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2016

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.

Apple Music nabs exclusive streaming rights to star-studded '808' documentary

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Apple has secured exclusive first access rights to "808," a documentary film chronicling the impact the Roland TR-808 programmable drum machine had, and continues to have despite its discontinuation 33 years ago, on the music making world.

New MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models arrive at select Apple stores

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models are trickling in to the company's retail stores, though it appears only select flagship locations are being granted early access to the hotly anticipated laptop.

Apple releases third watchOS 3.1.1 beta to developers with minor revisions

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the latest build of its upcoming watchOS 3.1.1 operating system to developers for testing, with the new seed containing minor improvements over the version issued last week.

Apple Pay's international expansion continues with more banks in China & Russia

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Apple on Tuesday updated its roster of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with additions in China and Russia, extending the platform's international footprint even further.

Jony Ive speaks on means and methods of 'Designed by Apple in California' book

Tuesday November 15, 2016

In an interview about the new "Designed by Apple in California" coffee-table book, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive speaks about how the title was composed, documentation of the processes used to build the products in the book, and Apple's history.

Monitoring software on some US Android phones sent text messages, location info to China [u]

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Pre-installed software on some Android phones from a developer contracted to develop the software for an undisclosed Chinese manufacturer sends the contents of text messages composed on the device, in addition to other user metadata, to a server in China.

First look: DJI's iOS-connected $1499 Phantom 4 Pro with enhanced autopilot modes, 1" camera sensor

Tuesday November 15, 2016

DJI on Tuesday unveiled a new upgrade for its prosumer-level iOS-connected aerial camera drone, aiming the Phantom 4 Pro at users who want high-quality images and more advanced autopilot functions.

Apple purged 47,300 broken & outdated App Store titles in October

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Apple began its promised purge of the iOS App Store in October, pulling some 47,300 titles, according to third-party research data published on Tuesday.

Apple SSD in Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro fixed to motherboard, not removable

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Recent examinations of the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar show that Apple has abandoned the socketed SSD as seen in the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Function Keys model.

Shazam promises Mac app update to end always-on listening

Tuesday November 15, 2016

The makers of the music discovery app Shazam have promised a software update in the next few days, after it was uncovered that the current Mac version is always listening -- even when it's supposed to be off.

Dual-lens cameras expected on both Apple's OLED and 5.5" LCD 2017 iPhone models

Tuesday November 15, 2016

With Apple apparently gearing up to launch three new iPhones next year, two-thirds of them will include dual-lens camera designs, though users who prefer the 4.7-inch form factor will reportedly be out of luck.

Apple finalizing deal for $50M AU store in central Melbourne - report

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Apple is nearing a deal to build a major A$50 million store in the Australian city of Melbourne, a report said on Tuesday.

Deals: 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro (Cellular) for $599; $400 off 2015 15" MacBook Pro; 11" Air for $459

Tuesday November 15, 2016

With limited quantities available, shoppers can save $130 on Apple's 32GB 9.7" iPad Pro in Rose Gold (Wi-Fi + Cellular) at B&H. Or snap up the larger 12.9" iPad Pro for $479 on eBay. Mid-2015 15" MacBook Pros are also $1,599 on eBay, while the 11" Air (Mid-2013) is $540 off. Unlocked iPhone SE models are also $25 off with no tax.

China looks into sudden iPhone 6 & 6s shutdowns plaguing some Apple customers

Tuesday November 15, 2016

The China Consumers Association on Tuesday asked Apple to investigate complaints that some iPhone 6 and 6s units are shutting off suddenly and permanently, despite nominally having plenty of charge left.

Super Mario Run for iPhone coming Dec. 15, unlocked for $9.99

Tuesday November 15, 2016

More details for Nintendo's 'Super Mario Run' for iOS have been announced, with the game being released on Dec. 15 with a single $9.99 in-app purchase opening up the entire game for users.

Everything you need to know about Apple's Touch Bar and Touch ID for MacBook Pro

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Apple introduced new Touch Bar and Touch ID features on its 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro. Here's a look at how they work, what they're useful for, and the potential for seeing these technologies trickle out across the rest of Apple's Mac platform.

'Designed by Apple in California' book released in $200 and $300 editions [u]

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Apple on Tuesday announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products ranging from the original iMac to the Apple Pencil.

Pixelmator update brings Touch Bar support, tabs, P3 color, Universal Clipboard and more

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Popular image editing app Pixelmator was updated on Tuesday to take advantage of Apple's new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, macOS Sierra features like Universal Clipboard, Deep Images (DCI-P3 color), and all-new features like an intelligent smart refine tool.

Apple patent refines health monitoring headphone invention to accommodate AirPods

Tuesday November 15, 2016

Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent that extends a nearly decade-old invention covering a wearable sports and health monitoring device, specifically incorporating language that seemingly accommodates platform features introduced with the new AirPods wireless headphones.