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Opinion: Why the new 13-inch MacBook Pro means you...

As most of you all know, I’ve been a big proponent of the 12″ MacBook. I purchased the m5-equipped 512 GB version back in the spring, and I’ve been mostly a fan since acquiring it.

But with the arrival of the new entry-level 13″ MacBook Pro, the one devoid of Apple’s splashy new Touch Bar, the arguments for purchasing a 12″ MacBook just got a lot more hard to come by. more…

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AWT News Update: October 27, 2016 Apple Event...

Well, the livestream is done, the Apple web store is showing off the shiny new products, and all is over until the next Apple Event... We heard about some new Apple TV features, saw a bit of Apple history 101, and got to see the new and exciting MacBook Pro. But there are a number of things that did not get discussed during today's event, and in my super-sized podcast du jour, I'll cover both the things seen and unseen.

Today's podcast will not be available in text format -- it's almost 24 minutes long and I "winged it" instead of using a script -- but you don't have the time to sit down and watch Apple's livestream rerun or do a lot of research on your own, be sure to tune in for the details. Just click the player below to hear the podcast in its entirety, or subscribe to the AWT News Update to receive daily news from the world of Apple in (usually) five minutes or less.


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Hands-on with the new MacBook Pros, their keyboard,...

The biggest questions around Apple's new MacBook Pro design were about how the company was going to balance its own design priorities—making things thinner and lighter and removing ports wherever possible—with the features its "pro" users regularly request and use—more performance, good input devices, and more connectivity.

I was able to spend about 15 minutes looking at and touching the new Pros. We'll be examining performance thoroughly in our full review, so in my hands-on session I focused primarily on trying out the new keyboard, the new trackpad, and the Touch Bar that Apple spent so much time on today.

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Watch the MacBook Pro event again with Apple’s...

Following Apple’s event earlier today unveiling new MacBook Pro models and more, the company has now shared a full replay of the live stream available to watch through its website.

We also have our own live blog and news hub for the event where we’re keeping track of all our coverage.


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Apple partners with LG to make new 4K & 5K...

Briefly mentioned during Thursday's press event was an Apple partnership with LG on 4K and 5K monitors, designed with the specifications of its new MacBook Pros in mind.

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No New MacBook Airs as Apple Instead Makes Lower-End...

Alongside the two new MacBook Pros, Apple also unveiled a refresh for its popular MacBook Air lineup. The company is calling this: the MacBook Pro, same branding as the other two MacBook Pros. It's a lower-end version of the new MacBook Pros, with no "Touch Bar" (or the Touch ID) and is powered by a slightly slower processor. Starting at $1,499, this MacBook Pro model is slightly cheaper too, though. From an ArsTechnica report:Apple said it will continue selling the existing 13" MacBook Air, but the company made a point of comparing that model to this new lower-end Pro, putting it somewhere between the Air and the other Pros in the lineup. The new 13" MacBook Pro starts at $1,499 and will begin shipping today. The new higher-end Pros will start at $1,799 for the 13" model and $2,399 for the 15" model while shipping in two to three weeks. If you don't select any hardware upgrades, the low-end 13" Pro has a sixth-generation Intel Core i5 processor with dual cores clocked at 2.0GHz,...

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Apple just killed the 11-inch MacBook Air

Is Apple phasing out the MacBook Air? It certainly seems so, with the 11-inch Air no longer for sale and the 13-inch model getting a new rival in the 13-inch MacBook Pro.

That’s right, Apple introduced two 13-inch MacBook Pros at Thursday’s “Hello again” event in Cupertino. One has a Touch Bar, which replaces the keyboard’s function keys. The other keeps all of its keys, but is 12 percent thinner than a MacBook Air with two Thunderbolt 3 ports to replace the MagSafe connector and standard USB ports. (Don’t worry, all the MacBooks are keeping their headphone jacks.)


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Apple launches late-2016 MacBook Pro, incorporates...

The rumors were true and the next-gen MacBook Pro has been revealed.

As has been mentioned before, the new notebook, which is available in both 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, features an OLED Touch Bar which replaces the traditional function keys found on the MacBook Pro. The Touch Bar also incorporates a Touch ID sensor, allowing for function such as Apple Pay in the Touch ID area of the Touch Bar. The Touch ID sensor is integrated with the power button.

The Touch Bar itself is dynamic and changes depending on what application you might happen to be using at any given point in time. During a chat, the Touch Bar can be used to instantly place emoji. In the Photos app, you can access editing functions on the Touch Bar and apply those edits to the...

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First look: Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch...

As expected, Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup on Thursday with thinner designs, beefier components and the hotly anticipated multitouch Touch Bar. AppleInsider covered the event live and was able to go hands-on with Apple's latest hardware after the keynote.

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The LG UltraFine 5K is the display Apple promotes...

At today’s “hello, again” event, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke of Apple teaming with LG to offer a 27-inch 5K Retina display to go along with the new MacBook Pros. It’s the LG UltraFine 5K Display. It will set you back $1,299 and will be available in December. 

The LG UltraFine 5K Display — which is 18.3 inches high, 24.6 inches wide, 9.4 inches deep, and weighs 18.7 pounds — boasts a 27.inch, 5120-by-2880 resolution, 14.7 million pixels, P3 wide color gamut, and 500 cd/m² of brightness. A single Thunderbolt 3 cable (included) provides up to 85W of charging power to your MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. And three downstream USB-C ports (5 Gbps) offer additional connectivity and power to compatible devices and accessories.

The LG UltraFine 5K Display also sports built-in stereo speakers, camera, and microphone deliver a rich media experience. You connect...

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Apple's new TV app puts all the shows and...

