Apple Pay Expands To Support 40 Additional Banks and Credit Union In the US

Feb 22 9:45am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Apple today expanded Apple Pay support to over 40 banks and credit unions in the United States. While Apple has been adding support for new banks and financial institutions to Apple Pay in the US twice a month since the service launched, the company still has a lot of ground to cover. Continue reading →...
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Apple Park and the Steve Jobs Theater, opening soon

Feb 22 9:43am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Apple Campus 2 has an official name and an official opening date, and so does its theater. AC2, as it's been colloquially known until now, was the biggest product Apple's late co-founder, Steve Jobs, ever envisioned. Made real by Jony Ive and countless teams inside Apple and out, it's now been given an official name and move-in data — Apple Park and this April. And later this year, it'll be joined by the Steve Jobs Theater. From Apple: [The company's] new 175-acre campus, will be ready for employees to begin occupying in April. The process of moving more than 12,000 people will take over six months, and construction of the buildings and parklands is scheduled to continue through the summer. Envisioned by Steve Jobs as a center for creativity and collaboration, Apple Park is transforming miles of asphalt sprawl into a haven of green space in the heart of the Santa...
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Apple, Foxconn & TSMC consider swooping in on Toshiba's flash memory business

Feb 22 9:32am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Apple, Foxconn, and TSMC are among a group of over 10 companies hoping to win a majority stake in Toshiba's flash memory business, reports say.
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Apple Pay expands to over 40 more banks and credit unions around the US

Feb 22 9:32am 9to5Mac
Apple Pay is now available from over 40 more banks and credit unions around the United States as part of the latest expansion wave. Apple’s mobile payment service launched just over two years ago with hundreds of additional regional banks and credit unions added every few weeks. You can find the latest banks added below. more…Filed under: Apple...
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Courses to Help You Create a Successful Side Business

Feb 22 9:30am MakeUseOf
We could all use some extra income, and side projects are a great way to earn additional incremental income. If you need some inspiration, the ‘Start a Side Business’ Bundle is packed with proven models. Through 10 in-depth courses, you’ll learn how to build the ultimate side hustle from the ground up. Plus via MakeUseOf Deals, you can currently pay what you want for the bundle! The Training Many thriving side businesses are pretty straightforward — the key is knowing where to find your stock, and how to reach prospective customers. This bundle gives you the answers, along with many...Read the full article: Courses to Help You Create a Successful Side Business...
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Convert native and scanned PDFs into editable documents for just $19.99

Feb 22 9:30am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
PDFs are great until you realize there is an error that you want to correct, and don't have access to the original file used to create it. There isn't always enough time to recreate the document, and using something that has an error isn't a great option either. Luckily, there is some great software available that will help you through this process, and right now you can save big on it. Save 60\% right now! Learn More Meet PDFConverterOCR, a simple way to convert those documents into Word, PowerPoint, Excel or other files to easily edit. You'll retain the same original fonts, images and formatting when scanning it in, so you don't have to redo a bunch of work to correct single issues, which is great. Some of the other great features include: Convert native & scanned PDFs to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, editable PDFs, and more Retain original fonts, images & formatting when c...
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iOS: Use Vibrate Only for Specific Event Alerts

Feb 22 9:06am The Mac Observer
On your iOS devices, there are settings that control which sounds play for which events, like when an email comes in or you get a text. If you’re using an iPhone, you can also choose for certain events to have no associated sounds but to vibrate your device instead. For me, this is really useful—I […]...
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This is what our ideal Nintendo Switch setup looks like

Feb 22 9:00am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
What do I need to go with Nintendo Switch? Like most game consoles, Nintendo Switch comes with everything you need to plug in and start playing. The tablet-like console core sits in the Switch Dock to connect to your television, and the Joy-Cons in the box can either be used as a single controller or two smaller ones for multiplayer gameplay. It's exciting, but there's a lot more you can do with Nintendo's new console one day one if you have the right accessories already. Here's a quick look at the ideal Nintendo Switch setup for people looking to fully explore this new console! How would you change our Nintendo Switch day one Kit? Are you about to adjust your pre-order with some of this gear? Let us know in the comments! Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch FAQ Nintendo Switch Games Nintendo Switch News Pre-order at Amazon */ /*-->*/ /*-->*/ ...
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Pad & Quill Debuts Leather Apple Pencil Grip Accessory

