Jordan Kahn

@JordanKahn

Senior Editor

9to5Mac / 9to5Google / 9to5Toys / Electrek.co

Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac. He covers Google for 9to5Google.com, the best gadgets and deals on 9to5Toys.com, and delivers a weekly roundup of EV and solar news on Electrek.co. Sometimes he makes weird electronic music as one half of Makamachine.

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AAPL: 120.00

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New details on LG’s upcoming Android Wear-powered smartwatches leaked earlier today and it appears the company is getting set to introduce a rotating hardware button that mimics the style and functionality of the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown.

The circular hardware button is designed and positioned to look like a traditional watch crown, but like the Apple Watch, will reportedly be used to navigate UI elements on the upcoming LG wearable’s display.

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The HyperDrive USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 hub for the new 2016 MacBook Pro has been getting a lot of attention with almost 20,000 preorders and $1.8 million raised on Kickstarter. We took it for a test drive (video below) and determined it was one of the better options available. Today is your last day to get in on early-bird pricing ahead of the first units shipping the coming weeks.

To celebrate the product’s launch, the company has given us three HyperDrives to giveaway to 9to5 readers, and we’ll be doing so through our newly launched and ongoing 9to5Rewards program.

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9to5toys 

January 14

AAPL: 119.04

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In this week’s top stories: Apple commemorates the 10 year iPhone anniversary, iOS 10.2.1 betas arrive, we give you the rundown on the best HomeKit accessories coming this year, more reports of an incoming iPad refresh, and much more.

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Earlier today we reviewed Joli Originals’ latest handmade leather sleeve, this time around for the new 2016 MacBook Pro. We have one to giveaway to 9to5 readers along with some other Joli Originals gear, and we’ll be doing so through our newly launched and ongoing 9to5Rewards program.

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January 12

AAPL: 119.25

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced today that it’s forming a new Automation Committee to oversee self-driving transportation policy and one of its 25 members happens to be Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, Lisa Jackson.

According to the department’s press release, the newly formed committee will have its first meeting later this month on January 16 and the focus of the group will be to address “the development and deployment of automated vehicles, and determining the needs of the Department as it continues with its relevant research, policy, and regulations.”

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9to5google 

January 11

AAPL: 119.75

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The latest drone flyover of Apple’s under construction Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino arrives today showing recent progress at the site expected to officially open its doors early this year. The footage comes courtesy of drone pilot and YouTuber Matthew Roberts.

In the video, we can see that Apple has done a lot of cleaning up in recent weeks as it continues with landscaping and earthwork on the surrounding site. Apple expects to wrap up the landscaping work sometime in Q2 this year, according to its latest general project schedule, but it could begin moving in as early as later this month.  expand full story

January 10

AAPL: 119.11

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After launching Designed by Apple in California back in November, the book celebrating 20 years of Apple product design is available today in more countries including Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Brazil, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore, and many others. The book is available to purchase now through Apple.com and also through some of its retail stores.

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January 7

AAPL: 117.91

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In this week’s top stories: Our look at what’s to come from Apple in 2017, reports of an upcoming Apple Watch refresh, new accessories get shown off at CES 2017, and we compare Apple’s AirPods to the competition.

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electrek 

January 6

AAPL: 117.91

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In the lead up to Apple’s release of AirPods late last month, I had tested just about every pair of cord-free earbuds already on the market. But now that AirPods are here and I’ve been using them daily for an extended period of time, the difference is even more striking than I anticipated.

With AirPods, Apple has done what it does best: taken an emerging product category with a frustrating user experience and delivered a polished product made possible by its control over both the hardware and software. And the AirPods are one of the best examples of that in a long time.

But is there any competition or even a decent alternative?

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January 5

AAPL: 116.61

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CES 2017 has officially kicked into full gear ahead of the show opening to the public this weekend, and today we get a look at the latest aftermarket in-dash entertainment systems that support Apple’s CarPlay platform. Announcements at the show include new products from JVC, Clarion, Kenwood, Pioneer, and one of the first aftermarket units to support wireless CarPlay connectivity from Alpine. Head below for all the details.

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Accessory maker Henge Docks, best known for its docking stations made for MacBooks, announced today that it has signed up to be an official Apple reseller allowing it to offer Apple’s MacBooks and accessories bundled with its companion products.

In order to do this, Henge Docks has partnered with Apple through the company’s Authorized Business Solution Provider (ABSP) program.

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USA Technologies announced today that Apple Pay is getting support for its MORE loyalty card and payroll deduct program that is accepted at more than 300,000 vending machines across the US. The company is demoing the new integration this week at CES 2017.

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9to5toys 

January 4

AAPL: 116.02

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Griffin today announced new products for its line of BreakSafe products with magnetic breakaway connectors that mimic the functionality of Apple’s legacy MagSafe technology. Among the new products is an updated BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable for the 2016 MacBook Pro, as well as a new USB-A adapter, a car charger, and a wall charger that all use the BreakSafe magnetic connectors.

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Following reports in recent weeks that Apple held talks regarding a potential investment in Softbank’s $100bn technology fund, today the company confirmed that it will indeed invest $1 billion into the project known as the “Softbank Vision Fund.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple confirmed the investment today and also offered a statement provided by company spokesperson Kristin Huguet. In the statement, the company says it thinks the investment will help “speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple.” expand full story

9to5google 

This week at CES, Apple accessory maker TwelveSouth is launching a new armband product that is one of the first upper-arm straps we’ve seen for Apple Watch.

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January 3

AAPL: 116.15

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Intel today announced new 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors as part of its CES announcements, some of which could be suitable for use in future upgrades to Mac products.

After launching the first of the Kaby Lake chips officially in August, and having a long list of products introduced with the chips since, today the company introduced new processors to round out the lineup that could make their way into both future Mac desktops and MacBooks. Intel says the new chips deliver performance increases including “up to 20 percent for performance and gaming notebooks and 25 percent for desktops.”

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electrek 

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