HDMI 2.1 details: dynamic HDR, 4K120/8K60 frame rates, ALLM, 10K monitors & more

HDMI Forum today released the final version of the HDMI 2.1 specification following a preview earlier this year. It includes support for 10K displays, dynamic HDR content, high frame rate 4K video at 120 frames per second and 8K video at 60 frames per second, plus much more…. Read the rest of this post here



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tvOS 11.2 enables automatic frame rate and dynamic range switching on Apple TV 4K

Aside from new betas of iOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2, Apple today also issued the first beta of the upcoming tvOS 11.2 software update for the fourth-generation Apple TV and newer…. Read the rest of this post here



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CNBC: Apple could also unveil Apple TV with 4K video support on September 12

Aside from officially announcing iPhone 8, 7s and 7s Plus models along with Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE next month, Dow Jones is now reporting that the rumored September 12 event should also serve as a launchpad for a new, 4K-capable Apple TV set-top box…. Read the rest of this post here



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WSJ: Apple to unveil iPhone 8 & Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE on September 12

Apple is going to announce the highly anticipated tenth anniversary iPhone, tentatively named “iPhone 8,” along with Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE on Tuesday, September 12, with a media event scheduled to take place at its new headquarters, dubbed Apple Park…. Read the rest of this post here



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Satechi’s new hub gives your MacBook Pro ports for USB, 4K HDMI, SD/microSD & more

Popular Apple accessory maker Satechi today launched a sleek and compact hub that adds a bunch of missing ports to your MacBook Pro (late-2016 model), including two USB 3.0 ports (so you can charge your iOS devices without having to purchase a new cable), an HDMI port with support for 4K video output, a pair of SD/microSD memory card readers and more.

The hub has two Thunderbolt 3 dongles that take up both USB-C ports of the new MacBook Pros with Touch Bar (don’t worry, you also have an additional passthrough Thunderbolt 3 port).

Here’s a quick overview of all the ports on this hub:

  • Thunderbolt 3 (1x)—Data transfer speeds up to 40 Gb/s are supported. In addition, the port supports a single 5K display or two 4K external displays at 60Hz with passthrough charging for 13 (61W) and 15-inch (87W) MacBook Pro models
  • HDMI (1x)—Video output in 1080p at 60Hz or 4K at 30Hz is supported
  • USB 3.0 (2x) and USB-C (1x)—Transfer speeds of up to 5 GB/s are supported
  • SD/microSD (1x)—Transfer speeds of up to 104 MB/s are supported

And now, watch Satechi’s promotional video for the device.

Priced at $100, the aluminum-clad Type-C Pro Hub is compatible with both Touch Bar and non-Touch bar MacBook Pro models. As a bonus, Satechi is offering these in two finishes, Silver and Space Gray, to complement your notebook.

You can buy the new Type-C Pro Hub starting today on Amazon..



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New video shows off three different iPhone 7 dummies in crisp 4K resolution

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I known we’ve had enough of uninspiring iPhone 7 mockups. Also, dummy iPhone cases like this one are a dime a dozen on Chinese sites like Ali Express as vendors have always been eager to produce rumor-based iPhone housings to gain free press.

That said, the 4K video you’re about to see offers a different look at three iPhone 7 dummies—one is 4.7-inch and the other two are 5.5 inches—in line with questionable rumors that Apple could ship two different versions of the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus…. Read the rest of this post here



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Here comes “Captured on Galaxy S7” ad

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You don’t need to be an advertising expert to figure out that the latest campaign for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge bears striking resemblance to “Shot on iPhone,” one of Apple’s most successful ad campaigns which has won many awards since its debut nearly two years ago.

As CNET reported this morning, Samsung started airing a brand new commercial for its new Galaxies.

Titled “Captured on Samsung Galaxy S7”, the video was conceived to show off 4K video capture capabilities of the phone…. Read the rest of this post here



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How-To: Drive a 4K display at 60 Hz on the 2016 MacBook

The 2016 MacBook is capable of driving a 4K display at 60 Hz via a single USB-C cable. Such a feat is achievable via an easy-to-apply IOKit patch.

One of the great things about the new Intel hardware inside of the 2016 MacBook is that it’s capable of supporting 4K resolution at 60 Hz. The jump in refresh is a big deal, as anyone who’s tried to put up with running a 30 Hz refresh rate can attest to.

Operating at 30 Hz results in jerky and choppy cursor movement, and in some cases can induce headaches after prolonged use.

Sadly, the MacBook only supports 30 Hz out of the box for 4K resolution. It’s not immediately clear as to why this is, but on its support page, Apple makes it known that 4K resolution is limited to 30 Hz.

The good news is that it is possible to enable 60 Hz at native 4K resolution and 1080p (HiDPI/Retina) resolution on a 2016 MacBook. In fact, I just did so on the LG 27UD88 4K USB-C monitor that I recently reviewed. Watch the step-by-step process in our video tutorial for the details. more…

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Opinion: MacBook Pro owners, it’s time to consider a 4K display

If you own a MacBook Pro with Retina Display and desire extra screen real estate, then a 4K monitor can be a good investment, especially as the price of such monitors continue to dwindle.

Why should you consider a 4K display instead of a cheaper monitor with lesser resolution? It all boils down to clarity. more…

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iPhone 6s vs iPhone SE iSight camera comparison

In theory, photos taken with an iPhone SE or an iPhone 6s should generally look the same, but we wanted to briefly pit both devices head-to-head just to make sure. Both phones sport the exact same iSight camera specs, although the iPhone 6s does have a camera bump where the iPhone SE does not. In this post we showcase several photos and a couple of videos from both the iPhone 6s and the iPhone SE. more…

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