Game Foul: Ford Dealership Steals Firewatch Art

5:15 PM, Jun. 27th, 2016 · · News

Firewatch's art and Quirk Ford's ad (inset)

No matter how hard our kindergarten teachers tried, some people never really wrapped their heads around the idea that stealing is bad. Take, for instance, the Quirk Ford dealership in Massachusetts and the Firewatch artwork it stole for a promotional event.

Google Ready to Try Apple’s Tactics with New Smartphone

11:58 AM, Jun. 27th, 2016 · · News

Google wants to make its own smartphone

Google is reportedly working on a new smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone and Samsung's phone De jour. Unlike its Nexus line, where partner companies are making the phones, Google plans to take complete control over this new line.

Apple gets its Rainbow on for SF Pride Parade

9:33 AM, Jun. 27th, 2016 · · News

Apple marches in SF Pride parade. Look at all the color!

Apple helped celebrate the LGBTQ community over the weekend by marching in San Fransisco's annual Pride parade. Company CEO Tim Cook's photo on Twitter shows what looks like hundreds of Apple employees marching and waving rainbow flags—and wearing the special limited edition Apple Watch rainbow watch bands the company gave to participants.

6 Great Display Choices for Your MacBook Pro and Mac Pro

6:54 PM, Jun. 24th, 2016 · · News

Apple killed the Thunderbolt Display, but there are plenty of other options

Apple is getting out of the stand-alone display market—at least for now—and says there are plenty of third-party alternatives to its now defunct Thunderbolt Display. Sorting out which display to buy can be a little intimidating, so The Mac Observer put together a list with some great 4K, 5K, and HD options to help make your shopping a little easier.

Judge Dismisses Error 53 iPhone Bricking Lawsuit

9:39 AM, Jun. 22nd, 2016 · · News

Judge dismisses Error 53 class action lawsuit

A class action lawsuit against Apple over bricked iPhones and Error 53 has been dismissed because the Judge overseeing the case saying the plaintiffs failed to prove they had been harmed. This isn't, however, the end of the line because they can amend their claims, plus there are at least two similar cases in the court system, too.

Apple Should just Confirm the iPhone 7 Headphone Jack is Gone

4:31 PM, Jun. 21st, 2016 · · News

Don't count on a headphone jack for the next iPhone refresh

The only big design change we can expect to see in the iPhone 7 when it ships this fall will be the lack of a headphone jack. That's what the latest report claims, and it also says it'll be 2017 before a major redesign comes. Considering this report comes from the Wall Street Journal, Apple should just go ahead and officially confirm the headphone jack is gone.

Apple Puts Non-Retina MacBook Pro on Death Row

9:48 AM, Jun. 21st, 2016 · · News

Farewell, legacy MacBook Pro

Apple's 13-inch non-Retina MacBook Pro looks to be close to end of life because the company is pulling it from retail displays, and it's unavailable in some locations. Once the 13-incher is gone, the MacBook Air will be the only non-Retina laptop Apple sells, and none of its computers will ship with an internal optical drive.

Apple Says No to GOP Convention Over Trump

9:19 AM, Jun. 20th, 2016 · · News

Trump is enough to keep Apple away from the GOP presidential convention

Apple won't provide any funding or support to the Republican presidential convention because of Donald Trump's negatively charged position on women, minorities, and immigrants. Other tech companies are staying out of this year's event, too, and some are scaling back their support, showing how controversial the Republican presumptive president nominee is.