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iPhone 8 case leak claims to show device compared to iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus [Video]

4 hours 22 min ago

Over the weekend, we saw a purported iPhone 8 mold compared to molds of the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, offering a look at how the iPhone 8’s bezel-less design will lend itself to a smaller form factor. Now, Japanese blog Macotakara has gotten its hands on a purported iPhone 8 case and compared it side-by-side to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus..

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Apple will live stream WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5 at 10AM PT

7 hours 30 min ago

Apple is now promoting its upcoming special event on June 5 at 10 am PT with a landing page and a calendar entry on apple.com. Apple’s WWDC 2017 opening keynote, which Apple will live stream, will be the first major event the company has held since last fall after foregoing a spring event this year.

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Apple releases a new video showing off iPhone reincarnation with LIAM

7 hours 48 min ago

Apple has released a new environment focused video today in the same style as those shown off last month celebrating Earth Day. The previously shared videos discussed the company’s environmental efforts and the science behind it all. The comical illustrations featured Apple Execs like Vice President Lisa Jackson.

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Readdle brings file drag-and-drop in Split View to its iPad productivity apps

8 hours 40 min ago

Readdle has updated its suite of productivity software to support file drag-and-drop between its own apps when multitasking with Split Screen on supported iPads. Drag-and-drop is a desktop computer feature that iPad users have been requesting on iOS since multitasking was introduced two years ago.

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Facebook adding Apple News support to Instant Article tools to increase adoption

9 hours 9 min ago

Facebook introduced its Instant Article format for publishers two years ago as a way to make loading content in the News Feed much faster, but the format hasn’t been adopted as widely as the social network had hoped. Now Facebook is rolling out new tools for publishers to make Instant Articles compatible with Apple News and Google AMP formats.

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Apple Music announces Sigrid as this month’s Up Next artist

9 hours 25 min ago

Following up on last month’s release, Apple Music has announced that Sigrid is May’s Up Next artist. Up Next is a new documentary artist series from Apple Music that focuses on up and coming musicians.

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9to5Toys Last Call: 12-inch MacBook up to $500 off, iHome HomeKit Smart Plug $42, Apple iPhone 7 Silicone Cases $24, more

9 hours 27 min ago

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Apple’s Great Games for $1 Sale: BADLAND, Assassin’s Creed, many more

Best Buy takes $350 off 12-inch MacBook + open-box deals up to $500 off

iHome SmartPlug with HomeKit/Alexa hits Amazon all-time low: $42 shipped

Apple’s official Silicone iPhone 7 cases are on sale at Amazon from $24

Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro gets $124 discount, priced from $475

Best Buy is clearing out official Apple Watch Sport Bands, starting at $34 (or less)

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air 256GB gets a $279 discount to $920 shipped

Assassin’s Creed Identity for iOS drops to just $1 (Reg. $5)

Review: iClever’s Surge Protector packs 12 ports to charge your gear [Deal] Review: This is Ground takes on Apple Watch in style w/ new Connoisseur bands

9to5Rewards: Twelve South Action Sleeve for Apple Watch [Giveaway] MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

 

Brother Wireless Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer w/ AirPrint for $60 (Reg. $80) NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

8Bitdo rolls out free Nintendo Switch support for all its retro-style controllers

Two:35 is a computer building kit for kids that can actually get them certification

DJI’s new $499 Spark drone offers gesture controls, compact design [Gallery] MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Pad & Quill offering 20% off leather/linen iPad & Apple Watch accessories

Hands-on: Clockwork Synergy’s stylish Apple Watch bands, save 30% [Exclusive]

 

iOttie’s premium iTap Smartphone Car Mounts drop to $19 (over 20% off) Anker iPhone/Android Dashboard Mount drops to $14 (Reg. $24)

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Pokémon’s Magikarp Jump splashes onto iOS for worldwide release

9 hours 57 min ago

Pokémon fans have long been waiting for an official game to make its way to the App Store. Last week seemingly out of nowhere, the company announced it would be releasing a new game, titled Magikarp Jump. Having been released in select countries earlier this week, it is available now in the US and rest of the world.

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T-Mobile’s DIGITS program with phone number flexibility leaving beta, coming to all customers

10 hours 8 min ago

T-Mobile announced today that its DIGITS program will be leaving beta and launching soon. DIGITS offers phone number flexibility across multiple devices as well as the option to use multiple numbers with one device. The new program will be available for all T-Mobile customers starting next Wednesday, May 31.

