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  • Apple announce additional of iPhone repair locations

    Wed 9:04pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple continues to expand customer options for repairing iPhones. The company announced over 700 independent repair providers in the U.S. Apple is expanding its Independent Repair Provider Program with additional options for customers to access repair…
  • OWC ThunderBay Flex 8 Thunderbolt 3 storage tower

    Wed 8:57pm By Mike Flaminio
    Other World Computing today announced it has began shipping its ThunderBay Flex 8 storage solution. The ThunderBay Flex 8 brings up to 8 3.5-inch drive bays, with four of those bays capable of using U.2 SSDs modules. The enclosure with current market drives…
  • Intel rolls out Thunderbolt 4 standard

    Wed 6:42pm By Mike Flaminio
    Intel announced specs for the new Thunderbolt 4. The new interface standard won't bring new maximum throughput speeds but is expected to expand capabilities in other ways, including compatibility with the upcoming USB 4 standard.…
  • New digital Far Side comics

    Wed 6:39pm By Mike Flaminio
    Comic strip maker Gary Larson quit making is famously great strip 25 years ago, but this week surprised fans with some new comics. Larson says he's been inspired by using a tablet for creating his artwork rather than the traditional pen and paper. The "New…
  • Other World Computing announces bus-powered Thunderbolt Envoy Express

    Jun 26, 2020, 9:44 am By Mike Flaminio
    The new Envoy Express is a Thunderbolt 3 SSD enclosure. The Envoy Express requires no external power adapter, making it an ideal solution for external mobile storage. OWC says the storage solutions weighs just 3.3 ounces.…
  • Apple announces Mac processor transition

    Jun 22, 2020, 6:08 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple today announced it will transition the Mac to its world-class custom silicon to deliver industry-leading performance and powerful new technologies. Developers can now get started updating their apps to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of Apple…
  • macOS Big Sur previewed

    Jun 22, 2020, 5:56 pm By Mike Flaminio
    macOS Big Sur introduces a beautiful redesign that is entirely new yet instantly familiar. Safari is packed with new features, including a customizable start page, elegantly designed and more powerful tabs, quick and easy translation, and a new Privacy Report.…
  • iOS 14 rethinks the home screen

    Jun 22, 2020, 5:47 pm By Mike Flaminio
    iOS 14 will come with many changes to the OS and integrated applications, but the highlight seems to be changes to the home screen and interactions between core features.…
  • iPad OS 14

    Jun 22, 2020, 5:35 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Alongside iOS 14, Apple highlighted new features specific to iPads. iPadOS 14 introduces an all-new compact design for incoming FaceTime and phone calls, Siri interactions, and Search to help users stay focused on the task at hand. Apps have new sidebars and…
  • watchOS 7 Preview

    Jun 22, 2020, 5:24 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Today at Apple's virtual World Wide Developer Conferenec, the company showcased updates to its product platforms. The watchOS will feature some expected features like sleep tracking and also timely features for washing hands. Personalization is taken to an…
  • Apple announces home summer camps for kids

    Jun 18, 2020, 5:13 pm By Mike Flaminio
    In recent years Apple offered camps for school-aged kids at their retail stores. This summer, Apple announced a new remote-only series of camps where kids can participate at home. The sessions are free for children ages 8-12. This summer, Apple Camp gives kids…
  • Apple announces 2020 back-to-school promotion

    Jun 18, 2020, 5:09 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's annual promotion for students and educators is now available. This year's promotion is a free pair of AirPods with the purchase of a qualifying Mac and iPad.. The promotion value is $159. Apple is allowing customers to upgrade to AirPods with Wireless…
  • Apple begins accepting Macs for trade-in credit

    Jun 18, 2020, 4:54 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's website indicates customers can now exchange old Mac hardware for credit. The program extends the trade in-program that was offered for smaller devices such as iPhones, Apple Watches and iPads. The program offers a safe and expedient way to turn an old…
  • Apple announces lineup for WWDC

    Jun 11, 2020, 10:23 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Now in its 31st year, WWDC20 will be the biggest WWDC to date, bringing together the global Apple developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented, virtual way, from June 22 to 26. Apple today shared the WWDC20 lineup, including keynote and…
  • Report: Apple prepping to detail roadmap for Mac processor change for developers

    Jun 11, 2020, 12:06 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple has been rumored for some time to be bringing its Macs on to the same processor platform as its mobile devices. Apple has been using customized variants of ARM processors for 10 years in the iPhone. Bloomberg reports that Apple intends to make the…
  • Report: Apple prepping to expand Apple Card payment plans for more products

    Jun 8, 2020, 5:58 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple currently allows customers to purchase an iPhone with an Apple Card and spread payments interest-free across 24 months. The payment plan gives customers another attractive option for financing expensive mobile phones.…
  • Signal adds new face blur feature, looks to add encrypted video chat

    Jun 8, 2020, 5:50 pm By Mike Flaminio
    The privacy/security-focuses Signal added a new feature intended to help preserve the privacy of people in photos. The new tool allows users to blur the faces of people in a photo. This is a helpful privacy tool to share an image when not intending to…
  • Apple News+ may be getting audio content

    Jun 2, 2020, 1:39 pm By Mike Flaminio
    There have been rumors that Apple is working to incorporate audio content into Apple News+. A new beta version of iOS 13.5.5 shows evidence of the the feature.…
  • Apple News+ may be getting audio content

    Jun 2, 2020, 1:23 pm By Mike Flaminio
    There have been rumors that Apple is working to incorporate audio content into Apple News+. A new beta version of iOS 13.5.5 shows evidence of the the feature.…
  • iOS 13.5 brings improvements for face masks, COVID-19 contract tracing

    May 20, 2020, 4:30 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple released iOS 13.5 today with two features that are the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. First makes it easier to unlock your phone with your passcode while wearing a mask. Second bring support for contact tracing apps. The contact tracing foundation was…
  • Apple details shopping pandemic requirements as it begins opening retail stores

    May 20, 2020, 4:25 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple posted a letter informing people of its approach to reopening its stores. The notice comes as a letter from Apple vice president Deirdre O'Brien. Apple is requiring all employees and shoppers to have a face mask and have their temperature…
  • Unreal Engine 5 coming for macOS and iOS game developers

    May 13, 2020, 5:23 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Epic announced plans to bring its Unreal Engine 5 development enging to macOS and iOS. The new support will bring advanced capabilities for gaming developers using the platform.…
  • Unreal Engine 5 coming for macOS and iOS game developers

    May 13, 2020, 5:11 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Epic announced plans to bring its Unreal Engine 5 development enging to macOS and iOS. The new support will bring advanced capabilities for gaming developers using the platform.…
  • Apple revamps Logic Pro X

    May 13, 2020, 5:07 pm By Mike Flaminio
    Apple this week released a major revision to its Logic Pro X audio production software. The company calls the update the biggest since the original Logic Pro X release. Apple today unveiled a major update to Logic Pro X with a professional version of Live…
  • Virtual WWDC set for June 22

    May 6, 2020, 10:47 am By Mike Flaminio
    Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to take place June 22. The event will be entirely virtual for the first time. The conference is free for all developers. "WWDC20 will be our biggest yet, bringing together our global developer community of…