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Topic: iPhone

Review: Koogeek P1 Smart Plug an affordable way to get started with Apple's HomeKit

07/16/2017, 03:07 am

We may be in a renaissance of HomeKit peripherals after iOS 11 ships, but if you're ready to get in now, the Koogeek P1 Smart Plug is a decent starting point -- but not perfect.

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How to: turn your iPhone or iPad into the ultimate book reading tool

07/15/2017, 03:07 pm

As it stands, straight out of the box, Apple's iPad is a decent reading tool -- but it could be far better. Join AppleInsider for an examination of some apps and services we've been using for a while to really make the device a universal, digital book reader.

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Apple buying, leasing equipment for suppliers to ensure parts for 'iPhone 8'

07/14/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple recently bought production equipment for rigid flexible printed circuit boards (RFPCBs) and is now leasing it to suppliers, hoping to secure a stable flow of parts for this fall's "iPhone 8," according to a report.

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RFID tech expansion in iOS 11 allows Apple iPhone to authenticate goods, buy on the spot

07/14/2017, 01:07 pm

With the introduction of iOS 11, security company WISeKey's WISeAuthentic solution for brand protection will be compatible for the first time with Apple's iPhones.

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US Customs says it can search iPhones, but not cloud services

07/14/2017, 11:07 am

While U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents can search an American traveler's iPhone, they're not allowed to search any data stored in the cloud, the CBP said recently in response to questions by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden.

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Bangalore iPhone App Accelerator facility gives attendees a two-year lead on competition

07/14/2017, 09:07 am

Developers from Apple's Bangalore, India App Accelerator claim that the center gives them a leg up on competitors, with the mentoring help them adopt Apple's frameworks much quicker than they would have otherwise.

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Sweetgreen iPhone app applies meal calorie counts to Apple Health

07/13/2017, 03:07 pm

Organic food restaurant Sweetgreen has added the ability to apply calorie counts for take-out dishes to Health data when orders are placed through an app -- and it appears to be among the first of its kind.

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Photo app Infltr briefly goes free in official Apple Store promotion

07/13/2017, 11:07 am

Apple is now offering free redemption codes for Infltr -- a camera/editing tool for the iPhone and iPad that usually costs $2 -- to users of the Apple Store iOS app.

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As Apple prepares premium-priced 'iPhone 8,' luxury smartphone maker Vertu collapses

07/13/2017, 11:07 am

Premium smartphone maker Vertu, known for extremely expensive devices made with high-end materials, has announced it will no longer build handsets. The move comes as Apple is expected to release its most expensive iPhone ever, though not quite to the exorbitant prices Vertu charged.

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Apple's unified iPhone userbase could help kickstart augmented reality industry

07/13/2017, 10:07 am

Apple's hegemony over its hardware and software platforms could boost not just the company's own augmented reality efforts, but the AR industry in general -- in a way that hasn't been managed by Google so far.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' to feature rear-facing 3D laser for AR and faster autofocus, report says

07/12/2017, 07:07 pm

Apple is reportedly working to implement a specialized rear-facing laser system in its upcoming "iPhone 8" that will facilitate augmented reality applications, like those produced with ARKit, as well as faster and more accurate autofocus capabilities.

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New Microsoft artificial intelligence app for iPhone describes world for visually impaired

07/12/2017, 04:07 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday released Seeing AI, an iPhone app that attempts to analyze its surroundings and describe them audibly for people with impaired vision.

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Bank of America predicts 3-4 week 'iPhone 8' delay, but still a record breaking 2018 for Apple

07/12/2017, 03:07 pm

After a supply chain visit, Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the latest firm to predict a launch up to a month later than usual for the as-yet unannounced "iPhone 8" and an accompanying drop in sales through the end of the calendar year -- but still a blockbuster 2018 ahead for Apple.

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How to reset and get into a locked iPhone or iPad

07/12/2017, 12:07 pm

Picture this -- you've got a family member who changes the password on a device that you've given them, and promptly forgets it. Or, maybe, a child has locked a device with a passcode that didn't have one before, and either denies it or just doesn't remember the code. What do you do?

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HomeKit marketing enhanced with interactive demo installation at 46 Apple retail stores

07/12/2017, 10:07 am

In a number of its retail locations, Apple has unveiled an interactive display with video walls demonstrating to the user what happens in a simulated living space when assorted HomeKit peripherals are activated.

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PayPal added as iPhone payment source internationally for App Store, Apple Music

07/12/2017, 09:07 am

Apple is adding PayPal as an option to fund Apple services accounts in Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the UK, including purchases from the iTunes Music Store, subscriptions to Apple Music, and buys from the App Stores.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' might ship with wireless charging, front-facing 3D camera disabled due to software issues

07/11/2017, 08:07 pm

Apple engineers and designers working on the company's forthcoming "iPhone 8" are facing a software issues that, if not rectified, could see a number of major features disabled when the handset launches.

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Volvo brings Apple's CarPlay to new VNL semi trucks

07/11/2017, 12:07 pm

Volvo on Tuesday launched its new VNL line of semi trucks, which in upgraded configurations support Apple's CarPlay standard, bridging iPhones with dash displays.

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Siri has commanding lead in users over Google Assistant, Samsung S Voice in the US

07/11/2017, 11:07 am

A new study of voice recognition assistants on smartphones shows Apple's Siri to be in the lead of all other comers -- but usage industry-wide appears to be dropping.

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Analyst sees 'iPhone 8' super cycle falling just short of 2016 iPhone 6 sales heights

07/11/2017, 10:07 am

One analyst firm has broken from the pack, and is cautioning investors that it fears that the "iPhone 8" so-called "supercycle" may be overblown, and that the sales for fiscal year 2018 will fall just short of those lofty heights.

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