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President-elect Trump has discussed Apple making products in the USA directly, provides tax incentives

The New York Times reports that president-elect Donald Trump has talked to Apple CEO Tim Cook regarding making its products in the United States. Trump said: I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, ‘Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big…

KGI: ‘all-glass’ 2017 iPhone will be requirement for wireless charging, may not come in the box

Well known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities reports that the 2017 iPhone will add wireless charging for the first time. Kuo believes we will be getting a charging setup similar to the Apple Watch. Many Android phones support wireless charging with plastic and metal chassis, but the 2017 iPhone will switch to an all glass casing which would…

DirecTV is now on board with Single Sign-On

As Apple’s TV app continues to be in beta within iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1, the service has gained some more apps over the last few weeks and ow it has gained a new cable provider for Single Sign-On. Today, AT&T’s DirecTV is now an option to sign in via Single Sign-On. With the addition of DirecTV, it makes the provider the largest provider to support…

MacBook Pros with Touch Bar begin shipping to UK & rest of Europe

While those residing in the United States have received their MacBook Pros for almost a week now, the first batch of UK orders have began shipping now. As of this morning, orders are switching from ‘Processing’ to ‘Preparing for Shipment’, and some are even showing the ‘Shipped’ status with tracking details. There have also been reports of shipment…

Review: HiRise 2 Deluxe, the best dock for any mobile device?

UPDATE #1: I’ve been told that Apple’s Lightning to USB-C cable works with the current microUSB clips, making it possible to use the new cable if you have your dock plugged into something like a 12-inch MacBook or a late 2016 MacBook Pro. UPDATE #2: Seems like I had a faulty clip 0, which would explain my clip not staying in place properly. For…

Report: Apple will no longer develop AirPort products anymore, moving employees to ‘other projects’

With some of Apple’s more recent moves, the company is now moving away from its router accessory business, according to Bloomberg. This means we won’t be seeing an update to the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, or Time Capsule products. The company is reportedly reallocating employees to focus on its core consumer products. The latest AirPort devices…

Apple releases special Thanksgiving Activity achievement for Apple Watch, earn unique award + iMessage sticker

Apple Watch owners in the U.S. can get a special Activity Challenge on Thanksgiving. To obtain the reward, a user must run or walk 5K (3.1 miles) on November 24 using Apple’s Workout app or any third-party app that integrates workouts within HealthKit. If achieved, users will receive an Achievement medal within the iPhone Activity app, and a special…