Apple updates MacBook announces WWDC 2016

macbook.rosegoldApple announced today an update to the 12-inch MacBook. Apple’s silent and sleek unique unibody golden child that hovers in size between the two MacBook Air models has been upgraded with new processors, better battery life and one new colour addition.

Under the hood of the MacBook will now be 6th generation dual-core Intel Core “m” processors up to 1.3 GHz, with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, peppier 1866 MHz memory and faster flash storage. It will also include the latest Intel HD Graphics 515 processor offering up to 25 percent faster graphics performance. Designed to be your all-day Mac, battery life is also up, now claiming up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 11 hours of iTunes movie playback. Read more at CanoeTech Blog.

Apple iPhone SE not exactly a 6S in a 5S shell

iPhone SEApple is Bucking the “bigger is a better” trend unveiling the much anticipated iPhone SE and bringing back the smaller and ever popular 4″ display. And while some are calling it an iPhone 6S in an iPhone 5S form factor, this is not exactly the case.

Yes, the iPhone SE is smaller than the 6S and the same size as the iPhone 5S. And yes, they do have in common, the 64-bit A9 chip with M9 motion co-processor, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Wi-Fi calling, 12 mega-pixel iSight camera, 4K video recording, 720HD video recording, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) amongst many of the other wonderful features of the iPhone 6S.

Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Goldgenie 24k gold iPhone 6s is no monkey business

iphone6s_year_of_the_monkey_1How would you like to celebrate the Year of the Monkey in the ultimate style? You can, if you have deep enough pockets and get yourself or that special someone, a special and extremely Limited Edition Goldgenie ”Year of the Monkey” 24k Gold iPhone 6s Elite.

Goldgenie has unveiled this special iPhone 6s to celebrate what they call one of the luckiest years in the Chinese Zodiac.

They are also limiting edition of this exclusive iPhone 6s to only 99 units. In addition to the 24 karat gold coating, the edition number, (out of 99) will be laser etched onto the surface along with a laser engraved special commemorative monkey symbol to commemorate the special occasion.

Read more…at CanoeTech Blog.

Apple voluntarily recalls select international AC wall plug adapters

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Apple has taken a pre-emptive strike, voluntarily recalling certain two-prong Apple AC wall plug adapters for Mac and iOS devices as well as the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit after determining that in “very rare” cases, handling them could result in a possible electric shock.

In the announcement Apple clarified the recall is limited to adapters designed for use in Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil. Adapters designed to be used in Canada and other countries such as China, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, and the U.S. as well as Apple USB power adapters is not affected. Regardless, owners of the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit who may have purchased the travel adapter in one of the non-affected countries should still verify that it’s not part of the recall.

The potential hazard is not limited to new products; it affects products shipped over a 12-year period, from 2003 to 2015.  Read more…at CanoeTech Blog.

Apple releases Swift to the world as Open Source

SwiftDeveloper Contributions Will Help Make Swift Even Better and Available on More Platforms 

TORONTO, Ontario — December 3, 2015 — Apple today announced that its Swift programming language is now open source. As an open source language, the broad community of talented developers — from app developers to educational institutions to enterprises — can contribute to new Swift features and optimizations and help bring Swift to new computing platforms. Introduced in 2014, Swift is the fastest growing programming language in history and combines the performance and efficiency of compiled languages with the simplicity and interactivity of popular scripting languages.* Apple today also launched the Swift.org website with detailed information about Swift open source, including technical documentation, community resources and links to download the Swift source code.

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Belkin Qode detachable app-enabled iPad wireless keyboard

Belkin FrontIf you find yourself using your iPad Air 2 for more of your daily tasks, you may also find a greater need to carry around a physical keyboard. If that’s the case, then it might be time to have a look at the Belkin Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air 2.

While it does have an unusual name, the Qode Ultimate Pro is both a keyboard and a protective case. Unlike other Belkin models, the case component attaches with its magnetic flap so the keyboard is never permanently tethered. It’s handy, so you can quickly and conveniently detach and use your iPad in handheld mode. And should you decide to leave the keyboard at home, you can still have added protection. The case component is fully compatible with the Apple Smart Cover if you already own one. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog,

 

Apple refreshes iMac family with new Retina displays

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In a low-key release, Apple has refreshed the iMac family bringing a new Retina 4K display to its smaller 21.5-inch iMac and making the Retina 5K display standard on all 27-inch iMac models. As an added bonus, they’ve also introduced the Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and the Magic Trackpad 2 to replace the current line of Apple wireless accessories. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog

USB cables don’t have to be boring

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Many people find cables dull, boring and a necessary evil when a wireless solution is not an option. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few USB Lightning charging cables that are not only practical, some also have a neat funky twist to them. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Apple sets 3-day sales record over 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units sold

 

Apple blasted through a new sales record, pumping out over 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units in its first three days since last Fridays launch. This betters the over 10 million units sold for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models for the same period around this time last year. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog

Whistle iOS app helps you discover your fitness buddies

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Whistle is a new location-based social discovery iOS app determined to bring both die-hard and aspiring fitness enthusiasts together within their community. It’s designed to help alleviate the challenge of finding partners to workout with or to find a time that would work best for all.

“I know first-hand how frustrating it can be to be pumped up to exercise, only to have your workout partner cancel on you at the last minute. When you’ve got plans to workout with friends and family, they are often more likely to skip out on breaking a sweat,” says Laura Davidson, founder of WHISTLE. ” Our app makes it easy to find people interested in similar forms of fitness, with a similar schedule. And we’ve found that our users are much less likely to cancel on a new partner than a friend or family member.”      Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.