New 'Carpool Karaoke' series won't launch on Apple Music just yet

Do you know what Victoria Beckham, Steph Curry, Justin Bieber and Apple CEO Tim Cook have in common? They all rode in a Range Rover with James Corden, as part of the viral ‘Carpool Karaoke’ series on CBS. If you haven’t seen one of the episodes, you must have never used YouTube, for James Corden and his Karaoke rides are amongst the hottest bits on the video platform.

The videos that feature James riding around in an SUV with celebrities, singing to popular music hits, started as a bit on “The Late Late Show with James Corden”. James is now producing whole 16 new ‘Carpool …


Apple may skip the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus for two OLED iPhones

In our reporting so far, we have discussed rumors of three new iPhone models scheduled for announcement in September. Yes, the idea of Apple offering a more conservative, iterative upgrade option with an iPhone 7S and 7S Plus alongside a radically different Anniversary Edition iPhone makes sense.

But so does a variant in which Apple skips the S-generation to straight up announce the iPhone 8 and 8 Olus, both featuring all-screen OLED displays and the latest technology on hand. After all, why would Apple bother with the 7S if it’s truly confident in its new iPhone?

Apple celebrated Earth Day by awarding special badges and stickers to certain Apple Watch users

Saturday was Earth Day and Apple celebrated the event through the Apple Watch. Those who spent at least 30-minutes on Saturday by exercising, received a special achievement badge found in the Activity app. To qualify for the badge, users had to “run, walk, cycle, wheelchair or swim” for at least 30-minutes using the Apple smartwatch, or a third party app that sent the workout data to Health Kit.

This continues a trend that saw Apple offer special achievement badges to Apple Watch users during Thanksgiving. Keep in mind that it is always good to exercise away all of that turkey consumed on …

You can finally save and listen to podcasts on your Apple Watch via the Overcast app

While some people prefer to use smartwatches as nothing more than a simple gadget to view and interact with notifications on, there are others that much rather take full advantage of their wrist-mounted computer and use it to its full potential. The Apple Watch is still one of the most feature-rich wearables around, and if you’re someone who tries to do as many things on your watch as possible as opposed to on your smartphone, you’ll be pleased to hear that the latest update to the Overcast app is bringing support for downloading and listening to podcasts on the Apple Watch.

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Will the Apple iPhone 8 have this one thing in common with the Samsung Galaxy S8?

The other day, we showed you an image that allegedly revealed the final schematics for the 10th anniversary iPhone model that could be called the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone X, or the iPhone edition. That was followed by another leak of iPhone 8 schematics, this time covering the rear of the phone. With a vertically placed dual camera setup on back, and a rear-facing Touch ID button, the design is said to be one of several that Apple is considering for the anniversary edition of the handset.

Today, a photograph discovered on Chinese micro-blogging site …

Apple and Nike to start selling Apple Watch Series 2 NikeLab Edition – should you care?

Among the many Apple Watch Series 2 choices is the Nike+ variant, which comes with the Nike+ Run Club app, a Siri command that lets you bark “Start a run!” at the watch, and two sports-type watch faces with running metrics.

Nike and Apple are about to start selling the same thing with a new “neutral-toned” perforated elastomer band, calling it the “Apple Watch NikeLab Edition”. The NikeLab Edition will go on sale April 27, sold exclusively at Nike and NikeLab stores. The price hasn’t been formally announced, neither the amount of units to be made.
However, …

Apple will return excess heat from new data center to the heating system of the local community

There is no doubt that Apple is one of the greenest tech companies in the world, and it’s aiming towards being as eco as possible. Its next step in that direction comes in the form of an interesting way to power one of its new data centers and deal with the excess heat it will produce.

The new facility will be built in the Jutland region of Denmark, and it will be powered only by renewable energy. A portion of this energy will come from recycled farm waste.

Apple is working with Aarhus University on a system to process agricultural waste products with a digester, which in turn generates …

Leaked injury reports suggest that Apple is working on AR glasses

Last month, we told you that the often rumored AR glasses reportedly being worked on by Apple are at least one-year away. Apple is quite high on AR right now with none other than CEO Tim Cook stating that Augmented Reality is going to be “huge.” Google already tried to take AR to the mainstream with Google Glass, but the whole concept became too complex and expensive, not only for Google, but potentially for consumers as well.

While Tim Cook has made his feelings about the future of AR public, talk about Apple’s AR glasses has been just that, all talk. While no smoking gun has been leaked, …

Spotify and Apple Music will soon be integrated into Messenger

At Facebook’s F8 developer conference on Tuesday, a new Messenger feature was unveiled. According David Marcus, VP of Messaging Products at Facebook, a Spotify and Apple Music integration will be coming “very soon” to Messenger. “Music on Messenger is going to be a good thing this year,” also added Marcus.

The integration will let you choose Spotify or Apple Music from Messenger’s built-in apps list, search for an artist or song and share the music straight into the chat itself, without opening any third-party apps at all. Once shared, the music can be played right …