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Earlier today Apple Music exclusively debuted a new music video from Drake, titled "Energy" from his latest album "If You're Reading This It's Too Late". Previously, Apple has exclusively debuted the music videos for Pharrell's "Freedom" and Eminem's "Phenomenal". These music videos may be developed in-house at Apple, reports Pitchfork. The launch of Apple Music hasn't only included a new radio station, social network, and streaming service. Apple have also started creating their own original content. The company made Drake's amazing "Energy" video in-house, as well as Pharrell's "Freedom" and Eminem's "Phenomenal". Next up: M.I.A.'s "Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border", coming to Apple Music on Monday, July 13.In addition to M.I.A.'s forthcoming music video, Pitchfork, which is an Apple Music Curation Partner, says rumors indicate that Apple Music has projects in the works with artists like Purity Ring, Diddy and James Bay. However, M.I.A.'s music video has been in the works since before May, when the artist insinuated that her label was holding up her "Matahdatah" music video because of potential controversy around its cultural appropriation of African culture. Pitchfork claims that when they reached out to Larry Jackson, Apple Music's head of content, for comment he responded with a tweet consisting of a dig at Spotify CEO Daniel Elk's "Oh ok" tweet when Apple Music was announced in addition to the hashtags "Content", "Curation", "Culture" and a link to Drake's music video on Apple Music. Apple has been trying to secure exclusive content for its new streaming service in an effort to lure customers away from rival services like Spotify and Tidal. That effort continues with Drake, who today announced he'll have a radio show on Beats 1 that'll start on Saturday, July 11 at 6 PM EST. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Think Tank Photo Backpack That'll Hold Your MacBook and Camera Gear • Buyer's Guide: Discounts on Retina MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Apple Accessories, and More • Apple Releases Supplemental Update for OS X El Capitan Beta to Address App Crashes • MasterCard and MLB Bringing Apple Pay Purchases & Rewards to All-Star Game in Cincinnati • 'Trackbuster' Service Aims to Strip Tracking Information From Incoming Emails • Apple's Fourth Retail Store in Hong Kong Nearing Completion • Facebook iOS App Introducing 'See First' Option for a More Customizable News Feed • Facebook Planning Music Streaming Service to Compete With Apple Music and Others [Updated]

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MacRumors has learned that a high-level executive at Barclays, one of the largest banks in the United Kingdom, anticipates "imminent" support of Apple Pay in the country. Apple Pay in the U.K. is expected to go live on Tuesday, although it remains unclear if Barclays will be a first wave launch partner because of its delayed negotiations with Apple about the mobile payments service. Apple confirmed at WWDC last month that Apple Pay will be available in the U.K. in July, but stopped short of providing a specific launch date. Recently released employee training documents have suggested the launch could come next week, on July 14, and some Santander customers were able to add their cards to Passbook for use with Apple Pay and make purchases ahead of that date. Barclays was notably absent from Apple's list of banks that will support Apple Pay in the U.K. at launch or soon after, which presently includes HSBC, Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, M&S Bank, MBNA, NatWest, Nationwide, Santander, TSB and Ulster Bank. The bank's subsidiary Barclaycard has offered an Apple Rewards Visa Card for several years. Barclaycard recently expanded its "bPay" lineup of wearable solutions for contactless payments to include a wristband, key fob and sticker, leading to speculation that Barclays may be electing to use its own mobile payments services as opposed to Apple Pay, similar to how some retailers maintained exclusivity to the CurrentC platform last year. Today's confirmation, however, indicates otherwise. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Buyer's Guide: Discounts on Retina MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Apple Accessories, and More • Apple Releases Supplemental Update for OS X El Capitan Beta to Address App Crashes • MasterCard and MLB Bringing Apple Pay Purchases & Rewards to All-Star Game in Cincinnati • 'Trackbuster' Service Aims to Strip Tracking Information From Incoming Emails • Apple's Fourth Retail Store in Hong Kong Nearing Completion • Facebook iOS App Introducing 'See First' Option for a More Customizable News Feed • Facebook Planning Music Streaming Service to Compete With Apple Music and Others [Updated] • T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited Talk, Text and 4G LTE Data in Canada and Mexico at No Additional Charge

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Apple will announce a refreshed lineup of iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle portable media players around July 14, according to oft-reliable French website iGen.fr. The report claims the new iPod touch (codenamed "N102") should be a more significant update, likely including a bump to a 64-bit A-based processor, while the iPod nano ("N31A") and iPod shuffle ("N12D") may be refreshed with new colors only. iPods in unreleased colors were spotted in iTunes 12.2 earlier this month, including a darker blue for the iPod touch, a new gold or beige color for the iPod nano and a brighter pink color for the iPod shuffle. MacRumors subsequently discovered a full lineup of six new colors for the iPod touch, nano and shuffle hidden within iTunes resource files, including silver, space gray, red, bright pink, deep blue, and light gold. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • 'Trackbuster' Service Aims to Strip Tracking Information From Incoming Emails • Apple's Fourth Retail Store in Hong Kong Nearing Completion • Facebook iOS App Introducing 'See First' Option for a More Customizable News Feed • Facebook Planning Music Streaming Service to Compete With Apple Music and Others [Updated] • T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited Talk, Text and 4G LTE Data in Canada and Mexico at No Additional Charge • Serif's Image Editing App 'Affinity Photo' Launches for Mac • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities

