Apple http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/all en-MY The Apple Watch is confirmed to ship in April, and all the other news you’ve missed http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-confirmed-ship-april-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wake up and catch up on all you might have missed over the week </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="The Apple Watch is confirmed to ship in April, and all the other news you’ve missed " alt="The Apple Watch is confirmed to ship in April, and all the other news you’ve mis" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/aw2.jpeg?1422682422" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s the weekend and since many of you will soon either take a break and shut yourself off from the world (and the world wide web), or party the nights away, take a moment to catch up on the top news of the week.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tim Cook confirms Apple Watch’s arrival this April </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We saw the Apple Watch&rsquo;s official unveil in Q3 last year, and have since been waiting for it to hit the mass market. But now, there&rsquo;s finally a date (well, more like a definitive month) we can all look forward to. Tim Cook has announced that the smartwatch will hit retail stores sometime in April this year, and this news has got our excitement levels up high.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-will-ship-april-says-tim-cook/news">It&rsquo;s official: Apple Watch will ship in April, says Tim Cook</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Tim Cook confirms Apple Watch’s arrival this April " alt="Tim Cook confirms Apple Watch’s arrival this April " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aw1.jpeg?1422682422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ZTE unveils its Blade S6 smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&rsquo;t be fooled &ndash; this isn&rsquo;t an iPhone. Rather, it&rsquo;s the new Blade S6 smartphone launched by ZTE. But although some of the phone&rsquo;s physical features are similar to that of the iPhone, there&rsquo;s more to the Blade S6 than meets the eye. It&rsquo;s a device made for the youthful, and that&rsquo;s very evident in its features and user interface. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/hands-zte-blade-s6/feature">Hands-on with the ZTE Blade S6</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="ZTE unveils its Blade S6 smartphone " alt="ZTE unveils its Blade S6 smartphone " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aw3.jpeg?1422682422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xiaomi might soon unveil a new trade-in program for its Mi Note and Mi Note Pro </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s become quite obvious that Xiaomi&rsquo;s trying to take on the world&rsquo;s top smartphone maker &ndash; Apple. According to Xiaomi&rsquo;s media development director, the company&rsquo;s working on a Xiaomi-for-iPhone trade-in program that lets you hand in your iPhone 5s or older iPhone for the Xiaomi Mi Note and your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus for the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/xiaomi/you-might-soon-be-able-trade-your-iphone-xiaomi-mi-note/news">Surrender your iPhones, trade them in for a Xiaomi Mi Note or Mi Note Pro&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Xiaomi might soon unveil a new trade-in program for its Mi Note and Mi Note Pro" alt="Xiaomi might soon unveil a new trade-in program for its Mi Note and Mi Note Pro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aw4.jpeg?1422682422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola’s got a special one-off sale in the lead-up to Valentine&#039;s Day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Motorola Moto X and the Moto 360 are just a few gadgets many have been eyeing. And now, thanks to a Motorola sale, you&rsquo;ll be able to get your hands on these devices for a discounted price. They make pretty Valentine&#39;s Day gifts, but there are some terms and conditions you&rsquo;ll have to comply with.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/android/get-your-wallets-ready-motorola-s-devices-are-going-sale/news">Get your wallets ready &ndash; Motorola&rsquo;s devices are going on sale&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Motorola’s got a special one-off sale in the lead-up to Valentines’ Day " alt="Motorola’s got a special one-off sale in the lead-up to Valentines’ Day " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aw5.jpeg?1422682422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung’s Gear VR might soon be compatible with the Galaxy S6 and S Edge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Samsung Gear VR headset might only work with the company&rsquo;s Galaxy Note 4 for now, but sources have leaked that this could soon be extended to include the purported Galaxy S6 and S Edge smartphones. We&rsquo;ll probably have to wait till MWC 2015 to find out if there&rsquo;s any truth to this claim.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-s6-and-s-edge-will-reportedly-support-gear-vr/news">Samsung Galaxy S6 and S Edge will reportedly support Gear VR</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Samsung’s Gear VR might soon be compatible with the Galaxy S6 and S Edge " alt="Samsung’s Gear VR might soon be compatible with the Galaxy S6 and S Edge " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aw6.jpeg?1422682422" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-confirmed-ship-april-and-all-other-news-you-ve-missed/news#comments Apple Motorola Samsung Xiaomi ZTE Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:00:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1459056 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple attempts to redeem procrastinators with productivity apps sale http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-attempts-redeem-procrastinators-productivity-apps-sale/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 19 of the most popular productivity apps are cheaper now so you have no excuse </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple attempts to redeem procrastinators with productivity apps sale" alt="Apple attempts to redeem procrastinators with productivity apps sale" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ios%20apps%20sale.jpg?1422610778" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Perhaps because January is almost over, Apple&#39;s decided to have a productivity app sale. Earlier in the month, it had a nice New Year&#39;s app spread where it recommended apps for people to start their new year on a new foot. The sale involves both Mac and iOS apps.</p> <p>The 19 iOS apps featured are some pretty popular ones, including Clear (a formerly featured app), popular calendar app Fantastical and quirky to-do app Carrot.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/erna-mahyuni" title="View user profile.">Erna Mahyuni</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Top-tier apps for cheap </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The discounts are pretty decent - for instance, Fantastical 2 usually goes for US$5 but is going US$1.99 and Duets Display is US$7.99, down from US$15.</p> <p>As for the Mac apps, the apps include Day One, the popular journalling app (available on Mac and iOS), Notability as well as the Mac OS version of Fantastical.</p> <p>So if you need help keeping your resolutions in order then why not check out some of apps on sale. To the people on Android: better luck next time.