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Apple’s Pro Apps education bundle now available around the world

Apple’s Pro Apps Bundle for Education bundle, which launched last week in the United States, is now available in many countries around the world. Today, the bundle launches in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, UAE, and the United Kingdom. In addition, the bundle is…

New macOS malware disguises itself as Word macros

Mac security researchers were able to find two instances of malware found in macOS, although the number of infections still lag behind Windows quite a bit, as noted by ArsTechnica. One of the malware infections are based off an old Windows technique which exploits Word documents using macros. It is said that this is the first of its kind to be directly…

The 2017 iPhone could cost significantly more than its predecessors

In a report by Fast Company, the next iPhone could possibly cost “north of $1,000,” citing sources that has “knowledge of Apple’s plans.” Rumors that suggest that the new iPhone will have an OLED display, which is much more expensive than the current LCD displays used on the iPhone. Other features such as wireless charging could drive up the cost of…

Faulty batteries cause fire at Samsung battery plant

A minor fire broke out at a Samsung SDI factory in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Making matters worse, the cause of the fire was due to battery issues within the factory, according to Samsung and local emergency services. Luckily, the fire has been extinguished and no harm was done to any workers, a Samsung…

Apple features iPhone 7 user captured photos and videos for “One Night” campaign

As a way of continuing with its “Shot on iPhone” campaign, Apple has uploaded a new video on its YouTube channel. The new video, entitled “One Night”, is the latest material to be added onto Apple’s advertising campaign for their iPhone 7. The videos and images featured in the spot are all proudly shot by an iPhone 7 on the same night throughout the…

Apple hires former Amazon Fire TV head to lead Apple TV business

Bloomberg reports that Apple has hired the former Amazon Fire TV head, Timothy D. Twerdahl, to lead its Apple TV business. Apple confirmed the hire to Bloomberg, saying that Twerdahl joined the company earlier this month. Twerdahl, who worked for Amazon since 2013, now reports to Apple VP Greg Joswiak. The report also says that in light of…

Apple vs. Samsung trial to return to lower courts for possible retrial

Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that a lower district court must decide whether a damages retrial is required in the multi-year Apple vs. Samsung trail (via CNET). The case will return back to the original San Jose, California court where it was heard by Judge Lucy Koh. Apple’s dispute with Samsung dates all…

Apple seeds macOS 10.12.4 beta 2 to developers

Apple today has seeded its second beta of macOS 10.12.4 beta to developers. This comes about a week after the last macOS 10.12.4 beta. The new beta includes native Night Shift support on macOS, among other things. Night Shift can be found under System Preferences > Displays > Night Shift. macOS 10.12.4 beta 2 is now available for download via…

BeatsX will go on sale on February 10 at Apple retail and online stores in the U.S., two new colors announced

The delayed BeatsX earphones will be available on February 10 in Apple retail and online stores in the United States. BeatsX are a neckband-style earphone that uses a W1 chip, following the Beats Solo 3, Powerbeats 3, and the Apple AirPods. Beats has also announced two new color options: grey and blue, in addition to the existing black and white…