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Apple Announces ‘Hello Again’ Event on October 27th for New Macs

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Yesterday, Apple confirmed their final special media event this year. It will be held at Apple’s Cupertino campus at 10am PDT on Thursday, October 27th. The company is expected to announce updates to the Mac lineup with a redesigned MacBook Pro and discontinued MacBook Air.

It has been a while since Apple’s computers have been updated and rumors suggest updates to the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iMac. The MacBook Pro will have new design with a OLED touch panel on the keyboard, likely called (more…)

Apple Boldly Begins Removing Security Tethers from Display iPhones

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In a new bold move, Apple has begun removing security tethers from their display iPhones at some of the retail stores. The goal of this move is to create a better and more personal user experience.

The issue with phones attached to a security tether is that customers are limited to a certain experience to use the phone. Pulling the display phone out too far can set off the alarm and the attached cable limits using the phone beyond the normal uses. It is simply look at most of the phone and pretend what it looks like as your phone. This new move will allow customers to have a more personal experience with the phone by holding it properly, trying it with a case, and (more…)

iOS 10 How-to: Send iMessages with Bubble and Screen Effects

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Apple introduced several new features to iOS 10 in the Messages app to create a more social and creative experience. Users communicating over iMessage can now send each other screen effects, bubble effects, hidden pictures, stickers, handwritten messages, and drawings. In this post, I will show you how to use bubble and screen effects for better text messaging experience.

Just a couple of notes before getting started. These effects only work between Apple devices and requires iOS 10 for mobile devices and macOS Sierra for computers. All other devices, including Android, will not experience the effect or they will simply read “(Sent with [effect name]). If the chat bubbles are blue then you are messaging something with another Apple device. Also, if Reduce Motion is enabled in the Settings app for devices running iOS 10.0.2, iMessage effects are automatically turned off. The next update, iOS 10.1, allows Reduce Motion to be turned on and iMessage effects will not be affected. (more…)

Apple’s $29 iPhone Screen Repair Deal Doesn’t Matter Too Much for Repair Shops

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Last month Apple announced the iPhone 7 and changes to their AppleCare+ program. Now the iPhone 5 and later, if covered under AppleCare+, are only $29 for a screen repair. This is much lower than any third-party repair shop can offer since new displays are expensive and can cost as much as $500. It appears that Apple is attempting to do away with third-party repair shops. This, however, does not affect the industry as much as it seems. Third-party repair shops will continue to exist as long as the iPhone is repairable.

Third-party repair shops exist all over the world in places where there are Apple Stores and where there are not. They are, simply put, are any repair shop that is not authorized by Apple to do repairs on their devices. The parts they use (more…)

iFixit Reveals All-New Internal Design in iPhone 7 Plus Teardown

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As the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 becomes available around the world, the iFixit team begins their teardown of Apple’s new products. Like with all previous generations, they fly a few techs out to the easternmost country so they can get their hands on the latest devices as soon as the retail stores open. Here is everything they discovered with the new iPhone 7 Plus.

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iPhone 7 Unboxing Video Compares Matte Black to Jet Black Finish

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With the new iPhone 7, Apple introduced two black colors that would replace the space gray finish. There is a matte black finish which is like a darker space gray and a jet black finish that is high gloss. Marque Brownlee released a new video on YouTube unboxing the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in each of these colors.

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Apple Announces Apples Watch Series 2, Updates Lineup with 5 Models

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About a week ago, Apple held a special media event where they announced the rumored iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. The new smartwatch has a much faster processor, is completely waterproof, and is designed to be more of a sport watch than a luxury watch. Apple also revamped their lineup by removing some watches and adding others.

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Everything You Need to Know About Updating to iOS 10

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Today Apple will be releasing the tenth generation operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update comes with many new features like design refreshes in apps (Music, News, and more), a more social experience in Messages with stickers and full-screen effects, a better and friendly layout of Control Center and widgets, and many 3D Touch effects. The update should be arriving some time this afternoon.

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Apple Announces iPhone 7: Stereo Speakers, Touch Home Sensor, More

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On Wednesday, Apple held a special media event in San Fransisco, California to announce the new lineup of iPhone, Apple Watch, and the major software updates. The next-generation iPhone, called the ‘iPhone 7’ and ‘iPhone 7 Plus,’ feature a similar design to their predecessors with a complete refresh in internals.

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