For years, Apple has been trying to solve the biggest problem with television today: cable providers that sell expensive bundles of channels we’ll never watch. The fourth-generation Apple TV took a step toward making cord-cutting easier with an App Store and Siri remote, but at Thursday’s Mac event the Cupertino company introduced another solution: an app called simply TV.

The tvOS App Store now has 8,000 apps, only 1,600 of which are from video content providers, but Apple recognized that people need a more unified interface for finding TV shows and movies to watch. The current Apple TV interface is littered with apps, and while the Siri remote is useful in finding specific things to watch, it wasn’t the best solution. The TV app takes the Apple Music approach to organization, putting your most recently watched shows front and center so you can pick up where you...

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Apple’s TV App Seeks to Unify the Apple TV Experience

Apple’s upcoming TV app for tvOS 10 and iOS 10 will streamline your viewing experience and make it easier to find things to watch. Unfortunately, not all content providers are on board.


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Apple’s ‘Hello Again’ Event Wasn’t About the Mac...

During Apple’s “Hello Again” event, Apple spent an hour and 25 minutes talking about several cool things. The new MacBook Pros are very nice—but they were the only major Mac announcement.  In contrast, the event tagline suggested that Apple would say something important about the “Mac” as a product. Instead, the vacuum persisted and Apple elected to take a stand, instead. on how it sees the MacBook Pro catering to the pro market with the Touch Bar.

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See which 3rd-party apps will support Apple's...

Some developers have been treated to a sneak-peek at the MacBook Pro Touch Bar already, with Pixelmator Labs, Serif, Blackmagic Design, and others promising updates before the end of the year for their products.

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TMO Daily Observations 2016-10-27: Apple’s ‘hello...

Apple used its “hello again” media event to introduce new MacBook Pro models and a new Apple TV app for consolidating the shows we watch in a single interface. Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s announcements, what was exciting from the event, and more.

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LG’s 5K monitor pushed as MacBook Pro’s ideal...

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Along with the announcement of new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros, Apple highlighted what it considers to be the "ultimate docking station" for its newest laptops: LG's new UltraFine 5K Display. Apple executive Phil Schiller showed the new product on stage along with the new MacBook Pro, and he explained the company worked closely with LG to make it perfect for these new laptops.

This is not an Apple-branded monitor, which is an interesting move since Apple likes to keep its name on all products announced at these kinds of events. Of note, the monitor has built-in cameras, microphones, speakers, three USB Type-C ports, and one...

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Apple updates Final Cut Pro X with Magnetic Timeline...

Apple's flagship professional video editing software, Final Cut Pro X, has been updated to take advantage of the forthcoming MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, offering users the ability to more easily scrub through clips and have quick shortcuts presented dynamically.

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Apple quietly kills non-Retina MacBook Pro it sold...

Enlarge / The listing for the old non-Retina MacBook Pro. (credit: Apple)

Apple isn't making a big deal out of it, but today it quietly killed one of its oldest devices this side of the iPod lineup: the 2012 non-Retina MacBook Pro, which it had been selling for $1,099 as an entry-level model alongside newer Retina MacBook Pros for over four years. In its place is 2015's Retina model, which is being sold with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD for $1,299.

Old as the non-Retina hardware was, it wasn't without its advantages. It was the only Mac laptop with upgradeable memory and standard 2.5-inch hard drives, making upgrades...

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Apple stops selling legacy SuperDrive-equipped...

In the wake of everything new announced today in the Mac lineup, Apple has stopped selling the legacy MacBook Pro with non-Retina screen, 5400 RPM hard-disk and SuperDrive optical disc slot. This Mac has existed in the lineup for many years and has finally been discontinued.

The old MacBook Pro was often bought by businesses or education markets, who are price-sensitive or required integrated ports like Ethernet, which none of the new MacBooks feature. This product is available refurbished at third party retailers like Amazon, if you want to buy one for some reason.

Apple has also stopped selling the 11-inch MacBook Air, which used to be the cheapest Mac portable in the lineup. This position has been supplanted by the $999 13 inch MacBook Air, which has not been changed at all.


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Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor updates play...

Apple has introduced a “significant update” to its professional video editing app, Final Cut Pro X, featuring new editing features for the Magnetic Timeline, support for the revolutionary Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro and a redesigned interface with full support for wide color workflows. 

The Touch Bar replaces the keyboard’s traditional function row with a Retina-quality Multi-Touch display that dynamically adapts to Final Cut Pro X by putting intuitive, context-sensitive controls right at your fingertips. Apple also released updates to Motion and Compressor.

“This is our biggest update to Final Cut Pro X since we completely redesigned it five years ago,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing. “The new version features a sleek interface and adds powerful new editing features that go far beyond what’s possible with traditional, track-based video editing apps; and integration with the revolutionary Touch Bar gives professional video...

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WaterField Designs unveils the Syde MacBook Pro...

WaterField Designs has announced the new Syde Case—a custom-fitted case designed to bridge the gap between a laptop sleeve and briefcase—for Apple’s new MacBook Pros with Touch Bars.

The Syde combines a fitted, laptop sleeve in ballistic nylon or waxed canvas with a large, full-grain leather, soft-lined compartment for laptop accessories, wallet, keys and phone. 

A black ballistic or waxed canvas, neoprene-lined, laptop compartment in custom-fitted MacBook Pro Touch Bar sizes forms the basis of the light, compact Syde Case. The front sports a soft-lined, full-grain leather compartment with internal organizational pockets: pen slots including one sized for the Apple Pencil and a padded, dedicated compartment for an iPhone. Space in the leather compartment remains for...

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No new MacBook Airs as Apple instead makes lower-end...

