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Apple’s original TV shows and series: Amazing Stories gets new showrunners

Updated 5/22/18: Variety reports that the co-creators of One Upon a Time, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, have signed on as the new executive producers of Amazing Stories. Apple is said to be spending as much as $1 billion over the course of 2018 on original TV programming. That's a lot of TV! It's not the $8 billion Netflix is going to spend, but … [Read more...]

Gmail now supports sending money and snoozing emails on iOS

For more than a year now, Android users have been able to send money through the Gmail app using Google Pay. And you could snooze messages too, so that new emails would go away for awhile until you can get to them later. That feature was available on iOS in the Inbox app, but not the Gmail app...until now.Google is rolling out an app update for … [Read more...]

Five products Apple needs to put to rest

Throughout much of its early life, Apple made printers. They were pretty good! Hell, the original LaserWriter was a groundbreaking advancement in home desktop publishing. Eventually, third-party printers with razor-thin profit margins flooded the market, and they worked fine with Macs, so it became a fool’s errand for Apple to continue trying to … [Read more...]

Apple’s original TV shows and series: Isaac Asimov’s Foundation adaptation gets a straight-to-series deal

Updated 4/10/18: Deadline reports that Apple has landed a straight-to-series deal for a TV adaptation of Isaac Asimov's classic Foundation science fiction books.Apple is said to be spending as much as $1 billion over the course of 2018 on original TV programming. That's a lot of TV! It's not the $8 billion Netflix is going to spend, but it's still … [Read more...]

iOS 11.4: First beta released with Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2

Updated 04/03/18: Apple has released iOS 11.4 beta 1 to the public, a day after the developer release.iOS 11.3 was released on March 29 after more than two months of beta testing. It added several new features, including battery health and performance settings, four new Animojis, Business Chat and Health Records betas, and a bit upgrade to … [Read more...]

Apple Watch Series 4 rumored to have 15% larger display and longer battery life

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Apple has released a new version of the Apple Watch every year since its debut in 2015, and the company seems to show no signs of slowing down.Reliable industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has released a note to investors that claims the Apple Watch Series 4 will launch in the third quarter of the year. The Series 4, he claims, will … [Read more...]

What is a MicroLED display?

Recent rumors suggest that Apple has been researching a new display type known as MicroLED for several years, and is quite far along. We could start seeing Apple-produced MicroLED displays in Apple Watch within the next two years, with phones and maybe even tablets to follow.Be cautiously optimistic about this new display technology. MicroLEDs have … [Read more...]

iOS 11: How to hide sensitive info in notification previews

We all love the ability to pick up our phone and see notifications on the lock screen. It lets us know if those last few alerts are something we need to act on, or if we can put our phone back down and focus on what we were doing.Notifications on the lock screen used to be a double-edged sword. They're convenient, but anyone could just pick up your … [Read more...]

Report: Apple is killing off the iTunes LP format

Remember iTunes LPs? Don’t worry, a lot of us had forgotten about them. Launched in 2009, the iTunes LP was a format that encouraged iTunes patrons to buy entire albums by adding in video documentary extras, bonus tracks, liner notes, and sometimes even fancy interactive elements. It was the iTunes download equivalent of the Enhanced CD, and meant … [Read more...]

iOS 11.3: Beta 4 has been released to developers and public beta testers

Updated 03/05/18: Apple has released Beta 4 to developers and public beta testers. Hot on the heels of iOS 11.2.5, which brought HomePod support, Siri news, and a fix for the Messages text bomb, Apple has started to release betas of iOS 11.3. And it’s going to have some pretty cool features on board, including the one we’ve all been waiting for: a … [Read more...]

Apple’s original TV shows and series: Apple has ordered a thriller series produced by M. Night Shyamalan

Updated 02/27/18: A report from Variety says that Apple has ordered a ten-episode series of a thriller produced by M. Night Shyamalan.Apple is said to be spending as much as $1 billion over the course of 2018 on original TV programming. That's a lot of TV! It's not the $8 billion Netflix is going to spend, but it's still a huge commitment.To read … [Read more...]

6 improvements HomePod needs to compete

The HomePod has landed, and reviews are not exactly shining. In our review, we found that the sound quality, and the ability for Siri to hear you in challenging conditions, is a cut above the competition. But the excessively limiting Apple lock-in and Siri’s capabilities for non-music functions, among other things, make it pretty hard to … [Read more...]

Apple’s original TV shows and series: Apple is developing Swagger, a Kevin Durant-based series

Updated 02/13/18: Variety reports that Apple is developing a drama series based on the early life of NBA star Kevin Durant.Apple is said to be spending as much as $1 billion over the course of 2018 on original TV programming. That's a lot of TV! It's not the $8 billion Netflix is going to spend, but it's still a huge commitment.To read this article … [Read more...]

How to set up HomePod

Compared to most smart speakers, getting started with the HomePod is especially easy. There are no extra apps to install, no calibration steps to undertake.Before you get started, you'll want to make sure you meet the requirements: the HomePod requires an iPhone (5s or newer) or iPad (mini 2 or Air or newer) to complete the setup process. A 6th … [Read more...]

Apple HomePod review: Not yet ready to take the stage

With HomePod, Apple is entering a big race after its competitors have already completed several laps. Amazon and Google have been iterating on their smart speaker hardware and software solutions for a couple years and have already sold tens of millions of Echo and Home devices.To read this article in full, please click here … [Read more...]

iOS 11.3: Beta 2 adds Battery Health feature on some iPhone models

Updated 01/25/18: Apple has released Beta 2 to developers. The big addition is the Battery health feature on some iPhone models.Hot on the heels of iOS 11.2.5, which brought HomePod support, Siri news, and a fix for the Messages text bomb, Apple has started to release betas of iOS 11.3. And it’s going to have some pretty cool features on board, … [Read more...]

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