Apple HomePod

Apple HomePod

Apple HomePod is the smart speaker that wants to be at the center of your home audio experience, and that’s great news for iPhone and iPad users. We got a chance to see the HomePod immediately after Apple’s WWDC keynote in San Jose, but we weren’t allowed to touch it. In fact, we couldn’t even touch the pristine white table it sat on, and trying to activate it with ‘Hey, Siri’ didn’t

Apple TV

Apple TV

Update: Apple TV is having some real problems with its latest software update, tvOS 10.2. Many are reporting that the new update is breaking AirPlay support on third-party apps like Airfoil that allows Mac or Windows users to stream any audio source. If it existed in a bubble, Apple TV would be a stellar product. It offers a steady improvement over its three-year-stagnant predecessor – a device built for the then revolutionary new

Apple Pays is the most popular mobile payment method in the US

Apple Pays is the most popular mobile payment method in the US

Theres no denying that when Apple does something, it usually sticks around, and Apple becomes associated with it. The best example of this is the mobile payment business: While Apple was not the first one to provide a widely available mobile-payment service in the US, it is certainly the most popular one these days. Boston Retail Partners surveyed more than 500 of the top North American retailers about mobile payment services and

Apple developing low-power ARM chip for the Mac

Apple developing low-power ARM chip for the Mac

Apple is currently working on an ARM-powered chipset for its Mac, according to sources at Bloomberg, The new chipset will run alongside the existing Intel processors to handle low-power tasks. According to Bloomberg, the new chipset will handle tasks such as Power Nap, a feature of macOS that allows the computer to perform tasks such as checking for emails and software updates when the computer is sleeping. Relegating

Apple’s share of worldwide smartwatch market last year was nearly 50%

Apple’s share of worldwide smartwatch market last year was nearly 50%

Apple claimed nearly 50% share (49% to be precise) of the worldwide smartwatch market last year, according to a new report from research firm Canalys. Fitbit and Samsung came in at second and third position with 17% and 15%. Talking about the last quarter, the report notes that Q4 2016 was the best quarter for the Apple Watch so far – of the total 9 million smartwatches that were shipped in the quarter, shipments

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Time-saver edition

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Time-saver edition

  AppleiOSTime-saver IntroductionThe iPhone 7 Plus hardly needs an introduction. Apple’s latest always get the attention no matter how much or how little the company has changed. An aura of controversy has always been part of Apple’s marketing and some might argue that the polarized opinions actually work in their favor.Compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a more refined design, it packs even more processing power, and ups the game with a new dual-camera setup on the back. And while the 7+ isn’t the first to slap two snappers next to each other, it is the first to…

iOS 10.2 beta with Unicode 9.0 emoji set

iOS 10.2 beta with Unicode 9.0 emoji set

Apple released a new beta of iOS 10.1 to developers yesterday. It features a bunch of additions and improvements, but probably the biggest one for most users is going to be the new emoji. For starters, iOS finally added support for the Unicode 9.0 emoji set. This includes some new emoji, such as shrug, facepalm, rolling on the floor laughing, selfie, bacon, and a whole bunch of other food and animal emoji. Apple

Apple wireless AirPods announced for $159

Apple wireless AirPods announced for $159

The previously leaked Apple AirPods have been officially announced at the company’s big event today. They are truly wireless earbuds, following in the footsteps of only a handful of other such products – things such as the Bragi Dash, Earin, Samsung Gear IconX, as well as the recently unveiled Jabra Elite Sport and Bragi The Headphone. Like all of those earbuds, the AirPods come with absolutely no wires, not

iPhone 7 headphone jack: why did Apple drop it?

iPhone 7 headphone jack: why did Apple drop it?

iPhone 7 headphone jack: why did Apple drop it? Apple has now officially unveiled the iPhone 7, and despite all the petitions, complaints and furious customers, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have arrived without a headphone jack. From bendgate to bugs, Apple is no stranger to criticism and controversy, but the iPhone 7 is proving to be one of the company’s most controversial handsets yet, all thanks to this one feature,

