Alongside the iMac Pro, Apple today updated its online store to add an Apple-branded 0.8m Thunderbolt 3 cable, which is the first Thunderbolt 3 cable Apple has offered that isn’t manufactured by a third-party company. The cable is priced at $39, which is more expensive than a similar Belkin Thunderbolt 3 cable also available from the Apple website for $29.95. Apple’s Thunderbolt 3 cable offers TB3 data transfer speeds up to 40Gb/s…

Like Apple, Samsung has been working on a smart speaker that will compete with the Amazon Echo and the Google Home, and the South Korean company is aiming to release it in the first half of 2018, reports Bloomberg. Samsung’s smart speaker sounds similar to the HomePod, with a “strong focus” on audio quality. Apple aimed to make the HomePod stand out with sound quality that beats out competitors like the Amazon…

Apple today made the iMac Pro available to order from its online store, with 8-core and 10-core models shipping in late December, but customers looking to see or purchase one at an Apple Store will have to wait a little bit longer. MacRumors has learned from a reliable source that Apple will begin selling select iMac Pro configurations at its retail stores by mid next week. We don’t know if all of…

Apple in June promised to introduce new analytics features for podcasters, providing in-episode analytics options for tracking people listening, where in a podcast listeners stop and skip content, whether ads are skipped, and how long people generally listen for. Starting today, Apple’s podcast analytics feature is rolling out in a beta capacity, reports TechCrunch. In recent years, podcasts have been growing in popularity, which is what led Apple to finally introduce dedicated…

Xiaomi has launched a new variant for its Mi A1 Android One smartphone. Dubbed Special Edition Red, the variant has been launched in Indonesia, where it carries a price tag of IDR 3,099,000, which currently translates into around $215. Aside from the new color, the variant is same as the regular Mi A1, meaning there’s no change in specs. So with this, the Mi A1 now comes in a total of four…

Not to be outdone by Samsung and its unveiling of the Notebook 9 (2018) earlier today, LG has decided to do what it does best: pre-announce a product. This time around it’s a new generation of Gram laptops, that will be fully unveiled at CES in Las Vegas in early January. The Gram series debuted in 2014, and the 2018 iteration features a 72Wh battery that delivers 19 to 22.5 hours of…

Starting in iOS 11, Apple introduced support for indoor maps for select malls and airports around the world. Indoor maps have been slow to roll out, but Apple has been steadily adding additional mall and airport maps since September. Apple today began listing indoor maps for malls and airports on its iOS 11 feature availability page, giving us a clear picture of exactly where the indoor mapping feature is available for the…

Life is Strange, a popular episodic narrative-style game that was first released in 2015, is finally coming to iOS devices on December 14. Life is Strange follows the story of Max Caulfield, a photography student who discovers she can rewind time. Players help Caulfield investigate the disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, using Max’s time-rewinding abilities to look for clues and make choices to progress through the storyline. Based on the choices…

The iOS 11.2.1 update released this morning appears to address an ongoing camera focus issue that some iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus users began experiencing following the release of iOS 11.2. According to affected users, the camera was not able to focus properly when attempting to capture an image. The camera either shifted continually between the two lenses of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus, or refused…