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Apple Pours $390 Million In US-Made iPhone Laser Tech, Creating 500 Jobs In The Process

Apple announced that it will invest $390 million in optical communications components maker Finisar. The manufacturer will use the money to refurbish its Texas plant, create more than 500 jobs, and make laser chips for iPhones.

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Apple's $4,999 iMac Pro To Go On Sale This Thursday, Dec. 14

Apple's first ever iMac Pro is ready to hit retail soon and launch on Dec. 14. The machine will start at $4,999 for the base model, with higher configurations available to meet various needs and preferences.

Apple December 13, 2017

Apple Allegedly Throttles Older iPhones To Make Degraded Batteries Last Longer

In a Reddit thread, an iPhone 6s owner said that the device's performance significantly improved after a battery replacement. Does this mean that Apple is purposely throttling older iPhone models to make their degraded batteries last longer?

Apple December 12, 2017

Apple Improves iPhone X Availability: Shipping Dates Drop To Just A Few Days

Apple has been having trouble keeping up with iPhone X demand, but it seems better now. iPhone X availability has improved and shipping estimates are now down to 1-3 days in some markets.

Apple December 12, 2017

Apple Confirms Shazam Acquisition For An Undisclosed Amount: What Now?

Rumors of an Apple acquisition of Shazam started circling last week, and Apple has now confirmed the deal. The company has not disclosed the financial details but says it has 'exciting plans in store.'

Business Tech December 12, 2017

Why Apple Is Buying Shazam For $400 Million

Shazam doesn’t have to worry about turning a profit anymore. Apple is reportedly buying the popular app for $400 million, possibly benefitting from its augmented reality platform.

Apple December 9, 2017

What To Expect From 2018 iPhones: Face ID, Bigger Batteries, And Pre-5G Technology

Face ID is arguably the iPhone X's headlining feature, and according to reports, it's making its way to all the 2018 iPhones. What's more, bigger batteries and pre-5G technology are coming along to boot.

Apple December 9, 2017

Apple Names App Of The Year, Game Of The Year For iPhone and iPad: Here Are The Winners For 2017

Apple awarded this year's App of the Year and Game of the Year for iPhones and iPads. The most popular apps and games on the App Store and content on Apple Music and iTunes for 2017 have also been revealed.

Apple December 8, 2017

Apple Says The Important Thing Is To Be The First To Make Tech 'Fantastic'

For Apple, beating the competition to the punch of a new idea doesn't matter. What's important is being the first to make it 'fantastic,' such as the Face ID and the iPhone X notch.

Apple December 7, 2017

iPhone X Falls Behind Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, And Even iPhone 8: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports ranks the iPhone X below the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and even the iPhone 8 in its recommended list of smartphones. That's because its durability and battery life aren't on par with the competition.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 6, 2017

Apple Releases tvOS 11.2 With New Sports Tab, Video Display Mode Switching, And HDR Improvements

Apple has now moved tvOS 11.2 out of beta testing and is beginning to roll it out for owners of its latest Apple TV models. Among the new features are a dedicated Sports section, HDR playback optimizations, and others.

Apple December 6, 2017

Apple's Most Expensive iPhone Available Unlocked In US: SIM-Free iPhone X Now On Sale

Apple's expensive iPhone X is now available for purchase unlocked and SIM-free in the United States. The smartphone is compatible with both GSM and CDMA networks, but don't expect attractive installment options.

Apple December 6, 2017

Apple Pay Cash Now Live In The US: But Is It A Venmo Killer?

Because Apple was forced to roll out iOS 11.2 early, it’s got no other choice but to also activate Apply Pay Cash for users, finally allowing them to make peer-to-peer payments via Apple Pay. Will it replace Venmo, though?

Apple December 5, 2017

Apple Releases iOS 11.2, Fixing Some Things And Breaking Others: Should You Upgrade?

Apple released iOS 11.2 to take care of the iOS restart bug, but the update was not ready for prime time just yet. Since it was rushed out, iOS 11.2 is not bug-free and some might be better off skipping this one.

Apple December 5, 2017

OnePlus 5T Wins Fast Charging Showdown; iPhone 8 And iPhone X Fail To Keep Up With Android Smartphones

A special report by Tom's Guide crowned the OnePlus 5T as the winner of a fast-charging showdown between current flagship smartphones. The iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, meanwhile, failed to keep up with their Android counterparts.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 4, 2017

Why Face ID Only Supports One Face, According To Apple Exec Craig Federighi

Apple’s Face ID is secure, fast, and probably the next big thing in the world of biometric unlocking for smartphones. But why does it support only one face? Apple software engineering VP Craig Federighi explains.

