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Wednesday October 26

Delta Now Lets You Track Your Baggage In Real-Time

Let's face it, tracking down a lost bag at the airport is a pain-in-the-ass. While airlines will often compensate you with money and new clothes for your troubles, the experience is certainly not pleasant. Delta is now attempting to further reduce the number of lost bags through its real-time luggage tracker in the latest version of its mobile app. The Next Web reports: The feature apparently cost $50 million to build. It allows you to see where your stuff is -- provided that it's at one of the 84 airports that support Delta's new tracking tech. Here's how it works. All bags will get a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag. This allows Delta to track them in real-time using radio waves. Scanners positioned throughout the baggage system will allow Delta to monitor where the bag is, and relay that information to the passenger. Delta has traditionally been one of the best airlines when it comes to handling baggage. During 2012, it lost only 200,000 bags. That sounds like a lot,...

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Apple Delays AirPods Beyond Original 'Late...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Apple's new wireless, $180 AirPods have less than a week to meet their original shipping target of "late October," and now the company has confirmed that such a launch is officially off the table. A Wednesday statement, given to Ars Technica just one day ahead of the company's latest Mac-related press event, confirmed Apple's decision to delay the wireless headphones' launch. In the statement, Apple tells Ars that the company "needs a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers." "The early response to AirPods has been incredible," the Apple statement reads. "We don't believe in shipping a product before it's ready." Apple declined to offer any estimate or release window information about when to expect the AirPods' official launch.


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Comment: Sure, AirPods delay is disappointing, but a...

Earlier today, Apple somewhat surprisingly announced that its truly wireless AirPods won’t be available this month like it had originally announced. This announcement was a bit out of character for Apple, as the company admitted that the product simply isn’t ready for primetime just yet. While on the surface it seems like bad news for Apple that the AirPods are delayed, it was likely a smart move by the company for the long run…


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Apple R&D spend breaks $10B barrier in 2016...

Apple spent nearly $2.6 billion on research and development operations during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, bringing the company's yearly total to more than $10 billion for the first time ever, regulatory filings show.

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Spec for spec, the iMac is a bargain over the...

Microsoft announced huge updates to its Surface line of tablets on Wednesday, as well as a brand-new Surface Studio, an all-in-one Windows 10 workstation that takes aim at the iMac. Microsoft’s first desktop PC has a 28-inch touchscreen display that you can stand upright and control with a mouse and keyboard, or tilt toward you to use with the Surface Pen or your fingers, directly on the screen.

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Gadget Ogling: Magnificent Mics, Intriguing E-Ink,...

I've tried dipping my toes into the world of podcasting with a friend this year. We haven't found it easy to get together to record, but for the two trial runs we've had, I bought a Blue Snowball mic. I'm very pleased with the sound quality, so I'm fairly certain I'd be happy to have Blue's latest microphone, Raspberry. It's a gorgeous, portable little thing, which you can connect to a PC or Mac using a USB cable. Its Mini USB to Lightning cable makes it easy to capture quality audio using an iPhone or iPad too.

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12 Google Pixel observations from an iPhone user [...

Google’s new flagship Pixel XL phone landed in my hands early Monday morning, and I’ve been taking it for a test drive ever since. I’m obviously someone who prefers Apple devices over Google devices, but this phone is so fascinating that I just had to try it.

I should note that this isn’t a review — if you want a review you should definitely check out Stephen’s review over at 9to5Google — these are first impressions from an iPhone fan. Considering that the Pixel is the first real Google-branded smartphone, one that’s obviously meant to go toe-to-toe with Apple’s best offerings, I felt obligated to try it out. Here’s a brief look at a dozen of my initial thoughts. more…

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Buying a new MacBook? Sell your old one through...

Chances are that a lot of you are going to want to upgrade to a new MacBook of some sort tomorrow after Apple announces the new devices. We have an idea for you -- sell it through and help out Apple World Today.

That link above is an affiliate link -- click on it, and if you sell your old MacBook (or any other gadget for that matter) through the company, we get a small commission. It's not a lot, but when enough people use Gazelle's services it can add up. 

Gazelle makes it very easy for you to figure out what you'll get for your old Mac. Just view the serial number of the device on Apple Menu > About This Mac, double click it to select it, and then copy and paste it into the field on the web page. Click the bright orange "Get Offer" button and you'll see how much Gazelle will pay you.

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Report: Apple to unveil universal TV guide tomorrow...

Apple is reportedly set to launch a smart TV guide for Apple TV tomorrow, as parts of its ‘hello again’ event. The TV guide will aggregate different sources of TV shows and movies into a single view, so users do not have constantly switch between app to find something to watch, according to Recode.

The interface will summarize what’s available to watch and then direct users to the respective apps with deep linking for the selected content. Apple has partnered with video providers to bring this feature to market but apparently Netflix content will not be available. The feature will also be available on iOS devices, not just tvOS.


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New ‘Launchpad’ icon replaces ‘Home’ on,...

Ahead of its big Mac refresh tomorrow, Apple today has made a subtle change to Where there used to be a “Home” quick link, Apple has recently updated the iconography to display a new “Launchpad” icon, similar to that on macOS. Now, when you click in the upper-right hand corner of any app and bring up icon grid, you’ll see a new “Launchpad” option where the previous “Home” icon was. Now, before we read too much into this, it’s likely nothing too notable…


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Hello again: Live blog of Apple's October 27...

