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USC Wide Receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe's Crazy Floating Jump

Josh Imatorbhebhe is a wide receiver for the University of Southern California football team. And, um, he can jump crazy high. Take a close look at …

Southern California

7 ways Apple could cut the 2018 iPhone '11' price

Commentary: A cheaper iPhone with Face ID would require deep feature cuts.<p>A 6.1-inch Face ID iPhone for just $550. That's one welcome rumor after 2017 became the year of the thousand-dollar iPhone X. But to achieve a modern-looking "midprice" iPhone with Face ID and an edge-to-edge screen, Apple …

Mobile Technology

Tesla Model 3 Teardown: Deconstructed 3

Assessing the underlying engineering of the make-or-break Tesla<p>It doesn’t take much Googling to locate alarming headlines about the Tesla Model 3. <i>Parts rework rates of 40 percent! Line speeds still less than half of Elon Musk’s promised rate!</i> Never mind the hate-posting on Twitter: <i>Stock price</i> …

Tesla Model 3

Lexus debuting CarPlay in latest ES sedan, 12.3-inch widescreen optional available, no touch

This is the year Toyota and Lexus — among the last major CarPlay holdouts — finally release new cars that work with Apple’s infotainment system.<p>Lexus announced today that its seventh generation ES luxury sedan will be its first model to include CarPlay, and customers will have an option for a …

Lexus

iPhone suppliers aren’t expecting business to pick up any time soon

iPhone component orders for Apple’s suppliers aren’t likely to pick up until the third quarter of this year, a new report suggests.<p>It’s just the latest bit of bad news in a series of recent reports suggesting that Apple is slashing orders for its present generation iPhones, and may be leaving …

Nextgen

Deutsche Bank says HomePod has ‘missed the mark’ in investment note which misses the point

An investment note from Deutsche Bank cites Chinese supply-chain reports that Apple has cut production of the HomePod to 2-300,000 units per month, suggesting total 2018 sales in the 3-4M range. KGI recently suggested that this year’s sales could be even lower, at 2-2.5M.<p>The note says that Apple …

Deutsche Bank

Apple continues promoting iPad + Apple Pencil in new ad series [Videos]

On its UK YouTube channel, Apple this evening shared a series of new ads for the iPad and Apple Pencil. These ads continue Apple’s focus of promoting the new $329 iPad’s capabilities with the Apple Pencil…<p>Apple shared four ads on the channel this evening, one of which originally hit the company’s …

Apple Pencil

Tim Cook & Lisa Jackson attend President Trump’s first state dinner

Apple CEO Tim Cook is among the guests at Donald Trump’s first state dinner this evening. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that Cook joins the likes of Louis Vuitton Bernard Arnault and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at the event. Apple’s enviormetnal head Lisa Jackson is also in attendance…<p>Making …

Donald Trump

Remodeling set to begin in May at Apple’s Palo Alto store, less than 6 years after opening

<i>Tim Cook greeting iPhone customers at Apple Palo Alto.</i><p>Apple has announced that their retail location in Palo Alto, CA will be closing for an undetermined amount of time beginning in May. The building will be remodeled as part of Apple’s strategy to bring all of its 500+ retail locations into the …

Home Improvement

Almost nobody wants the iPhone X

Apple’s first few quarters after releasing a new iPhone always have the potential to make CEO Tim Cook look like a fool: Is the latest iPhone truly the “best iPhone ever made?”<p>Usually it’s true, and we all run out to buy the latest and greatest phone, just in time to show it off to our technophobic …

Mobile Technology

Apple TV: How to download, update, and delete apps

Whether you’ve just upgraded to an Apple TV 4K or 4th gen model or have gotten one for the first time, follow along for how to download, update, and delete Apple TV apps.<p>Even if you’re used to downloading and managing apps on iPhone and iPad, Apple TV’s unique interface and navigation may take a …

Smart TV

Apple will start paying $15 billion to Irish escrow account from May as legal battle over back taxes continues

In August 2016, the EU ordered Ireland to collect 13 billion euros (around $15 billion) in back taxes from Apple citing illegal tax benefits from 2003 to 2014. Both Ireland and Apple have rejected the judgement and are appealing the decision in a court battle that will last years.<p>For the time …

Ireland

The Next iPhone X: What Apple Should Kill (and Add)

One thing I've learned in writing about Apple in the era of Jonathan Ive as chief designer is that the company's products will always aspire to get …

Mobile Technology

The Apple iPhone SE 2 could disappoint traditionalists – here's why | Trusted Reviews

<b>Apple iPhone SE lovers, we’ve got some good news and some bad news for you.</b><p>The good news? The latest rumour says the iPhone SE 2 could be announced …

Mobile Technology

MacBooks slip further down best laptop brand ranking over touchscreen resistance

<i>Laptop Mag</i> is out today with its ‘Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2018’ report. While Apple received the highest score of any company for “Support & Warranty” it also scored the lowest in “Innovation” and “Value and Selection,” putting it at the bottom of the pack overall.<p><i>Laptop Mag’s</i> ranking scale is …

