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New owners of Apple’s Vision Pro can look forward to getting a native Zoom app an immersive video conferencing experience. Being able to have these kinds of communication experiences is a big selling point for the new device but, most business and education settings rely on Zoom rather than FaceTime, so this is an... Read more...
Virtual and augmented reality technologies have been around for quite some time, but they have yet to take off like some would have expected. However, some companies like Apple are hedging their bets on this tech, such as with the Vision Pro, which launched recently. While Apple’s device may not be for the everyday... Read more...
One would think that Apple being forced by the European Union (EU) to support sideloading apps and outside payment systems for its App Store would be music to Spotify's ears. Alas, one would be wrong. That's because even though Apple is legally required to comply, it's doing so in a way that is drawing ire from... Read more...
Having your phone stolen is not just a hassle but can also lead to the compromise of your identity, finances, loss of cherished photos and videos, and access to your digital existence online. While there are many steps that you can take to safeguard this, Apple is adding another option, with Stolen Device Protection... Read more...
If the Macintosh was a person instead of a personal computer (yes, it's technically a PC), it would now be entering middle age and probably on a steady of diet of Ibuprofen for those aches, pains, and creaky knees. Instead, it's even more ancient by technology standards, as the original Macintosh (which was later... Read more...
When the Apple Vision Pro went up for preorder on January 19th at an eye-watering $3,499, we knew it would not be an easy road ahead for Apple. Of course, the technology is rather cool, and the Vision Pro could bring a lot of advances to the augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) markets, but at the same time... Read more...
Apple's Vision Pro is already one of the most expensive mixed reality headsets on the market with a price tag that's seven times higher than the Quest 3, and 2.5x more than Meta's premium Quest 3 Pro. That's before adding optional prescription lenses to the mix, and an also-optional (though highly advised) AppleCare+... Read more...
Mark Gurman and Ashley Carman of Bloomberg are reporting that YouTube and Spotify won’t be making apps tailored for the Apple Vision Pro. It marks another big loss of app support for the upcoming headset after Netflix made a similar announcement. It only adds to all the uncertainty surrounding the launch of the Vision... Read more...
Apple might be the top smartphone brand as it relates to market share after edging out Samsung for the distinction, but it isn't celebrating by cutting prices or offering new promotions to keep the momentum going. In fact, the Cupertino outfit just shuffled its trade-in values on iPhones, Apple Watches, Macs, and... Read more...
According to latest market data presented by the IDC (International Data Corporation), Apple has overtaken Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone brand in 2023 in terms of sales and market share. And this is despite last year being a generally slower year for many of the major players. Apple has something to be... Read more...
Microsoft has taken over the market cap crown from rival Apple with its momentous emphasis on generative artificial intelligence. Market data showed Microsoft’s market cap stood at $2.887 trillion, while Apple’s market cap was $2.875 trillion. AI has not only been a buzzword among tech giants, it has been a driving... Read more...
Apple's next WWC (Worldwide Developer Conference) is quite a ways off, but steam is starting to build for the upcoming iPhone 16, including what it looks like and what it might mean for consumers from a hardware and features standpoint. Notably, a new leak is claiming that the features disparity between Pro and... Read more...
It's here—the Apple Vision Pro spatial virtual headset will be available in the US in less than a month. If you have an extra $3,500 lying around, you can put your order down for a unit (early-adopter bugs and all) on pre-order on Friday, January 19. Apple has announced that the highly-anticipated Apple Vision Pro... Read more...
On a normal flight, you might flip your phone to airplane mode and enjoy some content or go to sleep. That plan might change if the side emergency escape door gets blown off, depressurizing the plane in the blink of an eye at 16,000 feet. Further, it might ruin cut short the content you're watching as you are going... Read more...
There have been a few times in recent memory that Apple has gotten into some trouble with its business practices, but none were so egregious as the “batterygate” scandal, which happened a few iPhone generations back. With this incident, though, Apple was served and agreed to pay a $500 million class action settlement... Read more...
Apple’s Vision Pro headset hasn’t even rolled out to customers, but that isn’t stopping the rumor mill from releasing details about the possible upgrades for the second version of the device. The information comes from market research firm Oddia, which is predicting that Apple will opt to use RGB OLEDoS displays in... Read more...
Microsoft has spent most of the last couple of decades playing catchup in an number of key growth markets. Microsoft, however, is now in a leadership position in the AI space thanks in part to its partnership with OpenAI. The company's GPT-infused Copilot has popped up in Windows, Office, Bing, Edge, and now it's on... Read more...
As we head into the New Year can look forward to all the new technological advancements that are slated to come, especially with CES 2024 fast approaching. However, Apple is not one to be left out of the fun and is expected to give its phones a boost, with the iPhone 16 lineup set to release in 2024. While it is only... Read more...
Apple is supposedly done with being an afterthought in the gaming industry and believes that Macs running Apple Silicon will change its fortunes. Mac product marketing manager Gordon Keppel said in a recent interview that “every Mac that ships with Apple Silicon can play AAA games pretty fantastically. Apple Silicon... Read more...
Well, that was a scary few days—Apple has convinced an appeals court to let it sell the latest Apple Watch hardware, pausing an import ban imposed by the International Trade Commission (ITC). So, you can once again head to Apple's website or your nearest brick-and-mortar Apple store to get the Apple Watch Series 9 or... Read more...
Ring in the New Year with savings on wireless headphones from Best Buy, and save big on headphones from Beats, Sony, Bose, and Apple while these deals last. Beats Studio Pro Wireless Headset The Beats Studio Pro wireless headset features a fully custom acoustic platform and a personalized spatial audio with... Read more...
Piper Sandler’s 46th semi-annual 'Taking Stock with Teens' survey is officially out, and it shows Apple continues to dominate the smartphone market with this age group. As far as food goes, Chick-fil-A continues to be the big winner among fast food brands for Generation Z. It’s impressive just how dominant Apple... Read more...
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