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2017

GarageBand 2.3 for iOS adds classic drum sequencer, Taiko drums, iPhone X Super Retina support

Wednesday November 01, 2017

Apple has deployed an update for the iOS version of GarageBand, with the new version taking advantage of the Super Retina display on the iPhone X, as well as adding a new sound library and a "classic" beat sequencer.

Apple issues first public beta of iOS 11.2

Wednesday November 01, 2017

Just a few days after the first beta of iOS 11.2 was issued to registered developers, Apple has now supplied members of its public beta program with the pre-release software for iPhone and iPad.

Polish site pegs Apple's AirPower charging mat at $199

Wednesday November 01, 2017

A Polish online store has posted a listing for Apple's AirPower charging mat, due in 2018, claiming the product will cost 999 zlotys or about $273.99 -- which one news site suggests will translate to about $199 in the U.S.

How to invoke Control Center and Notification Center on iPhone X

Wednesday November 01, 2017

With the iPhone X, Apple has by necessity switched up how to trigger both the Control and Notification Centers in iOS 11. Here's how to launch both.

Apple Watch Series 3 LTE use not ideal for marathon runners, offers 3 hours of streaming music & GPS

Wednesday November 01, 2017

If you want to stream music while tracking an extended outdoor workout, you'll probably want to bring your iPhone in tow with your new Apple Watch Series 3, as the latest watchOS 4.1 update offers just three hours of uptime while streaming music and using GPS.

First look: Apple's official iPhone X leather and silicone cases

Wednesday November 01, 2017

Though Apple is holding back deliveries of the iPhone X until its official launch on Friday, the company has placed no such restrictions on official cases for the highly anticipated handset, as customers have now been receiving Apple's official iPhone X protective cases.

Irish court rejects appeal against Apple data center, clearing legal hurdles

Wednesday November 01, 2017

The Irish High Court has tossed an appeal of a ruling in favor of Apple's Athenry data center, in theory removing the final legal obstacle towards the project's construction.

How to enable and use Reachability on iPhone X

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Though the iPhone X removes the home button in favor of Face ID and a full-face display, users might still require access to Apple's Reachability feature for one-handed use. Despite reports to the contrary, the accessibility option is alive and well in Apple's latest flagship. We show you how to use it.

Woolworths Australia adds rewards card to Apple Wallet app

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Australian grocer Woolworths this month became the first retailer in the country to link its rewards card with Apple Wallet, allowing customers to load and redeem points and discounts via the digital wallet system.

Face ID on iPhone X is just as fast, if not faster, than Touch ID

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Much has been said about Face ID on iPhone X, but prospective customers are wondering how the new face-based recognition system performs against Apple's established Touch ID system. In our tests, Face ID is as fast, or in some cases faster, than its predecessor.

Apple ID holders can now switch from third-party email address logins to Apple email domains

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Apple on Tuesday updated its Apple ID policy, allowing account holders using third-party email addresses as login credentials to switch to an Apple-provided email address.

Apple to begin accepting walk-in iPhone X reservations on Nov. 4 in select countries

Tuesday October 31, 2017

After a hugely successful preorder launch, Apple on Tuesday updated a handful of international websites to reflect new iPhone X Reserve and Pickup options set to begin on Nov. 4, giving customers another route to purchase.

Some GPS-only Apple Watch Series 3 units showing unusual display stripes

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Some owners of the GPS-only version of the Apple Watch Series 3 are discovering unexpected stripes along the edge of the display, visible when it's shut off, reports said on Tuesday.

Apple emphasizes again that Touch ID for iPhone X was never an option, company all-in on Face ID

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Apple has once again reiterated that, despite rumors to the contrary, the company did not intend to have a Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded in the display of the iPhone X, and that Face ID was developed to be a full, permanent Touch ID replacement.

Best Buy goes installment-only on Apple's iPhone 8 & X after backlash over $100 premium

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Best Buy has removed options to buy an iPhone 8 or X upfront from its U.S. website, which had previously generated controversy since the retailer was charging a $100 premium on top of Apple's normal retail prices.

macOS Sierra, El Capitan security updates patch KRACK Wi-Fi exploit

Tuesday October 31, 2017

On the same day that Apple patched it's front-line operating systems for the KRACK Wi-Fi attack vector, the company has also reached back a bit, and issued security updates for Sierra and El Capitan to fix the problem.

iTunes 12.7.1 update released at tail-end of big Apple OS update day

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Alongside a slew of other operating system revisions, Apple has also updated iTunes to version 12.7.1 with only minor changes implemented.

Apple issues first macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta to developers

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Amid a flurry of other software updates, Apple has also put out the first beta of macOS 10.13.2, currently available only to developers.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 arrives, contains Microsoft Exchange sync and KRACK fixes

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Shortly after releases of the rest of the Apple-supplied operating systems, the company has also issued macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 with support for the new emoji, and other fixes.

Apple outs tvOS 11.1 for Apple TV with fix for KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability & minor changes

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Apple on Tuesday put out tvOS 11.1, a maintenance update for the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K that nevertheless includes one important addition: a fix for the KRACK WPA2 vulnerability in devices with Wi-Fi.