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]

A hands-on look at Theater Mode for Apple Watch in watchOS 3.2 beta 1 [Video]

Apple just released the first developer beta for watchOS 3.2, and we’ve spent some hands-on time with the release to observe the new features. The biggest feature, as alluded to in our initial post about today’s beta, is the presence of a new Theater Mode. In this brief hands-on video walkthrough, we take the new Apple Watch Theater Mode for a test spin. more…Filed under: Apple SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Wants To Manufacture iPhones In India

Apple would like to make iPhones in India, just recently Apple executives met with India’s government officials to discuss making iPhones in Bangalore, India. There seems to be many hurdles in preventing Apple from setting up house in manufacturing iPhones  in India, the first hurdle has to do with competition, many of Apple’s competitors have already established their business in manufacturing their products in India, companies like the Korean brand Samsung, and the Chinese brands [Read Entire Story]

Apple plans to improve Siri with new ‘iCloud Analytics’ data collection, will you opt-in? [Poll]

iOS 10.3 introduces new capabilities like Find My AirPods, but one change that went somewhat under the radar is a new feature aiming to improve Siri and artificial intelligence as a whole. As detailed by ZDNet, a new iCloud Analytics feature aims to collect data from users and use it do improve Siri and other smart features. We’ve noted several times that Apple desperately needs to improve Siri, especially if a standalone Siri Speaker is in the pipeline. Would you opt-in to iCloud [Read Entire Story]

Apple stops signing iOS 10.2 following release of iOS 10.2.1

As it generally does following new iOS releases, Apple today stopped signing iOS 10.2. The move comes following the release of iOS 10.2.1 earlier this month, which included bug fixes and security patches. Apple is also currently beta testing iOS 10.3, which will likely be released to the public sometime this Spring. more…Filed under: Apple SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple’s Activation Lock Website Could Have Played A Key Role In Hack

As you might have heard, yesterday Apple removed its Activation Lock website which was a bit curious especially since it seemed like a pretty useful tool to check if an iOS device you were purchasing was stolen or not. Since Apple did not provide any explanation, it was unclear as to what was the cause of removal.However according to a recent report from MacRumors, a possible reason might have been uncovered. It seems that it is possible that hackers might have used the Activation Lock in their [Read Entire Story]

Apple Removes iCloud Activation Lock Website

Recently, Apple has removed the iCloud Activation Lock status page on its website for unknown reasons. The website allowed users to conveniently check if a used iPhone, iPod, iPad or Apple Watch was stolen by typing in the serial number or IMEI of the device. This feature was considered useful when purchasing a used Apple product online. Apple updated its support documentation a few days ago, and advises consumers who want to purchase a used iPhone or iOS product, to test the device before [Read Entire Story]

Apple Stops Signing iOS 10.2

Following the release of iOS 10.2.1 on January 23, Apple has stopped seeding iOS 10.2, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers. Customers who have upgraded to iOS 10.2.1 will no longer be able to downgrade their devices to iOS 10.2. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out to encourage customers to stay up to date. iOS 10.2.1 is now the only version of iOS 10 that can be installed on iOS devices by the general public, [Read Entire Story]

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 2 + AppleCare from $349, 6000mAh Lightning Power Bank $22, HP 21″ 1080p Monitor w/ HDMI $70, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Last Call Updates: Review: Fabriq is a tiny (and affordable) AirPlay speaker with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service [Video] Get 15% off Paracable’s woven, aluminum sheathed MFi Lightning Cables from $13.50 The unique image manipulation app Bazaart goes free on iOS for the [Read Entire Story]

Happy Hour Podcast 104 | iOS 10.3 and Find My AirPods, Night Shift for Mac and upcoming App Store changes

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss issues with the LG 5K display, SiriKit and Theater Mode coming to watchOS, what’s new in iOS 10.3 including Find My AirPods, Night Shift for Mac with macOS 10.12.4, upcoming changes to the App Store, and much more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. more…Filed under: Apple SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read [Read Entire Story]

Final Cut Pro Diary: A video novice takes the step up from iMovie

I’ve been a photographer since I was 14, but am very much a novice when it comes to video. I’ve used bicycle-mounted action cams to put together some basic cycling videos, but these were nothing more sophisticated than taking clips straight from the camera, importing them into iMovie and adding cross-dissolves. In an age when tech writers are increasingly expected to be videographers too, I decided it was time to take the plunge into the world of moving images. Although iMovie is a [Read Entire Story]

Satechi’s new USB-C Power Meter can detect faulty cables and chargers before they damage your MacBook

