Day: October 24, 2017

Sam Smith Documentary 'On the Record' Coming to Apple Music on November 3

Apple Music is getting another exclusive documentary, this time starring Sam Smith. “On The Record,” Smith’s documentary, will be released on November 3 on Apple Music alongside Smith’s newest album, “The Thrill of It All.” According to Variety, the documentary focuses on the success of Smith’s debut album “On the Lonely Hour” and how it …

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iTunes Celebrates Halloween With Horror Movie Sale of $5 Classics and $10 Modern Films

Apple this week has launched a new Halloween-themed movie sale on iTunes, discounting 18 mostly classic films to just $4.99 and 34 modern horror films to $9.99 and under, all in HD. Prices for most of the movies when not on sale are about $14.99, saving you between $5 and $10 depending on which collection …

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Apple's 'App of the Day' Feature Boosts Downloads Up to 2,172%

With the launch of iOS 11, Apple introduced an entirely revamped App Store that includes a “Today” feature for prominently featuring app content. “Today” includes both an “App of the Day” and a “Game of the Day” feature, with apps that are swapped out daily, and as it turns out, getting featured as an app …

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Vitality Insurance Members in United Kingdom Can Exercise Their Way to Free Apple Watch Series 3

Vitality, a health and life insurance provider, today announced that new and existing members in the United Kingdom can essentially earn their way to a free Apple Watch by maintaining an active lifestyle. Between now and December 31, members enrolled in an eligible VitalityHealth or VitalityLife insurance plan can get a 38mm or 42mm sized …

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Apple Shares Two Tutorial Videos Covering Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus

Apple today shared two new tutorial videos on its YouTube channel, walking users through the steps required to use the new Portrait Lighting feature on the iPhone 8 Plus. The first video focuses on how to shoot using Portrait Lighting, while the second video covers how to add Portrait Lighting effects when editing a photo. …

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Amazon Updates Kindle for iOS App With New Design and Goodreads Integration

Amazon today announced an all-new version of its Kindle iOS app, which has been redesigned to provide streamlined access to some of Kindle’s most popular features. The company said this will let users more easily move between pages of a book, access their library and the bookstore, and more. Amazon has also built Goodreads into …

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Twelve South's HiRise Duet Dock is Available Again After Selling Out Last Year

Twelve South today announced that its popular HiRise Duet combination dock for iPhone and Apple Watch is available to purchase again. HiRise Duet was originally introduced in November 2016, but the dock sold out within just a few weeks and it remained out of stock until today. Twelve South appears to have finally received more …

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New iPhone X Video Shot on Apple's Campus Shows Off Face ID, Apple Pay, Animoji, and More [Removed]

A new video posted to YouTube recently by Brooke Amelia Peterson has provided a detailed glimpse at the iPhone X in Space Gray (removed, but still available on Reddit). Peterson is the daughter of an Apple engineer and in the video she visits the company’s 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California. While touring the …

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Misfit's 'Vapor' Smart Watch Launching on October 31

Misfit today announced the launch of its first smart watch, the Misfit Vapor. First announced at CES 2017, the Misfit Vapor features a 1.39-inch circular AMOLED touchscreen that’s attached to a traditional watch band. Like many other smart watches on the market, the Vapor features an accelerometer, altimeter, gyroscope, optical heart rate sensor, GPS, and …

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Apple Says iPhone X Will Be Available for Walk-In Customers at Stores on Launch Day

Apple today announced that stores will have iPhone X available for walk-in customers, who it encourages to arrive early, on launch day. Presumably, this will include both Apple’s own retail locations and select authorized resellers. iPhone X will go on sale in more than 55 countries and territories on Friday, November 3. On the same …

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iPhone Users in U.S. Predicted to Increase App Store Spending to $88/Year by 2020

The average iPhone user’s spending on paid iOS applications and in-app purchases in free-to-play apps will increase by nearly 40 percent over the next three years, according to a new forecast based on data gathered by Sensor Tower. By the year 2020, iPhone users based in the United States will spend more than an average …

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iPhone X Supply Estimated to Remain Extremely Tight Until Next Year Due to Earlier Production Issues

iPhone X shipments to customers will total around 20 million units through the end of the year, suggesting availability of the smartphone will be extremely tight through the holiday shopping season, according to Nikkei Asian Review. The reduction, said to be only half of Apple’s originally planned amount for this year, is reportedly due to …

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Fitbit Pay Launches in U.K. for Starling Bank Customers

Fitbit Pay officially launched in the U.K. on Tuesday, but with only one bank currently supporting the mobile payment platform, access to it remains severely restricted for users of the company’s latest wearables. The Fitbit Pay payment system was introduced as an exclusive feature of the Fitbit Ionic, the activity tracker firm’s first attempt at …

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Apple Pay Launches in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and UAE

As promised during Apple’s third quarter earnings call back in August, Apple Pay today expanded to Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and United Arab Emirates. Debit and credit cards from participating banks can now be added to the Wallet app in each country and can be used to make purchases wherever NFC-based contactless payments are accepted. Apple …

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