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Volkswagen owners can use Siri Shortcuts to unlock their cars

Volkswagen owners can use Siri Shortcuts to unlock their cars

If you’re a Volkswagen driver, you now have another way to lock and unlock your car, start and stop electric charging and check your remaining estimated mileage. That’s because VW has added Siri integration to its Car-Net app. You can also use Siri to turn on alarms, start the defroster, set the temperature and remind yourself where you parked.

What does the Amazon and Apple deal mean to third-party sellers?

What does the Amazon and Apple deal mean to third-party sellers?

San Francisco — For the past eleven years, AceBeach has been selling hard-to-find electronics online. At one point, Apple products made up half of AceBeach’s business, but in recent years Apple has made it increasingly difficult for third-parties to sell used or new iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches. A new deal between Apple and Amazon

We officially reached the peak of smartphones

We officially reached the peak of smartphones

Have we reached peak smartphone? Are we just impossible to impress any more thanks to a case of been-there, seen-that with most handsets? Maybe it’s that more of us are hanging on to our devices for longer than ever — and maybe it’s a little of all of the above. Whatever the reason, though, global

Report: Apple launch first 5G iPhone in 2020

Apple launch first 5G iPhone in 2020

The first 5G smartphones should arrive in 2019, but don’t expect Apple to rush to join them. A Fast Company source claims Apple intends to use an Intel 5G modem, the 8161, in its 2020 batch of iPhones. Apple is reportedly using a precursor 8060 chip for prototyping, but has “heat dissipation issues” (due to the sheer demand needed for

Mac mini 2018: Hands-on, first impressions and preliminary benchmarks

Mac mini 2018: Hands-on, first impressions and preliminary benchmarks

Apple’s Mac mini has always been a bare-bones machine, with this still only coming with the machine itself but with a new, black power cord to match the Space Gray enclosure. Keyboard, mouse, display, all are necessities you will have to provide yourself. What you get Our review unit has an Intel i3 quad-core processor

Latest watchOS 5.1 update is bricking some Apple Watch units [u]

Latest watchOS 5.1 update is bricking some Apple Watch units [u]

It appears Apple has another software issue on its hands with the release of watchOS 5.1, as a small number of Apple Watch owners are reporting the update renders their device useless. According to a handful of reports posted to social media outlets and forums like Reddit, Apple’s just released watchOS 5.1 software update “bricks” some Apple Watch

Apple finally launched the new Mac. But it really wants you to buy the iPad Pro.

Apple finally launched the new Mac. But it really wants you to buy the iPad Pro.

It should be a time for Mac lovers to rejoice. After three years, Apple finally released an all-new MacBook Air. After four years, a souped-up Mac Mini. Both devices were announced by CEO Tim Cook at an event in New York City on Tuesday. Both appear to be sleek, thoughtfully designed, and potent for their size, if

Apple accused of using illegal student labor for Apple Watches

Apple is probing allegations that one of its Chinese suppliers illegally employed high schoolers to assemble Apple Watches. The accusations were made by a Hong Kong-based labor rights group, which said it found that students ages 16 to 19 were forced to take summer internships in which they worked 12-hour days assembling the wearable, according to

Apple iPhone XR Unboxing and First Impressions

Apple iPhone XR

The iPhone XR is set to launch on Friday, October 26, and ahead of its release date, we were able to get our hands on a review unit from Apple. We spent the day with the iPhone XR in New York City, checking out its feature set and doing a quick comparison with the higher-priced iPhone XS for all of our

iPhone XS, XS Max and XR selfie quality improve by iOS 12.1

iPhone XS, XS Max and XR selfie quality improve by iOS 12.1

Ever since the iPhone XS came out, there’s been criticism of its front camera — specifically, that it overly smooths skin. This, of course, was dubbed “Beautygate” in reference to Samsung-style beautification filters, which Apple has always insisted it doesn’t use. Whatever the case, it was definitely there, but now it’s going away: during our

‘Charge-gate’? Emerging reports of charging-port issues in some iPhone XS and XS Max units

Reports coming from several different sources claim that some brand-new iPhones are not charging unless their screens are on. This issue apparently affects both the iPhone XS and XS Max. However, the reports also suggest that this problem is software based, yet not constant across all devices. Apple device users have taken to their online

Apple’s iPhone XS has serious problems

The iPhone XS (details) and iPhone XS Max (details) are eye-wateringly expensive, and that’s before you account for the hidden costs. But just when it looked like we had a great reason to upgrade, new tests reveal it really is Apple’s iPhone XR (details) where the smart money should go… Giving upgraders a nasty surprise

Apple Watch Series 4 Teardown Exposes All The Big Changes

Apple Watch Series 4 Teardown Exposes All The Big Changes

Apple Watch Series 4 brings a lot of changes, but how much has it changed on the inside? Quite a bit, actually — iFixit has torn down the new smartwatch, and it’s clear that this was Apple’s opportunity to rethink some of the hidden details. For one, it offers a good look at Series 4’s

Thanks, Apple, for making it easy to cling to my iPhone 6S

Thanks, Apple, iPhone 6S

It’s launch day for the iPhone XS and XS Max. And if it seems a little muted compared to iPhone launch days past, that may be because Apple is making it increasingly easy to hang on to your three-year-old phone instead — even if they no longer sell that phone. As I wrote last week, I was

Apple Event 2018- Introduce new iphone and watch

Apple Event 2018- Introduce new iphone and watch

Apple on Wednesday announced the latest additions to its product lineup, including new iPhones, a new Apple Watch and upgrades to its HomePod system. Additional coverage is at our sibling website CNET, which has a team of reporters live blogging from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, starting at noon Eastern/9 a.m. Pacific. Wall Street seemed ho-hum