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'iPhone 8' Renders Offer Direct Size Comparisons With iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8

Alleged "iPhone 8" leaks have been coming fast and steady over recent weeks, with various schematics and protective case designs suggesting Apple has finalized the radical redesign destined for its tenth anniversary smartphone.<p>Many of the leaks we've been tracking in the last few days in particular …

Wacom Bamboo Sketch iOS stylus offers pressure sensitivity to non-iPad Pro users

Wacom has introduced the Bamboo Sketch, a smart stylus for iOS devices that offers pressure sensitivity, allowing users to draw and write on their …

Apple Pencil

Apple May Be Throttling Verizon iPhone 7 LTE Performance

Apple may be throttling the LTE performance of the Verizon iPhone 7 to keep it on par with the AT&T iPhone 7, according to research conducted by Twin Prime and Cellular Insights and shared by <i>Bloomberg</i>. Based on testing, the Verizon iPhone 7 performs about as well as the AT&T iPhone 7, but it does …

Mobile Technology

iPhone 8 mockups tease Apple’s bezel-free future

The iPhone 7 has barely been out for two months but the first concept designs of next year’s iPhone are ready to get you hyped for a future without bezels.<p>Early rumors for the 2017 iPhone have claimed Apple plans to make some major changes. The home button and bezels at the top and bottom could get …

Mobile Technology

Jony Ive rejected touchscreen Mac, but working on things beyond the Touch Bar

In an interview with <i>CNET</i>, Jony Ive said that his team had rejected a touchscreen Mac ‘many, many years ago.’ He did, though, suggest that Apple is working on other concepts in this general area, beyond the Touch Bar.<p>Asked why a touchscreen Mac would be inappropriate, Ive said:<p>For a bunch of …

Touchscreens

Apple 'leaks its own Macbook Pro laptop revamp'

<b>Apple appears to have leaked images of its next-generation laptop ahead of a press conference on Thursday.</b><p>The photos support claims that the Macbook Pro will include a panel above its keyboard that replaces physical function keys with a thin display showing touch-sensitive text and graphics, and a …

MacBook Pro

What’s Coming from Apple & Microsoft: 5 Topics to Keep Up on the Announcements

The leaders of two of the country’s biggest technology companies will present new products at events this week. Microsoft will hold its launch event in New York on Wednesday and Apple will hold its “Hello Again” event in Cupertino, California.<p>Microsoft is expected to reveal aspects of its Windows …

Proof Apple's iPhone 8 might FINALLY get the new design we all deserve

SVETAPPLE • MAREK WEIDLICHDesigners have long imagined how an iPhone could work without a single bezel around the display<p>Apple is rumoured to be hard …

KGI: Apple to release new 13-inch MacBook plus two MacBook Pros at next week’s event, new iMac & 5K Display coming next year

Reliable Apple analyst KGI has published a report on Saturday outlining their predictions for Apple’s Mac roadmap ahead of the media event on October 27th. The report says that Apple will launch three new MacBooks at the event, a new 13 inch MacBook, a new 13 inch MacBook Pro and a new 15 inch …

MacBook
Android News

Class action lawsuit against Apple over iPhone 6 ‘Touch Disease’ hardware flaw gains momentum

A few months back, we reported on a hardware flaw plaguing a growing number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, which garnered the name of “Touch Disease.” Shortly after the flaw was initially reported on, a trio of iPhone users filed a class action lawsuit against Apple, claiming that Apple …

Mobile Technology

Woz changes his mind, says robots will never dominate us

Technically Incorrect: The Apple co-founder, once so skeptical about artificial intelligence, has now decided that it's no threat.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I've been practicing walking on all fours for months.<p>My barking is really …

iPhone 7 goes on sale in India, costs half the average annual salary

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus went on sale in India today, as Apple continues to try and grow its brand in the country.<p>It’s going to be a challenge, though, as Gartner research vice president Mark Hung told CNBC’s “Street Signs” — given that the price for the new handset is more than the average …

India

Apple Music and Spotify offer user-uploaded remixes

Apple Music and Spotify have started offering users access to unofficial, user-uploaded music remixes, courtesy of a deal with Dubset Media Holdings.<p>The company uses algorithms to sort out licensing and royalty payments for musical remixes. It’s an incredibly complicated problem to tackle, since a …

Music Industry

Everything Google Announced at Its Jam-Packed Event

Google WiFi

Multiple reports of Spotify Free ads launching malware, including in Safari on Mac

There have been multiple reports of Spotify Free ads launching malware on all platforms – including in Safari on Macs. This is not the first time the issue has occurred, the company apologising after a previous incident back in 2011 …<p>Spotify has responded to a report in its support forum, stating …

Apple Music

Is The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ACTUALLY The Galaxy X? Quite Possibly...