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Samsung is planning to move up the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 by one month to avoid competing with Apple's annual iPhone event in September, according to The Wall Street Journal. The South Korean handset maker will reportedly unveil the next Galaxy Note in mid-August instead of announcing the smartphone at the IFA Berlin trade show in early September as it has done for four consecutive years. Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus just six days after the Galaxy Note 4 was announced on September 3 last year, shifting much of the media coverage and consumer attention away from Samsung. After experiencing poor Galaxy S6 sales, Samsung will reportedly look to avoid that same fate by unveiling the Galaxy Note 5 about one month earlier to maximize awareness of the new smartphone. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • 'Trackbuster' Service Aims to Strip Tracking Information From Incoming Emails • Apple's Fourth Retail Store in Hong Kong Nearing Completion • Facebook iOS App Introducing 'See First' Option for a More Customizable News Feed • Facebook Planning Music Streaming Service to Compete With Apple Music and Others [Updated] • T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited Talk, Text and 4G LTE Data in Canada and Mexico at No Additional Charge • Serif's Image Editing App 'Affinity Photo' Launches for Mac • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities

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Apple tonight debuted two brand new iPhone 6 ads that appear to be a part of a new marketing campaign. The ads feature a voice over detailing what makes an iPhone unique compared to other smart phones and smart phone platforms while showing off multiple iPhones doing different things on a white background. Both ads end with a new tagline: "If it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone." The first ad, "Loved", talks about the iPhone's high user satisfaction rate, claiming that 99% of people who have an iPhone love their device. It shows off people messaging, sending emojis, FaceTiming and having a good time on a multitude of iPhones before cutting to the new tagline. The second ad, "Hardware & Software", explains how Apple is one of the few smart phone manufacturers to design both the hardware and software parts of the device. It goes on to say that this allows the device to function as a whole better than other smartphones can. It shows off games, intensive apps like GarageBand and iPhone-exclusive features like Apple Pay and FaceTime. The new ads mark the third campaign centered around Apple's flagship device after the Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake ads explaining the differences between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and Apple's award-winning "Shot on iPhone 6" campaign. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • 'Trackbuster' Service Aims to Strip Tracking Information From Incoming Emails • Apple's Fourth Retail Store in Hong Kong Nearing Completion • Facebook iOS App Introducing 'See First' Option for a More Customizable News Feed • Facebook Planning Music Streaming Service to Compete With Apple Music and Others [Updated] • T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited Talk, Text and 4G LTE Data in Canada and Mexico at No Additional Charge • Serif's Image Editing App 'Affinity Photo' Launches for Mac • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities

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Amid a decline in both U.S. and worldwide PC shipments, Apple has also seen a slight drop in its U.S. PC shipments in 2Q15, according to shipping estimates released today from Gartner. Apple shipped 1.92 million PCs during the second quarter of 2015, down from 1.97 million in 2Q14, marking a 2.5 percent decline. Overall PC growth in the United States during the quarter was down 5.8 percent, with total estimated shipments at 15.1 million, down from 16 million in the year-ago quarter. With the exception of Lenovo, all of the top U.S. PC vendors saw declines in growth.In the U.S., PC shipments totaled 15.1 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 5.8 percent decline from the second quarter of 2014 (see Table 2). The decline was led by a double-digit decline of desk-based shipments, which offset single-digit growth of mobile PCs. Based on preliminary results, the desk-based PC shipment decline was the steepest since 2009 when the market was hit by the economic crisis.During the quarter, Apple captured 12.7 percent of the market, down from 12.3 percent in 2Q14. Apple was ranked as the fourth largest PC vendor in the United States in 2Q15, based on Gartner's estimates, trailing behind HP, Dell, and Lenovo. Market leader HP shipped nearly 4 million PCs during the quarter for a 26.2 percent share of the market, while Dell shipped 3.9 million for a 25.6 percent share of the market. Lenovo came in just ahead of Apple with 2 million PC shipments and 13.3 percent of the market, while Asus brought up the rear with shipments of 767,000 and a 5.1 percent share of the market. While U.S. PC shipments were down 5.8 percent, worldwide PC shipments saw an even steeper drop. Worldwide PC shipments during 2Q15 totaled 68.4 million units, a 9.5 percent decrease from 2Q14. It's important to note that data from Gartner is preliminary and that the numbers can shift somewhat, sometimes dramatically. Last year, for example, Gartner predicted Apple shipments of 1.68 million and 10.6 percent market share in 2Q14, a number that was later revised to 1.97 million shipments and 12.3 percent market share. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • 'Trackbuster' Service Aims to Strip Tracking Information From Incoming Emails • Apple's Fourth Retail Store in Hong Kong Nearing Completion • Facebook iOS App Introducing 'See First' Option for a More Customizable News Feed • Facebook Planning Music Streaming Service to Compete With Apple Music and Others [Updated] • T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited Talk, Text and 4G LTE Data in Canada and Mexico at No Additional Charge • Serif's Image Editing App 'Affinity Photo' Launches for Mac • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities

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Apple today updated its "Shot on iPhone 6" site to add five new videos to the film section of the gallery. First added to the site in early June, the gallery showcases videos that were created using the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, incorporating camera features like Slo-Mo, Time-Lapse, and more. Shot on iPhone 6 video taken in Papua New Guinea In addition to featuring these videos on its site, Apple also uploads them to YouTube and shows them on television. At least one of the videos added to the site today was previously used in a television commercial. Videos that Apple uploads come from iPhone users around the world, and today's videos are from Bolivia, Alaska, Hawaii, and Papua New Guinea, with two videos coming from the last location. The first video features a car racing across salt flats in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, while the second depicts a train in Anchorage, Alaska. All of the videos have music playing in the background, which is listed in the videos description, and they each end with the tagline "Shot on iPhone 6." A third video features a massive wave cresting in Haleiwa, Hawaii, while two videos from Papua New Guinea depict a Time-Lapse sunrise and an underwater shot of a school of fish near a coral reef. Apple's Shot on iPhone 6 series has been running since March and has featured photographs and videos from more than 70 photographers in 24 countries. The image have been used in print media, transit posters, billboards, and television commercials around the world. Just recently, Apple's Shot on iPhone 6 campaign won an Outdoor Lions Grand Prix award in advertising during the Cannes Lions International Festivity of Creativity, with one of the judges saying, "It's not just a great idea. It's a game changer. It's really opening a new way of doing things and changing behavior. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • 'Trackbuster' Service Aims to Strip Tracking Information From Incoming Emails • Apple's Fourth Retail Store in Hong Kong Nearing Completion • Facebook iOS App Introducing 'See First' Option for a More Customizable News Feed • Facebook Planning Music Streaming Service to Compete With Apple Music and Others [Updated] • T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited Talk, Text and 4G LTE Data in Canada and Mexico at No Additional Charge • Serif's Image Editing App 'Affinity Photo' Launches for Mac • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities

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Just a day after releasing a new set of developer builds for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, Apple today launched its public beta program for both upcoming operating systems. Apple had announced at WWDC last month that it would launch the public betas in July, and a new support document published yesterday regarding changes to two-factor authentication hinted a launch was imminent. iOS and Mac users interested in trying out the public betas can sign up on Apple's beta software program page. We'll be looking for any changes specific to the public beta versions, but they are almost certainly essentially identical to the developer seeds released yesterday. iOS 9 is the first major version of Apple's mobile operating system to see a public beta release, as the company did not initiate the program for iOS until iOS 8.3 earlier this year. OS X users may already be familiar with the public beta process, as a similar program was in place for OS X Yosemite last year. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • 'Trackbuster' Service Aims to Strip Tracking Information From Incoming Emails • Apple's Fourth Retail Store in Hong Kong Nearing Completion • Facebook iOS App Introducing 'See First' Option for a More Customizable News Feed • Facebook Planning Music Streaming Service to Compete With Apple Music and Others [Updated] • T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited Talk, Text and 4G LTE Data in Canada and Mexico at No Additional Charge • Serif's Image Editing App 'Affinity Photo' Launches for Mac • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities

