Facebook will ask users to rank news source trustworthiness in latest major update

Along with Facebook announcing the first major changes to its News Feed, the social media service will begin ranking news sources based on trustworthiness as it prioritizes information. Rather than determining news source trustworthiness itself, Facebook will let users decide. more… SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Dropbox announces new features and plans for business customers

Dropbox has announced several new updates today including new software features and new plans and pricing. All of these updates are available today for Dropbox business customers. more…Filed under: Apple SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Mac sales declined nearly 10% last year as Lenovo, Dell and others gained ground

It’s not surprising that Mac sales dropped for Apple in 2016 as they experienced their first year over year sales decline since 2001. What is interesting, however, is that as Mac sales dropped roughly 10% and personal computers overall dropped 5.7% for the year, the top four leaders in the market all saw growth as Apple was pushed to number five. more…Filed under: Apple SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Analysts share concerns about Apple and other U.S. companies over expected Trump trade negotiations with China

As Donald Trump is being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Investor’s Business Daily notes analysts are weighing in on the impact of future trade negotiations with China under the Trump Presidency. Of particular concern are iconic U.S. companies like Apple, Starbucks, General Motors and Nike as well as U.S. companies with a high percentage of Chinese revenue…Apple is in both of those categories with 22% of the previous fiscal year coming from China. [Read Entire Story]

Become Tech Savvy: How to setup automatic backups in macOS and iOS

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting with the first article and here is the series overview. Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this is designed as a resource you can give to those you are helping or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own. Priority #1: Setup automatic backups Background, Expectations, & Best Practices | So far we’ve covered why you can and should be tech savvy, how to get in the [Read Entire Story]

Report: Apple’s AirPods and wireless Beats take 40% of all recent Bluetooth headphone sales

A new report today from Slice Intelligence delivers details about how well Apple’s AirPods have sold so far and how they’re changing the headphone market. The results align with the “run away success” that Tim Cook claimed shortly after their launch and the strong sales helped push wireless headphone sales to 50% of all headphones sold online in 2016. more…Filed under: Apple SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The first app to find your missing AirPod(s) arrives…do yours fall out? [Poll]

[Update Jan. 6th 2017 7:09 pm PT: Apple has pulled ‘Finder for AirPods’ from the iOS App Store. According to the developer, “They didn’t find anything wrong with the app itself, but rather they they didn’t like the ‘concept’ of people finding their AirPods and hence was deemed ‘not appropriate for the App Store’.”] Instead try this free less obvious app that does the same thing. As AirPods continue to ship, more eager customers have [Read Entire Story]

Become Tech Savvy: If you truly want to improve, you’ll need this…

If this is your first time reading this series you’ll get the most value by starting with the first article. Note for the already tech savvy, IT professionals, and our regular readers: this is designed as a resource as you help others or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own. Growth Mindset Background, Expectations, & Best Practices | I have yet to find any books or resources that discuss the foundation and most important factor in becoming tech savvy (or learning [Read Entire Story]

Following MacBook controversy, Apple hiring Battery Algorithm Analysis Engineer/others in budding electrical test lab

In the wake of recent MacBook Pro battery life controversies, Apple has added two notable job listings to its website this week: Battery Algorithm Analysis Engineer and System Power and Control Architect. The new job listings seek employees to develop algorithms that will improve battery life and power management, while another mentions a “budding electrical test lab” Apple is growing internally for batteries. more…Filed under: Apple SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire [Read Entire Story]

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