At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), LG was showcasing its ultralight $1700 17-inch Gram laptop that, as I’ve noted previously, makes me long for a new 17-inch MacBook Pro.
As noted by 9to5 Mac, Apple has launched support for turn-by-turn directions in Apple Maps for India. Indian iPhone customers or tourists can now get precise routing throughout the country. Apple also launched support for ride-hailing apps Uber and Ola, so you can request rides from inside of Maps using the two biggest taxi app in India.
Globally, Gartner says Apple sold 18 million Macs during 2018. That’s down from 18.9 million in. That gives the Mac 6.9% share of the worldwide PC market compared to 7.2% in the year-ago period.
CompuCom, a subsidiary of Office Depot, has launched Device as a Service for Apple, providing customers with managed services, consulting services and end-user support with Apple hardware for one fixed monthly fee.
Apple has filed for two more patents related to fabric, which makes me thing the tech giant is at least considering “smart” clothing and even “smart” furniture. iWear, anyone?
I’m still dubious that Apple will release an automobile it makes itself. But if it does how about a Transformer-type vehicle. After all, Hyundai just debuted a small model of a car, the Elevate, that can activate robotic legs to climb walls, jump over gaps and navigate rough terrain.
If you travel a lot and need to power up a lot of gadgets, the Nekteck USB-IF Wall Charger is convenient. With 90W of power delivery, it offers fast charging and comes with a handy six-foot Type-C integrated cable with a new design that’s fully reversible.
Elgato has released the $150 Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock, which features HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.1 Gen 1, and Gigabit Ethernet ports in a compact body.
Satechi has launched two Type-C PD Travel Chargers; the $69.99 75W Dual Type-C PD Travel Charger (available now) and $29.99 30W Dual-Port Wall Charger (due before the end of the month) are compatible with the latest USB-C tablets and smartphones.
OtterBox and PopSockets have announced the Otter + Pop Symmetry Series for the iPhone. OtterBox CEO Jim Parke says it combines the streamlined design of Symmetry Series with the versatility of a PopGrip to make iPhone easier to use than ever before.
Brilliant, maker of the Brilliant Home Control, a smart home controller that you swap out a light switch for, has announced integration with Apple’s HomeKit, allowing users to find and control any light connected to the Brilliant Control by voice using Siri or with the Apple Home app on any Apple device.
The iPhone Xr has taken over the iPhone Xs in usage, according to data from Mixpanel. As of Tuesday, the iPhone Xs had 2.89% usage share, followed by 3.02% for the iPhone Xr and 3.65% for the iPhone Xs Max.
SCOSCHE Industries has announced the BaseLynx system for keeping multiple and diverse devices charged and organized. It combines wireless charging expertise with a multi-device organizer.
It's a new year for AWT TV, and Marty & Steve are back to talk about Apple and tech in general. This was our first episode back on the Zoom platform, so things are back to normal...meaning you get to see the intro/outro video once more, we're able to share screens, and more.
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In an interview with Jim Cramer at CNBC, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company is putting a “ton” of investment in Siri, which is being used on more than 500 million devices worldwide.
According to the Financial Times (a subscription is required to read the article), Apple has hired Sandy Parakilas, a critic of privacy practices at Facebook, to serve as a product manager on its privacy team. His job will be to work with teams throughout Apple to ensure new products guard privacy and minimize data collection.
MacGamer HQ, a Mac gaming site, has launched Level Up Gamer 2.0, which offers exclusive access to extra content.
The new Whirlpool Smart All-in-One Washer and Dryer, a CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree, completes a load of laundry in the same machine, allowing for one load to be completely washed and dried without moving items from the washer to the dryer.
Today, Jan. 9, January 2019 is the 12-year anniversary of the day when Steve Jobs announced the original iPhone at the 2007 Macworld convention (2007). Considering the retail price of the iPhone continues to rise, in 2018 the iPhone accounted for an average of 61.8% of Apple’s revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018.