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Apple Store app to be updated with ‘For You’ section

Apple is preparing to update its Apple Store iOS app that currently allows customers to buy Apple’s hardware and various third-party accessories online (via Bloomberg). More specifically, the update will bring a ‘For You’ section, making recommendations for customers (similar to the Apple Music counterpart). It is unknown how Apple will handle this…

Pre-orders for ‘iPhone 7’ could be on September 9

Over the last week, prominent leaker Evan Blass, @evleaks on Twitter, has shared a few dates surrounding the launch of Apple’s upcoming iPhone. Blass tweeted that the 2016 iPhone will be released during the week of September 12, then later narrowed it down to Friday, September 16. Now Blass is saying that pre-orders for the next iPhone will “start on…

Rumor: MacBook Air with USB-C, no launch timeframe set

Taiwanese website DigiTimes is reporting that Apple has plans to refresh its MacBook Air with USB-C ports. However, the report does not give a timeframe in which Apple will launch the new machine. Currently, Apple has decided to adopt the USB Type-C interface for its MacBook Air, while Asustek Computer and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are upgrading one of their…

Apple Maps updated with enhanced parking information

Parkopedia has announced a deal with Apple today to provide its database of parking services through Apple Maps (via 9to5Mac). This means Apple Maps is now aware of over 40 million parking spots being tracked by Parkopedia across 75 countries in North America, Asia, and Latin America. Previously, Apple Maps was only able to show a simple parking icon,…

Apple releases Q3 2016 earnings report

Earlier today, Apple released its Q3 2016 earnings report. As the report shows, the company’s quarterly profit declined 27 percent; from $10.68 billion last year to $7.80 billion now. Despite this, the shares of the company rose as its earnings were able to beat the expectations of the analysts. Their quarterly revenue also dropped 14.6 percent; from…

Apple buys ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment from Late Late Show, new episodes will be available weekly via Apple Music

Today Apple has acquired the rights to the popular Carpool Karaoke series that was a part of The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. While the actual payout is unclear, Apple has said it will be releasing new episodes via Apple Music, THR reports. For those who are out of the loop, Carpool Karaoke is a series created by Corden where he drives…

Apple Watch second-generation coming this fall

Citing supply chain sources, the second generation Apple Watch will debut this fall in September or October (via DigiTimes). The report says component makers and Apple suppliers are seeing “rather conservative orders” for the new Apple Watch, disregarding its release date. This information directly conflicts a similar report from DigiTimes in June…

Two-factor authentication via SMS may be considered insecure

One of the most common ways of using two-factor authentication (2FA) is by having a code sent via SMS. The US National Institute for Standards and Technology, which sets the standards for authentication software, is now saying that using SMS is not secure and that those who are using this method will have to figure out another way. While the NIST…