Apple is considering creating a lower-cost Apple TV dongle that’s similar to the Amazon Fire Stick or the Google Chromecast, reports The Information.
Apple has held discussions about introducing such a product, which would be priced lower than the Apple TV and would be able to be plugged into the back of a television set.
The company is said to be contemplating such a hardware device to promote an upcoming streaming service that’s in the works. A lower-cost Apple TV dongle would make the service, which will be available only on Apple devices, more accessible to potential buyers.
Right now, Apple’s only television product is the Apple TV, [...]
Apple is holding talks with the Department of Veterans Affairs about offering electronic health records to military veterans, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Apple already provides access to electronic medical records through the Health app on iOS devices for patients of participating hospitals and medical groups.
Under the terms of the discussions, Apple would expand the feature to veterans, creating special software tools that would allow the VA’s estimated nine million veterans to transfer their records to the iPhone.
According to The Wall Street Journal, top VA officials and associates from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club discussed the project in [...]
Apple today updated its Swift Playgrounds app for the iPad to version 2.2, introducing a number of improvements.
Third-party content is easier to discover and download within the Swift Playgrounds app, and Apple has made touch gestures for selecting code both more precise and easier to use.
The What’s Next feature that’s designed to suggest new playgrounds for users to try is now smarter than ever, and the on-screen keyboard has been revamped to show and hide more predictably.
Apple’s release notes for the update also say that unspecified bug fixes and performance improvements have been included.
– Third-party content is [...]
If you plan to give away, sell or trade in your Mac, you should de-authorize your iTunes account on the computer first, as this removes its access to content that you bought from the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or App Store, including things like music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books.
Apple puts a five-computer limit on an account for accessing iTunes protected content, so it’s worth remembering to deauthorize before you part ways with a computer, but of course that might not always be possible. Say your Mac stops working or gets stolen, for example. What then?
Fortunately, if you no longer have access to the device you want to deauthorize, you can still do [...]