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Apple reportedly ramping up iPhone XR orders as it now forecasts higher sales

The iPhone XR isn’t even out yet, but supply chain sources are claiming that Apple is ramping up manufacturing orders for the device in anticipation of higher sales than it initially forecast …<p>NordVPN<p><i>Digitimes</i> says that shipments of the cheaper of the three new iPhone models is expected to ramp up …

iPhone

iPhone XS camera design proves even more impressive than we thought

The new camera sensors on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max could be worth a $1000 upgrade all their own.<p>Early reviews of the new cameras are overwhelmingly positive. Even though we already knew Apple made the pixels larger and the sensor bigger, we now have a better idea of the crazy engineering …

iPhone SE 2 may be an updated iPhone 7

In the section of Apple's XCode developer software, which provides the information software uses to target the capabilities of specific devices, three unnamed "iPhone xx" models sit among the legion of existing products. (And no, that's likely not the real name.) One of them has specs that sound …

Mobile Technology

Apple CEO Tim Cook Gifts Nearly $5m Apple Stock to Charity

- Aug 22, 2018<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook has donated 23,215 shares of his own company stock to an unidentified charity. The stock was worth nearly $5 million …

New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple's Divisive Wireless Charging

While Apple has ‘accidentally’ leaked the iPhone X Plus (twice) and its new features, it has been left to insiders to deliver news about upgrades which may prove more divisive. And we have another fitting that description…<p>It comes via an interesting report from China Times, which delivers good and …

Wireless Charging

iOS 12 beta 5 includes new shots of AirPods wireless charging case for AirPower ahead of release

We first saw Apple’s revised wireless charging AirPods case last year, when the GM build of iOS 11 leaked, revealing details about new and upcoming devices. The new charging case has a status LED on the exterior, letting users know the charging status without opening the case, a feature that’s …

iOS

Apple just patented tech that wirelessly transfers power to another device- Technology News, Firstpost

Have you ever imagined being able to recharge your phone using the battery of another portable device? The US Patent and Trademark Office has …

Apple Supplier LG Display's Quarterly Losses Unlikely to Affect OLED Investment

Apple supplier LG Display has reported a second quarterly loss and cut its investment plans by $2.7 billion up to 2020, on mounting concerns for the smartphone market (via <i>Reuters</i>).<p>LG shares fell 7 percent after it posted faster-than-expected declines in the price of display panels and an …

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Skype adding cross-platform video call recording this month, Mac and iOS included

Starting this month, Skype users will be able record video calls natively within the Mac and iOS apps. The new cloud-based feature will work with group calls as well as capturing screen sharing.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>As reported by <i>The Verge</i>, Microsoft shared more details on the feature and confirmed …

iOS

All 2018 iPhones and two new iPads will get the iPhone X’s most controversial feature

The iPhone X has two signature features that also happen to be quite controversial, an all-screen design with a notch cut out of the display and a 3D …

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar updated with max 32 GB RAM, ‘improved’ third-generation keyboard, True Tone, and new Intel chips

Apple has today updated the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with a spec bump refresh. The laptops feature Intel’s latest eighth-generation processors, with a six-core option on the 15-inch model. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro can also be specced with up to 32 GB RAM, with a DDR4 configuration. The …

MacBook Pro

Belkin finally launches the first Apple-approved battery pack with Lightning input charging

At last, you can charge your battery pack with the same cable you charge your iPhone with<p>It’s taken a long time, but Belkin has finally released the first Apple-approved battery pack that features a Lightning port input for charging. In other words, instead of recharging your battery pack with a …

Unlikely report claims you’ll be able to charge your iPhone from AirPods charging case

An unlikely-sounding report today claims that the next version of the AirPods charging case – designed to be wirelessly charged – could itself be used to charge an iPhone …<p>NordVPN<p>The <i>Nikkei</i> report suggests that the case could be used in much the same way as the long-awaited AirPower charging …

Headphones

Apple, Inc. May Have a New Subscription Service in the Works

But is the tech giant's foray into this fast-growing space too late?<p><b>Netflix</b>'s (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock has soared recently as the company continues to …

