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Warby Parker is using face mapping on the iPhone X to provide glasses recommendations

Apple’s new TrueDepth camera system on the iPhone X is an integral piece of Face ID, but the face mapping data it can provide is able to be used for much more. Popular glasses company Warby Parker is using the iPhone X’s face mapping technology to analyze customer face structure and make suggestions on what glasses would look best… more… … [Read more...]

EU asks Apple for updated tax arrangement info following reports it shifted cash hoard to Jersey

European authorities are pressing Apple to share details about its tax arrangements, according to The Washington Post. This news comes following a report yesterday alleging that Apple had shifted its cash hoard to Jersey following skepticism about its agreement in Ireland… more… … [Read more...]

Snapchat says ‘disruptive’ redesign coming soon as it acknowledges the app is hard to use

Snap Inc. today announced its Q3 2017 earnings, missing big compared to Wall Street expectations. The company added just 4.5 million new users during the quarter, compared to expectations of 8 million. The company’s ad rates also took a nose dive, down 60 percent year-over-year. In an effort to help mitigate the slowing growth, Snap CEO Evan … [Read more...]

Apple sued over dual-camera technology used in iPhone 7 Plus & iPhone 8 Plus

Apple is the target of yet another patent infringement suit. According to a new report from Reuters, Israeli start-up Corephotonics has filed a patent suit against Apple alleging that the dual-camera technology used in the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus infringe on its patented technology… more… … [Read more...]

Qualcomm CEO expects to resolve differences w/ Apple, but there’s no end in sight

Apple and Qualcomm are currently engaged in a well-publicized and increasingly bitter legal battle over patents and licensing, but Qualomm is still hopeful things will work themselves out. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s D.Live conference, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf touted that Qualcomm has a “long history” of settling issues … [Read more...]

Facebook Live adds new screen sharing option built directly into website

Facebook today has updated its desktop Facebook Live platform with integrated support for screen sharing, a task that previously required the use of third-party software for users. The Next Web first noted of this change with a new “Share Screen” option… more… … [Read more...]

Apple Pay now works with Eftpos cards from ANZ in Australia

Apple Pay in Australia today has expanded to support Eftpos cards from ANZ Bank. The move was announced in a press release from Eftpos, while Apple has also updated the Australian version of its Apple Pay website to indicate the new support for Eftpos cards. more… … [Read more...]

Apple releases macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra beta 3 to developers

Apple this evening has quietly seeded the third beta of macOS 10.13.1 to developers. The release comes a day after the company released the third betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, and tvOS 11.1 to developers and public beta users. more… … [Read more...]

iTunes U Collections officially moved to Podcasts app on iOS

Apple today has updated its iTunes U app for iOS with a notable change. The update, which brings the app to version 3.6, follows precedent set by the most recent release of iTunes and moves iTunes U Collections to the Podcasts app… more… … [Read more...]

Roundup: Everything Apple announced today at its iPhone X event

It’s easy to get overwhelmed on iPhone event day, especially one as jam-packed as today. After months of rumors, Tim Cook and his fellow Apple executives took to the stage at Steve Jobs Theater to unveil a trio of new iPhones, a new Apple Watch, a new 4K Apple TV, and more. Read on for a full roundup of it all… more… … [Read more...]

Here are the devices that will (and won’t) be updated to iOS 11 on September 19

Apple officially announced this afternoon that it will release iOS 11 to the general public on September 19th – bringing new features to supported hardware like a new Control Center, a redesigned App Store, and more. As always, however, some devices won’t receive the update as Apple works to provide the best user experience to all … [Read more...]

Apple shares Apple Watch LTE battery stats: 1hr talk time, 4hr GPS + LTE workout, more

Following the announcement of the LTE Apple Watch earlier today, Apple is sharing more detailed information on battery life. While it still touts that the Apple Watch Series 3 gets 18 hours of battery life, there are some contingencies to that when LTE is in use… more… … [Read more...]

Apple increases prices of select iPad Pro models due to rising NAND flash costs

Apple today has quietly increased the prices of select iPad Pro models. Without official announcement, the company raised the prices of the 256GB/512GB 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models by $50. This move is due to the rising cost of NAND flash memory chips, according to sources in the know… more… … [Read more...]

Apple releases iTunes 12.7 to the public with iOS 11 support, simplified content types, more

Following its event earlier today, Apple this evening has released iTunes 12.7 with a variety of enhancements to the public. The update brings new features such as new social capabilities for Apple Music, support for iOS 11 devices, and more. more… … [Read more...]

Apple hires former WGN America president for its growing worldwide video team

As it continues to expand its video efforts, Apple has hired the former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios, Matt Cherniss. According to a report from Variety, Cherniss will oversee development at Apple’s growing worldwide video unit. more… … [Read more...]

Facebook announces News Feed interface changes, new features for Camera

Facebook today has announced a host of updates for both mobile and desktop users. Most notably, the company is making changes to how users go about navigating the News Feed on desktop and mobile, while the Camera functionality is also gaining a handful of new features. more… … [Read more...]

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