Feb 22 8:55am MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Pad & Quill has created a Leather Apple Pencil Grip that allows users to get a better hold of the Apple Pencil when drawing or working on a compatible iPad. The grip accessory comes in a two-piece construction, with one piece towards the bottom of the pencil to provide the holding grip, and the other towards the top that acts as a clip and Lightning cap holder. Like all of Pad & Quill's leather products, the Apple Pencil Grip is made of full-grade American leather so it's unique and is designed to age with use and break in like an old baseball glove. Due to the Apple Pencil's traditional, slippery nature, the company says that the grip gives users an advantage when using Apple Pencil, from more comfortable work sessions to not losing it when it rolls off of a table thanks to the custom pen clip. At Pad & Quill, we firmly believe the pen, or in this case the Apple Pencil, is might...
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Apple Names its New Campus Auditorium 'Steve Jobs Theater'

Feb 22 8:39am MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple today announced that the 1,000-seat auditorium at its new Apple Park campus will be named the Steve Jobs Theater in memory of the company's late co-founder, who would have turned 62 years old on February 24. Steve Jobs Theater, a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder with the world's largest freestanding carbon-fiber roof, is situated atop a hill at one of the highest points of the 175-acre campus, overlooking meadows and the main building. Apple CEO Tim Cook:“Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment. We’ve achieved the most energy-efficient building of its kind in the world and the campus will run entirely on renewable energy.”Jobs' widow Laure...
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Apple Park's campus auditorium named 'Steve Jobs Theater,' opens later in year

Feb 22 8:36am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
As part of the new "spaceship" campus, now called "Apple Park," Apple is commemorating its legendary cofounder, naming the auditorium that overlooks the facility "Steve Jobs Theater."...
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Apples Spaceship Campus To Be Officially Called Apple Park; To Open From April

Feb 22 8:30am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Apple today announced that its ‘spaceship’ campus will be formally called as Apple Park. The 175-acre campus will be ready for employees beginning April 2017. Continue reading →...
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Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 to officially be known as Apple Park, 175-acre HQ to open in April

Feb 22 8:28am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Employees at Apple's corporate headquarters will have a new home -- Apple Park -- starting in April, though the migration of more than 12,000 workers will take over six months to complete.
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Apples spaceship campus officially named Apple Park; auditorium is Steve Jobs Theater [Gallery]

Feb 22 8:22am 9to5Mac
Apple has today announced the official name of its spaceship campus: Apple Park. The new headquarters complex had previously been referred to as Apple Campus 2. The 1,000-seat auditorium will be named the Steve Jobs Theater. The company also revealed the timeline for employees to move into the campus, as well as sharing a few high-resolution images (below) … more…Filed under: Apple...
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Apple finally admits it has an office in Cambridge, England, reportedly home to Siri researchers

Feb 22 8:15am 9to5Mac
We first heard two years ago that Apple was opening its first office in Cambridge, England, at a location close to the world-famous university. Back in November, a report said that the offices housed former VocalIQ employees performing R&D work on Siri, but at the time Apple wasn’t even admitting that it had a presence there. more…Filed under: Apple...
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Fed up with Skype? Here Are 6 of the Best Free Alternatives

Feb 22 8:15am MakeUseOf
For a long time, Skype was the world leader when it came to VoIP apps. It was so popular, in fact, that “Skyping” became a verb. But with so many complaints of low quality calls, too many crashes, and a general distrust of Microsoft, for many, Skype lost its appeal, despite its recent overhauls. Since Skype’s heyday, however, many other apps have launched that enable you to call others from your devices. If you’re fed up with Skype then, you might want to try these alternatives. For something much simpler than Skype, a service like Appear.in might be for you....Read the full article: Fed up with Skype? Here Are 6 of the Best Free Alternatives...
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Apple Campus 2 Officially Named 'Apple Park', Set For Grand Opening in April