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Happy Hour Podcast 121 | 10.5-inch iPad Pro expectations and macOS 10.13 wishlist ahead of WWDC

10 hours 33 min ago

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss more 10.5-inch iPad Pro expectations, Apple’s settled patent dispute with Nokia and why it matters, a wild iPhone 9 rumor, and our macOS 10.13 wishlist ahead of WWDC 2017. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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News site claims that Trump’s iPhone is so locked down Twitter is the only visible app

11 hours 5 min ago

News site Axios is claiming that Trump’s iPhone is so locked down the only visible app on it is Twitter. Staff are also said to aim to keep him too busy to spend much time watching cable TV and tweeting…

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Apple News hires prominent New York Magazine editor as first-ever editor-in-chief

11 hours 12 min ago

Apple News is gaining its first-ever editor-in-chief, according to a new report from Politico. Lauren Kern will take on the newly created role at Apple after serving in prominent positions at both The New York Times Magazine and New York Magazine.

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Continuation patent shows that Apple is still exploring virtual keyboards for MacBooks

11 hours 49 min ago

Apple has patents for virtual keyboards on MacBooks dating back as far as 2009, but a continuation patent application published today shows that the company is still exploring the idea.

A virtual keyboard was of course a headline feature of the iPhone when it was launched in 2007, and Apple also introduced the feature to the latest MacBook Pro models in the form of the Touch BarPatently Apple illustrated the patent using a Lenovo Yoga Book, showing what is in effect a giant Touch Bar replacing a physical keyboard.

If the idea fills you with horror, as it does me, we may not need to worry too much …

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IK Multimedia debuts new beast Mac synth w/ Moog, Roland, Prophet, & Oberheim sampler-instruments

12 hours 48 min ago

IK Multimedia, a popular maker of mobile audio recording solutions and software for iOS and Mac, is introducing a massive new plug-in instrument for Mac and Logic Pro today. The new Syntronik is a sample-based virtual synthesizer and features 38 painstakingly multi-sampled virtual versions of some of the most classic synthesizers that have ever existed. more…

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UK airport installs 2000 iBeacons for augmented reality navigation & passenger tracking

12 hours 49 min ago

Gatwick Airport, the second-largest of London’s airports, has installed around 2,000 iBeacons to help passengers find their way around the terminals.

While phase 1 of the project is rather basic – merely showing people where they are on a digital map – the second phase will provide augmented reality navigation, guiding passengers to their gates by overlaying arrows on live images of the terminal. The airport is also considering a more ambitious third phase …

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AOL launches updated Alto email app w/ integrated calendars & Amazon Alexa support

13 hours 18 sec ago

AOL, now part of Verizon, is today launching an updated version of its Alto email app that it first launched back in September of last year. Today’s update includes new calendar integration, Amazon Alexa support, and more.

One of the highlight new features arriving in today’s update is full calendar integration in the app’s Dashboard interface:

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Apple continues roll-out of local currency pricing in App Store with nine more countries

13 hours 23 min ago

Apple has been gradually switching its international app store pricing from US dollars or Euros to local currencies, doing so in eight countries at the end of last year. It told developers last week that it would be doing the same thing in a further nine countries ‘within 7-10 days,’ and these changes have now taken effect …

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Belkin Wemo smart home accessories to add HomeKit support with new Bridge coming this fall

13 hours 31 min ago

After a change of heart, Belkin has now officially announced that it will bring HomeKit support to its ecosystem of Wemo smart home accessories later this year with the unveiling of a new HomeKit Wemo Bridge.

The bridge will enable all Wemo devices currently on the market to interact with an Apple user’s HomeKit setup. This will allow voice control of Wemo lights, plugs and switches via Siri as well as manual control through the iOS 10 Apple Home app.

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Look inside Apple’s latest retail store shows stunning staircase, Apple Park paintings, boardroom

13 hours 44 min ago

Two days ahead of the opening of the first Apple Store in Singapore, the company has provided a press preview of the interior.

One notably missing feature is the glass staircase which has traditionally been a signature design element of Apple’s retail stores. There is instead what is being reported as a stone staircase but may be a ceramic one. This design was first seen in the Nanjing store in China, and appears to be destined for the refitted 5th Avenue store in NY too …

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Apple transitions to Newsroom portal for press releases, updates executive bios page design

14 hours 1 min ago

Apple has today officially transitioned away from its aging press portal in favor of the modern Apple Newsroom, which combines company press releases, photo coverage and other news into one place. All links to apple.com/pr now redirect to apple.com/newsroom.

At the same time, the company has also updated its executive biography pages with a fresh design update to fit in with the company’s recent website design trends and adopts the San Francisco typeface, finally retiring the Lucida Grande font.

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