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  • Goodbye from MacNN, and Managing Editor Mike Wuerthele

    Jun 30, 2016, 10:00 pm
    This is it. The last unique words on the MacNN homepage, barring some miracle. Hey gang, I'm Mike Wuerthele, and I've been your host here for the last couple of years, so it's only fitting that I'm the one turning off the lights....
  • Rumor Roundup: Oh yes it is! Oh no it isn't!

    Jun 30, 2016, 9:00 pm
    As much as we lampoon some of the sillier rumors in this space, we do like taking a peek into the crystal ball of what might happen and picking out our favorites to bet on. As we all know, some of them come true, some of them never do, some may come true…
  • Spotify claims app update rejection by Apple 'raises serious concerns'

    Jun 30, 2016, 8:59 pm
    Apple is abusing its position as gatekeeper to the App Store by blocking the latest version of Spotify's iOS app, according to a letter allegedly sent from the streaming company to Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell. A report claims Spotify general counsel…
  • Best of MacNN: the MacNN Podcast, episode 25: My Stupid Cat's Fault

    Jun 30, 2016, 8:47 pm
    Editor's Note: there are many examples of our MacNN Podcast that we are proud of, but this one we picked as an example of "the best of MacNN" because it is so representative of what the podcast was about: comraderie, laughs, news, insight. Even though the…
  • MacNN Deals: Increase your productivity with these Mac apps

    Jun 30, 2016, 7:24 pm
    For a long time, MacNN has been highlighting great offers from the MacNN Deals store for our readers to enjoy, and this is the last installment. Today's selections are all software tools for you to use on your Mac, including one powerful text editor, a…
  • Best of MacNN: Lawyer sues Apple for not preventing his porn addiction

    Jun 30, 2016, 5:47 pm
    Editor's Note: Over the last week, we have been highlighting some of the more memorable stories from MacNN's archive, re-running them and providing some updates on what happened afterward. While some selections have been important moments in the site's…
  • Hands On: macOS Sierra, part two

    Jun 30, 2016, 4:55 pm
    In part one of this piece, we took a look at some of the headline features in macOS Sierra, coming later this fall. This time around, we examine some of the other features that Apple has baked into macOS Sierra. As we noted last time, there is a lot to like…
  • Tekserve closing NYC store on July 31 after 29 years of service

    Jun 30, 2016, 4:31 pm
    A long-running store that provided Apple-related products and services is preparing to shut down in New York City, after 29 years of operation. Founded in 1987 and predating Apple's own retail empire by more than a decade, Tekserve has confirmed it is…
  • Giveaway: Final reminder of all current MacNN Deals competitions

    Jun 30, 2016, 1:27 pm
    Normally on MacNN, we point our readers at some of the giveaways happening over at MacNN Deals. Since this is the last giveaway post to grace the front page of this site, we thought that it would be best to highlight all the ongoing giveaways at the store…
  • Bang & Olufsen unveils Beoplay H5 wireless earphones

    Jun 30, 2016, 11:58 am
    Bang and Olufsen has unveiled the first wireless earphones in the company's history, to go alongside its existing wireless headphone collection. The Beoplay H5 take the appearance of a cleanly-designed pair of in-ear earphones, with the two audio-producing…
  • Best of MacNN: Detroit woman sues Apple, Nike for $5 billion

    Jun 29, 2016, 9:33 pm
    Editor's Note: as we count down the last days of MacNN, we've been picking some favorite stories to re-run. We've seen it all across these 21 years, and we've pointed to some of the biggest stories we've ever covered, but just as memorable are the oddball…
  • Saying Farewell: Editor Charles Martin

    Jun 29, 2016, 8:37 pm
    Some of you may have a similar feeling when you find out that they have torn down your old childhood school, or when you see a picture of your old flame; there are a lot of happy memories, and everything turned out okay, but what was and could have been are a…
  • MacNN Deals: Malcolm Owen selects his favorite offers from the store

    Jun 29, 2016, 7:56 pm
    Every day until our closure tomorrow, we are showcasing some of the offers available from our MacNN Deals store. For a change, all the items today have been chosen by Malcolm Owen, the person who usually compiles these deals posts, and are all things he…
  • Fourth betas for OS X 10.11.6, iOS 9.3.3, tvOS 9.2.2 released

    Jun 29, 2016, 7:12 pm
    On Wednesday, Apple released both developer and public-tester versions the fourth beta for its next current-release update for OS X and iOS, and a developer-only fourth beta for tvOS. Developers are also expecting to gain access to a second beta for the major…
  • Best of MacNN: Apple unveils 'revolutionary' iPhone

    Jun 29, 2016, 6:11 pm
    Editor's Note: Today marks the ninth anniversary of the iPhone's initial sale to the public. On June 29, 2007, the smartphone that effectively changed the mobile phone industry, and arguably computing as a whole, overnight was put on sale in Apple Stores,…
  • Hands On: macOS Sierra, part one

