Late last year, Dialog Semiconductor admitted that Apple could build its own power management chips for future iPhones, and no longer rely on the British-based chipmaker for such technology. This weekend, Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli provided further details on this topic, now expecting Apple to use Dialog chips for „a significant proportion of its devices“ in 2019 and 2020 (via Reuters).
When Dialog admitted that Apple could be working on building its own chips, it said there was no risk to its existing supply deals for 2018, and that the company was already in advanced stages of working with Apple on designing „2019-style products“ that could lead [...]
Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker is designed primarily for Apple devices, and it’s heavily tied to the Apple ecosystem. Natively, you can only stream music on the HomePod through an Apple Music subscription, iTunes purchases, or iTunes Match content uploaded to iCloud Music Library.
It might sound like you’re out of luck if you subscribe to a third-party music service like Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Prime Music, Google Play Music, Tidal, or another option, but it’s not impossible — you can still play content from these services to HomePod, you’ll just need to use AirPlay to do it.
With most music apps, you can start up a song and [...]
If you have a damaged iPhone 6 Plus that qualifies for a whole-device replacement, Apple may replace it with an iPhone 6s Plus through March, according to an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers today.
Apple specifically states that „orders for whole unit service inventory of some iPhone 6 Plus models may be substituted to an iPhone 6s Plus until the end of March 2018.“ MacRumors confirmed the memo’s authenticity with multiple sources, who requested to remain anonymous due to their positions.
Apple doesn’t specify which iPhone 6 Plus models are eligible, nor does it provide a reason for the substitution, but [...]
Microsoft is testing a new „Private Conversations“ feature in Skype, which is being introduced through a partnership with Signal.
Skype is using the Signal Protocol for the feature, allowing users to take advantage of strong end-to-end encryption for more secure communications.
Private Conversations are available for one-on-one conversations on Skype, with users able to initiate a private conversation by tapping on the „+“ icon and then selecting „New Private Conversation.“ Once a conversation is initiated, it will be available only on the specific device where it was started.
Microsoft says Private Conversations offer [...]