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Informal testing finds Apple Maps arrival times are 'intentionally conservative' to provide a good user experience

02/22/2018, 03:02 pm

A months-long, quasi-scientific test of the three leading car navigation apps -- Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze -- found that Apple's software regularly overestimates trip times, which may help drivers arrive on time or even early.


Apple's iPhone outpaces overall smartphone market, Gartner finds

02/22/2018, 12:02 pm

New data from market analyst firm Gartner saw Apple's holiday percent of sales slightly drop to 17.9 percent, with Samsung holding a slight edge at 18.2 percent in a contracting market fighting a consumer base reluctant to upgrade.


Apple Pay used by estimated 127M users globally, but analyst claims only 16 percent of iPhones used for payments

02/22/2018, 10:02 am

Apple Pay is continuing to grow year-on-year, according to research by Loup Ventures, but while the adoption rate for Apple Pay by its users has reportedly jumped, it is claimed the mobile payments service is still being used by a relatively small proportion of iPhone users.


Apple's latest iPhone X ad touts development of Portrait Lighting

02/22/2018, 01:02 am

Apple in a new iPhone X commercial posted to its YouTube channel on Wednesday provides a closer look at the handset's Portrait Lighting feature, showing how powerful image processing software is used to create studio quality photos without a studio.


T-Mobile plans $200-plus discount on Apple's iPhone X starting Feb. 23

02/21/2018, 03:02 pm

Looking to snag a key demographic, T-Mobile is offering U.S. customers a discount of over $200 on an iPhone X, starting this Friday.


Deals: 13" MacBook Pros from $1,199 ($100-$300 off); $120-$150 off 27" iMac 5Ks; iPhone 6 & 6s from $159 + free GC

02/21/2018, 01:02 pm

New discounts have gone into effect today on a variety of Apple devices, from $100 to $300 off current 13" MacBook Pros to upgraded 27" iMac 5Ks from $1,859 with no tax outside NY and NJ. Deals on iPhones are also going on now with CPO prices starting at $99, while refurbished 6 models are as low as $159 with a free $10 gift card.


'Fire Emblem Heroes' most profitable Nintendo/DeNA mobile game, 'Angry Birds Champions' tournaments have cash prizes

02/21/2018, 11:02 am

The most successful Nintendo/DeNA smartphone game so far has been "Fire Emblem Heroes," pulling in about $295 million worldwide in its first year, according to recent data. But, competitor Rovio might challenge that with the new "Angry Birds Champions" which allows users to win cash prizes in online tournaments.


FaceTime helps save New York woman's life after stroke symptoms spotted during call

02/21/2018, 10:02 am

A New York City woman claims Apple's FaceTime helped save her life, after symptoms of a stroke were spotted by her sister during a transatlantic conversation, leading her to seek medical assistance for the affliction.


'Alto's Odyssey' slides onto iPhone, iPad, Apple TV ahead of schedule

02/21/2018, 09:02 am

'Alto's Odyssey,' a snowboarding-based endless runner for iPhone and iPad, has shipped a day earlier than its Feb. 22 release date, with players now able to buy the successor to the popular 'Alto's Adventure' from the iOS App Store for $4.99.


Failure of Pixel 2 exposed a larger problem: Google's ads don't work

02/21/2018, 06:02 am

Across 2017, Google heavily promoted its Pixel phone brand. Despite being lauded as being "the world's most valuable brand" and its status as the world's largest purveyor of advertising, all of Google's global efforts, including DoubleClick and YouTube, resulted in inconsequential Pixel sales. Worse than its failure to sell hardware is the fact that Google has proven that its advertising simply isn't very effective.


Apple reportedly in talks to buy cobalt, key Li-ion battery ingredient, directly from miners

02/21/2018, 02:02 am

Apple is reportedly in talks to secure long-term cobalt supplies directly from miners, a strategy designed to buffer reserves of the key lithium ion battery ingredient as the company competes with car makers looking to use the metal in electric car production.


AT&T to launch mobile 5G in Atlanta, Dallas and Waco in 2018

02/21/2018, 12:02 am

After teasing an initial rollout phase for its next-generation 5G network in January, AT&T on Wednesday got a little more specific by naming the first three cities that will gain access to the speedy mobile technology by the end of 2018.


Apple adds 22 more banks to list of institutions supporting Apple Pay

02/20/2018, 05:02 pm

Apple continues its expansion of financial insitutions that will process Apple Pay transactions, with the latest additions bringing 22 more to the table.


Apple posts three new tutorial videos covering iPhone photography

02/20/2018, 04:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday published a fresh batch of tutorial videos to its official YouTube channel covering different facets of iPhone photography including overhead photos, black and white snapshots, and slo-mo timing.


AirPlay 2 disappears from newest iOS 11.3 & tvOS 11.3 betas

02/20/2018, 04:02 pm

Despite prior support in Apple's development track, AirPlay 2 appears to have been removed from the third iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 betas, issued earlier on Tuesday.


Apple issues third beta releases for iOS 11.3, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, tvOS 11.3

02/20/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple has updated three OS beta releases, with third revisions of the High Sierra 10.13.4, iOS 11.3, and tvOS 11.3 now available for developer testing.


Swype add-on keyboard discontinued, pulled from iOS App Store

02/20/2018, 08:02 am

One of the first third-party keyboards for iOS, Swype, has reached its end of life, and will see no more updates or development effort by its parent company.


Samsung to more than halve OLED production due to slow iPhone X demand, Nikkei says

02/19/2018, 11:02 pm

Piling on to its own rumors of slower than expected iPhone X demand, Nikkei on Tuesday said Samsung is drastically slashing OLED output in response to Apple's supposed decision to cut production of the flagship handset.


iPhone and Apple Watch Emergency SOS feature save woman, child after collision

02/19/2018, 10:02 am

After a horrifying collision with a drunk driver at a stoplight, a woman saved her life by calling for help with her Apple Watch with its SOS feature.


Nikkei pushing iPhone X production cuts as reason Samsung is looking for OLED screen customers

02/18/2018, 02:02 pm

A new report suggests that Samsung is "casting about" for OLED panel production, under the premise that it is being caused by soft iPhone X demand and production cuts -- which don't appear to be grounded in reality.