Month: April 2017

EduTech: With Swift Playgrounds, Apple has a chance to change programming forever

EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions… Read more »

Latest Apple Park drone footage shows rough edges in wake of move-in deadline

New drone footage of Apple Park in Cupertino indicates that while the complex may be largely complete, significant work remains — particularly in landscaping and on the Steve Jobs Theater…. Read more »

Two San Diego Apple Stores robbed in less than an hour, thieves take $20k in product

Apple Stores around the world are often targets of robberies and now we’re seeing yet another example of that. According to a report from local news outlet 10 News, two Apple Stores in… Read more »

Apple extends repair coverage to 3 years for Apple Watch (1st gen) w/ expanded/swollen batteries

Apple has extended its service coverage for Apple Watch (1st gen) models experiencing expanded/swollen battery problems to three years, covering customers for service for an additional two years beyond the… Read more »

Apple to halt royalty payments to Qualcomm until end of ongoing legal battle

Apple is no longer paying iPhone manufacturers for any of the royalties it owes to Qualcomm, and is planning to withhold them entirely until current lawsuits are resolved, the latter… Read more »

More detailed alleged iPhone 8 schematic surfaces, suggests wireless charging will be based on Qi tech

Although there are still many doubts about the iPhone 8 rumored design, mocked up above, a new schematic has surfaced on Weibo today. This drawing (embedded after the break below) is a more detailed… Read more »

Creator of Microsoft’s infamous ‘Clippy’ tool talks designing the character on a Mac & more

One of the most iconic pieces of software design ever is the Clippy (or Clippit) assistant that was baked into Microsoft Office up until 2007. Users had and still have… Read more »

Alleged ‘iPhone 8’ schematic shows wireless charging pad, no rear Touch ID

New purported schematics for Apple’s "iPhone 8" show the rear of the device, possibly backing up claims that the product will switch to vertically-aligned lenses — albeit without a Touch… Read more »

Second burglary at Apple Store in Corte Madera, California, nets $24k of non-usable display models

ABC7 News reports that an Apple Store in Corte Madera, California, was the subject of a second major theft in the space of a few months. On this occasion, police… Read more »

On its 2nd anniversary, Apple Watch settling into role as fitness & notification wearable with Siri, Apple Pay

Originally pitched as a multitude of things, including an intimate communication tool and new frontier for mobile apps, the Apple Watch has been refined and simplified in the years since… Read more »