Apple December 4, 2017

iOS 11 Date Bug: Why iPhones Randomly Crashed On Dec. 2 And How To Fix It

Apple’s bug problems just got worse. After a massive security flaw found in macOS High Sierra recently, reports are now surfacing about an unusual iOS 11 bug that’s causing iPhones to crash.

Apps/Software December 4, 2017

Updating To macOS 10.13.1 Reverses The High Sierra Root Patch: Here's How Keep Your Mac Safe

Apple seems to be doing badly in ensuring Macs are secure. Several users have now discovered that updating to the latest version of macOS High Sierra undoes the security patch released recently that’s meant to fix a critical security flaw.

Apps/Software December 3, 2017

iPhone X Powered By Qualcomm Gets Faster LTE Speeds Than Intel Variant

LTE speeds and performance on the iPhone X depend on which model you have. Based on a study, Qualcomm-powered variants can get faster LTE speeds than the Intel versions.

Apple December 2, 2017

iPhone X Delivery Time Improves In US: You Only Have To Wait For 1 Week Or Less

iPhone X deliveries have ramped up during the Thanksgiving weekend and are closing the supply-demand gap. Online Apple store in the US is showing Dec. 8 as the delivery date.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 2, 2017

Qualcomm Wants To Ban iPhone X Sales On AT&T And T-Mobile

Qualcomm requested the U.S. International Trade Commission to stop the imports of certain iPhone models, including the iPhone X, that run on AT&T and T-Mobile. These devices use rival Intel's modems, while those on Verizon and Sprint use Qualcomm's.

Apple December 1, 2017

Apple Watch Carves Out Identity As Health-Focused Device: Heart Study App And EKG Reader Will Save Lives

The Apple Watch is carving out its identity as a health-focused smartwatch. Apple launched the Apple Heart Study app in partnership with Stanford Research, while the FDA cleared AliveCor's KardiaBand electrocardiogram reader as its first medical device accessory.

Apple December 1, 2017

Apple Releases Update To Fix macOS High Sierra Security Flaw: Here’s How To Install It Now

Mac users can now let out a sigh of relief as Apple has finally rolled out a fix to macOS High Sierra’s critical security flaw. The issue is so serious that Apple is making it a mandatory update.

Apple November 30, 2017

Apple Support Now Has A YouTube Channel With iOS Tips And Tricks

Apple officially launched its Apple Support YouTube channel, offering tips and tricks for a number of tasks. The channel currently has 10 'how-to' videos with simple instructions for the whole process.

Apple November 29, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S9 And LG G7 Will Launch In January To Fight Back Against The iPhone X

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 are expected to launch earlier than expected in January. Apple's rivals are hastening their plans to release their next flagship devices to provide a better challenge against Apple's premium smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 28, 2017

Critical Security Flaw Allows Root Access To macOS High Sierra Without Password: Here’s How To Avoid It

A major security flaw has been discovered within macOS High Sierra. When exploited, it enables admin access to Macs, allowing users to perform every task an administrator can also do.

Security November 28, 2017

Twitter Made Animoji Karaoke A Thing, And Now It’s An Official iPhone X Ad

A singing Animoji is better than a regular Animoji. That appears to be the case in Apple’s latest iPhone X ad, with a concept plucked right out of Twitter.

Apple November 28, 2017

Google Docs, Slides, And Sheets Updated For iPhone X And iPad Owners: Here's What's New

Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets have been updated to make the interface of the apps work properly with the iPhone X. The updated apps also enable the drag-and-drop feature for the iPad.

Google November 28, 2017

Motorola Mocks Samsung’s Anti-iPhone X Ad: Can Your Phone Do This?

Samsung recently made fun of the iPhone X for being late in smartphone innovation and having a silly notch design, among other things. Now it’s Motorola’s turn.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 28, 2017

B&H Offers $800 Discount On 15-Inch MacBook With Touch Bar

B&H is having a massive Black Friday sale on Apple products, with savings of up to $1,100. You can get a MacBook Pro, iMac, or Mac Pro for much, much less than their retail price.

