Apple Granted Patent for Stackable Smart Connector That Allows for Multiple Accessories to Connect at Once

Apple has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a “Stackable magnetically-retained connector interface”, which describes a method through which two or more accessories can connect to an iOS device at the same time using the Smart Connector that Apple first introduced on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Continue … [Read more...]

AT&T’s Wi-Fi Calling Will Now Work While Travelling Abroad


AT&T has expanded its Wi-Fi calling feature to allow subscribers to make calls to the United States over Wi-Fi when travelling abroad. When the service was initially launched in late 2015, AT&T subscribers could only make calls over Wi-Fi while they were in the United States. Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Continue reading … [Read more...]

Google Developing iOS Keyboard with Gesture-Based Typing, GIF Search Support, and More


A report from The Verge claims that Google is developing a third-party keyboard for iOS. To better differentiate the keyboard from the stock iOS keyboard, Google is adding a number of new features to it.  Continue reading → … [Read more...]

Instagram switching to an algorithm-based feed ‘in the coming months’


Instagram today announced that it will now start showing moments on your timeline based on what the team believes “you will care about the most.” This means that just like Facebook, your Instagram timeline will no longer display posts from your friends sorted on the basis of the time they were posted. Continue reading → … [Read more...]

Samsung Galaxy S7 review roundup: Best Android smartphone; but ‘still leaves Apple in the lead’

The first reviews of Samsung’s flagship smartphones for 2016, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, were published earlier today. The handsets will take on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus from Apple for the next six months. Continue reading → … [Read more...]

Apple adds 23 new Flyover locations to Apple Maps; traffic data support in Malaysia and Singapore

Apple today expanded the Flyover feature in Apple Maps to 23 new locations across the world, including the United States, Australia, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom.  Continue reading → … [Read more...]

Apple leases ex-Pepsi bottling plant in Sunnyvale; sparks off speculation it could be for rumored Apple Car project


Apple has leased a 96,000 square foot industrial property in Sunnyvale, California, which was previously a bottling plant for Pepsi co. The company’s lease had started back in November, though it was only revealed in late February via some public documents.  Continue reading → … [Read more...]

Apple launches ‘Podcasts Connect’ for easy management of podcasts


Apple silently launched ‘Podcasts Connect’ for podcasters who upload their podcasts on iTunes. The portal was launched by Apple earlier this month without any announcement, though it is sending out emails to users who upload podcasts on iTunes. Continue reading → … [Read more...]

Judge orders Apple to help unlock iPhone 5c of San Bernardino’s shooter


A federal judge has ordered Apple to help FBI in unlocking and decrypting the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Apple had earlier “declined to provide voluntarily” assistance to government agencies. Continue reading → … [Read more...]

Apple to apply EMI shields to key iPhone 7 components

Korean news agency ETNews claims that Apple plans on applying individual Electromagnetic Interference shields to a number of key components on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to reduce electromagnetic interference. Continue reading → … [Read more...]

Apple diversifies supply chain of ‘iPhone 5se’ by adding Wistron as second manufacturer

To diversify its supply chain for the upcoming ‘iPhone 5se‘, Apple has reportedly gotten Wistron onboard to assemble the phone for it. The company is looking to reduce its risks and any disruption in its supply chain by relying on multiple ODMs for its products. Continue reading → … [Read more...]

Apple partners with Sonos on a new ad to promote Apple Music integration

To promote Apple Music integration with Sonos, Apple and Sonos have teamed up to release a new TV ad featuring musicians Killer MIke, Matt Berninger and St. Vincent. With the Grammy Awards being broadcasted tonight, Apple’s Music + Sonos ad could not have landed at a better time. Continue reading → … [Read more...]

Apple files an application with Indian regulatory body to open Apple Stores in the country


After years of selling its products through third-party retailers and distributors in India, Apple is finally taking steps to enter the market itself and create its own retail stores. The Indian unit of the company has filed an application with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) requesting it for proper clearance to open its … [Read more...]

Apple Watch Hermès collection to go on sale online starting this Friday


Fashionista reports that Apple and Hermès will start selling the special edition Apple Watch Hermès collection through their online stores starting this Friday (i.e. Jan. 22). The special edition Apple Watch was launched in October and has since then been available only in select boutique and Apple Stores in major cities like New York, Milan, … [Read more...]

New job postings and hires suggest Apple is ramping up its medical technology division

If a handful of new hirings from Apple are anything to go by, the company is putting greater emphasis on improving its health technology division. Since October last year, Apple has hired at least five people with medical research and development experience, with the company posting numerous health technology related job listings in the same month. … [Read more...]

Apple granted patent that hints at higher quality speakers in future iPhones

It looks like Apple will not just ditch 3.5mm audio jack in a future iPhone, but also equip it with a better speaker. A new patent that was granted to Apple today describes a way of getting better audio quality from smartphone speakers. Continue reading → … [Read more...]

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