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How a Google employee sold an iMac on Craigslist, but unknowingly had access to its location for 3 years

A Google employee has taken to Medium today to describe how he sold an iMac on Craigslist, but has had access to its location for the last 3 years. In the post, Brenden Mulligan explains that he erased the computer and did a clean install of macOS before selling it, but that it has remained on his …

DeScribe

Tim Cook shares remembrance of Steve Jobs, who would have been 63 today

On what would have been his 63rd birthday, Tim Cook took to Twitter today to offer remembrance of Steve Jobs. The Apple co-founder was born on February 24th, 1955 and would be celebrating his 63rd birthday this year…<p>Cook honored Jobs with a tweet this morning, remembering him as a friend and leader …

Tim Cook

The art that inspired Apple’s iPhone X wallpaper is now on display for you to visit in person

Those who own an iPhone X will quickly recognize the paintings on display in an art exhibition that just opened its doors. Spanish visual artist and designer Ana Montiel collaborated with Apple to create live wallpapers for the company’s flagship phone, and has now put the paintings that inspired …

Art

This week’s top stories: New iPads on the way, next-gen AirPods, a fix for the Telugu text bug, and more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> Apple fixes the pesky Telugu bug, new iPad models on the horizon, details on next-gen AirPods, iPhone production speculation, and more. Read on for this week’s top stories…<p>After emerging last week, Apple this week officially rolled out a fix for the Telugu character that …

Nextgen

Apple’s China data migration includes iCloud keys, making data requests easier for authorities

Apple announced last year that it was moving Chinese customer iCloud operations to China in an effort to comply with local laws, with the move officially taking place at the end of this month. Reuters today reports that among the information being are iCloud customer keys…<p>Currently, all iCloud data …

iCloud

iPhone accessory maker Shure claims iOS 11.3 to be released next week, includes fix for their mics

Shure, a company that makes mics for iPhones with Lightning connectivity, claims on Twitter that iOS 11.3 is due out for everyone next week. This is in response to a customer complaint about failed recordings; the company says iOS 11.3 includes a fix for these accessories.<p>The tweet was first …

iOS

Apple welcomes crowds of customers celebrating grand opening of first retail store in Austria

<i>Photos via Hypertronium (left) and mzudema (right)</i><p>This morning on the historic Kärntner Straße, Apple welcomed customers in Austria’s capital of Vienna for the first time, opening a new retail location in a historically significant storefront after over a year of planning and restoration work.<p>On …

Angela Ahrendts

How to use Podcasts stations to play episode playlists like ‘daily news shows’ on HomePod

HomePod is a great sounding speaker, but lacks the smarts of a typical smart speaker. However, on the iPhone, Siri can do so much more and we’ve got a workaround for HomePod to allow custom podcasts commands for Siri.<p>In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to get HomePod to play a specific set …

Tech Trends

Apple’s plans for remodeled store in Southlake, Texas shown in new rendering

Earlier this month, we noted that Apple’s retail location in the Southlake Town Square would be closing for renovations on March 4th. Now, a new render of the proposed changes to the site sheds a little more light on Apple’s expansion plans.<p>In a photo published by the Community Impact Newspaper …

Apple Store

Hands-on: Akitio’s portable SK-2520 brings hardware RAID to a bus-powered enclosure [Video]

Akitio’s SK-2520 U3.1 is a portable diskless enclosure that can be populated with two SATA SSDs. It results in a relatively quick RAID-enabled drive that can be powered directly via USB-C. Should Mac users give it a look? Watch our brief hands-on video walkthrough for more …

Microcontroller

034: AirPower rumor, global Apple Pay Cash global, 9to5Toys deals | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got a new rumor on just when Apple’s new AirPower charging mat may launch, signs that Apple Pay Cash could be expanding outside of the US, and the best Apple deals to check out this weekend.<p>9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or …

Best Buy

Dropbox officially files IPO, cloud service seeking $500 million

Dropbox privately filed for its IPO just last month as the company built expectations for a public offering over the last year. Today, the SEC has publicly revealed the IPO details, offering specifics including last year’s financial performance.<p>Reported by <i>CNBC</i>, notes that Dropbox’s $500 million IPO …

Venture Capital

French activist group banned from protesting in Apple Stores wins legal fight, gears up for next event

Last month, news broke that Apple was suing the French activist group, Attac, to bar it from future protests and asking for €3,000 in compensation. Today, the ruling is in. Not only can Attac continue to peacefully protest in Apple Stores, but the group will also be awarded €2,000 for legal …

Rights & Freedoms

Apple Pay Cash international roll out appears imminent as iOS users in Spain, Ireland see feature

Ahead of launching in Brazil, which Tim Cook says is coming sometime this year, Apple Pay Cash appears to be rolling out to users in Ireland and Spain.<p>While not officially confirmed, Apple Pay Cash seems to be launching in Spain. We’ve also heard rumblings of the feature working in the U.K. and …

iOS

Ghostbusters looking to take on Pokémon Go w/ new AR title for iOS/Android

<i>From 9to5Toys:</i><p>Suit up and get the proton packs out, the Ghostbusters franchise is looking to tap into the mobile augmented reality success of Pokémon Go. As part of Google’s ARCore announcement alongside the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps have now announced …