</p> <p>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/10-best-apps-sony-xperia-z3-compact/feature">10 apps for the Xperia Z3</a></p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/29/app-store-productivity-sale/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0nBLtPC7mnI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-attempts-redeem-procrastinators-productivity-apps-sale/news#comments Apple Apps and Games Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:39:39 +0000 Erna Mahyuni 1458906 at http://www.stuff.tv Amosu’s pink iPhone 6 is just the thing for Valentine's Day http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/amosu-s-pink-iphone-6-just-thing-valentines-day/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is probably the love child of cotton candy and an iPhone 6 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Amosu’s pink iPhone 6 is just the thing for Valentines’ Day " alt="Amosu’s pink iPhone 6 is just the thing for Valentines’ Day " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pinkyiphone.jpg?1422600327" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stop rubbing your eyes, your vision isn&#39;t impaired. This is indeed the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6">iPhone 6</a>, in pink. And we&rsquo;re not talking about some pink casing that makes the unit look partially ridiculous; it&rsquo;s actually <em>all </em>pink (which is far worse).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/amosu-s-pink-iphone-6-just-thing-valentines-day/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/amosu-s-pink-iphone-6-just-thing-valentines-day/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone 6 Smartphones Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:17:13 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458870 at http://www.stuff.tv 10 things Tim Cook’s phone call tells us about Apple http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/10-things-tim-cook-s-phone-call-tells-us-about-apple/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From iPhone growth to iPad optimism, Apple’s CEO is bullish about the year ahead </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="10 things Tim Cook’s phone call tells us about Apple" alt="10 things Tim Cook’s phone call tells us about Apple" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-logo_1.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-doomed-make-money-hand-over-fist-judging-q1-2015-results/news">Q1 2015 financial results</a> found the company in buoyant mood and rolling in money.</p> <p>But the phone call between Apple execs and analysts also provided insight into the current state of Apple and what we can expect over coming months.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. One billion iOS devices have shipped </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>November 22 was the day Apple shipped its one billionth iOS device, a &lsquo;Space Gray&rsquo; 64 GB iPhone 6 Plus, which remains at Apple HQ. Apple might not have Android&rsquo;s combined numbers, but one billion units is clearly not a niche concern, and App Store revenue was up 41 per cent too.</p> <p>Given the profitability (or at least the potential for making money) that pervades Apple&rsquo;s platform, this all suggests most developers will still flock to iOS first and Android second. The likelihood of making it really big remains a lottery, of course, but one you have a better chance of winning on iOS than rival platforms.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="1. One billion iOS devices have shipped" alt="1. One billion iOS devices have shipped" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-ios-8.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. iPhone will continue to grow </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Every year, people reckon the iPhone will lose its allure &mdash; people will ditch it for cheaper Android kit, or the market will somehow evaporate or become saturated. To counter this, alongside revealing that Apple had sold a whopping 74 million iPhones in its Q1, CEO Tim Cook noted his company saw its highest rate of iPhone newcomers and the &ldquo;highest Android switcher rate&rdquo; in any of the past three launches. (Apple didn&rsquo;t check back further.) Upgrades from previous iPhones were &ldquo;barely in the teens&rdquo; [per cent], too. That doesn&rsquo;t sound like a market that&rsquo;s about to nosedive.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">Apple iPhone 6 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="2. iPhone will continue to grow" alt="2. iPhone will continue to grow" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. The iPad’s not doomed… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iPad sales were down again (year-on-year), and Cook didn&rsquo;t foresee any improvement on the horizon. He reasoned tablets are still fairly new, and their final &lsquo;level&rsquo; is unknown, as is the upgrade cycle. He also suggested there was cannibalisation happening, albeit primarily from other Apple products &mdash; Mac notebooks and iPhones. So Apple&rsquo;s scuppering potential iPad sales by selling people something else &mdash; not a terrible position to be in.</p> <p>He nonetheless remained optimistic about Apple&rsquo;s tablet, saying customer satisfaction for the iPad was &ldquo;off the charts&rdquo;, and first-time buyer rates remain very high &mdash; even around 50 per cent in developed markets. The iPad massively outperforms rivals in web usage and commerce, and Apple&rsquo;s partnership with IBM may lead to getting more of its tablets into businesses, to &ldquo;change how people work&rdquo; with apps created for specific tasks. In other words, pundits might bang on about &lsquo;peak tablet&rsquo;, but the iPad isn&rsquo;t going away any time soon.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="3. The iPad’s not doomed…" alt="3. The iPad’s not doomed…" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad-family.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. …But the Apple TV might be </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When asked about the future of the Apple TV, Cook said Apple had enjoyed a &ldquo;solid quarter&rdquo; with the product, and over 25 million Apple TVs had now been sold. It was also something the company would continue to look at to &ldquo;find a way to make an even greater contribution than what we are doing&rdquo;.</p> <p>That sounds rather vague and not entirely encouraging, unless Apple&rsquo;s being cagey about the future of this product line. The Apple TV is long overdue for an upgrade, and we have to wonder whether Apple looks at 25 million Apple TVs sold during the product&rsquo;s lifetime, and 74 million iPhones in a single quarter, and reckons the former&rsquo;s just not worth the bother any more.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-tv-beta-gets-shiny-new-interface/news">Apple TV beta gets a shiny new interface</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="4. …But the Apple TV might be" alt="4. …But the Apple TV might be" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-tv_4.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. The Apple Watch is coming soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cook said Apple Watch development was on schedule, with the device <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-will-ship-april-says-tim-cook/news">expected to ship in April</a>. Devs are apparently working hard on apps, and Cook mentioned incredibly exciting innovation surrounding the device.</p> <p>Given recent App Store strangeness, though, we worry about the review team rejecting apps for possibly spurious reasons, until Apple nails down precisely what it wants Apple Watch apps to be. Expect an April launch, then, followed by excitement (SQUEE! NEW THING!), disappointment (It&rsquo;s not a digital unicorn!), realisation that it&rsquo;s actually useful, and months of Russian roulette regarding app approval.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Apple Watch hands-on preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="5. The Apple Watch is coming soon" alt="5. The Apple Watch is coming soon" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-watch-trio_1.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. Apple’s increasingly a worldwide player </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple often feels like a company with worldwide reach, but that primarily operates in and cares about the USA. Yet the iPhone 6 international rollout was Apple&rsquo;s fastest to date, and the company&rsquo;s growing in all regions &mdash; especially Brazil and mainland China. Our hope is this pushes Apple to double down on not just rapidly rolling out hardware worldwide, but also software and services.