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Base model iMac Pro teardown sheds more light on its upgrade potential

It was only a matter of time before the iMac Pro teardowns begun to surface. The first team up to bat is Mac component upgrade provider OWC. The Woodstock, IL-based company is keenly interested in the just-launched iMac Pro, since it features a different internal configuration and layout compared …

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Apple’s new ‘This Weekend Only’ promo offers in-app deals from HotelTonight, Chipotle, more

As part of its redesigned App Store with a focus on curation and editorial content, this evening has launched a new “This Weekend Only” weekly promotion. This will offer discounts on things such as apparel, travel, food, and other categories. Apple is kicking it off with five stellar offerings from …

Apps

Best Buy’s Black Friday 2017 ad hits w/ big Apple discounts, smart home gear, TVs, much more

Best Buy has unveiled its Black Friday 2017 ad this morning, and a number of deals are already available for purchase. The popular online retailer’s holiday plans are packed with the usual Apple sales, TVs, drones, and a whole lot more. We’ve picked out some highlights below along with notable …

MacBook Air

Apple says retail stores will have iPhone X stock at launch, encourages customers to ‘arrive early’

Apple today announced that, despite production concerns and struggles, the iPhone X will be available in retail stores for walk-in customers on Friday, November 3rd. Some had speculated that initial orders would be limited to online only.<p>Apple obviously didn’t address how many units will be …

Customers

7 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

This has been a particularly good week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and Thursday’s list continues the trend. We’ve got a terrific …

Apps

8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

I’ve always thought of Tuesday as the most pointless day of the week. It’s not the middle of the week, it’s not the beginning of the week, it’s not …

Former Apple employee launches beautiful iOS focused Reddit client

A new Reddit client has launched today for iPhone and iPad that has been built specifically with iOS in mind. Apollo is a full featured Reddit client with 3D Touch support, customizable gestures, a fast Jump Bar, and much more.<p>Former Apple employee, Christian Selig spent the last three years …

Apps

Apple Allowing iPhone Upgrade Program Customers to Get a 'Head Start' on iPhone X Upgrade

Starting on Monday, October 23, iPhone Upgrade Program customers will be able to get a "head start" on the iPhone X pre-order process by getting pre-approved for an iPhone Upgrade Program loan.<p>Apple started notifying customers about the option this morning through its website and via a notice in …

Cleaner Pro for iOS is now available for free on the App Store (Reg. $3)

Cleaner Pro on iOS is now available for <b>free</b>. It regularly sells for around $3 and this is the first time it has gone free in a few months. Rated 4+ stars from over 5,000 users.<p><b>iOS Universal:</b> Cleaner Pro: <b>FREE</b> (Reg. $3)<p>Tweetbot 4 for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch now 50% off on the App Store: $5 …

App Store

AirTycoon Online 2 for iOS now available for free (Reg. $1)

AirTycoon Online 2 for iOS is now available for <b>free</b>. Regularly $1, you can now download the game to all your iOS devices for nothing. It hasn’t gone free since back in May. Rated 4+ stars from over 110 gamers.<p><b>iOS Universal:</b> AirTycoon Online 2: <b>FREE</b> (Reg. $1)<p>Today’s Best Game Deals: Uncharted Lost …

iOS

How to add a fast new SSD to your old Mac or MacBook for only $150

When I first wrote about using solid state drives (SSDs) to radically improve the performance of older Macs, high-capacity SSDs were just beginning to become affordable. Replacing a Mac’s 500GB or 1TB hard drive with a same-sized SSD required at least $250 back then, but the benefits were …

Computer Hardware

Apple’s iPhone 8 event is happening on September 12th

Apple has sent out invites for its next big event on September 12th, where the company is expected to reveal the next iPhone, along with updates to the Apple Watch, Apple TV, and iOS software.<p>Apple is widely expected to announce three new iPhones at the event: a next-generation iPhone 8 model with …

8 paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free today

As you sit there behind your desk doing everything you can to combat distraction on this slow Friday, we’re here to throw a wrench in the works with …

Apps

New leak shows iPhone 8 performance that completely crushes every Android

Something fairly astonishing happened late last month. For the first time ever, an Android-powered smartphone managed to outperform Apple’s latest …

Levi’s Warehouse Sale takes extra 30% off $150+: jeans, accessories and more!