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Following a beta testing period that began in March, Microsoft today announced the official launch of its next-generation office software designed for Mac users, Office 2016. The new Office 2016 software is the first major Mac release since Office 2011, and it brings new versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with redesigned, Retina optimized interfaces, new features, and a focus on collaboration and cloud integration. If you already use Office on a PC or iPad, you will find yourself right at home in Office 2016 for Mac. It works the way you expect, with the familiar Ribbon interface and powerful Task panes. Mac users will appreciate the modernized Office experience and the integration of Mac capabilities like Full Screen view and Multi-Touch gestures. With full Retina display support, your Office documents look sharper and more vibrant than ever.Office for Mac 2016 has adopted many elements previously found in the Windows version of Office and the mobile Office apps for better cross-platform familiarity. For example, Office for Mac now uses the Ribbon to organize tools and formatting options, plus there's a task pane for improved graphics customization in all three of the main Office apps, along with new themes and styles. The software includes a new Yosemite-style design that takes advantage of features like full-screen support, Retina displays, and multi-touch gestures, while cloud integration makes all Microsoft files available across a range of devices. Word 2016 for Mac includes a new Design tab for quickly customizing layouts, colors, and fonts while working on a document, and the multi-author experience has been improved. There's a sharing interface at the top right of the app that allows multiple people to work on the same document at once, with threaded comments to communicate. Excel 2016 for Mac's chart preview feature suggests the charts that best fit a set of data and it adds deeper data analysis functionality with PivotTable slicers for dealing with large amounts of data to find patterns. Shortcuts within Excel and the other Office apps have been updated to match their Windows counterparts, and there's improved autocomplete and a better formula builder that makes it easier to create spreadsheets and add data. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac includes an improved Presenter view that shows current slide, next slide, speaker notes, and a timer, much like the PowerPoint for iOS app. In the top left, the presenter sees exactly what the audience sees, including animations in real time, for a better idea of how a presentation is going. There's also a new animation pane for designing and tweaking animations, plus new slide transitions. Outlook for Mac, released last October, is also designed to work with the new Office apps, with push mail support, an improved conversation view, and message previews, as is OneNote for Mac, released in March of 2014. According to Microsoft, several major changes like improved Mail Merge for Word, Propose New Time in Outlook, and support for External Data Connections in Excel were added based on user feedback during the beta testing program. Microsoft plans to introduce new updates to the software at least once per quarter going forward. Office 2016 for Mac is available for all Office 365 subscribers users beginning today, and is officially supported on machines running the latest version of OS X, Yosemite. Office for Mac will also be available as a one-time purchase in September. Office 365 Personal, which includes Office access for 1 computer, 1 phone, and 1 tablet, is priced at $69.99 per year or $6.99 per month. Office 365 Home, with access for 5 computers, 5 tablets, and 5 phones is priced at $99.99 per year or $9.99 per month. There are also Office 365 plans designed for students and businesses at different price points. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Apple's Fourth Retail Store in Hong Kong Nearing Completion • Facebook iOS App Introducing 'See First' Option for a More Customizable News Feed • Facebook Planning Music Streaming Service to Compete With Apple Music and Others • T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited Talk, Text and 4G LTE Data in Canada and Mexico at No Additional Charge • Serif's Image Editing App 'Affinity Photo' Launches for Mac • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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Apple released the third beta of iOS 9 to developers this morning, bringing some significant changes to the operating system, including the new Apple News app. First introduced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, "News" provides curated lists of personalized news content for iOS users, offering up content from popular websites and newspapers and displaying it in an iOS-friendly layout. We went hands-on with News to give our readers a detailed walkthrough of the app and the different features that it offers. News is built around topics and channels that are selected by each individual user, which are then used to populate an individualized "For You" tab that displays a list of stories each day. There's a Favorites section that display the sites you've added to a favorites list for quick browsing, a search feature for finding new content, and an Explore tab for casual browsing. Explore suggests topics or channels you might be interested based on what you've previously read. If you come across a favorite story, you can add it to the "Saved" section in News, and you're able to share stories with friends by using the Share Sheet when reading content. In Safari, there's also a feature that will let you add any RSS feed to News by visiting a site and choosing "Add to News." News includes more than a million topics, and as you read more stories, the app will get better at offering content that might interest you. Media content like photos and videos can be displayed full screen and there are features like built-in audio and photo galleries. News is only available in iOS 9 beta 3, which is limited to registered developers. Public beta testers will likely get access to News in the near future when the first public beta test is released, and the general public will be able to access the app when iOS 9 launches in the fall. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch • Tech21's New Apple-Exclusive iPhone Cases Designed to Match Apple Watch Sport Bands • 'Showtime' Launches on Apple TV for $10.99 per Month • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video

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Apple today released the third beta of iOS 9, which has turned out to be the biggest update to the operating system so far. It adds a revamped Music app with access to Apple Music, the News app that was first unveiled at WWDC, a new two-factor authentication system, and several other smaller tweaks, along with the traditional performance improvements and bug fixes. With today's changes, the beta is feeling faster, more polished, and more full featured. For beta testers and those eager to know what's coming in the OS ahead of its official release, we've rounded up a complete list of all of the new changes introduced in iOS 9 beta 3 below. News app - Today's beta is the first iOS 9 beta to include Apple's new News app, first announced at WWDC. The news app offers up a curated list of news stories based on each user's preferences and interests. The News app appears to be available only to U.S. users for the time being. Two-Factor Authentication - iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan include an entirely revamped two-factor authentication system that Apple says is more streamlined. App folders on iPad - App folders on the iPad now display apps in a 4x4 arrangement instead of a 3x3 arrangement, allowing users to see more apps in a folder at a glance. Photo app folders - There are new folders for selfies and screenshots in the Photos app, where face shots and screenshots are aggregated. Music app - The Music app in iOS 9 has been updated, giving beta testers access to Apple Music, Beats 1 radio, and Apple Connect. Music settings - There's a new option in the Settings app under "Music" to stream music at the highest quality while using a cellular connection. Additional feature updates in iOS 9 beta 3 will be added here as they are discovered. Apple should continue to release regular updates to iOS 9 at two to three week intervals throughout the beta testing period to bring minor performance boosts and changes ahead of the operating system's official launch. iOS 9 is expected to be released to the public in the fall, but a public beta test will come first and is expected in the near future. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch • Tech21's New Apple-Exclusive iPhone Cases Designed to Match Apple Watch Sport Bands • 'Showtime' Launches on Apple TV for $10.99 per Month • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video

