Day: November 14, 2017

Embracing the Notch: How Are You Adapting to the Most Controversial iPhone X Design Decision?

The “notch,” or sensor housing on the iPhone X is the single most polarizing design decision Apple made when creating its new flagship smartphone. Some people hate the way the notch eats into the display, while others appreciate that extra bit of visible space. Love it or hate it, the notch is here to stay …

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U.S. ITC Investigating Claims Apple Infringed on Patents Owned by Aqua Connect

The United States International Trade Commission today announced that it has launched an investigation into allegations that Apple infringed on patents owned by Aqua Connect. Back in October, Aqua Connect and its subsidiary Strategic Technology partners filed complaints against Apple with the United States International Trade Commission and the District Court for the Central District …

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iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to 2 to 3 Weeks in Europe, US Could Be Next

Shipping estimates for the iPhone X have improved to 2 to 3 weeks across Europe, suggesting Apple’s efforts to ramp up supply and production are starting to see some success. The 2 to 3 week shipping estimates are an improvement over the previous 3 to 4 week shipping estimates that have been available since early …

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Apogee and IK Multimedia Launch New MiC Plus and iRig Mic HD 2 Digital Microphones for Mac, iPad, and iPhone

Apogee and IK Multimedia this week separately announced availability of new and improved versions of their digital USB microphones, the MiC Plus and iRig Mic HD 2 respectively, for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Apogee’s MiC Plus While plug-and-play microphones with analog-to-digital conversion aren’t always as good as professional XLR microphones, the sound these deliver is …

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Here's a Look at Some of the Black Friday Apple Deals Coming to Best Buy, Target, and Walmart

With a little over one week until Black Friday — the popular shopping holiday in the United States — most of the major retailers have shared the deals you can expect to see when you’re out shopping or online next Friday, November 24. Because we’re so close to some of the best deals of the …

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Review: Bento Stack Keeps Your iPhone Cables and Accessories Neatly Organized

The Bento Stack, a new project being funded on Indiegogo, takes the concept of a Bento lunch box and applies it to iPhone and iPad accessories. Available in three colors (silver, space gray, and rose gold) for $38, the Bento Stack is a container that offers up several sections that can hold a variety of …

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10-Year-Old Unlocks Face ID on His Mother's iPhone X as Questionable Mask Spoofing Surfaces

A new video has surfaced of a 10-year-old child unlocking his mother’s iPhone X with his face even though Face ID was set up with her face. The parents, Attaullah Malik and Sana Sherwani, said their fifth-grade son Ammar Malik simply picked up his mother’s new iPhone X without permission and, to their surprise, unlocked …

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Supply Chain Hints at Apple Releasing Augmented Reality Headset No Later Than 2019

Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer, a primary assembler of the Apple Watch, has revealed that it is working on an augmented reality product for an undisclosed company that some industry observers believe is Apple. Google Glass Enterprise Edition Quanta’s vice chairman C.C. Leung suggested the device will be a “headset-like gadget with a fully transparent lens …

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New Streaming TV Service 'Philo' Launches at $16/Month for Viewers Not Interested in Sports Content

The latest TV streaming service, Philo, will provide subscribers with a cost that undercuts the price of competing “over the top” services by excluding sports-related content (via Business Insider). This means Philo starts at $16/month for access to 37 entertainment networks, which you can watch on your iPhone, MacBook, connected TV, Roku, and soon the …

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Apple's Silicon Chief Talks About iPhone Chips, Face ID, and More in Israeli Interview [Updated]

Johny Srouji, Senior Vice President of Hardware Technologies at Apple, recently talked about iPhone chipmaking, Face ID security, augmented reality, and more in a wide-ranging interview with Israeli website CTech by Calcalist. For context, Srouji leads the team responsible for custom silicon and hardware technologies like batteries, storage controllers, and application processors, including the new …

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Disney Streaming Service Will Be Priced 'Substantially Below' Netflix at Launch

During Disney’s latest quarterly earnings call, company chairman and CEO Bob Iger mentioned that its upcoming, exclusive streaming service will have a monthly subscription cost at an amount that’s “substantially below” the price of rival Netflix (via Seeking Alpha). Disney has been dropping tidbits about its upcoming 2019 streaming service over the past few weeks, …

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Ten One Design's New Mountie+ Lets You Mount Your iPad to Your MacBook as a Second Screen

Ten One Design is today introducing the Mountie+, a new version of its popular Mountie device that allows an iPad or iPhone to be attached to the display of a Mac laptop for use as a second screen. The Mountie+ mount for the iPad has been designed with larger devices in mind. Mountie+ uses a …

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Apple Reportedly Working on 3D Sensor System for Rear Camera in 2019 iPhones

Apple is developing 3D depth sensing technology for the rear-facing cameras in its 2019 iPhones, according to a new report by Bloomberg on Tuesday. The 3D sensor system will be different to the one found in the iPhone X’s front-facing camera, and is said to be the next big step in turning the smartphone into …

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