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Rumor: Supply chain evidence of purported “iPhone 6c” disappears, device not likely to debut this fall

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Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015, 07:28
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor

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The “iPhone 6c” may never come to pass.

A new industry report from Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri, revealed in a recent note to investors that he can no longer find evidence that Apple is working on such a device for 2015.

The note has Arcuri nixing the idea of the smaller handset so as not to cannibalize sales of refreshed 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models widely expected to launch this fall.

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Apple Watch to become available in select Best Buy locations come August 7th

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Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015, 04:02
Category: Apple Watch, News, retail, Wearables

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Come August 7th, you’ll be able to snag an Apple Watch at certain local Best Buy locations.

Best Buy announced on Sunday that Apple will be making Apple Watch available at more than 100 Best Buy stores in the U.S. on Aug. 7, making it the first major outlet to carry Watch outside of Apple’s own stores.

Best Buy will start stocking Watch through its online store and at select locations, with plans to expand to over 300 outlet before the lucrative holiday shopping season. Since launching in April, Apple has limited sales to its own online and brick-and-mortar outlets, international pop-up shops and a few token third-party boutiques.

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Rumor: Apple to introduce notebooks with Intel’s next-generation Skylake processors in Q4 2015

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Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015, 03:18
Category: Hardware, iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Processors, Rumor

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There’s some cool stuff to be had in Intel’s upcoming Skylake processor family.

A leaked article that hit prior to the Gamescom trade show in Germany shows that the processors are expected to offer a 10 to 20 percent CPU performance boost in single and multi-threaded applications, with lower power consumption, and 30 percent faster Intel HD integrated graphics performance on average compared to current-generation Broadwell processors. The improved energy efficiency will also result in up to 30 percent longer battery life.

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Purported iPhone 6s front panel image leaked, handset set to be in production

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Date: Friday, July 24th, 2015, 06:19
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Pictures, Rumor

If you were wondering what a purported image of the new front panel to the next-gen iPhone might look like, it goes a bit like this:

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According to French web site Nowhereelse.fr, the front panel image was shared by a source close to the story who also said that the iPhone parts are currently in production and ready to be shipped to iPhone 6s assembly lines for use in the Silver and Gold iPhone 6s.

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Microsoft Office for iOS updated, adds Outlook integration, improved document sharing, etc.

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Date: Friday, July 24th, 2015, 05:08
Category: iOS, News, Software

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You might want to update your Microsoft apps for iOS today.

A new update for the iOS apps adds support for viewing protected documents and Outlook integration. For Outlook, users now have the ability to “send a document as an attachment in Outlook. Or directly edit a document attached to or linked from an Outlook email message.”

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Patent application shows possible Apple TV remote with built-in Touch ID sensor

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Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015, 14:56
Category: Apple TV, Hardware, News, Uncategorized

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Apple may not have released its anticipated next-gen Apple TV console at the Worldwide Developers Conference, but it appears that the company is still working on one.

A recently published patent shows an Apple TV remote with a built-in Touch ID sensor.

As is often the case, the patent is expressed in extremely broad terms, referring to a “sensor configured to detect a biometric characteristic of a user” and mentioning everything from iris detection to voice sensing, but a fingerprint is included and appears to be what is shown in the main drawing.

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Apple adds 35 new issuers in the United States, brings total to over 375

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Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015, 05:55
Category: Uncategorized

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The new batch of participating issuers, banks, credit unions and financial institutions that support Apple Pay is in.

35 of them, no less, bringing the total in the U.S. to over 375 with plans for dozens more.

The new list includes the following:

1st Source Bank

Allegacy Federal Credit Union

Amarillo National Bank

American National Bank and Trust

Cambridge Trust Bank

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Apple releases MacBook Pro Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.0 for mid-2015 Retina MacBook Pro units

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Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015, 05:19
Category: MacBook Pro, News, Software

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If you were having problems with the flash storage on your swanky new 2015 Retina display MacBook Pro, this might be the solution.

Apple has issued the first firmware update for the 2015 Retina MacBook Pro notebooks. The update, labeled “MacBook Pro Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.0”, is intended for the new MacBook Pros with Force Touch trackpads and is intended to fix an issue with flash storage and prevent potential data corruption.

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Apple changes policy, iOS 9 beta users now prevented from submitting app reviews

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Date: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015, 08:41
Category: Developer, iOS, News, Software

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Well, this is kind of a kick in the teeth.

As of the latest iOS 9 beta, Apple is preventing beta users from submitting app reviews.

Testers running Apple’s fourth iOS 9 beta, currently for developers only, are able to access the iOS App Store as usual, but no longer have the ability to post reviews. Attempting to do so now results in an error pop-up that reads, “This feature isn’t available. You can’t write reviews while using a prerelease version of iOS.”

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This is Nifty: QuickShot

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Date: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015, 07:46
Category: News, Software

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The mighty Jason O’Grady threw this out there as a cool thing worth looking into.

He might have a point.

QuickShot allows you to manage, view and share screenshots taken within OS X, making your images immediately draggable from your menubar.

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