Carrying around your Apple Pencil with your iPad isn't the most convenient proposition, being perfectly round and not having a case. Luckily this problem has already been solved for actual pencils, and we found three products you can adapt for your iPad Pro.
Mozilla finally released Firefox for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Thursday, following through on their announcement from about a year ago. The iOS version of the Web browser supports syncing tabs, book marks, and history with other devices, and includes private browsing support, and includes iPad Pro support, too.
iPad Pro pre-orders are here, but there's a twist: some customers have received order confirmations from Apple that say the device is available for pickup at their Apple Store today, Wednesday, though the order form offers a Friday delivery date. Bryan Chaffin has details.
Apple released the Apple Music client for Android on Google Play, marking a major expansion of the music streaming service. It's also only the third Android app from Apple alongside a migration assistant tool called Move to iOS and Beats Pill+, a controller app for the Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker.
Apple released tvOS 9.0.1 for the company's new Apple TV models, though the update didn't come with patch notes. A reasonable bet is that this is a maintenance release with bug fixes and stability improvements.
Apple finally made it official: iPad Pro pre-orders start Wednesday, November 11th, and will be in stores later this week. The Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, both accessories for the new 12.9-inch iPad model, will also be available for pre-order.
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Interesting that Apple isn't offering a firm launch date, just "end of the week." So... Friday? Saturday?
Apple has improved discovery on the Apple TV App Store by introducing two categories, Games and Entertainment. The feature joins Top Charts, which was added on Monday, but discovery remains a soft spot for for the new Apple TV.
Mozilla.org released Firefox version 42.0 on Tuesday, and top of the new features is "Private Browsing with Tracking Protection." The browser specifically, "blocks certain Web elements that could be used to record your behavior across sites."
Many of the big retailers have embraced Apple Pay as a
payment option as the industry moves to more secure mobile payments. However, most small merchants have not upgraded their payment systems because of the cost. Now, Total Merchant Services, in concert with Apple, has developed a solution, the Groovv Terminal One. It's a small, easy to set up Point of Sale device with a low initial cost and can be purchased right in the Apple online store for under US$100. Small businesses everywhere are suddenly able to accept secure mobile payments.
If you plan on getting into multiplayer games with the new Apple TV you just ordered, or aren't into using the included remote as a game controller, Apple has an accessory for you: the SteelSeries Nimbus Wireless Gaming Controller. It's available as an add-on option when you buy your Apple TV, and it's a lot cheaper than buying a second Apple Siri Remote.
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