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  • Today at Apple educational program at Apple Stores

    Tue 10:35pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple:Apple today announced plans to launch dozens of new educational sessions next month in all 495 Apple stores ranging in topics from photo and video to music, coding, art and design and more. The hands-on sessions, collectively called "Today at Apple,"…
  • Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke delayed

    Tue 10:06pm By Mike Flaminio
    Reuters:At the Code Media conference in February, Apple said the show would debut in April and be available only to Apple Music subscribers. Apple's senior vice president of internet software and services, Eddy Cue, showed a trailer for the series featuring…
  • Sling's Cloud DVR comes to Apple TV

    Mon 9:38pm By Mike Flaminio
    SlingStarting today, Apple TV users can purchase 50 hours of DVR storage for just $5 per month with any Sling TV subscription. That means you get more choice and control over your entertainment and the ability to record your favorite Sling TV content to watch…
  • Apple slashes affiliate app commissions

    Mon 9:32pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple:Starting on May 1st 2017, commissions for all app and in-app content will be reduced from 7-percent to 2.5-percent globally. All other content types (music, movies, books, and TV) will remain at the current 7-percent commission rate in all markets. We…
  • Apple threatened to pull Uber app over privacy concerns

    Mon 9:25pm By Mike Flaminio
    The New York Times ran a profile of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Leading the article is an untold tangle with Apple over its app. The company had deployed a sophisticated digital fingerprinting of its users. The fingerprint persisted even when iPhones were…
  • Apple striving to end mineral mining with close loop supply chain

    Sun 8:21pm By Mike Flaminio
    Ars Technica:The most interesting of Apple's goals for the future is a stated desire to manufacture 100 percent of its devices out of recycled materials rather than mining new materials and throwing out used materials. Apple calls this a "closed loop supply…
  • Earth Day activity challenge this weekend on the Apple Watch

    Apr 19, 2017, 9:24 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Via Mac Rumors:Get outside and celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and earn this award. Go for a walk, run, cycle, wheelchair, or swim workout of 30 minutes or more in the Workout app or in any third party app that writes these workouts to Health. You will also…
  • LaCie announces 2big Dock with Thunderbolt

    Apr 19, 2017, 9:20 pm By Mike Flaminio
    LaCie announced Thunderbolt today to its 2big Dock. The dock offers high capacity RAID and various ports and connectivities.More than storage, the LaCie 2big Dock is a powerful docking station that helps photographers and videographers simplify their…
  • Report: Apple working on three iPhones this year

    Apr 18, 2017, 9:08 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Bloomberg:Apple is preparing three iPhones for launch as soon as this fall, including upgraded versions of the current two iPhone models and a new top-of-the-line handset with an overhauled look, according to people familiar with the matter. For the redesigned…
  • Apple's i-apps now free for iOS, macOS

    Apr 18, 2017, 8:58 pm By Mike Flaminio
    MacRumors noticed with recent updates Apple's iWork suite, iMovie, and Garage Band are now free to all users. Apple today updated several of its Mac and iOS apps, making them available for all Mac and iOS users for free.…
  • iPad 4th Gen repairs may result in iPad Air 2 replacement

    Apr 17, 2017, 9:14 pm By Mike Flaminio
    According to an Apple memo at Mac Rumors, it appears those looking to get their iPad 4th Gen repaired could have it replaced with an iPad Air 2. As models get older, it's probably harder and less practical for Apple to stock parts and train staff.…
  • Apple TV rumored to get user profiles, picture-in-picture

    Apr 17, 2017, 8:47 pm By Mike Flaminio
    An upcoming tvOS update may bring the ability to watch TV while working in other apps. Another rumor has Apple TV supporting multiple user profiles profiles.…
  • Apple obtains self-driving car testing permit in California

    Apr 16, 2017, 9:02 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has been granted a permit to test self-driving cars in California. The permit allows the company to test autonomous vehicle technology.…
  • Profile of Susan Bennett, the voice of Siri

    Apr 16, 2017, 8:56 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Typeform.com has an in-depth can rather confusingly presented profile of Susan Bennett. How do you become the most popular voice of the most successful tech company in the world-without your knowledge?…
  • Man assembles an iPhone from parts

    Apr 12, 2017, 9:21 pm By Mike Flaminio
    built a like-new(but really refurbished) iPhone 6S 16GB entirely from parts I bought in the public cell phone parts markets in Huaqiangbei. And it works!…
  • Nvidia releases beta Pascal GPU drivers for old Mac Pros and Hackintoshes

    Apr 11, 2017, 8:25 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Ars Technica:The driver should support all Pascal-based graphics cards under macOS Sierra, including the GTX 1050, 1050 Ti, 1060, 1070, 1080, and 1080 Ti, as well as the Titan X and Titan Xp. It also supports many older GeForce and Quadro GPUs going all the…
  • Evernote adds Touch Bar support on Mac

    Apr 11, 2017, 8:17 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Evernote 6.11 released today brings TouchBar support for the new MacBook Pros. The update brings colorful contextual buttons to the touch interface.…
  • YouTube to limit ad displays on new channels

    Apr 9, 2017, 8:42 pm By Mike Flaminio
    YouTube last week announced a new advertising restriction for new content creators in its YouTube Partner Program (YPP). The move is geared towards people who set up channels to repost other's content, however, I suspect the policy will also help YouTube get a…
  • Walt Mossberg announces retirement

    Apr 9, 2017, 8:36 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Well regarded tech journalist Walt Mossberg announced he will retire in June. This follows 47 years of journalism, over half of that as a technology reporter. Mossberg was first to report on technology as a subject and not just in the business pages. He…
  • Apple's Clips video sharing tool now available

    Apr 6, 2017, 9:17 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Clips is a new app for making fun videos to share with friends, family, and the world. With a few taps you can create and send a video message or tell a quick story with animated text, graphics and emoji, music, and more.…
  • OmniOutliner 5 for macOS now available

    Apr 6, 2017, 9:09 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The OmniGroup released a major upgrade for the macOS version of OmniOutliner. Version 5 brings a bunch of enhancements, but most interesting may be the change in pricing:OmniOutliner now comes in two editions: Pro and Essentials. The Pro edition has all the…
  • Apple promises revamped Mac Pros

    Apr 4, 2017, 8:34 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Buzzfeed:"We are completely rethinking the Mac Pro," Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing said during a recent roundtable with a handful of reporters at the company's Machine Shop hardware prototyping lab. And it won't just be the computer. "Since…
  • Spotify to offer premium-only window on some new releases

    Apr 4, 2017, 8:18 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Spotify CEO Daniel EK:Starting today, Universal artists can choose to release new albums on premium only for two weeks, offering subscribers an earlier chance to explore the complete creative work, while the singles are available across Spotify for all our…
  • Report: Apple looking to bundle premium cable streaming

    Apr 3, 2017, 9:02 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Recode:Here's the company's latest proposal: It wants to sell consumers a premium TV bundle, which combines HBO, Showtime and Starz.…
  • Apple appears to be stepping away from PowerVR GPUs

    Apr 3, 2017, 8:57 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge:Imagination Technologies, the British chip designer that provides PowerVR graphics processors for use in the iPhone and iPad, has said that Apple will no longer be licensing its technology in less than two years' time. In a statement, Imagination…