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July 15, 2017
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Review: Amazon Echo Show is ‘good enough’

Arguably the best home assistant gets even better with the launch of Amazon’s latest Alexa-powered accessory, dubbed the Echo Show, arriving months before Apple’s competing HomePod arrives in December. It’s also Amazon’s most expensive model at $ 229.99, compared to … Continue reading

June 15, 2017
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Comments Off on Benchmark tests show new iPad Pro models outperform MacBook Pro in some CPU & GPU tasks

Benchmark tests show new iPad Pro models outperform MacBook Pro in some CPU & GPU tasks

Apple earlier this month refreshed both its iPad Pro and MacBook Pro lineups with faster processors and other performance improvements. The company heavily markets the iPad Pro as a PC replacement, and new benchmarks from blog BareFeats show that the … Continue reading

May 28, 2017
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Apple Park 3D models, walkways, more show up in Apple Maps

Apple in a recent update to Apple Maps enhanced coverage of the Apple Park campus area in Cupertino, Calif., with the app now displaying 3D building models, walkways and other points of interest across the sprawling grounds. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

May 9, 2017
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Comments Off on Amazon announces premium touchscreen $230 Echo Show, allowing Alexa to ‘show you things’

Amazon announces premium touchscreen $230 Echo Show, allowing Alexa to ‘show you things’

Amazon’s voice-driven personal assistant Alexa is going visual, via the online retailer’s new high-end Echo Show, a $ 230 tabletop personal assistant featuring a 7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, and dual 2-inch stereo speakers. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

March 8, 2017
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Comments Off on WikiLeaks documents show CIA struggling to crack Apple gear, little danger to everyday folk

WikiLeaks documents show CIA struggling to crack Apple gear, little danger to everyday folk

While the revelations that the CIA has its own device penetration department, including a section for Apple equipment, a closer look at the revealed data shows an agency struggling with the realities of modern surveillance, and a increasingly sophisticated investigation … Continue reading

January 13, 2017
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Comments Off on New Swift project head Ted Kremenek said to be running the show behind the scenes for some time

New Swift project head Ted Kremenek said to be running the show behind the scenes for some time

Apple senior manager Ted Kremenek has been named as the new lead of the Swift development project, and has apparently been operating in that capacity for some time behind the scenes, according to outgoing head Chris Lattner. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

January 11, 2017
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Comments Off on New images + video show comparison between early Fadell and Forstall iPhone prototypes

New images + video show comparison between early Fadell and Forstall iPhone prototypes

Last week we shared a look at the click wheel-inspired iPhone interface that ended up being scrapped in favor of iOS. Now, Sonny Dickson has shared a video and gallery of images comparing two early prototypes of the iPhone: Tony … Continue reading

December 24, 2016
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Comment: Apple’s AirPods show just how badly Siri needs an offline mode [Poll]

A few days after having received my AirPods order, I’ve quickly come to realize how the lack of accessible audio playback controls can hinder the overall experience. In my previous reviews of true wireless earbuds, I’ve consistently brought up on-device controls as … Continue reading

December 23, 2016
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Comments Off on Leaked documents show breadth of iPhone data accessible by Cellebrite forensic tool

Leaked documents show breadth of iPhone data accessible by Cellebrite forensic tool

Thanks to the recent encryption debate many smartphone owners are keenly aware of personal data stored on their iPhone, from contacts to calendar entries to photo metadata and more. Newly leaked documents relating to Israeli digital forensics firm Cellebrite demonstrate … Continue reading

November 18, 2016
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Comments Off on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ skewers cost, content of Apple’s new design book

Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ skewers cost, content of Apple’s new design book

On Thursday night’s episode of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the show aired a parody of Apple’s design videos to make fun of the company’s new coffeetable book, Designed by Apple in California. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

September 16, 2016
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Comments Off on Tests show matte black iPhone 7 resists key scratches, raise questions over camera lens [Video]

Tests show matte black iPhone 7 resists key scratches, raise questions over camera lens [Video]

While Apple has warned that the high-gloss surface of the Jet Black iPhone 7 is easily scratched, we’ve heard nothing yet about the scratch-resistance of the matte black finish. YouTuber JerryRigEverything set out to correct that by putting an iPhone through … Continue reading

August 11, 2016
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iPhone 7 Display Photos Show Reversed Orientation, Usual Home Button Cutout

Mobile phone repair firm GeekBar continues to share photos of iPhone 7 components on its Weibo page, with the latest set showing off the display assembly for the device. One photo in particular is interesting because it includes the display … Continue reading

July 16, 2016
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Comments Off on This week on AI: Pulling the curtain back on ‘iPhone 7,’ an Apple TV show, Pokemon GO & more

This week on AI: Pulling the curtain back on ‘iPhone 7,’ an Apple TV show, Pokemon GO & more

"iPhone 7" leaks returned with a vengeance this week, giving us what may be a near-final glimpse of the product. News didn’t stop there however, with word about a TV series co-produced by Apple, a French research center, and of … Continue reading

July 13, 2016
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Comments Off on More Photos Show Off Alleged Lightning EarPods for iPhone 7

More Photos Show Off Alleged Lightning EarPods for iPhone 7

A series of photos have been posted on Chinese microblogging service Weibo, and later shared by French website NWE, that provide a closer look at what appear to be Lightning-equipped EarPods. However, it cannot be fully distinguished if these are … Continue reading

July 13, 2016
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Comments Off on Open casting call posted for Apple’s ‘Planet of the Apps’ reality TV show

Open casting call posted for Apple’s ‘Planet of the Apps’ reality TV show

Earlier this year it was announced that Apple was planning to launch its first original TV series about the “app economy.” Now, Apple has posted an open casting call for the unscripted reality series, which we now know is called … Continue reading