Apple’s iPhone 7 storage finally starts at 32GB

iPhone SE - iPhone 6s Plus - 14 The iPhone’s base-level storage — starting at 16GB — has been a sticking point for quite a while. More and more content has become available over time in the form of video, apps and photos, and it can be a big limiting factor forcing users to shell out extra cash in order to skirt those requirements. Today, fortunately, that era comes to an end. The cheapest version of the… Read More

Instagram is building new zoom, filter, and GIF features for the iPhone 7 camera

instagram-iphone The iPhone 7’s powerful new camera features will be get the spotlight in an upcoming version of Instagram. Ian Spalter, Instagram’s head of design, appeared on-stage at the iPhone 7 launch event to demo the iPhone-inspired upgrades coming to his app. The iPhone 7 Plus telephoto zoom lens will be usable by dragging a single finger up and down in Instagram — an interface… Read More

Apple and Nike teamed up to make a Nike+ special edition Watch Series 2

apple-liveblog0315 Apple unveiled a Nike+ edition of the Apple Series 2 Watch today at its annual Fall event. The Nike+ version of the Watch will roll out late October for $369 and is, of course, built for runners. Nike introduced its Nike+ Fuelband activity tracker – one of the very first activity bands in the “quantified self” movement to the U.S. market four years back. The band… Read More

Apple kills headphone jack (1878 – 2016). RIP.

iPhone Socket With the newest iPhone 7, Apple is saying buh-bye to a technology that’s been going strong for almost 140 years. It has served us well, but the Cupertino-based maven today announced it decided that enough is enough. The future, it seems, is Bluetooth and Lightning cables. Farewell, headphone jack, we barely knew ya. Read More

No, really, the headphone jack is more useful than you think!

square-register Apple today announced that the newest generation iPhone will do away with the headphone jack. Obviously sad if you just bought an expensive new pair of headphones, but the interface is used for a lot more than just pumping phat beats down your ear tunnels. From filmmakers to concerned parents, there’s a rich ecosystem of “appcessories” that use the headphone port for… Read More

Box teams up with Google for Docs and Springboard integration

aaron-levie6 Sure there’s some kind of fruit-related event going on right now, but this week is also BoxWorks, the annual conference for the enterprise content cloud platform provider. At that event, Box CEO Aaron Levie and Google’s SVP of Google’s cloud offerings Diane Greene are announcing a partnership that turns Box into a third-party storage option for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides,… Read More

Apple discontinues gold watch, adds ceramic

apple-liveblog0276 Remember those $17,000 Apple Watches? Well it looks like the gold Apple Watch Edition is not part of the new collection. When the company unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday, they announced that it will be available in aluminum, stainless steel and a new material, ceramic. Prices start at $369. They’ve also updated the original Apple Watch with a better dual core processor. Read More

Apple *officially* unveils the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

apple-liveblog0370 We already know that it’s water resistant, has stereo speakers, and has a brand new camera (because Apple accidentally tweeted about it earlier today). But Apple is finally unveiling the next-gen iPhone officially, and everything seems fairly in line with what rumors have been suggesting all summer. Design The body is quite similar to the iPhone 6s, but it’s SHINY! Essentially,… Read More