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Apple Store Worker Says Staff Routinely Get Death Threats From Customers
Business Insider UK this morning published a detailed interview with an alleged UK Apple retail employee that provides an intriguing insight into what its like to work in an Apple Store.The interview is unusual because every Apple staffer signs a
Apple's Amazon Echo Competitor Could Feature Camera, Facial Recognition
Apples rumored product designed to compete with the Amazon Echo could come equipped with a camera and facial recognition capabilities, reports CNET. Citing sources with knowledge of Apples plans, CNET says
AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule Out of Stock at U.S. Apple Stores
Following a rare firmware update for the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule earlier this week, a few readers have contacted us about the Wi-Fi base stations being out
Apple Expands iPhone Trade Up Program to France, Italy, and Spain
Apple today expanded its Trade Up with Installments program for iPhone to France, Italy, and Spain, enabling customers to trade in an eligible older-generation iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone smartphone and put the value of that device towards a new
Political Will for Encryption Law Has Weakened Since Apple-FBI Dispute
Support for encryption legislation in the U.S. has flatlined and the push for changes in federal law following the San Bernardino shootings has petered out, according to sources in congressional offices, the administration and the tech sector (via Reuters).On February
Apple 'Working Rapidly' to Bring Apple Pay to More Countries
Apple this morning elaborated on its plans to expand Apple Pay coverage and achieve its goal to deliver the mobile payment service to every significant market the company is involved in.Currently Apple Pay is available in six countries, including the
Apple's Rumored Amazon Echo Competitor Could Be a Next-Generation Apple TV
Earlier this week, The Information said Apple was actively developing an in-home hub that would compete with the Amazon Echo and the Google Home, and now VentureBeat has shared new details
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Apple Store logos go green, Apple's website promotes Liam the robot for Earth Day
A week before Earth Day, Apple has changed the leaf on its logo at retail stores to green, and also provided retail employees with green shirts. Apples website is also prominently featuring "Liam,"
Apple begins promoting 'Live Tune-In' feature for fourth-generation Apple TV
Owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV were on Friday greeted with an updated "Whats New" splash screen, promoting "Live Tune-In," a feature letting people jump straight into the live TV feeds of select
Last Call: 11" MacBook Airs for $749; $100-150 off BTO 13" MacBook Airs; 15" MacBook Pro for $1,749
The deepest discounts weve seen on 2015 MacBook Airs -- including many rarely-discounted built-to-order (BTO) configurations -- have just gone live. Meanwhile theres roughly 36 hours left to grab a 11" MacBook Air
LG marketing depicts new MacBook-like Gram laptop as running Final Cut & Logic
Marketing images for LGs new 15.6-inch Gram laptop depict the computer as running Apples Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X on OS X -- even though the machine is based on
Tesla recruits prominent Apple Store leader to run its LA County showrooms
The store leader of Apples Third Street Promenade store in Santa Monica, Calif. is leaving to assume a more significant role at Tesla, taking charge of a host of showrooms in Los Angeles
AppleInsider podcast imagines "Apple Car," talks FBI and emotion, and 'iPhone 7' rumors
This week on the Appleinsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss Mikeys appearance on a Motor Trend roundtable, speculating on the "Apple Car." Plus, the very latest in the FBIs posturing, and fresh "iPhone
Apple's iTunes Movies, iBooks Store go dark in China 6 months after launch
Chinese consumers looking to buy a movie or e-book through Apples iTunes services found themselves out of luck on Friday, as both stores went offline without explanation.
