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Apple Retail Announces 2015 Interactive Summer Camps for Kids
Apple has opened registration for its annual Apple Camp three-day workshops where kids aged 8 to 12 can visit a retail store and learn how to make movies or create interactive books using software such as GarageBand, iBooks Author and
AppleCare for Mac Now Covers Batteries Retaining Less Than 80% Capacity
Just a few days after updating the terms of its AppleCare+ Protection Plan for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple Watch to cover batteries that retain less than 80% of their original capacity within the extended warranty period, Apple has extended
Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' Also Available Exclusively on Apple Music
One of the ways Apple will draw customers to Apple Music is through exclusive content thats unavailable on other music services. Pharrell will release his new single Freedom exclusively on the platform, Taylor Swift has already promised to make her
Apple Watch Sport's Display With Ion-X Glass Outperforms Sapphire Models in Bright Lighting
Although there has been much comparison of the scratch-resistance and weight differences between the two Apple Watch display cover options -- sapphire crystal and Ion-X glass -- not much has been scientifically tested regarding each models reflectiveness. A new report
Survey Suggests 'iPhone 6s' Could Outsell iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
While every new iPhone model released has gone on to outsell its predecessor, dating back to the iPhone 3G outselling the original iPhone, the overwhelming success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has created some skepticism about whether
Apple Released the iPhone Eight Years Ago Today
Eight years ago today, the smartphone market changed forever. On June 29, 2007, Apple released the original iPhone with a sleek form factor and revolutionary multi-touch screen and significantly
Apple Music Coming to Sonos Home Audio Systems by End of 2015
Popular Wi-Fi home audio system manufacturer Sonos has supported direct streaming of Beats Music since the music services launch in early 2014, but the company has repeatedly stated it will not initially support Apple Music when that service launches this
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After crushing rival smartwatch sales, Apple Watch portrayed as doomed by CNBC
CNBC has issued a stream of flawed reports suggesting calamity and doom for Apple Watch--already the worlds most commercially successful wearable--with each article twisting data to say the opposite of the truth in order
Apple Camp enrollment opens for moviemaking, e-book creation workshops
For the 2015 summer season, Apple is again inviting children aged 8 through 12 to participate in Apple Camp, a series of three-day retail store workshops designed to teach inquisitive young minds how to
AppleCare for Mac now covers batteries retaining less than 80% charge
In a minor change to its AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac policy on Monday, Apple is now replacing non-removable MacBook batteries that retain less than 80 percent of their original charge.
AC/DC to join subscription streaming bandwagon in time for Apple Music debut
According to a report on Monday, rock legends and longtime streaming music holdouts AC/DC are primed to offer their tracks through subscription services, including Apple Music, as early as Tuesday.
Killer Deal: Apple's 11" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $999.99 ($650 off) with free Micr(...)
For our final deal of June, readers can save between $650-$809 on Apples completely maxed out 11" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB), which is up for grabs at $999.99 (or $1,089 with AppleCare) plus
Killer Deal: Apple's 11" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $999.99 ($650 off) with free Micr(...)
For our final deal of June, readers can save between $650-$809 on Apples completely maxed out 11" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB), which is up for grabs at $999.99 (or $1,089 with AppleCare) plus
Killer Deal: Apple's 11" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB) for $999.99 ($650 off) with free Micr(...)
For our final deal of June, readers can save between $650-$809 on Apples completely maxed out 11" MacBook Air (1.7GHz, 8GB, 512GB), which is up for grabs at $999.99 (or $1,089 with AppleCare) plus
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Sparkle 1.2.3 review: Mac-friendly web design app needs a bit more luster
In the field of Mac web design programs, River SRL’s Sparkle 1.2.3 (Mac App Store link) lands between Blocs’ do-it-for-me ease and Macaw’s free-form flexibility. Like a raw gemstone fresh from the mine, Sparkle’s still a bit rocky from some
QuarkXPress 2015 review: Chock full of new features requested by you
The past several versions of QuarkXPress added features that were most requested in Quark’s user surveys, and QuarkXPress 2015 continues this strategy. For example, they changed its version numbering scheme to indicate the year of release (otherwise this would be
Henge Vertical Dock review: Your Mac laptop stands tall
When I did a review roundup of Thunderbolt 2 docks last May, I decided not to include the Henge Vertical Dock. (This review looks specifically at the Henge MacBook Pro with Retina Display Vertical Dock.)Like the docks in the roundup,
Mikme microphone promises studio quality sound in a tiny package
Capturing good audio isn’t easy. But it’s essential if you’re recording a new track, producing a podcast, or chatting over Skype.If you don’t know the first thing about what makes for a good microphone it can be a long and
Tweetbot 2 review: Twitter Mac app has a crisper design but is a work in progress
When a service you use has its own free software, why turn to a third party for an alternative? The folks at Tapbots continue to answer that question with each update to their Tweetbot client for Twitter, available both in
Macaw 1.5.15 review: Promising web design program falls short of its goals
When I worked as a web designer, I’d daydream about a program that would eliminate the hassles of coding by hand. I longed to draw and style elements directly onto a page, as easily as in Photoshop. Macaw 1.5.15 offers
PicoBrew Zymatic: Meet the smart appliance that makes beer brewing easy
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Note to reviewers: Apple Watch isn’t about ‘need,’ it’s about ‘want’
One of the more common themes in Apple Watch reviews is whether or not one truly needs the device..
