Tech & Science Apple WWDC18 iPhone Apple will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose today, and fanboys are eagerly awaiting announcements about new MacBooks, iPads and the iPhone. WWDC takes place every year in June and is used to announce updates to the software for iPhones, iPads and the Watch. Apple TV and the MacBook range may also get an upgrade. Although major iPhone news is always saved for September, Apple has often announced new hardware at WWDC. The first MacBook Pro to be given the Retina Display was unveiled at WWDC in 2012. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro was revealed at WWDC last year. Apple's CEO Tim Cook will take the stage on Monday at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith Recommended Slideshows 30 In Pictures: Fujitsu Forum, One of Tokyo's Biggest Tech Shows 35 34 Must-Have Apps 67 The Best Pictures Ever Taken in Space Apple invites journalists to attend the event in … [Read more...] about Apple WWDC Live Stream: Start Time, How to Watch and iPhone SE2 Rumors
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In April, Apple killed off its entire networking product line. The company announced that it would be sunsetting the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule. You can still buy the remaining stock (if you don't mind Frozen-era networking tech), and they'll still work. Just don't expect Apple CEO Tim Cook to pull out a shiny new next-gen Apple router on stage at June's WWDC keynote -- or any other time in the future, unless the company feels it can somehow truly reinvent the networking space. While some have lamented its demise, the death of the AirPort line surprised absolutely nobody. By not updating its networking products since 2013, Apple had effectively waved would-be consumers farther down the aisle, on to newer, better products from manufacturers that were actually moving forward in the space with innovations like mesh networking -- Eero, Netgear and even Google, to name a few. The death of the AirPort line is a stark contrast to the fate of the Mac Pro. … [Read more...] about Apple’s walking dead: Which of these zombie products will it kill next?
The world online has exploded into battle royale madness, with the launch of a couple of huge games. One is Fortnite and the other is PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG to its friends. We've talked about Fortnite separately: that game is similar to PUBG, but Epic - the game's developer - describes it as a cross between Minecraft and Left 4 Dead, as there's a building element to it, which doesn't come into PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.The important thing about these huge titles is that they are now both mobile games - hence PUBG Mobile - as well as being available across other platforms. PUBG Mobile: The essential details PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile game is published by Tencent Games and is available for Android and iOS (i.e., iPhone). The game is currently undergoing a phased roll-out, from 19 March 2018, but it is a global roll-out and it's available in the UK and other territories on Android. The iOS version is also available.You can find the Android … [Read more...] about What is PUBG Mobile and why is everyone talking about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds?
Nokia licensor HMD has captured the attention of the phone-buying public by offering remakes of classic phones from the Finnish giant’s past. It started by refreshing the iconic (and indestructable) Nokia 3310 with a new colorful and capable version. Now, it’s the turn of the Nokia 8110, which is best known as the slider phone used by Neo in The Matrix. Nokia’s history is an almost bottomless well of handset brilliance. Its history prior to 2010 is of releasing iconic and intriguing phones. Some were roaring successes that ultimately defined the entire industry. Others, although undeniably ambitious, fell flat on their faces. So, what else could Nokia (sorry, HMD Global) revive? We’ve got a few ideas. Nokia 9000 Communicator Launched in 1996, the Nokia 9000 Communicator was a fascinating phone. At first glance, it looked like a bog-standard “brick” phone. It was clad in grey, had big chunky buttons, and a postage stamp-sized LCD to see who’s … [Read more...] about 5 iconic Nokia phones we desperately want to see remade
Apple has been quite busy promoting its upcoming HomePod wireless speaker with lots of TV commercials ahead of its official launch on Feb. 9. However, if you were hoping that the HomePod would work like a standard Bluetooth speaker, the company has quietly revealed that won’t be happening, at least not for the launch. The official HomePod specs have now been posted at Apple’s website (via Engadget). The good news is that the speaker supports Bluetooth 5.0. The bad news is that the specs show that streaming audio from third-party apps like Spotify is only available via Apple’s AirPlay from devices like the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac PCs. That means if you have an Android smartphone, you can’t stream audio from it to play on the HomePod, even if you have the Android version of the Apple Music app installed on your phone. Motorola Smart Controller: Powers for Android Devices The Motorola Droid Razr now has a compatible … [Read more...] about The Apple HomePod speaker will not work with your Android
