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  • Beats Studio 3 bring premium noise canceling and battery life at a premium price

     Beats had a handful of different sounds on hand to test the Studio 3 ahead of launch. The demo was designed to showcase the range of the headphones’ new adaptive noise-canceling technology — but there’s only so much you can get from a demo in that kind of controlled environment. Read More

  • iPhone 8 teardown reveals few surprises, but more camera details

     The always hotly anticipated iFixit teardown of the iPhone 8 has arrived, and while it doesn’t harbor much in the way of surprises, there are a few tidbits you may want to know about hiding in there. Especially if you like hearing about things like “pixel pitch.” Read More

  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cameras get top marks from testing outfit DxOMark

     If our review didn’t convince you that the cameras in the latest iPhones are something special, perhaps DxOMark’s lab-heavy evaluation process will do the trick. The camera testing site unequivocally states that the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have the best smartphone cameras it’s ever tested — though they aren’t without their flaws. Read More

  • iTunes finally offers 48-hour rentals in the US

     Praise the Apple gods. If you rent a movie on iTunes in the U.S., you now have 48 hours to watch it. And you can watch the movie as much as you want during that 48-hour window. As always, you have 30 days to start watching the movie. iTunes has previously offered 48-hour rentals elsewhere throughout the world, but the rules were different in the U.S. Up until now, you had to power through… Read More

  • iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 hit stores today

     A week and a half after being unveiled on stage at the new Steve Jobs Theater, the iPhone 8/8 Plus and Apple Watch Series 3 have hit just hit store shelves. As ever, eager fans were queued up at stores across the globe to be among the first to get their hands on the new products, though a number of outlets are reporting that the crowd size is significantly sparser than past launches. According… Read More

  • Apple is working on a fix for Watch Series 3 LTE issues

     The new Apple Watch is mostly an iterative update over its predecessor, but for one major feature: LTE. The addition of cellular connectivity has been touted as everything from “nice” to “game changing,” but reviewers appear to have early issues in testing. Read More

  • Wall Street dings Apple after some reported LTE connectivity issues on the new Watch

     There are a lot of reports hitting the ‘net this morning in reviews of the Apple Watch Series 3, which indicate that there are some LTE connectivity issues — causing Apple to take a small dip this morning and a speed bump in its march to $1 trillion. Shares of Apple fell around 2.5% this morning, which for Apple is a pretty substantial ding for the company despite the deceptively… Read More

  • Apple bumps up the the over-the-air download limit for apps to 150 MB

     With the release of iOS 11, Apple is making it slightly easier for iOS device owners to download larger apps over a cellular connection by increasing the download limit. Before, Apple would require users to switch to Wi-Fi to download an app over 100 MB in size, which includes many games as well as Apple’s own suite of iWork applications. Now, that limit has increased to 150 MB. The… Read More

  • Crunch Report | iOS 11 Now Available to Download

    iOS 11 is now available to download, First Miso Robotics flipping burger installed in a restaurant and Stack Overflow’s salary calculator. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Apple’s huge App Store makeover arrives today in iOS 11

     Apple today is releasing its completely redesigned iOS App Store to the wider public as part of the launch of the new iOS 11 operating system. First previewed at its Worldwide Developer Conference in June, the new App Store has made changes focused on the goal of improving app discovery across a storefront that now has over 2 million applications, according to App Annie. Read More