Apple to release Q315 earnings, webcast live conference call on July 21st
Apple today announced the companys conference call to discuss Q315 results...
High expectations greet Apple Music debut
Until now, there have been two players in subscription music:...
Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ available for the first time digitally only on Apple Music
Taylor Swifts 1989 isnt the only major album that will exclusively be available on Apple Music...
Global stocks tumble on Greece and Puerto Rico debt woes
Global stocks tumbled Monday after Greece closed its banks and limited the amount...
Microsoft axes 1,200 jobs, exits display ad business
About 1,200 jobs at Microsoft will be impacted...
Trader: Selloff marks great opportunity to buy Apple
Apple shares sold off 1.5 percent on Monday along with the broader market...
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The MacNN Podcast, episode 21: Writing your app in (Taylor) Swift
Episode 21 of The MacNN Podcast is now available! Join us for a very speedy hour as we talk about a great new contest where you can win a 5K Retina 27-inch iMac,
Uber executives detained in France following French taxi strike
Two executives of Uber have been taken into police custody in France, days after the country-wide strikes held by traditional taxi service operators upset over Ubers continued operations in the region. The detained
One Musical Group crowd funding MFi Smart Piano, Light Keyboard
Purveyor of musical instrument learning technology One Musical Group announces today the North American launch of its piano product line: The One Light keyboard and The One Smart Piano which the company claims
Hands On: Satechi Smart Travel Router
In our experience, there are two things -- both of which cause frustration and discontent -- that most international travelers can agree on: hotel Wi-Fi, and the fact that one probably wont be
Frigidaire launches Wi-Fi-enabled window Cool Connect Air Conditioner
Home appliance manufacturer Frigidaire has released the first iOS and Android app controlled window air conditioner. The Cool Connect Air Conditioner connects with the Frigidaire Smart Appliance app across the Internet and through
Daily Deals: 1TB SSD, $300 50-inch HDTV, IP surveillance camera
Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where we scour online retailers for offers, bundles, sales, and discounts on hardware, software, and games for you, the discerning MacNN and Electronista reader. Today, weve wiped
App Update: Ableton Live, Scherlokk, Freeway Pro, more
App development has taken off in the last few years, making it increasingly difficult to stay on top of all the latest versions. To help all of you out, we here at MacNN
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Hands on with Square's new Apple Pay reader
DisplayMate: Less reflective Apple Watch Sport is easier to read in bright sunlight
The Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition have sapphire crystal covering their displays, but the lower-cost Apple Watch Sport uses Ion-X glass instead. Both were chosen for durability, but they also reflect different amounts of light. After having previously analyzed
iPhones equipped with Force Touch tech are reportedly ready to roll
Production is said to be underway for the next iPhone models, and it looks like the new version’s big selling point will be Force Touch.Apple is reportedly adding the pressure-sensitive displays already found in the Apple Watch and 12-inch MacBook
Freemium Field Test: Lara Croft: Relic Run is flashy, fun, and free
Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play
The Week in iPad Cases: Pad & Quill’s gorgeous new backpack makes a great travel companion
...plus keyboard cases, mounts, and more!This week’s roundup of new iPad cases includes a functional crossover from WaterField Designs, a versatile keyboard solution from ZeroChroma, and colorful, creative options from DODOcase, Everything Tablet, and
Apple Music launching 8am Pacific Tuesday, allows uploads like iTunes Match
As Apple Music’s first day approaches, we’re learning a bit more about the details of the launch, and of the service itself. Eddy Cue even took to Twitter on Sunday to answer individual questions, and reveal an iTunes Match-like feature
The Week in iPhone Cases: Lifeproof's latest rugged case packs a (battery) punch
...plus battery cases, leather cases, and more!This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases includes fancy designs from OtterBox, elegant leather options from Hard Graft and Distilunion, and Lenzcase’s iPhone/glasses case hybrid.dbrand
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Amazon brings one-hour Prime deliveries to London
When it comes to new services, Amazon is a predictable beast: itll launch something in the US first and then bring it over to the UK once its ironed out all of the creases. Thats exactly whats happening
Europe to scrap roaming charges, protect net neutrality
Its been a long time coming, but we finally know when roaming charges will be scrapped in Europe: June 15th, 2017. The European Commission had been pushing for an earlier implementation, but ultimately relented in order to win
Windows 10 preview build comes with Microsoft Edge and WiFi
Microsofts giving you the chance to try out its Edge browser before Windows 10 drops on July 29th, along with other new features that will come with the platform. Youll have to download Windows 10s latest preview build
Google Translate gets more conversational
Google Translate is notorious for spewing out either oddly worded or overly formal results, but the company says its getting better thanks to peoples help. Mountain Views online translator is now more adept at figuring out informal speech
Shazam shows you the music artists are discovering
The ability to follow your favorite music artists on Shazam isnt new, but that feature is now getting a huge boost. Starting today, the service will let you see how entertainers are using Shazam to discover tunes, too.