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With the third betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, Apple introduced a new two-factor authentication system. A support document accompanying the feature explicitly mentions that it's designed for "the public betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan," suggesting public beta access to the operating systems is coming soon. When Apple introduced iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan at its Worldwide Developers Conference, the company promised that a public beta would be available beginning in July, so customers who are enrolled in Apple's public beta testing programs may not have much longer to wait to get access to the new software. It is not clear exactly when the public beta will be seeded to customers, but the wording in the support document suggests beta testers will be receiving access to the same third betas of iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 that were seeded to developers this morning. Public beta tests for major software releases are a relatively new feature from Apple, introduced for OS X with OS X Yosemite last year and iOS with the release of iOS 8.3 in March of 2015. iOS and Mac users can sign up for Apple's Beta Software Program on the company's dedicated beta testing site. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch • Tech21's New Apple-Exclusive iPhone Cases Designed to Match Apple Watch Sport Bands • 'Showtime' Launches on Apple TV for $10.99 per Month • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video

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With the third betas of iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple is introducing a revamped two-factor authentication system, according to both the beta release notes and a detailed support FAQ that outlines the changes. The new two-factor authentication system is different from Apple's existing two-step verification system, using "different methods" to trust devices and deliver verification codes. Apple also says it includes a "more streamlined user experience." Based on the support document, the new two-factor authentication system works similarly to the existing two-step verification system. Any device that you sign into using two-factor authentication in iOS 9 or El Capitan becomes a trusted device that can be used to verify identify when signing into other devices or services linked to an Apple ID. Apple recommends that iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan beta testers using the new two-factor authentication system update all of their devices to iOS 9 or El Capitan for "the best experience." As outlined in the release notes, customers who use two-factor authentication with older devices may be required to use a six-digit verification code at the end of a password instead of in a dedicated verification field.If you enable two-factor authentication, iTunes purchases on Mac and Windows will require you to append a 6-digit code to the end of your password on every purchase. The 6-digit code will automatically be sent to your iOS 9 or OS X El Capitan devices.Older devices are also not able to receive two-factor authentication codes when used with devices running iOS 9 and El Capitan, but customers who stick with the older two-step verification system should not run into any issues as Apple tests the newer two-factor authentication system. Apple does not recommend that customers using two-step verification swap over to two-factor authentication until the feature is available to all. First introduced in March of 2013, two-factor verification is an opt-in system that increases the security of Apple ID accounts. Since its debut, Apple has been woking to expand two-factor authentication to cover several different services like iCloud, iMessage, and FaceTime. It is not entirely clear what other changes the new two-factor authentication system brings to iOS and Mac devices, but the switch to a new system may allow Apple to further extend the functionality of two-factor authentication in the future. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch • Tech21's New Apple-Exclusive iPhone Cases Designed to Match Apple Watch Sport Bands • 'Showtime' Launches on Apple TV for $10.99 per Month • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video

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Apple today seeded the third watchOS 2 beta to developers, just over two weeks after seeding the second watchOS 2 beta and a month after announcing the new operating system update at its Worldwide Developers Conference. watchOS 2 requires iOS 9 and can be downloaded over-the-air through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General -> Software Update. watchOS 2 is the first major update to the software that runs on the Apple Watch. The new software brings many new features that Apple Watch developers can take advantage of, including native apps that run on the Apple Watch itself instead of the iPhone. It also allows developers to access the Taptic Engine and a number of other sensors in the Apple Watch, including the heart rate monitor, the microphone, and the accelerometer. Along with these features for developers, which will lead to much more complex and full-featured third-party Apple Watch apps, the update introduces new watch faces (photo albums and time-lapse), third-party Complications, Time Travel for viewing upcoming events in a watch face Complication, and a Nightstand mode that's activated when the watch is charging, displaying the time. watchOS 2 is currently only available to registered developers who have also installed iOS 9 on their iPhones. Apple plans to release the software to the public in the fall. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch • Tech21's New Apple-Exclusive iPhone Cases Designed to Match Apple Watch Sport Bands • 'Showtime' Launches on Apple TV for $10.99 per Month • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video

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Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 9 to developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after releasing the second beta and exactly a month after unveiling the new operating system at the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference. The update, build 13A4293f, is available through Apple's over-the-air updating system on iOS devices and is also available for download through the Apple Developer Center. As promised by Eddy Cue last week, today's beta should include the updated Music app, allowing those running iOS 9 to access the new Apple Music service and the Beats 1 radio station. Other changes that are new in the third beta of iOS 9 will be added to this post as they are discovered. iOS 9 is Apple's newest operating system, focusing on intelligence and proactivity. It allows iOS devices to learn user habits and act on that information, providing recommendations on places we might like, apps we might like to use, and more. Siri is smarter in iOS 9, with the ability to create contextual reminders, and search is improved with new sources. Many of the built in apps have been improved, including Notes, Maps, and Mail. Apple Pay has been renamed to Wallet, and iOS 9 introduces split-screen multitasking for the iPad along with a revamped keyboard. In addition to these consumer-facing features, iOS 9 brings significant under-the-hood performance improvements. With battery optimizations, iOS devices have an additional hour of battery life, and a new Low Power Mode extends the battery even further. iOS updates take up less space in iOS 9, and many app install sizes are smaller due to a feature called app thinning. iOS 9 is capable of running on all devices that support iOS 8. iOS 9 is currently only available to developers, but Apple plans to introduce a public iOS 9 beta in July before the final release of the software in the fall. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch • Tech21's New Apple-Exclusive iPhone Cases Designed to Match Apple Watch Sport Bands • 'Showtime' Launches on Apple TV for $10.99 per Month • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video

