Apple has two-year head start on Android in 3D sensing arms race, report says

Apple’s savvy supply chain acumen has afforded it a two-year lead in a mounting 3D sensing arms race the company sparked with the introduction of Face ID on iPhone X, as reports claim major suppliers will not have crucial parts available for Android makers until 2019. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Spotify ousts head of video & podcasts as early original content efforts fail

Spotify’s foray into creating original video content hasn’t garnered as much attention as the company would have liked, despite launching a multitude of shows. Now, Bloomberg reports that the streaming service has ousted its head of original video and podcasting operations… more… 9to5Mac

Korean prosecutors charge Samsung head, other execs with bribery & embezzlement

South Korea prosecutors on Tuesday indicted the acting head of the Samsung Group — Jay Y. Lee — for bribery and embezzlement, leveling similar charges at four other executives as well in the influence scandal surrounding Korean President Park Geun-hye and her friend, Choi Soon-sil. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Head to head: Comparing AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile & Verizon’s ‘unlimited’ wireless plans for iPhone

All four of the big U.S. wireless providers once again have unlimited plans available to smartphone users. AppleInsider looks into the four, and gives you the data you need to make the best choice possible if you’re in the market. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Opinion: Rumored iOS 10 HomeKit app is welcomed, but alternatives have a healthy head start

Since HomeKit was introduced with iOS 8, one major missing piece from Apple’s home automation effort has been a built-in app that provides a user interface to the underlying framework. Interacting with Siri is the only Apple-supplied HomeKit UI; users rely on third-party apps instead for all visual HomeKit management. The downside to this approach is that there isn’t […]