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Apple posts another monster quarter on back of booming Apple Watch, AirPods sales

Another quarter, another record for Apple. For the three-month period ending June 30, Apple posted its best third-quarter numbers ever, with revenue of $53.3 billion, a 17 percent year-over-year growth. Earnings per share came in at a whopping $2.34, up 40 percent from last year and blowing away analyst estimates of $2.19.Now for the important … [Read more...]

The MacBook Pro’s throttling issues are fixed, but Apple hasn’t solved its biggest problem

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I have a prediction. At some point over the next month or so, Apple will issue an update to macOS High Sierra specifically designed to address an issue caused by the macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update. Granted, it might not be as highly publicized as the thermal throttling bug, but I’m betting there will be something Apple needs to … [Read more...]

3 reasons why Microsoft’s Surface Go beats Apple’s iPad (and 3 reasons why it doesn’t)

Microsoft's new Surface Go has its sights squarely set on the iPad. But is it a real competitor to Apple's tablet dominance? … [Read more...]

7 ways to master the new Google News and use it more like Google Reader

The new Google News app and web interface is yet another attempt by Google to replace the hole left behind by the death of Google Reader. Here's how to use it to its full potential. … [Read more...]

Nothing to C here: Apple is never switching from Lightning to USB-C in the iPhone

Since it’s been several days without an iPhone rumor, DigiTimes has piped up with what purports to be a salacious scoop about next year’s iPhone. According to the site, Apple “will likely have its 2019 series of iPhones come with USB Type-C support,” replacing the nearly six-year-old Lightning port.In that time between Lightning’s arrival in 2012 … [Read more...]

Why the announcements Apple didn’t make at WWDC might be more important than the ones they did

Now that the WWDC 2018 keynote has come and gone, we’ll be spending the next several weeks breaking it all down. Apple had a lot to say over the course of its two-hour-plus keynote, but there were several apps, features, and products that were conspicuously absent from the main stage.Unlike prior years in which Apple execs spent gobs of time … [Read more...]

4 ways Android P’s gesture navigation is better than the iPhone X’s (and 4 ways it’s not)

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Google has introduced new gesture navigation in Android P, powering the virtual home button with swipes and taps. Here's how it's better (and worse) than Apple's method on the iPhone X. … [Read more...]

5 reasons to switch from Spotify Premium to its new free tier (and 5 reasons not to)

Spotify has taken the wraps off its new mobile app, which includes a major upgrade to the streaming service's free tier. Here's why Premium users might want to give it a listen. … [Read more...]

How a custom processor could make Apple’s MacBooks exciting again

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It’s been a long while since Mac users had reason to get excited over a new chip. It’s not that Intel isn’t packing heat—just yesterday the first round of Coffee Lake laptop chips were unveiled with six cores and the promise of 5GHz speeds—but ever since Apple transitioned to x86 processors, cores and clock speeds don’t mean quite as much to the … [Read more...]

5 reasons to buy Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad vs. the 10.5-inch iPad Pro

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When Apple launched its $329 9.7-inch iPad last year, it was a play for people who wanted to play with their tablets. With today’s new update, Apple is showing that it’s a great tool for work too.That’s because Apple is adding support for Apple Pencil to the entry-level iPad, letting users write and draw on their new tablet just like they can on … [Read more...]

You can now buy the coolest part of the iMac Pro without spending $5,000

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Along with an updated 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil support and new classroom-based tools for students and teachers, Apple had one more surprise up its sleeve for its Chicago event. A space gray-colored surprise.Apple is now selling its too-cool-for-school space gray iMac Pro accessories as an option along with the standard silver color. As you might … [Read more...]

How Apple can use Google’s simple strategy with Android P to make a better iOS 12

Now that we officially know the dates of WWDC 2018, we can start the countdown to iOS 12. Barring a massive change in its release schedule, Apple will unveil the next version of iOS during the kickoff keynote at 10 a.m. PST on June 4, with several rounds of developer and public betas to follow.But this year’s release might be a little different. … [Read more...]

5 ways the Galaxy S9 might be better than iPhone X

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In case you haven’t read a single headline this week, Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ made their debut and that can only mean one thing: iPhone X has its first true competitor. With a top-of-the-line chip, vastly improved camera, new biometrics, and, yes, animated emoji, the Galaxy S9 is already a strong contender for phone of the year, even if its … [Read more...]

One day we may buy AppleCare for our bodies, not just our iPhones

Apple’s next big thing might not be something you can wear, drive, or even touch. It might be your body itself.According to a report by CNBC, Apple will be launching a group of health clinics in Santa Clara County called AC Wellness. The initiative will initially be limited to employees and their families when it launches this spring.Why this … [Read more...]

5 ways Apple can stop developers from abandoning Apple Watch

By all accounts, Apple Watch Series 3 is a huge hit for Apple. Over the past year, Apple Watch has steadily increased its sales, with Series 3 models selling at twice the rate of Series 2 last year, according to Tim Cook, and wearables revenue increasing by 50 percent for the fourth straight quarter.But while people may be buying more Apple Watches … [Read more...]

HomePod review roundup: ‘Room filling,’ ‘best-in-class’ sound, but Siri is ‘embarrassingly inadequate’

With less than 72 hours until its release, the first HomePod reviews are in from a hand-picked group of media outlets, and they’re very positive—as long as you’re buying Apple’s $349 smart speaker for sound quality. The Homepod’s “smarts,” though, leave much to be desired.That’s not a total surprise, since Siri is woefully inadequate on other … [Read more...]

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