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

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 … more…

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

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. Show More Summary

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

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. Show More Summary

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

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...Show More Summary

Jony Ive appointed chancellor of ‘the world’s best design school’ the Royal College of Art

Apple’s chief design officer Jony Ive has been appointed chancellor of London’s famous Royal College of Art (RCA). The RCA has been ranked as the world’s best university for art and design for three years running. Ive, who was awarded an honorary doctorate by the RCA back in 2009, says he is thrilled by the news … more…

Qualcomm accuses Apple of blackmail, seeks injunction against iPhone suppliers

The legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple over patent royalties for wireless chips has been further escalated. Qualcomm has effectively accused Apple of blackmailing it by instructing its suppliers to withhold royalty payments. Qualcomm makes the accusation in a court filing requesting an injunction against all four of Apple’s iPhone manufacturers … more…

T-Mobile launching its flexible 'Digits' plan on May 31st

T-Mobile has been working on a new type of multi-number, multi-device phone service. Digits, one of the company's UnCarrier moves, is now through beta testing and ready to launch at the end of the month. Source: T-Mobile

Not your father's MacBook: The pros and cons of Apple's tiny ultrabook

With all the griping about the new MacBook Pros, how does the mid-range MacBook stack up? I've been using one almost full time for the last two months. Here's the good and the bad on this tiny ultrabook.

Siri will soon control Belkin's WeMo smart switches

WeMo, Belkin's line of smart light switches and plugs, will soon be compatible with Apple's HomeKit. Its products already give you a way to control the electronics in your home wherever you are, but HomeKit support means you'll be able to ask Siri to do it for you. Show More Summary

Apple opens first Southeast Asia store in Singapore

Open to the public from May 27, the two-storey Apple store is located along Singapore's Orchard Road shopping strip and runs entirely on solar power.

Amazon's 2-For-1 Dash Button Deal Actually Nets You Two Free Dash Buttons - Deal Alert

3 days agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

Right now if you buy a Dash Button, Amazon will give you one for free in honor of National Pet Week, this week. But they're still giving you the $4.99 credit after the first time you use it. So that's two Dash buttons for free, really (typically Dash buttons cost $4.99). Show More Summary

Smartphone camera shootout: iPhone 7 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S8

3 days agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

Apple proudly says that the the iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. But is it the best? We put the iPhone 7 Plus to the test against the newest flagship from Samsung, the Galaxy S8. Watch the video above to see the photos side-by-side and to find out how each smartphone did in delivering the best color, clarity, and range. Show More Summary

How to adjust mailbox behavior for sent mail via iCloud from a Mac

3 days agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

David Whitton finds that when he sends email using iCloud from Apple’s Mail app in macOS that the outgoing messages can wind up arbitrarily in the Sent mailbox in either the iCloud account or the On My Mac section. Seems there is no way of knowing which will happen, nor to force one or the other. Show More Summary

Double header: Twice the ire about upcoming products

3 days agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

Does it ever seem odd to you that the Macalope can, eh, sorta make a living covering bad coverage of Apple? Admittedly, alfalfa doesn’t cost much. And the Macalope just has this one suit. But, even so… a little weird, right? But rare is the day that the Macalope doesn’t have at least one piece to write about and many is the day he has his choice. Show More Summary

How Thunderbolt 3 won the port wars

3 days agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

Intel's putting Thunderbolt 3 into its CPUs and opening up the spec, and that means one thing: world domination.

Samsung Galaxy Gear 360: Great for the Galaxy S8, not so much for the iPhone

3 days agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

When the Galaxy S8 was unveiled in late March, it wasn’t the only premium product in Samsung’s catalog that received a massive overhaul. The Gear 360 camera also got an impressive redesign, turning it from a somewhat clumsy sphere into a neatly pocketable stick. Show More Summary

How iCloud Photo Library matches up to Google Photos

3 days agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

Last week at the Google I/O developer conference, Google announced a raft of forthcoming additions to its Google Photos service. Since Google Photos runs on iOS and in any web browser, it’s a serious photo-storage option for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users—and in many ways, it’s way ahead of Apple’s Photos apps and iCloud Photo Library service. Show More Summary

Qualcomm seeks court order forcing Apple suppliers to pay royalties amid legal dispute

As part of an ongoing patent licensing dispute with Apple, Qualcomm on Wednesday requested a court order stipulating that Apple contract manufacturers maintain royalty payments during the legal process.

Apple Store app displaying ‘we’ve got something special in store for you’ message, online store still up

Ahead of new product releases, Apple will take its online store down for a few hours to changeover banners and products, as well as to build hype. This evening, the Apple Store app for iOS has gone offline without warning, though the Apple.com store remains online. However, it’s unlikely that this is for product announcements… more…

Intel takes two big steps to push Thunderbolt 3 on PCs

Do you have Thunderbolt 3 on your PC? No? It's not surprising. Your system needs a separate (read: expensive) chip to handle the ultra-fast connector, and Intel hasn't made the specification available to other companies. You're more likely to see the USB-C port that it's based on. Show More Summary

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