Month: September 2017

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Sport Strap for the Apple Watch From Nomad

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Nomad to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Sport Strap for the Apple Watch. Nomad’s Sport Strap is designed for 42mm Apple Watch models. It’s constructed from a soft, pliable silicone for a comfortable, molded fit on any wrist. The silicone it’s made from is …

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Apple Seeds Ninth Beta of macOS High Sierra to Developers

Apple today seeded the ninth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra update to developers for testing purposes, four days after seeding the eighth beta and more than two months after introducing the new software at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference. The ninth beta of macOS High Sierra can be downloaded from the Apple Developer …

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Apple Store in Simi Valley Permanently Closing Later This Month, Possibly Due to Lower Sales [Updated]

Apple has announced that its retail store at the Simi Valley Town Center in Simi Valley, California, located approximately 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles, will permanently close later this month. Apple Store at Simi Valley Town Center Friday, September 15 is the last day the store will be open. Apple provided thanks for “over …

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Jay Blahnik Discusses Success of Apple Watch's Fitness Test Lab Over Past Five Years

Ahead of Apple’s now-confirmed September 12 media event, during which it’s believed to announce the newest versions of the Apple Watch, iPhone, and Apple TV, Men’s Health was invited to visit Apple’s secret exercise lab where activity data on its wearable device is collected. Apple invited the media to its Apple Watch lab before the …

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Apple Acknowledges Siri Leadership Has Officially Moved From Eddy Cue to Craig Federighi

Apple has updated its executive leadership page to acknowledge that software engineering chief Craig Federighi now officially oversees development of Siri. The responsibility previously belonged to Apple’s services chief Eddy Cue. Craig Federighi is Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Craig oversees the development of iOS, macOS, and Siri. …

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Judge Rules That Yahoo Data Breach Victims Have Right to Sue Company

Several months after Yahoo warned users of a third data breach that occurred between 2015 and 2016, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California has said that breach victims now have the right to sue the company, allowing them to pursue breach of contract and unfair competition claims (via Reuters). Previously, Yahoo argued …

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Apple Eyes Lease at The Culver Studios, Bidding on Drama Starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon

Apple is reportedly seeking to move its original content division to an iconic California studio where movies like Gone With The Wind and The Matrix were shot, in order to serve as a base for its big push into Hollywood production. According to the Financial Times, Apple is interested in leasing space at The Culver …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook and Other Leaders Sign Letter Asking Trump to Protect DACA Program

Hundreds of chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chairmen, presidents, and other business leaders have added their signatures to an open letter asking President Trump to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program protects young adults brought illegally into the U.S. — called “Dreamers” — and grants them the “basic opportunity …

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New Star Wars Toys Added to Apple's Online Store, Including R2-D2 and BB-9E Droids

A collection of Star Wars toys, including Sphero’s new R2-D2 and BB-9E droids, are now available to purchase from Apple’s online store. R2-D2 and BB-9E can be controlled with an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. More details can be found in our earlier coverage of the droids. BB-9E App-Enabled Droid by Sphero — $149.95 R2-D2 …

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Netatmo Rolls Out HomeKit-Compatible Smart Radiator Valves in the U.K.

Netatmo yesterday announced the availability of its new Apple HomeKit-compatible smart radiator valves in the U.K. The smart home company claims Netatmo Smart Valves allow users to control their heating on a room-by-room basis and use on average 37 percent less energy to heat their home without compromising on comfort. The Smart Valves can be …

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Alexa Virtual Assistant Coming to Bragi Dash Wireless Earbuds in October

Bragi has announced that Alexa is set to become a new feature of its Bragi Dash wireless headphones later this year. The company revealed at the IFA trade show today that a software update coming in October will allow Dash and Dash Pro owners to talk to Amazon’s virtual assistant in both English and German …

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