Early iPhone 11 reviews, Apple Arcade, your hot takes, and more

The early reviews of the iPhone 11 are out; are Apple’s new phones winners? Apple Arcade is here. Plus, your hot takes! That and more are all in this episode of the Macworld Podcast. This is episode 668 with Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Michael Simon. Listen to episode 668 …

How augmented reality boosts training and productivity

Keeping pediatric crash carts up to date in a hospital environment is a detailed-oriented task, and the stakes are incredibly high given that a relatively small mix-up could lead to potentially life-threatening circumstances. In lieu of costly and time-consuming hands-on training, OSF HealthCare turned to an augmented reality (AR) app …

A sour note: Calling on Apple to stop doing keynotes

Deriding the iPhone is so 2018. What’s hot this year is deriding iPhone events. Writing for a local paper in the New York area called… [puts on reading glasses, squints]… The New York Times, Charlie Warzel called for Apple to stop doing product release keynotes. Because all our problems can …

Apple TV+ original shows, series, and movies: Apple orders ‘Mosquito Coast’ series with Justin Theroux

Apple is said to be spending a couple billion dollars over 2018 and 2019 on the development of exclusive original programming. That’s a lot of TV! It’s nothing compared to the $12 billion Netflix spent on content in 2018, but it’s still a very big investment. What can you get …

Gartner sees blockchain as ‘transformational’ across industries – in 5 to 10 years

Research firm Gartner, whose past evaluations of blockchain have been conservative to say the least, expects the distributed ledger technology to transform the ways businesses operate in most industries within five to 10 years. Right now, however, blockchain for most industries remains mired between inflated industry expectations and general disillusionment …

All the things Apple didn’t announce at its ‘By innovation only’ event

There can be no denying that Apple’s “By innovation only” event on September 10 was packed full of rapid-fire announcements. We got a new 10.2-inch iPad, Apple Watch Series 5, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Pro (in two sizes), along with pricing and release details for Apple Arcade and Apple …

Apple’s ‘Innovation’ event last-minute rumors: Pencil support is out but a new iPad is in

Apple’s annual fall iPhone event is mere hours away, but the rumors are still coming in. First, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is predicting that Apple will be dropping the number from the higher-end iPhones, leaving the naming as: iPhone 11, iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max. Previous rumors suggested “11” would …

What to expect at Apple’s ‘By Innovation Only’ event: iPhones, Apple Watch, and one more thing

The big day has finally almost arrived. In just about 24 hours, Apple CEO Tim Cook and company will take the stage at the Steve Jobs Theater to unveil all of the new things we’re going to be putting on our holiday wish lists. And we’ll all be able to …

How to watch Apple’s ‘By innovation only’ event on September 10

Apple calls its next event “By innovation only” and the company is expected to announce a trio of iPhones (likely bearing the iPhone 11 name), and perhaps a few other surprises. We may also get final pricing and launch dates for Apple Arcade and Apple TV+. The event itself begins …

Three things that probably won’t show up at next week’s Apple event

Welcome to the calm before the storm. Apple is readying its announcements for its annual fall event next week and the rumors and whispers have started to coalesce around what we’ll likely see trotted out: new iPhones, including better camera features, new Apple Watch case materials, and a Tile competitor …