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Thursday October 27

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.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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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!

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Streaming TV bundle roundup: Everything we know so...

Watch out, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue: More bundles are coming from AT&T, Hulu, YouTube, and possibly Amazon.

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Slack for Mac 2.3

Improves speed at startup and streamlines the user interface when signed into more than one team. (Free, 64.2 MB)


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Samsung still No. 1 smartphone vendor, but Note 7...

Leaning on an expansive lineup of affordable Android handsets, Samsung retained its spot as the world's top smartphone vendor for the third quarter of 2016, according to research firm IDC. However, premium phone makers -- Apple and Samsung included -- are being squeezed from the bottom, as manufacturers of cheaper Android alternatives gained ground.

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Wednesday October 26

Moneydance 2017

Major new release for popular personal finance app adds encrypted incremental syncing engine and support for Python scripting. ($49.99 new, free update, 97.5 MB)


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Former Apple PR exec Teresa Brewer now heads...

After leaving Apple this summer, longtime PR executive Teresa Brewer has been named head of communications at SurveyMonkey, where she will start work on Oct. 31.

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Latest Strategy Analytics data shows Chinese Android...

Apple just reported its latest earnings yesterday evening, and now Strategy Analytics is out with its latest report concerning the smartphone industry. The latest data shows the entire smartphone industry saw shipments rise 6 percent year over year to hit 375 million worldwide during Q3 2016.


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Galaxy Note 7 fiasco leaves Samsung mobile profits a...

As expected, the Galaxy Note 7 disaster set fire to Samsung's operating profits in the September quarter, with the company's mobile unit posting a 96 percent decline to 100 billion Korean won (about $87.9 million) as compared to the same time last year.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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