Apple to Launch new MacBooks Next Week

Apple will use next week's media event to release a new 13-inch MacBook, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and 15-inch MacBook Pro, according to Ming-Chi Kuo at KGI Securities. Likely the headliner of the event, the 15-inch MacBook Pro will feature a Retina display, Touch ID, an OLED function row above the keyboard, and upgraded internals, according to rumors. It's not clear what upgrades the 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro will see.

How to Get your iPhone or iPad Ready for iOS 10

Apple will release iOS 10 on September 13, which means that you have a few days to get your hardware ready for the big upgrade. Here's what you need to do to make sure that things go smoothly for you. Before you do anything major such as upgrading your device you need to make sure that you have a backup just in case things don't go smoothly. You can either back up your data to iCloud, or if you don't have enough space you can take the old-school road and connect your iPhone or iPad to a PC and do the backup through iTunes.

Facebook rolls out Slideshow movie-maker

Most people can’t shoot compelling videos, and static photos are boring. That’s why the tech giants are all pushing their own versions of automatic movie makers based on your media. This month, Apple announced its version called Memories coming to iOS 10 Photos, Google Photos already has its Movies Assistant and today Facebook is rolling out Slideshow to all iOS users around the world.

Apple re-releases iOS 9.3

Apple has released a new version of iOS 9.3 just for the older iPhones and iPads that became locked due a flawed activation procedure in the setup. The new version, which is still called iOS 9.3, addresses the so-called "activation bug" that left some older devices unable to proceed beyond the step to confirm the Apple ID and password linked to a device, if the user had forgotten the password.

Return of the 4-inch iPhone?

The Cupertino, California, electronics giant might be working on such a phone for a March unveiling, according to a report Friday from tech blog 9to5Mac, which has built a reputation for reliably breaking Apple news. The model could be called the iPhone 5SE.

Apple to pull the plug on Beats Music on Nov. 30

 The tech giant will shut down Beats Music on November 30, according to a document published Thursday. All Beats subscriptions will be canceled on that day, but Apple is encouraging subscribers to migrate their user profiles to Apple Music, the music subscription service it launched in June.

Apple iPad Pro online orders start November 11

The iPad Pro will roll out quickly to a wide number of countries around the world starting with online pre-orders Wednesday, November 11 in four dozen regions. Apple Stores, carriers and select retailers will have the large tablet available two days later. The tablet has a 12.9-inch Retina Display, four audio speakers, and supports the new $99 Apple Pencil for drawing applications. Apple will also sell the $169 Smart Keyboard that doubles as a protective cover and stand for the 1.57 pound tablet.

Apple lists 25 apps impacted by XcodeGhost

Apple has identified 25 apps on its stores that had used a rogue version of its Xcode development tool, and advised users to update the affected apps to fix the issue on their devices.

Figuring in the list are the WeChat app from Tencent and the Didi ride-hailing app, which had been identified earlier as affected. Other apps included in the list released by Apple on its China website include local chatting tool Encounter, the app for Baidu Music and China Unicorn's customer service app.

15 Hidden New Features Tucked Away In iOS 9

After months in beta, iOS 9 hits iPhones and iPads today! Hurrah! Want to be the master of all things iOS 9? Techcrunch have compiled a list of some of the neat but not-so-obvious features, many of which are tucked away enough that you might not otherwise stumble upon them on your own. You need to find a toggle hiding away in Apple’s settings menu. You know it exists - you’ve seen it before. Now… where the hell was it?

Apple's El Capitan September 30

Apple appeared to leak the ship date of its latest Mac OS X desktop software, dubbed El Capitan, during a launch event in San Francisco on Wednesday. Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, was on stage showing off new features of the iPhone 6S smartphone. During the demonstration, he opened a personal email from Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of marketing, with the subject line "El Capitan status."

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