Apple Retail Announces 2015 Interactive Summer Camps for Kids

Apple has opened registration for its annual Apple Camp three-day workshops where kids aged 8 to 12 can visit a retail store and learn how to make movies or create interactive books using software such as GarageBand, iBooks Author and iMovie on iPad and Mac. This year’s two free workshops are called “Stories in Motion […]

Apple Music Coming to Sonos Home Audio Systems by End of 2015

Popular Wi-Fi home audio system manufacturer Sonos has supported direct streaming of Beats Music since the music service’s launch in early 2014, but the company has repeatedly stated it will not initially support Apple Music when that service launches this week. Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers confirmed late last week that Apple Music will […]

New iOS 8.4 will enable Apple Music, Beats 1 on Tuesday; Sonos, Android support coming later this year

In a blog post (that has since been removed), Apple Music senior director Ian Rogers–the former CEO of Beats Music–noted that Apple will make iOS 8.4 available at 8 AM Pacific Time on Tuesday, two hours earlier than the company’s typical release time, in order to allow users to hear the inaugural broadcast of Apple’s […]

Bloomberg: Apple begins manufacturing next-gen iPhone with Force Touch

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has started early production of the next-generation iPhone with Force Touch. We initially reported back in May that the next-generation iPhone will include a design similar to the current lineup of devices, but include support for Force Touch.  Force Touch was first unveiled with Apple Watch and in Apple’s Retina MacBook […]

Review: Akitio’s Thunder2 Dock fits a 7-port Thunderbolt 2 hub in your favorite MacBook bag

Up until recently, Thunderbolt 2 docks could mostly be described as “seen one, seen them all.” I’ve continued to like the idea of docks that fuse Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, and other peripherals together in a single Thunderbolt-to-Mac connection, but the docks I’ve seen from Belkin, Elgato, and Kanex are so similar in looks and features that they’d be hard to tell […]

This week on AppleInsider: Apple Music royalty reversal, iPhone rumors, Confederate controversy & more

News about Apple Music dominated the week, especially a decision to reverse course on trial royalties, but other items grabbing headlines included future iPhone plans, expanded Apple Watch sales, and deep controversy over a ban on Confederate flags in the App Store. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple Starts Early Production on Next-Generation iPhones With Force Touch

Apple is starting production on its next-generation iPhones, reports Bloomberg, and the new models are equipped with Force Touch capabilities. Force Touch, first introduced with the Apple Watch, is a feature that’s able to distinguish between a light tap and a harder press, enabling a range of new gestures. The two new iPhones will retain […]

Benchmarks Show iPhone Performance Difference When iOS 9’s Low Power Mode is Activated

With iOS 9, Apple introduced a Low Power mode, designed to extend battery life when an iPhone’s power is running low. According to the feature’s description, Low Power mode works by reducing an iPhone’s performance and cutting down on background activity. Geekbench 3 has just been updated to work with iOS 9, letting us get […]