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  • Is removing the headphone jack really stupid?

    Wed 4:55pm By Mike Flaminio
    Nilay Patel at the Verge wrote a piece claiming that removing the headphone jack from the iPhone is stupid and not user-friendly. This, of course, is all speculation based on rumors of the next iPhone. Assuming this is all happening, I'd agree customers…
  • WSJ: Next iPhone to be minor physical redesign, loses headphone jack

    Tue 4:44pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Wall Street Journal:Among other things, those people said, Apple's newest phones will maintain the current 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays. Those are the sizes of the larger-display models Apple introduced in 2014, and refreshed with newer models last fall.…
  • Amazon issuing credits from Apple anti-trust settlement

    Tue 4:35pm By Mike Flaminio
    Reportedly Tuesday morning Amazon started issuing credits to e-book customers from Apple's anti-trust settlement.…
  • In the 90s Joe Rogan installed a T1 to play Quake

    Mon 8:55pm By Mike Flaminio
    This clip is making the rounds. Kevin Rose was on the Joe Rogan Experience and they got into talking about playing Quake in the 90's. They talked about how Rogan spent big bucks to install a T1 at his home just to get decent network latency.…
  • Article: Apple's new Breathe app

    Mon 5:20pm By Mike Flaminio
    MacRumors:As the session begins, the app asks the user to "Be still, and bring your attention to your breath". A mandala-like series of concentric circles then begin to expand and contract on the watch screen as a visual guide for the user to adjust the rate…
  • New York's right-to-repair bill aimed at Apple, others

    Mon 5:16pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Washington Post:The bill requires that hardware manufacturers make repair instructions and parts available to the public. If passed by state lawmakers, the bill could open up independent access to repairs across the nation; its legality in one state would…
  • Apple's announced security upgrades

    Jun 16, 2016, 5:02 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A nice rundown from Wired of security improvements announced this week at WWDC for iOS and macOS.…
  • Article: What if Apple's Amazon Echo competitor is the iPad?

    Jun 16, 2016, 4:46 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Susie Ochs for Macworld:Amazon's Echo, which sells for $180, can do more than just control smart-home devices. Its voice-activated assistant, Alexa, can also add items to your shopping list, play music, provide weather reports and news updates, and connect you…
  • The Wirecutter's Best Surge Protectors

    Jun 16, 2016, 4:42 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Once we had a good idea of what features we could leave out, we surveyed 835 of our readers to learn about their expectations and narrow the criteria. Most of our respondents have six to seven devices plugged in, but wanted between eight and 12 outlets in a…
  • iOS 10's Differential Privacy

    Jun 15, 2016, 9:18 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Matthew Green: To make a long story short, it sounds like Apple is going to be collecting a lot more data from your phone. They're mainly doing this to make their services better, not to collect individual users' usage habits. To guarantee this, Apple intends…
  • Apple loses customer focus with App Store ads

    Jun 14, 2016, 8:47 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Pretty much what I figured would happen. Paul Haddad (@tapbot_paul) June 13, 2016…
  • Apple Design Awards

    Jun 14, 2016, 8:36 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Every year Apple recognizes exceptional work from its developers. Linked here is the 2016 edition. Article Link
  • Apple reboots with watchOS

    Jun 14, 2016, 8:34 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Lauren Goode for The Verge:…
  • iOS 10

    Jun 13, 2016, 9:02 pm By Mike Flaminio
    iMessage gets a lot of attention that seems aimed at likely the biggest IM users. iMessage will feature new animations, emoji controls, writing, and hidden invisible ink messages. I'm probably not the target demo for a lot of these features, but there's more.…
  • macOS Sierra offers tighter links with iOS

    Jun 13, 2016, 8:24 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Some noteworthy things seems to illustrate both Apple's tightening integration between devices and converging of features between platforms. First, however, we've got the marketing name of the next Mac operating system, plus new branding for the Mac in macOS.…
  • FAQ: How Apple�s new App Store subscriptions affect you

    Jun 12, 2016, 8:45 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Glenn Fleishman at Macworld has good FAQ of what's known with some speculation on Apple's changes to the App Store subscriptions. While this makes sense for content delivery (Netflix, Spotify, etc), software as a service (cloud-based services like Evernote,…
  • Customized new MacBook given retro Apple IIe designed

    Jun 8, 2016, 9:27 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Via Uncrate:Like the Retro iMac before it, the Colorware Retro Macbook is a limited edition throwback to Apple's past. This modified 12-inch model has the same Retina-grade screen as its standard counterpart, but is painted an Apple IIe-like putty color, with…
  • Phil Schiller: Apple making major changes to the App Store

    Jun 8, 2016, 5:51 pm By Mike Flaminio
    In an interview with Jim Dalrymple, Apple VP Phil Schiller outlined some policy changes and new features for Apple's App Store. The changes are coming out later this year.…
  • More rumors of revamped iTunes coming

    Jun 8, 2016, 5:34 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A Digital Music News report claims again Apple may be walking away from download music sales, even after Apple refuted the rumor. With that said, the report also contained suggestions that Apple is looking to retool iTunes and Apple Music. The changes are…
  • Andrew Cunningham on modernizing the Mac

    Jun 7, 2016, 9:51 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Andrew Cunningham has a piece at Ars Technica outlining ideas for what Apple could do to improve the state of the Mac. Noting that a number of products haven't seen a major update in 4 years or so, and modest maintenance at best periodically. Upgrading and…
  • Apple to Live Stream June 13 WWDC Keynote

    Jun 7, 2016, 9:33 pm By Mike Flaminio
    MacRumors:Apple has added a page for the 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference to its events website, confirming plans to live stream the keynote event on June 13 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.…
  • Ray Liotta and DJ Khaled using Apple Music

    Jun 6, 2016, 5:59 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple posted a new Apple Music promo/commercial featuring Ray Liotta and DJ Khaled. The bit had DJ Khaled challenging Liotta on Apple Music's library. The spot ends with a funny Good Fellas throwback. Article Link
  • Apple back-to-school promo offers free wireless Beats

    Jun 2, 2016, 8:30 pm By Mike Flaminio
    If you qualify for educational pricing, you can snag a pair of wireless Beats headphones along with a qualifying device purchase. The promo offer is a Solo2 Wireless Headphones with an eligible Mac or PowerBeats2 Wireless Headphones with an elegible iPhone or…
  • Musk on an Apple car

    Jun 2, 2016, 8:21 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk at this week's Code Conference hosted by Recode:Musk said that the iPhone maker, which has been incredibly secretive about its car plans, may be too late to the development of autonomous vehicles to be a big threat.…
  • New Apple display may be coming, may contain its own GPU

    Jun 1, 2016, 7:11 pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac:we have heard some rumblings about what the new display might offer. Finally bringing it up to speed with its Retina display Mac cousins, the new 'Thunderbolt Display' will likely feature a 5K resolution display 5120�2880 pixels. Moreover, sources…
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