Pandora Music now works with Dark Mode, Siri on iPhone, HomePod, and CarPlay

Apple showed up new features coming to CarPlay back at WWDC in June including the ability to control Pandora and Waze with Siri. We’re still awaiting the big iOS 13 update from Waze, but Pandora has just released the new version of its music player for iPhone. more… The post Pandora Music now works with […]

Withings launches BPM Core blood pressure monitor with ECG, works with Apple Health

After announcing the BPM Core blood pressure monitor at CES this past January, Withings has released the new health device with ECG and stethoscope functionality in Europe. The company has also launched the new BPM Connect in the US which is a blood pressure monitor that can be used without a smartphone to see readings. […]

Editorial: CBC again attacks Apple’s repair policies, but still lacks knowledge of how it really works

Six months after the last attack on Apple’s repair policies and practices, CBC has produced another report objecting to Apple’s reluctance to dealing with water-damaged iPhones, with it again lacking an understanding of how and why Apple’s repair department works the way it does. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Logic Pros Review: Elektron’s hardware Analog Heat effects unit works just like a plug-in

Elektron is well known for its innovative hardware instruments like Octatrack, Analog Rtym/Keys and more. But today we are looking at the new Analog Heat Stereo Processing unit. The company has brought much of its forward-thinking sensibilities to an otherwise non-remarkable product category here: outboard analog effects. These and similar effects units are commonly used for […]

LG UltraFine 5K Display Works at Lower Resolution With Older Macs Using Adapter

There has been some confusion as to whether the LG UltraFine 5K Display works with older Macs, but a new support document published today answers that question and makes it clear exactly which Macs can be used with the display and at what resolution. At its full 5120 x 2880 resolution, the LG 5K display […]

Apple patents fingerprint sensor that works through displays, hints at ‘iPhone 8’ tech

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent that, if recent rumors are to be believed, might make its way into next year’s iPhone model. Specifically, the company now owns IP covering a fingerprint sensor capable of gathering accurate readings through structures like a device screen. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Solartab, the premium solar charger/battery for iPad and iPhone that actually works

If you’ve ever tried to charge your iPhones/iPads/etc. directly from a small solar panel you probably know it is pretty difficult. Even with direct sunlight, you aren’t likely to be able to charge the device reliably. Most USB-charged devices require a minimum of 5W (5Vx1A) of continuous power to even register a charge. Then a cloud […]

How Apple Music’s Liking System Works to Customize ‘For You’ Recommendations

Apple Music’s main draw is its focus on curation and its ability to learn about your music preferences to provide recommendations that suit your tastes. Apple’s new Music app focuses heavily on content discovery, with an entire “For You” section dedicated to recommendations. According to Apple, its music experts “handpick songs, artists, and albums based […]