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Happy 10th Birthday Apple iPhone

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Ten years ago today, January 9, Steve Jobs stood on a stage at MacWorld 2007 and changed how people think about their phones.
Back then, a mobile phone was a device that (gasp!) was used to place calls. It didn’t have a touchscreen, the App Store didn’t exist nor did apps for that matter, music on a phone was a ringtone of questionable quality, and Internet access required a phone the …

Grinch at Large: The Worst Apple Store Experience Ever

The mostly empty Apple Fifth Ave. store on Dec. 23

Apple’s senior vice president of retail, Angela Ahrendts, who previously ran Burberry, has said that the company wants its in-store experience to be more about enriching the lives of its customers than simply selling them things.
If indeed that is the case, the company may still have a long way to go as a recent visit to one of its most notable Apple stores, the Fifth Avenue location, revealed.
Expecting crowds the night …

American Airlines Updates Apple iOS App with Sticker Pack

American Airlines Updates Apple iOS App with Sticker Pack

American Airlines this week released version 4.9 of its iPhone app and added support for iOS stickers. The colorful messages utilize Apple iOS 10’s sticker feature. Stickers are similar to emojis but can be dragged to any part of a conversation in Messages.
The move follows Delta’s introduction of a separate sticker pack in September.
Promising they will help keep friends and family “informed and entertained,” the airline included accomplishment-oriented animated stickers …

Apple Maps to Add Traffic Support for Bulgaria, Gibralta, Slovakia, and Slovenia

Apple Maps to Add Traffic Support for Bulgaria, Gibralta, Slovakia, and Slovenia

Apple has updated its Maps app, adding real-time traffic data from four European countries and territories.
Drivers in three countries in Eastern Europe, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Slovenia, as well as in Gibraltar, a small British Overseas Territory on Spain’s south coast, will receive real-time data on traffic conditions along their planned route.
Real-time traffic information provides drivers with a visual indication of traffic along a planned route and the app uses it …

5 Very Useful Tips and Tricks for the Apple iPhone 7 and iOS 10

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First, a word of caution. Don’t expect an actual review of the new iPhone 7 in FBT. It’s a great phone, it doesn’t have a headphone jack, it has awesome stereo speakers, a significantly improved camera, and it takes like a duck to water, capable of lasting up to 30 minutes under one meter of water without a problem.
Instead of a review, for those of you who are getting the …

Zoom. Zoom. Zoom. WatchOS 3 Makes the Original Apple Watch 3x as Fast

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As someone who has had an Apple Watch from the very beginning, I’ve grown accustomed to having it on my wrist, eschewing the “better” timepieces sitting in watch winders on my dresser. It was never just a curiosity for me. From the outset, I found it practical and useful … as well as clunky.
The user interface? Not only did the UI not make sense in many cases, but it didn’t …

10 Radically New and Awesome Features in iOS 10

Apple iPhone 6s Plus in gold and 6s in rose gold

When Apple first introduced the iPhone, the operating system didn’t even have a name. At launch, it was called iPhone OS and received its current designation in 2010 with the introduction of the iPad.
Every one to two years, Apple introduces a major update of the mobile operating system and the newest version, iOS 10, is expected to be released in September.
Apple says that the new version will be the “biggest …