source Apple Apple on Monday announced its long-anticipated TV service, news service, and gaming subscription service, among other new products. It’s a critical move for Apple as it seeks to find new revenue streams to offset slowing iPhone sales. Its success could depend on whether the company can change its public perception from being primarily a hardware-first company to a media and entertainment powerhouse. Each September throngs of technology journalists gather in California to witness Apple’s biggest announcement of the year: the debut of the newest iPhones. Now held at the Steve Jobs Theater on its Apple Park campus, Apple’s fall events have become the barometer by which many pundits evaluate whether how much innovation the company has left in the tank. Even Apple’s Spring events, where it’s traditionally unveiled new iPads, have followed a similar pattern, though usually without quite as much flash. But on Monday, Apple … [Read more...] about Apple’s big event was much different than any other, and it’s a sign the company is moving in a new direction
caption Tim Cook and Oprah Winfrey source Apple Apple announced a slew of new entertainment services on Monday. The event was filled with celebrity guest appearances, and felt like a cross between a Hollywood red carpet event and a typical tech news conference. Apple offered glimpses of its upcoming products, but left a lot of questions unanswered. Here’s what we know with regards to the biggest, most obvious questions about these products. Apple held a star-studded event at its Cupertino, California, headquarters on Monday. It was a wild event that felt like a cross between a Hollywood red carpet premiere and your typical Apple event. Apple also surprised the crowd by announcing a new credit card, as a premium paid Apple News app and a subscription gaming service. Apple shared a lot of information, but also left a lot of questions unanswered. Here’s what we know with regards to the biggest questions you might have. … [Read more...] about Here are the best answers we have to your questions about Apple’s new credit card, news app, TV and gaming services
caption If you have an undamaged Apple Watch Series 2, 3, or 4, you can swim with the device at a certain depth. source Hollis Johnson All Apple Watch models are varying degrees of water-resistant, but none are waterproof. This means that, with an undamaged Apple Watch Series 2 to 4, you can use it when swimming at a depth of up to 50 meters, and that getting it wet on a rainy day is also fine. But Apple does not recommend wearing any Apple Watch during certain activities, like scuba diving and waterskiing. Here’s how to tell the water-resistance rating of your Apple Watch, along with how to properly clean it and use it while swimming. As someone who’s experienced the panic of having to quickly dry off an iPhone or MacBook after an accidental liquid spill (a potentially expensive mistake), I was a bit apprehensive when first exposing my Apple Watch Series 3 to water. In particular, this was because I … [Read more...] about How to tell if your Apple Watch is waterproof or water-resistant, and to what extent
source FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images AT&T customers with an iPhone 8 or newer will now see a new “5G E” symbol replace the “LTE” symbol on top-right corner of their phone screen. AT&T’s 5G E network is not true 5G. It’s AT&T’s LTE Advanced Pro network. Other carriers also have LTE Advanced Pro networks, but haven’t renamed them to anything resembling 5G. AT&T has been widely criticized for renaming their LTE Advanced Pro to 5G E, which recently scored slightly slower speeds on average than 4G LTE networks from Verizon and T-Mobile. Owners of the iPhone 8 or newer on AT&T will see a new “5G E” symbol on the top-right corner of their phones after updating to the latest version of iOS that rolled out Monday. The 5G E symbol replaces the “LTE” symbol that used to be there. Unfortunately, it doesn’t mean that AT&T customers who are using the iPhone … [Read more...] about iPhone users on AT&T are starting to see a new ‘5G E’ symbol instead of 4G LTE. Here’s what it means.
In this day and age, receiving a call from an unknown number can raise all kinds of red flags. Could this be a phishing attempt? Could it be a scam call? Could this be a telemarketer? All those are valid questions that come to mind when you see a call from a number you’re not familiar with, but Google is hoping to do away with those concerns. According to Android Police, they have discovered that in Android Q, Google will be making some changes to the Phone app where it will be gaining more robust call-blocking tools. Google has already built-in some spam detection tools into Android, but it seems that with Android Q, the Phone app will come with options that let you block calls from a larger category. This includes being able to block calls from numbers that aren’t in your contacts, calls made from a private/hidden number, calls made from a pay phone and calls made from unidentified callers. This is a more efficient way of blocking calls compared to before, where users had … [Read more...] about Android is about to get a lot better at blocking phone calls