Apple Seeds iOS 10.2 Beta 5 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple on Friday released a fifth beta of iOS 10.2 (build 14C89) to its registered developers enrolled in the Apple Developer Program. The updated beta software can be deployed over-the-air through Settings → General → Software Update on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad which has installed a prior iOS 10.2 beta and an appropriate configuration profile. The full installer can be downloaded from Apple’s dedicated portal for developers at developer.apple.com.

How to check if your iPhone 6s is Eligible for Battery Replacement

After launching a repair program two weeks ago for iPhone 6s devices experiencing unexpected shutdowns due to a faulty battery, Apple has now updated its support document with a web tool that lets you check if your iPhone 6s is eligible for a free battery, MacRumors reported Thursday. You only need to enter your device’s serial number to see if you’re eligible for a battery replacement service.

Fitbit to Acquire Pebble for a ‘Small Amount’

Fitbit is set to acquire troubled smartwatch-maker Pebble, according to a report from The Information. The deal is said to be mainly about the company’s intellectual property and software, and will likely result in the end of Pebble hardware.

Apple Goes (RED) for World AIDS Day; Unveils Four New (RED) Products and Limited Edition Content in 20 Games

Tomorrow is World AIDS Day and Apple said this morning that customers can support the fight against this life-threatening, incurable disease by downloading games with limited-edition, custom (RED) content, donating money to the cause through iTunes, shopping for a lineup of (PRODUCT)RED products and accessories, listening to an exclusive (RED) holiday album from The Killers and more.

Siri Can Tell You More About ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ With Official Tie-In

It seems Apple has partnered with Universal Pictures to promote “The Secret Life of Pets” by updating Siri’s backend with a bunch of responses related to the animated movie. The company’s official iTunes USA Facebook page promotes Siri partnership with a nicely done teaser video.

Apple releases beta 4 of iOS 10.2, watchOS 3.1.1 & macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to developers

Apple has seeded the fourth beta of iOS 10.2 before its final release that is scheduled for some time early next month. As for what’s new in the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile OS, that remains to be seen. For devices already part of the developer program, the new software is available as an over-the-air update. It’s also available via Apple’s dedicated developer portal.

Apple is Working on a 3D Camera for the iPhone 8 [Report]

According to a new report from The Korea Herald., it looks like that Apple is working with LG to develop a 3D camera for its next generation iPhone which said to be called "iPhone 8".  The camera module will reportedly use LG Innotek's dual camera.

Notification 10: Brings iOS 10 style notification banners to jailbroken devices

When Apple first released iOS 10 to the public we've seen tons of changes and features that Apple made in that software. One of these features is the new style of the notification banners. In case you are running a jailbroken iPhone on iOS 9 and wish you could get that iOS 10 style on your device, don't worry. Notification 10 jailbreak tweak is here and it brings iOS 10 style notification banners to your jailbroken device.

The best Black Friday deals on iPhones, iPads, Macs and more

It’s not just Apple Watch, iPad, and iPhones that have been heavily discounted by retailers this Black Friday. They are also offering some hefty discounts and attractive deals on Apple’s Mac lineup, though the newly refreshed MacBook Pro lineup is not a part of this.

Donald Trump Offers Tim Cook ‘Very Large Tax Cut’ If Apple Brings iPhone Production To United States

The full transcript of President-Elect Donald Trump with the New York Times from earlier this week. In the interview, Donald Trump had revealed that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook had called him up after he won the presidential race.

Best Black Friday 2016 Best Buy Deals

We’re still a few days away from the holiday weekend, but in an effort to get a head start, several retailers have launched what they are calling “early” or “pre-” Black Friday sales. We’re going to be covering as many of these deals as possible, with a particular focus on quality products and notable discounts. Here are a few we’ve found from Best Buy thus far.

KGI Securities Analyst Says iPhone 8 Will Feature All-Glass Casing for Wireless Charging

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said many times over the past few months that Apple’s Tenth Anniversary iPhone due next year will move from the current unibody aluminum industrial design to an all-glass front and back plate sandwiched between a stainless steel frame.

Here’s ‘Doom’ Playing on the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar

Developer Adam Bell has successfully ported the classic first-person shooter Doom onto the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar’s 2,170-by-60 pixel resolution OLED display complete with 3D graphics, the game’s familiar head-up display and trademark sound effects. Doom, of course, runs on everything these days thanks to enthusiasts who port the game onto computing devices that can handle it.

GBA4iOS Developer Teases Launch of New SNES and Game Boy Emulator Called Delta

Developer Riley Testut, the brains behind a Game Boy emulator for iOS called GBA4iOS, said on Twitter yesterday that he is now focusing his energies on a brand new software designed to emulate the hardware of popular SNES, Game Boy and Nintendo 64 consoles. He’s calling it Delta and it’s launching this December in beta although a teaser website does not reveal if this will be an app that you’ll be able to sideload onto an iOS device without jailbreaking.

Apple to Host One-Day Shopping Event for Black Friday on November 25th

Apple late Monday updated its website with a new page teasing its upcoming Black Friday sale. The page shows the above graphic, along with links to gift ideas, gift cards, and a section for locating your nearest Apple Store. The company also notes that two-day shipping will be free on Friday for in-stock items ordered by 5:00 p.m.

Pokémon GO In-Game Event Offers Double XP and More Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Pokémon GO players had a chance to participate in the Halloween event last month, in which ghost Pokémon spawns were increased and double XP was rewarded for the entire week that the event ran for.

Drake Lip Syncs and Dances to Taylor Swift in New Apple Music Ad [Video]

Like Taylor Swift before him, Drake stars in in a new TV commercial for Apple Music released Sunday night. Titled Drake vs. Bench Press, the ad shows the hip hop star lip sync and dance to Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood before he starts doing bench presses. And that’s about when things go wrong. We’ll let you watch.

Claridge's Unveils 2016 Christmas Tree Designed By Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson

Claridges, the most iconic 5 star hotel in London’s Mayfair, back in October commissioned Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive and his colleague Marc Newson to come up with an immersive festive installation. Saturday, Claridges showed off results of Ive and Newson’s work, reports Wallpaper.com.

Newly Discovered Trick Lets You Bypass iPhone Lockscreen and access photos/contacts [Video]

Fingerprint readers, passcodes, and other options aim to make getting into a phone that much more difficult for the nefarious folk out there, but sometimes exploits can be discovered that render those security methods moot — even if it’s for a short period of time.

Apple Launches iPhone 6 Plus Repair Program for Screen Flickering, Multi-Touch Issues

Apple has finally acknowledged existence of so-called “Touch Disease” following a class action lawsuit regarding the issue. The problem has been plaguing a subset of iPhone 6 Plus owners for quite some time now, manifesting itself in the form of a flickering bar at the top of the display and general multi-touch unresponsiveness.
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