Apple Registers Three New Macs Ahead of ‘Hello Again’ Event

French-language publication has discovered a trio of previously unknown trademarks for unreleased MacBook models as Apple preps to share what’s new for its aging Mac lineup at the “Hello again” media event scheduled for this Thursday, October 27. Apple filed three trademarks for “portable personal computers” in Russia, possibly in order to keep them secret for as long as possible.

Apple Pay Arrives in Japan

Apple Pay today launched in Japan, one of Apple’s most important markets and home to population of 127 million souls. Marking its twelfth major market, Apple Pay permits Japanese customers to make private credit and prepaid card purchases in stores, online and in apps, plus commute and pay for everyday items with Suica from JR East.

Apple Releases iOS 10.1 With Portrait Mode for iPhone 7 Plus

Apple on Monday pushed out the iOS 10.1 software update for iPhone and iPad. The release comes after more than a month of beta testing, and it includes various improvements and one major new user-facing feature: Portrait mode, which is exclusive to the dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus.

Google Assistant vs. Siri: Personal Assistant Face-Off

Siri continues to receive criticism over at times unreliable performance although Apple’s been advancing its personal digital assistant by leaps and bounds since its debut in October 2011.

Apple Said to be ‘Monitoring’ Potential Time Warner Purchase by AT&T

AT&T, the second-largest carrier in the United States, is in advanced talks with media giant Time Warner about a possible merger and Apple “is now monitoring the situation”, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. The Cupertino-based gadget maker was first mentioned as a possible suitor for a Time Warner takeover back in January of this year.

Obama Mocks Samsung Over Exploding Galaxy Note 7 [Video]

U.S. President Barack Obama made fun of Samsung and its Galaxy Note 7 that catches fire during a recent speech.

Thieves Walk Into Apple Store, Steal $13,000 Worth of iPhones [Video]

Criminal acts occur almost everyday, today and according to a new report from AppleInsider. Seven thieves walked into an Apple Store and stole $13,000 worth of iPhones in Natick, MA. The whole incident took just one minute and 36 seconds from entry to the exit doors. Do you believe that? 

AT&T and Time Warner Reportedly Discussing ‘Possible Merger’

Senior executives at AT&T and Time Warner met in recent weeks to discuss various business strategies, reports Bloomberg. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the outlet says that the talks are informal at this point, and neither side has hired a financial adviser, but the discussions have included the possibility of a merger.

Download Apple October 27 event wallpapers: “hello again”

Today, Apple announced the upcoming media event on October 27. With the announcement, in traditional fashion, comes a simple graphic representation of the event. As always, armchair pundits and tea leaf readers try to discern the hidden messages believed to be concealed in the graphic.

Apple Sends Invites for October 27 Mac Event: ‘Hello Again’

It’s official! Apple is holding an event on Thursday, October 27 on its Cupertino campus. On Wednesday afternoon the company sent out the above invitation to select members of the media, asking them to “join us for a special event.”

Apple Seeds iOS 10.1 Beta 5 to Developers and Public Testers

Apple on Wednesday morning released a fifth beta of iOS 10.1 for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus only. The latest beta came out two days after the release of iOS 10.1 beta 4 on Monday.

Report Confirms Apple Will Unveil ‘New Macs’ on October 27

Apple will introduce new Macs at an event on October 27, reports Recode. Citing sources familiar with the company’s plans, the outlet says that the event will likely take place at or near Apple’s Cupertino campus, rather than its typical venue in San Francisco.

Apple to Introduce E Ink Keyboards With 2018 MacBooks

Following The Guardian’s report, based on a verified post on Reddit alleging that Apple recently met with representatives from Australian startup Sonder Design to discuss using its dynamic keyboard technology in a future Magic Keyboard, The Wall Street Journal has corroborated that such talks took place on October 11 in China.

Sprint Offering $20 Unlimited Data for Tablets

I don’t trust “unlimited” wireless plans because they’re all but unlimited and often come with a bunch of caveats one needs to consider carefully. The latest example: Sprint’s newly announced data plan for tablets which promises unlimited 4G LTE data in exchange for $20 per month. So far so good, but the devil—as always—is in the detail.

Apple Releases iOS 10.0.3 to Fix Cellular Connectivity Issues With iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus

Apple on Monday released a new update for iOS labeled version number 10.0.3. The update appears to be exclusive for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

PhoneDialReformer: Reshape the Phone app’s dial pad buttons

Are you getting bored from the phone app's dial pad buttons and wish you can change them ? Well now you can with PhoneDialReformer, a new recently released jailbreak tweak that gives you the ability to reshape the look and the feel of the phone app's dial pad buttons.

iPhone 7 Detects Faulty Home Button, Automatically Enables Assistive Touch [Photo]

Unlike previous iPhones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with a capacitive home button that is paired with the Taptic Engine to provide haptic feedback every time it is touched. Now since the home button on the iPhone plays a very vital part, it can be troublesome for users if it starts malfunctioning for some reason.

Apple Removing Security Tether from iPhones in Some Stores

Apple continues perfecting retail experience for its customers as CNET reports today that some Apple Stores have begun to remove or have already removed security tethers from iPhone display models. Last year, Apple relegated iPods to side shelves and removed iPad smart signage.

Tim Cook meets Nintendo’s games designer Shigeru Miyamoto during Japan visit

Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has been touring Asia and meeting with quite a few people, including Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, and now that includes Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

Apple Starts Selling SIM-Free iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in US

Heads up to those of you who have been waiting for SIM-free iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models to come available. You can now buy the unlocked handsets on Apple’s website, starting at $650 and $770, respectively.
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