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A new rumor is making the rounds that claims something that may make Apple fans happy about the coming 2020 iPhone devices. According to the rumor, Apple is considering bundling the wildly popular AirPods with its new 2020 smartphones.  The fear with the rumors is that Apple may be using the bundling of AirPods with the 2020 iPhone models to justify further price hikes -- especially considering that the smartphones are expected to be Apple's first with 5G. If prices stay about the same as they are currently and the AirPod are included as a value add, this would be a good thing. Bundling of the AirPods might entice buyers who are holding onto their older iPhones to upgrade. According to DigiTimes,... Read more...
Holiday traditions are in full swing. You know, gorging on turkey, stuffing, and fixings; watching the Detroit Lions lose; and navigating the bombardment of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. We can help with the latter, especially now that Turkey Day is in the rear view mirror. Black Friday is officially here, and with it comes a wide assortment of deals, including the Predator Helios 300 laptop shown above. Black Friday Discounts On Acer Laptops And Desktops That's as good of a place to start as any. The Predator Helios 300 is a beastly gaming laptop, and it's on sale at Amazon for $928.99, down $271 over its list price. Here's what it comes configured with... 15.6-inch IPS display (1920x1080... Read more...
It looks as though all the leaks and rumors were spot-on with Apple's next-generation earbuds. Today, without any fanfare, Apple announced the AirPods Pro, which are the company's first branded wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation technology. The design of the AirPods Pro mirror that of the glyph that was leaked in the iOS 13.2 developer beta, and include silicone ear tips that help improve the notoriously finicky fit of the first- and second-generation AirPods. Three different ear tip sizes are included in the box so that you can find the perfect fit for the contours of your ears. The ear tips also help to create a tighter seal to work in conjunction with the active... Read more...
Earlier this month, we got an early look at Apple's third-generation AirPods thanks to a glyph leak in iOS 13.2 developer beta code. Now, a new report coming out of China suggests that these new, even more premium AirPods will actually make their debut later this month. According to the report from the China Economic Daily, the earbuds will reportedly be called AirPods Pro. The publication goes on to add that the AirPods Pro will feature a metal design that is designed to better wick away heat. The earlier glyph that we saw of the AirPods Pro suggest that they will have rubber tips that will fit into your ear, hopefully correcting the iffy fit (for some people) while aiding in noise... Read more...
One of the benefits of falling NAND prices is that it’s cheaper than ever to add massive amounts of storage to your smartphone or tablet (as long as you have a built-in microSDXC slot). Most mainstream smartphones come with 64GB or 128GB of storage standard, while pricy options will get you 256GB or even 512GB of internal storage. However, a new hot deal from Amazon will give you an extra 200GB of storage at an unreal price. Amazon now has the SanDisk 200GB Ultra microSDXC for a low, low price of $24. This is $1 lower than the previous low of $25. This is a Class-10 rated card with rated transfer speeds of 100MB/sec. The $24 price includes free shipping for Amazon Prime members,... Read more...
A Taiwanese man, Ben Hsu, fell asleep wearing a set of AirPods wireless earphones from Apple. Somehow he allegedly managed to swallow one AirPod in his sleep. When he woke up and tried to find the missing earphone, the man says he used his iPhone tracking feature to look for it. That's when things got weird... Hsu claims that he first thought the beeping sound was coming from his bed and he moved the sheets all around, looking for the missing device. He says that he later realized the beeping was coming from his body somewhere. He then decided to head to Kaohsiung Municipal United Hospital where doctors did confirm he actually swallowed the AirPod The medical team gave the man a laxative... Read more...
If you like the idea of the Apple AirPods, but aren't too fond of their fit in your ear or suitability for staying put during strenuous workouts, Apple has another alternative that will be available soon. The company's Beats Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds feature the same H1 chip as the second-generation AirPods, but have a sportier design and an ear loop to help keep them better planted while exercising. Apple first announced the Powerbeats Pro back on April 3rd, and we're now learning that preorders for the wireless earphones will commence on May 3rd at 10am EST. The Powerbeats Pro will actually ship (and be available in Apple Stores) on May 10th. The Powerbeats Pro, unlike... Read more...