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Apple today released the third beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing purposes, just over two weeks after releasing the second El Capitan beta and a month after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference. The update is available through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center. OS X El Capitan largely builds on the features introduced with OS X Yosemite, focusing on improving performance and user experience. Behind-the-scenes improvements in El Capitan have made a number of apps and processes on the Mac much faster, and the introduction of Metal makes system-level graphics rendering 40 percent more efficient. Along with a new systemwide font, El Capitan includes a revamped Mission Control feature, a new Split View feature for using two full-screen apps at once, deeper functionality for Spotlight, and several new features for Safari, including Pinned Sites for housing frequently-visited websites and a universal mute button that quiets all tabs. OS X 10.11 El Capitan is currently only available to registered developers, but Apple plans to offer a public beta of the software in July. Following testing, El Capitan will see a final release in the fall of 2015. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch • Tech21's New Apple-Exclusive iPhone Cases Designed to Match Apple Watch Sport Bands • 'Showtime' Launches on Apple TV for $10.99 per Month • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video

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Spotify is sending emails to its customers encouraging them to stop paying for the Spotify music service through Apple's App Store, reports The Verge. The email informs customers they can save $3 per month on their Spotify fees by canceling their App Store Spotify subscription and resubscribing through the Spotify website. Spotify subscriptions that people signed up for using the App Store are priced at $12.99 to account for the 30 percent fee that Apple collects for all app and subscription revenue routed through the App Store. The same service is priced at $9.99 through Spotify's website. Customers who subscribe to Spotify through the App Store might mistakenly think that Spotify is more expensive than Apple's new streaming service, Apple Music, which is also priced at $9.99 per month. That's true, but only when the service is purchased via the App Store. Spotify's emails are accompanied by a step-by-step tutorial that walks customers through the process of turning off auto-renew on their App Store subscriptions and then instructs them to wait for the service to run out before resubscribing to the Spotify service on the web. Spotify continues to be the dominant on-demand streaming service in the music industry with 75 million active users and 20 million paid subscribers, but it is unclear what impact Apple Music will have on the company's business. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch • Tech21's New Apple-Exclusive iPhone Cases Designed to Match Apple Watch Sport Bands • 'Showtime' Launches on Apple TV for $10.99 per Month • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video

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Apple plans to order a record-breaking 85 to 90 million units of its next-generation iPhone models combined by the end of the year from manufacturing partners including Foxconn and Pegatron, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report reiterates rumors that the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" will feature both Force Touch and a new color option, likely rose gold or pink. The next-generation iPhones, which will reportedly enter mass-production starting next month, are expected to retain the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes with the same display resolutions. Apple may add a third assembler, Wistron, to help fulfill the record-breaking amount of iPhone orders, which tops the 70 to 80 million units Apple ordered for the initial production run of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch • Tech21's New Apple-Exclusive iPhone Cases Designed to Match Apple Watch Sport Bands • 'Showtime' Launches on Apple TV for $10.99 per Month • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video

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In a letter to Microsoft employees sent out this morning, company CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that over the next few months Microsoft will undergo a massive restructuring mainly focused on its phone business and which will see the loss of "up to 7,800 positions globally." In addition, the company will take a $7.6 billion impairment charge and an estimated restructuring cost of $750 million to $850 million as Microsoft attempts to rebuild its phone hardware division after its 2013 acquisition of Nokia's hardware units that has failed to generate momentum. In his letter to Microsoft employees, Nadella reaffirmed that he doesn't take such changes lightly, and that the company has plans for its future, with Microsoft moving from a hardware-focused phone strategy and pivoting to the building of a "vibrant Windows ecosystem."I don’t take changes in plans like these lightly, given that they affect the lives of people who have made an impact at Microsoft. We are deeply committed to helping our team members through these transitions. I am committed to our first-party devices including phones. However, we need to focus our phone efforts in the near term while driving reinvention. We are moving from a strategy to grow a standalone phone business to a strategy to grow and create a vibrant Windows ecosystem that includes our first-party device family.As the iPhone and Android devices have taken increasingly large shares of the smartphone market, Microsoft's Windows Phone division and BlackBerry have struggled to compete, seeing their market shares fall to the low single digits in many countries. Nadella's suggestion of Microsoft's phone business shifting to a more software-focused angle could point towards services like Cortana -- already announced to be coming to iOS later this year -- seeing an increase in attention and focus from Microsoft in the coming months. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch • Tech21's New Apple-Exclusive iPhone Cases Designed to Match Apple Watch Sport Bands • 'Showtime' Launches on Apple TV for $10.99 per Month • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video

