TwelveSouth’s new MagicBridge accessory joins your Apple Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2

From 9to5Toys.com: TwelveSouth is introducing the next generation of its MagicWand accessory known as the MagicBridge. The small tray houses both your Apple Magic Keyboard and Trackpad 2 to create a unified control surface for your Mac. Head below for all the details: more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

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’s Ability to Hire Foreign Workers May Be Impacted by Trump Overhaul of Work-Visa Programs

United States President Donald Trump and his administration have drafted an executive order that intends to overhaul the work-visa programs that various technology companies — including Apple — rely on to hire tens of thousands of employees each year. According to a draft of the order acquired by Bloomberg, affected visa programs include L-1, E-2, […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Tech and Economy With Utah Senator Orrin Hatch

Apple CEO Tim Cook met with senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Friday afternoon to discuss topics like technology and economy, reports BuzzFeed. Hatch, who is a member of the Judiciary Committee and leads the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, has met with Cook several times in the past and participated in Apple’s ongoing encryption debate […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Immigration Executive Order: ‘It is Not a Policy We Support’

Apple CEO Tim Cook today sent an email to employees speaking out against the immigration executive order that United States President Donald Trump signed yesterday afternoon. In the letter, shared with MacRumors by an Apple employee, Cook says Trump’s order is “not a policy we support.” Cook goes on to say that Apple’s HR, Legal […]

Adobe announces plans to shutter Contribute, Director, and Shockwave starting next month

Adobe today announced that, in an effort to continue to push people towards Creative Cloud, it is discontinuing Adobe Director and Contribute, as well as Shockwave on Mac. The move, which shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise to most, officially marks the end of Macromedia software, the company Adobe acquired in 2005 and subsequently dissolved. […]

This week on AI: New beta builds, Apple sues Qualcomm in China, possible U.S. Foxconn plant and more

Apple released its first betas of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 this week, promising a slate of new features such as a "Find My AirPods" feature and Night Shift for the Mac. We also got a hint of secret projects underway at the company, and the possibility of a $ 7 billion Foxconn plant in […]

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 […]

Comment: Going from a skeptic to an every day user with Apple Watch Series 2

Following the release of the Apple Watch Series 2, I wrote about my initial first impressions of the device. Essentially, I explained that the first-generation Apple Watch had never truly won me over. I often went through phases where I would wear it for a while, but then go weeks without even charging it. I […]

Apple Releases First macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Public Beta With New Night Shift Mode

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.4 update to public beta testers for testing purposes, two days after seeding the first 10.12.4 beta to developers and three days after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.3. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program will receive the 10.12.4 macOS Sierra […]