Computers November 25, 2017

Apple Offices In South Korea Raided By Authorities Ahead Of iPhone X Launch

South Korean authorities raided Apple’s offices just before it was about to launch the iPhone X in the country. The incident is expected to raise lingering questions about the Korean Fair Trade Commission’s shady practices.

Apple November 24, 2017

Apple Tipped To Launch 4-Inch iPhone SE 2 In First Half Of 2018: What To Expect

A major iPhone SE upgrade is long overdue, but that may change soon. According to a new report, the iPhone SE 2 will make its debut in the first half of 2018.

Apple November 24, 2017

Walmart Has Some Of The Best Black Friday Deals On iPhones, Including The iPhone X, iPhone 8, And More

Apple fans, this Black Friday is your holiday, and Walmart is the place to be for the best iPhone deals. At that, the retailer is putting the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and more on sale.

November 24, 2017

Apple Acquires Augmented Reality Startup Vrvana For $30 Million: AR Headset Coming?

Apple has been extremely secretive about its plans for augmented reality, but its latest acquisition might be hinting at something. The company has acquired startup Vrvana, which develops a headset that supports both AR and VR.

Apple November 23, 2017

Best Buy Best Black Friday Deals 2017: Big Discounts On Apple MacBook Air, iMacs

Best Buy is offering a MacBook Air and a couple of iMacs at discounted prices in celebration of Black Friday. For just $1,099, get yourself the 21-inch 4K Retina Display iMac with 1 TB of storage.

Business Tech November 23, 2017

Apple Publishes Research Detailing Enhanced Obstacle Detection For Self-Driving Cars

Apple is typically secretive, but it's starting to open up and it has now released an intriguing research paper. The company is working on a new LiDAR-based system to improve object detection and navigation for self-driving cars.

Apple November 23, 2017

Apple iMac Pro Will Come With A10 Chip And Always-On 'Hey Siri'

Apple's latest iMac Pro will have the A10 Chip and an Always-On 'Siri' feature. The shipping of new iMac Pro will take place before the end of this year.

Computers November 22, 2017

Apple Supplier Foxconn Allegedly Uses Illegal Student Labor In iPhone X Assembly Line

Apple supplier Foxconn is allegedly using illegal student labor in one of its factories for the assembly of the iPhone X. The students are being forced into overtime hours and are required to complete an internship to graduate.

Apple November 22, 2017

Google Fuschia Might Be Able To Run Swift Apps

Google is apparently working to add Swift support to Fuchsia, its highly mysterious operating system. Does this mean it’ll be able to run iOS apps written in Swift?

Google November 21, 2017

Law Enforcers Serve Apple Search Warrant For Texas Gunman’s iPhone: It’s Apple vs FBI All Over Again

Apple has been served a warrant to unlock the phone that belonged to a shooter responsible for killing 26 people in Texas. But like its tussle with the FBI over the San Bernardino case, Apple may not relent.

Business Tech November 20, 2017

Apple Diversity Chief Denise Young Smith Resigning After 6 Months, To Be Replaced By Christie Smith

Denise Young Smith, Apple’s current diversity and inclusion chief, is leaving the company at the end of the year. This comes a month after her controversial comments on diversity.

Apple November 19, 2017

Android Manufacturers To Equip Smartphones With 3D-Sensing Capability: Face ID-Like Feature Heading Their Way?

Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, and other smartphone vendors are reportedly going to equip their 2018 smartphones with a 3D-sensing feature, which is expectedly similar to the iPhone X's Face ID.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 19, 2017

Apple HomePod Release Date Delayed To Early 2018: Amazon And Google Pull Ahead In Smart Speaker Race

The Apple HomePod release date has been pushed back to early 2018. This means that the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers will have one less competitor this holiday shopping season.

Apple November 19, 2017

Apple Park Finally Opens Its Visitor Center To The Public: Fun Things To Do Inside

If you’re near Cupertino, California and you want to get a peek inside Apple Park, this is your chance. Apple has officially opened its Visitor Center, which has a store, a café, an observation deck, and an augmented reality setpiece.

Apple November 18, 2017

Apple Rolls Out iOS 11.1.2 Update That Fixes iPhone X Cold Weather Issue

Just a week after reports on the iPhone X cold weather issue started surfacing, Apple has released iOS 11.1.2, which will apparently fix the display’s responsiveness when taken out into cold weather. The update doesn’t contain major new features, though.

Apps/Software November 18, 2017

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