Dec 25, 11:50 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Corazon Victorino 12/25/18 AT 6:40 PM When Apple introduced its 2018 lineup of iPad Pros, it also grabbed the chance to show off its all new stylus, aptly called Apple Pencil 2. The peripheral may sport most of the same features its predecessor has, but it definitely brings something to the table that makes it a worthy upgrade. Design-wise, the Apple Pencil 2 has a more modern form factor than the first-generation stylus. It has a matte finish, it’s thinner and it has one flat side for an easy grip. The removal of the Lightning connector and the end cap also makes the new stylus shorter and more distinct. Apart from the difference in design, the Apple Pencil 2 just delivers better user experience than the original model. For instance, users no longer need to insert the Lightning connector of the stylus to charge its battery. The new model … [Read more...] about Apple Pencil 2 vs. Apple Pencil: Why You Should Upgrade
Dec 25, 11:52 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Corazon Victorino 12/25/18 AT 6:52 AM A new year is dawning soon, so don’t waste your chance of getting your iPhone battery replaced for just $29 this 2018. The lowest price offer for Apple’s affordable battery replacement program is ending on Dec. 31. The year 2018 wasn’t a good one for many iPhone users. Complaints of iOS smartphones quickly running low on battery life have been rampant. Owners also didn’t like spending a lot on battery replacements, so Apple has decided to offer a reduced cost battery replacement program until the year ends. For handsets affected by “batterygate,” particularly iPhone 6 and newer models, this would be the last chance for owners to avail a battery replacement that’s only worth $29. Starting Jan. 1, pricing for the program will be higher — an impractical option … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone Battery Replacement Program: Why You Should Avail Before 2018 Ends
Dec 25, 11:47 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Danny Vena 12/24/18 AT 11:44 AM When Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) introduced the Apple Watch Series 4 in September, one of the biggest revelations was the addition of several groundbreaking health-monitoring functions. The device contains a next-generation accelerometer and gyroscope combined with algorithms that can detect when the wearer has fallen. It can analyze wrist trajectory and impact acceleration, sending a notice to the user, which can then be dismissed or used to contact emergency services.This article originally appeared in the Motley Fool.The other health-related feature is the watch's ability to detect a potentially life-threatening heart condition. The device contains an electrical heart rate sensor, with electrodes built into the digital crown, which can alert the user if it detects an unusual heart rhythm. It also has a built-in … [Read more...] about Is The Apple Watch Causing A Run On Emergency Rooms?
Apple has launched a new website (via Tech Crunch) for its biannual transparency report. This report details the number of government requests Apple receives for customer information related to its devices. Originally available to the public only in PDF format, Apple is using its new website to make this data easier to access and understand for its customers. The information shows up with each country listed in alphabetical order, and tapping on a link breaks down the data into more detail.The government requests are divided into different categories, and some requests are included in more than one of them. The different categories include:Device-a request from the government for a serial number or IMEI number to help identify a particular device.Financial Identifier-a request from the government for credit card or gift card information.Account-a request from the government for account information such as an Apple ID or an email address.Emergency-a request from the government for … [Read more...] about Apple’s new website makes it easier to read about government requests on its devices and more
By Christine McKee Saturday, December 22, 2018, 01:21 pm PT (04:21 pm ET) Amazon is issuing last minute savings on Apple devices, including the brand-new Apple Watch Series 4. Now as low as $365 with a bonus 5% clippable coupon, this deal represents the lowest price we've seen to date on the new devices. Apple's 2018 iPad is also marked down by $80 with free delivery by Christmas. In what is the lowest price we've seen to date on the Apple Watch Series 4, Amazon is knocking $15 off the 40mm GPS Only model with a Silver Aluminum case and White Sport Band by $15 instantly and tacking on a 5% off clippable coupon (just click the check box next to "Save an extra 5% when you apply this coupon" to activate the bonus savings on the landing page). This brings the price down to $365, the lowest price we've seen on the new device. Other models and sizes are also $15 off, with all of the deals available in our Apple Watch Price Guide. Need a last minute gift by Christmas? Amazon also has … [Read more...] about Amazon has the Apple Watch Series 4 on sale for $365, plus iPads for $249 with free delivery by Christmas