Make Your Apple Watch More Versatile With the Twelve South ActionSleeve

· Jim Tanous · Product News

twelve south actionsleeve

Do you like the fitness features of Apple Watch but hate to wear it on your wrist during your intense workouts? Check out ActionSleeve from Twelve South, an armband case for Apple Watch that may even improve the accuracy of its heart rate sensor.

Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station Powers Dual 4K Displays

· Jim Tanous · Product News

elgato thunderbolt 3 dock

Elgato is joining the Thunderbolt 3 parade with the announcement of its new Thunderbolt 3 Dock. Available at the end of January for $299.95, the dock will support both 5K and dual 4K display outputs along with a range of ports for your 13- or 15-inch MacBook Pro.

The OWC DEC Promises to Make Your MacBook "Pro" Again

· Jim Tanous · Product News

owc dec macbook pro side

Do you find the 2016 MacBook Pro’s lack of ports a bit limiting? OWC may have the solution for you with the DEC, an upcoming accessory that attaches flush to the bottom of your MacBook Pro and adds external storage and a full array of ports including USB Type A, SD Card, and Ethernet.

AirPods Production in Overtime to Cut Shipping Delays

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

AirPods in Apple Stores on December 19

It may be easier to get ahold of AirPods soon because Inventec, the company manufacturing them for Apple, is expanding its production. That’s good news for impatient consumers who are currently waiting upwards of six weeks for theirs to arrive.

Super Mario Run Downloads Top 40M in 4 Days

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Nintendo's Super Mario Run clears 40 million downloads in the first four days

Nintendo’s Super Mario Run for the iPhone and iPad is off to a great start topping 40 million downloads in only four days. This follows the US$5 million the game brought in during its first 24 hours.

Apple Extends USB-C Dongle Discounts to March 31 2017

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple extends its USB-C discounts to March 31, 2017

Apple’s discount on USB-C adapters was set to end on December 31st, but the company extended that out to March 31st, 2017. The extension means new MacBook Pro owners have more time to but the dongles they need at a substantially lower price.

Apple Stopped Signing iOS 10.1 and 10.1.1 - What That Means

· Andrew Orr · Product News

iOS 10 Logo

Now that iOS 10.2 is officially released to the public, Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.1 and iOS 10.1.1. Users won’t be able to downgrade if you run into issues with iOS 10.2. Andrew Orr explains what that means.

Apple Updates AirPort Firmware to Fix Disappearing Base Station Issue

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

AirPort Extreme

Apple released AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.8 on Tuesday. The update fixes an issue that caused some AirPort Base Stations to disappear from AirPort Utility when Find My Mac is on. It’s specifically for AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac.

AirPods Available in Apple's Retail Stores on Dec 19

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

AirPods in Apple Stores on December 19

If you missed out on ordering your AirPods for a pre-Christmas delivery, there’s still a chance you might get ahold of a pair because they’ll be available in Apple’s retail stores on Monday, December 19th. Don’t, however, get your hopes up because this will likely mirror the Apple Pencil launch where “available in store” really means “good luck with that.”

Super Mario Run Available for iPhone and iPad

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Super Mario Run on the iPhone

As promised, Super Mario Run for the iPhone and iPad launched on Apple’s App Store on Thursday. The game marks Mario’s first official appearance on Apple’s mobile devices and was first teased this fall, and if the hype is any indication productivity is going to take a serious hit for the rest of today.

Apple Addresses MacBook Pro Video Issue with macOS Sierra 10.12.2

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 fixes Touch Bar MacBook Pro video issue

Apple released macOS Sierra 10.12.2 on Tuesday with a fix for the video artifacting issue many Touch Bar MacBook Pro users have been experiencing. The update also ensures System Integrity Protection is enabled on the new laptop model, and improves Auto Unlock reliability, too.

Apple AirPods Finally Available, Delivering Dec 21

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

AirPods shipping for December 21st delivery

Apple’s AirPods are finally available for order and will start delivering to customers on December 21st, just in time for the Christmas holiday. The wireless earbuds were originally scheduled for an October release, but were delayed until now.

Apple Squashes 11 Security Holes in iOS 10.2

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

iOS 10 with lock and chain

Apple released iOS 10.2 on Monday, and the company was much quicker than normal in releasing the security patch notes for the release. According to those notes, there are 11 security holes fixed in the release. Most of those holes are serious, and some allowed access to various aspects of a device when it should be locked.

Apple Ships iOS 10.2 with TV App, New Emojis, and Music Star Ratings

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

iOS 10 Logo

Apple shipped iOS 10.2 on Monday. The update includes a long list of improvements and changes, including the new TV app. That app gives iPhone and iPad users unified access to their movies and TV shows in line with the app of the same name on tvOS for Apple TV. Apple also emphasized redesigned emoji and the addition of 100 new one. Bryan Chaffin’s favorite feature, though, is the return of Star Ratings to Music.

Setapp Brings Netflix-style Downloads to Mac Apps

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Setapp monthly software subscription service for the Mac

Paying a monthly subscription to watch as many TV shows and movies as you want is a pretty good business model for Netflix, and MacPaw thinks it’ll work for software, too. The company’s trying that out with its new Setapp service where subscribers pay a monthly fee to get access to a growing list of apps from several developers.

Apple Beta Testing Improved iCloud Photos Interface

· Jim Tanous · Product News

icloud photos beta

Apple is now beta testing a number of improvements to iCloud.com Photos, including a new sidebar, easier navigation between photos, and initial support for the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro.

Apple Adds Online Form for Checking iPhone 6s Battery Replacement Eligibility

· Bryan Chaffin & Jim Tanous · Product News

iphone 6s battery replacement serial number

Apple added an online form for checking your iPhone 6s eligibility for a battery replacement program. The program itself was announced in November, but it was initially up to customers to figure out if their serial number was eligible. The form allows owners to simply enter that serial number and be told if it’s eligible.

Netflix Finally Introduces Offline Viewing for iOS & Android

· Jim Tanous · Product News

netflix offline iphone

Want to binge on your favorite Netflix shows but can’t spare the mobile bandwidth? Netflix today finally introduced offline viewing for iOS and Android, letting users download select TV shows and movies for viewing anywhere, regardless of connectivity.