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Apple Music expands student discount to 82 more countries

50 percent off Apple Music’s usual monthly price<p>Apple is expanding its Apple Music student discount pricing to 82 new regions by the end of the month, including Israel, Malaysia, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, and Taiwan, according to <i>iMore</i>’s Rene Richtie. The discount offers 50 percent off the …

Here’s what Apple’s got planned for iOS 12

The biggest launch features for iOS 12 will reportedly involve allowing a single set of apps to work across both iOS and macOS, a Digital Health tool for monitoring screen time, and improvements to Animojis, a new report claims.<p>Apple will meanwhile hold off on introducing a redesigned home screen …

Apps

Android 7.0 Nougat Updates For Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S6 Family, Galaxy Note 5, Huawei Honor 8, LG G5 & Sony Xperia Z5

Samsung has officially started releasing the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its 2017 flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Other Samsung Galaxy …

Android News

AirPods Launch on Apple Store for $159 With December 21 Delivery

Apple's AirPods are now available to order from the company's online store for $159.00, following weeks of speculation on exactly when the wireless headphones would launch. Originally, the AirPods were going to debut in "late October," but Apple delayed the launch for unspecified reasons.<p>In the …

Tech Trends

Apple Releases New iOS 10.1 Beta, iOS 10.0.3 Exclusive Update With Connectivity Issue Fix — How To Download And Install

Apple has released a new pre-release version of its upcoming iOS 10.1 software update, and it is also rolling out an exclusive update for iPhone 7 …

Apple Watch 2 will need more battery to power GPS, new leak claims 35% increase is coming

One concern many users have about Apple Watch 2 likely adding an embedded GPS is what impact precise location tracking could have on battery life. The GPS radio would likely only be tapped during outdoor workouts and when using Maps, but a purported parts leak also claims Apple Watch 2 will gain …

Smartwatches

Reminders finally available in Google Calendar for the web

Bringing reminders to Google Calendar was only a natural progression. After all, the Search Giant offers them in Google Keep, Google Now and Inbox. This feature was long overdue and finally introduced last December, but it seems Google itself needed a reminder, as there was a key part of the puzzle …

Google Calendar

Apple releases iOS 9.3.1 to kill the app-freezing Safari bug

Earlier this week we reported a bug in iOS 9.3 that caused apps to become unresponsive after tapping on links in Safari. The bug seemed to affect any iOS device, but was most prevalent on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.<p>Today, Apple released an update to fix the problem.<p>iOS 9.3.1 has a pretty short …

Apps

First iPhone SE teardown reveals mainly 5s/6s parts inside, but a few surprises too

As the iPhone SE is slowly beginning to reach the hand’s of customers around the world, the folks at ChipWorks have already been able to take Apple’s latest 4-inch phone apart to see what’s powering it all on the inside. It’s often been said the iPhone SE is an iPhone 6s crammed into the body of an …

iPhone

Apple’s iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro are now available for pre-order

Apple unveiled its new four-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro earlier this week, and now the two devices are up for pre-order in the first wave of countries.<p>Customers in 12 countries — Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, U.K. and U.S. …

Apple's new iPhone SE is just as powerful as iPhone 6S and has the same camera

The new iPhone SE is powered by an A9 processor — just like the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus that Apple introduced in September. The powerful internals represent a major leap forward compared to the aging iPhone 5S, as now the company's smaller-sized handset is essentially on equal footing with the larger …

What to Expect at Apple's 'Let Us Loop You In' Media Event

Apple will hold its first event of 2016 next Monday, and while it won't be as exciting as last year's event that saw the launch of the Apple Watch, Apple is planning to introduce several new products. Headlining the event will be the 4-inch iPhone SE, Apple's first 4-inch iPhone since 2013.<p>Joining …

iPhone

Siri is coming to the Mac this fall as part of OS X ‘Fuji’

Apple’s next iteration of OS X — 10.12, codenamed Fuji — will feature a familiar voice that’s already made her way to Apple TV and Apple Watch, as well as the iPhone and iPad in years past.<p>Apple has been testing internal versions of OS X with Siri integration since 2012, but according to reporting …

Apple

Apple deems backdoor unnecessary after FBI screwup

After the Department of Justice today issued a motion to compel Apple to comply with its request to build software that could prove integral in unlocking the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone, Apple has responded with a statement.<p>Within the statement Apple deemed it unnecessary to cooperate in …

Privacy

ZAGG to acquire Mophie, takeover battery, screen protection, & keyboard accessories market