Microsoft wants to make you funnier in online chats
Do you constantly struggle to make jokes? Are you one of the millions of folks who wishes they could be spontaneously funny when communicating via the internet? Microsoft Research has some news (PDF) for you. The companys developed
PayPal explains when it will hit you with robocalls
When PayPal updated its user agreement with language suggesting that it had broad powers to make automated calls (aka robocalls) and texts, customers were understandably nervous. Was the company going to spam you until you bought more stuff
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Designers beef up farming tech with wearables for cows
Design firm Cambridge Industrial Design herd that dairy farmers might want to track their cows’ moo-vements, so they went ahead and developed some udderly clever smart collars to help keep an eye on the beasts. That’s right: Even cattle are…Read
Apple Camp returns to teach tech to kids
Parents looking to keep their creative kids busy this summer might want to look into Apple Camp, a free, three-day workshop at select Apple retail stores. As in previous years, sessions will occur throughout July and August and will guide…Read
Apple wins over more customers than Samsung, report says
You can call it customer loyalty, brand stickiness, or whatever other terms the cool marketing kids are using these days, but it all means the same thing in this case: Apple is doing a better job than Samsung of retaining…Read
That future where we fly around with jetpacks will arrive soon
We’ve been promised jetpacks since the 1950s and dreaming about them even longer. Just hang on a couple more years. Plenty of time to save the $150,000 it will cost to buy the Martin Jetpack, which promises to be the…Read
Everything you need to know ahead of Apple Music’s launch tomorrow
Apple Music makes its big debut tomorrow, June 30, at 8 a.m. PST. It’s going to be a very big day for the music industry, and for us listeners. It’s the day streaming goes truly mainstream. From tomorrow on, it’s officially…Read
How to reset and re-pair your Apple Watch
If your Apple Watch stops responding to your iPhone, you can reboot it or you can turn the Bluetooth connection off and on. If that doesn’t work to reconnect your Watch, you might need to reset it, and then you’ll…Read
Plan better stories to make your iPhone videos come alive
We’ve all done it before: we head to the family reunion, the wedding, the kid’s birthday party and we just shoot everything. We have no plan except that we think we’ll have time later to edit it down to something…Read
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Introducing Apple Music — All The Ways You Love Music. All in One Place.
Apple today unveiled Apple Music, a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place. Apple Music is a streaming music service, a worldwide live radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day, and
Apple Previews iOS 9
Apple today unveiled iOS 9, giving a preview of new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software that will be available this fall. In this upcoming release, iOS devices become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features
Apple Announces News App for iPhone and iPad
Apple today unveiled an all-new News app delivering the best news reading experience on any mobile device. Available with iOS 9 this fall for iPhone and iPad, News combines the visually rich layout of a magazine with the immediacy and
Apple Announces OS X El Capitan
Apple today announced OS X El Capitan, a new version of OS X that refines the Mac experience and improves system performance. Building on last year’s release of OS X Yosemite, El Capitan introduces enhancements to window management, built-in apps,
Apple Previews New Apple Watch Software
Apple today previewed watchOS 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch, giving developers the tools to build faster and more powerful apps running natively on Apple Watch. Starting today, developers can take advantage of innovative hardware features of
Apple Pay Giving Shoppers Even More Ways to Pay
Apple today announced Apple Pay is adding support for rewards programs and store-issued credit and debit cards with iOS 9. Apple Pay will also give shoppers more ways to pay in the U.S., expanding merchant acceptance to over one million
Apple Pay Coming to the UK
Apple today announced that starting next month, Apple Pay will be available to customers in the UK, bringing them the easy, secure and private way to pay. At launch, over 250,000 locations will accept Apple Pay, with support from eight
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