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Apple has built what was a secret team to develop virtual reality technology, according to unnamed sources cited by The Financial Times of London. The team is comprised of hundreds of employees from a series of acquisitions in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) space, as well as hires from outside of Apple. Bryan Chaffin wants to know what they're working on.
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Satechi announced Thursday the Aluminum Monitor Stand, a stand for your monitor or MacBook designed to fit in with your Apple aesthetic. The device lifts your display higher on your desk while providing space for airflow or stuff underneath. It's available now in Gold, Space Gray, or Silver, and is priced at $39.99. The tweet below has a promo video for the product.
Feral Interactive announced Thursday the release of the Western Front Armies expansion for Company of Heroes 2 for the Mac (and Linux). The expansion adds the Oberkommando West army for the Nazis and US Forces for the Allies to the World World II combat game. It also has eight new maps set in France and Belgium. It can be played as a standalone game through Steam ($19.99), or played within the original Company of Heroes 2 game. Feral also said the expansion would be coming to the Mac App Store "soon." On the Mac side, the game recommend a 2.4GHz processor or better, 8GB of RAM or better and OS X 10.11.2 or higher (El Capitan). It will run on Yosemite, too.
Apple Pay is coming to ATMs owned by Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America. No official announcements have been made, but USA Today reported that Chase is working on allowing users to use Apple Pay at their ATM in lieu of a debit card. TechCrunch reported that Wells Fargo and Bank of America are doing the same. This would allow you to conduct ATM transactions at those ATMs using just your iPhone or Apple Watch. It's a sure thing that all major banks will soon offer the feature once it their competitors do.
Apple has acquired education software company LearnSprout, according to Bloomberg. LearnSprout's software runs on Mac and Windows and is currently used in more than 2,500 school districts in 42 states in the U.S. Despite that kind of reach, LearnSprout is considered a startup, having raised more than $4 million dollars from VC firms including Andreessen Horowitz and Formation 8.
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Apple released a slew of printer drivers for OS X on Wednesday. The company added support for new printers from Xerox, NRG, Gestetner, Lanier, and Savin. The last four printer brands are all owned by parent company Ricoh.
Bryan and Jeff dig into Apple's December record quarter and why Wall Street reacted by selling off the stock. They also talk about Tim Cook's comments on virtual reality during the conference call and what Apple might do with VR technology in the future.
Apple released a rare update for an old operating system, Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard. The update addresses some changes in the signing certificate used by the Mac App Store.