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Steve Jobs Created The iPhone Because He Hated A Microsoft Employee: Here's The Story

The iPhone, Apple's flagship device, has long been attributed as a product of the genius of Steve Jobs. Apparently, though, it is also a product of his hate against a Microsoft employee.

Apple June 22, 2017

Apple's Confidential Seminar To Fight Against Leaks Just Got Leaked

A recording of an internal briefing at Apple about preventing leaks has just leaked, describing the different ways information or product parts illegally make it to the public. It turns out, Apple really tries hard to keep everything a surprise.

Apple June 21, 2017

New Apple Ads Show You How To Use Memories Feature, An Old Man Living In Your iPhone

Apple has released a new ad called The Archives, a cinematic and emotional representation of using the Memories feature on the Photos app. In addition, the company also published a more straightforward video on how to use the Memories.

Apple June 21, 2017

Apple Music Now Offers A $99 Annual Subscription: Your Move, Spotify And Pandora

Apple quietly added a $99 annual subscription option for Apple Music, which translates to about $8.25 per month. Previously, Apple Music only offered a $9.99 monthly subscription, similar to rivals Spotify and Pandora.

Apple June 20, 2017

Ikea Teams Up With Apple To Bring Virtual Furniture To Your Home Through Augmented Reality Tech

Ikea teamed up with Apple to create a new augmented reality app based on the ARKit that was unveiled at WWDC 2017. The app will place photo-realistic renders of furniture on top of pictures that customers take of their homes.

Apple June 20, 2017

Leaked Screen Protectors Confirm iPhone 8 Final Design: Almost No Bezels For The Premium Apple Smartphone

Leaked screen protectors for the iPhone 8 have confirmed the final design for the upcoming premium smartphone. It will have a nearly bezel-less display, with no home button at the front.

Apple June 20, 2017

Apple Will Allow Google Assistant To Replace Siri On iPhone 7s And iPhone 8: Is This Rumor True?

A new rumor claims that Apple will allow Google Assistant to replace Siri on the upcoming iPhone models as the default virtual assistant. Is this rumor true, or does it sound absurd?

Apple June 18, 2017

iPad Pro 10.5-Inch Teardown Reveals How Difficult It Is To Repair The New Apple Tablet

iFixit performed a teardown on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The test revealed that the new Apple tablet’s repairability is difficult and it scored a paltry 2 out of 10.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 17, 2017

Getting A Surface Laptop? Make Sure It Doesn't Break As It's Almost Impossible To Repair

Microsoft's Surface Laptop might be a great device, but don't break it. iFixit gave the device a one out of 10 repairability score.

Computers June 16, 2017

Apple Hires Sony's Jamie Erlicht And Zach Van Amburg To Produce Original Content For Apple TV, Should Netflix Be Worried?

Apple has expanded its plans to take on Netflix in the streaming business by bringing two seasoned TV veterans to produce original content. Can Jamie Erlicht and Zach Van Amburg help Apple take on Netflix?

Apple June 16, 2017

Did The iPad Copy The Surface Pro? Microsoft Thinks It Did

The war between Apple and Microsoft appears to be heating up. Microsoft's Ryan Gavin said that Apple copied Microsoft when it released the iPad Pro.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 16, 2017

Surface Pro 2017 vs. iPad Pro 10.5: Here's Why We Might Choose Microsoft's Tablet Over Apple's

Apple and Microsoft have both launched powerful tablets ready to serve as laptop replacements, but the 2017 Surface Pro seems to have a leg up in the competition against the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Here's the deal.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 16, 2017

Uh-oh, Siri: Smart Speaker Users Value Price Above All Else But Sound Quality Comes In Second

A poll conducted by Morning Consult has revealed that shoppers consider price as the most important factor in smart speakers. In other words, Apple's HomePod will be facing more than just a tough competition.

Smart Home June 15, 2017

Partnership With Tesla Could Help Apple Develop Autonomous Cars: Morgan Stanley Analyst

A Morgan Stanley analyst shared that it would be profitable for Apple to partner with Tesla to build technology for autonomous cars. Apple's CEO Tim Cook recently revealed that the company is trying to build autonomous car tech.

Business Tech June 15, 2017

New iPad Pro Models Beat High-End MacBook Pro In Some Benchmark Tests: How Did That Happen, Apple?

