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Flipboard CEO calls Apple News a ‘product living in the past’ in new interview

Speaking at the Code Media conference today, Flipboard CEO and co-founder Mike McCue had some choice words for Apple and its Apple News platform. Flipboard, of course, is the news curation app with which Apple News directly competes…<p>Apple News is said to attract at least 70 million monthly users, …

Mike McCue

iOS 12 Said to Feature Animoji in FaceTime, Deeper Siri Integration, and Do Not Disturb Improvements

Apple's alleged plans to double down on the quality of its iPhone, iPad, and Mac software platforms, rather than rush to introduce new features, have been revealed in more detail by Mark Gurman at <i>Bloomberg News</i>.<p>The report claims that Apple's software engineers will have more discretion to delay …

iOS

YouTube App for Apple TV Receives Major Redesign

The YouTube app for the Apple TV received a complete design overhaul today, introducing a new interface that's similar in design to the YouTube app for iOS, YouTube on the desktop, and the YouTube app for other television platforms.<p>Rather than a single navigation bar at the top that links to …

Smart TV

Apple: iPhone 8 & iPhone X include ‘hardware updates’ to handle battery & throttling issues

Earlier today, Apple issued a response to inquisitions from Senator John Thune regarding its iPhone battery debacle. Apple explained in the response that it is “considering” offering rebates to those customers who paid full price for battery replacements.<p>The letter, shared in full by <i>Business …

Mobile Technology

iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X Batteries Less Impacted by Performance Management

Apple's newest iPhones, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, use a "different performance management system" than older iPhones, which means any performance management features may be less noticeable on these devices.<p>Apple outlined the difference between its newer iPhones and older …

Mobile Technology

iOS 11.3 beta 2 adds brand new ClassKit framework for educational apps

The second beta of iOS 11.3, released earlier today, includes the new battery health screen where users will be able to see whether their devices are being affected by poor battery health, but that’s not the only new thing in this release.<p>It seems like Apple is introducing a brand new public …

iOS

Apple Watch Had Record-Breaking Year With Estimated 18M Shipments in 2017

Not only did the Apple Watch just have its best quarter ever in terms of sales, but it also had a record-breaking year overall.<p>Apple Watch shipments topped an all-time high of 18 million units in 2017, according to estimated data from research firm Canalys, an over 50 percent increase compared to …

Smartwatches

Apple Explains Why Power Management Features Were Introduced in January 2017 But Not Disclosed Until February 2017

iOS 10.2.1, introduced on January 23, 2017, has become one of Apple's most infamous iOS updates as it marked the introduction of power management features that slow down older iPhones with degraded batteries.<p>Apple introduced the update, and designed the power management features, to fix unexpected …

John Thune

Apple files patent for stylus that works without a screen

A new Apple patent details a stylus that can be used without a screen. It specifically mentions “force sensors” which leads us to believe that this could be used with future versions of the Mac that have Force Touch trackpads.<p>Apple patents don’t typically translate to real products, however, it is …

Apple Pencil

Apple releases iOS 11.3 beta 2 with battery health data

Thirteen days after the first developer beta, Apple has released iOS 11.3 beta 2 for registered developers to test on iPhone and iPad. We’ll dig in to the new version and detail changes below.<p>New in iOS 11.3<p>4 new Animoji on iPhone X: Lion, Skull, Bear, and and Dragon<br>• ARKit 1.5 with support for …

iOS

iOS 11.3 Beta 2 Introduces New 'Battery Health' Feature

The iOS 11.3 beta 2 update, seeded to developers this morning, introduces a new "Battery Health" feature that's designed to provide iOS users with more information about their batteries.<p>Located in the Battery section of the Settings app, the new Battery Health feature tells you the maximum capacity …

iOS

Apple Pay will be launching in Brazil in the coming months

Apple’s mobile payment service is coming to Brazil later in 2018.... Read the rest of this post here"Apple Pay will be launching in Brazil in the …

Apple Pay

HomePod’s “FullRoom” stereo pairing is coming soon, followed by AirPlay 2 multi-room audio

First HomePod reviews have now begun trickling in ahead of its scheduled arrival this Friday.... Read the rest of this post here"HomePod’s “FullRoom” …

Audiophile

Apple iPhone India prices raised by up to 3.6% post custom duty hike

Within days of Government hiking the customs duty on mobile phones, tech major Apple has raised prices of the iPhone by up to Rs 3,210 across various …

