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  • Report: Apple deploying drones to freshen Maps

    Fri 12:52am By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg:Apple wants to fly drones around to do things like examine street signs, track changes to roads and monitor if areas are under construction, the person said. The data collected would be sent to Apple teams that rapidly update the Maps app to provide…
  • Netflix

    Fri 12:47am By Mike Flaminio
    Netflix's Eddy Wu:While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we've often heard they also want to continue their Stranger Things binge while on airplanes and other places where Internet is expensive or limited. Just click the download button on the…
  • Apple slates four Macs to be obsoleted

    Wed 1:08am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple will discontinuing support for four Macs at the end of 2016.…
  • Newer Tech announces high-powered USB-C power adapter

    Wed 1:04am By Mike Flaminio
    Newer Technology's NuPower 60W USB C Power Adapter is a new charging solution for Apple's newer laptops. In addition to Apple, the adapter can replace USB-C adapters from Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Google.…
  • When the iPhone 7 isn't waterproof

    Tue 1:54am By Mike Flaminio
    iMore:As we learned this week, the water-blocking gaskets aren't the only things that can fail on an iPhone. The internal rubber seal on the iPhone 7 Plus's screen is vulnerable, too, especially if it hasn't been properly seated.…
  • Report: Next iPhone expected to have curved OLED

    Tue 1:35am By Mike Flaminio
    The Wall Street Journal:An iPhone with an OLED screen could be introduced as one of several models to be unveiled, people familiar with the matter said, but would come with a higher price tag because OLED displays are more expensive to produce.…
  • Frankie's Holiday Apple Ad

    Nov 28, 2016, 12:59 am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple started running this sentimental ad as the holiday season formally kicked off. It's a little goofy, but sentimental holiday message. Article Link
  • President-Elect Trump pitched Tim Cook on iPhone production

    Nov 23, 2016, 9:55 pm By Mike Flaminio
    President-Elect Trump in an interview with the New York Times:I was honored yesterday, I got a call from Bill Gates, great call, we had a great conversation, I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, 'Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real…
  • Report: Apple leaving the AirPort router behind

    Nov 22, 2016, 1:15 am By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg:Apple Inc. has disbanded its division that develops wireless routers, another move to try to sharpen the company's focus on consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue, according to people familiar with the matter.…
  • Doom on the Touch Bar

    Nov 22, 2016, 1:08 am By Mike Flaminio
    Developer Adam Bell ported the classic shooter game Doom to the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar. The game plays entirely on the Touch Bar. On a 2170x60 display, this is gloriously impractical, which is what makes it great. Article Link
  • HiRise Duet combines iPhone, Watch catching

    Nov 22, 2016, 1:03 am By Mike Flaminio
    If you have an Apple Watch that means you have an iPhone. Certainly then you need to charge both nightly and HiRise Duet offers a dual docking solution. HiRise Duet is a luxe charging stand that powers your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time, in the same…
  • Bulbs ad for the new MacBook Pro

    Nov 18, 2016, 1:26 am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's new MacBook Pro ad shows the evolution of technology that it says leads up to the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The ad shows light bulbs exploding like dominoes as it cuts to various human technology cut. Article Link
  • Privacy advocates point out call logs are stored on iCloud

    Nov 18, 2016, 1:20 am By Mike Flaminio
    A Forbes has a somewhat exasperated article about how Apple syncs call log data between devices using iCloud. This log also included FaceTime calls, and syncs with only iCloud Drive activated.This feature allows for you to see recent calls on any device, which…
  • Apple offers free coding workshops during Computer Science Education Week

    Nov 18, 2016, 1:07 am By Mike Flaminio
    "Hour of Code embodies our vision for Apple stores as a place for the community to gather, learn and be entertained," said Angela Ahrendts, Apple's senior vice president of Retail. "We're proud to introduce the Swift Playgrounds app into the workshops and…
  • New MacBook Pro scores poorly on repairability

    Nov 16, 2016, 9:43 pm By Mike Flaminio
    iFixit has disassembled the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and learned a couple things. The big one may be that the SSD storage is not upgradable, which is disappointing. The SSD joins the memory module as non-upgradable in recent years. This mean more than…
  • Google's PhotoScan makes it easy to digitize photos

    Nov 16, 2016, 9:30 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Google released a new app for scanning in printed photos using your smartphone camera. PhotoScan promises to make quick work of the tedious task of scanning photos into a computer. PhotoScan takes multiple photos of a printed picture and creates a single high…
  • Apple puts out $300 design book

    Nov 15, 2016, 9:21 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Titled Designed by Apple in California, the new art book chronicles 20 years of Apple design starting with Steve Jobs' return to the company. The book itself is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs.…
  • Super Mario Run hitting the App Store December 15

    Nov 15, 2016, 9:06 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Nintendo's new Mario Run game will be coming to iOS December 15th. The game will sell for $10 and will launch in 151 countries. Article Link
  • Apple promotes Touch Bar apps

    Nov 15, 2016, 1:45 am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's new MacBook Pro is being delivered to stores and customers starting this week and Apple is promoting apps that utilize the Touch Bar.…
  • Apple's VP Schiller sounds off on touch screen Macs

    Nov 15, 2016, 12:39 am By Mike Flaminio
    Phil Schiller quoted about adding multi-touch to the Mac in Steven Levi's column:"We think of the whole platform," he says. "If we were to do Multi-Touch on the screen of the notebook, that wouldn't be enough -- then the desktop wouldn't work that…
  • 1Password now supports Touch ID on Touch Bar

    Nov 14, 2016, 12:07 am By Mike Flaminio
    As promised last month, Agile Bits released an update to 1Password for macOS to bring Touch ID support. The feature allows users to unlock their password vault using their fingerprint on the Touch Bar featured in the new Mac Book Pro. The release is timely as…
  • (PRODUCT)RED Solo3 and Pill+ Speaker previewed

    Nov 10, 2016, 12:03 am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple now lists two new Beats products featuring (PRODUCT)RED branding. (PRODUCT)RED Apple gear have a bright red design and participates in the (PRODUCT)RED charity for AID and HIV. Products are priced the same as similar models, but a portion of the sale is…
  • Simulate the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar on your Mac

    Nov 9, 2016, 11:58 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The TouchBarDemoApp lets you experience the new Touch Bar feature on the latest MacBook Pro on a regular Mac. The app shows a Touch Bar on the Macs display and it can be controlled via the function keys on the keyboard or use an attached iPad to run the touch…
  • Apple is bringing in NBCUniversal to sell ads in Apple News

    Nov 8, 2016, 12:22 am By Mike Flaminio
    Re/CodeApple is going to hand over ad sales for the app to Comcast's NBCUniversal in an exclusive deal that starts in January.…
  • Apple discounts USB-C adapters through end of year

    Nov 8, 2016, 12:14 am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple appears to be trying to minimize one of the gripes with the new MacBook Pro. With only USB-C connectors, buyers likely will need a collection of dongles to get their existing input/output devices working.…