Slingbox creators Sling Media today launched an all-new multi-camera production and live video broadcasting system called SlingStudio, which connects to an iPad app to allow users the ability to edit and manage videos on the spot. With the $999 SlingStudio, users can monitor and edit four HD video inputs from up to ten connected cameras ...continue reading ‘SlingStudio’ Multi-Camera Production System Syncs With iPad for Real-Time Video Editing

iMazing ($40 for a single-user license; multi-user licenses available) is an iOS device management utility designed as an alternative to iTunes. Available for Mac or PC (the license can be used on either platform), iMazing doesn’t sync files in the traditional sense, but rather acts as a conduit for transferring files between desktop computers and ...continue reading iMazing 2.2 review: A better way to use your Mac to manage your iPhone and iPad

Licensing for MP3, the digital audio coding format that Apple used for music downloads on the original iPod, has officially ended. The announcement comes from The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (via NPR). The Fraunhofer Institute owns the patent rights related to selling encoders and decoders of the format to developers, and recently announced that ...continue reading Licensing for the MP3 Format Used on Original iPod is Officially ‘Terminated’ as Patents Expire

When Apple Music launched in 2015, one of the biggest complaints from users and critics centered on the somewhat confusing user interface of Apple's first foray into music streaming. Although the app was redesigned last year in iOS 10, concerns were then raised around the oversized nature of Apple Music's new typography and artwork. This ...continue reading Visual Design Student Reimagines Apple Music With Unified Artwork, Better Discovery, and More

Apple became the world's largest wearables vendor in the first quarter of 2017 with an estimated 3.5 million Apple Watch shipments, according to new research data shared this afternoon by Strategy Analytics. Apple Watch shipments overtook Fitbit shipments during Q1 2017, allowing Apple to capture 15.9 percent global marketshare to become the top wearables vendor. ...continue reading Apple Named World’s Largest Wearables Vendor With an Estimated 3.5M Apple Watch Shipments in Q1 2017

GE today announced that its connected LED light bulbs C-Life and C-Sleep will gain Apple HomeKit compatibility this summer. A new C-Reach hub with HomeKit support will allow homeowners to turn on and off their "C by GE" lights, dim them, and control bulbs individually or in groups by rooms with Siri voice commands. The ...continue reading ‘C by GE’ Smart LED Light Bulbs Will Support HomeKit This Summer

Apple's "Other Products" category, which includes the Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, iPod, and Apple-branded and third-party accessories, is seeing solid growth according to Apple's Q2 2017 earnings results. Revenue from "Other Products" was at $2.87 billion during the quarter, up from $2.19 billion in the year-ago quarter. Apple Watch sales doubled year-over-year during ...continue reading Apple’s ‘Other Products’ Category Sees Strong Growth in Q2 2017

Apple is set to report its earnings results for the second quarter of its 2017 fiscal year at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today. Apple provided the following guidance for its second quarter on January 31: • revenue between $51.5 billion and $53.5 billion • gross margin between 38 percent and 39 percent • operating expenses ...continue reading Apple Expected to Report Strong Earnings Today, But Unlikely to Set Record-Breaking Quarter

Merriam-Webster recently announced that it has added "sheeple" to its dictionary, an informal word that it defines as "people who are docile, compliant, or easily influenced" and thereby "likened to sheep." The first example of the word in a sentence is pretty unremarkable… James Nichols, who ran the family farm here, stamped dollar bills with ...continue reading Merriam-Webster Adds 'Sheeple' to Dictionary and Lists Apple Users as Example

A new patent filed by Apple last year, and published recently by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, details a future iteration of the AirPods charging case that could simultaneously recharge the wireless headphones as well as an iPhone or Apple Watch. In the patent, Apple has visualized an AirPods case that, when placed ...continue reading New Patent Describes Waterproof AirPods Case That Could Double as iPhone or Apple Watch Charger