Tag Archive: 2016


How to Disable Boot on Lid Open on MacBook Pro (Late 2016 Models)

The newest MacBook Pro models default to automatically powering on when the laptops lid is opened, or when the Mac is connected to power. This may be desirable to some users, but not everyone may be pleased with an automatically booting MacBook just when the display lid is lifted open. With a visit to the … Read More

Apple Holiday 2016 Ad Featuring Frankenstein Debuts

Apple has released their annual holiday TV advertisement for 2016, titled “Frankie’s Holiday”. In the commercial, Frankenstein (yes, Frankenstein the monster) wanders down from a European mountain cabin into a town square with a Christmas tree, where he proceeds to sing the 1950’s classic “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays” with the assistance … Read More

WatchOS 3 and Next tvOS Announced, Release Set for Fall 2016

WatchOS 3 and the next version of tvOS have been announced by Apple as the next major system software updates for Apple Watch and Apple TV. WatchOS 3 Overview The next version of WatchOS offers a variety of new features, and is intended to offer dramatically improved performance which is said to be 7x faster … Read More

MacOS Sierra Announced with Siri, Release Date Set for Fall 2016

Apple has announced the next major version of Mac system software, dubbed macOS Sierra. MacOS Sierra offers improvements to Continuity, iCloud, Apple Pay, tabs improvements, a cross Apple platform clipboard, and perhaps most notable is an inclusion of Siri. Here’s a quick look at some of the new features in macOS Sierra (and yes, Mac … Read More

Apple Releases Updated MacBook 12″ for Early 2016

Apple has quietly released an update to their 12″ MacBook lineup, with newer processors, improved graphics, faster memory, faster PCIe flash storage, longer battery life, and the addition of an all new Rose Gold model. All models continue to offer a Retina 12″ display in the same ultra-thin and lightweight enclosure, available in the four … Read More

Coachella 2016 will rock Apple Pay and iBeacon support

Apple is all about music these days, which is why it makes perfect sense that the company would be keen to target the hip, young, presumably disposable-incomed revelers at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Thanks to Square, Coachella’s official point-of-sale provider, attendees will be able to use Apple Pay to buy food, […]

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2016 iPhone shipments may fall well below expectations

According to well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is likely to disappoint on its total number of iPhone shipments this year — with numbers set to fall below 200 million, compared with 232 million handsets last year. Kuo predicts Apple’s total number of iPhone shipments will be between 85 mill and 95 million handsets in the […]

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Have you entered the 2016 iPhone Photography Awards yet?

Are you a budding photographer, who owns (or has access to) an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? If so, you may be interested in entering this year’s IPPAwards, a.k.a. The iPhone Photography Awards. Entrants are competing for the prestigious IPPA Photographer of the Year Award title, along with a assortment of other prizes.   There’s a […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7 is the smartphone to beat in 2016 [Review]

Building a smartphone that beats the Galaxy S6 has likely been Samsung’s biggest challenge so far. How do you improve upon an already stellar design and one of the best smartphone cameras on the market? You build the Galaxy S7. With its curved glass back, larger battery, Dual Pixel camera and even more powerful internals, the […]

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Apple Music may get higher-res audio in 2016

Apple users may get a music quality upgrade in 2016, with a new report claiming that the company has been developing hi-res audio streaming up to 96kHz/24bit. The report appears to cite the makers of Lightning compatible headphones, similar to the high-end models Apple recently started stocking in its brick-and-mortar Apple Stores. It also suggests […]

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