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  • Gear: PureGear GlassBak 360 for iPhone X

    Wed 3:15pm By Jesse Hollington
    PureGear’s GlassBak 360, now updated for the iPhone X, is a case of a different sort. Eschewing the traditional one-piece protective case design, GlassBak focuses more strongly on aesthetics, combining a tempered glass back with an aluminum bumper, creating…
  • Review: Optoma NuForce BE2 Wireless In-Ear Headphones

    Wed 2:49pm By Guido Gabriele
    Recently, we reviewed the Optoma NuForce HEM Dynamic IEM and found that although it sounded good, its narrow sound channels didn't hold its ear tips well enough, making it all too possible to end up with ear tips left deep inside your ear canals. This week,…
  • News: Fishball 360 lens for iPhone fully funds on Indiegogo

    Wed 12:34pm By Dan Pye
    The Fishball 360 lens has just fully funded on Indiegogo, so the clip-on attachment is likely to see production. The lens simply snaps over the iPhone’s camera with no batteries or cables required and captures 360-degree images using the iPhone’s existing…
  • Mac: Twelve South HiRise Pro stand

    Wed 12:09pm By Dan Pye
    Ahead of tomorrow’s iMac Pro release, Twelve South has revealed its new HiRise Pro stand, an update of the older HiRise iMac stand. The stand allows any iMac’s base to slide in through the top and rest on an adjustable shelf within the base, allowing users…
  • News: Apple invests $390M in Finisar, company that makes lasers for iPhone X

    Wed 11:49am By Dan Pye
    Apple has announced a $390 million investment in Finisar, the company that produces lasers used in the iPhone X’s Face ID technology, according to a press release. The money is expected to be spent on research and development and high-volume production of…
  • News: Daily Deal: Storyist for Mac

    Wed 11:30am By Dennis Lloyd
    In Wednesday’s iLounge Deal, you can pick up Storyist for Mac for only $16.15 using the coupon code GIFTSHOP15. This mobile-friendly writing app is a do-it-all writing platform designed specifically with fiction writers in mind and designed to allow you to…
  • News: weMessage brings some iMessage functionality to Android devices

    Wed 10:58am By Dan Pye
    Messaging app weMessage is bringing iMessage to Android devices, albeit without some of the iOS app’s functionality. The app works by using a Mac as a sort of server to relay iMessages from the computer to the weMessage app on any other device, which…
  • News: Apple snags more TV execs from Hulu, Legendary

    Wed 10:08am By Dan Pye
    Apple is continuing its high-powered TV executive hiring spree, stealing Philip Matthys from Hulu and Jennifer Wang Grazier from Legendary Entertainment, Variety reports. Matthys started as head of business affairs for Apple’s Worldwide Video division last…
  • Review: iHome iSP100 Outdoor Smart Plug

    Tue 3:50pm By Jesse Hollington
    Although iHome was one of the first companies to offer a HomeKit accessory back in 2015 with its iSP5 SmartPlug, it remained relatively quiet in the HomeKit space after that initial release, so needless to say we were intrigued when the company showed up…
  • Review: Shinola Canfield On-Ear Headphones

    Tue 1:15pm By Guido Gabriele
    Writing reviews of consumer electronics can get a bit predictable. Cellphones, TVs, and even headphones from established manufacturers will receive iterative updates and only occasionally manifest as something truly new. Occasionally a lifestyle brand puts…
  • News: Apple expands Everyone Can Code program to half a million kids in Chicago schools

    Tue 12:26pm By Dan Pye
    Apple has been expanding its coding classes for kids and even hinting at bringing the program to schools, and now the company is making good on its talk, expanding its Everyone Can Code initiative to nearly 500,000 kids in Chicago’s public schools according…
  • News: Report: Leaked bank documents show Apply Pay is coming to Brazil

    Tue 11:19am By Dan Pye
    Leaked documents from Itaú Bank, one of Brazil’s larger banks, show that Apple Pay will soon be available there, iHelp BR reports. After years of rumors and failed negotiations with that country’s banks, the Twitter handle @ApplePayBR has posted what…
  • Gear: Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves

    Tue 11:00am By Jesse Hollington
    With winter upon those of us in northern parts, it’s that time of the year when we’re again faced with the awkward dilemma of keeping our hands warm while still being able to use our iPhones and Apple Watches. While gloves that are capable of operating…
  • News: Apple allows developers to make apps available for pre-order

    Tue 10:26am By Dan Pye
    While many games and other apps are announced well in advance of their release, Apple has never had a reliable method of signing up for the download in advance. The company just changed that, informing developers that they can now make apps available for…
  • News: Google releases experimental photo apps for iOS

    Tue 10:08am By Dan Pye
    After the popularity of its Motion Stills app exploded, Google has released a couple more experimental photo apps for use on iOS. Where Motion Stills turned short videos into stylized cinemagraphs and time lapses “using experimental stabilization and…
  • News: Daily Deal: Last Chance to get The Black Friday Mac Bundle, with PDF Expert and Roxio Toast…

    Tue 9:00am By Dennis Lloyd
    Today is your last chance to get the The Black Friday Mac Bundle. With a almost $500 worth of software, this Black Friday steal is a Mac user’s dream, headlined by renowned apps such as PDF Expert and Roxio’s Toast Titanium — two apps that are $60 and…
  • Review: Hooke Verse Bluetooth Binaural 3D Audio Headphones

    Mon 3:40pm By Guido Gabriele
    Earlier this month, we visited the New York Audio Show. We hoped we'd find some audio gear to write about on iLounge, but didn't find much that would be relevant to normal people — though the stereo systems on display at the NYAS were amazing, many of them…
  • Gear: Belkin USB-C Car Charger

    Mon 3:00pm By Jesse Hollington
    Belkin’s new USB-C Car Charger takes the traditional car charger up a notch by adding USB-PD Fast Charging capabilities for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X users. The minimalist car charger features a USB-C port that you can connect a standard Apple…
  • News: Report: Apple acquiring music recognition app Shazam (Update: Apple confirms)

    Mon 12:45pm By Dan Pye
    Apple is close to acquiring Shazam, the app that lets users identify songs, movies, TV shows and commercials by using a small portion of the audio or images, TechCrunch reports. Sources said the deal could be announced as early as today, with one claiming…
  • News: Apple trying to block shareholder votes on climate change, human rights

    Mon 12:29pm By Dan Pye
    After going to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to ask for permission to exclude a shareholder proposal mandating more diversity hires, Apple is asking the SEC for a similar pass to dodge votes on proposals about climate issue and human rights…