Apple's big event in September showed us a number of new product updates—we got the Apple Watch Series 2, wireless AirPods, and, of course, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Luckily for us, Apple's not done rolling out the goods. If the rumors are true, we're expecting to see a new lineup of MacBooks during Apple's second fall event on Thursday, featuring a fancy new Magic Toolbar with a Touch ID sensor at the top of the MacBook's keyboard. We'll know for sure soon!

Join us on Thursday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific/1:00 p.m. Eastern for a play-by-play of Apple’s big announcement—we’ll be covering the event live from the audience at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino. Apple will also be live streaming the event, so you can tune in via Apple TV, Safari on your Mac or iOS device, or from your PC...

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AWT News Update: October 26, 2016

Today's the lull before the storm -- tomorrow, of course, is the day that Apple holds an event at which we expect to see some updated Macs. We'll have plenty of news tomorrow, but today you can feast your ears on a short podcast about:

  • Apple Pay appears to be getting close to launch in Germany
  • Apple VP Jennifer Bailey will speak about Apple Pay at a conference in Las Vegas in December
  • AirPods have been delayed; we give you a few options if you're really in need of some W1-equipped wireless headphones

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Hi, this is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for October 26, 2016. This week’s...

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Apple to release 4.7" and 5.5" '...

Contrary to reports on Wednesday claiming Apple intends to release three new iPhone models in 2017, including a middle-of-the-road 5-inch iteration, sources tell AppleInsider plans are to stick with the usual 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch flagships.

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Duet Display Update Turns Your iPad Pro into a Real...

Duet Display was already a great app for using your iPad Pro as a second display for your Mac, and now its latest update makes it a proper graphics tablet, too. The new version supports Apple Pencil angle and pressure sensitivity, so you can draw in apps like Adobe Photoshop without having to invest in Wacom’s Cintiq tablet. You can use Duet with other iPad models, too, but you won’t get Apple Pencil drawing support. Duet Display cost US$19.99 a year, but is temporarily available for $9.99, so grab your copy now.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Keep an eye on your camera...

New Mac apps of the week

This week’s roundup of new Mac apps includes OverSight, an app that keeps an eye on how third-party programs use your Mac’s built-in camera and microphone. Plus, new features for Carrot Weather and Speedtest, and more. Read on!


App Dynamic’s $19 AirServer lets you mirror the screen of your iOS device right on your Mac.

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Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus won’t launch until 2017

Apple's new “spaceship” headquarters in Cupertino, California, won’t open until 2017, according to a construction update. Street and building work was originally meant to be wrapped up in the third quarter of 2016.

The spaceship campus has an estimated cost of $5 billion (though I’ll bet that the final cost is WAY more than that). The new campus, which will supplement and not replace Apple’s current headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop, was a pet project of the late Steve Jobs. It’s a four-story, 2.8 million square foot building to be built on land formerly occupied by Hewlett Packard’s campus.

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Microsoft Surface Dial evokes comparison to Griffin...

Microsoft has announced the wireless Surface Dial for its tablet and computer line, but a third-party option bringing much of the functionality of it to the Mac has existed for some time -- the Griffin PowerMate.

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Apple's big TV plan: A 'watch list'...

Apple may have more than new Macs in store for it’s “Hello again” event on Thursday. Rumor has it the company has a new plan for Apple TV that will make it easier to find stuff to watch.

It will come in the form of an Apple TV app code-named the Watch List, which will recommend content it thinks you’ll like based on the shows you’ve already watched. According to a Wednesday report in USA Today, the app will have a different name when it’s announced to the public at Thursday’s Mac event, but the premise will remain the same: a content discovery app that uses your viewing habits and cable or streaming service subscription information to tell you what to watch.


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AirPod debut delayed past the original ‘late October...

Originally set for late-October availability, Apple told TechCrunch that the product needs "a little more time" before it's ready for market.

The company didn’t say whether hardware or software updates are causing the delay. However, Apple told TechCrunch that the initial response has been “incredible."

AirPods are wireless headphones that allow users to listen to music, make phone calls, enjoy TV shows and movies, play games and interact with Siri. Apple says that advanced sensors know when you are listening and automatically play and pause your music. Using Siri, AirPods allow you to access the “personal assistant” with a double tap. 

The wireless headphones, including a charging case, will cost $159. AirPods require...

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Apple Delays AirPods, Won’t Ship in October

If you’ve been holding out for Apple’s promised “late October” AirPods release, it looks like you’ll be waiting a little longer. Apple isn’t shipping its wireless earpods this month because they’re still not ready to go.

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Apple postpones the AirPods release date to ???

AirPods won’t be coming out in October as originally promised.

Apple has confirmed that the release of the new AirPods has been postponed, but the company did not divulge a new release date or any other specifics as to what caused the delay. Apple first announced the AirPods during its iPhone 7 even in early September, and claimed that they truly-wireless version of the EarPods would go on sale in late October.

“The early response to AirPods has been incredible. We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch.

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Notable apps and app updates for Oct. 26, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

macOS Apps/Updates

Corel has introduced CorelCAD 2017, the latest version of its powerful and affordable 2D and 3D computer-aided design software.

Available for macOS and Windows, it expands users' drawing capabilities with updated 2D drafting tools designed to allow for a natural transition from 2D to advanced 3D design. CorelCAD 2017 offers native support for .DWG along with .DXF, .DWF, .PDF and other popular formats. It also offers design capabilities designed to speed and simplify the creation of 2D designs and 3D models.

Pricing for CorelCAD 2017 is US$699 for the full version and $199 for upgrades....

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Apple pushes Campus 2 completion into 2017, possibly...

