This week Benjamin and Zac offer up a Touch Bar tip for MacBook Pro users, discuss Fitbit potentially buying Pebble, Apple’s Thanksgiving Day 5K fiasco, unwanted iCloud Calendar spam, Apple’s Black Friday promo, AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming service, and much more. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.
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Here’s what we discussed in this episode:
- Fitbit reportedly purchasing and phasing out smartwatch maker Pebble
- Reminder: Complete a 5K run / walk workout today to earn special Thanksgiving Apple Watch achievement and iMessage sticker
- Apple apologizes for iCloud calendar invite spam, actively ‘identifying and blocking’ senders
- Apple’s Black Friday deals are all gift cards, don’t apply to latest products (we found better Apple deals!)
- Apple’s Black Friday page now live in USA: offers gift cards on older products only
- LG UltraFine 5K Display now available to order from Apple’s website for $974
- macOS 10.12.2 beta 4 includes new ‘Color Burst’ wallpapers from MacBook Pro marketing
- AirPods expected to ship in next few weeks according to alleged Tim Cook email
- AT&T’s DirecTV Now streaming TV service: launching November 30 from $35/month + free Apple TV offer
- Hands-on with AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming TV service [Video]