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  • Apple details further plans with its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

    Wed 3:31pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple first announced details of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative last summer and today the company is announcing new developments. With the news, Apple announced its launching programs in Atlanta and Detroit.…
  • OWC announces new Thunderbolt Dock w/ 3 Thunderbolt expansion ports

    Wed 3:22pm By Mike Flaminio
    Other World Computing this week launched its new Thunderbolt Dock. The Thunderbolt Dock joins OWC's other Thunderbolt expansions products. New with the Thunderbolt Dock is three Thunderbolt/USB-C ports for expansion.…
  • Microsoft expanding iPad functionality with latest updates

    Wed 3:07pm By Mike Flaminio
    The latest updates for Microsoft's Office suite on the iPad bring additional features aimed at iPad users. Word has been updated for mouse support and Excel has added multi-window support. Word previously was updated for multi-window support.…
  • Adobe Flash officially hits the end of the line

    Jan 4, 2021, 4:22 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Flash is finally coming to an end. It was a ubiquitous browser add-on, multimedia development platform, and early advertising platform. Its decline came slowly done in by challenges with browser security effectively used on mobile devices. Flash became less…
  • Fitness+ weekly workout series

    Jan 4, 2021, 4:13 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's Fitness+ continues its December roll out with new features. Coming is a new weekly series to keep users engaged. Apple is also running another new year challenge to close all three rings for seven days in a row during the month of January.…
  • Apple on its upcoming privacy notification feature

    Dec 17, 2020, 2:42 pm By Mike Flaminio
    After its initial delay, Apple is still prepping its app privacy notification feature and it continues to cause waves. The new feature will prompt users to grant permission for apps to collect personal information. The new feature is expected to come In an…
  • Apple stores offering local two-hour delivery for holiday shopping

    Mon 5:54pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has rolled out a new local delivery service for the holidays. The company is offering local delivery of in-stock products within two hours. The service is available for a $5 fee and allows shoppers to avoid the malls.…
  • Microsoft announces cloud gaming coming to iOS in 2021

    Mon 5:49pm By Mike Flaminio
    Microsoft touted the launch success of its cloud gaming platform. In a blog post the company stated plans to expand to iOS in 2021, along with Windows PCs.In Spring 2021, we will take the next step in our journey to reach more players around the world by…
  • Apple announces AirPod Max over the ear headphones.

    Dec 8, 2020, 6:33 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today introduced an over the ear version for its AirPods line. The wireless headphones are the first Apple-branded over-the-ear design, however, there have been several under Apple's Beats brand.…
  • Apple Fitness+ launching December 14

    Dec 8, 2020, 6:17 pm By Mike Flaminio
    After promised by the end of the year, Apple's new fitness subscription service has a start date. Fitness+ is set to begin streaming on December 14. The service is available as either a stand-alone service for $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. It's also…
  • Why is Apple####s M1 Chip So Fast?

    Dec 1, 2020, 2:42 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Programmer Erik Engheim (via Mac Rumors) shares some thoughts on the surprising performance of Apple's M1 processor. The M1's single-core benchmarks crush non-overclocked desktop CPUs. The result may be unique Apple controlling the full device stack. Instead…
  • Blizzard adds M1 support to World of Warcraft

    Nov 17, 2020, 5:16 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Blizzard Entertainment announced an update to World of Warcraft to support new Macs running on Apple's M1 processor. The update brings native support to the new platform of Macs as they begin to ship.With this week####s patch 9.0.2, we####re adding native…
  • OWC Accelsior 1M2 PCIe M.2 SSD storage expansion

    Nov 17, 2020, 5:10 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Other World Computing introduced an expansion product for Mac Pro and PCs. The Accelsior 1M2 is a PCIe card with a mount for M.2 SSD storage. The card supports speedy NMVe SSD modules in an x4 PCIe slot.…
  • Apple announced M1 processor for Macs

    Nov 10, 2020, 6:06 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today announced M1, the most powerful chip it has ever created and the first chip designed specifically for the Mac. M1 is optimized for Mac systems in which small size and power efficiency are critically important. As a system on a chip (SoC), M1…
  • Apple announces M-series powered MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini

    Nov 10, 2020, 5:57 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple Tuesday rolled out the first Macs using the company's new desktop/laptop processors. Based on the M1, the CPUs mark the start of a platform shift for the Mac. "The introduction of three new Macs featuring Apple####s breakthrough M1 chip represents a bold…
  • Apple's iPhone camera design philosophy

    Nov 9, 2020, 4:52 pm By Mike Flaminio
    PetaPixel has an interview with Apple Product Line Manager Francesca Sweet, and Vice President Camera Software Engineering Jon McCormack, providing insights into changes to the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera. The new flagship iPhone, for the first time, introduces a…
  • iPhone 12 Studio site offers personalized iPhones, cases

    Nov 9, 2020, 4:32 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple launched a new site walking iPhone 12 buyers through some customization options. iPhone 12 Studio is only viewable on a phone or tablet.…
  • Report: Apple prepping three laptop for first in-house CPUs

    Nov 4, 2020, 7:09 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Next week Apple is widely expected to unveil further plans for its transition from Intel CPUs to CPUs of its own design. A report from Bloomberg states that Apple is prepping three laptops based on its A14 CPUs. The report states that new 13 and 16-inch MacB…
  • Report: Christopher Walken joins Apple TV+ series

    Nov 4, 2020, 6:58 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Actor Christopher Walken reported joined a star-powered upcoming Apple TV+ drama. Severance is described as a thriller-drama directed and executive produced by Ben Stiller. Recently the series was also revealed to star John Turturro, Adam Scott, and Patricia…
  • Apple One Launches

    Oct 30, 2020, 2:58 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's bundling service Apple One is now available, minus the Fitness+ service. Apple says Fitness+ is slated for late 2020 and is not making the general launch. The service offers some cost savings of up to $25 per month compared to purchasing all services…
  • John Stewart returns to TV with Apple TV+ series

    Oct 30, 2020, 2:43 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple announced John Stewart would be joining Apple TV+ with a new series. The series will be the first regular program since he left the Daily Show in 2015. Little details are available, but the series appears to be topical news.…
  • Apple hosting developer session for Apple silicon Macs

    Oct 30, 2020, 2:40 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple is preparing some outreach to select developers as it gears up to introducing Macs with CPUs of their own design. In the summer, Apple announced it would be moving away from CPUs designed by Intel to CPUs designed house. Apple has built a substantial…
  • OWC introduces portable Envoy Pro Electron storage

    Oct 30, 2020, 2:22 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Other World Computing this week announced a new small USB-C-powered storage device. The Envoy Pro Elektron is a portable enclosure for speedy NVMe SSD drives. OWC says the drive is capable of the real-world performance of 1011 MB/sec.…
  • Allstate tests iPhone 12 and 12 Pro drop durability

    Oct 26, 2020, 6:20 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has promoted a new Ceramic Sheild treatment to the iPhone 12 glass, promising greater drop durability. While I'm sure it won't be the last, Allstate is the first to provide some repeatable testing on this claim. Note that Allstate sells protection plans…
  • New MagSafe Charger may leave marks on leather cases

    Oct 26, 2020, 6:13 pm By Mike Flaminio
    An Apple support page warns customers that using a MagSafe charger with a leather case may result in a mark on the case.If you keep your iPhone in a leather case while charging with your MagSafe Charger, the case might show circular imprints from the contact.…