Apple acquired augmented reality headset startup Vrvana for $30M

November 25, 2017

As Apple reportedly ramps up work to ship an augmented reality headset in 2020, it has acquired a startup from Montreal, Canada that could help it get there. TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired Vrvana, maker of the Totem headset — which had rave reviews but never shipped. The deal was for around $30 million, two sources tell TechCrunch. We contacted Apple, and the company declined to comment, but also did not…

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15 Mac-tastic Gifts for People Who Worship All Things Apple

November 25, 2017

They wait in line for iPhones. They love the Apple Watch even though they just use it for Swarm notifications. They insist Siri is the best voice assistant. They still have every iPod they’ve ever owned, all the way back to the first one. These people live and breathe for Cupertino’s latest, so they have all the gadgets already. Here’s some stuff you can get them to compliment their favorite…

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Apple’s new visitor center is as beautiful and ridiculous as you’d expect

November 21, 2017

Image: apple Steve Jobs’ last-place large-scale campaign is ultimately ready for the public — but you have to go to Cupertino to see it. I’m talking, of course, about Apple’s famed “spaceship” campus. Though employees moved in months ago, and Apple propelled the iPhone X in the recently minted Steve Jobs Theatre , none of the campus has been open to the public — until now. On Friday, Apple officially…

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Apple 13in MacBook Pro (2017) review: battery life to get through a working day

November 17, 2017

With its build quality, excellent keyboard and improved longevity, this is one of the nicest computers you can buy but it will cost you Apples 13in MacBook Pro for 2017 now has battery life that matches the power of the hardware and the beauty of the design, even if it is still very expensive. When the new, redesigned MacBook Pro was iPhone X comes with with Face ID it perhaps…

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The ten worst Apple fails, screw-ups, and mishaps

November 12, 2017

Image: Getty Images Despite what you’ve maybe read, Apple — true-life legend — ain’t excellent. Far from it. Even its fanciest and most expensive telephone of all time, the iPhone X, is already getting a nice share of flak from its first purchasers( especially those in, uh, inclement condition ). SEE ALSO: Apple.com has been taken over by the iPhone X So proceeds the quirks Apple supporters have had to…

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Google’s Pixel 2 takes better portrait photos with one camera than iPhone X and Note 8 do with two

November 12, 2017

Image: Raymond Wong/ Mashable You no longer need to buy a big and costly DSLR with a insanely enormous lens to get “professional-quality” photos with shallow profundity of field. If you have an iPhone( 7 Plus, 8 Plus, or X ), Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL, or Samsung Galaxy Note 8, you can already get great pro-level kills with minimum exertion thanks to their “portrait modes”( “Live focus” on…

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The iPhone X display is bigger than it looksheres why

November 8, 2017

Image: bob al-greene/mashable Ten years ago, the original iPhone’s 3.5-inch touchscreen with 480 x 320 resolution was considered large, spacious, and high-resolution. A decade later and the iPhone X‘s “Super Retina display” has so many pixels you could fit 14 of the original iPhone’s home screens onto its single OLED screen. How’s that for mind-blowing? SEE ALSO: If you own an iPhone X, you absolutely need to know this gesture…

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This iOS data management tool is on sale for less than $25

November 7, 2017

Download before you update.Image: DigiDNA Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Managing all of the data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod can be a real iPain sometimes, especially when upgrading or switching devices forces you to leave some of your files behind. (To be fair, some of those photos from St. Patrick’s Day 2014 are probably better left in…

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Apple doesn’t seem to care the iPhone’s camera bump is now massive

November 5, 2017

You don’t need to be a professional photographer to be able to see that the iPhone’s camera has improved significantly since Steve Jobs first unveiled the “Jesus phone” a decade ago and forever changed the world. Prioritizing photography has meant, however, a compromise (or “pragmatic optimization” according to chief design officer Jony Ive) to the iPhone’s industrial design: a camera bump.  We’ve had a few generations to get over the…

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Don’t expect your apps to look great on the iPhone X right away

November 4, 2017

Image: mashable/lili sams The iPhone X has the best display of any iPhone ever, but if you’re among the throngs of people lining up to buy one this week, don’t expect all your apps to look perfect right away. That’s because the changes Apple introduced with the iPhone X were so dramatic, developers have had to scramble to update their apps to optimize them for the device. And despite Apple’s…

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