For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with TRNDlabs to give MacRumors readers a chance to win a small pocket-sized iPhone-compatible Fader drone that’s equipped with a camera. TRNDlabs offers a range of different affordable drone options, and the Fader is one of its newest products.
Able to fit in the palm of a hand, the Fader is ideal for selfies, landscape shots, sports, and more with its HD camera. The Fader comes in all black and is ultra lightweight, weighing in at just 55 grams. It can fly and capture footage for seven minutes before needing to be recharged.
It’s flown using a controller that includes an iPhone mount, and with [...]
The U.S. government has lifted the in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on inbound flights from Dubai and Istanbul, according to Emirates and Turkish Airlines.
An Emirates spokesperson told Reuters on Wednesday that the ban was lifted for flights out of Dubai after the airline adopted new security measures announced last week by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Turkish Airlines tweeted on Tuesday that the ban had been lifted, while CEO Bilal Eksi informed Reuters that he also expected restrictions to be lifted for U.K.-bound flights.
The original ban came into effect in March on flights originating at 10 airports in eight countries, [...]
In January, the United States Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against Qualcomm that accused the company of using anticompetitive tactics to remain the dominant supplier of baseband processors for smartphones, violating the FTC Act. This week, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of San Jose, California ruled that the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm can proceed, forcing the supplier to face legal battles both from U.S. regulators and in an ongoing $1 billion lawsuit from Apple (via Reuters).
Judge Koh denied Qualcomm’s motion to dismiss the FTC’s lawsuit, because the FTC had so far „adequately alleged“ anticompetitive tactics were [...]
Despite selling for $159, considerably less than the Apple Watch at between $269 and $1,499, longtime Apple analyst turned venture capitalist Gene Munster believes AirPods will be „bigger than the Apple Watch“ over the next decade.
Munster predicts that AirPods will contribute „about the same amount of revenue“ to Apple’s pocket as the Apple Watch by the company’s 2022 fiscal year. He also predicts that AirPods will have an average price of $200 by then, as the product shifts towards what he calls „augmented audio.“ AirPods: Bigger Than Apple Watch. Over the next 10 years, we anticipate that AirPods will be [...]