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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Tuesday voided $532.9 million in damages awarded to patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC in February in an iTunes-related patent lawsuit, reports Reuters. The report claims federal judge Rodney Gilstrap has set a new damages trial on September 14 after ruling that "his jury instructions might have 'skewed' jurors' understanding of the damages that Apple should pay." Apple was initially ordered to pay $532.9 million in damages to Smartflash LLC after a federal jury in the Tyler, Texas courtroom found certain iTunes apps to be infringing upon the company's patents related to digital rights management, data storage and managing access through payment systems. Apple countered that Smartflash LLC was exploiting the patent system to collect royalties.“Smartflash makes no products, has no employees, creates no jobs, has no U.S. presence, and is exploiting our patent system to seek royalties for technology Apple invented,” said Kristin Huguet, an Apple spokeswoman. “We refused to pay off this company for the ideas our employees spent years innovating and unfortunately we have been left with no choice but to take this fight up through the court system.”Smartflash LLC was originally seeking $852 million in damages, and claimed it was entitled to a percentage of sales of Apple products used to access iTunes, such as iPhones, iPads and Macs. Apple argued that $4.5 million was fair at most, claiming it does not infringe upon any of Smartflash LLC's inventions and that its patents are invalid. Apple likely still faces a fine of a different amount pending the results of the new damages trial scheduled for September, but the iPhone maker plans to appeal the decision. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Fleksy Keyboard Goes Permanently Free, Adds Improved GIF and Sticker Browsing • Withings' Activité and Activité Pop Updated With Swim Tracking Capabilities • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch • Tech21's New Apple-Exclusive iPhone Cases Designed to Match Apple Watch Sport Bands • 'Showtime' Launches on Apple TV for $10.99 per Month • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video

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Apple Pay in the United Kingdom has yet to officially launch, but some banks are preparing for the upcoming release of the payments service and have begun allowing customers to register their cards for use with Apple Pay. Several Santander customers on the MacRumors forums have been able to successfully add their cards to Passbook for use with Apple Pay, making the cards available on both their iPhones and their Apple Watches. Customers registering their cards are also receiving confirmation emails from Santander, informing them that they're now able to use Apple Pay. As of the time of writing, customers have not yet tested the Apple Pay service at a location that accepts Apple Pay. One customer was told the bank's system is not live and that customers who were able to mistakenly register early would be de-registered, so it is not clear if the registered cards will be able to be used to make purchases. Activating a Santander card with Apple Pay at this time requires U.K. users to set their region to U.S., add a card, and change their region back to U.K., at which point the card remains available in Passbook. It's clearly a workaround, but a sign that banks are preparing to accept Apple Pay in the near future. Other banks, like MBNA and Nationwide, are giving error messages like "Contact Card Issuer" and "Your Issuer Does Not Yet Offer Support." It is not clear exactly when Apple Pay will become officially available in the United Kingdom, but during its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple said the payments service would launch in July. Recently released employee training documents have suggested the launch could come next week, on Tuesday, July 14. 250,000 merchants are expected to support Apple Pay in the U.K. when it is released. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch • Tech21's New Apple-Exclusive iPhone Cases Designed to Match Apple Watch Sport Bands • 'Showtime' Launches on Apple TV for $10.99 per Month • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video • Using the Timer, Alarm, and Stopwatch Apps on Apple Watch • Apple Music Debuts Eminem's New Music Video, Announces Dr. Dre's Beats 1 Radio Show

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As it works on introducing some major changes to the third-party accessory sections of its retail stores, Apple has launched a new section in its online store dedicated to "Apple Tested Cases." The new page is displayed alongside third-party iPhone and iPad cases and outlines the testing procedures for Apple-approved Made for iPhone/iPad (MFi) third-party cases that Apple sells both online and in its retail stores. Designed to reassure customers about the quality of the third-party accessories available from Apple, the site goes over several testing parameters that cases must meet, including design, camera, acoustics, sensors, and cellular and wireless. We analyze how a case fits, so you can still access every button, port, and jack. And a series of drop tests tells us the design is strong enough for day-to-day use.Each case must fit the iPhone or iPad exactly, leaving all ports and features accessible. The camera and flash must be unobstructed, cases can't interfere with FaceTime, phone calls, or audio sound, and sensors for ambient light and Touch ID must work the same with the case on and off. Cellular, Wi-Fi, and NFC connectivity are also tested, with each case needing to meet Apple's standards for signal quality. Apple has long engaged in these testing procedures to make sure accessories are compliant with its MFi programs, but the launch of the "Apple Tested Cases" page marks the first time that Apple's prominently shared its testing guidelines with the public. The introduction of the page comes as Apple prepares to revamp the third-party accessory sections in many of its retail locations, cutting down on the number of accessories offered and packaging many of them in boxes that were co-designed by Apple to match the packaging of its own products. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Apple No Longer Signing iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch • Tech21's New Apple-Exclusive iPhone Cases Designed to Match Apple Watch Sport Bands • 'Showtime' Launches on Apple TV for $10.99 per Month • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video • Using the Timer, Alarm, and Stopwatch Apps on Apple Watch • Apple Music Debuts Eminem's New Music Video, Announces Dr. Dre's Beats 1 Radio Show

