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How To: Unlock the Secret Emoticon Keyboard on Your iPhone

Chances are you use the "Emoji" keyboard on your iPhone, but did you know that iOS also has an emoticon keyboard? Whenever you want to use an …

iOS

How to AirPlay music to your HomePod from Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, and Apple Music

Tips<p>The HomePod is not strictly limited to Apple Music playback through Siri —it is also an AirPlay target, and can recieve an audio signal from …

Music Industry

A Job Application Steve Jobs Handwrote in 1973 Is Full of Errors and Will Be Up for Auction

The auction house estimates it will sell for more than $50,000.<p>2 min read<p>Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs famously dropped out of college and went on to build one of the most successful and iconic companies in history. But before his entrepreneurial days, Jobs was a kid in need of some extra …

Steve Jobs

‘Steve No Jobs?’ Apple founder’s early job application is a mess

Before co-founding Apple Computer Company in 1976, Steve Jobs was just another guy looking for work. And like countless other hopefuls before and …

Steve Jobs

Why Apple Inc.'s Next iPhone X Will Cost at Least $899

Don't expect a big price drop for Apple's next-generation iPhone X.<p>In the fall of 2017, <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) introduced three new smartphones: iPhone …

Mobile Technology

Amazon, Roku and Apple Under Pressure On NRA TV

Social media protestors are asking streaming video platform providers including Amazon, Roku and Apple TV to stop carrying the National Rifle …

New York Times

12 texting tips you didn’t know the iPhone could do

Share your location, silence chatty group messages and hide embarrassing notification previews. These are some of the lesser known features of Apple's iPhone. Kim Komando, Special for USA TODAY<p>“Hey, can I call you?” I bet millions send this text every day. It’s common etiquette. You text first and …

iOS

Apple devices at repair facility have called 911 over 1,500 times

Apple is working with local police to remedy a surge in unintentional emergency calls to 911 that are originating from the company’s distribution and repair center in Elk Grove, California. The influx of calls has been ongoing for months, averaging 20 accidental calls a day and totaling over 1,600 …

Apple Watch

YouTube App on Apple TV Updated Following User Complaints Over Subscriptions Layout and More

It's been just over two weeks since YouTube updated its Apple TV app with a major redesign, essentially bringing the app in line with YouTube on other products like Android TV, smart TVs, PS4, and Xbox One. While the original YouTube Apple TV app was never widely favored, the new update was met …

Smart TV

Apple’s $200 AirPower will supposedly launch next month, but this $36 model is available now

According to a new report from a Japanese Apple blog, Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat will finally be released next month. And according to …

Tech Trends

Top Hollywood director’s new iPhone movies makes its debut

Director Steven Soderbergh’s new psychological thriller, <i>Unsafe</i>, which was shot on an iPhone, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival this week.<p>The movie was shot over the course of just two weeks, considerably shorter than the typical shooting schedule on a feature film. It stars actress Claire Foy …

Steven Soderbergh

Apple hires Hannibal producer to oversee original TV content

Apple has added yet another high level executive to its ranks to join the company’s growing Worldwide Video Programming division.<p>Carol Trussell has been hired to serve as Apple’s new Head of Production. She previously worked at Gaumont Television where she oversaw production on various series …

TV

Apple is reportedly adding hands-free Siri and water resistance to its next AirPods

Bloomberg reports that Apple has a couple of interesting features in store for upcoming versions of its AirPods wireless earbuds.<p>We heard back in December 2017 that Apple had plans for new AirPods; this year, they’re slated to get a new wireless chip for improved wireless chip. That’ll allow for …

Tech Trends

‘Unsane’: The iPhone-Shot Gaslighting Thriller That Will Scare You Senseless

The latest from acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh stars Claire Foy (‘The Crown’) as a woman institutionalized for believing her ex is stalking …

Steven Soderbergh

iOS 11.2.6 vs iOS 11.2.5 Speed Test (Video)

