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Watch: Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar vs. 2015 MacBook Pro

With the 2016 MacBook Pro revamp, Apple introduced a sleek, powerful laptop complete with the revolutionary new Touch Bar interface, and sparked controversy by removing the SD card reader and MagSafe found in last year's model in favor of an all-Thunderbolt 3 port layout. Find out which version is right for you in our latest video installment.

AppleInsider podcast talks scaling back production of iPhone 7, external GPUs, and Nokia back from the dead

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mikey discuss the the iPhone 7 production rumors, the surprise acquisition of Pebble by Fitbit, and Nokia's brand revival from the dead.

Apple to use drones for Apple Maps data collection: Report

Apple is planning several updates to Apple Maps in its pursuit to topple Google Maps.

Limited editions of popular iOS games will make you see RED

You may have noticed that the App Store looks a whole lot like that elevator scene from The Shining today. That’s because it’s gone red to mark Apple’s commitment to World AIDS Day and the Product (RED) charitable campaign. It’s not just the color that has changed for the day, though. Apple is also offering a […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple Updates Boot Camp Drivers to Fix Major Issue Causing Blown Speakers on New MacBook Pros

Apple has released updated audio drivers to fix a major issue causing blown out speakers on new MacBook Pro models running Windows 10 with Boot Camp. Earlier this month, a number of users began noticing crackling or distorted sound coming...Show More Summary

Hands-on with AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming TV service [Video]

This week AT&T officially launched its new DirecTV Now streaming TV service. Teased out in March and unveiled on Tuesday, DirecTV Now went live on Wednesday with access to up to 120+ live and on-demand channels on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and the web. So now that the new streaming service is here, how well does it actually work? more… Filed under: Apple

Crowdfunding campaign aims to create the perfect battery-pack for MacBook/MacBook Pro [Video]

While I’m sad to lose MagSafe, one benefit of using USB-C for power is that you can connect just about any external battery-pack to your MacBook or 2016 MacBook Pro if you need a boost to get through the day. An Indiegogo campaign which...Show More Summary

DirecTV Now FAQ: All the details on AT&T's new streaming TV service

Here's the full DirecTV Now channel guide, plus details and caveats.

Apple Pay to launch in Spain on Thursday with just one bank - report

Making good on an earlier promise, Apple will finally launch Apple Pay in Spain this Thursday, Dec. 1, a new report reveals.

Apple to Donate Up to $1 Million to (RED) in Honor of World AIDS Day

Apple has announced it will once again honor World AIDS Day by donating $1 to (RED)'s fight against AIDS for every purchase made with Apple Pay at an Apple Store, on, or through the Apple Store app, up to a total of $1 million,...Show More Summary

Executive leading HealthKit, other software platforms leaves Apple

10 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : Apple Insider

An executive hired to lead teams responsible for HealthKit, CareKit, and ResearchKit -- as well as related machine learning algorithms -- has left Apple after just a few months on the job, a report said on Friday.

Hands-on: Creating a custom Touch Bar button using BetterTouchTool [Video]

11 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

As Chance noted last night, an alpha version of BetterTouchTool was released yesterday with support for the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. Being an alpha release, you can expect to find bugs, but I decided to go hands-on with the update to...Show More Summary

Apple Store app now lets you order accessories from the Apple Watch

12 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

You can now make purchases from the Apple Store with just a few taps on your wrist. The latest version of the Apple Store app for Apple Watch lets you actually purchase accessories that you’ve favorited from your account. more… Filed under: Apple

Random iPhone 6s shutdowns due to faulty battery component, Apple says

56 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

A problem with iPhone 6s products randomly shutting down comes from a battery flaw found in a small number of models, according to Apple. After a Chinese consumer watchdog group reported the issue, Apple is offering a fix free of charge...Show More Summary

Researchers find a way bypass the iOS activation lock

57 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

Two researchers claim to have found a way to bypass the activation lock feature in iOS that’s supposed to prevent anyone from using an iPhone or iPad marked as lost by its owner. The first report came Sunday from an Indian security researcher...Show More Summary

Apple blames 'air' for iPhone 6s battery problem

Do you have a problem where your iPhone 6s randomly and unexpectedly shuts down for no reason? Apple is blaming air for the issue.

Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on the new MacBook Pro

Good news: Apple finally revamped the MacBook Pro, after sticking with the same design for more than four years. The bad news: It's not quite the notebook we at Engadget had been waiting for. Though the refreshed MBP ushers in a series...Show More Summary

Rolling Stones gush about the blues with Apple Music

The Rolling Stones dropped their first album in 11 years today and to celebrate they sat down with Apple Music to talk about their love of the blues. The new album, Blue & Lonesome packs 12 tracks covering blues songs you’ve probably never of from the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, and other legends. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Apple switches App Store pricing to local currencies in 9 countries

In nine markets, Apple will soon move to using local currencies on the App Store, according to an official notice to developers.

Apple issues iOS 10.2 beta 5 to public & developers

Apple on Friday released a fifth beta of iOS 10.2 to developers and public beta participants, its second update of the test software in just four days.

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