Enlarge / The new 13" MacBook Pro, without a Touch Bar or Touch ID. (credit: Apple)

We thought Apple might introduce a new MacBook Air today, but instead the company made a lower-end MacBook Pro that might satisfy people looking for a thin laptop with more horsepower than the entry-level MacBook.

Alongside the more powerful 13" and 15" MacBook Pros announced today, there is another new 13" MacBook Pro that doesn't have the Touch Bar and Touch ID that comes with higher-end models. It does use the same general design as the higher-end MacBook Pros, weighing 3.02 pounds with "up to 10 hours" battery life for wireless Web surfing and movie playback.


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New Mac laptops, but no desktops debuted at Apple’s...

At today’s “hello, again” event, Apple introduced a nifty new MacBook Pro, but the desktop line-up saw no love. What was introduced was the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever, along with an interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a Retina-quality Multi-Touch display called the Touch Bar. 

“The Mac is dear to all of us at Apple,” said CEO Tim Cook. “It’s a testament to all we do and create. The Mac has had a profound impact on education, art, design, and more. And this week is the 25th anniversary of our first notebook [a PowerBook].”

The new MacBook Pro sports Apple’s brightest and most colorful Retina display yet, Touch ID support, a more responsive keyboard, a larger Force Touch trackpad and an audio system with double the dynamic range. It’s also the most powerful MacBook Pro ever, featuring sixth-generation quad-core and dual-core processors, up to 2.3 times the graphics performance over the previous generation, SSDs and up to four...

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∞ Videos of the all new MacBook Pro

Part of today’s reveal were three new videos that showed off the brand new MacBook Pro. Take a look.

From top to bottom, we’ve got Reveal, which takes the Mac laptop through 25 years of design. Next up is the Jony Ive narrated design video. And finally, there’s the new So much to touch MacBook Pro ad.


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Apple shares new MacBook Pro & accessibility...

Apple just wrapped its Mac-centric event in Cupertino and as usual, the company shared a variety of videos during the keynote highlighting its new products. Now, Apple has uploaded those videos to YouTube so you can have a second look at them.


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Apple debuts affordable 13" MacBook Pro model,...

Though Apple's two new flagship MacBook Pro models with multitouch Touch Bar stole the show on Thursday, the company also launched a third, more affordable 13-inch model aimed at the MacBook Air faithful.

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Apple Commercial: ‘The new MacBook Pro featuring...

Apple launched its first commercial for the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. It’s big on splashy colors with brief glimpses of the Touch Bar itself, the company’s new touch-sensitive, context-aware Retina Display tool bar.

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Microsoft's New Tech Targets Human Creativity

Microsoft made a slew of announcements at its New York City event Tuesday, focusing on the idea of user as creator. Among its new offerings: the Surface Studio, an all-in-one desktop computer with a touchscreen that's 12.5mm thick; the Surface Dial, a new input device that provides haptic feedback; the Surface Book i7; VR headsets for Windows 10; a revamped Paint app with 3D capability; and Creator's Update, an upcoming Windows 10 refresh providing 3D creation tools, live streaming, and custom Xbox app tournaments.

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Mac: Apple MacBook Pro (2016)

Apple introduced three new models of its MacBook Pro at today’s event. Two of those models feature the company’s new Touch Bar, a multi-touch OLED bar which replaces the function keys and also contains a built-in Touch ID sensor. Touch Bar is essentially a thin, full-color touchscreen that can perform many functions based on software — it also offers quick access to commands, function “key” access, predictive text suggestions, and more. The 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar ($1,799-$1,999) features a 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz, 8GB 2133MHz memory, 256GB or 512GB PCIe-based SSD, Intel Iris Graphics 550, and four USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, which can be adapted to support power, Thunderbolt, USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA with the correct dongles. The 15” MacBook Pro ($2,399-$2,799) offers a 2.6GHz or 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz or 3.6GHz, 16GB 2133MHz memory, 256GB or 512GB PCIe-based SSD,...

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Apple Special Event: MacBook Pro

Tim Cook began the Mac portion of the event by touting the new features of macOS Sierra. This week happens to be a huge week in the history of the Mac and of Apple. 25 years ago, the first notebook -- the PowerBook -- came out. 

Cook brought up several "Firsts" with the Mac laptops that have come out since then, saying that "Apple defines and redefines what a notebook is and what a notebook can do, and today we're going to do it again".

The new MacBook Pro was introduced with a bang, showing all of the past advances, then showing the new device. Phil Schiller did the demo!

A whole new design, all metal (aluminum) and with four USB-C ports, two on each side. 13-inch is 14.9mm thin, 17% thinner than previous version. 3.0 pounds weight. 15-inch model is 15.5mm thick, 14% thinner, 20% less volume. 4 pounds, half a pound less than previous model. 

The trackpad is now Force Touch-enabled, and is twice the size of the previous trackpad. The keyboard uses the...

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Apple announces new lower-end 13-inch MacBook Pro...

As part of its event, Apple has announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro as a premium successor to the MacBook Air. It’s twelve percent thinner with 12% less volume. Unlike the more expensive models, it lacks a Touch Bar display above the keyboard. It still features the standard function key row. Just to be confusing, the lower-end MacBook Pro shares its name with the ‘new’ Touch Bar MacBook Pro.


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Apple Unveils New MacBook Pro Featuring OLED Touch...

At an event on Thursday, Apple unveiled the new 2016 MacBook Pro. The redesigned MacBook Pro comes with "incredible extreme" all-metal body. The main attraction of the new MacBook Pro is an OLED touch strip at the top that Apple is calling the Touch Bar. The Touch Bar comes with a fingerprint scanner Touch ID that users can tap to log-in quickly to their computer as well as make online payments. The touch strip offers on-screen button that changes according to the application you're running. Schiller, Apple SVP, said it was time Apple gotten rid of the dedicated function keys. The new MacBook Pro is thinner and lighter than the existing model, and it is powerful too. It comes in two screen sizes: 13-inch, which weighs 3 pounds and measures 14.9mm -- down from 18mm from older MacBook Pro. The trackpad is larger too, Apple says, twice as larger than the older one. Also, it's Force Touch trackpad. ArsTechnica adds: Both laptops are still recognizably MacBook Pros, but in keeping with...

