Tag: Apple

Gadgets

New feature in iOS 11 quickly and temporarily disables Touch ID

Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple is slated to release iOS 11 to all users this fall, but with the public beta available for anyone to try, some previously unannounced features have been discovered. According to a report from The Verge, a feature in the updated operating system allows users to easily change settings so your fingers can’t…

Tech

Leaked images might show the iPhone 8's wireless charging setup

This year’s upcoming iPhone 8 product line is widely expected to be Apple’s first generation of smartphones to feature wireless charging capabilities, finally freeing up iOS users from their Lightning cords — and we might just have gotten a good look at what the accessories that will provide that power might look like.     New…

Gadgets

iPhone 8 latest leak is the strongest hint wireless charging is coming

It appears Apple will finally be adding wireless charging capability to the iPhone. Following speculation that the Big A has already begun mass production for its upcoming flagship handset, Dutch tech news outlet TechTastic has unearthed leaked images of what is purportedly iPhone components and schematics for its wireless charging technology. It is difficult to…

Health

Apple Watch to be sold alongside Aetna health insurance plans

The Apple Watch could soon be sold discounted or free to Aetna’s 23 million members, as a way to improve health outcomes and lower insurance costs, according to a CNBC report. Apple held a series of meetings with Aetna executives and hospital chief medical information officers, discussing the possibility of a plan that included the…

Tech

Here are the tech companies that have taken action against hate groups

A couple of days ago, I took a shot at tech companies that had ignored the role their services had played in enabling white supremacist and neo-nazi groups. Not it appears the Nazi-fueled violence in Charlottesville last weekend prompted a growing number of tech companies to take action. Here’s a list of known companies that…

Tech

Forget streaming: Apple should rethink plans to waste $1 billion on video content

Given Apple’s original content track record thus far, the company might do just as well burning a pile of 1 billion dollar bills as it would buying original programming. The odious Planet of the Apps has proved to be every bit the cringeworthy crapfest that its very name suggested it would be the moment it…

Tech

Why Apple's not going to sell an OLED TV

It’s no secret Apple really, really wants to reinvent the TV. On his deathbed, Steve Jobs expressed great interest in fixing the crummy TV watching experience, telling his biographer Walter Isaacson that he had “finally cracked it.” Jobs said he wanted to create an “integrated television set that is completely easy to use” and “would…

Mobile

Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality

 ARKit is one of the biggest changes in iOS 11. Under the hood, Apple is about to transform the iPhone into a very capable augmented reality device. Felix Lapalme‏ has been looking at assets in the Maps app package to find out if the company is going to leverage augmented reality for turn-by-turn directions. On July…

Culture & Gaming

Apple going all-in on original programming, to the tune of $1 billion a year

Apple Music on iOS 10, with Senior VP Eddy Cue. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) As the battle to create original content for online video services continues, we get a glimpse into Apple’s plans for the coming year. According to a report  from The Wall Street Journal, Apple has a budget of $1 billion to spend in 2018 to “procure and…