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  • Signing up for Apple Music promo on Verizon

    Thu 10:00pm By Mike Flaminio
    Today, the new Apple Music promotion with Verizon went live. Unlimited plan subscribers can receive six months of Apple's music service for free. After which, customers will be billed $9.99 per month if you don't cancel. Each phone line with an unlimited plan…
  • Australian teen hacked into Apple's internal network

    Thu 9:55pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Age:The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, broke into Apple####s mainframe from his suburban home on multiple occasions over a year because he was such a fan of the company, according to his lawyer.…
  • Group FaceTime feature gets pushed back from fall OS updates

    Tue 5:06pm By Mike Flaminio
    In the latest beta updates, Apple noted that the announced feature for group FaceTime calls will be deferred to a future update. The note is for both iOS 12 and macOS Mojave.…
  • Verizon to offer 6 month Apple Music promo

    Aug 9, 2018, 10:19 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Verizon announced a partnership with Apple to offer 6 months of Apple music for unlimited subscribers for no charge. The promotion begins on August 16th and is available for new and existing Verizon Unlimited subscribers"This first-of-its-kind offer is just…
  • Apple Music Friends Mix

    Aug 7, 2018, 5:21 pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac:Apple Music is rolling out a new discovery mix called the Friends Mix, which updates every Monday. It collates 25 songs that your Apple Music friends have been listening to. The mix is appearing for some users across Apple####s platforms and does…
  • Logitech and Apple collaborate on wireless charging stand

    Aug 7, 2018, 5:13 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Logitech announced today a new POWERED inductive charging stand for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Interestingly, the product was "designed in collaboration with Apple," although it's not clear exactly what that means. Looking at the specs, it may…
  • Rebuilding Teslas

    Aug 3, 2018, 10:19 pm By Mike Flaminio
    This is a cool video feature profiling Rich Rebuilds on YouTube. He salvages and rebuilds Telsa cars in sort of the ultimate right to repair story.…
  • $1000 invested in Apple 10 years ago

    Aug 3, 2018, 10:11 pm By Mike Flaminio
    After Apple's valuation turned past $1 trillion, CNBC figured:So if you invested in Apple a decade ago, you'd probably be feeling pretty good about it today. According to CNBC calculations, a $1,000 investment made in early August 2008 would be worth more than…
  • Dropbox bumps up Pro and Business storage plans

    Jul 31, 2018, 5:59 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Dropbox announced new and current paid subscription plans are getting an upgrade. Professional plans will now get 2 GB of storage while Business plans are upped to 3 GB. Dropbox said new customers will see the storage allotment immediately while they will be…
  • Twelve South Leather AirSnap case for AirPods

    Jul 31, 2018, 5:49 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Twelve South today announced an accessory case for Apple's AirPods and its charging case. The leather case offers some protection and security for the wireless headphones. The case has a snap closure to contain the AirPods and also a clip to attach to a bag.…
  • Updated MacBook Pro benchmarks

    Jul 31, 2018, 5:43 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Ars Technica reran its performance testing part of its 2018 MacBook Pro review.In our post-firmware test, a 3.5GHz clock speed was maintained even when all cores were fully utilized for an extended period of time. This was definitely the performance that Apple…
  • Apple Watch Rumors

    Jul 31, 2018, 5:32 pm By Mike Flaminio
    If you haven't been following the trickle of Apple Watch Rumors, 9 to 5 Mac has a nice summary of what's floating around out there. Expected to be launched this fall, we're probably less than two months away from seeing the next Apple Watch.…
  • Thinner laptops

    Jul 24, 2018, 10:35 pm By Mike Flaminio
    While Apple has addressed a flaw in the new MacBook Pro firmware, the issue hasn't disappeared. All laptops from all makers need to address a compromise of performance vs size vs heat. Motherboard spells this out fairly well and explains the quandary for…
  • Apple issues firmware update for throttling issues in new MacBooks

    Jul 24, 2018, 10:23 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Tuesday released a firmware update for the new MacBook Pro laptops.…
  • Inside a fake $100 iPhone X

    Jul 20, 2018, 5:06 pm By Mike Flaminio
    It seems an elaborate attempt at recreating a retail iPhone X. The device is built on Android and reskinned to be iOS, but it's interesting the effort put into the fake. Many things at first glance seem legit. There's no notch hardware on the phone, but the…
  • 2018 MacBook Pro Keyboard improved for debris

    Jul 20, 2018, 4:55 pm By Mike Flaminio
    MacRumors:In an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers, obtained by MacRumors from multiple reliable sources, Apple has confirmed that the third-generation keyboard on 2018 MacBook Pro models is equipped with a "membrane" to…
  • Apple's annual Back to School Promo

    Jul 13, 2018, 3:44 pm By Mike Flaminio
    In addition to discounts on list prices of hardware, Apple each summer offers special promotions for eligible purcases. Like last year, those buying a Mac or iPad will receive a free Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones, or…
  • Apple ending photo printing service

    Jul 13, 2018, 3:36 pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac:Apple is discontinuing its Photo Print Products service, which has been integrated into iPhoto since its launch in 2002. The service expanded from simple prints to albums, photo books, and calendars. It stayed around on the Mac when iPhoto was…
  • 10 Years of App Store Controversies

    Jul 13, 2018, 3:33 pm By Mike Flaminio
    With the App Store turning 10 this summer, Macstories has a look back and the bumps in the road. Apple was launching something unique marketplace that hosted explosively innovative apps while controlling quality for its customers. The result was uneven and…
  • Blackmagic announces Thunderbolt 3 external graphics system

    Jul 13, 2018, 3:28 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Alongside the new MacBook Pro models, Blackmagic Design announced a new compatible external graphics processor. The Blackmagic eGPU box run over Thunderbolt 3 and the system integrates a Radeon Pro 580 GPU, which is the same as used in the 2017 27-inch iMac.…
  • MacBook Pro gets refresh

    Jul 13, 2018, 3:19 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple announced this week a renewed MacBook Pro lineup. The new laptops offer new Intel process and an updated T2 chip previously found in the iMac Pro. The T2 chip brings enhanced security and hey Siri support to Mac laptops.The new MacBook Pro models with…
  • Former Apple Employee Charged With Stealing

    Jul 10, 2018, 10:47 pm By Mike Flaminio
    A former Apple employee has been charged with stealing secrets from the company to deliver to a Chinese autonomous vehicle startup.When Zhang turned in his two company-issued iPhones and his laptop, Apple####s tech security team reviewed the history on his…
  • Report: Apple Reorganizes Siri and Machine Learning Groups

    Jul 10, 2018, 10:34 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has reportedly shuffled its personnel working on Siri and machine learning. The two efforts started in different spots and are coming together.…
  • Apple Music vs Spotify Listener Engagement

    Jul 10, 2018, 10:12 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Slate: Despite Spotify####s successful public debut and steadily rising stock price, Apple Music####s growth isn####t just in subscribers but in engagement--and it shows why its approach may have even more potential. Music Business Worldwide observed that when…
  • House Committee Asks About iOS and Android Privacy Issues

    Jul 9, 2018, 5:48 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The United States House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has sent letters to Apple and Alphabet CEOs inquiring about privacy concerns with iOS and Android. The Energy and Commerce Committee today sent letters to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alphabet…