According to the latest report found on Windows Blog, a record number of MacBook users have switched to Microsoft Surface devices over the last couple of months. The company believes that the main reasons for this are the “innovation of Surface” and people’s disappointment of the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units.
Apple has recently added a new “Report Junk” button to the iCloud Calendar for the web. The button allows to delete the spam invite from an unknown sender and report this user to Apple.
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Apple is losing its status of the best company to work for. In the annual “Best Places to Work” ranking the tech giant slipped to the 36th place. In 2015, Apple was on 25th place and the year before – on the 22nd. The ranking is based on the poll conducted among the employees by a research firm Glassdoor.
If you’re curious about possible utilizations of a Touch Bar on the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro, below you can find one. A new app has been recently created that allows you to learn how to play the piano using the OLED panel of the laptop.
Samsung will soon finally kill the lineup of the infamous Galaxy Note 7. According to the latest press release shared by the manufacturer, on December 19th the company will seed an update that will literally brick the devices that are still in the customers’ hands. After the update, the device will no longer charge, which means it will become useless and relatively safe.
Apple has released several new Apple Watch commercials. Each of the four ads is focused on the features of the new Apple Watch Series 2 as well as on persuading the customers that the Apple Watch is a perfect gift. You can watch four commercials either below or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
As Apple’s new Campus 2 is nearing completion, more videos and photos from the construction site appear online. Today you can take a look at some exclusive photos from the inside of the headquarters showing that the workers are doing their best to make the interior side of the Campus 2 ready for first employees.
Apple has released a new beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to developers for testing purposes. The latest beta contains a number of security, stability, and performance improvements and has a build number 16C63a.
A couple of weeks ago users started to complain about graphics issues on their new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units. The customers believed the issue was connected with the inability of graphics chips to cope with resource-intensive Adobe apps and other similar software. According to Apple’s SVP Craig Federighi, the issue was connected with macOS Sierra.
Apple has just released one more iOS 10.2 beta to developers. This is the seventh pre-release version of the firmware that contains a number of bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements. It’s unknown why Apple has released so many minor updates to iOS 10.2, but most likely the company is trying to ensure all known issues are fixed.
Apple has shared some tips for those who like taking photos using the camera on the iPhone 7 Plus. These tips deal mostly with the new Portrait mode introduced in iOS 10 earlier this year.
A Chinese consumer group called the Shanghai Consumer Council has reported about 8 cases of the iPhone 6 battery catching fire due to manufacturing fault. Apple denied such claims saying that all of the devices it received for inspection had signs of physical damage. The company offered the users of damaged iPhones repairs, but obviously, these repairs won’t be free.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Samsung is planning to ditch the headphone jack in the upcoming Galaxy S8. The company reportedly plans to make the device thinner, include a larger battery and add stereo speakers. The latter will be produced together with Harman, a manufacturer Samsung acquired earlier this year.
According to the latest report from IDC, the Apple Watch market share declined 71% in the third quarter of 2016. Complicated interface and aging lineup are among the reasons that contributed to the decline.