Silicon Valley Sources Refute Elon Musk Claims about Apple

6 hours, 32 minutes ago · · News

Elon Musk and Tim Cook Taking a Ride in TMO's Rendering of an Apple Car

Tesla CEO Elon Musk told the world Friday that Apple has been hiring people fired from Tesla, that Apple is jokingly known as the Tesla Graveyard. That's not the story I've been hearing for some time from my sources. My understanding is that many people have been leaving Tesla to go to a variety of other companies, and not just to Apple.

AT&T Limits Wi-Fi Calling to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s

1:57 PM, Oct. 9th, 2015 · · News

No Wi-Fi calling for iPhone 5c or 5s on AT&T

AT&T turned on Wi-Fi calling on Thursday, which is awesome as long as you have the right model iPhone. Even though Apple says Wi-Fi calling is supported on the iPhone 5c and newer, AT&T chose to enable the feature only for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Elon Musk: Can’t Cut it at Tesla? Go Work for Apple

10:06 AM, Oct. 9th, 2015 · · News

Elon Musk says Apple hires the engineers he fires

Sure, Apple is hiring Tesla employees—presumably for its own electric car project code named Titan—but they're the people that've been fired. CEO Elon Musk says Apple is the "Tesla Graveyard," and the people who can't cut it working for him go there.

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The implication is that Apple is hiring incompetent engineers for its electric car project. There's no way Tim Cook would let people who could potentially screw up his car plans into Apple's labs.

Apple on iPhone Battery Performance: You’re Measuring It Wrong

9:10 PM, Oct. 8th, 2015 · · News

Some testing and real-world usage has found that devices powered by an Apple A9 chip made by TSMC get as much as 50 minutes more battery life than devices powered by A9s made by Samsung. Apple told TechCrunch, however, that its internal data shows a modest 2-3 percent difference as a whole, and that benchmark testing procedures are not an accurate way to measure battery life.

AT&T Fires Up Wi-Fi Calling Support

2:28 PM, Oct. 8th, 2015 · · News

AT&T enables Wi-Fi calling for iPhones and other smartphones

AT&T announced on Wednesday that the FCC had granted a waiver allowing the cell service provider to enable Wi-Fi calling, and on Thursday the company followed up by actually turning on the feature. Wi-Fi calling lets iPhone owners use broadband connections via wireless networks for phone calls when their cell signal is too weak.

Adobe Sets Lightroom for iPhone, iPad Free from Creative Cloud

10:33 AM, Oct. 8th, 2015 · · News

Lightroom gets cool new features, drops Creative Cloud requirement

Lightroom for the iPhone and iPad is a pretty powerful image editing app, but has always required a Creative Cloud subscription, and that you use the Mac version of the app, too. As of Thursday that changed because Adobe turned Lightroom for iOS into a truly stand-alone app that doesn't even require a Creative Cloud subscription.

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Adobe wants to own the creative tablet market, and taking away the Creative Cloud requirement for Lightroom is another example of that. Adobe was also a part of Apple's iPad Pro unveiling, has other creative apps for the iPhone and iPad, and sells its Ink and Slide stylus for the iPad. Adobe is playing for keeps.

Harry Potter Comes to Apple’s iBook Store with Enhanced Editions

9:14 AM, Oct. 8th, 2015 · · News

Harry Potter is on the iBook Store and enhanced

If you've ever thought the Harry Potter series was great, but still needed a little something more, Apple has you covered with the new digital editions of the books. Apple is calling the just released digital books "enhanced" thanks to their new artwork, interactive animations, and new annotations written by series author J.K. Rowling.

AT&T gets a Green Light to Enable Wi-Fi Calling

10:25 AM, Oct. 7th, 2015 · · News

AT&T can finally enable Wi-Fi calling support for iPhone users

AT&T customers who still rely on a MicroCell for reliable iPhone connections on calls (like me) are a step closer to getting Wi-Fi calling support. The FCC approved AT&T's waiver request, which means the carrier can start rolling out the feature nation-wide.

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The days of needing an AT&T MicroCell look like they're coming to an end. It's kind of funny that AT&T is using its own FCC waiver approval for Wi-Fi calling to slam T-Mobile and Sprint for failing to apply for theirs.

How to Turn Off Nightstand Mode in Apple watchOS 2

9:00 AM, Oct. 7th, 2015 · · News

Nightstand Mode in Settings App on watchOS 2

Nightstand Mode is a cool new feature in watchOS 2 that puts a nice fat digital clock on your Apple Watch when it's being charged. It's tasty, but some folks might not want their Apple Watch's display on all night. Turning it off is simple, but only if you know where to look. Bryan Chaffin explains.

iPad Pro Coming in Early November

11:25 AM, Oct. 6th, 2015 · · News

Apple's iPad Pro may ship at the beginning of November

Apple said the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil stylus will ship in November, which typically means the end of the month. This time, however, it sounds like we'll get Apple's jumbo iPad right at the beginning of the month.

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Early November would suit me just fine. I want to get my hands on an iPad Pro as soon as possible.