Designed by Apple in California, Touch Bar apps, virtual Touch Bar, Surface keyboard, big Melbourne Store, Apple Pay donations


Designed by Apple in California chronicles 20 years of Apple design — Apple has announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products.
Designed by Apple in California covers products from 1998’s iMac to 2015’s Apple Pencil, and documents the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation. The book is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs. The book is on sale fromWednesday, November 16th, in small (10.20” x 12.75”) at US$199 and large (13” x 16.25”) at US$299 exclusively from in Australia (which may or may not include NZ), France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the UK and the US, and in selected Apple Stores. The book is on display at the Apple Stores where it is sold. [Er, what about iBooks??]

Apple picks top apps with Touch Bar support for new MacBook Pro — Timed to coincide with the first deliveries of its new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple has posted a special Mac App Store section dedicated to apps enhanced to support the laptop’s Touch Bar, a unique feature that debuted with this year’s release.

Touché lets you see and use a Touch Bar on any Mac — Daniel Jalkut at Red Sweater Software has released Touché, an app that shows a fully-functional Touch Bar on the screen of any Mac. It’s fully-functional in that you can click on it, since actually touching it won’t do anything. This won’t give you the full experience of having a Touch Bar, but lets you see what you might be missing.
Touché is available free and runs on any Mac running macOS Sierra 10.12.1 (build 16B2657) and later.

Microsoft Surface Keyboard and Surface Ergonomic Keyboard hands-on — John The Devil’s Advocate Kheit unboxed his brand new Microsoft Surface Keyboard and Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard to look at build and materials, keys, design, and feel in his quest to find a wireless keyboard with a 10–key numeric pad to use with his Mac.

Apple may be finalising a deal for $50M AU store in central Melbourne — Apple is nearing a deal to build a major A$50 million store in the Australian city of Melbourne, a report said on Tuesday.

Apple Pay rolls out support for nonprofits to make donations quick and easy — If your payment details are already stored in Apple Pay, donating money now takes mere seconds since Apple is making it possible for well-meaning folks to donate money to their favourite causes by taking all the work of entering payment details out of the equation.

Tuesday Talk ~ Touchy subject


Well, the first MacBook Pros have started arriving to those who pre-ordered them online. The critics love to say ‘It’s barely faster, it’s just thinner, and the Touch Bar is a gimmick’. Well, you know, the critics have to say something, and you can’t beat the obvious, although I agree the CPU could have been more advanced. As for the Touch Bar being a gimmick, you’ve all seen long-terms and/or pro users whipping their Macs through series of operations because they’re using key commands instead of hunting through menus and sliding around on screen to click buttons.
I meet many Mac users who still do that – I tell them ‘Learn three to ten commands and your Mac using life will change dramatically’.

Well, the Touch Bar addresses that. Suddenly, obvious buttons are right there, easy to see and easy to initiate. The key commands still work, but you have instant access to commands and operations in a clear and visual way. what’s not to like? As for the criticism that it’s not a patch on Microsoft’s Surface approach, well guess what? Go buy a Surface. Then you can struggle with that pig of a confusing operating system and spend your time wiping your smeary fingerprints off your screen.
Because there’s no way I want to continually smear and wipe the visual feast that is a Retina Display on a Mac, thank you very much, and I defy any designer or video editor to disagree.

The Late 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar may not be a dramatic leap as far as CPU goes, but the Intel quad core Core i7 Skylake CPU is still pretty damn good. apple has concentrated on speeding up all the architecture around this for a fast-feeling package and the new MacBook Pro’s dynamic input Touch Bar (the buttons change depending on what app you are using) will speed you up too, if you’re still a Hunter-Pecker style user, but even if you’re a Keyboard Wizard, you’ll appreciate the direct-touch speedups in apps like Final Cut Pro X.
The late 2016 MacBook Pro couples the CPU to very fast 2133 MHz PC3-17000 LPDDR3 SDRAM and an AMD Radeon Pro 450/455/460 dedicated GPU backed by 2 or 4GB of GDDR5 memory with automatic switching to a more power efficient Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU when running on battery.
It uses ultra fast PCIe-based SSD storage of up to 2TB. The USB-C expansion ports are the future – everything else will change to this, and despite what you might hear, PC manufacturers are already going there too. These  support up to two 5k, or four 4k(!) external DisplayPort monitors, USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices (up to 10Gbps) and can handle daisy-chained Thunderbolt 3 peripherals up to 40 Gbps.
That aforementioned display is brighter and sports higher contrast and the expanded DPI P3 colour gamut. Hear that, designers and videographers?  The larger Force Touch trackpad and enhanced Retina MacBook style butterfly keyboard will be very nice touches too, I’m sure. Oh, and you can get it in the very serious Space Grey or the familiar silver. I predict not many will spring for silver (I won’t). And you can wake it up with a touch and hey, it’s a quarter of a kilogram lighter! Apple Insider in the US managed to get one, and has a  full review.
Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller has further elaborated on Apple’s reasoning behind the Touch Bar. If you’re not yet convinced. I believe that if Apple adds the Touch Bar to it’s wireless and plug-in keyboards, pro desktop Mac users will jump there fast.

