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Facebook Tests Yet Another Snapchat-Like Feature With Messenger 'Streaks'

Facebook Tests Yet Another Snapchat-Like Feature With Messenger 'Streaks'

Facebook is continuing its seemingly relentless trend of copying Snapchat with the testing of a new feature that plays on the latter's streak feature, which encourages users to "keep your streak
Overcast Podcast App Gains New 'Black' Dark Theme, End of Episode Sleep Timer, and More

Overcast Podcast App Gains New 'Black' Dark Theme, End of Episode Sleep Timer, and More

Popular third-party iOS podcast app Overcast reached version 4.0.1 on Thursday, bringing some much-requested features including a new true-black dark theme and sleep timer option. New Black dark
iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to 1 to 2 Weeks in United States and Canada

iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to 1 to 2 Weeks in United States and Canada

Shipping estimates for the iPhone X have improved to 1 to 2 weeks in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, suggesting Apple's efforts to ramp up production have successfully resulted in greater

Apple Shares New 'Sway' Holiday Ad Featuring AirPods and iPhone X

Apple traditionally shares a touching holiday ad in November or December, and this year's spot, Sway, was uploaded to the company's YouTube channel this afternoon. The ad shows off both the iPhone X
Expercom Debuts Black Friday Sale on High-End Configurations of MacBook Pro and iMac

Expercom Debuts Black Friday Sale on High-End Configurations of MacBook Pro and iMac

Apple premium reseller Expercom this week launched a few discounts on high-end build-to-order configurations of the iMac and MacBook Pro. All of these selections include models that have the best sale
Macy's Launches Apple Watch Series 1 Black Friday Discount: 38mm for $180 and 42mm for $210

Macy's Launches Apple Watch Series 1 Black Friday Discount: 38mm for $180 and 42mm for $210

The latest Black Friday deal has gone live today, and this time it's for the Apple Watch Series 1, which debuted alongside the Series 2 in September 2016. The Series 1 models lack the advancements of
iPhone SE 2 Again Rumored to Launch in First Half of 2018

iPhone SE 2 Again Rumored to Launch in First Half of 2018

Apple will release a second-generation iPhone SE in the first half of 2018, according to Taiwan's Economic Daily News. The report claims the tentatively named iPhone SE 2 will be assembled
Apple's Jony Ive to Speak at Washington, DC's Hirshorn Museum on November 29

Apple's Jony Ive to Speak at Washington, DC's Hirshorn Museum on November 29

Apple chief designer Jony Ive is scheduled to give a talk on the "future of design" at the Hirshorn Museum in Washington, DC, next week. Beginning at 3 p.m. local time on Wednesday, November 29, the
Google Allows YouTube to Return to Amazon's Echo Show Smart Speaker

Google Allows YouTube to Return to Amazon's Echo Show Smart Speaker

Google has seen fit to return YouTube to Amazon's display-based Echo Show smart speaker, two months after the video service was pulled from the device. The original removal angered Amazon and led to
Vivaldi Web Browser 1.13 for Power Users Gains New Multi-Tab Management Features

Vivaldi Web Browser 1.13 for Power Users Gains New Multi-Tab Management Features

Vivaldi web browser, the spiritual successor to Opera 12, released version 1.13 on Wednesday, introducing an easier way of managing multiple tabs, as well as new file download features and other
Apple Shares Research into Self-Driving Car Software That Improves Obstacle Detection

Apple Shares Research into Self-Driving Car Software That Improves Obstacle Detection

Apple computer scientists working on autonomous vehicle technology have posted a research paper online describing how self-driving cars can spot cyclists and pedestrians using fewer sensors (via
2018 iPhones to Feature Upgraded Antenna Design to Boost LTE Transmission Speeds

2018 iPhones to Feature Upgraded Antenna Design to Boost LTE Transmission Speeds

Apple's upcoming 2018 iPhones will feature upgraded liquid crystal polymer (LCP) antenna modules that will contribute to faster LTE transmission speeds, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said
Apple Bought Augmented Reality Headset Company Vrvana

Apple Bought Augmented Reality Headset Company Vrvana

Apple recently purchased Vrvana, a company that developed an augmented reality headset called Totem, reports TechCrunch. Two sources with knowledge of the deal confirmed the acquisition, but Apple
Hackers Stole Data From 57 Million Uber Drivers and Customers, Uber Paid $100K to Hide Attack

Hackers Stole Data From 57 Million Uber Drivers and Customers, Uber Paid $100K to Hide Attack

Uber suffered a massive data breach last year that exposed the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers, reports Bloomberg. The attack occurred in October of 2016 and included personal
MacMall Begins Black Friday Savings on MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, iPad, and More

MacMall Begins Black Friday Savings on MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, iPad, and More

Following B&H Photo and Adorama, MacMall today has started its Black Friday savings a few days ahead of the shopping holiday. While there are exceptions, many of MacMall's deals are matching the

Nearly Completed Apple Park Campus Shown Off in New Drone Video

Work on Apple Park is nearing completion, and the latest drone video shared today by drone pilot Matthew Roberts shows off recent progress and finishing touches that are being put in place on
FCC Expected to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules in Vote Next Month

FCC Expected to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules in Vote Next Month

FCC chairman Ajit Pai today announced that his controversial Restoring Internet Freedom order is headed to vote on December 14. The order, proposed in May, would roll back the Barack Obama
Apple Watch Wearers Can Earn Thanksgiving Day Badge on Thursday

Apple Watch Wearers Can Earn Thanksgiving Day Badge on Thursday

Apple today announced that Apple Watch users can earn a special Thanksgiving Day badge and accompanying iMessage sticker by completing a walk, run, or wheelchair workout with a distance of at least 5K
Apple's Early Version of HomePod Stood Three Feet Tall and Packed Dozens of Speakers

Apple's Early Version of HomePod Stood Three Feet Tall and Packed Dozens of Speakers

While the HomePod was only unveiled five months ago, a team of Apple audio engineers developed several speaker prototypes as a side project over the past five years or so, according to
Apple Has Removed Skype From App Store in China to Comply With Local Law

Apple Has Removed Skype From App Store in China to Comply With Local Law

Microsoft has confirmed that Skype has been "temporarily removed" from the App Store on iPhone and iPad, according to a statement given to The New York Times. Apple told The New York Times that it