Intrepid iOS developer/hacker Hamza Sood is back, this time with a cool hack to bring 3D Touch to the iPad Pro. By hooking relevant parts of the iOS system code via a jailbreak, detailed here on GitHub, iOS turns pressure data from Apple Pencil into pressure data for 3D Touch interactions. This is neat for two reasons: iPad Pro does not normally support 3D Touch (a feature currently exclusive to iPhone 6s) and its an unorthdox use for the Apple Pencil sensors, which is generally focused on drawing and sketching. You can see the video of the hack in action after the break …
B&H Photo’s Black Friday Mac Deals live! 5K iMac: $1579, Mac Pro: $500 off, Retina MacBook: $170 off (Tax in NY only)
- 27-inch iMac w/ 5K Display 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB HDD (newest version): $1,629 (Reg. $1,799)
- 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina Display 1.2Ghz/8GB/512GB (newest version): $1,429 (Reg. $1,599)
- Mac Pro 3.7GHz/12GB/256GB (newest version): $2,699 (Reg. $2,99)
The rest of the most notable early Black Friday sales can be found below:
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Update: Apple said it had examined Mr Mouritzen’s Apple Watch and found no evidence it had caused his reported injuries. Additionally, the company noted that the damage to the Apple Watch band is external and there are no active electronics in the band that could have caused the band to heat up.
Danish news site Ekstra Bladet reports that a man received severe burns from his Apple Watch, and has been waiting for several weeks for the results of an Apple investigation. Photos accompanying the report (below, not for weak stomaches) seem to show two long burn marks on the wrist of Jørgen Mouritzen, together with what appear to be burn marks on the strap.
Mouritzen and a witness to the event say that they are both certain the heat came from the Watch itself and not from any external source … expand full story
Parallels has one of the most impressive bundles we’ve seen launching today. For the normal price of Parallels ($79.99/$50 upgrade), you get 6 more really good Mac apps as well as 1 year of Parallels Access for iOS devices. If you’ve been on the fence about grabbing Parallels (or a few of the other apps for that matter), this is a great offer. Ends Dec 1 so don’t
If $80 is too rich for your bones, Check out these other 50 apps bundles starting at $15 over 90% off). expand full story