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world’s last apple watch shop at isetan shinjuku closing may 13th

if you want to see the world’s only remaining apple store dedicated to apple watch sales, you’ll have to act fast. signage recently posted at the isetan department store in shinjuku, tokyo indicates that the location will be closing as of may 13th.samsung gear 360following the grand opening of apple shinjuku earlier in april, customers in tokyo began to question the fate of apple’s pop-up shop located directly across the street in the upscale isetan department store. while employees working at the location were not aware of plans to close the store as recently as this month, it seemed unlikely that two apple stores so close to each other would remain open concurrently, considering that the company operates just over 500 stores worldwid...




apple celebrates earth day with beer bash performance from ziggy marley

apple got a head start on its earth day celebrations yesterday, holding a beer bash concert with reggae artist ziggy marley. as usual, employees took to twitter to share pictures and videos from the event, as did tim cook…sylvania homekit light striptim cook called the performance “inspired” on twitter, while environmental vice president lisa jackson also celebrated the performance with a tweet. in a separate post, ziggy marley praised apple’s commitment to solar energy and the example that the company is setting for other companies around the world:give thanks @tim_cook for having us. we had a bag of fun today it was my first set fully power...




world’s last apple watch shop at isetan shinjuku closing may 13th

if you want to see the world’s only remaining apple store dedicated to apple watch sales, you’ll have to act fast. signage recently posted at the isetan department store in shinjuku, tokyo indicates that the location will be closing as of may 13th.samsung gear 360following the grand opening of apple shinjuku earlier in april, customers in tokyo began to question the fate of apple’s pop-up shop located directly across the street in the upscale isetan department store. while employees working at the location were not aware of plans to close the store as recently as this month, it seemed unlikely that two apple stores so close to each other would remain open concurrently, considering that the company operates just over 500 stores worldwid...




apple celebrates earth day with beer bash performance from ziggy marley

apple got a head start on its earth day celebrations yesterday, holding a beer bash concert with reggae artist ziggy marley. as usual, employees took to twitter to share pictures and videos from the event, as did tim cook…sylvania homekit light striptim cook called the performance “inspired” on twitter, while environmental vice president lisa jackson also celebrated the performance with a tweet. in a separate post, ziggy marley praised apple’s commitment to solar energy and the example that the company is setting for other companies around the world:give thanks @tim_cook for having us. we had a bag of fun today it was my first set fully power...




world’s last apple watch shop at isetan shinjuku closing may 13th

if you want to see the world’s only remaining apple store dedicated to apple watch sales, you’ll have to act fast. signage recently posted at the isetan department store in shinjuku, tokyo indicates that the location will be closing as of may 13th.samsung gear 360following the grand opening of apple shinjuku earlier in april, customers in tokyo began to question the fate of apple’s pop-up shop located directly across the street in the upscale isetan department store. while employees working at the location were not aware of plans to close the store as recently as this month, it seemed unlikely that two apple stores so close to each other would remain open concurrently, considering that the company operates just over 500 stores worldwid...




apple celebrates earth day with beer bash performance from ziggy marley

apple got a head start on its earth day celebrations yesterday, holding a beer bash concert with reggae artist ziggy marley. as usual, employees took to twitter to share pictures and videos from the event, as did tim cook…sylvania homekit light striptim cook called the performance “inspired” on twitter, while environmental vice president lisa jackson also celebrated the performance with a tweet. in a separate post, ziggy marley praised apple’s commitment to solar energy and the example that the company is setting for other companies around the world:give thanks @tim_cook for having us. we had a bag of fun today it was my first set fully power...




this week’s top stories: iphone se 2 rumors, sleep tracking with apple watch, macos 10.14 dark mode, more

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world’s last apple watch shop at isetan shinjuku closing may 13th

if you want to see the world’s only remaining apple store dedicated to apple watch sales, you’ll have to act fast. signage recently posted at the isetan department store in shinjuku, tokyo indicates that the location will be closing as of may 13th.samsung gear 360following the grand opening of apple shinjuku earlier in april, customers in tokyo began to question the fate of apple’s pop-up shop located directly across the street in the upscale isetan department store. while employees working at the location were not aware of plans to close the store as recently as this month, it seemed unlikely that two apple stores so close to each other would remain open concurrently, considering that the company operates just over 500 stores worldwid...




making the grade: applecare+ is a terrible investment for ipad deployments

making the grade is a weekly series from bradley chambers covering apple in education. bradley has been managing apple devices in an education environment since 2009. through his experience deploying and managing 100s of macs and 100s of ipads, bradley will highlight ways in which apple’s products work at scale, stories from the trenches of it management, and ways apple could improve its products for students.every couple of years, i make a large purchase with apple for my school. we work directly with apple on the products, and we even lease everything directly through apple financial services (with a $1 buyout at the end). it’s a process that takes a few weeks to work through as we go back and forth with apple on price, product model, ...




iphone se 2 could arrive next month, but without a headphone jack

japanese blog macotakara has published new details about the rumored iphone se 2 based on details shared by a case maker source. the new details come after eurasian regulatory filings this month suggest we’re just weeks away from new iphones being unveiled.9to5mac happy hourwhile we don’t expect apple’s flagship lineup to debut until later in the year, these particular regulatory filings likely correspond to a new model of iphone se coming soon.based on the timing of their submission, it’s likely we’ll see the new iphone se sometime in may or june — with apple’s next known media event scheduled for june 4 as the start of wwdc — but macotakara’s source believes we won’t have to wait that long.the report claims the secon...




