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Apple’s Investments in R&D and the Future

The most common recent complaint about Apple, especially among the tech media and Apple enthusiasts, tends to be a perceived lack of innovation in recent years. Much of this is based on the fact that Apple made huge strides in several core computing and mobile tech categories from the late 1990s to …

New redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 rumored to arrive later this year

With a bigger screen<p>Apple is likely to release redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 models in the fall, according to a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. As <i>9to5Mac</i> notes, the updated watches should have larger displays, enhanced health monitoring, and a longer battery life.<p>While Kuo is …

Apple’s new 6.1-inch iPhone is expected to sell like crazy

Apple’s upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone will be a smash hit, according to one reliable analyst.<p>It is expected to become the most popular model in the 2018 lineup, thanks mostly to its more affordable price tag. Sales could total a whopping 100 million units over its lifetime.<p>iPhone X didn’t kick off the …

Mobile Technology

Fast Company Names Apple ‘Most Innovative Company’ for 2018

• Home<br>• News<br>• Fast Company Names Apple ‘Most Innovative Company’ for 2018<p>Chris Hauk - Feb 21, 2018<p><i>Fast Company</i> on Tuesday published its annual “World’s …

Augmented Reality

iPad Refresh in March Likely as Apple Receives Certification for New Tablets in Eurasia

Apple has registered new tablets with the Eurasian Economic Commission this week, suggesting that an iPad refresh is likely on the horizon. The filings, uncovered by French website <i>Consomac</i>, are legally required for any devices with encryption sold in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and …

Is Apple FINALLY Going to Take a Major Step into Home Gaming with the Apple TV?

If you’ve been reading this site over the last year, you may have come across one of my many rants on the Apple TV. It’s a platform that I used to love. A device I thought had so much promise just a few years ago. I was excited to get one back in late 2015, when Tim Cook told us “The future of TV …

Smart TV

Apple health data is being used as evidence in a rape and murder investigation

Samantha Cole, Motherboard:One of the most important witnesses to the rape and homicide of a 19-year-old-woman in Germany might be a stock app on the …

Crime

Apple’s newest TV show is a futuristic drama from the director of Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Apple has been moving swiftly into the world of original television programming, and its latest project is a futuristic drama from the director of the <i>Hunger Games</i> franchise. <i>Deadline</i> reports that the company has placed a straight-to-series order for <i>See</i>, described as “an epic, world-building drama” …

Apple ships Safari Technology Preview 47 with Spectre vulnerability mitigations

Apple has updated Safari Technology Preview, its developer browser for experimental web features, with mitigations for the Spectre vulnerability disclosed earlier this month. Version 47 can be found in the Mac App Store or online for Safari Technology Preview users.<p>While its developer browser …

Web Development

Neutrogena SkinScanner iPhone attachment features 30x lens, 12 LED lights, skin moisture sensor

Skin care company Neutrogena has introduced an iPhone attachment and companion app that are used in tandem to evaluate a skin condition, and suggest …

Skin Care

20th Century Fox, Panasonic and Samsung Update HDR10+ Certification Program

.textsize { font-size: small;}20th Century Fox, Panasonic and Samsung Electronics today announced updates to the associated certification and logo …

Samsung

Apple & others say ‘little to no performance hit’ from security mitigations for CPU flaw

Concerns about the performance hit of mitigating the security flaw in Intel, AMD and ARM processors appear to have been dramatically overblown.<p>The initial report in <i>The Register</i> suggested ‘a ballpark figure of 5-30% slow-down,’ but Intel now says that the performance impact ‘should not be …

Information Security

Apple joins consortium to help with more efficient video compression tech called AV1

Apple has joined the Alliance for Open Media, a technology consortium that is working on a new industry standard, high-efficiency video codec called AV1.<p>The group includes Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Hulu, Intel, and many others. Apple was quietly added to the website’s homepage today, and …

Televisions

Apple has already partially implemented fix in macOS for 'KPTI' Intel CPU security flaw

After a public disclosure of a security flaw with nearly every Intel processor produced for the last 15 years, concern grew that a fix may take up to …

LG Display Signs OLED Supply Contract With Apple: report

.textsize { font-size: small;}LG Display will to supply OLED panels to Apple this year for Apple's upcoming new iPhones, according to a report.