Popular accessory maker Zagg today announced that it has acquired Mophie, another accessory maker best known for its iPhone battery cases and power accessories. The deal will see Zagg purchase Mophie for $100 million. Mophie CEO Daniel Huang and COO Shawn Dougherty will continue their current …

Profit

Apple Loop: New iPhone Leaks, iPad Air 3's Launch Date, iOS 9.2.1 Reveals Secret iPhone Powers

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the reveal of the iPhone 5SE, why it has limited storage, the secret features inside iOS 9.2, analysis on Apple’s quarterly results and guidance, why new iPhone sales are flat, the new iPad Air, the paywall …

IPad Air

Apple could release a 'cutting-edge' wireless-charging iPhone next year

Apple is working on wireless charging technology for the iPhone and iPad, and it may see release as soon as 2017, according to a new report in Bloomberg. The company is said to be developing technology with partners that could charge a phone from at least some distance; current devices with …

Report: Galaxy S7 to launch alongside Samsung phone upgrade/rental program

According to a report from <i>ETNews</i> in Korea, Samsung is planning to launch a new purchase scheme similar to Apple’s iPhone upgrade program when it releases the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge this Spring. A rumor from months ago suggested Samsung was planning the move, but wasn’t clear when the company was …

Phones

iPad Pro lives up to its name with strong early sales

After gloomy early reviews and alleged lower-than-expected orders by Apple, it seems the iPad Pro may have struck a chord with users after all.<p>A research firm claims that Apple’s giant tablet performed impressively over the all-important December quarter, despite its high price point.<p>Consumer …

IPad Pro

Samsung actually fixed the Note 5’s silly stylus problem

Samsung actually listened. After some Note 5s were damaged by people storing their S Pens the wrong way – causing approximately two minutes of internet commotion – the company appears to have gone and redesigned the pen slot to prevent people from damaging their devices.<p>Previously, if you were …

Samsung

Microsoft’s next iPhone app will be an iOS keyboard

Under new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has been releasing all sorts of software for iOS, including Office and lesser apps like Microsoft Selfie. But the next app you install from Microsoft on your iPhone could be a replacement keyboard, ripped straight out of Windows Phone.<p>The Verge claims that it …

Software

Apple Music is about to wall off its radio stations

Apple Music is shutting down its ad-supported radio as of January 28, pushing Beats 1 as the premier free “broadcast” for Apple. Apple sent the news out in an email to subscribers and free listeners today.<p>You’ll still be able to listen to all the Apple Music radio as an Apple Music member, but not …

Apple Music

iTunes Radio will no longer be free

<b>UPDATED:</b> 10:19 p.m. ET: An Apple spokesperson has provided <i>Mashable</i> with the following statement: "For listeners of ad-supported Apple Music Radio, …

iOS 9.3 adds features for education, F.lux-like screen dimming and more

Apple released a first beta of iOS 9.3 today, which contains a number of interesting new features as teased by a new page on the company’s site today.<p>The new feature works similar to F.lux, which is available for Mac and Windows, and uses your clock and geolocation to change the amount of blue …

Apps

The watchOS 2.2 beta lets devs pair multiple devices to one iPhone

Developers are getting their hands on the first beta for watchOS 2.2 today, and it reportedly contains a feature that has us a little confused: the ability to pair multiple Apple Watches to a single iPhone.<p>It’s just the first beta, so we aren’t sure if this capability will make it to the final …

Smartwatches

Apple's latest iOS, Watch and TV betas pack big features

Apple's pre-release software isn't usually buzz-worthy outside of major revamps, but there's definitely a reason to take notice today. The company's iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2 and WatchOS 2.2 betas all introduce some hefty upgrades that are likely to get some use. Of the bunch, iOS 9.3 is the centerpiece. …

Apple won Christmas 2015

Of all the activations of new tech products during the Christmas period, Apple made up half, a new survey reveals.<p>According to a study published by Flurry Insights, 49 per cent of all products activated over December 2015 belonged to Apple, beating nearest rival Samsung by nearly 30 …

Emerging Technology

The easiest way to transfer data from Android to iOS

It only takes a few minutes to get all your important data from an Android device to an iPhone or iPad. Here's what you need to know.<p>It used to be a big pain to switch from one mobile platform to another, but it's now easier than ever to transfer all of your old data from an Android device to your …

Apps

Apple TV App Store Tops 1,000 Apps: Games And Video Apps Dominate, But Discovery Is A Challenge

Developers have been digging into the Apple TV App Store data in the absence of category listings and a Top Charts section on Apple’s newly launched version of its media player device, which now, for the first time ever, has opened up to third-party applications. Apple had “hundreds” of …