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Apple Stores: Everything We Know

Contents<p>Next-Generation Stores<br>• History<br>• Apple Stores Timeline<p>Apple has grown to become the most valuable company in the world. It now has millions of customers around the world visiting its retail stores every day, and many of its earliest locations, particularly those in shopping malls, are too small …

Leaked iPad Air 3 case images hint at Smart Connector support, rear camera flash, and more

A new leak spotted by Macoatakara that first appeared on an Alibaba site appears to hint at some potential changes coming with the iPad Air 3. Earlier this month, Mark Gurman reported that Apple announce a new version of the iPad Air at a March press event alongside new Apple Watch models. Now, a …

How-To: Use Apple Watch faces as gorgeous Mac screen savers

Even though I’ve owned a Mac for going on 5+ years now, I never thought I would actually end up using screen savers. But the launch of Aerial a few months ago, which I’ve been using daily ever since, has definitely changed my mind. Awesome Apple TV screen savers on the Mac is a win. And today I …

Apple thinks this house is the Bermuda Triangle of lost iPhones

Find my iPhone is a fantastic way to recover your iPhone when it is lost or stolen. Most of the time. If you’re Christina Lee and Michael Saba, though, you hate Find my iPhone, because it has ruined your life.<p>For some reason, Apple constantly reports stolen or lost iPhones as coming from Saba and …

Apple made more revenue from iPhone in a single quarter than Google has ever made from Android

The lawsuit between Oracle and Google is inadvertently revealing some confidential information about the companies. It has already been disclosed that Google paid Apple a $1 billion fee in 2014 to keep Google as the default search provider for iOS Safari, as well as a revenue sharing agreement …

How to send app crash reports to OS X Notification Center

OS X is about as reliable as any operating system out there, but apps still can — and do — crash. When they do, they take up the entire middle of your screen, interrupting whatever you’re doing, even if the app that crashed was running in the background.<p>It’s a mild annoyance, true, but it doesn’t …

Swift is quickly rising in popularity as a developer language … but how much is Apple using Swift?

The TIOBE index uses search engine rankings to track popularity of programming languages. In January, Swift overtook Objective-C to become the 14th most popular language in the TIOBE index. The surge in popularity was spurred by the release of Swift into open-source in December. With developer …

Ex-Jailbreakers now working to secure iOS for consumers and enterprises with comprehensive platform

For nearly half a decade, teams of hackers and programmers have worked tirelessly to crack Apple’s iOS software code in order to inject new features, themes, and applications. Now, a team led by noted former jailbreak developers Will Strafach, otherwise known as “Chronic”, and Joshua Hill, known as …

Information Security

Apple announces free ad-supported iTunes Radio stations going away on January 29th, will require Apple Music subscription

In an email circulating to customers, Apple has announced that the ad-supported iTunes Radio stations available in the US and Australia are going away on January 29th. Beats 1 will be the ‘premiere free broadcast’ going forward. All other radio station features, i.e. the algorithmic stations like …

New photos show work underway at rumored location of Apple’s first retail store in Singapore

While retail head Angela Ahrendts last year confirmed an earlier report that the company would be opening its first Apple Store in Singapore, she didn’t reveal the location. The address had, though, been reported as 170 Orchard Road in an email from a fitness company advising that its branch there …

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 …

iOS 9.3 Gallery & Feature List: Night Shift, New 3D Touch features, updated Health app, Notes Touch ID, more

Earlier today, Apple announced iOS 9.3, a fairly significant point update to iOS 9. The new operating system adds new features for the Health, Wallet, Notes, and Settings apps, in addition to a Night Mode and new 3D Touch shortcuts. This gallery below shows off all of the new features, and here’s a …

Report: Apple making tool to let iPhone users easily transfer data to Android following EU telecom operator pressure [Updated]

[<b>Update 1/11</b>: This is one rumor Apple is happy to deny. Here’s a statement to Buzzfeed:“There is no truth to this rumor,” Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller said in a statement to BuzzFeed News. “We are entirely focused on switching users from Android to iPhone, and that is going great.”]<p>Apple …

More than 200,000 people petitioning Apple not to ditch the headphone jack

You can try arguing that Apple’s doing what it’s always done by allegedly eliminating the (quite literally) century-old 3.5mm jack from the upcoming iPhone 7 — but 204,305 people are going to disagree with you.<p>“Apple is about to rip off every one of its customers,” reads a petition on the site <i>Sum</i> …

Apple COO Jeff Williams says company takes heat on child labor because it goes out looking for it

In a radio interview on the syndicated show <i>Conversations on Health Care</i>, Apple COO Jeff Williams said that the reason Apple has come under attack for the use of child labor in its supply chain is that the company actively goes out looking for it. Other companies, he said, simply keep their heads …

Why is Apple’s ancient 2012 MacBook Pro still so popular?