I haven’t seen one yet, but on the above info, I’m very very keen to. Aren’t you?

10 million Android users went Apple, Samsung buys CarPlay competitor


10 million (or more) Android users may have moved to iPhone in the past couple of years — According to an app in the Google Play Store, at least 10 million Android users have switched to iOS in the last couple of years. As noted by travel12h, this figure is based on an app called Move to iOS, which helps Android users switch to an iPhone.

Samsung buying Harman to take on Apple’s CarPlay — Everyone wants a piece of your car’s dashboard, and Samsung is buying Harman to get its slice of driving experience. The US$8 billion deal will give Samsung a platform for linking our smartphones to our cars, along with a way for the company to compete with Apple’s CarPlay platform.
Harman is well known for its speakers, but it’s also a big name in the car market. About 65% of the company’s 2016 sales came from its automotive solution, which include security and connected safety, telematics, and embedded infotainment systems. Harman says more than 30 million vehicles are already using its systems. [Another inflammatory move by Samsung …]

Most innovative, Trump consequences, Touch Bar MBPs arriving, resetting NVRAM, Microsoft Visual Studio, Calico for games


Apple crowned the world’s most innovative company — Apple tops the 2016 Global Innovation 1000 Study by Price Waterhouse (PwC). The Cupertino, California-based company has held the top spot for six years running.

Chinese state-run media promises consequences for Apple, others if Trump starts trade war — China has threatened that a trade war against the country will result in more harm to the US, with a state-run paper threatening that the government will take “countermeasures” against Apple’s iPhone and the automotive industry if an economic conflict comes to pass.

Apple’s late-2016 15″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar — Apple’s new Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro is the lightest and thinnest MacBook Pro ever, but unlike the company’s earlier ultralight MacBook Air, it packs a fast, quad-core Intel CPU and a dedicated AMD Radeon Pro GPU along with 16GB of high speed RAM and other ‘pro’ level niceties. After spending some time with the new flagship, AppleInsider came away impressed at what Apple was able to achieve. Here’s a Quick Tour video, and Apple SVP Phil Schiller addresses Touch Bar and other MacBook Pro concerns.

How to reset the NVRAM on your Mac — Is your Mac running slowly or erratically? One thing you can try is resetting the NVRAM (or “non-volatile random access memory.” It’s a tiny bit of your Mac’s memory that stores certain settings in a location that macOS can access quickly. [Make sure you have a backup before you try anything like this.]

Microsoft to bring Visual Studio to Mac later this week — Microsoft is bringing its Visual Studio development tool to the Mac, launching it during this week’s Connect() conference starting on Wednesday, according to a quickly deleted announcement.

Calico is a new game-matching service for games purchased through Apple’s Mac App Store — Feral Interactive has launched Calico, an online game-matching service for games purchased through Apple’s Mac App Store. It was developed for the half of Mac gamers who get their games through the Mac App Store, and who have until now often been unable to enjoy the multiplayer features of the games they buy, says David Stephen, managing director at Feral Interactive.

Controlling HomeKit, iBooks Story Time


How to control your home with HomeKit and iOS 10 Control Center — One of the big changes in iOS 10 was the addition of two tabs to Control Center, one for controlling music playback and one for controlling your HomeKit accessories. While the HomeKit app is best for setting up HomeKit devices like light switches, thermostats, door locks and so on, once they’re set up you can make controlling those devices just a few swipes and taps away by using Control Center.

Apple’s ‘iBooks StoryTime’ tvOS app lets kids read along to their favorite books — Apple last week released iBooks StoryTime, a new first-party tvOS app that brings handpicked children’s books to the big screen with Read-Aloud narration, fun graphics and animations, and Siri Remote compatibility.

