Deal: Save nearly 50% on Bose's QuietComfort 25 headphones for Apple devices

Bose’s headphones have been on sale quite a few times on Amazon and Best Buy, but if you haven’t yet scored any of the previous deals, then you’re in luck.

Amazon and Bose are running a promotion on the Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones for Apple devices, so customers will be able to save nearly 50% when they purchase the accessory.

Usually selling for $300, Amazon offers a pair of Bose headphones for just $160 (46% off). If you’re using an Android device, the QuietComfort 25 headphones are on sale as well, but you’ll only be saving $100 (33%).

It’s worth mentioning that …


Apple video tutorial shows you how to get the most from HomePod

One week ago today, Apple finally launched its HomePod smart speaker. Originally scheduled for a December release, Apple delayed the launch because it felt that the device was not ready for prime time. The tech titan put a lot of effort into the speaker, stuffing it with seven tweeters, and a woofer. The HomePod figures out the shape of the room it is stationed in, and adjusts the sound so that it doesn’t overwhelm the listener.

For those who are unaware what they can do with the HomePod, and how to use it, Apple has released a series of video tutorials. Last week, three videos showed …

Apple collected record 51% of global smartphone revenue in Q4; iPhone had strong Q4 in China

Securities house Morgan Stanley said today that Apple had a strong showing in China during the fourth calendar quarter of 2017. On a sequential basis, Apple’s handset shipments rose 12% during the final three months of last year, compared to the third quarter results. During the same time period, deliveries of Android phones declined 17% in China. But Morgan Stanley adds that overall iPhone growth in the country is slowing as Android users upgrading to a new phone are choosing models produced domestically from Huawei and Oppo.

Analysts at the brokerage firm say that Chinese phone manufacturers …

All aboard the notch train! Apple mandates that all new apps support the iPhone X display

If anyone needed further proof that Apple is all aboard the notch train, its latest memo to developers should suffice. As if to corroborate the supply chain findings of its most reputable analyst, Apple is now demanding that all new apps submitted from April onwards, should natively support the screen cutout of the iPhone X, and it says so explicitly in an email distributed to developers.
In other words, the notch is here to stay, and this jibes with KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo numeorus memos to clients that Apple will issue three iPhones …

Apple collected record 51% of global smartphone revenue on Q4; iPhone had strong Q4 in China

Securities house Morgan Stanley said today that Apple had a strong showing in China during the fourth calendar quarter of 2017. On a sequential basis, Apple’s handset shipments rose 12% during the final three months of last year, compared to the third quarter results. During the same time period, deliveries of Android phones declined 17% in China. But Morgan Stanley adds that overall iPhone growth in the country is slowing as Android users upgrading to a new phone are choosing models produced domestically from Huawei and Oppo.

Analysts at the brokerage firm say that Chinese phone manufacturers …

Apple: put your HomePod 'on a different surface' if it leaves wood marks

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time…— Andy Slater (@Grossberger101) February 15, 2018
The new Siri-powered HomePod smart speaker has been leaving ring marks on people’s wooden surfaces, it seems, and it might be par for the course, says Apple. Some of the people who got the HomePod, noticed it leaves lighter circles where it lies. It turns out that these might be the oils or wax on certain wooden materials getting diffused by the silicon base that is absorbing the thumping sounds emanating from the speaker. Say what? Yes, it’s a thing, and it is in …

Report: Apple in talks to source memory chips from China

Up until now, no Chinese company has manufactured memory chips. This is about to change, according to a report published today by Japan’s Nikkei news agency.  A company called Yangtze Memory is scheduled to start producing NAND flash chips sometime this year, and Apple is reportedly in talks with the company to provide the chips for the Apple iPhone. While the chips could be available to Apple as soon as 2019, Yangtze might not be able to produce enough product to satisfy Apple’s needs until 2020.

Currently, Apple buys NAND flash chips from companies such as Toshiba, Western Digital, …

Top Apple analyst sees 100 million 6.1-inch LCD equipped iPhone units shipped this year

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is considered to be the best Apple analyst in the world. Kuo is plugged into Apple in such a way, that no other analyst comes close when it comes to making predictions about future products or estimating how many units of a model will be sold. Kuo says that Apple will be selling three new models in 2018. All three will be equipped with the TrueDepth Camera, and offer Face ID. Two will feature OLED panels of 5.8-inches and 6.5-inches. Those are believed to be the Apple iPhone Xs and Apple iPhone Xs Plus, respectively.

According to Kuo, the third model will …

Apple will now sell you a refurbished Series 3 GPS only Apple Watch for $50 off

Want a Apple Watch Series 3 GPS only model at a discounted price? Apple has added the timepiece to its offerings of refurbished devices with $50 knocked off the price. That takes the price of the 38mm version of the timepiece down to $279, while the 42mm model will cost you $309. The discounts amount to savings of up to 15% off the price of a brand new watch. And in case you’re concerned about buying a previously owned device, all of these watches go through “Apple’s rigorous refurbishment process” and are sold with a 1-year limited warranty. Buyers have 14-days to return their watch if they are …

Apple HomePod: sound technology explained

The HomePod is out and while it is not the first smart speaker – it comes years after Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home – Apple claims that it has worked for six years to make the HomePod sound “amazing” using the innovative technology beamforming and it has over 200 patents to back it up.

Here is how Apple itself describes the new HomePod:

“HomePod is a powerful speaker that sounds amazing and adapts to wherever it’s playing. It’s the ultimate music authority”

The ultimate music authority. These are some strong words. So what is the mysterious technology …