Feb 22 8:08am MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple today announced that Apple Campus 2 will be open and ready for employees to begin moving in this April, while also officially naming the site Apple Park. Moving more than 12,000 employees to the site will take more than six months, the company said, and some smaller building construction and landscaping will continue into the summer. In honor of the late CEO Steve Jobs -- who would have turned 62 on Friday, February 24 -- Apple announced that the theater at Apple Park will be named the Steve Jobs Theater. The theater will be one of the buildings that opens later this year, and is situated at one of the highest point on the campus, overlooking the nearby meadows and the large, circular main building at Apple Park. Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come, said Tim Cook, A...
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Be More Productive by Typing Faster

Feb 22 8:00am The Mac Observer
Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves Episode #215 If you’re not typing at least 40 words per minute, you’re wasting time. Possibly the easiest way to get more done in less time is to become a better typist. —Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus I included the above tip in my first book, Dr. Macintosh, in 1989.. It’s still […]...
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200 Jailbreak Apps and Tweaks Compatible with iOS 10 iOS 10.2

Feb 22 7:46am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Since the release of the iOS 10 jailbreak back in December last year, many new tweaks have debuted in Cydia with amazing features and existing tweaks received updates to support the latest jailbreakable firmware. Continue reading →...
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15 Essential Safari Tips & Tricks for iPhone in GIFs

Feb 22 7:45am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
It’s incredible how much Safari has evolved since the inception of iOS, known back then as iPhone OS. We’re 10 major releases in and what was once a basic mobile browser is complete with handy shortcuts, superior tab management, and added speed and security. Continue reading →...
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Sexism rules in voice assistant genders, show studies, but Siri stands out

Feb 22 7:35am 9to5Mac
Studies cited by the WSJ show that sexist attitudes are alive and well when it comes to preferences for gender in the voices of intelligent assistants. An Indiana university study found that both men and women prefer a female voice, finding it welcoming, warm and nurturing. Microsoft and Amazon found the same thing in their own research. Even more tellingly, a Stanford University study reveals that preferences for male or female voices depend on the subject matter … more…Filed under: Apple...
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MY HONEST REVIEW OF OMNIPOL INVOICE APP

Feb 22 7:31am AppLecture: Apple News and Rumors
Smart Tools for Small Businesses Stay highly focused on growing your freelance business and leave the hard work to OMNIPOL invoice app. Are you a freelancer or small business owner fed up with paperwork and spreadsheets? Try Omnipol APP – […]...
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The average US iPhone user spent $40 on apps last year, downloaded 33 apps

Feb 22 7:01am 9to5Mac
The average U.S. iPhone user spent $40 on apps & in-app purchases last year, according to research by Sensor Tower. This was up from $35 the previous year. Unsurprisingly, games account for by far the biggest chunk of this – some $27 of the $40 total – but it was another category that saw the largest percentage increase … more…Filed under: Apple...
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Doctors Reveal Seizure Insights Gained From ResearchKit App

Feb 22 6:58am MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Medical doctors who used an Apple Watch app to discover the most common triggers of epileptic seizures will present their findings at the American Academy of Neurology's 69th Annual Meeting today in Boston, Massachusetts. The 10-month study involved 598 people who tracked their seizures with an iPhone app called EpiWatch, which was built by Johns Hopkins using Apple's ResearchKit software framework. The app features a custom Apple Watch complication that provides patients with one-touch access to record accelerometer and heart rate sensor data. When participants felt a seizure aura coming on, they were asked to launch the app to let it record their heart rate and movements for 10 minutes. After the seizure had come to an end, participants filled out a brief survey about seizure type, aura, loss of awareness, and possible trigger that led to the seizure. The data collected will...
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Save $20 on this iPhone 7 Plus wooden back cover today

Feb 22 6:30am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Cases are great because they allow you to add some of your own style to make your phone stand out, and if you want to make your iPhone 7 Plus more of your own you'll want to check out Mozo's wooden back covers. The cases are made of high-quality wood and come in a few different colors, and right now you can pick one up for $24.87. ...
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App Store change boosted paid apps, pushed down those with in-app purchases

Feb 22 6:29am Apple–Digital Trends
It might have been for an instant, but some eagle-eyed folks noticed that paid apps were more prominent in the App Store's Top Grossing charts than other apps that emphasize in-app purchases. The post App Store change boosted paid apps, pushed down those with in-app purchases appeared first on Digital Trends.
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China Mobile to Begin Large-Scale 5G Testing This Year