New MacBook Pro starting too arrive, pro praise, merging iPhoto and Photos, Parallels Mac Management, Veterans Day, Beholder game, classic rock sale


First Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar orders shipped, arriving Monday — Customers are getting shipment notifications for the new MacBook Pro 13- and 15-inch models with Touch Bar, with some shipment tracking data showing arrivals as soon as Tuesday morning.
Customers who preordered the new computer on the day or the day after the “hello again” announcement and who have had their credit cards charged already are seeing emails from Apple with tracking information showing the machine in motion. With MacBook Pro shipments imminent, the Mac App Store has started approving Touch Bar apps, and meanwhile you can watch Apple’s 2016 13inch MacBook Pro (without Touch Bar) vs 2015 13-inch MacBook Air.

Pro video editor with hands-on time praises new MacBook Pro for Touch Bar & speed — A video editor who obtained early access to Apple’s new Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro has posted a blog entry claiming the laptop is well-suited to video editing, while dismissing complaints about its ports forcing people to use adapters. The Pro is said to run faster than Windows laptops with superior components, and in fact be powerful enough to support twin 5K displays, possibly making it good enough to use as a full-time editing tool — not just away from a desk.

1Password for Mac gets support for Touch Bar & Touch ID on new MacBook Pros — AgileBits has updated its flagship password management app for the Mac, 1Password, with support for the Touch ID and Touch Bar features on 2016 MacBook Pros.

How to merge iPhoto and Photo libraries on a Mac — Thankfully, you can merge ’em. Here’s how to migrate another photo library manually.

Parallels Mac Management 5.0 for Microsoft SCCM adds Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) — Parallels has unveiled Parallels Mac Management 5.0 for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), which extends Microsoft SCCM functionality, offering a solution to manage and control both PC and Mac computers.

Tim Cook celebrated Veterans Day with a picture of ex-military staff employed by Apple — Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to Twitter to commemorate Veterans Day, with a photo featuring some of the veterans that work at the company’s Cupertino campus.

Beholder game available at Steam for the Mac — Alawar and Warm Lamp Games have announced that their dystopia simulator Beholder is now available on Steam for Mac, Windows, and Linux systems. The game puts you in the shoes of Carl, a state-installed Landlord tasked by a totalitarian State to spy on his tenants. [Sounds Trumpian.] Beholder is on sale for US$7.99 through November 16. After that the price is US$9.99.

Classic rock sale — Apple still sells music on the iTunes Store. Last week, the company launched a promotional push for classic rock albums at US$7.99 each. The sale was promoted via email and is on the iTunes Store landing page, as well.

Futurology ~ EM Drive, ludicrously advanced tech, Facebook Trump, maths and prison, Arctic Grip, lip-reader, sewage into oil


Looks like ‘impossible’ EM drive works — A source close to NASA Eagleworks has leaked the test results of the ‘impossible’ EM Drive. While it’s important to note that the leaked results haven’t been published in an academic journal, they do suggest the system works and is capable of generating force of 1.2 millinewtons per kilowatt in a vacuum.
~ So, that must be good news for Electrolux.

Ludicrously advanced tech by 2100 — As radical as some of the items described here appear, most should be around by the turn of the 22nd century. This has to do with an innovation that doesn’t appear on this list: artificial superintelligence. As computer scientist IJ Good aptly pointed out in the 1960s, “the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make.”
~ Why would ultra-intelligence put up with us?

Facebook’s impact on Trump winning — Criticism surrounds Facebook “Americans never honestly saw [Trump] because Facebook prioritizes engagement over truth,” wrote Atlantic editor James Hamblin. The site allowed “more than 200 million active North American users to dwell in a fever swamp of misinformation and ridiculous falsehood,” said Deadspin editor Alex Pareene.
~ When you let fake ads rule your voting preferences ….

Maths does jail time — Some smart algorithms are being used to analyse jail populations in Miamai-Dade. But this algorithmic approach is going way beyond mental health care. It all depends on what you put into the database.
~ Maybe don’t do voting data over intelligence, then, because the US is going to look really, really bad. 

New shoe grips ice — New sole grips ice like nothing else. “I placed it on the slick ramp, leaned in. And the shoe didn’t budge. There was the unmistakable feeling of an excellent, almost tacky grip …” Arctic Grip, which doesn’t increase the cost of shoes it’s on, is currently being licensed exclusively to Wolverine, and will be used in shoes from its brands, including Sperry, Merrell, Hush Puppies, Saucony, and CAT.
~ Great, but … ice is shrinking.

LipNet has been developed by researchers at the University of Oxford Computer Science Department — This is by far the most accurate, achieving an impressive 93.4% accuracy, compared to just 52% accuracy achieved by an experienced human lip reader.
~ Shhh.

