Apple reportedly held preliminary acquisition talks with MGM

Citing sources familiar with the matter, CNBC reports MGM held talks with a number of companies, including digital media distributors Apple and Netflix, to gauge interest in a possible sale. Whether those discussions are ongoing remains unknown. Rumors last month suggested Apple was in negotiations to secure content from MGM Epix. Today’s report, which focuses on the survival of traditional media … Read more

Apple reportedly working on satellite technology for direct wireless iPhone data transmission

Apple  is said to be working on satellite technology, having hired a number of aerospace engineers to form a team along with satellite and antenna designers, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The report notes that this is an early-stage secret project that could still be scrapped, but that the purpose of the team and its … Read more

Apple reportedly plans 2022 release for first AR headset, followed by AR glasses in 2023

Apple plans to release its first augmented reality headset in 2022, followed by a smaller device — a pair of AR glasses — in 2023, according to a new report from The Information. Apple’s entry into the world of augmented reality has long been rumored, with many in the tech world seeing AR and VR as the … Read more

Apple is reportedly planning a March 25th event to launch its subscription news service

Apple is reportedly planning an event on March 25th to launch its upcoming paid Apple News subscription service, according to a report from BuzzFeed. The event will reportedly focus on Apple’s service business, so it’s unlikely that we’ll see any new hardware, like the rumored iPad mini, AirPods, or long-anticipated AirPower charger. But the timing and theme … Read more

Google reportedly testing new user interface on Android

Google seems to have rolled out some additions in the Chrome tab recently. According to a report by Android Police, a new content discovery interface called ‘Explore’ has been added to Google Chrome. This new user interface can be accessed on Android by enabling an experimental flag. To be more precise, if you type in chrome://flags in Google Chrome and … Read more

Snapchat Parent to Reportedly Lay Off About 100 Engineers

Snap, the parent company of popular photo-sharing platform Snapchat, is reportedly planning to lay off nearly 100 engineers within a week, a media report said. Tech website Cheddar late on Wednesday reported that the layoffs would affect less than 10 percent of Snap’s engineering department. Citing sources, Cheddar also said that the planned layoffs would be Snap’s biggest … Read more

iOS 11 Reportedly Has a New Autocorrect Bug, Changes ‘It’ to ‘I.T’

HIGHLIGHTS Apple has so far not acknowledged the issue It had suggested a workaround for the last ‘autocorrect’ bug Users have been complaining about the issue since September A few iPhone users are reporting a new autocorrect bug that is thought to be a part of iOS 11. The word ‘it’ is reportedly being autocorrected to … Read more

Google Play Protect Now Reportedly Rolling Out to Android Devices

At Google I/O 2017 earlier this year, the search giant announced its Google Play Protect feature that essentially notifies users when a particular app starts behaving abnormally or is considered unsafe. Google has now reportedly started rolling out this feature to Android devices running Google Mobile Services 11 or later. Engadget has been told by the California-based company that the Google Play Protect … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Reportedly Receiving Firmware Update, Includes June Security Patch

Samsung has started rolling out a firmware update to its Galaxy S8+ smartphone in select markets. The new firmware update also brings June Android security patch that was recently released by Google. Sammobile reports that the new update is now available in India apart from the European market. Samsung Galaxy S8+ users should start receiving … Read more