Construction work on Apple's new Cupertino headquarters, Campus 2, now won't be finished until the beginning of 2017, according to the city's latest weekly update on the project.

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News: Elgato announces HomeKit-enabled Eve Light...

Elgato has announced Eve Light Switch ($50), a new product in the company’s Eve lineup of HomeKit-enabled products. Eve Light Switch is the world’s first standalone HomeKit-enabled light switch, and it can be used with Siri or HomeKit in any single or multi-bulb lighting setup. The new accessory replaces a standard single pole switch and uses Bluetooth LE to communicate with nearby iOS and Apple TV devices for remote HomeKit access and…

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Apple delays release of AirPods

“The early response to AirPods has been incredible. We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers,”

I love my AirPods and use them all the time. I’ve had a few little issues, but nothing major.

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Apple's wireless AirPods hit delays, won't...

Apple on Wednesday revealed that its highly anticipated, entirely wireless AirPods earbuds will not ship within their originally advertised timeframe, finding their way into the hands of consumers later this fall.

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Review: Creative iRoar Go Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Creative's iRoar Go ($200) is the latest variation in its Roar series, which has included a number of similar speakers, including last year's Sound Blaster Roar 2, which earned our high recommendation. iRoar Go is a lot like that speaker — it's a five-driver portable speaker with a number of additional features not seen on many competitors. iRoar Go is differentiated by its smaller footprint, its IPX6 splashproof rating, and its "SuperWide" technology, which purports to create a larger sound stage than you'd expect from a relatively small speaker. Changing the speaker's orientation or placement is said to have a noticeable effect in its sound presentation. Creative claims that iRoar Go delivers up to 12 hours of audio playback.{/exp:char_limit}

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News: Apple delays AirPods release

Apple’s AirPods, the wireless W1-aided earphones which debuted at the company’s September event, apparently won’t be released in “late October” after all. Though Apple’s website still gives that time frame as of this writing, TechCrunch reports that the earphones aren’t ready for market. “The early response to AirPods has been incredible. We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and…

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Tips: How to remap command, control, escape, and...

macOS Sierra has ushered in a number of new changes for Mac users, including the ability to remap the modifier keys, like the escape, control, command, or option keys to another hardware button. Here's how to do it.

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Giveaway: Win two AirJamz app-enabled air guitar toys

Zivix this week is partnering with AppleInsider to give five lucky winners a dual pack of AirJamz air guitar toys compatible with iOS and Android devices.

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One day before Mac event, Apple delays AirPods...

Bad news if you’re one of the many people waiting to get your hands on Apple’s new AirPods: they won’t be ready this month. Apple previously promised a ‘late October’ release timeframe for the new wireless earbuds.


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Social Media Analytics, Meet Big Brother

The American Civil Liberties Union recently uncovered evidence that led Twitter, Facebook and its Instagram subsidiary to stop sharing data with Geofeedia, a firm accused of improperly collecting social media data on protest groups, and sharing that information with numerous law enforcement agencies. Geofeedia, a developer of location-based analytics, had been marketing its technology to law enforcement agencies. It was used for such purposes as monitoring Black Lives Matter protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland.

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Microsoft Just Announced the iPad I Always Wanted –...

Microsoft has just announced the Surface Studio, a 28-inch All-in-One computer with a Skylake Processor and a touch sensitive display that tilts. The design, operation and concept of this computer, is basically a giant iPad, the iPad John always dreamed of. His first reaction follows.

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Apple prepares for finishing touches at Campus 2,...

Apple has updated its general construction schedule for its new Campus 2 site, pushing back its expected end date for building construction by three months and noting the start of landscaping work expected to last into the second quarter of next year.


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Apple has made mockups of iMessage for Android

We used to be under the impression that Apple would never, ever consider bringing iMessage to Android. Now, new information has surfaced that suggests otherwise.

Apple has created internal mockups of iMessage for Android, according to John Gruber. These detailed mockups were used to test the look and feel of the iMessage experience on the competing platform, but they have never been released publicly.

“I’ve heard from little birdies that mockups of iMessage for Android have circulated within the company, with varying UI styles ranging from looking like the iOS Messages app to pure Material Design,” Gruber wrote on Daring Fireball. The Apple Music app for Android, the only Apple service to have made the crossover, features Android fonts and Material Design....

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Project Titan sets up shop in Canada, with employees...

Ah, Canada: a land of wide-open spaces to test automonous driving software, and people too polite to blow up your spot. Well, until Mark Gurman catches on. Gurman and Gerrit De Vynck at Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Apple has “dozens” of software engineers working out of an office outside of Ottawa, Ontario—just a five minute walk from BlackBerry’s QNX division, which provides automotive software. In fact, Bloomberg reports, about two dozen of Apple’s engineers came directly from QNX.

Two of those hires include Dan Dodge, former QNX CEO; and Derrick Keefe, a senior engineer with a decade of experience, according to Bloomberg’s anonymous sources.


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Google Hangouts

 October 26, 2016 11:30:00 AM PDT

The problem with Google Hangouts should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

 October 26, 2016 10:25:00 AM PDT

Google Hangouts service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users in the near future. Please note this time frame is an estimate and may change.

Hangouts Chat service was experiencing some latency and loading issues for some users.

 October 26, 2016 9:40:00 AM PDT

We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Hangouts. We will provide more information shortly.

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Big MacBook update tomorrow means now is the time to...