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Adobe shows off new version of Photoshop with...

Following its announcement of the all-new MacBook Pros, Apple invited an Adobe executive on stage to demonstrate a new version of Photoshop that takes advantage of the new Touch Bar. “MacBook Pro and Photoshop are made for each other,” Adobe said on stage.


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Apple updates Final Cut Pro X & iMovie with...

After accidentally leaking the existence of Final Cut Pro 10.3 on its trial website, Apple has officially unveiled the updated release at today’s Hello, Again MacBook Pro keynote. The update, which will available to download today on the Mac App Store, adds support for the Touch Bar in the just-announced 13″ and 15″ MacBook Pro. The update also brings refinements to the app’s revolutionary Magic Timeline. more…

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Safari 10.0.1

Patches a couple of WebKit-related security vulnerabilities for 10.10.5 Yosemite and 10.11.6 El Capitan. (Free)


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Apple brings about the end of the physical Function...

In Apple's latest round of removal of traditional features on computers, the company has eradicated conventional Function keys, and has replaced them with a Retina, multi-touch Touch Bar.

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Apple previews the TV App for the Apple TV, iPhone...

Apple has introduced a new TV app that’s designed to offer a unified experience for discovering and accessing TV shows and movies from multiple apps on the fourth generation Apple TV, iPhone and iPad. So where is the Mac version? Apparently, there’s no TV app for macOS Sierra, which is a bit disappointing considering that today’s “hello, again” event focused on the Mac.

The TV app provides one place to access TV shows and movies, as well as a place to discover new content to watch. Apple also introduced a new Siri feature for Apple TV that lets viewers tune in directly to live news and sporting events across their apps. 

“Using apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad has become the primary way for so many of us to watch television,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The TV app shows you what to watch next and easily discover TV shows and movies from many apps in a single place.”

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Apple announces thinner MacBook Pro with Touch Bar,...

Thinner and lighter with a new trackpad, keyboard, Touch Bar, Touch ID, and four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, the 2016 MacBook Pro is a major redesign to Apple's flagship notebook. It comes in screen sizes of 13 and 15 inches, with core models starting at $1,799 and shipping in two to three weeks.

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News: Apple to provide more unified TV experience...

During today’s event in Cupertino, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a new TV app for the Apple designed to provide a unified TV experience with a central launch screen for all movies and TV shows across multiple content apps such as iTunes, HBO NOW, Hulu, Starz, Showtime, and more. Expected to be available in the U.S. in December as part of a tvOS update, the new TV app will provide a “Watch Now” screen showing a play queue of recently…

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Ta-dah! Touch Bar is the highlight of Apple’s newest...

It’s been rumored for some time, and it even made an appearance in the macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update, but on Thursday Apple officially revealed the new MacBook Pro.

The main new feature of the new laptop is the Touch Bar, which replaces the row of function keys usually found on the top of the Apple laptop keyboard. The Touch Bar is an OLED panel, and one of the new features it supports is Touch ID. When you encounter a process that requires you to show your fingerprint (such as Apple Pay), you place your finger on the Touch ID area of the Touch Bar.

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Apple introduces brand-new 13- and 15-inch MacBook...

Enlarge / An image of the new MacBook Pro leaked earlier this week. (credit: Apple)

CUPERTINO, CA—As expected, Apple today took the wraps off of a completely revamped MacBook Pro lineup for the first time since giving the laptops Retina displays back in 2012. The 13- and 15-inch models come with a wide array of internal and external upgrades and changes, and they continue moving Apple’s Mac lineup in the direction heralded by the one-ported MacBook last year.

Both laptops are still recognizably MacBook Pros, but in keeping with Apple’s design priorities they’ve got slimmer profiles and smaller footprints. This is made possible in part by the move to USB Type-C ports like the one in the MacBook, all four of which support Thunderbolt 3. All four ports can be used...

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Apple unveils all-new, redesigned MacBook Pros with...

Apple has officially unveiled the new redesigned MacBook Pro at its special event in Cupertino, California. The new design is all metal like the 12-inch MacBook (no plastic along the hinge) and available in space gray (looks darker than 12-inch but we’ll see) and traditional silver. 13-inch and 15-inch options are available. Much more below:


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Apple TV and iOS gain unified television experience...

Aiming to make it easier to find content across a range of services and apps, Apple on Thursday unveiled 'TV,' a new application for tvOS and iOS that allows users to browse and search for content in one convenient place. It will arrive for free in December.

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Apple Special Event: Apple TV and TV app

Tim Cook reported that over 8,000 apps are now available for Apple TV, and soon fans of Minecraft will be able to play the game on Apple TV. 

Product Manager Ryan Troy of Twitter started off the demo of the future of video with Apple TV. The Twitter app for Apple TV makes it possible to not only watch live TV, but see comments on it as well as Periscope videos taken from different viewpoints.

Cook noted that Apple wants the Apple TV to be the Unified TV experience, the one place to watch everything. They're coming out with the new "TV" app, "It will completely change how you watch TV".

The TV app brings all content from all video apps into one place. To discover new shows, users swipe down to see what's happening on TV shows and in movies. There are Watch Now, Library, Store and Search capabilities in the TV app. There's also a new single-sign-on feature, so that all apps that are tied to a cable channel can be logged into with just one sign-on.


