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New iBooks StoryTime app for tvOS will narrate children’s books

Today Apple has added a new app to the tvOS App Store that brings iBooks to the platform, but for children. The app, iBooks StoryTime, is designed to help children improve their reading skills through a features like interactive audio, Read-Aloud, and more. Read-Aloud displays on-screen subtitles which are synced with narrated audio. The feature could…

Over 50 new emojis just approved by Unicode 10, should be on iOS soon

With the latest iOS 10.2 beta, Apple is adding support for the Unicode 9 emojis. Now, the Unicode Consortium has approved another 51 emojis as part of the Unicode 10 release. The new emojis are based on requests from third-parties over the past year (via Emojipedia). Here’s a preview of the list, which includes a total of 36 new face emojis:…

Apple starts its extended holiday return policy today

As per usual, Apple’s extended holiday return policy begins today in the United States and in several other countries. Most products and accessories purchased from the Apple Online Store and Apple retail locations between November 10 and December 25, 2016 will be eligible for return up until January 8, 2017 in the United States, Australia, Canada, and…

AirPods could possibly be launching soon

Last month, Apple delayed the launch of the much anticipated wireless AirPods beyond their late October ship date that was originally promised. The company said it needed “a little more time” before they were ready to ship the product to customers. Since then, the AirPods have remained listed as “currently unavailable” on Apple’s website. Shortly after…

Apple publishes its 2016 holiday gift guide

Around this time every year, Apple shares its holiday gift guide on its website. This year, the company is recommending gifts such as the 12-inch MacBook, iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad Pro, fourth-generation Apple TV, gift cards, and more. Unlike in previous years, this year’s guide is a bit more complex. In 2015, Apple split its gift recommendations into…

Apple Pay on the web now the 5th most popular online payment platform

After being released a little over a month, Apple Pay on the web is now the fifth most popular online payment platform. Apple Pay on the web works in Safari on macOS Sierra and iOS 10. SimilarTech reports that Apple Pay is now the fifth most popular payment platform used by the top 10,000 websites. It maintains the same spot for the to 100,000 websites…

Apple releases updated version of iOS 10.1.1 to the public

Released a few weeks ago, Apple has re-released iOS 10.1.1 for iPhone and iPad. With no release notes, the updated version of iOS 10.1.1 brings the build number up to 14B150 from 14B100. Previously, the small build number changes were related to server updates so no OTA updates were given. The same should be expected here. The original iOS 10.1.1…