With the release of the new MacBook/Pros tomorrow, and it all but a certainty that this will be the biggest update the Pros have seen in years, now is the perfect time to sell your current MacBook/laptop before it drops in value at

Although new MacBook releases don’t usually affect the value of older models as dramatically as new iPhones do, with such a substantial update we predict a steep decline in the value of older and current MacBook/Air/Pros. The Retina MacBook Pros and 12” MacBook will likely drop in value by several hundred dollars, while the older MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs could see their values quickly approaching zero.

Now is the...

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Apple To Help Viewers Discover TV Shows Through an...

Apple plans to announce a new way for viewers to discover TV shows through an app, according to a report on USA Today. The app will release as soon as this week, the report adds. From the article: Described to network executives as "the Watch List," the app will recommend shows based on the content viewers access through their Apple TVs. For example, a subscriber to FX Networks might be encouraged to check out the new dramatic series Atlanta. This new approach of distilling recommendations into a single app builds on the improvements in search and discovery that Apple introduced last year, with the fourth update to its Apple TV streaming box.


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TMO Daily Observations 2016-10-26: AAPl Q4 Earnings...

Apple’s fourth quarter earnings report numbers came out yesterday, and some say they look good while other say they look bad. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their perspectives on how Apple is performing, plus they offer up their reactions to Microsoft’s just announced Surface Studio ahead of tomorrow’s new Mac launch event.

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Deals: Where to get an iPhone 7 Plus right now for...

With demand outpacing supply, Apple's iPhone 7 Plus has a wait time of nearly a month when ordered directly from Apple. If you want the newest iPhone right now, though, there are ways to lessen the premium and get a 7 Plus right away.

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Comment: Microsoft Surface Studio is the company’s...

During Microsoft’s October Windows event today, the company did something I never expected them to do: surpass Apple’s own desktop solution and experiences. Microsoft announced the launch of their new Surface Studio desktop, an all-in-one system with a beautiful 28” touchscreen display. A powerhouse of a system with specs up to 32GB of RAM and a GPU with 4 GB video RAM, Microsoft is really pulling out all the stops here to make their desktop solution attractive to all creatives in a way normally seen as Apple’s place.

The iMac has maintained the same design for the past few years, and with the Mac Pro seemingly forgotten within the desktop lineup, Microsoft has a solid chance at stealing some of Apple’s customers away.


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Apple said to unveil discovery for TV shows on Apple...

Dawn Chmielewski writing for USA Today:

Described to network executives as “the Watch List,” the app will recommend shows based on the content viewers access through their Apple TVs. For example, a subscriber to FX Networks might be encouraged to check out the new dramatic series Atlanta.

I’m still waiting for Single Sign-On that was promised with the release of tvOS 10.

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Liveblog: Apple’s first Mac event in ages starts...

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Apple's latest media event kicks off tomorrow, October 27, at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern. After focusing primarily on the iPhone and Apple Watch at its event in September, Apple is expected to dedicate this one mostly to its aging Mac lineup.

This will be Apple's first onstage mention of Mac hardware since March of 2015, when the company unveiled its one-ported Retina MacBook. The only Mac updates to happen since then—the 2016 refresh of the MacBook and new 4K and 5K iMacs—were introduced more quietly via press releases and early reviews.

The MacBook Pro is expected to be the event's biggest announcement, and Apple itself has already leaked significant details about the laptop. It has a customizable OLED touchscreen in place of...

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Jony Ive’s next design: A Christmas tree

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Claridge’s Christmas Tree will be designed by long-time friends of the hotel, Sir Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple, and Marc Newson, one of the world’s most influential industrial designers. The tree will be unveiled in Claridge’s lobby on Friday 18 November, 2016.

The Claridge’s Christmas Tree has long been a seasonal landmark and symbolises the start of the festive season in the capital, drawing visitors and Londoners alike to admire its creative design. This is the seventh year that Claridge’s has invited a favourite guest to reinterpret the tree in their own distinctive style.

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Google halts rollout of fiber in US cities

The rollout of Google Fiber will be paused in Chicago, Dallas, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, and Tampa, Dilts added.

It will continue in places where it is already active, so existing customers needn’t worry. It will be interesting to see how AT&T’s fiber project reacts to this.

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'iPhone 8' to come in three sizes, feature...

Apple is planning to launch next year's flagship iPhone in 4.7-, 5-, and 5.5-inch sizes, and will likely use glass backs for all three, a Japanese report claimed on Wednesday.

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The NYT buying Wirecutter and Sweethome is so much...

I think the sites are amazing, using them on a regular basis, but I don’t think the sale itself is. Actually, the sale makes me worry what The New York Times will do to make changes to suit itself, rather than its readers.

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News: Report: iPhone 8 likely to come in three glass...

Three new iPhone 8 models set to be released next year could feature all-glass backs, Nikkei Asian Review reports. An industry source said the phones are likely to feature glass front and back pieces produced by China’s Biel Crystal Manufactory and Lens Technology, with the glass pieces held together by a metal frame. “Apple has tentatively decided that all the 5.5-inch, 5-inch and 4.7-inch models will have glass backs, departing from…

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Rumor: all 2017 iPhones will have glass-backed bodies

Apple is working on three new iPhone 8 models (shown in fanciful mock-ups) that will launch next year, and all will sport glass-backed bodies, reports Japanese news site Nikkei.

“Apple has tentatively decided that all the 5.5-inch, 5-inch and 4.7-inch models will have glass backs, departing from metal casings adopted by current iPhones, and Biel and Lens are likely to be providing all the glass backs for the new iPhones next year," the article adds, quoting unnamed sources. The glass front and back will reportedly be held together by a metal frame.

