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Super Mario Run for iOS updated with new characters, additional free content, more

Following its release on Android today, Nintendo has also updated Super Mario Run on iOS. The update adds a host of new features and bug fixes and brings the app to version 2.0. The update comes  months after the app’s initial release. more… Filed under: Apple

Industry push for home rentals of movies still in theater continues, studios mulling $30 price

Late last year, it was rumored that Apple was in talks with movie studios to offer home rentals of movies that were still in theaters. A new report from Variety offers more details on this industry push, noting how much studios are considering charging for in-home movie rentals… more… Filed under: Apple

Comparison: How the new $329 iPad stacks up against the iPad Air 2

Yesterday morning, Apple unveiled a new $329 iPad called simply “iPad,” as a replacement for the iPad Air 2. Apple announced the device in a press release, alongside the (RED) iPhone 7, new Apple Watch bands, and new iPhone cases. Yesterday,...Show More Summary

Apple acquires powerful iOS automation app Workflow, makes it available for free

Apple today acquired popular iOS tool Workflow, which allows users to combine the functionalities of various apps together to automate normally complex processes. According to TechCrunch, Apple finalized the deal today but financial details are not yet available. more… Filed under: Apple

Tim Cook says Apple will continue to invest in Chinese market, talks up Didi investment in new interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited China over the past week to celebrate the announcement of the company’s two new research and development centers in the country. Over the weekend, we noted of a speech Cook gave in China during which he discussed...Show More Summary

Which of Apple’s new products/updates are you most interested in? [Poll]

Apple’s Q1 product updates were announced this week without an official press event like what usually accompanies its bigger products refreshes. A new Product RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, a new 5th generation iPad, an updated iPhone SE,Show More Summary

Google Photos updated with faster backup and sharing, Duo adds audio-only mode

With a focus on parts of the world that have slower connectivity, Google updated Photos today to have faster backup and sharing, while the Duo video chatting app received an audio-only mode. more… Filed under: Apple

Swipeable app makes sharing panoramic & 360° photos on Instagram a breeze

Taking advantage of Instagram’s new carousel album feature, Swipeable for iOS allows users to easily share panoramic and 360° photos on their Instagram accounts. Created by the developer Holumino Limited who also offers the Spincle – 360 Degrees Camera app, Swipeable is a free download from the App Store. more… Filed under: Apple

Starbucks adding gifting via Apple Messages app with Apple Pay next month

During its annual shareholders meeting today, Starbucks announced that it will soon allow customers to send gifts through Apple’s Messages app and Apple Pay. The new functionality will arrive for customers in April alongside Microsoft...Show More Summary

Is Setapp the future of Mac apps?

As more apps move to a subscription model, Setapp offers a “Netflix for Mac apps” experience that could be the way forward. One subscription with one monthly fee to get access to every app you need and also discover new ones, all curated so you only get the best options for the task at hand. Show More Summary

Apple’s previous-gen iPhone 6s outsold Samsung’s new flagship models last year

IHS Markit released its latest data today comparing shipments of 350 smartphones by model last year, and within finds that iPhone 6s topped the list as the most popular, beating out newer iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models and all the Android devices on the market. more… Filed under: Apple

9to5Toys Lunch Break: 15-inch 512GB MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar $2,399, Nest Cam Outdoor $160, August HomeKit Smart Lock $183, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Daily Deals: 15-inch 512GB MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar $2,399 (Tax NY only), Cert. Show More Summary

Hands-on: Apple’s new ‘rent once, watch anywhere’ movie rentals feature in iTunes 12.6, iOS 10.3, and tvOS 10.2

As someone who runs the latest iOS and tvOS betas on all devices, I was able to take advantage of the new rent once, watch anywhere feature included in yesterday’s iTunes 12.6 update to the full. Have a look at our brief video walkthrough inside to see why this comes as a welcomed new addition. more… Filed under: Apple

Instagram hits 1 million monthly active advertisers, planning booking feature for businesses

Instagram has steadily been introducing new features to its photo and video sharing service, and that appears to be paying off. TechCrunch reports that Instagram has shared it now has 1 million monthly active advertisers, up from half...Show More Summary

Opinion: The new low-cost iPad is further evidence of a new approach to Apple’s pricing

If anyone had asked you to describe Apple’s pricing strategy in a sentence, this would – until recently – have been extremely easy to do. Apple aims to sell premium products at high margins to upmarket demographics. The company had shown almost...Show More Summary

Pokémon GO launches in-game Water Festival event w/ increased encounters for Water-type Pokémon & more

Pokémon GO developers Niantic today announced the latest upcoming in-game event for the title with the Pokémon GO Water Festival scheduled to kick off today, March 22. During the event, players will have increased opportunities to catch...Show More Summary

djay Pro for Mac gains Pioneer DJ certification for high end gear, MacBook Pro Touch Bar improvements

Algoriddim’s djay Pro for Mac already touts impressive features like four track support, Spotify integration, and iCloud sync, and now djay Pro for Mac has been officially certified by Pioneer DJ. That means djay Pro now works with Pioneer DJ’s Pro DJ Link technology so you can easily mix with their high-end gear. more… Filed under: Apple

Marriott testing Siri and Alexa to decide which will control devices in its hotel rooms

The battle between intelligent voice assistants is moving into hotel rooms, as Marriott International is testing both Siri and Alexa to decide which will control devices in at least some of its hotel rooms. Bloomberg reports that the chain is putting the two platforms in a head-to-head test in its one of its Aloft-branded properties … more… Filed under: Apple

iOS 10.3 betas contain code that support idea of 10.5-inch iPad with faster refresh rates

App developer Steve Troughton-Smith is citing code in the iOS 10.3 betas as support for a Bloomberg report last year of a 10.5-inch iPad with faster display rates. I remain reasonably convinced that an iOS device screen refresh rate higher than 60Hz is possible this year pic.twitter.com/k9W4q8rxcm — Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) March 22, 2017 more… Filed under: Apple

Apple omits (PRODUCT)RED branding for red iPhone in China, perhaps to avoid AIDS controversy

Apple’s announcement of a red iPhone 7/Plus yesterday wasn’t just notable for the introduction of a mid-cycle color option, but also because it represented the company’s greatest ever support for the AIDS-fighting charity (RED). TimShow More Summary

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