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  • A History of the Xserve

    Mon 8:13pm By Mike Flaminio
    MacStories:For fans of macOS Server, this just another in a long string of disappointments over the years. But none of them were as big as the cancellation of the Xserve, Apple's rack-mountable 1U server, back in January 2011.…
  • Twitter ending Mac app

    Mon 8:03pm By Mike Flaminio
    Twitter:We're focusing our efforts on a great Twitter experience that's consistent across platforms. So, starting today the Twitter for Mac app will no longer be available for download, and in 30 days will no longer be supported.…
  • HomePod leaves marks on some varnished wood

    Feb 14, 2018, 8:42 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Curious find by Pocket-Lint while using the Apple HomePod. Apparently, it may leave ring marks on certain wood surfaces.…
  • Verizon to begin temporarily locking new devices

    Feb 12, 2018, 3:36 pm By Mike Flaminio
    CNET:The nation's largest wireless carrier said Monday that it would begin locking the phones it sells to consumers, which will prevent them from using a SIM card from another carrier. Initially, the phones will be unlocked as soon as a customer signs up and…
  • New videos demonstrate HomePod features

    Feb 12, 2018, 3:17 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Support's YouTube channel has a new playlist for its new HomePod. The playlist current has three new videos on how to personalize the HomePod, how to use Siri to play music and how to use the touch controls.…
  • Inside Apple's iOS leak

    Feb 12, 2018, 3:06 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Last week the iBoot source code for iOS 9 went viral after it landed on GitHub. Motherboard has an account of how the leak happened. Basically, a low-level employee removed it from Apple in 2016 and shared it with a small group of friends. Over time, the code…
  • HomePod repair costs nearly match replacement cost

    Feb 12, 2018, 2:58 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's HomePod appears to require a full replacement if it becomes damaged. According to Apple's support documents, the HomePod warranty repairs cost $279. If you have AppleCare+, the fee will be a much more modest $39. AppleCare+ for the HomePod runs $39 and…
  • Bryan Fuller Exits Apple's 'Amazing Stories' Anthology

    Feb 8, 2018, 4:35 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Hollywood Reporter:Bryan Fuller, who was poised to helm Apple's Amazing Stories anthology, has exited the project citing creative differences. The split is said to be amicable. Fuller, who originally developed Amazing Stories for NBC before it moved to…
  • ESPN announces limited streaming package

    Feb 7, 2018, 4:47 pm By Mike Flaminio
    ESPN's parent Disney announced plans for ESPN Plus that's essentially an add-on streaming service to the company's cable channels. ESPN Plus will cost $5 per month, but won't deliver content actually on ESPN's network of cable channels. Details aren't fully…
  • Apple states iPhone 8/8 Plus and X addresses battery issues via hardware

    Feb 6, 2018, 8:10 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple formally responded to a congressional inquiry over the controversy with an iOS update addressing degrading battery life. When the battery severely degrades, it may perform unpredictably. The iPhone is designed to protect against low voltage and will shut…
  • Mario Kart coming to iPhone

    Feb 1, 2018, 4:43 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The wildly popular and my favorite Wii game Mario Cart is coming to the iOS in the way of Mario Kart Tour. Nintendo made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday.…
  • Woz doesn####t care for the iPhone X power button

    Feb 1, 2018, 4:43 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Wozniak criticized the new phone####s lack of intuitiveness; specifically, the power button on the side of the phone.…
  • Apple statement on iPhone battery slowdown and government inquiries

    Jan 31, 2018, 8:53 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple statement via CNBC:"About a year ago, we delivered a software update that improves power management during peak workloads to avoid unexpected shutdowns on certain iPhones with older batteries. We know that iPhones have become an important part of the…
  • Phil Schiller on the most important part of the HomePod

    Jan 31, 2018, 8:35 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Sound and Vision and an interview with Apple VP Phil Schiller on the new HomePod smart speaker. He details what Apple feels is the most important part of not only the HomePod, but all of Apple's products.The most important attribute, and the one we map all of…
  • U.S. agencies probing iPhone slow-down controversy.

    Jan 30, 2018, 8:44 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg:The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether Apple Inc. violated securities laws concerning its disclosures about a software update that slowed older iPhone models, according to people familiar…
  • Report: Apple to refocus iOS development for quality

    Jan 30, 2018, 8:37 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Axios:Apple has shaken up its iOS software plans for 2018, delaying some features to next year in an effort to put more focus on addressing performance and quality issues, Axios has learned.…
  • OmniFocus 3

    Jan 29, 2018, 8:13 pm By Mike Flaminio
    OmniGroup announced their roadmap for 2018. A number of updates are planned for their productivity apps, but the big update appears to be for OmniFocus for macOS and iOS. OmniFocus 3 will make a number of changes including introducing tags in place of context.…
  • iOS 11.3 preview

    Jan 25, 2018, 3:52 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Likely the last major update until iOS 12 this fall, Apple announced improvements in iOS 11.3. The update is available now via a public beta and should be released sometime in the coming months.…
  • Apple HomePod has February 9 launch date

    Jan 23, 2018, 4:23 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Originally announced for late 2017, Apple updated the HomePod launch date for February 9. In addition, Apple announced that it would begin taking orders on its website January 28th. The HomePod will initially be only available in the USA, UK, and Austrailia…
  • Office 2016 for Mac adds real-time sharing

    Jan 22, 2018, 4:25 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Microsoft updated Office 2016 for some cloud functionality. The feature brings online editing that's similar to Microsoft's web-based 365 editors and Google Drive. When you and your colleagues want to collaborate on a document, use real-time co-authoring to…
  • Upcoming iOS feature to give better insights into battery aging

    Jan 19, 2018, 8:51 am By Mike Flaminio
    In a wide-ranging interview with ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed the iPhone battery controversy. Apple implemented a software update to improve device stability when batteries degrade. The consequence of that change typically results in lower processor…
  • Apple announces 5-year plan for investments, hiring

    Jan 17, 2018, 4:46 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple:Apple today announced a new set of investments to build on its commitment to support the American economy and its workforce, concentrated in three areas where Apple has had the greatest impact on job creation: direct employment by Apple, spending and…
  • Kristen Wiig to star in upcoming Apple series

    Jan 17, 2018, 4:39 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Hollywood Reporter:In a competitive situation with multiple outlets bidding, Apple has landed a 10-episode comedy series executive produced by and starring the Saturday Night Live grad. The project, inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming short-story…
  • The Office actors do FileMaker Pro promo

    Jan 17, 2018, 4:32 pm By Mike Flaminio
    If you're not using FileMaker Pro, you might have forgotten it's still around. FilerMaker, Inc, is a subsidiary of Apple but gets pretty much no attention in the company's marketing and advertising. New 30 second and 3-minute promos appeared on FileMaker's…
  • YouTube changes creator program requirements

    Jan 17, 2018, 8:17 am By Mike Flaminio
    YouTube announced it is changing the minimum requirements for earning review on videos. The new threshold is to address issues over the past year.we####re making changes to address the issues that affected our community in 2017 so we can prevent bad actors…