Day: May 1, 2018

Qualcomm Hopes to Defuse Tensions With Apple Through Broadened Use of Lower-Cost Licensing Model

Following a legal battle that’s been ongoing between Apple and LTE chipmaker Qualcomm since early 2017, the latter company today announced an initiative aimed at defusing tensions with Apple. Specifically, Qualcomm says it will “broaden” its use of a lower-cost licensing model moving forward (via Reuters). The move is a response to the FTC’s original …

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Apple Expected to Report Best-Ever Second Quarter Today With Anticipated Clues About iPhone X Sales

Apple is set to report its earnings results for the second quarter of its 2018 fiscal year at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today. The quarter began December 31, 2017 and ended March 31, 2018, according to Apple’s fiscal year accounting calendar. Apple provided the following guidance for the quarter back on February 1:revenue between $60 …

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Lumos Smart Bike Helmet With Smart Gesture Turn Signal Support Now Available From Apple Retail Stores

The Lumos Smart Bike Helmet, which got its start as a Kickstarter project back in 2015, is the first bike helmet to make its way to Apple retail stores. Available from the online Apple Store and in retail locations in the United States and Europe as of today, the $180 Lumos Helmet has integrated LEDs …

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Olloclip Launches New Mobile Lens System Designed for iPhone X

Olloclip today announced an all-new mobile lens system that is designed exclusively for Apple’s iPhone X. With the lens, iPhone X owners can enhance their field-of-view and shoot “wider and closer” than the iPhone’s built-in camera. The company said that the new iPhone X lens system maintains many of the features of previous Olloclip accessories, …

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Microsoft Announces New Features for Outlook on Mobile, Desktop, and Web

Microsoft is rolling out several new features for Outlook users this week and in the next couple of months. The announcement comes hot on the heels of Google’s recently launched Gmail redesign, and promises changes to the company’s Outlook desktop and mobile apps, as well as its webmail service. First up is new support for …

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Linksys Aims to Fill Apple's AirPort Void With Cheaper Dual-Band Velop Mesh Wi-Fi System

Last Thursday, Apple announced the discontinuation of its AirPort lineup of wireless routers, marking the end of an era that at times saw the company push the boundaries of wireless networking. Apple says it will continue selling the existing AirPort products until supplies are gone, which leaves the Velop mesh system from Linksys as the …

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Gruber: Apple's Cross-Platform App Support to Debut in 2019, Not 2018

Rumored cross-platform functionality that will allow Macs to run iPhone and iPad apps is planned for macOS 10.15 and iOS 13 rather than macOS 10.14 and iOS 12, according to well-known Apple journalist John Gruber. Gruber shared the tidbit in a blog post covering “scuttlebutt” he’s heard about the cross-platform UI project, which he says …

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