WhatsApp is beating Snapchat at its own game, reports 1 billion daily users
WhatsApp reports it now has 1 billion daily active users. The company also says it has 250 million daily "WhatsApp Status" users, meaning that its beating Snapchat, which reports having 166 million daily users. The post WhatsApp is beating Snapchat at its own game, reports 1 billion daily users appeared first on Digital Trends.
The evolution of the iPod
 Earlier today, Apple announced that it’s finally discontinuing the iPod nano and shuffle once and for all, making the touch the last iPod standing. Four years after the end of the iPod classic, it’s no surprise that the company would sunset its contemporaries, but it’s still a bittersweet moment nonetheless. The death of the two products marks the end of an era that began… Read More ...
Here are all the places that support Apple Pay
Apple Pay is growing rapidly, so we've built a list of all the vendors, retailers, and companies worldwide that plan to support Apple's burgeoning mobile payment platform, or already do. The post Here are all the places that support Apple Pay appeared first on Digital Trends.
This iPhone 8 leak has the biggest hidden feature yet
This morning a set of images leaked with iPhone 8’s name on them – figuratively, of course, but still – this leads to the next big mystery. The next phone from Apple will very likely be part of a set of three, the other two set in the standard line of phones as iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. But … Continue reading...
Apple discontinues iPod nano and shuffle and doubles iPod touch capacities to 32GB and 128GB
 Get out the Kleenex and hit play on the Boyz II Men musical montages — it’s officially the end of an era. Three years after discontinuing the iPod classic, Apple is finally doing the same its lower-end brethren, the shuffle and nano. The company pulled both iconic MP3 players from its site earlier today and has since confirmed with TechCrunch that this is, indeed, the end. That… Read More ...
Apple iPhone X (2017) rumors and news
The iPhone 7S and 7S Plus may not be the only iPhones arriving from Apple in 2017. The iPhone X (aka iPhone 8) is rumored to be a celebratory model for the iPhone's 10th anniversary. Here's everything we know about it. The post Apple iPhone X (2017) rumors and news appeared first on Digital Trends.
Apple and Cochlear team to launch first sound processor implant for iPhone
Cochlear announced it will be launching its first implant made specifically for Apple devices. It's expected to be released in September, with significant improvements from its predecessors. The post Apple and Cochlear team to launch first sound processor implant for iPhone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Apple or Foxconn could be building factories in the US — or maybe not
 President Donald Trump surprised everyone yesterday when he told the Wall Street Journal that Apple CEO Tim Cook told him Apple would build three factories in the U.S. It’s worth quoting Trump on this one: “I spoke to [Tim Cook], he’s promised me three big plants — big, big, big,” he told the WSJ. “I said you know, Tim, unless you start building your plants… Read More ...
Apple or Foxconn could be building factories in the US — or maybe not
 President Donald Trump surprised everyone yesterday when he told the Wall Street Journal that Apple CEO Tim Cook told him Apple would build three factories in the U.S. It’s worth quoting Trump on this one: “I spoke to [Tim Cook], he’s promised me three big plants — big, big, big,” he told the WSJ. “I said you know, Tim, unless you start building your plants… Read More ...
5 ways iPhone 8 will make you glad you aren’t an Android user
The iPhone 8’s final design and software implementation aren’t yet final, but Apple’s public moves in the past few years give us a good indication of what we’re about to get. With the next set of iPhones, we’ll get a span of prices and functionality, starting with a device that’s very similar to what we’ve got right now (in stores … Continue reading...
Some 2012 and 2013 MacBook Pro users got new machines due to bad batteries
Apple had a problem getting its hands on the integrated battery assembly for mid-2012 and early-2013 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro models, and so it briefly made things right in a big way for owners with bad batteries. The post Some 2012 and 2013 MacBook Pro users got new machines due to bad batteries appeared first on Digital Trends....
eMarketer’s 2017 forecast puts Roku ahead of Chromecast and others in the U.S.
 Roku may be the most-used connected TV device this year, edging out Chromecast, Fire TV and Apple TV, according to a new 2017 forecast from eMarketer released this morning. The firm estimates that 38.9 million U.S. users will use a Roku device at least once per month in 2017, up 19.3 percent from last year. This would lead to Roku capturing 23.1 percent of all connected TV users, in terms… Read More ...
Apple’s signature earbuds were inspired by Star Wars’ iconic Stormtrooper
 The best iconic designs tend to share inspiration with other inspired creations, and it turns out Apple’s instantly recognizable white plastic earbuds, and by extension the current EarPods and AirPods) were in part influenced by Star Wars: specifically, by the Empire’s ubiquitous enforcer, the Stormtrooper. Once you hear it, the connection seems apparent – Stormtroopers are… Read More ...
Apple and Cochlear team up to roll out the first implant made for the iPhone
 Apple has teamed up with Australian-based Cochlear to bring iPhone users the first made for iPhone Cochlear implant. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in June, Cochlear’s Nucleus 7 Sound Processor can now stream sound directly from a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to a patient’s surgically embedded sound processor. The device also allows those with the… Read More ...
Chrome 60 brings official Touch Bar support to MacBook Pro users
Chrome 60 brings the functionality of the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar to the browser's stable channel after a few months of being available to developers and beta users, along with some behind-the-scenes performance and security fixes. The post Chrome 60 brings official Touch Bar support to MacBook Pro users appeared first on Digital Trends....
Google Trusted Contacts iOS app goes live : Android version updated
Google’s Trusted Contacts app has finally arrived on iOS, giving iPhone users the same location-sharing ability as the Android version of the app. With this, users are able to share their location with someone they trust — a friend or family member, for example — as well as giving these people access to certain information such as whether their phone … Continue reading...
Oaxis InkCase i7 Plus hands-on review
Adding a power-saving E Ink screen that’s easy on the eyes to your iPhone, ready for reading books, sounds like a brilliant idea. You’ll be eyeing up the Oaxis InkCase i7 Plus, and we’ve been finding out if the reality is as tempting as the idea. The post Oaxis InkCase i7 Plus hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends....
Apple is bringing 3 manufacturing plants to the US (says Trump)
Though Apple hasn’t confirmed the news, President Trump has apparently spoiled a surprise the company has in store by making the announcement himself: Apple is bringing three manufacturing plants to the United States, or so Trump says. The facilities will be ‘three big plants, beautiful plants,’ according to Trump, who revealed the information in a recent news interview. ‘Big, big, … Continue reading...
Apple just dropped iOS 11 beta 4 for developers
 Apple just released a new beta of iOS 11 ahead of the final iOS 11 release in September. Things are still quite rough and I wouldn’t recommend installing the beta on a production device just yet. You don’t want to risk having your phone become useless. The beta 4 is only available if you’re a registered developer for now. While Apple also has a public beta program, the… Read More ...
Apple just dropped iOS 11 beta 4 for developers
 Apple just released a new beta of iOS 11 ahead of the final iOS 11 release in September. Things are still quite rough and I wouldn’t recommend installing the beta on a production device just yet. You don’t want to risk having your phone become useless. The beta 4 is only available if you’re a registered developer for now. While Apple also has a public beta program, the… Read More ...