Posts Tagged:Apple

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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Oops! ‘Smart’ IoT teddy bear leaked 2 million parent and kids message recordings

A company that sells ‘smart’ teddy bears leaked 800,000 user account credentials — and then hackers locked it and held it for ransom…

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s most notable hits and misses

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s period in charge has seen Apple’s size and value grow enormously…

It’s time for an official ‘Hackintosh’

When was the las time Apple upgraded the Mac Pro launched back in 2013?

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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VentureBeat reviews Beats X: Buy Apple AirPods instead

When I picked up a pair of Apple’s wireless AirPods a few weeks ago…

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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Apple’s board has urged shareholders to reject proposal to tie executive compensation to racial diversity quotas

Apple shareholders will decide next week whether to force the tech giant to diversify its leadership…

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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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

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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)

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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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Will Apple put AMD processors in Macs?

Apple’s Mac design philosophy change hasn’t been lost on the company’s pro users…

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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The future of Steve Jobs’ iPad vision for Post-PC computing

In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPad as a new product category between the smartphone and notebook…

AppleInsider reviews eero Wi-Fi: ‘A solid option for Apple’s outgoing AirPort’

With the rumor that Apple is discontinuing Airport and Time Machine Wi-Fi products…

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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