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iOS 10.2 brings hundreds of highly anticipated emoji to iPhone and iPad with a free software update available today. More diverse characters, new professions, expressions like face palm, shrug and fingers crossed, and new emoji representing sports, food, animals and more, can be shared today right from within Messages, the most frequently used app in iOS


The most beloved video game hero of all time is now available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. Super Mario Run is the first Super Mario Bros. game developed specifically for mobile devices.


Apple has been ordered to cut a $2 million check for denying some of its retail workers meal breaks. The lawsuit was first filed in 2011 by four Apple employees in San Diego. They alleged that the company failed to give them meal and rest breaks, and didn’t pay them in a timely manner, among other complaints.

cnn.com by Sara Ashley O'brien, <1 min read

Apple believes that the battery life indicator in macOS Sierra is ultimately inaccurate and has led to some confusion about battery performance, and so it has been removed in macOS Sierra 10.12.2.


macrumors.com by Juli Clover, 1 min read

I wasn’t sure I needed a 12.9-inch iPad when Apple announced the iPad Pro in September 2015. And yet, over a year later, the iPad Pro is, by far, the best computer I’ve ever owned. I’ve never felt so satisfied with any other Apple device before – but the transition wasn’t easy.

12 pages review!

macstories.net by Federico Viticci

Today Apple released tvOS 10.1 and iOS 10.2, both of which bring several additions to the operating systems. Chief among all additions, the clear centerpiece of these updates is a brand new app called TV. When Tim Cook announced this app onstage earlier this fall, he plainly stated its purpose: TV exists to create a unified TV experience, one place to access all TV shows and movies.

macstories.net by Ryan Christoffel, 22 min read

Energous, the company long rumored to be working with Apple on long-range wireless charging for the iPhone, has taken on an important partner that might open doors for it in the future.

fastcompany.com by Mark Sullivan, 4 min read

Amid rumors suggesting Apple plans to debut a 2017 iPhone with an edge-to-edge display with built-in Touch ID, Synaptics has announced its own under-glass fingerprint detection solution, debuting a new line of Natural ID FS9100 optical fingerprint sensors.

macrumors.com by Juli Clover, 1 min read

Legendary game maker opens up about being a designer rather than an artist, his love of carpentry and why he’s not retiring any time soon.

glixel.com by John Davison, 10 min read

Apple is consolidating power within the smartwatch industry at an alarming rate. A growing number of competitors are exiting the space as the anticipation and promise found with wrist computing has materialized for only a select few. For the rest, smartwatches have been nothing but frustration and despair. The writing is on the wall. There isn’t a smartwatch industry. Instead, there’s only an Apple Watch industry.

aboveavalon.com by Neil Cybart, 6 min read