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Apple's Answer To The Amazon Echo Sounds Creepy

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is moving forward with plans for a smart home hub, joining the Amazon Echo and the upcoming Google Home device in the battle to take over your house.

The Verge's Deputy Editor Chris Ziegler Was Secretly Working For Apple For Two Months

Today, Nilay Patel, the editor-in-chief of The Verge, published a post detailing the circumstances around the departure of Chris Ziegler, a founding member of the site. As it turns out, according to Patel, Ziegler had been pulling double duty as an employee of both The Verge and Apple.

The Apple Watch No Longer Totally Sucks

The original Apple Watch wasn’t amazing, but it did what it set out to do. You could answer phone calls on your watch, see notifications from your phone, and even track your heart rate. And with the most recent software upgrade, the watch has speed and interface improvements that refine it further. You can now text from the thing! Or write an entire email. The trouble is that only super nerds want that kind of smartwatch, so for the new version, called Series 2, Apple’s focused on what people really demonstrably want: a fitness tracker.

Lunch Time Deals: 10% Off Macs And Sony TVs

When you’re buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo’s Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the ‘net. This week, JB has a deal for 10 per cent off a bunch of different Apple Macs, as well as the same 10 per cent off Ultra HD Sony TVs.

Why Apple Should Buy McLaren

Earlier today, The Financial Times reported that Apple was interested in buying supercar maker McLaren. Since then, McLaren has denied those rumours — though the Financial Times stands by its reporting — but that doesn’t mean the idea is without merit.

It Feels Like It's Been 27 Years Since We Got A New MacBook Pro

Twenty-seven years ago yesterday, Apple introduced its first battery-powered Mac, the Macintosh Portable. I could take this time to reflect on 27 years of portable Macs and all they have given to us (the cameos in Sex and the City alone are life changing), but instead I’m just reminded that if feels like it has been 27 goddamn years since we got a new MacBook Pro.

Apple Hires YouTube Doctor Who Prescribes Apps

Have you heard of Dr Michael Evans? Probably not. He’s a YouTuber and former staff physician with 70k subscribers, doing the sort of whiteboard-style animation that RSA and others helped to popularise half a decade ago. So why were Apple so desperate to hire him into their fold?

This Is How Much An iPhone 7 Costs To Build

If you pick up a 32GB iPhone 7 from the Apple store, it will set you back $1,079. But have you ever wondered how much it costs to make? We’ve got a breakdown.

Can Apps Help Us Find Mindfulness In Today's Busy High-Tech World?

With the release of the latest Apple Watch this month came a new Breathe app which promises to “help you better manage everyday stress”. Giving mindful breathing a place beside the alarm clock and weather app seems to prove mindfulness has truly gone mainstream.

MacOS Sierra Is Out Today: Here's 5 Big New Features

The latest free upgrade of Apple’s MacOS operating system — now that’s a tautology — is Sierra, and as of this morning it’s rolling out to every ‘net-connected Mac around the world. It’s more than just a new name, though; here are five things that MacOS Sierra can do that should give you a good reason to upgrade.

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