feature request: many more homekit icons for easier at-a-glance control

zac wrote a really helpful piece earlier this week about a homekit feature that had somehow entirely passed me by: the ability to customize your light icons.the default icon for all lights is a lightbulb. but homekit offers you the ability to choose between four icons:lightbulbfloor lampceiling lightdesk lampzac mentioned that it would be useful to have more options, and i wanted to give this greater visibility by making it a feature request …nordvpnthe first thing i’d like to see is more light icons. for example, we have table lamps that look nothing like the desk lamp icon. using this icon is better than nothing, but it feels like a half-hearted solution.then there’s philips hue light strips. i think everyone i know with smart home l...




macbooks slip further down best laptop brand ranking over touchscreen resistance

laptop mag is out today with its ‘best & worst laptop brands 2018’ report. while apple received the highest score of any company for “support & warranty” it also scored the lowest in “innovation” and “value and selection,” putting it at the bottom of the pack overall.airpodslaptop mag’s ranking scale is based on a 100 point maximum. 40 points are for “reviews,” 20 for “support & warranty,” 15 for “value & selection,” 15 for “design,” and 10 for “innovation.”the top three brands were lenovo with a score of 86, hp with 85, and dell with 82. apple came in 7th with its score of 72 after coming in 5th place last year.here is the breakdown of apple’s score:laptop mag says apple still leads the way with th...




video: iphone app icon management tips – do you know them all?

in this hands-on video walkthrough, we step through several basic and several advanced app icon management tips for iphone users. chances are you’ll know many, if not most of these, but there’s probably at least one or two tips that have flown under your radar. watch our hands-on video to find out.imac pro: the most powerful mac evertips coveredgetting into edit modeexiting edit modemoving appscreating foldersremoving apps from folder...




report: apple’s complaints about at&t and verizon may have led to doj esim investigation [u]

update: an at&t spokesperson gave us the following statement:we are aware of the investigation into gsma’s process for developing esim standards that provide a better experience for consumers. along with other gsma members, we have provided information to the government in response to their requests and will continue to work proactively within gsma, including with those who might disagree with the proposed standards, to move this issue forward.news has broke this afternoon that the us department of justice has opened an investigation over antitrust concerns and potential collusion between verizon and at&t in efforts to prevent esim adoption and progress. apple watch and ipad both use esim technology and apple is reportedly one of multiple...




iphone se 2 could arrive next month, but without a headphone jack

japanese blog macotakara has published new details about the rumored iphone se 2 based on details shared by a case maker source. the new details come after eurasian regulatory filings this month suggest we’re just weeks away from new iphones being unveiled.9to5mac happy hourwhile we don’t expect apple’s flagship lineup to debut until later in the year, these particular regulatory filings likely correspond to a new model of iphone se coming soon.based on the timing of their submission, it’s likely we’ll see the new iphone se sometime in may or june — with apple’s next known media event scheduled for june 4 as the start of wwdc — but macotakara’s source believes we won’t have to wait that long.the report claims the secon...




feature request: many more homekit icons for easier at-a-glance control

zac wrote a really helpful piece earlier this week about a homekit feature that had somehow entirely passed me by: the ability to customize your light icons.the default icon for all lights is a lightbulb. but homekit offers you the ability to choose between four icons:lightbulbfloor lampceiling lightdesk lampzac mentioned that it would be useful to have more options, and i wanted to give this greater visibility by making it a feature request …nordvpnthe first thing i’d like to see is more light icons. for example, we have table lamps that look nothing like the desk lamp icon. using this icon is better than nothing, but it feels like a half-hearted solution.then there’s philips hue light strips. i think everyone i know with smart home l...




macbooks slip further down best laptop brand ranking over touchscreen resistance

laptop mag is out today with its ‘best & worst laptop brands 2018’ report. while apple received the highest score of any company for “support & warranty” it also scored the lowest in “innovation” and “value and selection,” putting it at the bottom of the pack overall.airpodslaptop mag’s ranking scale is based on a 100 point maximum. 40 points are for “reviews,” 20 for “support & warranty,” 15 for “value & selection,” 15 for “design,” and 10 for “innovation.”the top three brands were lenovo with a score of 86, hp with 85, and dell with 82. apple came in 7th with its score of 72 after coming in 5th place last year.here is the breakdown of apple’s score:laptop mag says apple still leads the way with th...




video: iphone app icon management tips – do you know them all?

in this hands-on video walkthrough, we step through several basic and several advanced app icon management tips for iphone users. chances are you’ll know many, if not most of these, but there’s probably at least one or two tips that have flown under your radar. watch our hands-on video to find out.imac pro: the most powerful mac evertips coveredgetting into edit modeexiting edit modemoving appscreating foldersremoving apps from folder...




report: apple’s complaints about at&t and verizon may have led to doj esim investigation [u]

update: an at&t spokesperson gave us the following statement:we are aware of the investigation into gsma’s process for developing esim standards that provide a better experience for consumers. along with other gsma members, we have provided information to the government in response to their requests and will continue to work proactively within gsma, including with those who might disagree with the proposed standards, to move this issue forward.news has broke this afternoon that the us department of justice has opened an investigation over antitrust concerns and potential collusion between verizon and at&t in efforts to prevent esim adoption and progress. apple watch and ipad both use esim technology and apple is reportedly one of multiple...