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  • Apple event announced for September 9th

    Thu 8:13pm By Mike Flaminio
    Caitlin McGarry for Macworld:Apple just sent out press invitations to its annual iPhone event, to no one's surprise. The date: Sept. 9. Time: 10 a.m. Pacific. Location: The spacious Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.…
  • Griffen launches Survivor Tactical Case for Apple Watch

    Thu 8:06pm By Mike Flaminio
    Survivor Tactical Case's easy snap-on/snap-off design is applied without having to remove the watchband. The watch's Digital Crown is protected from above while still remaining accessible from the underside. Griffin's Survivor Tactical Cases are color-matched…
  • Evernote discontinues specialized Food app

    Thu 7:57pm By Mike Flaminio
    As of September 30th, we'll no longer support Evernote Food for iOS and Android. This means the apps will no longer be available for download and we won't be making any further updates to them. It also means that features within the apps, including sync with…
  • Pocket adds custom recommendations feed

    Wed 8:40pm By Mike Flaminio
    Pocket 6.0:Recommendations deliver the best content being saved to Pocket by millions of users. They're personalized just for you, based on what you save, read, and watch in Pocket.…
  • AT&T Hotspot ad injections

    Wed 8:34pm By Mike Flaminio
    Jonathan Mayer: AT&T has an (understandable) incentive to seek consumer-side income from its free wifi service, but this model of advertising injection is particularly unsavory. Among other drawbacks: It exposes much of the user's browsing activity to an…
  • LeVitus: How Not to Waste Your Time With the iPhone 6 Plus Camera Replacement Program

    Tue 8:29pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bob LeVitus for The Mac Observer:The moral of the story is that even if your serial number is among the affected, unless your iPhone 6 Plus camera is producing blurry photos or its auto focus isn't focusing properly, don't bother wasting your time trying to…
  • Ahrendts on selling Apple Watches to school students

    Mon 8:35pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac relays a message from Apple VP of Retail Agela Ahrendts:Ahrendts told employees that the Apple Watch is "the greatest back to school item this year" as it can be used in the classroom without a teacher seeing, unlike with a larger iPhone. "I don't…
  • Apple offers camera replacement for some early iPhone 6 Plus models

    Sun 7:42pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has determined that, in a small percentage of iPhone 6 Plus devices, the iSight camera has a component that may fail causing your photos to look blurry. The affected units fall into a limited serial number range and were sold primarily between September…
  • 1Password improves TouchID, Apple Watch

    Aug 21, 2015, 5:32 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Version 5.5 of 1Password for iOS:- You can now switch between vaults with two quick taps using our new vault switcher.…
  • iPhone 6s shell tested for bendability in video

    Aug 19, 2015, 8:42 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Last fall we had "bend gate" where apparently particularly the iPhone 6 Plus would bend in relatively extreme situations. Lou from Unboxing Therapy, who brought us a video demonstration that exercise last year, tested what is thought to be a shell component of…
  • iTunes Music Festival becomes Apple Music Festival

    Aug 18, 2015, 9:02 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today announced that Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure are among the headliners at the 2015 Apple Music Festival at London's Roundhouse this September. Apple will broadcast performances to music fans around the world…
  • The True Purpose of Microsoft Solitaire, Minesweeper

    Aug 16, 2015, 8:27 pm By Mike Flaminio
    James Hunt for Metal Floss:The intention was that Solitaire would get a generation of computer users still most familiar with a command-line input to teach themselves how to drag and drop, without realizing that's what they were doing. The fact that we're…
  • NYT on Working for Amazon

    Aug 15, 2015, 4:27 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld offer an in-depth look at working for the retail goliath. I think there are some interesting parts worth celebrating, and I'd be surprised if some things weren't exaggerated, but mostly it paints Amazon as a machine that wrings…
  • Report: Documents confirm Apple is building self-driving car

    Aug 15, 2015, 3:45 pm By Mike Flaminio
    In May, engineers from Apple's secretive Special Project group met with officials from GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre former naval base near San Francisco that is being turned into a high-security testing ground for autonomous vehicles.…
  • Boot Camp now supports Windows 10

    Aug 13, 2015, 8:38 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has updated its support documents to indicate compatibility for Windows 10 and Boot Camp. The page outlines the minimal Mac specs to be a dual citizen OS.…
  • Tim Cook on Apple's diversity efforts

    Aug 13, 2015, 8:33 pm By Mike Flaminio
    As you can see, we're working hard to expand our recruiting efforts so we continue hiring talented people from groups that are currently underrepresented in our industry. We're supporting education with programs like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to help…
  • Apple issues round of updates for iOS, Mac, iTunes, security

    Aug 13, 2015, 8:27 pm By Mike Flaminio
    OS X 10.10.5- Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail…
  • Jaybird X2 is the follow-up to BlueBuds X Bluetooth earphones

    Aug 12, 2015, 8:41 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Wednesday Jaybird announced the X2 earphones. Touted as "improved on BlueBuds X in every way," the headphones offer the same key features that I really like in the BlueBuds X. They have a light-weight design with long battery life and promise a secure…
  • Apple Partners With Code2040 To Improve Diversity In Tech

    Aug 12, 2015, 8:29 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Brendan Klinkenberg for BuzzFeed:On Wednesday morning, the most valuable company in the world announced a partnership with Code2040, a nonprofit trying to close the diversity gap in the tech industry. That mission, in part, comes down to the organization's…
  • Apple Adds New Flyover Locations Around the World to Maps

    Aug 12, 2015, 8:25 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Juli Clover for MacRumorsApple today added 20 new Flyover locations to Apple Maps on Mac and iOS, highlighting new cities and landmarks in the United States, Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Spain, France, Mexico, Sweden, Puerto Rico, and Japan.…
  • Apple's Jay Blahnik on the next big thing for Apple Watch

    Aug 9, 2015, 8:28 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's Director of Fitness and Health Jay Blahnik did a lengthly interview with Outside Magazine. On what's the next big thing for the Apple Watch?: The next step, and one of the things we're most excited about going into the fall, is having native…
  • Verizon rolls out new rate plans this week, drops contracts

    Aug 9, 2015, 8:13 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Verizon announced a simplified menu of options for wireless customers. Basically Verizon is following the rest of the industry and ditching 2-year contract option. For the past couple years Verizon, along with AT&T and others, have offered alternatives to the…
  • Report: iPhone event may be second week of September

    Aug 9, 2015, 6:57 pm By Mike Flaminio
    John Paczkowski: Sources familiar with Apple's plans tell BuzzFeed News the company intends to hold a special event the week of Sept. 7, with Wednesday the 9th being the most likely date. Sept. 9 is the same day on which Apple held this event last year.…
  • Backstory on Apple's Taylor Swift Switch

    Aug 6, 2015, 8:35 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Jimmy Lovine Interview with Evening Standard:"Eddy [Cue, Apple senior VP] woke up on Sunday morning," says Iovine. "He called me and said, 'This is a drag'. I was like, 'Yeah, maybe there's some stuff she doesn't understand'. He said, 'Why don't you give Scott…
  • Apple execs visit this 1913 computer at Grand Central Terminal

    Aug 4, 2015, 8:33 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Business Insider has a few interesting videos about some secrets at New York City's Grand Central Terminal. One details a decommissioned computer designed to handle train logistics back in the day. The video is cool on its own, but reportedly Apple execs pay a…
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