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iPad Pro Pre-orders Start Nov 11, in Stores End of Week

8:33 AM, Nov. 9th, 2015 · · Product News

iPad Pro pre-orders on Nov 11

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?

Firefox Version 42 Blocks Some Web Tracking Elements

9:17 PM, Nov. 3rd, 2015 · · Product News

Firefox Private Browsing Mode with Tracking Protection 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."

Groovv Makes Apple Pay for Small Business Easy and Inexpensive

12:30 PM, Oct. 27th, 2015 · · Product News

Apple Pay for Small Businesses

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. 

Game On! Apple TV gets Game Controllers

9:41 AM, Oct. 26th, 2015 · · Product News

Apple offers game controllers as accessories for new Apple TV

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.

Apple TV Available for Pre-order

9:02 AM, Oct. 26th, 2015 · · Product News

Apple TV pre-orders start Monday

True to Apple CEO Tim Cook's promise, Apple TV pre-orders started on Monday morning. The new model is available in 32 GB and 64 GB sizes with a redesigned remote control and support for third-party apps. Mr. Cook also said it will ship at the end of the week.

Apple Releases iTunes 12.3.1 with Stability Improvements

4:48 PM, Oct. 21st, 2015 · · Product News

iTunes 12

Apple released a minor update to iTunes Wednesday, version 12.3.1. The patch notes specify only that, "This update improves overall stability and performance," but it comes on the same day that iOS, OS X, and watchOS were updated.

Apple’s new iTunes Terms & Conditions add Apple TV, tvOS & Downloadable Content References

3:32 PM, Oct. 21st, 2015 · · Product News

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Apple updated their iTunes Store Terms and Conditions. Changes from the June, 2015 update are minimal and simply include references to App Store for Apple TV and tvOS, and caveats for "on-demand download of content based on app usage and resource constraints (which may use cellular data)." Otherwise, everything is business-as-usual.