So it seems Apple weren’t done with announcing phones, also announcing the iPhone Xr. This cheaper iPhone features a 6.1″ LCD display but has a smaller body than the iPhone 8 with a 5.5″ display.  The 120Hz LCD display doesn’t have 3D touch, so Apple uses haptic touch.  The iPhone Xr...
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    Each year Apple’s developer conference promotes the successes of the past as well as pitches new developers on developing on their platform. Dubbed ‘The epicenter of change’ this year’s conference is shaping up to be one of the most important for the company. WWDC 2015 is likely to be...
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    At Apple’s March event this morning, Apple announced a new price for their Apple TV. The device is the easiest way for Apple users to get their content to the big screen. The Apple TV has had some small internal updates over the years, but has remain unchanged in...
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  • Review: iPhone 6 Plus

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  • Logitech gives your iPhone the hardware controls Jobs wouldn’t

    What we have here is a the Logitech Powershell, a new controller for the iPhone that transforms your iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, or iPod touch (5th generation) into a PSP-like portable gaming device. While most of you are already running it, its worth pointing out that this requires you...
  • iPad mini with Retina coming in November

    Apple just introduces an iPad mini with a retina display. It starts at US$399 while they keep the existing model, but give discount the price to US$299. The new iPad Mini gets the A7 processor, 5 megapixel camera and much of what we seen in the new iPad Air....
  • Apple introduces iPad Air, sells 170 Million

    The lightest ‘full size’ tablet just got announced. The iPad Air is just 234grams (1 pound). It’s thinner and lighter and has the new A7 processor as well as the M7 processor. They are keeping the same 10hour battery life and using MIMO they are getting twice the network...
  • Apple makes iWork free, adds co-authoring, digs at Office365

    Apple are playing to win today. They are taking a lot of their software (OSX upgrades) as well as iWork free. Tim Cook says they want all their customers to have the latest software and that’s the reason for making things free. They’re called out Microsoft’s Office 365 pricing...
  • Apple updates iLife, introduces iMovie Theatre

    Apple also announced a much needed update to iLife apps including iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand. One of the most interesting is a new iMovie Theatre that is available across you movie, desktop devices as well as the AppleTV. While some had hoped today would be launch of Apple TV...
  • Mac Pro drives 3x 4K displays, starts at $2999 in Dec

    Apple have finally talked more extensively about those trash bin Mac Pro machines. While they look different, they’re seriously powerful. Apple are touting that the new Mac Pro can drive up to 3x 4K displays. That kind of graphics is seriously impressive, as most computers struggle to drive a...
  • New Macbook Pro updates

      As expected, Apple are updating the Macbook pro laptops, now running Intel Haswell processors they achieve 9 hours of battery life. It runs OSX Mavericks and ships today. It also contains 802.11AC WiFi, Thunderbolt 2 and also comes in a 15″ version. The 13″ model starts at US$1299.. we’ll have...
  • Apple’s October 2013 event streaming now

    Apple’s October event used to an iPod event, but at some point has morphed into the annual iPad announcement. The Apple Store has gone down as per normal during an Apple event, because clearly the web isn’t capable of being online while doing an update to your product line....

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