Month: March 2018

Quick Takes: What Wasn't Announced at Apple Event, CarPlay Vehicles at New York Auto Show, and More

In addition to our standalone articles covering the latest news and rumors at MacRumors, this Quick Takes column provides a bite-sized recap of other headlines about Apple and its competitors on weekdays. Wednesday, March 28 What Wasn’t Announced at Apple’s Event Yesterday, we shared a video recap of everything Apple announced at its education-themed event, …

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Apple Watch Series 3 With LTE to Expand to Thailand on April 5

The Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE is still available in a limited number of countries, even months after its launch, as Apple works to establish connectivity deals with various carriers. Starting on April 5, customers in Thailand will be able to purchase an LTE Apple Watch Series 3 model through TrueMoveH, according to Apple’s …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'It's Not True That the iPhone is Not Made in the United States'

“It’s not true that the iPhone is not made in the United States,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said this morning in an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes in a response to criticism about its ties to China and other countries. “We have always made the parts here,” Cook said. “People just …

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Developer 'Survios' Details Process of Porting VR Title to iMac Pro, Says Apple Has 'A Lot of Passion' for VR

When Apple launched the iMac Pro last December, virtual reality applications and content creation were headlining features for the high-end computer. Prior to that, the company focused on Metal 2 and VR-based content as major additions to macOS High Sierra during WWDC 2017, also announcing multiple game studios putting their support behind Mac-based VR experiences, …

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Apple Releases iOS 11.3 Update Solely for New iPad

Apple today released the long-awaited iOS 11.3 update, but it appears the software is only available for download on the sixth-generation iPad, which was announced yesterday at an education event in Chicago. The sixth-generation iPad went on sale yesterday, but the first orders won’t be delivered until later this week and the device is not …

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Tim Cook on What He Would Do in Mark Zuckerberg's Shoes: 'I Wouldn't Be in This Situation'

“I wouldn’t be in this situation” Apple CEO Tim Cook told Recode’s Kara Swisher in an interview where he was asked what he would do right now if he was Mark Zuckerberg. Cook went on to say that Facebook should have self regulated to prevent the massive data collection scandal it’s now embroiled in, but …

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Tim Cook Discusses Tech in Education, DACA, Facebook Scandal, and More in MSNBC Interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down for an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes at Lane Tech College Prep today. The same high school hosted Apple’s education-themed event on Tuesday. The full interview will be part of a TV special titled Revolution: Apple Changing the World that will air Friday, April 6 …

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Best Buy Flash Sale: Save Big on Mac Notebooks, 5th Gen iPad, Apple Watch Series 3, and More Today Only

Best Buy today launched a 24-hour flash sale that includes heavy discounts on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with and without Touch Bar, fifth-generation iPad, Apple Watch Series 3, and iMac. Best Buy’s new sale has the best prices available online for many of the products today, with discounts reaching as much as $400 off high-end …

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Apple and Northwestern University Partner to Train Chicago Teachers on 'Everyone Can Code' Curriculum

Apple today announced it will establish a Center for Excellence at Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, which will serve as a hub for teachers at Chicago Public Schools to learn and subsequently teach Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum. Apple is developing the hub in partnership with Northwestern University, whose professors will lead the sessions. …

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Google Acquires Tenor for 'More Effective' GIF Searches in Google Images and Gboard

Google this week announced that it has acquired popular GIF search platform Tenor for an undisclosed sum. In the announcement post, Google said that web and mobile searches have “evolved” over the years and Google Image searches pertaining to GIFs have seen an increased amount of traffic — “we see millions of searches for GIFs …

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Facebook Details Revamped Privacy Tools to Put Users 'More in Control' of Their Data

Following revelations that emerged last week about Facebook’s misuse of user data, the company today said it has “heard loud and clear” that it needs to make it easier for users to know how to control their own privacy settings and data. These updates to Facebook mobile and on the web “have been in the …

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Apple Maps Now Supports Transit in St. Louis and Virginia Areas

Apple Maps transit directions are now available in St. Louis, Missouri and several metropolitan areas in Virginia, including Richmond and the Hampton Roads region of Virginia Beach—Norfolk—Newport News. By selecting the Transit tab in Apple Maps on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, users can now access MetroBus bus routes and MetroLink train routes in the St. …

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Facebook to Delay Smart Speaker Unveiling Amid User Data Scandal

Facebook has chosen not to unveil its latest smart connected devices at the company’s F8 developer conference in May, in part because of the ongoing data-privacy scandal that has engulfed the social network, according to people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg reports that Facebook’s new home products, which include a video-capable smart speaker featuring the …

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Twitterrific for iOS and Mac Gains Video Attachments, New Muting and Muffling Features

Popular Twitter client Twitterrific 5 for Mac and iOS received a major update today, introducing features that bring it on par with the official Twitter apps and competing third-party Twitter apps. Starting today, Twitterrific users can attach 140-second or shorter videos to tweets on both iOS and Mac. On iOS, a video can be inserted …

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New Sixth-Generation iPad Priced Lower Than Previous Model in Several Countries

The price of the new sixth-generation iPad didn’t change in the United States compared to the previous fifth-generation model, but prices for the new tablet have been lowered in several other countries around the world. Prior to the launch of the new iPad, rumors had suggested it could be priced as low as $259 in …

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