Satechi is launching a new USB-C Power Meter that can detect faulty cables, batteries, and chargers before they damage your MacBook or other hardware. USB-C Power Meter measures voltage, current, and power input over time so you can tell if an accessory is working as advertised or misbehaving. more…Filed under: Apple SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Review: Fabriq is a $50 AirPlay speaker with a small form-factor [Video]

from 9to5Toys We first featured the Fabriq Wireless Speaker last fall as one of our New Toys of the Day. What particularly struck us about this product was its wide range of connectivity. We aren’t just talking Bluetooth here. It is also has AirPlay, multi-room connectivity, and support for Amazon’s popular Alexa Service. And at $50, it has big-time value. The question is, can its compact design hang with the big boys like JBL and UE? more…Filed under: Apple SOURCE: [Read Entire Story]

Friday 5: GarageBand’s new update, the creator of Flappy Bird publishes a new game, and three other apps to check out this weekend [Video]

In search of a few apps to keep you occupied this weekend? Then you’ll want to check out the latest edition of Friday 5. Inside you’ll find a major GarageBand update, a new game from the creator of Flappy Bird, an awesome iOS imaging app that’s currently on sale, and more. Watch our brief hands-on video for additional details. more…Filed under: Apple SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Hands-on: Incase ICON and new ICON Lite backpacks fit 15-inch MacBooks, all iPads, and much more

Incase is launching a new laptop backpack this week called ICON Lite ($99, pictured right) that packs MacBooks up to 15-inches, any iPad, and more for under $100. ICON Lite joins Incase’s existing lineup of ICON backpacks that also includes ICON ($199, pictured left) and ICON Slim ($149) to create three sizes at three price points. Check out our hands-on with Incase ICON and the new ICON Lite below: more…Filed under: Apple SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

9to5Rewards: Grovemade’s solid wood and leather iPhone cases and dock [Giveaway]

9toRewards is officially out of beta, which means you’ll see a new giveaway as part of the program here every Friday on the main site (and our Twitter, Facebook, etc). Our sister site, 9to5Google (and soon 9to5Toys and Electrek.co) is also now running weekly giveaways. This week’s giveaway is from Portland-based Grovemade, makers of high-quality wood and leather accessories for your Apple products. They are giving out their wood and leather iPhone cases and walnut iPhone dock. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch Will Feature “Theater Mode” In wacthOS 3.2 Update

Apple is expected to roll out Theater mode for the Apple Watch in the upcoming watchOS 3.2 update. This mode will allow users to disable certain features while in a quiet atmosphere. According to Apple’s developers guide, Theater mode on the Apple Watch will mute sounds and block incoming calls and messages whenever its enabled. This mode is perfect to use while attending a concert or watching a movie. Users will still be able to receive notifications on their smartwatch via haptic [Read Entire Story]

7 things the Google Play Store does better than the Apple App Store

Android or iOS? It’s one of the modern era’s greatest unanswered questions and a point of momentous contention for fanboys on both sides of the fence for thousands of years. Or maybe just the past decade. There are valid arguments that can be made for both sides: Clearly, Apple created a mobile operating system that is incredibly smooth, snappy, and clean. Then again, Android has gotten quite good — Dare I say it? Even attractive — and powers a mind-bogglingly diverse selection of devices. But [Read Entire Story]

Apple will move its entire international iTunes business to Ireland

(credit: Steve Rhodes) Apple is moving its international iTunes business assets from Luxembourg to Ireland at the start of next month. From February 5, the non-US side of its business, including the iTunes Store, Apple Music, the App Store, and the iBooks Store, will operate from its European HQ in Cork, according to a note sent out to developers yesterday. The move isn't coming as a total surprise; Apple first announced its intentions in September, and it transferred an estimated $9 billion [Read Entire Story]

Apple releases iOS 10.3 public beta 1 with Find My AirPods

Apple has released the first iOS 10.3 public beta for developer testing on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10.3 public beta 1 follows two days after the first developer version of the upcoming software update. more…Filed under: Apple SOURCE: 9to5Mac - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple extends developer promotion for free $100 App Store Search Ads credit until March 30

Apple is extending the introductory offer for App Store Search Ads until March 30, for developers who have yet to use the program. Search Ads launched in October last year, promoting apps above organic listings in the search result, with a $100 promo code for app makers who began an ad campaign. This $100 credit offer was originally set to expire on December 31st, at the end of 2016. Apple has today announced that it is keeping the offer running for another three months. more…Filed under: [Read Entire Story]

How to turn the 2016 MacBook Pro into a Windows gaming machine using the compact Akitio Thunder3 + GTX 1050 Ti [Video]

While they’ve existed before the most recent MacBook Pro, the surge of interest in external GPUs is largely thanks to the implementation of Thunderbolt 3 in the latest Mac hardware. As we’ve shown in a previous post, an eGPU can make a significant performance difference, turning an otherwise graphically pedestrian MacBook Pro into a competent gaming machine. In our previous tutorial, we showed you how to wield an AMD RX 480 in macOS. While that solution yielded definite benefits, it [Read Entire Story]

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