    Jun 29, 2016, 5:53 pm
    Apple's latest version of its desktop OS has picked up a rebrand, bringing it into alignment with its tvOS, watchOS, and iOS lowercase stablemates. The rebrand also suggests that Apple is going to settle into a pattern of continually evolving its desktop OS…
  • Man 'marries' iPhone in Las Vegas ceremony

    Jun 29, 2016, 5:19 pm
    While in no way legal or binding, The Little Las Vegas Chapel has played host to an unusual ceremony where a man named Aaron Chervenak had a commitment ceremony to "marry" his iPhone. While the groom himself did not comment, chapel owner Michael Kelly, who has…
  • Apple gains patent for location-based smartphone control via infrared

    Jun 29, 2016, 4:38 pm
    Apple has come up with a way to control functions of a smartphone, via infrared light. The recently published patent for "Systems and methods for receiving infrared data with a camera designed to detect images based on visible light" (9,380,225) suggests…
  • The Big Deal: Grab over $3,000 of photography resources for only $99

    Jun 29, 2016, 1:54 pm
    For quite a while now, MacNN sometimes finds a deal that is too big or important to go into our other deal lists, and is deserving enough to be highlighted inside its own Big Deals post. Even though the clock is running out for MacNN, we're still going to…
  • Apple finances music videos to help secure exclusivity deals

    Jun 29, 2016, 1:01 pm
    Apple is helping to fund the music videos of artists and bands, as part of its plan to gain exclusives for its streaming music service. Executives from both Apple and elsewhere in the industry advised to a report the iPhone producer has helped finance musical…
  • Review: Moshi Avanti On-Ear Headphones

    Jun 29, 2016, 2:26 am
    We've reviewed several things by Moshi over time, and they are among a handful of other companies you can count on to make high-quality stuff that's well thought-out. One of their newest products is their entry into non-earbud headphones, and it's a pair of…
  • Reviews: Moshi Avanti On-Ear Headphones

    Jun 29, 2016, 1:00 am
    We've reviewed several things by Moshi over time, and they ar ......
  • Apple updates iPhone installment plan with new options

    Jun 29, 2016, 12:01 am
    The "Trade Up with Installments" plan from Apple Stores that allows customers to buy new iPhones with built-in yearly upgrade options for set monthly payments saw some minor changes on Tuesday. The new plans offer customers more flexibility in how they use the…
  • Best of MacNN: Apple Canada sued for demise of Time Capsule

    Jun 28, 2016, 8:52 pm
    Editor's Note: crazy lawsuit stories are a special favorite among the staff as we reminisce on the stories that stood out as particularly memorable, and we have plenty of them. For every legit-but-ultimately-unsuccessful patent lawsuit or the exceedingly rare…
  • MacNN Deals: Take your pick from these four Apple Watch accessories

    Jun 28, 2016, 8:21 pm
    Every day until our closure later this week, we are showcasing some of the offers available from our MacNN Deals store. Today's selections are all accessories for your Apple Watch, including a pair of charging docks, a stylish wooden stand, and the ability to…
  • Evernote raises subscription prices, adds free account device limit

    Jun 28, 2016, 7:32 pm
    Evernote is making a number of changes to its three different levels of service, increasing the charges for those subscribed to either of the paid tiers. The announced changes to the Plus and Premium tiers note-taking service also include alterations to the…
  • Florida man files $10B suit against Apple

    Jun 28, 2016, 6:40 pm
    Florida resident Thomas S. Ross on Monday filed a lawsuit with the Florida Southern District Court alleging that Apple infringes upon his unpatented 1992 submission of an "Electronic Reading Device" that does imagine a device not dissimilar to the Newton, and…
  • Best Of: Microsoft Store gig ends after rapper destroys computers

    Jun 28, 2016, 5:37 pm
    Editor's note: As we are winding down site operations, the staff of MacNN is rerunning some personal favorite stories, both those that are important, and those that are favorite memorable moments in the world of technology news. I'm staff writer Malcolm Owen,…
  • Chinese government imposes new user tracking rules on app stores

    Jun 28, 2016, 3:57 pm
    New rules introduced by the Chinese government are going to increase the monitoring of the country's citizens, by forcing mobile app stores to keep track of their users. Apple and other app store owners are ordered by new rules issued by the Cyberspace…
  • Giveaway Reminder: Win a MacBook worth $1,300 with MacNN Deals

    Jun 28, 2016, 1:24 pm
    Are you someone who works outside of the office on a regular basis and needs a powerful yet easy-to-carry notebook to do you work in, or simply want to get a free upgrade? This is a reminder that you may want to enter this MacNN Deals giveaway, one that will…