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What are you most excited to see at Apple’s iPhone, iPad, & Mac event this spring? [Poll]

Earlier today, Zac offered up a full roundup of everything that we could potentially see at Apple’s spring event this year. While the event is generally much smaller-scale than Apple’s other events every year, there are a few things that most usually interest most people.

What rumored announcement for Apple’s April event excites you the most?

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MWC 2017: Latest iPhone competitors from Samsung, LG, Motorola, and more

This week is Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, and that means almost all of Apple’s biggest competitors are getting together to show off their latest phones, tablets, and other gadgets. Yesterday was the official press day, so let’s take a look at all the devices that were announced by Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and others…

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Pocket read-it-later service sells out to Firefox-maker Mozilla after 10 years

Pocket, the popular read-it-later bookmarking service, has been acquired Firefox developer Mozilla, according to Recode. Pocket has client apps on the iPhone, iPad, and even the Mac including both a browser extension and dedicated reader app.

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1Password for Mac updated with enhanced Touch Bar support, Mac App Store free trial

1Password for Mac is out with a new update that includes enhanced Touch Bar support on the new MacBook Pro and a new payment model. The powerful password manager was previously priced around $65, and now AgileBits is shifting to a subscription model that allows free trials on the Mac App Store.

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Apple releases watchOS 3.2 beta 4 for Apple Watch

Apple is rolling out the fourth watchOS 3.2 beta for developer testing on Apple Watch. watchOS 3.2 beta includes Theater Mode which disables raise-to-wake and mutes alerts.

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Apple rolling out macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 4 for Mac

Apple is rolling out the fourth macOS 10.12.4 beta for developer testing. The upcoming version of macOS Sierra is the first to bring Night Shift to the Mac.

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Apple releases iOS 10.3 beta 4 for iPhone and iPad

Apple is rolling out the fourth iOS 10.3 beta for developer testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The upcoming software update includes Find My AirPods support, CarPlay improvements, Apple’s new filesystem, and more. We’ll update and highlight any changes discovered below.

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: latest 13-inch MacBook Pro from $1,300, Powerbeats3 in all colors $150, APC 8-Outlet UPS $43, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

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Upgrade to Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar for $1,550 shipped (Reg. $1,799)

Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro w/o Touch Bar is on sale for $1,300 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

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Here’s your chance to score a rare discount on Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones in all colors: $150 shipped (Reg. $200)

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Keep your gear safe during power outages with the APC 8-Outlet Surge Protector and Battery Backup for $43 shipped (Reg. $70)

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Save over $200 on Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air 128GB: $797 shipped (Reg. $999)

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9to5Rewards: Grovemade’s handmade wooden iPhone 7 Plus cases [Giveaway]

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App Store Free App of the Week: Nightgate goes free for the very first time (Reg. $4)

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Pre-order discounts & release dates for Nintendo Switch titles: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Mario, Binding of Isaac + many more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

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Daily Deals: Dell 27-inch LED GSync Monitor w/ USB Hub $480, Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home Remote $170, more

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SanDisk iXpand 32GB Lightning Flash Drive for iPhone or iPad: $35 Prime shipped (Reg. $45)

  • Land this Westinghouse 40-inch 1080p LED HDTV w/ 3 HDMI inputs for $150 (Reg. $250)
  • Take 20% off Nike clearance items with this promo code: save on Dri-FIT, Roshe, and more
  • Games/Apps: Guitar Hero Live (all platforms) $20, Nintendo Switch case $7, iOS freebies, more
  • Smartphone Accessories: Mpow Buckler Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker $16, more
  • Today’s the day to stock up on Thermos insulated bottles, tea infusers starting at $8
  • Anker Eufy LED Desk Lamps from $20 Prime shipped (Reg. up to $50)
  • Amazon will hook you up with a stylish Timex Leather Strap Watch for $18(Reg. up to $30)
  • The special edition View-Master Batman Virtual Reality set is down to $16
  • Get up to speed with the TRENDnet 802.11ac Wireless AC750 Dual Band Router for $10
  • If you thought the Dyson cord free stick vac was ‘out of reach’, refurb offer for $200
  • Acer 13-inch Touchscreen Chromebook 2.1GHz/4GB/32GB SSD: $339 (Reg. $500+)

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

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AT&T’s latest promotion nets customers BOGO free smartphones, including iPhone 7

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Deals on 4K Smart UHDTVs: Samsung 65-inch Curved $949 (Reg. $1,200), more

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Sony’s h.Ear Wireless ANC Headphones compare to Bose QC35 for much less: $195 shipped (Orig. $350)

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Apple and SAP launching enterprise Cloud Platform SDK for iOS next month, SAP Academy training now available

Last year Apple announced a new enterprise-focused partnership with SAP, and now the two companies are unveiling a new tool created through their collaboration for developing business software.

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Here’s everything we know about Apple’s spring iPhone, iPad, and Mac event

Apple has a mixed history of holding a special event in the spring to announce new products, and this year there are certainly enough updates in the pipeline to warrant one. While nothing is official until Apple makes the announcement, this is everything we know so far about Apple’s spring event.

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Final Cut Pro Diary: Discovering that adjusting exposure & saturation is as easy as it is with photos

I mentioned in my previous Final Cut Pro Diary piece that I attended one of Apple’s free workshops, Final Cut Pro for Storytellers. There was a lot to take in, and as a complete beginner at the time, I knew I’d only really remember some percentage of it.

As the tutor had been really helpful in answering individual questions as well as covering the syllabus of the course, and I was keen to understand how to adjust exposure and boost saturation, I figured that repeating the workshop would be a good plan. This would allow me to get some one-to-one help with my specific questions, while also getting to grips with more of the core material.