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Minecraft coming to Apple TV before the end of the...

At Thursday's "hello again" release event, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that immensely popular world-building title Minecraft is coming to the fourth generation Apple TV before the end of 2016.

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Twitter is shutting down its Vine mobile apps ‘in...

It goes without saying that Twitter has been struggling lately, but it looks like there might be a bit of an explanation now for the news shared earlier today — alongside its earnings report for the quarter — that the company is laying off about 9 percent of its workforce. Twitter announced on Medium today that the Vine mobile applications for Android and iOS are being shut down soon…


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Apple announces Minecraft coming to tvOS-powered...

Apple announced during its keynote today that Minecraft is coming to the Apple TV. The company highlighted the game while talking about the growing popularity of the tvOS App Store, noting that there are over 8000 apps in the tvOS App Store.

Details on Minecraft for Apple TV are sparse at this point, but we should know more when the app officially hits the App Store. The app is expected to hit come before the end of the year.

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Apple announces new ‘TV’ app for Apple TV & iOS...

Apple has announced a new “TV” app for Apple TV that aggregates TV shows from video content apps. Building on universal search, the TV app unifies the TV experience into a single interface from all installed video apps.

The TV shows and movies listed only show content that you can access, by looking at the apps you have installed in Apple TV. The TV app is available on iPhone, iPad and the TV for living room viewing. The app will launch in the United States by the end of the year.


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Apple’s new ‘TV’ app is its way of simplifying all...


At today's event, Apple unveiled its newest video streaming system: an app called TV. Similarly to what rumors stated, the new app is meant to help users find their most watched content across all the streaming services they may subscribe to by aggregating those shows and movies in one place. TV will also recommend new content to watch based on your history.

This is the biggest update to Apple's TV ecosystem since last year, when the company revamped its TV interface and incorporated Siri into the Apple TV remote to enable searching via voice commands. TV takes those updates and builds upon them to create an interface where you can find content from all the streaming services you subscribe to in one place. Within TV, there are apps for services including HBO Now, Hulu,...

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Apple opens special event with focus on...

Apple kicked off today’s keynote with a video highlighting some of the accessibility features of Apple products, such as spoken alerts letting a blind person know when the camera has detected a face and locked focus on it …


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Apple Special Event: Introduction

This is the first of a number of quick notes to let our readers know what's just been announced... if you haven't been watching the Special Event from the "Town Hall, Cupertino". Keep coming back to Apple World Today and we'll give you the announcements as they happen, plus deep dives into all of the news a bit later on today.

Apple CEO Tim Cook started off the show with a video created by a disabled person showing how the accessibility features in Apple products pretty much let anyone do anything. 

Next, Cook talked about the iPhone 7 and the camera, highlighting the photos that some users have taken. Cook talked about the Memories feature of Photos, which I personally find to be an amazing feature -- apparently over 400 million Memories have been viewed to date.

iOS 10 got a quick overview, with Cook saying that over 60% of all devices are now running iOS 10, while Android 7 (which shipped before iOS 10) is at less than 1% penetration. 

Cook went on to...

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Security Update 2016-006 (Yosemite) and 2016-002 (El...

Resolves several security vulnerabilities for the two older operating systems. (Free, various sizes)


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Twitter cuts 9 percent of its workforce, Vine...

In an effort to streamline operations and refocus the business, microblogging service Twitter will lay off 350 people, and will shut down the Vine video service "in the coming months."

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Mac Observer Apple Keynote Live Coverage

Join TMO‘s staff on a Google Hangouts on Air as we watch and cover Apple’s “hello again” Mac event. Not only will you hear live commentary from TMO staff, you’ll get to see a little behind-the-scenes action as the team publishes coverage of the announcements. You can also post questions and comments, but you’ll need to click through to the YouTube page for the stream to see and use that feature.

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Facebook is bringing Snapchat-like selfie filters to...

In a bid to get more people using Facebook’s Live video feature, the network is shamelessly snagging Snapchat’s selfie filters for its iOS app.

The new feature, called Masks, is timed around Halloween, so if you open Facebook on your iPhone over the next few days (and you happen to live in the U.S., U.K., or New Zealand), you’ll see a new mask option when you start shooting a live video from your front-facing camera.

Specifically, you have to tap on the Live Video icon at the top of your Timeline, then tap the wand in the upper-left corner of the video screen, then select the Masks icon in the navigation bar at the bottom of your screen. Yes, that’s three taps. Then you have to figure out what to say in your video, because you’re live.


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Art Text 3.1

Adds support for macOS 10.12 Sierra and adds a number of 3D tools. ($49.99 new, free update, 628 MB)


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Twitter kills Vine

The axe is falling at Twitter today after attempts to sell the company proved fruitless, and it’s falling hard. During an earnings call this morning, Twitter announced plans to lay off 9 percent of its workforce, and around noon Eastern time, the company followed that up by revealing that it’s killing Vine, the popular app dedicated to sharing short loops of video.

Twitter didn’t provide a specific timeline for the retirement, saying only that the mobile app will be shut down at some point in the coming months.

“Nothing is happening to the apps, website or your Vines today. We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way,” the Vine team said in a Medium post. “You’ll be able to access and download your Vines. We’ll be keeping the website...

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MacBook event News Hub/Live Blog: Watch Apple unveil...

Apple’s October 27 ‘Hello Again’ Mac event is about to kick off, and the company is expected to unveil all-new MacBook Pro models alongside possible updates for its other Mac lines, Apple TV, and more. We recently gave you the full rundown on what to expect

Below we’re keeping track of all our coverage from the event today, including handy links to all of our articles and analysis in the News Hub. You’ll also find our live feed of updates from the stage, as well as pre-event coverage and the latest from inside the event in our Live Blog below that.