Pokémon Go

9to5Toys Lunch Break: $250 off 12-inch MacBook, DODOcase 20% off sitewide, iOttie Car Mounts $12.50, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p>9to5Toys Lunch Break delivers the best deals every day of the week at 12:30PM EST. This includes price drops …

Consumer Tech

1Password releases ‘Pwned Passwords’ integration for checking compromised credentials

Digital security can often feel out of our control and painstakingly difficult to manage. 1Password already helps by making it possible to create strong, unique passwords, and new integration with ‘Pwned Passwords’ helps inform users about passwords that may have been compromised in a data …

Security

How to create a smart home in a smart way

Those of you who’ve been following my Smart Home Diary series will know that I’ve learned a number of lessons – some of them the hard way. But I thought it would be useful to distill these into a single piece offering my best advice for anyone planning to create a smart home from scratch today.<p>And …

Home Automation

Snap loses $1.3B in market value as reality TV star Kylie Jenner says she no longer uses Snapchat

Snapchat owner Snap saw $1.3B wiped from its market value after reality TV star Kylie Jenner tweeted that she had stopped opening the app.<p>Jenner has 24.5M followers on Twitter, and was (and may still be) the most viewed person on Snapchat, but the tweet was likely only the indirect cause of the …

Kylie Jenner

Apple’s AirPower said to be released next month, pricing info still unclear

Alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone X last September, Apple showcased its wireless charging accessory called AirPower. The charging mat will allow Apple users to charge their iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch on the same surface. At the time, Apple teased a 2018 debut, and now it looks like we’re …

Tech Trends

What features would you like to see added to AirPods? [Poll]

A Bloomberg report today offered early details on what Apple has up its sleeve for the new generation of AirPods coming this year. The report highlighted that this year we can expect ‘Hey Siri’ support, while water resistance is also on the roadmap for a later date.<p>What features would you like to …

Tech Trends

Apple acknowledges influx of false alarm 911 calls originating from repair center in California

iOS includes a feature called Emergency SOS that makes it easy to call 911 in times of need, but the feature has also reportedly led to a slew of accidental phone calls to emergency officials.<p>A report from <i>CBS Sacramento</i> says that emergency dispatchers in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in …

Apple Watch

Apple hires Gaumont Television executive to serve as head of production for original video efforts

Apple is continuing to expand its Worldwide Video Programming division, the team responsible for original content efforts. According to a new report from <i>Deadline</i>, Apple has hired Carol Trussell, who will serve as Head of Production…<p>Trussell has served as head of production at Gaumont Television …

Amazon Studios

033: Hey Siri AirPods, Apple Pay stats, Affinity Photo upgrade | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got AirPod rumors, Apple Pay stats, and Affinity Photo for iPad.<p>9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.<p>New episodes of 9to5Mac Daily are recorded every …

iOS

Report: Intel intentionally hid Meltdown and Spectre security flaws from U.S. cyber security officials

Intel reportedly did not disclose Meltdown or Spectre security flaws to U.S. cyber security officials after being notified of the flaws because hackers had not exploited the vulnerabilities yet, <i>Reuters</i> reports.<p>The company did not disclose the information to the United States Computer Emergency …

Cybersecurity

Latest Apple Pay promotion offering free grocery delivery with Instacart

Apple is sharing its latest Apple Pay promotion today with users via email. This week, the company has partnered with Instacart to offer free grocery delivery.<p>Instacart offers same-day grocery delivery, and in some cases will arrive at your door in as little as one hour. The new deal is good for …

eCommerce

App developers can now show up to 10 screenshots per device on their App Store product page

Apple has upped the screenshot limits for developers today, as announced on the Apple Developer News blog. Apps can now have up to 10 screenshots per device form factor, increased from the previous limit of 5 per device. This change applies to the iOS App Store, tvOS App Store and watchOS App Store.<p>…

Apps

Steve Jobs signed Mac OS X manual, employment application, and more up for auction, may net up to $50,000

Three new items signed by Steve Jobs are going up for auction early next month. With the scarcity of Jobs’ autographed items, these latest auctions are expected to fetch between $15,000- $50,000.<p>All three of these items will be offered by RR Auction starting on March 8th with bidding ending on …

Steve Jobs

Report: Final settlement will remain $16B in taxes owed to European Commission from Apple

Apple is said to owe 13 billion euros (estimated $16 billion USD) to Ireland, according to the country’s tax collectors, <i>Reuters</i> reports.<p>Niall Cody, Revenue Commissioners’ chairman, says that Apple’s bill (which it is disputing) is “ in that ballpark,” and that nearly all calculations will be done …

Europe

Feature Request: How HomeKit could improve with CarPlay

CarPlay isn’t expected to gain any major features this year according to recent reporting, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream. One simple change I would love to see in some future update is support for HomeKit alerts through CarPlay. Going a step further, a dedicated Home app for CarPlay with a …

Home Automation