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The week in Apple news: iPhone 7 rumors, MacBook Pro rumors, Apple TV rumors, and some actual news
Apple headlines for the week ending May 27, 2016As Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) approaches, the rumors are starting to heat up. There are fresh rumors about the MacBook Pro, the iPhone 7, the Apple
Apple's intelligent assistant plans shouldn't just echo the Echo
So, rumor has it that Apple is working on a competitor to the Amazon Echo, and has been for a while. Rumor also has it that the company may also be adding a microphone and speaker to the Apple TV,
Senate proposal to require encryption workarounds may be dead
A proposal in the U.S. Senate to require smartphone OS developers and other tech vendors to break their own encryption at the request of law enforcement may be dead on arrival.The proposal, released as a discussion draft last month, may
Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor might be another new Apple TV
If Apple wants to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home, it doesn’t necessarily need a brand-new product. Instead, why not just slap a more powerful microphone and an onboard speaker into a next-generation Apple TV?VentureBeat, citing an anonymous
Patent troll wants Apple to shut down iMessage and FaceTime
For some companies, winning $625 million from Apple is not enough of a reward.On Wednesday, VirnetX asked a Texas judge to order Apple to shut down iMessage and FaceTime while their patent case goes to appeal. Previously, VirnetX was awarded
The Week in iPhone Cases: Speck's CandyShell Clear, sparkle edition
New summer-ready iPhone case designsThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases introduces a sparkly version of Speck’s classic CandyShell case. Plus, catchy colors, sturdy enclosures, and tough screen shields. Read on!Ballistic
Apple could have trouble opening Apple Stores in India
Just last week, a report claimed that Apple had plans to open four stores in India by the end of 2017.Not so fast, says India’s fiance ministry.Two government officials told the Wall Street Journal that the ministry has rejected another
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iPhone 7 rumors: Latest feature to go is the Smart Connector
It has barely been a year since Apple launched its latest iPhones...
Apple removes lesbian couple from international versions of its ad
Looking at the various versions of the video published worldwide, it’s clear that several adaptations...
Apple is indeed taking VR seriously
Apple will be nowhere in VR – until suddenly it is...
Soon, it may pay to use Apple Pay; loyalty program may be Apple’s next step
Apple is interested in more closely integrating Apple Pay into loyalty programs that reward customers for using it...
Ahead of WWDC, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule out of stock at U.S. Apple Stores
Following a rare firmware update for the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule...
iTunes 12.4 applies song ratings to albums and destroys Smart Playlists
In iTunes, you can rate songs and albums separately...
Facebook begins tracking non-users around the internet
Facebook will now display ads to web users who are not members of its social network...
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Freebie Friday: Get a pile of design assets and Octagon for free
Everyone likes getting something for nothing, especially when theres no or relatively few catches. Freebie Friday is the post where the MacNN staff find stuff that you can get, and possibly make use
Reports claim Jawbone moving away from speakers, fitness trackers
Jawbone may be looking to streamline its operations, with separate rumors claiming two very different parts of the company may be on the chopping block. One rumor claims Jawbone has ceased production of
Verizon, unions reach 'agreement in principle' to end wireline strike
Verizon and striking Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union members have reached an agreement in principle which may end the month-long strike. If the deal is signed, the
Daily Deals: $349 Apple Watch, 55-inch Hisense HDTV, Dell discounts
Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN searches online retailers to get sales, offers, discounts, and bargains for our readers to enjoy. Out-of-date offers have been cleared off the
Researcher reveals 'SandJacking' attack for accessing iOS app data
A security researcher has discovered a new way to attack iOS devices, one that could install malicious apps on a device, even if it hasnt been jailbroken by the user. Called SandJacking, Mi3
Report: Apple stops selling AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule
For reasons not yet clear, Apple appears to be recalling all AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule base stations from its US retail stores, and may have suspended its Personal Pickup service, at least
Irish Apple data center to be constructed over next 15 years
Apples Irish data center plans are vital for the companys future expansion across Europe, according to a document detailing Apples response to objections over the centers construction. An opening statement from Robert Sharpe,
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The week in Apple news: iPhone 7 rumors, MacBook Pro rumors, Apple TV rumors, and some actual news
Apple headlines for the week ending May 27, 2016As Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) approaches, the rumors are starting to heat up. There are fresh rumors about the MacBook Pro, the iPhone 7, the Apple
Apple's intelligent assistant plans shouldn't just echo the Echo
So, rumor has it that Apple is working on a competitor to the Amazon Echo, and has been for a while. Rumor also has it that the company may also be adding a microphone and speaker to the Apple TV,