MacBook Air

Credit card companies unite for a checkout button to take on PayPal

Even if you don't use PayPal to send money to friends, there's a good chance you've reached for their checkout button in online stores, which is tied to all of your payment information. It's simply easier than getting up and finding your wallet. Now, the major credit card companies -- Visa, …

FinTech

Huawei’s upcoming AI assistant is a Black Mirror episode in real life

• Huawei is looking to provide emotional interactions through its AI assistant.<br>• The company’s team is inspired by the movie <i>Her</i> and envisions that soon enough, we won’t even need to touch our smartphones to use them.<br>• While Huawei’s vision sounds ambitious and exciting, its plans to essentially replace …

Black Mirror

AAPL rapidly drops more than 3%, likely combined result of TSMC guidance and LG report

Apple stock has quickly fallen by more than 3% in early trading this morning. At the time of writing, the price had fallen more than $5 to around $167 …<p>The sharp fall is likely due to potential bad news two days running.<p>Apple’s sole A-series chip supplier yesterday gave weak guidance, specifically …

iPhone

How to adjust text size and enable bold text on iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch

Some may argue that the default text size on iOS is too large, while others would say the font is simply too thin to be legible. Luckily, Apple has options for both kinds of people, allowing you to both enlarge or shrink the iOS text size, and bold if need be.<p>Follow along as we guide you through …

Apple Watch

Apple celebrates Earth Day with Beer Bash performance from Ziggy Marley

Apple got a head start on its Earth Day celebrations yesterday, holding a Beer Bash concert with reggae artist Ziggy Marley. As usual, employees took to Twitter to share pictures and videos from the event, as did Tim Cook…<p>Tim Cook called the performance “inspired” on Twitter, while environmental …

Earth Day

World’s last Apple Watch shop at Isetan Shinjuku closing May 13th

If you want to see the world’s only remaining Apple store dedicated to Apple Watch sales, you’ll have to act fast. Signage recently posted at the Isetan department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo indicates that the location will be closing as of May 13th.<p>Following the grand opening of Apple Shinjuku …

Smartwatches

Apple may be forced to stick with high priced Samsung-made displays for 2018 iPhones

One of the reasons for the $999+ price-tag of the iPhone X is the cost of the Samsung-made OLED screen. The latest estimate is that Samsung charges Apple around $97 per display.<p>Apple’s negotiating position has been weak, as Samsung has so far been the only company able to make the displays to the …

Mobile Technology

iPhone SE refresh could be lacking a hugely popular feature

Apple is expected to deliver a new iPhone SE next month, complete with refreshed internals that make it significantly snappier. But it may not be all good news for fans of Apple’s smallest smartphone.<p>A new report claims one hugely popular feature will be missing.<p>Some reports suggested Apple could …

Mobile Technology

Making The Grade: AppleCare+ is a terrible investment for iPad deployments

<i>Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education. Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009. Through his experience deploying and managing 100s of Macs and 100s of iPads, Bradley will highlight ways in which Apple’s products</i> …

AppleCare

This week’s top stories: iPhone SE 2 rumors, sleep tracking with Apple Watch, macOS 10.14 dark mode, more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> iPhone SE 2 rumors, Apple releases iOS 11.4 beta 2, mapping Apple’s various shades of space gray, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest stories…<p>Apple this week released iOS 11.4 beta 2 to developers and public beta users. The update includes a new (PRODUCT)RED …

Apple Watch

Apple offering battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros

Apple has today begun rolling out a battery replacement program for the non Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro.<p>The company says there is an issue with a small number of MacBook Pros manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017. Affected users can mail in their MacBook Pro, find an Apple Authorized …

MacBook Pro

Apple is facing its toughest fight since the 1980s

Apple has done pretty well for itself these last few years. It’s got cash in the bank, healthy revenue, and it still sets the bar for what a modern smartphone should look like.<p>But while the iPhone is singularly important, both to Apple and to the category of devices it’s inspired over the last …

Artificial Intelligence

App Store actually shrank in size last year — and that’s a good thing

Apple traditionally brags about the size of its App Store, but the vaunted app repository may actually have gotten smaller, not bigger, last year.<p>The App Store reportedly declined 5 percent in size in 2017, from 2.2 million apps at the start of the year to 2.1 million by the end. And that’s no bad …

Apps

Gallery: Line of nearly 500 customers estimated at grand opening of Apple’s Shinjuku retail store

Update: Tim Cook and Angela Ahrendts have posted congratulatory messages on Twitter. Photos have been posted on Apple’s Newsroom.<p>Just steps from the world’s busiest transportation hub, Apple today welcomed customers to their newest retail store, Apple Shinjuku. <i>9to5Mac</i> reader iChernov attended the …

Shinjuku

How to clean your dirty AirPods and charging case

AirPods have been a huge hit for Apple for a few different reasons. Among them are convenience, seamless integration with the company’s devices and a great charging case. However, with a great product comes a lot of use, which means build up of dirt, gunk, and in the case of AirPods, earwax. Follow …

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