Month: August 2017

Apple asks FCC to keep ‘legally sustainable protections’ in place in first net neutrality comment 

Apple has officially broken its silence on the net neutrality debate. In with a new comment, Apple has asked the FCC (via Recode) to “retain strong, enforceable open internet protections”… Read more »

Tim Cook pens employee email in wake of Hurricane Harvey, says Apple has donated $2M to relief efforts

Apple CEO Tim Cook this week penned a company-wide email in wake of Hurricane Harvey. In the email, obtained by BuzzFeed, Cook said that “the storm’s impact is felt by… Read more »

Apple updates ARKit resources for developers building augmented reality apps

Apple on Tuesday refreshed its developer portal with new information about ARKit, including sample code and AR-specific entries in its Human Interface Guidelines for iOS. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Elgato outs five new Apple HomeKit-ready accessories including door lock & smoke detector

Elgato on Tuesday revealed five upcoming accessories in its HomeKit-compatible Eve line, in some cases branching into new smarthome categories such as door locks and smoke detection. AppleInsider – Frontpage… Read more »

Fitbit launches $300 ‘Iconic’ Apple Watch competitor w/ 4+ day battery, sleep tracking, more

Fitbit has officially unveiled its new ‘Iconic’ health and fitness tracker with smartwatch features that compete with the Apple Watch. Fitbit Iconic is priced at $ 299 and is comparable… Read more »

Apple to host Star Wars-themed in-store sessions in celebration of Force Friday II

As we approach “Force Friday II” this week, Apple is ramping up its commitment to the celebration. On its website, Apple has outlined a handful of different Star Wars-themed events… Read more »

Report: iPhone 8 wireless charging to use slower 7.5W Qi standard as new L-shaped PCB surfaces

Macotakara is the latest publication to report the inclusion of wireless charging in the iPhone 8, set to be announced next month. The Japanese site notes that Apple has opted… Read more »