Day: October 13, 2017

Apple Extends Internal iOS 11.1 Apple Pay Cash Testing to Retail Employees

Starting in early October, Apple corporate employees in the United States began testing Apple Pay Cash internally in the iOS 11.1 beta, suggesting the person-to-person Apple Pay feature could be introduced in iOS 11.1 despite its current absence from the iOS 11.1 developer beta. Apple has now expanded its internal Apple Pay Cash feature to …

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T-Mobile to Cap 'Mobile Without Borders' Feature at 5GB of LTE Data Per Month Starting November 12

T-Mobile this week quietly announced plans to tweak the way its “Mobile Without Borders” feature works, adding a 5GB data cap. Introduced in 2015 as an Un-carrier initiative, Mobile Without Borders is a T-Mobile feature that’s designed to extend LTE coverage and calling to Mexico and Canada at no additional charge. It was designed to …

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Nvidia's Free GeForce NOW Beta Lets You Play System Intensive PC Games on Your Mac

Apple’s Macs aren’t optimized for gaming and often don’t have powerful enough GPUs to run the latest gaming titles, a problem that Nvidia is aiming to solve with its GeForce NOW service designed for Macs. GeForce NOW for Mac, currently in beta testing in North America, lets you use a virtual GeForce GTX gaming PC …

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TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Project Aurora, Arena of Valor, The Talos Principle, and More

As I mentioned on last week’s roundup, I spent the previous weekend at EVE Vegas, which is one of the many fan events that CCP puts on throughout the world for EVE Online players. It turns out that what they revealed is a game with the working title of Project Aurora. EVE Online is a …

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Apple's Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor 'Sold Out,' Suggesting It's Been Discontinued

Apple in May purchased Beddit, a company that develops health-related hardware. It was an unusual acquisition because Apple continued to sell the company’s Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor on Apple.com, and collected sleep data from the device. As of early October, though, the Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor has been listed as “Sold Out” on Apple’s website, …

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Deals: Target Takes $100 Off iPad Mini 4 In Store, While Sprint Discounts iPhone 8 Monthly Leases

This week Target has a $100 discount on Apple’s 128GB Wi-Fi iPad mini 4, with the caveat of no online shipping available. If you have a local Target with stock on the 7.9-inch iPad, however, you can get the latest iPad mini for $299.99, down from $399.99 in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. If you …

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win MagicGrips for Your Magic Mouse From Elevation Lab

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Elevation Lab to give MacRumors readers a chance to win some MagicGrips that are designed for Apple’s Magic Mouse. MagicGrips, made from a solid silicone rubber, are designed to make the Magic Mouse a lot more comfortable to work with by making it wider and giving you …

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Qualcomm Asks China to Stop Manufacturing and Selling iPhones via New Lawsuits

Qualcomm recently filed lawsuits in China in an attempt to stop Apple from selling and manufacturing iPhones in the country, reports Bloomberg. Much of Apple’s iPhone assembly process takes place in China, as does the manufacturing of many iPhone components. China is also an important market for Apple, accounting for 22.5 percent of Apple’s sales …

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Western Digital's My Cloud Home is Easy to Use, But Apps Need Improvement

Western Digital’s My Cloud Home is a network-attached personal cloud storage solution, designed to combine the convenience of cloud storage with the privacy and security of local storage. It’s available in capacities ranging from 2TB to 16TB, to meet the needs of both families and small businesses, and with apps for the Mac, PC, iOS …

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Apple Working on Fix for Users Who Can't Open GarageBand on iOS 11

Apple is “aware of” an issue preventing the GarageBand app from opening on iOS 11 for some users, and “investigating solutions,” according to a new support document published on its website on Thursday. If the GarageBand app won’t open after updating your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 11, Apple says to turn off …

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Apple Still Offering Free Delayed Battery Repairs for Some 2012 and Early 2013 MacBook Pros

If you own a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display released in Mid 2012 or Early 2013, and your notebook qualifies for battery service, the repair should be free if you are willing to wait for around one month. Apple has advised Genius Bar employees and Apple Authorized Service Providers to offer these customers a …

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You Can Now Order Food From Papa John's, Five Guys, and More Within Facebook on iOS

Facebook today announced that you can now order food directly from within the Facebook app on iOS. Alex Himel, Facebook’s vice president of local, explained that food ordering and delivery has “gotten complicated” within other apps and services, so the company aims to streamline that process by adding it to Facebook. Like other newly added …

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iOS Gained Market Share in Most Countries This Summer, Although Samsung Drove Gains for Android in UK

Apple’s portion of the mobile ecosystem market increased in eight major territories in the three months ending August 2017, according to new data collected and shared by Kantar Worldpanel. Over the summer of 2017, iOS saw growth in the following territories compared to the same year-ago period: Spain (4.4 percentage point increase), followed by China …

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Apple's Magic Keyboard With Numeric Keypad Now Ships in 6-7 Weeks as Refresh Possible Alongside iMac Pro

Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad is now estimated to ship in 6-7 weeks in the United States and several other countries, fueling speculation that a refreshed model could be released alongside the iMac Pro in December. The extended wireless keyboard was just released alongside WWDC 2017 in June, so any possible update could be …

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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Lends Nickname to New 'Woz U' Online Institute Offering Coding Lessons

Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak has lent his nickname to Woz U, a new online learning institute aimed at educating and training people in coding and other digital skills through a subscription-based curriculum. “Our goal is to educate and train people in employable digital skills without putting them into years of debt,” said Wozniak, who …

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