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Topic: drones

New 'Local Data Mode' coming soon to iOS to prevent DJI drones from sharing location information

10/02/2017, 02:10 pm

Following complaints from the public and the U.S. Department of Defense, DJI has rolled out a Local Data Mode update to prevent controlled drones from connecting to the internet, and sharing location information with servers located throughout the world -- including China.

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Hands-on: Propel Star Wars iPhone-connected high performance battling drones

09/07/2017, 12:09 pm

Through a mix of attention to detail, fan service, and miniaturized technology, Propel has made a flying toy that intends to delight both children and longtime Star Wars fanatics. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new high-performance battling drones in our initial hands-on.

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First look: Propel's limited edition, iPhone-connected Star Wars battle drones

08/31/2017, 11:08 am

AppleInsider this week went hands-on with Propel's new limited edition Star Wars elite laser battle drones. These are small, palm-sized quadcopters that blur the line between gaming in the real world and a virtual one, thanks to unique connectivity with Apple's iPhone.

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Steve Jobs Theater given closeup in latest Apple Park drone footage

08/17/2017, 09:08 am

One of the last sets of drone footage while Apple Park is still under construction highlights the ever-growing landscaping taking place, and a close-up of the uncovered Steve Jobs Theater.

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Apple Park drone footage may be ending, with security forces seeking to cease flights

07/13/2017, 09:07 am

The latest drone footage from Apple park shows the march of progress towards completion, but it is not clear how many more videos there will be of the campus. with Apple reportedly cracking down on drone pilots in the area.

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Review: Hover Camera Passport drone is light and takes good pictures, suffers from poor support

06/28/2017, 12:06 pm

Despite online documentation support and instructions charitably described as a nightmare, the Hover Camera Passport is a good solution for most -- but only time, and usage tells the tale.

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Hands-on: $499 gesture-controlled DJI Spark drone offers portability, simplicity

06/16/2017, 03:06 pm

The first DJI Spark orders are now on their way to customers, and AppleInsider offers a first look at what comes in the box with the diminutive new gesture-controlled flying camera, which aims to make it simpler than ever to fly a drone.

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Latest Apple Park drone footage shows majority of construction complete

05/30/2017, 09:05 am

The latest drone footage of the Apple Park headquarters shows detail work in progress, and a view of the historic barn, prior to the opening of the facility to employees.

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First look: DJI's $499 Spark drone is a portable, affordable iPhone-connected flying camera

05/24/2017, 01:05 pm

Aiming to simplify aerial footage for the masses, DJI on Wednesday unveiled its latest creation, the handheld Spark drone, which combines portability with simple gesture controls and an affordable $499 starting price.

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Review: DJI's Mavic Pro is the best iPhone-connected drone you can buy

05/22/2017, 01:05 pm

With a highly optimized, portable design, solid construction, deep iOS integration and a bevy of automated features, DJI's Mavic Pro is perhaps the best product available on the consumer drone market.

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Latest Apple Park drone footage demonstrates scope of massive landscaping project

05/04/2017, 09:05 am

The latest drone footage from over Apple Park shows massive improvement in many aspects, but still a long way to go before the campus is fully complete.

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Photoshop World 2017 Deals: Pre-order the latest cameras & lenses with no tax in 48 states + 5% off DJI drones

04/21/2017, 02:04 pm

With Photoshop World 2017 well underway, Adorama and B&H are both accepting pre-orders on Sony's newest mirrorless Alpha a9 camera and GM lens, as well as Nikon's D7500 DSLR camera -- with no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Plus, save 5% on select DJI drones with coupon or pre-order the Phantom 4 Advanced for $1,349 including tax.

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New mid-April drone footage shows trespasser's view of Apple Park site

04/19/2017, 08:04 pm

The latest drone footage captured by YouTube videographer Duncan Sinfield peers into Apple Park windows and flies under the solar panel roof of its parking structure, adding additional images of the construction site at night.

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Drone flyby video shows work on Apple Park campus buildings nearing completion

03/30/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple Park, the iPhone producer's under-development campus, has been showcased yet again in another drone flyby video, with the new footage showing progress is continuing to be made at the facility as it gets closer to its grand opening to employees in April.

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Ready to fly a quadcopter? Here are the best drones for beginners

03/16/2017, 05:03 pm

With so many models on the market today, finding the right quadcopter can be challenging to say the least. We're rounding up a list of the best drones for beginners with price points starting at under $50.

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Deals: Fully loaded 2015 12" MacBook for $1,299 ($450 off); Yuneec refurb Q500 4K Typhoon drone $499; 16GB unlocked iPhone 6 $230

03/08/2017, 01:03 pm

With very limited supply left, Adorama is taking $450 off Apple's 2015 12-inch MacBook (1.3GHz, 8GB, 512GB) in Space Gray with no tax outside NY and NJ. Top Rated Plus eBay sellers also have refurbished Yuneec drones for $499 ($300 off new) and GSM unlocked 16GB iPhone 6 devices for $229.97.

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GoPro puts iPhone-connected Karma drone back on sale after fixing power loss issues

02/01/2017, 12:02 pm

GoPro on Wednesday re-released the Karma, its first aerial camera drone, having dealt with an issue that was causing some early models to drop out of the air.

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New Apple Campus 2 'spaceship' construction project 4K drone flyover shows progress on landscaping, canopies

01/30/2017, 09:01 am

The latest footage of Apple's new 'Campus 2' headquarters shot by a drone reveals developers are continuing to make progress, with signs of work on the canopies, walkways, and plants around the campus buildings despite recent poor weather.

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After $34M in preorders, iOS-connected self-flying drone project Lily crashes, will issue refunds

01/12/2017, 09:01 am

Citing production issues, the makers of Lily -- an autonomous, iOS-connected drone that aimed to simplify aerial photography --have announced that their project has been completely canceled, and refunds will be issued to customers over the next 60 days.

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App Store trends suggest top Christmas gifts: VR, drones, cameras, Amazon Echo

12/26/2016, 10:12 am

Apps for iPhone-connected accessories are among the most popular downloads and search terms following Christmas, offering some insight into the types of toys that proved to be popular gifts this holiday.

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