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Apple is switching App Store pricing from USD to regional currencies in 9 countries

Apple’s emailed its registered developers to inform them of some upcoming App Store pricing policy changes in Egypt, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Tanzania and Vietnam. No longer will prices of paid downloads on these local App Stores be shown in US dollars. According to the communique, the App Store in these markets will now show prices […]


iPhone 7 demand reportedly starts fading as iPhone 8 rumors continue picking up steam

Apple has enjoyed success with the new iPhone 7 family as the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus models saw strong demand, in some part due to Samsung’s Note 7 debacle. But demand for latest iPhones may have started to fade recently, forcing Apple to cut back on orders, Taiwanese supply chain sources told trade publication DigiTimes. That’s especially […]


Apple Music to run acclaimed documentary about TR808 drum machine that changed music

You may be unfamiliar with it (that is, unless you were born in the 20th century), but the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer (AKA the “808”) was one of the first programmable drum machines. Unveiled in the early 1980s at $1,995, the 808 undercut significantly more expensive digital sampling machines of the time, such as the $5,000 […]


DirecTV NOW launches on iPhone, iPad & Apple TV

Two days ago, U.S. wireless carrier unveiled DirecTV NOW, its brand new Internet television streaming service that comes with a free fourth-generation Apple TV for those who would commit to at least three months of paid service. Today, DirectTV apps for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV have gone live in the App Store.... Read the […]


Take a closer look at iSpaceship’s underground auditorium, R&D building and more

Drone footage of iSpaceship site captured by YouTuber Matthew Roberts has impressed us thus far and his latest video is no exception. In addition to showing continuous progress in terms of landscaping and solar panels on the massive flying saucer-shaped building, new videos provide a closer look at an R&D building and an underground auditorium where future events will be held.... Read the...


Amazon working on premium Echo model with 7? touchscreen to “fend off competition”

Bloomberg’s well-informed Mark Gurman reported Monday that online retail giant Amazon is developing a brand new premium model of its Echo wireless speaker that will feature a built-in seven-inch touchscreen in an effort to “fend off competition” from Google’s Home device and Apple’s rumored entry into the connected home market with its own Siri-powered hardware. Amazon may...


Apple is said to have more than ten different iPhone 8 prototypes under development

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Apple has as many as ten different iPhone 8 prototypes under development, including a higher-priced model with an advanced display based on power-saving organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology that multiple industry sources, analysts and supply chain makers have been talking about for months now. Apple’s Asian suppliers say they have […]


The best Black Friday deals on iPhones, iPads, Macs and more

Black Friday often gets a bad wrap. The words tend to bring forth visions of hoards of shoppers, stampeding down store aisles to save a few dollars on frivolous items. But the truth is, retailers are actually using the promotional holiday to offer significant discounts on popular products. So we’ve put together a list of some of the best deals we could […]


12 gifts for music nerds

Nerds come in many forms. Some build stuff, some like video games, and others sweat the tiny details of audio fidelity or salivate over vintage drum machines. That latter group can be difficult to shop for if you're not initiated in the ways of the m...

KGI: iPhone 8 will have all glass casing to support wireless charging

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said many times over the past few months that Apple’s Tenth Anniversary iPhone due next year will move from the current unibody aluminum industrial design to an all-glass front and back plate sandwiched between a stainless steel frame. In a new note to clients, a copy of which was obtained […]