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Make sure you don’t crack your iPad Pro’s screen… or it will cost you big time

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If you have bought the iPad Pro – Apple’s newest (and, according to a review by a certain journalist who is moving to Twitter soon, “ridiculous”) tablet with a massive 12.9-inch Retina display – you might want to be very careful not to break the screen. Why? Because you will be presented with a massive bill just to fix it. According to Apple’s support page, fixing the cracked screen through Apple will […]

Hands On: Apple Music for Android

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Apple has today released a Beta version of Apple Music on Google Play, for all to download and test. Of course, the app is very worthy of the Beta tag. Currently, Apple Music Videos aren’t available, the Apple ID signin process needs to be optimised and you can’t sign up for Apple Music through the app yet – that still needs to be done on a supported devices. While the […]

Apple Pay is coming to Australia – only if you have an AMEX card

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Apple is about to increase the availability of Apple Pay, the company’s mobile payment system, with the announcement that it plans to expand it to Australia and Canada later this year – thanks to American Express. “We believe it is critical to be on the forefront of seamless and innovative payment solutions for our Card Members and we are pleased to be able to deliver on that with Apple Pay,” […]

The Apple Pencil costs $99+ because you probably don’t need it, and that’s a good thing

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A lot of digital and literal ink has been spilled over the announcement of a stylus at tech-blogger Christmas. Though looking past the surprisingly widespread hot-take that “Steve Jobs never wanted a stylus,” the Apple Pencil isn’t clearly not built for mass consumption. It costs $99 for a reason. In fact, I thought it was pretty clear, both from promotional material, and the fact that the Apple Pencil is an accessory to a ‘Pro’ tablet, […]

Should I get a Rose Gold iPhone 6s?

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Apple launched a bunch of stuff. Some is cool, some is lame. But most importantly they made a Rose Gold iPhone. So please help me out here: Silver or ‘Rose Gold’? Loading… I am deeply concerned I’m going to make the wrong decision. Expect to see this on eBay if I make the wrong choice

Apple Music AU pricing confirmed: $11.99 per month

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When it was announced back at WWDC, we knew that – after the three month free trial period – Apple Music would cost at least US$9.99 per month in the US. However, for some reason, Apple Australia didn’t reveal their prices after the announcement. Now, as the service launches across 100 countries, Apple Australia has finally revealed how much Australians will have to pay. After the three month trial period, Australians will […]

Taylor Swift wins: Apple will pay artists royalties during free Apple Music trial

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Less than a day after Taylor Swift criticised the company for not paying royalties during the three months free trial period of its upcoming Apple Music service, Apple has decided to reverse the decision and will pay royalties during those three months. Eddy Cue, the Senior VP of Internet Software and Services, tweeted the news of the backflip, saying that they love Taylor Swift and indie musicians. Apple will always make sure that […]

Taylor Swift attacks Apple over zero royalties during Apple Music free trial period

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In an open letter she has posted on her Tumblr blog, Taylor Swift has explained why she is withholding her latest album from Apple Music – she doesn’t like the fact that Apple won’t pay any royalties during the three months free trial of its new music streaming service. “I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up […]

Deezer speaks out: Isn’t worried about Apple Music

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As you may have heard, Apple have announced details about their new music streaming service, Apple Music. It’s due to be released on June 30 with a free 3-month trial with plans starting at US$9.99 per month. Personally, I am excited by this as iTunes has a huge catalogue of music, some of which isn’t available on other streaming services like Spotify or Deezer – that’s assuming the entire iTunes […]

Apple launches their own “News” app

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When you download the latest iOS version (iOS 9), you’ll notice a brand new application. At its WWDC keynote earlier this morning, Apple has announced News. Similar to Flipboard, News is designed to bring the news stories that are personalised to you in one spot. Apple’s biggest selling point on News is aesthetics and publisher support. Stories can be interactive, have varying layouts, photo galleries, animations, huge data visualizations, and […]

Apple to open source Swift programming language

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Following in the footsteps of Microsoft open sourcing the core of its .NET platform, Apple announced at its WWDC Keynote earlier today that it will be open sourcing its new Swift programming language. In addition, Swift can be now used to develop applications on iOS, OS X and Linux (but no Windows, yet). The latest version of Swift include a number of new features – inclduing a new error handling […]

Apple reveals OS X El Capitan

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It’s WWDC time, and Apple kicked off its keynote by announcing the latest version of Mac OS X. Dubbed “El Capitan” – named after a rock formation in Yosemite National Park – it brings a new slew of features and performance improvements. A new addition that will be see many users rejoice will be Split View – allowing you to neatly have two applications side-by-side when they are in full screen […]

Apple reveals the “next chapter” with new subscription service – launches on June 30

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Declared as the “next chapter of music” and promising that it will change “the way you experience music”, Apple has unveiled its new music subscription service called Apple Music at its WWDC keynote this morning. “We’ve had a long relationship with music, and music has had a rich history of change, some of which we’ve played a part in,” CEO Tim Cook said, hinting at Apple’s history in shaking up the […]

Would an Apple Television have an antenna?

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Would an Apple Television have an antenna port? I mean, seriously, would it? Wouldn’t a television signal be counterintuitive to Apple’s own digital storefront goals, and wouldn’t it be weird for Apple to make a TV that sucks in content through the old-fashioned airwaves? I’m assuming Apple may have reached this conclusion themselves, judging by a WSJ report saying they’ve cancelled their TV project. Because in the end, how would a […]

Breaking: Apple and Nintendo to join forces with new Smart Gamepad accessory

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An early, unfinished copy of tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct keynote address has leaked on the company’s US YouTube channel, and while it was quickly removed, we were able to catch a glimpse at what will likely be a major move to change the struggling company’s future. In the humble address, Nintendo described an unprecedented partnership with tech and lifestyle powerhouse, Apple, which would include the distribution of an official ‘Smart Gamepad’ accessory. Clipping onto […]