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- Report: Apple stops selling AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule
- US nuclear weapons control finally phasing out floppy disks
- Google to build self-driving R&D center in Detroit
- India rejects Apple Store exemption request, Apple Stores in doubt
- Apple investigating charging stations for electric cars
- Pointers: five tips for iOS I learned by accident
Jawbone may be looking to streamline its operations, with separate rumors claiming two very different parts of the company may be on the chopping block. One rumor claims Jawbone has ceased production of its fitness trackers and sold its remaining inventory to a reseller, while another report insists that it is selling its speaker business, in order to redistribute its resources and focus on its health and wearables business.
Verizon and striking Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union members have reached an "agreement in principle" which may end the month-long strike. If the deal is signed, the 35,000 picketers may return to work as soon as next week.
Welcome to Daily Deals, the post where the staff of MacNN searches online retailers to get sales, offers, discounts, and bargains for our readers to enjoy. Out-of-date offers have been cleared off the list from yesterday, while today's new additions include a stainless steel Apple Watch for $349, a Hisense 55-inch 1080p HDTV for $430, and a pile of Dell discount codes.
A security researcher has discovered a new way to attack iOS devices, one that could install malicious apps on a device, even if it hasn't been jailbroken by the user. Called SandJacking, Mi3 Security's Chilik Tamir demonstrated the attack at the Hack In The Box conference earlier this week, with an attacker with physical device access, and some time, to be able to replace a legitimate app with a malicious version. The substitution in turn can provide the attacker with access to stored user data associated within the replaced app.
For reasons not yet clear, Apple appears to be recalling all AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule base stations from its US retail stores, and may have suspended its Personal Pickup service, at least temporarily, from a variety of stores around the country. Despite a recent firmware update to some models of AirPort, the pulling of the units could be to ensure compliance with some new sales restrictions on older equipment that takes effect on June 2. It is also possible that the devices could be refreshed at or around the Worldwide Developers Conference in mid-June.
Apple's Irish data center plans are vital for the company's future expansion across Europe, according to a document detailing Apple's response to objections over the center's construction. An "opening statement" from Robert Sharpe, senior director for global data center services, to an oral hearing advises the center is needed to keep up with the huge demand for Apple services, including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud.
If you are the proud owner of a new iPad or iPhone, you're probably feeling the need to fill it up with apps, music, and videos. Maybe you want to fill out your music and TV show collection with some new additions without spending any money. In either case, this is your last warning to enter the MacNN Deals giveaway to win a $1,000 iTunes Gift Card, with entries closing in four days time.
We're a year into the life of the Apple Watch, and still it's rare to find a case or a stand that includes a charging cable. You almost always have to use the one Apple provided, and thread it through some plastic or metal. It's still the case most of the time, and it is the case with Twelve South's TimePorter Travel Stand and Case for Apple Watch.
We're another week along with the latest twist and turns of the rumor mill, but we seem to have come full circle this time: "new" and "leaked" schematics for the "iPhone 7" and the "7 Plus" larger model are back to the original ideas: that apart from the camera and slightly-rearranged antenna bands, the next iPhones will look almost exactly like the ones they replaced. Worse, we're now hearing reports that the alleged home Siri device will actually be ... another new Apple TV model, just as Apple said it would be a year ago.
Death, taxes, the fact that you haven't plugged your iPhone into your Mac since the dawn of time and the other fact that you have so many apps that your phone seems heavier. These are the four certainties of life and Pointers can do something about two of them –– plus get you an extra added bonus for your trouble.
According to a new report published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a number of US government agencies are currently still using computing technology for aspects of their operations that data back as much as over 50 years, reports AFP. The most alarming of the findings in the report is that the Department of Defense still uses eight-inch floppy disks on an IBM Series 1 computer system system dating back to the 1970s as part of the nuclear command and control system. The report warns that these systems are both costly and no longer effective.
Apple has been awarded a new patent on a close-range, walkie-talkie-like peer-to-peer communications network. Like Apple's AirDrop technology that connects devices over close distances for data-sharing purposes, the system would allow people nearby each other to communicate together over an ad hoc network. Specifically, the two (or more) connected users, would be able to speak to each other using the same type of headset, one that could potentially connect to a device over a Lightning port. Using a device like an iPhone, they would be able to see other appear on their local comms network, tap on the other user, and initiate a conversation.
Alongside our regular Daily Deals post, we are showcasing some of the offers available from our own MacNN Deals store. Today's items are all gaming related, including the Civilization: Beyond Earth - The Collection to a controller, a virtual reality headset, and even some glasses so you can play for longer without straining your eyes.
Apple Pay will be in more countries as soon as possible, the head of the mobile payments platform has advised. Speaking earlier this week, VP of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey claims the team is trying hard to get the service operational in more markets in Europe and Asia, following after its recent expansion in Singapore, with Bailey also providing hints at how Apple decides which markets to launch in, and how successful some of the launches were.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, No Man's Sky is rumored to have slipped its release window, players start actually testing Pokemon Go in the United States, Ubisoft releases a collectible card game starring the Rabbids, and Sony celebrates the PlayStation 4 breaking the 40 million sales milestone.
The App Store is a constantly-changing place, with new apps joining the catalog, while others adjust their prices to encourage some new sales. App Deals for iOS aims to point you in the direction of apps for your iPhone or iPad that have been reduced in price, making them an essential purchase, or in some cases, even free.
Every so often, people browse the Internet and the Mac App Store to try and find useful things to add to their app arsenal, but sometimes it's hard to find discounted apps that you really want to get. For App Deals for OS X, the MacNN staff has compiled a list of apps for your Mac that are either a great bargain, or even free for a short while.
Oracle has lost its lawsuit against Google, after a jury declared Android's use of 37 APIs for Java were considered "fair use." Following after three days of deliberation by jurors, the two-week trial ends in failure for Oracle, which was hoping to collect as much as $9 billion from the search giant over the potential API copyright infringement if the jury sided with the company, though there is still the chance Oracle will appeal the decision.
Lemke Software GmbH today has announced the release and immediate availability of GraphicConverter 10, a major update to the company's image editing utility for Mac OS X. The venerable program offers users the ability to convert over 200 different graphic file formats into any of almost 80 graphic formats.