Day: February 27, 2018

Five Great Apps for Your Mac – February 2018

Apps designed for the Mac often don’t receive as much attention as apps for iOS apps, which is why we’ve launched a monthly series that highlights various useful, fun, and interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out. This month’s app selection, outlined both in the video and post below, includes apps with niche and …

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Quick Takes: iPhone X Clones, 5G Network Race is On, Apple Patents Dual Display Device, and More

In addition to our in-depth coverage of the latest Apple news and rumors at MacRumors, Quick Takes is a new column that provides a bite-sized recap of other Apple-related headlines on weekdays. Asus ZenFone 5 The focus this week continues to be on Mobile World Congress, where a number of Apple’s competitors unveil new products. …

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Amazon Acquiring Video Doorbell Maker Ring, but HomeKit Support is Still Coming

Amazon is acquiring Ring, the company that makes a range of WiFi-enabled home security products that include video doorbells, reports GeekWire. The two companies are expected to officially announce the acquisition news later this afternoon, but provided a statement to GeekWire.”Ring is committed to our mission to reduce crime in neighborhoods by providing effective yet …

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Apple Shares New Tutorial Videos on Framing Photos and Composing Shots With the Telephoto Camera

Apple this afternoon shared two new iPhone photography tutorial videos on its website, focused on composing images using the telephoto camera and experimenting with framing. Each short video walks users through a series of step-by-step instructions on how to use the camera to capture unique shots. In the telephoto camera video, for example, Apple suggests …

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Apple Picks Up Psychological Thriller Produced by M. Night Shyamalan

Apple has given a straight-to-series order for a psychological thriller written by Tony Basgallop and produced by M. Night Shyamalan, known for movies like “Signs,” “Sixth Sense,” “Unbreakable,” “The Village,” and “Split.” According to Variety, Apple isn’t sharing details on the show at this time, but the company has ordered 10 half-hour episodes. In addition …

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AT&T Announces City-Specific Offers for Free DirecTV Now, Internet, and BOGO iPhones

AT&T today announced a series of deals launching this Thursday, March 1 that will be available only for customers in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The offers vary from city to city, and the carrier noted that each one will last for a “limited time” only. The city-specific deals are debuting alongside the launch …

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Apple Reportedly Hires Former Twitter Engineer Michael Abbott, Who is 'Captivated' by AR and AI

Apple has reportedly hired engineer Michael Abbott for an unspecified role within the company, according to information obtained by MacGeneration [Google Translate]. Abbott’s job history includes vice president of engineering for Twitter, team lead for the Azure cloud platform at Microsoft, and senior vice president of apps and services at Palm, where he helped create …

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Apple Launching 'AC Wellness' Medical Clinics for its Employees

Apple is planning to open two “AC Wellness” health clinics for its employees and their families this spring, reports CNBC. The clinics, detailed on an accompanying AC Wellness website, will serve Apple employees in Santa Clara County, which is where its Apple Park and One Infinite Loop campuses are located. One of the clinics, the …

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Driverless Autonomous Cars Can Now Be Tested in California

New regulations that allow driverless autonomous cars to be tested on California roads were officially approved by the California Office of Administrative Law on Monday, reports the San Francisco Examiner. Starting on April 2, companies in the Bay Area that are working on self-driving vehicle technology will be able to deploy cars that do not …

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