Apple released their iOS 11.2.6 software update earlier this week and now we have some videos of iOS 11.2.6 vs iOS 11.2.5 to see if there are any …

iOS

Apple is working on two new versions of its AirPods

The wireless earbuds have been a hit since their release last year, and, like the iPhone, Apple is planning on releasing regular updates to them on an annual basis, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. <b>The site’s sources say Apple is currently working on the next two models, to be released in 2018 and 2019.</b> It …

Apple Watch

Looks like multi-room AirPlay just got further away

One of the best features for Apple’s new HomePod appears to be facing some big delays.<p>AirPlay 2.0 promises to give HomePod users the ability to stream the same song to different devices in different rooms from a single iPhone. But with the release of iOS 11.3 beta 3 this morning, Apple has decided …

Smart TV

Apple's wireless charging pad that lets you top up your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously is reportedly launching next month

Apple is reportedly on track to release its AirPower charging unit later this year, according to a report from MacOtakara (which we first saw via 9to5Mac).<p>AirPower is Apple's wireless charging pad; an oval-shaped surface large enough to hold your iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus, or Apple Watch and charge …

Tech Trends

Why Apple chose Face ID over Touch ID on the iPhone X

In the months leading up to the iPhone X unveiling this past September, there were a number of conflicting reports about the overall design of the …

Mobile Technology

Steve Jobs' pre-Apple job application could fetch $50,000 at auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflects the Apple (AAPL.O) founder's aspirations to work in technology and design will go up for auction next month.<p>With an estimated value of about $50,000, the one-page application from 1973, …

Amy Winehouse

Apple's readying new AirPods with 'Hey, Siri' for 2018 (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 120)

A new AirPods wireless chip will allow you to say, "Hey, Siri" this year. New iPads are expected in March and Fast Company names Apple No. 1 of its Most Innovative Companies for 2018.

Tech Trends

Apple will open its first Austrian retail store this Saturday

Apple first ever store in Austria, Apple Kärntner Straße, will open this Saturday in Vienna — and Apple has shared some photos as a sneak preview.<p>Apple says that the new Austrian store is designed with “the original heritage building in mind,” combining reinstated exposed columns outside with large …

Angela Ahrendts

127 million iPhone owners use Apple Pay

Apple Pay has an estimated 127 million active global users — representing an increase of more than double the 62 million who used it this time last year, a new report claims.<p>While Apple hasn’t given exact figures for its mobile payments service, the figures are based on conclusion drawn by analyst …

Apple Pay

Apple Plans Upgrades to Popular AirPods Headphones

Apple Inc., seeking to bolster its wearables business, is working on upgrades to its wireless AirPods headphones, according to people familiar with …

Tech Trends

19 'USSD' Codes That Unlock Hidden iPhone Features

19 ‘USSD’ Codes That Unlock Hidden Features in Your iPhone<p>When you want to tweak your iPhone’s preferences, you’ll usually open up the Settings app. …

iOS

Tim Cook would end quarterly earnings reports if he were ‘king’

What would you do if you were king for a day? Cure cancer? Bring peace to the land?<p>For Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, the answer is simple: End the …

Tim Cook

Apple updates Human Interface Guidelines w/ new details & tips for ARKit

Apple today has updated its Human Interface Guidelines for augmented reality to reflect the new features introduced in ARKit 1.5, which comes as part of iOS 11.3. The new guidelines cover things such as support for vertical surfaces, objects that are placed offscreen, and more.<p>First off, Apple …

Augmented Reality

Wireless Carriers Sold a Third of All Apple Watches in the U.S. Last Quarter

Verizon sold the most cellular-equipped Apple Watches in the U.S. market.<p>In the smartphone market, wireless carriers are easily the most important …

Smartwatches

Apple files for updated Apple TV trademark potentially hinting at more advanced gaming capabilities

Apple has apparently updated its Apple TV trademark with new conditions related to gaming. <i>Patently Apple</i> reports today that the company filed an updated trademark last Friday to cover gaming use cases, a move that the site calls “a significant update that has to be taken seriously.”<p>The new …

Apple TV

Tim Cook on the culture that led to iPhone X, Air Pods, Apple Watch 3, and HomePod

Tim Cook from this FastCompany interview:Even when we were idling from a revenue point of view–it was like $6 billion every year–those were some …

Tim Cook