Other rumors about the “iPhone 8” — which may be dubbed the “iPhone 10” since 2017 is the Apple smartphone’s 10th anniversary— say it will come with a curved OLED screen, wireless charging, a faster A11 processor, and no Home button. The Home...

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In China, Some Apple Users Opt For iPhone Makeover...

Instead of buying a new iPhone model, some Chinese iPhone owners are giving their old models a makeover to look like the latest version -- a trend that could dent Apple's efforts to boost sales in what has been its biggest growth driver. Catherine Cadell, reporting for Reuters: Online sites offer shoppers makeover kits, false cameras and even dust plugs to hide the removed headphone jack to give their iPhone 6 or 6S the appearance of the iPhone 7 -- Apple's latest flagship product which launched last month. The makeover quirk mirrors a broader view among some Chinese users that the iPhone 7 doesn't have enough new features to convince them to trade up. "I don't have the money to upgrade, and the (iPhone) 7 is just so-so," said a Beijing-based sales worker, who said he was getting a Shenzhen firm to replace his iPhone 6 back casing with a fake iPhone 7 shell. "I'm changing it to show off," he said, giving only his surname Gao as he wasn't sure that what he was doing was legal....

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Elgato's Eve HomeKit light switch is an easy...

Smart light bulbs are a dime a dozen, but home device maker Elgato decided that another effective way to control your home lighting isn’t a bulb and hub or bridge set-up—it’s a smart light switch. The company’s new $50 Eve Light Switch is the first HomeKit-compatible product of its kind, which means you can control your lights with just your voice. Thanks, Siri!

The simple white Bluetooth wall plate replaces your standard single pole switch, which you can either swap out yourself or call in a professional. (You can watch this video for full installation details, but note that you'll need a neutral wire in the switch box to set up the Eve switch, which some older homes lack.) The best part is you can control your lights without outfitting your house with smart bulbs and a hub—though you can use the Eve switch to control those, too, if...

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Rumor: Apple to announce a ‘watch list’ app at...

At tomorrow’s’ “hello, again” event, Apple will new an app that lets Apple TV users find new shows based on what they watch on the Apple set-top box.

The app has been described as "the Watch List" to network executives, but will take on a different name when it actually reaches the public, according to USA Today, quoting unnamed sources. For network programmers, it provides a central hub for promoting new shows — “a helpful tool at a time when old programming tricks for launching a new series, such as wedging a freshman show next to a hit program, don’t work in the digital world,” the article adds. 

The Watch List could be same as Apple's rumored viewing guide for the Apple TV. According to Recode, Apple is...

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Elgato debuts standalone Eve Light Switch for Apple...

Accessory maker Elgato on Wednesday launched the Eve Light Switch, which it claimed is the world's first standalone switch with support for Apple's HomeKit.

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Who Wants to Be a Mac Dictator?

Did you know that macOS Sierra (and Mac OS X El Capitan) have pretty good dictation built-in at no extra cost? Dictation can be faster than typing and a nice change of pace; discover how to enable and use it in this week’s thrilling episode of Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves, only here at The Mac Observer!

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Nikkei: iPhone 8 will introduce 5-inch version, all-...

Nikkei Asian Review is adding to recent reports that Apple will move to an all-glass design with the iPhone 8 next year, while reporting that the lineup will add a 5-inch model. Apple previously used an all-glass design with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, but switched to aluminum backs with the iPhone 5 through iPhone 7. And a 5-inch iPhone 8 would add a new option to the current lineup which includes 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch flagship models.


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9to5Toys Lunch Break: Duet Display iPad App $10,...

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Microsoft debuts Surface Studio all-in-one PC,...

Alongside the 28-inch all-in-one Surface Studio PC, Microsoft's new Surface Book i7 announced Wednesday is said to triple the performance of the currently shipping high-end MacBook pro 13-inch that hasn't been updated for a year and a half.

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Apple’s ‘hello again’ Event to Include Apple TV...

Apple’s “hello again” event on Thursday is shaping up to include more than new Mac announcements. A report claims the company will also unveil an Apple TV app that helps TV viewers discover new shows.

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What to expect from Apple’s Mac event

It’s unlikely all of these products will be upgraded tomorrow but Apple has a lot of catching up to do.

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Apple to announce 'watch list' TV...

One of the things Apple reportedly plans to showcase at its Oct. 27 event is a new app that will let people find new shows based on what they watch on an Apple TV.

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∞ Hypnotic video of robots working together to make...

[VIDEO] This is wonderful to watch. I love the fact that all the robots are focused on a central point, working together to operate on something tiny.

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Apple giveth, and Apple taketh away — the Escape key

Jeff Geerling commenting on the apparent loss of the escape key (Shawn called this out yesterday in this post) on the recently leaked MacBook Pro image, with a suggestion on replacing it.

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News: Report: New Apple TV app to provide show...

An Apple TV app set to be announced Thursday will help users find new shows based on what they already like, USA Today reports. Sources said the app has been referred to as “the Watch List” in discussions with network executives, and it will recommend shows based on what viewers are accessing with their Apple TV. The move could be a boon for networks looking to adapt to a digital marketplace where they can’t simply schedule a new…

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Report: Apple to announce new app for Apple TV at...

Although the Apple event scheduled for tomorrow has been colloquially labelled as a ‘new Mac’ unveiling, it appears Apple will be talking about some other things as well.

USA Today is reporting that Apple is preparing to unveil a new app for Apple TV, which will give users personalised TV shows recommendations. The app will contextually suggest TV shows to watch based on their existing viewing habits and content subscriptions.


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Apple said to develop car operating system in...

