Apple updated the Clips app, adding new scenes, including a scene from The Incredibles 2, as shown in the GIF included in our story.
Andrew Orr joins Kelly Guimont to talk about AirPods both legit and counterfeit, as well as Black Friday and holiday gift guides.
“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” the old saying goes. If that is true, Apple should be feeling very flattered indeed. Chinese company Xiaomi has become the latest firm to imitate the AirPods with its AirDots wireless headphones. It is not just the name that’s similar. The design of the AirDots shares a lot with the AirPods. They are fully wireless and have a very familiar look charging case. The next generation of the AirPods is thought to use Bluetooth 5.0, and the Air Dots utilise that same technology. In fact, the biggest difference is the price. The Next Web reported that the Air Dots will retail for just $30. Here is a bit of what they make off this copy-cat offering:
It seems like everyone wants to get on the AirPod bandwagon. Apple’s wireless earbuds have proven so popular that shedloads of companies are copying the format and releasing similar-looking versions of the audio gear. The latest in this line? The Xiaomi AirDots. The earbuds have many of the same features as the AirPods. First off, they’re true wireless, meaning there’s not a cable in sight on the headphones themselves. The Xiaomi AirDots also have touch controls on the side of the buds and come with the now standard charging case.
India is home to a large population full of very tech-savvy. Not surprisingly, Apple is keen to increase its sales there. However, small incomes, high device costs and cheap alternatives are making this increasingly difficult. A good piece of analysis on Reuters reveals that even those in Bengaluru – India’s Silicon Valley, are resisting high-end new Apple devices. To compound the difficulties, Apple faces high import tariffs in India and lost some of its top executives in the country this year. While I suspect that tales of Apple’s demise in India is somewhat premature, there is little doubt the firm faces big challenges to keep the country’s 1.3 billion consumers buying its products. Here’s a snippet:
But in a country where the average per capita income is around $2,000 a year, even the cheapest of this year’s new iPhones, the XR at 76,900 rupees ($1,058), costs twice as much as many of the alternatives. Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Research says that iPhone sales are falling as a result. From three million phones in 2017, sales may sink to two million this year, according to their estimate, the first decline in four years.
We have a deal on the GoHealthy BF1, a body fat analyzer. It features a backlit LCD display, and syncs data with your smartphone app via Bluetooth. It analyzes and measures body weight, fat percentage, water mass, and muscle and bone mass. Check out the promo video below for more info. This device is $24.99 through our deal.
Reports are surfacing that LG has begun producing 400,000 OLED panels for Apple, most likely for the company’s OLED iPhone XS product line.
Spotify for the Apple the Apple Watch is on its way but a first look shows that the functionality is pretty basic at this stage.
LONDON – The new iPad Pro and MacBook Air are available for UK customers. Currys PC World is offering new iPads from £769 (US$1,011). The retailer is also offering customers £50 ($66) off the price of the new device if they trade in an older tablet. The new MacBook Air is also available, starting at £1,119 ($1,472). However, the 256 GB SSD model seems to be currently sold out. Currys PC World is also offering financing options on the new devices.
Dr. Mac reports that he is an iPhone case addict who is happiest when he’s trying at least a couple of iPhone cases each week.
Amazon has some early Black Friday deals going on, and one of them is a refurbished 12-inch MacBook with a 512GB SSD for only US$999.
Apple magnets are inside iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches. But how do they work, and what functions do they have?
That brings us to the new iPad Pro, with 102 magnets spread all around. On the new iPad, Apple’s using magnets in four primary ways: As a way to firmly attach accessories to the device’s back, as an Apple Pencil attachment, to attach the Smart Connector, and to attach a screen cover while locking or unlocking the device.
Apple Notes can be shared with one person, many persons, or even yourself. This gives you a handy interlinking system to build a note network.
The iPad Pro will NEVER be a computer, do you hear me? Now excuse me while I type this CSF on my mechanical keyboard (forged in that girl’s tears) that will collapse my apartment building because of the vibration.
Sarcasm aside, the reason I like this iPad Pro review is because it’s from an artist, not a tech pundit. Ian Barnard covers the iPad Pro and the new Apple pencil. He doesn’t show off the art capabilities a whole lot, but he unboxes the devices and talks about them. Ultimately he likes the new model, and recommends upgrading to it, with the caveat that it might not be your cup of tea (British pun intended) and your wallet will have to decide.
Over the next week or so AT&T will kick some customers off its network because of copyright infringement.
Angela Ahrendts has given some insight into Apple Iconsiam – the firm’s first store in Thailand.
Yesterday the creator of Photopea did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). Photopea is free Photoshop online.
My name is Ivan Kutskir, I am 28 y.o. and live in Prague, the Czech Republic. I studied Computer Science and I enjoy programming. I am the author of www.Photopea.com , which is an advanced image editor, that works in a web browser. There was about 1.5 millions of visitors in October. After the first 7 000 hours of work (around 5 hours a day during 3.5 years), I haven’t made a single dollar (it was just my hobby during the college). Then, I put advertisement into it, and it makes me a decent income now (decent for a single person in Prague).
I had never heard of Photopea before, but I played around with it and it’s an impressive tool.
There’s a new interview out from Design Milk involving Phil Schiller and John Ternus to talk about the iPad Pro design and engineering.
For two and a half years China Telecom re-routed a lot of U.S. internet traffic to China. It’s not clear if it was intentional or a mistake.
As the following traceroute from December 3, 2017 shows, traffic originating in Los Angeles first passed through a China Telecom facility in Hangzhou, China, before reaching its final stop in Washington, DC. The problematic route, which is visualized in the graphic above, was the result of China Telecom inserting itself into the inbound path of Verizon Asian Pacific.
Now, it could be a bug in the internet’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). Or it could have been malicious (ALLEGEDLY) seeing how Washington D.C.’s traffic was compromised.
We have a deal on Photolemur 3, a photo editing app I personally like (as does Dr. Mac). Photolemur uses image recognition and artificial intelligence for automated photo editing, and those results are usually quite good. Our deal is for a license on one device, and you can use it on either Mac or Windows. It’s $19 through us.
The updated release still carries the iOS 12.1 moniker, but with a new build number, 16B94.