Apple’s new stunning flagship waterfront retail store in Chicago begins to take shape [Gallery]

Apple’s new stunning flagship waterfront retail store in Chicago begins to take shape [Gallery]
Back in November of last year, Apple confirmed plans to build a new stunning waterfront flagship retail store on the Chicago River. At the time a few renders of Apple’s plans for the location were floating around courtesy of architect Foster + Partn...

Hands-on: Creating a custom Touch Bar button using BetterTouchTool [Video]

Hands-on: Creating a custom Touch Bar button using BetterTouchTool [Video]
As Chance noted last night, an alpha version of BetterTouchTool was released yesterday with support for the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar. Being an alpha release, you can expect to find bugs, but I decided to go hands-on with the update to see how the...

Apple Store app now lets you order accessories from the Apple Watch

Apple Store app now lets you order accessories from the Apple Watch
You can now make purchases from the Apple Store with just a few taps on your wrist. The latest version of the Apple Store app for Apple Watch lets you actually purchase accessories that you’ve favorited from your account. more…Filed unde...

Review: Bragi’s ‘The Headphone’, cord-free wireless earbuds worth considering before Apple’s MIA AirPods

Review: Bragi’s ‘The Headphone’, cord-free wireless earbuds worth considering before Apple’s MIA AirPods
They apparently didn’t get the message about not naming cord-free earbuds with a singular naming scheme, so this new product from Bragi is awkwardly named, “The Headphone.” But branding aside, these earbuds have made quite an improvement ove...

Apple releases iOS 10.2 beta 5 for developer iPhones and iPads

Apple releases iOS 10.2 beta 5 for developer iPhones and iPads
Apple has released iOS 10.2 beta 5 for developers — the second iOS 10.2 beta released this week. iOS 10.2 includes several upcoming features like new Unicode 9.0 emoji, three new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus wallpapers, a new TV app, additional c...

PSA: Flagship MacBook Pros & iPhones could miss Christmas shipping, but there are still ways to order online in time

PSA: Flagship MacBook Pros & iPhones could miss Christmas shipping, but there are still ways to order online in time
According to their online store, some of Apple’s newest products including the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and certain models of the iPhone 7 Plus may not arrive — or will cut it close to arriving — in time for Christmas… more&#...

9to5Toys Last Call: Pioneer 4K A/V Receiver w/ AirPlay $339, Polaroid Action Camera $100, Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter $20, more

9to5Toys Last Call: Pioneer 4K A/V Receiver w/ AirPlay $339, Polaroid Action Camera $100, Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter $20, more
Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS: Last Call Upd...

New 2016 MacBook Pros default to scaled non-native Retina screen resolution, here’s how to change it

New 2016 MacBook Pros default to scaled non-native Retina screen resolution, here’s how to change it
A little-known fact about the new 2016 MacBook Pros is that Apple changed the default screen resolution configuration. With a fresh install of the operating system, I noticed that my new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar uses a scaled screen resolut...

Happy Hour Podcast 096 | 5K fiasco, Apple’s Black Friday, and DirecTV Now on Apple TV

Happy Hour Podcast 096 | 5K fiasco, Apple’s Black Friday, and DirecTV Now on Apple TV
This week Benjamin and Zac offer up a Touch Bar tip for MacBook Pro users, discuss Fitbit potentially buying Pebble, Apple’s Thanksgiving Day 5K fiasco, unwanted iCloud Calendar spam, Apple’s Black Friday promo, AT&T’s new DirecT...

Foxconn senior manager stole $1.5M worth of iPhones, faces 10-year jail sentence

Foxconn senior manager stole $1.5M worth of iPhones, faces 10-year jail sentence
A former senior manager at Foxconn has been charged with stealing and selling 5,700 iPhones for a total of around $1.5M, reports AsiaOne. The Taiwanese manager, identified by his family name Tsai, worked in the testing department and instructed eigh...

Oppenheimer joins UBS in questioning Apple’s strategy, predicts ‘decade-long malaise’

Oppenheimer joins UBS in questioning Apple’s strategy, predicts ‘decade-long malaise’
Analysts appear to be piling in on Apple, with a second firm questioning ‘strategic issues’ within the company. Just a couple of days after UBS said that it was ‘unclear’ whether Apple had the same strategic approach it had und...

Safety tests of 400 fake Apple chargers bought online reveal that 99% are dangerous

Safety tests of 400 fake Apple chargers bought online reveal that 99% are dangerous
A large-scale test of 400 fake Apple chargers bought online from eight different countries – including the USA – found that a staggering 99% failed safety tests. The BBC reports that the tests were commissioned by UK consumer protection body Char...

Apple’s App Store switching from USD pricing to local currency for paid apps and in-app purchases in eight countries

Apple’s App Store switching from USD pricing to local currency for paid apps and in-app purchases in eight countries
Apple has announced to developers that it is switching up its pricing strategy in eight countries over the next few weeks. Today, Apple sells apps in many regions with the prices shown as US Dollars irrespective of the local domestic currency. Later t...

Apple said to be setting up distribution center in India to gain greater control of the supply chain

Apple said to be setting up distribution center in India to gain greater control of the supply chain
According to a report from the The Economic Times, Apple is planning to set up a distribution center in India. The move comes as Apple is working to establish a retail presence in the country and has faced challenges due to local regulations. more&#...

Popular utility BetterTouchTool adds early support for Touch Bar, bringing a host of powerful actions

Popular utility BetterTouchTool adds early support for Touch Bar, bringing a host of powerful actions
One of the more popular utility apps for the Mac has always been BetterTouchTool. The utility gained popularity for bringing a variety of new options and power to the Mac’s trackpad and keyboard, and we’ve highlighted it several times in t...

CBS adds NFL to ‘All Access’ streaming service, but mobile phones remain Verizon exclusive

CBS adds NFL to ‘All Access’ streaming service, but mobile phones remain Verizon exclusive
CBS today announced a new deal with the NFL to bring its coverage of the league to its All Access streaming service available across a variety of devices including iPad, Apple TV, and the web. Starting this weekend on December 4th, CBS All Access us...

Amazon and Seagate partner up on new Duet 1TB Hard Drive that automatically syncs your data to the cloud

Amazon and Seagate partner up on new Duet 1TB Hard Drive that automatically syncs your data to the cloud
From 9to5Toys: In an attempt to simplify data backup, Seagate has announced the new Duet 1TB Hard Drive that automatically syncs all of its contents to Amazon’s cloud service. This partnership ensures that data is easily transferrable on-the-go...

9to5Toys Last Call: Luma Home Wi-Fi system $100 off, Otterbox iPhone 7 Plus Case $27, 43″ 4K Smart HDTV $250, more

9to5Toys Last Call: Luma Home Wi-Fi system $100 off, Otterbox iPhone 7 Plus Case $27, 43″ 4K Smart HDTV $250, more
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Hands-on with AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming TV service [Video]

Hands-on with AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming TV service [Video]
This week AT&T officially launched its new DirecTV Now streaming TV service. Teased out in March and unveiled on Tuesday, DirecTV Now went live on Wednesday with access to up to 120+ live and on-demand channels on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and the ...

Hands-on with AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming TV service [Video]

Hands-on with AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming TV service [Video]
This week AT&T officially launched its new DirecTV Now streaming TV service. Teased out in March and unveiled on Tuesday, DirecTV Now went live on Wednesday with access to up to 120+ live and on-demand channels on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and the ...