Mark Gurman and Gerrit De Vynck, writing for Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. has dozens of software engineers in Canada building a car operating system, a rare move for a company that often houses research and development projects close to its Cupertino, California headquarters, according to people familiar with the matter.

Many of the engineers working in Canada were hired over the past year and about two dozen came from BlackBerry Ltd.’s QNX, a leading automotive software provider, the people said. They asked not to be identified discussing details of a secret project.


The most notable Apple hire from QNX was its chief executive officer, Dan Dodge. Since joining Apple’s Project Titan car initiative early this year, he’s taken on a larger role overseeing the car operating system, splitting his time between Canada and California, the people said. Another notable addition is Derrick Keefe, who left QNX last year after more than a decade as a senior engineer,...

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Was the Google Pixel built in a mere 9 months? It...

Ron Amadeo, writing for Ars Technica:

The most interesting tidbit comes from David Pierce, a senior staff writer at our sister site Wired. Speaking on the Wired Podcast, Pierce said he was told that the Pixel phones had a mere nine months of development time. After asking Google why the phone didn’t have the same level of water resistance as other high-end flagships, Pierce said, “their answer was essentially ‘We ran out of time.’ There apparently had been this plan for a long time, and at the end of 2015, they blew it all up and started over. So they essentially went from nothing to launch in nine months and a week.”


Let’s examine this timeline. Why would Google “blow everything up” at the end of 2015? We can fill in the blanks with a report from Android Police, which claims that Google’s 2016 smartphone lineup was originally going to be built by Huawei.

“Shortly after the Nexus 5X and 6P launched, Google began talks with Huawei to produce its 2016...

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Microsoft reveals VR & AR-focused Windows 10...

Microsoft is making a big push into augmented reality and virtual reality with its newly announced Windows 10 Creator's Update, and bringing tools for creation of the new media natively to Windows 10.

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How to Add a Physical Escape Key to the New MacBook...

The Escape key has been on our keyboards practically since the beginning of time—even the Apple II had one. That’s changing with tomorrow’s MacBook Pro refresh and its Magic Toolbar. The physical Escape key is going virtual, but Apple is including a way to let other keys handle its task.

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AT&T charges US law enforcement for access to...

Rather than simply hand over data when asked, AT&T is actually charging U.S. law enforcement agencies between $100,000 and $1 million or more per year to access its metadata, turning a profit, according to a report.

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Transcript of Apple’s earnings call, and one vexing...

Shoutout to the community-minded Jason Snell and Serenity Caldwell for capturing the transcript of the earnings call, as they do. Thank you both.

On the call, one particular question that is getting a lot of discussion:

Steve Milunovich, UBS: Some investors are antsy that Apple’s not acquired new profit pools or introduced a financially-material new product in recent years. The question is: A, does Apple today have a grand strategy for what you want to do? I know you won’t tell us what it is, but do you know what you want to do over the next three to maybe five years? Or is it more a “read the market and quickly react”? And B, do you have any sense of — we’re kind of in a gap period where the technology and, arguably, what we’d call the next job to be done, haven’t yet aligned, and maybe in a couple years we will see this flurry of new products and it’ll sort of match what people want to do, but it’s not quite here yet.

And Tim’s response:...

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Today's the last day to get a VPNSecure...

A few weeks ago we offered a lifetime subscription to VPNSecure for $39, and that has become one of the most popular deals we've ever had in the Apple World Today Deals Shop. All good things must come to an end, and today is the last day to get your VPNSecure lifetime subscription for $39 -- that's a 91% discount!

Seasoned world travelers know that although it's great to keep friends and relatives up to date on what you're doing by sending emails and using social networks, unsecured networks can put personal information at risk. Any time you use an unsecured Wi-Fi network at a hotel, coffee shop, or internet cafe anywhere in the world, you're opening yourself to having your personal data or identity stolen. That's why you should seriously consider using a VPN (virtual...

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New $49 Elgato Eve Light Switch adds smart HomeKit...

Elgato is expanding its range of Bluetooth HomeKit devices with a new standalone smart light switch, available from today for $49.95. The Eve Light Switch replaces the wall switches you already have in your house, to make the lighting in the room accessible to HomeKit without changing bulbs or buying bridges and other accessories.

The lights are then exposed to HomeKit via Siri or the iOS 10 Home app; simply use your voice to turn them and off. The lights are also controllable away from home if you have a third-generation or fourth-generation Apple TV to act as a hub for Remote Access.


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News: Apple’s German website adds Apple Pay support...

Apple’s German website now features a support page explaining how to use Apple Pay, but the mobile payment service still hasn’t debuted in the country. Rumors about an impending Apple Pay launch in Germany started over the weekend, when a Reddit user unearthed several hints on Apple’s website, including a map that showed Germany highlighted alongside other Apple Pay countries. The new page wasn’t taken down after it was discovered,…

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Elgato introduces the Eve HomeKit compatible wall...

Elgato has launched the $49.95 Eve Light Switch, which the company says is the world’s first light switch with HomeKit technology for light control. It transforms any single or multi-bulb setup into a Siri-enabled lighting system, so you can use your voice to control your existing bulbs regardless of their shape, size or color. 

Eve Light Switch replaces a single pole switch and features Bluetooth low energy technology to ensure easy setup, reliable operation, and power efficiency, according to Elgate General Manager Markus Fest. It’s one of eight products in the company’s Eve line of HomeKit-enabled accessories.

