We have some bad news about next year's iPhone 8
A report on Wednesday included an exciting new iPhone 8 rumor, but it looks like it might have been off base...
Microsoft started slow on Wednesday, but things picked up when Panos Panay took stage and showed off a brand new all-in-one desktop PC called the Surface Studio. Now, just one day later, it’s Apple’s turn to try to wow tech enthusiasts with its own look at the future of computing. Apple’s big iPhone 7 event this past September was obviously the highlight of the year for Apple fans, and the company’s iOS 10 unveiling to kick off WWDC 2016 in June was a close second. The company’s October event might not have generated quite as much buzz as either of those two earlier press conferences, but Apple’s Mac lineup is about to get its biggest refresh in years and fans can’t wait to see what’s in store. More →
Today, beleaguered microblogging site Twitter announced that it’s killing off Vine, the strange mobile video app that it launched four years ago.
Despite the large team of developers and integration with one of the world’s largest social networks, Vine found it difficult to compete with GIFs, the cutting-edge moving-image format developed by a bored programmer in 1987.
Vine leaves behind a sad team of venture capitalists, and millions of six-second videos that are doomed to loop on the web forever.
The iPhone 7 has one major feature that Apple is still keeping secret. And so does the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6. According to new findings, Apple happy just making its own CPU for the iPhone — one that has no rival in the smartphone market for the time being — but it has also quietly been working on its own mobile GPU customizations. Unlike A series chips, Apple has not acknowledged its effort with graphics chips at all. But the company has been gradually moving from licensing PowerVR graphics to making its own.
Wireless earbuds can get pretty expensive these days, but you don’t need to spend a fortune to get good sound quality and a sleek design. A perfect example is the iClever Bluetooth V4.1 Earphones, which offer a sweat-proof design and noise cancellation for just $19.99 thanks to Amazon’s current sale. These headphones have an impressive 4.4-star rating from more than 200 reviews, so you know you’re getting a good deal. More →
Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are Verizon exclusives in the US for the time being when it comes to carrier sales, but T-Mobile won’t let that slide. The “Uncarrier” on Thursday announced a Pixel promotion that targets Verizon customers specifically. If you purchased a Google phone from Big Red, just bring it over to T-Mobile and the carrier will give you half of the purchase price back.
Google’s new Pixel smartphone has plenty going for it right now. Heading into the holiday season, the Pixel and Pixel XL are the hottest new flagship Android phones in the world. They have some competition at the top, but not much thanks to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 fiasco; after a hot launch that saw Samsung ship approximately 2.5 million smartphones to markets around the world, Samsung was forced to cancel every single Note 7 it sold and discontinue the phone due to a problem with spontaneous explosions. When you’re dealing with smartphones that are held in people’s hands, in their pockets and against their faces, “spontaneous explosions” is not a good problem to have.
Both new Pixel phones offer solid specs and a sleek (albeit familiar) design to smartphone shoppers this holiday season, but Android fans looking to crown a new performance king were unable to do so with Google’s Pixel lineup. Now, yet another performance test has found that Apple’s iPhone 7 doesn’t just outperform Google’s Pixel, the new iPhone absolutely pummels it. More →
Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro for 2016 will feature a gorgeous slimmed-down aluminum case and a sleek design that rivals will continue to chase. It will feature next-generation processors and cutting-edge specs that make it the fastest and most powerful MacBook Pro Apple has ever produced. The new high-end notebook computer will include an upgraded display panel and better battery life than any of its predecessors. But despite all of those hot new improvements, there’s one new feature that people will be buzzing about more than anything else: a long thin OLED touchscreen display that will replace the top row of keys on the keyboard. Supposedly dubbed the “Magic Toolbar,” this new screen will offer users a new way to control their apps, and it may also give us a preview of next-generation Touch ID tech that will help define Apple’s iPhone 8 lineup in 2017.
Well guess what — thanks to a big leak, you don’t need to wait until Apple’s event this afternoon to seen the new Magic Toolbar-equipped MacBook Pro. More →
Apple’s AirPods might be delayed until sometime next month at the earliest, but you can already buy truly wireless stereo earbuds that offer great sound, impressive battery life and a design that isn’t, well, ugly. Other highlights from today’s list of Amazon’s best daily deals include an unlocked Galaxy S7, 16% off an August Smart Lock, the most powerful media streaming set-top box you’ve ever seen, a very nifty smartphone-connected thermometer, a waterproof Bluetooth speaker for under $22, a massive 20,000 mAh portable charger, and much more. More →
With less than a month remaining until the launch of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, The Official Pokemon Channel on YouTube shared a new trailer on Thursday officially unveiling the final evolutions of the starter Pokemon.
Of course, we already saw these evolutions in the data mine of the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo, but this is the first time we get to see them in action.
A surprising report from Nikkei on Wednesday said that Apple will unveil three fresh new iPhone 8 models next year, including the familiar 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch flavors that fans expect, but also a 5-inch version that might be the perfect size so many iPhone users have been waiting for. However, it appears the report is already being disputed. A source familiar with Apple’s iPhone plans claims that there are only two new versions of the iPhone 8 in the works, and they’ll come in familiar sizes. More →
Apple will unveil its new MacBook Pro 2016 lineup during a special press conference on Thursday, and the company’s online store is already down. That means you might be able to preorder the new laptops as soon as Tim Cook & Co. walk off the stage this afternoon. But while it’s customary to see the Apple store go down before a product launch, it’s unusual to see retail Apple stores prepare for lines on the same day an event takes place. More →
Following the reveal of the Nintendo Switch last week, fans and journalists immediately wanted to know more. We were given a few additional details, but the most important questions remained unanswered: When does the console come out, how much does it cost and what games will be available at launch?
Answers to all of those questions and more are coming next year when Nintendo hosts its Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 live on January 12th.
Having a solid Wi-Fi network at home doesn’t necessarily have to mean parting with hundreds of dollars, and the D-Link N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender is a perfect illustration. This tiny little $25 box plugs into a standard power outlet anywhere in your home and amplifies the wireless signal being broadcast by the Wi-Fi router you already have. Or, if you’re looking for faster speeds, you can upgrade to the D-Link Wi-Fi AC750 Dual Band Range Extender for $40 and enjoy speeds up to 750Mbps. More →