Apple Watch Series 2

Apple Watch Series 2

In addition to announcing the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus today, Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 2. Like all first-generation products, the original Apple Watch had some serious shortcomings. First, without cellular connectivity or even GPS, the Apple Watch could not stray beyond the Wi-Fi range of an iPhone without losing much of its functionality. The second

Apple iPhone 7 pricing and availability, pre-order on September 9

Apple iPhone 7 pricing and availability, pre-order on September 9

If you have been living under a rock, you wouldnt know that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were just announced at Apples main event in San Fransisco. Among the slew of things announced today like the Apple AirPods, Apple Watch Series 2, and the various App and Game cameos, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus made their grand entrances. As far as pricing goes, the iPhone models will start with 32GB of storage. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available

Apple Watch 2 release date, news and rumors

Apple Watch 2 release date, news and rumors

Apple Watch 2 release date, news and rumors Update: The Apple Watch 2 release date announcement is this week, according to all of the rumors, and it’ll debut at the iPhone 7 launch event. Here’s the news so far. You really want the Apple Watch 2 for all of this new features, especially after holding out on the current Apple Watch, or maybe you got that one too and are already searching for a smartwatch upgrade.

Apple releases public betas for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

Apple releases public betas for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

Apple unveiled the new iOS 10 and macOS Sierra at the annual WWDC in June. Registered developers have been able to test the developers’ preview builds for a month, but now Apple invites the public to join them. As of today Apple is opening both operating systems to the public for testing. The iOS 10 Public Beta is now available for download on compatible iPhones, iPads and iPods. But first you need to enroll your device into the Beta

Apple iPhone SE: Time-saver edition

Apple iPhone SE: Time-saver edition

  IntroductionThe iPhone SE is a perfect fit for a time-saver review, it seems, as Apple didn’t come up with a new design or new internals. Instead, the innards come from an iPhone 6s, while the design is a direct copy of the iPhone 5s. While on paper this sounds like a great combination, it’s not exactly breaking news, is it?One way to interpret this move is to conclude Apple is taking the easy road and is merely recycling an existing chassis design to produce a lower-cost iPhone without hurting margins. Another possible interpretation is that they are reviving the iconic iPhone…

New Apple Watch to look similar to the first one, analyst says

New Apple Watch to look similar to the first one, analyst says

If youve been holding off on purchasing an Apple Watch because you are waiting for the second-generation model, you might be (or might not be) surprised to learn that the new Apple Watch will probably look much like the original one. Apple might be taking a similar approach to the iPhone when it comes to launching a successor meaning we might see something along the lines of Apple Watch S Ming-Chi Kuo quoted an investors meeting held

Apple iPhone 5se unboxed in front of a camera

Apple iPhone 5se unboxed in front of a camera

The Apple iPhone 5se has been in our rumors sections for quite some time. Recent reports suggest the iPhone 5se will be going official on March 22, so we’ll have to wait just a few weeks before we know everything. Most of the leaks confirm the iPhone 5se will be a 4″ smartphone with TouchID and upgraded 8MP snapper. It should be powered by Apple’s latest A9 chipset, the same as the one ticking inside the iPhone 6s generation, but

Apple iPad Pro Review

Apple iPad Pro Review

At this point it probably isn’t a secret that tablet sales have leveled off, and in some cases they have declined. Pretty much anywhere you care to look you’ll see evidence that the tablet market just isn’t as strong as it once was. It’s undeniable that touch-only tablets have utility, but it seems that the broader market has been rather lukewarm about tablets. I suspect

Apple Power Adapters for Select Mac Laptops and iPads were Recalled

Apple Power Adapters for Select Mac Laptops and iPads were Recalled

Apple has announced today that they are recalling AC wall plug adapters for its MacBook laptops and iPads in select countries. The issue stems from a design flaw that, if broken, causes the AC plug to pose a risk of electrical shock if touched. The adapters were shipped outside the U.S. from 2003 to 2015 and their total number should be rather huge. Nonetheless, the number of failures