Senate proposal to require encryption workarounds may be dead
A proposal in the U.S. Senate to require smartphone OS developers and other tech vendors to break their own encryption at the request of law enforcement may be dead on arrival.The proposal, released as a discussion draft last month, may
Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor might be another new Apple TV
If Apple wants to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home, it doesn’t necessarily need a brand-new product. Instead, why not just slap a more powerful microphone and an onboard speaker into a next-generation Apple TV?VentureBeat, citing an anonymous
Patent troll wants Apple to shut down iMessage and FaceTime
For some companies, winning $625 million from Apple is not enough of a reward.On Wednesday, VirnetX asked a Texas judge to order Apple to shut down iMessage and FaceTime while their patent case goes to appeal. Previously, VirnetX was awarded
The Week in iPhone Cases: Speck's CandyShell Clear, sparkle edition
New summer-ready iPhone case designsThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases introduces a sparkly version of Speck’s classic CandyShell case. Plus, catchy colors, sturdy enclosures, and tough screen shields. Read on!Ballistic
Apple could have trouble opening Apple Stores in India
Just last week, a report claimed that Apple had plans to open four stores in India by the end of 2017.Not so fast, says India’s fiance ministry.Two government officials told the Wall Street Journal that the ministry has rejected another
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Check out this week’s best tech, tools and lessons
This was a good week for deals, as the list below will attest to. From a camera that takes 3-dimensional pictures to an app for keeping your writing process in line, comprehensive courses in cyber security and more. Take a
Apple Stores go green in advance of Earth Day
One week before Earth Day, Apple has changed its iconic one color logo to a green-leafed one at select Apple Stores — echoing Apple’s goal under Tim Cook of leaving the world a better place. Retail staff will also be rocking
Apple taps Surface Pro hinge maker for super-thin MacBooks
Apple has hit up the makers of the ultra-tiny hinges used for the Microsoft Surface Pro to come and work on its next-gen MacBooks, which will launch in the second half of 2016. It’s worth noting that this is the
How Steve Jobs and the Industrial Design Team saved Apple, this week on The CultCast
This week on The CultCast: we recall how Steve Jobs and the industrial design team saved Apple. Plus: the reason Jony Ive gave us his car for a chauffeur; one year with the Apple Watch; and we reveal the strange
Use free Snapseed on iPad to tune your photos to best effect
Snapseed is a free image editing app from Google that has some fantastic editing tools to make any photo even better. The killer feature here is the set of Tune Image tools that let you take a good photo and
Apple reveals how long its devices typically last
How many years do you use your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac before shutting it down for the last time and sending it to the big Apple Store in the sky? While Apple products are typically far more solid and
Drawings reveal new buildings inside Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus
More architectural renderings have surfaced showing off a few new details of Apple’s eagerly-anticipated “spaceship” campus — including ancillary buildings such as a reception center, food stations for employees, and more. Check them out below. The main reception building will reportedly be
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Apple Reports Second Quarter Results
Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26. The company posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion and quarterly net income of $10.5 billion, or $1.90 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of
Apple Updates iMac Family with Stunning New Retina Displays
Apple has updated the entire iMac family, bringing a new Retina 4K display to the 21.5-inch iMac for the first time and the Retina 5K display to every 27-inch iMac. The updated iMacs also feature more powerful processors and graphics,
Final Cut Pro X helps small company delight world’s biggest clients
When Trim Editing started creating music videos over a decade ago, just paying the rent was a huge accomplishment. Now, the small East London company is crafting award-winning visuals for big brands — like Audi, Nike, Adidas, and Guinness —
Apple Introduces iPhone SE — the Most Powerful Phone with a 4-inch Display
Apple today introduced iPhone SE, the most powerful phone with a 4-inch display, in a compact aluminum design that has been updated with matte-chamfered edges, a color-matched stainless steel Apple logo, and four metallic finishes. iPhone SE offers the same
Apple Advances Health Apps with CareKit
Apple today announced CareKit, a new software framework designed to help developers enable people to actively manage their own medical conditions. iPhone apps using CareKit make it easier for individuals to keep track of care plans and monitor symptoms and
Apple Reports Record First Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended December 26, 2015. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and record quarterly net income of $18.4 billion, or $3.28 per diluted share. These results compare
iOS 9 Available as a Free Update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Users September 16
Apple announced that iOS 9 will be available on September 16 as a free update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. iOS 9 makes iOS devices more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features, all while
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