OLEDs

Apple acquires app development service Buddybuild to bolster Xcode

Apple has today purchased an app development service called Buddybuild. For now, there aren’t any details about how much Apple has paid for the company, but the firm did confirm the purchase to <i>TechCrunch</i>.<p>Buddybuild also shared the news in a blog post today, including the details that its team will …

Apps

A message to our customers about iPhone batteries and performance

From Apple’s public statement on the iPhone battery throttling issue:We’ve been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle …

Customers

Apple’s replacement iPhone batteries to cost S$38 in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Apple on Friday (Dec 29) announced the local pricing for out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements, the same day it apologised for its …

★ The iPhone X

The more popular a computer platform becomes, the more of a bind in which it inevitably finds itself. A platform is only “finished” when it is …

John Gruber

Is Apple Evil? The Case of the Slow iPhone

Looking at the engineering behind what's causing the slowdown may very well quell the uproar.

iPad

The next Apple Watch might double as an EKG heart monitor

The current-gen Apple Watch can already detect your heart rate, but it’s not so great at figuring out whether you’re likely to have a stroke with that data. So, for its next wearable trick, the company is reportedly baking in an EKG heart monitor.<p>That’s according to Bloomberg’s sources, who noted …

Apple poaches three more Amazon Studios executives for its original content efforts

As it continues to ramp up its original content efforts, Apple has reportedly snagged three more Amazon Studios executives. Today’s news comes following other high-profile hirings, as well as news of Apple ordering a series from one of the minds behind Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica…<p><i>Variety</i> …

Amazon Studios

Apple's Upgraded TrueDepth Camera System in Future iPhones Will Necessitate Larger Batteries

iPhone models released in 2019 and later will likely feature an upgraded TrueDepth camera system that will consume more power, resulting in a need for larger-capacity batteries, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.<p>In a research note obtained by MacRumors, Kuo said Apple has …

Apple will focus on improving battery capacity for next-gen iPhones

According to reliable Apple analyst KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will focus on increasing the iPhone’s battery capacity for both the 2019 and 2020 models.<p>Kuo claims that Apple’s semiconductor manufacturing processes and substrate-like printed circuit boards will enable it to create the …

Slow iPhone? Here’s how to check the health of your battery

With all the fuss about depleted old batteries slowing down iPhones, it might be a good idea to at least check the health of your iPhone’s battery. To do this, you can use a free tool called coconutBattery. This handy app digs into your iOS and Mac devices to tell you how old they are, and how …

Apple responds to reports of worn batteries forcing iPhone CPU slowdowns

Apple has confirmed that it temporarily slows down processes on older iPhones with poorly functioning batteries, with a recent update able to "smooth …

Batteries

Apple Plans Combined iPhone, iPad & Mac Apps to Create One User Experience

Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad introduced a novel way of interacting with computers: via easy-to-use applications, accessible in the highly curated App …

Apps

Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox’s film and TV studios in a landmark deal

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em<p>Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox's film and TV studios in a landmark deal worth over $52 billion. The arrangement covers the movie studio 20th Century Fox, the company’s TV production arm 20th Century Fox Television, Fox-owned cable networks (including FX and …

Apple & Samsung could be only smartphone makers with 7nm chips in 2018

Apple and Samsung could potentially become the only smartphone vendors and chip designers to adopt 7-nanometer processors for 2018 phones, owing to …

IPhone 8

Macphun Luminar 2018 & Aurora HDR holiday sales w/ bundles starting from $69

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Macphun has now kicked off its 2017 holiday sale on its professional image editing software. Both Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR are …

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