't fully disable them.

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Deals: 13" MacBook Pros as low as $1,149; 15" MacBook Pros from $1,769 ($200-$700 off); $400 to $800 off 27" iMac 5Ks; $200 off 9.7" iPad Pros

Deals: 13

As Black Friday approaches, we're seeing deals heat up with instant and coupon savings on 13" and 15" MacBook Pros, as well as new lower pricing on closeout 27" iMac 5Ks with discounts of up to $800 off. Apple's 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Wi-Fi Only) is also marked down to $399 with the 128GB model ringing in at $499 ($200 off) — all with no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Android smartphone vendors reportedly pushing for foldable mobile devices with dual displays

Android smartphone vendors reportedly pushing for foldable mobile devices with dual displays

Android smartphone manufacturers are looking towards developing more foldable phones to offer consumers a larger display to compete against bigger handsets like the iPhone 8 Plus, a report claims, with a number of vendors said to be working on mobile devices using multiple screens to create a larger display area.

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Amazon rumored prepping free ad-supported version of Prime Video [u]

Amazon rumored prepping free ad-supported version of Prime Video [u]

Raising a potential threat to Apple's TV plans, people wanting to watch Amazon's movies and TV shows may soon be able to stream without paying for a Prime subscription, which normally costs $99 per year. [Updated with official denial from Amazon]

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Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2

Apple issues third developer betas of iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2

Apple on Monday supplied developers with a third pre-release beta of its four major platforms, all of which are due to receive point-two releases in the coming weeks.

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ExclusiveApple working 24/7 to finish downtown Brooklyn store as giant glass pane shatters

Apple working 24/7 to finish downtown Brooklyn store as giant glass pane shatters

Crews are working around the clock to put the finishing touches on the first Apple store in downtown Brooklyn, but they recently suffered a setback — a massive pane of glass has shattered.

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'Midnight Fog' edition of Apple Watch Nike+ to ship on Nov. 14

'Midnight Fog' edition of Apple Watch Nike+ to ship on Nov. 14

A new color combination for the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3, "Midnight Fog," is coming to Nike's online and retail stores on Tuesday.

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Breaking
6.5-inch iPhone X, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in the works for late 2018 launch

6.5-inch iPhone X, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in the works for late 2018 launch

Apple is said to have three new iPhone models in the pipeline for a late 2018 launch, two of which will be the company's biggest handsets ever, crossing the six-inch threshold with new edge-to-edge OLED and traditional LCD models.

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YouTube promises fix for severe battery drain on iPhones & iPads

YouTube promises fix for severe battery drain on iPhones & iPads

Google's YouTube said it's working to solve a bug in its iOS app causing heavy battery drain on iPhones and iPads, even when running in the background.

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Robbers smash into Apple's flagship UK store in lightning raid

Robbers smash into Apple's flagship UK store in lightning raid

Ten robbers on five mopeds broke into Apple's Regent Street store in London early Monday morning, using one of the scooters to smash through the store's glass facade.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

VideoVideo: One week using Apple's iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus

Video: One week using Apple's iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus

There are benchmarks and specs — and then there are actual use cases that may differ between the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. AppleInsider has spent over a week with the iPhone X now, and here's what we think about it, versus the iPhone 8 Plus.

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ReviewReview: August's Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle is a pricey but useful Apple HomeKit add-on

Review: August's Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle is a pricey but useful Apple HomeKit add-on

August's top-end Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle probably is probably a costly luxury for most people, but works as advertised, and with HomeKit in tow can be a gateway to some clever automations.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

EditorialiPhone X impresses Windows executive, Android fans but bitter bloggers still hating

iPhone X impresses Windows executive, Android fans but bitter bloggers still hating

Apple's iPhone X is drawing compliments from some unlikely places, ranging from the official Twitter account of Steven Sinofsky, the former President of Microsoft's Windows Division, to diehard Android fans sharing their unvarnished opinions on Reddit. However, it can't please embittered bloggers who wanted Apple to fail.

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iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus production accelerating alongside cutback in orders for iPhone 8

iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus production accelerating alongside cutback in orders for iPhone 8

Reports from the supply chain suggest that any production problems that may have plagued the iPhone X are long past, and Apple and its manufacturing partners will increase production to ship about 26 million of the OLED model in the holiday quarter.

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ReviewReview: Fitbit Ionic aims at Apple Watch, but needs more apps

Review: Fitbit Ionic aims at Apple Watch, but needs more apps

Fitbit's first attempt at a smartwatch proves better as a high-end fitness tracker than a full-on competitor to the Apple Watch.

