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2017

Super Mario Run update for iPhone brings easy mode, Korean language support

Tuesday January 31, 2017

A new update to "Super Mario Run" eliminates all the stress of the game, with a new "easy mode" removing the timer allowing players to explore the level at their leisure.

Apple patents detail augmented reality device with advanced object recognition, POI labeling

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents that together describe a mobile augmented reality system capable of detecting its surroundings and displaying generated virtual information to users in real time.

'BioShock' for iOS is officially dead, developer 2K reveals

Monday January 30, 2017

Following a hyped release in 2014, and a subsequent removal from the App Store due to compatibility issues, developer 2K has revealed its lauded first person shooter "BioShock" is unlikely to make a return to Apple's portable devices.

Apple ceases iOS 10.2 code signing following iOS 10.2.1 release

Monday January 30, 2017

After the successful release of iOS 10.2.1 last week, Apple on Monday stopped signing code for iOS 10.2, prohibiting users from downgrading to the older operating system.

North Carolina requires test takers disable MacBook Pro Touch Bar for bar exam [u]

Monday January 30, 2017

Prospective lawyers wanting to attend February's North Carolina Bar Examination will have to disable the Touch Bar if they're bringing along Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro, according to an announcement.

Dropbox releases office suite Paper out of beta, launches Smart Sync

Monday January 30, 2017

Dropbox has launched two new tools for its users, with the collaborative-working service Paper exiting beta, and Smart Sync allowing users to more selectively synchronize files between the cloud storage service and individual Mac and PC desktops.

Apple updates Siri on iOS, Mac & Apple TV with Super Bowl-related commands

Monday January 30, 2017

Apple on Monday announced a collection of Siri updates designed to get people using the AI assistant for Super Bowl LI, which will be played this Sunday between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.

Removal of Apple's iCloud Activation Lock check page may be linked to hacks relying on stolen serial numbers

Monday January 30, 2017

Apple's removal of the iCloud Activation Lock status page last week was likely connected to hacks letting people bypass the Activation Lock system, a report noted on Monday.

Three UK enables Wi-Fi calling for iPhones without use of inTouch app

Monday January 30, 2017

British carrier Three is making it easier for its subscribers to make calls over Wi-Fi when there is no cellular signal, by allowing those with iPhones to place calls and messages using the embedded Wi-Fi calling feature of iOS, instead of the mobile network's custom app.

Square promises $350 in waived fees to boost Apple Pay adoption

Monday January 30, 2017

Apple and Square on Monday announced a partnership which will let U.S. businesses process over $12,000 in Apple Pay transactions for free, saving up to $350 in Square costs so long as merchants set up a marketing kit designed to promote Apple's platform.

LG UltraFine 5K Display possibly affected by interference from nearby wi-fi router

Monday January 30, 2017

A Wi-Fi-related issue with some LG UltraFine 5K Displays has possibly been discovered, one that effectively renders the high-resolution Thunderbolt 3 displays unusable if an afflicted unit is positioned within a few feet of a router or a wireless access point.

Apple makes watchOS 3.2 beta with Theater Mode, SiriKit available for developers

Monday January 30, 2017

Nearly a week after the last set of betas for macOS and iOS, Apple has made available the first beta of watchOS 3.2 for developers.

Trump administration's work visa plans could shake up recruiting at Apple, other US tech firms

Monday January 30, 2017

The draft proposal of an executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump could drastically alter the hiring practices of tech companies like Apple, a report said on Monday.

Starbucks voice recognition 'barista' beta starts on iPhone, prior to wide summer rollout

Monday January 30, 2017

Starbucks is allowing its customers to request drinks by voice using its iOS app, with the My Starbucks Barista digital assistant able to verbally accept coffee orders and confirm payment, before dispatching the order to the nearest store.

Apple 'Shot on iPhone' ad campaign continues with 'One Night on iPhone 7'

Monday January 30, 2017

Apple has expanded its "Shot on iPhone" ad campaign with new ads in the "One Night on iPhone 7" campaign, documenting events and places from around the world on Nov. 5, 2016.

Deals: 27" iMac 5K for $1,299; 13" MacBook Air for $899; $100 off Mac mini; 500GB G-Drive for $40

Monday January 30, 2017

Shoppers this week can pick up a refurbished 27" iMac 5K (3.2GHz, 8GB, 1TB FUS) with M390 graphics for $1,299.99 on eBay. Plus, save $100 on a 13" MacBook Air or 2.6GHz Mac mini at B&H with no tax collected outside NY & NJ. B&H is also discounting the 500GB G-Drive by 50% today only.

Fitbit to cut $200M in jobs & expenses after encroaching Apple Watch sales cut into market

Monday January 30, 2017

Fitbit -- Apple's main competition in the wearables space -- announced a reorganization on Monday in the aftermath of a weak fourth quarter, that includes the layoff of 6 percent of its workforce.

Apple pulling apps from developers located in Iran from the iOS App Store

Monday January 30, 2017

Apple is said to be starting to take down iOS apps from the App Store developed in Iran, in what is believed to be an attempt by Apple to abide by trade sanctions against the country issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

New Apple Campus 2 'spaceship' construction project 4K drone flyover shows progress on landscaping, canopies

Monday January 30, 2017

The latest footage of Apple's new 'Campus 2' headquarters shot by a drone reveals developers are continuing to make progress, with signs of work on the canopies, walkways, and plants around the campus buildings despite recent poor weather.

OLED for 'iPhone X' could deal $50M hit to Apple's Q2 expenses, analyst says

Monday January 30, 2017

Apple's widely-rumored decision to equip a 10th-anniversary iPhone with OLED could add approximately $50 million to incremental costs in the March quarter, eating slightly into profit margins, according to an analyst.