KGI Expects Intel to Be Exclusive Supplier of Modems in 2018 iPhones

Intel could be the exclusive supplier of LTE modems for all new iPhones launched in 2018, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>The key takeaway of the research note, obtained by MacRumors:<p>We expect Intel to be the exclusive supplier of baseband chip for 2H18 new iPhone models, while …

Qualcomm

Apple Music to overtake Spotify in US subscribers this summer as it hits 36M globally

While Spotify has long-held a lead over Apple in streaming music subscribers, the gap between the two is slowly narrowing, according to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The report, citing “people in the record business,” explains that Apple Music is adding subscribers in the United States …

Music Industry

Apple to add power management features to iOS 11.3 developer beta next month

When Apple previewed its major iOS 11.3 release coming this Spring, it acknowledge that a pair of new features related to battery health and power …

iOS

iPhone Was Best Selling Smartphone in Q4 2017 Amid Industry Wide Decline

Apple yesterday announced that it sold 77.3 million iPhones during the first fiscal quarter of 2018 (fourth calendar quarter of 2017), and according to data shared by Strategy Analytics, Apple's record sales made the iPhone the top selling smartphone in the world during the quarter.<p>In Q4 2017, …

Mobile

Apple CEO Tim Cook: iPhone X Has Been the Top Selling iPhone Every Week Since it Shipped

During today's earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2018, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the iPhone X has "surpassed our expectations" and has been the "top selling iPhone" every week since it shipped in November.<p>Apple says the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus lineup brought in the …

Tim Cook

Apple edges past Samsung to lead smartphone market in Q4; Huawei, Xiaomi follow: IDC

The last quarter of 2017 closed the year bringing minimal change to the worldwide smartphone market when compared to 2016. According to a recently …

Apple sold the most smartphones over the holidays

Smartphone sales were so slow during the holiday season of 2017, that Apple overtook Samsung to capture the first place in the market, according to IDC and Strategy Analytics. This, despite the fact that iPhone sales dropped during the holidays -- down 1.3 percent from the same period the year …

Mobile

Netflix is getting crushed in India, and it's all because of Amazon and Hotstar

Netflix hasn't altered its pricing structure for the Indian market, and it's losing ground as a result.<p>Just over two years ago, Netflix announced …

Televisions

Apple says an update to fix its iPhone throttling will come ‘this spring’

A few days ago, Apple announced iOS 11.3 and then released the first developer and public betas. They pack various handy new features but the iPhone …

Mobile Technology

Microsoft Office for iOS updated w/ improved collaboration, drag & drop support on iPad, more

Following a round of updates for its suite of Mac applications earlier this month, Microsoft today has announced updates for Office on iOS. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and One Drive are all gaining new features, including drag and drop support and more.<p>Word, PowerPoint, and Excel …

Software

How Apple Built a Chip Powerhouse to Threaten Qualcomm and Intel

How Apple Built a Chip Powerhouse to Threaten Qualcomm and Intel<p>The company already makes many of the chips for its iPhones, iPads, Macs and …

Advanced Micro Devices

WhatsApp Messenger Now Officially Supports Apple CarPlay

The latest update to WhatsApp Messenger has added support for Apple's CarPlay in-vehicle connectivity system, according to Dutch tech blog <i>iCulture</i>. Previously in-car WhatsApp access was only possible using the app's Siri integration, but the advantage of the new official CarPlay support is that …

Apps

Apple touts HomePod sound quality in first collection of ads [Videos]

Following the kickoff of preorders yesterday, Apple today has shared four brand new HomePod ads on YouTube. The ads are each 15 seconds long, focusing primarily on the speaker quality…<p>Each ad is set to its own song, including DNA by Kendrick Lamar, Holy Water by Hembree, All Night by Big Boi, and …

Kendrick Lamar

Report: Apple to use a single-cell L-shaped battery with larger capacity for its 2018 iPhones

LG may be producing more than just the OLED displays for this years iPhones. According to Korean news outlet <i>The Investor</i>, the South-Korean electronics company will be producing a new generation L-shaped battery for the 2018 iPhones.<p>The report states that LG Chem, the battery-making unit of LG …

OLEDs

Facebook now has access to iOS 11's Screen Recording feature, currently inactive

The Facebook app now apparently integrates with iOS 11’s Screen Recording feature.<p>As noted Friday on Twitter by Abhijeet Gupta, updating your copy of …

iOS

iOS 11.3 Books app confirms Apple Books Store overhaul

Earlier today, a report by <i>Bloomberg</i> mentioned that Apple is working on big changes for the Books app (previously called iBooks) and the Apple Books Store.<p>Assets and strings found in the new Books app on iOS 11.3 confirm the report. There are new icons for book categories and other app sections, …

iOS