Happy Hour Podcast 147 | watchOS apps and GymKit launch, even bigger iPhones, and HomePod hype

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss changes coming to watchOS apps, the launch of GymKit in Australia, changes in iOS 10.2 beta for iPhone X, iPhone rumors for next year including a larger OLED model and a mid-sized LCD update, and anticipation of HomePod and AirPlay 2. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes […]

GoPro TradeUp offers $100 rebate on Hero5 Black with trade-in of older model, even broken

Sports camera producer GoPro has launched its first trade-in program that allows customers to exchange their older GoPro Hero cameras, even damaged or broken ones, for a $ 50 or $ 100 discount on the latest iPhone-connected models. Owners of early-model GoPro cameras are most likely to see the largest benefit from the promotion. AppleInsider […]

Next iPhone Said to Have Even Better IP68-Rated Water Resistance

Apple’s next-generation iPhone will feature IP68-rated water resistance, which would be an improvement over the IP67-certified iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, according to The Korea Herald. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is IP68 certified, and the Galaxy S8 is naturally rumored to be as well. In the IP68 rating, the “6” means the next iPhone would […]

LG’s UltraFine 5K Display Is a Worthy Companion to the New MacBook Pro, Even Without Apple’s Looks

At Apple’s MacBook Pro media event back in October, the company unveiled a pair of LG-branded high-resolution displays it co-developed with the display manufacturer. The UltraFine 5K and 4K displays are optimized for the Mac with tight software integration, and the 5K model in particular with single-cable connection over Thunderbolt 3 has been highly anticipated. […]

WSJ/NBC poll shows public support for Apple’s side of FBI battle growing, now close to even split

While an earlier public poll showed the majority of the public siding with the FBI in the dispute over whether Apple should be forced to help the government break into an iPhone, the public mood appears to be shifting. A WSJ/NBC poll shows that, overall, American voters are now almost evenly split on the issue. Neither the WSJ […]