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What to anticipate from Apple’s September 10 “By Development Just” occasion

What to anticipate from Apple’s September 10 “By Development Just” occasion

Enlarge / This image accompanied invitations Apple sent to the press for the September 10 event. At 10am Pacific on September 10, Apple will host its annual iPhone event in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's campus in Cupertino, California. We're expecting new iPhones and a new Apple Watch to be sure, and as has…
Report: Apple will reveal revamped MacBook Pro, “Pro” iPhones this fall

Report: Apple will reveal revamped MacBook Pro, “Pro” iPhones this fall

This is the new Mac Pro. Samuel Axon And here's a rear view. Samuel Axon Let's zoom in to see some of the ports in this configuration. Samuel Axon There's more to see at the bottom. Samuel Axon On top, you'll notice a couple more ports, a power button, and this handle. When you grab…
Apple is now promoting the AirPower, principally, solely it’s not made by Apple

Apple is now promoting the AirPower, principally, solely it’s not made...

The mophie 3-in-1 mat with AirPods, an Apple Watch, and an iPhone on it. Apple Here it is without any devices. Apple Another view. Apple Apple is also selling a mophie-made mat that just handles two devices. Apple You'll have to charge your Watch separately with that one. Apple The dual pad with no devices…
Guidemaster: Smartwatches worthwhile of changing your preferred wrist watch

Guidemaster: Smartwatches worthwhile of changing your preferred wrist watch

Enlarge / Apple Watch Series 2. Valentina Palladino Update: Our Smartwatch Guidemaster was originally published in February 2018. But we've been testing the newest smartwatches ahead of fall back-to-school and tech event season, so we've now updated our recommendations to include some of the best and newest devices available in 2019. If you hate looking…
Practically every Apple organisation grew in every area this quarter– other than the iPhone

Practically every Apple organisation grew in every area this quarter– other...

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook. Today, Apple reported its Q3 2019 earnings to investors. Overall revenue is up 1% over the same quarter last year, reaching $53.8 billion. Apple CEO Tim Cook framed the report to investors as "a blowout quarter" for wearables, citing strong demand for the Apple Watch and AirPods as well…
Apple obtains Intel’s 5G smart device modem service for $1 billion

Apple obtains Intel’s 5G smart device modem service for $1 billion

Enlarge / From left to right: the iPhone 8, the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS Max. Samuel Axon Apple today announced that it will acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business for $1 billion. The acquisition will bring 2,200 Intel employees under Apple's umbrella, along with various intellectual properties, leases, and…
Apple launches iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, macOS 10.146, and more

Apple launches iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, macOS 10.146, and more

Enlarge / The Apple Watch series 4 running watchOS 5. Valentina Palladino As it often does, Apple has released updates for all of its device operating systems at once. iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, macOS 10.14.6, and tvOS 12.4 all arrive on supporting devices today. iOS 12.4's tentpole feature is the ability to directly and wirelessly…
Apple launches iOS 12.3, macOS 10.145, watchOS 5.2.1, and tvOS 12.3

Apple launches iOS 12.3, macOS 10.145, watchOS 5.2.1, and tvOS 12.3

Enlarge / Apple announced some of these features at its services-and-TV-focused event on March 25. Today, Apple began rolling out new versions of its iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS operating systems for iPhones and iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, and Apple TVs, respectively. The updates are largely focused on the video services that Apple announced at…
Garmin Leader 245 Music evaluation: New functions, much better rate, couple of sacrifices

Garmin Leader 245 Music evaluation: New functions, much better rate, couple...

Valentina Palladino Runners have a lot to be excited about when it comes to Garmin's revamped family of Forerunner smartwatches. Now starting at $199, the Forerunner family contains six devices that should serve all levels of runner—from novice to expert. The $299 Forerunner 245 and 245 Music sit right in the middle of the lineup,…
Mini-review: Fitbit’s Versa Lite prefers cost over unneeded functions

Mini-review: Fitbit’s Versa Lite prefers cost over unneeded functions

Valentina Palladino The Versa Lite confused me at first. When Fitbit announced the new Inspire and Inspire HR fitness trackers, the company also debuted the new Versa Lite. This smartwatch looks identical to the original Versa, which came out last year, but it lacks a few features and costs $40 less. Considering the Versa was…

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