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Swiss watchmaker's latest jab at the Apple Watch has no hands Moser & Cie is no stranger to taking digs at the Apple Watch. Its latest form of social commentary, however, is rather unique. The compa…

Sketchy Rumor Suggests 2019 iPhone Could Feature 4,000mAh Battery, 15W Wireless Charging, 3X Telephoto Camera and 120Hz Display Earlier this month, Weibo user C Technology shared some alleged details about the upcoming successor to the iPhone XS Max, which may or may not be accurate. The next iPhone XS Max has been pegged as the 2019 iPhone that will feature a triple-lens camera in 2019 by reliable sources, and the Weibo post offers additional details about the lenses.

Apple parts supplier Nidec cuts 2019 sales forecast citing 'extraordinary' contraction in China Nidec, a Japanese company that supplies vibratory motor parts for products like Apple's iPhone, is revising down 2019 sales forecasts due to what its chairman characterizes as an "extraordinary" decline in Chinese demand. Citing the Chinese sales slowdown, exacerbated by a simmering trade war between the U.S.

CES 2019: Health, Home, and Other Products at the Sands Logitech is a stalwart for interesting peripherals, and the company has introduced several such products since the last CES. For podcasters, video producers, or those who want high-quality audio on their conference calls, the Blue Yeti Nano provides an affordable USB microphone at $99 from a respected brand.

Apple's HomePod launches in China and Hong Kong As promised, Apple on Friday kicked off sales of HomePod in China and Hong Kong, bringing the Siri-infused speaker to customers in the region nearly a year after the device launched in 2018. In China, HomePod sells for 2,799 yuan, while Hong Kong pricing is set at HK$2,799, according to Apple's respective regional online stores.

OmniFocus 3: What's New and What's Blue in Task Management OmniFocus, the power user tool of choice for Mac task management, has reached version 3 on the Mac, the iOS version has caught up in features, and a Web version is in beta. Jeff Porten discusses task management in general, what’s new and great in OmniFocus, and where the trouble spots still are.

Apple officially announces HomePod is coming to China on January 18th Apple has announced today that HomePod will be available in China starting on Friday, January 18th. Apple teased last month that HomePod was coming to China in "early 2019," but now we have an official release date. Update 1/17: As expected, HomePod is now available in China.

Sling announces new recommendation features coming to its Apple TV app Sling TV is rolling out a nice update to its Apple TV application that gives the app a leg-up on other platforms. Sling announced in a blog post today that Sling TV on Apple TV includes new recommendation features to help you easily find things to watch.

Nike's auto-laced future Why does the world need a self-lacing shoe? Haven't you heard of Velcro? How will you tie your shoes when the Wi-Fi is down? That's the gist of the instant response I got when I mentioned the new Adapt BB, a shoe from Nike with, yes, powered laces that tighten to a wearer's foot automatically.

Hands-On With Apple's New Smart Battery Cases Apple on Tuesday released new Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, offering a convenient but expensive way for iPhone users to get additional battery life.

HomePod Now Available for Purchase in China and Hong Kong Apple earlier this week announced that the HomePod would be available in China and Hong Kong on Friday, January 18, and as promised, the smart speaker is now available for purchase in both locations. HomePod is priced at 2,799 yuan in China and HK$2,799 in Hong Kong.

Apple explores gesture controls for iPhone, Apple Watch - Cult of Mac Apple is looking into making your iPhone smart enough to know you wanted to take a picture just because you aimed the camera at something. And that's not the only gesture it's investigating. The company proposed a complex system to let users control their Apple Watch with wrist movements, with no need to touch the screen.

Apple Daily Report: Report pegs new iPad mini, updated 9.7-inch iPad soon I’m still dubious we’re going to see an updated iPad mini, but two suppliers of touch panels in Taiwan say they expect to supply screens for the fifth generation iPad mini and a new 2019 iPad.

How to watch AFC and NFC championships on Apple devices - Cult of Mac Whoever you're rooting for, you can expect two phenomenal games - and you can watch all the action on your Apple devices. eval; eval;. The New England Patriots are back in the AFC championship game, which is no surprise since this is the team's eighth straight season doing so.

New NHL iPad App Offers Coaches Access to 60+ Real-Time Individual and Team Statistics The National Hockey League today announced the upcoming launch of a new app designed for the iPad that will provide coaches with more than 60 different real-time individual and team statistics on iPads that will be available on the bench during games.

Netflix says its focus is on customer experience, not the threat of Apple's upcoming streaming service Apple has been signing and ordering new TV shows and movies at a swift pace recently, but Netflix doesn't seem to be worried. The company released its Q4 2018 earnings today and reiterated that its focus isn't on upcoming competition, but rather improving the experience for existing customers.

Apple Suppliers Cutting Sales Forecasts Amid 'Extraordinary' Decline in Chinese Demand Major Apple suppliers in Asia have been cutting their 2019 sales forecasts and some have cited an "extraordinary" drop in Chinese demand, reports Nikkei. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, which supplies the A-series chips used in the iPhones and other devices, is forecasting a 22 percent drop in revenue for the January to March quarter.

Apple Smart Battery Case Review: iPhone XS/Max & XR design, wireless charging, still bulky Does your iPhone have trouble making it through a full working day without dying? If so, then Apple's just-released Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR may be the answer to your problem. But with a better, yet still polarizing design, and a $129 price tag, the Smart Battery Case isn't exactly an impulse buy.

Next-gen iPhone XR to offer a huge boost in cellular performance If you thought the leap from 3G to 4G was incredible, the forthcoming rollout of 5G will be nothing short of astounding. The data speeds afforded by 5G are genuinely hard to believe and will undoubtedly impact the way we use our devices in a fundamental way.

GoodNotes 5 improves the notes app in every way GoodNotes 5 is a massive update to the popular iOS and Mac notes app. It’s cleaner, better-looking, and easier to use. And — finally — it has app-wide search.

Hands on with Apple's new Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR Apple has released a new Smart Battery Case for the latest iPhones. Here are our first impressions of the newly updated accessory. If you're familiar with Apple's previous Smart Battery Cases - released for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 - you'll be familiar with the new lineup.

Review: Belkin's Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone and Apple Watch is Convenient but Expensive Belkin is known for a range of accessories for the iPhone, and when Apple introduced support for Qi-based wireless chargers, Belkin was quick to come out with a range of options.

Walmart ditches plans to compete with Apple & others in streaming video arena Walmart is reportedly abandoning plans to launch a Netflix-like streaming video service, which could take one more threat out of the equation for Apple's own upcoming launch. The decision was made sometime after the collapse of talks with former Epix CEO Mark Greenberg, said CNBC sources.

NHL shifting to iPad Pro for real-time statistics and analytics during the game The NHL is aiming to provide coaches more information about how the team is faring during games, by issuing iPads running a new insights app on benches that offer more than 60 different real-time individual and team statistics to team management.

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