The Eve Light Switch features a capacitive touch sensor to manually turn a light on or off. It replaces a single pole switch and is ready for DIY or professional installation. Thanks to Bluetooth low energy technology, Eve Light Switch doesn’t require a gateway or bridge, and is totally immune to cyber attacks over the Internet, Fest says. 

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Wall Street positive on Apple's Q4 earnings,...

Though immediate investor reaction saw share prices drop following the results of Apple's September quarter, analysts on Wall Street are thinking longer term and remain bullish about AAPL stock.

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Jony Ive and Marc Newson are growing the iTree

Apple Design Chief Jony Ive’s new creation is the iTree. Well, okay, that’s not really its name, but Ive and his buddy, Marc Newson, are designing the 2016 Christmas tree for the Claridge hotel in London. The tree will be unveiled in Claridge’s lobby on Friday Nov. 18.

The Claridge’s Christmas Tree has long been a seasonal landmark and symbolizes the start of the festive season in the capital, drawing visitors and Londoners alike to admire its creative design, says Paul Jackson, Claridge’s general manager. This is the seventh year that Claridge’s has invited a favorite guest to reinterpret the tree in their own distinctive style.

“Christmas has always been a truly special time of year at Claridge’s and we are delighted to welcome our friends Jony and Marc to spread their legendary creative magic this year,” says Jackson. “We truly believe their innovative spirit and ground-breaking...

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French Apple iPhone, iMac bludgeoner given six-month...

The man who smashed at least 17 demo stations at the Dijon, France Apple store on Sept. 29 had his day in court, and in addition to a six-month suspended jail sentence, he must pay Apple 17,548 euros for the damage -- far short of the company's own estimate.

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Apple Pay Vice President Jennifer Bailey to speak at...

The Apple executive vice president tapped to helm Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, will be speaking with Kara Swisher at the Code Commerce conference in Las Vegas on Dec. 6.

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Apple design head Jony Ive collaborates on Claridge...

Apple design officer Jony Ive's next one-off project will be a collaboration with designer Marc Newson on the 2016 Claridge's Christmas tree, a staple of the holiday season in London.

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iOS 10.1: Turning Off Duplicate Portrait Mode Images

This Quick Tip is about the spankin’-new Portrait Mode available on the iPhone 7 Plus, which’ll let you take shots with a special depth effect applied. However, if you don’t want your iPhone to keep an additional version of each of your Portrait Mode images, come read this article and find out how to turn that off!

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QuickBooks Online to add Apple Pay integration

With the help of a home network, a streaming device can connect with various devices. The content can be streamed on the Internet, a central repository, or any connected device. Along with wireless streaming, streaming media devices also support wired streaming using a cabled LAN.

At the third annual QuickBooks Connect conference, Intuit said it will roll out a suite of product innovations “designed to fuel the next wave of worldwide small business success.” One of those is Apple Pay integration with QuickBooks Online.

Sasan Goodarzi, executive vice president of Intuit’s Small Business Group, said it takes 28 days for the average small business to get paid, and 64% of small businesses have invoices that go unpaid for 60...

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AdaptiveMobile claims that ‘thousands’ of North...

AdaptiveMobile, which specializes in mobile network security, claims that continued spam is being sent from North American iCloud users’ accounts, resulting in these accounts being used to send “hundreds of thousands” of spam SMS messages to China. The company is also reporting a broadening of attacks, with the initial messages offering counterfeit luxury goods now expanding to promote gambling sites.

AdaptiveMobile issued a report in September showing how attackers were using compromised North American iCloud accounts to send SMS spam from iPhones attached to the accounts. Today, the Company...

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Martian Notifier Smartwatch: $29.99

We have a different kind of deal for you today on the Martian Notifier Smartwatch. This device can receive and display notifications, and trigger your smartphone’s camera. You can customize vibration alerts, too. It’s available in black, red, or white, and it’s priced at just $29.99. There are videos on the deal listing, along with more information.

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News: Daily Deal: Last Chance to get the Pay What...

Today’s your last chance to get the Pay What You Want Award-Winning Mac Bundle, with thirteen powerful apps to make your Mac a productivity powerhouse. Pay whatever you want for Screen Grabber Pro, eXtra Voice Recorder, and Photo Stitcher, and if you beat the average price you’ll receive the complete set of apps, including Drive Genius 4, The Hit List, Aurora HDR, and more.

Get the Pay What You Want Award-Winning Mac Bundle now...

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Read, search, annotate PDFs with PDF Viewer, free on...

This is a no-brainer. PDF Viewer is built by the team behind PSPDFKit, the top mobile PDF framework incorporated into apps like Dropbox, Box, HipChat, Evernote and Ulysses and used internally by companies such as IBM, SAP, United Airlines, BMW, Audi and many more. In short, these folks really know the ins and outs of PDF.

PDF Viewer is free on the iOS App Store. Here’s the iTunes link. Go get it.

UPDATE: PDF Viewer was just added to the “New Apps We Love” list in the iOS App Store. Well that didn’t take long!


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Delta app lets you track your bag’s location in real...

I usually travel hand-baggage only as it saves time on arrival and removes the stress of wondering whether your luggage will arrive, but if you can’t avoid hold baggage, Delta now lets you keep an eye on it via its Fly Delta app.

Delta started attaching RFID tags to bags back in April, but at that stage it was purely for use by the airline itself. It’s now making that same data available to customers, so you can see whether your bag made it onto the plane and then track it all the way to the carousel on arrival …


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Apple posts $9 billion profit on $46.9 billion in...

Apple’s annual revenue has fallen for the first time since 2001. The company went from $233.7 billion in 2015 to $217 billion in the 2016 fiscal year. This marks a 9 percent decline since 2001, largely due to the continued decline in iPhone sales, down 5 percent year over year.