Check back for updates as the event unfolds.


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AppleInsider is live at Apple's 'Hello...

Apple will close out its 2016 product launches with one last event from its campus at 1 Infinite Loop, where it is expected to introduce a newly redesigned MacBook Pro with a thinner chassis, OLED "Magic Touchbar," and USB-C ports. AppleInsider is there live with full coverage and instant analysis.

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Nike+ Run Club updates with Apple Music & GPS...

A day before the Apple Watch Nike+'s arrival at stores and doorsteps, Nike has updated its Nike+ Run Club app -- closely integrated with the special-edition Watch -- with a variety of features, including support for Apple Music, and GPS across all compatible Watch models.

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Review: Sol Republic’s new cord-free wireless...

Audio accessory maker Sol Republic is today launching its first product in the cord-free headphone space, the ‘Amps Air’ wireless earbuds. The launch would have been timed with the now delayed release of Apple’s own similar wireless AirPods that were previously expected to launch late this month and possibly following the company’s Mac event today. Apple released a last minute statement yesterday informing customers it needs more time to get the product right before shipping.

But after using the new Amps Air earbuds from Sol Republic over the last week, I’m convinced they will be a better option for many…


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How to watch today's "hello, again"...

At 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET today, Apple's "hello, again" event will begin, and we're sure you'd like to watch it. To do so, just point your browser to around the start of the show and you'll be treated to all of the new announcements.

There are some special requirements for watching the event. According to Apple's event page, "Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation)."

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Apple online store "closed", retail...

With less than two hours to go until today's "hello, again" Mac event, the Apple online store is no longer taking orders, instead showing the standard "we can't wait for you to see it" banner. Listings for the existing MacBook line are still visible, of course, but the company just doesn't want you to order a MacBook Pro when there's something exciting and new coming out today...

In addition, The Mac Observer reports that some Apple retail outlets were setting up the portable stanchions that are used to control lines in front of stores during big product launches. TMO's Jeff Gamet noted that one Reddit user left a comment after visiting the San Francisco flagship store:

They set up the line dividers while I was there. Not sure if this means there will be a product launch tomorrow. This was shortly after closing. There were lots of contractors milling about, taking laser measurements...

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Apple avoids executive's prison term in...

A judge in Milan, Italy has repotedly agreed to a settlement with the head of Apple Sales International in a case over unpaid corporate taxes in the country, which might otherwise have resulted in the Apple executive serving a six-month prison sentence.

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How-To: 7 steps to prepare for the upgrade to a...

With around two-thirds of our readers expecting to buy a brand new MacBook Pro, and others looking to upgrade to a refreshed MacBook Air or iMac, we thought it would be useful to provide a quick guide to preparing for the upgrade.

We recommend a seven-step approach …


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∞ Microsoft Surface Studio, a disruption courting...

Thoughts and links (lots of both) related to Microsoft’s brand new Surface Studio. Head over to the main Loop post to read it all.

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Apple Retail Stores Set Stanchions Overnight, Hints...

Some Apple retail stores began setting up the stanchions they use for long product launch lines overnight. With Apple’s “hello again” media event kicking off in a few hours, the stanchions may be a hint that whatever is announced today may be available right away—and that the company expects loads of people will want it.

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Apple's online store becomes unavailable ahead...

As is par for the course, Apple's online store is unavailable in the hours leading up to a media presentation, with today's keynote expected to be headlined by a new, thinner MacBook Pro with OLED "Magic Toolbar" and USB-C ports.

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Google's arty filters one-up Prisma by mixing...

Basic filters are soooo last year, and Google knows it. It's all about turning your mundane pet photos into works of art now, spearheaded by popular mobile app Prisma. Since it launched earlier this year, Prisma's added an offline mode and video supp...

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Apple Store Offline Ahead of ‘hello again’ Media...

Apple’s online store went offline Thursday morning ahead of the company’s “hello again” media event. That’s not much of a surprise considering the company is expected to introduce new MacBook Pro models today.

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Mysterious overnight activity at Apple stores...

At least some Apple stores across the U.S. -- including its Union Square outlet in San Francisco -- reportedly set up line barriers on Wednesday night, and/or saw unusual activity behind their glass facades.

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Nike+ Run Club updated with Apple Music integration...

Nike+ Run Club for iPhone and Apple Watch has a notable update out today just one day before the Apple Watch Nike+ starts hits stores. Version 5.1 includes a ton of improvements and fixes plus some new features like Apple Music integration and GPS support on the Apple Watch Series 2.


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Mixpanel shows iOS 10 adoption up past 73%

With iOS 9 adoption at 22.3%, that means that more than 95% of iOS users are at iOS 9 or later. Those are numbers that Android can only dream of.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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ICYMI: Real-time drawing collaboration and sippable...

Today on In Case You Missed It: Google introduced a new cloud-connected whiteboard called the Jamboard, which is made for collaboration with coworkers, then the finished doodle can be stored in Google Drive. Meanwhile the SAROS is a wave-powered...

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∞ Today’s Apple event: Tuning in

Just a reminder: Today’s Hello Again Apple event will start at 10a PT, 1p ET.

Here’s a link to Apple’s livestream.

You can also watch live on the Apple Events app on your Apple TV.

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Twitter, with no buyer in sight, confirms layoff of...

To me, Twitter is infrastructure, a mechanism used by a majority of the tech space, ubiquitous and valuable. Like Wikipedia, I can’t imagine my day-to-day workflow without Twitter.

Seems likely Twitter will shrink in value until it either becomes small enough to support its existing revenue model, or becomes just too much of an irresistible bargain for some other company.

The question is, will that eventual Twitter resemble the existing Twitter.

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Apple files for a patent for a ‘camera lens system...

