10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

Get started with VR on your iPhone or Android phone with these 100 apps, spanning films, games, news and 360-degree photo-sharing You dont need to spend hundreds of pounds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to give virtual reality a try. The Android or iPhone handset in your pocket is a VR device … Read more

Phil Schiller says Apple is working with Consumer Reports in wake of MacBook Pro battery issues

In a year thats been largely lackluster for Apple and downright bizarre for battery technologies, Consumer Reports refusal to recommend the new MacBook Pro feels like a too perfect microcosm ofthe past twelve months. In the wake of online complaints surrounding the recently refreshed laptop lines longevity, the review stalwart handed the 15-inch version of … Read more

Ireland appeals EU order to collect 13bn in back taxes from Apple

Dublin government argues it should be allowed to choose how much it levies on foreign companies Ireland will appeal the European Unions order to force it to collect a record 13bn in taxes from Apple, the Irish government has said. The Irish finance departments announcement on Monday comes nearly four months after EU competition authorities … Read more

Apple Music drops ‘808’ music documentary starring Pharrell, Beastie Boys and more

If you love classic hip-hop, particularly from the ’80s and early ’90s, then you owe a huge debt of gratitude to the beloved Roland TR-808 drum machine, and now a documentary is laying out exactly why. Directed by Alex Noyer, 808 showcases conversations with some of the giants of hip-hop and pop music production to … Read more

This old Lenovo ad has the final word on Apple’s new MacBook Pro dongle hell

We get it: A lot of you hate the new MacBook Pro. Whether it’s the new Touch Bar so many think they don’t need, or the dongle hell that Apple’s port switcheroo will cause, the company’s latest laptop isnt winning many (vocal) fans. Now, just two weeks after the launch of the MacBook Pro, an … Read more

Microsoft employs cat monster to tout Surface, take down MacBook Air

If biting snark doesn’t work, maybe creepy folksiness will. That’s the tact taken in Microsoft’s latest commercial extolling the virtues of the Surface Pro 4 while slamming Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air. The entire spot is presided over by a straw hat-wearing singer, who breaks down the Surface’s superiority with elaborate Jonathan Coulton-style lyrics. We totally … Read more

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