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Apple releases 1.0.4 software update to iPod nano

With a small subset of users using the device, Apple has pushed a software update to its latest iPod nano, bringing the version number to 1.0.4. Though, the update doesn’t seem to bring any major features, more of a bug fix update. The software update can be found for Apple’s iPod 7th generation iPod nano via iTunes. Plug in your lightning cable to…

Apple tries to get last-minute price cuts on A9 chips

A new report states that Apple is putting Samsung and TSMC head-to-head to get a price reduction on Apple’s next-generation processors, the A9. According to Digitimes, Apple is requesting both companies to lower the prices on the processor. TSMC has declined the offer, while Samsung has graciously said they’re offering the A9 chip “almost-free backend…

AT&T beginning to rollout Wi-Fi calling to certain iOS 9 beta testers

iOS 9 beta 5 was dropped last week, and there was some exciting news for AT&T customers. This specific beta build enabled Wi-Fi calling for AT&T customers. However, enabling the feature would result in an error saying that Wi-Fi calling isn’t available in their area. Since then, readers of 9to5Mac have reported that the feature is currently…

Apple Store app adds gift card support for checkout

  After a number of years, the Apple Store iOS app now allows Apple Store gift card use at checkout. Much like the gift card process for the App Store, gift cards can be added by manually entering the code, or using the camera to capture the code directly from the card. Based on past experience, the camera capture method works refreshingly well. Cards…

iPhone 6s to have reinforced shell to limit bending

While blown out of proportion in typical media fashion, Apple’s iPhone 6 last year was plagued with rumors that it could easily bend. This was known as “Bendgate”. In reality, the iPhone 6 bent just like other smartphones of similar size when put in similar conditions. Apple itself acknowledged that the issue was ‘extremely rare’ and that only 9 users had…

Rite Aid reverses decision, will be accepting Apple Pay on August 15

Almost a year ago now both Rite Aid and CVS made their courageous decision to disable Apple Pay in its stores due to their contracts with MCX, a competing mobile payment service. Today, Rite Aid announced they will be accepting Apple Pay, Google Wallet and any other NFC based mobile payment system, in 4,600 stores beginning on August 15. “Increasingly,…

Tim Cook one of many to invest in shower head startup Nebia

https://youtu.be/6p1ypESj6nI Apple CEO Tim Cook is one of many high-profile investors in Nebia, a Kickstarter based water-efficient shower head, according to the New York Times. The shower head atomizes water into millions of small droplets of water which covers a larger surface area, saving 70% water consumption compared to a traditional shower…

Force Touch on iPhone will bring Mac like ‘shortcuts’

The name Force Touch began on the Apple Watch, which made sense because of the smaller screen. It later moved onto the MacBook, now including the MacBook Pro. On the Mac it’s a bit different due to the larger screen. Force Touch is used to bring up things like dictionary definitions, preview windows, and more. Force Touch should function similarly to…

American Express now support Apple Pay on all corporate cards

American Express has always supported Apple Pay ever since they announced it almost a year ago and today they’ve announced that they will now be supporting Apple Pay on all of its US based corporate cards. Previously, American Express had only supported consumer cards and OPEN small business cards. American Express was among the first debit and credit…

Leaked CAD images show iPad mini 4 will be similar to iPad Air 2

Looking at the CAD images shown above, it looks like the iPad mini 4 will take on the thinness of its bigger brother, the current generation iPad Air 2. Going from 7.5mm to 6.1mm thin, the video below (curtesy of @onleaks) shows off the potential of Apple’s next generation iPad mini. Generally speaking, the iPad mini has always been one generation…