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War is over: Apple loses again

Apple closed out 2017 just as it started it: doomed.Writing for BGR, Chris Smith declares the war is over.“Apple has lost the smart speaker war …

Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program: iPhone 6 Plus users may be waiting a while

After admitting that it was purposefully throttling some older iPhones in order to conserve battery life, Apple has announced a new program that …

With a new acquisition, Apple looks to improve workflow for developers

Apple is investing in making iOS a more attractive platform to develop apps for.<p>Apple has acquired Buddybuild, a startup that offers services to aid …

Some apps were listening to you through the smartphone’s mic to track your TV viewing, says report

There may be a reason why that ol’ “Facebook is listening to you talk” conspiracy theory refuses to die – and not just because Facebook’s ad technology has gotten so good, it’s downright creepy. As it turns out, some apps are <i>actually</i> listening. Well, kind of! According to a recent report from The …

A former flight attendant reveals the secret codes cabin crew use to point out attractive passengers

A former flight attendant has revealed the secret codes cabin crew use to point out their most attractive passengers, as well as how to tell if they don't like you.<p>Speaking on Australian radio show Kyle & Jackie O, James, who was a flight attendant for seven years, said that the crew will typically …

Cabin Crew

Jaybird Run true wireless headphones review: This AirPod competitor packs great sound at a great price

For $20 more than you’ll fork over for a pair of Apple’s AirPods, you can invest in a significantly better true wireless headphone listening …

What Qualcomm's new Snapdragon chip may mean for Galaxy S9

Your next Android smartphone is about to get a lot smarter.<p>Qualcomm on Wednesday detailed its upcoming Snapdragon 845 processor, which will likely power most high-end Android phones launching in 2018. The chip boasts improved image- and video-capture abilities, smarter artificial intelligence …

Batteries

Former Android executive Hugo Barra leaving Xiaomi next month

Hugo Barra, who used to be Google’s senior executive in charge of Android before leaving the Internet giant for Xiaomi in August 2013, announced on …

How to Take Screenshots of Anything (Even When They're Blocked)

Whether you’re showing off your video gaming prowess, trying to fix a problem, or capturing a badly-spelled tweet before it’s deleted from the web, …

Software

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 7 Plus Review: Should You Upgrade?

“Do I buy the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus?”<p>For millions of Apple fans, this will be their biggest (and most expensive) tech decision of the year. But it appears opinion is changing. For the first time iPhone 7 Plus demand has exceeded iPhone 7 demand, so are people making the right choice or should …

Making Karma: Behind the scenes with GoPro's camera drone

A typical GoPro camera launch is much how you'd imagine it to be: Extreme sport athletes perform for the press at a beautiful outdoorsy location. But where I am today is not a typical GoPro launch. That won't happen for a few weeks yet, when CEO and founder Nick Woodman will present the company's …

9 of the coolest things Google’s new Assistant can do in Allo

Because there weren’t enough chat applications in the world already, Google launched a new one this week called Allo. Google actually unveiled Allo …

Apps

Sony's new headphones promise to drown out all outside noise

BERLIN — Wireless, noise-cancelling headphones that are also comfy and look good aren't that easy to find. Companies including Bose, Beats, …

Journaly review: A good Mac journal app that might be great one day

Back in the pen-and-paper days, journaling required loads of effort. You needed to buy a dedicated notebook, keep it shielded from prying eyes, …

Audeze crammed audiophile tech inside its in-ear headphones

And it says it's the first to do so with planar magnetic technology.<p>Audeze knows a thing or two about planar magnetic headphones and the company is taking on a new form factor with its latest release. The iSine 10 and iSine 20 are the company's first in-ear headphones that employ the aforementioned …

Montblanc unveils a $725 'Augmented Paper' and smart pen set

With an Italian leather notebook to match.<p>Like smart watches, it was only a matter of time before smart pens went from being novel gadgets to high-end luxury items. Enter Montblanc's new Augmented Paper pen and notebook, which the German company debuted this week at the IFA conference in …

Mont Blanc

Inside the airline gift bags of first and business class flights around the world

For a small fee of $9,000, anyone can fly first class from New York to Hong Kong. As you set off on your 20-hour journey, cozy up in your totally flat bed with your on-demand ramen. On your way out, take a token of your trip home with you.<p>The airline amenities bag is a symbol of the luxury of …

Fast Company Interviews One of the Original Apple Watch Designers

In an interesting long read over on Fast Company, one of the designers of the Apple Watch speaks about the lessons he learned in his years at Apple. …

Woz warns Apple not to kill headphone jack on iPhone 7

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has heard all the rumors that Apple plans to kill the century-old 3.5mm headphone jack with the iPhone 7 and he’s got some important advice for the company: don’t do it!<p>“If it’s missing the 3.5mm earphone jack, that’s going to tick off a lot of people,” Woz said in an …

Apple

Get seamless storage upgrades for Mac, endless streaming video, and more [Week’s Best Deals]

Each week, we get a boatload of gadgets and gear at great discounts. Of course there are always some deals that stand out, and this week is no exception — this round, we’ve got a seamless storage upgrade for your Macbook, a year’s access to one of the largest libraries of streaming content …

Apple

Nifty MiniDrive Air | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Description</b><p>Finally, you can dump that clunky USB drive floating around your backpack. A MicroSD card adapter that seamlessly plugs into your MacBook, the MiniDrive integrates with Time Machine to add up to 200 GB of extra space to store important files. You won't have to carry cumbersome storage …

MacBook Air

Apple Watch 2 Review | Trusted Reviews

What is the Apple Watch 2?<p>The Apple Watch 2 (or Apple Watch Series 2 to give it its official title) is the second version of the most successful …

Smartwatches

Making Stop Motion Animation Looks Really Hard

I mean, the animator in the gif above changes his shirt at least four times before he’s able to make the Ninja Monkey doll walk, like, a couple of …

Stop Motion

5 reasons to install Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard on your iPhone

Apple's default iPhone keyboard is good at typing and autocorrecting (usually) and not much else. Word Flow, Microsoft's iOS keyboard, is a lot smarter -- without being overwhelmingly feature-packed.<p>The app -- which you download and install before making it your default keyboard -- includes a …

Apple's Machine Learning Has Cut Siri's Error Rate by a Factor of Two

Steven Levy has published an in-depth article about Apple's artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts, after meeting with senior executives Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue, Phil Schiller, and two Siri scientists at the company's headquarters.<p>Apple provided Levy with a closer look at how …

Machine Learning

Facebook opens its advanced AI vision tech to everyone

Hopefully this will speed up its progress.<p>Over the past two years, Facebook's artificial intelligence research team (also known as FAIR) has been hard at work figuring out how to make computer vision as good as human vision. The crew has made a lot of progress so far (Facebook has already …

Artificial Intelligence

How to use your iPhone keyboard as a trackpad

iOS has come a long way over the years, but trying to place your cursor accurately when writing and editing text is still a little awkward because you’re covering the text with your finger while trying to swipe across with the magnifying glass.<p>Well, thanks to 3D Touch, there’s a hidden trick within …

iOS

How to use iCloud Drive to share your Desktop & Documents folder in macOS Sierra

iCloud Drive previously worked a bit like Dropbox, asking users to drag and drop files into a special folder in order to access them across multiple devices. That changes in macOS Sierra, which allows you to enjoy the benefits of iCloud with the added bonus that your files can stay exactly where …

iCloud