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Apple Store in Pudong, Shanghai" alt="The Apple Store in Pudong, Shanghai" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-store-pudong-shanghai.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. Quality sells </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Whether you look at Mac sales rising and thereby bucking the PC market trend, or Apple&rsquo;s success in China, despite its kit being surrounded by a sea of cheap clones, it&rsquo;s clear quality sells. Analysts keep claiming we&rsquo;ll one day see a race to the bottom, but most technology sectors have a prestige brand that performs nicely and profitably, even if it doesn&rsquo;t have an especially huge market-share. Apple&rsquo;s further cementing itself in that position; expect this to continue.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-imac-retina-5k-display-hands/review">Hands-on with the 5K Retina display iMac</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="7. Quality sells" alt="7. Quality sells" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/27in-Retina-iMac.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. Apple can still think different </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Since Tim Cook took over from Steve Jobs, Apple hasn&rsquo;t done anything new, apparently. At least, this is what we&rsquo;re told so often. And yet we heard otherwise from the man himself. To take two examples: Swift and IBM. Apple unleashed new programming language Swift, something Cook said &ldquo;very few companies can do&rdquo;, and it&rsquo;s already having &ldquo;unprecedented growth&rdquo;, with developers using it for &ldquo;significant new projects&rdquo;. And with IBM, Apple&rsquo;s making further headway in enterprise &mdash; an area in which it&rsquo;s previously not fared well. Expect more changes ahead as Apple further becomes Cook&rsquo;s company rather than his predecessor&rsquo;s.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="8. Apple can still think different" alt="8. Apple can still think different" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tim-cook_5.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9. Cook’s Apple has a human touch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Steve Jobs enjoyed talking about the creative potential afforded by Macs and how Apple was at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts. But it&rsquo;s clear there&rsquo;s a more human feel to Apple with Cook. Naturally, he continues to enthuse about enriching lives and creating personal powerful technology that&rsquo;s fun and simple to use; but Cook also seems far more engaged in the &ldquo;contributions we make to humanity through our products,&rdquo; such as ConnectEd education grants and helping Project Red in the fight against AIDS. Beyond that, HealthKit, too, further humanises technology, in personal fitness and hospital medicine. During 2015, then, Apple will continue to integrate into people&rsquo;s lives, beyond the usual places gadgets lurk.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="9. Cook’s Apple has a human touch" alt="9. Cook’s Apple has a human touch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ios-8-health_2_0.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10. Apple Pay will pay its way </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In another great example of Apple further integrating itself into people&rsquo;s lives, payment system Apple Pay has already proven to be a huge success in the USA, with &ldquo;unprecedented demand&rdquo; from merchants. Cook suggested Apple was &ldquo;in the first inning&rdquo; and hadn&rsquo;t even completed that yet, and was shocked how retailers clamoured to implement the system during the heart of their holiday season, when they usually &ldquo;lock down&rdquo; to concentrate on sales.</p> <p>On going international, Cook said there&rsquo;s a lot of heavy lifting ahead, but Apple sees opportunity rather than something to be scared of. His prediction: &ldquo;With all of this momentum in the early days, we are more convinced than ever that 2015 will be the year of Apple Pay.&rdquo; Or judging by everything else he said, maybe just &lsquo;the year of Apple&rsquo;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="10. Apple Pay will pay its way" alt="10. Apple Pay will pay its way" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-pay%20%281%29.jpg?1422586629" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/10-things-tim-cook-s-phone-call-tells-us-about-apple/feature#comments Apple iPhone & iPad Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:41:59 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458868 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: New Steve Jobs movie details, Exploding Kittens is most popular Kickstarter ever, and see GoPro’s slow-mo update in action http://www.stuff.tv/my/action-cam/fully-charged-official-details-steve-jobs-movie-exploding-kittens-most-popular-kickstarte <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Load up on the morning’s hottest gadget and tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Steve Jobs" alt="Steve Jobs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/steve-jobs-reclined.jpg?1422582281" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Steve Jobs title, cast, and synopsis released </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Following months of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/fully-charged-christian-bale-probably-won-t-play-steve-jobs-wwe-network-launch-delayed-and-gra">casting headaches</a>&nbsp;and a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/fully-charged-paul-mccartney-live-concert-google-cardboard-truly-amazing-kinect-tech-demo-and-">studio change</a>, the Steve Jobs film inspired by Walter Isaacson&rsquo;s bulging biography is finally in full production and filming in San Francisco. And now we know that the Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs movie will, in fact, be called&nbsp;<em>Steve Jobs</em>.</p> <p>We&rsquo;d heard various reports about the cast, but an official listing has been confirmed: Michael Fassbender is indeed playing Jobs, with Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, and Kate Winslet as Apple&rsquo;s ex-marketing chief, Joanna Hoffman. Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Sarah Snook also appear in the film.</p> <p>Also affirmed is the distinctive approach for the Aaron Sorkin-penned film: it will focus on Jobs backstage at three major product launches, ending with the iMac, although flashbacks will be used to help set the scene. Opting against the typical, comprehensive biographical approach could confuse anyone not intimately familiar with Jobs&rsquo; career (seriously, read Isaacson&rsquo;s book), but everything else sounds a lot more promising than&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/watch-first-official-jobs-trailer-starring-ashton-kutcher/news-0">Ashton Kutcher&rsquo;s take</a>&nbsp;on his life.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slashfilm.com/steve-jobs-starts-shooting/">Slashfilm</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/fully-charged-steve-jobs-biopic-begins-filming-new-rock-band-game-plans-teased-and-x-files-may">Steve Jobs biopic begins filming</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Exploding Kittens has most backers ever </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Believe it or not, a bizarre card game called&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elanlee/exploding-kittens"><em>Exploding Kittens</em></a>&nbsp;now has the most backers ever assembled for a single Kickstarter campaign - and it still has 22 days to go. The game was designed by a trio that includes cartoonist Matthew Inman of&nbsp;<a href="http://theoatmeal.com">The Oatmeal</a>&nbsp;fame, and has amassed more than 115,000 backers in just over a week.</p> <p>Even so, the more than US$4.5 million (about &pound;3 million) raised thus far doesn&rsquo;t come close to the US$13.285 million (&pound;8.77 million) earned by the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryangrepper/coolest-cooler-21st-century-cooler-thats-actually">Coolest Cooler</a>&nbsp;last year. However, with all that time left and its surging popularity to date, Kicktraq says the campaign is on target to surpass US$15 million if current trends hold up. Ah, crowdfunding at its finest.