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Spielberg’s ‘Amazing Stories’ is just the first of Apple’s major TV deals

It was inevitable that Apple would begin signing big-name talent and major franchises to its forthcoming push into original video. Inevitable from the moment it hired two respected television industry executives, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht.Under Eddy Cue, Apple was able to experiment with shows like Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke. … [Read more...]

iOS 11: How the one-handed and QuickType keyboards work

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What defines iOS more than its software keyboard? It’s the thing that made the original iPhone different from all the other phones with their keyboards of plastic buttons. When we enter text into our iPhones (and our iPads), it’s generally via the standard iOS keyboard. And in iOS 11, there are a few notable improvements to that keyboard.(If you … [Read more...]

iOS 11: How the new Maps app and Do Not Disturb While Driving work

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The smartphone has changed the world in a lot of ways, but it’s eradicated the paper map. Our phones are our maps, so much so that it’s hard to imagine life without them. In iOS 11, Apple upgraded the Maps app in a bunch of ways that improve the overall experience, and once you’ve got access to them, you won’t want to go back to the way it was … [Read more...]

iOS 11: How Control Center works

Control Center in iOS 11 is different. Really different. And when you upgrade from iOS 10, it will take some getting used to. But as someone who has been using it for a few months now, let me declare: It’s better. The new Control Center is simultaneously simpler and more powerful. And best of all, you can customize it to do what you want—and hide … [Read more...]

iPhone X: Hands-on and first impressions with Apple’s new iPhone

The iPhone X is real, though it won’t be arriving in customers’ hands until November. I got to use one for a few minutes Tuesday at the Steve Jobs Theater after Apple wrapped up its latest media event.My first impression is that, in many ways, this is the iPhone that Apple has always wanted to build—one where the front face is almost entirely … [Read more...]

7 highlights of Tim Cook’s Q3 2017 financial call with analysts

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Every 90 days there’s a new Apple financial quarter, a new raft of federally-mandated financial disclosures, and another hour-long conference call that lets us hear Apple CEO Tim Cook (and CFO Luca Maestri) take questions from inquisitive Wall Street analysts.On Tuesday, Apple announced its quarterly earnings and followed it up with that exciting … [Read more...]

6 key takeaways from Apple’s Q2 2017 earnings call

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On Tuesday Apple announced its latest corporate earnings, a relatively flat quarter that still brought in $11 billion in profits. As always, if you look beyond the raw numbers on its reports and listen to its hour-long phone call with select Wall Street analysts, you can get some interesting perspective on where the company is going.Rumors suppress … [Read more...]

The good news and bad news of Apple’s Mac Pro announcement

Tuesday’s announcement by Apple that the current Mac Pro will be replaced by a new model–but not this year–was one of the most curious ones it’s made in recent memory. It was a defense of the Mac, a promise of things to come, an attempt to reassure professional Mac users, and an admission of failure, all at once.Here’s what it was:A restatement of … [Read more...]

Should Apple dump Lightning from the iPhone 8? The cases for and against

On Tuesday a Wall Street Journal report reinforced rumors that there’s a very new iPhone coming this fall, with a flexible OLED screen. But along with that expected bit of information came an unexpected one: Apple [will] introduce other updates including a USB-C port for the power cord and other peripheral devices, instead of the company’s original … [Read more...]

iMac with 4K Retina display review: A high-resolution desktop Mac for the masses

The Mac is a small fraction of Apple’s total business, and of that, roughly three-quarters of the Macs sold are laptops. Apple could probably be forgiven if it put the entire iMac line into maintenance mode: after all, sometimes it seems like that’s what most of the PC industry has done. But it’s clear that Apple views the Mac in general and the … [Read more...]

OS X El Capitan review: Mac upgrade that’s as solid as a rock

El Capitan, OS X 10.11, arrives for everyone September 30, but I’ve been using it all summer. In these days of free operating-system updates, major OS X updates feel a whole lot more routine than they used to be. Apple has chosen not to roll out major OS X features piecemeal throughout the year, though, which still makes this the biggest change … [Read more...]

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus review: The best iPhone ever, by a wide margin

“The only thing that’s changed is everything,” says the slogan Apple unveiled along side the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. It’s an attempt to address the perception that the odd-year “s” updates to the iPhone line are minimal and uninteresting.Yes, the “s” models look more or less like their predecessors, but for quite a while Apple has used these … [Read more...]

Hands-on with the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard

Which is more surprising–that on Wednesday Apple introduced the $169 Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro, or that it took until 2015 for Apple to make its own iPad keyboard-cover combo in the style of Microsoft’s Surface Type Cover? With the exception of the brief, unsuccessful life of the iPad Keyboard Dock back in 2010, Apple has kept its distance from … [Read more...]

First look at the OS X El Capitan public beta, out now

Apple announced OS X 10.11 El Capitan at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, due to ship in the fall but with a public beta release to follow this summer. If you’re just too excited about El Capitan to wait for fall, your chance to try out the next generation of OS X is coming this morning. Today, Apple will release the first El Capitan beta … [Read more...]

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review: Bigger is in fact better (in the right hands)

When Apple released the first iPhone, its 3.5-inch touchscreen seemed huge compared to the displays of other phones. Nonetheless, competitors responded with even larger screens, trying to find areas where they could provide clear alternatives to Apple hardware. Consumers responded positively, so the competition started making even bigger phones.To … [Read more...]

App documentary exclusive: Gruber on Jobs

"App: The Human Story" is a documentary about the people who make and use software. It's funding on Kickstarter through the month of July, and as of this writing is slightly more than halfway to its goal. The filmmakers behind "App: The Human Story" were in San Francisco during WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference, and interviewed many … [Read more...]

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