In anticipation of next Friday's release of the Apple HomePod speaker, Apple has updated some of the tech specs listed for the product on its website. The list of "Audio Sources" confirms that the HomePod sits very comfortably inside Apple's walled garden of apps and services, and isn't as friendly to outside sources as other smart home speakers. Apple lists the supported audio sources for the HomePod as: Apple Music iTunes Music purchases iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription Beats 1 Live Radio Podcasts AirPlay other content to HomePod from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac The key here is that, as we discovered during an early listening session, while the HomePod has Bluetooth 5.0 built in, it can't be used for music streaming. You'll need an Apple device that supports AirPlay to remotely play Spotify or other music sources (you also need an Apple device for the initial setup as well). Those other sources also won't have voice … [Read more...] about Reminder: Apple’s HomePod only plays nice with Apple devices
People close to Apple have reportedly spilled the beans on a media-related event that will happen in New York City before January ends. The announcement likely will not involve the iPad 3, Apple TV or other interactive television efforts, suggests All Things D, adding that the event may focus on a small-scale advertising or publishing revelation. Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, reportedly will be in attendance, All Things D adds: "Cue is in charge of a large swath of Apple’s media units, including the iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, as well as iAd and its iCloud services." What do you think Apple will announce at this NYC event? Make your best predictions in the comments below. Bonus: Apple in 2011 — A Bittersweet Year for Tech’s Most Valuable Company January Apple started the year on a high, surpassing $300 billion in market capitalization. The launch of the Mac App Store brought the "App Store experience" to … [Read more...] about What Will Apple Announce at Its Event This Month?
iOS 11.3, the latest version of Apple's iPhone and iPad operating system, is coming this spring -- and it'll offer more features than you might expect from a ".3" release. Whether you're interested in augmented reality, cute Animoji or just a way to keep Apple from throttling your old iPhone, damn it, there's something in this update to pique your curiosity. And those are just the headline features from a list that's growing longer as we speak, as Apple dev rip apart the new iOS 11.3 beta to see what the company's changed. (Did I mention? Apple released iOS 11.3 beta 1 to developers today.) Here are the features we know about, as of Jan. 24. 1. Take control of your battery I'm not talking about battery life -- I'm talking about the ability to keep Apple from secretly throttling your phone's processing power as your phone's battery ages. Apple was caught red-handed doing that this past winter, and wound up having to apologize for keeping it a secret. And though the company … [Read more...] about iOS 11.3: The 7 best new features
iPhone 4 hardware Where previous iPhones have become iconified as singular slabs, iPhone 4 takes it to the next level - flat, curved but with an edge, and -- of course -- obsessively thin. That's 0.37 inches (9.3 mm) thin for the spec fans among us, at 4.5 inches (115.2 mm) high and 2.31 inches (58.6 mm) wide and weighing in at the same 4.8 ounces (137 grams) as the iPhone 3GS. It looks flat out sexy and it feels fine to hold even if Apple has once again made no concessions towards grip -- as we said it's all stainless steel and glass. Along the sides you'll find the few, familiar buttons and ports -- 3.5mm headset (still flush), noice-canceling mic, sleep/wake button, microSIM card slot (along the side now), speaker, 30-pin dock connector, phone mic, volume up and down buttons (separate now, not a rocker), and the ring/silent switch. On the front, below the screen (which we'll get to in a moment) is the home button. Above the screen is the ear speaker and the new front-facing, VGA … [Read more...] about iPhone 4 Review
It's not about what bands you listen to. It's all about the headphones you listen on. After all, if you're paying $5,000 for 4G-connected headphones with gold plating and LCD touchscreens, you'd better be damned sure someone sees you while you're listening to those sweet, sweet tunes. French startup Debussy is keen to make your listening device (whether it's your phone, your laptop or even your old-school iPod) totally redundant. The company took to the show floor at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas to show off prototypes for its range of high-tech, connected headphones, promising a "musical life without limitations." In fact, you don't even need to be limited by your phone screen. You'll be able to control these suckers with the two LCD screens glowing on your ears. The only real limit is your budget. The top-of-the-line Nathaniel headphones from Debussy (complete with velvet trim, gold plating and extra... street cred) will set you back $5,000 (that translates … [Read more...] about Meet your new LCD sound system: Headphones with touchscreens