Sewage into crude oil — The US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has found a way to potentially produce 30 million barrels of biocrude oil per year from the 34 billion gallons of raw sewage that Americans create every day.
~ The HTL process can also be used with agricultural waste and other wet materials. 

Five Tip Friday ~ iOS 10 tips and tricks


1/ Search tabs in Safari — The iOS 10 version of Safari lets you open up an unlimited number of tabs while you’re browsing. That does bring its own problems though, including not being able to keep track of your browsing, and that’s where tab search comes in.
Rotate your device into landscape mode (it will not work in portrait) then tap the tabs button. A new search box appears in the top left corner. (You may have to swipe the screen downwards and ‘bounce’ it to make the icons appear).
Enter your search terms and Safari filters out the tabs as you go. Bear in mind you’re only searching through the titles of the tabs and not the actual web pages. When you’ve found what you’re looking for, tap to open the tab.

2/ Set your preferred contacts — Apple finally lets you set the default communication method for each category (call, message, video, mail): press and hold on the relevant blue iconic the Contacts app. This will initiate a call or a message or whatever, so just be ready to cancel it. But iOS 10 keeps this as the default for next time.
Confusingly, this doesn’t change the default communication method if your contact is already listed as a ‘favorite’. Pick ‘Add to Favorites’ to set your preferred option, then head to the Favorites screen itself to ensure it’s the only choice for that contact.
These listed favourite options are the ones Siri uses when you ask it to initiate a communication with someone.

3/ Edit contacts in-line in Mail — You have long been able to tap a contact’s name in email headers to view their details. In iOS 10, you can now edit them right there, as long as they’re listed in Contacts. If they aren’t, you can use the typical add/update contact option, then edit in-line.

4/ Answer Messages from the Lock screen, or not — Under iOS 10, we can now reply to messages without unlocking our devices, which is really convenient. The text that shows up shows ‘Press for more’ on iPhone 6s and 7, and ‘Slide for more’ on earlier iPhones. You can turn this feature off if you’re worried about others replying to your messages from your iPhone while it’s on lock – the option is under Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Allow Access When Locked, and it’s labeled ‘Reply with Message.’ If you turn that off, pressing or sliding on an incoming message will not work.

5/ Reduce Motion affects Message effects — An unintended side effect of the Reduce Motion option in Settings>General>Accessibility is that it disables all Screen and Bubble Effects in the new Messages app. Users with Reduce Motion enabled cannot access the Effects interface, and no Effects associated with incoming messages will be displayed.
To check your own iOS device, head to Settings>General>Accessibility. In the Vision section is an option labeled Reduce Motion. Tap it to reveal the option’s toggle and set your desired preference to disable or enable it. So if you long ago enabled the Reduce Motion option and are now wondering why you can’t see these new Message Effects, this is probably why.

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


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.

Trump and Apple, Cook reacts, iCloud Music to Mac, Pushbullet, Luminar or Aurora, USBee tester


How Donald Trump’s election as US President could affect Apple — Anticipating the full impact of the election of Donald Trump is difficult because his campaign offered little in terms of real policy proposals, instead favouring high energy crowd rallies and the drawing of media attention through the use of incredible and often shocking comments. But there are some clues as to what he might make priorities in his administration however. [And lots of it is predictably scary.]

Apple CEO Tim Cook urges employees to ‘move forward together’ in memo on 2016 presidential election — Following one of the most bitterly contested – both by candidates and their respective constituencies – presidential elections in modern American history, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday sent out a company-wide memo addressing employee concerns about what comes next.
Cook encouraged staff to reach out to colleagues “if they are feeling anxious” about the recent election. [I can be a little clearer than Cook – I refuse to picture that arsehole on my site.]

How to download your music to your Mac from iCloud — Dennis Sellers doesn’t trust all his digital data to reside solely in “the cloud” (iCloud, in this case). That’s why he uses iTunes Match and iCloud, yet also has his music library on an external hard drive connected to his iMac.

Pushbullet makes cross-platform link and file sharing easier — One of the regular problems of a multi-platform universe is that sometimes, you’ll stumble across a link or file that’s better simply viewed on another device. Pushbullet’s self-titled app can be a good solution, especially if you live at least partly outside of the Apple ecosystem.

Why Luminar when you already have Aurora? MacPhun has posted a blog explaining why.


TechTool Pro USB tester — USBee is the handy new device by Micromat that can be used to find out if a USB port is providing sufficient power or if a connected device is taking too much. It can also be used to test the efficiency of a charging port. The convenient pocket-sized device will display the amount of voltage at the USB port, and the amperage being delivered to the connected device, such as a hard drive, phone, or lifestyle device. It costs US$29.99, so about NZ$42.

