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2016

French retailer claims Nov. 30 shipping ship date for Apple AirPods

Thursday November 17, 2016

A French reseller has started pre-orders of the Apple wireless AirPods, and is telling customers that the highly sought-after device will ship on Nov. 30.

Apple invention integrates Siri into iMessage, aids in peer-to-peer financial transactions

Thursday November 17, 2016

An Apple patent application published Thursday suggests the company is investigating the potential of integrating its Siri virtual assistant into Messages, with claims suggesting the feature might assist users with peer-to-peer payments.

Report reconfirms 2017 OLED iPhone to be limited by panel supplier yields

Thursday November 17, 2016

A report late Wednesday reconfirms rumors of an OLED iPhone variant anticipated to debut in 2017, noting the advanced display technology might be limited to higher-end models as panel manufacturers currently lack the ability to handle Apple's expectedly large order volume.

Apple researching methods to monitor Parkinson's disease with Apple Watch and iPhone

Wednesday November 16, 2016

In a potential expansion to its current health and wellness offerings, headlined by ResearchKit and HealthKit, Apple is reportedly investigating the viability of employing Apple Watch and iPhone in real-time monitoring of patients with Parkinson's disease.

Watch: Unboxing Apple's 13" and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar...simultaneously

Wednesday November 16, 2016

Most buyers in the market for Apple's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will end up purchasing one of two models, the portable but capable 13-inch version or the powerful 15-inch flagship. But choosing one means missing out on an epic dual unboxing. Luckily, they can live vicariously through us.

Apple to reportedly integrate AR features into Camera app

Wednesday November 16, 2016

Adding to rumors of Apple's augmented reality ambitions, a report on Wednesday claims the company is working to bring unspecified AR features to its first-party camera app on iPhone.

Apple to halve App Store fees for content providers integrated with new 'TV' app, report says

Wednesday November 16, 2016

Apple is reportedly planning an App Store fee schedule revision that will see its slice of revenue from subscription video services, and potentially other non-video providers, drop from the customary 30 percent to only 15 percent.

Apple dissolves Mac automation management post, Sal Soghoian to leave company

Wednesday November 16, 2016

It was revealed on Wednesday that longtime Apple Product Manager of Automation Technologies Sal Soghoian, whose work is responsible for services like AppleScript and Automator, will be leaving the company in December as his post was recently eliminated.

Microsoft releases preview edition of Visual Studio for Mac

Wednesday November 16, 2016

As anticipated earlier this week, Microsoft on Wednesday released Visual Studio for the Mac, bringing over one of its signature Windows developer tools.

How to capture screenshots of the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro

Wednesday November 16, 2016

The Touch Bar input strip on new MacBook Pro models is itself a Retina Display, but it doesn't show up as a display in System Report. That's prompted Apple to create specialized support in its Grab app to enable capture of screenshots of its current status.

Killer Deal: $100-$200 off Late 2016 13" MacBook Pros with no tax outside NY

Wednesday November 16, 2016

Apple authorized reseller B&H is taking triple digit discounts off select 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro models without a Touch Bar. On top of the instant savings, B&H will not collect sales tax on orders outside NY and expedited shipping is free. In total, shoppers can save $236-$408, making these the largest discounts we've seen on the new models to date.

Amazon's Music Unlimited upgrades with monthly & annual Family plans

Wednesday November 16, 2016

Amazon on Wednesday launched two Family plans for subscribers to Music Unlimited, its recently-launched competitor to on-demand services like Spotify and Apple Music.

Valve developer claims macOS SteamVR release coming in the next few months

Wednesday November 16, 2016

Reiterated by a report on Wednesday, an executive for Valve's Steam digital delivery platform has declared that preliminary versions of the company's VR platform will be available for macOS and Linux very soon.

Audi, Kia & Genesis announce new vehicles ready for Apple's CarPlay

Wednesday November 16, 2016

Several automakers have announced new CarPlay-ready vehicles in anticipation of this week's Los Angeles Auto Show, among them Kia, and luxury brands Audi and Genesis.

Everything you need to know about USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 on Apple's new MacBook Pro

Wednesday November 16, 2016

Apple has decisively transitioned its new MacBook Pros to use the slim, unidirectional new USB-C port first introduced on the Retina MacBook a year and a half ago. Its latest MacBook Pro machines not only supply more connectors, but also support the enhanced new USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Thunderbolt 3 protocols for blazing fast wired connectivity and high resolution displays.

Apple marketing power, inconsistent video purchasing habits confusing Hollywood

Wednesday November 16, 2016

With Apple both throwing its weight around to capture exclusives for video content -- and not willing to get in a bidding war with other streaming services for content -- Hollywood is said to be beginning to question the company's future intentions as a media venue.

Manhattan DA's office says it has 423 uncracked Apple devices in evidence room

Wednesday November 16, 2016

The Manhattan district attorney's office now has 423 uncrackable devices in its evidence room, all of them Apple products running iOS 8 or later, according to a new report.

Apple-authorized reseller in Czech Republic expects AirPods to be available in December

Wednesday November 16, 2016

Announced back in September, Apple's completely wireless AirPods still do not have a concrete shipping date, though one international reseller claims they won't arrive this month, instead becoming available in December.

13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar teardown shows difficult to repair computer

Wednesday November 16, 2016

The first full tear-down of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has concluded, with confirmation of a non-removable SSD, and as expected the computer has little possibility of user repairability.

Apple's MacBook Pro Touch Bar currently lets users scrub through YouTube ads

Wednesday November 16, 2016

In Safari, the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro can currently be used to scrub through YouTube videos -- including normally unskippable 30-second pre-roll ads, owners have discovered.