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You can buy an iMac Pro on Dec. 14, but you can’t upgrade the RAM

When Apple unveiled the new iMac Pro at WWDC in June, Phil Schiller promised that the new machine would begin shipping in December. With just a bit over two weeks to go, Apple is making good on its promise. Apple has announced that the iMac Pro will be available beginning Thursday, Dec. 14 starting at $5,000 for an 8-core Xeon procession, 32GB of … [Read more...]

Apple and Shazam: It’s not just about identifying songs

Shazam was a true game-changer as one of the first apps to appear in the App Store back in July 2008. With just a tap, Shazam could identify nearly any song you heard without needing to know anything about it. Shazam was a magical app that I used to show off my iPhone, and unlike all those other apps whose novelty wore off in just a few weeks … [Read more...]

More iPhone X first impressions: Not quite a perfect 10 but still pretty great

While the rest of the world has a few days (or, gulp, weeks) to wait for the new iPhone X, Apple has bestowed review units on a few bloggers and vloggers, and their first thoughts have arrived. And surprise, surprise, they’re very positive.The impact on you at home: With a phone like iPhone X, first impressions matter, and Apple clearly wants … [Read more...]

Switch and bait: Apple wants us to wait in line for iPhone X so it can sell iPhone 8s

The big moment is nearly here. On Friday at midnight PST, Apple will open up iPhone X preorders and we’ll finally be able to hand over a thousand-plus dollars for the pleasure of owning Apple’s latest handset, sight unseen.But while it should be the most exciting release since the original iPhone, the mood is less than celebratory heading into the … [Read more...]

Hey Siri, Google Assistant is winning the AI game and it’s not even close

You might have missed the Apple references during last week’s Google Pixel 2 event, but they were there. There was VP of Product Management Mario Queiroz telling the crowd, “We don’t set aside better features for the larger devices.” Or pointing out that “even iMessages” would be transferred over when you decide to switch. And let’s not forget the … [Read more...]

Thanks to the FDA, your next Apple Watch might be loaded with health features

Apple, Fitbit, and Samsung may be competing for smartwatch sales, but the companies have similar issues when it comes to health advancements in their wearables: too much red tape. Now the three companies are part of a new government-run pilot program that aims to change that.The Food and Drug Administration has selected nine tech companies out of a … [Read more...]

10 things that need to change about the iPhone X (and none of them are the notch)

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iPhone X is pretty much everything we thought it would be: a radical new direction for Apple’s iconic handset that dumps the home button, eliminates the bezels, and provides a whole new platform for the future. Even with a thousand-dollar price tag, iPhone X is sure to be the hottest phone of the holiday shopping season, and will no doubt have a … [Read more...]

Amazon’s updated Fire HD 10 is a fast, powerful iPad competitor for $150

Amazon has upgraded its Fire HD 10 with a Full HD screen, faster processor, more storage, and hands-free Alexa for just $150. … [Read more...]

Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X vs Samsung Note 8: Phablet spec showdown

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 was the best phone you could buy for about a week. Now Apple has come along and spoiled Samsung’s party with not one but two new phablet-sized phones: the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. While the new iPhones still don’t come with a stylus, Apple did upgrade them in just about every other way. So how does Samsung’s flagship … [Read more...]

iSpy: Red Sox caught using Apple Watches to steal signs from Yankees

It seems that the Red Sox were doing a lot more with their Apple Watches than tracking their steps. According to a Major League Baseball investigation, the Boston baseball team was using their Apple wearables to gain an advantage over their biggest rival, the New York Yankees, in some of the most important games of the season.The New York Times is … [Read more...]

An LTE Apple Watch brings lots of potential problems. Can Apple solve them all?

In case you haven’t been paying attention, this year’s fall Apple event is shaping up to be a doozy. And it’s not just the iPhone 8. In addition to the anniversary handset and a possible 4K Apple TV, rumors are swirling about a new Apple Watch that won’t have to always be near your phone.Just this week, both Ming Chi Kuo and CNBC corroborated an … [Read more...]

Apple Watch and watchOS: Everything you need to know about Apple’s most personal device

Apple Watch might not have risen to the must-have level of the iPhone just yet, but Apple’s most personal device is slowly changing the way we interact with other people. After several software revisions, Apple’s wearable has evolved into one of its major project categories, and a constant cycle of new features and bands keep it feeling fresh and … [Read more...]

Apple TV and tvOS: Everything you need to know about Apple’s digital media streamer

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Apple TV has grown up a lot since its iTV days. It’s not just for iTunes rentals anymore—Apple TV handles just about anything we watch, from House of Cards to Game of Thrones and Major League Baseball games.Since Apple opened up its tiny streaming box to developers, it’s gone from fun to indispensable. With an extensive library of apps, Siri … [Read more...]

Apple’s third-quarter earnings soar on the back of booming iPad sales

No new iPhone, no problem for Apple’s bottom line. The company just reported its third quarter results for fiscal year 2017 and they’re awfully good: $8.7 billion profit, or $1.67 per share, on revenue of $45.4 billion.That breaks down to 41 million iPhones, a slight increase from the third quarter of 2016, when Apple moved more than a little more … [Read more...]

25 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While powerful tools like Photoshop or Final Cut Pro certainly have price tags commensurate with their robust feature sets, many of the greatest OS X apps won’t cost you anything more than the time they take to download them. And with the … [Read more...]

How the iPad Pro and iOS 11 will finally kill the MacBook Air

Ever since Apple added a giant screen, detachable keyboard and Bluetooth stylus to the iPad, the company has wanted us to think of it as a computer—a super computer, in fact, if you believe its advertising tagline.But while it might have had the processing power and screen real estate of a MacBook, the iPad Pro was no more a Mac than any other … [Read more...]

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