As it turned out, that plan worked really well, and is one I’d recommend to any Final Cut Pro novice …

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Review: Live Beacon is the ‘no coding required’ iBeacon system aimed at small businesses

We’ve heard quite a lot about iBeacons over the years, but to date they don’t seem to have made much of an impact. We’ve seen adoption from a small number of high-profile brands, such as Condé Nast, DisneyHudson’s Bay Company and SXSW, but it’s rare to see much sign of iBeacon presence even in major shopping centers in large cities.

Which is odd, when you consider the evidence of their value. One trial, back in 2014, found that they boosted purchase intent by twenty times. Another found a similar increase in product interaction, and found that users were much more likely to keep a retailer app installed if they received iBeacon notifications through it.

But it’s of course a chicken-and-egg problem: retailers are reluctant to invest much in a technology few consumers even know exists, and consumers don’t know about iBeacon technology because hardly anyone’s using it. It’s a particular stretch for small businesses to invest.

There are, though, a few companies aiming to allow even the smallest business, or non-profit, to begin using the technology. We looked at the Beaconic system some 18 months ago, and I’ve been playing with Live Beacon, a system which may be more appealing for reasons I’ll get to shortly …

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First drone footage since naming of Apple Park shows completed parking garage & more [Video]

It’s a few days since the official naming of Apple’s new campus as Apple Park, and we’re today seeing the first drone footage following the announcement.

The solar panel installation on the garage roofing is now 100% complete, and looks stunning. It seems likely the garage will be home to more electric cars than you’d find at other companies.

The solar panels on the main building are still being added as other work continues to be ready for the first employees to move in in April …

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Mobile data price-war continues as AT&T announces a $60 ‘unlimited’ deal – with catches, of course

If you’re looking for a new ‘unlimited’ mobile data plan, the competition between carriers continues to offer cheaper deals. All four major carriers have announced new or revised tariffs this month, Verizon kicking things off, followed by T-Mobile dropping restrictions, Sprint doing the same and AT&T finally opening up its ‘unlimited’ plan to all.

Today AT&T has gone one better, announcing a new ‘unlimited’ plan for just $60 a month. There are, of course, catches …

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway more than doubles AAPL holdings in just two months, to $17B

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett certainly appears to have revised his view of Apple bigtime. Back in 2011, he famously said that his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway had held very few AAPL shares in the past ‘and we’re likely to hold very few in the future.’ The reason, he said, was that the company’s future was too difficult to predict.

By May of last year however, the conglomerate held more than $1B worth of AAPL stock – a disclosure that helped the stock climb 9%. By December, that holding had increased to 57M shares worth $7.7B. Now CNBC reports that the company now holds 133M shares worth a staggering $17B …

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Logic Pros (101): Understanding Channel Strip controls and navigating Logic’s Mixer

In the first two installments of our new Logic Pros 101 series, we gave you an introduction to the interface and got you started with some recording and editing basics. This week, we dive into Channel Strips and the Mixer that houses them, a key to understanding how effects work and controlling the recordings on the tracks we created in previous lessons.

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How to stream the 2017 Oscars live on iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV

Continuing the season of award shows, the 89th Academy Awards kick off tonight in just a few hours. The show, shot live in Los Angeles, will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and highlight the best films of the past year. As we did for the Super Bowl and The Grammys, read on for a full breakdown on how to stream The Oscars…

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EduTech: How to turn your notes & handouts into searchable PDFs with iOS

EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here

In this week’s edition of EduTech, we’re going to discuss how to turn paper documents and handwritten notes into searchable PDFs using your iOS device. There are a few apps that do this, but the app that we’re going to focus on is Scanbot

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Apple shifts policy, says third-party screen repairs no longer void iPhone warranty

Apple is apparently changing its long-standing policy regarding third-party iPhone screen repairs. According to a memo sent to Apple retail employees, a customer having their device’s screen repaired by a third-party source no longer voids their warranty like it once did…

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Seiko to re-release the watch worn by Steve Jobs in one of his most iconic photos

One of the most iconic photographs of Steve Jobs shows him sitting on the floor in this Woodside, California home while holding the first Macintosh in his lap. On his wrist in that image is a very simplistic Seiko watch that has drawn a fair amount of attention, especially since the release of the Apple Watch.

Seiko has now announced plans to re-release the iconic watch…

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Apple prompting iOS 10.3 users to enable two-factor authentication w/ push notification

Apple has started prompting iOS 10.3 beta users to enable two-factor authentication with a new push notification. The prompt has only started appearing over the last 24 hours or so and seems to have hit most users in the middle of the night last night.

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Become Tech Savvy: Navigating iOS with ease

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning, however you can also use the series overview if you’d like to go buffet style.

Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

How to navigate iOS with confidence and ease

Background, Expectations, & Best Practices

Now that we’ve got the priorities of backing up your information and password management addressed it’s time to focus on becoming more confident in the everyday use of your devices. In today’s post we’re going to focus on the iOS user interface.

If you’re not already familiar, iOS is the operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Apple is often known for having the most friendly and easy to use mobile operating system on the market. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a learning curve or that everything is obvious.

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Rare 2002 original iPod prototype with red internal board makes its way to eBay, asking $100K

A rare prototype second-generation iPod Classic has made its way to eBay this weekend. Offered up by user “TheAppleGuru,” the device has a red internal board dated 2002. The neat piece of product is currently listed for a whopping $99,995.

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This week’s top stories: Red iPhone 7, Apple Park, 3D iPhone 8 camera, more

In this week’s top stories: Apple’s new campus gets a name, red iPhone 7 and 128GB iPhone SE rumors, revolutionary 3D iPhone 8 camera, and new unlimited data plans compared.

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