"Unsane" debuts at Berlin film festival; movie was completely shot using an Apple iPhone

Movie director Steven Soderbergh’s new movie “Unsane” was released at a film festival in Berlin on Wednesday. The film, which is a psychological thriller, was completely shot using an Apple iPhone. The director, known for movies such as “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Magic Mike,” was able to complete the new movie in just two weeks, about half the time it would have taken to shoot the movie using a conventional camera. Since the film was shot last summer, we can safely assume that an Apple iPhone 7 or Apple iPhone 7 Plus was used.

While Soderbergh was so impressed with the iPhone that he says it …


Splash-resistant Apple AirPods 2 tipped to arrive later in 2018 with always-on Siri functionality

Word on the street is Apple is preparing a rather substantial second generation of its famed wireless AirPod earbuds. According to industry sources that refuse to be named (as usual), the second-gen AirPods that go by the model number B288 internally will be splash-resistant similarly to many of its more notable rivals on the wireless earbuds market. 
Fully water-proof should probably not be expected yet, but resistance to splashes and sweat is probably just up Apple’s alley. The current iteration of the AirPods is unofficially quite capable of surviving short …

New Apple iPad models appear in regulatory filings suggesting two new tablets are incoming?

Two new Apple iPad models, “A1893” and “A1954,” were approved by the Eurasian Economic Commission. The regulatory agency has oversight in countries like Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. The two model numbers do not correspond with any previously released iPad tablet. Top Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo of KGI Securities said last year that the 2018 Apple iPad Pro will resemble the Apple iPhone X thanks to the inclusion of an edge-to-edge screen, the TrueDepth Camera, and Face ID. And yes, that means that the new iPad Pro units will feature the infamous “notch.”

We would expect …

Tim Cook says Apple is working on products that won't ship for years

After naming Apple as the most innovative company, Fast Company sat down with CEO Tim Cook to talk about the future of the most valuable firm in the world. According to the executive, Apple needs to work with a long lead time. It must source the appropriate silicon chips three to four years in advance. As a result, Cook admits that Apple is working on some new products that won’t see the light of day until the 2020s.

Is Apple’s rumored AR glasses in that group? While some believe that the product dubbed Apple Glasses will launch as soon as next year, others have called for a 2020 release. …

Apple promo video shows how it came up with Portrait Lighting

With the use of the Portrait Lighting feature on the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and Apple iPhone X, users can create “dramatic lighting effects” when taking a portrait or a selfie. One of the coolest features is the Stage Light setting, which allows users to make the background disappear completely into a sea of black while light shines on the subject. Other settings include Natural, Studio, Contour or Stage Light Mono.

A new promo video released today by Apple explains how Portrait Lighting was created. Apple says that it studied “the art of portraiture from paintings to photographs.” …

Best Apple Watch apps: have your Watch achieve its full potential

The Apple Watch is not only the best-selling smartwatch in the world right now — it has outsold the entire industry of Swiss “normal” watches in Q4 2017! That’s huge and Apple’s timepiece doesn’t seem to be slowing down, not one bit.

Now, one of the coolest things about smartphones and smartwatches are the apps — the imagination of thousands of 3rd party developers and creators around the globe has no bounds, and their software enhancements truly flesh out our favorite gadgets. So, what can you get for the Apple Watch?

Well, tons of apps, really. Most of them serve as enhancements …

Beware, Apple: Spotify might soon make its own speaker, job adverts suggest

Music streaming company Spotify might soon join the ever-growing game of speakers. The speculations arose after numerous job adverts posted by Spotify were spotted – in which the company is looking to hire an ‘operations manager’, a ‘senior project manager: hardware productions’ and a ‘project manager: hardware production and engineering’. Also, the description of one of the ads says: “Spotify is on its way to creating its first physical products and setting up an operational organisation for manufacturing, supply chain, sales & marketing”, which are clues …

Apple demonstrates how to make the most out of your iPhone's camera in new video tutorials

We are certain the vast majority of iOS users have already mastered the ins and outs of the iPhone camera app, but when it comes to more advanced photography and videography-related techniques, you can never have too many tutorials and guides.

One can always learn something new everyday, and today, Apple has a pretty good chance of giving a few pretty important bits of knowledge on how to use your iPhone’s camera to your best advantage and master artistic black and white photography, overhead product shots, and finally, ace the timing of your slow-mo videos in post-processing.

The …

Starting February 23rd, buy the Apple iPhone X from T-Mobile and get $200 back with a trade-in

If you were planning on purchasing the Apple iPhone X today, it just might please your wallet (not to mention your spouse or significant other) if you held on to your current daily driver for just 48 more hours. Starting this Friday, February 23rd, T-Mobile is offering a $200 rebate with the purchase of the Apple iPhone X. The Un-carrier will send you a $200 pre-paid MasterCard after you pay full price for the Apple iPhone X, Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 8 Plus, Apple iPhone 7, or the Apple iPhone 7 Plus as long as you turn over one of the phones considered to be an eligible trade-in. 

The …

22 more banks and credit unions now support Apple Pay

Apple announced today that its mobile payment service Apple Pay has added 22 new banks and credit unions to the list of financial institutions that support the service. This comes after 26 new banks and credit unions were added to the rolls on February 7th. Besides the domestic expansion into more financial institutions, the tech giant continues to rollout the payment service to more countries. In the beginning of the month, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during a conference call that Brazil will be getting Apple Pay sometime in 2018.

Half of the retail stores in the U.S. now support Apple Pay, …