The company sold 45.5 million iPhones in the fourth quarter—also its final quarter of fiscal 2016—though that includes just two weeks of iPhone 7 sales and only the earliest signs of Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 catastrophe impact.

As such, Apple made a $9 billion profit from $46.9 billion in revenue in Q4 of 2016, down year-over-year from an $11.1 billion profit off $51.5 billion in Q4 of 2015. And while profits and revenue are down pretty much across the board,...

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Apple leaks next-gen MacBook Pro image with macOS 10...

Apple may have accidentally revealed some of the goods to be announced at the media event on October 27th via the macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update.

The update apparently includes hidden Apple Pay images that depict the brand new MacBook Pro with an OLED touch panel.

This confirms that such a product is in the works and affirms that it will be on top of the keyboard where the function keys would normally be placed. It very clearly supports Touch ID, as it is seen used with Apple Pay.

The OLED touch panel has also been dubbed the “Magic Toolbar” and appears to be contextual, changing according to what’s on the screen.

Aside from the OLED touch panel, the new MacBook Pro looks similar in design to the existing models....

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How to watch Apple's Oct. 27 'Hello Again...

On Thursday, Oct. 27, Apple will host its second press event of the fall, where it's expected to showcase new MacBook models including an overhauled MacBook Pro with an OLED touchbar, USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, and possibly more. As usual, there will be several ways to watch.

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AAPL shares fall 3% in after-hours trading despite...

Despite Apple announcing Q4 earnings which lined-up almost perfectly with analyst expectations, the company’s shares price fell 3.26% in after-hours trading. After closing at $118.25 before the announcement, they were trading at $114.40 at the time of writing.

Although the company did report its first full-year decline in revenue since 2001, this had been predicted. Comparing the pre-announcement analyst consensus with the actual results, it’s remarkable just how close they were …


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What to expect from Apple’s Mac event this week

The age of Apple’s Mac lineup has become a topic of frequent conversation (slash punchline) among tech journalists and commentators lately. The oft-referenced MacRumors Buyers Guide has been a constellation of big red “DON’T BUY” labels for months, and it’s because we’ve only gotten one Mac update since October of 2015.

Last refresh
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April 2016
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March 2015

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Put a BarraCuda 4TB in your Drobo 5C

You need drives to populate your Drobo 5C (see my review), and one of the best, all-round choices I’ve run across so far is the 3.5-inch BarraCuda 4TB drive

It offers lots of bang for the buck (about $100) and allows you to store and retrieve data quickly. You can store about 480 HD videos or 80,000 photos or 1,000,000 songs — or, of course, a combination of all these. Like me, your collection of photos, music, and videos probably grows dramatically each week. With the Drobo 5C/BarraCuda 4TB combo, you can store LOTS of digital media, then add another drive (or four) for even more storage capacity.

The BarraCuda — which sports a SATA 6Gb/second interface and 64MB cache — comes with a generous two-year warranty. My one...

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Services now worth more to Apple than each of iPad...

Apple’s Services category covers everything from paid iCloud storage tiers to Apple Music subscriptions, and it’s been clear for some time that this recurring revenue is becoming increasingly important to the company’s bottom-line. Just how important was revealed in yesterday’s earnings report: in Q4, Services revenue was larger than each of iPad and Mac sales …


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How to change text size on your Apple Watch

You young whipper-snappers may find it easy to read the small text on an Apple Watch screen, but some of us who are more …. seasoned … may prefer some bigger letters. Thankfully, it’s easy to change the text size on your smartwatch. Here’s how:

  • Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  • Select Brightness & Text Size. Use the bottom slider to adjust text size. The farther right you move the slider, the bigger the text gets.

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Apple posts Apple Pay support page on German website...

After a bumpy Apple Pay rollout in Japan earlier this week, Apple this week posted a support an explainer page covering the payments service to its regional German website, suggesting an impending launch in that country.

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Apple Pay exec Jennifer Bailey to speak at Code...

Apple’s head of Apple Pay, Jennifer Bailey, is set to appear alongside other industry titans at Recode’s Code Commerce conference this December. The Apple exec ran the company’s online stores for many years and now leads Apple Pay, Apple’s contactless mobile payments solution.

The Code Commerce meeting takes place multiple times a year; Bailey will be appearing at the last one in 2016 on December 6. No doubt the new MacBook Pro with integrated Apple Pay will form part of the discussions.


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Apple's Annual Sales Fall For First Time Since...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNNMoney: Apple just posted its first annual sales decline since 2001, the year it launched the iPod and kicked off a tremendous run of groundbreaking products. The tech company revealed Tuesday that annual sales fell to $216 billion in the 2016 fiscal year ending September 30, from a record $234 billion in 2015. The sales decline is closely connected to the falling sales for the iPhone, which remains Apple's largest source of revenue. Apple sold 45.5 million iPhones in the September quarter, down from 48 million iPhones in the same quarter a year earlier. That marks the third consecutive quarter when iPhone sales and overall revenue have declined from a year prior. Many analysts have raised concerns that the global smartphone market is saturated. Customers are taking longer to replace their phones. And Apple's latest iPhone is a dead ringer for the previous two models, eliminating some of the desire to upgrade. The good news is that this...

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IBM extends Watson cognitive capabilities to...

As part of a continued partnership with Apple, IBM on Tuesday announced an extension of the MobileFirst for iOS program that integrates Watson cognitive computing technology to bring natural language processing, deep data analytics and more to iOS 10.

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