Gene Munster: Apple is 5 years behind Netflix

But, he adds, Apple’s original video content is further along than you think.<p>From a note to Loup Ventures subscribers posted Friday, before the Oprah …

Apple confirms iOS updates will lock out some police cracking tools

The company says it's about privacy, not thwarting law enforcement.<p>Researchers were right when they suspected that upcoming iOS updates would stymie law enforcement cracking tools. Apple has confirmed that iOS 11.4.1 and iOS 12 will cut off data through the USB port when the phone hasn't been …

Apple AirPods To Gain Brilliant New Feature In iOS 12 Upgrade: Ears-On

Of course, we’re familiar with an Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S9 improving with age: newer software brings extra features. But this improves-with-age design is less common in the case of headphones, unless there’s a bug that needs squishing. But one of the features announced for this Fall’s iOS …

Apple now bans developers from creating databases of your contacts for sale or distribution

Apple has updated its App Store guidelines to include a significant change. The new changes ban developers from making any database from the contacts …

Patent applications hint at 3D chip packaging for components in upcoming Apple devices

Apple is constantly looking at making improvements in the external as well as the internal design of its devices. These improvements range from the …

tvOS 12 brilliantly fixes the biggest password pain on Apple TV

Apple TV is about to get a lot more friendly when it comes to inputting passwords and PINs.<p>Entering passwords on Apple TV has been one of the biggest pain-points on its entire existence. But starting with tvOS 12, Apple is giving its box the ability to prompt all nearby iPhones to enter a password, …

Apple TV

Teardown reveals Tesla Model 3 has "best battery ever built to date"

<b>An in-depth look</b> Tesla’s Model 3 has made headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, including its production delays and—admittedly …

The end of OpenGL support, plus other updates Apple didn’t share at the keynote

Some smaller or more technical changes were not mentioned in the keynote.<p>SAN JOSE—Monday, thousands of people watched Apple's Worldwide Developers …

iOS 12 speed test: Here’s how fast iOS 12 runs on older devices

One of the key features for iOS 12 is performance. Apple said it has paid particular attention to its older devices, which is good news as iOS 12 runs on every iPhone and iPad that could run iOS 11. iOS 11 gained a reputation for being buggy and sluggish, and the scuttlebutt over Apple ‘slowing …

iOS

Apple’s "Digital Health" in iOS 12 will reportedly show how much time you’re spending in apps

Both Google and Apple are trying to help you balance tech and life<p>Earlier this month, Google announced that Android P is being developed with a focus on “digital wellbeing.” It will include a new user-facing Dashboard meant to give people an easy way to see how much time they’re spending on a …

Google Chrome has a new horizontal tab switcher being tested

Google has been testing out its new, as yet unnamed Android version P. It has introduced quite a few new features. Among these is the new horizontal …

Apple ‘Star’ might be an ARM-based MacBook with a touchscreen display and LTE support

Apple is supposedly developing a new kind of laptop or tablet device that features a touchscreen display, an ARM processor, and 4G LTE connectivity. …

Apple

Hundreds of Apple Screen Engineers and Execs Scoped Out New Tech at Display Week

Hundreds of Apple employees attended Display Week in Los Angeles, California this week to scout out new display technology that could be used in future products, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>.<p>Display Week is an event that's hosted by the Society for Information Display. It's aimed at connecting startups, …

Virtual Reality

Apple now offers free trials for iCloud storage upgrades

Apple has quietly introduced free one-month trials for its paid iCloud storage plans. The promotion is being offered if you are not currently paying …

Apple

If renewable energy can power entire countries, why isn't everyone doing it?

This is not science fiction, this is for real.<p>Mark Diesendorf, associate professor, University of New South Wales

Renewable Energy

iOS developers want to push Apple on free trial policy and App Store revenue cut

‘We believe that people who create great software should be able to make a living doing it’<p>Thirty-five iOS developers have formed a group to call on Apple for better treatment of app developers, starting with an expansion of its free trial policy by the time the company celebrates the 10th …