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Giphy Updates With ‘Sticker Maker’ Feature for iPhone X Owners, Expands Keyboard Extension Support

Giphy today announced an update for its iOS app, bringing its GIF-sharing keyboard extension to any app that supports multimedia, including Mail, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, and more. The update also introduces a "Sticker Maker" feature exclusive to iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR devices that have Apple's TrueDepth Camera system (via … [Read more...]

Investigation Into Supermicro’s Server Motherboards Finds No Malicious Spy Hardware

In October, a report by Bloomberg claimed that spies working for the Chinese government had inserted microchips on Supermicro server motherboards to spy on customers, which Bloomberg reported as affecting Apple and nearly 30 companies in total. Today, the outside investigations firm hired by Supermicro reported its findings, confirming that there … [Read more...]

Toby Kebbell Takes Lead Role in Apple’s Thriller Series From M. Night Shyamalan

Actor Toby Kebbell has been hired as the lead character in Apple's upcoming psychological thriller series being created by M. Night Shyamalan and Tony Basgallop (via Deadline). Kebbell will star opposite Lauren Ambrose, who was cast in Apple's show back in August. Toby Kebbell via Wikimedia Commons M. Night Shyamalan's series is said to follow … [Read more...]

Deals: B&H Photo Discounts 2017 MacBook Pro and 12.9-Inch iPad Pro to New Low Prices

In a new flash sale that began today, B&H Photo is offering the 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (3.1 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,599.00, down from $1,999.00. This is a custom configuration of the older MacBook Pro, and a solid discount for anyone willing purchase a previous generation model and not the latest 2018 MacBook … [Read more...]

Hulu and AT&T to Test ‘Pause Ads’ in 2019, Automatically Playing Commercials When You Hit Pause

Streaming TV services offered by companies like Hulu and AT&T are testing the waters for a new type of advertising called "pause ads" (via Variety). The idea behind pause ads is that instead of facing forced commercial breaks at specified interludes, users would be more accepting of ads that play when they choose to pause a show for a bit while … [Read more...]

Review: Twelve South Offers a Creative Solution to Wireless iPhone Charging With the ‘PowerPic’

Since the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus introduced Qi wireless charging into Apple products for the first time last year, more and more users have begun hunting for the best wireless charging pad out there. We've detailed this topic in numerous posts over the past year, and in the end, many buying recommendations for Qi mats come down to support for … [Read more...]

Deals: B&H Photo Offering $100 Off 2018 MacBook Air, Exclusive Speck Discount, and Harry Potter Sale on iTunes

B&H Photo has debuted a new sale this week, discounting the 2018 13-inch MacBook Air by $100 and marking one of the first major discounts for the notebook, which Apple just launched less than one week ago. With the sale, the entry level model of the MacBook Air is now down to $1,099 from $1,199. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate … [Read more...]

Deals: Black Friday Prep Begins, New Anker Discounts, Targus Sitewide Sale, and More

We're just over two weeks away from Black Friday 2018, and in preparation we have begun compiling sales that we know are coming in our dedicated Black Friday Roundup. This Roundup includes sales on Apple devices and other tech-related items that have been shared early ahead of the shopping holiday, or in some cases have leaked online. So far, we … [Read more...]

Italy Fining Apple 10M Euros for ‘Dishonest Commercial Practices’ Related to iPhone Throttling

Nearly one year after reports began circling about Apple's throttling of older iPhones with degraded batteries, Italy's antitrust authority is now fining Apple 10 million euros (about $11.5 million USD) for "planned obsolescence" of its smartphones (via The Korea Herald). The fine on Apple follows Italy's investigation into iPhone battery … [Read more...]

ZENS Announces Trio of New Qi-Certified Wireless Chargers

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At IFA Berlin, ZENS today announced a new range of wireless chargers, each including an ultra-thin aluminum design. All of the new wireless chargers will be available beginning September 15. First is the Single Aluminum Wireless Charger, which is a simple single-device Qi-enabled wireless charging pad, much like those launched from companies … [Read more...]

Deals: RAVPower Discounts, eBay Sitewide Sale, B&H Photo MacBook Pro Savings, and More

RAVPower today launched a new sale on Amazon, offering its 26,800 mAh Power Bank for $51.99 with the MacRumors exclusive promo code RUMORS058, down from $81.99. We're also entering the final week of our current exclusive sale with RAVPower, offering seven charging devices at a discount until September 2. At B&H Photo, you can save … [Read more...]

Bose Introduces HomePod Competitor With Display for $400, AirPlay 2 Support Coming in 2019

Bose today revealed the "Bose Home Speaker 500," a new smart speaker that comes with Amazon Alexa built into the device and support for Bluetooth music streaming from iOS and Android smartphones. The Wi-Fi enabled speaker has many of the same features as competitor devices like HomePod and Sonos One, including music streaming, smart home … [Read more...]

DirecTV Now Rolling Out Support for Many Local ABC, NBC, and CBS Stations Owned by Nexstar

Live TV streaming service DirecTV Now this week began expanding support for local stations on its platform, with numerous posts on r/DirecTVNow reporting that local network affiliates for ABC, NBC, and CBS have appeared in cities across the United States. As pointed out by CordCuttersNews, these affiliates are owned and operated by Nexstar Media … [Read more...]

Facebook and Instagram Reveal Tools for Managing Your Time, Setting Reminders, and Limiting Notifications

Earlier in the summer, Facebook and Instagram each promised that users would soon be able to access a suite of digital health tools to help them manage their time on the social networks and promote healthier habits. Today, the companies revealed these tools in a press release and confirmed they will be rolling out to all mobile app users … [Read more...]

Microsoft Planning Low-Cost Surface Line to Compete With Apple’s $329 iPad

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As Apple's iPad and Microsoft's Surface continue to compete in the tablet market, a new report out today by Bloomberg claims that Microsoft is planning its next tablet line to be lower-cost in an effort to attract people to Surface products who aren't interested in the more expensive Surface Pro. The move is directly aimed at competing with Apple's … [Read more...]

DirecTV Now Launches Cloud DVR With 20 Hours of Storage at No Extra Monthly Cost

DirecTV Now is today officially launching its "True Cloud DVR" for all subscribers of the cord-cutting service, while still retaining that the DVR is in beta at this point. The new DVR feature supports 20 hours of recorded shows and movies on DirecTV Now across devices -- including Apple TV and iPhone/iPad -- at no additional cost. When users … [Read more...]

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