Google app on iOS updated with expanded 3D Touch support

Google app on iOS updated with expanded 3D Touch support
The Google app on iOS has today been updated to version 18.0, expanding support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. While the app first gained support for 3D Touch back in December, today’s update brings the feature to more aspect...

Report: Universal Music to no longer agree to any exclusive streaming deals

Report: Universal Music to no longer agree to any exclusive streaming deals
The battle for exclusive streaming rights to music content is heating up between services like Apple Music and Tidal. Universal Music Group, however, has apparently had it with single-platform exclusive streaming deals and will no longer agree to the...

Following iOS 9.3.4 security release, Apple no longer signing iOS 9.3.3

Following iOS 9.3.4 security release, Apple no longer signing iOS 9.3.3
Apple today stopped signing iOS 9.3.3, effectively ending user’s ability to either upgrade or downgrade to that version of iOS. Apple also today stopped signing iOS 9.3.2. In most circumstances, such a signing closure wouldn’t be notewor...

Apple asks Unicode Consortium to add 5 new emoji, including an astronaut & pilot

Apple asks Unicode Consortium to add 5 new emoji, including an astronaut & pilot
Update: Unicode has actually responded to Apple’s request and detailed all of the changes that will come with Emoji 4.0, including 16 new professional emoji. Following the emoji redesign with iOS 10, Apple has recently asked the Unicode Consort...

Microsoft updates Word Flow keyboard on iOS w/ new search & prediction features, 3D Touch

Microsoft updates Word Flow keyboard on iOS w/ new search & prediction features, 3D Touch
Microsoft officially launched its Word Flow keyboard on iOS earlier this year, and today the app has received a significant update, bringing its version number to 2.0. The update includes a host of new features, including some that rival what Apple is...

Apple’s macOS Sierra beta hints at faster 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 for upcoming Macs

Apple’s macOS Sierra beta hints at faster 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 for upcoming Macs
Apple has supported USB 3.1 since 2015’s single-port MacBook release, but both it and the updated 2016 model feature the Gen 1 flavor of USB 3.1. Despite its name, USB 3.1 Gen 1 is basically rebranded USB 3.0, also known as SuperSpeed USB. That...

9to5Toys Last Call: PNY 256GB Flash Drive $48, Nomad Apple Watch Battery Pack $22, Mechanical Keyboard $30, more

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Happy Hour Podcast 081 | GPS Apple Watch 2, iPhone 7 hype, and iMessage Sticker Packs

Happy Hour Podcast 081 | GPS Apple Watch 2, iPhone 7 hype, and iMessage Sticker Packs
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the state of Apple Pay and CarPlay displays, the rumored GPS-equipped Apple Watch 2, increasing iPhone 7 hype, and glorious iMessage Sticker Packs coming to iOS 10. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available fo...

Happy Hour Podcast 081 | GPS Apple Watch 2, iPhone 7 hype, and iMessage Sticker Packs

Happy Hour Podcast 081 | GPS Apple Watch 2, iPhone 7 hype, and iMessage Sticker Packs
This week Benjamin and Zac discuss the state of Apple Pay and CarPlay displays, the rumored GPS-equipped Apple Watch 2, increasing iPhone 7 hype, and glorious iMessage Sticker Packs coming to iOS 10. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available fo...

Steven Levy goes in-depth with Apple execs on machine learning, Siri improvements in iOS 10

Steven Levy goes in-depth with Apple execs on machine learning, Siri improvements in iOS 10
A more intelligent and connected Siri has been one of the flagship features of recent iOS updates, and Steven Levy at Backchannel has a new interview with Apple execs that features a behind-the-scenes look at what goes in to Apple’s artificiall...

As Tim Cook set to receive $100M+ on 5th anniversary as CEO, Financial Times rates his performance

As Tim Cook set to receive $100M+ on 5th anniversary as CEO, Financial Times rates his performance
With Tim Cook set to receive more than $100M in stock bonuses as he reaches his fifth anniversary as Apple’s CEO today, the Financial Times has assessed the performance of AAPL under his leadership in a series of five charts. In a ‘good ...

Sketchy product packaging photos suggest ‘iPhone 6 SE’ branding as iPhone 7 event nears

Sketchy product packaging photos suggest ‘iPhone 6 SE’ branding as iPhone 7 event nears
Very sketchy images have surfaced showing off supposed future iPhone product packaging, raising the potential of Apple calling a new iPhone the iPhone 6 SE. Whether this is meant as a successor to the 4 inch iPhone SE or the ‘real’ name...

Kickstarter campaign pitching external GPU for MacBook Pro, promising up to 10x performance increase

Kickstarter campaign pitching external GPU for MacBook Pro, promising up to 10x performance increase
A Kickstarter campaign which got fully-funded on day one is offering a choice of two external GPUs for MacBook Pros that offer up to ten times the performance of the top-end built-in one. Connected via Thunderbolt 2 or 3, the Wolfe Pro gets you an N...

Pokémon Go update adds monster ‘Appraisal,’ promise of ‘new and exciting’ features

Pokémon Go update adds monster ‘Appraisal,’ promise of ‘new and exciting’ features
A report earlier claimed that Pokémon Go usage is in decline from its fever pitched height two months ago. Direct battling and trading might spark a revival in the game, but so far Niantic is still focused on international expansion and stability...

Report: Spotify struggling to strike long-term deals w/ labels as Apple Music war heats up

Report: Spotify struggling to strike long-term deals w/ labels as Apple Music war heats up
It’s no secret that since the launch of Apple Music, Spotify’s relationship with Apple has become more than strained. The company has publicly accused Apple of anticompetitively favoring its own streaming services, giving third-party offe...

Sony announces new wireless adapter bringing full DualShock 4 controller support to Mac

Sony announces new wireless adapter bringing full DualShock 4 controller support to Mac
Sony today announced a new accessory for Mac and PC users that will bring improved gaming support to the platform. In a blog post, Sony unveiled the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter. This accessory will let users connect a DualShock 4 to any Mac, wit...

AI-powered Prisma photo editing app now works offline for most filters

AI-powered Prisma photo editing app now works offline for most filters
Prisma first launched on iOS back in July, bringing AI-powered artistic photo filters to the iPhone. We were impressed with the quality and variety of filters, noting the server-side machine learning aspect that made these filters possible, but Prisma...

Report: iPhone 6/Plus units w/ unresponsive displays & gray flickering now widespread

Report: iPhone 6/Plus units w/ unresponsive displays & gray flickering now widespread
Repair guide website iFixit today published a blog post detailing what it and other repair companies describe as growing complaints of a touchscreen issue among iPhone 6 Plus and some iPhone 6 users. more…Filed under: Apple

Pinterest is the new owner of read-it-later service Instapaper

Pinterest is the new owner of read-it-later service Instapaper
Pinterest has purchased the popular read-it-later service Instapaper and plans to maintain the app and service for users. The purchase comes three years after Betaworks, the firm behind Digg, bought Instapaper from creator Marco Arment who currently ...

9to5Toys Last Call: 12″ iPad Pro + Cell $680, Fitbit Aria Scale $67, Huawei Smartwatch $275 off + $100 gift card, more

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