Apple just launched its second-generation AirPods a month ago, and surprisingly, they are already on sale. The sale comes at a time when the AirPods have been rather hard to come by, even from Apple retail stores. Amazon is currently selling the AirPods with Charging Case for $139.99, which is $20 off the regular retail price. The only downside to the deal is that they aren't actually in stock; they will be back in stock on May 10th. But luckily, Amazon is still allowing you to place an order so that they'll ship one they come back in stock. Of course, you'll get free shipping if you're an Amazon Prime member. We should mention that this the standard version of the second-generation... Read more...
When it comes to wireless earbuds on the market today, there are a number of options to choose from, with the most popular being the Apple AirPods (which were just recently refreshed) and the Samsung Galaxy Buds. However, according to a new report, a new competitor might be on the way from none other than Microsoft. Microsoft is no stranger to “smart” audio devices, as it launched its Surface Headphones with integrated Cortana support late last year. Now, the company is looking to shrink that technology down to a wireless earbuds form-factor. The hardware will likely be marketed as Surface Buds if and when they are released, but are currently being developing under... Read more...
Amazon may be getting ready to inject its popular Alexa digital assistant into a pair of wireless earbuds. They would be similar to Apple's premium wireless AirPods, except users would be able to summon Alexa with their voice to play music, look up the weather, and of course order goods from Amazon's ever-expanding catalog of items. Alexa is finding itself in an increasing number of places these days—in January, Amazon SVP of devices and services, Dave Limp, revealed that over 100 million devices with Alexa on board had been sold. The digital assistant is also constantly being upgraded with new skills. Amazon's rumored wireless earbuds would sit in the ear without a hook, just like Apple's... Read more...
It’s not often that we’re witness to vaporware products from Apple, but AirPower definitely fit that category. The wireless accessory – which was supposed to charge an iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch simultaneously -- was first announced alongside the iPhone X way back in September 2017, and was supposed to launch in 2018. However, 2018 came and went with no sign of the device. Today, Apple confirmed what many thought was coming anyway: AirPower has been canceled. The Cupertino, California-based company made the announcement in a statement to TechCrunch, which reads: After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have... Read more...
Although the second-generation AirPods have been talked about in leaks for the past few months, we’re now getting our first official look at the wireless earbuds. The AirPods and the case that they come in look largely the same as the previous generation, but there are a lot of changes under the hood. For starters, the AirPods are now powered by a new Apple-designed H1 chip (replacing the previous W1), which enables hands-free “Hey Siri” activation for controlling music play back, and querying the digital assistant for actions like placing a phone call. The new H1 chip also provides up to a 50 percent boost talk time compared to the older AirPods.... Read more...
Rumors have been going around that Apple has a second generation of the popular AirPods wireless headphones in the works. The so-called AirPods 2 will reportedly have health monitoring features, but exactly what this health feature would be is unknown. This week Apple released iOS 12.2 for developers, and in this release are some changes and references to new features. One of the changes in iOS 12.2 said to be hidden from public view is a new setup interface for the AirPods 2 devices. The setup screen reportedly indicates that there will be a "Hey, Siri" voice prompt that allows users to set up the voice interface for the next-gen AirPods just as they can for an iPhone or iPad. Once the "Hey,... Read more...
Apple's wireless AirPods have proved popular since being introduced a little over two years ago, though in that time they have not received a true refresh. That will eventually change, and perhaps soon. There has been plenty of talk about an AirPods 2 product being in the pipeline, and according to at least one report, Apple will release its second-gen AirPods sometime in the first half of this year. Previously, it was rumored that Apple was going to integrate noise-cancelling technology into is second-gen AirPods, which would be a welcome upgrade. Perhaps even more useful (especially for joggers and outdoor types in general), it was said that refreshed AirPods would follow in the footsteps of... Read more...
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