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Rear-facing 3D sensing technology possibly slated for fall 2019 iPhone, allowing Apple to press AR advantage

With the iPhone X just three months out of the gate, and discussions about the 2018 iPhone refresh starting, eyes are starting to look at 2019, with new supply chain discussion by an investment analyst firm suggesting that Apple is now working on a world-facing 3D sensor to assert dominance in augmented reality.

Apple admits HomePod may leave white ring on wood surfaces, recommends using elsewhere

Uh oh. A few days after HomePod hitting the market, customers have noticed an unwelcome occurrence caused by Apple’s new smart speaker: wood staining. more…

Bill Gates cautions Apple and other tech companies about arrogance inviting government interference

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has warned Apple and other tech companies that they need to exercise care when dealing with governments over important issues, such as the San Bernardino fight between Apple and the FBI over a locked iPhone, suggesting the firms may be inviting government intervention for overtly arrogant actions.

Twelve South launches new SurfacePad leather cover for iPhone X [Video]

Apple accessory maker Twelve South today launched a new SurfacePad cover for the iPhone X. More like a Smart Cover for the iPhone than a traditional case, it protects the front and rear of your iPhone X, while providing sleep/wake functionality...Show More Summary

Heads of US law & spy agencies say phones by Apple rival Huawei pose inherent national security risk

The heads of several U.S. law and spy agencies claim that smartphone buyers should avoid buying products from China's Huawei, since the company poses a risk of data theft and surveillance of users, but also are a danger to national security as well.

Apple News generates little income for smaller publishers, curators take pitches from publishers on dedicated Slack channel

Apple's editorial team reportedly takes pitches from large reporting venues on a private Slack channel, and a team of about a dozen staffers decide if the story lives or dies on Apple News, and as a result, what makes money from being spotlighted on the service.

YouTube TV adds CNN, Turner channels, more NBA & MLB ahead of price increase for new subs

After launching an app on Apple TV earlier this month, YouTube TV is adding some notable channels and launching in new markets today. Meanwhile, the expansion comes as the cord-cutting service is raising its monthly fee for new subscribers next month. more…

How to Create Templates in Microsoft Word for Mac

Designing documents in Word can be a mix of incredibly easy and painfully difficult. Certain tasks are painless, while moving images around a document is a minefield of unexpected consequences. Of course, Microsoft apps are far from the darlings of the Apple ecosystem. Show More Summary

Deals: 256GB 13" MacBook Pro for $1,349; DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo for $949; Apple TV 4K w/ DirecTV Now $105

Today only, save $350 on DJI's Mavic Pro Fly More Combo at B&H, now just $949. Apple's latest 13" MacBook Pros are also $150 to $200 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. Meanwhile, new DirecTV Now subscribers can snap up a free Apple TV 4K with three months of prepaid service (as low as $105).

Report: Apple News editors field pitches from publications over Slack, publishers still struggle to monetize traffic

Not much is publicly known about the team of editors behind Apple’s News app on iOS, and now The Information has a new report (paywalled) that includes new details on how it operates. According to the piece, Apple’s small editorial staff fields pitches from publications for features using Slack, and the result can be an influx of traffic for publishers. more…

Akitio Thunder3 10G network adapter adds 10 gigabit ethernet connection to MacBook Pro, iMac using Thunderbolt 3

Enclosure manufacturer Akitio has started to ship the Thunder3 10G Network Adapter, an accessory for an iMac or MacBook Pro offering connectivity to an ethernet network at speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second, all passing through a Mac's Thunderbolt 3 port.

Pinterest iOS app now allows you to rearrange pins, reorder sections, archive boards

Pinterest is rolling out an update to its iOS and Android apps to allow greater control over your content. At the bottom level, you’ll be able to rearrange pins – something the company says has been one of its most-requested features … more…

YouTube TV hikes prices for new subscribers, adds missing Turner channels like CNN & Cartoon Network

Google's YouTube TV on Wednesday announced the long-awaited addition of Turner networks to its lineup, though new subscribers will soon have to pay a higher monthly fee.

Skydio launches R1 – an autonomous flying drone that takes obstacle avoidance to new heights

From Drone DJ: The Skydio R1 drone has been years in the making but it is here now! Our sister site, Electrek, first wrote about it when one of the senior engineers left Tesla to join the then start-up drone company. What makes the R1 drone unlike any other drone you’ve seen, is its advanced obstacle avoidance system, the Skydio Autonomy Engine. Show More Summary

Future iPhones destined for Chinese market may draw upon local supplier for flash storage

If a new supply chain report is accurate, Apple is discussing a flash memory buy from Yangtze Memory Technologies for iPhones specifically destined for the Chinese market.

Qualcomm unveils 2-gigabit LTE modem amid rumors Apple's iPhone going Intel-only

Qualcomm on Wednesday revealed the Snapdragon X24, its latest LTE modem for mobile devices, with peak download speeds hitting 2 gigabits per second -- though Apple may choose to forego the technology in its next iPhones.

Apple buying Chinese storage chips for iPhones ‘in Chinese market only’ – Nikkei

A brief report claims that Apple will be adding a Chinese NAND storage chip supplier to its roster. The company has in the past bought these chips from Toshiba, SK Hynix and Samsung, but is now said to be in talks with Yangtze Memory Technologies. The report is light on detail, but does make one interesting claim … more…

Hands On: OmniOutliner 3 for iPad organizes everything from text to ideas

OmniOutliner 3 is a brainstorming app as well as a writer's tool, and with Wednesday's update brings a pared down Essentials options to the iPad. AppleInsider delves into what's good and bad about the new release.

Comment: The FBI’s warning against Huawei smartphones is kind of ironic …

The heads of the FBI, CIA, NSA and three other US intelligence agencies have warned Americans not to buy Huawei smartphones, or indeed any other Huawei products and services. The reason is somewhat ironic in view of the agency’s battle with Apple … more…

Apple expected to ship 100M 6.1" LCD iPhone units priced at $700-$800 in late 2018

Adding to expectations that the new 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display will be a blockbuster success, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said on Wednesday that he expects the company will ship a whopping 100 million units in the second half of 2018...

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