Feb 22 6:11am MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Qualcomm, ZTE, and China Mobile have announced plans to start interoperability testing and outdoor trials for the new 5G radio specifications being developed by the 3GPP group (via DigiTimes). The interoperability testing and trials will launch in China starting in the second half of 2017, with the goal of the trials being to showcase how 5G NR technologies can efficiently achieve multi-gigabit per second data rates at lower latency and better reliability than today's network, Qualcomm stated in a company release.After large-scale testing of 5G networks in 2017, China Mobile aims to continue with deployment testing in 2018, and commercial operations starting in 2020, according to the report. The trials will use device prototypes from Qualcomm and base station solutions from ZTE, and follow guidelines from China Mobile. The announcement indicates an acceleration of China Mobile's sche...
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How to Configure and Use Proxy on iPhone or iPad

Feb 22 5:47am iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
iOS has a feature that allows you to set up a proxy so that all the network requests from your device are forwarded to a proxy server. This is usually used on business and school networks and can also be used for hiding your IP address or accessing websites that are blocked in your region. Continue reading →...
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What to Do If the Windows 10 Taskbar Stops Auto-Hiding

Feb 22 5:30am MakeUseOf
One of the more common tweaks made to the Windows 10 taskbar involve changing it from always visible to auto-hidden, that way you can free up more screen space and only use the taskbar when you need it (it’ll show up when you hover your mouse over it). But if you’re on Windows 10, there’s a rare and frustrating issue that may pop up when you use an auto-hidden taskbar: sometimes the auto-hide functionality will stop working for no reason, usually when some app enters fullscreen mode. If this is happening to you, there are a few solutions you can...Read the full article: What to Do If the Windows 10 Taskbar Stops Auto-Hiding...
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Strava Launches Apple Watch App With GPS Support For Series 2 Owners

Feb 22 5:27am MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Popular running app Strava has been updated with support for the Apple Watch Series 2, enabling runners to use Strava on their wrist and leave their iPhone at home. The new support in version 5.13.0 makes full use of the built-in GPS found in the second-generation Apple Watch, meaning users of the app no longer have to be tethered to iOS to track their workouts. Strava Head of Integration Mateo Ortega said the company saw this as just a first step in its plans for supporting the Apple Watch 2. Research and athlete feedback often drives new Strava features and integrations. We're excited to add to our growing list of compatible devices, and see this as the first step in providing our athletes an excellent Strava experience on the Apple Watch Series 2. Our athletes can look forward to continued updates as we strive to provide the best Watch experience possible.Users can expect St...
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How to Reserve Your Nintendo Switch User ID Now

Feb 22 4:30am MakeUseOf
The Nintendo Switch is less than two weeks away from launch. Though we know a fair amount about the system, there are still a lot of unknowns as the release draws closer. Bit by bit, we’ve picked up new pieces of information on the Switch’s infrastructure. In addition to the old Nintendo Network IDs and Nintendo Accounts, Nintendo recently updated its account pages with a new field. Check your Nintendo account page and you’ll find a new User ID field. It’s not certain what this does yet, but we assume it’s the equivalent of your Gamertag on Xbox Live or...Read the full article: How to Reserve Your Nintendo Switch User ID Now...
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How to Create and Share Lists in Google Maps

Feb 22 3:30am MakeUseOf
Google recently introduced a method to create lists in its maps app, which you can easily share with friends or publicly share. To find out how to share your favorite restaurants, stores, or just about any location you can find on Google Maps, read on. Creating Lists To create lists in Google Maps, launch the app on your iOS or Android device. The process is identical on both operating systems. There doesn’t appear to be a way to create lists in your browser Search for a location you want to add to your first list and tap the Save button. You can select from...Read the full article: How to Create and Share Lists in Google Maps...
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How to Disable Auto-Playing Audio for Videos on Facebook

Feb 22 2:30am MakeUseOf
Nothing is as irritating as sound you cannot control. Some content networks are sensitive and mute the video until you move your mouse over it. Facebook did too. Videos in your News Feed were silent till you tapped on it. But the latest update to the Facebook app on your mobile does it differently: video sound will fade in and out as you scroll through videos in News Feed. It is for you to decide if the feature plays on your ears instead and gets to your nerves. There is a way to turn it off. When You Don’t Want...Read the full article: How to Disable Auto-Playing Audio for Videos on Facebook...
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Best Pokmon to evolve and power up in Pokmon Go Updated for Gen 2!

