Apple

Here’s why ESPN had mass layoffs today

Short version: Costs are up. Subscribers are down.<p>Why did ESPN let go of 100 of its writers, reporters and on-air staff today?<p>The programmer, which has around 8,000 employees, says it’s making the moves as it adapts its mix of TV and digital programming to the Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat age.<p>“Our …

Apple TV

Inside This Shocking Apple Inc. iPhone 8 Leak

On social media, user KK Sneak Leaks posted a purported screenshot of <b>Apple</b>'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) upcoming iPhone 8 running the popular Geekbench 4 processor performance test.<p>The screenshot shows that the phone achieves a single-core score of 4,537 and a multi-core score of 8,975. These scores, if …

Stocks

9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

It’s that time of the day again, Apple fans — time to clear some space on that cluttered up iPhone. We’ve got nine hot paid iPhone and iPad apps on …

iPhone Apps

Cool Things: The Museum of Failure in Helsingborg, Sweden

Here’s one completely out of left field. However, believe it or not, there is actually a strong Apple connection. Smithsonian.com ran a piece last weekend on a very unique museum in Helsingborg, Sweden dedicated to memorializing notable failed products. The museum is the brainchild of Samuel West, …

Steve Jobs

How I saved nearly $7,000 on Apple gear this year

While there are rarely discounts on Apple gear, there is one way to save money: Don't spend it. David Gewirtz demonstrates why it's so important to …

iMac

Essential Mobile Photography Tips

I'll just come right out and say it: of all my cameras, my iPhone is the one that gets the most usage.<p>It's my go-to daily camera because it's always …

iPhoneography

Forget self-driving tech — Apple CarPlay is already disrupting the auto industry

Automakers have given up fighting Apple and Google and are now joining the tech giants.<p>General Motors has made Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available on its entire model lineup, and other automakers are quickly following that lead.<p>This is all happening at a time when Apple, Google, and other tech …

Transportation

Overcast shows how the Apple Watch could be a better music (and podcast) player

Commentary: The Overcast podcast app's latest update shows the promise -- and the problems -- of away-from-phone playback on Apple Watch.<p>I love the Overcast app. It's the best podcast app I've used on the iPhone, and it's better than Apple's podcasts app. And a few days ago, Overcast added a really …

Apple Watch

iPhone 8 Obliterates Galaxy S8 in First Alleged Benchmarks

Thanks to its Snapdragon 835 processor, the Galaxy S8 is the most powerful phone you can buy. But if a new leak proves accurate, that won't be the …

Samsung

Didn’t mean to delete that? Here’s how to recover deleted text messages on your iPhone

If you’re passing your iPhone on to someone else, or selling it, then performing a factory reset is the safest way to rid your device of its precious …

iCloud

The Galaxy S8 quietly copied a useful iMessage feature

The Galaxy S8 is finally out in most countries, which means more and more hidden tricks and features are coming to light. We already learned that the …

iOS

Pushing These Two Buttons Simultaneously Will Freeze Your iPhone

A recently discovered iOS bug will cause your device to freeze up when certain functions in Control Center are activated at the same time, ultimately …

iOS

Mac design decline: The solution staring Apple down

I no longer perceive Apple as an innovator.<p>And I no longer believe they are at the top of the heap with respect to creating products their customers …

iMac

Week’s best Apple deals: Get Mom an iMac on the cheap

Don’t leave your Mother’s Day shopping until the last minute — you’ll end up paying an exorbitant price for something generic like a scarf. If you shop now, you can get dear Mom the Apple gear she really wants, discounted up to 88 percent! (We won’t tell her you saved money getting her gift.)<p>Find a …

Shopping

Can an app really track you after you delete it?

LOS ANGELES — Can a deleted app keep on tracking you, even if the app is off the phone?<p>The unsatisfying answer: Yes and no.<p>The app can’t follow you around and know your whereabouts. But app developers can engage in "tagging," leaving behind a unique ID on an iPhone so the developer can recall the …

Privacy

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers make paid apps free for a limited time, but you have …

Apps

Using an Apple Watch without an iPhone

I recently switched to the gorgeous new iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED, but one thing I didn’t do is setup my Apple Watch with the iPhone. It was a …

Apple Watch

All Apple Store locations hosting creative lessons with “Today at Apple” program

If you’re looking to up your digital skills and pad that resume, you might want to head to the nearest Apple Store. The tech giant announced that all …

Technology

The 6 Best Bar Carts For Your Man Cave

What’s a man cave without easy access to your favorite drink? Nothing says relaxation like being just a few feet away from your alcohol, so take your …

MacBook Pro

Apple's next big project: Free courses to make its stores the most happening places in town

Apple will launch 60 educational sessions at all its stores focusing on coding, digital media, and art and design.<p>Apple will soon launch a range of …

Apple Store

See Apple's Incredible New Retail Store in Dubai

Boasting unobstructed views of the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, via a 180-foot wide, artistically designed carbon fiber array of …

Luxury

CBS gives Apple’s Angela Ahrendts a big wet kiss

Seven minutes and 47 seconds on CBS This Morning.<p>From her interview with Norah O’Donnell:<p>It was at Burberry that Ahrendts first merged retail with …

Apple TV

OnePlus 5 leaked image, iPhone 8 Plus rumors & more

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Amazon Echo Look, and how we thought this was an April Fool’s joke. Casio follows as its new …

Tablets

Got A Frozen iPhone? 5 Reasons It Could Be Acting Up And Possible Solutions

Apple’s iPhones might be a device the company’s aficionados are madly in love with, but they have their issues. Most iPhone owners have at least once …

iOS

Stomped for iOS will keep you snowboarding in style

We were massive fans of <i>Alto’s Adventure</i>, the stunningly minimalist endless runner sidescroller which arrived on iOS a couple of years back. If you can’t get enough of that game’s style, you may also be interested to hear about an upcoming iOS snowboarder, called <i>Stomped</i>.<p>Built around 36 beautifully …

iOS

Spotify aiming to solve its unpaid royalties problem with acquisition of Mediachain startup

Spotify has long been the subject of discrepancies of unpaid royalties to artists, as well as the actual rates it pays. For instance, the latest RIAA report showed that the company pays artists less than half of what Apple Music pays. Spotify has now, however, made an acquisition that will ideally …

Apple Music

Is Apple Planning to Release an iPad Pro mini?

At this point, most Apple fans probably know that Cupertino has been planning to release three new tablets in 2017 — but there’s some admittedly …

IPad Pro

Someone is enlisting the public to help find an old iPod filled with 10 years worth of terrible music

iPods have gone out of fashion, but there are still people who hold those portable media players as sacred — like this now musically deprived person who posted a sign for a missing iPod in Airdrie, Scotland.<p>A picture of the sign was shared on the /r/Scotland Reddit page.<p>We can only begin to imagine …

iPod

9 Early Contenders For Song Of The Summer

It's that time of year<p>Summer doesn't officially begin for another few weeks, but already the season's pop music landscape is taking shape. For a certain song to be crowned the so-called Song of the Summer—the consensus name for that truly inescapable track that seems to be everywhere during the …

Music

A very false narrative: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple's iPhone

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is …

Samsung