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  • Apple awards advanced laser manufacturer funding

    Wed 2:32pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today announced that it has awarded $390 million to Texas-based Finisar. The award is to boost the companies capacity to create vertical-cavity-surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) tech that's used in Apple's products for features such as the iPhone X…
  • Apple offering coding resources for 500,000 Chicago students

    Wed 2:18pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple announced plans to expand its Everyone Can Code program for nearly half a million students. The announcement is in partnership with the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago and local business and non-profits. Starting this…
  • iMac Pro going on sale this week

    Tue 11:08am By Mike Flaminio
    On Thursday, Apple will begin taking orders for the iMac Pro. Last summer, Apple announced the iMac Pro would ship in December.…
  • App Store now offers pre-order

    Tue 10:28am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple:Now you can make your new apps available for pre-order on all Apple platforms. Customers can see your product page and order your app before it's released for download. Once your app is released, customers will be notified and your app will automatically…
  • Apple acquiring Shazam

    Mon 6:00pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's statement to the Verge:"We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple," an Apple spokesperson told The Verge. "Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music…
  • Speculation on iPhone performance vs battery wear

    Mon 5:00pm By Mike Flaminio
    A Reddit thread has some interesting observations on apparent performance degradation on some iPhones as the battery capacity decreases. This issue may be a means to extend battery life by reducing performance. If, however, an iPhone's battery is worn and…
  • Report: Jony Ive returning to day-to-day responsibilities

    Mon 4:00pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple chief design officer Jony Ive is returning to directly managing his team. The change is after two years when he reportedly was managing Apple's new campus construction.…
  • Apple spotlights the best content of 2017

    Sun 4:00pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple rounded up the most popular content for apps, movies, music, TV, podcasts, and books. Each category has a selection.…
  • Amazon Prime Video launches on Apple TV

    Dec 6, 2017, 4:51 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Today, Amazon Prime Video is available for download on the Apple TV. The app can be downloaded from the App Store and provides access to Amazon's library of video content.…
  • Comparing iPhone X/iPhone 8 charging options

    Dec 6, 2017, 4:45 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The iPhone 8 and iPhone X introduced new charging options for wireless/inductive charging and also fast charging with USB-C. MacRumors has a nice comparison of the various options to charge one of these devices, including the existing 5-watt and 12-watt…
  • Apple Pay Cash now available

    Dec 5, 2017, 4:25 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Pay Cash is now functional with iOS 11.2. Apple Pay Cash allows people to send cash to other Apple customers directly. The system introduces a new Apple Pay Cash card that becomes active once terms are agreed upon. People can fund payments through the…
  • Apple's begins accepting used Apple Watches for credit or disposal

    Dec 5, 2017, 4:19 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's Renew and Recycling program is an efficient way to get rid of old Apple gear. If the device is working, you may qualify for an Apple gift card or otherwise, Apple will appropriately dispose of the device free of charge.…
  • While it appeals, Apple puts up $15B in EU back taxes

    Dec 5, 2017, 4:08 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple and Ireland set terms for delivering about $15 billion in back taxes. The funds will be held in escrow while Apple appeals the EU's order.The European Commission had ordered Ireland to collect the money after concluding that two Irish tax rulings allowed…
  • Mac App Store to stop accepting 32-bit apps

    Dec 4, 2017, 4:51 pm By Mike Flaminio
    2018 is the year the Mac App Store goes 64-bit. In a reminder to developers, 9 to 5 Mac notes that starting January 1, all submissions to the App Store must be 64-bit. Apple is also mandating all existing apps be updated by June 2018 if not updated sooner.…
  • Apple hosts Hour of Code sessions at Apple Stores

    Nov 29, 2017, 8:02 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Hour of Code is returning to Apple retail stores. The events are planned starting next week.Apple today opened registration for thousands of free Hour of Code sessions available at all Apple Stores from December 4 through 10. The company also introduced a new…
  • Apple addresses root security issue

    Nov 29, 2017, 7:59 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple:Security is a top priority for every Apple product, and regrettably we stumbled with this release of macOS.…
  • Preview of the other new Apple campus

    Nov 27, 2017, 4:03 pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac has a look at another Apple building in Sunnyvale, California. This appears to be a leased building, but Apple is working with a firm on the design. Less than five miles from Cupertino, nestled in the shadows of the newly-opened Apple Park,…
  • iPhone X reachability setting

    Nov 27, 2017, 4:00 pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac has a good tip on enabling Reachability on the iPhone X. The new Control Center gesture is a little awkward and I've been using it less as a result. Enabling Reachability makes it a little easier to trigger the Control Center, although it adds an…
  • Report: Apple teaming with Intel on upcoming 5G mobile

    Nov 20, 2017, 4:52 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Fast Company:Apple is leaning heavily toward Intel's flavor of 5G for a future iPhone, a source with knowledge tells Fast Company.…
  • Apple served with warrant for Texas shooter�s iCloud data

    Nov 20, 2017, 4:39 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The Verge:The San Antonio Express-News reports that the warrant covers files stored in Kelley's iCloud account, with law enforcement apparently seeking phone call and message information, photos and videos, and other data dating back to January 1st, 2016.…
  • Apple's HomePod will miss the holidays

    Nov 20, 2017, 4:31 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Buzzfeed:Today, the company released a statement that the speaker will be delayed until 2018: "We can't wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple's breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it's ready for our…
  • Apple details Face ID's learning capabilities

    Nov 16, 2017, 4:44 pm By Mike Flaminio
    In a detailed technical paper, a team at Apple named the Computer Vision Machine Learning Team provide depth on its approach for Face ID. The paper provides insights on how Apple is leveraging machine learning in a manner that is contained on devices and not…
  • Ive discusses iPhone X innovations with TIME.

    Nov 16, 2017, 4:37 pm By Mike Flaminio
    TIME named the iPhone X one of this year's top 25 innovations and has an interview with Apple's Jonathan Ive. The interview offers some insights into Apple design decisions that go into new products. How does Apple decide when it's time to move on? It's not a…
  • Google Maps getting makeover

    Nov 16, 2017, 4:32 pm By Mike Flaminio
    First, we've updated the driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight the information most relevant to each experience (think gas stations for navigation, train stations for transit, and so on). We've also updated our color scheme and…
  • AppleCare or No AppleCare for iPhone X

    Nov 15, 2017, 8:15 pm By Mike Flaminio
    9 to 5 Mac has a breakdown of whether AppleCare is worth it when buying an iPhone X.AppleCare+ and non-AppleCare+ total cost comparisons specifically for iPhone X repairs in the US which covers up to two accidental damage repairs in two years versus zero…