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  • Change in iOS reportedly makes iTunes backups easier to crack

    Sun 9:15pm By Mike Flaminio
    Elcomsoft, a Russian forensics company claims that iOS 10 allows for easier password cracking on iTunes backups. If you back up your device to a computer and utilize the encrypted back-up option, basically this situations would make it easier for someone to…
  • Report: Apple testing an Amazon Echo-like device

    Sun 9:07pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg:Apple Inc. is pressing ahead with the development of an Echo-like smart-home device based on the Siri voice assistant, according to people familiar with the matter.…
  • Inside Apple And IBM's App Making Machine

    Thu 9:28pm By Mike Flaminio
    Fast Company has an great read on the Apple-IBM partnership. The partnership merges Apple's hardware and user design expertise with IBM's back-end system and business client relationships.…
  • Are Technica's macOS Sierra review

    Tue 5:44pm By Mike Flaminio
    Andrew Cunningham:It has been a long time since the Mac was Apple's favorite child, and there are places in Sierra (like the Messages app) where it clearly feels like Mac users are getting a second-tier experience compared to people on iOS. Add in the Mac's…
  • Apple Lightening EarPods, headphone adapter dismantled

    Tue 5:37pm By Mike Flaminio
    Via MacRumors, a video shows how much stuff is crammed in Apple's new Lightning EarPods and Lightning headphone jack adapter. As assumed, each contain a tiny digital-to-analog converter to go from a digital signal to analog audio. Likely due to size and cost,…
  • iPhone 7/7 Plus Thoughts

    Mon 10:02pm By Mike Flaminio
    New Home Button…
  • The best way to get an iPhone 7 at Apple retail stores

    Sep 15, 2016, 9:23 pm By Mike Flaminio
    At night, likely around midnight, Apple retail stores will make their inventories of iPhones available for reservation on Apple.com. These are phones that are in the local store's inventory, but not pre-sold. So, if you're looking for an iPhone 7, don't bother…
  • iPhone 7 supplies very limited for walk-in sales

    Sep 15, 2016, 9:18 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Via Tech Crunch:We couldn't be happier with the initial response to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world.…
  • Apple's trade-in program seems kind of a mess

    Sep 14, 2016, 9:07 pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac:Following complaints regarding iPhone 7 availability through Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program, Apple has started informing customers that it's making more reservations times available to pick-up the device at Apple Stores this Friday. Additionally,…
  • Apple's new iPhone 7 ad is... weird

    Sep 14, 2016, 8:39 pm By Mike Flaminio
    I feel like some creepy little girl is going to crawl out of a well and kill me in seven days. Article Link
  • Apple warns of iTunes Gift Card Scam

    Sep 11, 2016, 8:42 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple describes the typical scam:The victim receives a call instilling panic and urgency to make a payment by purchasing iTunes Gift Cards from the nearest retailer (convenience store, electronics retailer, etc.). After the cards have been purchased, the…
  • iPhone 7 for AT&T, T-Mobile is limited to GSM networks

    Sep 11, 2016, 8:34 pm By Mike Flaminio
    From Apple's iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus FAQ:If you buy iPhone with AT&T or T-Mobile, it will not work on Sprint or Verizon Wireless.…
  • Report: Apple again reshuffles car project

    Sep 11, 2016, 8:16 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The New York Times:In a retrenchment of one of its most ambitious initiatives, Apple has shuttered parts of its self-driving car project and laid off dozens of employees, according to three people briefed on the move who were not allowed to speak about it…
  • Apple's rational for dropping the headphone jack

    Sep 8, 2016, 9:42 pm By Mike Flaminio
    John Paczkowski's interview with Apple VP Dan Riccio:A tentpole feature of the new iPhones are improved camera systems that are larger than the cameras in the devices that preceded them. The iPhone 7 now has the optical image stabilization feature previously…
  • Apple W1 chips also in three new Beats models

    Sep 7, 2016, 8:51 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Along with Apple's AirPods, its Beats subsidiary announced three new headphones that will contain Apple's custom M1 silicone. The processor promises efficient power management and simultaneous connectivity to Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac…
  • Apple bumps iPad storage, trims some prices

    Sep 7, 2016, 8:39 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Wednesday revised its iPad line. Storage options have been adjusted to be more similar to the iPhone's new levels while some prices have also been reduced.…
  • iWork brings real-time collaboration across all platforms

    Sep 7, 2016, 8:30 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today showed off new features for its iWork productivity suite. The big new feature is the ability to collaborate with others in real-time using text, graphics and animations. Once people have been invited to edit a document, multiple people can edit a…
  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

    Sep 7, 2016, 5:28 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The new iPhones may not really grab people because they look like the now two-year-old iPhone 6. To address that, Apple is introducing two new black colors. So for those who want to rock something new can still show off a new gadget with new colors.…
  • Apple refreshes Apple Watch, introduces Apple Watch Series 2

    Sep 7, 2016, 5:15 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The new Apple Watch Series 2 focuses on swimming and outdoor exercises. The new smartwatch is waterproof up to 50 meters, which will be nice even for those not interested in swimming. Also the Apple Watch Series 2 features a built-in GPS for outdoor exercise…
  • Apple AirPods wireless headphones

    Sep 7, 2016, 5:06 pm By Mike Flaminio
    It's natural Apple would be introducing wireless headphones with the new iPhone. With the iPhone 7/7 Plus, Apple takes a big step away from wires, even though it's shipping wired headphones and a dongle with the phones as a transition.…
  • Early Geekbench scores suggests improvements for iPhone 7

    Sep 6, 2016, 8:36 pm By Mike Flaminio
    MacRumors:The scores indicate significant performance gains owing to the A10 chip expected to feature in the iPhone 7. If the results are legitimate, a single-core score of 3379 and multi-core score of 5495 show that a 400MHz A10 processor easily beats the…
  • Apple offering prepaid Apple Music for $99/yr

    Sep 6, 2016, 8:32 pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac is reporting Apple launched new gift cards for Apple Music. The prepaid cards go for $99, which knocks about $20 off a 12 month subscription.…
  • Apple cleaning up the App Store

    Sep 1, 2016, 5:39 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Thursday sent a notice to registered developers about plans to improve the App Store inventory of apps. The company plans to clear out unsupported apps and address issues of long app names. there are also apps on the App Store that no longer function as…
  • Pastebot clipboard manager coming to Mac

    Sep 1, 2016, 5:26 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The makers of the popular Twitter client Tweetbot announced a macOS version of its now defunct iOS app Pastebot. We have been wanting to do a full blown Pastebot for Mac long before we first released it on the iPhone. Paul wrote a fantastic little utility app…
  • Latest rumor suggest iPhone 7 to come with headphone dongle

    Aug 31, 2016, 5:41 pm By Mike Flaminio
    MacRumors on a photo of an apparent packing sheet for the iPhone 7.The photo in question appears to be of Hong Kong origin, and claims to show the inclusion of Lightning-equipped wired EarPods and a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter in the box.…