The new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models surpassed the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro in some benchmark tests. Does this mean that MacBook Pro owners should replace their laptops with the Apple's new tablets?

Apple June 15, 2017

Foxconn Contemplates Building A Factory In Wisconsin

A new report indicated that Foxconn may be contemplating building a factory in Wisconsin. In January, the company stated that it intended to invest $7 billion in a factory located in the United States.

Business Tech June 15, 2017

Apple Supplier Confirms iPhone 7s Plus Will Be Waterproof With Wireless Charging Support: What About The iPhone 7s And iPhone 8?

The CEO of iPhone assembler Wistron let slip that the iPhone 7s Plus will be waterproof and support wireless charging. Will the two features also be present in the two other upcoming models, the iPhone 7s and iPhone 8?

Apple June 14, 2017

Galaxy S8 Tops iPhone 7 In Consumer Smartphone Ratings

While there are plenty of smartphones available today, the two powerhouses are undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone. Both are driving forces in the market, but according to new consumer ratings, the Galaxy S8 tops the iPhone 7.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 14, 2017

Tim Cook: Apple Is Focusing On Autonomous Cars

Apple has spent the last few years toiling away on a car project but hadn't announced what it was. Tim Cook has finally revealed what it is, and unsurprisingly, it's autonomous cars.

Apple June 13, 2017

Leak: iPhone 8 Front And Rear Panels, iPhone 7s And 7s Plus Rear Glass Panels Show Upcoming Design

Alleged panels of the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and iPhone 7s Plus have now leaked, giving a hint of what Apple’s flagships might look like. Rumors say Apple will unveil all three handsets this fall.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 13, 2017

Apple iOS 11 Developer Preview Introduces Business Chat: What Does It Bring?

Apple has been busy working on its iOS 11 and a new iMessage feature called Business Chat is among the highlights. Here's how it works and what perks it has to offer.

Apple June 10, 2017

Apple's 10.5-Inch iPad Pro And 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Now Up For Preorder At Sprint, Shipping Next Week

Sprint has officially started taking preorders for Apple's latest 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets. Here's what you need to know about pricing, options and availability.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 10, 2017

Apple Legalizes Tips In App Store Update, In Exchange For A 30 Percent Cut

Apple solved the issue of in-app tips by legalizing the feature in the latest update to its App Store. In exchange for activating a new revenue stream for developers and content creators, Apple will take a 30 percent cut.

Apple June 10, 2017

Apple's Latest Ads Highlight The iPad Pro's Power, The Apple Pencil's Lag-Free Experience

Apple has released two new iPad Pro ads which highlight the tablet’s A10X Fusion chip and lag-free experience when drawing with the Apple Pencil. The upgraded iPad Pro models will ship this June 14.

Apple June 10, 2017

Apple's iPhone 7s, iPhone 8 Won't Maximize LTE Network Speeds

The upcoming batch of iPhone models won’t support gigabit connection speeds because Apple doesn’t want to welcome Qualcomm with open arms. On paper, it’s a bummer, but it might not even be that important.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2017

Sick Of App Review Prompts? Apple Now Gives Users The Option To Disable Them Completely

App review prompts are the bane of IOS users and Apple is finally doing something about it. iOS 11 will limit how often developers can annoy users with review prompts.

Apple June 9, 2017

iPhone 8 Delay Rumors Resurface: How Long Will Apple Fans Have To Wait?

Rumors that the iPhone 8 will be delayed have resurfaced, with RBC Capital Markets claiming that the production ramp-up for the device is taking longer than expected. When can Apple fans expect to buy the premium smartphone?

Apple June 9, 2017

Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod: Here's How These Smart Speakers Handle Your Privacy

Smart speakers record a user’s voice and sensitive data, which makes the level of privacy on these devices pivotal. Here's a look at how well the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod handle one’s privacy.

Security June 9, 2017

Alleged Final Schematics Of iPhone 7s Plus And iPhone 8 Leak

New schematics of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s Plus leaked online. The leaked images revealed the dimensions of the upcoming smartphones, but did not offer any other new information.

Apple June 9, 2017

Apple's iPad Pro vs Microsoft's Surface Pro: Which Device Can Replace Your Laptop?

The Apple iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface Pro are pretty excellent tablets, boasting stellar displays, powerful processors, and more. Only one, however, makes a strong argument as a laptop replacement.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2017

Is Apple's HomePod Just A Glorified $350 Smart Speaker?

