Apple’s Planet of the Apps looks like Shark Tank with an ‘escalator pitch’

planet-of-the-apps Apple is finally pulling the curtains on its original TV shows. The company has revealed the first trailer for its upcoming non-scripted reality TV show called ‘Planet of the Apps’ at Recode’s Code Media conference. Based on the trailer, it looks a lot like Shark Tank with a vibe that reminds me of The Voice. The show will feature four celebrities turned judges —… Read More

Apple Music is at the heart of the company’s strategy for original TV shows

code-media-eddy-cue Apple is making a deeper push into producing its own stable of original TV shows, but it probably won’t compete with originals being produced by Netflix or Amazon. At the CODE Media conference today, SVP Eddy Cue explained that the company would be focused on creating content that is different from the competition and takes advantage of its music platform. Apple’s entrance… Read More

Apple Music is at the heart of the company’s strategy for original TV shows

code-media-eddy-cue Apple is making a deeper push into producing its own stable of original TV shows, but it probably won’t compete with originals being produced by Netflix or Amazon. At the CODE Media conference today, SVP Eddy Cue explained that the company would be focused on creating content that is different from the competition and takes advantage of its music platform. Apple’s entrance… Read More

The next iPhone could feature wireless charging

iPhone 7 Apple is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium. As spotted by 9to5mac, the website has recently been updated to feature Apple as one of the 213 members. This update fuels recent rumors that Apple is going to add wireless charging in the next iPhone. While wireless charging is nothing new, Apple has been very cautious about this feature. The Apple Watch already works with a magnetic… Read More

Crunch Report: Prince returns to Spotify

Today’s Stories  Prince returns to Spotify and Napster this weekend WhatsApp now supports two-step authentication Amazon’s Tap speaker gets a hands-free update in defiance of its name Beats X bring Apple’s wireless headphone tech to a tethered form factor Credits Written and hosted by: Anthony Ha Edited by: Joe Zolnoski Filmed by: Matthew Mauro Teleprompter: Tomas… Read More

Oppo topped China’s smartphone market in 2016, as Apple recorded first annual decline

apple-china Oppo is not a name that is anything like as familiar as Apple, Xiaomi or Huawei worldwide, but there’s further proof that it is most definitely one to watch, according the findings of a new report. That’s because the little-known phone-maker scooped the top spot for smartphone sales in China last year, for the first time, fractionally beating out its sister company Vivo and… Read More

iPhone 7 sales helped Apple reclaim the top spot in the global smartphone market

iPhone 7 iPhone 7 sales put Apple back on top as the world’s top smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics, which attributed at least some of the growth to Apple’s ability to capitalize on Samsung’s recent missteps. The latter, of course, is referring to the Note 7 battery recall, which had led to exploding devices due to design… Read More

LG’s 5K MacBook Pro monitor is reportely having issues with WiFi routers

s-aolcdn When you shell out around $1,000 for a monitor, it ought to ship with a minimal set of expectations. Like, say, being able to use the thing within arm’s reach of a router. LG’s UltraFine 5K Display, which was designed in tandem with Apple for the release of the new MacBook Pros, is reportedly experiencing some pretty big issues on that front. 9to5Mac confirmed with an LG support… Read More