Apple AR glasses release date, news and rumors

Update: Apple’s most recent acquisition has added fuel to the AR headset rumors. According to a recent report from TechCrunch, Apple has purchased a start up that crowdfunded (but didn’t ship) a headset that uses outward-facing cameras and an inward-facing OLED display to create “seamless” transition between AR and VR.Original story continues below…Apple ARKit, an AR initiative Apple, has the potential to bring augmented reality to the forefront of consumer technology. It will allow developers to create augmented reality apps

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Best Mac apps: the best macOS apps for your Apple computer

The best Mac apps are here to make your macOS High Sierra experience better than that of someone using Windows or Linux. After all, it’s the Mac software that keeps us brand loyalists coming back to the Jony Ive-designed catalog of expensive goodies. While Apple packs plenty of useful apps pre-installed on every Mac, there’s a lot more out there than immediately meets the eye.The best Mac apps span a number of different categories, so admittedly not everything on this

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Apple made a secret trip to CES to talk AR glasses, says report

Apple typically doesn’t bother attending CES – preferring instead to host its own product launches throughout the year – but according to a report, Apple representatives were at the show in Las Vegas this week, and they were speaking to parts suppliers for AR glasses.In a lengthy report on AR and VR at the Consumer Electronics Show, Bloomberg says Apple was in talks with other companies about building some augmented reality specs. The same suppliers apparently also spoke to the

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7 Things Apple Needs to Improve on iPhone X

The Apple iPhone X is perhaps the most significant new Apple handset to launch since the first iPhone arrived in 2007. Nonetheless, despite mostly great reviews iPhone X Review: The Future Has a Price iPhone X Review: The Future Has a Price The iPhone X is a flagship, business-class device. It’s the first generation of a new generation, and such devices always come with a few pitfalls. Read More , Cupertino’s latest flagship device does have some annoyances, both on

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How to Change the App Layout on the Apple Watch to a List

If you’re not a big fan of the crowded app layout on the Apple Watch, WatchOS 4 has introduced a simpler alternative that makes it easier to scroll through and locate an app.By default, the Apple Watch uses a really weird app layout. If you click down on the Digital Crown, you’ll see all of your Apple Watch apps laid out in a confusing mess with just the icons showing—no app names or anything. Luckily, life doesn’t have to be

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How to Update Your Apple TV to tvOS 11

The latest version of tvOS is out now for the fourth-generation Apple TV (as well as the new Apple TV 4K). Here’s how to update the streaming box and get all the new features.With the arrival of tvOS 11, users finally get some great features that they have been begging for, including home screen syncing, automatic night mode, AirPods support, and the addition of live sports in the TV app. If these features look enticing to you, give yourself about

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Apple removes Activation Lock status tool that helped people avoid buying stolen iOS devices

Apple has quietly removed the iCloud Activation Lock status check tool from its website, which offered a convenient method of determining whether a used iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Apple Watch is stolen. The tool helped facilitate the secondhand iOS device market by letting anyone type in the IMEI or serial number of an iOS device to find out whether it was still locked by another Apple account before buying.The change was spotted by MacRumors who also notes that Apple’s relevant

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Apple Pay is a testament to the region-locked world we live in

Today marks a big day for Apple Pay — it’s adding 33 new US banks to its portfolio.You can find the new banks on the support page for the payment product. However, it also painfully marks one of the problems it has had since its inception.5,000 Tech leaders are coming to NYC this November to learn and do business. This is your chance to join them.Back in October 2014, coinciding with the launch of the iPhone 6, Apple Pay was touted

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The iPhone 7 is expensive for Apple, too

You think that Jet Black finish comes cheaply? It turns out the iPhone 7 isn’t just breaking the bank for smartphone buyers – it’s costing Apple a pretty penny too.A teardown by IHS Market estimates the overall component cost of the iPhone 7 to be $224.80, a price that also includes basic manufacturing costs. That’s $36.89 more than IHS Market listed the iPhone 6S at, which goes someway to explaining the iPhone 7’s $649 (£599, AU$1,079) price tag.The jump to

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Users report intermittent glitch with the iPhone 7’s new Lightning EarPods, Apple working on a fix

Apple’s decision to remove the headphone port was already seen as controversial and now detractors have some additional ammo to fire at the company. Apparently numerous users have been experiencing problems with the Lightning EarPods on the new iPhones, where the volume control dongle stops working, so you can’t adjust the volume, use Siri, or answer calls.The glitch seems to happen randomly and is fixed by unplugging and re-plugging until the next time it happens. According to early reports, audio

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