The HomePod is Apple's foray into the smart home competition, taking on the likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home. However, it seems to emphasize more on music rather than its smart qualities.

Smart Home June 8, 2017

Apple Employees And Distributors Arrested In China For Selling iPhone User Data On The Black Market

Chinese authorities have arrested 22 Apple employees and distributors for allegedly stealing iPhone user data and selling it on the black market. The individuals reportedly got the data from an internal Apple database they had access to.

Security June 8, 2017

Apple's Latest 4K 21.5-Inch iMac Is Upgradable: iFixit Teardown Reveals DIY RAM And CPU Upgrade Possibility

Apple's latest 4K 21.5-inch iMac AIO comes with a great surprise: upgradability. iFixit's teardown reveals that the machine comes with removable RAM and modular CPU, so DIY upgrades are now possible.

Apple June 8, 2017

HomePod: Can The Latest Apple Smart Speaker Compete With Amazon Echo And Google Home?

Apple debuted its HomePod smart speaker, which is poised to take on the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Here's a look at how the Apple smart speaker stacks up against the other two devices.

Apple June 8, 2017

Apple Unveils Several Welcome Features For Safari

Apple has announced some new privacy and ad blocking features to the upcoming version of Safari. These changes may anger advertisers, but they should please consumers.

Apple June 7, 2017

iPhone Screen Repairs Will Get A Lot Easier By Year's End With Apple's Special Repair Machines

Apple is reportedly planning to make iPhone screen repairs a whole lot easier with proprietary Horizon Machines at third-party repair centers. The company should deploy such machines at 400 shops in 25 countries by the end of the year.

Apple June 7, 2017

Apple Unveils Upgraded MacBooks At WWDC 2017: Kaby Lake, Faster Graphics, Better SSDs And More

Apple announced refreshed MacBook models at WWDC 2017, promising more power, faster performance, and better battery life. Here's what the new MacBook and MacBook Pro have to offer.

Apple June 7, 2017

Apple Confirms watchOS 4: New Watch Faces, Better Fitness Features, And More In Tow

Apple offered a peek into the watchOS 4 at the WWDC 2017. The upcoming watchOS4 is poised to bring new watch faces, better fitness features, and more Apple Watch users' way.

Apps/Software June 7, 2017

Launch Of 10.5-Inch iPad Pro Results In Price Drop Of 9.7-Inch Model At Best Buy

Best Buy discounted all the 9.7-inch iPad Pro models. The retailer may have offered these discounts to clear out inventory after Apple launched the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro at the WWDC.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 7, 2017

Apple Launches First Original Show: Here's What 'Planet Of The Apps' Is All About And How To Watch It

Apple has finally released its first original series, a reality show entitled 'Planet of the Apps.' What is the program all about, and how can interested users watch its first episode for free?

Apple June 7, 2017

Apple Helped UK Terrorism Investigations By Handing Over Metadata: How Is This Different From Breaking Encryption?

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company has helped United Kingdom officials in their investigations into the series of terrorist attacks in the country. Apple is said to have handed over metadata, which is different from breaking encryption.

Apple June 6, 2017

WWDC 2017: External GPU And VR Support Are Coming To macOS

WWDC has already gotten off to a big start for Apple with plenty of new products and updates to talk about. One of the bigger ones for Mac users came in the form of external GPU and VR support coming to macOS.

Apple June 6, 2017

10.5-Inch iPad Pro Accessories: Here Are Some Options From Apple And Logitech

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro has just come out, and it's set to arrive to every buyer's doorstep in about a week. That said, it's never too soon to shop for some accessories, particularly from Apple and Logitech.

Apple June 6, 2017

Here's How To Sign Up For iOS 11, macOS High Sierra Beta - And Why You'd Want To

Apple just unveiled upgrades to its mobile and desktop operating systems: iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. Here’s how to sign up for Apple’s beta software program to get both beta releases by the end of June.

Apps/Software June 6, 2017

iOS 11's Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature Detects When You Are In A Moving Car

Apple's iOS 11 would integrate the Do Not Disturb While Driving mode. This feature was designed to mute all notifications and calls upon detecting that the driver is behind the wheel, preventing distraction.

Apple June 6, 2017

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