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  • Apple reveals AirPower wireless charging pad coming in 2018

    Apple reveals AirPower wireless charging pad coming in 2018

    Apple has a new wireless charging pad called the AirPower, which is essentially a mat with room for your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, as well as your Apple Watch, and even AirPods with a new optional wireless charging case accessory. It’ll charge all of them without any cables required, but you’ll have to wait until 2018 to get one – Apple said it’s coming early next… Read More

  • Apple says the iPhone X battery lasts 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7

    Apple says the iPhone X battery lasts 2 hours longer than the iPhone 7

    Apple showed off the next-generation iPhone today, called the iPhone X, which included a slew of updates and a big boost to its power and cameras — which, of course, would do some damage to your battery. Still, Eddy Cue on stage said the iPhone X has an additional two hours of battery life. That’s likely thanks to being more power-efficient with its new A11 Bionic processor and… Read More

  • The iPhone X will include animoji, emojis animated based on your facial expressions

    The iPhone X will include animoji, emojis animated based on your facial expressions

    Apple demonstrated a new type of emoji today at its press event unveiling the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X. The iPhone X includes a new facial camera system that allows for practical applications like unlocking your phone (and payments) with your face. It’s also used for something that looks fun and maybe a little creepy — it can track your facial expressions and use them to animate… Read More

  • Face ID will work with Apple Pay, third-party apps

    Face ID will work with Apple Pay, third-party apps

    Goodbye fingers, hello faces. With the introduction of Face ID, and the removal of the Touch ID button, Apple today confirmed speculation about its next generation of on-device authentication when it comes to paying for things: You will now be able to buy goods using your new iPhone X, authenticating your identity with facial recognition. Apple detailed the new iPhone X on stage today at the… Read More

  • iOS 11 is coming out on September 19

    iOS 11 is coming out on September 19

    Apple is announcing several new iPhones today. But if you already have an iPhone or iPad, chances are you’ll also get something new. The company announced at its press conference that the new major version of Apple’s mobile operating system will be released on September 19. You’ll be able to download it for free. Read More

  • The new iPhone 8 has a custom GPU designed by Apple with its new A11 Bionic chip

    The new iPhone 8 has a custom GPU designed by Apple with its new A11 Bionic chip

    Apple is including a custom-designed GPU in the iPhone 8. GPUs excel at machine learning thanks to their ability to spread out the kinds of rapid calculations across an array of cores that are required for machine learning, like NLP and image recognition. They’re great for games, but this is a big step for Apple as it looks to lock people into its ecosystem with Siri across an array… Read More

  • Apple is bringing live sports to the Apple TV 4K

    Apple is bringing live sports to the Apple TV 4K

    Apple today said it is bringing live sports to the new Apple TV 4K, though the details aren’t quite clear yet as to how it’s going to play out. The new Apple TV 4K has a dedicated sports tab that has every live and upcoming game, and as seasons change so will the sports tab. There will be scores, and the new TV app is available on the iPhone and iPad. Read More

  • The new Apple TV gets a 4K HDR upgrade

    The new Apple TV gets a 4K HDR upgrade

    The new Apple TV is here, and it offers 4K support. That’s the big reason to upgrade here, and given the growth of the 4K video content and TV hardware markets between now and the release of the last major Apple TV revision, it’s a very welcome improvement. Read More

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