Feb 22 2:00am iMore - The #1 site for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and all things Apple!
Which Pokémon should evolve first and power up the most? This is your list! Update: Not even a week after releasing Gen 2 and scrambling the Gen 1 movesets, Niantic has once again changed the combat dynamics of the game. It's a partial rollback, restoring the power of some Pokémon that'd lost it — but not all. The data's being sifted through, so consider this list in flux for now. Pokémon Go Gen 2 just added 80 new Pokémon to the game. That makes 230-odd for you to hatch, catch, and evolve. Once you add them to your Pokédex, though, here's really only one thing left to do with your Pokémon — put them on Gyms. To do that, you'll either have to battle to get a spot or be battled to keep it. That means having Pokémon that can attack and defend Gyms are critical, and that means those are the Pokémon you want to max out.
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What's the status on LG's UltraFine 5K monitor?

Feb 22 12:47am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
After receiving reports of connectivity issues related to LG's new UltraFine 5K monitor, and confirming those problems with LG, Apple temporarily suspended sales of the display earlier this February. With ship times slow to improve, AppleInsider explains what's going on.
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Apple stock closes at new high of $136.70 as market cap inches toward $720 billion

Feb 22 12:04am AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Riding a wave of positive financial news and a rosy outlook for fiscal 2017, Apple stock touched $136.74 in intraday trading on Tuesday before closing at an all-time high of $136.70.
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Apple Acquires iCloud.Net Domain; Shuts Down Social Network Platform Running There

Feb 21 10:26pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Apple seems to have quietly snapped up the final iCloud-related domain that was not in its possession all this time: iCloud.net. The domain was previously used to host an Asian social network dubbed “iCloud Social Network” where members could share their photos, videos, write daily blogs, activities, and other content. Continue reading →...
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How To Create, Merge, Split & Markup PDF Documents On A Mac

Feb 21 10:00pm MakeUseOf
Your Mac doesn’t need a premium third party PDF tool for some of the most basic document functions. Whether you want to convert documents to PDF files, merge or split existing documents, or annotate and sign forms; macOS can do it all. You’ll only need to reach for your wallet if you want more advanced PDF creation and editing tools, and we’ve got a few suggestions for those too. If you’re just looking for the best macOS PDF readers, we have a few alternatives to Preview for that too. Create PDFs from Almost Any App Creating PDF files is possible from just about any app that allows you to print...Read the full article: How To Create, Merge, Split & Markup PDF Documents On A Mac...
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Apple airs regional AirPods ads featuring UK musicians

Feb 21 9:52pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
As part of a shift toward targeted digital and regional ad campaigns, Apple on Tuesday released three new versions of its "Notes" AirPods commercial in the UK featuring music from The 1975, Craig David and Lianne La Havas.
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Apple Releases Logic Pro X 10.3.1 with Security Fix, Improved Regions and iOS GarageBand Support

Feb 21 9:49pm The Mac Observer
Apple released Logic Pro X 10.3.1 Tuesday. The update includes a security fix for maliciously crafted GarageBand files. It also improves the way regions perform, edits, and the ability to share 44.1kHz projects to GarageBand for iOS. Security Patch Notes for Logic Pro X 10.3.1 Released February 21, 2017 Available for: OS X El Capitan […]...
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Apple Takes Us on iPhone 7 One Night Tours of NYC, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Tokyo

Feb 21 9:32pm The Mac Observer
Apple launched five new commercials through its YouTube channel Tuesday. Four of them are part of the “Shot on iPhone” series and take us on “One Night” tours of New York City, Johannesburg, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Each commercial is comprised of stills and videos from their respective cities, theoretically taken over one night. The Fifth […]...
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Apple Publishes Four Videos Starring AirPods

Feb 21 9:23pm iPhone Hacks | #1 iPhone, iPad, iOS Blog
Apple is rumored to be making changes to its marketing purview, reportedly shifting to a more regional focus when promoting its products. Continue reading →...
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Apple buys iCloud.net domain, shuts down associated Asian social network

Feb 21 9:10pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
As part of efforts to bring its online assets under one roof, Apple recently purchased iCloud.net from a small Chinese social network, one of the last product related domains not currently under its control.
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Apple shares new AirPods ads showcasing British musicians such as Craig David & The 1975