Think the camera in the iPhone 7 Plus is good? Apparently, Apple isn’t finished improving the cameras on its iOS devices. The company has filed for a patent (number 20160313537) for a “camera lens system with five lens components.”

According to the patent filing, the first, third, and fourth lens components may have positive refractive power. The second and fifth lens components may have negative refractive power. 

The third lens component may have convex object-side and convex image-side refractive surfaces. The fourth lens component may have convex object-side and concave image-side refractive surfaces. 

Apple says that the advent of small mobile multipurpose devices such as iPhones, iPads and Mac laptops has resulted in a need for high resolution small form factor cameras for integration in the devices. However, due to limitations of conventional camera technology, conventional small cameras used in such devices tend to capture images at lower resolutions...

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Twitter promises 'meaningful' safety...

Twitter is a real time platform for news and conversation, but sometimes that conversation can get quite nasty. The company's laissez faire attitude toward freedom of expression has seen it develop a reputation for toxicity that's scared off several...

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Feed Hawk Is Useful But Not Essential for RSS Junkies

The iOS app Feed Hawk helps RSS users subscribe to their favorite sites with ease. The app is far from indispensable, however, with the emergence of other RSS tools for the iPhone and iPad.


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Pad & Quill announces full grain leather bands...

Pad & Quill has announced new Apple Watch straps. The Special Edition 60-Year Leather Lowry Cuff (pictured below) is made from vintage full grain leather in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Available with either matte black or nickel finish hardware, it matches the Apple Watch Series 1 2 perfectly. The limited edition band for costs US$249.

The Cordura & Leather Field Strap (shown below) for Apple Watch is crafted with military grade 1000 denier Cordura fabric, parachute grade stitching, and lined with soft full grain leather. Cordura fabric is 10x stronger than cotton, 3x stronger than polyester, and 2x stronger than nylon. It’s water, scratch, and stain resistant. Available in gray Cordura with black leather, and black Cordura with chestnut leather in either matte black or nickel finish hardware, it costs $99.95.

The $99.95 Classic Band for Apple Watch is Pad & Quill’s original creation and is made of full...

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Rotating Car Phone Stand: $13.99

We have a deal for you today on the Rotating Car Phone Stand. It’s a mount for your iPhone (or Android device) with a suction cup for your windshield or dash. Like the name implies, it rotates, making it easy to get the orientation you need for the task at hand. It’s $13.99 through us.

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News: Daily Deal: Rotating Car Phone Stand

For Thursday’s iLounge Deal, you can pick up the Rotating Car Phone Stand for only $13.99 — that’s 53% off the regular price. This modern, rotating iPhone stand helps you stay hands-free on the road, with a powerful suction cup that attaches to your windshield or dashboard to hold your iPhone while you do the driving.

Get the Rotating Car Phone Stand now for only $13.99...

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Senior Apple exec could have been jailed over...

The European Union isn’t the only one to consider Apple’s Irish tax arrangements illegal – Reuters reports that a senior Apple exec came close to being jailed for alleged tax evasion in Italy.

Back in 2013, the Italian government accused the company of failing to declare sales revenue from sales in Italy, instead funnelling it to Ireland. The Italian tax authorities said that undeclared sales from 16 Apple Stores in the country totalled more than $1.3B, and sent Apple a tax bill for $347M.

Apple paid up, but that wasn’t the end of it …


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IDC: Apple and Samsung’s smartphone shares slip year...

According to preliminary results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 362.9 million smartphones worldwide in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16). Despite the recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, volumes were up 1% compared to 3Q15 when vendors shipped 359.3 million units. 

Sequentially, shipments grew 5.3% from 344.7 million in the second quarter of 2016. (IDC's totals for Samsung exclude Galaxy Note 7 shipments for both recalled and unsold devices in 3Q16.)

Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus drove third quarter shipments of 45.5 million units, down 5.3% from the 48 million units last year. Higher than expected iPhone 7 Plus demand outstripped supply, which should be alleviated through the fourth quarter, helped by new features such as water resistance, faster processing, improved optics, and larger...

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Keyboard Maestro 7.3.1

Maintenance release powerful automation and clipboard utility fixes a couple of bugs in macOS 10.12 Sierra. ($36 new, free update, 19.6 MB)


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External Link: Apple Delays Launch of AirPods

If you were champing at the bit to buy a pair of AirPods — Apple’s upcoming wireless earbuds — you’ll have to wait a bit longer. Apple initially promised them for late October 2016, but now the company says it needs “a little more time” to get them right. “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,” Apple said in a statement to TechCrunch. The company did not provide a date when the AirPods would go on sale.


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Qualcomm to buy iPhone Apple Pay chip manufacturer...

The deal, if approved by regulators, will put the one-time manufacturer of the motion co-processor and the current supplier of the Apple Pay near-field communication chipset under Qualcomm's control.

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Apple has both taken the long view of its Project Titan automative effort and settled it in Canada.

Apple apparently 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, about two dozen of Apple’s engineers reportedly came directly from QNX.

The hires include former QNX CEO Dan Dodge and Derrick Keefe, a software engineer with decades of experience under his belt.

While QNX doesn’t currently product autonomous driving software, it is on the company’s list of goals. QNX has already reached a deal with AdasWorks to integrate AdasWorks’ software into QNX’s operating system, which already powers systems like BMW ConnectedDrive, Ford Sync3, Buick Intellilink, and others, in more than 60...

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Apple delays AirPods launch, no specific reason given

You’ll see new stuff at Apple’s media event today, but you won’t see the anticipated AirPods headphones.

Apple, which first showed off the accessory in September, announced on Wednesday that the product is not quite ready for prime time.

“The early response to AirPods has been incredible,” a spokeswoman for Apple said in a statement to CNNMoney. “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.”