2018 is the year we will see the first foldable phone from Samsung… but it won’t be the Galaxy X; no, apparently the honor of being the first …

Electronics Industry

The best 10 iPhone widgets for iOS 10

Several apps and Apple's own software allows you to send emails, check photos, and other common tasks without ever unlocking your phone.<p>In fact, Apple has placed even more emphasis on lock-screen widgets in iOS 10, the latest software version for iPhones and iPads.<p>If you swipe right on the lock …

iOS

Student Catches Fires in Class After iPhone Explodes in His Pocket

Out of all the things that could happen during a school day, Darin Hlavaty, a student at Rowan College in Philadelphia probably didn't see this one …

Apple Watch sales expected to drop this year despite wider availability and new models

While this year marks the first time Apple Watch has been on the market for a full 12 months, one analyst believes year-over-year sales will be down and not higher. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has issued a report that says new Apple Watch shipments have decreased by 15-25% which affects …

Smartwatches

Home button on Apple's waterproof 'iPhone 7' won't click, will use haptic feedback instead - reports

Much like the Force Touch trackpad on Apple's latest MacBooks, the home button on the company's next-generation iPhone won't physically click when …

Apple Fires Back At Spotify For Asking For ‘Preferential Treatment’

"We find it troubling that you ... are publicly resorting to rumors and half-truths about our service."<p>Spotify says Apple is using its App Store approval process as "a weapon." Apple says that claim is a load of BS.<p>In a letter sent to Spotify general counsel Horacio Gutierrez on Friday, Apple …

Rumor: Apple's space gray 'iPhone 7' will be a 'much darker color'

Apple's space gray color option for iPhones could return to a darker shade, closer to black with the upcoming "iPhone 7," according to a new …

Mobile Technology

Apple reportedly mulling Tidal acquisition for access to exclusive content

A shaky rumor on Thursday claims Apple is in early talks to acquire Tidal, the music streaming service and Apple Music competitor purchased by rapper …

Kanye West

Apple Music Has Been Completely Redesigned To Take On Spotify

Apple Music was supposed to be a streaming music titan, the Spotify killer the company needed. Instead it was just more or less Beats Music with a few different logos and a handful of tweaks. That was good enough for a beefy 15 million subscribers, but Spotify is still king of the music streaming …

Music Industry

Everything Apple announced at WWDC 2016 in one handy list

This year’s keynote from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is a wrap – but if you missed it, here’s a recap of the important bits you need to know. For more details on each news item, click the links below for an extended coverage.<p>Kicking off the keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook opens with a moment …

iOS

Is An LTE-Connected Apple Watch Coming This Fall? I’m Betting Yes.

Smartwatches may finally go mainstream when they’re constantly connected to the web without the help of a smartphone.<p>When Apple announces the Apple Watch 2–presumably this fall–it’ll have been more than a year and a half since the original Watch went on sale.<p>If Apple continues to release …

iOS 10: Available Now

What's New in iOS 10<p>Apple unveiled iOS 10, the next-generation operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, on June 13, 2016, releasing it to the public exactly three months later on September 13. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 10 is the "biggest release ever" for iOS users, with …

OS X update could use the iPhone's Touch ID to unlock Macs

As we approach Apple's annual WWDC conference that starts on June 13th, the rumors about upcoming iOS and OS X features are sure to ramp up. This week, <i>MacRumors</i> is reporting that the company is working on a way for you to unlock a Mac using your iPhone's Touch ID feature. The security measure is …

Why is Apple's Tim Cook visiting India?

<b>Less than seven hours after a midnight landing in India, Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted in a famous Hindu temple in Mumbai on Wednesday.</b><p>He was seen there with Anant Ambani, son of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, whose Jio 4G service is expected to be a game-changer for mobile internet …

India