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Rob Griffiths has posted a great comparison chart for Apple Watch. It lists every model with every strap option, and includes the price, weight, and size of the model. If you're interested in this device, it's a must-see.
Apple experienced a rare online services outage Wednesday, an outage that made iCloud, Mac App Store, App Store, iBooks, and iTunes Store inaccessible. The company said in a statement it was due to an internal DNS error, and apologized for the outage.
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is engaged in an active campaign to break Apple's encryption technologies in order to broaden its ability to surveil anyone, anywhere. According to The Intercept, the CIA has waged a multi-year effort to find vulnerabilities in iOS, iPhones, and iPads that it can exploit.
Apple's fleet of Apple Store retail locations bring in so many visitors, they have begun replacing department stores as the main traffic driver to malls in the U.S. Apple has been able to use its industry-redefining sales to drive lease terms that are far more attractive than other retailers.
Mobile charging gets more and more important for many of us, and we have a deal for you today on the BatteryBox that will help. This is a portable charger that provides 60Wh (that's watt hours, not milliwatt hours!) for charging your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, and a mobile device, too. That's an additional 5-13 hours of jusice for your laptop, and days of power for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Better yet, you can charge both at the same time. It retails for $220, but through our deal it's $134.99.
Lots of people are stoked about Apple Watch, and if you're a developer, here's your chance to learn how to make apps for the device. We have a deal on the Apple WatchKit Course from Mammoth Interactive. It's five hours of tutorials that will walk you through creating six different sample apps for Apple Watch. You'll learn how to transport data from the iPhone, how to navigate the WatchKit interface, and learn Apple's human interface guidelines for the device. All that for $19. Get on it. Make some cool apps.
Apple quietly unveiled updates to its MacBook Pro with Retina Display and MacBook Air lines Monday. The company introduced faster processors, better graphics, and longer battery life for the MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air received faster processors, better graphics, and Thunderbolt 2.
Apple has sold more than 700 million iPhones to date, according to CEO Tim Cook. During the company's "Spring Forward" media event, Mr. Cook offered several factoids that would be monumental achievements for any other company, including the fact that it now has 453 retail stores that saw 120 million visitors during the December quarter alone.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Monday that Apple Pay is now available at more than 700,000 retail locations in the U.S. That includes some 40,000 Coke vending machines that Coke Cola is rolling out. Apple also said Apple Pay now has support from more than 2,500 banks.
Apple released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.03 Friday, an update that adds support to OS X Yosemite for 16 new camera from Leica, Nikon, Panasoni. Pentax, and Sony Alpha. RAW is a file format for storing images in a way with minimal processing—it's most often used by pros.