The AirPods, which retail for $159, look like classic white EarPods but connect to products without a cord. The units sync up to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets, which are the first Apple products to ship without a headphone jack.

The technology features a built-in microphone for Siri...

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Tech on TV: A Little Realism Goes a Long Way

Watching TV shows often requires the suspension of disbelief -- that is, a willingness to press pause on one's critical faculties in order to believe the unbelievable. Realism often must be secondary to story, in other words. This very often is necessary when computers are used to advance plot lines, when programmers and hackers alike can bang away on their keyboards and produce tremendous results in seconds. One need look no further than the keyboard cowboys on such shows as The Blacklist or Scorpion.

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Opinion: Correction, Sierra’s storage management...

I wrote an opinion piece last month entitled macOS Sierra’s new storage-management tools are a bit of a mess

Effectively you are switching from a belt-and-braces system, where you have three copies – one local, a second in your local Time Machine backup, a third on iCloud – to just a single copy. That’s way too risky for my tastes, especially given the somewhat flakey reliability record of Apple’s cloud services.

But Mac users may also be running that same risk without even realizing it. Because that first option – to ‘Optimize Mac Storage’ for files stored on iCloud – is on by default in my experience. This means that, for any file on iCloud, your Mac could be deleting files from your Mac without your knowledge or permission. That should never be the case.

I was wrong. Sierra’s storage-management aren’t a ‘bit of a mess’ at all: having...

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Some Apple Stores setting up line dividers overnight...

Apple is holding its media event later today at 10 AM PT, where it is widely expected to announce a series of new Mac hardware including a new MacBook Pro. The rumor mill has not been clear about availability details for the new products … but Apple Stores appear to be readying for something new as soon as today.

A Reddit user has posted pictures of the San Francisco Apple Store where employees are setting up line dividers and measuring floor space as if they are preparing for a new in-store display of some kind. This seems to suggest that the new Mac laptops (or something else?) may actually go on sale today, once the event is over …


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How to use maximize the battery life and lifespan of...

Although the Apple Watch Series 2 offers better battery life than the first generation smartwatch, there are steps you can take to maximize the life of your battery and the lifespan of your Apple Watch.

First, avoid extreme temperatures. The Apple Watch is designed to perform well in a wide range of ambient temperatures, with 62° to 72° F (16° to 22° C) as the ideal comfort zone. It’s especially important to avoid exposing your device to ambient temperatures higher than 95° F (35° C), which can permanently damage battery capacity. That is, your battery won’t power your device as long on a given charge. Charging the device in high ambient temperatures can damage it further. 

Even storing a battery in a hot environment can damage it irreversibly. When using your device in a very cold environment, you may notice a decrease in battery life, but this condition is temporary. Once the battery’s temperature returns to its normal operating range, its...

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How to view/stream today’s Mac-focused Apple keynote...

We’ll of course be bringing you all the news from today’s Mac-focused keynote presentation as it happens, but many also like to watch the live presentation. The ‘hello again’ tagline suggests Apple thinks it’s announcing something pretty special.

The keynote kicks off in the morning in Cupertino, and the start time of course depends on your time-zone:

  • 10am PT
  • 1pm ET
  • 6pm London
  • 7pm Western Europe …


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Here’s what I’m expecting at today’s ‘hello, again’...

Apple will hold its “hello, again” media event today at 10 a.m. (Pacific). AppleWorld.Today will have complete coverage of the announcements, but here’s what I’m predicting.

New MacBook Pros

This is a no-brainer. If Apple doesn’t announce new MacBook Pros, it's Armageddon. Look for new 13-inch and 15-inch models with a “Magic Toolbar” — an OLED touch bar that will will dynamically change its appearance and present virtual buttons to users based on the app or task at hand. The Toolbar will also support Touch ID, as there’ll be no dedicated Touch ID buttons.

The new MacBook Pros will use Skylake processors as, apparently, Lake Kaby processors aren’t available in an adequate quantity. Which is why Apple will eventually move Macs to its own line of A.x chips somewhere down the line (but that’s a story for another day).

The new MacBook Pros will have a lighter and thinner design, but not the tapered form factor of the 12-inch MacBook. They’ll...

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Apple Store is down ahead of new Macs expected at ‘...

As is the way with Apple event days, the Apple Online Store is down ahead of the event starting at 10 AM PT. The store goes down for hype more than technical limitations but it still indicates that whatever Apple is announcing later, such as a new MacBook Pro, will be available to order imminently.

Apple’s ‘hello again’ event rumors suggest that the event will focus on a much-needed update to the Retina MacBook Pro, featuring Touch ID, Apple Pay and a new OLED function bar above the keyboard, and some kind of new 13 inch MacBook (apparently similar in style to the 12 inch one-port MacBook). However, Apple has at least an hour of stage time to fill so they are likely other announcements too …


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The Apple Store is down! The average Store downtime is about 3 hours and 15 minutes.

What to do next?

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Open the alarm page in your browser to know exactly when the Apple Store comes back online
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Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
Lead *Apple* Solutions Consultant - Apple (...
# Lead Apple Solutions Consultant Job Number: 52812906 Houston, Texas, United States Posted: Oct. 18, 2016 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** The Lead ASC is an Read more
*Apple* Solutions Consultant - Apple (United...
# Apple Solutions Consultant Job Number: 52812872 Houston, Texas, United States Posted: Oct. 18, 2016 Weekly Hours: 40.00 **Job Summary** As an Apple Solutions Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions - Apple,...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
Software Engineering Intern: UI Applications...
Job Summary Apple is currently seeking enthusiastic interns who can work full-time for a minimum of 12-weeks between Fall 2015 and Summer 2016. Our software Read more
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