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/elanlee/exploding-kittens">Kickstarter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/elanlee/exploding-kittens/">Kicktraq</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/28/7928261/exploding-kittens-kickstarter-most-backers">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/nano-drones-coding-kids-and-cocktail-maker-ten-kickstarter-and-indiegogo-must-haves-december-2014/fe">Nano-drones, coding for kids and a cocktail maker: Ten Kickstarter and Indiegogo must-haves for January 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OtREUajBwIQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GoPro’s 240fps 720p update: first footage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Slow motion shooting with a GoPro Hero4 Black is about to get a whole lot better, thanks to an upcoming firmware update that introduces an option for 240fps footage at 720p resolution. That&rsquo;s a step up from the current options of 240fps/480p and 120fps/720p, resulting in clearer, more stunning-looking effects when played back at a slower speed.</p> <p>Gizmodo got a first taste of the new setting while at ESPN&rsquo;s Winter X Games this weekend, with the footage above playing back at 24fps. The full video is a bit goofy overall, but it&rsquo;s worth it to see slow-mo snow waves spit out from the back of a snowboard. The firmware update is supposed to hit the Hero4 Black in February, and you can find more impressions and details at the source link below.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://gizmodo.com/exclusive-first-footage-gopros-buttery-smooth-high-def-1682287677">Gizmodo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/w5UO6MOY6Gw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game of Thrones in Minecraft looks amazing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Well, this just about takes the cake for&nbsp;<em>Minecraft</em>&nbsp;creations. A dedicated group of gamers - some 125 of them, according to Kotaku - is building all of Westeros from&nbsp;<em>Game of Thrones</em>&nbsp;as it appeared between the first two books of the series. It&rsquo;s breathtaking stuff from a game built of scads of tiny blocks, and you can watch the work-in-progress footage above - or&nbsp;<a href="http://westeroscraft.com">visit the PC server</a>&nbsp;and see it for yourself.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://kotaku.com/125-people-are-building-all-of-game-of-thrones-in-minec-1682368252">Kotaku</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/game-thrones/review-0">Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EWgvu8QBph8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/action-cam/fully-charged-official-details-steve-jobs-movie-exploding-kittens-most-popular-kickstarte#comments Action Cam Apple Crowdfunding Film and TV Gaming GoPro Minecraft Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458851 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple doomed… to make money, hand over fist, judging by Q1 2015 results http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-doomed-make-money-hand-over-fist-judging-q1-2015-results/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPhone maker reports biggest quarterly profit ever, by any public company </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Apple doomed… to make money, hand over fist, judging by Q1 2015 results" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple%20q1%202015%20image.png?1422501691" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ongoing narrative surrounding Apple never really seems to change, as technology pundits clamour to party like it&rsquo;s 1995. Apple is doomed and beleaguered, and every quarter we see predictions that it&rsquo;s sure to abruptly find itself in a tailspin at some point very soon.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iPhone up; iPad down </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h3>Other numbers were similarly gargantuan. Revenue clocked in at US$74.6billion, and the company sold 74.5 million <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">iPhones</a>. Year-on-year growth was evident worldwide, but especially in China, where sales were up by almost 70%. Mac sales also managed a 14% bump from the same time last year, despite relatively few major changes to the product line during 2014.</h3> <p>Naturally, however, it&rsquo;s some kind of legal requirement to somehow flip all this success into negative spin, so we should point out: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review">iPad</a> sales declined (21.4 million, down 4.6 million on the same quarter last year), which pundits have argued could be down to &lsquo;cannibalisation&rsquo; from the iPhone 6 Plus; Apple&rsquo;s share of the smartphone market remains utterly dwarfed by Android; and the iPod now sells so poorly, it&rsquo;s been relegated to &lsquo;other products&rsquo; in Apple&rsquo;s financials.</p> <p>We should therefore probably stop before noting: if anyone&rsquo;s going to &lsquo;steal&rsquo; sales from your company, it&rsquo;s probably best if it&rsquo;s another part of your company; marketshare doesn&rsquo;t count for much unless you&rsquo;re making profits; and even the iPod, on death&rsquo;s door, remains a multi-hundred-million dollar business per quarter.</p> <p><em>Doomed&hellip;</em></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-will-ship-april-says-tim-cook/news">It&#39;s official - Apple Watch will be released in April, says Tim Cook</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-doomed-make-money-hand-over-fist-judging-q1-2015-results/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-doomed-make-money-hand-over-fist-judging-q1-2015-results/news#comments Apple iPhone & iPad iPhone 6 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:07:31 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458769 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Ghostbusters reboot cast and release date, iOS 8.1.3 trims space needs, and bid farewell to the Surface 2 http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/fully-charged-ghostbusters-reboot-cast-and-release-date-ios-813-cuts-down-space-needs-and-bid- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech and gadget news you need to start the day informed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Who you gonna call?" alt="Fully Charged: Ghostbusters reboot cast and release date, iOS 8.1.3 trims space " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ghostbusters-logo_0.png?1422495267" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ghostbusters reboot details </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yesterday, we heard about early plans to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/new-indiana-jones-film-planned-and-disney-wants-chris-pratt-lead/news">revive <em>Indiana Jones</em></a>, and now we have details on another classic film franchise about to receive the reboot treatment: <em>Ghostbusters</em>. We&rsquo;ve heard in recent months that it&rsquo;s being reimagined with a female cast, and now thanks to a report from The Hollywood Reporter and a tweet from director Paul Feig, we know who that will be.</p> <p>Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy - who both broke out in Feig&rsquo;s <em>Bridesmaids</em> - are the best-known of the quartet, and they&rsquo;ll be joined by current <em>Saturday Night Live</em> actresses Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. It&rsquo;s slated to shoot this summer in New York, and Feig later tweeted that the film will hit cinemas on 22 July 2016. Who you gonna call? Hilarious women, it seems!