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This week on AI: Apple AR glasses in 2020, iPad Pro with Face ID & more

This week on AI: Apple AR glasses in 2020, iPad Pro with Face ID & more

With the iPhone X barely on shelves, rumors have already begun to turn to future Apple hardware, including the company's predicted augmented reality headset.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Video: Apple's Clips 2.0 puts you in the Millennium Falcon cockpit with Star Wars augmented reality

Video: Apple's Clips 2.0 puts you in the Millennium Falcon cockpit with Star Wars augmented reality

Apple's updated Clips 2.0 on Thursday, and it now supports augmented reality 360-degree selfie scenes using iPhone X's TrueDepth camera system. Other additions include Disney content including a panorama aboard the Millenium Falcon and Mega-Destroyer — and AppleInsider shows you all the new features.

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Apple to reopen improved Burlingame & Burlington stores on Nov. 18

Apple to reopen improved Burlingame & Burlington stores on Nov. 18

Two Apple outlets — one in Burlingame, Calif. and the other in Burlington, Mass. — will both reopen on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. local time, following months of renovation work.

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Some iPhone X owners report mystery green lines appearing on displays

Some iPhone X owners report mystery green lines appearing on displays

Some buyers of Apple's iPhone X are encountering green lines along the left or right side of the OLED display, according to various accounts on social media.

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Apple Watch gets special Veterans Day activity challenge

Apple Watch gets special Veterans Day activity challenge

Apple on Friday announced a new activity challenge for Apple Watch owners, meant to commemorate Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

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ExclusiveExtreme test shows OLED iPhone X with 'dark mode' saves nearly 60% battery over 3 hours

Extreme test shows OLED iPhone X with 'dark mode' saves nearly 60% battery over 3 hours

After publicizing ways to reduce power consumption on the iPhone X OLED display, AppleInsider has begun to put the methods to the test to get a feel for exactly how much power can be saved. The answer: a lot.

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Logitech will offer all Harmony Link owners a free upgrade to its iOS-connected Harmony Hub

Logitech will offer all Harmony Link owners a free upgrade to its iOS-connected Harmony Hub

After announcing that its Harmony Link remote control device will no longer operate as of March of 2018, Logitech has revealed it will upgrade all existing customers to its successor, the Harmony Hub, at no cost.

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Vietnamese firm trips up iPhone X's Face ID with elaborate mask & makeup

Vietnamese firm trips up iPhone X's Face ID with elaborate mask & makeup

A Vietnamese security firm says it has managed to bypass the iPhone X's Face ID system using a mask, in spite of Apple efforts to specifically prevent that deception, but regular users have no obvious reasons to be concerned about the alleged efforts.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with iPhone X, talks iOS updates and AR glasses

AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with iPhone X, talks iOS updates and AR glasses

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the iPhone X, an image sensor acquisition, AR glasses rumors, and iOS updates.

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Apple kickstarts 'This Weekend Only' promotion at App Store

Apple kickstarts 'This Weekend Only' promotion at App Store

Apple on Thursday introduced a new weekly feature at the iOS App Store, "This Weekend Only," highlighting discounted goods and services available through iPhone and iPad apps.

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Last call! Giveaway: Enter to win a 3TB AV Pro 2 USB-C Storage Hub from CalDigit

Last call! Giveaway: Enter to win a 3TB AV Pro 2 USB-C Storage Hub from CalDigit

Ends today! CalDigit is partnering with AppleInsider this week to give readers the chance to win one of two 3TB AV Pro 2 USB-C Storage Hubs valued at $249.99 each.

VideoVideo: Extending the iPhone X's battery life with 'Dark Mode'

Video: Extending the iPhone X's battery life with 'Dark Mode'

Using dark wallpaper, "Smart Invert," and some other iOS features, it's possible to push the iPhone X's battery surprisingly far.

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Apple acknowledges iPhone X becoming unresponsive in cold weather, promises software fix

Apple acknowledges iPhone X becoming unresponsive in cold weather, promises software fix

The iPhone X can temporarily lose touch functionality in cold weather, Apple admitted on Thursday in response to owner complaints.

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Studded 'Medor' Hermes bands coming to Apple Watch on Nov. 14

Studded 'Medor' Hermes bands coming to Apple Watch on Nov. 14

Apple and luxury brand Hermes are preparing to ship two new Apple Watch bands, both under the "Medor" name.

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Apple's latest diversity figures show static global gender balance, more US progress

Apple's latest diversity figures show static global gender balance, more US progress

Apple on Thursday released its 2017 diversity report, showing steps forward in some areas, but work to do in others.

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Jony Ive talks Apple Park, iPhone X, change, and product evolution in interview

Jony Ive talks Apple Park, iPhone X, change, and product evolution in interview

As part of a longer piece about Apple Park, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive spoke about Apple as it stands, with change as a central theme to where Apple has been, is now, and how it uses change and evolution to survive.

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