Tag Archive: Apple’s


Your right to repair stops where Apple’s liability begins

Apple’s not trying to stop you from swapping your iPhone battery. It just doesn’t want a Note 7 situation on its hands.

I’m a big believer in the right to repair. I like to tinker around with my old truck, I love to make small improvements to my house, and I’m the guy who isn’t afraid to take his phone apart and swap the battery if it needs it. Working with my hands is just a thing  [Read More…]

Xiaomi blatantly ripped off Apple’s Memoji and created ‘Mimoji’

Courtsey of Weibo

What you need to know Xiaomi has blatantly ripped off Apple’s Memoji and created “Mimoji.” They look just liked Apple’s cutesy 3D avatars with big eyes and tiny mouths. And to boot, they offer similar customization of hairstylings, glasses and more.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say, but this is ridiculous.

It’s no secret that Xiaomi has taken some liberties with taking inspiration from Apple’s ideas, but its latest inspiration  [Read More…]

Apple’s WWDC 2019 recap from an Android perspective

A quick breakdown of what’s new with iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

On Monday, June 3, Apple held the opening keynote for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. This is essentially Apple’s version of Google I/O where Apple talks about all of the new features coming to its various platforms, including the likes of iOS, watchOS, and the new iPadOS.

Android is obviously our main jam here at AC, but it’s always fun to take a look at  [Read More…]

These $30 truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds crush Apple’s Airpods

Let’s not beat around the bush: Apple makes the most popular truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds on the market today. Yes, it seems like half the people I know are walking around with Airpods in their ears. It’s part of the reason we made our guide on pairing the Airpods with Android devices. Just because Apple makes them doesn’t mean you can only use them with Apple products.

Read more: Yes, you can use AirPods with an Android phone; here’s  [Read More…]

Apple’s latest 9.7-inch iPad is down to just $249 at Amazon

A rare savings from Amazon.

Surprise! Amazon is getting in on Apple’s Black Friday deals this year, and right now you can grab select 9.7-inch iPad tablets for just $ 249 each! That saves you $ 80 off their regular price of $ 329.

Today’s sale includes the latest model of the 9.7-inch iPad with 32GB of storage in your choice of Gold, Space Gray, or Silver. These are Wi-Fi only models, so you can’t attach a  [Read More…]

Here’s where you can watch Apple’s iPad + Mac event today

Things kick off at 10:00 AM ET.

At 10:00 AM ET this morning, Apple’s hosting its third hardware event of the year in New York City. It’s widely expected that this is where we’ll learn all about new iPads, MacBooks, and possibly a Mac Mini refresh.

If you’re interested in taking a peek at the dark side to see what Apple’s been cooking up, you can tune in to the livestream on Apple’s website to watch everything  [Read More…]

Apple’s AirPods work great with Android phones, and today they are just $145

These don’t go on sale all that often.

Amazon is currently offering the popular wireless headphones from Apple for $ 144.99, which is about $ 15 off the normal going rate. We don’t see many discounts (outside of Costco’s recurring one) for these truly wireless headphones from Apple, so if you have been looking for a set, this is a deal you won’t want to miss out on.

Don’t forget, just because Apple makes the headphones doesn’t  [Read More…]

Android is finally ready to take on Apple’s iMessage

Google has announced upcoming plans to integrate Rich Communication Services in Android Messages, with the help of a service called “Chat”. This is expected to become available later this year.

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How does Apple’s new push for the education compare to Chromebooks in the classroom?

Apple’s new education offerings are clearly aimed at the Chromebook but are they enough?

Hooray competition!

Apple had its focus on education event in Chicago this week, and the company is getting serious about taking back one market it used to have under tight control: the classroom. Not too long ago, if you were to look at the computing products school systems were buying you would have seen an Apple logo on almost all of them. Apple  [Read More…]

Apple’s Grammy ads were all about Apple. Google’s was about the rest of us

The iPhone X has Animoji, if you didn’t know. … Google had stories of hope to tell instead.

I admit, I still have no idea what a Despacito is. I can’t tell if Khalid is a DJ or just a regular dude. The line blurs between SZA and Sia (though they both kick some serious ass) and Pink looked exceptionally blonde to me. (Those high notes, though.)

I’m a nearly 40-year-old white guy. The Grammys maybe aren’t for me  [Read More…]