Holiday gift guide, Total War, Apple Powerbeats 3, AirPods, Photoshop Express edits Google, Apple TV


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Apple publishes 2016 Holiday Gifts guide promoting iPhone 7, other core products — Apple has published its annual holiday gift guide, this year putting an even stronger marketing spotlight on its core products. The 2016 guide highlights specific devices: the iPhone 7, Apple Watch, iPad Pro, 12-inch MacBook, and Apple TV. Each product except for the Apple TV is accompanied by a pair of suggested accessories, and a link to see more.

Rome: Total War for iPad ships — Feral Interactive has brought this popular Mac/PC game to iPad, which was no mean feat, as it included figuring out how to make mouse and keyboard controls work on a touch interface. It’s NZ$14.99/US$9.99, and Feral has released a new trailer for it.

Apple’s Powerbeats 3 Bluetooth headphones with W1 chip and 12-hour battery life — After being announced at Apple’s iPhone 7 event in September, the company’s lightweight Powerbeats3 on-ear headphones, featuring the proprietary W1 chip for superior wireless connectivity, are now beginning to trickle out into the hands of consumers. AppleInsider offers a first look. [And they’re black! At Apple, black is the new black this year.]

Apple’s AirPods rumoured to be available next week — First, Apple’s AirPods were supposed to ship in ‘late October.’ Then they were moved to ‘later in the year’. Then a report from the Economic Daily News (via Digitimes) says that they won’t begin shipping until January 2017. Now an employee at Apple reseller Conrad reportedly told a customer it will receive AirPods stock on November 17, and make them available to purchase by November 18-19th.

Adobe Photoshop Express now lets you edit Google Photos on your phone — Now you can bypass the Camera Roll by importing and editing photos from your Google account.

Apple TV universal search expands to CW Seed shows like ‘Whose Line is It Anyway,’ ‘Vixen’ — Apple has silently updated its universal search for the fourth-generation Apple TV, flagging CW Seed, MUBI, and Hopster as viewing options when a person has the appropriate apps installed. The behind-the-scenes update also allows for Apple TV app installs from iOS or iTunes.

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