</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/new-all-female-ghostbusters-cast-767610">The Hollywood Reporter</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/paulfeig/status/560178147954421760">Twitter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lego/fully-charged-lego-ghostbusters-are-official-and-little-tikes-toy-car-becomes-70mph-hot-hatch/n">LEGO Ghostbusters are official</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iOS 8.1.3 requires less space </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple has taken some flak for just how much space is needed to install iOS 8 updates on a device - so much so that the OS footprint recently&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-sued-over-deceptive-device-storage-space-due-ios-8-size/news">led to a lawsuit</a>. But with yesterday&rsquo;s launch of iOS 8.1.3, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch won&rsquo;t need nearly as much room freed up to remain up to date.</p> <p>On an iPhone 6, updating from 8.1.2 to 8.1.3 requires a download of just 247MB, which is trimmed down significantly from some bulbous earlier updates. In addition to cutting down the download sizes, this update addresses issues with Apple IDs, Spotlight, and multitasking gestures on iPad, along with adding new options for educational users. And since we haven&rsquo;t heard mass reports of this update breaking devices, we&rsquo;d say to go ahead and grab it at your leisure.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/27/7922483/apple-releases-ios-8-1-3-less-free-space-needed">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/ios-801-released-then-pulled-breaking-iphone-6-cell-service-and-touch-id/news">iOS 8.0.1 released, then pulled after breaking iPhone 6 cell service and Touch ID functionality</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iOS 8" alt="iOS 8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ios8-preview_0.jpg?1422495267" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Surface 2 manufacturing ends </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Planning to pick up a Surface 2? We&rsquo;d probably advise against it at this point, seeing as <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/standard-surface-tablets-won-t-be-upgraded-windows-10/news">Windows 10 isn&rsquo;t coming</a> to the year-old tablet - but if you&rsquo;re set on it, you&rsquo;d better act fast. Microsoft has confirmed that it has ended production on the device to focus instead on the Surface Pro 3, and that current supplies of the lower-end tablet are the last.</p> <p>The Surface 2 runs Windows RT, which makes it incompatible with traditional Windows apps, and Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 won&rsquo;t make it onto such devices. However, the company plans to bring some new features and functionality to RT tablets via an update down the line.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/27/7918209/microsoft-is-no-longer-manufacturing-the-surface-2">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/microsoft/standard-surface-tablets-won-t-be-upgraded-windows-10/news">Sorry converta-fans, Microsoft&rsquo;s standard Surface tablets won&rsquo;t be updated to Windows 10</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft Surface 2" alt="Microsoft Surface 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-surface-2_2.jpg?1422495267" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fantastic Four trailer released </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Avengers: Age of Ultron</em> isn&rsquo;t the only Marvel supergroup film due out this summer: Fox is also rebooting the <em>Fantastic Four</em> with Miles Teller as Mister Fantastic, Kate Mara as Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch, and Jamie Bell as The Thing.</p> <p>The trailer shows a stark aesthetic contrast to the earlier <em>Fantastic Four</em> films, with a strong Christopher Nolan-esque (The Dark Knight trilogy) sensibility going on. Hopefully director Josh Trank&#39;s take be a lot better than those past entries, as well.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-BVs-KCSiA">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/fully-charged-new-avengers-age-ultron-trailer-car-being-3d-printed-detroit-auto-show-and-man-c">Here&rsquo;s the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/e-BVs-KCSiA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/fully-charged-ghostbusters-reboot-cast-and-release-date-ios-813-cuts-down-space-needs-and-bid-#comments Apple Film and TV iOS 8 Microsoft Surface Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458754 at http://www.stuff.tv It's official: Apple Watch will ship in April, says Tim Cook http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-will-ship-april-says-tim-cook/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Well, that settles it: Apple’s first smartwatch is three months out from release </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch" alt="Apple Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-watch-trio_0.jpg?1422408714" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>First announced last autumn, the Apple Watch was initially pegged for an early 2015 release. Would it be a quick post-Christmas release in January, or was it going to be more like March?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-will-ship-april-says-tim-cook/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-will-ship-april-says-tim-cook/news#comments Apple Smartwatches Wearable tech Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:56:51 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458650 at http://www.stuff.tv This Apple lightmac concept is a desktop computer unlike any other http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-lightmac-concept-desktop-computer-unlike-any-other/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is just an Apple concept, but it shows the potential of what could come in future </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="This Apple lightmac concept is a desktop computer unlike any other " alt="This Apple lightmac concept is a desktop computer unlike any other " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/appleightmacesignboom02.jpg?1422350477" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;re gawking at the picture above, ready to throw your money at Apple and take one of these units home, hang on &ndash; it&rsquo;s a concept. And now that we&rsquo;ve dashed plenty of your dreams, take a closer look at what could be in Apple&rsquo;s future.</p> <p>This is the Apple lightmac, a model that combines the power of desktop with a projected touchscreen. Developed by an industrial designer, Tomas Moyano, this technology aims to be a desktop computer that can double up as a tablet.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The display projector brackets can be resized to provide a a customisable interaction &ndash; place the brackets further for a desktop experience and closer for one you normally get on your Apple tablets.</p> <p>The central component is said to be a core i9 processor that has 16 GB of RAM and a 24-hour battery life. In addition, it syncs with the other external modules (the wireless keyboard and the brackets) via Bluetooth 6.0. The other peripherals have a battery life of 12 hours.</p> <p>The makers of Apple lightmac say the technology can hit markets sometime in 2025 &ndash; that&rsquo;s only some 10 years away, right? But for now, they do offer us some exciting insights into what could possibly come from the i-device makers in future. If only we didn&rsquo;t have to wait that long.. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple-2014-good-bad-and-hideous/feature"> Apple in 2014: the good, the bad, and the hideous&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source and images: <a href="http://www.designboom.com/technology/apple-lightmac-concept-projected-touch-screen-01-26-2015/" target="_blank">designboom</a>]&nbsp;</p> <h1 itemprop="name">&nbsp;</h1> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="This Apple lightmac concept is a desktop computer unlike any other " alt="This Apple lightmac concept is a desktop computer unlike any other " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/applelightmacdesignboom03.jpg?1422350477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="425" title="This Apple lightmac concept is a desktop computer unlike any other " alt="This Apple lightmac concept is a desktop computer unlike any other " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/concept3.jpg?1422350477" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-lightmac-concept-desktop-computer-unlike-any-other/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-lightmac-concept-desktop-computer-unlike-any-other/news#comments Apple Desktops iOS Tablets Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:04:22 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458597 at http://www.stuff.tv Usher in the lunar new year with this limited edition Year of the Goat iPhone 6 http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/usher-lunar-new-year-limited-edition-year-goat-iphone-6/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you really love goats, or are born in the year of a goat, why not get it on your iPhone 6? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="426" title="Usher in the lunar new year with this limited edition Year of the Goat iPhone 6 " alt="Usher in the lunar new year with this limited edition Year of the Goat iPhone 6 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/goat_0.jpg?1422350416" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&rsquo;ve seen <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-will-come-24-carat-gold-or-platinum/news">platinum-plated iPhones, gold-coated ones</a>, and even <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/if-you-ve-got-17-million-spare-you-can-buy-amosu-call-diamond-iphone-6/news">diamond encrusted units</a>, but to add on to this exclusive iPhone collection, UK-based company, <a href="http://www.goldgenie.com/gold-iphone-6-elite-year-of-the-goat-limited-edition.php" target="_blank">Goldgenie</a>&rsquo;s unveiled one that is unlike any other.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stand out from the rest </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The only other difference is the packaging. Instead of the usual white cover, you the smartphone encased in a specially designed and deluxe cherry oak box.</p> <p>But you&rsquo;ll need to hurry if you want to get yourself one of these units &ndash; they&rsquo;re limited editions and only 99 pieces exist. You&rsquo;ll be able to purchase the 64GB model from &pound;2637 (RM14,364), and the 128GB model for prices starting from &pound;2837 (about RM15,453).</p> <p>If you don&rsquo;t quite like the gaudy gold version, there&rsquo;s a rose gold and platinum alternative available too. Also, besides the iPhone 6, the company also can plate Samsung, HTC, and BlackBerry smartphones.</p> <p>So go on, get yourselves one &ndash; you don&rsquo;t have to wait till you get red packets to spend your monies on a limited edition iPhone 6. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/don-t-iphone-6-and-6-plus-metal-then-get-it-gold-instead/news">Don&#39;t like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in metal? Then get them in gold instead&nbsp;</a></p> </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Usher in the lunar new year with this limited edition Year of the Goat iPhone 6 " alt="Usher in the lunar new year with this limited edition Year of the Goat iPhone 6 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/goat2.jpg?1422350416" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/usher-lunar-new-year-limited-edition-year-goat-iphone-6/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/usher-lunar-new-year-limited-edition-year-goat-iphone-6/news#comments Apple iOS iPhone 6 Smartphones Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:21:36 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458596 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple Watch hands-on http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update 26/01/15: Apple Watch could hit shelves in March, says analyst </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1_1.JPG?1422433130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Apple Watch - as it&#39;s officially known - has been unveiled.</p> <p>After months of hints and mystery, Apple has finally taken the plunge and joined the battle for your wrist with its own smartwatch.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> RM-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Build quality is what you&rsquo;d expect from Apple: light (very light) but strong, and slim, too.</p> <p>The Apple Watch is not nearly as slim as the iPhone 6, and it&rsquo;s flat, so in form factor it&rsquo;s not radically different from the other smartwatches on the market. But Apple has been careful to keep it from looking bulky, and even the larger version didn&rsquo;t look out of place on a dainty female wrist.&nbsp;</p> <p>The dial &ndash;&nbsp;sorry, Digital Crown &ndash;&nbsp;looks less obtrusive in real life than it does in Apple&rsquo;s promo shots. It&rsquo;s smaller than the dials on most men&rsquo;s watches, but it&rsquo;s also very easy to access.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re going to use the phrase &lsquo;knob feel&rsquo; here, so brace yourself: the Apple Watch&rsquo;s knob feel is light, with very little resistance and no click. It&rsquo;s a great piece of design, allowing you to move things on screen without covering them with your clumsy great prodfingers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WmtXRpAitrM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-3_0.JPG?1422433130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-4_0.JPG?1422433130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="899" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-5_0.JPG?1422433130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The screen is bright and crisp, and looked at from the kind of glancing angles you&rsquo;d expect to look at a watch screen from &ndash; edge-on while riding a bike or balancing in a crowded train &ndash; words and pictures remained nicely readable.</p> <p>While some of the watch faces look fantastic, this watch will never be able to ape posh fashion watches in the same way as the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Moto 360</a>. Well, not circular posh fashion watches, anyway.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 revealed: hands-on review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-2_0.JPG?1422433130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-6_0.JPG?1422433130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Taptic feedback </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The demo unit we tried on was running a loop of app demos, a couple of which (including the heartbeat-sharing app) used the &lsquo;taptic engine&rsquo;, as Apple calls it, or buzzer, as we&rsquo;re going to call it.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re not exactly Haptic Feedback Review Monthly, but there is a difference between nuanced haptics and a flat buzz &ndash; Valve&rsquo;s Steam Controller, for example, uses it to fool your hands into thinking you&rsquo;re holding something with a different shape &ndash; and we think it&rsquo;s an area that will become increasingly important as wearable tech becomes more popular.</p> <p>The haptics in the Apple Watch have that sort of nuanced feel, with the heartbeat delivered as a softly detailed pulse.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-7_0.JPG?1422433130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-10_0.JPG?1422433130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple Watch App </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 12/01/14:&nbsp;</strong>The Apple Watch app has been leaked to&nbsp;<a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/13/apple-watch-iphone-companion-app-revealed-with-new-watch-features-monograms/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>, and it reveals some of the features we can expect to see from Apple&#39;s clever timepiece.</p> <p>Aside from the standard notification features we&#39;ve come to expect from all smartwatches, the app reveals other functionality, including the ability to have the Watch vibrate during turn-by-turn directions.</p> <p>The Apple Watch can also nag you to stand up if you&#39;ve been sitting down for the first 50 minutes of an hour, which is a setting we&#39;ll probably turn off immediately.