Instagram to start hiding like counts in the US as test expands next week to help users focus on content

Instagram CEO, Adam Mosseri, shared at the Wired25 conference this evening that the social media service will expand its test that hides like counts to the US next week for some users. This comes after testing started this summer in a handful of countries including Canada, Italy, Australia, and Brazil. more… The post Instagram to […]

Trump orders companies to ‘start looking for an alternative to China,’ AAPL falls over 4%

President Trump sent a series of tweets on Friday afternoon addressing the relationship between the United States and China. The president ordered that U.S. companies “immediately start looking for an alternative to China,” which sent Apple stock down by over 4 percent. more… The post Trump orders companies to ‘start looking for an alternative to […]

LG says HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support will start rolling out to supported TVs next week

Earlier this year, LG released its first 2019 TVs that would eventually gain support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2. Now, the TV maker says that updates will soon start to roll out that add support for those features. more… The post LG says HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support will start rolling out to supported TVs […]

July 4th savings start early at OWC

Fourth of July deals have launched early at Other World Computing, with Macs as low as $ 289 and discounts of up to 53% off. From Thunderbolt 3 docks to HomePods and MacBook Pros, Apple hardware and accessories are slashed just in time for Independence Day. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

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

Jony Ive talks his start in design, how iPhone X makes earlier iPhones feel ‘disconnected’ & more

Apple’s design chief Jony Ive sat down with Smithsonian Magazine recently to talk how he got his start as a designer and much more. The interview comes as Ive will be featured in the 2017 issue of the magazine and today spoke at the Hirshorn Museum in Washington, D.C. more… 9to5Mac

iPhone X orders start shipping for tomorrow’s launch

Apple has started updating customers with Apple Store orders that their launch day iPhone X units are now shipping. Dispatch notifications for iPhone orders are slightly meaningless (the phone has already been working its way through plane freight and delivery couriers at this point), but it’s still fun to get the official confirmation. more… 9to5Mac

Poll: iPhone 7 & 7 Plus preorders start tomorrow, which model are you getting?

The excitement is starting to brew up as we get closer and closer to iPhone 7 and 7 Plus preorders. Starting tomorrow at 12:01 AM PST, customers will be able to pre-order the iPhone, with retail availability starting on September 16th. Now is as good as time as any to get yourself ready and thinking about your […]