iBooks gets a redesign and new Apple Books branding in iOS 12

iBooks is getting a new update in iOS 12, with an updated redesign and a new name: Apple Books. The new Apple Books will now feature a new “Reading Now” section when you first open the app, showing you a live preview of the book you most recently were reading and where you left off. There’s […]

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Mastering Apple Watch: Apple Watch Series 3 – 4.2

  Now Available on Audible, Amazon, and Itunes  

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Apple may launch over-ear headphones without Beats branding

Apple is developing a new pair of over-ear headphones, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the KGI Securities analyst with an excellent track record of predicting future Apple products. Apple Insider first found Kuo’s report. Kuo says the headphones will have a new design, but doesn’t go into specifics. It sounds like the headphones will be similar […]

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Apple could be buying cobalt from mining companies directly

Cobalt is the new oil. Car companies and battery manufacturers are all rushing to secure multiyear contracts with mining companies for their lithium-ion batteries. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is also participating in this game as the company wants to secure its long-term supplies. The company has never done this before with cobalt. Apple relies […]

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Apple said to debut voice-activated Siri AirPods in 2018, water-resistant model in 2019

Apple is preparing a couple of updating models of AirPods, according to Bloomberg. The popular fully wireless earbud-style headphones that Apple introduced last year are currently on track for a refresh in 2018 with the addition of a new version of the “W” line of chips that Apple created specifically to manage and improve Bluetooth-based connections […]

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Is Spotify getting ready to challenge Apple with its own speaker?

Spotify is working on a line of “category defining” hardware products and is ready to start setting up the manufacturing process. The streaming music company intends to create a hardware category “akin to Pebble Watch, Amazon Echo, and Snap Spectacles”, according to job adverts posted over the past year. One ad for a senior product manager, posted […]

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Mastering Apple Music: The Ultimate ITunes User Guide – Available on Amazon and Apple

Apple Music is, to quote the company, “All the ways you love music. All in one place.” In non-marketing lingo, Apple Music is built around two major components: iCloud Music Library, which combines your purchased music library and ripped tracks in one place; and the Apple Music streaming catalog, where you can find more than […]

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Ex-Apple execs take on Twitch with launch of new social broadcasting platform Caffeine

A team of ex-Apple engineers and execs is taking on Amazon-owned Twitch and Google’s YouTube Gaming with today’s official launch of a new social broadcasting platform, Caffeine. Backed by $46 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Greylock Partners, Caffeine was co-founded by former Product Design Lead for Apple TV and Chomp co-founder Ben Keighran, along with Senior User Experience Designer at […]

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Apple Has Big Plans for E-Books, Audiobooks

Apple is looking to revamp its e-books app with a new design and a better digital bookstore, according to a Bloomberg report. The company has hired a former Audible and Barnes & Noble executive to lead these efforts.   The new app is already being tested internally, according to the report. In addition to design changes, it […]

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Analyst predicts Apple will retire iPhone X in summer of 2018

The iPhone X may not have garnered the sales that Apple was hoping for, but the Cupertino, California, company’s latest phone is by no means a failure. We loved it enough to name it one of our best products of 2017, and millions of Apple devotees have already taken the plunge — but even more have noted that the […]

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