Portraits in 7 Plus, Airplane mode, Belkin Rockstar, GoPro drone recall


Watch: iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode vs. DSLR — Apple with the recent release of iOS 10.1 enabled Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus, allowing users to add a touch of artistic blur to their images by simulating an enhanced depth-of-field effect. AppleInsider compares the still-in-beta feature to a true prosumer DSLR, the Canon 5D Mark IV with full-frame sensor.

In iOS 10, Airplane Mode doesn’t turn off all radios (GPS, NFC) — With iOS 8.2 and earlier, Airplane mode in iOS would turn off all four radios in an iPhone: Bluetooth, Cellular, GPS and Wi-Fi. Starting in iOS 8.3, that changed with GPS. Plus, starting with iPhone 6, NFC is not disabled either.

Charge and listen on iPhone 7 with Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar — Think of it as a Lightning splitter with a specific purpose. If you’re looking for a way to charge your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, or use Lightning headphones and charge an older iPhone or iPad, this is the device for you.

Use your eyes and your ears to complete the whimsical puzzler Samorost 3 — If you’re looking for relief from the onslaught of half-baked mobile games in the App Store (like all those time-based freemium titles that beg you to nag your Facebook friends for extra credits) Samorost 3 is exactly what you need. Samorost 3 is a fully-developed and fully-illustrated full-length game that, quite frankly, is a steal at just NZ$7.49/US$5.

GoPro issues recall of Karma drone, in-flight power loss leads to crashes — Sports camera and drone manufacturer GoPro has issued a recall of the recently released Karma drone, after only 16 days on the market.

Optane future, MacBook Pro sales, good iBooks news, Apple Pay 5th already


Apple’s engineering in new MacBook Pro paves way for speedy Optane storage in future models — Apple has set the table for inclusion of the future XPoint-based Optane SSD technology in an iteration of the MacBook Pro, potentially leading to dramatically faster access times and transfer speeds than conventional SSDs.
In the new MacBook Pros, Apple has implemented NVMe storage, across the PCIe bus. In part, this is why the Apple SSD storage in the new machines is best-in-class, with the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Function Keys are pulling down 2.2 gigabytes per second write speeds, and 3.1 gigabytes per second read speed.

The new MacBook Pro’s sales are through the roof — The new MacBook Pro may be controversial (and that’s an understatement), but Slice Intelligence reports that in the first five days of availability online, the latest model generated over seven times the revenue that the 12-inch MacBook did during its April 2015 launch. 

Good news for Apple’s iBookstore: ebook market expected to double by 2020 — Here’s some good news for Apple’s iBookstore: the ebook market will more than double by 2020, according to Strategy Analytics. Increasing e-reading device penetration, more readily available content, new business models, and adoption in China will see the market’s revenue top $16 billion in the next eight years, the research group adds.

Apple Pay on the web is the fifth most popular online payment platform — Just over a month after launching Apple Pay on the web, new data from SimilarTech shows Apple has already made it into the top five payment technologies online.
SimilarTech is a website profiler, lead generation, competitive analysis and business intelligence tool providing technology adoption and usage analytics for the Internet. By adding web payment support, Mac users can pay online in Safari using a ‘Pay with Apple Pay’ button, and authenticate their purchase using Touch ID on their phone or watch.

iPad Touch Bar sim, Samsung’s full-page apologies, iAd’s death, Maps on Watch


TouchBarDemoApp on GitHub runs Touch Bar on iPad or macOS — 
Someone has put together two pieces of software that will let (some of) you test out Apple’s new Touch Bar, even if you don’t have a new MacBook Pro. One way is to pull up a virtual bar on your Mac, but the nerds behind this project also made a way to turn your iPad into a Touch Bar that you can use as a Touch Bar for your Mac.
But you have to get a hold of the specific build of macOS 10.12.1 Sierra that has Touch Bar included, and you need to know what you’re doing when it comes to sideloading an app onto your iPad. The project is available on GitHub, at least for now.

Samsung takes out full-page ad to apologize to Galaxy Note 7 users for quality issues — Attempting to put the Galaxy Note 7 debacle behind it, Samsung has paid for a full-page apology to consumers that appeared on Tuesday in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

Apple will move Apple News ad sales to NBCUniversal after iAd’s demise — Apple is shunting responsibility for the ads seen on Apple News to NBCUniversal’s ad sales department, and is keeping all other details of the now defunct iAd service intact for content producers, according to a recent report.

How to use the Maps app on your Apple Watch for directions — If you launch the Maps app on the Apple Watch, you can search for a location. To do so, follow these steps