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Ending Monday, Levi’s is offering an <b>extra 30% off</b> when you spend $150+ on select products including tees, shorts, jeans, and …

Clothing

How to speed up a slow Mac

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.<p>Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with …

MacBook Pro

App Store Free App of the Week: the Love You To Bits adventure/puzzler goes free for the very first time (Reg. $4)

Apple has now selected Love You to Bits as the App Store’s latest <b>Free</b> App of the Week. Regularly listed for $4, this is the very first time this gorgeous adventure/puzzler has gone free on the App Store. The bright and colorful point and click game is loaded with puzzles and features “pure …

Apps

App Store Free App of the Week: the creative Vantage Calendar w/ iCloud sync goes free (Reg. $4)

Apple has now selected Vantage Calendar as the App Sore’s new <b>Free</b> App of the Week. Regularly listed at $4, you can now download it to all your iOS devices for nothing until this time next week. Rated 4+ stars from over 400 users.<p><b>iOS Universal:</b> Vantage Calendar: <b>FREE</b> (Reg. $4)<p>More details below:<p>Just …

Apps

Add the Dell 27-inch Curved 1080p Monitor to your desk without breaking the bank for $190 shipped (Reg. $260+)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Dell is currently offering the Dell SE2716H 27-inch curved monitor for <b>$189.99 shipped</b>. That’s $70 off the the list price, $10 less …

Dell

Nighty Night! The award-winning Bedtime Story app goes free on the App Store (Reg. $3)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Nighty Night! – The Bedtime Story app for iPhone or iPad just went <b>free</b> on the App Store. For comparison, it usually goes for $3 …

Apps

Apple said to be working on wireless charging solution with Broadcom, may not launch until 2018

A lot has been made about what sort of wireless charging system the iPhone 8 will feature, but according to JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur, Apple has been working with Broadcom on a new customized solution.<p>As noted by CNBC, Sur says that Apple has been working on the solution with Broadcom for some …

IPhone 8

App Store Free App of the Week: the gorgeous Green Riding Hood goes free for the very first time (Reg. $3)

Apple has now officially chosen Green Riding Hood as the App Store’s new <b>Free</b> App of the Week. The gorgeous interactive story book is usually listed at $2.99 and this is the very first time we have ever seen it go free. Along with its cast of characters and impressive visuals, Green Riding Hood …

Apps

How to 3D Touch a Folder to See App Notification Badges

Folders are a great way to organize your apps, especially if your apps are beginning to pile up. Lots of apps use notification badges to let you know there’s a task to complete within the app or new content to check. But when those apps are in a folder, the notifications badges are added together …

Apps

With new trailers for Planet of the Apps & Carpool Karaoke, will you watch Apple’s original content? [Poll]

Apple has big plans for original content this year and this week gave us a first look. It might have gotten its feet wet with the 808 documentary that it picked up for Apple Music, but new upcoming shows will be its first real step into original content with two series that should have much more …

Smart TV

Apple promoting Portrait Mode Depth Effect in latest iPhone 7 Plus video ads [Update]

[UPDATE: Brazilian Carnival-themed ad included below the fold.]<p>Apple has published new iPhone 7 Plus video ads that highlight Portrait Mode with the flagship model’s Camera app.<p>The first video is called Soul Mate and explains how Portrait Mode makes the subject stand out from the background when …

Mobile Technology

App Store Free App of the Week: Chameleon Run goes free on the App Store for the first time this year (Reg. $2)

<b>(Update):</b> Apple has now hand picked Chameleon Run as the new <b>Free</b> App of the Week.<p>Chameleon Run and its endless platforming challenges are now available for <b>free</b> on the App Store. Regularly $2, this is the first time it has gone free since November of last year. The geometric runner-meets-platformer …

App Store

9to5Toys Last Call: $100 iTunes Gift Card $85, UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker $107, refurb 5K 27-inch 2TB iMac $1,615, 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>TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:<p><i>Last Call Updates:</i><p>9to5Rewards: Grado’s Brooklyn-made SR325e Over-Ear Headphones …

YouTube Red

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he regards AR ‘as a big idea like the smartphone’

Tim Cook really wants people to know that he’s deeply interested in AR. The Apple CEO hypes augmented reality every chance he gets, and he’s doing it in the same way he teased the wrist as an interesting space before the Apple Watch and the living room as stuck in the 70s before tvOS.<p>During his …

Augmented Reality

9to5Toys Last Call: Fossil Q Smartwatches from $131, Tile Tracker 4-pack $70, Lexar 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $40, 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>TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:<p><i>Last Call Updates:</i><p>Green Deals: certified refurb ecobee3 Smart Thermostat w/ …

IPad Pro

Comment: A flagship iPhone 8 going for $1000+ isn’t as outlandish as it may sound, are you in? [Poll]

Earlier today, a report emerged claiming that, among other things, Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 will launch for above $1,000 in price sometime this fall. This news was met with mixed reactions from readers, with some complaining that price was too expensive and others already preparing to fork over …

Mobile Technology