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Apple Watch sales in the United States appear to have slowed down significantly in June based on new data that research firm Slice Intelligence shared with MarketWatch. Following a steep decline in the days after Apple Watch pre-orders commenced, which is to be expected of any product, daily U.S. sales remained relatively stable through May before experiencing a large drop-off last month as launch momentum begins to wane. The report claims that Apple is now selling fewer than 20,000 watches per day in the United States, and fewer than 10,000 on certain days, while the logarithmic chart above indicates that sales dipped to as low as 4000 to 5000 units per day in late June. The data does not account for sales in Canada, Australia, United Kingdom or the twelve other countries where the Apple Watch is sold outside of the United States. Slice Intelligence claims that two-thirds of Apple Watches sold to date have been the entry-level Sport model, far outselling the more expensive stainless steel Watch and 18-karat gold Edition models that start at $549 and $10,000 respectively. The research firm also estimates that Apple has sold fewer than 2,000 luxury Apple Watch Edition models in the U.S. through June. Slice Intelligence previously estimated 1 million Apple Watch pre-orders at launch, an average 30,000 Apple Watch sales per day in late May and an estimated 2.8 million total sales as of mid June. The research firm's sales estimates are based on e-receipt data from online shoppers in the United States that opted-in to have their inboxes tracked for email receipts. Apple has not publicly disclosed any Apple Watch sales figures since the wrist-worn device launched in April, and will be grouping the device under its "Other Products" category, which combines sales of Apple Watch, iPod, Apple TV, Beats Electronics and accessories, in its quarterly fiscal reports. Apple's Q3 FY 2015 results are scheduled to be released on July 21 at 2:00 PM Pacific. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video • Using the Timer, Alarm, and Stopwatch Apps on Apple Watch • Apple Music Debuts Eminem's New Music Video, Announces Dr. Dre's Beats 1 Radio Show • TextBlade Update: An Inside Look at Production Troubles and New Info on Shipping Estimates • Video Review: Hands-On With Urban Armor Gear's iPad and iPhone 6 Plus Cases • How to Troubleshoot Apps Overusing Energy in OS X

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has been named as one of eight new board of trustee members at his alma mater Duke University, where he earned his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business in 1988, the school announced today. Cook began serving his six-year term on July 1 and will assist the governing body in determining Duke University's educational mission and fiscal policies. Tim Cook speaking at Duke University in April 2013 The other new trustees are The Coca-Cola Foundation chairwoman Lisa Borders, PRM Advisors founder Patricia Morton, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and ValueAct Capital CEO Jeff Ubben. Duke University also appointed three observing members on the board, including Elastic Fabrics of America marketing executive and Duke alum Jack Boyd, recent Duke graduate Anna Knight and Duke JD/MBA candidate Ben Shellhorn. Cook returned to Duke University in 2013 for his 25th reunion and participated in an hour-long dialogue with Fuqua School of Business Dean Bill Boulding and students about why Apple is successful, collaboration, ethical leadership, career planning, inspirational leaders, intuitions and more. The embedded playlist of videos above will play through each of the seven clips that the university shared. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video • Using the Timer, Alarm, and Stopwatch Apps on Apple Watch • Apple Music Debuts Eminem's New Music Video, Announces Dr. Dre's Beats 1 Radio Show • TextBlade Update: An Inside Look at Production Troubles and New Info on Shipping Estimates • Video Review: Hands-On With Urban Armor Gear's iPad and iPhone 6 Plus Cases • How to Troubleshoot Apps Overusing Energy in OS X

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Apple has announced that its first retail store in Queens, New York, located at the Queens Center shopping mall in the Elmhurst neighborhood, will have its grand opening on Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 AM local time. The new Apple Store at 90-15 Queens Boulevard will be open between 10:00 AM and 9:30 PM on Monday-Saturday and between 11:00 AM and 8:00 PM on Sunday. Apple's first retail store in Queens will mark its eight location in New York City, with six existing locations in Manhattan and one in Staten Island. Apple is also planning to open its first retail store in Brooklyn, having signed a long-term lease for a 20,000 square-foot building at 247 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, although those plans are running behind schedule after the store missed its original April 2015 grand opening target. Apple Store at Queens Center under construction in late May (Twitter/Joe Calati) Apple recently opened its new Upper East Side store in Manhattan at 940 Madison Avenue, on the corner of 74th Street, on the site of a former banking complex built in 1921 that previously housed luxury retailer VBH. The company also plans to renovate its iconic Fifth Avenue store and temporarily relocate to the vacating FAO Schwarz toy store in the same General Motors Building plaza. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • NBA Player Blames Elbow Injury on Larger-Screened iPhone • How to Customize Apple TV to Show Only the Channels You Use • 'World's First Swim App' on Apple Watch Put to the Test in New Video • Using the Timer, Alarm, and Stopwatch Apps on Apple Watch • Apple Music Debuts Eminem's New Music Video, Announces Dr. Dre's Beats 1 Radio Show • TextBlade Update: An Inside Look at Production Troubles and New Info on Shipping Estimates • Video Review: Hands-On With Urban Armor Gear's iPad and iPhone 6 Plus Cases • How to Troubleshoot Apps Overusing Energy in OS X

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