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The Apple HomePod ships February 9 for $349, available to order this Friday

Apple is finally shipping the HomePod. The device will ship on February 9, seven months after its announcement at WWDC 2017. It will cost $349 and limited at launch to the US, UK and Australian market

iOS 11’s new ‘Password Autofill for Apps’ won’t work with (or replace) your favorite password manager

The next version of Apple's iOS operating system, iOS 11, is going to make it easier for you to log into your apps. The new mobile operating system's software will introduce a new feature called "Pass

That new keyboard is the key to Apple’s MacBook update

There’s a decent chance you missed the MacBook news this week. It was buried amid a flood of news as Apple powered through announcements at the WWDC keynote on Monday. Like the majority of the

The new iOS App Store lets devs choose whether or not to reset ratings when updating

When an app developer releases a new update in the App Store, all their beautiful reviews disappear in the ether. This is about to change as developers will soon have the option to keep app reviews an

Here are the most well-designed apps of 2017, as picked by Apple

Each year since 1997, Apple has picked a handful of apps that it felt were amongst the best made on its platforms. The apps that best captured or represented the capabilities of a particular device (t

Apple’s HomePod is a cautious approach to the connected home

The new HomePod sounds great. I walked away from WWDC impressed with the full and rich sound the company has managed to get out of such a small form factor. There’s nice hardware on-board and a lot

As the Surface line courts creatives, Apple pushes back with the iMac and iPad Pro

Apple doesn’t really talk about the Surface, but was pretty clear from yesterday’s WWDC keynote that Microsoft’s line is beginning to have a direct impact on the company. Between the iMac Pro an

iOS 11 will help you free up storage on your iPhone through personalized suggestions

Apple is introducing a new feature in iOS 11 that will help users free up space on their iPhone by offering personalized recommendations about actions they can take to increase the available storage.

VR is in Apple’s future, but AR is the logical short term play

For Apple, augmented reality is the clear short term play. It’s not so much that the company doesn’t see any future in virtual reality – it’s just that the tools for a quality AR experience ar

Apple doubles its $10/month iCloud storage plan to 2TB, adds family sharing

Apple is adding more storage to its top-tier iCloud storage plan, but not raising prices.  As one of the many under-the-radar announcements emerging from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference

Crunch Report | Everything WWDC 2017

Apple releases iOS 11 High Sierra, the iMac gets a hefty update and a pro model, new hardware -- the HomePod speaker, Apple updates the iPad Pro, we get some new laptop specs and TechCrunch editor-in-

Everything Apple announced at its WWDC keynote

WWDC is usually a key event for Apple. This is the company's developer conference. While Apple has mostly focused on software news in recent years, this one was a bit different. We got a bit of everyt

Apple HomePod speaker favors sound over Siri

Apparently Apple knows Siri kinda sucks, because it was the last thing mentioned in the unveiling of the new HomePod speaker. That's why it's dumpily named as a successor to the iPod, not Apple's old-

Apple has a new wireless Magic Keyboard with a full numeric keypad

Apple packed a lot of announcements into its WWDC keynote today, even with the long running time, so it's understandable that the new Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad didn't get any stage time. Unde

Apple’s idea of an apocalypse is a world without apps

To kick off WWDC this year, Apple gave us a glimpse of what the world would be like without apps. In an opening video for the conference, a new employee at Apple haphazardly unplugs the App Store serv

The iPad mini isn’t receiving any update

The writing is on the wall. The iPad mini 4 is probably going to be the last iPad mini ever. Apple just announced iPad updates during its WWDC keynote. Both the 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models

Plot twist: the MacBook Air is still alive

The MacBook Air just won’t die. While Apple introduced a thinner, lighter MacBook Pro last year, people still want a new MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro is roughly as heavy as the 13-inch MacBook A

Apple announces the HomePod

Apple’s long-rumored Amazon Echo competitor is real. It’s called the HomePod (yes, I know). “We want to reinvent home music,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the company’s WWDC keynote. The Apple

iOS 11 brings drag-and-drop, windows and a file system to iPad

In the second half of their WWDC 2017 keynote, Apple circled back to iOS 11 to introduce some iPad-specific features that focus on productivity -- and further blur the difference between iOS and macOS

Apple introduces a completely redesigned App Store

Apple's App Store is getting one of the biggest upgrades since its launch nine years ago, the company announced today at its Worldwide Developer Conference. The change has been a long time coming for
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