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  • Apple shows off new iPhone recycling robot

    Thu 8:02pm By Mike Flaminio
    For Earth Day, Apple is touting a promotion for its recycling program and its latest version of its recycling robot. Apple####s newest disassembly robot, Daisy, is the most efficient way to reclaim more of the valuable materials stored in iPhone. Created…
  • Tim Cook on merging iOS and macOS

    Thu 7:52pm By Mike Flaminio
    Via Mac Rumors:"We don't believe in sort of watering down one for the other," said Cook, speaking with The Sydney Morning Herald's Peter Wells. "One of the reasons that both of them are incredible is because we pushed them to do what they do well. And if you…
  • Dropbox for iOS supports longer filenames, drag and drop

    Thu 7:41pm By Mike Flaminio
    The latest Dropbox adds some nice features for iOS. With squirrely version numbers, Dropbox 92.2 now supports longer filenames on iPads and new drag and drop function with iOS 11.What####s new:…
  • Report: Apple planning subscription news service

    Tue 10:52pm By Mike Flaminio
    A new report says that Apple is planning to release a subscription service for news. The rumors follow Apple's recent acquisition of Texture, which offers a "Netflix-like" service of $9.99 a month for full access to many news sources. It's thought Apple is…
  • New iPhone unlocker reportedly makes quick work of pins

    Tue 10:40pm By Mike Flaminio
    Motherboard:Cops all over the United States are racing to buy a new and relatively cheap technology called GrayKey to unlock iPhones. GrayShift, the company that develops it, promises to crack any iPhone, regardless of the passcode that####s on it. GrayKey is…
  • Breaking news from the competitive world of Donkey Kong

    Sat 8:26pm By Mike Flaminio
    The BBC:As well as conducting its own investigation, Twin Galaxies said it had taken into account at least two different third-party inquiries which came to "identical conclusions".…
  • FTC says unauthorized repairs can't void warranties

    Apr 11, 2018, 5:48 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Ars Technica:"Provisions that tie warranty coverage to the use of particular products or services harm both consumers who pay more for them as well as the small businesses who offer competing products and services," said Thomas B. Pahl, acting director of the…
  • New web standard could support Touch ID and Face ID

    Apr 11, 2018, 5:41 pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac:A new web standard being recommended for adoption would open the way for both Face ID and Touch ID to be used to login to websites.…
  • Apple announces it's using 100-percent renewable energy

    Apr 11, 2018, 5:35 pm By Mike Flaminio
    As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple today announced its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy. This achievement includes retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located…
  • Vlogger upgrades storage on an iPhone

    Apr 9, 2018, 5:35 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Last year, YouTuber Scotty Allen assembled an iPhone 6s from spare parts. In a recent adventure, he visited China to figure out how to upgrade the storage on his phone. The upgrade is a technical feat that involves swapping out the 16 GB storage to 128 GB.This…
  • Office apps gain better iOS Files support

    Apr 9, 2018, 5:26 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Macstories:Today Microsoft updated its Office suite for iOS, with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint all reaching version 2.12. Office updates rarely receive detailed release notes, and today was no exception, but user Teddy Svoronos discovered that the updates…
  • Woz deactivates his Facebook account

    Apr 9, 2018, 5:20 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Over the weekend Woz announced on his Facebook page that he was deactivating his Facebook account. The change was related privacy concerns with recent news out of Facebook. He said, "I am in the process of leaving Facebook. It's brought me more negatives than…
  • Apple announces PRODUCT RED iPhone 8/8Plus

    Apr 9, 2018, 5:12 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has continued its collaboration with RED to address HIV and AIDS Global Fund. Today the company announced a special education iPhone 8and iPhone 8 Plus. In addition, Apple announced an iPhone X Leather Folio for the campaign. The (PRODUCT)RED device is…
  • Report: Some insights into the new Mac Pro development

    Apr 5, 2018, 5:44 pm By Mike Flaminio
    TechCrunch has a feature on the upcoming revamped Mac Pro. The information came from a visit with Apple and we learned some interesting bits. Namely, an updated timeline that the new Mac isn't expected until next year. Also, Apple has a diverse team working on…
  • 1Password expands to business

    Apr 3, 2018, 9:02 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Agile Bits today announced an expansion of its 1Password for teams. The new 1Password Business scales to larger organizations and gives business IT departments controls to grant and manage the business passwords.…
  • ESPN+ to launch April 12

    Apr 3, 2018, 8:55 pm By Mike Flaminio
    ESPN:ESPN+, the upcoming direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International in partnership with ESPN and featuring ESPN branded content, will launch on April 12 and offer fans a dynamic lineup of live sports,…
  • Apple Watch loses Instagram app

    Apr 3, 2018, 8:47 pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac:Despite dramatic improvements to Apple Watch speed, some high profile apps have been actively pulled from watchOS over the last several months. Instagram is the latest major app to disappear from Apple Watch as part of today####s iPhone app…
  • Report: Macs to branch from Intel chips

    Apr 2, 2018, 5:09 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg:Apple Inc. is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel Corp., according to people familiar with the plans.…
  • Apple's full homework ad

    Mar 28, 2018, 4:43 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The full version of Apple's clever 'homework' ad is available on its YouTube page. The ad tells the story of a group of kids doing a compelling homework assignment on gravity using the iPad. The voiceover for the ad is a slightly modified poem Homework! Oh,…
  • Cook: Apple's product isn't its customers

    Mar 28, 2018, 4:31 pm By Mike Flaminio
    In light of recent consumer privacy news, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated with ReCode's Kara Swisher Apple's business model:"The truth is, we could make a ton of money if we monetized our customer -- if our customer was our product. We####ve elected not to do…
  • Report shows the FBI was slow to address San Bernardino iPhone

    Mar 28, 2018, 4:26 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Motherboard:As it turned out, the FBI####s own hackers didn####t start working with vendors to find a way to hack into Farook####s iPhone until "the eve" of the FBI####s initial court filing demanding Apple####s assistant on February 16, 2016. Moreover, two…
  • Where####s the iCloud storage bump for the rest of us?

    Mar 27, 2018, 9:18 pm By Mike Flaminio
    At today's education event, Apple announced that student accounts for schools would have 200 GB of iCloud storage free. This is an increase from 5 GB that Apple offers everyone. Dan Moren make the case it's also time to upgrade all free accounts.…
  • Apple education event in 11 minutes

    Mar 27, 2018, 9:04 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge has a condensed version of today's Apple special event. The video is about 11 minutes long, down from an hour. Missing are the promotional videos, transitions, applause lines, etc to get the meat of the presentations announcements. Article Link
  • Apple Special Event video

    Mar 27, 2018, 8:59 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple posted the archive of today's special event. (linked above) The event took place at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago. The event is a bit over an hour long. Article Link
  • Apple releases new iWork app suite

    Mar 27, 2018, 3:37 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Pages, Numbers, and Keynote all received updates today. Bundled in the iWork suite, the apps were demonstrated at an education event as new ways to work creatively and collaboratively. For educators, a new Digital Book feature allows teachers and students to…