</p> <p>Notifications themselves can also be customised. You could, for example, set it so that text messages from certain people are pushed to the Watch, while other less important contacts&#39; messages are left off your wrist. That&#39;s a feature we&#39;d like to see in Android Wear, as it&#39;s all too easy to get bogged down in irrelevant notifications.</p> <p>The app also confirms that you&#39;ll need to enter a four-digit passcode each time you purchase anything using the Watch. You&#39;ll also need to enter it if the sensors detect that you&#39;ve taken the watch off.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="449" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch_0.jpg?1422433130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Is the Apple Watch a revolutionary piece of hardware? Yes and no. No, because it&rsquo;s not a completely different kind of smartwatch, but as with all things Apple, the hardware &ndash; even if it&rsquo;s nicer than anyone else&rsquo;s &ndash; is only half the story.</p> <p>As with the iPhone, the Apple Watch has a hulking great advantage in the apps department, something that was obvious from its unveling: where Google tends to talk about the amazing potential of Android Wear, Apple talks about big brands that are already signed up and making apps for its platform &ndash; apps to find your car, let you into your hotel room, control your smart heating or track and share your exercise, not to mention shopping with Apple Pay.</p> <p>For that reason, the Apple Watch may be the device that brings the smartwatch to the masses and gets the wearable revolution revolving.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="898" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/watch-1_1.JPG?1422433130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When can you strap in? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple&#39;s being cagey about when, exactly, you&#39;ll be able to slip an Apple Watch onto your wrist; it says only that the Watch will be available in early 2015. Prices will start at US$350 (RM1119), and it&#39;ll be available in three different variants: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.</p> <p><strong>Update 01/10/14:</strong>&nbsp;Taiwanese site&nbsp;<a href="http://www.appledaily.com.tw/" target="_blank">Apple Daily&nbsp;</a>believes that production of the Apple Watch will kick off in January next year, with a release date slated for mid-February. Could the Apple Watch be the most expensive Valentine&#39;s Day present you&#39;ve ever bought? We&#39;ll just have to wait and see...</p> <p><strong>Update 03/11/14:</strong>&nbsp;An anonymous source has provided&nbsp;<a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/10/31/historical-implications-made-apple-watch-more-difficult-to-design-than-original-iphone-jony-ive-says" target="_blank">9to5mac</a>&nbsp;with a transcript from a video in which Apple&nbsp;Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts states that the Apple Watch will be out in Spring next year.</p> <p>The earliest we could see the Apple Watch then, is March next year, which technically falls in line with Apple&#39;s &quot;early 2015&quot; release date.</p> <p><strong>Update 07/01/15:</strong>&nbsp;It does seem as though the Apple Watch will arrive in stores this March.&nbsp;<a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/06/apple-watch-launch/">9to5Mac</a>&nbsp;reports that &quot;several&quot; sources have revealed that Apple will begin training select US employees (one or two per Apple Store) from February 9th-16th, with a view to them returning to their stores and training the rest of the staff afterwards. The report says that a March retail launch is the current goal, but there&#39;s always a possibility that software development and manufacturing issues could see that pushed back.</p> <p><strong>Update 13/01/15:</strong>&nbsp;Another chunk of evidence supporting a March release date is outed. This time it&#39;s a screenshot (courtesy of&nbsp;<a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/12/latest-ios-8-2-iphone-beta-adds-apple-watch-bluetooth-support-confirms-app/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>) from the iOS 8.2 beta, which shows off a section in the Bluetooth settings promting users that want to connect an Apple Watch to use the official app. iOS 8.2 is due to be released in March, adding fuel to the fire of a March release date.</p> <p><strong>Update 26/01/15:</strong>&nbsp;Ming-Chi Kuo, an&nbsp;<a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2015/01/24/apple-watch-march-12-inch-macbook-early-2015/" target="_blank">analyst for KGI Securites</a>&nbsp;with a decent rack record when it comes to predictions believes that the Apple Watch will begin shipping in March, supporting previous rumours. If true then we shouldn&#39;t have too long to wait before the iWrist era kicks off.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/iphone-6-vs-samsung-galaxy-s5-weigh/news" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5: the weigh-in</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="704" height="396" title="Apple Watch hands on review" alt="Apple Watch hands on review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Untitled-2_7_1.jpg?1422433130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple Watch hands-on - it&#039;s time to strap on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s about time: Apple takes the wraps off its smart timepiece </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review#comments Apple Geek accessories Smartwatches Watch Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:54:38 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1427901 at http://www.stuff.tv The dimple on the back of the Nexus 6 was going to be a fingerprint scanner - until Apple came along http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/dimple-back-nexus-6-was-going-be-fingerprint-scanner-until-apple-came-along/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola&#039;s ex-CEO confirms what could have been </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The dimple on the back of the Nexus 6 was going to be a fingerprint scanner - until Apple came along" alt="The dimple on the back of the Nexus 6 was going to be a fingerprint scanner - un" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nexus-6-20_0.jpg?1422331294" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>That dimple on the rear of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/google/google-nexus-6/review" target="_blank">Nexus 6</a> looks rather nice. Bordering Motorola&#39;s &#39;M&#39;, it brings a little design flavour to the mix, and that&#39;s always a good thing.</p> <p>But it could have been much more.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/dimple-back-nexus-6-was-going-be-fingerprint-scanner-until-apple-came-along/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/dimple-back-nexus-6-was-going-be-fingerprint-scanner-until-apple-came-along/news#comments Apple Google Motorola Nexus 6 Smartphones Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:37:13 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458576 at http://www.stuff.tv Take a good look, this might be your next MacBook Air http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/take-good-look-might-be-your-next-macbook-air/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spyshots have leaked on the web, showing off the purported device’s exterior </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Take a good look, this might be your next MacBook Air " alt="Take a good look, this might be your next MacBook Air " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/appmac1.jpg?1422258285" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is the lead we&rsquo;ve all been waiting for. We&rsquo;ve been <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/rumour-has-it-retina-macbook-air-release-2015/news">bogged with speculations of a new MacBook Air </a>(due sometime this year), but no one&rsquo;s actually seen the unit in the make, until now.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seriously thin... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s also evident from another picture that the lid of the unit might be slightly thicker than the iPad Air 2, which comes in at 6.1mm thin. So we think that the width of the entire MacBook might be about 7in in total, but it&rsquo;s too hard to tell just by looking at these shots.