Feb 21 9:01pm 9to5Mac
As it continues to focus on regional campaigns rather than global ones, Apple today shared four new AirPods comercials to its U.K. YouTube channel. The videos are all under 20 seconds in length and highlight different U.K. artists… more…Filed under: Apple...
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Keyboard inconsistencies & oddities plaguing some 2016 MacBook Pro users

Feb 21 8:44pm 9to5Mac
After similar issues plagued the 12-inch MacBook, a growing number of MacBook Pro users are reporting issues with the new butterfly keyboard. The butterfly keyboard technology was first introduced with the 12-inch MacBook, but Apple announced a new version of it with the 2016 MacBook Pro models revealed late-last year. Now, a growing number of users are suffering from issues with the keyboard… more…Filed under: Apple...
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Apple Shares a Series of AirPods Ads on UK YouTube Channel

Feb 21 8:28pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple recently uploaded four new videos to its United Kingdom YouTube site, all of which focus on highlighting its latest accessory, the AirPods. Each of the four videos, which are between 16 and 17 seconds long, feature the AirPods positioned as musical notes set to music by UK artists. Featured artists include Lianne La Havas, Craig David, The 1975, and Marian Hill. Apple's UK specific AirPods ads come as the company is rumored to be shifting towards regionally-focused digital and social ad media campaigns instead of broader TV-focused campaigns translated for global markets. Apple has been focusing on sharing 15-second videos appropriate for social media in recent weeks, and the company recently released a video unique to its Brazilian YouTube channel, which focuses on showing off the iPhone 7 Plus's photo taking capabilities at Carnival, an annual Brazilian fes...
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As Apple fights Qualcomm, Intel reveals modem w/ 1Gbps & CDMA support likely headed to 2017 iPhone

Feb 21 8:20pm 9to5Mac
Intel today took the wraps off of its new XMM7650 modem, which offers gigabit LTE performance and is the likely front-runner for the iPhone introduces later this year. As detailed by PC Mag, Intel’s new processor is a direct competitor to the Qualcomm Snapdragon X16. Apple, of course, is currently engaged in a legal battle with Qualcomm… more…Filed under: Apple...
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Intels next-gen modem could push Apples iPhone 8 to 1Gbps

Feb 21 8:18pm MacDailyNews
Apple's next-gen iPhone could go gigabit....
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Apple Purchases iCloud.Net Domain, Shuts Down 'iCloud Social Network' Site

Feb 21 8:11pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
Apple recently purchased the iCloud.net domain, one of the last major iCloud-related web addresses that wasn't in its possession, reports TechCrunch. The iCloud.net domain, which now appears to be registered to Apple, was the home of the iCloud Social Network, a dubious-looking social networking platform designed to allow people to share activities, pictures, music, videos, and other content. It's not clear how many users iCloud.net had before Apple purchased the domain, but the site now states that the iCloud.net services will be shut down at the end of February 2017, and data will be destroyed in March. It has apparently existed since 2011, and in a blog post, the site's owner said iCloud.net finished his mission, it is time for him to retire. MacRumors received a tip suggesting Apple had purchased the domain for $1.5 million, but we have been unable to verify the in...
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Apple App Store RevenuesHit $40 Per User, While Average Downloads Decrease

Feb 21 8:09pm The Mac Observer
A Sensor Tower report found U.S. iPhone customers spend more on apps and in-app purchases than other platforms. According to the report, App Store revenue for 2016 hit an average of $40 per active iPhone. This is an increase from $35 in 2015, but at the same time, average downloads decreased. The Most Popular Category Games are the most popular App […]...
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Apple purchases iCloud.net domain name, shutting down social network currently housed there

Feb 21 7:59pm 9to5Mac
According to a new report from TechCrunch, Apple recently acquired the domain name iCloud.net, one of the last remaining pieces related to iCloud that the company itself did not own. While it’s unclear when Apple made the purchase, the social network previously linked to that domain will shut down by the end of this month. more…Filed under: Apple...
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Verizon cuts $350M from its acquisition price of Yahoo after data breaches

