Are you familiar with Lovepop? They make these amazing greeting cards with pop-up designs in the middle. Trees, bridges, hearts, flowers…there’s some amazing design and engineering going on. I’ve sent a few (with wax seals, because [Bryan]), and they get oohs and ahhs from the people I’ve sent them to. They’re just that good. Anyhoo, the company announced a new line of Star Wars designs on Friday, and they are also way cool. Chewy, an X-Wing fighter, a Stormtrooper, the Millennium Falcon, and Darth Vader and Obi Wan’s showdown. They’re super awesome, but you’re going to pay for that super awesome at $15 a Lovepop (see what I did there?). There’s a discount for buying several cards at once. Click through to the individual cards, and you can see images from different angles to give you an idea of just how amazing they are.
What some have noticed is a device being used at a nearby table with neither a notch nor space for a Home button—what in the world could that be?
Apple released its semiannual Report on Government and Private Party Requests for Customer Information for the end of 2017 on Friday.
T-Mobile shut the API down after it was reported through the company’s bug bounty program and said there was no evidence data was actually accessed, but we’ve heard that story before.
It gives you 3D lighting similar to portrait lighting, which is great if you have an iPhone 7 Plus like Andrew and can’t get portrait lighting.
Technical journalists don’t have access to Apple’s roadmaps, but they do have pretty good ideas about what might help us all with Apple’s new hardware and software.
Since it contains a list of all the content you’ve ever bought with an Apple device, you can calculate how much you’ve spent.
Apple’s Mac lineup seems to be shipping as normal leading up to this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, that is except for the 13-inch MacBook Pro which now shows as delivering two days after the 2018 WWDC keynote.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Amazon’s Alexa inadvertently recording a conversation and sending it to someone as a message, plus Andrew has a tip on a Music app alternative for the iPhone and iPad.
Don’t hold your breath for Valve’s Steam Link app for iOS because Apple rejected it from the App Store over “business conflicts.”
This week’s sponsored app is 5KPlayer. With 5KPlayer you can play your videos with ease. Just drag a video into the 5KPlayer window and it works and plays with full-quality video and sound. No warnings about missing codecs, no issues. Just play and enjoy.
Apple is offering a free month for iCloud users upgrading from the free 5 GB storage tier to any of the paid options. The offer is a move to get more iCloud users to upgrade to a paid storage plan.
Andy Rubin, the father of Google’s Android OS, is reportedly looking for a buyer for his Essential smartphone company. Essential 2 phone development has been cancelled, and sales of the original model haven’t topped 150,000 units. The idea of a pure Android smartphone with expandability through accessories was appealing in concept, but not in practice considering Essential’s price dropped from US$699 to $200 before and sales still didn’t take off. Now sources are telling Bloomberg Credit Suisse Group AG is helping shop the company around. Essential is a perfect example of how difficult it is to make a hit in the smartphone market, even if you’re the guy that led Google’s Android team.
The verdict reached on Thursday awards Apple $539 million, down from the $1.05 billion Apple was originally awarded, but higher than the $28 million Samsung was arguing it owed.
Alexa’s been getting a bit presumptuous*, it seems, having recorded a conversation taking place in the background, bundling it up nicely, and packing it off to a friend of her owner.
NetBeans is a very useful IDE that supports many languages on the Mac. In the first article, John explained how to do the install. Here, in Part II, he shows how to get started writing and learning HTML.
It’s that time of year, time for leaked images of iPhone to appear on the Interwebs. Twitter user Mr. White posted a photograph (via BGR) of what he called “iPhone X 6.1 OLED,” though it’s frankly unclear if it’s actually an iPhone, actually OLED, or actually 6.1-inches. The next iPhone X is expected to be 5.8-inches, with a Plus model that’s 6.5-inches. That information is not from Apple, so keep a salt lick on hand when considering it. What is the case, however, is that this is about when Apple’s chain starts leaking photographs like this. It could be a real iPhone, it could be test-components for something Apple is messing about with in its labs, it could be a deliberate leak (maybe to flush out leakers), it could be Android device components, or it could be some kind of Apple knock-off component/device being hacked together in the back of a warehouse in China. It could be a prank, joke, lie, or image from 2015. Take your pick!
iPhone X 6.1 OLED pic.twitter.com/C9rYWNmShA
— Mr·white (@laobaiTD) May 24, 2018
Dr. Mac talks to a company that says its iPads “enable 250 employees to be more effective with their time, saving over 50,000 hours per year on accessing and capturing information in the field by going to a paperless workflow.
We have a deal on Mighty, which bills itself as the first on-the-go Spotify music player. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-enabled, Mighty can stream music without a smartphone. It also stores up to 1,000 songs for offline listening, and you can pair to Bluetooth speakers and headphones. It’s $79.99 through our deal.