Without a doubt, the oldest Mac Apple still sells is the 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro, model number MD101LL/A. Launched in 2012, it’s still on sale from Apple for just $1,099 … $200 more expensive than Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air, which is just as powerful.<p>What’s the deal? Why does Apple …

Here’s Mac OS 7.5.5 running on an iPad Air 2

Since it was first released, people keep asking when the iPad will be able to run OS X, and while iOS keeps on becoming more like OS X with every passing version, you still can’t run Mac apps on your iPad… right?<p>Not quite. Technically, it’s possible to run Mac apps on your iPad Air 2. But prepare …

Researchers use the Force (in an Apple Watch) to fly a drone

Taiwanese tech researchers at PVD+ created an app for the Apple Watch that remotely controls a drone with arm movements, briefly turning pilots into Jedi. <i>Reuters</i> caught the motion-controlled drone in action and you can check it out in the video below. The team also created an app that controls …

Kevin Lynch details how Apple Watch keeps time, says 4x more accurate than iPhone

One of the more curious ways Apple has marketed the Apple Watch from the start is as an “incredibly precise timepiece” that “keeps time to within 50 milliseconds of the definitive global time standard.” Macs and iPhones generally don’t have issues with keeping accurate time, and luxury watches …

Kevin Lynch says Steve Jobs tried recruiting him to Apple after Flash debate

This may not be widely known, but it’s an interesting piece of history that’s now confirmed: Steve Jobs personally tried to recruit Kevin Lynch to Apple after the big Flash debate in 2010. Lynch, of course, was Adobe’s chief technology officer at the time and had just went head-to-head with Apple …

Year In Review: Everything Apple released across 2015

Tim Cook teased Apple’s product pipeline to investors back in October 2013 by saying the company would enter new categories with releases that fall and “across 2014.” This set the expectation that the next year would include new releases in each quarter rather than staying mostly quiet until WWDC …

Apple Confirms 12-Inch MacBook Shown on '60 Minutes' as Fake 'iPhone 7' Video Surfaces

Apple has confirmed to <i>Tech Insider</i> that the notebook pictured behind Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell during the <i>60 Minutes</i> special <i>Inside Apple</i> is the 12-inch MacBook released in April, debunking some users on Reddit and social media who speculated the notebook could be an ultra-thin MacBook …

Apple Watch Diary: Looking back at the year, and looking forward to the future

Steve Jobs famously said that people don’t know what they want until they see it. To which I’d add that sometimes we don’t know what we want until we’ve used it for a while.<p>I’m old enough to have been around when the first Macintosh was launched. In that case, I knew I wanted one the moment I saw …

60 Minutes goes inside Apple’s weekly exec meeting, design studio, spaceship campus, & more

<i>Update: We’ve updated the 60 Minutes Apple episode via Vimeo at the bottom</i><p>As expected, this weekend’s episode of 60 Minutes on CBS was chockfull of Apple news and anecdotes. Retail chief Angela Ahrendts, design head Jony Ive, CEO Tim Cook, and many more all joined host Charlie Rose to discuss a …

Did Apple leak a new MacBook on 60 Minutes? Probably not

Apple was careful in highlighting its attention to detail to secrecy in its 60 Minutes segment, but the Apple web forums are currently ablaze with speculation about a potential leak in one of the clips. Behind Bruce Sewell, Apple SVP and General Counsel, is what appears to be a new kind of MacBook. …

The holidays might ruin your Apple Watch fitness streak. Good.

For many of us, Christmas is a time for relaxing with family, sitting in front of the TV, overindulging and generally moving as little as possible. In other words, all the things your Apple Watch hates you doing.<p>So if you have a nice streak going in the Activity app, chances are it is about to come …

Take a video tour of Apple’s secret design studio

Very few outsiders have been inside Apple’s Industrial Design Studio, the amazingly creative product lab behind the company’s blockbuster hardware.<p>That may change this weekend, when 60 Minutes broadcasts a tour of the design lab. Apple’s lead designer, Jony Ive, gave journalist Charlie Rose a peek …

Apple’s Tim Cook comments on iPhone 6/s battery case: It’s for overnight trips, not daily charging

There’s been no shortage of controversy surrounding the new iPhone 6/s battery case released yesterday. Most complaints were around the capacity which is at the low end, the shape, or its actual existence which would seem to indicate that Apple made the iPhone 6 with too small a battery.<p>Tim Cook, …

What Apple’s 3-D printer could look like: a Makerbot G4 Cube

A recent weird patent filing suggested Apple might be making a color 3-D printer. Now, the best Apple concept designer in the business, Martin Hajek, has come along and imagined the device in a set of beautiful renderings.<p>In Hajek’s renderings, the designer imagines the iPrinter, as he calls it, …

Opinion: The 2015 Apple product that most excites me for the company’s future

Apple this year introduced several major new pieces of hardware, the iPad Pro, Apple Watch, fourth-gen Apple TV and 12-inch MacBook. Like most Apple fans, the one that had me the most excited at launch was the Apple Watch. I thought Apple Watch would have a huge impact on my daily life, but 8 …