Feb 21 7:42pm 9to5Mac
After a pair of massive Yahoo data breaches, Verizon announced today that the two companies have reached new terms for its acquisition. As noted by Reuters, Verizon has lowered its purchase price for Yahoo’s core business by $350 million, down to $4.48 billion. more…Filed under: Apple...
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Hands-on: CalDigits TS3 Lite Thunderbolt 3 dock plays nice with the LG UltraFine 5K Display [Video]

Feb 21 7:39pm 9to5Mac
The $199 CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 3 Lite (TS3 Lite) is a Thunderbolt 3 dock geared towards 2016 MacBook Pro users. Unlike some of the docks released prior to the most recent MacBook Pro refresh, the TS3 Lite works out of the box without needing to employ any hacks or workarounds. The aluminum-wrapped unit comes with dual Thunderbolt 3 ports and is capable of being daisy-chained. It also comes with two USB-A ports, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort, and audio in/out connections. Perhaps most-notably, the TS3 Lite works with the LG UltraFine 5K Display, which makes it an option that may warrant the consideration of those with such a setup. But as you’ll see from our hands-on video walkthrough, the TS3 Lite isn’t for everyone; it’s primarily aimed at customers who don’t require full power delivery from the dock. more…Filed under: Apple...
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Apple could ditch Qualcomm for new Gbps Intel XMM 7650 modem in iPhone 8

Feb 21 7:36pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
Earlier today Intel announced a new XMM 7650 Baseband Processor modem today to take on Qualcomm's X16. Unlike previous Intel modems, the new product supports CDMA in addition to LTE, as well as high speed LTE Category 16, enabling gigabit downloads. The new chip could enable global mobile support for Apple's next iPhones.
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AAPL hits record highs again as analyst predicts iPhone 8 w/ longer battery life, curved body, more

Feb 21 6:57pm 9to5Mac
Continuing its week of record-setting performance, AAPL stock hit yet another pair of all-time highs today. The stock closed at a new record high of $136.70, up from the previous all-time close record of $135.27 that was set last week. Furthermore, AAPL hit a new intraday high of $136.75 today, up from the previous record of $136.27, which was set last week. AAPL’s continued strong performance comes as Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty raised her target price for the stock and made a handful of predictions for the upcoming iPhone 8… more…Filed under: Apple...
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Apple Watch 3 Shipping in Fall, Switching to Glass-film Touch Surface

Feb 21 6:52pm The Mac Observer
Apple is reportedly planning to ship the third generation Apple Watch this fall, and it’s getting a new touch surface. This year’s model will launch with a glass-film touch panel instead of the touch on lens technology Apple currently uses in Apple Watch Series 2. Industry sources told DigiTimes Apple is making the switch because […]...
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Review: Jaybird's X3 Bluetooth earbuds are a great choice for pumping iron

Feb 21 6:37pm AppleInsider - Frontpage News
The Jaybird X3s are a high-quality, yet affordable alternative to other fitness-oriented Bluetooth headphones, including Apple's AirPods and Beats products. Whether or not they're right for you, though, can be very subjective.
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Data Plan Comparison: Unlimited Options From T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint

Feb 21 6:24pm MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories
T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, the four major carriers in the United States, all offer unlimited data plan options as of last week, allowing customers to forget about traditional data caps. With so many options now available for unlimited data, we thought we'd do an in-depth video comparing the plans offered by the four companies to figure out the best value based on price and coverage. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos Unsurprisingly, Sprint offers the lowest prices, but many people choose not to use Sprint because its LTE coverage is poorer than other carriers. Eliminating Sprint, T-Mobile offers the next best deal, while Verizon comes in third, and AT&T comes in at a distant fourth. For a single individual, Sprint charges $50 for new customers (for a limited time -- it goes up to $60 next year). T-Mobile charges $70, Verizon charges...
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Apple Remote Desktop Updated with Touch Bar Support

Feb 21 6:21pm The Mac Observer
Apple updated Apple Remote Desktop to version 3.9 Tuesday. The update adds support for the Mac Book Pro’s Touch Bar. It also features the ability to export computer lists and beefs up security. Release Notes for Apple Remote Desktop 3.9 Client This update is recommended for all Apple Remote Desktop users and addresses several issues […]...
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Why Apples Planet of the Apps totally misses the point of original programming

Feb 21 5:54pm MacDailyNews
Last week, Apple released a trailer for its first original show...
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