</p> <p>Another feature that was prevalent in the pictures was the Apple logo &ndash; it was of the same glossy make as the one you find on the iPad Air, rather than the illuminated-when-on ones on its current MacBook Air range.</p> <p>But since previous reports have indicated that Apple could be tweaking its logo on all its future laptops to match that of its iPad range, it comes to us as no surprise that the device will sport this look.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re hoping to get more spyshots of the unit in the coming weeks, so we&rsquo;ll have a better indication of what&rsquo;s to come. Keep reading this space for more news.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/rumour-supply-problems-mean-2015-release-retina-display-macbook-air/news">Rumour: Supply problems mean 2015 release for Retina display MacBook Air</a></p> <p>[Source and images: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.sg/apple-macbook-air-retina-display-photos-leak-2015-1/#.VMWZvcfEaRc" target="_blank">Business Insider</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Take a good look, this might be your next MacBook Air " alt="Take a good look, this might be your next MacBook Air " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbookair5.jpg?1422258281" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/take-good-look-might-be-your-next-macbook-air/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/take-good-look-might-be-your-next-macbook-air/news#comments Apple iOS Laptops MacBook Air Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:31:59 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458517 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple Watch battery life potentially revealed http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-battery-life-potentially-revealed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here&#039;s (roughly) how long you&#039;ll be able to rock your Watch in between charges </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch battery life performance is revealed" alt="Apple Watch battery life performance is revealed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-watch-trio.jpg?1422036083" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Battery life expectations for the upcoming Apple i̶W̶a̶t̶c̶h̶ <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Watch </a>have leaked online, giving us a glimpse of what sort of life we can expect to squeeze out of it in between charges.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple has reportedly been stress-testing the Watch&#39;s battery life using stock and third-party apps. Source report that Apple is aiming for 2.5 hours of heavy application use, which includes intensive gameplay. That gets bumped up to 3.5 hours of standard app use, and up to four hours of pure fitness tracking.</p> <p>And as an actual watch? Well, we&#39;re apparently looking at three hours of displaying an always-on clock face with watch ticking animations, if nothing else is used on the device.</p> <p>Overall, Apple is aiming for two or three days in standby/low-power mode, with roughly a full day of usage.</p> <p>If you&#39;re a current user of an Android Wear watch like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/lg/lg-g-watch-r/review" target="_blank">LG G Watch R</a>, then these numbers will seem low. Considering that the G Watch R can last one and a half days with an always-on watch face, the Apple Watch&#39;s three hour figure looks paltry in comparison. And that&#39;s putting it mildly.</p> <p>There are of course, some things to consider. The Apple Watch&#39;s processor and 60fps screen &nbsp;are clearly hungry for power. While that appears to have a negative impact on battery life, it could also make up for it with high quality apps - an area which Android Wear is currently lacking in.</p> <p>As long as the Apple Watch lasts a day with moderate use, then that&#39;s fine by us. If people are left with expensive bricks on their wrists come dinner time however, then we expect there&#39;ll be quite a few disappointed gadgeteers out there come launch day.</p> <p>We&#39;ll be sure to put the Apple Watch through its paces when we have our final review unit on our wrists, so stay tuned for a proper battery life rundown and our final impressions.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">Apple Watch preview</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>[<a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/22/apple-targets-for-apple-watch-battery-life-revealed-a5-caliber-cpu-inside/" target="_blank">9to5mac</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch battery life performance is revealed" alt="Apple Watch battery life performance is revealed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/magsafe-apple-watch_0.jpg?1422036083" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch battery life performance is revealed" alt="Apple Watch battery life performance is revealed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-watch-edition_0.jpg?1422036083" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-battery-life-potentially-revealed/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-battery-life-potentially-revealed/news#comments Apple Watch Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:00:58 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458369 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple Watch battery life reportedly lasts an average waking day, but not much longer http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-battery-life-reportedly-lasts-average-waking-day-not-much-longer/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Latest leak says Apple’s mixed-use benchmark could last you ’til bed - maybe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch" alt="Apple Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-watch-photo_0.JPG?1421978274" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Battery life has been the biggest remaining question mark for the Apple Watch. Tim Cook said it&rsquo;ll need a nightly charge, but how close to the edge will you push it on an average day? Probably pretty close.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/my/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Playing games or directly interacting with graphics-intense apps is likely to tax the battery more, which could generate the lower figure of about 2.5 hours of active use, while less-intensive apps should give it more screen-on time during the day. And fitness tracking shouldn&rsquo;t be a big drain, as the report says the Watch is expected to hit nearly 4 consecutive hours of data recording.</p> <p>If those numbers all seem underwhelming, it&rsquo;s probably due to Apple&rsquo;s use of higher-end components. The S1 chip inside is said to be similar in performance to the A5 chip in the iPod touch, allowing the crisp Retina-quality display to deliver bright, colorful images at 60 frames per second.</p> <p>But if you&rsquo;ve got an especially long day and/or plan to spend a lot of time fiddling with Watch apps, then you might find yourself searching for a wall outlet before you&rsquo;re ready to call it a night. Hopefully Apple&rsquo;s made some recent strides to close the gap before its first wearable releases this spring.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/22/apple-targets-for-apple-watch-battery-life-revealed-a5-caliber-cpu-inside/">9to5Mac</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Apple Watch hands-on review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Watch" alt="Apple Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-watch-watchkit.jpg?1421978274" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-battery-life-reportedly-lasts-average-waking-day-not-much-longer/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/my/apple/apple-watch-battery-life-reportedly-lasts-average-waking-day-not-much-longer/news#comments Apple Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:41:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458283 at http://www.stuff.tv