If you been wanting to buy an iPhone or Mac, January 6 couldn’t be the best to do so. Why? Because, on this day, Apple is celebrating Chinese New Year by giving away a pair of (PRODUCT)RED Beats Solo3 Wireless On-ear Headphones with purchase of select Mac or iPhone. There’s a catch here though; this giveaway will only be available in select countries and as you may have already guessed, the offer is extended to countries that celebrates this festive occasion, namely China, Hong Kong, Singapore, as well as Taiwan. Continue reading Apple Celebrates Chinese New Year With Free Beats Headphones
Lets face it: the days of good’ol keyboard keys are numbered and the MacBook Pro Touch Bar is just the beginning of it all. The future of keyboards is certainly dynamic in nature and with the talk about the Californian tech giant acquiring Australian startup Sonder Design, the possibly seems even more concrete. But before that happens, you have the Function keys-replacing Touch Bar to explore the possibility of dynamic keys. Not surprisingly, the community is quick to jump on the Touch Bar party, creating apps that allows you to see what exactly it can do. Continue reading Not Surprisingly, MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar Is Perfect For KITT Chaser Light
We picked up this news three weeks ago but we thought it wouldn’t matter cos’ Mac users are unlikely to be skeptical about the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. Fact is, everyone, Mac users or not, has the right to be skeptical. I mean, we are talking about removing the entire row of function keys which naturally will instill some form of ‘fear’. Not knowing is the devil behind this ‘fear’. However, if you sort of know how it works, maybe, just maybe, you will be more prepared for what you will be getting into, or on the opposite spectrum, abandon the idea of owning a Touch Bar-equipped MacBook altogether. Anywho, for folks who are still on the fence about Touch Bar even though there are already some favorable reviews circulating around, we have news for you. Continue reading This Is How You Can Test Drive MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar On Your Mac
Surprise. Surprise. Arguably one of the world’s most iconic brand name, Apple, has released a book. Yes. A book. If you think this book will be filled with texts aimed at selling the brand name further, then you couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, it has none, save for the introduction by Jony Ive and a couple of text that denotes the book’s title and also a statement, dedicating this book to the late Steve Jobs. Apple wants the pictures to do the talking and it has all 450 of them, shot by photographer Andrew Zuckerman in the most minimalistic way possible. Continue reading Surprise! Apple Now Has An Apple “History Book” In Memory Of Steve Jobs
Apple, who seems to be always late in the game, somehow managed to sell technologies which others had a head start. Virtual reality is one example, though it will be a while before Apple’s iteration of VR headset will hit the streets since it has just granted a new patent for “Head-mounted Display Apparatus For Retaining A Portable Electronic Device With Display” by The United States Patent and Trademark Office. As with any patent, the paper, which you can find HERE, has an exhaustive list of details that goes into this future Apple VR headset which turns out to be more of an eyewear than a face-hugging headset like so many have done thus far. Continue reading Apple Granted Patent For ‘Slim’ Eyewear-style Virtual Reality Headset
Not everyday you hear news of big competing corporations making products specifically for use with Apple’s products and so, when LG announced a couple of new displays designed specially for the new MacBook and MacBook Pro, it kind of raise some eyebrows. The displays, called UltraFine, come in two sizes: a 27-inch 5K model and a smaller 21.5-inch 4K variety. LG said the former is designed and optimized for the new MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 running macOS 10.12 or later, and with that, it is also the “world’s first” 5K display to tout Thunderbolt 3. Continue reading LG Out UltraFine Displays Designed Specifically For Apple’s New MacBooks
Every aluminum chassis MacBook announced since, like forever, was just another MacBook and if you are expecting that ‘just another MacBook’ today, then you are going to disappointed because today, Apple finally did something different. Apart from the customary “thinnest and lightest,” the latest iteration of MacBook Pro ditches the traditional row of function keys, you know, the familiar F1-F12 and whatnot, in favor of a high-tech “Retina-quality Multi-Touch display” called, ermmm, Touch Bar. That’s trademarked, btw. Continue reading Meet The All-new MacBook Pro With Touch Bar And Touch ID
Remember Sonder Design’s dynamic e-ink keyboard that’s capable of displaying app-specific layouts? Well, this revolutionary Apple-ish looking keyboard has yet to see fruition (it is still taking pre-order for $199, btw) but already, it has gotten the attention from the Cupertino tech giant, Apple. According to the report, Apple is keen in the technology Sonder Design has developed and negotiations are ongoing. What exactly is being discussed is not known, but looking at Apple’s history in recent years, acquisition is a possibility (I mean, what else, right?). Continue reading Apple In Talks With Dynamic E-ink Keyboard Creator, Is Acquisition Nigh?
For those who loathe to be tied to carrier, Apple has a piece of good news for you: iPhone 7 and its large sibling, iPhone 7 Plus, are now available SIM-free. This means, if you are willing, Apple will gladly sell you a spanking new, won’t go-up-in-smoke but headphone jack-less smartphone which you can activate with any carrier of your choice. SIM-free version applies across all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus capacities, though delivery date will vary depending on the color you desire. Also, as of now, these SIM-free versions are not available for in-store pickup from the online store, but it is said that they should be available through retail stores soon. Continue reading Is Apple Taking Advantage Of Note 7 Fiasco To Offer SIM-free iPhone 7?
For the first time, Apple is going country-specific with its hardware, specifically, the new iPhone 7 that was announced last week. The iPhone 7 destined for Japan will introduce Apple Pay to the Japanese market, along with e-money technology currently in use by Japanese in their train commute. The payment system is enabled by FeliCa chip, which is the same chip embedded in cards issued by East Japan Railway. In addition to getting commuters through ticket wickets at train stations, it will allow electronic payments for goods and services where Suica’s cards are accepted. iPhone 7 users will have to register their handsets in order to enjoy the the cashless transactions, which is expected to kick off in late October. Continue reading In Japan, You Can Use Japan-specific iPhone 7 To Take Trains